Luxurious Everest Expedition 2024

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Trip Overview


We“Luxurious Everest Expedition 2024 with “Friendship World Trek” is also an opportunity. It is a lifetime experience that changes your life forever. An attempt to stand on the top of the world. An overwhelming journey to the land of Himalayas, with Luxury. Residing in the Mahalangur Range of the Himalayas. It stands tall at the height of 8848.86m, They boast the title of the highest mountain in the world. Mt. Everest in the Eastern Part of Nepal is a top choice among travel destinations in the world. Besides Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha/Chomolungma itself, there are other beautiful mountain ranges in the periphery like Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Lobuche peak to name but a few. One may opt for peak climbing, trekking, Expeditions, or a customized trip by combining any of these adventurous activities in the Everest Region. The Glacial Lakes and Icefalls are breathtaking as well as spine chilling that one cannot resist but behold. The other fun activities that we can also include in our luxurious Everest Expedition are exploring the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the World Heritage Sites, which is the home to a number of floras and faunas dominant to the Himalayan Region. It houses some endangered species like Red Pandas, Musk Deers, Snow Leopards, and many more. The Gokyo Lakes are beautified by the migrant waterbirds in the spring season. Luxurious Everest Expedition will also be monitored by Nima Tamang (founder of Everest Expeditions Nepal). Mr. Tamang has already leaded 50+ expeditions on (8000M+7000M) peaks all over the world with his utmost efficiency and dedication. He is leading mountains in front and came over this way. He has leaded Mt. Everest as a senior guide more than 15 times.We had recently leaded an expedition to Mt K2 in the summer of 2021 & 22 which was a breathtaking success in the mountain history on Mt. K2.

Trip Highlights


  • Summiting Mt Everest – the highest mountain on earth
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu 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 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 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)
  • Most Dangerous Airport in Nepal: Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Overgrazing Yak Pasture Land

Itinerary


DAY 01: 6th /7th April: Arrival In Kathmandu & Transfer To The Hotel

Upon your arrival at the TIA, you will need to fulfill some official procedures to obtain the Nepal Entry Visa at the Immigration counter. One of our FWT representatives will be waiting to welcome you at the Arrivals. After the meet and greet, you will be transferred to the hotel booked for you to rest in a private Car/Jeep. There you can freshen up and rest.

Altitude: 1400M

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: 5-star Hotel

DAY 02: 8th April: Official Formalities And Shopping In Kathmandu

On the second day, we will fulfill all our official procedures including necessary documentation, obtain permits, and other formalities needed for our expedition. Then you will have time for sightseeing around the city.

The next day, we will start our preparation for our expedition. We will now pack our bags, do some necessary shopping, and re-check everything that we need (Especially medicines and essentials). Briefings will be made about every aspect of the expedition and all gear and equipment, trip duration, accommodation, facilities at the base camp, and all related to the expedition. It is also an opportunity for you to communicate and introduce yourself to your fellow climbers and teammates.

 

Altitude: 1400 m

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 5-star Hotel

DAY 03: 9th April: Drive To Airport, Fly To Lukla (2800m) & Commence Trek To Phakding (2610m)

After an amazing breakfast, we will take a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport early in the morning. The flight gives you a bird’s eye view of the valleys, rivers, hills, and gradually mountain ranges. Even though the flight is only for half an hour, it does not fail to mesmerize you now and then. As we land at Lukla Airport, which is already exciting, we start our trek to Phakding, our destination for the day. After obtaining the permit for the region, we will slowly move through the settlements on a mixed trail of dirt, stone pathways, and some rocky sections at times. This is an easy start, so make sure to enjoy all the greeneries, floras, and faunas as you walk. The trail takes you over several suspension bridges and along the Dudh Koshi river.  Enjoy the rest of the day at Phakding.

Altitude: 2610M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 04-05: 10th-11th April: Trek To Namche And Acclimatize (3,440 M)

After Phakding, we move towards another beautiful destination, Namche Bazaar, which is the commercial point of the Khumbu region. Passing through the dense luscious forests of pine, juniper, and Rhododendron, looking out for animals in the Sagarmatha National Park, climbing the stairs, enjoying the rages of rivers at some points, and mostly walking uphills are the major activities of the day’s trek. This trek will be long and tiring as we start gaining significant elevation. As we reach Namche, we rest at our hotel and enjoy our dinner. The next day, we will hike up to Everest View Point 3900m to acclimatize & return back to the hotel then in the evening time we can go around the village area and experience some local sherpa culture. We can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Museum while in Namche.

Altitude: 3440M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 06: 12th April: Trek To Tengboche (3,860 M)

After a day’s rest and acclimatization at Namche, we then approach one of the most beautiful and tranquil parts of this Expedition, the Tengboche monastery. Tengboche monastery is one of the most popular monasteries among Buddhists around the world. The views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are visible towards the north while Thamserku and Kangtega stand towards the south with striking views. We will also join in some prayer ceremonies and rest for the day.

                         

Altitude: 3860M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 07-08: 13th And 14th April: Trek To Dingboche And Acclimatize (4410 M)

After spending our night in Tengboche, we start our trek towards Dingboche where we will stay for the next day to acclimate ourselves. Following the path down from Tengboche towards Deboche through the forests of Rhododendrons, we cross a bridge over the raging Imja river. Then we gradually climb uphill to reach the village of Lower Pangboche where we can witness the spectacular views of Ama Dablam. We then move across the valley to reach our destination Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley after an approximate walk of 5-6 hours. We spend our next day here to acclimate ourselves. We go on short hikes around the area to get some striking views of the mountain grandeur.

 

Altitude: 4410M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

DAY 09-10: 15th-16th April: Trek To Chhukung (5546 M)

Our next destination is Chhukung, a small village away from the regular crowded route of the Everest Region. From Dingboche, after breakfast, we start our trek alongside the river down the valley, passing through the settlements of Dingboche. Walking on trails of dirt, rocks, and sand, witnessing the stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Nuptse in the background, we finally reach Chhukung to rest overnight. Chhukung houses only a few teahouses to serve the climbers and trekkers heading to Island peak, Chhukung Ri and Kongma La Pass. We will spend our next day here at Chhukung for acclimatization and training for climbing.

 

Altitude: 5546M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 11: 17April: Trek To Island Peak Base Camp

The trek from Chhukung valley to the Island Peak base camp takes about 5 hours on rugged and rocky terrain. The trail passes through the Imja river leading to the Lhotse Glacier, showcasing some magnificent views of surrounding peaks. Enjoy the overwhelming beauty and tranquility of the area as it rejuvenates the inner soul of every traveler. We set up our base camp at 4970 m so that we can acclimatize ourselves.

                                 

Altitude: 4970M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 12-14: 18-20 April: Training, Summit Island Peak And Return Back To Chhukung

From the base camp, we will ascend towards the high camp at 5600 m. The trail is steep and tough as it gets narrower as you approach the high camp. We will take a day’s rest at the high camp for acclimatization.

From the high camp, we climb up on steep slopes that lead to the glaciers. Walking on the ridges along the glacier and crossing some steep slopes of snow and ice, and traversing some crevasses, we finally reach the summit of Island Peak or Imja Tse at 6189 m. The climb requires us to walk with the fixed ropes, use ice-ax and crampons and climb up the ladder at times. The struggle is real but it’s worth it. You will have climbed one of the snow-capped peaks above 6000m and stepped into the alpine zone. The beauty of the mountain ranges that one can see from the summit is out of the world. It feels like you are standing on the top of an island beholding the vast sea of ice and snow with other peaks peeking out. After spending some time at the Summit, capturing some unforgettable memories of the Khumbu Region, we retrace our steps back to the Base Camp.

                                                               

Altitude: 6189M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 15: 21 April: Trek To Lobuche (4910 M)

After climbing the Island Peak, we will then head to Lobuche. You will encounter a series of stone monuments made in the memories of climbers who couldn’t make it back home. After walking for almost 6-7 hours on rugged terrain we reach Lobuche, a small settlement of Sherpas. It is the final village with lodges on this trail to Everest.

                        

Altitude: 4910M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 16: 22 April: Trek To Everest Base Camp (5364 M)

After Lobuche, we follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp. Enjoying the grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others in the background we finally reach the base of the world’s highest mountain. We will spend quite a few days in the base camp, training, acclimatizing, and preparing for the summit. We go on short excursions, practice through the Khumbu Icefall climb, and get acquainted with crampons, ice axes, and other climbing gears. We go on rotations to prepare to climb to Camp 1.

                                     

Altitude: 5364M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 17-21: 23-27 April: Climbing Preparation

During the five day period, we carry out the following activities:

  1. Prayer Ceremony
  2. Training: ladder practice, fixed lines, diagonal ascent/descent, traverse, duck walk, classical/flat-footing, using oxygen, etc.

                                             

Altitude: 5364M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 22: 28 April: Climb To Camp I O/n

After 4-5 days of training, practicing and rotation, we will finally climb to Camp 1 to experience the true essence of the expedition. It requires crossing the Khumbu Icefall and tough crevasses. At Camp 1 at 6000 meters, we stay overnight in full-proof tents enjoying the meals cooked by our chefs.               

