Duration: 60 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Max altitude: 8,848 m
Grade: Strenuous Plus
Trekking Type: Expedition
Best Season: April and May & October and November
Acctractions: Highest point on earth. Outstanding, adventurous and yet daring expedition.
$ 35,000 USD
Mount Everest, the majestic mountain at a height of 8,848 m, attracts many climbers, some of them highly experienced mountaineers. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the "standard route") and the other from the north in Tibet.
The first recorded efforts to reach Everest's summit were made by British mountaineers. As Nepal did not allow foreigners into the country at the time, the British made several attempts on the north ridge route from the Tibetan side. After the first reconnaissance expedition by the British in 1921 reached 7,000 m (22,970 ft) on the North Col, the 1922 expedition pushed the north ridge route up to 8,320 m (27,300 ft), marking the first time a human had climbed above 8,000 m (26,247 ft). Seven porters were killed in an avalanche on the descent from the North Col. The 1924 expedition resulted in one of the greatest mysteries on Everest to this day: George Mallory and Andrew Irvine made a final summit attempt on 8 June but never returned, sparking debate as to whether or not they were the first to reach the top. They had been spotted high on the mountain that day but disappeared in the clouds, never to be seen again, until Mallory's body was found in 1999 at 8,155 m (26,755 ft) on the north face. The Chinese mountaineering team of Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and Qu Yinhua made the first reported ascent of the peak from the north ridge on 25 May 1960.
We, the Expedition Himalaya.Com Pvt Ltd (www.expeditionhimalaya.com), encourage men and women from around the world, of all ages to join us as an individual team member or with your own group, whether that is your spouse, partner, friends, sibling, clients, colleagues, etc. Most of our members join as individuals, our team dynamics work well, and we are able to build successful and safe groups that enjoy trekking, climbing, and traveling together.
You should have previous high altitude climbing experience.
To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active winter-walker-climber in good health. Prior to joining, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice.
Our proposed schedule allows for a careful and safe ascent, as well as multiple full descents to Chinese base camp and/or a lower village.
The style of climbing is cautious and careful, with excellent leadership, organization, Sherpa climbers, 'walkie-talkie' radios, satellite telephones, the best oxygen bottles and apparatus available.
During the drive, trek and climb, our experienced staff is with you all of the way. Our helpful climbing Sherpas are some of the best. They are real high-altitude star-performers, and very friendly. Our leader is highly experienced, friendly, and well-organized professional with multiple ascents of Everest. Our skillful base camp and advanced base camp cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day.
On the trek, our western leader, together with friendly and helpful Sherpas, cooks and local people leading yak caravans carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, prepare and serve delicious meals, so you can relax and enjoy the trek. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the trek.
On the climb, our leader and group of Sherpas will fix the route, set up the high camps and carry the group equipment, such as tents, stoves, etc. If you wish to help out, we welcome you to do so. Otherwise, just relax and focus on getting well acclimated and achieving your goals. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the climb.
We have many Sherpas to help the team. On additional expense, we can also provide personal Sherpas and climbing-guides to individual members who wish to have their own private Sherpa.
Base camp features your own private sleeping tent or shared depending on the itinerary. Advanced base camp tents are based on a sharing basis. We have comfortable dining tents with tables where our cooks will serve you delicious meals.
A beautiful trek is to the base of the highest peak in the world. This trek is very accomplishable by the average person who enjoys walking. Normally, you never step on snow and there is no climbing, but walking on moraine trails. From base camp we trek up the amazing Rongbuk glacier, also known as the "Golden Highway", where there are gorgeous views of stunning peaks in the area, including Lakpa-Ri and all of its "Little Sisters", as well as Changtse and of course Everest. At 6,400 meters/21,000 feet, Advanced Base Camp (ABC) must be the highest base camp in the world
After ABC, clip into the fixed lines for a sloping glacier walk up to the North Col (Camp 1) at 7000 metres/24,900 feet. There is one steep section of 50-80 degrees. North Col is a pass between the Everest North East Ridge and Changtse. There are incredible views of Pumori as well as Lhakpa Ri.
From the North Col, we ascend the glacier and eventually the rocky north ridge to set up Camp 2 at around 7500-7800 metres/24,600 feet.
After Camp 2 the trail traverses to the west and up the north face around and through a series of 30 degree gullies and slopes before reaching the site of Camp 3 at 8,300 metres/27,200 feet.
We will be taking a lot of them throughout the expedition. In fact, we might even descend to a low village for three-four days to soak up the sunshine and thicker air before our final summit push. During your rest days we encourage you to concentrate on recovering, eating and drinking, to read, relax, listen to music and stroll around visiting other teams
From Camp 3, we will make our final summit push. Climbers must first make their way through three rock bands known as the first, second, and third steps. Step 2 in particular is an exciting rock-buttress to ascend with the presence of an aluminum ladder placed by a Chinese team in 1975 and since repaired by a five-star commercial team. After surmounting the 3rd step, the summit is ahead. Once above these steps, the final summit slopes (35 to 58 degrees) to the top.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest/preparation
Day 03: Extra day for paperwork
Day 04: Drive Kerung (~2900m)
Day 05: Rest/acclimatize
Day 06: Drive Tingri (~4300m)
Day 07: Rest/acclimatize
Day 08: Drive Everest Base Camp 5150m
Days 09-12: Acclimatization
Day 13: Trek Camp I 5450m
Day 14: Trek Intermediate Camp 5760m
Day 15: Rest day
Day 16: Trek Camp II 5970m
Day 17: Trek Everest Advance Base Camp 6200m
Days 18-21: Rest/acclimatize
Days 22-56: Climbing Period
Day 57: Base Camp
Day 58: Drive Kerung
Day 59: Drive Kathmandu
Day 60: Depart Kathmandu
First confirm your itinerary and authorize Expedition Himalaya to obtain the travel permit on your behalf. You will also be required to email a clear scanned copy of your passport. This has to be done at least 15 working days prior to your arrival in Nepal.
Reach Kathmandu at least 2 working days in advance of your travel itinerary and deposit your passport in our office along with necessary payment required to obtain the travel permit.
Except Indian nationals, all visitors require a visa to enter Nepal (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html)
We will inform you as soon as the travel permit for Tibet gets issued.
Namaste to you,Greetings from California! We are getting settled back at home now and finally had a chance to write you.
Thank you SOOOOO much for all you did to make our trip a huge success!!! Our group LOVED every minute of it and we appreciate your attention to detail. We all felt very well cared for the entire journey and are so grateful for such incredible memories.
We have attached a couple of photos that you might appreciate seeing. Sorry that we didn’t take more photos together. The one we have from the restaurant turned out too dark. I plan to write Dawa & Da Lyandu and send him these photos too.
We think of you often and will look forward to our next adventure to Nepal with you. In the meantime, we will definitely refer any and all business your way and let you know if we have any friends visiting. With most sincere thanks and much love,