• Everest Expedition (8848 Meter)

Everest Expedition (8848 Meter)

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Strenuous
  •    Destination: Everest
  •    Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •    Accommodation: Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping
  •    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  •    Maximum altitude: 8848m
  •    Group size: 1+
  •    Best Season: Spring

Climbing the highest mountain in the world is a dream of all mountaineering enthusiasts. Standing impressively tall at 8,848 meters above sea level, Mt. Everest ultimately draws the attention of seasoned climbers. Everest Expedition is one of the most popular climbing expeditions in the world.

After Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa summited Everest for the first time in 1953, the mountain has seen numerous successful climbs ever since. The dream mountain expedition, climbing Everest takes around two months to complete. It is obvious that the expedition is challenging and skill demanding. But your will power gets over everything that comes along.

The Mt Everest climbing adventure includes a trek to Everest Base Camp and the ascent of the mountain. As soon as the trekking begins on the trail towards the base camp, you can enjoy the serene and magnificent beauty of the mountain surroundings.

The months between March to May during spring and September to December during autumn are the ideal months for the Expedition. You can enjoy the ideal weather for the expedition during these times of the year.

With several days of acclimatizing at the base camp, the expedition takes you higher up in the mountain.  You will have acclimatization days on the mountain once you start heading higher up. Four different camps in the mountain offer you camping accommodation while you are in the mountain. You attempt to summit the mountain from Camp IV.

Reasons Everest Expedition becomes an Experience

Nepal Climbing Adventure always strives to offer an adventure traveling experience that you can cherish. While the Everest Expedition is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us.

By the time we take you to the base camp and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness is our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.

Going on the Everest Expedition with us is traveling in safe hands.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

On your arrival in Kathmandu a designated individual will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Then you will be transferred to your hotel where you spend overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02 - 03: Preparation & Day Sightseeing

Today we spend our day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Most of the sightseeing includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, etc. Back at the hotel you will be briefed on the set itinerary to make necessary trip preparations along with paper works.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

We take an early morning short flight to Lukla. The 30 minutes’ flight involves a scenic view over the exquisite hilly region of Nepal. Upon arrival to Lukla we meet our porters and trek guides. After making necessary arrangements we trek through village of Lukla till we reach Phakding. The trek includes many lodges where we can spend overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar

The trek begins along the banks of Dudh Koshi River and across it twice via small suspension bridges to reach Monjo village. From here we cross both Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river by a suspension bridge and climb up the trail to Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Acclimatisation Day

Today will be acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar. We accustom ourselves to the cold weather and the altitude. In the morning after breakfast we visit Sherpa Museum. We will also visit local shops for necessary equipment and clothing. In the afternoon we visit villages near Namche Bazaar. We return to the lodge and spend overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Tengboche

We continue our trek out of the village early on the morning. The trail provides us excellent panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse peaks. The steep trail ascents uphill and follows the yak trails towards Tengboche Monastery. We spend overnight in a lodge neat the monastery.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche

The trail passes through several villages filled with Mani walls leading to a Rhododendron forest. The path goes across the Imja Khola river through a suspension bridge. Pangboche village known for its view of Ama Dablam is another hour of walk from here. After lunch we hike to Pangboche monastery and follow through summer pastures to Dingboche. We spend overnight in local lodge.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Acclimatisation

It is acclimatization in Dingboche. It involves gradual exposure to the high altitude environment by walking to nearby hills.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche

We ascend up the trail to reach Dugla situated just below the Khumbu Glacier. After lunch we continue along the trail of Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche. We spend overnight at a local lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp

The trek follows up by a trail to sandy flat at Gorak Shep overlooking down to Khumbu Glacier. From Gorak Shep the trail leads to moraine of the Khumbu Glacier that eventually reaches to the Everest Base Camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 - 14: Rest and preparation

We perform our pre-climb training in Base camp. We learn about climbing techniques and familiarize ourselves with gears and equipment required for our ascent. We acclimatize ourselves further by trekking near the base camp.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 - 58: Summit Period: Established Camps, Rest, Acclimatise and Summit Ascent of Mt Everest

We start early in the morning for the summit to avoid strong afternoon winds. The climb is coordinated and guided by expert climbers. The Sherpas assist us with carrying our gears. The ascent rewards us with spectacular views of the Himalayas. Four camps will be set up on the way upwards.

Camp 1:  6400m (20,996ft)

The Camp 1 is arranged on the horizontal level of profound snow shielded by mountain walls. The range is warm because of the sun amid the day, and during the night the strong blow of air and cracking sound underneath the tents can be heard.

Camp 2:  6750m (22,145ft)

Camp 2 is set at the foot of the Lhotse wall. Cloudy but a lovely weather is expected.

Camp 3:  7100m (23,292ft)

Camp 3, adjoining the Lhotse divider, is achieved with the help of a fixed rope. The way takes us through the precarious allow bands. The course onwards takes us up the Geneva Spur toward the east before going to the South Col. Past Camp 3, a few climbers may feel minor inconvenience because of the height, and the utilization of oxygen might be fundamental.

