Everest Expedition

   55 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-137)

Cost Include

  • Arrival and departure transfers by private car
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (5* Hotel)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • One-day guided city tour in Kathmandu valley
  • Kathmandu-Lukla and Gorakshep-Kathmandu Helicopter flight (Sharing)
  • All meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) during the trek
  • Accommodation (Lodge/Guest House) while on a trek
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees and TIMS permits for the trek
  • Trekking guide during the trek and climbing Sherpa while climbing 
  • Required porters and yak to carry luggage and other essentials supplies
  • Mt. Everest Special climbing permits and their procedure
  • Garbage deposit fees
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staff during the trip
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication with company staff and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Gamow Bags/Oxygen

Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for special welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees while on Kathmandu tour only
  • All snacks, energy drinks, mineral water, cigarettes, packed food
  • Personal nature items, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization expenses
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal climbing gears

Outline Itinerary
Day 01:   Arrival and Transfer to the hotel
Day 02:   Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region
Day 03:   Flyto Lukla and short trek to Phakding
Day 04:   Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 05:   Acclimatization day at Namche
Day 06:   Trek to Tangboche
Day 07:   Trek to Dingboche
Day 08:   Trek to Lobuche
Day 09:   Acclimatization day at Lobuche
Day 10:   Trek to Gorakshep
Day 11:   Trek to Everest Base camp
Day 12-50:   Everest Summit Climbing
Day 51:   Fly Back to Kathmandu
Day 52:   The Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 53:   The Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 54:   The Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 55:   Transfer for Final Departure

Mount Everest Expedition (8848.86m), the mountain that sets the yardstick for climbing achievement, lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet. The height of which a successful climber can brag, also assures life’s most rewarding experience. For this reason, the mountain attracts mountaineers all over the world, and as a result, receives around 1000 summit attempts every year.

The first successful attempt, however, was made on May 29, 1953, by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. It is the most popular expedition, not just in the Everest region of Nepal, but around the world.

Well, who does not dream of standing on the highest point on earth?

Mount Everest Expedition (Everest Climbing) is the ultimate mountaineering adventure that allows adventure enthusiasts to conquer the summit. Nevertheless, adventure and experience, also present you with one of the greatest physical and mental challenges, as Everest lives up to its fearful reputation if the conditions decide to become unsympathetic to you. Therefore, it’s best not to underestimate the altitude and the technical difficulty.

The Expedition: Mt. Everest can be climbed from the south via the Khumbu Valley in Nepal, as well as from the north via Tibet. Amigo Treks and Expedition offers guided expedition via the South Col. As per the itinerary, 55 days are required to complete the expedition, out of which 38 days are set aside to climb the mountain. 9 days are required to trek up to the Everest Base Camp (including 2 acclimatization days). 4 high camps are set above the base camp.

Camps on the Everest Expedition Route:

Everest Base camp: 17,598'/ 5364m

The Everest base camp is located at 5364 meters above sea level. The conditions in Everest Base Camp will remain stable throughout the climbing period, with many tents and stages being stirred as the ice moves and melts. Pumori, Nuptse, Lola, Nutse, and the Khumbu Icefall surround the territory, which has pleasant mornings and surprise nighttime snow blasts. With so many endeavor groups at BC, it resembles a small village in the Himalayas.

Everest Camp 1: 19,500'/5943m

Since it crosses the Khumbu Icefall, arriving at Camp 1 is the most specialized part of a southside move. The Icefall is 2,000 feet of sliding ice down Everest's west shoulder, featuring cavernous chasms, transcendent ice sera, and torrential flows. During the climbing phase, we try to spend only two evenings at Camp I for acclimatization. If you've had enough acclimatization, the game plans call for you to go straight from camp II to security.

Everest Camp 2: 20,998'/ 6400m

Camp 2 is located on the western border on a sidelong moraine. It is a heavily fortified area with spectacular views of Lhotse. All groups put up their primary climbing camp for the duration of the climbing time here, with tents for individual climbers as well as cooking and dining tents. Camp II is an important acclimatization camp and the command center for Focus III. After base camp, this is the camp where you will spend the most time.

Everest Camp 3: 23,500'/7162m

Climbing the Lhotse Face to Camp 3 is frequently difficult because practically all climbers are experiencing the effects of high altitude and are not yet utilizing supplementary oxygen. The Lhotse Face is steep and the ice is rough, although the path is rope-assisted, with angles ranging from 30 to 45 degrees. It's a tough climb to Camp 3, but it's necessary for acclimatization before attempting the peak. For acclimatization and the summit push, you will stay two nights at Camp Three.

Everest Camp 4 /South Col: 26,300'/8016m

Welcome to the moon—Everest to the north and Lhotse to the south, both of which are covered in loose rock. The final camp is located at the South Col; most climbers can reach it without supplemental oxygen. Before camp 4, there are two rock sections to negotiate: the Yellow Band, an inter-layer of marble, phyllite, and semi-schist rock, and the Geneva Spur, an anvil-shaped rib of black stone. Both of these zones are equipped with fixed ropes.

