Duration : 17 Days
Group Size : 3-5 pax
Chulu West is located in Manang. It is one of the highest trekking peaks. We set up base camp of Chulu West at further end of the trail towards Thorang Phedi that forcks to a valley made by a tributary of Jargeng Khola (river). The walking trail to the base camp through Marshyangdi river valley is one of the most popular mountain trails in the world. The approach is relatively quick and gradual. It does not involve big gain in altitude. We travel through a wonderful trail with varieties of landscape and culture. The subtropical with its terraced fields slowly gives away to rhododendron and pine forests as you reach higher elevation.
Chulu West is located in Manang (3520m). It is one of the highest trekking peaks. We set up base camp of Chulu West at further end of the trail towards Thorang Phedi that diverts to a valley made by a tributary of Jargeng Khola (river). We make a high camp at 5450 meter on the North West ridge of the mountain so as to make it easier for you to climb to the summit next day. Physically fit and properly acclimatized body is required to make successful attempt. You get to see great view from the summit towards Annapurna massif.
After climbing Chulu West peak we returned back to the main trail and climb the steep and often snowy trail that leads to 5335 meter Thorangla (pass). This section from Phedi (Manang) to Thorang pass is quite physically demanding for normal trekkers. After crossing the pass we descend to Muktinath (3798m) and continue to Jomsom. Next day we fly to Pokhara and travel to Kathmandu.
The walk in and out of base camp provides fascinating landscape, Buddhist monasteries, unique houses, Bhotia (Tibetan) Buddhist culture mixed with local tradition, high Himalayan pass, panoramic view of Annapurna range, and beautiful villages. People living at higher elevation are Buddhist and at lower region there are Hindus. The upper section of Marsyangdi valley has Tibet like country and people. The fascinating Kaligandaki gorge, high pass at Thorang La and beautiful villages along the route makes your journey a memorable holiday.
Duration : 20 Days
Group Size : 3-5 pax
This is one of the best trekking peak in Nepal. The peak is located in a remote part of Khumbu. It has excellent trek in the high mountain very much less frequented by trekkers and local people. In recent year many climbers to this peak has made the site at high camp a bit crowded.
The route from Lukla follows trail made by local yak herders; there are small villages, stone huts and high pasture animal’s shades until Khare. The trail is pretty well defined though this is off the beaten path. In winter people and animals do not stay in these high regions; local people and trekkers travel on the less frequent trail through out the trek.
We walk slowly and gradually to higher elevation. In the schedule walk we have included extra day for acclimatization at Khare and Tagnag before climbing to the pass - Merala (5335m). We may visit Hinku Nup glacier that leads to the base of Kantega or help set up high camp at Mera la. Before our summit attempt we set up high camp above Mera la (pass) to help negotiate crevasses early in the morning next day; the high camp would make the climb easier. The ascent to the summit is steep and straightforward.
Mera peak has twin summits. It is possible to climb the other one of lesser height on the same day. Physically fit and properly acclimatize body is required to make successful attempt. Most people agree that the view from the summit towards the high mountain peaks is the best anywhere. From the summit you get wonderful view of Mt. Everest to the north, Mt. Makalu (8463m) and massif of Chamlang (7317m) to the east. The view of Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu (8201m,) are spectacular. The view from the summit towards the high mountain peaks is amazing. It is the best view anywhere. After the climb we retrace the trail back to Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu.
Duration : 19 Days
Group Size : 6-9 pax pax
For Nepalese it is known as Imja Tse. First Everest expedition party used it as a trial peak. The peak is located at the end of beautiful Chukung valley. A high camp is set for climbers to go to the summit and return to base camp in one day. Because of its easy access, some technical challenge and requirement of climbing skill it has become popular peak for enthusiastic climbers.
We follow classic route used by all Everest expedition. Our journey starts from Lukla towards base camp of Mt. Everest. We walk through Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa perched in the nook and corners of the valleys in Khumbu. After a steep climb from Jorsale we reach Namche Bazar. Before heading towards base camp we plan to visit the villages of Thami, Khunde and Khumjung. We stop at Thayngboche and then at remote settlement at Dingboche and Chukung. After the climb we retrace the trail back to Lukla and take flight back to Kathmandu.
The trek to Everest is incomplete without being influenced by the culture of Sherpa of the Khumbu region. Ever since the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest (8848m) by Sir Edmund Hillary the whole community benefited from the influx of tourist who come to enjoy the unique landscape of the high mountain that has been the subject of many books and research. All famous explorers and mountaineers have traded this path. Ever since the peak XV was spotted as the highest point on earth the whole region came into international focus. Though the mountain is named Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolongma by the Tibetan (Chinese) yet the name of Sir George Everest after whom the name was given has become synonymous with the peak itself and the region. Before the British, Swiss made 2 serious attempts to reach the summit; in 1952 Raymond Lambert with Tenzing reached 8500 meter in their second attempt. This experience has prepared Tengzing Sherpa for the British expedition to help them summit Mt. Everest in 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary created a record for the first time in the history of human being. Since then the attention on Everest have kept on increasing every year
Duration : 24 Days
Group Size : 6-9 pax
The Amphu Laptsa is a technical pass, which is rarely crossed, only few operators handle this adventure, we are one of them. It yields access to the upper Chukkung Valley. While crossing the high pass we work as a team and times that member/climber initiate a responsibility in assisting accompanited porters up the steep snow and ice slopes and on the 305m technical descent.
