Everest Expedition - 8848.86m

Everest Expedition
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration66 Days
  • Difficulty Level Very Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 8848.86m
  • Activity Mountaineering
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season April - May
Highlights
  • Trekking to Base Camp: Visiting the picturesque Khumbu region of Nepal on the way to Everest Base Camp is a highlight of the journey. You'll get the chance to witness traditional Sherpa settlements, Buddhist monasteries, and the breathtaking Himalayas on your journeys.
  • Climbing through the Khumbu Icefall: One of the hardest and riskiest aspects of the climb is the Khumbu Icefall. Because of its fluidity and instability, this glacier calls for very careful movement around crevasses, ice seracs, and big ice sections.
  • Camps on the mountain: There are a number of camps set out on the mountain, each located at a higher altitude than the last. During the ascent, you can relax, eat, and rest at these camps.
  • Reaching the summit: The ultimate goal to stand on the peak of Mount Everest and the view from the highest point on Earth, at an altitude of 8,848.86 meters, is incomparable.
  • Culture and History: The Sherpa are a mountain tribe with a distinct culture and unique way of life who make their home in the Everest region. Climbers can pick up some valuable insights into the locals' culture and way of life as they ascend.
  • Natural Beauty: The Everest region truly is a breathtaking area. The region's natural beauty is stunning, from its snowy peaks to its verdant forests and undulating plains.

Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. Every year, hundreds of mountaineers from all over the world make an attempt to try and reach the peak's summit. The South Col route from Nepal and the Northeast Ridge route from Tibet are the two most common ways to reach the top of Everest. Though both routes are difficult, the South Col path is more well-known since it is generally seen as the less risky of the two. Climbing Everest requires permission from the Nepalese government.

To reach the peak of Everest, climbers must first spend many weeks acclimatizing at lower camps on the mountain. In order to get used to the thinner air at higher altitudes, climbers typically make multiple trips up and down the mountain. 4 camps are set in Everest Expedition: Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3, and Camp 4. The final summit to the top is made through Camp 4 while frequent rotation is done for acclimatization in other camps. In most years, the last ascent to the peak occurs in May, during the weather window. Early in the morning, climbers leave camp 4 and make their way to the summit overnight. The climb is strenuous and calls for excellent fitness and technical climbing abilities. Altitude sickness, hypothermia, frostbite, falls, and avalanches are serious risks that climbers face on Everest.

All in all, the Everest expedition in Nepal is both a difficult and rewarding experience, as it provides the chance to challenge one's physical and mental boundaries while traveling to one of the most stunning and incredible places on Earth.

Challenges associated with Everest Expedition

  • Altitude: The high altitude on Mount Everest is one of the most significant challenges of the expedition. At 29,029 feet (8,848.86 meters), the air is thin, and there is less oxygen available, making it harder to breathe and function.
  • Weather: Mount Everest is known for its extreme and erratic weather. Storms with high winds and snow can provide hazardous climbing conditions at any time.
  • Khumbu Icefall: One of the hardest and riskiest aspects of the climb is the Khumbu Icefall. Because of its fluidity and instability, this glacier calls for very careful movement around crevasses, ice seracs, and big ice sections.
  • Health Risks: Altitude sickness, hypothermia, frostbite, falls, HAPE, and HACE are some health hazards for climbers on an expedition. Several deaths are reported annually on the expedition, making it one of the deadliest places in the world.
ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will welcome you and transfer to hotel. In the evening you will have dinner with our guides where you will introduce with each other and talk about the Everest expedition.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On second day after having your breakfast our guide will brief you about the Everest expedition and the gears you need. In case if you miss out some gear you can buy or rent it. If you want then you can visit around the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you have to pay entry fees on your own.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Today you will have official visit at Department of Tourism for briefing.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel

An early morning flight to Lukla marks the initial step of the Everest expedition. Once you've arrived in Lukla, you'll begin your hike to Phakding. You'll be making your way along a stone-paved path to Phakding. You will pass through the villages of Chheplung (2660m) and Ghat (2592m) before reaching Phakding. Phakding is a beautiful village with plenty of hotels and stores.

