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Everest Expedition with Pumori

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The Mount Pumori and Everest Expedition Package is valid till 2023. Everest Expedition or the ascent of Everest is a lifetime dream for many in the World, and such interested climbers are increasing every year. The Everest Expedition requires good planning for a long time in advance with dare and other factors such as family permission, economic preparation, physical fitness, climbing experiences in the Himalayas, and a local outfitter for climbing permit climbing guides and logistics management. A local outfitter is a backbone for preparing an Everest Climbing safely and successfully. Any permission for mountaineering activities in the Nepal Himalayas is issued only to a Nepal Government Registered Local Outfitter.

Introduction
Everest, also known as the Third Pole, the tallest of all 14 loftiest peaks above 8,000 meters mountains, is the most important mountain on Earth. Mount Everest and its influential area are not only important for its height and beauty, but it is also important for its ecological source. Everest and its range accumulate tremendous amounts of snow and ice, which continuously feeds numerous major rivers benefitting billions of people and natural habitats. The existence of Everest (the tallest mountain in the World) was brought out to the broader public concern by the Surveyor General of India, from 1830 to 1843, by Sir George Everest. The official name “Everest” was given in 1965. Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan/Sherpa. The name Sagarmatha (Head of the sea) was given by a Nepalese historian, Baburam Acharya (1888-1971). The name Chomolungma (Goddess Mother of Mountains) in Tibetan and Sherpa is believed to have existed since long before Everest and Sagarmatha, but there is no specific record. The summit of Everest also marks the international border between Nepal and Tibet. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand are the first two humans to conquer the mountain and numerous men and women later on. Most of the climbers who succeeded to achieve the summit lived and are living glorified lives in the World. The feat is taken as one of the lifetime achievements.

Pumori & Everest Climbing Package for 2022 and 2023

Expedition Detail
Our team will meet in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal or else directly at Everest Base Camp. Kathmandu is a bustling, energetic and exciting city with many amazing sights to see and things to do. In addition, Kathmandu has a good selection of local and international mountaineering equipment and clothing; if some of you require a gear shop, you will have two full days to do last-minute shopping and repack the bags basecamp properly.

The journey to basecamp starts with a short panoramic flight to Lukla. After that, reach the south side of Everest base camp over an eight-day leisurely trek through villages of the Sherpas. Still, we will give some more days to tame our body in the local atmosphere, the only best way to perfect acclimatization. In pre-expedition, people had to walk from Kathmandu since no roads and airports were beyond the capital. The expedition supplies are carried from Lukla to basecamp by yaks and zopkyos (yak hybrids) and porters.

On the way, we will stop at Pangboche Village, which is one of the oldest villages in the Khumbu valley. Then, we will visit the monastery, which also houses the Yeti’s Skull, and pray for a peaceful and safe expedition for all members. We will also request a puja ritual from the monks at the monastery to solicit the local deities for obstacle-less climbing and continue walking up to Everest base camp. The final Puja ceremony gets organized at Everest Base Camp for all expedition members and equipment we will take on the mountain.

Once the puja is over, the Sherpas begin to transport the climbing equipment and other supplies to the higher camps, leaving the climbing members at the base camp or beyond for training/acclimatizing climb on surrounding peaks. After a week or so of acclimatizing activities, we climb to Camp-I, II, and III. Then, following the usual procedure, the members take the route up to Camp-III at least once.

The climb from basecamp begins early in the morning to avoid the possible hazard of seracs in the Khumbu Icefall, the most challenging section. From Camp I, climbers cross a broad flat glacial valley, famously known as the Western Cwm, and reach Camp II (ABC) at the foot of the Lhotse face, a warm place to camp. Camp III is halfway up the Lhotse Face, precariously and spectacularly perched is reached by a fixed rope. Camp IV, the South Col, is 500 meters above Camp III and up, over and across the Yellow Band and Geneva Spur. The South Col is the last camp before the summit. The summit push initiates from here, with 10 to 12 hours of climbing at night, aiming to reach the summit at around 7 a.m. Each climber who has made it to Camp IV will have a maximum stay of three days at this altitude to prepare for and complete the summit push depending on physical and weather conditions.

Trip Highlights

Trip Profile

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 02:A free day in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 03: A free day in Kathmandu (1,350m.)

Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2,866m. and trek to Phakding 2652m. A 45 minutes flight and 3 hours trek.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. A 5 hours trek

Day 06: Acclimatization in Namche

Day 07: Hike to Everest View Hotel and to Khumjung 3,790m. A 3 hours leisure walk.

Day 08: Trek to Tengboche 3,867m. A 5 hours trek.

Day 09: Stay at Tengboche (An acclimatizing free day)

Day 10: Trek to Pangboche (3,985m.) and visit. A 1 1/2 hours trek.

Day 11: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m.). A 2 hours trek.

Day 12: Acclimatization in Dingboche (Optionally hike to Chhukung Ri). A 6-7 hour excursion.

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche 4,887m. A 3-4 hour trek.

Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep 5,164m. and Kalapathar 5,545m. A 3 hours trek

Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m.). A 2 hours trek.

