Mt. Nuptse Expedition -44 Days

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Unique Path to Mt. Nuptse Expedition at 7, 855 meters, first summated by British expedition from the North-Ridge (Scott-route) on May 16, 1961 by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi, and this unique mountain an adjoining ridge of Mt.

Trip Duration 44 Days
Max Altitude Upto 6382m
Group Size 2 - 15
ARRIVAL ON Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

Unique Path to Mt. Nuptse Expedition at 7, 855 meters, first summated by British expedition from the North-Ridge (Scott-route) on May 16, 1961 by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi, and this unique mountain an adjoining ridge of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest in the Khumbu district of Sagarmatha zone.

Mt. Nuptse the highest among 7,000 meters peaks at 7,855 meters the climb is regarded as one of the toughest technical mountain to climb to its summit top, however with time and patience and determination with much technical knowhow this tour mountain can be summated.

Mt. Nuptse can be clearly seen from all Khumbu and Solu area located in front south of Mt. Everest and East of Lhotse. Nuptse in Sherpa and Tibetan word meaning “West” which looks like a jagged ridge line seen towards North in front of Mt. Everest. The mountain stands next Everest Base Camp towering high and it looks as Mt. Nuptse taller than Everest as seen from the base camp next notorious tumbling Khumbu Ice Falls.

Unique Path to Mt. Nuptse Expedition leads to high Khumbu valley where this majestic mountain stands, after a scenic flight to Lukla and then reaching at famous Namche Bazaar with rest and acclimatization here heading higher area to Thyangboche Monastery through beautiful woodlands lined with rhododendron and pine trees, this awesome spot offering tantalizing scenery of Mt. Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Thermasharkhu, Kwangde, Kangtenga and the magnificent Mt. Amadablam at close distance , with a visit of monastery and getting blessing from the high priest lama.

Unique Path have set Mt. Nuptse Expedition itinerary flexible with more acclimatization days and to make the most of this beautiful region with hike to Everest base camp and climb of Kalapatthar at 5,545 meters high with more scenic views of this amazing country, walk leads past Dingboche, Lobuje. Gorakshep on route famous and popular Everest base camp at 5,367 meters and the returning with a climb of Kalapatthar top and back to Nuptse Base Camp which close to Everest Base Camp also.

Unique Path route will be by classic original from Unique North Ridge, this provides a superb climb, s at a practical level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at considered points along the route. Apart from one short section it is impartially very safe.

Advance or High camp at 6, 050 m high will be set after base camp to make this climb more accessible and quicker and for safety, here climber will be divided to set up further higher camp I and camp II for the final summit bid, Unique Path Mt. Nuptse Expeditions with 18 days to climb the summit top from the High or Advance Camp, during this days, ferry of load to designated camp sites.

After a great and adrenaline climb to the summit with tremendous support of Unique Path expert mountaineering guides with mind blowing views of surrounding high valley of Khumbu and tall towering surrounding peaks, descent back to base camp for clean up and packing and then heading back to Lukla for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure and with experience of a life time with great team of staff support and management of Unique Path Treks & Expeditions.


Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Your agent will meet you at the Tribhuvan international airport and assist in getting you to your accommodation in Kathmandu as soon as you arrive. You can unwind in your hotel or go shopping nearby. In the course of your briefing regarding your adventure trip, Unique Path Trek and Expedition will arrange a welcome supper for you that evening in a traditional Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 02-03 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation for Nuptse Expedition

Seeing the sights and getting ready for the Nuptse expedition. You will see the wonderful city of Kathmandu while the leader participates in a formal briefing at the Ministry of Tourism. Both the well-known Hindu pilgrimage destination of Pashupatinath Temple and the famed Stupa Boudhnath will be on your itinerary. The leader will go through everyone’s gear in the late afternoon because Kathmandu is the last place where you can get any missing items. Additionally, you will meet the guides and other excursion participants. Overnight in a hotel

Day 04 Fly Kathmandu to Lukla

A picturesque flight to Lukla early in the morning. We will meet our camp staff and porters in Lukla and leave immediately for our first overnight stop in Phakding. Phakding is on the main commerce route through the area and is located on the banks of the Dudh Kosi, which drains the entire Khumbu valley. There are a number of tidy, well-built lodges where we can stay the night.

Day 05 Trek to Namche Bazar

Before arriving at the settlement of Monjo, where we will enter the Khumbu National Park, continue along the Dudh Kosi’s banks, and cross it twice via short suspension bridges. To get to Namche Bazaar, one must first cross the Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi rivers on a high suspension bridge and then climb steadily for almost two hours. The capital of the Khumbu district and a thriving market town, it is home to genuine Tibetan treasures.

Day 06 At leisure in Namche Bazar

We stay in Namche Bazar for a day to recover and enable our bodies to adjust to the 3,450 m altitude (11,300ft).

Day 07 Trek to Thyangboche

High above the Dudh Kosi, the well-traveled Everest trail contours around the slope of the valley. Continue on the path while taking in the initial, excellent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam, among the major peaks of the Khumbu. Cross the Dudh Kosi River, passing by various towns and tea stores, and then ascent steeply to Thyangboche, which is home to a magnificent monastery that has recently been restored.

Day 08 Trek to Dingboche

The trail gradually descends to the river and crosses another airy suspension bridge while being shaded by rhododendron trees. We can reach Pangboche, a fantastic vantage point for Ama Dablam, after an hour of walking from here. Reach the charming farming community of Dingboche by contouring up the valley side, crossing the river again, and turning up the Imja valley.

