Mt Everest South Face


Trip Facts

Duration: 60 Days

Grade: Hard++

Max-Altitude: 8,848m

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Country: Nepal

Trip Price
USD 42,000
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Overview

Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth (8848 meters high) and is called Sagarmatha in Nepalese, which means ‘the Head in the Great Blue Sky’.

Mount Everest was ultimately conquered by the Nepalese Tenzing Norgay Sherpa along with the New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary at 11:30 am on 29th May 1953, via the South route.

Our team of experts are highly qualified, with an experience of over 20 years in this field and have climbed Mount Everest countless times.

In this exhilarating and unique expedition, you will:

  • get the chance to reach the top of the world;
  • follow the footsteps of Sir Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, via the South east ridge (normal route) including crossing the massive glacier of Khumbu;
  • be guided by a local internationally certified mountain guide (IFMGA / UIAGM);
  • be assisted during the expedition by an extraordinary team of porters and cookers (English speakers);
  • get the best quality logistics throughout the expedition;
  • experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people;

The ascent of Mt Everest is a 60-day adventure. Please find below our itinerary, which can also be adapted to satisfy your needs.

 

Climbing Sherpas

Our team of Sherpas has reached Mt Everest summit countless times. Our group of climbing Sherpas are enthusiastic, motivated and regarded as one of the strongest and most cohesive group of Sherpas in Nepal to the point that Sherpas from other expeditions pursue a future position with us.

Our cooking staff provide very high standards with regards to the quality of the cuisine they produce.

We have an interdisciplinary team of more than 20 years’ experience in the field, whom have become an integral part of Himalayan Treks.

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu
Day 04: Kathmandu equipment check
Day 05: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 06: Trek from Phakding to Namche
Day 07: Namache – Acclimatisation day in
Day 08: Trek from Namache to Thyngboche
Day 09: Trek from Thyngboche to Pheriche
Day 10: Trek from Periche to Lobuche
Day 11: Trek from Lobuchhe to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
Day 12: Acclimatisation day at the Base Camp
Day 13-16: Climbing training period – Learn to use oxygen, mask and regulator
Day 17: Acclimatisation day and preparation for Camp 1
Day 18: Back to the Base Camp
Day 19: Acclimatisation day at the Base Camp
Day 20: Acclimatisation day at the Base Camp
Day 21: Ascent to Camp 1 (around 6000m)
Day 22: Ascent to Camp 2 (around 6400m)
Day 23: We will try to go to Camp 3 and then back to Camp 2
Day 24: Back at the Base Camp
Day 25: Rest day at the Base Camp
Day 26: Rest day at the Base Camp
Day 27: Rest day at the Base Camp
Day 30: Rest day at the Base Camp
Day 31: Ascent to Camp 1
Day 32: Ascent to Camp 2, Preparation to go to Camps 3 and 4, and the summit
Day 33: Ascent to Camp 3 with oxygen with the objective of going to the top of Mt Everest
Day 34: Ascent to Camp 4
When in Camp 4 we will rest for a few hours. That evening or night we will start the ascent to the summit of Mount Everest
Day 35: Summit day and back to Camp 3 or Camp 2
Day 36: Back to the Base Camp
Day 37: Rest day at the Base Camp
Day 38: Rest day at the Base Camp
Day 39: Rest day at the Base Camp

Day 40-49: Extra days for the Mt. Everest expedition – Climbing
Day 50: Everest base camp
Day 51: Everest base camp
Day 52: Trek from the Base camp to Pheriche
Day 53: Trek from Pheriche to Namche
Day 54: Trek from Namche to Lukla
Day 55: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 56: Kathmandu
Day 57: Kathmandu
Day 58: Kathmandu
Day 59: Kathmandu
Day 60: International departure

 

Notes:

  1. If we were to face bad weather conditions, the guides and sherpas would need more time to carry the equipment up to the different camps, which may incur in delays on our itinerary.
  2. If our first attempt to Mt Everest summit didn’t succeed, we will give it another chance. Although this means that we will require an extra 10 days.
  3. The itinerary might need to be changed by the guide during the ascent according to the weather condition or other circunstances.

