Everest Expedition is a dream for a lot of climbers and mountain lovers. Since 1953 when for the first time someone set foot on the pinnacle of the World it has been a dream for every mountain lover. Annually, a lot of climbers climb or do expeditions to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Similarly, some fail but some pass in completing the summit.
In addition, the difficult nature of this climb makes it harder for every serious climber to complete. Likewise, every serious climber spends valuable time and money to complete the summit. However, there are a lot of organizers who help them to complete this expedition. In addition, they provide climbers with an experienced guide. So that they can complete the summit of Mount Everest very easily.
The Everest Expedition is famous for several reasons. Similarly, it provides trekkers with a sense of adventure during the trek. In addition, it provides trekkers with a beautiful view of the Himalayas. People come to see that too. Everest Expedition is done in the Himalayan range of Mahalangur Himal.
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The Difficulty of the Everest Expedition
Similarly, it has its difficulties. As Everest Expedition is very hard to trek in the high mountains. Mount Everest is the tallest and biggest among them all. Likewise, it is a dream for every mountain lover. However, they have to understand the risk and dangers of Mount Everest. You should do detailed research on the Expedition before doing it. Similarly, you should fully prepare yourself for the climb. In addition, it gives a very tough challenge for the climbers. Furthermore, it tests your stamina and endurance. So, make sure you are prepared for the challenge.
Additionally, if you don’t travel here at the right time then your difficulty can add up. So, make sure you travel here at the right time. There can be a handful of difficulties if you travel here during the busy seasons. Such as lack of porters and guides, shortage of accommodation, long and steep trails, etc.
In addition, we know expeditions can be fun but they can sometimes be very troublesome. Everest Expedition is a long journey. So, its walking trail plays a vital role in the journey. Similarly, suitable accommodation during the journey is very important. But, if you travel here in the busy seasons then you might not find suitable accommodation to rest on which can hamper your journey.
Everest Expedition Suitable Time
Similarly, the right time to climb Everest is during the spring and autumn season. But, this Expedition can also be done during the monsoon season. However, a lot of climbers say that it can be done throughout the year. If you do this Everest Expedition during the spring and autumn season then it will be a lot easier for you to climb Mount Everest. This is the time when nature awakens to show us its beauty.
So, the trail to the Base Camp can be very interesting considering the biodiversity of plants, but, during the winter seasons of Nepal the weather is also not stable and it is mostly cloudy. Therefore, it can hamper your sightseeing experience of Mount Everest.
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Climbing to the pinnacle of the world is not that easy and simple. Similarly, it is not short as well. Likewise, the average Expedition lasts for almost two months. So, you should be completely ready for the expedition. Most importantly, you should have all the essentials with you for the trip. Most importantly, this Everest expedition will be your lifelong experience. So, make sure you fully enjoy the environment and surroundings of the place.
- Experience a magnificent view of the Himalayas
- Get a scenic flight to Lukla
- Observe the sandy plain of Gorakshep
- Enjoy an unforgettable view of the Himalayas
- See the broad summit of Everest (8,848.86m)
- Experience abundant flora and fauna
- View the Highest mountain in the world
- Know Himalaya Buddhist monasteries in Tengboche
- Explore Sherpa and Hilary Museum in Namche Bazaar
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Today is the first day of your Everest Expedition. So, today your airport arrival representative will pick you up and you will be transferred to hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Where the hotel staff helps you settle until your stay.
Preparations for Trek
On the second day, you will be doing the necessary preparation for the journey and you will be given a briefing and after that, you will start doing the necessary shopping for the climb after all the work at the department. Similarly, you can do the shopping and get every essential thing to you for the expedition. Likewise, this preparation lasts for 2 days because Everest Expedition is a long Expedition.
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft)
Today we will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes around 30-35 mins. After reaching Lukla we will start your trek to Phakding at an altitude of 2650m. Similarly, the whole journey from Kathmandu to Pakding takes around 4 hours. There we will be resting at the local lodge and spending the night. The lodge will provide you with great hospitality.
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar through colorful Khumbu villages (3440m/11,286ft)
After having a good night’s sleep at the comfortable lodge of Phakding. We will start the trek from Phakding to the Namche Bazaar. Furthermore, this trek will give you a great view of the surroundings. Most importantly, you will travel through a colorful Khumbu village at a height of 3440m. Similarly, this trek lasted 6 hours. Furthermore, during this trek, we provide lodging facilities to our consumers. In addition, the lodges there are also very comfortable and suitable. The colorful Khumbu village is very famous among the national and international trekkers all around the world. There are a lot of expeditions that are through the route of Khumbu village.
Rest day for acclimatization
Today is the sixth day of your expedition. It is an important day for your expedition because today you will get familiar with the environment and the temperature of the surrounding which will help you on your further journey. In addition, to all that you will also get a chance to hike to the famous Everest View Hotel from where you will get a magnificent view of Mount Everest. Similarly, while you are at the hotel you will get to observe the local traditional food with some western foods. Here you will get to know the tradition of Sherpa and Tamang ethnic groups. Similarly, after having a wonderful time at the hotel you will go towards Hilary and Sherpa museum at Namche in the evening with a slide show program. Furthermore, the slide show program gives you a lot of knowledge about the tradition of Nepal. In addition, you will see the beauty of the surrounding at Namche bazaar and in the evening you will rest in a comfortable lodge that provides you great hospitality during your stay. So, make sure you enjoy your stay there and enjoy the glimpse of Mount Everest.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m/12631ft, 05-06 hrs)
Today, we trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche at an altitude of 3850m. Similarly, this trek takes around 6 hours to complete. Likewise while trekking here you will see a lot of domesticated animals like yaks and donkeys. Similarly, we will get a chance to explore various rare plants. In addition, you will pass through a beautiful jungle. Furthermore, this trek is done at high altitudes so make sure you are hydrated. Most importantly, while you are trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tyagbouche you will visit a significant Buddhist monastery. Where you will get knowledge about Buddhist culture. Furthermore, after reaching Tengboche we will provide you with a suitable and comfortable lodge facility for your accommodation.
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m/14271ft, 4hrs) about 4-5hrs
Today we will head towards Dingboche from Tengboche which is at 4350m altitude. These places have their qualities. It gives you a beautiful view of the surroundings and the nearby peaks. Between Tengboche and Dingboche you will see the different biodiversity. Similarly, you will also pass through some beautiful jungle. Likewise, you will also see some domesticated animals such as yaks. In addition, you will get stunning glimpses of the beautiful mountains of Nepal Mount Ama Dablam and Mount Lhotse. Furthermore, after walking 4-5 hours we provide you with a relaxing lodge facility where you can have a good night’s sleep. Similarly, when you are at Dingboche you will see the beauty of the Nepali Himalayas which will add to your unforgettable experience of the Everest Expedition.
Acclimatization in Dingboche(4350m/14,271ft)
Today we will be getting familiar with the environment of high altitudes. This acclimatizing day is very important because it makes you familiar with the environment and weather. Most importantly, this acclimatizing day will help you on your further journey. In addition to the acclimatization, we will hike to Chukung-Re. Similarly, during the hike, you will see abundant flora and fauna. You will also see the beauty of the nearby beautiful peaks.
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m/16,463ft) 4-5hrs.
Today you will trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. The trek takes you about 4-5 hours. Similarly, this trek is at 5018m. Likewise, during this trek, you will be in love with its nature. This trek is also very entertaining. This trek can be twice as fun if you travel here during the spring and autumn season. In addition, we provide you with comfortable lodges where you can rest and enjoy the local’s hospitality.
Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m/16962ft, 3hrs)
After having a good lodging experience at Lobuche we will continue our trek to Gorak Shep at an altitude of 5170m. Similarly, the trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep is a very famous trekking route for trekkers all around the world. Annually a lot of trekkers trek from here to reach Everest Base Camp. Similarly, the trek takes about 3 hours to complete. In addition, after you reach Gorakshep you will find a suitable lodge facility where you can rest and enjoy the hospitality.
Morning acclimatize to Kalapathar (5554m)
Today we will have our breakfast at Gorak Shep and continue our trekking to Kalapather at an altitude of 5554m. This trek is at a very high altitude. So, you have to make sure that you are hydrated otherwise you can fall victim to altitude sickness. And, from Kalapather continue our journey to Everest Base Camp. There we will have camping accommodation.
Climbing period Summit Everest (8,848.86m/ 29,032ft)
From day 13 to 58 we will have a climbing period of 45 days at Everest Summit at an altitude of 8848m.
Preparation for return, trek from Everest base camp to Dingboche(4350m/14271ft, 4hrs)
After having a climbing period of 45 days at the summit. On day 59 we will prepare our return from the base camp. The trek from the base camp to Dingboche takes around 4 hours. During this trek, you will mostly climb downhill. You should be very careful when you are doing this downhill climb. Similarly, you should continuously hydrate yourself. After a long 4 hours from the base camp to Dingboche, we will rest at a comfortable lodge of the place and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of local people.
Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m/12631ft, 04 hours) lodge accommodation
After having a good night’s sleep at Dingboche. We will continue our trek to Tengboche with some of the uphill and downhill climbs. Similarly, the way is also a little twisting. So, you should be cautious while trekking here. However, anyone can trek here easily. In addition, the trek from Dingboche to Tengboche takes around 4 hours. But, after a 4-hour long trek, you will rest in a very suitable and comfortable local lodge. Similarly, you will pass through some beautiful jungle on the way.
Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft, 04hrs)
Today, we will continue our trek to Namche Bazaar from Tengboche at an altitude of 3440m. This trek takes around 4 hours and after a long walk, you will be resting at the lodge of Namche Bazaar. In addition, you will experience wonderful hospitality at the lodge. This trek is your return journey to Kathmandu.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9317ft,7hrs) lodge accommodation
On day 62, today we will leave Namche Bazaar and then trek to Lukla. During this trek, you will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the place. Similarly, you will also see various flora and fauna of the place. Likewise, this trek is 7 hours long. Furthermore, after your trek, you will be resting at a very suitable lodge in Lukla. Similarly, you can visit the holy places at Namche Bazaar.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft); 35minutes, transfer to hotel
Today is the third-last day of your expedition where you will catch a flight to Kathmandu at an altitude of 1350m and you can enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding from above while flying. Similarly, after reaching Kathmandu we provide you with hotel accommodation. There you will enjoy a wonderful night.
Leisure day & shopping in Kathmandu
Today is the second last day of your trek. So, today you will be shopping in Kathmandu. Similarly, you will have a farewell celebration dinner with a culture program in the evening. Where you will experience different cultural foods with some cultural traditions.
Transfer to the airport for final departure.
Today is the last day of your Everest Expedition. So, your airport departure representative will leave you at the airport for your final departure. Similarly, until your flight has not arrived you can visit Kathmandu city as well.
- Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- Permit All necessary paperwork: Everest climbing Permit from NMA, Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee.
- Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
- Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
- Map: Trekking and climbing map.
- Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters)– While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo). Member Luggage: Up to 25 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
- Food and Lodging: 3 Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
- Drinking: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
- Porter: Porters (1 member: 1 Porter) during the trek.
- Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.
- Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
- Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
- High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for members, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for members, Sherpa, and climbing crews. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- Light: Necessary light at all tents. * if required.
- Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
- Valley Sightseeing: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Certificate: Everest climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing Everest successfully).
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee is USD 60 per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days is USD 120.
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary)
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
- Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- Filming: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
- USD 25 for an extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
- Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
- Tips: Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
- Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
The difficulty of the Everest Expedition
The Everest Expedition is difficult. During this expedition, you face a lot of difficulties. The most common difficulty is you can fall, a victim of altitude sickness. Similarly, all the other kinds of difficulty regarding the climb. Likewise, it is a dream for every mountain lover. However, they have to understand the risk and dangers of Mount Everest. You should do detailed research of the Expedition before doing it. Otherwise, it can be difficult for you to climb Mount Everest. Similarly, the difficulty can be various if you travel here during the busy seasons. You might not find a suitable porters guide and accommodation facility. As these things are very important for our climb without porters or guides we will not be able to start the Expedition.
Best time for Everest Expedition
Everest Expedition can be done throughout the year. But, the best time to do this expedition is during the spring and autumn seasons. During his season you will find a suitable climate and weather. Furthermore, the temperature is also stable. But the worst season to do this climb is during the winter season because during the winter season the weather is mostly cloudy and rainy. Similarly, during this time the blooming wildflowers to newly bursting trees and green terrains, there’s so much happening. If you travel during the spring and autumn season then your time in the expedition will be worth it. Likewise, April is the warmest month of the year so you will travel in a warm climate. Similarly, you have two times fun.
Travel insurance for Everest Expedition
Your travel insurance is very important if you wanna climb here. Similarly, we don’t provide you with personal insurance. So, you make sure that your insurance company has covered all your trekking-related facilities. Likewise, make sure that your insurance is not expired. In addition to all that make sure your insurance policy has covered all your medical and hospital bills in case anything bad happens to you during the trek. Above all make sure that your trekking and adventure above 5000m meters is covered. In addition, travel insurance provides you with a lot of facilities such as covering your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property e.t.c.
Meals and Accommodation during Everest Expedition
On our expedition journey, we provide you with the best meals and lodges we possibly can. Similarly, we provide meals three times a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the accommodation we provide are lodging facilities that are also top class. We take full care of our consumer’s needs and essentials. We also provide facilities according to our consumer’s desires and comfort. Similarly, we also provide you with Nepali and Western foods. Likewise, we also provide you with comfortable beds where you can rest properly. Similarly, we provide a camping facility to our climbers after reaching the base camp.
