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Everest Expedition

Trip Overview

Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak at 8848 meters (29028 feet) above sea level, is located in Nepal's eastern region. Because there is no road access, hiking and trekking are the only ways to see the beauty of Everest. Mount Everest is known in Nepal as "Sagarmatha," which means "Sky mother," and in Tibet as "Chomolungma," which means "Mother Goddess of the Country." Sir George Everest called Mount Everest in 1856, before it was known as Peak XV. It was measured in 1850, and George assigned it a height of 8842m, which was later increased to 8848m. 

If you ascend to the pinnacle and stand on the highest point on earth, you will undoubtedly be proud. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary scaled Mount Everest for the first time through the South Col in 1953. Each year, about 1000 climbers attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. That isn't to say that climbing Mt. Everest is simple. You can only complete that with the help of highly skilled mountaineers and guides. Everest may be climbed from both Nepal's south and Tibet's north sides.Everest Expedition comprises an acclimatization and culture walk through the gorgeous valley, as well as flora, fauna, and cultural experiences, as well as Sherpa Buddhism and secluded monasteries in the high Himalayans.

 

Itenerary

On your arrival day in Nepal, our company representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. You will be assisted in exploring some local markets and fairs based on the time of your arrival in Kathmandu and your desire.
You are preparing for your summit expedition today. For this, representatives from our company will meet you and assist you in understanding the expedition and its route. This orientation will be provided to you, with a meeting in your hotel. Backpacks will be taken care of. We will provide options for guides from which you can select. You can talk to them, and you can have a close encounter with whoever you want. You can visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Mahachaitya, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Basantapur Durbar Square as part of your Kathmandu sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar Square). These locations are sufficient for a day's exploration. Because of their cultural and historical significance, all of these locations have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Aside from these, you can choose from a variety of other destinations.
Mount Everest Summiting is the main and largest expediting areas' observance. Hence, it is important to have a briefing at the Ministry of Tourism.
Today is the beginning of our actual journey to the summit of Everest. This day, we travel from Kathmandu to Lukla, taking in the numerous mountain peaks and ranges, hills, airports (Tribhuvan International Airport and Lukla Airport), cascades and springs, stone-paved steps, forest trails, side-flowing rivers, tasty local and western food and delicacies, a local inhabitant and their cultures, traditions, and way of life, and so on. Mount Gongla (5,813 meters), Nupla (5,885 meters), Mount Kusum Kanguru (6,367 meters), and Mount Karyolung (6,511 meters) are the amazing mount view of the day. Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu Airport), Tenzing Hillary Airport (Lukla Airport), Lukla to Phakding path, Phakding hamlet, small cascades, prayer hills, stupas, gompas, and monasteries are some of the day's highlights. Stay overnight in Phakding.
Today, after a light breakfast and an early breakfast, we travel from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Strolling up and down hills towards the oak, pine, and rhododendron forest will take you to Monjo and then to Namche Bazaar. Monjo serves as the entrance point to the Sagarmatha National Park. We'll find the first best view of Mount Everest, hidden among Lhotse, Nuptse, and Kusum Kanguru, just uphill from Monjo. The following mountain were seen: Kabsila (5,583 meters), Khumbila (5,761 meters), Nupla (5,885 meters), Shar (6,093 meters), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 meters), Tobuche (6,501 meters), Thamserku (6,608 meters), Ama Dablam (6,814 meters), Tengi Ragi Tau (6,983 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Lhotse Shar (8, (8,848 meters) Today’s highlights of the day: Sagarmatha National Park Gate at Monjo, Tenzin Hillary Bridge, Namche Bazaar, Namche Monastery, Sherpa Cultural Museum, and Sagarmatha National Park Museum Stay overnight at a tea house in Namche Bazaar.