Day 16-20: Everest Basecamp

Day 21: Trek to Pumo-Ri high camp (5,800n.)

Day 22-28: Acclimatizing expedition on Mount Pumo-Ri 7,145m

Day 29: Rest and recharging period for to assault on Everest

Day 30-33: Rest and recharge

Day 34: Trek to Pheriche

Day 35: Trek to Lobuche. A 3 hours Trek.

Day 36: Trek to Everest BC

Day 37-38: At BC

Day 39: Climb to C2 (6,300m.) – 7-8 hours

Day 40: Rest Day at C2

Day 41: Climb to C3 (7,100m.) – 3-4 hours

Day 42: Climb to C4 (7,900m.) – 4-5 hours

Day 43: Rest at C4 and depart for the summit in the evening at around 9 p.m. targeting the summit between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Day 44: Return to C2

Day 45: Down to base camp

Day 46: Rest and repack

Day 47: Trek from Everest base camp to Pangboche

Day 48: Trek to Namche

Day 49: Trek to Lukla

Day 50: Fly to Kathmandu. A 45 minutes flight and 20 minutes’ drive.

Day 51-55: Spare days

Day 56: Briefing at ministry and farewell celebration

Day 57: Participate in the International Mount Everest Day

Day 58: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Mount Everest Expedition with a climb on Mount Pumori as an acclimatizing climb

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Our personnel will be waiting at the Kathmandu international airport (TIA) to receive you with a traditional welcome. After checking into the hotel and refreshment, your guide of the circuit will update you about the necessary formalities for your proposed trek. Depending on arrival time, you will have the choice of either visiting nearby shrines or resting back in your room.
  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 02:A free day in Kathmandu (1,350m)

A completely free day to do last-minute shopping and repacking the bags to basecamp properly. This afternoon you need to hand over your bags to basecamp to us for cargo to Lukla and then by porter to Everest basecamp. There will be a welcome dinner in the evening, and introduced with your guide and climbing Sherpa.
  • Breakfast + Welcome dinner.
  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03: A free day in Kathmandu (1,350m.)

The mountaineering team leader will need to go to the department of the ministry of tourism to sign the document related to the mountaineering permit and responsibilities.
  • Breakfast.
  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2,866m. and trek to Phakding 2652m. A 45 minutes flight and 3 hours trek.

Early in the morning, at 07:30 hour, we'll drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to board a Helicopter flight to Lukla. It is an exhilarating mountain flight of 45 minutes. During the helicopter journey, you can enjoy exceptional views of the Himalayas and most villages and valleys. Upon arrival to Lukla, you'll meet the guide, porters and Sherpa staff. At Lukla, we stop for about an hour for refreshments and reorganize kitbags for porters. After a short tour of Lukla village, we set out on a trek of about 3 hours to Phakdingma.

A pleasant walk of the first day passes through several Sherpa villages with the view of Kongde Peak. Phakdingma is a lovely place for an overnight stop set on the bank of the Dudhkunda river.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. A 5 hours trek

Today's trek goes through Toktok and Jorsalle and on to Namche. The entire route is scenic and full of nature. The surrounding hills with dense forests, and beyond them are mountain tops capped with snow. After a lunch stop in Jorsalle, we continue to Namche Bazaar. Along the way, we climb to a vantage point called Topdanda, near Namche Bazaar. From there, weather permitting, one can see Mt. Everest and the Tengboche valley and its famed monastery. Half an hour later, you are at Namche Bazaar, the "capital of the Khumbu valley". 

Namche Bazaar, surrounded by beautiful mountains from all directions, is the Khumbu region's commercial centre. If you arrive on a Friday, you can view the weekly bazaar the next day when local people converge from the surrounding area. In the Khumbu Valley, killing any animal is forbidden, so people from lower valleys sell meat and everyday supplies on Saturdays. Likewise, the local people and hotel/lodge operators converge here to buy.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 06: Acclimatization in Namche

Today, your guide will take you to visit the monastery in Namche, Sagarmatha National Park Museum and the Sherpa House Museum. If one wishes for a long day excursion, your guide will take you to Thamo, a small traditional village, on the way to Thame, which takes about 2 hours going up and one and half hours to come back.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 07: Hike to Everest View Hotel and to Khumjung 3,790m. A 3 hours leisure walk.

Today, your guide will take you to visit the monastery in Namche, Sagarmatha National Park Museum and the Sherpa House Museum.

Instead of staying all day in Namche, we move to the village of Khumjung. After lunch, we make a scenic Namche to Khumjung trek. The trail leads through the nose-ridge above Namche to Syangboche, a short landing field for Pilatus porter plane. The higher we go, the scenarios are more open. The Dudhkoshi Valley, Kongde Himal, Khumbila, Tawoche, Everest, Amadablam, Kangthega, Thamserku and Kusumkangru are great mountains in the World surrounding us from all directions.

