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Mt. Everest Expedition 8,848m

62 Days

“Successful ascent of Mt. Everest is a dream and ultimate goal of every mountaineer. Our main and ultimate goal is to make the members of our mountaineering expedition successful.”

Trip Highlights

  • Climb the highest mountain in the world
  • Guided by experienced Sherpa team.
  • 1:1 Sherpa guide to client ratio and expedition leader
  • Expedition Leader for a group of 4 climbers and above

Climbing routes and Base Camp routes of Mount Everest South

Everest Base Camp of South Face in Nepal is located at an altitude of 17,598 feet. in a moving glacier where you spend some 45 days of your climbing. As the ice melts, tents and camps keep on shifting and moving. The area is harsh, but beautifully surrounded by Pumori, Lo La, Nuptse and Khumbu Icefall and warm mornings can be expected. In the busy season of spring, Everest Base Camp looks like a small tented village. As the north Base Camp in Tibet was accessible by Jeep, this part is not. You reach at this Base Camp after nine days trek through beautiful landscapes, and scattered Sherpa villages, which are the world famous for their climbing contributions in the Himalayas.

Camp I (C1) 5,943m/ 19,498 ft.

Reaching Camp I of Everest South Face is the most technical part where you will cross the Khumbu Icefall – like a veritable fear-chamber at an amusement park. Icefall is about 2000 feet of moving ice where deep crevasses and large ice seracs exist that can challenge you at any time. Camp I is a vast plain with endless snow known as ‘Silent Valley’ where usually you will spend two nights here. Once you are well acclimatized, we plan to go down to Camp II, and directly to Base Camp for safety reasons.

Camp II (C2) 6,400m/ 20,997 ft.

You walk through a glacial valley known as the Western Cwm to reach Camp II. The camp is located in a safe and sheltered spot on a rocky patch at the foot of the Lhotse Wall. The view of Lhotse from here is fascinating. We pitch our climbing camp here for the duration of the climb in an individual climber’s tent for safety reasons. It also acts as the main acclimatization camp and you spend most of your time after the base camp.

Camp III (C3) 7,162 m/ 23,497ft.

This is not an easy climb to Camp III from Camp II in a Lhotse face. You start to feel the effect of high altitude and not using supplemental oxygen yet. The Lhotse face is steep, and the ice is hard. You climb on a fixed rope in the slope of some 30 to 45 degrees. It’s a long climb to C3 and a must for the acclimatization prior to summit bid. You will spend two nights in here a before the summit push.

South Col 8,016 m/ 26,299 ft.

This camp at plateau that resemble a moonscape with Everest to the north and Lhotse to the south. South Col is the last camp before the summit push and accessible to most of the climbers without supplemental oxygen. South Col or Camp IV can be navigated by two rocks: the Yellow Band and Geneva Spur, a spur between 25,000 and 26,000 ft below South Col named from the 1952 Swiss Mt Everest Expedition from where Lhotse climbers typically head southeast and on to a couloir to reach to the summit.

Summit Everest from South Face 8,848.86m/ 29,032 ft.

The last section from South Col to the summit passes through The Balcony at 8,440 m/ 27,690 ft, The Cornice Traverse, and The Hillary Step – narrow pass where one climber can ascend or descend at a time. It can take 09 to 13 hours to summit the Everest. Not only the summit push is arduous task here but climbing down as well due to lack of enough oxygen, tiredness, and weather in the later afternoon.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m), and transfer to your Hotel
Day 02-03: Preparation for the expedition.
Day 04: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,860m) flight and Trek to Phakding.
Day 05: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 06: Rest and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
Day 07: Trek from Namche bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) from Tengboche
Day 09: Acclimatization trip. You may climb up to Nagerjun Hill
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) from Dingboche
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5,164m) from Lobuche
Day 12: Early in the morning. Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,545m) peaks
Day 13-56: Climb Everest and Summit at [8,848.86m/29,032 ft]
Day 57: Preparation to return. Clean the BC, and then trek back to Pheriche
Day 58: Trek to Namche bazar from Pheriche
Day 59: Trek from Namche to Lukla
Day 60: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and rest of the day enjoy
Day 61: Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening
Day 62: Transfer to airport for the final departure

