“THE SAGARMATHA” is known as Mt. Everest in the world. There are two different word SAGAR and MATHA ,. The initial word SAGAR means the sky and the last word MATHA means the head of the Nepali people, which elaborate the story of Nepalese people with pride of their history and glory with the altitude of 8848m. The Everest Expedition in the Himalayas presents one of the world’s greatest physical and mental challenges with such a wonderful feeling of pride and the sense of being most adventurous person on the planet. The South Col route on the Nepal side of Mt. Everest is the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who were the first to climb Everest successfully on the 29 May 1953 thus became world’s famous heroes of the adventure climbing. Expedition to mt. Everest has been successfully guided and climbed many times since then, but this should not lull prospective Everest climbers into complacency – climbing Everest is the ultimate challenge. To join our International Everest Expedition team in Nepal, you must have extensive mountaineering experience of climbing expeditions at least of 6000 meters as well as a experience of scaling difficult alpine mountain peaks, preferably, some climbing experience of the 7000 or 8000 metre peaks in the Himalayas.
After the arrival of climbers in Kathmandu, the group will meet up with the staffs of Wongchhu Peak Promotion for introduction and briefing about the trip. The next day is the day for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will be taken around for a tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Swoyambhunath – the monkey temple. This tour will help you to understand about the historical and cultural background of Nepal, Kathmandu valley and the people of Nepal. The next couple of days are for checking equipments, final preparations and packing. Spectacular 30 minutes flight on a small aircraft will take you to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. You will then start your trek towards Namche. You will arrive in Namche after 2 days trek and will spend two nights for acclimatization. You will then start your trek towards Island Peak through Thame, Khumjung, Tengboche, Dingboche and Chhukung. After the summit of Island Peak, you will then head towards Everest Base Camp. After spending a night at Gorakshep, you will climb up the Kalapathar for the best view of Everest, Lhotse and the other surrounding peaks. You will trek in to Everest Base Camp the same day where the staffs at base camp will give you a warm welcome and a very nice dinner. This is your home for the next two months.
Puja ceremony will be held at base camp. All of the climbing equipments and Mt. Everest will be worshipped with the presence of a Lama (Monk) and burning junipers. This is the prayer for the permission from the mountain goddess for climbing Everest and also for the success of the expedition. Then the climb on Everest starts. The first part of your climb on Everest will just be the process of acclimatization. You will gradually start climbing to the high camps. Once you climb up to around 7500 m, you will come down to the lower Khumbu valley into the thick air for resting. You will again return back to Everest base camp and start the second part of the climb which will be the attempt to the summit of Everest. After the summit, you will return to Kathmandu and the farewell
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu sight seeing.
Day 03 Preparation day
Day 04 Final Preparation day
Day 05 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 06 Namche
Day 07 Namche- acclimatization day
Day 08 Thame
Day 09 Khumjung
Day 10 Tengboche
Day 11 Dingboche
Day 12 Chhukung
Day 13 Hiking to Chhukung Ri and return to Chhukung
Day 14 Island Peak B.C.
Day 15 High Camp
Day 16 Summit > Base camp
Day 17 Dingboche
Day 18 Lobuche
Day 19 Gorakshep
Day 20 Everest B.C.
Day 21-61 Climbing period of Everest
Day 62 Base Camp clean up
Day 63 B.C. to Lobuche
Day 64 Tengboche
Day 65 Manjo
Day 66 Lukla
Day 67 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 68 Kathmandu
Day 69 Kathmandu – farewell
Day 70 Departure from Kathmandu
Note: All members should arrive around the date so that they can head to the mountain together.
– Airport transfers in Kathmandu
– 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including B/B.
– Kathamndu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight for Member, Staffs and Cargo
– Yaks and Porters for Transportation of Equipments From Lukla to Base Camp and back
– Food and accommodation on Tea Houses on the way to BaseCamp and Back
– Acclimatization climb to Island Peak (6189m) before climbing Everest
– 1 Sirdar for the whole Climbing Team
– 1 Personal Climbing Sherpa to each Climber
– Cook and Kitchen Helper at Base Camp
– Cook at Advanced Base Camp
– All Kitchen and Dining Equipments for Base Camp and ABC
– Food, fuel, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat at base camp during the Expedition
– High altitude food and fuel for ABC and other High camps
– High quality tents for all camps
– All group climbing equipments
– Communication and electrical equipments for the mountain
– 5 bottles of 3 ltr Poisk oxygen for member; 3 each for the Sherpas; regulator and mask
– Everest Climbing Permit,
– Ice fall usage charges
– Liaison officer’s equipment allowance, daily salary and other expenses
– Equipment allowance and daily wages for all Nepali staffs
– Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
-If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.
-Personal trekking and climbing gear
-Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner)
-Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
-Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower etc.)
-Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.