Everest Expedition Trip Overview
Embarking on an Everest expedition is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that tests both physical and mental limits. Nestled in the majestic Himalayas, Mount Everest stands as the world’s highest peak, attracting thrill-seekers and avid mountaineers from around the globe. This trip overview also provides a glimpse into the incredible journey of conquering Everest, covering key aspects and challenges of the expedition.
Preparations and Training
Before setting foot on Everest, meticulous preparations and intensive training are essential. Aspiring climbers undergo rigorous physical conditioning, endurance training, and altitude acclimatization programs. Training also includes hiking, climbing, strength exercises, and oxygen simulation to build strength, stamina, and resilience for the arduous journey ahead.
Base Camp and Acclimatization
Upon arriving in Nepal, climbers make their way to Everest Base Camp, situated at an altitude of approximately 17,600 feet (5,364 meters). Base Camp also serves as the staging area for the expedition, where climbers adjust to the altitude and acclimatize to the thin air. Acclimatization also involves gradual ascent to higher camps, allowing the body to adapt to reduced oxygen levels and prevent altitude sickness.
Camps and Climbing Routes
The ascent of Everest is divided into several camps and routes. Camps I, II, III, and IV are strategically positioned at increasing altitudes, providing necessary rest and acclimatization points. Climbers navigate challenging routes such as the Khumbu Icefall, Western Cwm, Lhotse Face, and Hillary Step, overcoming crevasses, ice walls, and steep inclines. These sections demand technical skill, focus, and teamwork to ensure safe progress.
Summit Push and Challenges
The summit push is also the ultimate objective of the Everest expedition. Climbers embark on a grueling ascent from Camp IV to the summit, battling extreme cold, high winds, and oxygen deprivation. The final leg also includes traversing the treacherous South Col and enduring the “Death Zone” above 26,000 feet (8,000 meters), where the thin air poses severe challenges to the body. Stamina, mental fortitude, and careful pacing are vital for success.
Achievement and Views
Reaching the summit of Mount Everest is an unparalleled achievement. Standing at 29,031 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, climbers are also rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and vast expanses of the earth below. The triumph of conquering Everest is a testament to human perseverance and determination.
Descending and Conclusion
After celebrating their achievement at the summit, climbers must carefully descend to lower camps, as the descent poses its own set of challenges. Fatigue, altitude-related risks, and changing weather conditions require utmost caution. The expedition also concludes with a return to Base Camp, where climbers reflect on their extraordinary accomplishment and bid farewell to the majestic Everest.
An Everest expedition demands physical fitness, mental resilience, and unwavering determination. From the preparations and training to the final summit push and descent, climbers navigate treacherous terrain, endure extreme conditions, and conquer personal limits. The journey to the roof of the world is also an unforgettable experience that forever leaves an indelible mark on those who dare to undertake it.
|Name of the Peak
|Khumbu Region (Everest)
|Spring & Autumn
|Price Per Person
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel
Day02: Official formalities and Shopping in Kathmandu
Day03: Drive to Airport, fly to Lukla & commence trek to Phakding
Day04: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day05: Acclimatization day at Namche
Day06: Trek to Tengboche
Day07: Trek to Dingboche
Day08: Rest day in Dingboche
Day09: Trek to Chhukung
Day10: Rest and acclimatization
Day11: Chhukung to Khongmala Pass and Lobuche
Day12: Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp
Day13: Rest day
Day14: Trek to Lobuche
Day15: Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day16-21: We carry out following activities:
- Prayer Ceremony
- Training: ladder practice, fixed lines, diagonal ascent/descent, traverse, duck walk, classical/flat footing, using oxygen etc.
Day22: Climb to Camp I o/n
Day23: Climb to Camp II o/n
Day24: Rest and acclimatization
Day25: Hike up to West Shoulder
Day26: Touch Camp III, return back to Camp II o/n
Day27: Descend to Base Camp
Day28-34: Descend to Namche for rest, evaluate weather conditions for summit rotation. Direct fly back to Kathmandu for good rest (for those who can afford budget)
Day35-37: Back to Base Camp and final preparation for summit push
Day38: Climb to Camp II o/n
Day39: Rest at Camp II
Day40: Climb to Camp III o/n (from here on we will use oxygen)
Day41: Climb to Camp IV o/n
Day42: Rest at Camp IV (in case of bad weather)
Day43: Summit Mt. Everest and return back to Camp IV (if possible lower camps)
Day44: Descend to Camp II
Day45: Descend to Base Camp
Day46: Cleaning up Base Camp
Day47: Trek back to Pheriche or Direct flight to KTM by Heli
Day48: Trek to Namche
Day49: Trek to Lukla
Day50: Fly to Ktm
Day51: Final Departure
Day52-56: Extra days in case of bad weather, etc. (contingency)
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, it can be customized as per your requirement.
- Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
- A welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- One-way Heli service from EBC – Lukla – KTM on sharing basis with Airport tax after the expedition
- Land and Air domestic transportation and cargo for our overall expedition crew
- Climbing Permit and all other necessary fees to climb Mt. Everest, Island Peak & Lobuche Peak
- Khumbu Ice-fall fee
- Summit route fixing charge
- Garbage Management and Garbage Disposal Fee
- Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and both way airfare
- Freshly cooked meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner): Continental, Nepali, Indian and Chinese with hot drinks, Tea and Coffee
- 1 Professional Everest Summiteer Climbing Sherpa with his equipment allowance,daily wages and carrying bonus
- Experienced Base Camp Sirdar, Manager, Cook, Camp-2 Cook and Kitchen helpers
- Necessary Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the Base Camp
- Maximum 60kg per member as a personal baggage
- High Altitude, Medical & Helicopter rescue insurance for Climbing Sherpa, Cook, and involved Nepalese staffs
- Each Member will be provided with individual Tent (Kailas X4), Mattress and Pillow at Base Camp
- Common Equipment at Everest Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Communication Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables and Chairs, Heater, etc.
- High Camp Services for C1-C4: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, Gas Burner (MSR Rector), High Food etc.
- Oxygen (4ltr.) 6 bottles allocated for each Member and 4 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
- Summit Mask & Regulator set for each Member and each climbing Sherpa
- Sufficient Back-up Oxygen bottles and Mask Regulator set available at our Base Camp (Chargeable as per use)
- In case of emergency, rescue and replacement, we have extra climbing Sherpa on standby
- International flight tickets
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days)
- Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
- Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
- Personal Travel Insurance and High-Altitude Insurance (Accident, Medical and Emergency Rescue Evacuation)
- Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
- Personal Expenses: Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottles and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks etc.
- Drone & Special filming permit
- Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $1500.00
- Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers
- Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes