Everest Expedition (8,848 m.)
Name of the Peak: Mount Everest
Trip Duration: 63 days
Grade: Challenging Grade
Starts and Ends in: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Climbing, Activity: Trekking and Cultural Tour
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house) and Camping
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Trek type: Tea House
Maximum Altitude: 8848m
Season: Spring and autumn
Group Size: Min – 2
Everest Expedition - Overview
Mount Everest Expedition is considered as the world's most challenging mountaineering adventure. Mt Everest (8,848 m.) is the world's highest mountain peak lies in Nepal and thousands of trekkers, climbers visit this dream destination to Mt Everest base camp every year.
Even though the highest mountain in the world Mt Everest has been conquered many times in this forty six years since the first conquer, Mt Everest peak is standing still as mysterious, beguiling and magnificent as ever. Standing incredibly tall silhouetted against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet, this mountain Everest has many names: Chomolungma, Sagarmatha, Qomolungma or Mt. Everest. Whichever name one chooses, its mystery still lives on. It was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.
Perhaps the most colorful story about the early attempts on Mt Everest Expedition is the one involving Captain J. Noel and his native companions. He disguised himself as a Mohammedan and made a journey from Darjeeling through Northwest Sikkim and round the north of Kanchenjunga in an attempt to reach Everest. Unfortunately, not even the disguise could see him through. His mission was out short just sixty five km from Everest when a posse of Tibetan soldiers forced them to turn back. Although there are a dozen or so routes on Mt. Everest, we follow the classical route, traditionally the most reliable way to the summit on this breathtaking Mount Everest Expedition.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will welcome you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Preparation for departure and explanation
Today is the day for final preparation and expedition briefing. Check out the documentation and last minute shopping for departure. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla
You will take about 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla early in the morning. Upon arrival in Lukla, you will take breakfast and trek to Phakding about 4 hours. Overnight stay at the lodge in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
You will trek to Namche Bazaar following the reverse of the Dudhkoshi River bank which takes about 6hrs. On the way you will pass by Sherpa villages to reach the Sherpa capital, Namche. Namche is famous as the gate of Everest. Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation at Namche.
Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization
You will stay one more night at Namche for acclimatization. You will hike about 2 hours to Everest View Hotel and enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Everest and other snowcapped peaks. At Namche you can visit Hilary and Sherpa museum. Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation at Namche.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850m)
Today you trek (5hrs) from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850m), visit significant Buddhist monastery; Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation at Tyangboche.
Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m)
Today you trek 4 to 5hrs from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m); you will catch glimpses of Lhotse and Ama Dablam; Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation at Dingboche.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m)
Today you trek (4hrs) from Dingboche to another Sherpa village Lobuche (5018m); Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation at Dingboche.
Day 09: Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche
Today is the day for rest and acclimatization at Lobuche; explore the environments; Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation at Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m)
Today you trek (3hrs) from Lobuche to the last settlement before the Base camp, Gorakshep (5170m); Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation at Gorakshep.
Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp
Today you trek (2hrs) from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5200m); you will stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12-56: Climbing period of Everest
You will spend the climbing period staying in a tented camp. Till the camp 2 you will stay in personal tents then after on camp 3 and camp 4; you may have to share the tents. High camp food will be provided from Camp 3 up to summit.
Day 57: Trek down from base camp via Lobuche to Dingboche
After a successful summit of Mt. Everest (hopefully), you will be taken back to Dingboche (4260m) via Lobuche (5218) from Everest Base Camp; Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation.
Day 58: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche
You will descend from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m); Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation.
Day 59: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
From Tengboche you will be descending to Namche bazaar (3440m); Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation.
Day 60: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Today is your last trekking day (7hrs) from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m); Stay in a lodge on full board basis accommodation.
Day 61: Fly from Lukla airport to Kathmandu
Today you will take the 35 minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; we transfer you to your hotel on B&B accommodation style.
Day 62: Shopping or Sightseeing of Kathmandu city
Shopping around or you can do full day sightseeing of Kathmandu city. Visit the most popular places around Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, and Pashupati Nath. Farewell dinner at Nepali culture restaurant.
Day 63: Transfer to airport for final departure
We transfer you to the airport for final departure or alternatively you may extend your holiday joining other activities in Nepal.
Cost InfoCost Include
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the expedition
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paperwork and permits, royalties, (National park permit, TIMS) and climbing peaks permit
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters