“Climbing Everest Expedition is a process, not an event. A lot of it is tedious. Very little of it is glorious when you are there- that magically changes upon return. Much of the satisfaction and feeling of achievement, when it gets down to it, is very private— Dan Holle
A climb of Mt. Everest is not a mere climb. It is a show that goes on until 8848m in which you see two fighters; your will and the adversaries. It is up to you which side you are to take. Take the side of the will and expedite yourself or succumb to the adversaries and stop. The journey starts with a mountain flight from Lukla.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel-1300m/4264ft
Day 2-3: At leisure in Kathmandu for preparation
Day 4: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding – 2,840m/9,315ft
Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 6: At leisure in Namche Bazar
Day 7: Trek to Thyangboche
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche
Day 9-13: Acclimatization
Day 14: Trek to Lobuje
Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp
Day 16-18: Rest and preparation
Day 19-64: Ascent of Mt Everest
Day 65: Withdraw to Base Camp
Day 66-68: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Thyangboche
Day 69: Trek to Lukla
Day 70: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 71: Fly Back Home
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport (by Non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
- 3 Star hotels or same category in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar Square).
- Local English-speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
- Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member and Staff.
- All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
- Required number of porter and yak will be arranged for the expedition
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
- Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Everest along southeast ridge route.
- Nepalese Government Royalty;
- One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 3 times Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
- All wages, equipment’s, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
- Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the EBC.
- Solar panel for light and battery charger.
- All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Icefall charges and Gamow Bags.
- Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators if insisted
- We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance
- Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or 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.
- Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue at the time of emergency
- Personal climbing gears;
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
Why Tipping is essential?
There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.