  Going to Khumjung, there are several trails. Still, we go through the Everest View Hotel, the only five-star hotel situated at the highest place in the World, at an elevation of 3880 meters above sea level. The hotel has a spectacular view of Mount Everest, 8,848m., from every room. The hotel offers a panoramic view of Everest and many other high peaks, including the most imposing Amadablam (6,812m.), described by many as the most beautiful mountain they have ever seen. This hotel will surely make a stop for a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the most magnificent panorama that the place offers.

  Then we descend to the village of Khumjung, where we can optionally visit Khumjung monastery and its village.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Tengboche 3,867m. A 5 hours trek.

This day's trek contains magnificent views of Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse and Nuptse, all the way to Tengboche. In addition, one can spot wild animals along the trail, such as longhaired mountain goats, musk deer, the colourful national bird, Danphe etc.

We stop for lunch at Punggi-Tanga and then continue gradually climbing to Tengboche, where we check into the lodge and pay a visit to the famed Tengboche monastery.

From the meadow at Tengboche, there are beautiful views of Nuptse-Lhotse, the tip of Everest and the giant Mt. Amadablam. Tengboche is one of the religious centres of the Khumbu Valley. The monastery burned down in 1989 was rebuilt to its original shape thanks to generous contributions from the local community, trekkers and the Himalayan Trust. Here, every year in October/November, according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, is celebrated one of the most spectacular and important religious festivals, the Mani Rimdu.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 09: Stay at Tengboche (An acclimatizing free day)

Regular trekkers do not need this acclimatization, but mountaineers require it to tame one's body system to the local atmosphere. The guide will take you higher up toward Kangthega for a nature walk, providing a fine view of Tengboche and Amadablam.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Pangboche (3,985m.) and visit. A 1 1/2 hours trek.

The trek takes us first through a seemingly virgin forest and fine mountain panoramas to a monastery of nuns at Dibuche. After a rest and visit, we continue across a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. The trees thin out and give way to shrubs. We arrive at Pangboche. The village provides one of the best views of Amadablam and Lhotse, and Nuptse. We check into our lodge take a hearty lunch. In the evening, we visit the Pangboche village and 400 years old monastery, the oldest in the region. In the monastery, pray for a peaceful and safe expedition for all members. We will also request a puja ritual from the monk at the monastery to solicit the local deities for obstacle less climbing.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m.). A 2 hours trek.

The trek takes us through a barren hill with a fine panorama toward Ama Dablam and Chhukung. We cross a bridge over a stream that flows from the Khumbu glacier below Pheriche, and after an easy climb, we arrive at Dingboche, the last largest village in the Chhukung valley. It is a small but beautiful village with Ama Dablam and Chhukung. We reach for lunch with enough time to go hiking high above the village in the evening. The evening hike above the village provides a better view of the village and its surroundings.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 12: Acclimatization in Dingboche (Optionally hike to Chhukung Ri). A 6-7 hour excursion.

It is a rest/acclimatization day, but we recommend taking a trip to Chhukung and back. The trail is beautiful, with Buddhist stupas, prayer flags, and incredible views. If time permits, we also recommend climbing to the Chukung-Ri (5.540m) at Chhukung. It is a hill above Chhukung village and just below the incredibly sheer wall of Mount Nuptse and Lhotse. Some say that the view from Chukung-Ri is better than that from Everest Kalapathar. The sheer wall of Lhotse and Nuptse, the red granite of Makalu, and the south wall of Baruntse, fluted with ice next to 7000 metres of Ama Dablam. Many feel that Chhukung-Ri has the most beautiful views in the World. We take a hearty lunch at Chhukung and retrace back to Dingboche.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche 4,887m. A 3-4 hour trek.

The trek gently leads toward the Khumbu (Everest) Glacier. The World's most significant mountain masses surround you, giving you the feeling of thinner air. En route, near the lower edge of the glacier, above Thugla, you can see numerous Chortens (memorials for those who died during Everest expeditions). Finally, you are at Labuche, the base for most trekkers hiking to Kalapathar View Point and Everest Base. After checking into the lodge, time permitting, you can stroll around the glacial rim to observe the Khumbu Glacier, its loud cracking of ice and noises of chunks of ice and scree falling into the glacial river.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep 5,164m. and Kalapathar 5,545m. A 3 hours trek

We start the trip early in the morning to get the sunrise view from the top of the Kalapathar lookout. From Lobuche, we'll trek to Gorakshep along the rim of the Khumbu glacier catching views of Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse, Cho Lhatse and many more peaks. Gorakshep is a pleasant place towered by beautiful Mt. Pumori. From here, a further 45-minutes' walk put us on top of Kalapathar (5,545m), one of the most famed viewpoints to sight mount Everest from its nearest distance. The view from there is indescribable, seeing Mount Everest from a distance of your hand reach. After taking an essential photograph and admirations, we descend to Gorakshep for a hearty breakfast and a relaxing day.

In the evening, we may repeat the Kalapathar for a sunset view. Both sunrise and sunset, from Kalapathar lookout, are breathtaking, so those willing may take a short sunset hike to the Kalopathar lookout for a sunset view!
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m.). A 2 hours trek.

Today we make our dreamt trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E), the base of the "Third Pole". The trail from Gorakshep is panoramic, with an incredible view of the Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. The mount Pumori dominates the north-western horizon, just above a hand reaching distance.

