To stand atop Everest is a dream for every alpinist. That’s understandable, as it is the highest point on earth at the altitude of 8848m (29029ft). Everest has attracted mountaineers from all over the world for decades and continues to do so. It’s glorifying history, and the alluring natural appeal is what makes these climbers dream so big, bigger than Everest itself.
After the first ascent in 1953, Everest was opened for mountaineers to climb. Out of the several attempts to conquer the peak, some made it while some of the top mountaineers couldn’t. Several expeditions turned into disasters while some made history.
Even after all these years, Everest stands tall and lures mountaineers with its beauty. If you’re one of those mountaineers, join us on our expedition to Everest. You can prepare yourself to immerse in the local culture and experience an adventure while being in safe hands. We believe expeditions are much more than climbing hence we have tailored a perfect package where you can explore more of Nepal and its culture with comfort.
The expedition is 63 days long with frequent climbing exercises across 4 camps and basecamp at different altitudes:
Camp I (6000m/20000ft): Your camp is set up at a flat area of mountain walls where there’s a perfect reflection of sunlight that heats up the ambiance.
Camp II (6400m/21000ft): The camp II is set up at the foot of the Lhotse wall at the altitude of 21000ft. At times, the wind here can be very strong and is powerful enough to destroy our tents. Otherwise, the weather is good. We will have a fixed full camping set up with a kitchen, dining tents, and kitchen crews.
Camp III (7100m/23294ft): This camp is set up adjoining Mount Lhotse wall. You will notice the decreased presence of oxygen on reaching Camp III. You can choose to use oxygen cylinders in case you need one.
Camp IV (8000m/ 26300ft): This is the final camp set up about 848m below the summit. Here the wind is ferocious. This is the final, dangerous, and challenging part of the expedition.
Short History of Everest Expedition
Several attempts were made starting from Britishers in the 1920s to scale Everest. However it was only in 1953, Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa scaled Everest for the first time using the southeast ridge. Prior to that multiple unsuccessful attempts were made from the northside. There are two main routes leading to the summit of Everest. One is the standard route from southeast Nepal, while the other is from the north in Tibet.
Technically Everest climbing is not that tough, however, other challenges like weather and wind, altitude sickness, and unpredictable avalanches make it a challenging experience. You need experience and expertise in mountaineering to scale Everest. If you have some previous experience of climbing and a strong willingness, you can join us on this journey with experts who have years of experience of extreme altitude mountaineering.
Why You Will Love This Everest Expedition
- You can enjoy this expedition which is one of the longest expeditions, full of challenges and opportunities unlike any other.
- You will be standing at the top of the highest mountain in the world which is a glorious feeling in itself.
- Our guided expedition ensures that you get the best guides and Sherpas renowned around the globe.
- You get to experience the traditional Sherpa culture and lifestyle of people and experience their warm hospitality.
- Acclimatization summit of Island or Lobuche Peak for 1 time.
- While going for the expedition, you’ll be trekking through beautiful hills, forests, rivers, and villages that are picturesque and pleasing.
- You will receive the best available services from basecamp to the top.
- You can experience the magnificent Himalayas, unlike anywhere else in the world.
Is This Expedition Right For You?
- The Everest expedition takes you to the highest point on earth. So, to join the trip, you must be aware of what you’re stepping into.
- For this expedition, the permit from the Nepal Government is available only if you have prior climbing experience in Nepal at any of 6000+M peaks. Also, you will need to submit a health report stating that your health condition is good enough.
- The budget is another significant aspect of this expedition. The permit alone costs $11000, while the overall cost might range to something around $ 30000-$45000. Many climbers claim collecting the budget is as hard as climbing itself.
- Besides physical strength, the Everest expedition also demands mental toughness. The ability to make the right decision at the right time and work as a team is essential for the success of the expedition.
- During the expedition, for the first few days, you’ll be staying in well-facilitated hotels. But once you reach the base camp, the accommodation facilities are pretty basic. You’ll be staying in tents and eating regular/basic food for around 2 months. So, be prepared for that.
Day to Day Itinerary – Everest Expedition
|Days||Itinerary||Altitude(in meters)||Duration(in hours)|
|Day 01||Arrival In Kathmandu Airport And Transfer To Hotel||1400||-|
|Day 02||Rest And Preparation Day For Assignment & Briefing||1400||-|
|Day 03||Fly From Kathmandu To Lukla(2840m) and Trek To Phakding||2610||4 hours|
|Day 04||Trek From Phakding To Namche Bazaar||3440||7 hours|
|Day 05||Acclimatization day in Namche||-||-|
|Day 06||Trek From Namche Bazaar To Tengboche||3860||5 hours|
|Day 07||Trek From Tengboche To Pheriche / Dingboche||4410||5 hours|
|Day 08||Trek From Pheriche / Dingboche To Lobuche||4910||4 hours|
|Day 09||Lobuche Rest Day For Acclimatization||-||-|
|Day 10||Trek From Lobuche To Gorakshep||5164||3 hours|
|Day 11||Trek From Gorakshep To Everest Base Camp||5364||2 hours|
|Day 12-57||Climbing Period (Summit Period For Summit)||8848|
|Day 58||Clean Base Camp and Trek To Lobuche||4910|
|Day 59||Lobuche to Tengboche||3860||7-8 hours|
|Day 60||Tengboche to Namche Bazar||3440||3-4 hours|
|Day 61||Namche Bazar to Lukla||2850||4-5 hours|
|Day 62||Lukla to Kathmandu, Farewell dinner /group celebration||1400||45 minutes flight|
|Day 63||Rest day in Kathmandu or Departure||1400||-|