8848.86m / 29,031.69ft
5 - 6 Hours
Hotel + Lodge + Tent
Ask an adventurer about their dream, they will answer you with a word; EVEREST. Who would not want to reach the top of the world? Who would not want to touch the sky? It’s the trip of the lifetime, the Everest Expedition. Mount Everest, also known as The Sagarmatha in Nepali is the tallest peak on earth with an altitude of 8848.86m. The southern face lies in Nepal whereas the northern face is in Tibet. In 1715, China surveyed the mountain for the first time while they were mapping Chinese territory and depicted it as Mount Qomolangma. British Indian government 1856 again measured Mount Everest during their Great Trigonometry Survey. Back then, it was named Peak XV and said to be 8840m tall.
Peak XV was renamed after Sir George Everest as Mount Everest, the name given in his honor, who was a lead surveyor in 1856. Sir George was a Welsh Surveyor; he was the surveyor-general of India for thirteen years from 1830. Everest has fascinated mountaineers all around the globe since the 1920s when Tibet opened climbing in the early 1920s. In 1922 British Expedition team led by Charles Bruce tried to scale the summit of Mount Everest for the first time. It was Edward Norton in his second attempt along with the British Expedition team that set the height of 8572m. The mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared on the third attempt. Mallory's body was found in 1999. There were several attempts made to Everest before the successful attempt made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on 29 May 1953 via the South route and on May 25, 1960, a team for Chinese made the first summit via North Ridge.
Mount Everest Expedition is undoubtedly a lifetime opportunity. Nevertheless, these expeditions encounter many hindrances such as high altitude, severe weather conditions, and avalanches. One must be well trained before actually trying it. You need to get your body ready for the 8848.86m-foot climb to Everest's summit. Depending on your current level of fitness, you need to train for several months before you start your ascent. A climber must build his/her cardiovascular strength along with muscular strength; oxygen level drops by 60-70 percent from sea level. Also, make sure you can carry big backpacks to the top as you will be carrying a cylinder of oxygen and large bag packs along with you. One must acclimatize with weather conditions and be prepared for rock falls, avalanches. Learning rescue techniques would be an added advantage.
Talking about the north route, one climber noted, the North Face is a place where a simple slip would mean death. North face expedition mainly starts from the Tibet side. Chinese climbers claimed to have reached the top via the north route for the first time in 1960, which was not accepted because of lacking photographic evidence. Reinhold Messner who is regarded as the greatest climber ever pioneered a new road on the north col/face. He trekked the Northwest route for three days only himself from his base camp at 6,500 meters without oxygen tanks for the first time in history in 1980. In the same year, Takashi Ozaki and Tsuneo Shigehiro become the first to scale Mount Everest from the North Face. Climbing from the Northside is a perfect opportunity to see how you perform at an extreme altitude. North Face-NE Ridge is a perfect choice to make the success happen without less crowd compared to the south every year. You will do several rounds of practice climbing to acclimatize before actually climbing to the top.
The Base camp is situated just below the Rongbuk Monastery. It is about a 20 km trek to reach the Advanced Base Camp (ABC). ABC is situated on the rugged and fragmented ground with high-speed winds welcoming you. From ABC to East Rongbuk Glacier, it’s fairly easy, following the snowy slopes to the North Col, you will reach Camp I. Camp I rest between Everest and Changtse. Following a long snowy slope, you will reach camp II. The course from camp II to camp III is very stormy. The topography here is made up of rocks, which look fairly simple but a slip here means death. However, there are ropes in place, which gives some sense of safety. From camp III, climbers will feel the need for oxygen; the route from camp III to camp IV is a mixture of rocky steps. In this way, you will find fixed ropes, which will lead you in the right direction to the mountain. Camp IV is a small camp; you will want to spend as little time here as possible. You will continue onto the North-East Ridge, where you will encounter the first obstacle known as the first step. The first step is a rock structure about 30 meters high. Some steep rock climbing will lead you to the second step; the second step is the most challenging of the entire obstacle. This is about 40m in height. In another tough rock-climbing session, you will reach the third step. The third step is the easier of all and has a height of 25m. After completing all three obstacles you will land on Summit Pyramid, from here you will see the shining crystals from the top of the world.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to HotelHotel
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu City, a Seven Summit Treks representative will receive you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel. The end of the day will be marked by a welcome dinner organized by the company during which you will be introduced to the member of the team that will accompany you to the summit of Mt. Everest.
Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa PreparationBreakfastHotel
Tibet Visa Issue and Expedition BriefingBreakfastHotel
Rest Day in KathmanduB/DHotel
Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m)B/L/DHotel
Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,800m)B/L/DLodge
Drive from Shigatse in Old Tingri (4,300m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization and Preparation day in Old TingriB/L/DLodge
Drive from Old Tingri to Chinese Basecamp (5,100m), Via Rombuk MonasteryB/L/DTent
3 more Nights Stay in Chinese Basecamp (5,100m)B/L/DTent
Trek from Chinese Basecamp to Intermediate Camp (6,200m)B/L/DTent
Ascend from Intermediate Camp to Advance Basecamp (6,500)B/L/DTent
Climbing Period [Adv. Basecamp – Mt. Everest Summit (8,848m) – Adv. Basecamp]B/L/DTent
Descend from to Advance Basecamp to Chinese BasecampB/L/DTent
Cleaning up Basecamp and Preparing bag packB/L/DTent
Drive back from Chinese Basecamp to TingriB/L/DLodge
Drive from Thigri to KerungB/L/DLodge
Cross the border and drive to Kathmandu (Overnight stay at Hotel)B/LHotel
Leisure day in Kathmandu CityBreakfastHotel
Transfer to International Airport for final departureBreakfast
- AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Kathmandu Airport - Hotel transfer – Kathmandu Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 6 nights hotel (3 Star Category) in Kathmandu on BB Plan-Twin Bed Room (sharing basis).
- WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Custom Department, clearance cost is subject to a charge. (*before expedition).
- PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of the Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Everest via NNE Ridge.
- LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Garbage Deposit fees.
- RUBBISH COLLECTION FEE : $1500 USD Per Climber standard rubbish collection fee.
- INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
- MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
- DUFFEL BAG : Seven Summit Treks Duffel Bag for each member.
- VISA & ROAD PERMIT : Road Permit and Visa arrangement for Tibet including visa for all members and Nepalese staff.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Air Transportation (Members): Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa (one way) with one guide. Land Transportation (Members): In a group drive by Jeep from Lhasa to Chinese Basecamp via Tingri. And while returning Drive by Jeep from Chinese Basecamp to Kathmandu via Khasa/Kerung Border. (In case, if a member has to return earlier than the team due to personal reasons, the member has to pay their own transportation cost up to Kathmandu). Land Transportation (Staffs): Drive by Jeep from Kathmandu to Chinese Basecamp via Khasa/Kerung Border and while returning Drive by Jeep from Chinese Basecamp to Kathmandu via Khasa/Kerung Border.
- EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : Transportation of All Necessary expedition equipment & Foods for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Basecamp (by Jeep/Truck) - Basecamp to Advanced Basecamp (ABC) by Yak. – While returning: Advance Base camp (ABC) to Basecamp (by Yak), Basecamp to Kathmandu (by Jeep/Truck).
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the expedition period carried by Yaks. If luggage exceeds 70 KG then extra Yak is will be required. ($300 USD Per Yak and carry 40 KG).
- FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tent (twin sharing basis) during the trail - Single room is subject to a charge. Well-managed base camp & ABC set up for members & Staffs.
- YAKS : Yaks for the transportation of member personal luggage (70 Kg maximum) and expeditions stuffs from Chinese Basecamp – (ABC)Advance Basecamp –Chinese Basecamp.
- BASE CAMP/ ADVANCE BC STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base camp / ABC Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
- BASE CAMP / ABC TENT : Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Chinese Basecamp & Advance Basecamp
- BASE CAMP / ABC EQUIPMENT : Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese basecamp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
- HEATER : Heater for each Dining and other necessary camps.
- SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
- HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
- CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- BONUS : Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
- OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen: 5 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and a 3-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
- OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
- BACKUP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
- GAMOW BAG : 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for an emergency.
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- ROPE FIXING : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route to the summit (no extra charge will be applied to members).
- SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
- WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- WALKIE-TALKIE PERMIT : Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
- INTERNET SERVICE : The Internet facility (Thuraya Satellite) will be available at the Basecamp & ABC (subject to a charge).
- WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for the group and staff.
- SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Everest climbing certificate issued by CMA (after climbing Mt. Everest successfully).
- INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee $60USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days $ 120USD).
- LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- EXTRA NIGHTS 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.
- EXTRA NIGHTS IN LHASA : Extra Night in Lhasa and extra jeep transportation from Lhasa.
- 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 Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members at the base camp).
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and expedition.
- SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
- TIPS : Calculate some tips for guides & basecamp staff.
- EXTRA YAK FEES : Per yak, it’s $ 300 if required Extra, (1 Yak can carry up to 40 KG).
- SATELLITE PERMITS : Satellite permits $ 500 / per.
- EXTRA TRANSPORTATION : In case, if members have to return earlier than the team due to personal reasons, members have to pay their own transportation cost up to Kathmandu.
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” Section.
Highlight Of Trip
Highlight Of Trip
- Top of the World