|Package name||MT. Everest Expedition|
|Max. elevation||8848.86 Meter|
|Transportation||Private vehicle and flight tickets|
|Accomodation||Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu with the best available lodge on Treks, and overnights in a tented camp on the climb|
|Trip route||Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche Monastery-Dingboche-Lobuche- Everest base camp via Gorakshep-Everest base camp Climb to Mount Everest, withdrawal to Base Camp-All team-members to re-group at Base Camp-Clearing and clean up the base camp for the return journey-Pheriche-Namche Bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu|
|Cost||USD 45,000 per person|
Mt. Everest Expedition is one of the greatest adventures on this planet earth, where Hiker Himalaya, provides excellent services of logistic support. To make the climb safe and highly successful, with our team of expert guides and field staff. Mt. Everest Expedition is one of the most popular and famous mountaineering adventures since the conquest of Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953.
The mountain with several names, in Nepal it is known as Sagarmatha the Tibetan, and Sherpa calls it Chomolungma. In the early days before the name, Everest was tagged in honor of Sir George Everest in the late 19th century.
In past years it was referred to as Peak XV, till it got its present name, Mount Everest. A grand title for great mountains, the height of Mt. Everest differed for many years, and then the two countries. Who shares the world's highest peaks Tibet/ China and Nepal finally declared the new agreed height of 8,848.86 m / 29,031.69 feet. Which was announced at a virtual ceremony, thus the height remains at present with little more than in the past.
The most popular Mt. Everest Expedition is from South Col, which is in Nepal, and the North in Tibet / China. After a great historical ascent by legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary, then the mountains were exposed to the world. Mt. Everest Expedition draws many mountaineers big or small groups for the classic climb. Due to easy and best accessibility from the Nepalese side of Everest South Face chose the right time of the season. For the climb during the mid-spring season of March to May as well in the middle of June.
At present some mountaineers challenge the climb during autumn and winter also, due to advanced technology and best quality climbing equipment. Which makes the climb to Mt. Everest possible even in winter times in this high-tech world of modernization. Mt. Everest South Col is located in Nepal's North Mid-Eastern Himalayas around the district of Solu-Khumbu. Coordinates at the Latitude and Longitude of 27.9881° North and 86.9250° East. Situated in the upper valley of Khumbu, within Sagarmatha National Park, is listed on the list of World Heritage Sites.
Mt. Everest Expedition starts from Kathmandu, after gathering and packing all the gear for the climb. As well as high-altitude foods required for the climb to keep fit and able for the ascent. After much preparation and collecting all the documents for the climb, a short scenic flight takes you to Lukla. Where the airfield is named Tenzing & Hillary Airport, then meet our fellow camping staff and porters. We used pack animals as well to carry much of the expedition loads, then head towards our main destination to Everest base camp.
A pleasant walk following the Dudh Kosi River past several villages of Phakding, Monjo to enter Sagarmatha National Park. After leaving the river high uphill to Namche Bazaar, the main hub of Khumbu villagers as well as trekkers and mountaineers. Enjoy the free day in Namche for a leisurely scenic hike to get acclimatized in the comfort of a nice lodge.
From Namche adventure continues on the main trail to Everest base camp, facing glorious views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse. Includes a beautiful peak of Ama Dablam and then down and up to Tengboche Monastery, a lovely spot encircled by high peaks. Located amidst nice forest surroundings, with time here to visit the impressive monastery of great religious and cultural interest. Where many mountaineers and climbers receive a blessing from the high priest for a safe and successful climb to various peaks of Khumbu.
An enjoyable and captivating scenery of peaks and high hills, then head down to a river and climb to Pangboche village. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp, as the walk proceeds, to reach scenic Imjatse valley. Where Dingboche is a nice settlement located beneath the towering North Face of Ama Dablam with views of the Island peak. Spending another day at the beautiful valley of Imjatse and Dingboche, then adventure leads towards Everest base camp. As walk head past Lobuche and Gorakshep a place with a few nice lodges on route base camp.
Finally, a pleasant walk ends on reaching base camp beneath towering Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse peaks. Where our field staff and guides have established the camp with many sleeping tents, including large dining and kitchen tents. At base camp preparing for the final conquest of Mt. Everest, with time to sort out gears. Hike Himalaya has spared enough days for the summit bid of 20 days to reach the top and back at base camp.
