Climbing and Expeditions

Climbing the Himalayas is a lifelong dream of every adventurer. We organize expeditions to all the major peaks of Nepal including Mt. Everest that have been deemed challenging. If you are a novice you can do peak climbing which does not require technical expertise. Hold your breath on mystical and magical peaks of this mysterious Nepal. We make you enjoy and have life time experience in the vicinity of highest mountain of the world. Lead your journey with experienced Sherpas, Mountain guides and well-equipped trekking team of Himalayan Dreams. Mountain climbing is the ultimate thrill if you are looking for adventure in Nepal.
Island Peak Climbing
Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,160 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shiptons party in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea…

16 Days from US$ US $ 2490

Trip Code: HDC02

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Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak is in the Everest Region and climbing it might give you a lot of experience. Although it is not considered technical, it can certainly help you understand mountaineering in a practical way. You need to first hike up…

17 Days from US$ US $ 3090

Trip Code: HDC03

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Ama Dablam Expedition
Mount Ama Dablam, arguably the most beautiful mountain in the Khumbu Region (south of Mt. Everest) stands at a staggering 6,856 m.  It dominates the skyline with its colossal body covered with fleece white snow and looks unforgiving because of…

30 Days from US$ 7890

Trip Code: HDEX01

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Lobuche East Peak Climbing
Lobuche has two different summits, also known as Lobuche East and Lobuche West, with an elevation of 6119m and 6145m respectively. While Lobuche East is a fairly easy mountain to climb, West is technically challenging and can be climbed only…

20 Days from US$ 2980

Trip Code: HDCL11

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Baruntse Expedition
An expedition to Baruntse is very rewarding other than the thrill and adventure of scaling across its massive body of rock and snow. Baruntse has many routes of ascent which can be guided. It was first conquered by Hillary and…

32 Days from US$ 1800

Trip Code: HDEX03

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Pisang Peak Climbing
The highest camp for  Pisang Peak climbing is at 5,400m. Although it’s not a technically challenging mountain, it does require some serious glacier walking. Towering above the tiny village of Pisang, this peak stands on the northern border of the…

18 Days from US$ 2730

Trip Code: HDPP01

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Yala Peak Climbing,Gosainkunda & Helambu Trek Combined
Yala Peak is in the Langtang region and requires you to make good use of use crampons, ice axe and rope because the last 400 meters is sheer ice. From the summit you will be able to see the magnificent…

16 from US$ 2230

Trip Code: HDCY01

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STYLES

Mountaineers who have scaled mountains know and understand the different styles involved in mountaineering or rather what kind of different mountaineering form exists within the activity. Climbing does not always involve a full on expedition. The two forms therefore, are Alpine and Expedition. The Alpine method is usually different because this method uses speed and finesse to deftly climb the mountain and get back to base camp before the weather moves in. While the expedition style involves quite a number of days setting up various camps before one summits the mountain, it does not leave the climber exposed to objective hazards as long as an expedition-style climb does. It involves fewer people, takes much less time, uses less energy and resources, and is generally structurally flat. However this does expose the mountaineer to acclimatization problems even if the method is complex and quick and where the time for calculation and preparation is very little. In the alpine system not much consideration is put into weather change and therefore the entire climb becomes very risky.

The expedition style of climbing a mountain is traditional and involves many days and preparation. This style take more manpower with porters and other people involved in summiting the mountain and setting up camp at various locations before finding the suitable time to make it to the summit. This could involve taking numerous trips up and down different camps to better acclimatize and get familiar with the weather conditions and the cold. What expedition does is that it uses a series of set up camps on the mountain and in between these camps are rope connections, so that climbers can move up and down the mountain with greater ease and is not risky. However this is very time consuming and while at camp you are exposed to the hazards of weather. But compared to alpine style the risk is much lesser and the enjoyment of staying up in the mountains is a lot more exhilarating.

EQUIPMENT & SKILLS

You cannot embark upon any expedition or climbing without skills or proper equipment. Taking upon any mountain above 8000 metres requires proper mountaineering skills. This includes scaling mountains like Everest or Lhotse which have harsh terrains. But even if you are climbing small mountains like Mount Baruntse, the skills are equally important. Some mountains are graded technical while others are not. If a mountain has been deemed “technical”, you will have to understand that such mountains require very specific climbing skills even if they are not as tall as Everest or Kanchenjunga.

Secondly, any mountaineer (especially in the Himalayas) has to face extreme cold weather conditions. The equipments while climbing you are the following:
  • Synthetic undergarments
  • Synthetic socks
  • Long Woolen Underwear
  • Synthetic T-shirt /Vest
  • Fleece Shirt & Jacket & Pants
  • Waterproof Pants & Insulated Jacket
  • Boots
  • Lightweight and Heavyweight Gloves (Waterproof)
  • Waterproof Warm Hat/Cap
Other than these obvious warm clothing you will be need all kinds of ropes, harnesses, crampons, ice axe which will be required during your climb.

TECHNIQUE

Before you begin to climb any mountain, tall or short, you will have to have some amount of technique. Climbing a Himalayan peak is not a minor feat and to understand that sheer mass of rock and snow is pivotal in conquering the mountain. You will have to learn to create anchors after understand rock and ice patterns and behaviour.

You will also have to learn about fixing rope and lead climbing on ice, snow and rock. Belay techniques is another thing you need to learn. Then comes rappelling, which you can learn during a basic rock climbing course. Then comes the pulley system, ladder launching, reading locations, medical knowledge, planning, knot making etc.

All of these lessons improve your odds of climbing as well as survival. Mountaineers must learn to climb in different terrains. Whether it is on ice, snow, rocks, mountaineers must understand the very basic to the most advanced of techniques. At the same time they must also be able to maintain a good presence of mind and apply logic to certain difficult situations.

FACING HAZARDS

A multitude of hazards loom large while climbing a mountain in the Himalayas. Most of these hazards which range from avalanches to altitude sickness can become really fatal. There could be falling rocks as the wind is swift in the upper reaches of the mountains. Avalanches are a part of the mountain hazards that you can face. Other than that you could encounter icefalls, melting glaciers, hidden crevasses and the weather closing in.

At high altitudes it is very easy to get altitude sickness and also solar radiation which could be fatal. Any calamity could befall but you can counter all of that by being better prepared. Many mountaineers get too excited to just be at the base camp and because of the thrill of climbing the mountains.

But even if you are excited, you must maintain a presence of mind and continue with caution. Before you even climb, you must have the right amount of skill and knowledge of the mountain. Only then can you truly conquer a mountain.

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