Duration: 60 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum 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.
Mount Everest, rising to an elevation of 8,848m, is the world’s tallest mountain. Named ‘Sagarmatha’, meaning ‘Mother of the Universe’, in Nepal and ‘Qomolangma’, or ‘Goddess Mother of the Snows’, in Tibet, Everest was first ascended on 29 May, 1953 by New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal, via the South Col Route. Since then, reaching the summit of Everest has become the ultimate dream for climbers around the world.
Your Everest journey begins with a panoramic flight to Lukla, ‘Gateway to the Everest Region’. After trekking for seven days amid spectacular scenery, you will arrive at Everest Base Camp. Situated at 5,545m, Base Camp is like a lively small town with its collection of tented camps and assorted expedition groups. Here you will meet the expedition support team.
During our expedition we will be climbing via the South East Ridge. You will be guided by a highly professional and experienced climbing team, veterans of many past successful mountaineering expeditions and experts at handling all issues related to mountain climbing in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest/preparation
Day 03: Fly Lukla (2800m), trek Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 05: Rest/acclimatization
Day 06: Trek Tengboche (3870m)
Day 07: Trek Dingboche (4360m)
Day 08: Rest/acclimatization
Day 09: Trek Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10: Trek Gorak Shep (5160m)
Day 11: Trek Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Days 12-55: Climbing Period
Day 56: Trek Lobuche (4930m)
Day 57: Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 58: Trek Lukla
Day 59: Fly Kathmandu
Day 60: Rest/contingency day
Day 61: Depart Kathmandu
Climbing back pack, Pack cover, Alpine ice axe, crampons, Helmet, Harness with belay loop, Ascender, locking carabiners, non-locking carabiners, Ice screws, slings, climbing boots, Down suit for climbing, heavy down windproof jacket with hood, heavy climbing gloves, sleeping bag rated to at least -20F (-29C), glacier glasses, headlamps with extra batteries, Prescription meds, 1-liter pee bottle, Gear duffels. *
*Please make a note that the above is not an exhaustive list.
If the tour/trek finishes before the scheduled time or gets extended because of unforeseen circumstances, MEMBERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE for all costs related to accommodation, meals, transportation etc.
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu
The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day
Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)