Everest Expedition

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Overview

Everest region has always been one of the chosen vicinity for trekking and expedition. It is the famous and mostly traveled region. The reason behind the popularity of Everest is “Mt Everest” the highest mountain in the world.

Everest Expedition is the challenging activity that will take you to the Everest Base Camp and the summit. This activity offers you the most beautiful view of Nepal with a lot of adventure within. You will be overwhelmed with the first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). Trekking through the Pangboche and Pheriche at the beginning one will reach to Khumbu Glacier and then to Lobuche to Everest base camp after Gorakshep where our expedition of about 40 days starts.

Mt. Everest has two mountain climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the northeast ridge from Tibet. The southeast ridge is a popular route as it is easy to climb and cheap. The expedition to Everest is challenging so one needs to be perfectly fit and should have the knowledge as well as the practice of climbing before.

Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for Everest Expedition.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Preparation of the document for the expedition

Day 03: Early morning flight to  lukla

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking for 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to a distance of 3400 to 3880 meters and back to lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,900m) Walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,440m) walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to a distance of 4,440 to 4700 meters and back to lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910) walking 4/5 hours. O/N at lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep ( 5,165m)  and EBC (5,364m) total 6/7 hours day

Day 11 to 14: Rest and preparation for the expedition on Everest Base Camp

Day 15 to 60: Ascent to top of the Mount  Everest

Day 61: Arrival at Everest base camp

Day 62: Trek to Peruche

Day 63: Trek from Peruche to Namche bazaar

Day 64: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla

Day 65: Early morning flight to the Kathmandu from Lukla

Day 66: Rest day or sight seeing in kathamndu

Day 67: Departure to Homeland

Important notice

As the safety is the major factor considered during the expedition and we “Access the Asia Treks” take your safety matter very seriously. So the leader has the full authority to amend or cancel the itinerary if he feels there is necessity of it for your safety. As you know we are travelling to the very high altitude, some problems may arise due to weather, Health of the member, natural calamity etc so the above itinerary can be deviated as the condition arises. So try to more flexible if these condition arises.

Physical fitness
Everest Expedition is for those who are physically fit and can walk for hours to reach their destination. It is the difficult and challenging activity that takes you to the fascinating Everest region and to its summit. As the region lies in higher altitude, one needs to be physically fit and healthy. Also, you need to have the knowledge and ability to climb.  Before planning for this trek, you need to check your physical condition by consulting your physician. Similarly, handling the low air pressure, high winds and low temperatures and also practicing to carry the weight can help you through the trip.

Lodging and food
We will be greeting you at International airport and make your stay possible at one of the 3-star hotels in the town. While you are on the Trek, you will be staying at the Teahouses and Camp. The stay may be twin sharing or single(depends on what you want and it is difficult to find a separate bedroom at high above). Likewise, Access the Asia will take you to the best possible place where you can enjoy the hygienic Nepali as well as International food. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different areas during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan will be provided. For the Lunch and Dinner, while staying at Kathmandu, you are responsible for the payment. There will be the farewell dinner with every guest after they return form their Trek.

Best Time to travel
Autumn and Spring.

Lukla flights
Lukla airport is also known as Tenzing Hillary airport which lies in Everest region where Mount Everest is also situated. The airport falls among the most dangerous airport in the world. It is the popular airport because it is the starting point for climbing the EBC. Due to the changing visibility and weather sometimes the flight gets delayed or canceled. You can only take 15kg of your stuff from the Lukla airport or to the Lukla airport (1 or 2 kg more can be taken with extra charge). If the flights get delayed or canceled then you can charter a helicopter which can be a bit costly or else if you go for sharing basis in the helicopter than the cost can be lowered compared to single charter.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative with company name on placard and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (3 star). Our guide will brief you about next day plan on hotel.

Day 02: Preparation of the document for the expedition

All the gears, clothes permits needed for the expedition are prepared and checked. Attending the programs and media affairs if there is any regarding the Expedition.

Day 03: Early morning flight to Lukla

This is the day where all the treks to Everest begin. Your guide will meet you at hotel and you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International airport and take early morning flight to Lukla which is about 30 minutes from Kathmandu. In Lukla we will meet other staffs there we will set luggage for porters to carry. After that we will have a walk through the stone trails and forest observing the local villages and reach Phakding and stay overnight. Note: All the flights to Lukla are scheduled early in the morning however sometimes due to weather problem flight may be delay at those situations we would like you to have patience.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking for 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

On this day we will take breakfast at nearly 7:30 am and without out any further delay we set out for another 5-6 hours walk to Namche Bazar.On the trail we will pass through various suspension bridges and cross the Dudh Koshi river.We will encounter villages like toktok, banker and monjo, Monjo is the getway to Sagarmatha National Park our guide will complete all the necessary formalities to enter to the Sagarmatha National Park. After 15 minutes walk we will arrive at Jorsale and will take lunch there after that we walk alongside the trail of Dudh Koshi river and Bhote Koshi river and steep trails of hills. Overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to a distance of 3400 to 3880 meters and back to lodge.

Although this is a rest day but actually after breakfast we will hike to Everest view point so as to keep ourselves active and adapt to climate moreover from Everest view point we will be able to view the scenic beauty of Ama Dablam, Everest, Lotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kongde and so on then we will return back to Namche Bazar and have lunch then if you are interested you can take a short tour of Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is the biggest and colorful bazaar of Everest or Khumbu region, it is the hub for all the travellers and local people. There are cafes, cyber, pub, ATM’s and other local businesses. Overnight at Namche.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,900m) Walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

On this day after breakfast we set for another 5/6 hours walk to Tangboche from Namche. On the trail we can explore various flora and fauna and also experience the amazing view of mountains. In between we encounter Kangjuma village which is he junction and it divides the trail to Gokyo Valley and Everest base camp and cross the suspension bridge to reach Phunkitanga and there we will have lunch .After lunch we take the steep trail through the jungle of pine trees and rhododendron. Tangboche is very famous place for its Monastery and form there we can take the closer look of Mt.Everest, Lotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and so on. Overnight at Tangboche.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,440m) walking 5/6 hours. O/N at lodge.

