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Mt. Everest South Face Expedition - 65 Days

Introduction: World’s highest the number one mountain Mt. Everest at an altitude 8,848m (29,028ft) straddle the border with Tibet and Nepal, although it is much safer climbing from the North face. The climb from the South is totally different, demanding a life time experience. There are few routes that’s been climbed with much difficulties the Lho –la and Khangsung Face ( East Face) However, to make it accessible we have set the expeditions from the South Face from Nepal side.

The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Mt.Everest details has been prepared on the experience of our involvement in major Mountaineering Expeditions to Mt. Everest, over the past and present years. GA experience on commercial mountaineering expeditions with support and service of  climbing Sherpas, High Altitude porters and by expert professional Mountain Guides to the world highest mountains and peaks, with an ultimate destination normal route in Nepal to the summit of Mt. Everest. 8,848m (29,028 ft.). The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions will fully support with all the guidance and setting this eThis Itinerary has been prepared to give you an outline helping you design your own expedition schedule program with care. The Ice-fall is to be opened by a separate unit called ‘Advance Team’ before the final party arrives in the Base Camp, after several days of acclimatization; with practice climbing on Island Peak or Lobuche peak and resting few days at Dingboche or Pheriche. Then back at the base camp for the final summit bid with the team of The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Trip Highlights: “On top of the world, high spirit, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality of the highlanders the Sherpa of Everest, traditional culture and religions, in the world heritage Sagarmatha National Park.”

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Nepal and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu

Day 03: Prepared Expedition & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism

Day 04: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)

Day 05: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3446m)

Day 06: Namche (3446m) & Acclimatization

Day 07: Namche – Thyanboche Monastery (3867m)

Day 08: Thyanboche – Pheriche (4243m)

Day 09: Pheriche – Lobuche (4930m) Lodge /camp

Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5400m) O/N Camp

Day 11 – 60: Climbing Period for Mt. Everest

Day 61: Base Camp – Pheriche (4371m)

Day 62: Pheriche – Namche (2860m)

Day 63: Namche – Lukla (2800m)

Day 64: Lukla – Kathmandu

Day 65: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Nepal and transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from us. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a our company’s display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel. After check in, you will visit our office, meet your trekking guide as well as other participants and do final preparation for the trip. Later in the evening there will be a welcome dinner which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.

Day 02: Kathmandu Leisure day

Sightseeing and Preparation for Everest Expedition. While the leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism, you will explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. Take rest, familiarize, and make a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath.

Day 03: Prepared Expedition & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism

We will be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow. In the late afternoon, the leader will check everyone’s equipment, as Kathmandu is the last opportunity to buy anything missing. You will also get introduced with fellow expedition members and guides.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)

An early morning scenic flight to Lukla. The mountain flight over to Lukla is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we will meet our camp staff and porters.After meeting our other crew members and with some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. Phakding lies on the main trade route through the area and there are a number of clean well-built lodges where we can spend the night.

Day 05: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3446m)

Continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo where we will enter the Khumbu National Park. Cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high suspension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with genuine Tibetan artifacts.

Day 06: Namche (3446m) & Acclimatization

We spend a day in Namche Bazar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450m (11,300ft).Although a leisure day, it’s important not to remain idle. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.

Day 07: Namche – Thyanboche Monastery (3867m)

The well worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. Follow the path, savoring the first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of an impressive and newly rebuilt monastery.

Day 08: Thyanboche – Pheriche (4243m)

We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Ama-Dablam. Shaded by rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge. An hour’s walking from here brings us to Pangboche, an excellent viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Contouring up the valley side, re-cross the river and turn up the Imja valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Pheriche.

Day 09: Pheriche – Lobuche (4930m) Lodge /camp

Continuing up the trail towards base camp. Reach Dugla situated below the snout of the Khumbu Glacier, a convenient place for lunch. After lunch, the trail starts steeply to climb up beside the glacier moraine. After a couple of hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuche.

Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5400m) O/N Camp

Contouring along the valley-side and looking down on the Khumbu Glacier, follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. This was the site of the base camp in 1953 and now consists of a few small tea houses. Leaving Gorak Shep, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble and eventually reaching base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. This will be our home for the next six weeks.

Day 11 – 60: Climbing Period for Mt. Everest

On 1th day, We prepare and start our climb to The Mount Everest (South Face). Total climbing period is 49 days including rest day before the climb.

Day 61: Base Camp – Pheriche (4371m)

All team members return to base camp and assist with packing expedition stores and cleaning the base camp area and Trek down to Thyanboche.

Day 62: Pheriche – Namche (3440m)

We Trek down to Namche from Thyanboche which takes aprox. 7 hrs.

Day 63: Namche – Lukla (2860m)

On 63rd day, we trek down to Lukla from Namche which take aprox. 6 hrs.

Day 64: Lukla – Kathmandu

We take an early flight to kathmandu.

Day 65: Final Departure

Our representative will drop you off at the airport for your flight back home.