The flat field below Kala Patthar and Mt. Pumori is the Khumbu glacier. The glacier is filled with large ice pinnacles, forming a perfect place for ice climbing training.

The Everest Basecamp, one of the most famous mountain bases in the Himalayas and the World, is visited by thousands of trekkers and climbers each year. We arrive at basecamp for lunch. We will be greeted by our kitchen crew, climbing Sherpa guides and liaison officer. After lunch, we will briefly meet about the rest of the program, take our duffel bags and bring them into our tents for unpacking and further organizing.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 16-20: Everest Basecamp

Days go for puja ceremony, health check-up, communication check-up, meetings and resting. In the morning we everyone will visit the doctor for health check-ups. Then, in continuity lunch, communication check-ups, meeting and briefing.

We will stay at basecamp for five days, and during this period, we will practice and exercise climbing and descending on steep ice walls, which require us to apply in our Everest Expedition. The training will also include repelling on the vertical section, ladder bridge walking, ladder climbing and ladder descending.

We also celebrate the final puja ceremony for all expedition members, guides, Sherpa climbing guides, and all equipment we will take on the mountain during these five days. In addition, a monk from Pangboche or a nearby village will be invited for a puja ritual to solicit the local deities for peaceful and obstacle less climbing.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 21: Trek to Pumo-Ri high camp (5,800n.)

Breakfast and hike up to Pumori Kalapathar, our camp, for the next 6-7 days. The campsite provides a complete view of Everest Base camp, Gorakshep and a full-length view of Khumbu glacier.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 22-28: Acclimatizing expedition on Mount Pumo-Ri 7,145m

This climbing is to acclimatize rather than a summit target of any seven-thousand metres. But, still, all members require to touch the 7000 meters of altitude during this acclimatizing climb. We will be sleeping at an altitude above 6,200 metres and 6,800 metres for several nights. Mount Pumori itself is one of the famed mountains among climbers and is also known for avalanche dangers. Its latest known avalanche is the 2015 spring avalanche, but the earthquake caused it. Those who will achieve the summit will reach the height of 7,145m., which will reduce acclimatizing climb on Everest without requiring to touch Camp III on Everest.

The team will fix the ropes from basecamp to camp III with an acclimatizing night-stops at camp II, at an altitude of 6200 meters, and another night or two in camp III at an altitude of 6800 meters and finally, the summit 7145metres.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 29: Rest and recharging period for to assault on Everest

Fly by helicopter down to Dibuche for rest camp. Diboche is a place between Tengboche and Pangboche village. A perfect place to rest and recharge us with all-natural requirements. This place is surrounded by seemingly a primitive virgin forest in the shade of Mount Amadblam and fed by the gushing Imja Khola River. During April / May, the surrounding woods will bloom in multicolour of rhododendron species. There is also an ancient nunnery.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 30-33: Rest and recharge

Our cook will descend to Dibuche to prepare special meals for the members who are on the rest camp to continue on Everest. This camp will last for four days, and all members will have individual rooms to grant peace and comfort as much as possible. The guide will always be around if something is required.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 34: Trek to Pheriche

A 2 hours walk to Pheriche village. Overnight stay in a lodge.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 35: Trek to Lobuche. A 3 hours Trek.

Two hours walk to Lobuche, four hours for regular trekkers. But for our members, after the acclimatization, it is 2 hours walk. The local Sherpas walk Pheriche to Everest Basecamp and back in a day with a load of 25 to 30 kilos.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 36: Trek to Everest BC

A two hours walk to Everest Basecamp. Meet and greet with all staff and other members.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 37-38: At BC

Rest, body check-ups, meet and brief, recheck the equipment list, get information on camps, communication, meals, oxygen, climbing guides, time schedules.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 39: Climb to C2 (6,300m.) – 7-8 hours

Climb to C2 (6,300m.) – 7-8 hours
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 40: Rest Day at C2

Day 40: Rest Day at C2
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 41: Climb to C3 (7,100m.) – 3-4 hours

Day 41: Climb to C3 (7,100m.) – 3-4 hours
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 42: Climb to C4 (7,900m.) – 4-5 hours

Day 42: Climb to C4 (7,900m.) – 4-5
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 43: Rest at C4 and depart for the summit in the evening at around 9 p.m. targeting the summit between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Day 43: Rest at C4 and depart for the summit in the evening at around 9 p.m. targeting the summit between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • summit and back to C4 Camp.

Day 44: Return to C2

Day 44: Return to C2
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 45: Down to base camp

Day 45: Down to base camp
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 46: Rest and repack

Day 46:Rest and repack
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 47: Trek from Everest base camp to Pangboche

Day 47:Trek from Everest base camp to Pangboche.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 48: Trek to Namche

Day 48:Trek to Namche
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 49: Trek to Lukla

Day 49:Trek to Lukla
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tea-house Lodge.

Day 50: Fly to Kathmandu. A 45 minutes flight and 20 minutes’ drive.

