Mount Everest Expedition 8848m

Trip Duration 60
Max Altitude 8848M
Group Size 2 to 15
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to December

Trip Overview

Overview

Embarking on a Mount Everest expedition is the ultimate test of human endurance and a dream for adventure seekers and mountaineers worldwide. Towering at an awe-inspiring 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level, Everest stands as the highest peak in the world, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Nepal. The journey to conquer Everest typically begins in Kathmandu, where climbers assemble and undergo final preparations before heading to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) at around 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). This trek to EBC serves as both acclimatization and an opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan landscape. Upon reaching the base camp, climbers settle into a rigorous routine of acclimatization climbs, training, and rest to prepare for the challenging ascent. The climb from base camp includes several strategically placed high-altitude camps, each situated at progressively higher elevations. Camps along the Southern route include Camp 1 (6,065m), Camp 2 (6,500m), and Camp 3 (7,470m). Camp 4, also known as the "Death Zone" at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), marks the final stop before the summit.

Conquering Everest: Triumph and Trials of the Summit Push

The actual summit push is the most demanding phase of the expedition, requiring climbers to endure harsh weather conditions, freezing temperatures, and thin air. The final ascent from Camp 4 to the summit often involves navigating treacherous sections such as the Hillary Step and enduring extreme physical and mental challenges. Despite meticulous planning, the ascent is not without risks, including avalanches, crevasses, and altitude-related illnesses. Climbers must rely on their physical strength, mental resilience, and teamwork to overcome these obstacles and achieve their goal. Summiting Mount Everest is an overwhelming triumph, rewarding climbers with a sense of accomplishment and a breathtaking view from the top of the world. However, the descent poses its own set of challenges, requiring climbers to exercise caution and perseverance until they safely return to base camp.

Conclusion and Summary

An Mount Everest expedition is an arduous but life-changing experience that leaves adventurers with indelible memories, an unparalleled appreciation for nature's grandeur, and a profound understanding of the limits and potential of the human spirit. It serves as a testament to the human desire to conquer the seemingly unconquerable and a reminder of the importance of respecting the environment and the delicate ecosystem of the Himalayas.

 Trip Highlight

  • Summiting Mt Everest – the highest mountain on earth
  • Scenic flight to Lukla 
  • Breathtaking view of the sunset over Mt. Everest from the Kalapathar
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Wide range of flora and fauna
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche (3,867m / 12,687ft)
  • One of the world’s highest airports at Syangboche (3,780m / 12.402ft)
  • Views of some of the highest peaks, including Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park
  • Khumjung monastery believed to house a yeti scalp
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr
  • Highest glacier on Earth- The Khumbu Glacier (4,900m)

Itinerary

Our Friendship World Trek representative picks you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and takes you to your hotel. You have the rest of the day to yourself.

 

This is the day you enjoy strolling around Kathmandu and exploring some of the UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Durbar Squares, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa and many other places. You can also buy some of the climbing equipment at Thamel in case you left out purchasing some gears back home.

 

Today we make sure we have arranged all the climbing and trekking permits for you. You will also get an official briefing from the government officials of the Department of Tourism regarding the standard procedures and protocols during the Everest Expedition.

 

We get an early-morning flight to Lukla, the starting point for all Everest expeditions. One of the most picturesque aviation routes in the world ends with a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by tall mountain peaks during this journey over mountains. We will start our trek after meeting our camp staff and porters in Lukla.

The sacred mountain Mt. Khumbila, which has never been climbed, can be seen from Cheplung Village, where we will be heading on a trail that progressively descends. With one last descent, we will arrive at Phakding, which is on the primary commerce route that passes through the region and has many pristine, well-constructed lodges. We have an overnight stay at Phakding.

