Mt. Everest Expedition-8848.86m (45 Days) Nepal South Side, Full-Board Services - 2024 April-5th - 45 Days

  • Trip Code HTA-19
  • Duration: 45 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
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Trip Highlights

  • Attempt to summit the highest peak, Mount Everest
  • Spectacular view of all the Himalayas in Nepal
  • Experiencing the traditional culture of Sherpa people and their hospitality
  • Buddhists monasteries in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas
  • Grandest walk in the Land of Himalayas
  • A short visit to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu as well

About Trip:

Mt. Everest climbing has proved to be a benchmark of climbing achievement. The mountain receives around 600-700 summit attempts every year. Everest can be climbed both from the southern side of Nepal and the northern side of 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 has become popular among 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, these days Everest expeditions is conducted from both the north and south side and have encountered 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. As we all know it is getting heavily commercialized these days but we prioritize safety by focusing on the proper acclimatization process by doing an additional above 6000m peak(lobuche east) right before the expedition to prevent many rotations in the dangerous Khumbu icefall & by providing top senior most experienced sherpas if you can help us in the early confirmation process.

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(2860m./9384ft.) & Trek to Phakding -

2,840m/9,315ft, 3-4 hrs.

April 09th -Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,438m/11,280ft), 5-6 hrs.

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

April 11th -Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche(3,870m/12,697ft) or Dibuche,5-6hrs

April 12th -Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft.),5-6hrs

April 13th -Day 09: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

April 14th -Day 10: Trek to Lobuche,5-6 hrs

April 15th -Day 11: Trek to Lobuche Basecamp (4,940m/16,210 ft.)

April 16th -Day 12: Rest Day at Lobuche base camp

April 17th -Day 13: Ascent to Lobuche High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft)

April 18th – Day 14: Lobuche Summit (6,119m/20,070 ft) and back to base camp

April 19th – Day 15: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961ft)

April 20th - Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp

April 21st -23rd., Day 17-19: Rest and preparation

April 24th -May 12th, Day 20-38: Ascent of Mt Everest

May 13th -Day 39: Withdraw to Base Camp

May 14th -Day 40: Return to Tyangboche or Dibuche

May 15th -Day 41: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dinboche and Thyangboche

May 16th -Day 42: Trek to Lukla(2860m./9384ft.)

May 17th -Day 43: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

May 18th -Day 44: Free Day in Kathmandu.

May 19th -Day 45: Fly Back Home Hotel.

Cost Includes:

  • Expedition permit fees for Everest & lobuche east.
  • 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 bottles (each of 4 liters) per member and 4 oxygen bottles per sherpa; 1 bottle of oxygen lasts for 5/6 hours.
  • Set up regulator mask of high quality for member and Sherpas.
  • 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, 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.
  • Helpful and Experienced Climbing Sherpas for member (at-least summited multiple times Everest before. including other mountains as well.)
  • Rope Fixing Entire Team To the Summit(With Equipments required and carry bonus from base camp to summit.)
  • Solar power
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Rope fixing team for expedition
  • High foods above base camp and high cooking pots, EP gas, and other necessaries.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfares to and from Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Member's Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra expenses by member like Laundry fees, drinks, phone calls, shower, etc.
  • All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Good Tips for guides, porters and drivers
  • 1500 US$ per Sherpa as summit bonus
  • Services more than included in “Trip Includes” section.
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • No credit facility(Banks charges are applied to member)

Trip Map

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 the 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 the final preparation for the trip.

Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast

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

Preparation for Everest Expedition. The leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipment’s 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 Hotel in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner

April 08th -Day 04: Fly to Lukla(2860m./9384ft.) & Trek to Phakding - 2,840m/9,315ft, 3-4 hrs.

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. In rare cases, the luggage gets delayed for a day so at the case the program will flexible accordingly. 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 Hotel in Phakding.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 09th -Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,438m/11,280ft), 5-6 hrs.

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 Sagarmatha (Everest) 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 Hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals: 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 Khumjung 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 Hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 11th -Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche(3,870m/12,697ft) or Dibuche,5-6hrs

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 we eat lunch and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of an impressive and newly rebuilt monastery.

Overnight hotel in Tyangboche.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 12th -Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft.),5-6hrs

We pass through several Chortens, stops 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 Hotel.

Overnight hotel in Dingboche.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 13th -Day 09: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

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 (Like Nagarjun hill(4700m) in order to slowly increase exposure to altitude by 300m.) Follow the regime that you have previously found most suitable, in order to give you maximum acclimatization before arrive in base camp.