We board an early morning flight, 08:00 hours, to Kathmandu and arrive at Kathmandu before 9 a.m. We then drive to Kathmandu. Finally, arrive at the hotel and get distributed into the rooms — Rest, refreshing, and all-day free.
  • Breakfast.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 51-55: Spare days

It is usually not required, but it is essential to have some contingency days, which we may use for Pumori acclimatization climb or anything to achieve our mission to summit Everest.

Day 56: Briefing at ministry and farewell celebration

The team leader requires visiting the department of the ministry of tourism to submit the climbing reports and sign the related document. Other members are free to do their last day activities.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 57: Participate in the International Mount Everest Day

We participate in the International Mount Everest Day to commemorate the first ascension of the peak on the 29th day in 1953. The successful climbers get honoured with medals and certificates from the officials of the Tourism Ministry and Nepal Mountaineering Association, among various personalities. Each year dozens of internationally noted summiteers will arrive in the capital city to celebrate the day. The evening gets celebrated with a farewell dinner in one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 58: Departure

Breakfast and free time till the time limit to drive to the international airport. Our office representative and vehicle will arrive at your hotel to serve you till the airport at the indicated time. Drive to Kathmandu international airport, see off formalities and departure.
  • Full board.

Cost

EXPEDITION COSTS:
(1) USD 42,500 (1 members)
(2) USD 37,500 (2-3 members)
(3) USD 35,500 (4-6 members)

FOR FAMILY / SUPPORTING MEMBERS
If you have family members or supporting members willing to trek with you up to Everest basecamp or plan a Trek till Everest Basecamp to meet you in the basecamp and spend some nights there, the Everest Basecamp Trekking Costs - US$ 3,200.00 per person.

OTHER COSTS:
Personal Sherpa:
Our expeditions include a 1-member 1-Sherpa ratio on summit day. But lower on the mountain, climbers are on their own. We, Annapurna Treks & Expeditions, believe in the value of climbing alongside a personal Sherpa even in the lower mountain to ensure help every day and moment. If you want your own personal climbing Sherpa, who works only with you for the entire expedition, this would be an added expense of $7000.

Additional Oxygen:
Each team member will have seven bottles of supplementary oxygen for their summit push, which is more than enough and has a safety margin built-in; however, if some climbers like to have an additional bottle, one must order at the time of booking. They cost $300 each.

What is included

  • Airport/hotel/airport transfers with traditional well come and see of formalities as required per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a B&B basis (A 4-star category).
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare both for member and staff
  • All necessary expedition material transport (Lukla/EBC/Lukla) by yaks or porters and all their expenses
  • BC & ABC Nepali Cooks with equipment, wages, insurance
  • Dining and kitchen tent in ABC with high altitude cook and heater
  • All-mountain tents provided are Big-Single Tent at BC and two people to a three-men tent above BC
  • Dining table and Chairs and Gas heaters in the dining at BC
  • Solar panel + generator for power supplies and charging facilities at BC
  • 1 climbing Sherpa to 1 climbing member ratio with equipment, wages, insurance
  • Everest Climbing Permit and all necessary permit (Including Mount Pumori)
  • Charges of climbing route maintenance and rope fixing and garbage management including garbage deposit
  • Radio walkie-talkie set for climbers and Sherpas, including permit charges + a satellite telephone for Emergency
  • EPI Gas with burner and cooking pot set
  • High altitude food with a personal pack
  • 7 cylinders of oxygen per climbing member and 4 cylinder per climbing Sherpa with mask and regulator
  • Liaison Officer charges including airfare and insurance both for Everest and Pumori
  • Toilet tent at BC & CII + Shower tent at BC
  • Helicopter service for Gorakshep to Diboche
  • Full board service from Kathmandu to Kathmandu

What is not included

  • Travel insurance (Should include helicopter evacuation and cancellation eventualities as well).
  • International air tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Expenses of personal natures.
  • Tips (should allow $1250 minimum for Everest summiteers + 750 basecamp and camp II staff).

Seasons

Nepal has four primary seasons:
1. Winter: December–February
2. Spring: March-May
3. Summer: June–August
4. Autumn: September – November

General Weather:
Nepal has the most extensive altitude range of any country on Earth, from 65 meters in the Terai to 8848 meters on the top of Everest. Each altitude and vast valley have its weather problems. The weather is often stable in the spring and fall, and even the high passes may be free of snow. We can trek up to Everest Basecamp with simple running shoes with good weather. But one needs to be sufficiently prepared for any sudden weather changes. On a sunny and calm day, the temperature remains normal, 8 to 23 degrees, but if cloudy and windy, the temperature may drop to freezing in no time.

The best time is from mid-September to the end of January or mid-February to May. July and August are rainy months for Nepal, but each season has its affluence. The jungles will be lush to the rain forest, the rivers will swell, the lowlands or the fields of the hills will be full of rice and other crops.

During these months, Japanese tourists and tourists from other countries, loving the high Himalaya flower, come to vista flowers. And most of the tourist willing to travel to Tibet comes from May to mid-October. And we also have a lot of Spanish tourists touring and trekking in Nepal in these months.