 

We continue our stroll on the track that ascends the Benkar valley to the north after passing through a pine grove on our route. Before arriving at the Sagarmatha National Park’s entrance, we cross the Dudh Koshi River and travel by the villages of Chumoa and Monjo. Then, after passing through the Jorsale hamlet and a suspension bridge, we continue trekking alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We climb a rocky trail till we reach Namche Bazaar, the Khumbu region’s capital and likely the largest town in the Everest region. It is a thriving trading town with authentic Tibetan antiquities. We have an overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

 

To get our bodies used to the high altitude, we acclimatize in Namche Bazar. We continue to move and don’t stop, nevertheless. We go on a hike to Thame, visit Khunde, or tour Namche Bazaar itself. The Khumbu region’s main hub, Namche Bazar, is home to a large number of cafes, banks, and other institutions. To acclimatize effectively, we recommend a hike of a few hundred vertical feet.

We can go to Sir Edmund Hillary’s Khunde hospital or the Sherpa Cultural Museum. The Syangboche Airstrip and the Everest View Hotel are both accessible via a quick hike. You will be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the entire Himalayan range, including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru.

 

The distance up to Phunki is a short stroll. From here, we climb toward the Tyangboche hamlet, which is home to the largest and most well-known monastery in the Everest region, the Tyangboche monastery. Panoramas of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, can be observed from the monastery. If we arrive at the Tyangboche Monastery by three o’clock, we can witness a Buddhist religious ceremony since it opens at three o’clock. We have an overnight stay at Tyangboche.

 

Our trail drops and travels through verdant forests of birch, confer, and rhododendron trees, leaving some Chortens, Mani walls, and small settlements in its behind. We can appreciate excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam while trekking. We ascend a hill to Deboche and descend to Pangboche after crossing the Imja River. We decide to climb the upper Pangboche trail and enjoy the view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The Imja Valley and the Lobuche River are our next stops on the way to Dingboche. It is a charming community with lovely fields of buckwheat, barley, and potatoes, as well as scattered grazing animals. We have an overnight stay at Dingboche.

 

This portion of the expedition is crucial. The region of Dingboche is ideal for acclimatization. We can adequately acclimate to the high altitude by staying here for a few days. To facilitate gradual acclimatization, the team leader will plan daily excursions to the nearby hills. Hike up some of the local hills to gradually expose yourself to higher altitudes. To ensure that you get the greatest acclimatization possible before you arrive at base camp, stick to the regimen that you previously discovered to be most effective. At a hospital managed by the Himalayan Rescue Association close to Pheriche, we can take part in a session on high altitude acclimatization while we’re in Dingboche.

The hike to Pheriche and return will be a beneficial acclimatization exercise. We will ascend a ridge behind the hamlet during this acclimatization period so that we can observe six of the world’s tallest peaks, including Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. We spend the night at Dingboche again.

 

You must keep going till you reach a stupa. The trail descends to Pheriche village from here. Beautiful vistas of peaks like Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and others can be seen as you go. You’ll walk past Thukla and a small wooden bridge on your approach to Pheriche. On your way farther, you will see a memorial to those who perished trying to cross this treacherous terrain. Even though it’s a hard climb, the better views we get as we approach closer to our destination encourage us to keep going until we reach Lobuche. The ascent to Lobuche becomes extremely steep. We have an overnight stay at Lobuche.

 

You set out on your adventure in the early hours of the day. The trail will be more difficult today than it was yesterday. You must climb a glacier route and a rough moraine.

Gorakshep is the first stop on the trail to Everest Base Camp. It is heartwarming to realize that snow-covered mountains surround you. After fully immersing ourselves in the scenery from the EBC and snapping several pictures, we make the trek down to Gorakshep and rest for the day. We have an overnight at Gorakshep.

 

Once you pass the Khumbu icefall, the route is theoretically a trekking route with low risk. However, around Camp 3, there are a few seracs and crevasses that you cross using ladders, a few small ice cliffs, and rock parts secured with fixed lines. High altitude sickness can have catastrophic side effects. On the mountain, the weather can occasionally be erratic and variable.

The Khumbu icefall is the most hazardous section of the ascent. It is a steep glacier with numerous sizable crevasses and misleadingly unstable seracs. The difficulty of navigating around this obstacle increases the high objective threat of falling ice.

