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Expedition Everest

  • Trip Fact
  • Trip Duration: 65 days
  • Trip Code: HST-NP-01
  • Grade: Extreme plus
  • Trek Start Elevation: 2,810m
  • Highest Elevation: 8,848m
  • Group size: Minimum 2
  • Best time: March, April, May
  • Mode of Trek/Expedition: Teahouse/Camping
  • Requirements: Ice axes, Harness, Mountaineering boot, Crampons, Screw gate, Descended abseil device
Expedition Everest - Mt everest expeditions

Expedition Everest has always become a dream for the alpine and adventure enthusiast. Stepping foot on the top of the world is the greatest moment in life. After Late Tenzing Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary stepped on the top of Mt Everest in 29 may 1953 many climbers all around the world started to dream of conquering Everest. Before them, some of the legendary climbers had done their best trying conquering it but Hillary and Tenzing were the first who created the landmark history. Nowadays every year around 600 people reach the summit. Climbing Everest is not piece of cake thus it requires technical knowledge, climbing experience, Physical fitness. This expedition last for long duration roughly it takes around two months. Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure had successfully organized many peak climbing and mountain expedition including Mount Everest expeditions.

Expedition Everest starts with scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 2810m which takes around half hour. Then we start to walk towards Namche where we stay two night there doing acclimatize and exploring. Then we head to Everest base camp 5365m/17600ft via Tengboche, Dingboche, Thokla, and Lobuche. Everest base camp is located over the icy glacier surrounded by several crevasses on it. We set up the base camp with necessary equipment and supplies requires for the expedition.  We do provide an individual tent for all the member of the expedition and we have dining tent for eating. Our experienced chef prepares a hygienic dish. The Sherpa fix the ropes and aluminum ladder to make a path through the icefall to go camp I.

During Expedition Everest, we do a lot of exercise going high towards camp I and come back for acclimatization to adapt to climate. After having sufficient preparation we head to Camp I 6200m/20336 crossing Khumbu ice fall where we have to traverse crossing wide crevasse formed with a huge chunk of ice. Then we head to camp II 6600m/21648ft climbing through a vertical icy slab. After we head to camp III at the bottom of Lhotse wall which is 7200m/23616ft. After completing the required preparation expedition leads towards camp IV 8000m/26240ft which is situated on the ridge which splits Everest with neighboring Lhotse. Then we wait for the appropriate moment and we go for summit through knife-edge ridge route via Hillary steps. Well after conquering we come carefully back down to base camp.

Facts about Mt Everest Expeditions

  • Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first climbers to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953.
  • The Sherpa Culture Museum located at Namche Bazaar has all the old and lost Sherpa artifacts resembling the Sherpa way of life in the past.
  • Most of the climbers have died due to the death zone above 8,000m, where there is thin oxygen for humans to breathe. The American writer and mountaineering Jon Krakauer even published a bestselling book “Into Thin Air” based on the personal account of Everest disaster.
  • 13yrs old Jordan Romero from California, US became the youngest climber to reach the summit of Mt. Everest in 2010. And the oldest one to reach the summit was 80yrs old Yuichiro Miura from Japan in 2013. Later, Nepal Government added age restriction of below 16 and above 75.

Highlights of Expedition Everest

  1. Himalayan scenic flight to Kathmandu-Lukla and back to Kathmandu
  2. Namche bazaar gateway to Mt Everest
  3. Get blessing from Monk in Tengboche monastery
  4. Sleep over five thousand meters for more than 1.5 months
  5. Crossing Khumbu icefall
  6. Conquer world tallest mountain Mt Everest
  7. Befriend with local Sherpa

Itinerary of Expedition Everest

Day 01) Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel / Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02) Warm up tour around Kathmandu valley / Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03) Permit arrangement and Get briefing at Ministry of tourism / Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 04) Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 2600m / 30min flight / 3hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 05) Phakding to Namche 3440m by walk / 6hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 06) Rest day in Namche, Excursion to Khumjung 3700m / 5hrs hike / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day07) Namche to Tenchoche 3867m by walk / 5hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 08)Tengboche to Dingboche 4350m by walk / 6hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 09) Rest day in Dingboche, Excursion to Nangkartshang 4900m / 5hrs hike / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 10) Dingboche to Lobuche 4900m by walk / 4hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 11) Lobuche to Everest Base Camp 5365m/17600ft by walk / 6hrs walk / Overnight at Base camp

Day 12 to Day 60) Summit period for Mt Everest

Day 61) Everest Base Camp to Pheriche 4300m / 7hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 62) Pheriche to Namche / 7.5hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 63) Namche to Lukla / 7hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 64) Lukla to Kathmandu by flight / 30min flight / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 65) Drop to the Airport for final departure

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