8.5, Difficult ( technical 3 + altitudinal 5.5 ) | 58 Days

Mount Everest - Tibet

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Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Its elevation of 29,030 feet (8,848 meters) was determined using GPS satellite equipment on May 5, 1999. The new elevation has been confirmed by the National Geographic Society. (Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World).

Everest in Tibet straddles the east section of Nepal / Tibet border, with its northern side lying in the Tingri Country. The highest mountain in the world attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as novice climbers who are willing to pay substantial sums to professional mountain guides to complete a successful climb. The mountain, while not posing substantial technical climbing difficulty on the standard route (other eight-thousands such as K2 or Nanga Parbat are much more difficult), still has many inherent dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.

The route is complex and difficult and the summit day long and tiring but the allure of climbing the Everest from the Tibet side is always magical.
Kathmandu - Zangmu - Nyalam - Thingri - Base Camp (BC) - Advanced Base Camp (ABC) - North Col (NC) - Summit - Nyalam - Kathmandu
  • Activities

    Expeditions, Mountaineering

  • Altitude

    8,848 m
  • Group size

    5 - 12 Pax
  • Departure Date

    Apr 12 - May 31
  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 2 Kathmandu

Kathmandu Sight Seeing

Day 3 Kathmandu

Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 4 Drive to Zangmu

Drive to Zangmu (2350m-7520ft) O/N Hotel

Day 5 Drive to Nyalam

Drive to Nyalam (3750m/12000ft) - O/N Guest House

Day 6 Nyalam Acclimatization

In Nyalam for acclimatization

Day 7 Driving to Thingri

Driving to Thingri (4300m/13760ft) - O/N Guest House

Day 8 Thingri acclimatization

Rest day in Thingri for acclimatization - O/N Guest House

Day 9 Driving to Everest BC

Driving to Everest BC (5200m/16640ft)

Day 10-12 Base Camp Acclimatization

At the Base Camp to acclimatize and preparing loads for advance base camp

Day 13 Trek towards Intermediate Base Camp

Moving from Base Camp to the Intermediate Base Camp (6200m/19840ft)

Day 14 Advanced Base Camp

To Advanced Base Camp (6400m/20480ft)

Day 15-53 Summit attempt

Moving to Summit for summit attempt

Day 54 Advance base camp to base camp

Advance base camp to base camp

Day 55 Driving to Nyalam

Driving to Nyalam

Day 56 Kathmandu

Driving to Kathmandu

Day 57 Kathmandu

Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 58 Departure

Departure from Kathmandu

Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Trip Map

Cost Include

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers - Airport / Hotel / Airport.
  • 5 nights in Kathmandu in Hotel ***** on Bed & Breakfast Basis (3 Nights before expedition and 2 Nights after expedition).
  • Kathmandu Sight Seeing.
  • Transport: Border / Kathmandu for member & staffs.
  • Expedition Permit, 1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (Everest Summiter) for each member.
  • Nepalese cooks: 1 for BC and 1 for ABC.
  • All Nepalese staffs Insurance / daily allowance / Chinese Visa fees.
  • Kitchen workers (Tibetans): - 1 for BC and 1 for the ABC.
  • All Hotel or Lodges in Tibet are only Room and clients has to pay for all food
  • Food during the expedition in BC & ABC.
  • 4 Yaks per member BC to ABC and 3 Yaks per member ABC to BC.
  • VE 25 North Face Tent per each member for Base Camp stay
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning / Kitchen // Toilet / Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent in BC & ABC.
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears in BC & ABC.
  • Solar Panel & Generator in BC & ABC.
  • Gas Heater in BC & ABC in Member Dinning tent.
  • Television and DVD in BC.
  • Big Radio Set in Base Camp for communication.
  • Walkie / Talkie for communication.
  • Epi gas / High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove.
  • High Altitude food for member & staffs.
  • Mattress for high camps.
  • High Tent - 1 for 2 members.
  • 6 bottles oxygen (4 Ltrs each bottle) with mask & Regulator per member (Regulator only for use).
  • 3 bottles oxygen with mask & Regulator per Sherpa.
  • Sherpa's Bonus. (During their working period up to high camps).
  • Sherpa's Summit Bonus.

