Mt. Everest Expedition 8,848 meters is the highest mountain in the world, popularly known as ‘ The Roof of the World ‘. The name, Everest was given in 1865 to honour Sir George Everest, Surveyor General of India from 1830 – 1843 who first recorded the location of Everest, previously known as ‘Peak XV’.
Mount Everest is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal within the world’s highest National Park i.e. Sagarmatha National Park. The name of the Mount Everest in Nepal is ‘Sagarmatha’ which literally means ‘Goddess of the Sky’. First confirmed ascent of Mt Everest was made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953.
The climb of Everest involves a maximum level of climbing experience, a high degree of patience and commitment. Apart from the incredible climbing experience of Mount Everest, we will have the opportunity to explore around Sagarmatha National Park which is home to the variety of wild animals including endangered species such as Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Pandas, and Himalayan Thar.
Besides, more than 150 species of birds nestle in the region making this region a perfect spot for bird lovers. Everest Expedition is a lifetime opportunity of achieving the summit of the world’s highest mountain while exploring the high mountain valleys in the midst of the world’s towering mountains.
Mt. Everest Expedition starts at Kathmandu. After spending a couple of days sightseeing and making necessary preparations for the climb, we will take a flight from Kathmandu towards Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. From Lukla, we will start our trek by following a well-defined trail that goes along beautiful rhododendron forest towards Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital. Acclimatization is very crucial to avoid mental and physical illness and to ensure the successful summit climb.
Our trek continues on the main EBC trail that passes through Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and towards Gorakshep. Then, we will make an early morning uphill hike towards one of the best viewpoints on Earth. Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters for up-close views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, and other surrounding peaks.
After spending quality time at Kala Patthar we descend back to Gorakshep and trek towards Everest Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary preparations for the Everest Expedition. Then, we will spend extra days for good acclimatization at the base camp before heading up for climbing Mt. Everest. The ascent of the highest mountain demands a high level of technical climbing skills with a good physical condition and the enormous degree of commitment.
Following the guidance and instructions of experienced climbing experts recommended by Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions, we will make an attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Everest for a memorable experience and a lifetime achievement. Afterwards, we will descend retracing our footsteps back to base camp and follow the main EBC trail all the way back to Lukla. Finally, the memorable and exceptionally acknowledged Mt. Everest Expedition ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT's office for gathering information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
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Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Everest Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
45 min flight & 3 hrs trek
Today we will be transferred to the domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls to arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
Our trail from Phakding starts by crossing a stream and then climbing up the terraced hill until we arrive at Bengar. We continue our trekking along the trail with several ups and downs. We will make a stop at the National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Lhotse. The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the dense rhododendron and pine forest to arrive at Namche Bazaar - The Sherpa Capital.
In order to avoid any kind of altitude sickness, we will take a day rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploration. Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization, we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take an hour's walk up to Syangboche at 3800 meters for enjoying magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
After spending a good day rest at Namche Bazaar, we will follow the trail that descends passing through the village of Trashinga. From there we will make a long climb to reach Tyangboche. The first part of the climb is very steep, however, the climb eases as we trek through the densely forested area until we arrive at the stone gate built by lamas which mark our entry into Tyangboche. We will visit the Tyangboche Monastery for attending the morning prayers and to receive the blessings from an elderly monk for a successful climb of Everest, the following day before we start our trek.
Today we start early for paying a visit to Tyangboche Monastery. We will attend the morning prayers - puja and then receive blessings from the eldest monk in the monastery. After the rituals are completed we leave Tyangboche and gradually climb up the mountain path, enjoying the best views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue our uphill trekking that passes through several chortens, the upper path passes Pangboche and the lower path to Pangboche Olin with its stone wall-enclosed with potato field. Our trail climbs slowly towards a big Mani Stupa. From there our trail is a fairly moderate trek all the way to Dingboche.
Leaving Dingboche, our trail is a downhill trekking towards Pheriche village. After about two hours of trekking from Pheriche, we will arrive at Dugla at 4,595 meters with a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. We will stop at Dugla for lunch before continuing our uphill trekking for about an hour. During our trek, we will have magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and other high peaks west of Everest. We continue our trek until we arrive at Lobuche.
4-5 hrs Trek
From Lobuche, our trek continues following the rocky moraine path with good views of glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu Glacier. After ascending the last of the rocky moraine dunes, we will trek a short downhill to arrive at Gorakshep for our overnight stay. Gorakshep is a flat field below Kala Patthar 5545m and is the last stop with comfy teahouses.
5-6 hrs Trek
Today we will accomplish an early morning hike to Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters for enjoying the magnificent and up-close sunrise view over Mt Everest 8848 meters, Mt Lhotse 8516 meters, Mt Makalu 8481 meters, Mt Cho Oyu 8201 meters and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kala Patthar we will retrace our steps back to Gorakshep. After having lunch at Gorakshep, we will follow the trail that heads north-east to reach Everest Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will set up the base camp once we reach our campsite. We will spend several days here at the base camp for acclimatization. In the meantime, our crew will do all the necessary preparations required for the climb.
