Mt. Everest Expedition

"Because it's there"... Late Sir George Mallory

Some adventures are meant to be a trip of a life time and this one falls on the top of the bucket list for any mountaineer. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain of the world (8,848m) is named after George Everest, the British surveyor-general of India. Mt. Everest is known in Tibet as Chomolungma and the Nepalese call it Sagarmatha. Mount Everest is located half in Nepal and half in Tibet.

Probably one of the most challenging expeditions, physically and mentally in the world is climbing Mt. Everest. The South Col route from Nepal side is what Sir Edmund Hillary and Late. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa took to reach the summit on May 29th, 1953. Since then every year lots of climbers from around the globe take up this challenge to reach the 8,848m top and be enlisted in the elite's climbers group to have reached the highest place on the world, on the summit of Mt. Everest. To join this expedition one must be physically fit, a mountaineer and should have climbed/reached above 6,000m in altitude at the least or preferably above 7,500m.

The trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from there following the trail to Everest Base Camp via the famous villages of Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche (Monastery), Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally the Everest Base Camp at 5,360m. From here we cross the famous Khumbu Ice Fall and set our first camp, Camp I at 6,400m. Camp II is set at 6,750m, Camp III at 7,100m and the last camp, Camp IV at 8,400m. From here the push for the summit which is less than 500m.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Document preparation in Kathmandu
Day 03: Mt. EverestExpedition briefing & Preparation
Day 04: Fly Lukla (2,880m) & trek to Phakding (2,652m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,447m)
Day 06: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 07: Thyangboche (3,863m)
Day 08: Pheriche (4,220m)
Day 09: Acclimatization at Pheriche
Day 10: Lobuche (4,931m)
Day 11: To Everest Base Camp (5,360m)
Day 12: Base Camp Set Up and preparation for the Climb
Day 13-58: Mt. Everest (8,848m) Climbing period
Day 59: Lobuche (4,931m)
Day 60: Thyangboche (3,867m)
Day 61: Descend Namche Bazaar
Day 62: Lukla (4½ hrs)
Day 63: Lukla / Kathmandu by Flight
Day 64: Freeday in Kathmandu
Day 65: Final departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & Oct to Dec
Time Period: 64 Nights / 65 Days
Trek Period: 12 Night / 13 Days
Climb Period: 47 Days /48 Nights
In Kathmandu: 05 Nights
Flights: 2 Ways (Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu)
Trek Type: Strenuous +
Highest Altitude: 8,848m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1,148 sq. kms)
Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Tawatse, Kantega, Pumo-ri, etc.
Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola
Villages: Lukla, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, etc.
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Mt. Everest Expedition