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Mountain Expedition

Superficially Mountaineering Expedition is an activity similar to challenging trekking above the snowline with heavy emphasis on teamwork, physical stamina, psychological challenges stemming from isolation, physical hardship, adverse environment, ability to use climbing equipment in a proficient manner, such as ice axes, crampons and ropes, and confinement to a small group for weeks. In reality however there is a technical knowledge and experience required to be able, in a safe manner, to climb steep snow, technical ice and rock, being able to protect yourself and your belayer on snow, ice and rock, setup fixed ropes and recognize danger due to hidden crevasses, unstable snow, avalanches, fast changing weather conditions, cold, dehydration and high altitude conditions. Mountaineering training is a continuous and never ending process; it is a way of life and requires a constant practice, and mountaineering instincts have to become a second nature. A small mistake or lapse of concentration can be deadly.

The reward however is breathtaking view and unforgettable feeling of life achievement of standing on the top of the summit. Mountaineering in Alps, Andes, or Canadian Rockies can be technically very challenging but adding another dimension of very high altitude in Himalayas over 8000m or even above 7000m, multiplies the level of technical difficulty even in case of a simple high elevation summit, which would be classified as a difficult hike at low elevations. The mountaineering effort level ranges from introductory feasible for fit athletes with little prior experience to extremely challenging routes requiring the highest levels of mountain climbing skills, technical rock climbing skills and logistics and personal proficiencies. Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition provides support and logistics to all levels of mountaineering to thrill and energize you on the adventure of your lifetime from the ever tough Mt Manaslu to stunning Mt Amadablam and the ultimate to everybody the Everest.

We support very experienced western climbers and leaders with Base Camp services and provide mountain guiding and high camp logistics through our experienced climbing Sherpa guides, who not only have high level of climbing and guiding skills but also have natural genetic predisposition for adaptation to high altitude through many generations of ancestors living at very high elevation. Our guides climb 8000m peaks including Everest season after season, they set-up routes for western climbers and western guides, who in general don’t have natural predispositions to adopt and work proficiently at very high elevations.

In order to participate in Himalayan Mountaineering Expedition, you require psychological and physical stamina. A level of prior experience is also a good asset and it is indispensable on more difficult and technical climbs; however we can help you through our support and logistic program to flatten the steep learning curve. The minimum time required ranges typically from 30 to 60 days.

Snowy Group Spring 2015 at Base camp

Everest Expedition, South (8,848m/29,029ft)

Duration: 63 (typically) Days Grade: Challenging

Mount Everest Expedition is challenging mountaineering peak towering in the Nepal China border. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on Earth called appropriately in Nepali Sagarmatha 'Sky Mother' and Chomolungma in Tibetan straddles the border of these two nations.

Everest Expedition, North ( 8,848m / 29,029ft)

Duration: 60 (typically) Days Grade: Challenging

Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on Earth called appropriately in Nepali Sagarmatha ‘Sky Mother’ and Chomolungma in Tibetan straddles the border of these two nations. First official measurement was conducted in 1856 during the Great Trigonometric survey of British India.

Lhotse Expedition (8,516m/27,940ft)

Duration: 44 days (typically) Days Grade: Challenging

Lhotse (8516m) Expedition is extremely difficult climb and rarely attempted peak expedition in Nepal. It is the fourth highest mountain on Earth but it is best known for its proximity to Mount Everest and the fact that climbers ascending the standard route on that peak spend some time on its northwest face.

Annapurna Expedition (8,091m/ 26,545ft)

Duration: 53 days (typically) Days Grade: Challenging

Annapurna is a series of Mountain peaks with a long massif of about 55 kilometers in length of which Annapurna I is the highest peak with the altitude of 8091 m. This is the 10th highest mountain in the world and one of the young 8000m mountains in Nepal. The Annapurna Range is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya Mountains by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif.

