Everest Expedition

Duration: 72 Days
Difficulty: extreme
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camp
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Trip Overview

Everest can be climbed both from the southern side Nepal and northern side Tibet. Mt. Everest was first summited in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary via the South Col. Climbing Mt. Everest is certainly a lifetime opportunity. However, Everest expeditions encounter many seen and unseen obstacles including high altitude, harsh weather conditions and even sheer exhaustion. Therefore, we strive hard to conduct the best expedition program putting high importance on the safety aspects of the climb.

Despite being the highest mountains on planet Earth, the Himalayan range of mountains including Mt. Everest are relatively younger than their American and European counterparts like the Andes, the Alps, and the Rockies. The Everest has fascinated the mountaineers all over the world since the European climbers discovered the Everest when Tibet was opened to outsiders in the 1920s.

Flying into Lukla 9,350 ft.: (Note walking times are approximate a lot will depend on how you acclimitize.) Slowly decend to Phakding 8,700 ft. about 2 hr walk from Lukla, you will probably overnight here. The next morning after about 2-3 hours you will pass through Jorsale 9,100 ft. Here is where you will pay a fee and enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Parkand. You will then continue for another 2-3 hours up hill to the main Village of Namche Bazaar 11,300 ft. This is quite an elevation gain especially for those who have flown in. You should rest here one to two days, doing small side trips etc. to acclimatize.

The next day will take you through Shyangboche 11,800 ft. then onto the village of Khunde 12,600 ft. then onto Khumjung 12,400 ft. then you decend to near the river crossing at 10,650 ft. Cross over at Pungo Tenga. Then it is uphill for two hours to Tengboche. This is another good rest spot.

The following day continue east out of the settlement and down 1.5 hours to Pangboche 12,800 ft. (keep right). Continue for 1.5 hours till you reach a fork in the trail. Go left donw to the river and cross over and uphill to the village of Pheriche (13,950 ft.). Stop here for the night. Here there is a Hospital for treating altitude illnesses. The next day or so go north along the valley floor to the end and then up to

