Everest Expedition

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.

You will land in Kathmandu valley at the Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will be picked by our agents at Wongchhu Peak Promotion. After being transferred to your respective hotel you can relax and have a warm authentic Nepali meal. In the evening you can join for some interesting folk cultural performance.

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be picked by our guide at your hotel who will take you on a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu Valley. First, you can head to Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hilltop. The dome-shaped stupa known as the Monkey temple offers views of the wonderful Kathmandu city with its green hills surrounding the valley and of high snow-capped mountains.

After visiting the 25000 years old Swayambhunath, next you can visit Boudhanath which is a similar stupa but is dubbed often as Little Tibet due to the clear depiction of Tibetian lifestyle and culture in the said area. Then to the east of Kathmandu valley, you can visit the Pashupatinath Temple. Although you cannot enter the gates of Pashupathinath temple if you are not a Hindu, you can certainly roam around its huge premise and even observe the rituals and the golden rooftop of the temple from across the Bagmati River. Pilgrims from across the world flock Pashupatinath during Shiva Ratri which is a holy ritual celebrating the birth of Lord Shiva.

Since preparation for the Everest expedition is very vital this day has been separated for so. You will be briefed by the guides about the entire expedition. The guide will provide details of the food, lodging, equipment’s needed, checklist, clothing, to the dangers that might arise during the trek. This day is vital for the entire expedition to be successful. You will also be introduced to your team so that you can build a bond that needs to last for more than 2 months.

On this day you will check all the necessities that are required for the Everest Expedition. Your guide will help you in doing so. You need to take a good nights rest before you begin the journey.

On this day you will head from Kathmandu to Lukla through a scenic 35 minutes flight. Lukla is situated at the altitude of 2880m and is generally colder than the weather in Kathmandu so you need to take warm clothes along. The flight gives you a bird's eye view of the high standing mountains and the green landscape amidst the clouds. You can have some tea, and a second breakfast or lunch before setting out on your trek towards Phakding. The trek towards Phakding takes only 4 hours or so. The trail passes through choplung (2660m) and Nachi Pang. Along the path, you will have the majestic views of the snowy peak of Kusum Kanguru. The village of Ghat on the way has a small monastery. The Phakding village has lodges on either bank of the Dudh Koshi and a Phakding monastery, which is high above on the west side. The monastery offers the best views of the mountains above 8000m. You will stay overnight in a lodge.

You will begin the day early in the morning after some breakfast and then hike through a magnificent forest of Rhododendron the mesmeric views of the riverside. The trail from Phakding then climbs and outlines through pleasing pine forest. The next village on the trail is Bengkar (2630m), which is known best for its apple pies. From there on you climb towards Monjo (2835m) which is the entry point to the Sagarmatha National Park. After reaching Monjo you will head towards Jorsale (2740m) which is all the way up.  When you get a glimpse of Everest, you will know that you have reached Namche (3440m). This is a long trek day since it will take from 6 to 8 hours depending upon your physical condition. It is most likely that you will fall asleep quickly after reaching to your lodge in Namche Bazaar.

This day is set aside for acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. It is necessary that o adjust to the sudden change in altitude and weather to avoid altitude sickness. Namche Bazar is the last place where you will find modern technology and all the facilities necessary for trekking. This is also one of the best places for sight-seeing of Mt. Everest and all the Himalayan ranges. The sunrise and sunset further add to the beauty of this place. Namche also has a local mountaineering museum. You can visit the museum if you like to have some information on mountaineering. In the evening, you can enjoy the beauty of Namche village with its lively markets. The hospitability of the warm people living in Namche will leave you astonished.

Unlike other trekking packages, you might notice that the expedition to Everest has a long itinerary. This is because the body must not go to any sudden harsh physical stress, so the itinerary has been minutely divided. On this day you will reach Thame and set camp there. Thame is not very far from Namche and will take only a few hours.

From Thame, the path will then lead to Khumjung. You will notice that the air keeps getting cooler as you head up.

Along the way towards Tengboche, you will see the wonderful views of the majestic Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku.

On this day you will head towards Dingboche. It will take around 5 hours to reach here. In the village, you will find small houses built of stone

On this day you will trek towards Chhukung which is a few hours from Dingboche.

From Chukkung you will hike up to the Chhukung Ri. The views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, are vivid from RChhukung Ri. On the same day, you will hike back to Chhukung.