Within the allocated days, busy carrying some loads and equipment to make higher camps, normally climber needs 4 camps after base camp. As the time nears for the big day, ferrying gears from camp to camp, and then planning for the final summit day. Depending upon the weather forecast, by then climbers will be spending time on the 3rd and 4th camp near South Col.
The closest high camp to reach the top of Everest that separates the route of the Lhotse and Everest summits. After a final decision of the group/team leader head for the summit with the support of the main and fix the ropes. As well as using ice-ax where needed till you reach the top of Mt. Everest, after a strenuous hard effort. On the summit, the top enjoys a breathtaking panorama of surrounding high peaks, after a rejoice-full moment and standing on top of the world.
Then descend safely back to base camp, after a hard struggle of pain and agony. But worth the experience of a lifetime adventure of great effort to achieve a memorable feat. Return journey on the same route back to Lukla past Pheriche, Tengboche, and Namche to reach Lukla for the last overnight. Around the high Khumbu and Everest region and then fly to Kathmandu, after a victory and accomplished our goal on Mt. Everest Expedition.
Climbing Mt. Everest is an enterprise that requires extensive preparation, but before climbers set off for the Himalayas, they spend a long time building stamina and training to acclimate to harsh conditions such as low temperatures and low-oxygen environments at high altitudes. It is worth remembering, that the most difficult is to get to the "death zone" at 8 000 meters above sea level.
The body begins to rebel against the lack of oxygen. Even the strongest climbers can experience poor judgment, stroke, heart attack, or difficulty overcoming altitude sickness. Still, every year a few climbers decide to climb Mount Everest to prove they're capable. To achieve the set goal, climbers must acclimate to the low rate of oxygen in the air before attempting to reach the summit.
This can be done by making a few trips to the top each time from Everest base camp. By doing this they allow their body to produce more hemoglobin which carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and prevents it from dying. So every Everest climb should be well prepared, and this can only be done by an experienced company like Asian Trekking whose staff are Sherpa guides who have spent almost their entire lives trekking in the Himalayas.
Usually, the 50th day is a summit day which is the most exciting and challenging part of the climb, especially if the weather is good. On average, as far as tourists are concerned, the entire climb takes about 58 days from arrival in Kathmandu to summit Everest. When everything is in order and the climbers feel well, the climb to the summit takes about seven days. It takes about 5 days to return to the base camp.
Spring is the best time to climb Mount Everest. The climbing window between April to May is the best time for a climber to climb Mount Everest. The peak is mostly visible and clear. Also, a small window in autumn from September to October is also suitable for climbing Mt. Autumn comes after the monsoon season and is the peak time for climbing. Moderate weather and the absence of monsoon clouds are a plus.
Upper Body: 2 cotton t-shirts, 2 synthetic t-shirts, 2 long sleeve synthetic shirts, Light-weight soft shell jacket, medium weight insulating jacket (fleece, down, or synthetic), Hard shell jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable (Gore-Tex or similar)
Heavy down coat: For 6,000m peaks a very warm down coat with hood or an 8,000m coat with hood, for 7,000m peaks an 8,000m coat with hood, for 8,000m peaks an 8,000m down coat with hood or an 8,000m suit can be used instead
Hands: Lightweight poly-liner gloves, Mid-weight soft shell gloves – water/wind resistant, Heavy-weight waterproof gloves – Gore-tex shell with a removable liner, Expedition weight mittens -Gore-tex over mitt matched polar fleece mitt liner
Head: Helmet, Warm hat that covers your ears, Balaclava, Face mask, Baseball hat or brimmed sun hat, Glacier sunglasses with side shields, Ski goggles with light and dark lenses, Glasses with clear lenses to protect your eyes while climbing to the summit on windy nights. (Cost less than 10 dollars in Kathmandu), Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs, Buff/neck gaiter, Bandana, or head scarf (optional)
Lower Body: Synthetic underwear, Hiking shorts, Hiking pants, 2 pairs lightweight thermal bottoms, Medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms, Polar fleece or soft-shell pants, Waterproof/breathable pants with full side zips (Gore-Tex or similar),
Heavy insulating pants: For 6,000m peaks: Down or synthetic pants will full zips, for 7,000m peaks: 8,000m down pants, for 8,000m peaks: 8,000m down pants or an 8,000m suit can be used instead