This is the first day of acclimatization for this Mount Everest Expedition. This day, we can either spend the entire day in a hotel or explore the beautiful panoramic options such as Khumjung, Khunde, and Khongde, which provide a mesmerizing vista of various mountains including Mount Everest. Similarly, Namche Bazaar exploration includes eateries, bread kitchens, bistros, shops, dental center, clinic, and government health post, water supplies, internet access center, mail station, Sagarmatha National Park Head Office, cloisters, and so on. Stay the night in Namche Bazaar at a hotel. The following mountains were seen: Kabsila (5,583 meters), Khumbila (5,761 meters), Nupla (5,885 meters), Shar (6,093 meters), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 meters), Tobuche (6,501 meters), Thamserku (6,608 meters), Ama Dablam (6,814 meters), Tengi Ragi Tau (6,983 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Lhotse Shar (8,393 (8,848 meters) Highlights of the day: Namche Bazaar local market, Syangboche Airport, and Hotel Everest View
This morning, after an early breakfast, we traveled from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. Following the Dudh Koshi River's edge, we hike to a height of 3,250 meters, passing through birch and rhododendron forest and encountering fauna such as Himalayan Thar, spotted deer, peacock, and Danphe (Lophophorus – Nepal's National Bird). In the middle, we pass through Phunki Thenga, Imja Khola Valley, Sanasa, and finally Tengboche, with regular ascents and descents. Stay the night at Tengboche's teahouse. Mountain view seen today: Kabsila (5,583 meters), Khumbila (5,761 meters), Nupla (5,885 meters), Shar (6,093 meters), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 meters), Tobuche (6,501 meters), Thamserku (6,608 meters), Kangtewa (6,685 meters), Ama Dablam (6,814 meters), Tengi Ragi Tau (6,983 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Lhotse Shar (8,393 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), and Mount Everest (8,848 meters) Highlights of the day: Sagarmatha National Park Head Office, Tengboche Monastery, and Thame – an old and unique Sherpa Village
Today, we walk up the rhododendron and pine forest, past the Imja Khola (River), and steadily ascend towards the village of Pangboche (3,985 meters). It will take about 3 hours to get to Pangboche. This village is located directly across from the Ama Dablam massif mountain (6,814 meters). Continue steadily from Pangboche to Pheriche for about 4 hours. In Pheriche, you can spend the night in a lodge. Mountain ranges seen today: Ama Dablam (6,814 meters), Mount Everest (8,848 meters) Highlights of the day: Gompa, shrines, Mani Walls, Mani Stones (carved with Tibetan Buddhist Chant – Om Mani Padme Hum), pine and rhododendron forest, Imja Khola, grassy paddocks, yak and donkey flock and shed, Tengboche Village, Pangboche Village,
We continue up the broad valley, passing beneath the notable pinnacles of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. At that point, we turn right and make a high-altitude ascent to the Khumbu Glacier's base. The trail winds its way up through the terminal moraine of the ice sheet. There are many stone cairns at the highest point of this move, built as memorials to the many Sherpas and mountain climbers who died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the ice sheet, eventually arriving at the Lobuche group of houses. Stay at a lodge in Lobuche for the night. The following mountains were seen: Khumbutse (5,849 meters), Cholatse (6,440 meters), Taboche (6,501 meters), Thamserku (6,608 meters), Kangtega (6,782 meters), Mount Pumori (7,138 meters), Lobuche Peak (6,119 meters) Highlights of the day: Khumbu Glacier, Cluster of houses, Stone Cairns – for the memorial of lost Sherpa and Everest climbers, and Chola Lake
Today is the day; we have arrived at the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest Base Camp. We walk up and down the snowcapped landscape, passing through oak and pine forests, small clusters of Sherpa settlements, tea houses and lodges, and glaciers. The trail also provides views of high crests. At Everest Base Camp, spend the night in a tented camp. Similarly, we eat dinner and continue to prepare for the upcoming Everest expedition days. The following mountains were seen: Khumbutse (6,665 meters), Lingtren (6,749 meters), Chumbu (6,859 meters), Pumori (7,138 meters), Changtse (7,543 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), and Mount Everest (8,848 meters) Highlights of the day: Mount Everest, Chagri Glacier, and Khumbu Glacier
