Mount Everest Expedition
Overview Embarking on a Mount Everest expedition is the ultimate test of human endurance and a dream for adventure seekers and mountaineers worldwide. Towering at an awe-inspiring 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level, Everest stands as the highest peak in the world, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Nepal. The journey to conquer Everest typically begins in Kathmandu, where climbers assemble and undergo final preparations before heading to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) at around 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). This trek to EBC serves as both acclimatization and an opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan…
Embarking on a Mount Everest expedition is the ultimate test of human endurance and a dream for adventure seekers and mountaineers worldwide. Towering at an awe-inspiring 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level, Everest stands as the highest peak in the world, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Nepal.
The journey to conquer Everest typically begins in Kathmandu, where climbers assemble and undergo final preparations before heading to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) at around 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). This trek to EBC serves as both acclimatization and an opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
Upon reaching the base camp, climbers settle into a rigorous routine of acclimatization climbs, training, and rest to prepare for the challenging ascent. The climb from base camp includes several strategically placed high-altitude camps, each situated at progressively higher elevations. Camps along the Southern route include Camp 1 (6,065m), Camp 2 (6,500m), and Camp 3 (7,470m). Camp 4, also known as the “Death Zone” at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), marks the final stop before the summit.
Conquering Everest: Triumph and Trials of the Summit Push
The actual summit push is the most demanding phase of the expedition, requiring climbers to endure harsh weather conditions, freezing temperatures, and thin air. The final ascent from Camp 4 to the summit often involves navigating treacherous sections such as the Hillary Step and enduring extreme physical and mental challenges.
Despite meticulous planning, the ascent is not without risks, including avalanches, crevasses, and altitude-related illnesses. Climbers must rely on their physical strength, mental resilience, and teamwork to overcome these obstacles and achieve their goal.
Summiting Mount Everest is an overwhelming triumph, rewarding climbers with a sense of accomplishment and a breathtaking view from the top of the world. However, the descent poses its own set of challenges, requiring climbers to exercise caution and perseverance until they safely return to base camp.
Conclusion and Summary
An Mount Everest expedition is an arduous but life-changing experience that leaves adventurers with indelible memories, an unparalleled appreciation for nature’s grandeur, and a profound understanding of the limits and potential of the human spirit. It serves as a testament to the human desire to conquer the seemingly unconquerable and a reminder of the importance of respecting the environment and the delicate ecosystem of the Himalayas.
- Summiting Mt Everest – the highest mountain on earth
- Scenic flight to Lukla
- Breathtaking view of the sunset over Mt. Everest from the Kalapathar
- Prayer wheels, colorful flags, mani stones, high suspension bridges
- Wide range of flora and fauna
- Ancient monastery in Tengboche (3,867m / 12,687ft)
- One of the world’s highest airports at Syangboche (3,780m / 12.402ft)
- Views of some of the highest peaks, including Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
- Explore Sagarmatha National Park
- Khumjung monastery believed to house a yeti scalp
- Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr
- Highest glacier on Earth- The Khumbu Glacier (4,900m)
- Everest climb: the greatest glory of the mountaineering world
- Khumbu Icefall “The glacier which moves”
- Experience of cultural bio-diversity of Nepal and its people
- Discovery of Sagarmatha National Park
- Ascent of Lobuche Peak, 6119 meters, as pre-acclimatization
- The Sherpa People and their villages, culture, and architectural and more
- Wonderful stay at Everest Base Camp: a lifetime experience
- Small groups of max. 6 participants
- Professional organisation and high-quality services
02 April 2023 / Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
03 April 2023 / Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding ( 4hrs).
04 April 2023 / Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 7hrs walk).
05 April 2023 / Day 05: Weak up early in the morning at 5 o’clock. You may walk to the Everest View Hotel and visit Hilary museum and Sherpa museum.
