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Everest Expedition South Side

Trip Facts:

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.

With Best Price

The ultimate expedition awaits you!

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.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

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

Cost Include

  • Arrival & departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Accommodation (as per itinerary) in Kathmandu: 3 * hotel (B & B); during trek: teahouses (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Spring season royalty
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu airfare
  • All other applicable taxes, service charges, permits & fees
  • Sherpa, cook & porter
  • Porters from Lukla to BC and return
  • Luxurious service at BC with gas heater; Individual sleeping tent with mattress, kitchen tent with 1 cook & 3 kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, all meal
  • Solar power at Base Camp for battery charging
  • Liaison Officer including equipment, salary & accommodation
  • Rope/equipment fixing (SPCC fee for Khumbu Icefall Route & C2 o summit rope fixing cost)
  • 6 oxygen bottles (4L) for each member
  • 4 oxygen bottles (4L) with mask & regulator per climbing Sherpa
  • High food & high tent for member & climbing Sherpa
  • 1 cook & 1 kitchen boy at C2
  • Medical kit
  • Walkie talkie
  • High food & high tent for member & climbing Sherpa
  • Climbing equipment for Sherpa
  • Salary & load carrying bonus for Sherpa (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
  • Staff insurance
  • Equipment transfer
  • Farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural show

Cost Exclude

  • International flights and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu except for farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance including emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Filming permit US $ 8000 (if required)
  • Personal trekking gears

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.

  • Additional trekking gears (available on hire)
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi, battery charging while on a trek
  • Tips and summit bonuses U $ 850-1000 above 8000m
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, road blocks, changes in Government regulations
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Included in the Price’


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.


  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks


  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight syntheticliner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet


  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

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.

Visa Charges

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

Tourist Visa Extension

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)


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