Mt. Everest (8,848m) South Expedition 2020

  • Trip duration 64 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate + Hard
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We take care of you right from the arrival in Kathmandu. The price includes hotel accommodation, the flight to Lukla in the Khumbu region, the trek to Base camp via Namche and tea house full board service during the trek before arriving at base camp; and of course the services at base camp and at the high camps. Let us take care of all the details – you can fully focus on your climb.

The climbing Guides of our company are highly qualified, skilled, regularly reviewed and re-trained and recognized for their training and experience throughout the profession. We only take the most experienced guides and staff on this expedition. This is a serious climb and mistakes can have serious consequences. This is why we focus extensively on safety and accident prevention for both clients and guides on our Everest expedition. No expedition is without risk and certainly not one to the highest Mountain of the world. However, we implement rigorous safety standards to minimize risk. We’d also like to highlight that our guides and staff are all employed under ethical standards.

The exploration of Mount Everest has a long and varied history – from the first recognition of the peak to the attempts of Mallory, Irvine, Norton & co and eventually the successful attempt of the British and the impressive solo ascent of Reinhold Messner.

The Sagarmatha (the forehead of the sky) in Nepali is known as Mt. Everest throughout the world. With an altitude of 8848m, it is the highest peak on earth. The South face is recognized to lie in Nepal whereas the North face is in China’s autonomous state Tibet. This world’s highest peak was first officially measured in 1856 during the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India government and then known as Peak XV certified with the height of 8840m. With a simple technology and the distance from the mountain, the height was determined with really phenomenal accuracy - only 8m off from the current value of 8848m.

The name of British Surveyor in 1856 was Sir George Everest- the General of British India during the survey period and a somewhat infamous character. Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners at the time, so it is reasonable to assume that local names of the mountain were unknown.  The name of the highest peak was chosen in his honor, although not without controversy even at the time. The first climbing attempts were not possible until the 1920s and they ended ultimately in disaster. Success came only in 1953 from the Southside on the very same route you’ll be taking for this expedition.

Retrace these historic achievements and write your own history by making an attempt to reach the top of the world. With us as your support crew, everything is possible.

Approaches to ABC (Advanced Base Camp) from South (Nepal):

The approach on its south side is through the Khumbu region of Nepal leading up to the Khumbu Glacier extending down to Lobuche (4940m). It starts with the flight to Lukla and the trek from Lukla to Everest South Base Camp (5364m) via Namche Bazaar (3440m)-Tengboche (3860m)-Pheriche (4371m)-Lobuche (4940m)-Gorak Shep (5164m). It takes typically 8 days to reach ABC from Kathmandu.

Climbing Routes South Side:

  • South route is technically a trekking route with a little objective danger once past the Khumbu icefall apart of few crevasses and Seracs bridged by ladders, couple short ice cliffs around camp 3 and rock sections protected with fixed lines. There is an obvious danger of high altitude sickness complications and changeable, unpredictable mountain weather.
  • The Khumbu Icefall is a steep glacier with an obvious implication of large crevasses and treacherous unstable Seracs making navigation complicated and riddled with the high objective danger of falling ice. This is the most dangerous part of the climb. At the beginning of the climbing period, climbing Sherpa set the route through the icefall installing ladders across crevasses and along vertical Seracs ice walls for efficient and easy climbing. These arrangements make the climb of the Khumbu icefall possible, efficient and relatively safe, especially early morning before the sunrise when the ice structure is well frozen. Khumbu icefall is very dangerous in the afternoon due to its western aspect.
  • Camp 1 (6000m) is located on the top of Khumbu icefall; it is a desolate and exposed place mainly used as rest and transition location on the way to camp 2 (6400m). The glacier between camp 1 and 2 flattens but there are still large crevasses close to camp 1, which are also fixed with ladders.
  • Camp 2 is located in a lateral moraine at the bottom of the west ridge. It is a very safe and sheltered location with tremendous views on Lhotse. All companies set-up their main climbing camp for the duration of the climbing period with tents for individual climbers, the kitchen and dining tents. Camp 2 is the main acclimatization camp and the base for camp 3-acclimatization climb and the final summit attempt.
  • Camp 3 (7200m) is located on a small ledge on the Lhotse wall. One has to cross the glacier to the right side before 40 deg. 600m climb on the compact snowfield. The route is safe with a couple of short less than 3m ice cliffs, climbing Sherpa’s set up with fixed ropes.
  • Camp 4 (7950m) located at South Col is the last camp; it is easily accessible by the majority of climbers without supplementary oxygen. There are two rock sections to navigate before camp 4: Yellow Bands interlayer marble, Phyllis and semi schist rocks and Geneva Spur, an anvil-shaped rib of black rocks; they are again set-up with fixed ropes.
  • This is when the climb starts, the last section of the southwest ridge. It is steep mostly on the snow with some rock section at the Balconies, nice resting platform. The entire route is set up with fixed ropes, which is crucial for the safety of all climbers, who are all affected by altitude with low energy and impaired judgments due to oxygen deprivation in the brain and muscle tissue.
  • From the south summit, there is knife-edge southeast ridge with dangerous overhanging cornices; the most exposed section of the climb between 3050m Kangshung face and southwest face and Hillary step at the end, a series of imposing rock steps often bypassed on deep the snow, a serious avalanche danger

