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Mount Everest Expedition (South Face)

Mount Everest Expedition (South Face)

The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is “Chomolangma” which means “Saint Mother”. It has been in common use by Tibetans for centuries (BEFORE 1733 A.D). The height of Everest is 8848m. It was after the years and years of calculation and was announced by GREAT TRIGONOMETRIC SURVEY OF INDIA in 1856.
This peak was previously know as Peak XV to the western world. Then In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by Andrew wough. He was the British surveyor General of India. He recommended this name after his ancestor former chief, Sir George Everest. Andrew was send to Nepal by Sir George Everest for study of the peak.Only in the early 1960s, the Nepalese government gave Mount Everest the official name “sagarmatha”. There are 15 recognized route for climbing Mt. Everest.

Everest Expedition South FaceEvery Year in spring and autumn the Mt. Everest Expedition could be scheduled from its South Face that is from Nepal. 
In autumn, expedition usually stars since last week of August and complete at around end of October. In this period the temperature toward the expedition area is changing from hot to cold. So, the climber has to face the critical situation for acclimatization for approaching to summit. However in spring, the temperature to the Everest climbing area is getting from cold to hot which is more convenient for approaching to summit after sufficient acclimatization and practice in various camps. Start at the beginning of April and end at the beginning of June is the best recommended period for Everest Expedition in spring.Thus, our recommendation for Everest summit dreamer is to choose Spring than Autumn. However, we are ready to organize this expedition in Spring, Autumn.
Nepali Government authorities also allows climber to climb Everest in summer and winter too.

SOUTHEAST RIDGE SUMMIT DISCRIPTION (NEPAL SIDE EXPEDITION)

This is the Nepal side route of ascent and was the first recognized route to the top. It was the same route used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. 
First of all, climbers fly from Kathamandu to Luka then walk for 8-9 days to reach Base Camp at 5,334 m. During the trek, climbers need to allow plenty of time for acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness. Climbers spent some more days for acclimatization in base camp. During that time, Sherpa and climbers set up ropes and ladder in khumbu icefall. Khumbu icefall is most dangerous section of the route because of crevasses and changing block of ice. Many climbers and Sherpas have been killed in this section. Little above the icefall is Camp I at 5,943m.

From Camp I, climbers make their way up to Advanced Base Camp (ABC) which is established at 6,400 m. 

The Western part is a flat, glacier valley, and number of crevasses are present in the centre which prevent direct access to the upper part of Everest. So, climbers need to pass by the base of Mount Nuptse. Near the base of Nuptse, the Western Cwm is present there which is also called the “Valley of Silence” . The topography of the area generally cuts off wind from the climbing route. So, the high altitude and a clear windless day can make the Western Cwm unbearably hot for climbers. 
From ABC, climbers ascents the Lhotse Face on fixed rope up to Camp III, located on a small edge at 7162m. From there, it is another 800 mtrs to camp IV at 8000m. From Camp III to Camp IV, climbers now faces two challenges. 
1. The Geneva Spur : It is the blocks of rock named by Swiss Expedition Team in 1952. Fixed ropes helps climbers to pass by this section.
2. The Yellow Band : It is a section of inter layered marble, phyllite and semi schist which requires about 100mtrs of rope to cross it.After Camp IV, climbers then enter the death zone. Climbers generally have maximum 2-3 days that they can bear at this height. Clear weather and low winds are factors in deciding to make a summit attempt. If weather does not favor, climbers are forced to return back. 
From Camp IV, climbers can begins their summit push around midnight. They have only 10 to 12 hours for the making rest of the heights. Climbers first reach “THE BALCONY” at 8,400m, it is a small platform where they can rest and watch at peaks in the early light of dawn. While walking up the ridge, climbers  faces series of striking rock steps. 
Climbers then follow the knife-edge southeast ridge which is know as “CORNICE TRAVERSE”. This is the most exposed section of climb. If miss-step then the climbers falls about 2,400m down. At the end of CORNICE TRAVERSE at 8760 m, there is an 12m rock wall called “HILLARY STEP”.
After crossing the “HILLARY STEP”, it is a easy climb to the “top of the world”. After the summit, Climbers have to descent to Camp IV before darkness because afternoon weather becomes serious problem on the top and also supplement oxygen may run out. So, climber spent less than a half-hour on the “top of the world”. 

RAMDUNG EXPEDITION is delighted to offer the world-class service in the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and other higher camps of Mt. Everest from its South face in Nepal. Our service covers since arrivals in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodations, fly to Lukla in Khumbu region, treks to Base camp via Namche tea house full board services during the trek before arriving to base camp.