Overnight hotel in Dingboche.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 14th -Day 10: Trek to Lobuche,5-6 hrs

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 Lobuche.

Overnight hotel in lobuche.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 15th -Day 11: Trek to Lobuche Basecamp (4,940m/16,210 ft.)

From Lobuche, we trek towards Lobuche base camp. After walking some distance on relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas. This day we move to lobuche base camp from lobuche for the ascent of the mountain.

Camping Overnight tent in Lobuche Base Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 16th -Day 12: Rest Day at Lobuche base camp

This is an extra day set aside to manage any unintended hindrances like flight delays or bad weather for climbing. Setting aside an extra day will ensure that even if we were to face a day's set back, the trip will continue thus guaranteeing a successful climb. Pre-Climb Training: Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. We strongly believe that the training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.

Camping Overnight tent in lobuche base camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 17th -Day 13: Ascent to Lobuche high Camp (5,400m/17,712ft)

From Lobuche, we trek towards Lobuche base camp. After walking some distance on relatively flatter plane, the path to the Lobuche Base Camp gets steeper and rocky. We move forward along the Lobuche Glacier while enjoying great views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega and other Himalayas. From the base camp, we continue on a rocky moraine path to reach the High Camp. After reaching there, we set up our camp, take lunch and rest. For the climb, we usually will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, we climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. Fixed rope is used most of the times whereas man rope is used when required.  The climbing leaders will decide what is best for when.

Overnight tent in Lobuche East High Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

April 18th – Day 14: Lobuche Summit (6,119m/20,070 ft) and back to base camp

We woke up early today from around 1 am to 2 am and had our breakfast before beginning our climb. It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier to a successful summit.  We will most likely be walking on rock surfaces up to around 5700m after which we climb on ice. We used both fixed rope and man rope as per our leader’s instruction. The climbing surface as well as the length of the rope depends on the time of the season and the crevasses. Lobuche East offers more panoramic views of the mountains than any other trekking peak. From the summit, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more. We spend some time at the summit celebrating and taking pictures, then we get back to the High Camp then base camp again for an overnight stay tent.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

(Note: The reason behind the Lobuche ascent is to decrease the ups and downs by the Khumbu icefall as it's a bit risky there by doing the acclimatization in Lobuche. If we don’t do the Lobuche ascent then we from the Everest base camp do camp 1(18,300ft.) overnight then to reach camp 2(20,000ft) the next day, and finally back to the Everest base which will be for the acclimatization. But in case Lobuche is done then we do camp 1 overnight for a day, camp 2 overnight for 3/4 day... in which camp 3(21,300ft) touch is done then camp 2 overnight then camp 3 overnight. Finally, back base camp (This makes 1st course cleared) for the final summit target.)

 

April 19th – Day 15: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961ft)

It is a pretty steady and gentle incline throughout the way with just a couple short steeper sections in some places. At the very end of the trek as you approach Gorak Shep, the trail will make its way over the Chumbu and Pumori glacier tongues. Here you will find one rocky and uneven downhill section followed by an uphill before you arrive in the village.

Overnight hotel in Gorakshep.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 20th - Day 16: Trek to Everest Base Camp

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.

Overnight tent in Everest base camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

April 21st -23rd., Day 17-19: Rest and preparation

April 24th -May 12th, Day 20-38: Ascent of Mt Everest

May 13th -Day 39: Withdraw to Base Camp

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

May 14th -Day 40: Return to Tyangboche or Dibuche

Overnight tent in Tyangboche.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

May 15th -Day 41: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dinboche and Thyangboche Overnight tent in Namche Bazaar.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

May 16th -Day 42: Trek to Lukla(2860m./9384ft.)

Overnight tent in Lukla.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

May 17th -Day 43: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

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

Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

May 18th -Day 44: Free Day in Kathmandu

Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

May 19th -Day 45: Fly Back Home Hotel

Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

(Note: The weather plays a key role when it comes to the nature of the flow of the program as we have designed it believing summit as the major purpose. In case of early progress accordingly, the program takes shape although we have given full dedicated time.)

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
05 April, 2024 19 May, 2024 US $...on Request Limited Book Now
05 April, 2025 19 May, 2025 US $...on Request Available Book Now

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 and also for experienced Sherpas which are very much necessary for the trip. All paperwork must be done before April. A four-liter bottle of oxygen generally works for 6 hours.

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