Mount Everest Expedition

 
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Duration: 17 Days

Country: Nepal

Mount Everest is one of the popular and best climbing expedition on planet Earth. As being the highest in the world - with an elevation of 8848 meters and 29028 ft, this climbing excursion has been highly admired and many climbers dream and attempt this expedition once in a lifetime. It was successfully ascended by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953.

Mount Everest is located in Mahalangur Himal subrange of the Himalayas. It is called as Sagarmatha in Nepalese meaning “goddess of sky” and “Chomolungma” in Tibetan meaning “goddess mother of the snows”. There are two ways to venture this expedition – from the southeast side of Nepal (known as the - standard route) and northern side from Tibet.

This popular highest expedition begins from the scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and a short trek to Phakding. From here we trek to the popular regions of the Everest like Namche, Thyangboche, Dingboche. Each day adapting the altitude acclimatizing through the way - we will be crossing the Sherpa village, several stupas and monasteries with beautiful landscapes, astonishing mountainous views heading to the Everest Base Camp.

And next, we trek to Lobuche, and then to Everest Base Camp and do some preparation for summiting the highest peak. Next day, we will be summiting Everest from where we get the stunning views of Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Makalu (8485 m), Mount Cho Oyu ( 8201 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m) and numerous snow-capped peaks from the top. From here, we retrace back to Base Camp, then head back to Namche Bazaar through Dingboche and Tyangboche, and trek to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

For this Everest Expedition, one needs at least two months and eleven days of vacation for successfully accomplishing this with sound health as one has to be physically and psychologically fit for this task. The perfect time for this expedition would be in spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November). We Accent Himalaya don’t recommend in winter or summer for Everest Expedition due to climate issues. For further details or if you want to inquire more regarding this expedition, please do contact or email us. 

Here we list our day to day itinerary for Mount Everest Expedition:

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel-1300m/4264ft

After your arrival in Kathmandu Airport and after processing all the formalities like visa, stamp on passport, checkout etc. as you exit the gate - our team member of Accent Himalaya will be there waiting for you with a placard of your name or Accent Himalaya. After a warm welcome and greetings, we will take you to your respective hotel. In evening, you will be offered a welcome dinner by the Company with authentic delicious Nepali cuisine.

  Welcome Dinner

Day 02-03: At leisure in Kathmandu

Today we will be sightseeing Kathmandu valley as well as prepare for  Everest expedition. Then our guide will take you to the spectacular heritage sites of Kathmandu - Kathmandu Durbar square, Boudhanath stupa, Swambhunath temple and the Pashupatinath temple - these four sites are the popular and most visited sites by the travelers. In the afternoon, if you want to buy anything - you can buy in Kathmandu city as for the next day we'd be heading to the Himalayas.  The trekking/climbing leader will check all the equipment and if anyone has missed anything - it's better to buy in Kathmandu. Then we will be introduced to other participants who will be joining you.

  Breakfast

Day 04: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding - 2,840m/9,315ft

Early morning - we will head to the airport and fly to Lukla. It is one of the best scenic flight to capture the best views of the Himalayas. In Lukla, we will meet our camping staff and porters. After introduction and sharing info, we then do some preparation. Then we will start our trek and reach Phakding. We will be spending our night at Phakding.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar

Continuing trekking and following the bank of the Dudh Koshi River through a suspension bridge (before reaching the village of Monjo) - we will enter the Khumbu national park. Again we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River through a suspension bridge and ascend steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. We will spend our night at Namche.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: At leisure in Namche Bazar

Today we will be resting and fully adopt the altitude which is at 3450 meters and 11,300 ft. As resting as well as we'd also be visiting some of the touristic spots and some hiking. We will hike to Thame and explore Namche Bazaar. This bazaar (Market) is the main center of the Khumbu region which has the government offices, ATM, shops, internet café, restaurants and if it is Friday evening or Saturday - there will be a colorful market with stalls selling different types of local foods, etc. If we hike for few hours, then we will be able to adapt the altitude properly. Our guide will be taking you to the headquarter of the Sagarmatha national park where one gets to see the history of the first ascenders to the Everest, Sherpa culture, and learn about different types of flora and fauna of the Everest region.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche

Then we will continue trekking alongside the Dudh Koshi River following the path by observing the great view of the Khumbu - Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Then we will be passing through various Sherpa villages and several tea shops crossing the Dudh Koshi River and make a steep ascent to the Thyanboche monastery.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche

Then continuing trekking and crossing the several villages and then we will be passing through several Chorten and mani walls. Then we will have our lunch and view the stunning Ama Dablam peak. Then we will be crossing through rhododendron forests and then we will be crossing another suspension bridge. Hours of trekking we will reach the Pangboche and from here one get the beautiful view of Ama Dablam. Contouring up the valley we will be re- crossing the river and then w will be reaching the village Dingboche.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09-13: Acclimatization

It is the best spot for the acclimatization. Our guide will be taking you to the high hills for the proper acclimatization. Before arriving at the base camp we will be fully adapt the altitude. Then we will be heading near to the Pheriche and we visit the hospital run by Himalayan rescue Association.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Trek to Lobuche

We will retrace back to Pheriche. Then continuing trekking we will reach the Dugla which is located at the snout of the Khumbu glacier, then we will stop for a lunch. Then we will be ascending to the high steep beside the glacier moraine. Then we will be continuing our trek crossing several tea houses which are at the Lobuche.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trekking alongside the valley and observing down to the Khumbu glacier following the trail to the Gorakshep. Then reaching Gorakshep we will continue our trek leading to the moraine glacier. Within few hours of trekking further and leading through a small cluster of tea houses which is situated at the Lobuche.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16-18: Rest and preparation

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19-64: Ascent of Mt Everest

 

 

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 65: Withdraw to Base Camp

 

We retrace back to the base camp and pack all our climbing equipment and then we will be cleaning the base camp area.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 66-68: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Thyangboche

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 69: Trek to Lukla

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 70: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Early morning we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport then our team will be waiting for us then they will take us to the hotel and then you can freshen up and relax and in the evening the team of the Accent Himalaya Company will be giving you a farewell party for the successful of summiting the mighty Everest mountain.

  Breakfast and farewell Dinner

Day 71: Fly Back to Home

Today your journey comes to an end. Before leaving for an airport check all your belongings that you have not missed any of your items in the hotel and then our team will drop you at the airport three hours earlier before your flight schedule so, you get plenty of time for formalities of the airport.

  Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Everest Expedition permit fees
  • Accommodation 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
  • Group equipment for the climb
  • Qualified and Experienced guides
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpas

Not Included in the Cost

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (please bring the exact US $ in cash and two passport size photograph)
  • Personal equipment and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax

Trip Note

 

Accommodation in Mount Everest Expedition

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Mount Everest Expedition, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.  

Few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Mount Everest Expedition Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Luggage/Backpack for Mount Everest Expedition Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Mount Everest Expedition Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Mount Everest Expedition Trek with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla

The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.

So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $ 500 and the maximum US $ 3500 depending on the number of people in the flight.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 71 days for Mount Everest Expedition trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Mount Everest Expedition Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Mount Everest Expedition Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then - we will forward the details of payment.

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