The Sagarmatha in Nepali is known as Mount Everest (8848 M) & in Tibetan as Chomolungma. The highest alp of the world located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. Mount Everest Expedition is an adventure on Roof Top of the world with a stunning and overwhelming experience wondrous panorama of Nepal and Tibet landscapes.
The Mount Everest Expedition Via South Col route was the first time successfully conquered by Tenzing Norge Sherpa & Sir Edmon Hillary `s team in 1953. Surely, an attempt to reach the apex of the highest peak of the world will offer elating & enchanting experience.
Nevertheless, Mount Everest expedition encounters many seen & unseen obstacles including high elevation, harsh weather conditions & even sheer exhaustion (fatigue).
Mount Everest Expedition is a caution & planned endeavor that requires excellent leadership, proper organization, preeminent Sherpa, finest climbing gears, safety equipment and the guide having prominent mountaineering knowledge.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. We believe that our planning, logistic(strategy), staffing & experience coupled with your patience & enthusiasm. Therefore, tenacity attitude would help you achieve a lifetime dream.
Mount Everest Expedition via South Col, besides picturesque mountain views with dramatic landscapes of beautiful Khumbu valley, the green vegetation, and alpine woodland is equally captivating with tall rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, firs, juniper, hemlocks, and pines tree lines.
As the route leads higher up above 4000 meters, where trees lines perish for only short alpine bushes within rugged & harsh country at a mere distance of giant mountains.
Khumbu icefall, glaciers, majesty snowy clad cliff including Mount Everest (8848 M), Mt Ama Dablam (6812 M), Mt Lhotse (8516 M), the historical Tangbouche monastery (Dawa Choling Gompa) was built in 1991 by lama Gulu, exotic Sherpa culture, dress up, living style & their hospitality as well diverse landscapes, flora & fauna are the prime attraction of Mount Everest Expedition program.
The month of April to June is considered the best Mount Everest expedition season from the south col of Everest. However, the expedition can be crested during the autumn season (September to November) when the day is mostly clear.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
A Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will be in Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival at Kathmandu with the guest name written play card. After warm greetings in Nepal, Trek Nepal representative will escort to the respective hotel. Get refreshed from Jetlag. In the evening, you can explore one of the paradises of tourist Thamel Bazar.
Here our Mount Everest Expedition Via South Col guide or group leader will brief you with information regarding trekking & Mount Everest Expedition with welcome dinner in a Typical Nepalese Restaurants includes Folk program of various parts of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02-04: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Mount Everest Expedition
Exploring the UNESCO listed world heritage site during the Kathmandu sightseeing program will be ideal. During our reserve day in Kathmandu, we verify all the trekking & expedition gears. We packed all the equipment, & collect necessary permission and paper from Nepal Government concern department for Mount Everest Expedition Vis South Col.
The Crematory place of Hindu “Pasupatinath temple”, Syawmbhunath temple “where we get a handful monkey”, the place of late King “Kathmandu Durbar Square”, and the light of Asia “Baoudhanath temple” is the world heritage site we explore in Kathmandu.
Day 05: Fly to Lukla 2,886m and walk to Phakding 2,640m – 04 hrs
After 30 Min scenic flight, we can reach Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla. High winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility often mean flights can be delayed or the airport closed. Mind-blowing view of snowy Himalayan ridges, Kathmandu valley will be sensational.
After sorting out gear and getting refreshed start walk to Phakding for overnight. The journey to Phakding leads through a unique and beautiful Sherpa farm village. We get a bit of opportunity to study culture, tradition and dress up about the Sherpa community.
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs
One of the large towns of Khumbu regions Namche Bazar is our set destination for this day. In Namche one can find facilities of ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.
Today`s trail starts after a delicious breakfast at Phakding. The route leads through a bank of Dudh Koshi River. We reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village after a pleasant walk through the bank of Dudh Koshi River.
From Jorsalle walk leads to cross last high bridge and then with an uphill walk for few hours heading towards Namche Bazar.
Day 07: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Namche is a quintessential place for acclimatization. We have optional hiking to the Park museum. The museum presents a great range of information about mountaineering, flora fauna with Sherpa culture & Buddhist religion.
Everest View Hotel is a stunning place to embark mesmerizing view of the mighty Himalayas including Mount Everest & Ama Dablam. Overnight at Hotel/Teahouse.
Day 08: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
After a gracious rest at Namche, morning walk on a gradual winding trail into rhododendron woodland, with the breathtaking views of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tharmarserku and Kwangde peaks.
The walk leads to a short descend to the Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga. After a refreshing stop climb for few hours into a cool serene forest to Thyangboche Monastery.
Everest, a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here. Mountaineers take blessing from high lama or priest for successful climb & safe expedition. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05 hrs.
After breakfast, we set off from Thyanbouche to Dingboche through pleasant rhododendron & pine forest. From here, our route leads to cross a bridge over Imja Khola. The last Permanent Village before Everest base camp, Pangbouche Village is our destination after crossing the Imja Khola. The trail is gentle uphill.
Dingboche offers fabulous views of Island / Imjatse Peak, Amadablam North Face, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a little higher climb on the ridge offers views of world’s 5th highest
Mt. Makalu beyond Amphu Labtsa peak. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 10-11: Acclimatization Day
Acclimatization in Dingboche is necessary to adjust with high altitude. The Mount Everest Expedition `s team leader will organize daily outings to the adjacent hills with the aim of providing gradual acclimatization.
We hike around Dingboche in order to slowly increase exposure to altitude. Follow the regime that you have previously found most suitable, in order to give you maximum acclimatization before reaching in Everest base camp. While in Dingboche, we can attend a seminar on high altitude acclimatization at a hospital run by the Himalayan Rescue Association nearby Pheriche. We take acclimatization classes /training before heading towards Lobuche (4930 M).
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
On this day, we reach Lobuche overnight after 5-6 hours of a gentle walk. The journey starts with a short climb to a ridge with prayer monuments and then on the gradual trail with a slow climb to reach at Thugla (Dugla), here trail from Pheriche valley and Dingboche joins towards Everest Base Camp.
Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam, etc. are the splendid Himalayan ridge we can see during this day trip. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m – 06 hrs
Today is one of the tough days due to gaining high altitude. This day trip offers astonishing views of Mount Everest, Mt. Pumori, Lingerie, Khumbutse, etc.
After few hours of strenuous scenic walk reaching Gorakshep as the walk leads over the moraine and icy path, Gorakshep a nice small place with some nice lodges on route Everest Base Camp. After breakfast, we have an optional hike to Kala Patthar 5545 m. One can embark close view of the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest with surrounding mighty Himalayan ranges.
After capturing breathtaking views of the snowy alp, downhill to Gorakshep. From here the leads over ice and moraine. Overnight at Everest Base Camp.
Day 14-15: At base camp acclimatization and preparations
Today is another acclimatization day in Everest base camp. We practice after gathering & sorting out all the equipment. Trek Nepal Himalayas guide will brief about using climbing gears, trail & chance of occurrence unseen circumstance. We should prepare mentally and physically before starting the final climb on Mount Everest. Our all team member are experienced & have prominent knowledge about mountaineering activities. So, you don`t need to worry about anything.
Day 16-61: (45 days) Ascent of Mount Everest and withdrawal to Base Camp.
We have reserved Forty-Five days for the final bid and ascent of the Mt. Everest summit. After final preparation for the great climb to the summit with some technical effort around massive tumbling boulders of Khumbu Ice Falls. it will be an awesome experience.
From Everest base camp at 5,364m, climbing with some technical difficulty over Khumbu Ice-fall, the climbing route will be taken care by our expert climbing guides with necessary security and safety procedure, from above base camp one requires a positive attitude and thinking with physical and much mental effort to attempts the climb a success.