Sturdy leather walking boots, Trainers, running shoes and/or sandals, Down booties (optional), 3 pairs med-heavy poly or wool socks, 2 pairs poly or wool liner socks (optional), Vapor barrier liner socks (optional), 2 pairs lightweight trekking socks, Cotton socks for in town
An additional down sleeping bag for a basecamp for the following climbs: Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I and II, Spantik, K2/Broad Peak Everest training climb. For Mastagata a second sleeping bag is optional but highly recommended. Down base camp sleeping bag should be rated to -10C or 15F (If you sleep cold consider -18C or 0F), 2 closed cell foam Kari-mats (sleeping pads) for use in basecamp and high altitude (these can be purchased inexpensively in Kathmandu), High-quality inflatable sleeping pad designed for cold weather (Thermarest), Patch kit for inflatable pad
Rucksack and Travel Bags: Medium rucksack/backpack (50-70 liters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used as the carry-on bag), Waterproof rucksack cover (optional), 2 large (120+ L / 7500+ cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment, small luggage locks for duffel kit bags
Personal Hygiene: Female or male hygiene supplies, 2 tubes lip sun cream, large tube skin sun cream (min factor 30), Anti-mosquito cream, Toothpaste/brush, Hand sanitizer gel (small-medium bottle), Bar of soap small towel, Hand wipes, Face Mask, Hand sanitizer, Disposable gloves, Disinfectant wipes
Medical: Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc., Blister repair kit, 10 anti-diarrhea pills, 20 anti-headache pills, 10 cough and/or cold medicine, Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide, 10 Stomach
antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin, etc., 5 Azithromycin tables, Steri pen or bottle of water purification tablets, Cough sweets/lozenges (Halls/Stepils), Earplugs, Extra prescription glasses/contact lenses, and supplies
Personal Food: Snack food/daily energy food; Everest training Nepal/Tibet, AmaDablam, Baruntse: 2-4kg (4.5-9lbs), Spantik, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Mustagata, Manasu: 2-5kg (4.5-11lbs), Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I/II, K2/Everest training, Everest, Lhotse: 3-6kg (6.5-13lbs),
Dehydrated meals (freeze-dried dinners) for summit attempt: Everest training Nepal/Tibet, AmaDablam: 2 meals, Spantik, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Mustagata, Manasu, Baruntse: 3 meals, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I/II, /Everest training, Everest, Lhotse: 5 meals
Practical: Small roll of repair tape, Sewing repair kit, Cigarette lighter, Small box matches, Compass or GPS, Battery powered alarm clock/watch, Camera with extra cards and extra batteries, Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage, 2 water bottles (1 liter) wide-mouth Nalgene, Pee bottle (1litre or larger), Plastic cup and spoon, Small folding knife, Binoculars (optional), 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks, Passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary, Separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance, Dollars, pounds, or euros cash, Bank/ATM/Cash and credit cards, Bathing suit/swimsuit (you never know), Paperback books, playing cards, iPod/mp3 player, musical instruments, extra batteries, etc., Travel clothes for basecamp and in town, Umbrella (optional), Small solar panels for personal electronics (optional)
Group Equipment: We provide group gear, equipment, and supplies including rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection, tents; stoves, fuel, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. A personal tent will be provided for each member at the base camp. On the upper mountain, team members will share tents. In the base camp, a shower, toilet, solar charger, and dining tent will be provided.
On reaching Kathmandu via various international airlines, at the airport our guide and staff for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where is your hotel located, after checking into your rooms, and then meeting other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for a briefing? Regarding the Mt. Everest climb and trek on route base camp. Information includes other useful information to make your adventure more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.
A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek to Everest Expedition, shopping to purchase and hire needful gear for the climb, with time one can book for optional sightseeing tour. Around Kathmandu valley, major cities, are steeped with ancient world heritage sites. Next day group meeting regarding the climb of Mt. Everest and how to prepare with camping gear and use of right equipment, and also to collect permits and documents from a concerned Government department.