Numerous rappels and fixed lines will be required. This may be one of the richest skill development opportunities on the expedition. The views from the Amphu Laptsa is amazing, you can see Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Cho Oyu and Island Peak stretch all along the skyline.
The route from Lukla follows trail made by local yak herders; there are small villages, stone huts and high pasture animal’s shades until Khare. The trail is pretty well defined though this is off the beaten path. In winter people and animals do not stay in these high regions. So local people and trekkers would very much less frequent the area through out the trek. Walk slowly and gradually to higher elevation. In the schedule walk in is done slowly and extra day for acclimatization days at Khare is planned before climbing to Mera la (5335m). Visit Hinku Nup glacier to the base of Kantega or help carry some food and equipment to high camp at Mera la. The day at Khare can be used to visit Hinku Nup glacier to the base camp of Kantega. Or, help carry some food and necessary equipment to Mera La. Usually we set up high camp above Mera la (pass) to help negotiate crevasses early in the morning, so next day climb would be easier. Though high camp may not be necessary, but it can only be decided on the site. Mera peak has twin summit. The view from the summit towards the high mountain peaks is the best anywhere.
This is special trek for experienced trekkers, not for faint hearted. Though climbing experience is not required but it would be added advantage if you have done basic climbing course. You travel through extreme land, traverse through snow condition and high pass for over two weeks. If you wish to include Island Peak 6160m, let us know in advance.
The trail from Mera to the Amphu Laptsa pass (5845m) takes you up the uninhabited Upper Hongu Valley. You will pass through the most remote and rugged terrain in the Khumbu region. This area is known as Panch Pokari, a chain of five glacially carved lakes.
After the ardous journey of Amphulaptsa, you trek through the villages of Dingboche, Pangboche and Dibouche. At Thyangboche Monastary, we will spend the morning visiting with the monks and enjoying the views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Enroute explore Namche bazzar which is the economic center of the Sherpas community. We will spend a night and a leisurely morning in Namche, sampling the baked goods, pizza shops and hunting for souvenirs amongst the shops and arrive Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu
Duration : 17 Days
Group Size : 6-9 pax
Singu Chuli is the mountain known as Fluted Peak. Despite the relative ease of access to the Sanctuary this mountain has proven too difficult for most commericial climbing groups who have tended to concentrate their efforts on Tent peak ( Tharpu Chuli in Nepali). As you approach the Sanctuary and reach the simple lodges at Macchapuchhare base camp little can be seen of the mountain, which is towards the head of the valley, cradling the West Annapurna glaciers. It is the first summit on the long ridge thrown down from Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome) , which separates the South and West Annapurna Glaciers.
The approach to the first ascent route follows a shelf and a trough above the west bank of the West Annapurna Glacier, skirting round the base of the mountain's rocky east ridge to gain the foot of the North-East Face, which is unseen, even from the moraines above the lodges.
Perhanps the best view of the mountains is from Annapurna South base camp. From the moraines above the lodges the flted South Face presents a "beautiful shape, buttressed by pencil-shadowy ridges of snow and ice," well seen, rising above the ridge connecting it with Tharpu Chuli.
To date, apart from the original route, most efforts to climb the mountain have concentrated on the face and ridges seen from this viewpoint. The South West Ridge, the one that ultimately connects to Tent Peak, is an obvious, albeit cornice, line although a a far more complicated connecting ridge than at first it appears. The terrain between the two peaks is quite confusing and now at all a straightforward ridge. The fluted face to the right of the ridge , although menaced in places by ice bulges and seracs is seen at a reasonable angle and appears an attractive proposition.
Duration : 17 Days
Group Size : 3-5 pax
Just to the north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang valley, lies Yala Peak, this 5732 meters peak is easier and does not require advance mountaineering experience. Start trek by driving to Dhunche and further to Syabru Bensi from Kathmandu, then trek up the valley for four days. Explore Langshisa glacier and acclimatize, high camp will be at the height of 4800 meters from where summit bid starts. After an alpine start, summit to the peak before afternoon, there is amazing views of Tibet and across to Shisapangma (the only 8000 meters peak situated wholly in Tibet).
After the summit attempt, you will again trek to Ganja La (5120m) and trek down to Helambu a beautiful settlement of Tamang people and then you will drive to Kathmandu from Melamchi Pul.Just to the north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang valley, lies Yala Peak, this 5732 meters peak is easier and does not require advance mountaineering experience. Start trek by driving to Dhunche and further to Syabru Bensi from Kathmandu, then trek up the valley for four days. Explore Langshisa glacier and acclimatize, high camp will be at the height of 4800 meters from where summit bid starts. After an alpine start, summit to the peak before afternoon, there is amazing views of Tibet and across to Shisapangma (the only 8000 meters peak situated wholly in Tibet).
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