Details Itinerary

Upon arrival at Nepal’s heart, the capital known as Kathmandu, via Tribhuwan International Airport, we will welcome you warmly and take you to the hotel where you will stay overnight. We will brief you shortly on your upcoming Trek with us after refreshment. We will also introduce you to your trekking guide and team guide. We will take you on a short visit of local area and one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance, if there is enough time assuming your flight is on time. This will give you a glimpse into the uniqueness of our country. If you arrive late in the evening or even night, there is always the next day.
After breakfast, we will head out for city tour of Kathmandu valley and visit the Durbar Square of Kathmandu, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Swyambhunath Stupa. After the tour is over, we will gather to discuss in brief, the tour itinerary and other information. We will then check clothing and trekking equipment you will require during our travel.
After breakfast, we will head to Tribhuvan International Airport’s domestic terminal. We will manage an early morning flight to Lukla as much as possible. Flying above green snow topped mountains we will reach Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla after 40 minutes of flight. Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we will be greeted warmly by our crew members and after some brief discussion and preparation, we start our travel through the village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. This is a short hike to be prepared for high altitude travel. After reaching Phakding, one can explore local area and visit a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.
After breakfast we will begin our walk via mighty pine forests along Dudh Koshi to Namche Bazaar. On the way we will come across the majestic Mt. Thamserku (6,608m). On clear weather day we may even view snowcapped the almighty Mt. Everest. Our trek will end at the gateway of Mt. Everest, Namche Bazzar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
This is a day set aside to prepare for high altitude travel as health experts suggest one should prepare well for uphill trek. We can can roam around Namche bazzar and surrounding villages to experience local Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up the hill and view the mighty Everest unfolding its beauty. There is a museum nearby for those who prefer to stay active. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
We will start Everest trail which is high above the river Dudh Koshi. We will encounter several villages and tea shops, and climb to Thyangboche. There is a huge monastery which is recently rebuilt and one can visit it on evening walk as well. Overnight stay at Thyangboche.
On this day, we will trek towards Dingboche passing Pangboche on the way. We will view Ama Dablam, many smaill villages, rhododendron forest and come across many waterfalls. After we reach Dingoche, we will stay overnight there.
We will set aside these days again for acclimatization to minimize the chances of any member being affected by AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We will hike shortly daily to stay active as well. These days are also pro preparation and training required for climbing. Overnight in Dingboche.
We will begin our trek to reach Lobujhe. Dugla will be our lunch point which is below khumbu glacier. Our trail will be along the glacier track and we will reach Lobuje shortly. Overnight stay at Lobuj
We will follow the Everest trail to Gorak Shep which is famous for its teahouses. Our trek is below Khumbu glacier which will lead us to Everest Base Camp. Along the way we wil witness god gifted natural beauty of Himalayas mixed with traditional and ancient culture of Nepal. We will experience native Sherpa culture and get know how tough is village life. The base camp will be our shelter for days to come until we descend from summit and head back home.
Our climbing experts will guide and provide training regarding peak climbing and proper ways of handling climbing gear. This training is sure to boost the climber’s confidence and skills. Overnight at Base Camp.
We will start trekking towards Camp 1. We prefer that climber stay at camp I for acclimatization and stay overnight. There are four camps along the way until we reach the summit. The ascent from Base Camp to Camp1 is quite challenging and requires experience and technique. From Camp 1, there are existing fixed lines and only establish new ropes if deemed necessary by guide. Climbing up from Camp 2 to Camp 3, the trail is composed of snow, ice and rocks which might be slippery and loose. The ascent from Camp 3 to the summit is the hardest and requires utmost dedication and skill.
All team members will return to Everest Base Camp. We will prepare our gears and loads and celebrate casually. We, being humble climbers, must clean and dispose garbage at assigned place.
These days are for our trek back to Namche Bazaar from Dinboche and Thyanboche. The trail is very technical and the one to remember forever. We will witness huge snowcapped mountains as well as many glaciers en route. We will pass via various camp sites and few villages only as the life at Himalayas is very tough. Rest on the way will be plenty as these 3 days will be enough to reach namche Bazaar from Dingboche. Overnight stay at tents on the way and at Namche Bazzar upon arrival.
We will follow the Everest trail to Gorak Shep which is famous for its teahouses. Our trek is below Khumbu glacier which will lead us to Everest Base Camp. Along the way we wil witness god gifted natural beauty of Himalayas mixed with traditional and ancient culture of Nepal. We will experience native Sherpa culture and get know how tough is village life. The base camp will be our shelter for days to come until we descend from summit and head back home.
Our climbing experts will guide and provide training regarding peak climbing and proper ways of handling climbing gear. This training is sure to boost the climber’s confidence and skills. Overnight at Base Camp.
We will start trekking towards Camp 1. We prefer that climber stay at camp I for acclimatization and stay overnight. There are four camps along the way until we reach the summit. The ascent from Base Camp to Camp1 is quite challenging and requires experience and technique. From Camp 1, there are existing fixed lines and only establish new ropes if deemed necessary by guide. Climbing up from Camp 2 to Camp 3, the trail is composed of snow, ice and rocks which might be slippery and loose. The ascent from Camp 3 to the summit is the hardest and requires utmost dedication and skill.
All team members will return to Everest Base Camp. We will prepare our gears and loads and celebrate casually. We, being humble climbers, must clean and dispose garbage at assigned place.
These days are for our trek back to Namche Bazaar from Dinboche and Thyanboche. The trail is very technical and the one to remember forever. We will witness huge snowcapped mountains as well as many glaciers en route. We will pass via various camp sites and few villages only as the life at Himalayas is very tough. Rest on the way will be plenty as these 3 days will be enough to reach namche Bazaar from Dingboche. Overnight stay at tents on the way and at Namche Bazzar upon arrival.
We will trek back to Lukla on this day. Lukla is a small air strip with few hotels. The airstrip is the most challenging landing spot for pilots worldwide and requires years of experience before a pilot is allowed to land at the airport. The view from Lukla is not less than then from kala Pathhar or base camp. One can explore local villages and restaurants to enjoy and cherish time spent on this trek. Overnight stay at Lukla.
We will fly back to Kathmandu via early flight. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or explore surrounding locality of Kathmandu and even do some souvenir shopping. Our guides will always help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. Farewell dinner at night and overnight stay at Kathmandu.
This day is set aside for unforeseen conditions. This day is also reserved for proper rest and shopping at Kathmandu. One can enjoy local Thamel market or rest on this day. Overnight at Kathmandu
If your schedule is to departure from Kathmandu we would drop you to the airport as per your schedule or you can extend your holiday if you have time.

Included in the Cost
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport.
  • Accommodation 4-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (3-star hotel)
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Back to Kathmandu,
  • Everest Expedition Climbing Permit.
  • Garbage Deposit
  • Government Liaison Officer.
  • All Meals (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the Trek and Climbing Time in Base Camp.
  • Sagarmatha Conservation Fee.
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide
  • Climbing Sherpa (Assistant)
  • Cook and Kitchen Staff for the Base Camp
  • Required Number of Porter.
  • Group Climbing Equipment’s (Fixed rope, Main rope, Ice hammer, Snow Bar, Ice screw)
  • Walkie-talkie radios set.
  • Tents for Base Camp- High Camp - Camp 1 - Camp 2 & Camp 3
  • Kitchen Tents, Dinning Tents and Toilet Tents in Base Camp.
  • Emergency medical kits
  • Insurance for all of the team staffs (Nepali)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.