KCC Annual Ice Climbing Course Beginner & Advanced Level, 26 days 7th Jan – 1st Feb

Join us on our annual mountaineering training programme and learn from the country’s leading instructors and mountaineers the art of technical climbing, mountain safety and rescue, wilderness first aid and much more, ready to keep yourself and others safe in the Himalayas and beyond.

Designed to to increase the safety margin of Nepali climbers and high altitude workers by encouraging responsible climbing practices in a supportive and community-based programme, we are creating an opportunity for a limited number of international climbers to join us as either a beginner or at an advanced level.

Held every January at our base in Phortse, Solukumbhu you will learn, practice and share your own experience with an elite group of climbers and mountaineers, rotating through different classes as you hone your mountain skills.

DayActivityLocation
1ArrivalKTM
2Orientation, gear check and pre departure preparationKTM
3Fly to Lukla and trek to PhakdingPhakding
4Trek to Namche BazaarNamche
5Acclimatisation dayNamche
6Trek to Phortse & welcome ceremonyPhortse
7Trek to DingbocheDingboche
8Trek to Tengboche and back to PhortsePhortse
9Students arrival/checkin /gear check, allocationPhortse
10KCC ground schoolPhortse
11KCC ground schoolPhortse
12Puja ceremony & ice trainingPhortse
13KCC trainingPhortse
14KCC trainingPhortse
15KCC trainingPhortse
16KCC trainingPhortse
17KCC trainingPhortse
18KCC trainingPhortse
19KCC trainingPhortse
20KCC trainingPhortse
21KCC trainingPhortse
22ExamsPhortse
23Course graduation ceremonyPhortse
24Trek to Namche BazaarNamche
25Trek to LuklaLukla
26Flight to KTM and end of course celebrationKTM

Approx. cost per head:  US$3,405 (based on 2020 costings)