Mount Everest Expedition

Duration: 0 Days
  • Destination: Nepal

Mount Everest at 8,848 metres / 29,035 feet, the tallest mountain in the world, has been a fascination for all adventurers since the late 19th century. Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand on this most coveted summit on May 29, 1953. They climbed through the Khumbu Icefall and ascended to the South Col through the Western cwm, from where they ascent to the summit via the Southeast ridge. This route is now referred to as the Normal Route. Everest is still the ultimate summit for any mountaineer, and the accomplishment of standing on its elusive summit is not diminished by recent popularity. Royal Himalayan Safari's  Mount Everest Expedition is a non guided expedition, which is for climbers with previous experience climbing big mountains. However, make no mistakes, as this is a complete expedition, providing you with nothing less than the finest support on the mountain, a strong Sherpa team, an excellent medical facility with our own expedition doctor, fabulous kitchen crews at both Base Camp and Camp 2, top quality equipments and expedition food and a complete expedition logistics from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Since it is a non-guided expedition it allows you to plan your schedule as per your personal needs, for a careful and safe ascent, allowing multiple ascents to higher camps for acclimatisation as well as multiple full descents to Base Camp and/or a lower village for rest. However, Royal Himalayan Safari do not allow any climber to climb alone on the mountain, hence, for each climber, we provide one Climbing Sherpa who will be your climbing partner on the mountain. 

Proposed Itinerary Mount Everest Expedition:

Day 1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m). Transfer to Hotel

Day 2. In Kathmandu: shopping and restaurants. O/N Hotel

Day 3. Fly to Lukla (2860m) and trek to Phakding (2650m)

Day 4. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m)

Day 5. Rest and acclimatization in Namche

Day 6. Trek to Tyangboche (3830m)

Day 7. Trek to Dingboche (4348m)

Day 8. Rest and acclimatisation at Dingboche

Day 9. Trek to Lobuche (4900m)

Day 10. Trek to Gorak Shep (5180m)

Day 11. Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp (5300m)

Day 12. Rest, organization at Base Camp

Day 13. Rest, organization

Climbing Mount Everest:

Day 14. Climb partway to camp 1 at 5800m. Return to Base Camp

Day 15. Rest in Base Camp

Day 16. Climb to Camp 1 at 6100m. Return to Base Camp

Day 17. Rest in Base Camp

Day 18. Climb to Camp 1 and sleep there

Day 19. Explore route to Camp 2, at 6800m and return to Camp 1 and sleep there

Day 20. Return to Base Camp

Day 21. Rest in Base Camp

Day 22. Rest in Base Camp

Day 23. Rest in Base Camp

Day 24. Climb to Camp 1 and sleep there

Day 25. Climb to Camp 2 and sleep there

Day 26. Rest in Camp 2

Day 27. Explore route to camp 3 7300m, return to Camp 2 and sleep there

Day 28. Return to Base Camp

Day 29. Rest in Base Camp

Day 30. Rest in Base Camp

Day 31. Rest in Base Camp

Day 32. Climb to Camp 1 and sleep there

Day 33. Climb to Camp 2 and seep there

Day 34. Rest in Camp 2

Day 35. Climb to Camp 3 and sleep there

Day 36. Descend to Camp 2 and sleep there

Day 37. Descend to Base Camp or Gorak Shep

Day 38 to 40. Descend to lower Village and rest there

Day 41. Return to Base Camp

Day 42. Rest in Base Camp

Summit Attempt: (weather permitting)

