|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|
On reaching Kathmandu via various international airlines, at the airport our guide and staff for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms, and then meet other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for 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, 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 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 in 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 legendry 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 few bridges over Dudh Koshi glacial rivers to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where a ticket to be shown of purchased. Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa knows 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 overnights 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 view-points which is a good way to support acclimatization. Enjoy leisure 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 on 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 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 descend to reach a strong metal bridge. On crossing the bridge above Imjatse River, a slow uphill climb to Pangboche village with 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 towards 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 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 adventure.
Today, our Sherpa guide and camping staff organize a prayer ritual and worship of Mother Nature and the holy spirits of 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 ice and snow section to set up Camp II on best available space. After Camp I and II making 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 to 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 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 last overnight around 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 flight delay and 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 cities site within Kathmandu, Patan, or Bhaktapur.
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