Mt Everest Expedition 8,848m
- Price:USD 21600
- Trekking Days:65
- Trip Grade:Challenging
- Max. Altitude:8848m
- Min. Altitude:1335m
- Walking per day:4-6 hours
- Accomodation :Hotel, Camping
- Trek Nature:Expedition
- Best Season:Spring / Autumn
- Group Size:2+
The Mount Everest of Malalangur Himalayan Range of eastern side of globe is the highest peak of the globe. The trekkers ascending the summit from the southern ridge if they attempt the summit climbing from Nepal and they follow northern summit as they attempt from Tibet. In the past this peak was known as Peak XV before it was named as Everest by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India of the British Royal Geographical Society.
Since being the highest altitude of the world the flora and fauna from this region are also among the unique and noteworthy around the world. The mountain cow known as the Yak is the main source of animal porter which is the main source of milk and porter activities in this highest elevation of the world. There are some highest altitude plant species called Arenaria which is found below 5486 meters in the region. There is some unique breed of insects called as Euophrys omnisuperstes which is a small black spider found at 6,700 meters which prowl in cracks and feed on frozen insects. There are some unique species of birds found at the altitude at 7920 known as bar-headed goose and Yellow-billed choughs have been seen flying at the higher altitudes of this region. The other faunal existence found in the Everest region are the Himalayan Tahr name for the mountain goat, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red panda and other unique faunal species. Recently an scientific expedition found a new type of species called pika that feeds on its own faeces and ten new species of ants. The Indian monsoon brings warm wet air from the Indian Ocean to south side of Everest in summer and high frozen wind blows in the winter.
The climbing expedition to the Mt. Everest from Nepal is attempted from the South Base Camp at the height of 5364 meters via southeast ridge to the top. In order to save the energy the trekkers take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is a most short trip of 30-minutes saving a 5-10 days of trek on foot. The trekkers then walk for two days to reach the Namche Bazar, the acclimatization hub for the mountain climbers and resting place full of hotels and lodges. It takes another four days to reach the foothills of Kala Patthar at 5545 meters accompanied by Mt.Pumori travelling through trekking trails of Dingboche of 4,260 meters. The trekkers take rest at Everest Base Camp at Kala Patthar region of Everest region. The trekkers start trekking towards the High Camp I the early morning on the following day till arriving at 6065 meters of altitude for High Camp I. The next stage of trek from High Camp I, the trekkers ascend up towards the Western Cwm till the base of the Lotse Face and finally landed on High Camp II generally known as Advanced Base Camp at the height of 6500 meters. This region is a flat glacial valley consisting of giant sideways crevasses at its center preventing direct access to cross uphill of CWM leading the trekkers towards right side till the base of Nupse via as small passageway called as “Nuptse corner”. The trekkers then ascend the Lotse face on the fixed ropes until High Camp III at 7470meters. It’s a steep 500 meters climb on rope from High Camp III to High Camp IV cross two barriers named as the Geneva Spur and the Yellow Band where Geneva Spur denotes an anvil shaped black rock and yellow band denotes a rock made of marble, phyllite and semischist.
From this point the region of death zone starts on Everest where the climbers have a maximum of two or three days to acclimatization and climb the summit otherwise they have to return to base camp. All these events all depends on the weather conditions whether to attempt to ascend or not. Thus considering these issues the climbers ascend higher with high camps at Camp IV at the height of 8000 meters where oxygen mask is required till they reach the point call “The Balcony “at 8400 meters. The travelers take at this point and witness the surrounding peaks of eastern and southern sides till they reach the 12meters high rock called ‘The Hillary Step’ at 8760 meters. This is the sign for every trekker that signifies they are near the summit where an easy climb to the summit through the quite inclined slopes. In the summit the trekkers are cherished with once in a life time enchanting encompassing views from the summit and the surrounding peaks of 7000meters and 8000 meters of Everest region. This is a short stay at the summit for the travelers as they have to slide down to Camp IV earlier than dark to escape the frosty evening climate. From high camp of Camp IV the trekkers move downwards the same route till the first base camp where they take rest and prepare to return to Namche Bazar. The namche bazaar provides some relaxing surrounding and lodging facilities to remove climbing exhaustion. In the end the trekkers take air flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and start their life in urban leaving the memorable moments of living at the most remote location of the world.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu
day 2: Sightseeing or free day in Kathmandu and check the personal climbing equipment.
Day 3: Final preparation of the Everest expedition briefing at ministry of tourism.
Day 4: Early domestic flight to Lukla and trek to phakding.
Day 5:Trek to Namche Bazar.
Day 6: Rest day or acclimatization.
Day 7: Trek to Tengboche.
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche
Day 9: Rest day or acclimatize day.
Day 10: Trek to Pangboche.
Day 11: Trek to Everest base camp.
Day 12 to 60 climbing period.
Day 61 to 64 :Trek back Everest base camp to Lukla
Day 65: Fly to Kathmandu and free day.
Day 66: Final departure, flight to home.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Alpine Adventure will receive you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
You will have a full-day, guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu today. You will visit the major places of cultural and religious importance some of which are also listed UNESCO World Heritage sites including Pashupatinath (the holiest temple of Lord Shiva), Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple, one of the largest Buddhist Stupa), Boudhanath (one of the largest and oldest Buddhist Stupa, also known as little Tibet), and Kathmandu Durbar Square among others. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Expedition Preparation and Briefing at the Ministry of Tourism
This day will be the day for expedition preparation, including equipment. In the afternoon, you will be given a briefing about expedition conditions, safety and other matters at the Ministry of Tourism. We stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m)
We catch the early morning scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Surely this mountain flight to Lukla is one of the most beautiful in the world. The dramatic flight will let you observe the beautiful mountain views from high above. Upon landing at the famous Tenzing-Hillary Aiport at Lukla, we meet our staff and porters and start trekking through the village of Lukla to Phakding. We will overnight at Phakding.