Day 09 Acclimatization

This portion of the expedition is crucial. A nice place to adjust to altitude is Dingboche. In order to facilitate gradual acclimatization, the team leader will plan regular excursions to the nearby hills. To gradually increase exposure to altitude, walk up some of the local hills. To ensure that you get the greatest acclimatization possible before you reach base camp, stick to the regimen that you have previously found to be most effective. At a hospital managed by the Himalayan Rescue Association close to Pheriche, we can take part in a session on high altitude acclimatization while we’re in Dingboche. The trip to Pheriche and return will be a beneficial acclimatization exercise.

Day 10 Trek to Lobuche

Retrace your steps back to Pheriche and then carry on up the trail to base camp. Find Dugla, a convenient lunch location located beneath the Khumbu Glacier’s snout. Following lunch, the trail begins a tough ascent up the glacier peak. The track eventually arrives at a little collection of tea houses at Lobuche after a couple of hours of travel.

Day 11 Trek to Nuptse Base Camp

Follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep while sloping along the valley’s edge and gazing down at the Khumbu Glacier. A couple of little tea houses currently stand where the base camp once stood in 1953. After leaving Gorak Shep, the trail continues along the Khumbu Glacier’s moraine before veering among piles of debris and eventually arriving at base camp close to the Khumbu Icefall. We shall reside here for the ensuing six weeks.

Day 12 Rest, Acclimatization, and preparation

This is one of the important days of the expedition. Similarly, during his journey, it is very important to rest and acclimatize during the trip. Because during this trip, you will be traveling at the higher altitudes as the day passes. so, taking a break between and enjoying the trip is always important.

Day 13-37 Ascent of Mt. Nuptse

The period between 13 to 37 days is very exciting as during this period one will be climbing to Mount Nuptse and enjoying the beautiful sounding of the place.

Day 38 Withdraw to Base Camp

All members of the crew return to base camp where they help pack expedition supplies and clean the base camp area.

Day 39 Retrace to Lobuche

Return from the same path as before

Day 40 Trek to Pangboche

Return from the same path as before

Day 41 Trek to Namche

Return from the same path as before

Day 42 Trek to Lukla

Return from the same path as before

Day 43 Fly to Kathmandu

We’ll head back to the hotel. Following the trek, Unique Path Trekking & Expedition will throw a BBQ in Kathmandu as a farewell celebration and thank the Sherpas for their friendship and support.

Day 44 Departure

Today the departure representative of Unique path Trekking and expedition will drop you at the international airport for the final departure.

What to expect?

Trip Info

How Difficult is to Climb Mount Nuptse?


The Everest region’s Mount Nuptse Expedition is a Technical & Serious Climb. The following common elements influence how challenging the Mt. Nuptse Expedition is:


Nuptse Climbing Challenges


It is difficult to climb Mount Nuptse or Nubtse since the summit is quite dangerous due to loose snow and numerous hollows. It is challenging for climbers to reach the peak of Mount Nuptse because of the snow cornices’ shaky attachments.


Climbing Mount Nuptse


Mount Nuptse, the main peak Nuptse I(7861 m) was first summited by a British expedition Group via the North-ridge Route (Scott-route) on 16 May 1961 by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi. However, until September 1996, the Nuptse summit received only two more expeditions.

The next attempt for climbing Nuptse was done by a joint British/Nepalese Army team following the same Scott Route in 1975 but again the expedition team fell from the final couloir, making the expedition to summit as unsuccessful. The expedition remained unsuccessful probably of having been knocked off by a stone fall or snow slide.


We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.

  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes

  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter

  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel

Valuable information

Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.


Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard


Altitude (in meter) & Temperature (in degree Celsius) in Nepal over 2000m/6056ft. Trekking areas are only situated over 2000meter in Nepal.

Altitude Spring Summer Autumn Winter
March, April, May June, July, Aug Sept., Oct,  Nov Dec, Jan, Feb
Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min.
2000m -2500m 27 5 29  9 25 2 20 -2
3000m – 3500m 12 -5 20 -1 17 -2 14 -7
4000m – 4500m 10  -7 14 -3 12 -7 7 -10
4500m- 5500m 9 -10 12 -5 10 -15 5  -20

Frequently Asked Questions

Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi made the first ascent of the main peak, Nuptse I, on May 16, 1961. The next day, Chris Bonington, Les Brown, James Swallow, and Pemba Sherpa, all members of a British expedition headed by Joe Walmsley, made the ascent.

Nuptse offers prolonged climbing, never too intricate or difficult, but challenging nonetheless due to its high altitude. It is located next to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, and the fourth highest mountain in the world, Mount Lhotse.

Nuptse offers prolonged climbing, never too intricate or difficult, but challenging nonetheless due to its high altitude. It is located next to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, and the fourth highest mountain in the world, Mount Lhotse.

Mount Nuptse is 7,861 m tall sitting at the lap of the beautiful Himalayas.

The mountain Nuptse is first and foremost located two kilometers southwest of Mount Everest. Its name in Tibetan simply translates to “West Peak.”

According to our tests, it is moderately warm, but the hip area is cut too closely, allowing air to enter. The Nuptse was made of very thick fabric. The DWR treatment on the shell fabric makes it functional. solid (insulated) zippered hand pockets, as well as an interior stash pocket.

The ascent to Pokalde’s summit at 5,806 meters, often regarded as one of the shortest and easiest of Nepal’s climbing peak climbs, consists primarily of walking and scrambling until you reach the last portion.


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Sylvia Schillings
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DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng