Mt Everest Expedition - 65 Days

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  • Duration 65 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 8848 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

The Mount Everest is the highest peak of the World 29028ft. (8848m.) through which the climbing toppers feel themselves as the most proud and adventurous personnel of the World. Late Sir Edmond Hillary and Late Tenzing Norge Sherpa first climbed this peak in May 29, 1953, after their long time's effort.Everest Base camp is situated on the north of Khumbu glacier at high of 18000ft. All the international Mt. Everest climbers assemble here during the starting and at the ending time of their climbing. Normally the climbing duration of this expedition lasts for 75 days. All the climbers who mass there at the base camp seem really busy with excitement for the preparation of their expedition to reach on the summit.Climbers go with their own climbing Sherpa guide. Most of the teams carry own their on Internet, Satellite phone, Medical Doctor and rest of the modern requirement.After the Base camp, we have to cross crevasses, Seracs and ice block. Similarly we should face to the way up having Chunks of ice as large as our houses where we should used fixed ropes and aluminum ladders to climb ahead camp 1st 6400m.

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                                    What's Included
                                    • 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star)
                                    • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets with 60 KG cargo per member
                                    • Per member get 2 porter for carry 60 KG from Lukla to Base camp - Lukla
                                    • Fly ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
                                    • Trekking from Lukla to Base camp & back to Lukla with Lodge trek lodge or camping
                                    • Food for trekking & Expedition period in Everest Base camp
                                    • Porter / Yak Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla (Porter transportation)
                                    • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand V-25 or Similar tent
                                    • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition sharing with other member
                                    • Liaison officer's allowances equipment for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group
                                    • Expedition Crew’s allowances for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages
                                    • Peak permit for Everest South Face spring
                                    • All transfer airport-hotel-airport
                                    • Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy and Kitchen helper sharing with other member
                                    • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If use, pay it full cost)
                                    • Satellite phone (Pay call)
                                    • Gamo Bag (life saving device incase of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
                                    • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
                                    • Company tax
                                    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
                                    • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas  
                                    • Expedition personal climbing gears
                                    • Personal accident insurance
                                    • Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required
                                    • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
                                    • Bar bills & beverage
                                    • Sherpa non summit bonus
                                    • Sherpa summit bonus + climbing bonus
                                    • Air cargo custom clearance duty fee
                                    • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
                                    • Walki talkies permit
                                    • Extra expenses for personal 
                                    • Filming permit
                                    • Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
                                    • Ice fall fees
                                    • Garbage Deposit


                                    PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE/FITNESS
                                    The technical difficulty of this climb is not high, but it is physically demanding with long days and sections with a lot of exposure. The trip is ideally suited to strong, experienced climbers who want to climb the peak in its own right, or to use the trip to gain experience for higher peaks in the future. To move efficiently and enjoyably we recommend you have experience of Alpine PD+/AD routes and /or an ability to climb Scottish grade 1/ll winter routes and previous experience of altitude of at least 4800m before.

                                    A TYPICAL TREKKING DAY
                                    Starts around seven am (not a problem as it’s usual to go to bed early!) with you packing your overnight gear into a kit bag before enjoying a hearty breakfast ready to leave camp whilst it’s still fairly cool. The pace on the trek will be leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos, chat to the locals and keep hydrated. Lunch is usually in a fine spot by the side of the trail and, most days, you will be arriving at our overnight camp mid afternoon ready for a well earned cup of tea. This leaves an hour or so to rest or explore before a three course evening meal. It is quite remarkable what the locals can produce in these remote circumstances.

                                    WEATHER CONDITIONS
                                    The Post and Pre monsoon conditions experienced from October into mid-December. April-May are usually very fair, dry and stable. Daytime temperatures are pleasantly warm in the valleys (20-30C) whilst cool to very cold (especially with wind chill) high on Baruntse. Night time temperatures are cold to very cold (possibly as low as minus 30C) and you should make sure you have a very warm sleeping bag (-30c), an expedition weight down jacket and good quality down mitts.

                                    CATERING ARRANGEMENTS
                                    Food on the trek and at Base Camp is excellent and designed to stimulate your appetite despite frequent altitude induced loss of appetite. Breakfast includes porridge and cereal followed by eggs (fried, boiled poached or omelettes) and either bread or chapattis with jam, honey, peanut butter etc. Lunch starts with juice and may include chips, rice, lentils, vegetables, salad, sandwiches, beans, tinned fish and tinned meat. Dessert is usually fresh/tinned fruit and tea. The evening meal always starts with soup (often with a healthy dose of garlic to aid acclimatisation) accompanied by poppadums, popcorn or prawn crackers. The main meal varies from local style – Dal Bhat (rice and lentils with an onion and vegetable sauce), Yak stew, momos etc. to western style – yak burgers, chips, pasta, even pizza! Desserts are equally appealing and include apple pie, cake, custard etc. You will not be hungry! Once on the mountain we use dehydrated meals supplemented by chocolate, muesli bars, cheese, nuts, salami, etc

                                    IMPORTANT – The small print
                                    Please note, flights to and from Lukla can be delayed due to the weather. Please be patient and bring a good book to read. If the flight is delayed overnight accommodation is included on a B&B basis. In cases of longer delays, optional helicopter flights are sometimes offered at an extra cost.

                                    MISSED INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
                                    We allow one extra day in the itinerary for bad weather. If you are delayed longer (unusual) we can re-book your International flight but additional costs may/will be incurred. Tickets can be changed according to availability and the class of ticket, you may need to upgrade and be flexible on your return date. All additional payment would need to paid for in Kathmandu (card payments accepted).

                                    RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
                                    We employ local staff to work alongside our own group leader giving employment beyond farming. We ask that you restrict showers to those lodges that have electricity or solar power, thus reducing deforestation. Be prepared to wash using bowls of warm water or ‘wet ones’. We recommend you dispose of burnable rubbish at the lodges but take other items such as bottles and batteries back to Kathmandu. Avoid plastic bottles of water by bringing iodine tablets and a refillable bottle to drink local pumped water. Soft drinks should be purchased in glass bottles that can be recycled.

                                    Our itineraries generally allow sufficient time for your body to acclimatise. The best way to avoid any problems is to do everything slowly, walk at a gentle steady pace and drink plenty of fluid. Our leader will give an appropriate briefing on arrival.

                                    USEFUL TIPS
                                    Just in case your main luggage goes missing en route, it is a good idea to wear your boots on the plane. Most other things can be replaced but comfortable, well worn-in boots are more difficult to replace easily.

                                    A detailed equipment list is provided on booking. Specialist items such as sleeping bags and down jackets can be hired or purchased.

                                    For your own comfort travel light. Normally airlines restrict baggage to 20kg and the Lukla flight 15kg, but you will be wearing boots and one set of trekking clothes. Some items can be left at the hotel for your return.

                                    VISAS AND PERMITS
                                    US/UK citizens and most EU nationals can purchase Visas on arrival. All other countries should check with their local embassy. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the end date of the trip.

                                    LOCAL COSTS
                                    Most meals are inclusive, please see the key above. Individuals are responsible for drinks throughout and hotel meals which gives the flexibility to choose where you eat.

                                    Nepalese Rupee. UK Sterling, Euros and US Dollars can easily be changed in Kathmandu. ATM (cash machines) are available in Kathmandu.

                                    Tipping is generally expected and part of everyday life. We generally tip our own local staff as a whole. It is also usual to put approximately 1000 rupees into the pot for the Puja or mountain blessing – a very important part of Himalayan climbing.

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