Day 05: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)
Today we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Koshi. After crossing suspension bridges we reach the village of Monjo where we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. We cross the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi on a high suspension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours. We then reach Namche Bazaar which is the capital of the Khumbu region. We stay overnight in the Hotel Namche.
Day 06: Rest or acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Today we spend a whole day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the high altitude. Though a leisure day, you are advised not to remain idle today. Health experts suggest that we need to stay active and moving during the rest day. We can either use this day for hiking to Thame, visiting Khunde or exploring Namche Bazaar itself. There can be options such as hiking up to Khumjung or Syangboche. We stay overnight in the Hotel Namche.
Day 07: Trek from Namche to Thyangboche (3800m)
Today we will start trekking from Namche, our destination being Thyangboche. So, we follow the path savouring the first really good views of some great Khumbu peaks including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and Ama Dablam. We pass by several villages and numerous teashops. After crossing the Dudh Koshi River and a steep climb, we reach Thyangboche where we visit one of the largest monasteries of Thyangboche which is impressive and newly rebuilt.
Day 08: Trek from Thyangboche to Pheriche (4243m)
From Thyangboche, we today move ahead to Pheriche. Pheriche is a village situated at the altitude of 4243m just above the Tsola River. We stay overnight at Pheriche.
Day 09: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4930m) Lodge/Camp
Today we walk from Pheriche and head to Lobuche. Following the trail by the Dudh Koshi River, we move ahead. On the way, we will observe magnificent views of Ama Dablam. Pheriche itself is barely visible at the top left of the valley. Dingboche is on the other side of the ridge. Behind Lobuche is a steep rock face with a line of small cairns along its horizontal summit. We stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) (5400m), overnight at camp
Walking along the valley side and looking down on the Khumbu Glacier, we follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. Then, leaving Gorak Shep, our trail leads onto the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague. We eventually reach EBC near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. Everest Base Camp will be our home until we complete our expedition to Everest.
Days 11-60: Climbing Period
During this period, we will make the climb to the summit of Mount Everest and return back to EBC.
Day 61: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Thyangboche (3800m)
Today we stroll back to Thyangboche following the same route we climbed up. We stay overnight at Thyangboche. Day 62: Trek from Thyangboche to Phakding (2610m). After breakfast, we follow the trail down through the rhododendron and pine forests which also contain a few magnolia and birch trees. Passing through some memorable scenery, we finally reach Phakding where we stay overnight.
Day 63: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2800m)
After a long walk, today we have a short final day’s trek to Lukla. We reach Lukla after 3-4 hours of trekking from Phakding. Reaching Lukla will mark the end of our trek. We stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 64: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Today we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla and after arriving in Kathmandu, you can have time for last-minute shopping or you can also explore Kathmandu city. At a farewell dinner in Kathmandu we celebrate with guides and company members.
Day 65: Final Departure
Today, you are going to leave Nepal, so our representative will transfer you to the airport and you will catch your return flight to home.
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airports, both Domestic and International, with other necessary surface transport (by A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
- Assistance at the International Airport by K2 Trek representatives while arriving and departing.
- Six night accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
- 11 nights twin sharing accommodation at guest houses during the trek.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar Square).
- All necessary staff including experienced guide and porters during the trekking and climbing.
- Flight ticket for Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu sector for all climbing members and staff.
- All trekking and camping equipment such as camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tent, guest tents, etc.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea and coffee.
- Per person 60 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carried by porters or yak and 40 kg baggage allowance while returning from base camp after climbing Mt Everest.
- Trekking permit and Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
- Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt Everest along South-east Ridge route.
- One experienced, trained, Government licensed, and 2 times Everest summiteer Climbing /Expedition Guide (Sherpa).
- All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all staff involved in the trek and expedition.
- First aid medical kits for the group and staff.
- Satellite phone carried by Guide / Sherpa for communication and available for climbing members with the cost of US$.3 per unit call.
- Appropriate foods for high altitudes and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
- Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of climber with appropriate charge.
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp.
- Solar panel for light and battery charger.
- All tents for camps 1, 2, 3, 4 and Khumbu Icefall charge.
- 5 Oxygen bottles (4l) with mask and regulator (if requested by client).
- Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
- Company service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.
- Walkie talkies for the communication above base camp.
- Liaison officer .
- garbage diposit
- International air ticket and airport tax.
- Nepal Visa charge.
- Personal climbing equipment.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry expenses, Tips summit bonus.
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobile, Walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various /unforeseen situations such as natural calamities, landslide, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulation etc.
- Transportation is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicine, Medical test and hospitalization.
- Emergency evacuation and Helicopter rescue.
- Any extra services or products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Everest summit bonus to the workers.
Harness (Safety Belt)
Jumar (Ascending Device)
Eight Ring ( Descending device)
Wind proof suit
To climb high elevation peak good health condition and physical fitness is paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulties. To climb Mt Everest you should have previous climbing experience on 7000m mountain with basic climbing skills and techniques.
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