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Everest Expedition - South Col Route
The Everest expedition in the Himalayas presents one of the world's greatest physical and mental challenges with such a wonderful feeling of pride and the sense of being most adventurous person on the planet. The South Col route on the Nepal side of Mt. Everest is the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who were the first to climb Everest successfully on the 29 May 1953 thus became world's famous heroes of the adventure climbing. Expedition to mt. Everest has been successfully guided and climbed many times since then, but this should not lull prospective Everest climbers into complacency - climbing Everest is the ultimate challenge.

Brief info

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Duration: 65 days
Altitude gain: 3 450 m
From the base camp to the summit.
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1. Easy
1-day or multi-day climbs at an altitude up to 3000 meters. Easy, mostly walking terrain. Good for most fitness levels. Also suitable for children and elderly people. Perfect for whose who have never climbed a mountain and who want to try it out.

2. Moderate
1-day or multi-day climbs at an altitude up to 3000 meters with some technical elements. Mostly walking terrain. Requires an average level of physical fitness.

3. Challenging
Multi-day climbs with longer and more exposed climbing areas at the altitude up to 5000-6000 meters. Requires high endurance to walk several days for about 4-6 hours a day. Steeper slopes, many crevasses. Requires an average to above average fitness level.

4. Strenuous
Strenuous climbs at altitudes of 5000-7000 meters. Requires high endurance to walk and climb on a moderate snow and ice slopes for several days for up to 8 hours a day. Continuously steep terrain, wall passages that require great commitment. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.

5. Extreme
Extremely challenging climbs for experienced mountaineers, high altitudes up to 8848 meters. Requires extremely high level of physical fitness and stamina, as well as great practical experience of technical mountaineering.
CLIMBING/MOUNTAINEERING ACTIVITY LEVELS
What intensity you should expect from this activity and what fitness level is required for this activity
0. No requirements/ minimal requirements
Easy climbs with non-technical elements. No certain knowledge or experience is required for this activity.

1. Beginner
Climbing sections clearly arranged and unproblematic. Might include short steep passages and a few crevasses. Increased step safety is necessary. No prior experience is required, all necessary techniques will be explained by the guide before or during the climb.

2. Intermediate
Good navigational sense and efficient rope handling required, long climbing sections. Basic experience in using crampons and ice axes is required.

3. Advanced
Good sense of orientation en route, efficient rope handling, long climbs, requires securing at halting-points. Requires proficiency in basic mountaineering skills including: cramponing, walking on snow, self-arrest, crevasse rescue, and glacier travel on a rope team.

4. Professional
Extremely steep, partly overhanging wall passages, ice climbing sections. Requires proficiency in basic and advanced mountaineering skills including: cramponing, walking on snow, self-arrest, crevasse rescue, and glacier travel on a rope team.
CLIMBING/MOUNTAINEERING: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Some activities might envolve technical elements for which certain practical experience or training is needed.

Itinerary

Important details

How hard it is
Some say that the Everest climb is a "cake walk" nowadays, due to developed infrastructure and professional Shepras, who will assist you on the way up and down, but that is not the case. The mount Everest climb is an ultimate trial of you physical and mental endurance, as well as your technical skills. You must have extensive mountaineering experience of climbing expeditions at least of 6000 meters as well as a experience of scaling difficult alpine mountain peaks, preferably, some climbing experience of the 7000 or 8000 metre peaks in the Himalayas. Although fixed ropes will be used, Everest expedition members must be able to ascend and descend fixed lines independently and be proficient with crampoons on very steep ice and snow slopes.
Expedition Safety
All our Everest Expedition climbing Sherpa have extensive knowledge of wilderness medical training and they are competent to deal with the normal medical issues. We have Oxygen and comprehensive medical kits along with a Gamow bag available as a safety back up.