Summit: 29,032′/ 8848.86m

The final part from the South Col to the summit takes between 9 and 13 hours to complete. Before reaching the central panel, there is the Balcony, the Hillary Step, and the South Summit. The way to the genuine summit is a moderate snow slope, and while most climbers are fatigued, adrenaline keeps them moving at this point. After achieving the summit, we climb down the same route.

Amigo Treks and Expedition’s planning, logistics, staffing, and experience, will help you achieve your lifetime dream, as the company offers fully inclusive support up to the summit. The supports include experienced mountaineers, guides, and crew members with extensive knowledge of wilderness medical training; permanent base camp, excellent expedition cook and manager, full board meal and accommodation, solar electricity, internet facility, satellite phone, professional and reliable weather forecast service for the expedition and other required logistics necessary for a successful expedition.

Moreover, this expedition also presents the best cultural trek opportunity into the scenic Sherpa heartland of the Khumbu Valley. March-May and October-November are considered the best seasons to plan this expedition, while the monsoon and December –February are considered the most unfavorable times for an expedition. Our support combined with your enthusiasm, patience, and perseverance will help you achieve your lifetime dream. However, if you aren’t ready to attempt the Everest Expedition yet, Amigo Treks and Expedition offer other best expedition options like Pumori Expedition, Annapurna Expedition, Amadablam Expedition, or even Dhaulagiri Expedition.

Fix Departures 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 April 2023/2024

Personal Climbing Equipments

Amigo Treks and Expedition has compiled a list of essential equipment, personal medical provisions, and summary of medical conditions likely to encounter during 8000m mountaineering expeditions to help mountaineers in preparation and provisioning for climbing or mountaineering expedition.

This list should be considered as an essential summary and expeditioners embarking on the adventure are encouraged to conduct further study and practical exercises to familiarize themselves with the equipment, medical terminology and understanding of medical conditions related to high elevation, cold, wind, excessive sun radiation as well as injuries likely to sustain in the outdoor situation and in particular high and remote mountainous areas.

Essential Personal Climbing Gear:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness: Alpine Climbing Harness should be light and simple in design, easy to put on and take off with gloves on, with positively foolproof locking features.
  • Crampons: Crampons must fit boots perfectly; steel crampons with anti-balling and ability to toe point positively and safely into ice.
  • Ice axe: Ice axe should be versatile light general purpose ice climbing axe not too aggressive.
  • Ascender: Ascender or Jamar, a mechanical device used for ascending on a rope; must be suitable to be used with gloves or mittens.
  • Multi-LED Head Lamp: Multi-LED Head Lamp and spare batteries are essential items, we do not recommend single bulb lights due to its low reliability and a single point of failure.
  • Karabiners: Minimum 2 locking carabineers, 1 large and 1 small and 4 regular.
  • Rappel device: Figure 8, ACT or similar; be familiar with Munter Hitch as it may safe your life if you loose your Rappel device and you will at some stage
  • Ski poles: Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings: One 3m (10ft) and three 2m (6ft).
  • Masks, hoses, and regulators: Good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter :
  • Climbing helmet: Climbing helmet is essential safety gear for crossing areas under rocks and ice cliffs; light weight is an essential feature

Clothing

For under garments we recommend Merino Wool from Icebreaker because the company understands climbers and mountaineers needs and utilises the best quality material in the world. No other company can at this stage match Icebreaker quality. The quality in extreme conditions is essential for your comfort and safety. Merino wool is the finest wool and it matches cotton with softness and polypropylene with insulation and breath-ability because it takes moisture away from the body and keeps you dry and warm. Due to its natural nano-tube construction it has antibacterial properties, so it stays usable for much longer. It is slightly more expensive then polypropylene so is climbing and trekking.

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.
  • Note: Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)
  • Note: Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags.

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

Rucksacks and Travel Bags:

  • One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Sleeping Gear:

  • For high altitude, one down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to –35 C (-30 F). In the high camp, you can sleep in your down (duvet) clothing inside your sleeping bag;.
  • For base camp, one additional sleeping bag (good to -20 C (-5 F).
  • At least 3 closed cell foam mats for use in base camp and high altitude, which can be purchased in Kathmandu inexpensively; we do not recommend inflatable mats due to high probability of accidental puncture.
  • Note: Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags

Medical

Personal Hygiene:

  • Personal hygiene supplies;
  • Two tubes lip sun cream, 1 large tube skin sun cream (min. factor 30);
  • Anti-mosquito cream;
  • One toothpaste/brush set;
  • One bar soap or hand sanitizer gel/1 small synthetic towel;
  • Hand wipes.

Medical Supplies:

  • Note: Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc. The leaders will have extensive first-aid kits,
  • Personal prescription medications. Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
  • One skin blister repair kit.
  • medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor's prescription;.
  • One small bottle of anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium).
  • One small bottle of anti-headache pills.
  • One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
  • One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor's prescription.
  • One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor's prescription.
  • One small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide. For more about this medication, please contact us.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant non compatible with high altitude physiology.
  • One small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter.
  • Earplugs.
  • Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

Personal Food

Our skilful cooks will prepare 3 delicious hot meals and plenty of drinks each day in base camp, as well as in camp 2 on the mountain. This meals will consist of soup, local cheese & sausage, biscuits, dried noodles, potatoes, rice, porridge, butter, dried and tinned vegetables, fruit, meats, and fish, tea with milk and sugar, powdered juice drink, and drinking chocolate. Our Sherpas will be carrying this food to the higher camps.