Camp 4:  8400m (27,560ft)

This is the last camp before the summit and the most dangerous segment of the climb, only 450 meters from the summit. The narrow southeast edge is taken to achieve the south summits (8,750m), and from here it is anything but difficult to reach at Everest's summit at 8,848 meters.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 59: Return to Base Camp

After much deserved quality time at the summit we carefully descend along the same route. We then return back to the base camp, set up our camp and rejoice in enjoyment.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 60-61: Return back to Namche Bazaar

The return trek back to Namche Bazaar via the same route of Dingboche and Tengboche. The trail follows through pine forests with mesmerizing views of the Himalayan massifs. The trek continues as we cross Dudh Koshi river and descend to Sansa to reach Namche Bazaar where we spend overnight at a local lodge.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 62: Trek to Lukla

After breakfast we descend downhill following Hillary suspension bridges across Dudh Koshi river and through local Sherpa villages. In the evening we reach Lukla where we spend overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 63: Flight back to Kathmandu

From the Lukla airstrip we head back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu we head back straight to the hotel. We celebrate our accomplishment during dinner and pamper ourselves with much needed rest.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 64: Rest at Kathmandu & Debriefing

Today, you will be visiting the Departmnet Of Tourism for debriefing of the expedition and receive the certificate of accomplishment. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Departure

On this day you are free to do as you please. A designated individual will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule. Farewell.

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

  • All types of organizational requirements
  • All trekking and climbing paper works and permits
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Flight to Lukla and back
  • Accommodation and meals during the whole of the expedition
  • Government and local taxes
  • Reference notes to plan your trip
  • An experienced English speaking climbing guide, assistant climbing guide, Sherpa porters including their salary, insurance, food, lodging and all equipment
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Facilities of Email and satellite phones in base camp
  • Necessary oxygen bottles
  • Written and photo internet dispatches to send your progress to your family

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee(bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation apart from the schedule due to any reasons
  • Lunch and evening meals in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Charges of Email and satellite phones
  • Charge for extra Sherpa porter (if required)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for climbing guide and Sherpa

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions - Trekking & Climbing in Nepal

 

Are you a licensed adventure company?

Yes, we are a licensed company to operate adventure tours in Nepal. We have been organizing tours, Treks, and Expeditions for our valued clients for over two decades. Our long journey and experience in the field have made us pioneer in the industry.  

 

Do the guides speak English and have first aid training?

All of our guides are experienced experts in their job and speak fluent English. Most of them are born in the areas they guide trekkers to and have several years of experience as trekking guides in the mountains. It's mandatory that they are trained in first aid and also carry a first aid kit with them during the trek.

 

How big are the groups?

We always do our best to team up a small group of like-minded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventure travel experience, coupled with an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in the true spirit that comes with adventure. Our trek groups generally comprise of maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.

 

Are permits included in the price of the adventure?

Yes. All of the necessary permits for your trekking, climbing, and expedition are included in the price and will be arranged for you prior to your trek. For certain restricted regions (like Manaslu and Makalu), you'll need to have a full day in Kathmandu prior to your trek as your trek operator will need your passport for the permit registration. 

 

Do you arrange private adventures?

Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe that best suits you for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). The costs for private trips are generally fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration, and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR A SINGLE WOMAN. If by any chance, none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you want to go solo. We assign local guides, porters, etc who you can trust your life with.

 

Do you provide any equipment while trekking?

On all our Camping treks, we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A-frames, and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables, and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks there isn’t really a necessity to provide any equipment.  
 
But you are provided a duffel bag if you don’t have one and a down jacket if you haven’t flown in with your own. This is loaned to you and must be returned when the trek is done.   

 

How difficult are the treks?

Classifying the difficulty of a trek is like walking a thin red-line, as it depends on your fitness and experience hiking in the mountains. In the Himalayas, a trek's difficulty depends on the steepness of the trail, the general altitude, and the duration of the trek. Generally, the higher you go the more difficult the trek becomes. For most treks in the lower foothills (Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, and Pikey Peak), it's fairly moderate trekking, although some days will be more challenging than others. For higher-altitude treks (i.e. Everest Base Camp, Gokyo, Annapurna Circuit, and Nar Phu), the treks become more challenging as you get going over 5,000m passes with longer days. If you’re an avid walker and enjoy hiking, then there’s no better adventure than trekking.  

 

How long do we walk each day?

Much of our trekking ventures are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of difficulty. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 – 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Arduous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and activities that are not only physically challenging but also tax the mind. These trips are not for greenhorns.   

 

What is exactly 'teahouse' trekking?