Itinerary from April 03

Expedition: Full Board Facility

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks offers pick-up and drop-off services from international and domestic airports on your arrival and departure.
  • Our representatives are waiting for you on arrival at domestic and international airports with placard with your name so you can easily find our person. And you will be transferred to the hotel.
  • According to the above Everest climbing schedule, four nights in demand category (tourist star to five star) hotels will be arranged in Kathmandu.
  • An experienced, and government authorized (licensed) High Altitude Trekking/Climbing Sherpa Guide (Practice Leader) will be provided during the trek and climb.
  • Transportation will be included as per the scheduled itinerary for the trek members.
  • According to the programme, regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu will be arranged for climbing members and climbing Sherpa guides.
  • You will be provided with clean and cozy teahouse/lodge accommodation to stay and eat on the trekking trails.
  • Lunch on the trek is usually made en route, while dinner and breakfast are made at the tea house where you stay overnight. During the Mt Everest climb, the tea house menu offers clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee and also arranges camping accommodation at Base Camp and Camp-02.
  • Will arrange food and fuel for all the members and expedition staff for the base camp and upper camp during the Everest climb.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide EPI cooking gas while Camps One, Three and South Col will provide stoves for cooking, tea, coffee, boiling water and heating nutritional high altitude package meals.
  • The company will provide all necessary materials for trekking, climbing Mt. Everest, rowing and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • The duration of the Everest climb takes over another 8000 meters and entails an extended stay at the advance base camp. Items like kitchen tent, store tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair and cooking utensils etc.
  • During the Everest climb, a chef cook, cook assistant, helper and base camp manager will provide your food, drinks and other necessary services at the advanced base camp to take care of your well being and comfort.
  • Allow up to 60 kg of personal climbing equipment per person during flight and trekking to Mt Everest by porter/yak/mule.
  • The proposed cost includes Everest South regular route climbing royalty and Nepal Government climbing permit. (Permit issued by Department of Tourism)
  • As Mount Everest Peak is located at Mount Everest National Park's territory, AlpineTrav Treks provide you a permit for Mount Everest National Park.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Everest National Park, so AlpineTrav Treks provides you a TIMS permit too.
  • Correct weather is an important factor for safe and successful climbing. Whenever possible, we will provide regular next-day weather forecasts from the Kathmandu office for the Everest climbing period.
  • Provides all wage, clinical, equipment, and accident insurance for all detailed personnel in travel and climbing.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Trekking and mountaineering are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so information and communication are significant for safety and a successful trip. That's why AlpineTrav Treks provides satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provides V25 north face two main model tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps, and above the advance camp, two members have one tent. (In advance base camp 1:1 tent and above base camp 2:1 tent as per safety.)
  • We will provide offers dynamic/static rope, ice screws, snow bar, and rock piton locked unlocked karabiners to open the route and for safe and successful climbing.
  • AlpineTrav Treks arrange a generator for back- up lighting power and charge electronic tools if solar panels are not enough for light and charge the battery.
  • AlpineTrav Treks arrange transportation, service of food, all needed expedition, content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/ Yaks to base camp and return)
  • We will try to make the base camp as convenient as possible. We will provide you a heater at the base camp for heating the dining room during cold temperatures (mostly required for evening and morning).
  • Health is a prime concern during your climbing expedition. This is why AlpineTrav Treks include emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided to guest and expedition staff requirements.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provide solar panels or generators for lighting, batteries and mobile charging at base camp.
  • Includes Everest Pollution Control Icefall fee, summit rope cost charged by expedition operator association, and Himalayan Rescue Association medical insurance package cost.
  • For climate change and climbing offers of summit targets, AlpineTrav Treks will include all tents for Camps 1, 2, 3 and 4 for members and staff.
  • During the climbing expedition, you will be provided with clean, nutritious and fresh food at Everest Advanced Base Camp and Camp Two. We will provide you with nutrition, high altitude package food, and necessary EPI cooking gas and stove with boiling water, tea, coffee, and warm pocket food above advanced base camp.
  • All food and fuel will be provided for the members and crew at advanced base camps and high camps during the Everest climb.
  • We provide each climber with an experienced, trained, government licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summits Climbing / Expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client to ensure your climb is safe and successful. There will also be an experienced and professional Sherpa guide for each expedition group.
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment allowances and allowances for personnel engaged in trekking and climbing expeditions.
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for the Liaison Officer.
  • Our trekking guides, climbing sherpa guides, cooks, porters, and staff will have medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and medical insurance during trekking and high mountain climbing.
  • As the climb of Mt. Everest is long, the stay at Camp Two may be prolonged due to climate change. Therefore, we take care of our climbers at Camp Two and arrange kitchen meals to supply freshly cooked meals.
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking and trekking peak climbs.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide 8 bottles (32 litres) of Poisk oxygen to each climbing member during the climbing period of the Everest target (we use Poisk brand oxygen which is one of the most reliable oxygen brands for high altitudes).
  • Adequate quality oxygen, masks and regulators are important during the climb of Mt. We offer masks and regulators from the latest models of peak or top out brands.
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and VAT. Apart from the above amount, there are no hidden costs charged by us.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, and since this place offers high-quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we hope you will taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to make your own arrangements for lunch and dinner.
  • Suppose you want to take packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any kind of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you will have to buy it yourself as the customer will need these items during the trekking.
  • Trekking of a personal nature, climbing equipment, laundry expenses, tips, landline, mobile, walkie talkie, satellite phone and internet service are not included in the package. You will have to pay for it yourself when you use it.
  • Personal climbing equipment is one of the most important factors for your safe and successful climbing. So you have to sort out the brand and quality of all your personal climbing equipment yourself.
  • Mountaineering itself is a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. Therefore, safety is a primary factor for us. Therefore, you should arrange your travel insurance to cover the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical examination, and hospitalization before coming to visit Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and tourist visa to Nepal so you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any additional expenses arising out of various/unforeseen circumstances like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations are not included in the package cost.
  • Additional costs if additional workers are required than we include in the package.
  • According to Mountaineering Association and Tourism Department rules, after a successful Everest climb, the climbing member must pay the Everest Sherpa guide a minimum of USD 1,500 before departure from Kathmandu.
  • Our attached expedition staff (chef cook, cook, cook assistant, base camp manager) are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and thank you. The type of service you provide. Usually US$ 250-300.00 per person collected by the team leader and divided by all involved base camp staff except the climbing Sherpa guide.
  • A short sentence, "All services not mentioned in the above package (cost components included) are excluded," if you want more services it will cost more.