During rainy months the parts of Terai may experience floods and travel is hot, and temperature may, at times, reach around 38 degrees. Still, Indian tourists visit Nepal to escape the heat in their lowlands during this season. During the winter months, the part of Terai will be misty and may find under winter mist until late morning (11 a.m.).

The end of February to mid-May is the best time for flora and fauna in the mountains and Terai. During this season, one may find ample rhododendron flower, magnolia, wild orchids and birdlife. The weather predominantly remains fine in all parts of Nepal.

January February is winter, and from the end of January to February, the high passes in the mountain valley will be under snow cover. During this time, the temperature around the Everest Base camp will be -17 to -30 degrees (after sunset and before sunrise). During the day, the temperature rises around 5 to 11 degrees and more if sundrenched. Nepal is a sunny country, so the temperature is much better than in some European countries, America and Canada, even during the full winter. Many of them from those countries travel to Nepal to escape their cold weather and enjoy the sunny Himalaya Panorama.

The Altitude Weather in Autumn:
Mid-September to mid-November is generally the most stable weather, even in deep mountain valleys. The temperature above 5,400 metres starts dropping from the first week of September while it is still part of the monsoon in the lower altitude and may expect rain until the first week of October. The temperature in the Tibetan plateau starts dropping rapidly from mid-October, which means an extreme cold is developing in Everest and other 8,000 metres. Above 5,600 metres, one could expect occasional snowing until the first week of September and start stable and cold weather after that. A polar Jet Stream wind may also hit in autumn with a wind speed of 100+ miles per hour, which may delay the summit several days back but normally it is the good time with low moisture. in October of 2014 a strong cyclone moved from the Bay of Bengal and resulted in heavy snowstorm in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region but it is not a common occurrence. For Everest climbing, after the end of the monsoon, the autumn season is regarded as more dangerous because there is a lot of new snow accumulated by summer weather. But in the mountain atmosphere end of summer or the autumn is the pre-winter, and the temperature starts dropping from the end of September. This new snow and temperature phenomenon also benefits skiing, snowboarding and other snow required activities. A sunny day temperature in the mountain may reach 18 degrees on exposed ridges and faces and 28 to 32 degrees into deep snowy valleys. Undertaking an Everest Expedition this season may get the sheer joy of climbing a virgin snowy route to the summit without disturbances of many other climbers as in Spring.

The autumn season is also the only best mountaineering season in the Himalayas. Ama Dablam, Manaslu, Himlung, Tuche Peak, Baruntse, Makalu, Putha Hiumchuli, Pasang Lhamu Chuli etc., are some of the most preferred mountaineering peaks to climb in autumn. Autumn is also the best season to climb the technical routes in any mountain. The trekkers enjoy climbing Peaks of 5,800 to 6,500 metres, categorised as trekking peaks, in this season.

The Altitude Weather in Spring:
Mid-March to mid-May is the second-best trekking season in Nepal and the first best season for mountaineering activities, and especially for Everest, Shisapangma, Cho-Oyu and Makalu. These months are also beneficial due to their long daylight period. In terms of season, it is the pre-monsoon and post-winter weather season. In the pre-monsoon time, the mountain weather is still in full winter, and the temperature remains freezing. The hilly regions above 4,000 metres and deep mountain valleys remain under snow cover. There will be occasional light rain in the low land, hailing above 1,300 metres and snowing mountains. From mid-April to mid-May is the primary time of developing the monsoon weather in the Bay of Bengal, with several minor to significant cyclones affecting the high mountains above 6,800 metres. In 2019 Spring, a hurricane named "Fani" developed in the Bay of Bengal, which got predicted to enter to Nepal Himalayas from the eastern part of Nepal at around the mid-afternoon of 03 May 2019, Friday, but the cyclone arrived on Everest at 02:45 hours, 12 hours before it was supposed. In 2020, a hurricane named "Amphan", developed in the Bay of Bengal and classified as a super cyclone and first since 1999, landed on 20 May 2020 in the India-Bangladesh border, killing at least 84. It resulted in massive damage to the property and life base while the World was suffering from the Covid-19 virus, and fortunately/unfortunately, all mountaineering activities in Nepal was closed.

Due to the sheer sizes of Everest, Makalu, Cho-you and vast valleys between them, a kind of local weather get developed and could affect the climb with unpredictable wind movements. A Jet stream with intense wind speed could affect climbing above 6,800 metres in the entire Himalayas. Around the end of April to mid-May, the polar jet shifts north and starts to weaken the subtropical jet. Any major cyclonic activities far to the Sea of Japan, Indian Ocean or the Arabian Sea could affect the high mountains of the Himalayas, and the timing of such effect is uncertain. Even the international weather giants do not map the route of such cyclones once it moves from their origin. Still, the sheer Himalayan barriers play a significant role in disrupting a part of such cyclonic movement, resulting in avalanches and fatality if coincided with a mountaineering movement in the Himalayas.

FAQ

Where do we sleep?
In Kathmandu, we stay in comfortable 3-5-star hotels with private en suite bathrooms, category selectable.