Cost Does not Include

  • International airfare from / to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear above base camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming.
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as alchohal, laundry, postage, telephone, Email, etc.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air / road as cargo.
  • Tips.

Staff

  • One Guide (Everest Summiter) - Leader of Expedition.
  • Climbing Sherpa - Everest Summiter.
  • High-altitude Sherpa: 1 for each member of the expedition
  • Chinese liaison officer.
  • Cooks
  • Kitchen workers.

Weather

Weather on Everest is very changeable. Every day we will look for forecasts in Internet and adjust to them our planning of acclimatization and ascent.

Extra Optional Services

Services of High Altitude Sherpa:
USD 9450
(Including Sherpa bonus)
Poisk Oxygen Bottle 4 Liter:
US$ 450 per bottle
Poisk system mask and regulator:
US $ 650

Meals

  • In Kathmandu: breakfasts only
  • In Tibet: three meals a day in restaurants
  • In BC, IBC, ABC: three meals a day, cooked by Nepalese cooks and Tibetan kitchen-boys on gas stoves in special kitchen tents. Any amount of hot water for washing or boiled water for drinking is available. We eat in spacious mess tents equipped with tables and chairs.
  • Food-stuffs for high camps is freeze-dried ones, which you cook (with the help of guides and Sherpas) on gas stoves. Water is melted snow.

Accomodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ***** on Bed & Breakfast Basis for 3 nights at the beginning and 2 nights at the end of the expedition, in double rooms.
  • ll hotels in Tibet - Hotel in Zangmu, Nyalam, Tingri.
  • In BC and ABC - 1 tent for 1 person.

Good Advice

Climbing is a potentially dangerous pastime, high-altitude climbing is dangerous at all times. There can be no possible guarantee of your success and safety at the altitudes above BC and especially above 7000 and 8000m. So we strongly recommend you to hire a personal high altitude Sherpa guide-porter, especially if you do not have any experience in high-altitude climbing. This will increase immensely your safety and chances of summiting.

Booking procedure

If your decision to take part in our expedition if firm, please send us e-mail with:
Confirmation (in a form you prefer):

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Necessary travel papers (documents)

  • Tibetan visa: We get a group one climbing permit
  • 4 passport photos - for Visas

Payment procedure

Booking deposit:
1000 USD.
The price increases by 10% if your booking application comes to us later than 30 days prior to the expedition. Balance payment is due not later than 30 days prior to the expedition. Cancellation more than 15 days prior to the expedition – 50% refund. Less than 10 days – no refund is given.

Personal gear

Technical Equipment for the ascent

  • Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12)
  • Rucksack 70-80 liters
  • Rucksack 35-40 liters
  • Harness
  • Prussiks
  • Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items
  • Jumar (ascender)
  • Telescope ski poles
  • Thermos
  • Rappel device
  • Ice Axe
  • Head lamp
  • Photo camera
  • Video camera and assessors
  • Accumulators
  • Personal crockery for high camps

Equipment for body and feet

  • Trekking shoes
  • Boots of "Everest" Millet type
  • Gore-tex jacket with wide hood
  • Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls)
  • Windblock jacket
  • Windblock trousers
  • Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items
  • Warm underwear - 2 sets
  • Personal underwear
  • Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
  • Thinsulate gloves
  • Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
  • Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
  • Balaclava
  • Warm hat
  • Windblock face mask
  • UV glasses
  • Ski goggles (preferably)
  • Gaiters

Meet your experts

Mingma Gelu Sherpa

Mingma Gelu Sherpa is a mountaineer and entrepreneur. He has summited Mt. Everest 8 times. He is also the first Nepali to summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia. He has been on the mountains since his youth, coming from the Makalu region, and working on mountain expeditions since the age of 14.

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