Important Note:

Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Climbing leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Climbing Gear List

The gear listed below is required for the expedition. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.
Head:
* Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf
* Baseball cap
* Thermal Balaclava / Buff
* Sunglasses with UV protection
* Ski goggles (Anti-fog and good ventilation)
* Headlight X 2 with spare batteries
Upper body:
* Long-sleeved shirts
* T-Shirts
* Baselayers
* Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
* Waterproof jackets
* Down Jacket with hood (800m fill)
* Primaloft or light down jacket
* Down Suit (Lightweight, comfortable fit and 800m fill) (For Summit Climb Only)
Lower body:
* Thermal
* Inner wears / Baselayers
* Undergarments
* Waterproof trousers
* Trekking trousers
* Down or Primaloft pants
Feet:
* Warm socks (4 pair thin socks and 4 pair thick socks)
* Trekking shoes (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)
* 8000m Mountaineering boots (Lightweight and comfortable size)
* Camp Shoes
* Gaiters
* Down shoe
Hands:
* Gloves
* Primaloft Mitten
* Down Mitten
Climbing equipment:
* Climbing helmet
* Backpack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)
* Backpack 60-70 litres for climbing
* A pair of trekking poles
* Harness
* Ascender/Jumar (Large handle)
* Descender /Figure 8
* ATC Guide
* Carabiners (4 screw gate and 4 snap gate)
* Prussik cord X 2
* Slings X 2
* Ice Axe
* 12-points steel crampons
* Inflatable sleeping mattress
* Sleeping bag X 2 (One for base camp and one for higher camps)
Others:
* Trekking poles
* Water bottle one (1) litre X 2 with an insulated cover
* Thermos
* Multi-tool knife
* Pee bottle
* Laundry bag to keep dirty clothes
* Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
* Padlock
* Binoculars
* Sewing kit
* Duct tape
* Reading materials, notebooks and pens
* Camera with charger or spare batteries
Toiletries and hygiene
* Quick-drying towel
* Small face towel
* Toothbrush &Toothpaste
* Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
* Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
* Hand sanitiser/Antiseptic wipes
* Hygiene products
* Basic first aid kit
Documents:
* Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
* 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
* Flight tickets
* Credit cards in case of emergencies
* Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

Trip Map

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Mt. Everest Expedition 8,848m
From $43,500.00
/ per person

Trip Facts

  • 62 Days, 57 days (program)
  • Strenuous+
  • 8,848m/29,029ft.
  • Spring (April to May)
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Flights or Helicopter
  • Teahouse/Camping (Expedition)
  • 4 - Maximum 8

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