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2020 Spring
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Duration: 58 Days Country: China
Max. Altitude: 8848m / 29029ft. Walking Per Day: 5 - 6 Hours
Nature: Hotel + Lodge + Camping Grade:
Best Season: Spring Group Size: 2- 15 People

Trip Introduction

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, Its Everest Expedition. Mount Everest, also known as The Sagarmatha in Nepali is the tallest peak on earth with an altitude of 8848m. 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 India government in 1856 again measured Mount Everest during their Great Trigonometry Survey. Back then, it was named as Peak XV and said to be 8840m tall.  

Peak XV was renamed after Sir George Everest as Mount Everest, name given in his honor, who was lead surveyor in 1856. Sir George was Welsh Surveyor; he was surveyor general of India for thirteen years from 1830. The Everest has fascinated the mountaineers all around the globe since 1920s when Tibet opened the climbing in 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 British Expedition team 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 in 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 8848m-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 bag packs to top as you will be carrying 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 added advantages.

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 Tibet side. Chinese climbers claimed to have reached the top via 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, he 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 metres without oxygen tanks for the first time in the 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 North side 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 comparing to south every year. You will do several rounds of practice climbing to acclimatize before actual climbing to the top.     

The Base camp is situation just below the Rongbuk Monastery. It is about 20 km trek to reach the Advanced Base Camp (ABC). ABC is situated on 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. The camp I rests between Everest and Changtse. Following long snowy slope, you will reach the camp II. The course from camp II to camp III is very stormy. 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 senses of safety. From camp III, climbers will feel the need of oxygen; the route from camp III to camp IV is mixture of rocky steps. On this way you will find fixed ropes, which will lead you to right direction to the mountain. Camp IV is 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. First step is rock structure about 30 meters high. Some steep rock climbing will lead you to second steps; second step is the most challenging of the entire obstacle. This is about 40m in height. Another tough rock climbing sessions, you will reach to third step. Third step is the easier of all and has height of 25m. After completing all three obstacles you will land on Summit Pyramid, from here you will see the shining crystals from top of the world.      

  1. Hotel transfer – Kathmandu Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 6 nights hotel (3 Star Category) in Kathmandu on BB Plan-Twin Bed Room (sharing basis).
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  4. Cargo Clearance:International Air cargo clearance of Member's Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. (*before expedition).
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Everest via NNE Ridge.
  6. Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipment, salary and accommodation. 
  7. Garbage Management:Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Rubbish Collection Fee: $1500 USD Per Climber standard rubbish collection fee.
  9. Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  10. Map:Trekking and climbing map.
  11. Seven Summit Treks Duffel Bag for each member.
  12. Visa & Road Permit: Road Permit and Visa arrangement for Tibet including visa for all members and Nepalese staffs.
  13. 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 Thingri. And while returning Drive by Jeep from Chinese Basecamp to Kathmandu via Khasa/Kerung Border. (In case, if member have to return earlier than the team due to personal reason, member have 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.
  14. Expedition Stuffs Transportation:Transportation of All Necessary expedition equipment & Foodsfor all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Basecamp (by Jeep/Truck) - Basecamp to Advance Basecamp (ABC) by Yak. – While returning: Advance Base camp (ABC) to Basecamp (by Yak), Basecamp to Kathmandu (by Jeep/Truck). 
  15. Member Luggage:Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the expedition period carrying by Yaks. If luggage exceed 70 KG then extra Yak is will be required. ($300 USD Per Yak and carry 40 KG).
  16. Food and 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 member & Staffs.
  17. Yaks:Yaks for the transportation of member personal luggage (70 Kg maximum) and expeditions stuffs from Chinese Basecamp – (ABC)Advance Basecamp –Chinese Basecamp.
  18. Base Camp / Advance BC Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp / ABC Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  19. Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  20. Base Camp / ABC Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Chinese Basecamp & Advance Basecamp
  21. 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.
  22. Heater:Heater for each Dining and other necessary camp.
  23. Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  24. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
  25. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance:Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
  26. Bonus: Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
  27. Oxygen Bottle (O2):Summit Oxygen: 5 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 3-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be return after the expedition. **
  28. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be return after the expedition. **
  29. Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  30. Gamow Bag: 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency.
  31. High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  32. Rope Fixing: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route to summit (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  33. Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  34. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  35. Permit: Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
  36. Internet Service:Internet facility (Thuraya Satellite)will be available at the Basecamp & ABC (subject to a charge).
  37. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  38. Comprehensive Medical kit for the group and staffs.
  39. Certificate: Everest climbing certificate issued by CMA (after climbing Mt. Everest successfully).