Spring

  • MAXIMUM:

    60
  • ENTRY:

    Kathmandu -Lukla-Namche Bazar- Everest Base Camp (Flight)
  • EXIT:

    Everest Base Camp-Lukla-NamcheBazar- Kathmandu
  • FIXED DEPARTURE:

    05th April 2017

Mount Everest Expedition (South Face) Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival and Transfer
  • Day 02-03: Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region
  • 05th April 2017, Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek till Phakding
  • 06th April 2017, Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
  • 07th April 2017,Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization
  • 08th April 2017,Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche
  • 09th April 2017,Day 08: trek to Dingboche
  • 10th April 2017,Day 09: Trek to Lobuche
  • 11th April 2017,Day 10 : Rest for acclimatization
  • 12th April 2017,Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep
  • 13th April 2017,Day 12: Trek to Everest Base camp
  • 14th April - 24th May 2017,Day 13-53 : Climbing period for Everest 8848m.
  • 25th May 2017,Day 54 : Trek down from base camp to Dingboche via Lobuche
  • 26th May 2017,Day 55 : Trek to Tengboche
  • 27th May 2017,Day 56: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • 28th May 2017,Day 57: Trek to Lukla
  • 29th May 2017,Day 58: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
  • 30th May 2017,Day 59 : Rest and shopping day
  • 31st May 2017,Day 60 : Transfer for Final Departure


DETAILLED ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer
We welcome and receive you in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight stay. At evening you’ll join with us dinner program in typical Nepali Restaurant. Hotel (BD)

Day 02-03: Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region
This day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation, last minute shopping and preparation for departure to the trekking and climbing route. We’ll also introduce to our Nepali crew coming with you for expedition. Hotel (B)

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek till Phakding
Today you fly to Lukla from Kathmandu at early morning, take breakfast in Lukla and Trek (4hrs) to Phakding (2652m) where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis. Teahouse (BLD)

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Today you trek (6hrs) from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) through colorful Khumbu village. Teahouse (BLD)

Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization
Today is the rest day. Also you may hike to famous Everest View Hotel (3800m) (3hrs) to catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest and back to Namche visit Hilary and Sherpa museum. Teahouse (BLD)

Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche
Today you trek (5hrs) from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850m) visit significant Buddhist monastery in this village. Teahouse (BLD).

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche
Today you trek (4-5hrs) from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m) from where you’ll be able to catch glimpses of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Teahouse (BLD)

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche
Today you trek (4hrs) from Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m). Teahouse (BLD)

Day 10: Rest for acclimatization
Today is the day for rest and acclimatization at Lobuche for further trekking. Teahouse (BLD)

Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep
Today you trek (3hrs) from Lobuche to reach Gorakshep (5170m). Teahouse (BLD)

Day 12: Trek to Everest Base camp
Today you trek (2hrs) from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5200m). You will have preparation for tented camping in Base camp for further expedition. Camping (BLD)

Day 13-53 : Climbing period for Everest 8848m.
These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Everest. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the 2nd camp to be closer to the summit of (8,848m) where you will be provided food for high altitude. We are allowed to trek from camp 1 to camp 2 or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit. Amping (BLD)

Day 54 : Trek down from base camp to Dingboche via Lobuche
After a successful summit of Mt. Everest (hopefully), you will be taken back to Dingboche (4260m) via Lobuche (5218) from Everest Base Camp. Tea house (BLD)

Day 55 : Trek to Tengboche
You are descending toward Tengboche (3860m) by trek (4hrs) from Dingboche on this day. Tea house (BLD)

Day 56: Trek to Namche Bazaar
From Tengboche you are descending down to Namche bazaar (3440m) after 4 hrs trek Tea house (BLD)

Day 57: Trek to Lukla
Today is your last day for Trek and expedition campaign (7hrs) from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m). Tea house (BLD)

Day 58: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
Today you fly from Lukla to Kathmandu same about 35 minute and we transfer to your booked Hotel. Hotel (L)

Day 59 : Rest and shopping day
Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souveniers and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. At evening we’ll host farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant adjoining our crew that were in the expedition time with you. Hotel (BD)

Day 60 : Transfer for Final Departure
We transfer you to the airport for final departure 3 hours before flight schedule.

Note:
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements. The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.


Mount Everest Expedition (South Face) Cost Detail

  • Contact us for the Quotation

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 6 nights hotel (4/5 star) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Mt. Everest Expedition  (Khumbu Ice Fall route) permit, Sagarmatha National park and necessary permit fee.
  • Scheduled flight : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • 50 Kg weight per climber is allowed
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 6 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess personal climber baggage transport Ktm-lua-BC $ 10 per kg one way.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications - equipment (if brought)
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part

EXTRA SERVICES
Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 400 (Re-fill)
Mask & Regulator per set USD 600 (Re-use)



Book This Trip

Autumn

  • MAXIMUM:

    60
  • ENTRY:

    Kathmandu -Lukla-Namche Bazar- Everest Base Camp (Flight)
  • EXIT:

    Everest Base Camp-Lukla-NamcheBazar- Kathmandu
  • FIXED DEPARTURE:

    05th April 2017