● Take a thrilling flight to Lukla airport.
● Trek through Sagarmatha National Park that is home to numerous flora & fauna.
● Explore the tourist hub of Khumbu region, Namche Bazar.
● Visit the oldest monastery of the region, Tengboche monastery.
● Observe rich culture, tradition, and unique lifestyle of Sherpas.
● Reach Everest Base Camp.
● Hike to Kala Patthar for a gorgeous sunrise.
● Reach the top of the world, Mt. Everest (8,848 m).
● Witness panoramic views of several Himalayan mountains.
Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth (8,849 meters above sea level) is a lifetime goal for many mountaineers from all over the world. Especially during the last decade, Everest has attracted countless climbers. Better equipment, higher level of service and easier access are just a few reasons for the increasing popularity. Nevertheless, this expedition cannot be taken lightly. To conquer Everest, you need excellent fitness, stamina and experience. On top of that, professional planning, the right equipment and a very strong will power are required. Last but not least, the adventure comes with a price. During the expedition, you will spend your nights at high altitudes over 6,000 or 7,000 meters in raw nature, meaning without facilities. To survive in extreme conditions, a lot of equipment has to be carried up the mountain, which involves big efforts and costs. To climb Everest, foreigners must obtain permits from the Nepalese government. So all in all, the total cost of the expedition can vary between 35,000 and 65,000 USD depending on the level of service. Expeditions usually work with local outfitters providing Sherpas, organizing logistics and taking care of important details.
Please note that the government requirements for Everest expeditions may change over time. Don’t hesitate to contact us for up to date information.
After a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, we will first trek to Everest Base Camp passing through Namche Bazaar, the “gate” to the Everest region. During this trek, you can discover the Sherpa culture, Buddhist gompas and the local lifestyle in the mountains.
At Everest Base Camp, your team will set up their tents. Now is the time to acclimatize for the challenge with daily hikes or climbs, while you are waiting for the best time window to climb Everest. The time frame is usually very short (a few days) in the second half of May. Most climbers arrive at Base Camp in March to make sure they have enough time.
As soon as the weather permits, you will head to the first Camp at 5,900 m: The journey from EBC to Camp I is technical. It involves the crossing of the infamous Khumbu Icefall with ropes and ladders. Avalanches, falling ice and crevasses make the Icefall dangerous.
Camp II (6,400 m): On the way from Camp 1 to Camp 2, you will pass the Western Cwm which is also known as the “Valley of Silence”. Camp 2 is located at the base of Lhotse Face. Many climbers spend quite some time at Camp II for acclimatization.
Camp III (7,470): To reach Camp III, you need to get across Lhotse Face using fixed ropes. The thin air and low oxygen level start taking their toll at body and mind at this altitude. Nonetheless, most of the climbers do not use oxygen yet at this stage.
South Col (above 7,900 m): The relatively flat area at Camp IV is called South Col. The South Col marks the beginning of the so called Death Zone (altitude above 8000 meters, where the oxygen level is so low that body cells literally start to die). From now on, most climbers use oxygen. South Col is the last stop before the summit push.
Summit (8,848 m): From South Col, you will pass The Balcony (8,440 m) and The Hillary Step (8,790 m) using fixed ropes. The final part from the top of Hillary step to the summit is relatively short.
What are the prerequisites for climbing Mount Everest?
Climbers need a permit to climb Mount Everest which is issued by the government of Nepal. Besides that, you must have climbed at least one mountain with a height of minimum 6,500 meters. In addition, you must submit a confirmation from a medical health professional that you are healthy and fit. Of course, a rescue insurance is a must for this type of extreme adventure.
How many Sherpas, guides, and climbers are part of the expedition?
Most guided climbs involve between eight and fifteen climbers and an equal number of guides, porters and staff. In general, it is better to divide big groups into smaller subgroups.
What are the advantages of hiring a guide/team for climbing Everest?
Being accompanied by a local team has many advantages: First of all, you don’t have to carry all your gear including tent, stove, sleeping bag and climbing equipment. At high altitudes, every grams weighs heavy. The climb will be much easier if you don’t have to carry everything yourself. However, the biggest advantage is your own safety: Your team will help you to stay safe on this adventure. And just in case sudden problems arise, you won’t be alone. Last, but not least, it is always easier to tackle a big challenge together with a team with whom you can share an incredible experience.
How long does it take to climb Everest?
In average, an Everest expedition takes around 2 months. The short time window to climb Everest usually starts in the second half of May and just lasts a few days. Many climbers reach Everest Base Camp already in March. From there, they have enough time to acclimatize and wait for the best time to summit.
What are the weather conditions on Mount Everest?
