Mt. Nuptse Expedition

Mt. Nuptse Expedition

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude Upto 6382m
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 39 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15


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


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


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


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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Has anyone climbed Nuptse?

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.

Is Nuptse hard to climb?

Where is the Mount Nuptse?

How high is Mt Nuptse?

What does Nuptse mean?

Is the Nuptse warm?

What is the easiest mountain to climb in Nepal?

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft



Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It’s this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.