Mingma Sherpa, Chairman at Seven Summit Treks, who had flown to Manalsu today morning with Two Sherpas; Sona and Dawa gyalje (also known as Ang Dawa) confirmed that the duo has been able to rescue a Sherpa Climber who fell ill on his way back from the summit. Lakpa Tsheri, who had been accompanying climber Nima Gyalzen Sherpa and a Chinese lady in their expedition to Mount Manasalu, had lost his ability to walk at Camp IV. Lakpa Tsheri, along with Nima Gyalzen and the Chinese citizen, has successfully scaled Mt. Manaslu, the mountains marked as 8th Highest Peak in the World on the 19th of October.
This morning (9:00AM- Local Time) the helicopter dropped two experienced Sherpas from Seven Summit Treks at Camp III (6,750m) of Mt. Manaslu. The team took 2 and half hours to reach from C3 to C4 (7,400m) and 3 more hours to bring down the injured climber to an accessible point from where the Heli flight could be operated.
According to Mingma Sherpa, “The rescued person has been admitted to Grande Hospital, Tokha, Kathmandu and is now safe. This rescue is one of the most dangerous rescue ever operated in my career. In a single day, we are able to perform such an incredible feat. We flew from Kathmandu to C4 (7,400m) of Manaslu and again back to the Kathmandu.” “Our rescue team did excellent job and was able to take the right action in time. We were able to bring the man down to safety at 4:20 PM.” Chhang Dawa Sherpa, Director of SST added.
This autumn, different agencies had issued 255 individual permits to operate expeditions on Manaslu. The summit on 19 October by Lakpa Tsheri, Nima Gyalzen and the Chinese citizen was the last summit of this Autumn.
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Seven Summit Treks is established under Company Act 2053 and Tourism Act 2035 (Registration No: 68492/066/067. Pan No: 304311183). The company is licensed by Tax Department of Nepal as a taxpayer, and also by Central Bank of Nepal as foreign currency acceptable company from foreigners and members of national and international tourism umbrella organisations.
Our guides, Sherpas and team leaders have years and years of experience in mountaineering, and understand the whims of Himalayas, as much as it’s humanly possible. Over the years, they have been trained to coordinate in a hostile terrain and take immediate actions. Read More..
In general Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are two best seasons for both climbing and trekking in Nepal.
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell any kinds of insurance. Read More..
Yes, medical & high altitude rescue insurances are required while climbing. Read More..
Yes, permit issued from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with authorised signature is essential to climb NMA peaks. If you are found to involve in an illegal climbing activity you can face prosecution as per the laws governing mountaineering regulation of Nepal Tourism Act - 2035 B.S. Article No. 38.
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) classifies certain peaks between altitudes of 5000 m to 7000 m that can be climbed in a day as trekking peak. The total accent from basecamp to the peak and the decent back to the base camp can be accomplished in a day. The license for those peaks can be obtained from NMA.
Experience or no experience, it requires certain level of fitness to climb a peak. Depending upon the altitude and difficulty level, some training might also be necessary. However, there are certain mountains that can be climbed by a trekker or someone with no experience at all.
You’ll be provided a well trained and experienced guide during the climb.
During your stay in base camp, you will be provided a tent. You will also be provided food appropriate to your upcoming endeavor. Before you reach the base camp, you will be placed in a lodge or tea house.
You can obtain visa to Nepal through embassy or other diplomatic mission to your country. You can also obtain visa at entry points to Nepal, or at the airport in the immigration for merely $40. The extension of visa requires an additional payment of $30. Do not forget to carry some passport size photos with you.