Nepal is a country which contains over 1310 snow-capped peaks and there are 8 out of 14 peaks above 8000m. And, being said that Nepal is a country of mountains every year thousands of tourists visit Nepal for trekking around mountains and some want to summit peaks. Mountaineering in Nepal has become prime activities, you can choose Mountains to summit based on your experience and physical ability. Summiting Mt. Everest is one of the hardest of all and every adventurer wants to reach the top of the world’s highest mountain which stands 8848m from sea level. Once you can stand at top of world’s highest peak then it’s probably the greatest pride for every adventurer.
Everest Expedition is considered one of the most difficult and greatest physical and mental challenges for every traveler and adventurer. Not everyone who attempt Everest expedition is able to summit, only those with a brave heart and great guidance has been able to summit. We, here at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition will help you in a matter for guidance and the planning you just need a brave heart for summiting the Everest and create your own legends.
Himalayan Scenery Treks and expedition offers you the most adventurous service filtering and managing effective time so that you can get every inch of fun and adventure while traveling with us. We as well have managed the expedition package to Everest. Everest expedition is the most dangerous and difficult adventure on the earth. If you are not equipped with proper gear then you will face greater consequences. So, while summiting Everest you must not make even one slightest mistake. If you are traveling with Himalayan Scenery then we will first provide you with high-quality equipment’s and ensure your safety more than anything.
Everest was first summitted by Tensing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary via south col. The expedition we organize to Everest retraces the path followed by these legends. You can create your own story once you are able to stand at the top of Everest. Everest can be climbed from both the north as well as south side. Most the trekkers prefer summiting Everest from south col as the north col from Tibet border was closed for a foreigner after the cultural revolution in China in the 1950s.
To summit the world’s highest peak, you require mountaineering experience of climbing expedition at least 6000 meters along with experience of scaling difficult alpine mountain peaks. It would be easier for you if you also have some climbing experience in peaks above 7000 meters in the Himalayas. While climbing to the Everest we will be using the fixed rope but you need to acquire the skill to ascend and descend fixed line independent of those fixed ropes which will increase the efficiency of the whole expedition. Most of all you need to be more active and decisive so that you can take quick action while in need.
From the base camp, we need to cross-ice block, crevasses, and Seracs. We need to climb larger chunks of ice using fixed ropes and aluminum ladders. The way to camp 1st is just a test for your experience, once you are at Camp 1st elevated at the 6400m real challenge of expedition starts with dry air everywhere. Using oxygen will be key to summit Everest.
Camp 1: 20000ft. (6,400m):
Camp 1 is situated between mountain walls and endless snow deep crevasses. The air around here is a bit warmer and dry as the sun is reflected around this place. The tents are built above the crevasses that's why you will li0sten to some cracking sounds while sleeping inside these tents. In the morning we will be walking on these crevasses to reach the second camp.
Camp 2: 21000ft. (6,750m):
Camp 2, elevated at the height of the 6,750 meters and located in the foot of icy mount Lhotse wall from where we must go on ahead for summiting the Everest. Weather around camp 2 is good but at times wind brings clouds rolling from lower Himalayan Range to the place where camp 2 located. Other than that wind here is violent enough to destroy our tents. To reach Camp 3, we need to do some climbing through edged rocks and sloppier snows.
Camp 3: 22300ft. (7,100m):
Camp 3, elevated at height of 22300ft and is adjoining to the wall of Mount Lhotse. To reach camp 4 from this camp we need to climb the 4000ft wall of Lhotse using a fixed rope. But before we climb to camp 4 we need to adjust to the environment around this level of altitude with prior acclimatization. Some climbers should not hesitate to use oxygen if they are feeling uneasy to breathe. From here we should ascend steeply through lose, down-slopping and rotten limestone. Before we reach flats of the south col we need to cross certain snowfield, while the routes ahead up the Geneva Spur to the east.
Camp 4: 26000ft. (8,400m):
Camp 4 is also the final camp for Everest expedition which is elevated at an altitude of 26,000ft. from here you just need to climb 500m to summit the world’s highest peak. The weather around here is most tough and dangerous as the winds are ferocious and violent. Making the climb more difficult, if you want the best route to summit then pass via the narrow south- East ridge which precedes to south summit elevated at 28710 ft. from here you can easily achieve and reach the world’s highest peak elevated at 29028 feet. This same route was used by Tensing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmond Hillary while summiting Everest during 1953.
Highlights of Mount Everest Expedition
- Join a small and personal climbing team with a 3:1 climber to guide ratio and a 1:1 climber to Sherpa ratio.
- Enjoy the best Base Camp facilities available.
- Take comfort in the comprehensive medical support available through our unlimited access to Everest's Base Camp clinic and highly trained guides.
- Navigate the Khumbu Icefall, cross the Yellow Band, and ascend the Hillary Step with the guidance and partnership of HST's experienced Everest guides.
- Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel:
- Day 2 - 3:Preparation, briefings, shopping and permits formalities:
- Day 4:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
- Day 5:Trek to Namche Bazaar:
- Day 6:Rest and acclimatization, hike to Everest View Hotel:
- Day 7:Trek to Tengboche and visit Buddhist monastery:
- Day 8:Trek to Dingboche:
- Day 9:Trek to Lobuche:
- Day 10:Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche:
- Day 11:Trek to Gorakshep:
- Day 12:Trek from Gorakshep to Base camp:
- Day 13 - 58:Climbing period for Summit Everest and Trek Back to Everest Base Camp:
- Day 59:Trek down from base camp via Lobuche to Dingboche:
- Day 60:Dingboche to Tengboche trek:
- Day 15:Trek to Namche Bazaar:
- Day 61:Trek to Lukla:
- Day 62:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu:
- Day 63:Leisure and contingency day:
- Day 64:Transfer to the airport for final departure:
- All arrival and departure with Himalayan Scenery Treks assistance in airports.
- 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan in 5/4 Star category.
- 1:1 Experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb (Everest Summiteers).
- Flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to the climbing member and his guide.
- All camping equipment’s like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
- Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by Snowy professional cook in Base Camp.
- Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 60kg: 40kg ratio per person.
- Everest National Park entry fee (Sagarmatha National Park)
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Mt. Everest in spring.
- Wages, equipment’s, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Required base camp and high-altitude food for climbing member and all involved staffs.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
- Emergency oxygen mask and regulator upon the requirement of guest with reliable charge.
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
- 7 Oxygen Bottles (4L) for Climbers and 3 for Sherpa with mask and regulators.
- Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
- All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4; Icefall charges.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
- Himalayan Scenery Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
- Items of personal nature and laundry expenses.
- Expenses of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone, and internet expenses.
- Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
- Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for the climber.
- Summit bonus for the Sherpa after approaching to the summit. (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
- Special Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera.
- All personal climbing gears.
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.
Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:
Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is the small but busiest airport situated on a wonderful valley fenced by high mountains. This airport has been carved into a mountain ridge and sites by a perilous three-kilometers drop. Because of the high location, the weather around here erratic and is likely to be changed in every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancellation.
Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only the modes of transportation to and from Lukla Airstrip. However, because of the unpredictable weather of the high mountain reason, there is always the risk of flight cancellation or delays. In some cases, the flights are delayed or canceled for 2 or more days. Due to the long delays in the flight schedule, it may hinder your trip. However, we Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, help you to Charter helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, in case of flight cancellation or delays due to harsh and unpredictable mountain weather condition. We will provide you with the best service to make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connection.
To charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, you will be charged approximately 2500 USD to 4,000 USD per Helicopter. The helicopter conveys 4 to 5 passengers at a time, so the aggregate chartered fee can be shared amongst the passengers (USD 500 to USD 3000 is applicable per person). The cost of this service is payable directly to our office, and later this can be submitted to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Our company will provide you with all the required documentation for the claim.
Team composition is important to ensure the safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:
- HST Accredited Climbing Leader
- High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa
- Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man
- Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.
Hotel and Accommodation on Mount Everest Expedition:
Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.
On the expedition Journey to Mt. Mount Everest, we provide you with the 4 to 5-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 5 Nights). During your journey to Base Camp of Mt. Mount Everest, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. The lodges on the trail to Mount Everest is always crowded and in some cases, you may have to share a room with other trekkers or may have to sleep in the dining room. We put our every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places).
All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. However, a single room will be provided on request and by paying a single supplement of USD 390.
During the Expedition period, we will be staying in a tent. All the food are prepared by our expert cook.
Food and Beverages:
All the food and Beverages included on the package to Mount Everest Expedition are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.
At the expedition period hygienic and freshly cooked food will be served to you. All foods are prepared at the camp by our highly experienced cook.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful expedition, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.
We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the flight to and from Lukla Airstrip for the
Luggage and Backpack:
The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.
Guide and Porters:
We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.
Leaders and Staff Management:
Climbing Leader and Staff Management are one of the most critical parts of the Expedition journey determining the success, enjoyability, and memorability of the trip. A highly experienced, skilled, and courteous climbing leaders will make the expedition journey smooth and easy. At Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, all the expedition crew member along with the climbing leader are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate leadership skill and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following training:
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Trekking Guide Training
- Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
- English Language
- Conservation and Biodiversity
- Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Mount Everest Expedition. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.
Rescue and Evacuation:
Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high-altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at +977 – 1 – 4438648 or +977 – 9851083619. We are available at Viber and WhatsApp.
- Destination Nepal
- Trip Difficulty Technical Challenging
- Trip Style Expedition
- Accommodation Lodge + Camping
- Group Size 01 - 12
- Max Altitude 8848 Meters / 29029 Feet
- Transportation: By Air
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Fruit
- Best season: Late Sept. to Oct. & April to May
- Route: Kathamndu-Lukla- EBC