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Mount Everest South Col 8,848m. Expedition

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 58 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Mountaineering
Activity Expedition
Max. Altitude 8,848m. - (29,029 ft)
Accomodation Lodge + Camping
Transportation By Air
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Best Season Spring & Autumn
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Mt. Everest or "Sagarmatha" is the world's highest mountain in the earth at 8848m. (29,029 ft.) above sea level.

Mount Everest expedition, the greatest challenge, is more than the famous mountain on earth. It has unique beauty, mystery and mood. Successful historical Everest Expeditions leaves one with the sense of most proud and adventurous person on Earth. Mt. Everest's local names give you a sense of how the mountain commands respect from all who see her. Standing incredibly tall silhouetted against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet, this mountain has many names: Chomolungma, Sagarmatha, Whichever name one chooses, its vagueness still lives on. Most of the mountaineers have their dream to reach the summit of Everest in their life time.
 
Cultural Treks and Expedition have always been fascinated by what is also called "The Third Pole." late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first persons to stand on top of the world on 29 May 1953. Since then there have been other many notable ascents to the summit. Possibly the most colorful story about the early attempts on Everest is the one involving Captain J. Noel and his native companions. He disguised himself as a Mohammaden and made a journey from Darjeeling through Northwest Sikkim and round the north of Kanchanjunga 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. Climbing Everest expedition has been successfully organized and climbed many times since then, but this should not lull prospective Everest climbers into complacency. Everest is a deadly mountain. Nothing this, one cannot approach the mountain with anything but a serious determination and focused mountaineering attitude. Everest is still as inexplicable, beguiling and magnificent as ever.

Mount Everest has two main climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the northeast ridge from Tibet (China), as well as many others less frequently climbed routes. Of the two main routes, the southeast ridge is technically easier and is the more frequently-used route. It was the route used by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953 and the first recognized of fifteen routes to the top by 1996.

Camp 1: 6,400m. – 20000ft.
Camp 1 is situated at the flat area of snow endless snow deep crevasses and mountain walls. Because of the Sun's reflection from this place we get warm and hitting ambience at this place. In the night we listen the deep murmuring cracking sounds of crevasses beneath our tent. These are the areas where we have to walk to reach camp 2.

Camp 2: 6,750m. – 21000ft.
Camp 2 is situated at the height of 6,750m. – 21000ft. It is located at the foot of the icy mount Lhotse wall though where we have to go ahead. Hear bad clouds roll-in from the low range of the Himalayan valleys to the bottom of our camp 2. Some time wind here seems very violent enough to destroy the tents. After climbing these palaces we reach camp 3.

Camp 3: 7,100m. – 22300ft.
Camp 3 is located at the height of 7,100m. – 22300ft, adjoining to mount Lhotse wall. After climbing 4000ft. Lhotse wall by using fixed rope and with prior acclimatization it leads us to camp IV. Also on the way we have to ascend the steep allow bands (lose, down -slopping and rotten limestone). From their crossing short snowfield the route moves ahead up the Geneva Spur to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. (Another wells name meaning Saddle of pass). Oxygen should probably be use above base camp III incase of needed.

Camp 4: 8,400m. – 26000ft.
Camp 4 is located at height of 8,400m. – 26000ft. It is the last camp of the Expedition. From here summit is only about 500m. distance far. This is the final and dangerous part of the climbing. This place is besieged by ferocious and violent winds. The normal best way to reach to summit is via the narrow South - East Ridge and it precedes the South Summits 28710ft.

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

Trip Highlights

Mt. Everest or "Sagarmatha" is the world's highest mountain in the earth at 8848m. (29,029 ft.) above sea level.