Today and in the coming days, we will make rapid progress toward the summit of Mount Everest (8,848 meters). We estimate that it will take us 44 days to reach the summit of Mount Everest and return to Base Camp (5,380 meters). Acquired days can fluctuate, which can cause a delay in summiting. We pass through Camp I (6,065 meters), Camp II (6,500 meters), and Camp III in the middle (7,200 meters). At the summit of Lhotse, Camp II is 450 meters away from Camp I, and Camp III is 610 meters away from Camp II. Walking on from Camp III, an oxygen cylinder is required to reach Camp IV (7,910 meters) and the summit. The DEATH ZONE is another name for Camp IV. Tent camp stay at night.
Today, after returning from the summit of Mount Everest, we move from Base Camp to Dingboche. Today's walk includes more descents and fewer ascents. We arrive at the Base Camp from Dingboche via a path lined with rhododendron, alpine trees, and certain woodlands. Because of the snow and slimy leaves, the path remains rugged and slippery. As a result, we must exercise caution. Spend the night in Dingboche at a lodge. The following mountains were seen: Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Pumori (7,138 meters), Ama Dablam (6,814 meters), Imja Tse (6,160 meters), Lobuche Peak (6,119 meters), and Tawache Highlights of the day: Island Peak River, yak grazing and marching, Internet Café (utilizing satellite technologies)
Today, we walk for about 8 to 10 hours from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar, with some up and down hills. We start our trekking expedition early in the morning to cover the more difficult terrain faster and to avoid trekking in direct sunlight. We leave the elevation of 3,440 meters and begin to ascend to 4,410 meters. While descending, the scenery changes dramatically, from an unfertile, rare land of rocks and grey glooms to a more pleasant atmosphere of herbs, shrubs, and trees. The aroma of juniper and rhododendron saplings contributes to the trail's pleasant aroma. Spend the night in Namche Bazaar at a lodge. The following mountains were seen: Kabsila (5,583 meters), Khumbila (5,761 meters), Nupla (5,885 meters), Shar (6,093 meters), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 meters), Tobuche (6,501 meters), Thamserku (6,608 meters), Ama Dablam (6,814 meters),Tengi Ragi Tau (6,983 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Lhotse Shar (8,393 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), and Mount Everest (8,848 meters)
Today, the trail descends 13.5 kilometers to Lukla, with elevations ranging from 3,440 meters (Namche Bazaar) to 2,860 meters (Lukla). This day's trekking route follows a sandy path with an energetic walk. The trail is obstructed by a beautiful view of the environment and some mountainous positions. Similarly, we eventually pass through villages such as Chumoa, Benkar, Phakding, and Chuthawa before arriving in the Dudh Koshi River Valley. After arriving in Lukla, we visit the Lukla Bazaar and shop for local items. In Lukla, you can spend the night in a lodge or a tea house. The following mountains were seen: Lhotse (8,516 meters), Ama Dablam (6,814 meters), Nuptse (7,861 meters), Thamserku (6,608 meters), Kangtega (6,782 meters), Kongde (6,187 meters), and Mount Everest (8,848 meters)
Our last day in the Mount Everest region is today. After breakfast at our hotel in Lukla, we take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, the company's representatives will take you from the airport to your hotel. The following mountains were seen: Nupla (5,885 meters), Langtang Himal (7, 245 meters), Jugal Himal (3,600 meters), Gaurisankar (7,134 meters), Menlumtse, and Mount Everest (8,848 meters) Today’s highlights: Lukla Airport (Tenzin Hillary Airport), Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), rhododendron and pine forest, hilly tropical landscape, and the city territory
Today is the last day of your trip to Nepal. We will transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will depart for your home country with a final farewell from Nepal.