 

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2850m
  • Duration:30 minutes’ flight & trek 3-4 hrs

Today you will begin your hike along the bank of the Dudhkhosi River and pass through Monjo(2835m), Larja Dobhan (2830 m), and finally Namche Bazaar. Walking up and downhill will get you to Monjo. You must show your permits at the Monjo checkpoint before entering Sagarmatha National Park. Monjo, a sherpa settlement, provides stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. You will be crossing suspension bridges and taking in the breathtaking scenery en route to Namche. After today's walk, you'll finally arrive at Namche Bazaar. You will get a great view of the mountains from Namche Bazar, a beautiful place in the Khumbu region.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3440m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

The must needed acclimatization day in Namche even if you feel healthy and fit. You will hike up to the Everest view point on this day. Magnificent panoramic views of Mountains like Mount Everest (8,848.86m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Kangtega (6,782m), Thamserku (6,623m), Kwangde (6,011m) and others can be seen from Everest view point.

Acclimatization is done so that your body can adapt to a new environment. Also, it helps you to prevent altitude sickness.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3880 m

You will start the trek after having breakfast. Walking through the dense rhododendron forest, you will descend and ascend on your way to Phortse. The trail follows the splendid Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many others. The destination for today ends reaching Phortse.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3810m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

Waking up with the beautiful sunrise view and having breakfast observing the stunning view from Phortse we will start our trek to Dingboche. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola then climbing uphill till you reach the beautiful sherpa village, Pangboche (3930m) where you will rest for your lunch. After that your journey continues to reach Dingboche passing through Shomare (4010m). On your way you will be amazed as you will see the prayers flag dangled in the trails and colourful Mani stones imprinted with the buddhist mantras. Dingboche is a traditional sherpa village with a beautiful view of surrounding landscapes.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4410 m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

As you are now at an altitude of 4410 m your body needs to adopt to the environment to move further in higher elevations in order to prevent Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). On this day you will hike up to Nagarjun hill to witness the breathtaking view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Lobuche, and Taboche. Beside the Mountains, you can observe the scenic view of the entire Imja Khola Valley. If you don’t want to hike, you can simply roam around the Guesthouses, Bakery, and cafe at Dingboche.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4410 m

You will start your hike after having breakfast at Dingboche and walk through Dusa (4503 m) and Thokla (4620 m) and finally to Lobuche. From the top of Thokla, you will see breathtaking scenery. You will also see the Chortens (Memorial stone) and prayer flags made in memory of the deceased climbers. Finally reaching Lobuje, your guide will brief you about your next day's trek to Everest base camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4910m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

Today you can take your time to start the trek as the distance is short. You will have lunch at Gorakhshep and can take rest in your lodge.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5140m
  • Duration:3 hrs

The historical Everest expedition begins from your trek to Everest base camp, where you can see the stunning Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall, and continues after breakfast at Gorak shep. Furthermore, the surrounding snow-capped mountains are breathtaking. You will be spending your days for acclimatization at Everest base camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:5364 m
  • Duration:3/4 hrs

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:8848.86 m

After the historical Everest expedition you will descend to Gorakh shep and after that you will continue your trek to Pheriche. The most notable ascent for the day is Pheriche Pass. Great views of rivers and Mountains can be seen on your way to Pheriche.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

The route to Tengboche is easy with beautiful views on its way. Tengboche can be less called Village as it is surrounded by guest houses. Tengboche Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in the Khumbu region and is a very important sacred place. Evening rituals are performed by the Monks in Tengboche Monastery. Everyone can take part in the prayer however you are not allowed to take photos and videos.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:3/4 hrs

You can enjoy a beautiful sunrise view from tengboche along with having your breakfast at the side. After having breakfast and packing our bags we will descend down to Monjo after spending some time at Namche.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:3/4 hrs

You will start your trek a little early. As you make your way back to Lukla, you'll reminisce on what you've come so far since the first day of the trek. In the evening, you can celebrate your accomplishments with a little party at Lukla.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

Finally, on the last day of the trek, your final breakfast of the trek at Khumbu region. Catching the scenic flight from Lukla you will return to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our guides will transfer you to a hotel from the domestic airport.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:35 minutes flight

According to your flight, representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) three hours prior to your flight for final departure.