Itinerary:

    01 April Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
    02 April Day 02: Preparation for Expedition.
    03 April Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
    04 April Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2,860m.) then trek to Phakding (2,622m.).
    05 April Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,340m., 10959ft).
    06 April Day 06: Namche Bazar rest day for acclimatization and explore around.
    07 April Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3,837m., 12589ft).
    08 April Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,343m., 14249ft).
    09 April Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,915m., 16126ft).
    10 April Day 10: Acclimatization / rest day in Lobuche.
    11 April Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp. (5,380m., 17652ft).
    12 April - 20 May Day 12 - 50: Climbing Period of Mt. Everest south Col. (8,848m.).
    21 May Day 51: Base Camp Clean Up and backpack.
    22 May Day 52: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
    23 May Day 53: Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.
    24 May Day 54: Trek to Lukla and transfer to teahouse Lodge.
    25 May Day 55: Fly back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
    26 May Day 56: Free in Kathmandu.
    27 May Day 57: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
    28 May Day 58: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Detail Itinerary

Departure Detail

Spring Season:
Kathmandu Arrival Date: April 01, 2020
Expedition Fixed Departure Date: April 04, 2020

Autumn Season:
Kathmandu Arrival Date:  September 20, 2020
Expedition Fixed Departure Date: September 23, 2020

Summit Bonus for climbing Sherpa: Camp 8,300m. = USD 1000 and over 8,300m. to summit = USD 500 = 1500 USD extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.

Note:

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food, fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
  • Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 2,800. This cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu, sleeping tents at BC etc…
Start Date End Date Price Season Status Booking
04 April, 2020 25 May, 2020 US$ 21,100 ( Upto Basecamp )
US$ 27,900 ( Upto Summit )
Spring Available Book Now
23 September, 2020 16 November, 2020 US$ 21,100 ( Upto Basecamp )
US$ 27,900 ( Upto Summit )
Autumn Available Book Now

Service Includes Upto Base Camp:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van or, Toyota Hiace (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after expedition).
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent, Mattress for each member, Base Camp staffs and Liaison officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Everest.
  • Khumbu Ice Fall route fee.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Expedition Barrel or, Duffel bag for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical Oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Official taxes and agency service charge.

Service Does not Include Upto Base Camp:

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator - Poisk Oxygen System (available on request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie Talkie set and services.
  • Communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus.

Full Board Service Includes (Upto Summit):

  • All land transportation by Car, Van or, Toyota Hiace (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after the expedition).
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent, Mattress for each member, Base Camp staffs and Liaison officer.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • 7 Oxygen bottles per member with mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
    4 Oxygen for climbing Sherpa.
  • Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boy and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Everest.
  • Khumbu Ice Fall route fee.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • 1 high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
  • High altitude food.
  • High altitude fuel.
  • High altitude tents.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, Barrel for each member.
  • Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical Oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Official tax and agency service charge.

Service Does not Include (Upto Summit):

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges and commercial filming.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus.

Spring Itinerary

Expedition Itinerary: A
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
58 Days Trek and Climbing
Food:
Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu, 51 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

01 April Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
02 April Day 02: Preparation for Expedition.
03 April Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
04 April Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2,860m.) then trek to Phakding (2,622m.).
05 April Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,340m., 10959ft).
06 April Day 06: Namche Bazar rest day for acclimatization and explore around.
07 April Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3,837m., 12589ft).
08 April Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,343m., 14249ft).
09 April Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,915m., 16126ft).
10 April Day 10: Acclimatization / rest day in Lobuche.
11 April Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp. (5,380m., 17652ft).
12 April - 20 May Day 12 - 50: Climbing Period of Mt. Everest south Col. (8,848m.).
21 May Day 51: Base Camp Clean Up and backpack.
22 May Day 52: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
23 May Day 53: Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.
24 May Day 54: Trek to Lukla and transfer to teahouse Lodge.
25 May Day 55: Fly back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
26 May Day 56: Free in Kathmandu.
27 May Day 57: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
28 May Day 58: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Optional – Expedition Itinerary: B
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
65 Days Trek/Climbing
Food:
Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu and 58 Nights Lodges/Camping
Best Season: Spring and Autumn

