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.
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.
More the better as it comes to low cost-sharing the royalty with other members of the expeditions. Minimum 4-6 people and a maximum of 10 to 15 people. But in a special situation for eager and keen interested people, we can organize for single or two-person also. Where Expedition cost will be higher than in a maximum number of people.
Arrangement of itinerary days, providing excellent camping gear for base camp only, where for further high camps climber should bring their own tents and other necessary equipment. The company offers services up to base camp and back to Kathmandu, including domestic flights. Obtaining climbing permits and national park fees, as well allocating climbing guides, camping cooks, staff, and porters with all foods and camping required for the climb from base camp to base camp.
We book on the best available lodge on route to Everest base camp, from single to double rooms, as required by the clients or climbing members. Rooms can be with attached or common bathrooms and toilets, where food is of excellent quality from Continental, Indian, and Chinese to Nepalese meals. In a large group, we provide a set menu of different varieties, as it saves time and fuel for the cooking for a bigger group.
For a minimum group of 2-4 people, it will be US$ 20, 000. Per person, with extra for royalty, including peak permits and garbage deposit Larger groups from 6 to 10 person cost can reach US$ 15,000 per person, with extra for royalty, including peak permits and garbage deposit.
We have expert and veteran mountain guides who have experience on Mt. Everest climb more than 2-3 times, including other higher peaks of the Himalayas region. Our expert and professional guide will support you throughout the climb with a safe descend back to base camp.