Mount Everest (8848m) Expedition
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Mount Everest Expedition, the world’s highest mountain at 8848m, is the ultimate objective in many climbers’ minds, a most compelling and challenging adventure. Everest's summit ridge marks the border between Nepal and China. The mountain is called "Sagarmatha" in Nepal, which means "Forehead of the Sky" and in Tibetan language it is called Chomolungma or Qomolangma meaning "Mother of the Universe". Spending 55 years of its conquest even it is still as beguiling and magnificent as ever. Sir Edmond Hillary and the Late Tensing Norgay Sherpa were the first people on the Everest Expedition to get to the top of the world’s highest peak on 29 May 1953.
Everest Base camp situated on is of Khumbu glacier at high of 18000ft. All the international Mt. Everest climbers assemble here during the starting and at the ending time of there climbing. Expedition on Everest offers the widest and most exciting range of treks and also gives you the opportunity to behold the never-seen-before locations ranging from mountains, glaciers, backpacking and famous mountain trails. You will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). Continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. Heading Lobuche is a vantage point for some spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Taweche and breath-taking sceneries second to none. Our around 40 days Nepal Everest expedition begins from Everest base camp after Gorakshep.
Mt. Everest has two main climbing routes, the south-east ridge from Nepal and the north-east ridge from Tibet. The North Ridge has become more accessible in recent years, simply because it attracts people on the basis of cost as it is cheaper than to climb from Nepal. Using the South Col, however, you go from under 8,000 meters to the top and back all in one go. This means you will not be exposed to the harshness and physiologically debilitating need to sleep at over 8,000 meters.
We ensure you have the appropriate skills, physical endurance and mental preparation. In the best interest of personal safety, success and team compatibility, adequate training and excellent physical condition are required. Climbers need to be in excellent physical condition for both personal enjoyment and to be an integral team member. An attempt on Mt Everest expedition is an enormous undertaking which requires a huge amount of dedication and determination.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Rest day and legal formalities
Day 04: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m)
Day 05: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 07: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 08: Tengboche trekking to Pheriche (4280m)
Day 09: Pheriche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trek to EBC (5364m)
Day 11- 52: Climbing period of Everest
Day 53: Return back from Base camp to Lobuche
Day 54: Lobuche trek to Tengboche (3867m) via Pangboche
Day 55: Tengboche trek to Namche
Day 56: Namche Bazaar trek back to Lukla (2850m)
Day 57: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 58: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 59: Final Departure
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour.
Day 3: Rest day and legal formalities
This might be a rest day for you as all the trekking permits and the official formalities would be finalized this day. You will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.
Day 4: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m):4hr
Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village.
Day 5: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m):5-6hr
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 6: Acclimatization day in Namche
Accommodate your body to high altitude of Namche as you have gained much height previous day. Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won't face any problem ahead. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 7: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m):5 hrs
We start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Day 8: Tengboche trekking to Pheriche (4280m)
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse.
Day 9: Pheriche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m)
It joins the trail below thungla beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of khumbu glacier. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m)
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season.
Day 11- 52: Climbing period of Everest
Day 53: Return back From Base camp to Lobuche
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar for one of the world's definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks. You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche.
Day 54: Lobuche Trekking to Pangboche and Tengboche (3867m)
We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. Ittakes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views.
Day 55: Tengboche to Namche
After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. Evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 56: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m)
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You'll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.
Day 57: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying culture and the local traditions.
Day 58: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.
Day 59: Final Departure
We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight to onward destination.
What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Government license holder experienced, trekking and camping guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness), porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis), cook, helpers with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
- Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
- Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals for trekking and camping (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- All camping gears (water proof dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc) with High quality tents.
- High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas etc.
- Permits for Expedition
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Above the Himalaya duffel bag.
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Special Gifts (T shirt, Pashmina shawl, Trekking certificates and others)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking and climbing gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking/climbing staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Trip Facts & Figures:
Duration: 59 Days
Trek Grade: Difficult
Max. Altitude: 8848m
Best Time: Autumn / Spring
Transportation: Private Car/Van/ Plane
Activity: Trekking, Expedition
Location: Solukhumbu Himalayan Ranges
Trek Start/Finish Point: Lukla/Lukla