Mt Everest Expedition
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- An ultimate achievement any mountain climber can boast of: an exciting opportunity for anyone desiring to stand on the highest point on earth.
- Guided expedition: Climb with our experienced Everest summiteers guides and mountaineers.
- One base camp and four additional higher Camps supported by highly experienced mountaineers, guides, and crew members.
- Expedition includes acclimatization and cultural trek into the scenic Sherpa heartland of the Khumbu Valley.
- Whats Included
Located on the border between Nepal and China, Mt. Everest (8848 meters) is called Sagarmatha in Nepali which means the Head of the Sky and is known as Chomolungma in Tiberan meaning saint mother. Before Everest the mountain was known as Peak XV which was subsequently re-named Mt. Everest to honor Sir George Everest, the then Surveyor General of India who firstly recorded the location of Everest in the 1856.The mountain, while not posing substantial technical climbing difficulty on the standard route (other eight-thousanders such as K2 or Nanga Parbat are much more difficult), still has many inherent dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind. By the end of the 2007 climbing season, there had been 3,679 ascents to the summit by 2,436 individuals.
The South Col route (South East Ridge) on the Nepal side of Mt. Everest is the way taken by Late Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who first climbed it in 1953. 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. Noting 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.
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Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from (A One Treks). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with A One Trek’s display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, you will meet your trekking guide as well as other participants and do final preparation for the trip. Later in the evening we will organize a “Welcome Dinner” at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program along with a fine meal.
Sightseeing and Preparation for Everest Expedition. While the leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism, you will explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. Take rest, familiarize, and make a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow. In the late afternoon, the leader will check everyone’s equipment, as Kathmandu is the last opportunity to buy anything missing. You will also get introduced with fellow expedition members and guides.
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla. The mountain flight over to Lukla is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we will meet our camp staff and porters. After meeting our other crew members and with some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. Phakding lies on the main trade route through the area and there are a number of clean well-built lodges where we can spend the night.
Continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo where we will enter the Khumbu National Park. Cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high suspension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with genuine Tibetan artifacts.
We spend a day in Namche Bazar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450m (11,300ft).Although a leisure day, it’s important not to remain idle. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.
The well worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. Follow the path, savoring the first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of an impressive and newly rebuilt monastery.
We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Ama-Dablam. Shaded by rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge. An hour’s walking from here brings us to Pangboche, an excellent viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Contouring up the valley side, re-cross the river and turn up the Imja valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Dingboche.
This is an important phase of the expedition. Dingboche is a good location for acclimatization. The team leader will organize daily outings to the adjacent hills with the aim of providing gradual acclimatization. Walk some of the nearby hills in order to slowly increase exposure to altitude. Follow the regime that you have previously found most suitable, in order to give you maximum acclimatization before arrive in base camp.While in Dingboche, we can attend a seminar on high altitude acclimatization at a hospital run by the Himalayan Rescue Association nearby Pheriche. The walk over to Pheriche and back will also serve as good acclimatization training.
Retrace back to Pheriche before continuing up the trail towards base camp. Reach Dugla situated below the snout of the Khumbu Glacier, a convenient place for lunch. After lunch, the trail starts steeply to climb up beside the glacier moraine. After a couple of hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuje.
Contouring along the valley-side and looking down on the Khumbu Glacier, follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. This was the site of the base camp in 1953 and now consists of a few small tea houses. Leaving Gorak Shep, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble and eventually reaching base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. This will be our home for the next six weeks.
All team members return to base camp and assist with packing expedition stores and cleaning the base camp area.
We will return to the welcome haven of the Hotel. Once back in Kathmandu A One Treks will host an evening barbecue to celebrate the expedition and as a farewell party to thank the Sherpa’s for their support and friendship.
- Expedition permits fees.
- Accommodations in Kathmandu.
- Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back including airport transfers.
- All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb.
- Meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing.
- Group equipment for the climb.
- Qualified and Experienced guides.
- Experienced Climbing Sherpa’s.
- International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
- Personal equipments and extra services.
- Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide.
- Insurance and Trip cancellation.
- Airport departure tax.
At a Glance
|Elevation||(8, 848 m/29,029ft)|
|Location||Khumbu region of Nepal|
|Latitude||27° 59′ 17″N|
|Longitude||86° 55′ 31″E|
|Best season for climbing||Spring & Autumn|
|Year First Climbed||29 May 1953|
|First Climber(s)||Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay|
|Entry / Exit||Lukla (Khumbu Region)|
|Nearest Major Airport||Kathmandu (minor:Lukla)|
|Easiest Summit Route||South East Ridge|
|Itinerary type||Fixed / Customized|
|Accommodations||Lodge / Camping|
|Total days||A: 60 days, B: 70 days|
- Headlamp. Bring plenty of spare bulbs & batteries.
- Glacier glasses (w/ side covers or wrap around). 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use.
- Ski Goggles, 1 pair. 100% UV & IR.
- Balaclava. (1) Heavyweight, (1) Lightweight. Heavyweight must fit over lightweight
- Warm synthetic/wool hat.
- Bandanas (2). Used to shade your neck.
- Neoprene face mask. Optional
- Expedition Backpack. 3,500 – 4,000 cu. In.