The climbs require at least 4-5 camps before reaching the summit and on descend also, however with our climb for 20 days, using a maximum of 4 to 5 camps before reaching the top of Everest. The last camp will be at South Col ridge connecting with Lhotse.
The final climb leads to cross the last section on Hillary’s step to reach the top summit. The Hillary step a technical section of this climb beside Khumbu Ice Falls, climbing from the South Col route is technically straightforward than the North Col (Tibet side), except for Khumbu Icefalls.
During two weeks or more one can start loading and carrying gears to Camp I and Camp II, in the Western Cwm. Once everyone is well acclimatized, Camp I will be mostly by-passed en-route for Camp II, which will become an Advance Base Camp. The route to this point will involve crossing the crevasses on ladders, jumaring up serac walls and a long tedious plod-up the Western Cwm.
Camp III will be halfway up near Lhotse Face at 7,400 meters high, from here a long rising traverse across the snow slopes, a yellow band of rock and the Geneva Spur leads to the South Col and Camp IV.
As per right clear and favorable weather conditions following our lead guides and leader to the summit on the rooftop of the world at 8,848m (29,028 ft.). Some have measured as 8,850 m high but not yet confirmed.
After an awe-inspiring experience of lifetime adventure feeling great in high spirit standing at the summit, then descend back safely towards base camp using few camps on route downhill.
Day 62: Clean up the base camp and packing for a return journey
We believed in Eco & responsible tourism. So, we clean the base camp after all team members reaching base camp. We check the health condition of each member after the great climb of a lifetime experience.
Start packing all climbing gears and disposing of garbage in proper sites, where SPPC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control) will check the camp and depositing the litter to take away from the base camp to disposal sites.
Day 63: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 06 hrs
After the grand success of Mount Everest Expedition via South Col, we back to Gorakshep. From here walk to Thugla, then downhill to Pheriche on a windy valley after a nice pleasant walk.
This day’s trail offers jaw-dropping view of Amadablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, etc. One of the stunning village Pangbouche is our ultimate destination for this day for overnight stay.
Day 64: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
The walk continues retracing the same route from Pangboche, after crossing a bridge an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery with amazing scenery. Morning walk continues with descending to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga.
After crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then with gentle winding walk all the way to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stop. (Energetic people can use the route to Namche visiting Everest View Hotel or Khumjung and Khunde village)
Day 65: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
After a delicious breakfast in Namche Bazar set off to Lukla for overnight stay. From Namche on the downhill path to Dudh Kosi Riverbank, and then with a few short ups and downs to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then walk to Monjo village.
After Monjo with short rest retrace the journey back to Lukla on the same gradual scenic route back to Lukla with memorable adventure climb to Mt. Everest. The journey leads through winding trail passing Phakding and Ghat village then with last uphill climb to Lukla. Today we take the last dinner in the Khumbu region after Mount Everest Expedition via south col.
Day 66: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
On reaching Katmandu domestic terminal Trek Nepal Himalayas guide & staff transfer you back to respective hotels. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 67-68: In Kathmandu with Sightseeing Tour
Two days reserved as a spare and free day in case of flight delay at Lukla in due to bad weather conditions, with opportunity for sightseeing tour for few hours, on this day where our leader and guide will submit the reports on Mount Everest Expeditions at concern Nepal Government Tourism Department. After interesting sightseeing back to the hotel with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities, these two days. we explore some world heritage sites during this day including Chagunarayan Temple. Temple represents the culture & history of Hindus religious.
Day 69: Departure Day
After a wonderful experience around the high Khumbu (Everest) region with a successful mount Everest expedition, depart from Nepal to the motherland. Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd`s representative will give the company you to International Airport as per flight schedule. Have a wonderful journey. Hope, see you again.
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I was pleased with Trek Nepal Himalayas from a price and quality of service standpoint. The trek is a challenge and a responsible and knowledgeable guide is essential for a safe and inclusive trip. I would use them again.