The Sherpas will help fix ladders over the crevasses for your safety during the expedition. Hence, they help establish a trail through the ice fall, making the climbing more efficient, safer, and effective.

You complete the ascent early in the morning when the force of the wind is still low. The terrain is warmed in the late afternoon sun, which reduces the friction between the ice formations and raises the possibility of crevasses opening or ice chunks falling. It is not safe to cross the Khumbu icefall during the afternoon.

To avoid the high afternoon gusts at the summit, we set off as early as possible. Our experienced Sherpa climbers will take the lead to help you accomplish the ascent.

Our equipment will be carried by the Sherpa guides to assist us. On the way up to the peak, there will be a total of four camps set up.

Camp 1: 6400m

On top of the Khumbu icefall, Camp 1 is set up. The mountain cliffs are encircled by a level of horizontally falling, heavy snow. The powerful gusts of wind blowing on the mountain make the night cold and the days warm. Camp 1 to Camp 2’s glacier is a level one glacier. A ladder is used to mend the wide crevasses adjacent to Camp 1. Just underneath the tents, a distinct crackling sound is heard. Before relocating to Camp 2, Camp 1 is a place for recuperation and transition.

Camp 2: 6750m

The location of Camp 2 is either the lateral moraine at the base of the west ridge or the foot of the Lhotse wall. With breathtaking views of Mount Lhotse, it is a secure and protected spot. The cooking and dining tents, as well as individual tents, will be erected at Camp 2. The main acclimatization camp and the starting point for the ascent to camp 3 are both Camp 2.

Camp 3: 7100m

A fixed rope is used to access Camp 3, which is next to the Lhotse division. As we continue to ascend, the Geneva Spur appears to our east. At this elevation, the oxygen levels will be rapidly decreasing. There is additional oxygen available in the event of any inconvenience. The majority of climbers won’t need extra oxygen until Camp 4. The glacier is traversed by the right side, requiring a 600-meter climb across the snow at a 40-degree angle. With only a few ice cliffs less than 3 meters high, the route is relatively safe.

Camp 4: 8400m

Camp 4 is the final camp before the summit. Camp 4 is the most hazardous portion of the climb and is located on the south col. The distance to the summit is only 450 meters. Here, the winds are ferocious and forceful. The most direct path to the summit is along the curvy southeast ridge. This is the same pathway traveled by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay during their first Everest summit in 1953.

Beginning from Camp 4, the final segment of the southeast ridge is the ascent to the summit. The majority of it is rocky and steep. For the safety of climbers, the entire route is fixed with ropes. Almost every climber is influenced by altitude and suffers from poor judgment due to oxygen deprivation, more oxygen is provided. In the Himalayas, they call it summit fever. One should not make abrupt decisions at such a high altitude during the expedition.

 

It is always crucial that we have some sort of payment to the ecosystem for their services. Picking up the waste and taking it back is also considered to be a way to pay back the ecosystem service that Everest offers. We make sure that we take away all the waste that we may have produced during the expedition back with us to Lukla. This way, we help keep the Everest region clean and beautiful. This is also the day we start preparing ourselves to descend the trail and comprehend returning to the lower sections. We have an overnight stay at Gorakshep.

 

In the early hours of the day, you climb to Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is a popular viewpoint in the Everest region. Kala Patthar offers panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains as well as stunning dawn. Spend a while at the lookout before heading down to Pheriche for the evening.

 

From Periche to Tyangboche, we will be doing a fantastic descent. We will be primarily descending, making this hike of our journey easier. Altitude sickness will gradually subside as we descend since the oxygen levels rise, making it easier for us to breathe normally. We will pass through a number of famous sites, including the Tyangboche monastery. We have an overnight stay at Tyangboche.

 

We are now descending the same pathway we had ascended before our Everest Expedition. The trek to Namche Bazaar from Tyangboche is an easy walk and we pass by the familiar sites we had observed during the ascent. At Namche Bazaar, a hot shower awaits you. We have an overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.

