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Mt. Everest South Face Expedition

Mt. Everest South Face Expedition

Everest is considered the highest peak in the Himalayas and in the world. In Nepali it is called 'Sagarmatha' and in Tibetan 'Chomolungma'. We can see the long plume of snow-dust blowing off the summit. At sunrise, its peak is the first to touch the sun. It is a huge, black shark fin that hovers overhead. The wind blows stronger and stronger as you approach the summit. On the upper slopes of climb you feel like the wind is blowing around 80-100 mph. It is hard to stand upright and biting cold is unbearable.

The Southeast Ridge from Nepal, called the South Col Route is technically easier and considered to be the normal climbing route as compared to the Northeast Ridge or the North Col Route from Tibet. Sir Edmand Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed the summit from the South Col Route for the first time on May 29, 1953. Their untiring effort brought Khumbu glacier as a base camp of Mt. Everest. Though both Hillary and Tenzing said it was a joint effort. After many years Tenzing finally spoke out and said Hillary was the first to put his foot on the summit of Mount Everest.

Beyond the base camp at 5540m there are four additional camps at varing altitudes need to be set up before attempting the summit at 8,848m. The view from each camp is fantastic. Many large avalanche and rock slides occur several times a day and night on the surrounding slopes.

The most favorable time for a summit attempt on Mt. Everest is in early May before the monsoon season begins. In May as the monsoon season approaches, the warmed air moving in from the Bay of Bengal pushes the jet stream to the north, affording climbers the opportunity to reach the summit without having to battle hurricane force winds. A lot of things have to come together all at once for a successful climb on Everest: a strong, healthy, and acclimatized team, ropes properly fixed on key sections of the route, high camps supplied, clear skies, and favorable winds.

Mt. Everest South Face Expedition Highlights
  • The world's highest mountain peak
  • Walk through Namche Bazaar (gateway to Mt. Everest)
  • En route explore 200 years old Tyangboche monastery
  • Experience Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain Range
  • Climb Camp I, II, III & IV before summit to Everest

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Documents Preparation and shopping

Day 03: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism

Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2886m), & trek to Phakding (2640m.),3 hr O/N lodge/camp

Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.), 5 hrs. O/N lodge/camp.

Day 06: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion

Day 07: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) 5hrs. O/N lodge/camp

Day 08: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) 5hrs. O/N lodge/camp

Day 09: Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion

Day 10: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.), 6 hrs. O/N lodge/camp

Day 11: Lobuche to Kala Patthar via Gorakshep O/N lodge/camp

Day 12: Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5545 m).O/N lodge/camp

Day 13-53: Mount Everest Climbing period

Day 54: Base camp cleaning day

Day 55: Base camp to Pheriche(4240 m). O/N lodge/camp

Day 56: Pheriche to Tyangboche (3860 m.), 4 hrs. O/N lodge/camp

Day 57: Tyangboche to Monjo. O/N lodge/camp

Day 58: Trek to Lukla. O/N lodge/camp

Day 59: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 60: Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 61: Final departure

Cost Includes
  • 5 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star Standard)
  • Airport transfers
  • Fly Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Flight tickets with 50KG cargo per member
  • Trekking from Lukla to Base camp & back to Lukla on lodge accommodation or camping basis
  • Sagarmatha national park permit
  • Food for trekking & expedition period
  • Porter / Yak Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla (Porter transportation)
  • 1 tent (north face brand) for 1 person for expedition
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, tables and chairs, Mattresses for expedition
  • All kitchen equipment for Base Camp
  • Liaison officer's allowances equipment for expedition, flight tickets, insurance
  • Expedition Crew’s allowances for expedition, flight tickets, insurance, daily wages
  • Peak permit for Everest South Col
  • All transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • Our Crew: Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy and Kitchen helpers
  • A trekking guide, a climbing guide, a Sherpa
  • All necessary taxes
  • Satellite phone(Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness)
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Exclude(s)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp
  • Expedition personal climbing gears
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation
  • Helicopter rescue
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
  • Expedition cargo custom clearance
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
  • Waki talkies permit
  • Extra expenses of personal nature
  • Medical/ emergency oxygen with regulator and mask
  • Garbage Deposit (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be refunded after the expedition
23 April 2013 10 May 2013 Yes USD $1375 Book Now

Trip Facts

Trip Days: 61 Days

Grade : Challenging

Max. Altitude : 5540m

Client Reviews

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3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp ,Bristol, United Kingdom

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