Altitude: 5943M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 23-24: 29-30 April: Climb To Camp II And Acclimatize

After staying overnight at Camp 1, we gradually ascend towards Camp 2 that is set up at 6400metres. The climb includes crossing the Western CWM, a gently rising valley that is marked by huge crevasses in the center preventing direct access to the upper part of the CWM. In case of favorable weather, we will spend the next day at Camp II for acclimatization.

                                    

Altitude: 6400M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 25: 1 May: Hike Up To West Shoulder

From Camp II, we will hike up to the West Shoulder, a ridge above 7000 m that falls directly from Everest but does not have a particular name. This short hike will help us acclimatize well above 7000 meters,

                                          

Altitude: 5943M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 26: 2 May: Touch Camp III, Return Back To Camp II O/n

After several days’ preparation, we will then approach Camp IIIat 7200metres and rest for 1 hour. As we reach Camp III, we will slowly descend to Camp II to rest overnight but for those climbers climbing withut O2 will be staying in Camp III & will move to Camp IV the next day. These continuous rotations are held to make your ascent to the Summit easier. These also help to refine your skills with mountaineering gears and equipment.

                                                            

Altitude: 7200M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 27: 3rd May: Descend To The Base Camp

It is necessary to provide our body with some rest after continuous climbing and mountaineering. So, after an overnight’s rest at Camp II, we will descend to the Base Camp, at a much lower altitude. These ascents and descents are a way of acclimatizing ourselves in the Himalayas and training to climb up to Camp IV and above the Death Zone. We will rest overnight at the Base Camp.

                                    

Altitude: 5364 m

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 28-34: 4th-10th May: Descend To Namche For Rest / Fly Back To Kathmandu For Rest

We allocate few days of complete rest before actually heading to the summit. For this, we may either descend back to Namche to rest at a cozy lodge or fly back to Kathmandu (For those who can afford it). While at rest, our expedition leaders and the team will evaluate the weather conditions and decide when to go for a final summit push. When everything looks favorable, we will prepare to trek back to the Base Camp. Those who choose to rest in Kathmandu can take Heli or can stay in Base Camp. During these resting periods, our teams and climbing sherpas will be setting up higher camps at Camp IV for the summit push.

                                     

Altitude: 3440M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

DAY 35-38: 11th To 14th May: Back To Base Camp And Final Preparation For The Summit Push

So, our body has been acclimatized, we have been on multiple rotations up to Camp III, climbed on rocks and ice, the weather looks favorable, and is the perfect time for the Summit Push. so, we head back to Base Camp and prepare ourselves for the victory we will be achieving in the next few days.

 

Altitude: 5364M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 39-40: 15th-16th May: Climb To Camp II And Rest Overnight 

As we will have already been to Camp II earlier, it will be easier for us to reach there this time. Crossing the Khumbu Glacier and tough crevasses, passing Camp I at5943 meters, we will finally reach Camp II. The climb includes crossing the Western CWM, a gently rising valley that is marked by huge crevasses in the center preventing direct access to the upper part of the CWM.  We will rest overnight and enjoy the delicious hot meal prepared by our experienced cooks. Make sure to stay warm and stick with the team.

 

Altitude: 5943M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 41: 17th May: Climb To Camp III O/n (from Here On We Will Use Oxygen)

After resting overnight at Camp II, we will then ascend towards Camp III at 7200metres. Walking on the trail of ice, snow, and rocks, following the fixed ropes set up by our fellow Sherpa Climbers, we reach Camp III. We will use Oxygen Cylinders from here on. We request everyone to remain careful and stick with the team as well as communicate often. We will spend our night in Camp III in a warm tented Camp.            

Altitude: 7200M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 42-43: 18th-19th May: Climb To Camp IV And Stay Overnight

After Camp III, we ascend to Camp IV at 8000m. This is also the divergent point for climbers of Lhotse and Everest. The area above this is called the Death Zone and requires extreme caution and carefulness. We will keep ourselves warm and safe. A day’s rest has been allocated for Camp IV before the summit Day. We will monitor the weather conditions before summiting Everest.

 

Altitude: 8000M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 44: 20th May: Summit Mt. Everest And Descend Back To Camp III Or Even Lower Camps

This day is the day when our hard work, patience, endurance comes into reality. We will finally reach the top of the World. We start as early as midnight so that we reach the top at dawn to witness the glorious sunrise from behind the great mountain ranges. We spend some unforgettable moments on the highest point on Earth, take some photographs, and gradually descend to Camp IIIor Camp II to rest overnight. The climbers are only allowed to stay at the summit point for 15-20 minutes for the safety and following the climbing guidelines

                                        

Altitude: 8848.86M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 45: 21st May: Descend To Camp II

After the night’s stay at Camp III or Camp IV, we will follow the way back to Camp II and rest overnight.