What is Included?

       Airport picks up & Droop.
    2.    All food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
    3.    Accommodation.
    4.    Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
    5.    All transportation.
    6.    Trekking permit.
    7.    Four nights Hotel with break fast in Kathmandu.
    8.    Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.
    9.    All temples Entry Permit in kathamndu.
    10.  All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear,
           transport etc for Nepalese staff.
    11.  All taxes.
    12.  Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs.

     

What is Excluded?

    1.    Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client's personal insurance, and any kind
           of unforeseen & personal expenses
    2.    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.

     

Equipment Checklist

 

  • Climbing gear
  1. Alpine climbing harness. Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing.
  2. 2 locking carabiners. Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
  3. 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hot wire are recommended.
  4. Ice axe w/leash. Light weight (Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snow Walker). Under 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  5. Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha) or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  6. Crampons. Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended; include a simple repair kit (Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  7. Adjustable trekking poles.
  8. Belay/rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)



 

  • Upper Body
  1. 2 cotton t-shirt.
  2. 1 polypropylene t-shirt.
  3. 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts. Lightweight, light colored for sunny days.
  4. 2 women sports bras. Synthetic, no cotton!
  5. 1 Softshell. Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
  6. Down/synthetic sweater or vest. Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
  7. Hard shell jacket with hood. Water proof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
  8. 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams) and has a thick insulated hood



 

  • Hand Wear
  1. You will require two systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten overmitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
  2. 2 pair liner gloves. Thin wool or polypropylene.
  3. 1 pair warm gloves. Fleece or wool.
  4. 1 pair expedition shell gloves.
  5. 1 pair modular expedition shell mitts. Or Pro Mitts. If they do not have wrist straps consider sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist so that you do not lose your mittens in high winds.



 

  • Head Gear
  1. Warm hat. Wool or synthetic that covers your ears.
  2. Balaclava
  3. Face mask.
  4. Shade hat or baseball cap.
  5. Glacier glasses. 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  6. 1 pair extra sunglasses (also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks).
  7. 1 ski goggles with UV protection
  8. If you require prescription glacier glasses, you can get your lenses modified to your prescription.




 

  • Lower Body
  1. 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene.
  2. 3 pair lightweight trekking socks.
  3. 2 pair medium-heavy wool socks. Check boot fit with liner and wool socks on.
  4. 1 pair nylon shorts.
  5. 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
  6. 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms
  7. 1 pair fleece pants with side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  8. 1 pair soft shell pants (e.g. Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
  9. 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
  10. 1 pair gaiters. Make sure they will fit over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
  11. 1 pair down booties (optional).
  12. 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  13. 1 pair sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp
  14. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags.



 

  • Pack
  1. 1 lightweight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches).
  2. 1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 are excellent, lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
  3. 1 large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals
  4. Small padlock for duffel bag.
  5. 1 small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu. We will supply complimentary duffel/kit bag for the item you buy in Kathmandu.
  6. Sleeping Gear
  7. 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time)
  8. Sleeping pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort



 

  • Miscellaneous
  1. 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications.
  2. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful to hang around your neck
  3. Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
  4. Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star.
  5. 3 Water bottles. 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
  6. Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
  7. 1 water bottle insulator.
  8. Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
  9. Bowl and spoon. Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
  10. Pocket knife. Small Swiss-army type.
  11. Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  12. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
  13. 3-4 Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
  14. Nylon stuff sacks. For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection); large Ziplocs are useful also.
  15. Bandana.
  16. Camp towel.
  17. Ear plugs.
  18. Hand wipes.
  19. 1 small stainless steel thermos (optional).
  20. Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds).
  21. Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
  22. Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
  23. Camera. 1 light weight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional for the trek in and base camp.
  24. Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport.
  25. Passport and passport photos
  26. Airline ticket (Please leave your airline ticket at our office in Kathmandu because we may required changing the date of your departure from Kathmandu)

 

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment’s can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

 

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

 

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