Introduction: Climb Everest (8,848 Meters)
Everest is perhaps the most coveted mountain in the world. The south (Nepalese) side is the route first climbed by Tenzing and Hillary in 1953, and the dates we have chosen feature the best weather of the year. Our proposed schedule allows for two potential summit attempts.
This longer approach to Mt Everest follows in the footsteps of the early expeditions but with a slight variation. To avoid the long bus drive to the original trailhead of Jiri we fly into Phaplu to begin our trek through the much quieter Solu region of the Solu-Khumbu.We cross the Trakshindo La before descending towards the raging river of the Dudh Kosi.We follow the “milk river” north through terraced hillsides and small villages to join the main Everest trail below Lukla. By now you will have had time to adjust to life on the trail and with the benefits of increased fitness make the ascent to Namche Bazaar. Once in the Khumbu region the mountain views improve with every step-Kwangde,Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam ,the “horse saddle” of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We allow ample time for acclimatisation and exploration of the area in preparation for the ascent of Kala Pattar (5545m). A dawn departure from Lobuche sees us wending our way through glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally we reach the summit to be rewarded with the famous view of the south face of Everest. We return via a different route through Pangboche to Lukla for the spectacular flight back to Kathmandu.
This expedition to Everest maximizes many years of accumulated wisdom of the high Himalaya, a strong record of reaching Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, and many other 8,000 meter summits, along with an intimate knowledge of the Nepalese officials who regulate the permit system. We must also give credit to the highly experienced and hard-working climbing Sherpas, cooking and office staff.
The trip begins in the ancient and colorful city of Kathmandu, and the staff will personally meet your flight at Tribhuvan airport. You stay in a comfortable, simple, clean hotel, and sample some of the tasty Nepalese, Tibetan and Western-Style cuisine, at minimal expense. During our free day in Kathmandu, we shall finalize arrangements, and take some time out for trinket hunting, with planned visits to explore the 17th century splendors of the Monkey Temple, the Durbar Square and old Kings Palace, as well as the ancient city of Patan.
We will continue our trek up to Namche Bazaar (3446m), the capital of the Sherpa Kingdom. Here we rest for a day to acclimate, and then proceed up to Debouche (3757m) for a night, then to Lobuche (4930m), where we have another acclimatization day. Finally, we make the last trek to base camp at 5300 meters. After resting, organizing, and training in base camp for a day, we will begin our climb. We start with a day hike through the awe inspiring Khumbu Icefall, followed by a trip to the plateau of the Western Cwm, for our first glimpse of Camp 1, at 5800 meters. We return to base camp for a tasty dinner, prepared by our skilled cooks. Tent lashed to its platform in camp 3 at 7200 meters Climber in the Lhotse Face at 8100 meters during an early summit attempt.
Climbing at 8400 meters above the Kangshung Face
Through the following weeks, we will climb up and down the mountain, exploring the route, establishing camps, and carefully and safely building our acclimatization level. From camp 1 at 6000 meters, the route traverses the flattish bottom of the Western Cwm, to 6200 meters where camp 2 is located. Camp three is on the head wall of the Lhotse face at about 7200 meters. The south Col is the highest camp, and at 8000 meters it is a windy and cold place. We take our time, climbing up and down to acclimate, which gives us the best chance to ascend in safety and maximize our opportunity to reach the summit during the “weather windows” which generally open in May. The route to the summit winds through snow ice and rock fields, at a 10 to 50 degree angle. These slopes are not considered technical, but there is exposed rock here in the spring, and lines are often fixed. Fixed rope is often placed on the small vertical pitch of the 6 meter high Hillary step, and the summit lies directly above. Truly the most classic route on the world’s most classic mountain.
Looking up at the summit from the south col. climbing at 8400 meters above the Kangshung Face. Approaching the Hillary Step. Climbing on the Hillary Step
The view from the summit, looking west to Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Pumori, and many others.
|4 nights hotel, 56 nights camping|
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|02||Kathmandu, visit temples, city tour, shopping|
|03||Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding on the same day|
|04||Trek to Namche|
|05||Namche – Rest & acclimatization|
|06||Trek to Tengboche/Dibuche|
|07||Trek to Pheriche|
|08||Trek to Lobuche|
|09||Trek to Everest Base camp|
|10||Rest, organization and training day in base camp|
|11- 55||Climbing Period|
|56||Pack up at Base camp|
|57||Pack up at Base camp|
|58||Trek to Pheriche|
|59||Trek to Pangboche|
|60||Trek to Namche|
|61||Trek to Lukla|
|62||Fly to Kathmandu|
Note: Above day to day itinerary may be change depending on weather and flight.
Package price includes.
• All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers.
• Accommodation at our base in Kathmandu, the relaxing in Hotel.
• All ground transport by private vehicles.
• Accommodation in lodges/tea houses and all meals during the expeditions.
• All staff wages costs.
• All group and staff tents,kitchen crews table chair during the expedition.
• Everest climbing permit and sagarmatha national perk fee
• Full board trekking lodge camping& Food for BC expedition period
• All climbing sharpa equipment and insurance all of staff.
• Liaison officer's allwances equepment for expedition on flight ticket insurance daylly wages
• Walkie Talkie
• Hyperbaric chamber bag
• Kathmandu tolukla to Kathmandu Cargo of equepment
• Office service charge
• Sightseeing in kathmandu etc.
Package Price Excludes
- Visa fees.
• Bar bills and laundry. Travel insurance. Meals in Kathmandu
• Tips for the staff and internation airport tax
• Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation and helicopter rescue
• Climbing high altitude bonus + Summit bonus
• Extra expenses for personal
• High altitude food, tent, epic gas and Equipment for members
• Garbage deposit
• Mask regular
• Satellite phone
• Film permit
Please feel free to inquiry us about the details itinerary.