The best month to climb Mount Everest is May. However, even during the best time, the weather can change suddenly, so make sure you are prepared for any case. At the peak, expect temperatures of -10°C to -25°C.
Clothing and gear
You need trekking shoes and climbing boots as well as warm expedition clothes protecting you from frostbite. Multi-layer clothing is important, because the temperatures can change suddenly. A down suit protects you at high altitude and at the summit. Besides that, your packing list should include wool socks, liner socks, gloves for expeditions, breathable underwear, base layers, trekking pants, softshell pants and hardshell pants, insulated pants, softshell and hardshell jacket, insulation jacket, expedition jacket, sun hat/wool hat, glacier sunglasses, goggles, face mask, sleeping bag (rated -40 degrees Fahrenheit), nose guard, trekking pole, harness, crampon, rope, ice axe, ascender, climbing helmet, first aid kit etc. This list is not complete, but covers the basics.
Hydration and nutrition
Because of high altitude and cold weather, you may not be hungry. Nonetheless, you have to force yourself to eat. Try packaged dried meals as an alternative. Drink plenty of water every day, at least 4 litres. Staying hydrated will also help you to acclimatize. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and coffee.
How can I prevent altitude sickness?
The higher altitude, the higher the risk to suffer from altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is crucial for staying safe on your journey to the summit of Everest. Nonetheless, altitude sickness can happen even if you are perfectly prepared; the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be insomnia, dizziness or light-headedness, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, rapid pulse and shortness of breath. Here is how you can help prevent or treat AMS:
• Inform your team immediately, if you don’t feel well.
• Climb slowly and take enough rest.
• Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
• Eat plenty of carbs.
• Drink a lot of water.
• Sleep at a lower elevations.
• Take medication and descent to lower altitude.
Here is the list of things that you have to carry during the expedition:
● Passport & Visa.
● Travel Insurance.
● Extra Photos.
● Cash (as per need).
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Arrive at the Kathmandu airport where one of our team members will pick you from the international airport terminal gate. He will transfer you to the hotel. You will end your day with delicious welcome dinner organized by the company. During the dinner, you will be informed by the next day's program.
Day 02-04: Three days in Kathmandu preparation for Everest Expedition with an optional tour
These three days are for the preparation of the Everest Expedition. You and your expedition guide will work on all the gears and check them properly. You will also have sightseeing tour option during which you will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will prepare and enjoy these three days while exploring the vibrant streets of Thamel.
Day 05: Fly to Lukla (2,820 m) and walk to Phakding (2,640 m); 4 hrs
Today, you will fly to one of the most extreme airports in the world, Lukla airport. The flight will give you first view of snow-capped mountains. Upon landing at Lukla airport, you will get freshen up and meet other crew members. After some time, you will begin gradually descending towards Phakding village through the forested trail. The trail then goes along the Dudh Koshi River and take you to this village from where a superb view of Kusum Kanguru Peak can be seen.
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 5 hrs
Following an uphill trail, you will reach Monjo. From here, Sagarmatha National Park begins, and you will trek through the national park. The trail will include several ascend & descends through dense forests crossing several streams and rivers. Passing by little settlement areas, you will reach Jorsale where you will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and climb to Namche Bazar.
Day 07: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike
Today is your day of a rest day in beautiful Namche Bazar. You will spend this day exploring around. In the morning, you will go on a short excursion to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel to observe excellent views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kongde Ri, etc. After the short tour, you will come back to Namche Bazar, and visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum.
Day 08: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,867 m); 5 hrs
You will gradually move up through lush forests after having breakfast. Passing by Imja Khola, you will trek through beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche village. This village will welcome you with astonishing views of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. Here, you will visit the largest and biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery.
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m); 5 hrs
Crossing various suspension bridges, you will head towards Dingboche. The trail will go through villages like Pangboche and Orsho. On the way, you will see several monasteries, mani stones, and chortens. Upon reaching Dingboche, you will see beautiful views of snow-capped mountains.
Day 10: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion
This is your rest day at Dingboche, the famous Summer Valley of Khumbu region. You will spend the day exploring and interacting with the locals.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m); 5 hrs
From Dingboche, you will hike towards pastures. Today, you will notice a change in surrounding from lush forests to sparsely-dotted shrubs with snowy areas along the way. The trail will take you to Lobuche, a beautiful village located at the bottom of Mt. Lobuche. From Lobuche, you will get to see breath-taking views of Khumbutse Himalayan Peaks, Mt. Lingtern, and Mt. Pumori.
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and climb Kala Patthar; 4 hrs
The trail will lead you to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. It is going to be a long yet adventurous day. After a quick breakfast, you will ascend and reach Gorakshep. From here, the trail goes along the Khumbu glacier moraines and take you the Kala Patthar. Upon reaching the Kala Patthar, you will see excellent views of the Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Island Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, and numerous other mountains. After spending some time at the Kala Patthar, you will trek back to Gorak Shep.
Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m); 4 hrs
After having breakfast, you will ascend to Everest Base Camp. The trail will be same as the previous day. Upon reaching base camp, you will get to see stunning views of the surrounding mountains. After spending some time looking around, you will set the tents along with your other team members and prepare for the night.
Day 14-15-16: At Everest Base Camp rest and acclimatization
These three days are for acclimatization at the base camp. It is very important that your body properly gets acclimated to the altitude before moving any further, therefore we will take enough time without rushing ourselves.
Day 17-51: (35 days) Ascent of Mount Everest and withdrawal to Base Camp
From day 17 to 51, you will gradually ascend towards the summit of Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain. The journey is going to be extremely tough and challenging. You will be sleeping in freezing cold surrounding. The path will include several technical sections and crevasses. Make sure to follow the instructions of your guide properly and move ahead safely. Upon reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, you will get to witness breath-taking views. The trail then slowly descend to base camp over time.
Day 52 -55: (4 days to base camp) All climbing and team-members to re-group at Base Camp
These four days is kept so that everyone can re-group at the base camp. Due to unseen circumstances, there might by chance that other members of your group are behind you. So, you will rest until all the members of the group make their way back to Everest Base Camp.
Day 56-57: At Base Camp cleaning up and packing for the return trek to Lukla
After a successful summit of Everest, you will do the cleaning of the base camp before heading back. It is very important for us and everyone to preserve & protect our environment so that no further damage can be done. You will collect all the garbage that you have thrown there before.
Day 58: Trek to Pheriche (4,240 m); 5 hrs
Also, from base camp, you can see a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and its surrounding mountains. After soaking beautiful views, you will descend to Pheriche or night stay.
Day 59 Trek to Thyangboche (3,867 m); 5 hrs
The trail passes by several small villages and lush forest. You will reach Kyanjima, which is located near Namche Bazar. The trail the take you to Pangboche. From here, you will walk a little more and reach Thyangboche Monastery.
Spend the night in a lodge Meals include breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 60: Trek to Namche Bazaar; 5 hrs
The trail descends to Namche Bazar through small settlements area. You will see beautiful views of snow-capped mountains on the way.
Day 61: Trek to Monjo (2,880 m); 4 hrs
After having breakfast, you will slowly descend further down to Monjo via Sagarmatha National Park.
Day 62: Trek to Lukla; 4 hrs
Leaving Monjo behind, you will descend and reach Phakding village. From here, you will begin trekking along the Dudh Koshi River and then ascend through the forested trail to reach Lukla. You will be retracing the same path as before.
Day 63: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be moved to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to traverse the nearby market and do shopping. Later, in the late evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 64-66: 3 days free day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour
You can use these days for guided sightseeing of the monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, or just relax and do shopping. Or, you can also visit nearby cities like Pokhara and Chitwan to add more adventure to your trip to Nepal.
Day 67: Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound
As per your flight departure time, you will get moved to the airport by one of our team representatives. He will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye & good wishes.
All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
Assistance at the International airport by Peak Explorer’s representative while arriving and departing.
Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff.
Permit for expedition crew.
Expedition Permit to climb Everest.
All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager).
Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free.
Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff.
Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.
Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
Each expedition member will have an twin sharing tent available in the EBC.
2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.( in group).
We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance . High altitude food for Sherpa and member.
All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents,
Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter and 20 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing.
All wages, Equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
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$ 4 per minute call.
Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
Our service Charges.
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol,
cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite
phones And Internet expenses.
Sleeping Bag, Climbing Plastic Boots, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
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.
Ice falls charges · All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 ,4,5.
Airfare of international flights.
Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) and reentry visa fee.
Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
Wake talkies & Filming permit.
Personal climbing gears.
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” Section.
● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear).
● Thermal Wears.
● Breathable Underwears.
● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks.
● Insulating Jacket.
● Rain jacket .
● Warm woolen Gloves.
● Sun hat, knit cap, and buff.
● Ski goggles, face mask and nose guard.
● -40 down sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping pad, foam pad.
● Trekking Poll
● Ice Axe.
● Climbing helmet.
● Alpine climbing harnes.
● Carabiner system.
● Belay device.
● Water purification kit
● Running shoes, high-altitude boots, hiking boots, insulated booties
● First aid kit.
● 32 to 40-lite, 55-liter backpack, two duffel bags, and toiletries bag
● Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc).
● Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc). Ice axes
● Appropriate clothing for 60-day mountaineering trip with temperatures ranging from 30 °C to -30 °C
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Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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