We ask only members to bring 5 dehydrated meals (freeze-dried dinners) for their summit attempt. On summit day you will be at high elevation and you will be affected by the altitude with very limited appetite and for period so it is important to have flavours you most likely will consume.

We cannot cater for specific personal and uncommon foods and flavours. If you have any unusual, non-standard or specific personal, cultural or religious dietary requirements, which can only be satisfied with imported product, we ask you to bring your own imported daily snack and energy foods.

We do not provide “snack” food such as chocolate or "energy-bars". We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food in Kathmandu or in home country. From our experience 3-6 kilos/6-12 pounds is a sufficient amount. A growing variety of imported foods such as European and American cheeses, chocolates, biscuits, cookies, nuts, and locally made power-bars are now available in Kathmandu, at realistic prices. However, imported brands of power bars, GU, re-hydration drinks, dehydrated food, "freeze-dried meals", imported cheese and sausage may not be available. If you want these items, you must bring them from your home country. Many of our members, especially Britons, Europeans, and Australians with tiny baggage allowances, now purchase their daily snacks in Kathmandu. Our schedule in Kathmandu allows sufficient time for shopping.

Miscellaneous Practical Items:

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit;
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box matches;
  • 1 compass or GPS;
  • 1 battery powered alarm clock/watch;
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries;
  • Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage, large Ziplocs are also useful;
  • 3 Water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle)
  • 1 plastic cup and spoon;
  • 1 small folding knife;
  • Binoculars (optional);
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks;
  • Passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary;
  • Separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance;
  • dollars, pounds or euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, Tibet visa, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts;
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for use for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
  • 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
  • Base camp entertainment. It is good to bring additional items which you have found to be useful on previous expeditions. For example: paperback 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;
  • Please be sure and bring your patience and try to keep an open, relaxed, positive and friendly attitude as travelling in this part of the world may be very different than what you are used to, but things always seem to fall into place at the last moment.
  • Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit other equipment concerns and suggestions.

Oxygen

On Everest, although some climbers wish to try to summit it without supplemental oxygen, most of members would prefer to have oxygen available. We only allow members to climb Everest with the supplemental oxygen available. How much oxygen one requires is an individual decision; some people want 1 bottle, others want 12; our only requirement is that every expedition team member must have at least one oxygen bottle available for personal use, which will constitute at the minimum an emergency supply for climber to get down to at least camp 4. Our experience indicates five oxygen bottles is usually a sufficient for average climber. All of the equipment is guaranteed to work well together, and it is easy to use, with simple threaded and snap-on fittings which require no tools. We have a 40% buy back policy on unused oxygen bottles, and masks, hoses, and regulators in good condition.
 

Note: You may have to carry some or all of your own oxygen on summit day, as well as up and down the mountain. If possible, the groups sherpas will help stock the high camps, as well as share in carrying extra bottles during summit attempts. If you are concerned you might not be able to carry your own oxygen, you may wish to hire a personal sherpa.

 

How long does it take to climb mount, Everest?

It takes most climbers around two months to summit Mount Everest, although it depends on factors such as weather conditions and the individual climber's experience and fitness level

how many people have climbed mount Everest?

Everest has been summited by 6,098 different people, for a total of (Approx.) 11,346 summits. till 2022

how much does it cost to climb mount Everest?

The cost of a standard supported climb ranges between $30,000 and $80,000. Transportation from Kathmandu, food, base camp tents, Sherpa support, and supplemental oxygen are typically included.

who was the first person to climb mount Everest?

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to climb Mount Everest

Can I climb Everest with no experience?

No, it is not advised that you attempt to climb Everest with no experience. To successfully summit Everest, you must be extremely physically fit; most people spend at least 1-2 years training. You should also be comfortable on AD-rated climbs and have previous high-altitude experience.

How long can you stay at the top of Mount Everest?

Summiteers typically spend 10-30 minutes on the summit.

What happens if there are any Emergencies during Everest Expedition?

During the Everest Expedition, our climbing guides and sherpas will assist you with safety care, medical treatment, and communication services. We will have a dedicated communication channel such as internet and satellite phone, so don't worry; our guide will assist you if a critical situation arises.

How do Everest climbers go to the bathroom?

Some climbers bring disposable travel toilet bags to use in higher camps, while at Base Camp, toilet tents with special drums for human waste are available. These can be safely removed from the mountain and emptied.

Do I Need Insurance for Mt Everest Expedition?

Yes, climbing insurance is required for the Mt. Everest expedition (8848 m). This policy will also cover your trekking insurance. Please check different insurance policies regarding Everest Expedition before you begin your Everest Expedition.

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