DRAMATIC STEEP CHALLENGE

Nuptse

Wind whips off the summit of Nuptse as climbers ascend the steep face below.
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Sitting as it does, in the shadows of its more famous partners, Nuptse receives a relatively low number of ascents, and yet, Nuptse is the perfect ascent for those looking for sub 8,000m climb in a premier neighbourhood!

Sitting adjacent to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest and the world's fourth highest mountain Mount Lhotse, Nuptse offers sustained climbing, never too complicated or difficult, but challenging nonetheless due to its high altitude. 

The Nuptse climb is operated alongside our Everest Expedition and therefore climbers can enjoy the associated infrastructure of our legendary Base Camp support. Climbers also have the option of climbing Nuptse as an add-on to Everest and Lhotse to complete the 'Triple Crown'.

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  • Climb amongst the Himalayan giants
  • Enjoy the facilities and relative luxury of the AC Everest Base Camp
  • Combine with ascents of Everest and Lhotse to complete the 'Triple Crown'

Climbing Ability

Climbing Ability

Advanced

Elevation

Elevation

7,861m/25,790ft

Duration

Duration

42 days

Location

Location

Nepal

NUPTSE ITINERARY
DAY 1
Arrive in Kathmandu
DAY 2

Kathmandu preparations

DAY 3

Fly to Lukla 2,860m/9,383ft

DAY 4 - 13

Trek to Base Camp 5,300m/17,400ft

DAY 14 - 28

Establish camps and acclimatise

DAY 29 - 36

Summit Climb period

DAY 37

Clean up and depart Base Camp

DAY 38 - 40

Trek to Lukla

DAY 41

Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu

DAY 42
Depart Kathmandu
Interactive map of Mount Nuptse route

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
9 Apr - 20 May 2024 $42,000 USD $ Book Now
12 Apr - 2 Jun 2025 $42,000 USD $ Book Now

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PREPARE

Fitness

The need for exceptional physical fitness cannot be over-emphasised. A regular, strenuous programme must be followed for many months to achieve the level of fitness required. We recommend a training programme tailored to mountaineering such as the 16 or 24-week plan from Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

You must be able to efficiently climb ice, snow and rock terrain, multiple days in a row. Climbers will ideally have a broad set of climbing skills from basic rock climbing to advanced cramponing on snow and ice and strong rope skills such as rappelling and rope ascending. You should be comfortable with camp craft and self-care at high altitude.

Altitude Experience

Prior ascents of multiple 6000-7000m peaks are required (such as Denali, Aconcagua, Peak Lenin, 6,000m peaks in Nepal, or the Ecuador Volcanoes).

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Why Adventure Consultants?

When you climb Everest with Adventure Consultants you'll join a small team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit in good style with the highest level of support and safety standards possible. You'll enjoy the best standards of food and equipment that are attainable - not just at Base Camp, but where it counts the most; on the mountain.

Our methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mount Nuptse has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to the big decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success.

In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the team summits on the best weather day; sometimes there is only one summit day! Large teams offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days.

Our guides are seasoned professionals certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) to ensure your safety throughout the expedition. Our experienced Sherpa team is enthusiastic, motivated, and regarded as the strongest and most cohesive group of Sherpas on the mountain. They have dozens of 8,000m summits between them.

Climbers make their way across a ladder that bridges a crevasse. Large tumbling blocks of ice surround them in the jumbled Khumbu Glacier.

You'll benefit from a higher flow of oxygen than other expeditions (sleeping on 1l/min and climbing on 4l/min), maximizing safety and success. Your overnight gear will be carried between camps, meaning you only carry what you need for the day.

We provide a dedicated Base Camp doctor - proven to make a crucial contribution to our success rate and the well-being of the team members. Our Base Camp Manager ensures the smooth running of the expedition.

Our Expedition Chef and cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetising meals with a range of menus to suit all your food requirements. Meals on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigours of the ascent. For those with specific needs, we can cater to special dietary requirements.

For three decades we have been at the forefront of providing the most current communications systems for our expeditions. These deliver comprehensive weather forecasts from our Swiss meteorologists which enable us to plan our ascent around favourable weather. Additional meteorological interpretation provided by veteran Everest guides through our head office in New Zealand helps manage the decision-making process. Our Wi-Fi data connection allows you to keep in touch throughout the expedition from the comfort of your tent or our Base Camp lounge.

The comfortable Base Camp environment and the quality of food is legendary. On the mountain, our camps are comfortable but not excessive - eliminating unnecessary additional loads to be carried through the icefall.

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Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • 1:4 Western guide ratio 
  • 1:1 Sherpa to climber ratio on summit day
  • Personal equipment carried on the mountain
  • Helicopter flights Kathmandu-Lukla and return
  • Expedition Base Camp Doctor
  • High-end Base Camp and mountain camps
  • Excellent food and catering
  • Wi-Fi at Base Camp
  • Regular dispatches for families and friends to follow your expedition updated daily by guides and Base Camp staff, and semi-hourly on summit day
  • Comprehensive support from our New Zealand office team.
A climber high on the steep slopes of Mount Nuptse, Nepal.

The trifecta involving ascents of Nuptse, followed by Everest and Lhotse, makes up the Triple Crown.

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Climbers make their way through tumbling blocks of ice in the Khumbu Icefall.

Small teams, quality first. That's the Adventure Consultants motto.

Mounts Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse

Nuptse sits in an exclusive neighborhood.

Mounts Everest and Lhotse in the dark shadows of dawn.

There is no feeling quite like seeing the dawn from one of the highest peaks on earth.

Our Team
Guy Cotter
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Nuptse Expedition Guide
Rob Smith
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Expedition Guide
Kelly McLaren
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Expedition Liaison
A climber high on the steep slopes of Mount Nuptse, Nepal.

"Almost unbelievably fine-tuned organization. Dedicated staff and strong guidance from our guide made everything run smoothly."

Ted Neu, USA
A climber in the pre-dawn dark climbs Nuptse with their headtorch

"The base camp facilities, equipment, and provisions were of the highest quality, ensuring our comfort and well-being throughout the expedition. The attention to detail in organising transportation, permits, and other logistical aspects allowed us to focus solely on the climb."

Shika Raju, Australia
Adventure Consultants Chorten at Mount Everest Base Camp. The Khumbu Glacier and Mount Everest behind.

"Professional, well organised, great people. Thank you!"

Charles Sherwood, UK
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