Teahouse trekking refers to staying at a small local lodge or mountain hut each night of your trek. The lodges are basic but pretty cozy; enough to shelter you from the bitter mountain winds. They consist of 5-10 rooms with a common area used for eating and hanging out. Most treks in Nepal are teahouse treks where the lodges are run by members of the local community. Bunking out at these teahouses in some of the harshest territories on earth will give you a true sense of what life is in the wild.

 

What do we mean by FOT trek?

On FOT or a ‘Fully Organized Trek’, all meals and sleeping arrangements will be fully organized by the support crew. FOTs are also known as CAMPING TREKS. On camping treks, you will be sleeping in tents. A trekking crew consists of one sirdar, one cook, and kitchen crew, Sherpa assistants, and porters depending on the size of the group. Under the leadership of the Sirdar (local trek leader), the crew consists of several Sherpa assistants who will ensure you don't take the wrong path, a cook and kitchen crew to keep you well-fed with delicious and nutritious meals, and the porters to transport all the gear from camp to camp.  
 
Our main aim is to make the trek as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. The ratio of both Sherpa guides and kitchen crew to group members is generally 1:4 and the ratio of porters to group members is around 3:1 at the beginning of the trek, but this decreases as food is eaten and loads become smaller. For bathroom facilities, we carry a toilet tent. Your camping staff dig a deep hole in the ground for excrement and cover the hole with soil after nature’s call is done. Camping treks are more expensive than teahouse treks. These treks are generally operated in remote restricted alpine zones that go above the tree-lines. Camping treks can also be used as options for teahouse treks throughout the Himalayas to enjoy the true spirit of adventure!

 

What is security like during trekking?

Security for our clients is always a foremost priority for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping treks’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, all bags and belongings are kept in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on a rotation basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local teahouses. You need to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

 

What happens if I fall ill during the trek?

If by chance you fall ill during your trek, the first course of action depends on what's wrong with you. If it's altitude sickness, moving to lower altitudes and taking altitude medication will solve most cases; if it's quite severe, your guide will arrange for emergency evacuation by helicopter (be sure that emergency helicopter rescue is covered in your travel insurance). If you have a stomach sickness, bug, or any other types of food or water-related illnesses, your guide will have medication on hand for the most common illnesses.

 

What type of food is served during a trek?

On CAMPING TREKs we provide three delicious, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a tasty mix of local and western dishes. Your day starts with a king-size breakfast consisting of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereals followed by omelet, fried, or scrambled eggs with ‘chapattis’ [rounded bread made from wheat] or multigrain-bread. Also included are seasonal fresh fruits.  Lunch is generally a selection of organic salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta, and traditional bread. Dinner is a truly hearty 3-course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, and rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert [which may include a finger-licking crusty apple pie]. 
 
Ironically, some of the best apple pies in the country are found on these mountains and not in Thamel, Asia’s hub for backpackers; as many tourists would assume. Tea and coffee are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh organic produce as possible available at some of the villages we hike through and special diets are regularly catered for. The trek leaders maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. 
 
All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. We only serve Boiled water for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for. On Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and three-course dinner, tea or coffee is also included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and soupy noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodges and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat it with water purification pills. Although it's held that gluttony is a sin, nevertheless, we ensure our trekking guests are well fed in as much as they can digest to cope with the arduous trails and the tough elevations.    

 

Do I need to carry my own gear?

You'll carry your daily essentials (sunblock, water, hat, light jacket, and camera) but your porter will carry the bulk of your gear, such as extra clothing and overnight basics. Porters are especially helpful for longer treks where you'll be carrying more gear. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you may opt just to have a guide if you're comfortable carrying your own gear, but hiring a porter is a great way to support the local economy and is quite affordable. It's also the safest thing to do when you’re hiking on the biggest and most rugged mountains on planet earth.

 

How much could porters carry?

Porters typically carry up to 30 kgs max. (To ensure they're not overloaded). For fragile items, such as cameras, it's still best to carry these items yourself. If you have more than 15 kg., please carry the extra weight in your day pack. In the commercial trade, when transporting goods and supplies up into the high mountains, some porters carry up to 100 kgs and get paid less than a fair wage provided by some so-called responsible trekking companies. However, doing things like this weighs on the conscience and we totally avoid such unfair situations. 
 
We know the risk that comes with neglecting our porters and follow all mandatory guidelines as stipulated by the IPPG international porters association.

 

What is the overnight accommodation like?

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that ranges from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are taking a camping trip then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are pretty basic but cozy enough to protect you from the harsh elements. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually, during busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to bunk out in a dormitory. But then this is what adventure is all about.

 

Can we change the itinerary?

Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your senior guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions in the world, where many unforeseen circumstances may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

 

Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

Tips are always appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Guiding on some of the riskiest trails on earth is a tough job and your crew always makes sure they lead from the front. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips. The hat is passed around and the whole group contributes. Most trekkers happily provide tips with big hearts. The choice is yours if you feel they’ve been worth it.
  • Trip start: 1st April, 2021
  • Trip end: 4th June, 2021
  • Status: Available
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