Trip Overview

Who do not yearn to touch the utmost summit of the world? Everest Expedition 2016 is seen as an opening offered by Go for Nepal Treks and Expedition and you can be at the height of 8,848 meter put up with divinely things and terrifying feeling. Everest Expedition of Everest region will allow you to stroll all through crossing the South Col where the initial base camp is set at an altitude of 5,400 meter and other caps are at 6,065 meter, 6400 meter, 7,100 meter and 7,920 meter respectively. Encountering Everest Expedition difficulty you will compete against the icefall and massive crevasses but the feeling once you turn up at the crest is incredible. Due to that features several mountaineers have attempted to conquer the glory of the earth yet only handful people have achieved success.

Dealing with the technicality of the Everest Expedition mountaineers ought to be prepared for unexpected weather condition and the risk it invites. To make your journey less problematic the ropes and ladders are fixed by our professional Sherpas. With each passing camp the level of toughness rise and it will add more once you reach at Camp III. To bring the majestic Everest into knees is not within reach for everyone. Everest expedition itinerary is set all the way to the South Col and prolong to the Summit through the Southeast Ridge after put heads together with the experts.

If you are thinking about the Everest expedition cost let us state you that you can deal the value in much reasonable price. To accomplish the expedition it requires madness but that madness should be used properly. With Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition you are totally safe and will get the facility of satellite communication and additional oxygen for emergency case.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02-04: In Kathmandu for more 3 days preparation for the expedition.
Day 05: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs walks.
Day 07: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 08: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m – 04 hrs and climb Kalapathar.
Day 13: Morning options climb to Kalapathar and trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14-15-16: At Everest Base Camp rest and acclimatization.
Day 17-51: (35 days) Ascent of Mount Everest and withdrawal to Base Camp.
Day 52 -55: (4 days to base camp) All climbing and team-members to re-group at Base Camp.
Day 56-57: At Base Camp cleaning up and packing for return trek to Lukla.
Day 58: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m – 05 hrs.
Day 59: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 60: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs walks.
Day 61: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m – 06 hrs.
Day 62: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 63: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 64-66: 3 days free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 67: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Everest Expedition from South Col.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02-04: Three days in Kathmandu preparation for Everest Expedition with optional tour.
We have reserved three full days for Everest Expedition preparation with paper works and sorting out and packing equipments, on this free days one can join in our optional tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur full of interest within World Heritage Sites, rest of the day last day shopping for the adventure to Everest Expedition.

Day 05: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Morning depart from the hotel for the adventure to Everest Expedition taking a short scenic flight of 30 mins with sweeping panorama of high peaks including Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft lands at Lukla of above 2,820 m high, from here walk towards Phakding on gradual downhill trail with short ups with views of Kwangde and Kusum-Khanguru peaks as the walk leads through Choplung and Ghat Sherpa villages to reach our overnight stop at Phakding.

Phakding village, located above Dudh Kosi River here with time for short hike around this lovely village to witness Sherpa cultures with overnight halt in a nice cozy lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs walks.
After a pleasant night stop with the sound of river, morning walk leads following the Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing suspension bridges to reach at Monjo village with grand views of Kwangde and Tharmarserku peaks, from here into Sagarmatha National park (Sagarmatha Nepalese name for Mt. Everest, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother').

Walk proceed towards Jorsalle village and into river valley covered within rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir trees as the route leads uphill for few hours to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, where colorful and busy Saturday market is held weekly.

Day 07: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
An important rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, at Namche one can take a short walk to Everest View Hotel of few hours walk uphill or visit the park museum located on top of Namche Bazaar offers grand views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Amadablam and other series of snow capped peaks.

Visit its interesting museum full of information regarding Sherpa people, culture with flora/fauna and as well of mountaineering history, rest of the afternoon free at leisure with views of mountains.

Day 08: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.
With marvelous stop at Namche Bazaar, morning with short steep climb and then on pleasant winding trail into alpine woodland with super views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablam with other smaller peaks, as the walk continues heading downhill at Phunki-Tenga, a small place by the Imjatse River for lunch.

After lunch with few hours climb into serene alpine forest filled with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines-juniper and fir tree lines with constant view of peaks, finally walk leads on a small plateau at Thyangboche Monastery the highest spot of the trek at 3,867 m high offering mind blowing views of Mt. Everest-Amadablam and arrays of peaks that surrounds this lovely spot.

Here with time to visit it's interesting and famous Buddhist monastery, where in October a great festival Mani Rimdu is held and as well mountaineers takes blessing from the priest for safe and successful climbs.

Day 09: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 m - 05hrs.
From Thyangboche after catching the morning glorious panorama of mountains and then heading downhill through serene woodland reaching at a metal bridge over Imjatse River, from here with uphill walk to Pangboche, the last permanent Sherpa farm village before Everest base camp, as our walk leads to Somare for lunch with super views of Amadablam at close distance, and then heading on gradual path with short climb to reach at Imja tse valley.

Dingboche at 4,360 m located within beautiful Imjatse valley with close North Face views of Amadablam including Lhotse and stunning Island peak towards east.

Day 10: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Another important rest day at Dingboche for proper acclimatization before heading towards higher zone to base camp and climb of Everest, Dingboche with many fine lodges with some cyber facilities a summer pasture for yaks, with grazing fields.

Here the Sherpa from nearby village tends their barley and buckwheat fields as well catering the needs of the trekkers.

At Dingboche one take a short acclimatization walks up Nagarjung hills for super views of surrounding mountains with Mt. Makalu towards further east.

 

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
Morning overlooking superb views of high snow capped peaks with Amadablam North Face, as our adventure begins heading uphill for an hour to a ridge and then on gradual up with stunning views as the walk leads to Thugla, where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river here with rest and lunch then climb up to Thugla ridge, where you can observe many memorials of climbers and mountaineers who died on Everest expedition including other peaks within Everest region.

After a pleasant stop another hour of high altitude walk brings you at Lobuche with 10-12 good lodges to stay facing Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m and climb Kalapathar - 04 hrs.
Today a big marvelous day with an adventure towards our main goal and highlight of the trip towards Mt. Everest at base camp, morning walk leads on gradual uphill slope with short steep climb near Glass Pyramid, optional side walk to visit at this glass pyramid a metrological station and a lab, established by Italy and Nepal government to track and read the Himalayan weather and the flow of glacier.

From here few hour of good walk over moraine and glacier brings you at Gorakshep located on route Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar hill top, Gorakshep with 3-4 nice lodges for overnight stops.

Afternoon free where you can hike towards scenic Kalapathar view point at 5,545 m high offers grand panorama of Mt. Everest at close distance with series of other giant peaks.

Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m -04 hrs.
From Gorakshep walk leads further east over glacier and moraine then reaching at Everest base camp at above 5,364 m high with sweeping views of Khumbu Ice Fall and glacier.

During peak expedition season this place is flooded with climbers-guides and porters with many tents pitched above the glacier.

Day 14-15-16: At Everest Base Camp rest and acclimatization.
We have 3 or more days at Base Camp for complete rest as well for acclimatization and preparation for the Big Day ascent of Everest summit, In Nepalese called Sagarmatha and the Sherpa name as Chomolungma of Tibetan. In both languages it means 'Great Mother'.

For Three day with ample time to plan for the summit bid of Everest where one needs to be in good physical shape and in sound health.

Day 17-51: (35 days) Ascent of Mount Everest and withdrawal to Base Camp.
We have allocated 35 days more than a month for the summit bid to Everest from the South Col, the route first climbed by late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 29th May 1953.

These 35 days includes ferrying loads to designated campsites maximum of 5 camps from the proper base camp.

Hopefully the route to Khumbu Ice-fall will be fixed by the time team reaches at Everest Base Camp. Team members and guide with high altitude porters can start load-carrying up ABC and to Camp I and Camp II towards Western Cwm.

Once each member and staff is well acclimatized, Camp I will be mostly by-passed en-route for Camp II, which will become as Advance Base Camp. The route to this point will involve crossing over ice crevasses on ladders, jumaring up over the serac walls with long tiresome plod-up to Western Cwm.

Camp III will be placed half way near Lhotse Face at about 7,400 m high, from here a long rising traverse across the snow slopes, a yellow band of rock and the Geneva Spur, leads to the South Col and Camp IV. This will be fully established before a rest period at Base Camp.

Our Leader and lead Climbing guide will fixed the exact date and time as fine and clear weather allows for the Big Day to the summit top of Mt. Everest following the legendry Hillary and Tenzing footsteps to reach the top summit on good time, where from Hillary step roped are fixed for safety measures.

Finally reaching on top of the world at 8,848 m / 29,028 ft high, the 1955 elevation of Mt. Everest, 29,028 ft. (8,848 m), was revised on Nov. 11, 1999, at present stands above 8,850 m and 29,035 ft high.

Whatever the height is, sill stands as world number one Mountain.

After a successful climb head back towards Base Camp feeling tired but full of excitement and in high spirit.