 

We will go past the village of Phakding on our way back to Lukla. It might be a difficult fall from Namche to Dudh Koshi. Your core will be put to the test by the constant slopes. The path will flatten out somewhat once you’ve crossed the suspension bridge. For the last time, we stroll through rhododendron forests while admiring the snow-capped Himalayas. We have an overnight stay at Lukla.

 

After departing from Lukla, you will have an exhilarating flight back to Kathmandu while taking in one more view of the snow-capped Himalayas.

 

You are finally back in Kathmandu. You can utilize this day as a rest day after the long and hard Everest expedition or you can choose to roam around the beautiful city by yourself or with our group. You can purchase some souvenirs to take back home for your loved ones. Enjoy your last day by roaming around the buzzing Thamel and witnessing Nepal at its best on your last day.

 

We’ll drop you off at the airport so you can catch a trip home or to anywhere you’d like to go. We hope you had a great time with Friendship World Trek.

Departures & Availability

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Mount Everest Expedition 8848m

09/04/2024 - 31/05/2024
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

Before Trekking and Expedition

  • Airport transfer by private car/van/bus in accordance with the itinerary
  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation at a 3-star luxury hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast

During Trekking and Expedition

  • Paper works, Peak permit fees, Route fees, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees, and Expedition Royalty fees
  • Two-way flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Liaison officer fees
  • Wages for porters, guides, and climbing Sherpa guides
  • Everest Region Map
  • Accommodation in lodges, tea houses, or camping tents during trekking
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner in accordance with the package during the trekking
  • 2 Expedition duffel bags per climber
  • Tented Accommodation in Camps (Twin Sharing Basis)
  • Kitchen tent, store tent, dining tent, and toilet tent at the base camp
  • Sleeping tent and mattress for each member
  • Provision of kitchen and dining equipment as well as eating utensils
  • Provision of meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) during camping
  • Food supply and expedition equipment logistics transportation to and from the base camp
  • Gamow bag (Portable Altitude Chamber)
  • Travel insurance for all Nepalese staff
  • Cook and kitchen boy at the camps
  • Provision of 1 High Altitude Sherpa for assistance
  • Provision of 4L-Poix with 2 Oxygen bottles for each member and 1 Oxygen bottle for Sherpa + Masks and Regulators
  • Collective climbing equipment such as climbing rope, ice screws, snow bars, and a snow shovel
  • Walkie-talkies for each member base unit at the base camp
  • Generator or solar panel for light and charging at the base camp
  • Heaters in the mess tents at the base camp
  • Satellite phone provision (costs apply per usage)
  • Emergency medical oxygen
  • Emergency first aid kit in case of injuries
  • Emergency Helicopter Service arrangement in accordance with the Travel Insurance
  • Government Taxes

After Trekking and Expedition

  • 3 Nights’ Accommodation at a 3-star luxury hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast
  • Farewell dinner
  • Airport transfer by private car/van/bus in accordance with the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Visa for Nepal (You may easily acquire a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; carry 2 Passport Size photos on hand)
  • Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • Medical and Emergency Insurance
  • Rescue, medical, and hospitalization expenses
  • Personal Climbing Equipment
  • Extra Oxygen Mask and Regulator (can be provided on request)
  • Personal climbing gear, equipment, and apparel such as ice ax, crampons, climbing boots, jumar, harness, slings, karabiners, descender, and prussic loops
  • Personal snack items such as chocolates, granola bars, and beef jerky
  • Bar bills and laundry service
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • International airfare and tax
  • Gratuity fee (tips) for the staff
  • Summit Bonus
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment
  • Expenses that are not mentioned in the included section

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Spring, the Best Season for Everest Expedition

The weather on Everest is a crucial consideration while embarking on this adventure. If the weather isn’t favorable, wait till it improves. Always watch the weather forecasts for reports of potential avalanches and strong winds. It is reasonable to state that when it comes to Everest climbing excursions, every season is difficult. Among all, spring is regarded as the best season for the Everest Expedition.