 

**Note: All expedition stuffs and equipment have to return after the expedition.

  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee $60USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days $ 120USD).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. 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
  5. Extra Night in Lhasa: Extra Night in Lhasa and extra jeep transportation from Lhasa.
  6. Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  7. Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  8. 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).
  9. Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  10. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  11. Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  12. Internet Service: Not included during the trek and expedition.
  13. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  14. Tips: Tips for Guide and Basecamp staffs.
  15. Per yak its $ 300if required Extra, (1 Yak can carry up to 40 KG).
  16. Satellite permit $ 500 / per.
  17. Extra Transportation: In case, if member have to return earlier than the team due to personal reason, member have to pay their own transportation cost up to Kathmandu.
  18. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  19. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” Section.
  • 1922 – First climb to 8,000 metres (26,247 ft), by George Finchand Captain Geoffrey Bruce
  • 1952 – First climb to South Colby 1952 Swiss Mount Everest expedition
  • 1953 – First ascent, by Tenzing Norgayand Edmund Hillary on 1953 British Mount Everest expedition
  • 1960 – First reported ascent from the North Ridge by Wang Fuzhou, Gonpoand Qu Yinhua of China.
  • 1975 – First female ascent, by Junko Tabei(16 May).
  • 1975 – First female ascent from the North Ridge, by Phanthog, deputy head of the second Chinese Everest expedition that sent nine climbers to the summit (27 May).
  • 1978 – First ascent without supplemental oxygen by Reinhold Messnerand Peter Habeler.
  • 1980 – First winter ascent, by Polish National Expedition Winter 1979/1980 (Leszek Cichyand Krzysztof Wielicki.
  • 1980 – First solo ascent, by Reinhold Messner.
  • 1988 – First "cross-over" climb by Chinese, Japanese and Nepalese teams which ascended the peak simultaneously from both the North and South sides of the mountain and descended down the other side. The cross-over climb was also the first to be recorded on live broadcast television.
  • 1988 – First descent by paraglider, by Jean-Marc Boivin.
  • 1988 – First female ascent without supplemental oxygen by Lydia Bradey.
  • 1998 – Fastest to reach the summit via the southeast ridge (South Col), without supplemental oxygen, by Kazi Sherpa, in 20 hours and 24 minutes.
  • 2000 – First descent by ski by Davo Karni?ar.
  • 2001 – First ascent by a blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer.
  • 2001 – Lhakpa Sherpabecomes first Nepali woman to summit Everest and survive.
  • 2006 – Lhakpa Sherpa summits for the 6th time, breaking her own record for most successful female Everest climber.
  • 2007 – Fastest to reach the summit via the northeast ridge, without supplemental oxygen, by Christian Stangl, in 16 hours, 42 minutes.
  • 2010 – Youngest to reach the summit, by Jordan Romero(13-year-old)
  • 2011 – Most times to reach the summit, Apa Sherpa(21 times; 10 May 1990 – 11 May 2011)
  • 2013 – Apa Sherpa and Kami Rita Sherpa tied for most times to reach the summit by Phurba Tashi(21 times; 1999–2013)
  • 2013 – Melissa Arnot, American, summits for the 5th time breaking her own record for most successful summits by any non-Sherpa woman.
  • 2017 – Kami Rita Sherpa of Alpine Ascents reaches 21 ascents to the summit.

 

 

 Days

Activities

Date

Remarks

1

Arrival In Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)

6 Apr

Hotel: BB Plan

2

Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation

7 Apr

Hotel: BB Plan

3

Tibet Visa Issue and Expedition briefing

8 Apr

Hotel: BB Plan

4

Rest In Kathmandu

9 Apr

Hotel: B/D

5

Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m)

10 Apr

Hotel: B/L/D

6

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,800m)

11 Apr

Lodge: B/L/D

7

Drive from Shigatse in Old Thingri (4,300m)

12 Apr

Lodge: B/L/D

8

Acclimatization and Preparation day in Old Thingri

13 Apr

Lodge: B/L/D

9

Drive from Old Thingri to Chinese Basecamp (5,100m), Via Rombuk Monastery

14 Apr

Tent: B/L/D

10 - 12

Day 10 – Day 12: 3 more Nights Stay in Chinese Basecamp (5,100m)

15-17 Apr

Tent: B/L/D

13

Trek from Chinese Basecamp to Intermediate Camp (6,200m)

18 Apr

Tent: B/L/D

14

Ascend from Intermediate Camp to Advance Basecamp (6,500)

19 Apr

Tent: B/L/D

15 - 51

Day 15 – Day 51: Climbing Period [Adv. Basecamp – Mt. Everest Summit (8,848m) – Adv. Basecamp]

20 Apr / 27 May

Full Board Service

52

Descend from to Advance Basecamp to Chinese Basecamp

28 May

Tent: B/L/D

53

Cleaning up Basecamp and Prepare bag pack

29 May

Tent: B/L/D

54

Drive back from Chinese Basecamp to Thingri

30 May

Lodge: B/L/D

55

Drive from Thingri to Kerung

31 May

Lodge: B/L/D

56

Cross the border and drive to Kathmandu (Overnight stay at Hotel)

1 June

Hotel: B/L

57

Leisure day in Kathmandu City

2 June

Hotel: B

58

Transfer to International Airport for final departure

3 June

Breakfast

B=Breakfast, L= Lunch and D=Dinner.

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