We also motivate all the climbers to carry personal micro medical kits with them. We use most recent, tested TOP OUT mask and oxygen regulator and 4 litre Poisk oxygen bottles. Satellite phones and two-way radios will always be there for communication. Good weather is essential on all Everest expeditions and to ensure the safety of all our climbers and supporting crew. We use a professional and reliable weather forecast service for the whole expedition period with regular info and updates until the ultimate summit push and safe return to base camp.
Training and climbing strategy
We spend several nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. Upon arrival at base camp, we organize refreshment climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying, use of oxygen, mask and regulator etc. We will also organize a practical climb of a 6000 meter peak to test your climbing skills before we head out on our attempt to climb Everest.

We climb the Khumbu ice fall several times on our acclimatization hike to Camp 2 and Camp 3. Climbing Sherpas complete their duty of preparation by ensuring that all the high camps are well stocked with tents, food and oxygen for the summit push. We return to base camp for rest and recuperate before we make the summit attempt. After getting confirmation of a favorable weather forecast, we head up with our summit plan to ABC and then CAMP 1, CAMP 2, CAMP 3, Camp 4 and then the SUMMIT. We provide expedition tents on all the higher camps. There will be 1:1 one Climber and one climbing Sherpa ratio to ensure that every climber has complete support to enable them to scale the summit and return back to base camp safely.
Accommodation
Six nights in Kathmandu will be spent in a comfortable hotel, so you have time to prepare for the expedition, as well as have a good rest after it.

While climbing we set up a permanent Expedition base camp for as long as the Everest expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal tent with Exped down filled mattress for comport. All members of the climbing staff have their own tent along with kitchen and store tents.
Meals
While climbing, we have an excellent expedition cook at base camp to cater the great meals. We provide sufficient, plentiful and tasty hygienically prepared food at both base and advanced base camps during your Everest expedition. Ample high altitude foods are provided at higher camps.
When in Kathmandu all meals are also included and will be served in the hotel made fresh!
Climbing team
Our Climbing Sherpa team is one of the best teams - their experience of providing the very best high altitude climbing support is second to none - proven by the record of multiple successful summits on Everest Expeditions in Nepal.
Transfers
All transportation within the expedition is included, be it airport transportation on the first and last days and all domestic airfare with the airport tax.
Equipment
What to take with you
You have to have your personal climbing gear with you. Make sure that you are 100% comfortable in it and it is up to the standards of the expedition. To get the full gear list frop us a line!

What we provide
We provide all the expedition group climbing gear including all high altitude tents, solar lights, dining tent with chairs and tables, oxygen, regulators, masks, climbing ropes etc in a bid to Everest expedition in Nepal.
We also provide a spacious dining hall with chairs and tables - carpeted, heated and lit by solar electricity make your stay at base camp as luxurious as possible with internet facilities at hand. We have a shower tent and toilet tent, all kept in hygienic order.

Dates and Prices

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We run Everest expedition in late March – early May every year. We have confirmed expedition group joining dates for 2021, 2022 and 2023 at best affordable all inclusive climbing expedition cost to offer you.
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$35 500 per person
Group climbs are available on fixed dates
Show dates
March 30th - June 2nd
2021 Departure
2022 Departure
March 30th - June 2nd
2023 Departure
March 30th - June 2nd
What's included
Meals
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Everest
Accommodation
  • 6 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Camping during the climb
Climbing and group equipment
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided including base camp tents, dining tent with table and backrest chair, kitchen with all utensils, toilet with commode etc
  • Oxygen with regulator and mask for emergency or medical purpose.
  • High Altitude New member and Sherpa tent.
  • EPI gas and burner for high climb
  • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
  • All necessary climbing Everest hardware group equipment
  • Satellite Phone in case of emergency
Climbing crew
  • Well- experience climbing guide and porters with their equipments, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • Base camp cook, cook helper and Base camp Leader and Manager
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses
  • Everest summiteers climbing Sherpa (1 Sherpa : 1 climber)
Transfers
  • Airport transportation
  • All domestic airfare with the airport tax
Entry fees
  • Everest Expedition peak permit fee and all government taxes
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Khumbu Ice fall route fees
What's not included
Airplane tickets
International airfare and airport tax.
Visa
Nepal entry visa fees.
Personal equipment
Personal equipment and climbing gear
Insurance
Mountaineering insurance
Tips
Tips are not mandatery and are always up to you!
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