Our Everest Climbing Services:

  • The Mount Everest is the highest peak of the World 29028ft (8848m) through which the climbing toppers feel like the proudest and adventurous person of the World. Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first climbed this peak on May 29, 1953, after their long time effort.
  • Everest Base camp is situated on the north of Khumbu glacier at a high of 18000ft. All the international Mt. Everest climbers assemble here during the starting and at the ending time of their climbing. Normally the climbing duration of this expedition lasts for 90 days. All the climbers who mass there at the base camp seem really busy with excitement for the preparation of their expedition to reach on the summit.
  • North Face Tents Some climbers climb this mountain on their own risk without any climbing Sherpa guide, and some climbers go with their own climbing Sherpa guide. Most of the teams carry out their own Internet, Satellite phone, Medical Doctor and rest of the modern requirement.
  • After the Base camp, we have to cross crevasses, Seracs and ice blocks. Similarly, we should face to the way up having Chunks of ice as large as our houses where we should use fixed ropes and aluminum ladders to climb ahead camp 1st 6400m.

Camp 1: 20000ft (6,400m)

This camp 1 is situated in the flat area of endless snow deep crevasses and mountain walls. Because of the Sun's reflection from this place we get warm and heating ambiance at this place. In the night we listen to the deep murmuring cracking sounds of crevasses beneath our tent. These are the areas where we have to walk to reach camp 2.

Camp 2. 21000ft (6,750m)

This camp 2 is situated at the height of the 21000ft, which is located at the foot of the icy mount Lhotse wall though where we have to go ahead. Weather is here is good but bad clouds roll in from the low range of the Himalayan valleys to the bottom of our camp two. But wind here sometimes seems very violent enough to destroy our tents. After climbing these palaces we reach camp 3.

Camp 3. 22300ft (7,100m)

Camp 3 is located at the height of 22300ft, adjoining to mount the Lhotse wall. After climbing the 4000ft. Lhotse wall by using fixed rope and with prior acclimatization it leads us to camp 4. Also on the way we have to ascend the steep allow bands (lose, downsloping and rotten limestone). From their crossing short snowfield, the route moves ahead up the Geneva Spur to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. (Another wells name meaning Saddle of pass). Oxygen should probably be use above base camp 3 in case of needed to the climbers.

Camp 4. 26000ft (8,400m)

Now we are on camp 4 which located at the height of 26000ft, it is the last camp of the Expedition. From here the summit is about 500m, a distance far. This is the final and dangerous part of climbing. This place is besieged by ferocious and violent winds. The normal best way to reach the summit is via the narrow South -East Ridge and it precedes the South Summits 28710ft. From here the way is easy to reach the summit of the Everest 29028ft, and late Sir Edmund Hillary and l Tenzing Norgay Sherpa used this route in 1953.

Trip Highlights

  • Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa set off on their epic journey in 1953.
  • Countless mountains view including top of the world “Mt. Everest” and unique Sherpa cultural.
  • Historical trading town of Namche Bazaar and Tengbuche monastery, world highest farm Dingbuche.
  • Mt. Everest (8,484m) from closest distance and others many mountains from Kalapathar (5,643m).

