Ready to take your climbing to the next level on an expedition of a lifetime? The Himalayas. Since time immemorial, these colossal peaks with their vast web of rugged, isolated valleys and distinct ethnic groups have been the aspirations of alpinists and mountaineers the world over. A Nepal trekking guide will be with you to make the trip as easy as can be.
The Colorado Mountain School Lobuche East Expedition brings you to the heart of the Khumbu region of Nepal, surrounded by storied Himalayan giants such as Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse. This 24-day adventure gives the option of technical climbing at high altitude, along with one of the most spectacular high-altitude approach treks in the world. Climbing in the Himalayas is a technically challenging and rewarding experience that can take your mountaineering skills to the next level; they are also a unique opportunity to gain insight into Buddhist and Hindu cultures that are home in one of the most ruggedly beautiful and dramatic mountain ranges in the world.
Climbers joining this expedition should have taken a 5-day Mountaineering Course with CMS or an approved comparable course with another guide-service, or have ample personal experience camping, using crampons, ice axe, and climbing glaciated peaks. Prior experience above 15,000’ on such trips as the Mexico Volcanoes, Ecuador Volcanoes, Mont Blanc, or similar types of expeditions is highly recommended.
Participants will have a better experience and be able to participate in all the planned activities having trained cardio-vascular strength through uphill hiking, running, cycling, or mountain biking, as well as a daily regimen of core-strengthening exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, squats, yoga, cross-fit, etc.
What makes this trip unique? There are a handful of top-quality Himalayan expedition companies and a plethora of lower quality outfitters to choose from. The weather, your ability to acclimate and function at altitude, the itinerary of your trip, and the attentiveness of your guides are the four main factors in your chances for success. CMS is not a cookie-cutter, mass production company. We don’t send multitudes of people up the same mountain over and over again. Colorado Mountain School offers a unique opportunity to climb in the Himalaya with our guide Japhy Dhungana. Raised in his native country of Nepal, Japhy has extensive experience guiding and climbing across the Himalayas, and in addition to his skills as a rock and alpine guide, you can rely on him to translate the invaluable local cultural knowledge and languages for you with ease. All of our guides are highly skilled and bring a wealth of experience; they are fun, intelligent, worldly, educated, certified, and they provide an unsurpassed level of attention to their clients.
“The Khumbu region in Nepal is easily my favorite area to climb in. Spectacular Himalayan landscapes, the unforgettable local culture, and the beautiful teamwork of an extended expedition – there are really not enough superlatives to describe this journey. This expedition is a great climb for folks training for the higher peaks like Everest or Ama Dablam, or as a first major peak to climb in the Himalayas.” -CMS Guide Japhy Dhungana
· $1,050 deposit due with an accepted application
· Balance due 120 days before Day 1 of trip
Expedition Cancellation Policy:
· A non-refundable $100 application fee will not be refunded from your initial deposit.
· 100% (minus application fee) will be refunded 120 days prior to trip start.
· 50% (minus application fee) will be refunded 91 to 119 days before trip start.
· 25% (minus application fee) will be refunded 46 to 90 days before trip start.
· 0% will be refunded 0 to 45 days before trip start.