8,848.86m / 29,032ft
5 - 7 Hours
Hotel + Lodge + Tent
Ask an adventurer about their dream, and 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. 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 those who have previous experiences of a 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 the Khumbu glacier. Khumbu Glacier is around 450m on a gradual slope to Camp II (6,750m) and around 610m to Camp III (7,300m). Camp III is located at the head of Lhotse. From this point onwards, you will need oxygen cylinders. You will reach Camp IV (7,910m) after just crossing 8000m elevations. This point is also known as the Death Zone.
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, and avalanches. Learning rescue techniques would be an added advantage.
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A scenic flight to Lukla and a further trek will lead you to the basecamp of Mt. Everest Basecamp (5,400m). The trek to basecamp with great views of Everest Himalayan range of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and Khumbu Ice fall with warm morning and delightful evening full of light where you will be awaited by our best Sherpa team. At EBC, there will be a large number of groups besides this, Seven Summit has the best setup of basecamp. You will be spending about 45 days at basecamp. Each member will get a separate member tent and dining (sharing), kitchen, shower, communication, and toilet tents. Before we climb the mountain, we make a big puja ceromancy at basecamp for good luck and safe climbing. Seven summits will have frequent helicopter charters to EBC and every single charter brings lots of fresh vegetables, fresh meat, and beverages.
Camp I (6,065m/19,898ft)
Once you reached EBC, your personal climbing Sherpa or team leader will review base and advance training at basecamp. You will cross the Khumbu Icefall. This Ice fall is 2,000ft of moving ice. For the best acclimatization, once the rope is fixed by the Sherpa team you will climb to camp I which lies at the altitude of 6,065m. In this section of climbing, you will encounter mixed terrain with few crevasses and ice on the section of the glacier. This will take you about 4-5 hours of climbing. We will have frequent rotation on camp I and back to base camp.
Camp II (6,750m/22,146ft)
Camp II lies at an altitude of 6,750m. The climbing from camp I to camp is an intermediate ice section with a few mixed climbing sections. In this section of the climb, some rock parts and glaciers, and in the middle of the glacier is a bit technical but there will be fixed rope. At camp II, there will be SST's fixed dining camp with a kitchen facility so this will be the most night spending nights after basecamp.
Camp III (7,300m/23,950ft)
Climbing from camp II to camp III is also climbing from Lhotse face to CIII. The Lhotse face is steep and the ice part is harder but the route is fixed with rope and the angels can range from 30 to 45 degrees. It’s a long climbing Sherpa and with fixed rope will be there for safe climbing. You will have twice an overnight stay at camp III before the summit attempt for best acclimatization.
South Col /Camp IV (7,900m/15,919ft)
From South col, you will have a great view of Mt. Everest in the north and Mt. Lhotse in the south covered with loose rock. South col of Mt. Everest last camp. Climbing to camp Iv is a short distance but there are some rocky sections and need to be careful while climbing up to Camp IV because of the altitude the oxygen levels are low. There are two rock sections to navigate before camp 4: The Yellow Band, an inter-layer of marble, phyllite, semi schist rock, and the Geneva Spur, an anvil-shaped rib of black stone. Both of these areas are set up with fixed ropes.
The most important day is summit day. It is the main goal for all the climbers. It's a day that climbers dream about. So, most of the climbers begin their summit push at late night and will walk to the summit for about 7 to 8 hours and will reach the summit about 6/7 am (morning). There is a Balcony, the very famous Hilary Step, and the south summit of Mt. Everest before reaching the central panel. The Summit of Mt. Everest is stunning. You will be on top of the world. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful view of different 8000m peaks. On the same day after taking some pictures, you will walk down to camp III or camp II, which will take about 5 to 6 hours. descending from the summit is also a difficult part of this expedition so safety descent is also an important part of summit day. Seven Summit Treks will have one climbing Sherpa with one member from camp IV to summit day and till back to basecamp. SST guide will carry oxygen cylinder of members and himself. For the safe summit of Mt. Everest SST will always have a guideline of the best weather forecast, communication, and back support from the basecamp leader. Rope fixing up to the summit is the major duty of our climbing Sherpa so we highly admire our Sherpa to fix ropes, and making all the effort to get the group to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to HotelHotel
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, a Seven Summit Treks representative will receive you and accompany you to the hotel.
Rest in Kathmandu, expedition briefing and PreparationB/DHotel
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, and trek to Phakding (2,800m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization at Namche BazaarB/L/DLodge
Trek from Namche Bazzar to Dibuche (3,870m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Dibuche (3,870m) to Dingboche (4,243m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)B/L/DTent
Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) – Basecamp]Full BoardTent
Summit Push: [Base Camp – Everest Summit (8,848.86m) – Base Camp]Full BoardTent
Cleaning Up Base CampB/L/DTent
Trek from Base Camp to Pheriche (4,371m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Pheriche to Namche BazaarB/L/DLodge
Trek from Namche Bazaar to LuklaB/L/DLodge
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to HotelBreakfastHotel
Leisure day in Kathmandu CityBreakfastHotel
Transfer to International Airport for final departureBreakfast
- ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
- HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
- 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 Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
- PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Everest, Sagarmatha National Park, and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit and fee.
- ICEFALL FEE : Khumbu Icefall climbing charge to (SPCC) Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
- LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
- INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
- MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
- DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : - (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) 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 staff may transfer by land (KTM-Phaplu) or Heli (KTM-Lukla).
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters or Yaks.
- FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served regularly during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
- PORTER : Porters per member up to the basecamp and from the basecamp (both ways).
- BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
- BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
- BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, 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.
- HEATER : Heater at base camp in 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.
- MEDICAL CHECKUP : Twice Medical checkup of each climber at the base camp before the summit attempt.
- BAKERY AND BAR AT BASE CAMP : Bakery and bar for the team members of Seven Summit Treks.
- TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by UIAGM Gide.
- HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
- ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
- 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 cylinder: 5 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 3 oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
- OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulators for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
- BACK-UP OXYGEN : BACK-UP Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : 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.
- HIGH CAMP KITCHEN AND DINING : SST will have one cook, kitchen, and dining tents in Camp I and Camp II.
- HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
- ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route to the summit of Everest (no extra charge will be applied to members).
- SATELLITE PHONE : SATELLITE PHONE for an 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.
- PERMITS : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
- WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
- CERTIFICATE : Everest climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Everest successfully).
- AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa fee is $125 USD for 90 Days.
- 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, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
- 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 have soft drinks for members at base camp).
- PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
- TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
- SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
- TIPS : Calculate some tips for basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Highlight Of Trip
Highlight Of Trip
- A Climb to the top of the world
- 1 Climber : 1 Sherpa
- Experience Khumbu Icefall Climb
- 5 Oxygen Bottles
- Full Board / Basecamp Service
- Full Board / Basecamp Service