Snowy tent at Manaslu Camp three

Manaslu Expedition (8,163m/26,763ft)

Duration: 52 (typically) Days Grade: low technical difficulty

Mount Manaslu Expedition program is announced for those who are seeking for climbing the world's eight highest mountain peak. Manaslu Peak also known as Kutang is the eighth highest peak in the world with the altitude of 8163 meters. It lies at the edge of one of the most scheduled Himalayan Valley in the central-western Nepal.

Mt. Ama Dablam(6812M)

Ama Dablam Expedition (6,812m/22,334ft)

Duration: 30 days (typically) Days Grade: mixed Alpine AD

Pyramid shaped Mount Ama Dablam (6812m.) one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalaya and one of the most impressive mountains in the world, located to the south of Everest and Lhotse is characterized by vertical walls and sharp exposed ridges with the beauty in the class of Matterhorn.

Cho-Oyu Expedition North (8,201m/26,906ft)

Duration: 44 (typically) Days Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)

Cho Oyu Expedition peak is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8201m (26,901ft). The peak is considered as the easiest 8000m peak to climb via its Northwest Ridge, with no technical climbing, big snowfields, and little objective danger. It is easily accessed by 4-wheel-drive vehicle from Tingri, often guided, and is the first 8,000-meter peak for most climbers.

Shishapangma North Expedition (8,027m, 26,335ft)

Duration: 44 days (typically) Days Grade: Moderate/Strenuous snow climb

Shishapangma Expedition peak is the 14th highest peak of the world; considered by many as one of the easiest 8000m mountains to climb. Shishapangma is the highest peak in the Langtang Himal. Its trademark a long, steep, craggy southern face rising over 2000m, makes an imposing sight to all would be climbers.

Shishapangma South Expedition (8,027m, 26,318ft)

Duration: 44 days (typically) Days Grade: Moderate/Strenuous snow climb

The Shishapangma is the 14th highest peak of the world; considered by many as one of the easiest 8000m mountains to climb. Shisha Pangma is the highest peak in the Langtang Himal and is the only 8000m peak totally located within Tibet but it is also the closest 8000m peak to Kathmandu. Its trademark a long, steep, craggy southern face rising over 2000m, makes an imposing sight to all would be climbers.

Dhaulagiri Expedition ( 8,167m / 26,795ft)

Duration: 54 days (typically) Days Grade: AD/Scottish Grade IV

Mount Dhaulagiri massif, ‘White Mountain’ from Sanskrit, is a real giant among 8000m peaks consisting of 5 major peaks with prominence ranging from 135m to 3357m. Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) is the 7th highest mountain in the world and one of more formidable peaks to climb with the first successful summit only in 1960.

Makalu Camp three photo with Snowy Banner.

Makalu Expedition (8,463m / 26,747ft)

Duration: 54 days (typically) Days Grade: PD+ Scottish Grade III/IV

Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world is situated in the heart of the eastern Himalayas albeit being located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest it is somewhat isolated. It is a massive mountain, a prominence of 2386m and taking in to account surrounding deep valleys, Arun valley in particular bottoming at 435 m ASL;

Kanchanjungha camp Three

Kanchenjunga Expedition(8,586m /28,169ft)

Duration: 54 days (typically) Days Grade: Alpine PD+/AD

Kangchenjunga is an enormous massif consisting of 5 summits with 4 of them over 8000m: Kangchenjunga I (8586m), Kangchenjunga West (8505m), Kangchenjunga South (8494m) and Kangbachen (7903m). With 4 ridges radiating in X pattern almost symmetrically from the main summit aesthetically it is a beautiful mountains visible from many places with a famous view from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, India.

Snowy group at BC in autumn 2011

Pumori Expedition (7,161m/27,494ft)

Duration: 37 days (typically) Days Grade: Techinical 7000M

Mount Pumori is situated in Khumbu region. The pyramid shaped and stunningly looking Pumori peak (7161m) dominates the skyline behind Kalapatther 5643m (18,513ft), which looks like a clump of rock on Pumori Southwest ridge. The peak was named "Pumori" by George Leigh Mallory, apparently means "Unmarried Daughter" in the Sherpa language. The best season to explore this stunning peak is September to November and March to May.