  • 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets with 60 KG cargo per member
  • Per member get 2 porters for carrying 60 KG from Lukla to Base camp – Lukla
  • Fly ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Trekking from Lukla to Base camp & back to Lukla with Lodge trek lodge or camping
  • Food for trekking & Expedition period in Everest Base camp
  • Porter / Yak Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla (Porter transportation)
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand V-25 or Similar tent
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition sharing with other members
  • Liaison officer’s allowances equipment for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other groups
  • Expedition Crew’s allowances for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages
  • Peak permit for Everest South Face spring
  • All transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy and Kitchen helper sharing with other members
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If use, pay it full cost)
  • Satellite phone (Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Company service charges
  • Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance)

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas
  • Expedition personal climbing gears
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Sherpa non-summit bonus
  • Sherpa summit bonus + climbing bonus
  • Air cargo customs clearance duty fee
  • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
  • Walkie-talkies permit
  • Extra expenses for personal
  • Filming permit
  • Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
  • Icefall fees
  • Garbage Deposit

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Nepal and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu

Day 03: Prepared Expedition & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism

Day 04: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)

Day 05: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3446m)

Day 06: Namche (3446m) & Acclimatization

Day 07: Namche – Thyanboche Monastery (3867m)

Day 08: Thyanboche – Pheriche (4243m)

Day 09: Pheriche – Lobuche (4930m) Lodge /camp

Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5400m) O/N Camp

Day 11 – 60: Climbing Period for Mt. Everest

Day 61: Base Camp – Pheriche (4371m)

Day 62: Pheriche – Namche (2860m)

Day 63: Namche – Lukla (2800m)

Day 64: Lukla – Kathmandu

Day 65: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Nepal and transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from us. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a our company’s display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel. After check in, you will visit our office, meet your trekking guide as well as other participants and do final preparation for the trip. Later in the evening there will be a welcome dinner which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.

Day 02: Kathmandu Leisure day

Sightseeing and Preparation for Everest Expedition. While the leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism, you will explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. Take rest, familiarize, and make a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath.

Day 03: Prepared Expedition & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism

We will be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow. In the late afternoon, the leader will check everyone’s equipment, as Kathmandu is the last opportunity to buy anything missing. You will also get introduced with fellow expedition members and guides.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)

An early morning scenic flight to Lukla. The mountain flight over to Lukla is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we will meet our camp staff and porters.After meeting our other crew members and with some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. Phakding lies on the main trade route through the area and there are a number of clean well-built lodges where we can spend the night.

Day 05: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3446m)

Continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo where we will enter the Khumbu National Park. Cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high suspension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with genuine Tibetan artifacts.

Day 06: Namche (3446m) & Acclimatization

We spend a day in Namche Bazar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450m (11,300ft).Although a leisure day, it’s important not to remain idle. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.

Day 07: Namche – Thyanboche Monastery (3867m)

The well worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. Follow the path, savoring the first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of an impressive and newly rebuilt monastery.

Day 08: Thyanboche – Pheriche (4243m)

We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Ama-Dablam. Shaded by rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge. An hour’s walking from here brings us to Pangboche, an excellent viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Contouring up the valley side, re-cross the river and turn up the Imja valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Pheriche.

Day 09: Pheriche – Lobuche (4930m) Lodge /camp

Continuing up the trail towards base camp. Reach Dugla situated below the snout of the Khumbu Glacier, a convenient place for lunch. After lunch, the trail starts steeply to climb up beside the glacier moraine. After a couple of hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuche.

Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5400m) O/N Camp

Contouring along the valley-side and looking down on the Khumbu Glacier, follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. This was the site of the base camp in 1953 and now consists of a few small tea houses. Leaving Gorak Shep, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble and eventually reaching base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. This will be our home for the next six weeks.

Day 11 – 60: Climbing Period for Mt. Everest

On 1th day, We prepare and start our climb to The Mount Everest (South Face). Total climbing period is 49 days including rest day before the climb.

Day 61: Base Camp – Pheriche (4371m)

All team members return to base camp and assist with packing expedition stores and cleaning the base camp area and Trek down to Thyanboche.

Day 62: Pheriche – Namche (3440m)

We Trek down to Namche from Thyanboche which takes aprox. 7 hrs.

Day 63: Namche – Lukla (2860m)

On 63rd day, we trek down to Lukla from Namche which take aprox. 6 hrs.

Day 64: Lukla – Kathmandu

We take an early flight to kathmandu.

Day 65: Final Departure

Our representative will drop you off at the airport for your flight back home.

Cost Included

  • 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets with 60 KG cargo per member
  • Per member get 2 porters for carrying 60 KG from Lukla to Base camp – Lukla
  • Fly ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Trekking from Lukla to Base camp & back to Lukla with Lodge trek lodge or camping
  • Food for trekking & Expedition period in Everest Base camp
  • Porter / Yak Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla (Porter transportation)
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand V-25 or Similar tent
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition sharing with other members
  • Liaison officer’s allowances equipment for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other groups
  • Expedition Crew’s allowances for Expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages
  • Peak permit for Everest South Face spring
  • All transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy and Kitchen helper sharing with other members
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If use, pay it full cost)
  • Satellite phone (Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Company service charges
  • Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance)

Cost Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas
  • Expedition personal climbing gears
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Sherpa non-summit bonus
  • Sherpa summit bonus + climbing bonus
  • Air cargo customs clearance duty fee
  • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
  • Walkie-talkies permit
  • Extra expenses for personal
  • Filming permit
  • Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
  • Icefall fees
  • Garbage Deposit

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