Day 41 to 61 - Climbing period and Summit attempt

Day 62. Pack up Camp 2

Day 63. Return to Base Camp

Day 64. Pack up Base Camp

Day 65. Pack up Base Camp

Day 66. Trek down to Pheriche

Day 67. Trek down to Tyangboche

Day 68. Trek to Namche, Teahouse or camping

Day 69. Trek to Lukla

Day 70. Flight to Kathmandu. Celebrations!!! O/N Hotel

Day 71. In Kathmandu. O/N Hotel

Day 72. Fly Home

Cost Details

  • All internal transportation
  • Porter’s and Sherpa’s assistance.
  • 5 nights in tourist class hotel on bed and breakfast basis while in Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Mount Everest climbing permit
  •  Laison officers costs.
  •  One Climbing Sherpa for each Climber.
  • Extensive Medical Clinic with Expedition Doctor at Base Camp.
  •  Emergency use of Pressure bag (Gamow bag) and medical oxygen cylinders.
  •  All camping and kitchen facilities at Base Camp and Camp 2.
  •  All meals while on Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp.
  •  All mountaineering equipment, including ropes, fixing gear, tents, stoves and fuel, oxygen cylinders. (you have to bring your own oxygen mask which is easily available in Kathmandu)
  •  40 kg baggage allowance.
  • Lodge trek with all food during the trek to Base Camp and back from Base Camp.
  • Transfer of all you baggage to Base Camp and Back to Base Camp.
  •  Staff insurance, tourist service fee and all taxes applicable as per state law.
  • Personal accident and rescue insurance. You must provide your own rescue insurance
  • Mineral water, beer, soft drinks and extra tea/coffee outside of normal meal times.
  •  Private room accommodation in Kathmandu unless a single supplement is paid.
  • Optional tips to guides and porters.
  • International airport departure taxes.
  • Visa costs.
  • Helicopter evacuation in the unlikely situation, although we do arrange for it and make the necessary documents so that you can claim from your insurance.

Useful Info

Recommendations for things you should bring

Clothing:

Head

 Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears;

Balaclava;

sunhat;

Glacier sunglasses with side shields,1 pair ski goggles with light and dark lens;

 Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;

 Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions

Upper Body

 2-3 cotton t-shirts 

2 polypropylene t-shirt

 2-3 long sleeve woollen shirts, lightweight

 1 polar fleece pullovers, medium weight

 1 polar fleece jacket

Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Lightweight down jacket for Base Camp

 For high altitude use, 1 very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood, you may prefer a down/duvet suit

Hands

 1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves

1 pair mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner]

Lower Body

1 pair walking shorts

 1 pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp

2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms, woollen

1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms

1 pair polar fleece trousers

 1 pair Gore-Tex trousers, Waterproof/breathable with side zips

 1 pr. Goose-down (duvet) trousers, you may prefer a down (duvet) suit

Feet

 1 pair One-Sport / Millet Everest boots or equivalent

 1 pair trekking /walking boots with good ankle support

 1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp

 1 pair down booties (optional)

2 pair med-heavy polypropylene or wool socks

3 pair of liner socks, polypropylene or wool

2 pair lightweight trekking socks, polypropylene or wool

Sleeping

For high altitude, 1 down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to – 30 Centigrade or -0 Fahrenheit). In the high camp, you can sleep in your down (duvet) clothing inside your sleeping bag

 At least 3 closed cell foam kari-mats. Rucksack and Travel Bags

1 medium rucksack (50-70 litres)

 We provide you 2 big duffle bags.

 Small padlocks for duffel kit bags. Personal food for camps beyond Advanced Base Camp

 We ask each member to bring their own imported daily snack and energy foods. We do not provide cold “snack” food such as chocolate or "energy-bars". We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food, 2-5 kilos is a good amount. A growing variety of imported foods such as cheese, chocolates, biscuits, cookies, nuts, and power-bars are now available in Kathmandu, at realistic prices.

Accessories

 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit

 1 cigarette lighter 

1 compass or GPS

 1 camera and film, or digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries

 Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage, large Ziplocs are useful also

 4 water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle)

 1 plastic cup and spoon

1 small folding knife

Binoculars (optional)

 1 bathing suit/swimming costume

Books, playing cards, ipod/ mp3 player, short-wave radio, game boys, musical instruments, ear plugs, lots of batteries, etc.

 Travel clothes for Base Camp and in town