Departure from the hotel as early as possible by the latest 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m. Having breakfast, and leaving unwanted items for storing in the hotel. Our staff and guide will transfer you for the short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After checking in for security, and then proceed to an airfield to board a small aircraft, either Dornier or Twin Otter. With a maximum of 15 to 18 seated planes, as the plane lifts off enjoy a panorama of Himalayan peaks, where the route leads North East with views of Mt. Everest as the plane makes landing at a small airfield in Lukla.
The airport is named Tenzing and Hillary, a tribute to the first legendary conqueror of Mt. Everest. At Lukla getting organized with the heavier baggage to be carried by porters and on pack animals known as Jhopkyo (a mixed breed of Yak and lower region cows or ox). The trail leads around many lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist prayer walls and monuments to reach Phakding for an overnight stay in a nice moderate lodge.
Walk today takes you to the famous Namche Bazaar the hub of Khumbu villagers, as well as trekkers. Where once a week, a colorful and busy market is held every Saturday walk leads to cross a few bridges over Dudh Koshi glacial rivers to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where a ticket to be shown purchased.
Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa known as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language. From here reach the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, for a lunch break, and then continue to walk following the river on a bank, within the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest. On crossing the last high bridge, along undulating uphill for a few hours to reach Namche Bazaar for two overnight stops. Enjoy the views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks from the lodge in Namche and then check into your rooms for refreshing rest before dinner time in a large warm and cozy dining hall.
Free day in Namche for necessary rest and the short hike to viewpoints which is a good way to support acclimatization. Enjoy a leisurely morning with breakfast and hike to Namche viewpoint overlooking Mt. Everest and the beautiful peak of Ama Dablam with other adjoining peaks.
Visit the museum offers full information about the Khumbu region. Energetic people can take a hike up to Everest View Hotel for a few hours, as well one can spend the day exploring Khumjung and Khunde villages. This is quite different from Namche Bazaar with many traditional houses located in a glacial valley.
The morning after breakfast, an easy stroll after a short climb to the top of Namche facing excellent views of Khumbu peaks with Everest, and then down to Imjatse River at Phunki-Tenga, a small settlement popular mid-day stops of trekkers for lunch or refreshments. From here on steep winding uphill for some hours within the cool forest to reach a small scenic plateau at Tengboche and its colorful monastery.
The area is surrounded by an array of peaks with grand views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam with a range of adjoining high mountains. Herewith is time to visit the impressive monastery interior of great Buddhism religion interest and then retire back to your lodge for the rest of the afternoon.
From Tengboche enjoy the morning views of snow-capped peaks while you have breakfast, and then the day starts with an easy descent to reach a strong metal bridge. On crossing the bridge above Imjatse River, a slow uphill climb to Pangboche village with the closest views of beautiful Ama Dablam.
From here onward tree lines disappear for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes. The walk takes you higher to reach scenic Imjatse valley, where Dingboche is located for an overnight halt, facing the first view of Island Peak towards the east of the valley floor.
Another deserving rest day, for good acclimatization where one takes a hike uphill to a ridge called Nagarjun. Where you can enjoy the panorama of peaks with Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam North Face as far as the world's 5th highest. Makalu. Rest of the afternoon enjoy a stroll around Dingboche with many good lodges and shops or just relax with the mountain views.
Slowly our adventure heads towards our first highlight to reach Everest base camp. The morning starts with a steep climb of less than half an hour to a ridge festooned with prayer flags and Buddhist monuments. Enjoy the great views, as the walk continues on easy up to reach a small settlement of Thugla. Where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into torrential cold streams.
A favorite stop for trekkers heading both ways to Everest base camp, Lobuche, or down to Dingboche and Pheriche valley. After lunch at Thugla, afternoon an hour climb towards Thugla's small pass where you can notice many tombs and memorials of unfortunate climbers.
After a short good rest, a slow and easy walk but strenuous due to thin air and high altitude to reach the overnight stop at Lobuche. Lobuche at 4,940 m / 16,210 feet, situated about 150 km (93 mi) east of Kathmandu, located near the foot of Khumbu Glacier, approx. 8.5 km South-West from Everest Base Camp.
Today, our walks lead to one of the highlights at Everest base camp, although a short distance. But takes strenuous hours of walking due to high altitude and air pressure. Start on the easy path and up above Khumbu glaciers over moraines of rocks to reach Gorakshep. The highest human settlement before base camp with few lodges to stay for overnights after visiting Everest base camp.
