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Abi Peak Climbing is one of the attractive peaks that form the Khumbu Himal Range. The peak is also located in the south of Lobuche East along with the Mahalangur Himalayan range in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Climbing of Abi Peak Expedition does need a moderate level of ice climbing skills as the ridges heading towards the summit of the peak consists of a few technical sections. But, Abi Peak or Mt. Kangchung is also considered as a perfect training peak for practising ice climbing. And acclimatization much needed for climbers planning to climb peaks over 8000 meters.
Besides, the trip also includes a hike up to Gokyo-Ri for breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and other surrounding peaks. Additionally, we head towards the crossing of one of the popular and challenging Cho La Pass at 5420 meters on our return journey after achieving Abi Peak Expedition summit.
|Day 1||Arrival Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to hotel|
|Day 2||Sightseeing at Kathmandu|
|Day 3||Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft]|
|Day 4||Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft]|
|Day 5||Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.|
|Day 6||Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole [4040m/13251ft]|
|Day 7||Trek from Dole to Gokyo Lake [4750m/15580ft]|
|Day 8||Hike to Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] & back to Gokyo|
|Day 9||Trek to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft]|
|Day 10||Trek from Dragnag to Abi Peak Base Camp [5355m/17564ft]|
|Day 11||Climbing from Base Camp to High Camp [5610m/18401ft]|
|Day 12||Summit Abi Peak [6097m/19998ft] and back to Base Camp|
|Day 13||Trek to Dzongla [4843m/15885ft] via Chola pass [5420m/17777ft]|
|Day 14||Trek from Dzongla to Pheriche [4250m/13940ft]|
|Day 15||Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche [3850m/12528ft]|
|Day 16||Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft]|
|Day 17||Desending Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2800m/9184ft]|
|Day 18||Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu|
|Day 19||Transfer to International Airport for departure|
Our office representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can have a rest at the Hotel. In the evening, join Nepalese Cultural show and welcome dinner.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
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Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Abi Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB PlanDay 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft]
After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region of Nepal. After landing at Lukla, we start our trek by following the trail that is gradual uphill trekking along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls as we head towards Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft]
From Phakding we start by crossing a long suspension bridge and then trek over an undulating trail that passes through Benkar. From there we cross Dudh Koshi river once again and make a gentle uphill climb to a small village of Monjo. Our uphill trekking continues as we pass through densely forested areas and head towards Sagarmatha National Park entry post where we will make a stop for registration. After registration, we will descend over the stoned staircase to cross another suspension bridge and then make a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar, also known as – The Sherpa Capital.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 5: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.
Acclimatization is very crucial at higher altitudes to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful climb of Abi Peak. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization, we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3800 meters for best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole [4040m/13251ft]
After spending a good rest day at Namche Bazaar, our trail heads all the way up to Khumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of the town. From this point, we can enjoy excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Soon after leaving Khumjung our trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. Our trek from the top is a downhill journey down to Phortse Tenga and from there we start to climbs steeply through the dense forest towards Dole.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 7: Trek from Dole to Gokyo Lake [4750m/15580ft]
From Dole, our trail climbs along the side valley and passes through several summer settlement areas to arrive at Machhermo. From Macchermo we head towards the lakes of Gokyo. Our trail is a gradual descent following the meltwater rivers of Ngozumpa Glacier. Then, we start to climb steeply into a valley, passing the first of the five lakes of Gokyo. We will soon arrive at the second lake and the third lake which is also known as Dudh Pokhari. We head towards its eastern shore, the settlement of Gokyo for our overnight stay.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 8: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] & back to Gokyo
Today we will accomplish an early morning hike to Gokyo Ri, one of the finest viewpoints in Everest region for mesmerizing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and several surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region. After about two hours of uphill trekking, we will reach the top of Gokyo Ri at 5340 meters and enjoy the beautiful sunrise view over the world’s towering mountains. We spend some quality time at the top before descending down to Gokyo. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful glacial valley of Gokyo.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 9: Trek to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft]
We will have our breakfast at Gokyo and start following the trail that heads northeast towards Dragnag. The small village of Dragnag is located at the shore of Ngozumpa Glacier. Of all the glaciers in the Everest region, the most impressive one is the Ngozumba which we must cross to reach Dragnag. Our trail offers magnificent views of high mountain valleys and panoramic views of surrounding snow-capped high peaks. Gradually crossing over the glaciers we will arrive at Dragnag.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 10: Trek from Dragnag to Abi Peak Base Camp [5355m/17564ft]
From Dragnag we will gradually follow our trail that ascends gradually towards Cho Lo Pass. We will follow a small trail that heads north before arriving at the top of the pass. Our trail is mostly snow-covered, icy and slippery so we may have to use crampons. We continue our trek until we arrive at a good campsite, where we will set up our Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary preparations for setting up camps at higher altitudes.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 11: Climbing from Base Camp to High Camp [5610m/18401ft]
Today we will leave the Base Camp and follow the trail that climbs over loose rocky trail often covered with ice and snow. In some sections, we will have to make use of fixed ropes and crampons. Moving one step at a time we will arrive at a good camping site at 5610 meters. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard work of shifting and setting up the camps. Additionally, we will check our health conditions and the climbing gears for the final summit climb of Abi Peak, the following day.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 12: Summit Abi Peak [6097m/19998ft] and back to Base Camp
Today is the day we all have been waiting for. Fully equipped with all the necessary climbing gears and properly acclimatized we start early with the vision to reach the summit before noon, as the strong winds after midday might create obstacles in reaching the peak of the technically demanding Abi Peak. Following the footsteps of our experienced climbing experts, we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with splendid views of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu and other high peaks in Khumbu region of Nepal. We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down following the same route back to reach the base camp.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 13: Trek to Dzongla [4843m/15885ft] via Chola pass [5420m/17777ft]
After successfully accomplishing the summit of the rarely climbed Abi Peak, we will retrace our steps and follow the same trail back from the base camp. We will arrive at the main Cho La Pass trail and head towards the crossing of Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters. From the top of the pass, we will gradually descend for about two hours to arrive at Dzongla for our overnight stay.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 14: Trek from Dzongla to Pheriche [4250m/13940ft]
Today is a pleasant day of trekking. From Dzongla we continue on our return journey gradually descending from the high alpine valleys and entering into the subtropical vegetation. With great views of surrounding high peaks in Everest region, our trail heads back passing along several summer grazing pastures to arrive at Pheriche for our overnight stay.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche [3850m/12528ft]
Leaving Pheriche we will trek on the main EBC trail to arrive at Pangboche for having lunch. After Pangboche we will follow the trail that is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From there we will gradually climb to arrive at Tyangboche for our overnight stay.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 16: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft]
From Tyangboche we will trek on a levelled path for a while and then begin to descend to reach Phungi Thanga. Hereon, our trail is gradual uphill trekking as we approach towards Kyangjuma and from there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to the Sherpa capital – Namche Bazaar. Feel free to visit local stores and souvenir shops at Namche Bazaar in the evening.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 17: Desending Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2800m/9184ft]
The last day of our Abi Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We will descend passing through a densely forested area filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. We will make a final uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending a good time around Kathmandu city.
Meals: BB PlanDay 19: Transfer to International Airport for departure
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
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