Proper acclimatization is a must for assuring successful ascent of the highest mountain in the world - summit at 8,848 meters above sea level. Thus, in order to avoid mental and physical altitude sickness, we will spend a few days at the base camp doing small acclimatization hikes around the region. In fact, we will spend our time in the base of the world's towering mountains. Our health conditions will be checked on a daily basis and spend most of our time doing physical fitness activities to stay healthy.
47 days ascend
After spending a few days at the base camp for acclimatization, we begin our ascend through Khumbu Icefall. A route will already be established by our Sherpa climbing crews with ropes and ladders to Camp I. We will engage in climbing training practices and slowly head towards Camp II. Our crew will do all the hard works from setting up additional camps above base camp, providing healthy meals and fixing proper routes to the summit. With several days of uphill and downhill trekking, we climb up the Lhotse Face to reach Camp 3. From there we will have to use bottled oxygen as we head towards Camp IV on the South Col. All climbers will be sleeping on bottled oxygen before setting out for the summit. Weather conditions can change drastically, so taking weather conditions into consideration we ascend about 900 meters from the South Col to reach the summit of the highest mountain of the world - Mt Everest. From the summit, we can enjoy great views of Kanchenjunga in the east to Shishapangma in the west and all the peaks of the Khumbu region right below us. We will spend a short time at the summit to enjoy the achievement of our lifetime. Then we will descend following the same route and head back to base camp.
After the achievement of a lifetime experience - the summit of Mt Everest, we will make a relaxed start and do some cleaning activities at the base camp. After breakfast, we leave base and camp and retrace our steps on the same trail that passes through Gorakshep and Lobuche. Our trail from Lobuche passes through cairns and memorials that have been erected in the memory of climbers who lost their lives when climbing Mt Everest. A gradual descend brings us to Pheriche.
Leaving Pheriche we will trek on the main EBC trail to arrive at Pangboche for having lunch. After lunch at Pangboche, we will follow the trail that is mostly downhill trekking to reach Deboche. From there we will gradually climb to arrive back to Tyangboche for our overnight stay.
From Tyangboche we will trek on a levelled path for a while and then begin to descend to reach Phungi Thanga. Hereon, our trail is gradual uphill trekking as we approach towards Kyangjuma and from there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to the Sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar. Feel free to visit local stores and souvenir shops at Namche Bazaar in the evening.
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We descent passing through the densely forested area - a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. After a while a final uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes we will arrive back to Lukla for the overnight stay.
35 min Flight
After having our breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city. We will celebrate the completion of the Everest Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.
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One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD
Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD
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Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.
The difficulties of Mt Everest Expedition depends on these common factors:
Yes, you need to get climbing insurance for Mt Everest Expedition ( 8848 M ) which will also cover your trekking insurance.
There are many different insurance companies you can choose by visiting here.
If there is an emergency, our climbing guide will help you during difficult situations with safety care, medical treatment and communication services.
Communication is also available as the internet and satellite phone, so a guide would help you if something critical situation occurs.
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc.
For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute.
In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost.
Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet above (5000 m).
During the Mt Everest Expedition, good standards of organic and hygienic fruits and vegetables are served.
Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Mt Everest Expedition because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
Mount Everest is the world's highest peak in the world having 8848 meters. It is famous for extreme peak climbing experience and only for the serious and technically skilful climbers. It also is known as "Sagarmatha" in Nepali that means " Goddess of the Sky". Mount Everest has four high camps for adaptation and acclimatization during an expedition.
Sagarmatha National Park which is the highest national park in the world with preserves the different species in this region. That was great views of nature from it.
Things You Should Know?
Mount Everest also is known as the ‘ the highest mountain ‘ on the planet is every climber’s dream. Thanks to the enormous effort and support of NGT ‘s Sherpa team members (for carrying, arranging and managing basically everything – Tents, Mattresses, Climbing gears, oxygen cylinders, cooking utensils and other equipments). We received the top level of service during the whole expedition period. Our climbing guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa, without his experience and technical climbing skills – there was no other way in earth we could summit Everest.
Standing at the ‘top of the world’ truly is an exceptional feeling. Up to Base Camp, it is basically normal trekking – but from Camp I and higher camps). We really appreciate all the support and burning desire which made our summit climb possible. We lack the words, to describe the intensity and challenges that we crossed before heading to the main summit. We reached the summit around 11 in the morning. We have lot of pictures from the summit and the whole trip. We really had an unbelievably amazing experience of our lifetime. We strongly recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for trekking, climbing and any kind of adventure related activities in Nepal.
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