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    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop on private vehicle.
    • Four-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu and your luggage to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and expedition.
    • High Altitude food on Camp 3, 4 and summit.
    • Lodge and accommodation during the trekking.
    • EPI Gas and High-Altitude cooking utensils above base camp to Camp 4.
    • Mt. Everest Expedition royalty fee for Nepal Government.
    • Meals and accommodation facility in tent at basecamp. (Twin sharing on Camp 1, 2, & 3 and triple sharing on Camp 4)
    • High-altitude sleeping mat above base camp to Camp 4.
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
    • Pasang Lhamu Gaupalika entry fee.
    • Garbage deposit for expedition.
    • SPCC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee) fee.
    • Expedition handling fees.
    • Climbing Rope Fixing fee for Expedition operators Association of Nepal
    • Group equipment (Fixed rope, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock Piton)
    • Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent, shower tents, toilet tent, kitchen utensils and more.
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu for guide.
    • One expert government license holder Mountain guide. (For 1 climber there will be 1 veteran climbing guide)
    • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment of Climbing guide, cook, kitchen helpers and porters.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment of Base Camp manager.
    • Carrying wages for Climbing Sherpa above base camp (Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3 and Camp 4 and back to Base Camp)
    • Government Liaison officer with food, accommodation, insurance, equipment and salary.
    • 6 Oxygen bottles, Mask and Regulator and extra Mask and Regulator for emergency per clients.
    • 4 Oxygen bottles, Mask and Regulator for climbing Sherpa.
    • Heaters, Generator and /solar Panel at Base Camp.
    • Satellite phone for Emergency use only.
    • Radio sets for members and climbing Sherpa during Everest Expedition.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Everest climbing certificate issued by Nepal Government after climbing Mt. Everest successfully.
    What's Excluded
    • International airfare
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu that goes beyond scheduled itinerary.
    • Client travel insurance that covers medical treatment, high-altitude evacuation / rescue costs, trip cancellation, interruption, repatriation etc.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtain upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, requires 2 copies of passport size photos)
    • All kind of drinks (mineral water/coke/fanta and alcoholic beverage) during the expedition.
    • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wifi during the trek
    • Entry fees in Monastries, temples, Museum.
    • Filming and drone permit fees.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries and school, wifi, laundry etc
    • Personal climbing equipment.
    • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
    • Tips for basecamp staffs, porter, cook and other support staff.
    • Things that go beyond cost inclusive.
    Useful InformationGood to Know

    Climbing Season: The climbing season for Mount Everest in Nepal is from late April to the end of May. During this time, the weather is usually clear and stable, making it easier to climb.

    Physical Fitness: You should be physically fit to climb Mount Everest. Due to the strenuous nature of the climb, it is important that climbers be in good physical condition.

    Acclimatization: The basic and important rule of mountaineering at high altitude is to acclimate. In order to prepare their bodies for the high altitude, climbers spend several weeks of the expedition hiking to higher altitude and sleeping at lower altitude.

    Technical Skills: Climbing Mount Everest calls for technical climbing skills, including the ability to use ropes, crampons, and ice axes safely and effectively. Climbers have to be competent at high-altitude mountaineering and negotiating challenging terrain.

    Environmental Considerations: We must take care to cause as little impact as possible on the environment during our expedition. Waste must be removed, and eco-friendly options must be used whenever practical.

    Safety: Safety must be the first concern. Climbers should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and take precautions to avoid them by utilizing appropriate climbing skills and equipment, keeping themselves hydrated, and avoiding strenuous exertion.

    FAQsEverest Expedition - 8848.86m FAQs
    • The Everest expedition takes around 60 days which includes the trek to base camp, acclimatization rotations, and the final summit push.

    • You should be physically fit to climb Mount Everest. Due to the strenuous nature of the climb, it is important that climbers be in good physical condition. Climbers should engage in regular cardio and strength training exercises, including hiking, running, weight lifting, and endurance training.

    • Indeed, altitude sickness is a major concern for those undertaking the Everest expedition in Nepal. Altitude sickness, if not treated quickly, can be fatal for climbers, thus it's important for them to gradually acclimate to the high altitude.

    • Mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, ropes, harnesses, tents, and sleeping bags are only some of the specialist items used by climbers. High-quality equipment, designed to withstand the harsh conditions of Mount Everest, is crucial.

    • Climbing Mount Everest without a guide is not permitted in Nepal. To scale a mountain, climbers need to be a part of an expedition team and requires a permit.

    • Attempting to summit Everest in Nepal without prior climbing experience is strongly prohibited. High-altitude climbing expertise, technical competence, physical fitness, and acclimatization are all necessary for successful ascents.

    • Having travel and medical insurance that includes coverage for high-altitude mountaineering, emergency medical evacuation, and emergency helicopter rescue is crucial.

    • Climbing Everest can be risky because of the high altitude, thin air, and technical difficulties that can arise. However, dangers can be minimized with proper planning, training, and preventive safety measures.

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