01 April Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
02 April Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu, preparation for Expedition.
03 April Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
04 April Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2,860m.) then trek to Phakding (2,622m.).
05 April Day 05: Phakding – Namche (3,440m.).
06 April Day 06: Namche Bazar rest day for acclimatization and explore around.
07 April Day 07: Namche – Tengboche (3,867m.).
08 April Day 08: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,343m.).
09 April Day 09: Dingboche – Labuche (4,915m.).
10 April Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (5,380m.).
11 April - 25 May Day 11 – 56: Climbing Period for Mount Everest South Col (8,848m.).
26 May Day 57: Cleaning Base Camp and back pack.
27 May Day 58: Base Camp – Pheriche.
28 May Day 59: Pheriche – Tengboche.
29 May Day 60: Tengboche – Namche Bazar.
30 May Day 61: Namche Bazaar – Lukla and transfer to Teahouse Lodge.
31 May Day 62: Fly back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
01 June Day 63: Free day in Kathmandu.
02 June Day 64: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
03 June Day 65: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Expedition Itinerary: A
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
58 Days Trek and Climbing
Food:
Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu, 51 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

20 September Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
21 September Day 02: Preparation for Expedition.
22 September Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
23 September Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2,800m.) then trek to Phakding (2,622m.).
24 September Day 05: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3,340m., 10959ft).
25 September Day 06: Namche Bazar rest day for acclimatization and explore around.
26 September Day 07: Namche Bazar - Tengboche (3,837m., 12589ft).
27 September Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,343m., 14249ft).
28 September Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,915m., 16126ft).
29 September Day 10: Acclimatization/rest day in Lobuche.
30 September Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp. (5,380m., 17652ft).
01 Oct. - 08 Nov. - Day 12 - 50: Climbing Period of Mount Everest South Col. (8,848m.).
09 November Day 51: Base Camp clean up back pack.
10 November Day 52: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
11 November Day 53: Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.
12 November Day 54: Trek to Lukla and transfer to teahouse Lodge
13 November Day 55: Fly back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
14 November Day 56: Free in Kathmandu.
15 November Day 57: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
16 November Day 58: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Optional – Expedition Itinerary: B
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
65 Days Trek/Climbing
Food:
Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu, 58 Nights Lodges/Camping
Best Season: Spring and Autumn

20 September Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
21 September Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu, Preparation for Expedition.
22 September Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
23 September Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2,860m.) then trek to Phakding (2,622m.).
24 September Day 05: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,440m.).
25 September Day 06: Namche Bazar rest day for acclimatization and explore around.
26 September Day 07: Namche – Tengboche (3,867m.).
27 September Day 08: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,343m.).
28 September Day 09: Dingboche – Labuche (4,915m.).
29 September Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp (5,380m.).
30 Sept. - 14 Nov. Day 11 – 56: Climbing Period for Mount Everest South Col (8,848m.).
15 November Day 57: Cleaning Base Camp and bag pack.
16 November Day 58: Base Camp – Pheriche.
17 November Day 59: Pheriche – Tengboche.
18 November Day 60: Tengboche – Namche Bazar.
19 November Day 61: Namche Bazar – Lukla and transfer to teahouse Lodge.
20 November Day 62: Fly back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
21 November Day 63: Free day in Kathmandu.
22 November Day 64: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
23 November Day 65: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Location: Asia, Nepal  (Nepal - Tibet, China)
    Himalayan Range: Mahalangur Himal
    Height: 8,848m. - (29,029 ft)
    Latitude: 27º 59’ 17” N
    Longitude: 86º 55’ 31” E
    Trip Duration: 58, 65 Days
    Normal Ascent Route: South East Ridge (South Col)
    First Ascent: 29 May 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa - First Winter Ascent 1980 Leszek Cichy and Krzysztof Wielicki
    Easiest Route: Glacier/Snow/Ice climb (South Col Nepal side)
    Grade: Mountaineering
    Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp - Lukla - Kathmandu

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