We went on a short tour to Bhutan and wow what an amazing place! It is so beautiful with its mountain regions and traditional culture. Visiting Tigers Nest monetarist was definitely the highlight of the Bhutan trip. We later returned to Kathmandu and made our way to Pokhara where we took off for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This was my first time trekking and my fitness level is not the best but Badri and the boys (the sherpa's) were great at catering the trip to our needs. All timings along the way were perfect and we all got to ABC and back without a hitch. Badri and the boys made us feel like we were part of their family and were all smiles and fun. We all played cards together of a night where they taught us to play Dumbal and we taught them Uno. They went above and beyond to cater for us and were watching us like hawks for signs altitude sickness as we got closer to the top. All guest houses that we stayed out were pleasant and all had hot showers. Badri was well respected by the locals along the way and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I actually felt like a bit of a VIP on the mountain when we were trekking with Badri!
I really loved my experience in Nepal and all thanks to Trek Nepal Himalayas. I'm going to miss these guys and can't wait to go back!
I recently spent three and a half weeks holidaying in Nepal with Trek Nepal Himalayas. My partner and I arrived a few days early from the organised tour and Badri from Trek Nepal Himalayas was very accommodating to us by organising our extra accommodation, picking us up from the airport, and organised an extra day tour for us to Nagarkot which was really nice. They also arranged for us to visit the old palace (now a museum) and the Garden of dreams. After the rest of the group arrived we did some sight seeing around Kathmandu visiting the monkey temple, durbar square, the Boudhanath temple and the crematorium.
Our guide Nawin and and other guides arranged throughout the tour were all very knowledgeable of the history of each place that we visited and gave good commentary along the way. Next we went on a day trip to Badri's village. In organising this tour, our group wanted to help out after the earthquake. It turned out Badri's village was badly damaged by the quake and the school was destroyed.
When planing this trip we arranged with Badri for him to take us out to his village so we could make donations of stationary, toys and sporting goods to the school. The village was well off the beaten track and it was a unique opportunity to visit an area that tourists generally don't get to see. The scenery along the way was magic and the drive was quite an adventure. When we arrived the whole village was out to give us a warm friendly welcome with marigold flower necklaces and we each received a blessing. The kids were so excited to see us and were over the moon to receive our donations of stationary, sporting goods and toys.I t was a truly beautiful experience and these memories will stay in my heart forever. This went so well that Badri is now putting together optional side tours for future tour groups to visit his village and villages like his for tourists to make donations to the local schools. I highly recommend you do this as it is such a feel good moment and the emotional joy of it all will is so overwhelming it will make you teary.
A group of us trekked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal Himalayas recently. It was a great trip that was full of memorable moments and amazing views. Our guide Badri was very patient with each of us. He was knowledgeable, encouraging, accommodating and helpful. He not only provided excellent guide services and made sure the group had a safe trip, but also took care of his porter team. Our trip wouldn’t be this successful without the encouragement and support from Badri and the assistant guide Karan. During the time we stayed in Kathmandu, Badri and his staff offered great assistance to ensure we had a great time. If you are planning to visit Nepal, I highly recommend Trek Nepal Himalayas.
Three weeks with Trek Nepal Himalayas was an incredible experience. Our adventure included a day tour of Kathmandu, Everest flight with champagne at sunrise, flights to Bhutan with a few days touring around there. Our highlight in Bhutan was the climb to Tiger's Nest monastery and the amazing views from there.
Ten days trekking to Annapurna Base camp was wonderful. Our guide Badri made sure all our needs were met along the way. Nawin, our first in charge was very accommodating as well as the other 3 porters who lugged our stuff so we only had to carry a day pack.
Sunrise at Poon Hill was a must as well as putting up prayer flags at sunrise at the summit of our trip, Annapurna base camp. Just fab.
Inspirational, amazing and a humbling experience.
I would go back again and would make sure that these knowledgeable people were by my side for my next adventure.
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