Mt. Everest Expedition (60 days) Nepal South Side Full Board Services - 2020 Spring: April/May/June - 55 Days

  • Trip Code HTA-90
  • Duration: 55 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
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About Trip:

Mt. Everest climbing has proved to be a benchmark of climbing achievement. The mountain receives around 1000 summit attempts every year. Everest can be climbed both from the southern side Nepal and northern side Tibet. After the Cultural Revolution in the 1950s, China closed the Tibet borders to outsiders and Nepal began welcoming foreigners to the Everest Region. Since then the southern approach to the mountain via the Khumbu Valley became popular among the climbers. Mt. Everest was first summited in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary via the South Col. Climbing Mt. Everest is certainly a lifetime opportunity. However, Everest expeditions encounter many seen and unseen obstacles including high altitude, harsh weather conditions and even sheer exhaustion. Therefore, we strive hard to conduct the best expedition program putting high importance on the safety aspects of the climb.

Outline Itinerary

April 05th -Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel-1300m/4264ft

April 06th-07th, Day 02-03: At leisure in Kathmandu

April 08th -Day 04: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding - 2,840m/9,315ft

April 09th -Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazzar – 3,440m/11,290ft.

April 10th -Day 06: At leisure in Namche Bazar

April 11th -Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche or Dibuche- 3,860m/12,665ft.

April 12th -Day 08: Trek to Dingboche- 4,410m/14,470 ft.

April 13th -Day 09: Acclimatization

April 14th -Day 10: Trek to Lobuje- 4,940m/16,210 ft.

April 15th -Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp- 5,380m/17600 ft.

April 16th -18th, Day 12-14: Rest and preparation

April 19th -May 27th, Day 15-53: Ascent of Mt Everest

May 28th -Day 54: Withdraw to Base Camp

May 29th -Day 55: Return to Tyangboche or Dibuche 

May 30th -Day 56: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dinboche and Thyangboche

May 31st -Day 57: Trek to Lukla

June  1st -Day 58: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

June 2nd -Day 59: Free Day in Kathmandu

June 3rd -Day 60: Fly Back Home

Cost Includes:

  • Expedition permit fees for Everest
  • 5 nightsaccommodations in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast facility
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back including airport transfers
  • All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
  • Climbing equipment for group like ropes, snow bar, ice screw, etc. which are necessary
  • 5 oxygen bottle (each of 4 liters) per member and 4 oxygen bottle per sherpa; 1 bottle of oxygen lasts for 5/6 hours
  • Liaison officer by government with his equipment, wages, insurance, and all his facilities
  • Equipment transportation by yaks or porter and means of transportations (like helicopter etc.)
  • Communication services i.e. walkie-talkie
  • Services of kitchen, dining with tents which are required in the base camp, shower tents, toilet tents, heater, (per member:1 tent till base camp and sharing above base camp) (cook service till base camp and camp 2)
  • Insurance, equipment, rescue facility and daily wages of sherpas and Nepalese kitchen staffs with good experienced cook with necessary Nepalese kitchen staffs.
  • Set up regulator mask of high quality for member and Sherpas
  • Helpful and Experienced Climbing Sherpas for member (at least summited Everest before including other mountains as well)
  • Solar power
  • High foods above base camp and high cooking pots, EP gas, and other necessaries

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and one passport photographs)
  • Member personal equipment and extra services for members
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue if needed
  • Good Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide (1000 USD if summited bonus for your Sherpa)
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Medical things for members
  • Credit facility
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses and more than mentioned in included.

April 05th -Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel-1300m/4264ft

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by a representative of Himalayan Traverse. You will be then transferred to your hotel. After check in, you will meet your guide as well as other participants and do final preparation for the trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

-Bed & Breakfast

April 06th-07th, Day 02-03: At leisure in Kathmandu

Sightseeing and Preparation for Everest Expedition. While the leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism, you will explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. Take rest, familiarize, and make a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu's World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow. In the late afternoon, the leader will check everyone's equipment, as Kathmandu is the last opportunity to buy anything missing. You will also get introduced with fellow expedition members and guides. Later in the evening there will be a welcome dinner which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

-Bed & Breakfast

April 08th -Day 04: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding - 2,840m/9,315ft

An early morning scenic flight to Lukla. The mountain flight over to Lukla is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we will meet our camp staff and porters. After meeting our other crew members and with some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. Phakding lies on the main trade route through the area and there are a number of clean well-built lodges where we can spend the night.

Overnight in Phakding.

-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

April 09th -Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazzar – 3,440m/11,290ft.

Continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo where we will enter the Khumbu National Park. Cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high suspension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with genuine Tibetan artifacts. Overnight in Namche Bazzar.

-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

April 10th -Day 06: At leisure in Namche Bazar

We spend a day in Namche Bazar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450m (11,300ft). Although a leisure day, it's important not to remain idle. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazzar.

-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

April 11th -Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche or Dibuche- 3,860m/12,665ft.

The well-worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. Follow the path, savoring the first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of an impressive and newly rebuilt monastery.

Overnight in Tyangboche.

-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

April 12th -Day 08: Trek to Dingboche- 4,410m/14,470 ft.

We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Ama-Dablam. Shaded by rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge. An hour's walking from here brings us to Pangboche, an excellent viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Contouring up the valley side, re-cross the river and turn up the Imja valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

 

April 13th -Day 09: Acclimatization

This is an important phase of the expedition. Dingboche is a good location for acclimatization. The team leader will organize daily outings to the adjacent hills with the aim of providing gradual acclimatization. Walk some of the nearby hills in order to slowly increase exposure to altitude. Follow the regime that you have previously found most suitable, in order to give you maximum acclimatization before arrive in base camp.

-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

April 14th -Day 10: Trek to Lobuje- 4,940m/16,210 ft.

Retrace back to Pheriche before continuing up the trail towards base camp. Reach Dugla situated below the snout of the Khumbu Glacier, a convenient place for lunch. After lunch, the trail starts steeply to climb up beside the glacier moraine. After a couple of hours, the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuje.

-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

April 15th -Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp- 5,380m/17600 ft.

Contouring along the valley-side and looking down on the Khumbu Glacier, follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. This was the site of the base camp in 1953 and now consists of a few small tea houses. Leaving Gorak Shep, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble and eventually reaching base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. This will be our home for the next six weeks.

-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

April 16th -18th, Day 12-14: Rest and preparation

April 19th -May 27th, Day 15-53: Ascent of Mt Everest

May 28th -Day 54: Withdraw to Base Camp

All team members return to base camp and assist with packing expedition stores and cleaning the base camp area.

May 29th -Day 55: Return to Tyangboche or Dibuche 

May 30th -Day 56: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dinboche and Thyangboche

May 31st -Day 57: Trek to Lukla

June  1st -Day 58: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

We will return to the Hotel. We need to take rest of the day.

June 2nd -Day 59: Free Day in Kathmandu

June 3rd -Day 60: Fly Back Home

(Note: This is the biggest expeditions in Nepal and it is only organized for Spring. So the trip must be confirmed before 6 months for further bookings and paperwork which is a long process and we have to send the name list in Government system. A four-liter bottle of oxygen generally works for 5-6 hours. The faster the booking is done the better the services management can be done and is better so please book and confirm as soon as possible.)

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