After taking breakfast we will set for another hike. At first we will take a mild hike downhill for about 30 minutes to Debuche and from there we hike through the shady and lushly forest of rhododendron and pine trees. We cross river through wooden bridge and ascend up towards Pangboche village. Pangboche is Sherpa village we walk through lower Pangboche village we can see Chorten and Mani walls on this trail. From there we reach Somare village there we will have lunch and have mild walk to Dingboche.

Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization and hiking upwards up to a distance of 4,440 to 4700 meters and back to lodge.

On this day we will hike up to the distance of 4600 meters for acclimatization. We can see beautiful glimpse of mountains like Makalu, Lotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and so on. We take a tour of Dingboche village

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910) walking 4/5 hours. O/N at lodge.

After having breakfast we walk through the wide pass towards Dughla passing glaciers and Khumbu khola. On reaching Dughla we sit down for lunch after that we take the steep route for about one hour to reach Dughla pass where we can see stone graved memories of climbers who died in mountains. From there we take a one hour hike to reach Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep ( 5,165m) and EBC (5,364m) total 6/7 hours day

Now we are very close to Everest Base Camp. After having an early breakfast we set for another 2-3 hours hike to Gorakshep. In between we hike through wide pass and walk through the glaciers and rocky terrains. After reaching Gorakshep we will have lunch and after resting for sometime we hike through the glaciers and rocky terrains to Everest Base Camp. The base camp is stunningly beautiful and we can view the amazing scene of Khumbu glacier, Khumbu ice fall, and mountains like Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori.

Day 11 to 14: Rest and preparation for the expedition on Everest Base Camp

You will meet the rest of the team members with all the gear, food that are needed for the expedition. Tent will be projected on the base camp as per your comfort ability. On the auspicious day the lama will perform the traditional Buddhist Ceremony (Pooja) to bless all the climbers to begin their journey to the Mount Everest.

Day 15 to 60: Ascent to top of the Mount Everest

There are usually Four camp throughout the climb i.e. Camp I(19500 feet), Camp II(21000 feet or 6402 m), Camp III(23000 feet or 7164 m) and Camp IV(26300 feet or 8000 m).A lot of rotation are done throughout the camp to set path to the top. Weather and safety are more concerned during the this period as they play the large part for the successful climb.

Day 61: Arrival at Everest base camp

All the Team member arrive at Everest base camp pack every expedition need and clean the area.

Day 62: Trek to Peruche

Early morning after breakfast we descend towards Peruche. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 63: Trek from Peruche to Namche bazaar

After breakfast we return back to Namche bazaar . Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 64: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla

Early morning after breakfast we hike to Lukla from Namche Bazar. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 65: Early morning flight to the Kathmandu from Lukla

Early morning if all is good.(Weather permits ) we will fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 66: Rest day or sight seeing in Kathmandu

If you want to explore the Kathmandu during this day then we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square , Pashupatinath temple, Monkey temple(Swoyambhunath) and Bouddhanath temple.

Day 67: Departure to Homeland

Date & Price

Upper Body

o   Base Layer
o   Down Jacket
o   Gilet
o   Gloves
o   Hard Shell
o   Light Insulated Jacket
o   Mid Layer

Lower Body

o   Long Johns
o   Softshell Trousers
o   Trekking Trousers
o   Underwear
o   Waterproof Trouser

Feet

o   4 season walking boots
o   Trainers
o   Trekking Socks
o   Flip-flops/sandals
Note: Trainers usually light weight (water proof is more convenient as you may be walking through streams and wet landscapes and there is always possibilities of rain) and spare laces just in case.Medicationo   Personal Medication
o   Personal First Aid KiWater & Hygiene o   Hand sanitizer
o   Mosquito/Insect Repellent
o   Nappy Bags
o   Toilet Paper
o   Wash Kit
o   Water Bottles
o   Water Purifier/Purifications
o   Wet Wipes

 

o   Heavyweight pants
o   Long underwear (wool thermals are highly recommended)
o   Down jacket
o   Thick gloves
o   Winter warm hat
o   Fleece
o   Warm/thick woolen socks usually 2-3 pairs
o   Plastic boots also for Climbingthe temperatures in altitudes above 6000m is below -10 degree so leather boots are not suitable for peaks and mountain climbing as plastic boots are lighter and more waterproof than leather, furthermore, these plastic boots are designed to fit crampons also.
o   Gaiters
o   Climbing Gears

Cost includes

  1. Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  2. A 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights or 3 nights as per holiday plan), welcome dinner
  3. Sightseeing at Kathmandu with city guide (Cultural and Traditional heritage sites)
  4. Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket (Sleeping Bag and Down jacket must be returned after the trek is completed)
  5. Experienced Government license holder Trekking Guide, Porter (We provide 1 porter for two trekkers), climbing guide, assistant guide and other staffs as per the holiday plan.
  6. Entrance fee for various conservation areas, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee
  7. Flight or Bus fare as per the holiday plan
  8. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan
  9. Farewell dinner
  10. Accommodation in star rated hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  11. All government taxes

Cost Excludes

  1. Visa Charge to Nepal and International flight fare.
  2. Lunch and Dinner while staying at Kathmandu.
  3. Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  4. International airfare and airport departure tax
  5. Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
  6. Climbing gear (As per your request we can hire it for you)
  7. Additional charges for service added included in holiday plan.

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