- Package Details
This expedition provides a tremendous opportunity to sample the delights of Tibet and the Himalaya. We approach Base Camp by travelling along the old Silk Road from Kathmandu with the option to return via Lhasa and its many Monastries. The ascent from Base Camp follows in the historic footsteps of Mallory and Irvine, snaking its way up the East Rongbuk Glacier between the many ice pinnacles to Advance Base Camp from where both objectives are tackled
Climbing Lhakpa Ri is not very Technically difficult although this exciting expedition will ideally suit those who have climbed, for example, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus or Mera Peak and provides a far better chance of success than, say attaining the summit of Aconcagua. The summit provides tremendous views of Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse and, of course a close up off the massive Mt Everest.One feels as equal to climbed Everest the moment,Ones reaches on the top of this Mountain.
Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu Airport:
Kiwi sherpa representative will meet you at Airport and then transfer to hotel and a short brief about Tibet tour after refreshment.
Day 02. Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu:
Kathmndu Valley sightseeing tour including Kathmandu durbar square, Patan durbr square, Baudhnath Stupa, Swayabhu Nath, Pashupatinath Temple.After sightseeing we back to hotel and we Preparation for Mount Lhakpa Ri Expedition.
Day 03. Tibet visa producer and briefing about the Expedition and Tibet tour-All clients must bring
4 passport size photos
Travel Insurance Policy
Day 04. Drive from Kathmandu to Tibet Border to Zhangmu.
Day 05. Drive from Zhangmu to Nyalam.
Day 06. Drive from Nyalam to Tingri.
Day 07. Explore a day for acclimatization.
Day 08. Drive from Tingri to Lhakpa Ri Base Camp. Overnight at Camp
Day 09. Explore a day in Lhakpa Ri Base Camp for acclimatization. Overnight at Camp
Day 10. Lhakpa Ri Base Camp to Middle Camp. Overnight Camp
Day 11. Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp. Overnight at Camp.
Day 12-26. Expedition period of Lakpa Ri 7,043m. Overnight at Camp.
Day 27. Reserve day or clean Garbage at ABC. Overnight at Camp.
Day 28. Trekking back to Base Camp.
Day 29. Drive back from Base Camp to Nyalam.
Day 30. Drive back from Nyalam to Kathmandu.
5 nights in Kathmandu Hotel on BB – Twin Sharing Room
Flight: Ktm- Lhsa for members & Lhasa Tour as per program
Transport: Border/Kathmandu for member & staffs
Expedition Permit, TMA Climbing Route Fee
1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
Food - Trekking & Base Camp for member & staffs
1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa every 4 members
1 Base Camp Cook from Nepal and 1 Tibetan Kitchen Helper
All Nepali Staffs Insurance/daily allowance/ Chinese Visa Fees
3 Yak per member CBC to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to CBC
35 kgs per member for personal equipments
1 VE 25 North Face tent per member for base camp
Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen//Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent,
Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears,
1 Gas Heater for Heat /1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
1 VE 25 North Face High Altitude Tent for member & Sherpa
High Altitude food for member & Sherpa
Epi gas / High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove,
1 bottle oxygnen with mask & Regulator for medical use
All necessary Climbing route equipments
International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 Per person
Tibet Visa fee US$ 115 Per person
Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 500 & Climbing Bonus US$ 250 Per Sherpa
Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed
All other personal nature expenses.
You will need clothing for dining in Kathmandu, trekking in the humidity and heat, and to protect you from the cooler temperatures in the mountains. This list is designed to help you choose the right gear for the demands of this trek and are the minimum required for this trip.
You are expected to provide the following personal equipment. These items are mandatory for survival in the mountains, so make sure you have everything on the list.
The emphasis on equipment necessary for mountain travel follows two simple tenets: Lightweight and Functional. Since you will be carrying all of your gear and a portion of the group gear, the items you choose to take should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme conditions. The quality of the equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain so be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing. Comfort lends itself to a more enjoyable experience!
The layering system outlined is usually sufficient for most people, but if you tend to be colder, bring one extra medium layer such as a vest, which would be ideal for extra warmth around camp. When making the final decision as to what goes into your pack, remember that it's a fine science of taking just enough clothes and accessories to do the job, while not over-burdening yourself with items you probably will not use.
Cotton clothing must be avoided because it dries very slowly and is a poor insulator when wet. Instead, choose wool or synthetic fabrics that "wick" the sweat and moisture away from your skin to keep you much warmer.
- Alpine climbing harness. Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing.
- 2 locking carabiners. Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
- 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hot wire are recommended.
- Ice axe w/leash. Light weight (Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snow Walker). Under 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
- Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha) or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
- Crampons. Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended; include a simple repair kit (Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
- Adjustable trekking poles.
- Belay/rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)
- 2 cotton t-shirt.
- 1 polypropylene t-shirt.
- 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts. Lightweight, light colored for sunny days.
- 2 women sports bras. Synthetic, no cotton!
- 1 Softshell. Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
- Down/synthetic sweater or vest. Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
- Hard shell jacket with hood. Water proof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
- 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams) and has a thick insulated hood
You will require two systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten overmitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
- 2 pair liner gloves. Thin wool or polypropylene.
- 1 pair warm gloves. Fleece or wool.
- 1 pair expedition shell gloves.
- 1 pair modular expedition shell mitts. Or Pro Mitts. If they do not have wrist straps consider sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist so that you do not lose your mittens in high winds.
- Warm hat. Wool or synthetic that covers your ears.
- Face mask.
- Shade hat or baseball cap.
- Glacier glasses. 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
- 1 pair extra sunglasses (also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks).
- 1 ski goggles with UV protection
- If you require prescription glacier glasses, you can get your lenses modified to your prescription.
- 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene.
- 3 pair lightweight trekking socks.
- 2 pair medium-heavy wool socks. Check boot fit with liner and wool socks on.
- 1 pair nylon shorts.
- 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
- 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms
- 1 pair fleece pants with side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
- 1 pair soft shell pants (e.g. Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
- 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
- 1 pair gaiters. Make sure they will fit over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
- 1 pair down booties (optional).
- 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
- 1 pair sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags.
- 1 lightweight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches).
- 1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 are excellent, lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
- 1 large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals
- Small padlock for duffel bag.
- 1 small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu. We will supply complimentary duffel/kit bag for the item you buy in Kathmandu and also for the storage.
- 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time)
- Sleeping pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
- 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful to hang around your neck
- Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
- Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star.
- 3 Water bottles. 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
- Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
- 1 water bottle insulator.
- Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
- Bowl and spoon. Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
- Pocket knife. Small Swiss-army type.
- Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
- 3-4 Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
- Nylon stuff sacks. For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection); large Ziplocs are useful also.
- Camp towel.
- Ear plugs.
- Hand wipes.
- 1 small stainless steel thermos (optional).
- Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds).
- Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
- Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
- Camera. 1 light weight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional for the trek in and base camp.
- Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport.