Primus Power Gas – An Efficient, Odorless,Smokeless and Eco Friendly Fuel Alternative

For high altitude trekking and mountaineering expeditions, Explore Himalaya recommends the use of a special fuel known as Primus Power Gas. We have used the gas during some of our trekking and mountaineering trips and found it easy to carry (light and compact), efficient and powerful too. Primus Power Gas can be used with Primus Omni Fuel stove (see pics). It is smoke free, odorless and easy to use. There’s no hassle of the fuel spilling (like kerosene) or blackening the cooking utensils.
Primus is a Swedish company, and according to the company’s brochure Andree, Amundsen, Hillary and Tenzing are some of the famous adventurers who have chosen to use products by Primus.

Primus Power Gas canisters comes in two sizes: 220gm which costs Rs.400/- and 450gm which costs Rs.750/- on retail price, as of December 2007. The canisters are equipped with self-sealing safety valves and international standard screw threads.  According to the factory’s specification, if one burns the gas for an hour per day, a 220gm Primus Power gas canister will last for a week, during summer season at lower altitude. Whereas during winter, at high altitude, if one uses it for 1 hour per day, the gas will last for five days. Primus Omni fuel stove costs Rs.3,600/-.This stove is a multi-fuel stove which means it works with LP gas, gasoline/petrol, diesel and kerosene- even aviation fuel. The flame could be adjusted using the separate knob to provide the exact heat.

If you plan to go on a trekking or climbing expedition and want to use the Primus Power Gas and Stove during the expedition , you can contact Explore Himalaya .We have direct link with the local distributors in Nepal and can procure the gas as per your needs. We assure you about the good standard and quality of Primus Power Gas (Explore Himalaya will ensure that you receive the real stuff – no imitation or refilled canisters!).


225ml-can225ml cans of Primus Power Gas
220g Primus Power gas canisters – compact,light and powerful

A 220g and a 450g canister of Primus Power Gas

A clean,compact and efficient
A clean,compact and efficient fuel alternative – ideal for camping ,trekking and mountaineering expeditions

Primus stove-Rs.3600-only
Primus Omni Fue Stovel- smart stainless steel body and fold away legs , gripping pot supports and efficient fuel drainage

The Stove attached to the gas
The stove fixed to the fuel canister

An opportunity to contribute Nepalese Tourism

Thame Himal

The government requests national and international photographers as well the tourist guides to send the pictures of all the mountain peaks opened for commercial expedition in Nepal for making the detailed profile of these peaks. The task to make detailed profile of 326 mountains peaks opened for commercial expedition is already undertaken with the talks between concerned stakeholders according to officials, at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA).

Madhu Sudan Burlakoti, joint secretary of MoCTCA, said “Since we lack the detailed information of the peaks opened for mountaineering, decisions have already been made on preparing the profile of all the peaks opened for commercial expedition.

A committee with the representatives from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Department of Survey, Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) and Nepal Tourism Ministry has been formed for the project. Honorary member of World Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) and a veteran mountain climber, Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, is also in the committee.

The detailed profile will focus in including basic information of the mountains like name, location, height, latitude and longitude, climbing routes, and the best time to climb the peak, among others. It will also have peak pictures from different positions. The committee plans to prepare the detailed profile of peaks above 6000 meters in the first phase.

Anyone interested in making a contribution, can send the pictures at, We shall pass them to MoCTCA.

Explore Himalaya’s Year 2009 Review

Year 2009 was special for Explore Himalaya, as the company single handedly organized the highest skydiving programme in the world, Everest skydive 2009. ESD 2009 was organized in the month of October. Wendy Smith from New Zealand, Tom Noonan from USA and Jai Kishan from India created a new record by landing at Gorakh Shep, Kala Patthar plateau (17,192ft),  the highest drop zone in the world.

Everest emerged as a clear favorite among our trekking clients as EH organized treks to the Everest region for 43 groups in 2009. 20 groups trekked to the Annapurnas, while 5 groups preferred the less crowded  trails of Langtang. 39 groups went for  cultural tours and multi-activity sports like rafting, paragliding, mountain biking etc.

We operated a total of 59 tours (cultural & pilgrimage tours, trekking, expeditions) in Tibet and 4 in Bhutan.

List of 2009 Expeditions

Mt Everest (8848m) Altitude Junkies Everest Expedition
Kanchenjunga (8586m) K2 Guies Cavapland Kanchenjunga Expedition
Lhakpa Ri (7045m) EH Lhakpa Ri Expedition
Lhakpa Ri (7045m) KT Lhakpa Ri Expedition
Lhakpa Ri (7045m) EH Lhakpa Ri Expedition
Manaslu (8163m) Altitude Junkies Manaslu Expedition
Tukuche Peak (6920m) PH Tukuche Peak Climbing
Tukuche Peak (6920m) PH Tukuche Peak climbing