The spring season incorporates the months of March, April, and May in Nepal. Right after the end of May, the monsoon starts in Nepal, and the days get extremely rainy, making the Everest region’s weather considerably risky. Thus, even during the spring, Everest Expedition is more favorable when you depart by the last week of March or the first week of April so you can accomplish the expedition before the end of May.

Note: The Everest Expedition can also be accomplished during autumn. The autumn months include September, October, and November. However, the weather may not be as forgiving as during the spring months. Although the summit can be accomplished, it is not as popular as the spring months.

Monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February) are the most brutal months for the Everest Expedition and are rarely accomplished. The weather is the toughest during these seasons and extremely unstable, quite contrary to the spring season. Thus, the spring months are considered the best season for Everest Expedition.

Everest Expedition in March

The most fantastic time to go on an adventure in the Everest region is around March. Due to the calm atmosphere, pleasant temperatures, and picturesque surroundings, this month is ideal for mountain climbing trips. The Everest expedition is, therefore, best done in March.

March is a great month to climb Mount Everest because of the steady weather with little precipitation. The temperature may slowly increase and warm up over the month. While nighttime lows might be significant, daily highs often range from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.

In the high-altitude region, temperatures might plunge to a minimum of -15 degrees Celsius. It is possible to see the silver Himalayas in all their beauty on clear mornings with a bright sun. The beautiful weather makes it possible for you to see the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

There may be snow left over from the winter in the Everest Region’s highest areas in March. Consequently, anybody choosing to climb Everest this month must deal with snow-related concerns during the ascent. But the snow won’t have a significant effect on your trip. If you are an experienced climber, you can manage the snow without a problem.

Everest Expedition in April

Expeditions in the area also do well in April. Beautiful panoramic vistas are available in the Everest region, where you can see the snow-capped mountains surrounding you from all sides. Rhododendrons and other wildflowers are still present along the trail’s excellent pathways. It is typically colder at night in this area than during the day.

Enjoy the lovely springtime hues in April. The weather begins to warm up after being icy for a while. You can clearly see the Himalayas as well. In April, the overall weather pattern is unaltered. The magnificent sun will shine down on you and illuminate you brilliantly.

Additionally, the area is ideal for trekking because afternoon temperatures in the area range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. Later in the night, the temperature drops to zero. Similarly, the excursion’s highest elevations have constant temperatures that are very close to freezing. There are no weather-related problems like avalanches, landslides, or slick trails this month. The trails along the route are still packed this month due to the trip’s peak season.

Everest Expedition in May

May marks the end of the spring season in the area. As a result, the Everest expedition is at a pivotal point. The weather in May is warmer than the weather in April since the area stays substantially hotter. The region is warm and humid due to its proximity to the summer monsoon season. As a result, you should use caution when hiking during the latter few weeks of the month.

The area frequently has sunny days with temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius. Temperatures are warmer at lower elevations. The days in the area gradually get longer and warmer over the month. The view of the snow-covered mountains is uninterrupted, and the air is warm. May’s highlight is the trip to Everest in the clear air and on bright days.

Climbing Route to the Summit

There are two climbing routes to get to the top of Mt. Everest: Nepal’s side and Tibet’s side. Our Everest Expedition follows the legacy of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary from Nepal’s side. We climb through the path of the Khumbu Icefall, the Western Cwm, the Lhotse Face, the South Col, the South Summit, the Hillary Step, and finally, the summit.

Our itinerary has been created with consideration for every significant factor to allow for a well-paced acclimatization program over the entirety of the expedition.

Acclimatization Strategy

Proper acclimatization is essential for high-altitude climbing. The itinerary for our Everest Expedition has been meticulously planned with consideration for every detail. Our route includes one 6000+ peak summit. Including this climb improves each climber’s acclimatization and allows them to practice their climbing techniques.

