Climb
2 X 8000ers
All inclusive price
0.00 USD
Duration: 60 Days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 8,848m / 29,029ft. Walking Per Day: 5 - 7 Hours
Nature: Hotel + Lodge + Camp Grade:
Best Season: Spring Group Size: 1 - 7 People

Trip Introduction

This Expedition is designed for those who are willing to make double 8000ers at once, which carries out high elevation including ascents of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. These two 8000m shares the same route of Khumbu icefall till S-Col (7890m), thus climbers can make another additional ascent after climbing the first one. 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. It is now reported that around 1000 ascent attempts are made every year.

We will take the southern route to the summit. This trip suits for those who have previous experiences of few 7000m peaks or even more. The real trek apparently starts from the Base Camp and to reach the base camp takes you around 7 days on foot. We will move on to Camp I (6,065m) where we will see Khumbu glacier.  From Khumbu Glacier, it around 450m on a gradual slope to Camp II (6,750m) and around 610m to Camp III (7,100m). Camp III is located at the head of Lhotse. From this point onwards, you will need oxygen cylinders. You will reach the Camp IV (7,910m) after just crossing 8000m elevations. This point is also known as the Death Zone.

Lhotse stands at 8516 M, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m, connects the summits of the two mountains. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m.

Sometimes mistakenly Lhotse has been identified as the south peak of the Everest massif. No serious attention was given to climbing Lhotse until Everest had finally been ascended. Lhotse first climbed in 1956 as an alternative route towards the summit of Everest.
Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger who were part of a Swiss expedition first climbed Main Lhotse in 1956. Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter first climbed Lhotse Shar on December 5, 1979 by taking the SE-ridge. 
A deep scar, an icy gully known as the Lhotse Couloir, marks The West Face of Lhotse; the couloir is the crucial test to the Lhotse climb, mainly because the climbing conditions of the couloir are affected by weather and seasonal snowfall.
The route progresses through Khumbu icefall. Moving further, we will reach Camp 1 that exists at the top of Khumbu icefall that is surrounded with crevasses. From Camp 1, we will pass through lateral moraine to west ridge that greets us with close-up view of Lhotse. This place is perfect for Camp2. Leaving Camp2, we will reach near to Lhotse wall by crossing glacier and ice cliffs where we will set Camp3. Camp4 is located near to South Col. From Camp 4, we will proceed through steep rock sections to the summit.

Our Air Bus, Heli Everest will all the time be supporting our team with supplying fresh - fruits, vegetables, meats and other food items all most every day, and it’s also always ready for your safety at your needs. 

" We await to serve you our service and share our experience with you. "

  1. Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) on bed & breakfast Sharing Basis (Twin Bed Room).
  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 Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *before the expedition
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Everest and Mt. Lhotse, Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit and its fee. 
  6. Khumbu Ice Fall Climbingcharge to (SPCC) Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee for- Both Peak Everest and Lhotse.
  7. Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary and accommodation for- Both Peak Everest and Lhotse.
  8. Garbage Management:Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  9. Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  10. Map:Trekking and climbing map.
  11. Member transportation: 
    1. (*Standard Route Itinerary):(Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  12. Expedition Stuffs Transportation:Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo). Based on the condition expedition stuffs may transfer by land (KTM-Phaplu) or Heli (KTM-Lukla).
  13. Member Luggage:Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or Yaks.
  14. Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house during the trek and at the Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
  15. Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Lukla & Porters return from Base camp to Lukla.
  16. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  17. Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  18. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  19. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: 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 base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  20. Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  21. Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  22. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member. (1 Member : 1 Sherpa) for both peak-Everest and Lhotse.
  23. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance:Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
  24. Bonus: Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
  25. Oxygen Bottle (O2):Summit Oxygen cylinder: 8 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 5-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **(both Everest and Lhotse)
  26. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
  27. Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  28. Gamow Bag: 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency.
  29. High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for member, Sherpa, all climbing and cooking crew. (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required. ) for both peak-Everest and Lhotse.
  30. Rope Fixing Team: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route In Everest and Lhotse (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  31. Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  32. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  33. Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
  34. Internet Service:Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
  35. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  36. Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs.
  37. Certificate:  Everest and Lhotse climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Everest and Lhotse successfully).

 

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

  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  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 itinerary.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  7. 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 soft drinks for members at base camp).
  8. Personal Equipment:Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  9. Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  10. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  11. Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
  12. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD for Everest and 1200 USD for Lhotse.
  13. Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
  14. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  15. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.

 

Itinerary

Day Title

Itinerary

Remarks

1

Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

Hotel: BB Plan

2

Rest in Kathmandu, expedition briefing and Preparation

Hotel: B/ D

3

Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Lodge: B/L/D

4

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)

Lodge: B/L/D

5

Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (rest day)

Lodge: B/L/D

6

Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tyangboche Monastry (3,860m)

Lodge: B/L/D

7

Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,243m)

Lodge: B/L/D

8

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m)

Lodge: B/L/D

9

Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

Tent: B/L/D

10-53

Climbing Period [Base Camp – Everest Summit (8,848m) – Lhotse Summit (8,516m)– Base Camp]

Tent: Full Board Service

54

Cleaning Up Base Camp

Tent: B/L/D

55

Trek from Base Camp to Pheriche (4,371m)

Lodge: B/L/D

56

Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Lodge: B/L/D

57

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Lodge: B/L/D

58

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Hotel: B

59

Leisure day in Kathmandu City

Hotel: B

60

Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Breakfast

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

Notes

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