Island Peak is a detour in the Everest Expedition. On this day you will trek from Chhukung to island peak Base Camp. The Island peak above you looks mesmerizing. You will stay overnight at the base camp. It will take around 3 to 4 hours to reach the base camp at 5200m.

On this day you will hike up to the high camp which is the second step to reach the Island peak. You will stay at the camp in the High Camp.

You will be acclaiming the Island Peak on this day early in the morning. You will have to walk off in the dark to reach the peak in the morning.  The view from the island Peak is worth the tiresome climb. After enjoying the mesmerizing views of the mountains above 8000 m, you will head back to the Base camp.

From the base camp of Island Peak, you will then head back to Dingboche. You will stay overnight at camp in Dingboche.

On this day you will take the uphill trail and walk towards Lobuche. From Thungla you will climb up to the Khumbu Glacier which has the memorials of many mountaineers who have lost their lives in the Everest region. You will stay overnight at Lobuche.

You will head to Gorakshep on this day. Gorakshep has an open area where you can set up camp for the night.

Early in the morning before dawn, you will head towards Everest Base Camp. You will walk over the moraine overlooking the Khumbu Icefall. The walk although strenuous offers the views of the lovely mountains like Pumori, Khumbutse, and Nuptse.

From this day on you will begin your climb up to Everest Summit. This is one of the most crucial phases of the entire expedition. You will first check all the necessary equipment and in close coordination with your team and guide, will make plans for all the upcoming days. You will have to walk up early in the morning before dawn for many days. After reaching the top of Mount Everest and hanging the prayer flags, you will feel a sense of pride and excitement as you watch the world below you. The view from Mt. Everest is one that gets many strong people to their knees and weeping.

After successfully returning back to Base camp, you will devote your day in cleaning up all the things that you left behind in the Base Camp. This is vital to keep the base camp clean.

On this day you will head back to Lobuche as slow as you first came. Although your spirits might be high at this point, you should keep in mind that you might have altitude sickness at any time. Thus you need to slowly descend to Lobuche.

You will have to retrace the steps back from Lobuche to Tengboche which will take around 5 hours.

You will have to retrace the steps back from Lobuche to Tengboche which will take around 5 hours.

This day will mark the end of your trekking days. On this day you can sing and dance with the Sherpa community and your Team as well as your guide. You can have the local drinks and meal and enjoy your successful Everest expedition.

After a wonderful Everest Expedition, you will take a flight to Kathmandu. The 35-minute flight is scenic and will keep those memories of the trek alive as you see the mountains and the landscape from up above. After reaching Kathmandu you will be picked by our coordinates at Wongchhu Peak Promotion and dropped off at your respective hotels. You can take a rest at your hotel and have a warm dinner at a nice restaurant in Thamel at night. 

This day has been set aside for any flight delays. You can utilize this day by going to the Narayan Hiti Museum in the valley. The museum was the abode of the past kings of Nepal. You may also visit the Kesharmahal which is an age-old Palace-turned restaurant and public attraction situated in Thamel.

This day is set aside for any kind of contingency. You can utilize this day by visiting various places in Kathmandu. If you are an architecture lover then you might as well ask your guide to take you to the courtyards of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square. In the evening you will be offered a warm farewell dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. You will also get to meet other dignitaries from the tourism arena in Nepal.

Our coordinates at Wonchhu Peak Promotion will see you off at the Tribhuvan International airport as your board on a flight towards home. As you head home, you can plan your next adventure here in Nepal with the wonderful service of Wongchhu Peak Promotion.

  • 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
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons

Climbing Tools

  • Ice Axe
  • Seat Harness
  • Locking Carabineers
  • 2 folding – ski pole

Technical Clothing

  • 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

Socks

  • Wool or pile socks

Headgear

  • Head lamp (spare bulbs & batteries)
  • Glacier sun glasses
  • Wool or pile hat

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (expedition quality) rated -15 &40 f
  • Sleeping pads

Camping

  • Backpack
  • Pee bottle
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen (maximum block)
  • Lip sunscreen

Traveling

  • Large duffel bag (provided by Wongchhu Peak)
  • Toiletry bag
  • Travel Clothes
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Small day pack for trekking days

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Trip-Code: WPP-005-EVE
Destination: Nepal
Region: Everest Khumbu Region
Altitude: 8848 M
Season: Spring / Autumn
Difficulty: Hard
Accommodation: Hotel, Tea House & Tent
Duration: 70 Days

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