After this, we enter Phase 2 of Acclimatization, where we climb to Camp 1 and Camp 2, rest at Camp 2 (Advanced Base Camp), touch Camp 3, and descend to the Base Camp. Only then do we go for the final summit push.

Please be aware that these acclimatization plans could change over the expedition duration because every climber adjusts to an altitude differently.

Transportation

The only mode of transportation to the starting point of the Everest expedition and other excursions in the Everest region is by airways. You’ll board a domestic morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which kickstarts your expedition. Prepare yourself for flight delays and cancellations as it is risky to land in the hazardous airport of Lukla in low visibility resulting from poor weather. We have plenty of days to cover the delay, so there’s nothing to worry about. We will also provide your airport pick-up and drop.

Communication

Throughout the duration of the expedition, our Everest Expedition team will be provided with a satellite phone for emergency use. While the cell phone network may be accessible at base camp and during the hiking portion, the service is unreliable and subject to change depending on the weather. At base camp, satellite internet access is chargeable. The cost of using the satellite phone for personal calls is $3 per minute.

We also offer a radio communication system to facilitate communication between the camps.

Accommodation and Meals

We provide visitors with a room at a 3-star hotel with breakfast in the heart of Kathmandu. Since lunch and dinner are not included in the package, you are free to eat anywhere you wish for the other meals.

During the trekking journey, you’ll stay the night in a guest home, mountain lodge, or teahouse. The cost of the lodge or teahouse where you spend the night includes breakfast and dinner. We’ll stop at a teahouse by the road for lunch. The popular and energizing Nepalese food “daal bhat” is the best option for lunch and dinner while hiking. Popular breakfast options include toast with eggs and oatmeal or Tibetan bread with eggs and curries. Depending on availability, you can also purchase different foods, such as pizza, noodles, momo, and others.

You will be given a private tent to sleep in at base camp. Additional tents are available for the dining area, kitchen, restroom, and other facilities of the camp. At the base camp, the kitchen crew will prepare meals for you. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee or tea are all included. We have competent cooks who prepare delicious, nutritious meals for high-altitude expeditions. Since carbs are a critical source of energy and are considerably easier to digest, we’ll concentrate on taking more of them. Fresh vegetables will be served with every effort. Even though staying at a high altitude has a significant impact on your appetite, you still need to eat well.

In the high camps, we offer commercially produced freeze-dried food products that are imported from the US or the UK. They are easy to make at altitude and come in a variety of premium flavors. Your climbing Sherpa will melt enough ice for you to have access to hot water, tea, coffee, and juices. However, fresh food cannot be transferred to the higher camps from the base camp. You’re free to bring your lightweight snacks to munch on.

Sherpas, Guides, and Porters

To climb mountains in Nepal, you need a Sherpa mountain guide. Sherpas are young people from the Himalayan region, and their main job is to help mountain climbers get to the top of their ascents. A knowledgeable Sherpa mountaineer who will accompany you at all times will support your ascent. They will provide you with instructions, fix the ropes, direct the trail, and assist you as needed from the base camp to the top and back. You must obey their commands and proceed up the hill with them. In addition, they will decide when to start each ascent after evaluating the weather.

Before and after summiting, the Everest Expedition requires several days of hiking in the Everest region. Trekking in this region does not require a guide. However, a trekking guide dramatically increases the effectiveness of your expedition. Each expedition group will receive a professional trekking guide from Outfitter Nepal. As a result, your group will have a trekking guide who will help you get around the landscape, book accommodation along the hiking trail, communicate with locals, and deal with emergencies.

Your climbing supplies will need to be carried by a porter to base camp because they are hefty. Our Everest Spring Expedition package includes one potter for every climber, so you can hike without worrying. A potter will only assist you in reaching base camp and can only carry 20 kilograms. You’ll then need to carry your own climbing gear or take help from your Sherpa.

Insurance

Before starting any adventurous activities, such as high-altitude treks, it is required to obtain rescue insurance. If AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) occurs at a high altitude where no other transportation methods are available, emergency helicopter rescue is our only option. So, we advise all of our guests to obtain insurance that includes emergency helicopter evacuation. The insurance is also helpful during weather emergencies. Other crucial considerations for your insurance purchase include medical costs, lost luggage, delays and cancellations, death, and repatriation.

