Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and scaling it is a huge accomplishment in itself. Every year numerous mountaineers travel to Khumbu region to complete their dream of reaching the top of the world. With the span of 67 days, you will not only touch the highest point of the Earth but also get to know the hidden mysteries of the Himalayas. Climbing Everest is difficult and requires proper planning. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has carefully designed our itinerary so that you can successfully reach the summit and return back. During the Mt. Everest Expedition, you will get to see wonderful landscape views.
- Take a thrilling flight to Lukla airport.
- Trek through Sagarmatha National Park that is home to numerous flora & fauna.
- Explore the tourist hub of Khumbu region, Namche Bazar.
- Visit the oldest monastery of the region, Tengboche monastery.
- Observe rich culture, tradition, and unique lifestyle of Sherpas.
- Reach Everest Base Camp.
- Hike to Kala Patthar for a gorgeous sunrise.
- Reach the top of the world, Mt. Everest (8,848 m).
- Witness panoramic views of several Himalayan mountains.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 2-4Three days in Kathmandu preparation for Everest Expedition with an optional tour.
Day 5Fly to Lukla (2,820 m) and walk to Phakding (2,640 m); 4 hrs.
Day 6Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m); 5 hrs.
Day 7Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 8Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,867 m); 5 hrs.
Day 9Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m); 5 hrs.
Day 10Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 011Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m); 5 hrs.
Day 012Trek to Gorakshep (5,180 m) and climb Kala Patthar; 4 hrs.
Day 013Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m); 4 hrs.
Day 014-16At Everest Base Camp rest and acclimatization.
Day 017-51(35 days) Ascent of Mount Everest and withdrawal to Base Camp.
Day 052-55(4 days to base camp) All climbing and team-members to re-group at Base Camp.
Day 056-57At Base Camp cleaning up and packing for the return trek to Lukla.
Day 058Trek to Pheriche (4,240 m); 5 hrs.
Day 059Trek to Thyangboche (3,867 m); 5 hrs.
Day 060Trek to Namche Bazaar; 5 hrs.
Day 061Trek to Monjo (2,880 m); 4 hrs.
Day 062Trek to Lukla; 4 hrs.
Day 063Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 064-663 days free day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour.
Day 067Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound.
Climbing Mt. Everest is a lifetime achievement. The experience you will get during the journey will surely change your view of life and bring you closer to yourself. You will have enough time to look into you and understand your purpose of life. Plus, the sensational beauty of Himalayas and isolation of the region will increase the joy of the expedition. The tempting views of snow-covered mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), etc will accompany you through the journey.
Mt. Everest Expedition landmark
The major highlight of Mt. Everest Expedition is the Mt. Everest itself. You will reach the top of the world's highest mountain, the top of the world, nothing is higher than this point on Earth. Likewise, the views of numerous Himalayan mountains are also the highlights of the Everest Expedition. Other than this, you will trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Site. Likewise, Namche Bazar is also one of the main landmarks of the Mt. Everest Expedition. Namche Bazar is the main Sherpa residence and most famous tourist hub in the Khumbu region. You will visit Everest View Hotel or Syangboche Airstrip from where outstanding landscape view can be seen. Likewise, Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery will present you the lifestyle of the Sherpa people and their history. While Everest Photo Gallery will offer you the most astonishing photos taken by the photographers.
Everest Expedition will not only present you an adventurous journey and breathtaking views of mountains but also present you the cultural richness of the region. The people here are mostly followers of Buddhism. On the way, you will come across many monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayers. The entire region is extremely rich in culture, and you will get to experience a different way of life during the journey.
During your Mt. Everest Expedition, you will trek through beautiful small villages and settlement areas where you will get to see the culture and tradition of the locals. You will stay overnight in the village where you will get to experience the daily lifestyle of the locals. Sherpa, Rai, Limbus, etc are the main people resides in this region. They have their distinct language, main festivals, beliefs, norms, and values.
While on Everest Expedition, you will trek through lush and dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park. These forests are home to numerous species of flora and fauna. Many rivers and streams will also come in your way. Likewise, the more altitude you will gain alpine vegetation will come in front of you. Everest Base Camp onwards, you will walk on glaciers and snowy paths.
Mt. Everest Expedition difficulty
Climbing Mt. Everest is a difficult journey. Lots of energy, patience, will power, and strong stamina is needed. The trail up to Everest Base Camp is more moderate with a few steep climbs, however, from EBC onwards, the path gets tricky and challenging. You will be walking on snow and glaciers, therefore a very strong physical fitness is needed to reach the summit of Everest. You will have to cross many crevasses, steep ascends, and narrow glacier paths.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
As you gain elevation, the chances of suffering from altitude sickness also increase. The Everest Expedition will take you above 8,000 meters that no means is a joke. Proper acclimatization is very crucial to keep yourself moving ahead. Therefore, we, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have designed our Mt. Everest Expedition itinerary with adequate acclimatization days.
Below is the symptom of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Preventive measures of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
- Inform your guide on time
- Climb slowly
- Eat carbs
- Avoid alcohol
- Drink plenty of water
- Take it easy, don't panic
- Sleep at a lower elevation
- Transportation and Bag Pack
Mt. Everest Expedition begins with a thrilling flight from Lukla. From here, you will gradually ascend and reach the Everest Base Camp. Further, you will ascend towards the summit of the world's highest mountain setting several camps on the way for night stay.
Below is the list of things that you should carry during Mt. Everest Expedition:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
- Insulating Jacket
- Rain jacket
- Warm woolen Gloves
- Sun hat/woolen hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Ice Ax
- Climbing Boots
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Mt. Everest Expedition
During the Everest Expedition, you will stay overnight in lodge or guest house up to Gorak Shep. From here onwards, you will spend the night in tents. All the tents and other necessary equipment will be carried by our porters. Tents will be of high quality and insulating, so don't worry too much about the cold.
In the lower part, the food will be served as per the menu of lodge or guesthouse. However, during the expedition, all the foods will be cooked and served by the porters. Our porters are professionally trained for cooking. They will make you appetizing meals that will warm your body and give you enough energy to move ahead.
Best Season to go on Mt. Everest Expedition
The best time to do Mt. Everest Expedition is in Spring. Many climbers take on this challenging adventure from late March to May. The weather is much more suitable as well as stable. Similarly, the lower part of the Khumbu region also bloomed up with lovely rhododendron making the trail more beautiful. Likewise, Autumn is another most preferable time for this expedition.
Mt. Everest Expedition Cost
Everest Expedition can cost you good money. Climbing Mt. Everest is not an easy thing that anyone can do. Months of preparation is required beforehand. You will be spending the night over 6,000 meters and 7,000 meters where there is no trace of humans. To survive in that extreme cold, you have to have good energizing food, warm sleeping tents, oxygens tanks, first aid, and lots of other equipment. All of these cost money. Likewise, there is also permits that you have to take from the government of Nepal. There are several small and big things you have to pay for a successful expedition. You can contact us anytime for more detailed information about the Mt. Everest Expedition cost.
- Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts.
- Collect enough information on the weather and temperature.
- Get yourself a nice map.
- Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily.
- Walk slow and safely.
- Follow the lead of your guide.
- Make sure to check your gears properly before the beginning of the journey.
- In case of any problem inform your guide imitatively.
- Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way.
- Pack light.
- Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature.