Mt. Everest Expedition
Mt. Everest Expedition in one of the world’s most popular and challenging expedition in Nepal. Everest expedition take to core of Khumbu Himalayan range. Mt. Everest 8,848m (29,028 ft ) is highest mountain in the world on the border of Nepal and Tibet. Mount Everest called Sagarmatha ("Goddess of the Sky") in Nepal and Chomolungma ("Goddess Mother of the World") in Tibet. Mt. Everest is named in English and received its official name in 1865 in honor of Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General (1790–1866, British surveyor, b. Breconshire, Wales, UK) Worked on the trigonometrically survey in India from 1806 to 1843 who had mapped the Indian subcontinent.
Mount Everest was first climbed on May 29, 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal reached the summit Top of the world/ Mount sagarmatha. These courageous climbers ascended Everest base camp through to the Everest South Col from the Khumbu Glacier and continued their ascent to the summit via the Southeast ridge. Everest Climbing Route is now referred to as the Everest Normal route and will be also the route that we use every year in the pre-monsoon season.
Everest expedition begins at Lukla after 35 minutes mountain flight from Kathmandu. Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s expedition guide led through the Sherpa village Chaurikharaka Phakding Namche Tengboche Pheriche Lobuche Gorakshep and finally reach at Mt. Everest base camp. HJT climbing guide set up the first camp , camp II and camp III then continue ascend to Mt. Everest summit.
At least two month holidays required for Mt. Everest mountaineering as well as good physical fitness and previous climbing experience. Autumn & spring season is best time for Mount Everest expedition but we Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition arrange Everest expedition as per mountaineer demand with personalized expedition service around the year. We HJT arrange Everest expeditions either private or group join basis with appropriate approach life time adventure in Nepal Himalaya.
Mt. Everest Expedition itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel, Mt. Everest expedition briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu for official procedure.
Day 03: Kathmandu official procedure & prepare for Mount Everest mountaineering
Day 04-05: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2640m). Overnight at
Day 06: Namche Bazaar (3446m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Khumjung (3790m). Overnight at
Day 08: Khumjung, acclimatization day.
Day 09: Tengboche Monastery (3867m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 10: Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
Day 11: Lobuche (4900m). Overnight at
Day 12: Rest day in Lobuche
Day 13: Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Day 14-57: Climbing Period Mt. Everest.
Day 58: Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 59: Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
Day 60: Khumjung.
Day 61: Trek to Phakding.
Day 62: Trek to Lukla. Overnight in lodge.
Day 63: Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer your hotel.
Day 64: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel
Day 65: After breakfast, relaxing or shopping with own activities then three hours before Himalaya Journey Treks & expedition's airport representative will drop you Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal leisure period , excursion or trip will arrange accordingly such as any package tour , Rafting etc.
- All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
- 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after the expedition). Itinerary A
- 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after the expedition). Itinerary B
- Schedule flight KTM/Lukla/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
- Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
- Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp & back.
- All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
- Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
- Food and fuel at Base Camp.
- Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
- Service of Government Liaison officer.
- 4 Oxygen bottles per member with mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
- 2 Oxygen for climbing Sherpa.
- Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boy and Liaison officer.
- Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
- Peak Permit fee of Mt. Everest.
- Khumbu Ice Fall route fee.
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
- 1 high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food & gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb & summit attempt.
- Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
- High altitude food.
- High altitude fuel.
- High altitude tents.
- Per Person 60 KG. Expedition equipment's luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
- Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment's luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
- 2 Expedition duffel bag or, Barrel for each member.
- Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
- Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
- Emergency medical oxygen at Base Camp.
- Visa extension fee.
- Agency service charge.
- International airfare from/to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu. Itinerary A
- Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu. Itinerary B
- Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
- Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment & commercial filming.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
- Applicable permit fees and customs charges and commercial filming.
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
- Tips and bonuses.
- Garbage deposit fee.
Summit Bonus: Camp 8300m. = USD 1000 & over 8300m. to summit= USD 500 = 1500 USD extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.
Everest Expedition Equipments
- Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing
- 2 locking carabiners Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
- 3 regular carabiners Light weight BD Hot wire are recommended
- Ice axe w/leash Light weight (ie Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snow Walker) Under 5’7” use 60cm, 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm, over 6’2” use 70cm
- Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha) or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (i.e. La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent, must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
- Crampons Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended, include a simple repair kit (i.e. Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Belay\ rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)
- Trekking shoes.
- two cutton t- shirts
- 1 polypropylene t-shirt
- 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days.
- 2 women sports bras Synthetic, no cotton!
- 1 soft shells Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
- Down/synthetic sweater or vest Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred, R4 Jacket acceptable.
- Hard Shell jacket with hood Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
- 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams) and has a thick insulated hood.
Hand wear :
We require two systems; one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten overmitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
- 2 pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene
- 1 pair warm gloves Fleece or wool
- 1 pair expedition shell gloves
- 1 pair modular expedition shell mitts. OR Pro Mitts If they do not have wrist straps consider sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist so that you do not loose your mittens in high winds.
- Warm hat wool or synthetic that cover your ears.
- Face mask
- Shade hat or baseball cap
- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe)*.
- 1 pair extra sunglasses (Also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks)
- 1 ski goggles with UV protection *
If you require prescription glacier glasses, you get your lenses modified to your prescription. Julbo Sherpas glacier glasses works great for prescription lenses. Send the glasses to Opticus along with your PD number with your order. Their number is 1-800-870-5557 get these with your prescription
- 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene
- 3 pair light weight trekking socks
- 2 pair med-heavy wool socks check boot fit with liner and wool socks on
- 1 pair nylon shorts
- 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp
- 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms
- 1 pair fleece pants w/ side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
- 1 pair soft shell pants. . (i.e., Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics)
- 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
- 1 pair gaiters Make sure they will fit over plastic boots. (OR Crocodiles or equivalent)
- 1 pair down booties (optional)
- 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp.
- 1 pair sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp.
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags
1 light weight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches)
1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 are excellent, lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
1 large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals, one can be used for storing belongings in Mendoza or Punta del Inca that are not used on the climb
small padlock for duffel bag
1 small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu
1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time)
Sleeping pad full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or ? length Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications
Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck
Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star
3 Water bottles 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain-(optional).
1 water bottle insulator
Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
Bowl and spoon Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
Pocket knife small Swiss-army type.
Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
3-4 Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry
Nylon stuff sacks For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection); large Ziplocs are useful also
1 small stainless steel thermos (optional)
Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds)
Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps)
Camera 1 light weight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional for the trek in and base camp
Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport
Passport and passport photos
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Mt. Everest expedition is one of the world most famous expedition with stunning Himalayan views of 5 above 8000m and itself known as top of the world.