Fitness and Experience Requirements for Everest Expedition
This is a short trek compared to other long treks. This trek is only for five days. So, even a new trekker can trek here with the advice of an experienced trekker. Compared to other treks it is a relatively short and easy trek. However, if you have some health issues then you cannot do this trek. Your heart and lungs should be perfectly fine if you wanna enjoy and complete this trek. Similarly, you should not have any blood-related diseases. However, you should not be that experienced for the trek. But, you should have a little knowledge about the trek. You should not go there blindly.
Safety and security during Everest Expedition
The safety and security of our consumers are very important to us. We also provide a very safe accommodation facility. Similarly, we also take full care of our consumer’s belongings. Similarly, the places you visit during the trek are fully secured and trustworthy. However, we also double-check the route before departure so you don’t worry. Likewise, the lodges that you are gonna stay in are also very secure and there you can also trust the owners to keep your essentials safe. So, you can feel free and travel with us.
Climate and weather for Everest Expedition
The climate and weather of the Himalayas are very unpredictable. It can change without a hint. So climbers should be very careful during the expedition. Therefore, climbers must be very careful planning their trip. In addition, this Expedition is a multi-day trek, chances for trekkers to face adverse weather at base camp are always high. Likewise, the temperature in the Everest region is mostly below 0. Therefore, make sure you carry warm clothes with you. Regarding the condition, the ideal season to do Everest Expedition is during the autumn and spring seasons. During this time you will climb in a pleasant climate which can help you climb quickly.
When is the best time for the Everest Expedition?
Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are suitable for Everest Climbing. However, it is possible in monsoon seasons too.
How difficult is the Everest Expedition?
The Everest Expedition is difficult. But, almost anyone can complete it. You just have to be confident and believe in yourself.
How much will it cost to climb Everest Expedition?
The average cost of the Everest Expedition is about USD 6500 per person for a 60 days itinerary
Can you climb the Everest Expedition alone?
It is not possible. Similarly, this trek would be very difficult for a single person. So, we would recommend hiring a guide.
Do I need a climbing permit for the Everest Expedition?
Yes, it’s compulsory to have an Everest Expedition permit from Kathmandu.
Can you have altitude sickness on the Everest Expedition?
Altitude sickness is a common problem during the Everest Expedition. So, you should drink a sufficient amount of water.
What is the food price at Everest Expedition?
Food Prices differ from place to place. But, it usually costs USD 25 for lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
How many hours do I need to walk per day?
You usually walk about 5-6 hours on most of your trek days. The walks must be slow and steady.
Can I carry children to Everest Expedition?
It is an unwise decision to carry your children with you to the Everest Expedition. But, exceptions are made if they are old enough then you can take them with you following necessary protocols.
Is the Everest Expedition trail crowded?
Usually, the walking trail is not crowded but it is generally jam-packed with travelers during the peak trekking season.
What will happen If I get sick during the Everest Expedition?
While climbing it is possible that you feel uncomfortable. But, don’t worry, your guide will be there for you.
Is charging my phones and batteries possible in the route of the Everest Expedition?
It is certainly possible to charge your phones and batteries in the tea houses and lodges during your trip to Everest Expedition but they might charge you some money.
Jonny Harvey Australia
We came to Kathmandu to do the Everest Climbing and we went to a few climbing companies before coming to the Great Adventure Treks and Expedition. We felt so confident about going climbing with these guys so we booked the next day. We met our guide and porter that night and then we were on our way. We had a fantastic time on the trek and we are so glad we had a guide and the porter. We learned so much more about our surroundings and the culture than we would have on our own. We didn't have any hassles finding lodges and food because it was all arranged for us. This was our first big trek and we will definitely come back to Nepal and trek with these guys again!! The whole trek was amazing(although hard work!!). The scenery, the people, the guide and the porter made the trip one we will never forget! Thanks to everyone at Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
James Anderson United Kingdom
This is the second expedition of my climbing career. My first expedition was Mardi Himal. At the time of Mardi Himal Climbing, I was a new climber who didn't know anything about trekking and climbing. I did my first climbing from the same company as I did the Everest Expedition. We all know that the Everest Expedition is the hardest expedition. I was very scared but I was passionate about the climb. I was scared but the members of Great Adventure Treks and Expedition helped me overcome it. Similarly, I did another climb at first. So, I have a good bonding with the climbing members of Great Adventure Treks and Expedition. That helped me reach the summit of Mount Everest safely and return to the base camp successfully.