Despite being the highest mountains on planet Earth, Himalaya Mountains including Mt. Everest are relatively younger than their American and European counterparts such as the Andes, the Alps, and the Rockies. European climbers were able to get close to Everest only when Tibet was open to outsiders in the 1920s.
Since then, the Everest has fascinated the mountaineers all over the world. George Mallory gave the reason behind his interest in Everest Expeditions quipping, 'Because it's there'. Unfortunately, Mallory and Irvine disappeared high on the mountain in 1924.
Mt. Everest was first summitted in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary via the South Col. Everest is certainly a lifetime opportunity. Climbing Everest from the Tibet side is relatively easier and less costly than climbing from the Nepal side. Still, Everest expeditions encounter many seen and unseen obstacles including high altitude, harsh weather conditions and even sheer exhaustion.
We strive hard to conduct the best expedition program putting high importance on the safety aspects of the climb. After your arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted at the airport by a staff from Himalayan Glacier Trekking and Expedition who will transfer you to the hotel.
After that, we make your Tibet visa and other necessary documents for the Everest Expedition. After 3 days, we drive toward Nepal-Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge. We take time to acclimatize with one night at Zhangmu (2300m) and two nights at Nylam (3750m). Then we drive to Tingri (4350m) where we spend further two nights for acclimatization. Then we drive to Everest Base camp (5200m) also called the Chinese base camp.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - 1350m
Upon your arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport, our representative will welcome you and will assist to transfer you in your hotel in Kathmandu. You may relax at your hotel or go around for shopping. In the evening ,briefing about your adventurous trip. Overnight at hotel.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 02-03: Rest in Kathmandu
Sightseeing and preparation for the trip. While the leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism, you will explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. You will visit famous Stupa, Boudhnath and the popular Hindu pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath Temple. In the late afternoon, the leader will check everyone's equipment, as Kathmandu is the last opportunity to buy anything missing. You will also get introduced with fellow expedition members and guides. Overnight at hotel.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 04: Drive to Boarder to Tibet - 2800m
Day 05-15: Acclimatize at Everest Base Camp
Depending on the weather, we may explore around Base Camp (there are some fun places to camp at) for around a week or move up to Advanced Base Camp more quickly.
Day 16: Trek Interim camp - 5600m
Day 17: Trek Advanced Base Camp 6400m
Day 18-21: Acclimatize at Advanced Base Camp
Day: 22-53: The climbing Period
We plan one longer acclimatization trip on the mountain and we may make a second trip up to North Col. We will return to Base Camp to recover before making a summit attempt. We summit as a team in one or two groups. In general solo summit attempts without lots of backup are not possible.
Day 54: Advanced Base Camp packing
Day 55: Trek to Base Camp
Day 56: Drive Kathmandu
Day 57: Depart from Kathmandu
Group size: 2-12 people
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: All meals
Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu,guesthouses during the trek and tents during the climb
Included in the Cost:
• Airport transfers
• 5 nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
• All group transportation by private vehicle
• Entrance fees and permits as needed
• Chinese visa and all permits
• Expedition Expedition permit fees
• Accommodations in Kathmandu
• Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back including airport transfers
• All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
• Meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing
• All BC, ABC and mountain services
• Email (via Outlook) and group laptops
• Personal 5 watt walkie talkie
• All tents and meals
• Oxygen (up to five 4 liter bottle, factory Poisk)
• Power for charging for cameras etc
• Chinese visa, permits etc
• Group equipment for the climb
• Qualified and Experienced guides
• Experienced Climbing Sherpas
Not Included in the Cost:
• International airfare and Nepal /Tibet Visa
• Personal equipments and extra services
• Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
• Insurance, Nepal visas, meals in Kathmandu
• Personal climbing equipment
• Emergency evacuation
• International flights, equipment rental, alcohol and soft drinks, laundry, tipping and other items of a personal nature
• Insurance and Trip cancellation
• Airport departure tax