While on the trek, we stay at Nepalese lodges, which offer welcoming but straightforward accommodation and wonderful traditional hospitality. Lodges typically have one large communal room where you can sit and take meals, and there is an adjoining kitchen where you can order your food and drinks. Bedrooms are twin bedded with or without private bathrooms/toilets, and dormitories with shared bathrooms.

At Everest Base Camp, we sleep in a single tent (big enough for 3-man). At Camp II and above, we will use 3-man tents on a sharing basis.

What equipment do I need?
You will need to bring appropriate warm outdoor clothing and a good pair of walking boots for the trekking part. And a complete set of mountaineering equipment. A full equipment list gets supplied when you sign up.

Can I arrive early or extend my stay?
Yes, you can! All you need to do is tell us what your flight details are and how many extra nights you need, and we will book your hotel accordingly. Additionally, there are various options if you would like to arrange acclimatizing trekking or Everest climbing training climb. Please, let us know.

Do we join a group during climbing?
Yes, especially if you are alone or two, we need to join a group to form a minimum number of persons, which also helps minimize the climbing costs (sharing some expenses). However, each climber will be climbing alongside a climbing guide assigned for one during climbing. The base camp stay is always in an individual tent, and the dining tent, at basecamp, the high-altitude camp such as during Mount Pumori Expedition, Everest camp II, III and IV require to share, but still, you will have your tent.

Can I have a single room in Kathmandu and during the trek?
Yes, you can! There is a single room occupancy supplement indicated in the price list.

What about insurance?
It is a condition of joining the Expedition that you have insurance in place, which will cover you for the costs of medical treatment, cancellations, emergency rescue and repatriation to your home country. You must ensure that it provides cover for mountaineering to altitudes above 8000 metres and includes helicopter rescue. We do not sell insurance schemes, so it requires you to manage on your own.

Do I need a visa?
Yes, you do. Everyone needs to get a visa for Nepal, but you can obtain it on arrival at Kathmandu airport. You will need to bring two passport photos and the appropriate visa fee, US $125 for 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry to Nepal.

Do I need a visa?
Yes, you do. Everyone needs to get a visa for Nepal, but you can obtain it on arrival at Kathmandu airport. You will need to bring two passport photos and the appropriate visa fee, US $125 for 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry to Nepal.

Do I have to carry my pack?
We use porters to carry most of our equipment, so you need only take a very light day pack containing no more than the camera, water bottle, a selection of snacks, and a warm or waterproof jacket daily. During the trek to base camp, everything else you do not need to pack into a large duffle bag that gets transported directly to Everest Base Camp.

A smaller kitbag containing your daily required clothing and equipment will be given to a porter each morning. The porter will carry the kit bag each day and deliver it to your lodge room each afternoon. You need to make sure you have everything you need for the day before giving your bag to the porter, as it can be difficult to access while trekking.

What kind of food do you provide for high altitude at C1, C3, C4?
It is dried food where you only need to add water to the bag and eat directly. It saves your time and hassles to cook and carry cooking sets and plates. Our cook and kitchen at camp II will serve you hot meals. We serve very healthily and lots of energy-filled quantity food at Basecamp, Camp II and accordingly the dried food for Camp I, III and IV to promote your endurance in the altitude. Healthy and adequate food promotes health and happiness and helps achieve your goal without much problem.

Can my friend/families accompany me to base camp?
During the Everest Climbing season, the general trekkers cannot trek into the Everest Basecamp. The trekker that arrives during this season requires limiting themselves to a rock marking and enabled to take the picture and see the basecamp environment, a camp of more than 1,200 people during springtime. But those accompanying an Everest Climbing Group are allowed to live a few nights at the basecamp and enjoy the sights and sounds of Everest Basecamp. This trekking is also an opportunity to meet climbers from various countries, wish them good luck, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trek in Everest Region. Please, contact at annatreks@gmail.com for any further detail you want to.

What currency do we need to pay for everything?
It would be best to have Nepali currency, to pay for everything, which you can convert after arriving in Kathmandu. You can bring in euro or dollar or any convertible foreign currency. Most restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, trekking shops, and Tea-house Lodges (on the trekking trails) accept US Dollars, Euros, Canadian Dollars, UK Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan and Indian Rupees. But it is always better if you had Nepalese Rupees. It helps to avoid the exchange rate fluctuations, which are not regarded reasonably in some places.

How much extra money should we allow on top of the package?
Most of the significant expenses include the Everest Expedition Package; please check the includes and excludes section. Still, you will need extra money to bear the costs, such as meals in Kathmandu and bottled drinks during the trek (Coke/Beer/Juice). In general, please, allow about 3,000$ per person, including the summit bonus and tips, which should be sufficient and + + if you have the plan to buy any mountaineering gears in Kathmandu.

What kind of transport are we going to get?
In Kathmandu, we use a comfortable, fully air-conditioned tourist vehicle (Car/Van/HiAce) required by the number of persons travelling together. We fly between Kathmandu and Lukla in a 19-passenger STOL utility aircraft or a (Do 228) twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft. If cancellation occurs due to weather or other factors, we provide a Helicopter flight without supplement.