06 April 2023/ Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3860m approx 5 hrs walk).
07 April 2023 / Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche / Dingboche (4250m 5 hrs walk).
08 April 2023/ Day 08: Trek from Pheriche / Dingboche to Lobuche (5020m, 4hrs walk).
09 April 2023 / Day 09: Lobuche, Rest day for acclimatization.
10 April 2021 / Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m, 3 hrs walk) and rest.
11 April 2023 / Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5200m)- 03 hours.
12 April 2023- 26 May 2023 / Day12-57: Climbing period (summit period for the summit).
27 May 2023 / Day 58: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and Trek to Lobuche.
28 May 2023 / Day 59: Trek from Lobuche (5220) to Dingboche (4260m approx 4hrs walk).
29 May 2023/ Day 60: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860M approx 4 hrs walk).
30 May 2023/ Day 61: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 4hrs walk).
01 Jun 2023 / Day 63: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel.
02 Jun 2023 / Day 64: Free and explore day around the Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
03Jun 2023 /Day 65: Final departure or alternatively join other activities.
Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both Domestic and International flight as per itinerary.
Assistance at the International airport by Everest Expeditions Nepal while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotels accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
Schedule Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
All trekking and mountaineering equipments like; kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance Base Camp and camp two.
Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and cook at Camp 2
3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea/ coffee) in available tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking
3 fresh meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners) will be serve at base camp, and camp two.
All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition for both members and crews.
Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak to climbing the Mt. Everest.
Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
Trekking Permit (Everest National Park entry fee)
TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Everest (8848M).
Nepalese Government Royalty and fees;
One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp.
Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpaâ€™s, cooks, kitchen boys.
Equipment allowances and wages for Government Liaison Officer.
First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
Emergency Oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
Solar panel for light and battery charger.
All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 for members and staff.
Ice fall charges by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
7 Bottles (28L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (we use Poisk brands of the Oxygen)
Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators
Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance for staff
Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff.
Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp two.
Trekking and Climbing map of the Mount Everest.
EPI Cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, three and south col for cooking food, boiling water.
Generator will be providing for back- up of lighting power and charging electronic tools.
Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/Yaks to base camp)
Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
Complete pre-departure information
Flight ticket reconfirmation
visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
Everest Expeditions Nepal T-shirt/Pashmina, broacher.
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
Extra transportation then display in itinerary program.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
Wallie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera or walllie-talkies).
Personal climbing gears;
Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minium US$ 1000.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
Airfare of international flights.
Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any other item not included in â€œCOST INCLUDESâ€ section.
The name ‘ Mount Everest‘ was named when Sir George Everest, the surveyor-general of India from scaled the peak in1856. It was called Peak XV until before 1856. The height measurement of the peak was done through the Great Trigonometrically Survey in 1850. Nepali name of the Mt. Everest is ‘Sagarmatha‘, meaning “Sky Mother.” However, the Tibetan people love to call it ‘Chomolungma’, which refer to “Mother Goddess of the Country.”
There is a great controversy regarding the exact height of Mount Everest. Andrew Waugh, the successor of George Everest had given its height 29,002 ft (8842m. Later, this height was increased to 29,028 ft (8,848 m) which is the universally accepted altitude. In 1999, the Boston Museum of Science GPS attached to Bishop’s Ledge, the outcrop just below the summit, suggested the height no more than 8,830m (28,970 ft). Similarly, the National Geographic Society announced that the correct height of the Everest was 8,850 m (29,035 ft). Let the geologists go on exploring the actual height of the Everest; it is anyhow, the highest mountain in the world. It is reported that the mountain is rising a few millimetres each year due to geological forces.
- The name ‘ Mount Everest’ was named when Sir George Everest, the surveyor-general of India from scaled the peak in1856.
- Nepali name of the Mt. Everest is ‘Sagarmatha’, meaning “Sky Mother.” However, the Tibetan people love to call it ‘Chomolungma’, which refer to “Mother Goddess of the Country.
- The National Geographic Society announced that the correct height of the Everest was 8,850m (29,035 feet)
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