From Gorakshep heed slowly taking more than two hours to reach base camp, feeling wonderful. Standing beneath the world's tallest peaks and close to massive Khumbu icefalls and glaciers. Enjoy the stupendous scenery of high giant snow peaks then settle into your tents for an overnight stop, after a great day's adventure.
Today, our Sherpa guide and camping staff organize a prayer ritual and worship of Mother Nature and the holy spirits of the mountains. As Himalaya is the abode of god and spirits, where all need to respect the mountains. Worship and prayer burning junipers incense and chanting prayer for a safe and successful climb.
All the day engrossed with final preparations and dividing loads of foods and equipment for other high camps, needs to be ferried up down on route Mt. Everest summit.
During these 20 days, arrangements to organize higher camps from Camp-I to IV for the final bid. Throughout 10 to 15 days, allocating days to set up camps and carrying foods and camping stuff required for the climb and overnight stops. From base camp climb to Camp-I at 5, 800 m high cross over notorious Khumbu-Ice Fall and glaciers, to make camp at a wide snowfield and store gear and foods for upcoming days climb to the summit.
Then return to base camp, this allows enough exercise and acclimatization for the final bid. After checking the area of the climb and setting Camp I descend back to base camp Necessary rest day for the final climb to the top having two more full days of rest and saving energy for the big event to the summit of Everest. Continue climb above Camp I tackling the ice and snow section to set up Camp II in the best available space.
After Camp, I and II made Camp III in the best possible area on snow and ice. Descend to base camp and collect more equipment and foods for last camp IV at near 8, 000 m. Start the climb high above to set up the last camp, located at South Col close to a ridge-line that joins with Mt. Lhotse. A traverse across a snow slope, which is a yellow band of rock known as Geneva Spur, leads to the South Col and Camp IV.
On the final day of the climb to the summit as weather permits, start early after mid-night from Camp IV, heading towards a long climb, following the footsteps of our lead guide and leaders, then eventually reach the summit Feel the Great Spirit standing on top of the world, where all giant peaks lie below you from the summit of Mt. Everest, Sagarmatha, and Chomolungma. After a glorious and unforgettable moment, on the top, and then descend back safely towards base camp using Camp III and Camp I camps on route base camp.
On 18 or 19 days, all team members and climbing guides should be at base camp for the final medical check-up and to clear the camp and collect all rubbish and waste to hand over to SPCC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee).
Pack and collect all unwanted waste to be carried and hand to SPCC for proper disposal, leaving nothing only your footsteps prints. Start packing the climbing gears and disposing of garbage in proper sites, where SPPC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control) will check the camp and deposit the litter to take away from the base camp to disposal sites or back to Kathmandu.
After a successful conquest and triumph on top of Mt. Everest, return journey to Gorakshep and then to Thugla, with downhill to Pheriche windy valley. After a nice pleasant walk reaches Pheriche a nice settlement with many good lodges for an overnight stop, Pheriche also has a health post run by the HRA post. (Himalayan Rescue Association).
After an exciting adventure on top of the world head back towards Lukla after a great successful time. Morning a nice walk from Pheriche with down and ups and then reach Pangboche, with close views of Ama Dablam. From here descend to cross a river with a climb to Tengboche. From here onward back into tree lines, with down and ups to Shanasa village. As the walk gets better on a gradual winding path to reach Namche for an overnight halt.
Today can be a long stretch of walks but easier on the downhill to reach by the river bank and the past Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo village to reach Phakding. From here on the gradual winding trail with the last final climb to reach the end of the trek at Lukla for the last overnight around the high Khumbu and Everest region.
On achieving great triumph and success on top of Mt. Everest, depart from the lodge to Lukla airport, where the morning flight reaches you back at Kathmandu. From the airport, transfer to your respective hotels with a free day to enjoy the hustle-bustle city life of Kathmandu.
It is always best and wise to have a spare or contingency day, in case of a flight delay that might lead to cancellation. Due to bad unfavorable weather conditions for small planes to operate which can happen even in the best time of the seasons. On these two free days, one can enjoy individual activities and shopping for souvenirs or take a tour of Kathmandu's ancient city sites within Kathmandu, Patan, or Bhaktapur.
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