Everest also dubbed as Mt. Sagarmatha is the highest mountain in the world standing at 8848 m. Situated in the northern part of Nepal; Khumbu region, the Mt. Everest can be climbed from the southern and northern Ridge. From the southern ridge, the Mountaineers climb through Nepal. The Everest Expedition is as elaborate as it sounds. It takes around 68 days for the Everest expedition to come to an end. This expedition is not for the faint of heart and certainly requires a good physical condition. From the cool climate of Kathmandu to the harsh, windy and snowy climate of Mt. Everest, one has to face it all.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first to successfully acclaim Mt. Everest on 29th May 1953. Since then many enthusiasts have successfully acclaimed the mountain. However, there have also been casualties along the way. Thus it is vital to take ample time in making preparations. Also, building strong physic is also just a few months to the start of the expedition. Hilliary and Norgay took the South Col route from the Nepal wing and returned heroes after the triumphant climb. Their courage has been the inspiration of many other mountaineers to climb the mountains even in its harshest conditions.
The expedition begins from Lukla which is the gateway to many treks in the Everest region. Heading towards Namche Bazaar, you trek to Thame, Khumjung, Tengboche, Dingboche, Chhukung and eventually reach Island Peak. From then on your head towards Everest and indulge in a climb that will take a month to complete. Eventually, you climb to the top of Mt. Everest from Gorakhshep which will take about a month. The trail lands at Lukla from where you return back to Kathmandu. Throughout the trek, you can visit various monasteries along the way and join the prayer ceremony to take blessings from the high Rinpoche.
It is very important that you take the necessary tools and be vocal about your physical condition so that your guide knows what to do. Proper coordination with the team is vital for a successful climb. We at Wongchhu Peak Promotion have made it mandatory to have a strong physical status and a prior experience at peak climbing to enroll in the Everest expedition. Our team will guide you and let no harm reach you as far as possible along the way. Our properly drafted itinerary makes sure that you do not succumb to altitude sickness during the expedition.
Scaling the 7000 m and 8000m above peaks will give you a sense of pride and excitement along with the spellbinding views of the nearby landscape. The Everest Expedition is and will be one of the most famous mountaineering experiences in the entire world.
- Airport transfers in Kathmandu
- 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including B/B.
- Kathamndu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight for Member, Staffs and Cargo
- Yaks and Porters for Transportation of Equipments From Lukla to Base Camp and back
- Food and accommodation on Tea Houses on the way to BaseCamp and Back
- Acclimatization climb to Island Peak (6189m) before climbing Everest
- 1 Sirdar for the whole Climbing Team
- 1 Personal Climbing Sherpa to each Climber
- Cook and Kitchen Helper at Base Camp
- Cook at Advanced Base Camp
- All Kitchen and Dining Equipments for Base Camp and ABC
- Food, fuel, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat at base camp during the Expedition
- High altitude food and fuel for ABC and other High camps
- High quality tents for all camps
- All group climbing equipments
- Communication and electrical equipments for the mountain
- 5 bottles of 3 ltr Poisk oxygen for member; 3 each for the Sherpas; regulator and mask
- Everest Climbing Permit,
- Ice fall usage charges
- Liaison officer’s equipment allowance, daily salary and other expenses
- Equipment allowance and daily wages for all Nepali staffs
- Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.
- Personal trekking and climbing gear
- Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner)
- Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower etc.)
- Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.
Boots, Crampons, Gaiters
- Light Hiking Boots
- 8000m Climbing Boots
- Ice Axe
- Seat Harness
- Locking Carabineers
- 2 folding – ski pole
- Polypro or Capaline long underwear (4sets)
- Pile jacket and pants (pants must have full separating side zips)
- Gore Tex shells (top and bottoms must have full separating side zips)
- Down jacket (medium & heavy weight)
Mitts & Gloves
- Light synthetic gloves (Capaline or polypropylene)
- Wool (or pile) mitts & Gore-Tex overmitts
- Wool or pile socks
- Head lamp (spare bulbs & batteries)
- Glacier sun glasses
- Wool or pile hat
- Sleeping bag (expedition quality) rated -15 &40 f
- Sleeping pads
- Pee bottle
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen (maximum block)
- Lip sunscreen
- Large duffel bag (provided by Wongchhu Peak)
- Toiletry bag
- Travel Clothes
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Small day pack for trekking days