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Mount Everest Expedition 8848m Northface (Tibet face)

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Trip Fact

Best Season: April to October

Country Visited: Nepal, Tibet

Trip Start: Kathmandu

Trip Ends: Kathmandu

Destination: Summit of Mt. Everest 8848 meters (the top of the world)

Trip Route: Ktm-Lhasa-Everest Base Camp-Everest Summit-Zangmue-KTM

Trip Style: Overland Tour with stay at the Guesthouse and Tented Camp at the Base Camp and above

Activity: Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking

Max. Altitude: 8,848 m /29021.44 ft   

Group size: minimum 2 pax

Activity per Day: 4 to 5 hours of driving tour below base camp and 5 to 10 hours climbing. Summit day can be up to 15 hours

Trip Category: Climbing

MT. EVEREST the highest mountain on Earth called, appropriately in Nepali Sagarmatha ‘Sky Mother’ and Chomolungma in Tibetan straddles the border of these two nations. First official measurement was conducted in 1856 during the Great Trigonometric survey of British India. Known then as peak XV was certified at 8840m. With a simple technology and the distance from the mountain, the height was determined with really phenomenal accuracy and only 8m off from the current value of 8848m. The name Everest was chosen to honor British Surveyor General of India Sir George Everest. Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners, so it is reasonable to assume that local names of the mountain were unknown. It was lucky that the tallest mountain was not named after an unaccomplished politician or a royal.

Everest is a climbing pinnacle for everyone from accomplished climber to an inexperienced but wealthy tourist being taken to the summit for a substantial fee by a professional mountain guide with a team of climbing Sherpa guides. The climbing royalty fee of U$25, 000 forms a substantial source of tourist revenue for the government of Nepal, for whom Himalayas are a substantial natural resource due to lack of any substantial mineral resources. There are two commercial routes on Everest, south route via the Southeast Ridge from Nepal and via North Ridge from Tibet.

The Chinese royalty is lower than Nepalese but the climb from Nepal  via Khumbu Icefall is extremely spectacular and sheltered from winds up to camp 4 at South Col making climbing much easier and much more pleasant. It is along Western Cwm (it is a Welsh word pronounced ‘come’; it means cirque or bowl shaped valley) well sheltered from winds and very hot on sunny windless day, called also a Valley of Silence.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu. Briefing and shopping.

Day 03: Kathmandu.

Day 04: Drive to Zangmu (2350m). Overnight in hotel.

Day 05: Drive to Nyalam (3750m). Overnight in hotel.

Day 06: Nyalam, acclimatization day.

Day 07: Drive to Shekar (4250m). Overnight in hotel.

Day 08: Shekar, acclimatization day.

Day 09: Drive to Base Camp (5200m).

Day 10-12: At Base Camp

Day 13: to intermediate camp (6200m).

Day 14: At Advanced Base camp (6500m).

Day 15-53: Climbing Period.

Day 54: Back to Advanced Base Camp.

Day 55: Return to Base Camp.

Day 56: Cleaning Base Camp.

Day 57: Drive to Nyalam

Day 58: Drives to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

Day 59-60: Stay in Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by Tourist Vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in three hotels in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (6 nights)
  • Two star hotel accommodation in Lhasa and Gyantse with basic guesthouse accommodation in Shegar and Zangmu including Breakfast.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by Tourist Vehicle.
  • Two star hotel accommodation in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse with basic guesthouse accommodation in Shegar and Zangmu.
  • Full board meal during the trek, camping at base camp and Advance Base Camp, prepared by our cook with hot Tea & coffee.
  • All base camp and Advance base camp camping gears (We will provide fully water proof dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent at the base camp and advance base camp)
  • High quality tents for all camps.
  • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek and at base camp.
  • Expedition permits
  • Liaison officer and his round trip flight, insurance, wages, expedition equipments etc.
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp(you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Guide, cook, porters, helpers up to base camp
  • Climbing Sherpas (1 member = 1 Sherpa Ratio on climbing day)
  • A well stocked first aid and medical kit sufficient to counter any possible mountaineering ailments, from headache to serious injury.
  • Extra Oxygen equipment for medical use only.
  • A portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag)
  • Emergency communications on the mountain and satellite communications link for helicopter evacuation.
  • Oxygen 7 bottles per team climber and 4 bottles per Sherpa.
  • Mask regulator
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees for entire trip.
  • Welcome dinner for members in Kathmandu.
  • Power supply at Base Camp for charging electronics (solar and generator backup)
  • Flight cost from Kathmandu - Lhasa including airport departure tax.
  • Chinese visa and permit. (We handle all the paperwork for the Chinese visa and all the Tibet travel and climbing permits)
  • All our government taxes and vat.
  • Farewell dinner party in Kathmandu.

Cost exclude

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and while staying at hotel/guesthouse in Tibet.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. International airfare and airport departure
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected, see info below).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Recommended tipping and Sherpa bonuses are as follow:

  • Allow $80-150 for General Non-Sherpa crew who stay at base camp.
  • Allow $150-250 for Sherpa who go up to the base camp.
  • Summit climbing Sherpa US$ 400 – 600 per Sherpa.
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