Gangapurna 7455M (24,457ft)

Gangapurna Expedition(7,455m/ 24,457ft)

Duration: 37 days (typically) Days Grade: moderate

Ganggapurna (7455m) is located east-northeast of Annapurna at the opposite end of Grand Barrier to Tilicho Peak on the shoulder extending 10km from Annapurna directly east of Roc Noir. Ganggapurna was first climbed in 1965 by a German expedition led by Günther Hauser, via the East Ridge, which is the most accessible, most obvious and most elegant but challenging climbing line.

Snowy Banner of Baruntse way to Base camp

Baruntse Expedition ( 7,129m/ 23,389ft)

Duration: 37 days (typically) Days Grade: Peru difficult (PD++)

Baruntse is situated at the height of 7129m. in between on the lap of Everest and Makalu mountain.This mountain has also been becoming coveted day by day like the other Pumori, Ama Dablam as well as Everest too. This mountain was first ascended first by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow on 30 May 1954.

Tilicho Peak 7,134m (23,406ft)

Tilicho Peak Expedition (7,134m / 23,406ft)

Duration: 32 days (typically) Days Grade: Peru difficult (PD++)

Tilicho peak (7134m) is located north of Annapurna at the end of Grand Barrier, a 11km long shoulder extending from Annapurna I in north-northwest direction. Tilicho was reported in 1950 by Maurice Herzog during his reconnaissance of Annapurna. It was climbed for the first time by French climber Emanuel Schmutz via Northwest Shoulder which reaches the shores of Lake Tilicho.

Himlung Himal 7,126m (23,379ft)

Himlung Himal Expedition 7,126m (23,379ft)

Duration: 36 days (typically) Days Grade: moderate

Himlung Himal (mountain) is Located in the Manaslu Region northeast of the Annapurna range with an altitude of 7126m. The Himlung lies close to the Tibetan border in a remote corner of Nepal. The mountain was first climbed in 1992 by a Japanese team and has had few further ascents afterwards.

Shishapangma & Cho-Oyu Combine Expedition

Duration: 54 days (typically) Days Best Season: Late spring and autumn

This Shisapangma with Cho-Oyu 49 day’s Expedition package with fixed departure dates on autumn & spring is a group joining climbing package. We offer you special discount rates on group joining on this package. Shisapangma and Cho-Oyu Expedition also know as Tibet combing Expedition is one of the most popular Expedition trail in Tibet.

Putha Himchui Climbing (7,246M/23,773ft)

Duration: 37 days (typically) Days Grade: Strenuous (PD++)

The Dhaulagiri range is composed of some of the world's most impressive peaks of individual beauty and set in extraordinarily dramatic scenery to the west of Annapurna and South of Ganesh Himal. Proud looking attractive Putha Hinchuli is located at the end of an impressive ridge and is the last of glaciated peaks at the far west reaches of the Dhaulagiri range.

Tukuche Peak Climbing (6,920m/22,6801ft)

Duration: 30 (typically) Days Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)

Tukuche peak (6920m) is an interesting climbing objective. It is a very picturesque almost symmetrical 3 ridge pyramid with Northwest, Southeast and South ridges radiating from the summit. The obvious and safe climb is along the Northwest ridge, which is the most often climbed as it presents very low objective danger.

Ama Dablam Expedition with Island Peak

Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition offers two special Ama Dablam expeditions combined with the Island Peak climb. Combining Ama Dablam expedition with Island Peak climb extends the program by 7 days but this is a very nice way to acclimatize for the climb and to pay homage to the King of the Himalayas to experience the classic Everest massive view from the summit of Island Peak, which in itself is a nice visual and albeit easy but pleasant climbing experience.

Fixed Departure Mountain Expeditions

As an emerging and well established trekking and expedition operator company in Nepal, Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition (P.) Ltd is pleased to welcome those interested mountain peak climbers to join and be success for approaching in the summit of required peaks or Mountains in Nepal.

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