- Trekking Backpack. 2,000 – 2,500 cu. in. (Optional)
- Sleeping Bag. (Expedition quality rated to at least -40°F
- Sleeping Bag. (Expedition quality rated to at least -20°F).
- Self Inflating pads (2). Two 3/4 or full length pads. Make sure to include a repair kit.
- Closed-Cell foam pad.
- Sunscreen. SPF 40 or better.
- Lip screen. SPF 20 or better.
- Water Bottles: 2 to 3 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Litre capacity per bottle
- Water Bottle parkas for the big bottles.
- Toiletry bag.
- Pee Bottle (1 Liter). Large mouth, clearly marked water bottle for use in tent.
- Pee Funnel (for women).
- Camp Knife or Multi Tool.
- Trash Compactor bags (4).
- Camera gear.
- Compression Stuff Sacks.
- Ice Axe w/Leash. General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7” use a 60cm tool; 5’7”- 6’1” use a 65cm tool; over 6’1” use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long). Make sure you have a leash that is designed for use on a glacier axe. Please no technical leashes.
- Crampons. With “step in” bindings and flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails anti balling plates OK. Keep in mind that ice specific crampons are for technical ice climbing and are not recommended for glacier travel. Anti-balling plates (optional).
- Alpine climbing harness. Harness should fit over all clothing, have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang in. Make sure you can get into the harness without having to step through any part of it.
- Carabineers (3) Locking; (3) Regular. 2 Twist lock & 1 small screw gate locker; 3 standard ovals recommended.
- Climbing helmet. Alpine climbing helmet with sizing adjustments.
- Ascender (1). One right or one left.
- Rappel/Belay device.
- Prussic. Or bring 40 feet of flexible 6mm accessory cord to make into prussic.
- Adjustable 3 Section Ski or Trekking poles. Optional but highly recommended. Helpful for non-snow covered ascents and descents if you have knee problems.
- Lightweight Synthetic gloves. 1 pair. Should fit comfortably inside mitts or gloves. Lighter capelin preferred.
- Heavyweight Synthetic/Soft Shell gloves. 1 pair.
- Expedition Shell Gloves w/ insulated removable liners. 1 pair.
- Expedition Shell Mitts. 1 pair. Should be big enough so that synthetic gloves fit inside pile liners.
- Hand warmers and Toe Warmers: Bring 3 sets of each.
- Light hiking boots or trekking shoes. For day hikes and trek to Base Camp
- Tennis shoes or low top shoes. For international travel and town days. Optional.
- Booties. Optional.
- Camp Boots. Optional. Insulated boot for Base Camp.
- Double Plastic Climbing Boots w/ altitude liners. Good quality plastic shells with inner boots. Avoid tight fit with heavy socks.
- Fully Insulated Over boots. Not needed with Millet Everest or Olympus Mons Boots.
- Gaiters. Not needed with One Sports or Olympus Mons.
- Trekking Socks. 3 pair.
- Wool or Synthetic Socks. 4 pair heavyweight wool or synthetic socks (wool is warmer) to be worn over the liner socks.
- Liner Socks. 4 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capelin to be worn next to the skin
- Vapor barrier socks. Optional. Helps reduce moisture buildup in your boots, also keeps your feet a little warmer.
- Lightweight Long Underwear. 2-3 pair tops & bottoms.
- Heavyweight Long Underwear. 1 pair. Expedition weight Capelin. (Alternative: a one-piece suit)
- Lightweight Nylon Pants. 1 -2 pairs.
- Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt. 1-2 pairs.
- Synthetic/Soft Shell Jacket.
- Insulated Synthetic Pants. Full separating side zippers.
- Down Pants.
- Expedition down Parka. Fully Baffled, Expedition Weight.
- Insulated Synthetic Jacket. Optional. Allows you to leave your down parka up higher on the mountain as we establish higher camps.
- Hard Shell jacket w/ hood. We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.
- Hard Shell Pants. Waterproof, breathable. Full length side zippers
We will be staying at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, tea houses during the trek and tents for climbing. All accommodations are on twin shared basis.
We provide all camping equipment and gear, including tents, dining, toilet, and Kitchen tents. At base camp we have a large mess tent equipped with all necessary kitchen gadgets including stoves, tables and chairs. Meals are prepared by our trained and experienced expedition cooks. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. We offer all varieties of food including continental and local Nepali/Tibetan items. Breakfast includes porridge, egg, bread, etc. Some of the items in the lunch include rice, lentils, beans, green vegetables, chapattis, bread, and tinned meat and fish items. Fresh or tinned fruit and tea or coffees make the desserts. For the main meal, you can choose your own menu – either local or western varieties. Local varieties include from the local Dal Bhat, yak stew, momo to the western burghers, pastas, sandwiches, and pizzas.
During the actual mountain climbing, we mostly use dry or dehydrated foods, including chocolate, cheese, nuts, and muesli items.
The spring season of March to May is considered the best time for Everest expedition. Spring is also the most popular season for the expedition. The months of April and May and then again October and November are the classic climbing period. The summer months of monsoon rains and the winter months from December to February are the most unfavorable time for Everest Expedition.
Your health and safety are always major concern while traveling with A One Treks. Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure leads to travel in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deflect from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary.
The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be adjustable if required.