Day 52 -55: (4 days to base camp) All climbing and team-members to re-group at Base Camp.
We have allowed and reserved four more days to reach at base camp safely, as the descend is quite dangerous than climbing up, on the way back with overnight camps near South Col and towards Camp I.

On the way back necessary to carry all the equipments and collect waste / garbage to base camp.

Day 56-57: At Base Camp cleaning up and packing for return trek to Lukla.

Once back safely at base camp, requires a day for rest after a long strenuous climb, next day slowly packing up the gear as well all the rubbish and garbage, where SPCC staff (Sagarmatha Pollution Control and Conservation) will check and helps you to bring back at designated disposal sites.

Day 58: Trek to Pheriche 4,240 m - 05 hrs.
Morning optional walk up to Kalapathar, for energetic people at above 5,545 m high offers breathe taking panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance, after a vigorous climb descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek on the same path till Thugla.

From here our route diverts towards Pheriche windy valley on near level ground with fabulous views during the walk all the way to Pheriche for overnight stop.

Pheriche with many good fine lodges here you can visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) office with a small medical post.

Day 59 Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs walks.
From here onward on long descend with few climbs as the trail leads towards Pangboche village and then to the bridge, after the bridge back into greens and tree lines as the route climbs up to Thyangboche Monastery for overnight stop in the comfort of nice cozy lodge and with views of Everest.

Day 60: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs walks.
After peaceful overnight at Thyangboche Monastery area, morning on downhill walk to Phunki Tenga  crossing over a wooden bridge, and then climb uphill to Lobesa and Sanasa small villages with gradual winding path to Kyanjinma.

A beautiful spot with few lodges facing Everest-Amadablam and Tharmarserku peaks, here chance of spotting some wild life like Thar, Musk deer and the colorful Danphe (Impeyan pheasant Nepal national

bird). From here a gentle winding trail leads you to overnight stop at Namche Bazaar.

Day 61: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m - 04 hrs.
After a wonderful time at this scenic quiet spot within serene alpine woodland walk descends towards with pleasant and scenic walk towards Monjo, at Namche taking a leisure morning then continue walk downhill towards Monjo for overnight stop.

Day 62: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Our fabulous adventure to Everest Expedition concludes walk back to Lukla, as the trail leads on the same route following gentle path past Phakding and Ghat villages with an climb to reach at Lukla, where you can enjoy the afternoon relaxing and celebrate with staff-guides-porters and fellow member on this last night around high Khumbu within Everest areas.

Day 63: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport with its unique airstrip, sometime the flight can delay due to bad weather, as the flight arrives from Kathmandu board on the smaller Twin-Otter or Dornier airplane where a scenic flight brings you at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

Day 64-66: 3 days free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
We have reserve as contingency in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla due to unpredictable bad weather conditions, on this day you can book for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Three full days in Kathmandu for rest after a tiring and exciting Everest Expedition, this days includes handing the expedition report to concern Nepal Government department, rest of the days free to enjoy individual activities with last night farewell party among fellow members, staff and guides.

Day 67: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Everest Expedition.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Go For Nepal’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
  • Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff.
  • Permit for expedition crew.
  • Expedition Permit to climb Everest.
  • All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager).
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free.
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff.
  • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
  • Each expedition member will have an twin sharing tent available in the EBC.
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.( in group)
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and member.
  • All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents,
  • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter and 20 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing
  • All wages, Equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • 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$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Our service Charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses.
  • Sleeping Bag, Climbing Plastic Boots, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • 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.
  • Ice falls charges · All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 ,4,5
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) and reentry visa fee.
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Emergency/Rescue
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” Section.

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of 3 or more than 3 persons. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status
29th March 2018 16th June 2018 $ 42,000

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

Kathmandu - Lukla Flight Delay

In order to go to Everest Region trek, domestic flight is the primary mode of transport to reach at Lukla. It is fairly included in the trip. Sometimes, domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu) may be delayed due to weather conditions or any technical problems. In case of flight delay, Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition can arrange heli charter to ensure your are on schedule for your internation flight. However, you will be charged additional amount for heli charter which can be directly payable to our office at Kathmandu. The heli charter amount depends on group size. The minimum cost is $500 USD and maximum cost is $3500 USD. We suggest you to come a day earlier before you begin your trek. If you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Likewise, having some extra days after you finished you trek is also better because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be delayed due to bad weather and any technical problems.

We believe in Humanity

Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is one of the major activities to help orphan children. We also help to conduct sponsorship by collaboration with some organizations.
Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically targeted into remote and rural areas of Nepal.

FAQs

Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.