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ABI PEAK CLIMBING


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…

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.

Abi Peak Climbing Cost and Itinerary

Abi Peak Trekking with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu. We will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu towards the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. We start our trek from Lukla following the trail that goes through a forest filled with rhododendron trees towards Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa capital.

After spending a good day of acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. Our trail follows an ascend journey passing through Dole and Macchermo towards Gokyo. We will take a hike to Gokyo-Ri for magnificent views of the world’s towering mountains including Mount Everest.

From Gokyo, our ascend journey continues towards Abi Peak Expedition base camp and then to high camp before the actual climb to the summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our highly experienced climbing experts. We will overcome technical sections and head towards the summit. Once at the top we are also rewarded with stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and other surrounding high peaks.

After spending some quality time at the top we will descend following the same route of Abi Peak Trekking back to base camp. Then we head towards the crossing of challenging Cho La Pass. And follow the trail that goes through Pheriche, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar and then back to Lukla. Finally, our memorable Abi Peak Climbing ends with a majestic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights


  • Abi Peak Climbing Summit is at 6097 meters.
  • Hike up to Gokyo-Ri for magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and other surrounding high peaks.
  • Abi Peak Mountaineering Tour is also considered as a perfect training peak practising ice climbing for the climber wants to climb above 8000 meters.
  • Abi Peak Climbing at Kangchung Peak let you see the Sherpas and their societies including World’s largest Khumbu Glacier.
  • A crossing of the challenging Cho La Pass at 5420 meters
  • Abi Peak Expedition has Scenic flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Perfect Training Peak for Practicing Ice Climbing

Itinerary Expand All


Our representative from Nepal Challenge Trek 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. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Challenge Trek

Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

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 Plan

45 min Flight & 3 hrs Trek  Tea House Lodge

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)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

Lodge

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)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

7-8 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

3-4 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

4-5 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

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)

4-5 hrs Climb  Tented Camp

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)

7-8 hrs Climb  Tented 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)

6-7 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

6-7 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

4-5 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

4-5 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

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)

30 min Flight  Hotel/Resort

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 Plan

Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included


  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 3 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Abi Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trekking & climbing – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide ( Sherpa High-Altitude Guide)
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kits
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork

What's Excluded


  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Trip Information


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to Get Nepal Visa?

Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.

  • Visa Fees:

Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

For more info, please email at info@nepalguidetreks.com

  • Visa Extension Fees:

Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.

2. What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?
  • Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  • Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  • Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
3. When Can You Climb Abi Peak Climbing?
  • Spring and Autumns are the best seasons for Abi Peak Climbing.
  • March to June, September to November are the best months for Abi Peak Climbing.
4. How much weight a porter can carry?

Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight. Usually, we provide one porter for one client. But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.

5. What are the Communication Facilities Available at Abi Peak Climbing?

Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc. For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute. In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost.

6. What is the refund policy?

It depends upon the timing that you have made your reservation for the trip. If you have booked the trip in a short span of time then it will not be refunded. To know more about our refund policy.

7. Can people under 18 years climb Abi Peak?

According to rules and regulations of Nepal Government, children under 18 are forbidden for the permits and climbing of Abi Peak.

8. What Sort of Food Do I Get on Abi Peak Climbing?

During Abi Peak Climbing, good standards of organic and hygienic fruits and vegetables are served.

Foods:

  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Potatoes
  • Bread
  • porridge
  • macaroni
  • Pasta
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Good to know

Abi Peak is in Khumbu Himal range. Abi peak as “Training peak” in Khumbu region having few technical sections only. It requires a moderate level of ice climbing skills as perfect for the beginner climber. From the top, views are magnificent and beyond your imagination of Khumbu and Everest region.

Travel Insurance

This tour package doesn’t include your personal insurance you should have travel insurance covering emergency evacuation.

Accommodation

The accommodation in a valley and other major cities will be according to your requirements.

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • 5 Star Hotel

Lodges, Guest Houses and Tented Camp during Trekking and Climbing period. For more detail:

Things You Should Know?

  • Abi Peak also is known as Ice climbing training peak for the climbers who want to climb 8000 meters mountains.
  • Abi Peak doesn’t require full equipment for climbing.
  • It demands crampons, snow bar, ice axe, zumer, 400 meters fix rope, 80 meters main rope, climbing boots and winter clothes.
  • Abi Peak perfect for the beginner mountaineer/climbers.
  • It has a great view of Gokyo valley of Everest region.
  •  During trekking and climbing part, accommodation at Tea houses and Tented camp respectively.
  • Abi Peak has 95% successful record.
  • For mountaineering in Nepal Please bring your insurance coverage for trekking/Mountaineering.

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Trip Facts


Duration 18 Day(s)
Activities Mountaineering
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Challenging
Max Altitude 6097M
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