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1350m)
  • Day 02: Preparation, briefings, shopping and formalities for permit.
  • Day 03: City tour in Kathmandu and evening drive to Mulkot-Sindhuli (3 Hrs.); hotel.
  • Day 04: Drive to Manthali, fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m-4 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-6 Hrs.); Lodge.
  • Day 06: Rest & acclimatization, explore Hotel Everest View (HEV-3800m-3 Hrs.).
  • Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3860m-5 Hrs.); explore Buddhist Monastery; lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4410m-5Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 09: Rest for acclimatization day at Dingboche.
  • Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4950m-4Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m-3 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC-5360m-2 Hrs.); camping.
  • Day 13: (to Day 56)Climbing period (EBC-Mt. Everest Summit, 8848m- EBC).
  • Day 57: Down trek to Gorak Shep (5170m- 2 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 58: Trek via Lobuche (4950m) to Dingboche (4410m-5 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 59: Trek to Tengboche (3860m-5 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 60: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-4 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 61: Trek to Lukla (2840m-7 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 62: Fly from Lukla to Manthali drive to Kathmandu; hotel transfer.
  • Day 63: D- Briefing, contingency day in Kathmandu, farewell-celebration dinner.
  • Day 64: Final departure to your port of destination.

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers,
  • Kathmandu Hotel (3*-4* or 5*) accommodation,
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,
  • Expedition Cargo from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,
  • Everest Expedition permit,
  • Ice Fall Route,
  • Everest National Park entry permit,
  • TIMS permit (Trekkers Information Management System),
  • Stool shipment transfer,
  • Garbage deposit fees,
  • Three meals a day up to Base Camp: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for member Staffs,
  • One Government Liaison officer,
  • One Base Camp manager,
  • One High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (Everest Submitter) each member,
  • One Camp II cook / one Base Camp cook & Base Camp kitchen helpers,
  • Fifteen porters each member going up to Base Camp,
  • Seven porters each member return back from Base Camp,
  • Above mentioned porters to carry members bags and food equipment,
  • All Nepali staffs’ insurance, wages, transportation & equipment allowance,
  • Meals & Teahouse accommodations from Lukla to Everest Base Camp regarding the program,
  • 90 KG per member for personal equipment,
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning / Kitchen / Toilet / Store / Hot Shower Tents,
  • All necessary cooking gears, tables-chairs, one gas heater,
  • One generator with fuel / one solar panel for light, battery charge at Base Camp,
  • Three High Altitude tents for members Sherpa,
  • One Base Camp Tent (each member),
  • High Altitude food for member staffs,
  • Fifteen Epi gas / High Altitude cooking pot stove,
  • Six bottle oxygen with one set mask regulator (each member),
  • Four bottle oxygen with one set mask regulator (each Sherpa),
  • All necessary climbing route equipment,
  • International Air Cargo clearance,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kinds of local and government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical /Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • Sherpa summit & climbing bonus,
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking & expedition equipment,
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, the illness which are not under our control,
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned “Trip Includes” section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1350m)
  • Day 02Preparation, briefings, shopping and formalities for permit.
  • Day 03City tour in Kathmandu and evening drive to Mulkot-Sindhuli (3 Hrs.); hotel.
  • Day 04Drive to Manthali, fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2650m-4 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 05Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-6 Hrs.); Lodge.
  • Day 06Rest & acclimatization, explore Hotel Everest View (HEV-3800m-3 Hrs.).
  • Day 07Trek to Tengboche (3860m-5 Hrs.); explore Buddhist Monastery; lodge.
  • Day 08Trek to Dingboche (4410m-5Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 09Rest for acclimatization day at Dingboche.
  • Day 10Trek to Lobuche (4950m-4Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 11Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m-3 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 12Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC-5360m-2 Hrs.); camping.
  • Day 13(to Day 56)Climbing period (EBC-Mt. Everest Summit, 8848m- EBC).
  • Day 57Down trek to Gorak Shep (5170m- 2 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 58Trek via Lobuche (4950m) to Dingboche (4410m-5 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 59Trek to Tengboche (3860m-5 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 60Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-4 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 61Trek to Lukla (2840m-7 Hrs.); lodge.
  • Day 62Fly from Lukla to Manthali drive to Kathmandu; hotel transfer.
  • Day 63 D- Briefing, contingency day in Kathmandu, farewell-celebration dinner.
  • Day 64Final departure to your port of destination.

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