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Mt. Everest South Col 8848m. Expedition

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Fixed Departure:  April 04, 2015


Mt. Everest or "Sagarmatha" is the world's highest mountain in the earth at 8848m (29,028 ft.) above sea level.


Mahalangur Himal

Height: 8848m.
Latitude: 27º 59’ 17” N
Longitude: 86º 55’ 31” E
Trip Duration: 65, 70 Days
Normal Ascent Route: South East Ridge
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Ktm-Lukla-Namche Bazaar-Lobuche-Everest Base camp

 
Mt. Everest South Col ExpeditionMt. Everest expeditions, 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.
 
Mt. Everest South Col ExpeditionCultural Treks 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: 6400m. – 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: 6750m. – 21000ft.

Camp 2 is situated at the height of 6750m. – 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: 7100m. – 22300ft.
Camp 3 is located at the height of 7100m. – 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: 8400m. – 26000ft.
Camp 4 is located at height of 8400m. – 26000ft. It is the last camp of the Expedition. From here summit is only about 500 m 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.

 

Expedition Itinerary: A

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


April 01 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
April 02 Day 02: Preparation for Expedition.
April 03  Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
April 04 Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2860m. then trek to Phakding 2622m., Manjo.
April 05 Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3340m, 10959ft).
April 06 Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3790m, 12435ft),  called the Green Valley.
April 07 Day 07: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3837m, 12589ft).
April 08 Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4343m, 14249ft).
April 09 Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4915m, 16126ft).
April 10 Day 10: Acclimatization / Rest day in Lobuche
April 11 Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp. (5380m, 17652ft).
April 12-May 20 Day 12-50: Climbing Period on Mt. Everest.
May 21 Day 51: Base Camp Clean Up
May 22 Day 52: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
May 23 Day 53: Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight in lodge.
May 24 Day 54: Trek to Lukla & transfer to Teahouse Lodge
May 25 Day 55: Flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
May 26 Day 56: Free in Kathmandu.
May 27 Day 57: Free in Kathmandu.
May 28 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
  • Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn


April 01 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
April 02 Day 02: Preparation for Expedition.
April 03 Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
April 04 Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2860m. then trek to Phakding 2622m., Manjo.
April 05 Day 05: Phakding/Manjo – Namche 3440m.
April 06 Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization and explore around.
April 07 Day 07: Namche – Tengboche 3867m.
April 08 Day 08: Tengboche – Dingboche 4343m.
April 09 Day 09: Dingboche – Labuche 4915m.
April 10 Day 10: Lobuche – Everest Base Camp 5380m.
April 11-May 25 Day 11 – 56: Climbing Period for Mt. Everest 8,848m.
May 26 Day 57: Cleaning Base Camp and Preparation.
May 27 Day 58: Base Camp – Pheriche.
May 28 Day 59: Pheriche – Tengboche.
May 29 Day 60: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar.
May 30 Day 61: Namche Bazaar – Lukla and transfer to Teahouse Lodge.
May 31 Day 62: Flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
June 01 Day 63: Free in Kathmandu.
June 02 Day 64: Free in Kathmandu.
June 03 Day 65: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Expedition Cost: Service up to Base Camp on group joining basis:
USD 17,600 Per Person. Itinerary A
USD 17,777 per person. Itinerary B

Expedition Cost: Service up to summit on group joining basis
USD 27,555 Per Person. Itinerary A
USD 27,777 per Person. Itinerary B

  • 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 2800. 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…

 

Service Includes up to Base Camp

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition). Itinerary A
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition). Itinerary B
  • Schedule flight KTM/Lukla/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply & expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
  • 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 & Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Everest.
  • Khumbu Ice Fall route fee.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • Per Person 60 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.
  • Agency service charge.

 

Service does not include

  • 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. Itinerary A
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu. Itinerary B
  • 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 & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie Talkie set and services.
  • Communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit.

 

Expedition Cost: Service up to summit on group joining basis
USD 27,555 Per Person. Itinerary A
USD 27,777 per Person. Itinerary B

Expedition service up to Summit:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after the expedition). Itinerary A
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after the expedition). Itinerary B
  • Schedule flight KTM/Lukla/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp & back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • 4 Oxygen bottles per member with mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
    2 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.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • 1 high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food & gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb & 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 60 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.
  • Agency service charge.

 

Service does not include

  • 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. Itinerary A
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu. Itinerary B
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment & 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 bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit fee.

Summit Bonus: Camp 8300m. = USD 1000 & over 8300m. to summit= USD 500 = 1500 USD extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.

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