                          

Altitude: 6400M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 46-47: 22nd-23rd May: Descend Back To Base Camp And Clean Up

From Camp II, we will descend back to the Base Camp and as responsible travelers, we will clean up all the trash around the camp. We will then prepare to trek back to Pheriche.

                                   

Altitude: 5364M

Meals: BLD

Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

DAY 48: 24th May: Direct Flight To KTM By Heli

As a part of our Luxurious Everest Expedition, we will take a direct flight back to Kathmandu. We will then rest at our cozy 5-star hotel and enjoy some delicious cuisines. you will be cordially invited to the Farewell Dinner hosted by the FWT team on this very last night of our Luxurious trip to Everest.                               

Altitude: 1400M

Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Accommodation: 5-star Hotel

DAY 49: 25th May: Final Departure

With gratitude and best wishes, we will have to bid you farewell for your flight back home. We hope to see you soon in the next season for a brand new adventure.                     

Altitude: 1400M

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: N/A

DAY 50-51: 26-27 May: Extra Days In Case Of Bad Weather Etc. (contingency)

Traveling in the Himalayas may not be certain and as perfect as planned. This is why we must allocate some buffer days to cope up with consequences due to bad weather or any other unforeseeable circumstances. This is also to help you schedule your return flight in a flexible manner to avoid the risk of missing a flight.

 

Altitude: 1400M

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel

Price Includes


  • Welcome reception by the founder of Friendship World Treks and Guides at Airport
  • Pick up and Drop off services for both international & domestic flights by luxury Car/Jeep
  • 6 nights Hotel 5 star category in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan, 3 nights before and 3 nights after the expedition
  • A welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Both-Ways Helicopter Charter flight (KTM – Lukla & EBC – KTM) with Airport tax
  • One Heli service from EBC – Namche – EBC for rest after the acclimatization to the higher Camps along with 3 or 4 days of full accommodation in Namche with delicious meal
  • Land and Air domestic transportation
  • International cargo clearance cost for our expedition crew member.
  • Climbing Permit for Mt. Everest and Island Peak
  • Khumbu Ice-fall fees.
  • Summit route fixing charges of Mt. Everest
  • Garbage Management and Garbage Disposal Fee.
  • Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and both way airfare
  • Freshly cooked meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner): Continental, Nepali, Indian and Chinese with hot drinks, Tea and Coffee
  • Fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fresh fruits, juice and drinks will be regularly served at Base Camp. We use Helicopter in order to bring them to Base camp in regular basis.
  • 1 Mountain Guide (IFMGA). IFMGA guide means internationally certified mountain guide.
  • 1 Professional Everest Summiter Climbing Sherpa with their equipment allowance, daily wages and carrying bonus
  • Experienced Base Camp Sirdar, Manager, Cook, Camp-2 Cook and Kitchen helpers
  • Necessary Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the Base Camp
  • Unlimited member personal baggage to base Camp in and Out
  • High Altitude, Medical & Helicopter rescue insurance for Climbing Sherpa, Cook, and involved Nepalese staffs
  • One Big Dome Tent (5m) as personal at Base Camp along with EENV25 Tent inside, Thick Mattress (6 Inch) and Pillow at Base Camp
  • Common Equipment at Everest Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Communication Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables and Chairs, Heater, etc.
  • High Camp Services for C1-C4: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, Gas Burner (MSR Rector), High Food, Tea/Coffee, Soup items etc.
  • Common Equipment at C2: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Single member Tent
  • Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp
  • Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottles and canned beverages, specialty coffee or Bakery items, drinks etc.
  • Satellite phone is available for emergency use.
  • HRA medical Camp provides emergency medical services will be paid by company.
  • Weather forecast during the entire expedition.
  • Unlimited bottles of Oxygen for each Member and 4 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
  • Mask & Regulator set of Summit brand for each Member and each climbing Sherpa
  • Sufficient Back-up Oxygen bottles and Mask Regulator set available at our Base Camp.
  • Extra climbing Sherpa on standby, in case of emergency, rescue and replacement,
  • Friendship World Treks Duffel Bag as a souvenir
  • First Aid Medical Kit at basecamp.
  • Farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • The Expedition is monitored by Nima Dorjee Tamang(founder of Friendship World Treks)
  • Mount Everest and Island Peak summit certificates after the successful summit of the peaks
  • Government Taxes and Company Service Charge

Price Excludes


  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days)
  • Bank/Wire transfer fees (if applicable)
  • Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal Travel Insurance and High-Altitude Insurance (Accident, Medical and Emergency Rescue Evacuation)
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
  • Drone & Special filming permit
  • Summit Bonus US $1800.00 for each climbing Sherpa
  • Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers
  • Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes
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