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Everest Expedition ( South )

Mt. Everest- South 8,848 m (29,028 ft) high lies at the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is the tallest mountain in the world. It is also called Sagarmatha in Nepali which means ‘Goddess of the Sky”.The Tibetan calls it Qomolangma which means “Goddess Mother of the World”).It received its official name in 1865 in honor of Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General. Sir George Everest was the first person to record the height and location of Mt. Everest; this is where Mt. Everest got its name. Mount Everest was first climbed on May 29, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay via the South Col route. The first attempt was made by George H. L. Mallory, who died in an earlier attempt (1924).

Great Himalayan Guide is organizing expedition to Mt. Everest in every April/May. Similarly we will be organizing expedition in year 2014 too. Adventure Extreme will be organizing expedition based on clients requirement and comfort. We will be providing service to the climbers up to summit as well as up to base camp. These all depend on climbers wish as per their financial support.

Our expedition start from Kathmandu to Lukla. After walking for 7 days we will reach Everest BC which is at altitude of 5300 m. Our Kitchen staffs will be waiting for the climbers to welcome. The climbing begins from this altitude. We will also set up kitchen at Camp II for the comfort and safe climb.

The Route
The Everest expedition is started from base camp. While we climb we will cross crevasses, Seracs and ice black. Similarly we should face to the way up having Chunks of ice where we should used fixed ropes and aluminum ladders to climb ahead camp 1 st 6400m.

Camp I: 20000 ft. (6,400m)
Camp I 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 II.

Camp II. 21000 ft. (6,750m)
Camp II is situated at the height of 21000 ft. 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 II. Some time wind here seems very violent enough to destroy the tents. After climbing these palaces we reach camp III.

Camp III. 22300 ft. (7,100m)
Camp 3 is located at the height of 22300 ft, 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 shallow bands (loose, down -sloping 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 IV. 26000 ft. (8,400m)
Camp IV is located at height of 26000 ft. 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.

 

  • Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Great Himalayan Guide Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel.

    Day 02 – 03: Official Formalities for Permit and Expedition preparation

    Day 04:  Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 - 4 hrs.
    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway for Everest. After an adventurous 35 minute flight with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalayas, we land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, the guide will arrange the loads for the porters to carry and commence the trek. We take easy walk to Phakding for three hours and spend the night there to help acclimatize. You can make a small side trips in Phakding if you are not so tired and the time permits.

    Day 05:  Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 - 6 hrs
    We walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges. We Walk through the busy trail and view the tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6,369 m),  Everest (8,848 m.) and Nuptse (7,879 m ). Arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440 m ). a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.

    Day 06:  Acclimatization Day at  Namche Bazaar
    A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery. You can make a side trip to Thame, another Sherpa town north – west of Namche for acclimatization. Another option could be a day hike to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel for a good view of Everest.

    Day 07:  Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) - 5 - 6 hrs.
    It is a steep one hour walk to Synagboche. The trail descends gradually to Phunki Thanga and then climbs steeply at first and then gradually ascends through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m. ).The views of the Himalayas including Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.), Nuptse ( 7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache, Amadablam are magnificent from here. You will visit famous Tengboche monastery.

    Day 08:  Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 - 6 hrs
    We pass through the forest of briches, conifers & rhododendrons with possible sights of snow pigeons, golden eagles, goshawks in tha trail. The route climbs past some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche. The views of Amadablam appear magnificent. We enter into Imja valley passing through beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls leaving behind alpine meadows to Pheriche (4,240m).

    Day 09:  Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
    We hike up to Nagazong Ri for acclimatization and  great views of the Himalayas in the south, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, Amadablam, Kangtega, Island Peak

    Day 10: Pheriche – Lobuche (4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.
    The valley begins to narrow as we pass through Dusa, the yak herders place and Phulung Karpo. We walk up a small ridge and then contour round the base of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we take a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We Arrive at Lobuje (4,930 m).

    Day 11: Lobuche – Everest base camp (5364m., 5 – 6 hrs.)
    The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with the views of. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including Mt. Everest. We further move towards Everest Base Camp and finally we see tents pitched in the vast area  of glaciers for Everest and Lhotse expedition members.

    Day 12 – 60: Climbing
    High camps will be set up above base camps and the climbers will have enough acclimatization going over the high camps, spending the nights there and take rest at the base camp of even below to Lobuche for few nights to get warmer and wait for the better weather for the final summit. Above base camp, Khumbu Ice Fall is crossed in the fixed lines and the aluminum ladders to the plateau of the Western Cwm at camp 1, 6200m. Camp 2 is located at 6200m. The route from camp 1 traverses the flattish bottom of the Western Cwm and leads to the rocky moraine below the west –face of Everest.

    From camp 2, Lhotse face is climbed initially on 40 – 65 degrees slope initially and then easy slope of 30 – 40 degrees which leads to a flattish section protected by solid ice walls at about 7200m. camp 3. Camp 4 is located at 8000m. at an airy perch which requires climbing Lhotse wall crossing short snow field route that finally moves ahead to the east before finishing the flats of South Col. Summit attempt – The route to the summit winds through snow, ice and rock fields and in some stretches exposed rocks to the Hillary Step, a small vertical pitch climbed on fixed ropes which leads to 10 – 20 degree slope and finally to the summit. 

    Day 61 – 65: Retrace to Lukla.
    After successfully summiting the Everest return to Lukla.

    Day 66: Flight from Lukla – Kathmandu
    Fly to Kathmandu in the morning and relax in Kathmandu after the expedition.

    Day 67: Farewell dinner will be organized in Kathmandu.

    Day 68: Airport Transfer for the international departure.

    • Height: 8848 m
    • Geolocation: Latitude: 27° 59' 17.16" NLongitude: 86° 55' 31.08" E
    • Normal Ascent Route: South East Ridge
    • Caravan Route: Kathmandu/Lukla/Namche/Pheriche/Lobuche/Base-Camp
    • Trip Duration: 58 Days
    • Fly-in/Fly-out: Lukla

 

Per Person US $ 37,000

Note: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu - Lukla or vice versa. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. Great Himalayan Guide can arrange you cultural / adventure tours ( such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, ) with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back. If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions.Great Himalayan Guide will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.