What about the climbing Sherpa guides?
All the Sherpa guides we use have much experience in the mountaineering field and are of exceptionally high quality in technical skills and altruistic behaviour. UIAGM certified Nepali Sherpa guides includes in this mountaineering quotation. Please, let us know if there is any Sherpa guide you have climbed together before and prefer to have him.

Can we buy some climbing gears in Kathmandu?
Yes, many local trekking shops sell and rent climbing gear, and there are some branded shops, such as North Face and Mountain Hardware, only for sale. One can find or order such as Down Jackets, Down Suites, Down Sleeping bag, climbing boot and all kinds of technical gear. However, it is wiser to bring all of them from your country to avoid the risk of failing to find the one you have thought.

Do I need vaccinations to travel to Nepal?
No vaccination is required to travel to Nepal, but we suggest consulting with your doctor before travelling. You can get an injection in Kathmandu, but it is more comfortable to get them before you travel.

What are the required documents to be sent before I come and after I arrive?
The documents required before your arrival are: a copy of your passport with a minimum validity of six months from the entry date to Nepal, a recently taken passport size photograph in high resolution, a health certificate from your doctor certifying that you are fit to undertake any mountaineering activities above 8,000 metres, Bio-Data of Team Leader/Member, and a copy of insurance.

Additional information required is a list of all mountaineering or similar activities you completed, list of mountaineering courses you completed (if any).

The document required after your arrival is the copy of your visa, contact number,/email of your family member.

How do I sign up?
All bookings need to be made through Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. and to secure your place we will require a non-refundable deposit of minimum US $ as indicated in the booking and payment conditions section.

Payment Options:
1. Bank Transfer -this is our preferred method. Payments in US Dollars should be sent to the following account:

Account Name: Annapurna Treks & Expedition
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank
Bank Address: Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal, PO. Box 3412
Account number: 001 611710T
Swift Code No.: NIBLNPKT

2. Payment by a Card - payments can only be processed in Nepalese rupees (NPR), so if you wish to pay by card, we will convert the dollar amount to a Nepalese Rupees equivalent at the prevailing exchange rate. Card payment is accepted only on your arrival into the country. There will be a 3.5% service fee on top.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS TO NOTE

Health Issue:
Personal health is the most important factor for success and life safety. We suggest doing body check-ups and consulting with a regular physician. We don't recommend climbing mountains to those who have Asthma, or their Asthma is not in their control, persons with an allergy to cold weather, persons who suffered from severe altitude sickness in the past and those who have tonsil problems. We suggest taking several days of resting and medication if the symptom of the common cold on the way to Kathmandu or while in Kathmandu, before heading to the mountain. We provide regular health check-up services at basecamp, but it would not be helpful for treatment if one arrives sick.

Emergency Evacuation:
All the emergency evacuation is only possible by Helicopter because there is no roads-access. In case of needing an emergency evacuation, from basecamp to the nearest hospital or Kathmandu, the clients are responsible to pay directly to the helicopter company. Your insurance company will cover most costs; however, if the insurance company does not guarantee the payment, it will fall on your responsibility. Chartering a Helicopter costs 2000$ per hour and each flight to and from BC cost is a minimum of 3,600$. The price may rise in case of bad weather, requiring the Helicopter several landing on the way to basecamp or while flying back to Kathmandu.

Equipment:
We suggest equipping oneself with comfortable and reliable equipment for personal comfort and safety in the mountains. A lightweight and warm climbing boot, a down sleeping bag to use above the basecamp, and one extra at basecamp. And a down jacket and down suite, and at least two pairs of warm gloves. Warm and comfortable equipment promotes climbers' energy and confidence, the key factors for success. All the materials are available in Kathmandu, both for renting and buying, in trekking shops or with us.

Baggage allowance:
Each climbing member baggage allowance is 60-kilos per person. Therefore, we request to prepare two baggage containing each 30-kilos.

Booking Payment Conditions

Booking and payment conditions
As soon as we have your Booking, with a specific program and more or less number in the group, we will release an invoice of 3,000$ per person for the confirmation deposit.

1. The final confirmation will require at least three months before the tours commence, with 50% of the tour payment.
2. The final and total payment will require at least 25-days before the program commences.
3. The banking transaction charges of each time payment will be needed to be borne by the sender, and a net amount of the total amount will require deposited in the company account.

Trip Cancellation
To compensate the administrative charges, and other expenses in dealing with the booking process, the following cancellation fees will be charged.

  • Cancellation after the confirmation - loss of the deposit
  • Cancellation 45-days before trip commences - 20% of the total cost
  • Cancellation 25-days before trip commences - 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellation less than 21-days before the trip commences - 70% of the total cost
  • Cancellation after arrival or during the trip - 100% of the total cost
Responsibility
We, Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., accept responsibility for ensuring that the services booked with us are as close as possible to the itinerary outfitted in our mutual understanding. You agree and understand that it may be necessary to adjust the program due to unforeseen factors. In such a case, the team's group leader and sirdar/guide will make the final decision.

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