Includes

The trip cost includes:

  • All land transportation (including airport pick up & drop off)
  • Air fare: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight (including domestic airport tax and cargo fees)
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis
  • 3 meals daily (B/L/D) and accommodation during the expedition at best available tea houses or lodge until the Base Camp and back
  • Permit fee for Mt Everest expeditions
  • A crew of experienced, professional and expert Nepalese for the expedition:
    1. 1 Base-Camp guide
    2. Sherpas guides (they are well trained from NMA (Nepal mountaineering Association) and strong; and they have submitted Mt Everest previously.
    3. 2 cooks (one for Everest Base Camp 1 and one for Everest Base Camp 2)
    4. 4 assistance cooks
    5. 1 tent each for the night
    6. a dining tent
    7. tables
    8. chairs
    9. mattress
    10. a toilet tent
    11. a mess tent
    12. a shower tent
    13. a kitchen tent for staff
    14. a Liaison Officer tent
    15. kitchen utensils for Base Camp as well
    16. Hygienic 3 hot continental meals (B/L/D)
  • Group climbing equipment:
    1. high tent
    2. high food
    3. rope
    4. snow bar
    5. ice screw, etc.
  • Allowance of 40 kg per person: equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition to Base Camp.
  • Allowance of 30 kg per person: equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed on the way back to Lukla from Base Camp
  • Camp:
    1. expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels carried by porters or yaks
    2. transportation of all food
    3. climbing equipment to Base Camp and back
  • Climbing food, gas and stove for above Base camp
  • Porters or yak porters from Lukla to the Base camp and from the Base camp to Lukla
  •  Insurance for the Nepalese expedition’s crew, 3 meals and air tickets Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Expedition crew: equipment’s allowance, daily allowance for the Liaison officer and climbing guides Sherpas
  • Crew’s equipment charge, daily wages, expedition insurance and other
  • Load bonus for sherpa guides (Camps 1 , 2 ,3 and 4)
  • Gammo bag for the life saving device, in case of altitude sickness for members
  • Medical kit box for Nepalese crew’s members and simple medical service for members until the Base Camp
  • Oxygen, mask and regulator for each Nepalese climber and foreign members:
    1. 4 bottles of oxygen for each climbing Sherpa guide
    2. and 6 bottles of oxygen for each foreign member for the entire period
  • Walkie-Talkie and satellite phone permit
  • Garbage deposit
  • SPCC (Sagarmatha pollution control committee) fee
  • Solar panel/generator with accessories at Base Camp for power supply and recharging purposes

 

The trip cost excludes:

  • International flight
  • PERSONAL equipment for trekking and climbing
  • Personal travel and medical insurance for the foreign members for the trip/expedition
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation by helicopter in case of emergency evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar bills and beverage
  • Visa and visa extension fees
  • Main meals in KTM and personal expenses
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpas

 

 ADDITIONAL SERVICES IF REQUIRED:

  • Extra climbing Sherpa: US$ 8500 per Sherpa. This includes the following daily services for the Sherpa:
    1. Wages
    2. Equipment allowance of the climbing Sherpa
    3. Insurance of the climbing Sherpa as per Government’s policy
    4. Food
    5. Accommodation during the expedition
    6. Load ferry bonus to the high camps
  • POISK 4 litter branded oxygen: US$ 450 per tube
  • POISK 4 litter refill oxygen: US$ 350 per tube
  • Mask set: US$ 600 (purchased)

Equipment List

Payment

The payment in full is required two months prior the trip departure.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

An expedition member may cancel his/her participation on the following basis:

A. Prior to XXX a refund of 50% of the payment

B. After XXX, there will be no refund

 

Documentation and Photographs

Expedition trek members will need to provide 6 passport photographs for trekking and climbing permits and a copy of their passport bio-data page.

 

Insurance

We ask that climbers to take out a medical insurance coverage and search and rescue insurance for climbs to peaks of 8,000m and above.

 

Medical Examination

Expedition members should have all the immunisations that are required for visiting Nepal and be free of any medical condition that might pose a risk to themselves or fellow climbers during the trip.

 

Food

Food will be of the highest standard possible. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies. Our base camp equipment and ample, nutritious meals are usually more than adequate.

 

The level of climbing skills required

QUALIFICATIONS:

You should be proficient at ascending and descending fixed lines. Climbers are required to have past rock and steep snow climbing experience on exposed terrain. To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. He/she will be familiar with crevasse travel techniques, have a good overall standard of fitness and experience on 6000m to 7000m high in the mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this expedition.

 

Visas

Expedition members will need to arrange their own entry visa into Nepal. This can be organised by a Nepalese Embassy or Consular office in your own country or at Kathmandu’s airport, on arrival in Nepal. Currently the easiest and best place to obtain a visa is on arrival at Kathmandu’s airport. Visa application forms are sometimes handed out on flights (depending on the airline) into Kathmandu or they can be downloaded off the web. You will need to get a 90-day multiple entry visa, which costs US$100 (the fees may change overtime so we recommend that you check in advance). Once in Kathmandu, the expedition’s agent will provide the trekking and climbing permits. If you choose to get your visa at Kathmandu’s airport, you will need to have 1-2 passport photos handy.

 

Flight Information

Regular flights operate into Kathmandu via Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Doha, Bahrain and Delhi. Please note that delays can occur, therefore it is important to allow some flexibility with airline travel arrangements at the end of the expedition. Please ensure that the ticket you purchase can have changes made to it in case of delays. Tickets purchased over the Internet and using air miles are often non-transferable so please be aware of this.

 

Personal Climbing Equipment List

S.N Particulars Quantity Total

1. Three season sleeping bag (-40) 1 1

2. Three season sleeping bag for B.C 1 1

3. Sleeping Inner-set 1 2

4. Down Gore-Tex suite 1 1

5. Down jacket (-30) 1 1

6. Fleece Pile Jacket (thermal) 2 2

7. Fleece Pile trouser warm (thermal) 2 2

8. Windproof jacket & trouser 1 1 pair

9. Thermal Suite (Millet/Mountain Hardware/others but Feasible

one) 2 2

10. T-shirt and Woolen T-shirt warm 3/3 6

11. Gore-Tex Jacket 2 2

12. Gore-Tex Trouser 2 2

13. Down Mitten gloves-40 1 1

14. Woolen hat,1fleece hat 1 & Balaclava 1 3

15. Gore-Tex gloves 2 2

16. Fleece gloves 1 2

17. Hi-neck Suit 1 2

18. Face Mask (Full) 1 1

19. Thick woolen shocks & Normal 4pairs/5pairs 9pairs

20. Trekking boot good condition 1 pair 1pair

21. Camp Shoes 1 1 pairs

 

Technical Equipment

1. Sunglasses UV 400(Julboo/Ockley/others) 2 2

2. Snow glasses UV 400(Julboo/Ockley/Cebe/others) 1 1

3. Snow goggles 1 1

4. Sun block cream small tube 30SPF 125mle and 50SPF 125mle ½ 3

5. Lip guard “ 1 2

6. Headlight w/spear bulbs 1 2

7. Enough batteries for headlight

8. One sport boot (Millet Model 08/09) 1 pair 1 pair

9. Sportive/Millet/Scarab Climbing boot size bigger then normal

size (winter expedition)

10. Snow gaiters water proof (for winter) 2 2

11. Crampon good condition (New and old) 1 2

12. Normal/Classical Ice Axe 1 1

13. If possible Technical Ice –Axe In group 1 set 1

14. Harness adjustable good condition (mix climbing) 1 1

15. Ice screw Black diamond (each member size 13cm and16cm) 1 2

16. Screw get Carabineer (HMS) 3 3

17. Non. screw get Carabineer 2 2

18. Ascender (Jummar) right hand 1 1

19. Belay Device (Figure of 8/ATC) 1 1

20. Backpack 50ltr.capacity w/water proof cover 1 1

21. Rock Piton (3size 6cm,8cm,12cm 1 3

22. Helmet 1 1

23. Tape Sling for each member (60cm and 120cm) 1 2

24. Spare changing clothes for low elevation

25. Assistant rope 7mm 5/8m. 2 pcs

26. Carry mat (Thermarest) 1 2

27. Day pack bag (capacity 35 Ltr.w/water proof cover 1 1

28. Swiss Knife 1 1

29. Personal medication & first Kid 1 set 1 set

30. Water Bottle capacity 1Ltrs and Pi-Bottle 2/2 4

Departure Dates

Trip Date Trip Cost Availability Book
Mar 30, 2018 - May 28, 2018 USD 42,000 Available Book Now
Mar 30, 2018 - May 28, 2018 USD 42,000 Available Book Now
Mar 31, 2019 - May 29, 2019 USD 42,000 Available Book Now

Trip Extensions

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath

1-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath and Bouddha

2-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath and Kapan monastery

3-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan

4-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan, Nagarkot and Patan

1-day trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
Visit Bakhtapur’s Durbar Square and enjoy the spectacular view over the Himalayas at Nagarkot

4-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley and 3-day Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan, Nagarkot and Patan and three days in Chitwan National park (it includes a safari)

3-day Chitwan national park
three days in Chitwan National park (it includes a safari) 

Half day in Sarangkot (from Pokhara)

Done the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and want an extension to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek (from Pokhara)?

 

Contact us for more details: info@himalayan-treks.com