It is advised to carefully research the insurance and its coverages before making a choice.

Qualifications Required

Before trying larger mountains like Mt. Everest, climbers are expected to have at least 7000m or 8000m of prior mountaineering experience, such as Cho-Oyu or Manaslu. This is because high-altitude expeditions like Everest require prior mountaineering expertise.

A furious determination, good mental health, and a burning desire to conquer the mountain are other requirements for participating in this expedition because you will be spending two months far from civilization in the remote Himalayan landscape with extreme weather. Get ready to deal with fatigue, arduous weather, and high altitude sickness. Using climbing gear, walking on snow and ice, and having a high degree of fitness are all prerequisites. You need to understand how to use your specific harness as well as ascenders (Jumar), descenders, ice axe arrest, and rope techniques.

Climbing Permits

For Mount Everest Expedition, a climbing permit is necessary in addition to the standard hiking and entry permits for the Everest region. You can only begin the expedition once you have the following necessary permits.

  • Nepal Mountaineering Royalty Fee for Mt. Everest – US$ 11,000
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit – US$ 20
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit – US$ 30

Documents Required for Permits

You must provide the authorities with the following paperwork for your climbing and trekking permits.

  • Passport
  • Valid VISA
  • Two recent passport-sized photos, taken within the last six months
  • Occupation proof
  • Home address
  • Copy of an insurance policy
  • Proof of experience in mountaineering

Please bring them all to your orientation at the Ministry of Tourism the day before you go on the excursion.

Equipment for Mt. Everest Expedition

Here’s the list of must-have equipment for your Mount Everest Expedition in Spring:

Personal Equipment

  • Expedition Backpack
  • Trekking Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Self Inflating pads
  • Closed-Cell foam pad
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 or better)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 or better, at least 2 sticks)
  • Water Bottles: 2 to 3
  • Water Bottle parkas for the big bottles
  • Toiletry bag (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, a small towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Pee Bottle
  • Camp Knife or Multi-Tool
  • Thermos (1 Liter capacity)
  • Camera gear
  • Compression Stuff Sacks (Especially for sleeping bags and clothing)

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice Axe w/Leash
  • Crampons
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ascender
  • Rappel/Belay device
  • Prussiks
  • Adjustable 3 Section Ski or Trekking poles

Footwear

  • Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Camp Boots
  • Double Plastic Climbing Boots w/ altitude liners
  • Fully Insulated Overboots
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking Socks
  • Wool or Synthetic Socks
  • Liner Socks

Technical Clothing

  • Lightweight Long Underwear
  • Heavyweight Long Underwear
  • Lightweight Nylon Pants
  • Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt
  • Synthetic/Soft Shell Jacket
  • Insulated Synthetic Pants
  • Down Pants
  • Expedition down Parka
  • Insulated Synthetic Jacket
  • Hard Shell jacket w/hood
  • Hard Shell Pants

Handwear

  • Lightweight Synthetic gloves
  • Heavyweight Synthetic/Soft Shell gloves
  • Expedition Shell Gloves w/ insulated removable liners
  • Expedition Shell Mitts
  • Hand warmers and Toe Warmers

Headwear

  • Headlamp
  • Glacier glasses
  • Baseball cap/sun hat
  • Ski Goggles
  • Balaclava
  • Warm synthetic/wool hat
  • Bandanas
  • Neoprene face mask

First Aid

  • Small personal first-aid kit
  • Drugs/Medications/Prescriptions
  • Plenty of water or hot tea in an insulated bottle; energy snacks
  • Sunscreen, SPF ChapStick, sunglasses/goggles
  • Pocket knife
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp
  • Cell phone
  • Climbing gear, trekking poles, etc.
  • Hand-held radio for on-mountain communication

Mount Everest Expedition Map

Everest Expedition Map

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