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Mount Everest South Face Expedition

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Mount Everest South Face Expedition

Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 8,848m (29,029ft)

First Ascent: May 29, 1953 Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgey Sherpa

Duration: 63 Days

Group Size: 1-10 persons per group

Co-ordinates: 27°59’17” N / 86°55’31” E

Location: Nepal/Tibet border

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu Airport

Departure From: Kathmandu Airport

Grade: Challenging

Accommodation: Three star to five star as request

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, I, D during trekking and climbing

Transportation: vehicle and domestic flight

Best season: Spring Season (April, May)

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Include Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Culture: Sherpa and Tamang

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: South East Ridge (Normal route)

Himalayan sights: Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho-Oyu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m).
  • Day 2 : Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
  • Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding ( 4hrs).
  • Day 4 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 7hrs walk).
  • Day 5 : Weak up early in the morning at 5 o'clock. You may walk to Everest view Hotel and visit to Hilary museum and Sherpa museum.
  • Day 6 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3860m approx 5 hrs walk).
  • Day 7 : Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche / Dingboche (4250m 5 hrs walk).
  • Day 8 : Trek from Pheriche / Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m, 4hrs walk)
  • Day 9 : Lobuche rest day for acclimatization.
  • Day 10 : Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m, 3 hrs walk) and rest.
  • Day 11 : Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5200m)- 03 hours.
  • Day 12-57 : Climbing period (summit period for summit).
  • Day 58 : Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and Trek to Lobuche.
  • Day 59 : Trek from Lobuche (5218) to Dingboche (4260m approx 4hrs walk).
  • Day 60 : Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860M approx 4 hrs walk)
  • Day 61 : Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 4hrs walk).
  • Day 62 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m approx 7hrs walk).
  • Day 63 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel
  • Day 64 : Free and explore day around the Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
  • Day 65 : Final departure or alternatively join other activities.
  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m).

  • Day 2 Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

  • Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding ( 4hrs).

  • Day 4 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 7hrs walk).

  • Day 5 Weak up early in the morning at 5 o'clock. You may walk to Everest view Hotel and visit to Hilary museum and Sherpa museum.

  • Day 6 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3860m approx 5 hrs walk).

  • Day 7 Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche / Dingboche (4250m 5 hrs walk).

  • Day 8 Trek from Pheriche / Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m, 4hrs walk)

  • Day 9 Lobuche rest day for acclimatization.

  • Day 10 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m, 3 hrs walk) and rest.

  • Day 11 Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5200m)- 03 hours.

  • Day 12-57 Climbing period (summit period for summit).

  • Day 58 Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and Trek to Lobuche.

  • Day 59 Trek from Lobuche (5218) to Dingboche (4260m approx 4hrs walk).

  • Day 60 Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860M approx 4 hrs walk)

  • Day 61 Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m approx 4hrs walk).

  • Day 62 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m approx 7hrs walk).

  • Day 63 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel

  • Day 64 Free and explore day around the Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Day 65 Final departure or alternatively join other activities.

Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both Domestic and International flight as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Friendship World Treks while arriving and departing in Kathmandu
  • 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotels accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • ll trekking and mountaineering equipments like; kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance Base Camp and camp two
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and cook at Camp 2
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea/ coffee) in available tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking
  • 3 fresh meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners) will be serve at base camp, and camp two.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition for both members and crews.
  • Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak to climbing the Mt. Everest.
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
  • Trekking Permit (Everest National Park entry fee
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Everest (8848M).
  • Nepalese Government Royalty and fees;
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen boys.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for Government Liaison Officer.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency Oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 for members and staff.
  • Ice fall charges by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
  • 7 Bottles (28L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (we use Poisk brands of the Oxygen)
  • Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators
  • Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance for staff
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp two.
  • Trekking and Climbing map of the Mount Everest.
  • EPI Cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, three and south col for cooking food, boiling water.
  • Generator will be providing for back- up of lighting power and charging electronic tools.
  • Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/Yaks to base camp)
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation
  • visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Friendship World Treks T-shirt/Pashmina, broacher.

Excluded in the Cost

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation then display in itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Wallie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera or walllie-talkies).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minium US$ 1000.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “COST INCLUDES” section.

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