Trip Name: Everest Expedition(8848m)
Duration: 63 days (usually)
Location: Nepal / Tibet border
Group Size: Max.15 people.
Rating: 5 intense
Coordinates: 27 ° 59'17 "N 86 ° 55'31" E
Maximum Altitude: 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
First Ascent: Edmund Hillary (NZ), Tenzing Norgay (Nepal), 29 May 1953 Date: Spring and Fall
Everest expedition is the most challenging and thrilling adventure that you will have in Himalayas. Mount Everest (8848.86m) is the world’s highest mountain and without any doubt thousand of expedition leaders and climbers climb Everest. Everest expedition in Nepal offers you one of the world’s most physical and mental challenges. Mount Everest offers you the full packages of challenges. After having successful Everest expedition, without any doubt you will fill one of the most proud and adventurous person in the world. Being incredibly tall and stagnant against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet, this mountain has many names: Chomolungma, Sagarmatha, Qomolungma or Mt. Everest 8848.86m.
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first climbed the Mount Everest. The South Col route on the Nepalese side of Mt. Everest was the route taken by them. Since they set foot on the highest point of the World many climbers have attempted to accomplish the same goal. Some of them succeed whereas some of them didn’t because they lacked physically and couldn’t cope up with the weather condition of the Everest. Many of them were not able to endure the obstacles and even lost their lives. Climbing Mount Everest and reaching its summit is a fantasy of every serious climber, and they are able to offer a lot of time and money to succeed.
Everest Expedition is one of the highest and most privileged achievements of life for every climber and mountaineers. To stand at the pinnacle of the earth is a dream for every climber and it is the most rewarding feelings. Everest Expedition guide guides you to your dream of climbing the highest summit of the earth. Everest Expedition is a lifetime opportunity and an adventurous and thrilling journey to the top. However, we with our experienced climbing Sherpa and porters will help you overcome each and every obstacle on your way toward your dream.
27.9881° N, 86.9250° E
May 29, 1953
Min 2 to Max 8
Mountaineering and Climbing
04 April – 04 June, 2021
If you are thinking of doing Everest Expedition in 2022 then you can contact actual adventure Pvt.Ltd. We are providing all the trainings for the Everest Expedition. Everest Expedition 2022 starts in the spring of 2022. Since, it is an adventurous journey you cannot just join the group and go for expedition. To climb the highest summit of the earth is not a joke and you must have an excellent physical fitness. If you really want to do Everest Expedition in 2021 then we will help you and provide full support to make your dream come true. Our highly experienced mountain guides will train you now so that you will be perfectly fit and ready to soar high. To climb Mount Everest you will need significant climbing experience, solid alpine skills, good mountain judgment, excellent physical conditioning, and a huge amount of dedication and determination. If you really want to join our Everest Expedition 2020 then we can help you through all the stages of your preparation, from technical skills development to training in cold weather survival skills and the gaining of climbing experience at high altitude.
You will be guided by best and experienced Sherpa team.
1:1 Sherpa guide to client ratio.
Nepalese UIAGM/IFMGA Expedition Leader for a group of 4 climbers and above.
Ascent of Lobuche peak for acclimatization.
Maximum oxygen flow 11 bottles (8 for you and 3 for your Sherpa)
Premier climbing experience on Everest
A cohesive team of climbers (Maximum 8 climbers in one group)
A long history of high altitude expeditions.
First we ensure safety and then service. Carefully planned itinerary and best logistics is necessary to succeed the Everest expedition and we guaranty that we offer those requirements. We are committed on managing this expedition properly and following the every precaution required. In order to avoid the difficulties in managing and cooperating with the team we always try to maintain a group in small number. You will be guided by highly professional mountain guides and they are one of the best in this field and has experience of successfully climbing Everest many times. Our Sherpa guides and support staff bring decades of safe successful summits to the desk which reflects our climbing strategy.
We offer you fully guided expeditions where you will be supported by legendary Sherpas. Our 1 to 1 Sherpa to client ratio and 1 to 4 leader to client ratio on summit days show our commitment to providing safe climbing strategies. Compared to the facilities we provide, you will find our Everest Expedition cost to be very reasonable. What you pay in the beginning is the final payment and there will not be any hidden fees. We are dedicated on providing with professionalism throughout the expedition by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed for our Everest Expedition.
To get to the top of the Everest is the dream for many people in the world. But this dream cannot be fulfilled easily. It is very difficult to get to the top of any Himalayas but talking about Everest expedition, it is more difficult. Climbers should be physically and mentally fit so that they can resist the coming obstacles in front of them. However, they also have to understand the risk and have some experience. Before climbing, complete detail about the Everest expedition should be prepared and the climbers should be trained.
It will get even difficult after you head above 8000m which is also taken as death zone. Your body will lack oxygen and even the strongest climbers may experience strokes, heart attacks or difficult to overcome altitude sickness. To get Everest expedition accomplished, the climbers must try to adopt with the lower rate of the oxygen in air before they attempt to get to the peak. This can be done by going on a few trips from Everest Base Camp each time higher. This helps to increase the rate of hemoglobin production which carries oxygen throughout the body. So for Everest expedition, preparation should be done properly and you need the most experienced and professional guides which will be provided by our team.
The most friendly period for such climbing experience is from April to June when so called “climbing window” opens. April to June is the best time for Everest expedition. You can experience warm weather in May but also you can expect some clouds during this period which disturbs the view.
You should always check on the weather updates on possible strong winds and avalanches. Talking about Everest expedition’s difficulties due to weather, every season is challenging. So climbers should be very well prepared.
Everest Expedition is one of the most adventurous journeys of lifetime. You may encounter a lot of obstacles on your way. For this dreadful journey of your life you must be very careful while choosing the company. Choosing a wrong company may stop you from achieving your goals and also may even cost you a life.
Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd provides full support for Everest Expedition. We do have highly experienced guides and porters in our company and years of experience in related field. If you are looking for a best company for your Everest Expedition then you can contact Actual Adventure pvt.Ltd. However, a good company can only be your companion and support for your lifetime journey. Other than that you need to work very hard and be physically and mentally fit to reach the pinnacle of the earth.
Acclimatization in the Base Camp may be quite long and last up to 40 days. During that time climbers are cared for by Sherpas until their body do not get used to the tension and lack of oxygen. Usually 50th day is a summit day the most exciting and challenging part of the ascent, especially if the weather is nice. On average, as far as tourists are concerned, the whole expedition lasts about 58 days from the arrival to Kathmandu to summiting the peak. When everything is settled and the climbers feel well, the ascent to the top takes about seven days. The way back to the Base Camp takes about 5 days.
For proper acclimatization we will be spending several nights at the base camp. There, we will be organizing refreshment climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying and also the use of oxygen, mask, and regulator. To improve your climbing skills we will provide training by doing practical climbing.
We climb for several times on our acclimatization hike to Camp 2 and Camp 3. All the high camps will be well stocked with tents, food, and oxygen for the summit push. We return to base camp for rest and recuperation 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. Expedition tents will be provided on all the higher camps and there will be a 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 to base camp safely.
Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd provides you all the expedition group climbing gears. This includes all high altitude tents, solar lights, dining tent with chairs and tables, oxygen, regulators, masks, climbing ropes, etc which are necessary for the Everest expedition. We provide sufficient and hygienically prepared food at both base and advanced base camps during your Everest expedition. Plenty of high altitude foods are provided at higher camps.
The Sherpas we will be providing has extensive knowledge of medical training and they are able 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. All climbers are motivated to carry personal medical kits. For communication there will be satellite phones and two-way radios. We use professional and reliable weather forecast for the Everest expedition as good weather is essential to ensure the safety of all our climbers and other crews.
Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
02-03 Apr: Day 02-03: Preparation, briefings, shopping and formalities for permit.
04 Apr: Day 04:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m-4 Hrs.); lodge.
04 Apr: Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-6 Hrs.); Lodge.
06 Apr: Day 06:Rest & acclimatization, explore Everest View Hotel (3800m-3 Hrs.).
07 Apr: Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche (3850m-5 Hrs.); Explore Buddhist monastery; lodge.
08 Apr: Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4350m-5Hrs.); lodge.
09 Apr: Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (5018m-4Hrs.); lodge.
10 Apr: Day 10: Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche.
11 Apr: Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m-3 Hrs.); lodge.
12 Apr: Day 12: Trek to Everest Base camp (5200m-2 Hrs.), Camping.
13 Apr-26 May: Day 13-56: Climbing period Summit Everest (8,848.86m), full camping.
27 May: Day57: Down trek to Gorakshep, overnight lodge.
28 May: Day 58: Trek via Lobuche (5218m)to Dingboche(4260m-5 Hrs.), lodge.
29 May: Day 59: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m-5 Hrs.), lodge.
30 May: Day 60: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-4 Hrs.), lodge.
31 May: Day 61: Trek to Lukla (2840m-7 Hrs.).
01 June: Day 62: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu; hotel transfer, D-briefing.
02 June: Day 63: Contingency Day in Kathmandu, Farewell-Celebration dinner.
03 June: Day 64: Transfer to the airport for final departure, end of the trip.
The technical difficulty of this climb is not high, but it is physically demanding with long days and sections with a lot of exposure. The trip is ideally suited to strong, experienced climbers who want to climb the peak in its own right, or to use the trip to gain experience for higher peaks in the future. To move efficiently and enjoyably we recommend you have experience of Alpine PD+/AD routes and /or an ability to climb Scottish grade I / II winter routes and previous experience of altitude of at least 4800m before.
Starts around seven am (not a problem as its usual to go to bed early!) with you packing your overnight gear into a kit bag before enjoying a hearty breakfast ready to leave camp whilst it’s still fairly cool. The pace on the trek will be leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos, chat to the locals and keep hydrated. Lunch is usually in a fine spot by the side of the trail and, most days, you will be arriving at our overnight camp mid afternoon ready for a well earned cup of tea. This leaves an hour or so to rest or explore before a three course evening meal. It is quite remarkable what the locals can produce in these remote circumstances.
The Post and Pre monsoon conditions experienced from October into mid-December. April-May is usually very fair, dry and stable. Daytime temperatures are pleasantly warm in the valleys (20-30C) whilst cool to very cold (especially with wind chill) high on Baruntse. Night time temperatures are cold to very cold (possibly as low as minus 30C) and you should make sure you have a very warm sleeping bag (-30c), an expedition weight down jacket and good quality down mitts.
Food on the trek and at Base Camp is excellent and designed to stimulate your appetite despite frequent altitude induced loss of appetite. Breakfast includes porridge and cereal followed by eggs (fried, boiled poached or omelettes) and either bread or chapattis with jam, honey, peanut butter etc. Lunch starts with juice and may include chips, rice, lentils, vegetables, salad, sandwiches, beans, tinned fish and tinned meat. Dessert is usually fresh/tinned fruit and tea. The evening meal always starts with soup (often with a healthy dose of garlic to aid acclimatisation) accompanied by poppadums, popcorn or prawn crackers. The main meal varies from local style – Dal Bhat (rice and lentils with an onion and vegetable sauce), Yak stew, momos etc. to western style – yak burgers, chips, pasta, even pizza! Desserts are equally appealing and include apple pie, cake, custard etc. You will not be hungry! Once on the mountain we use dehydrated meals supplemented by chocolate, muesli bars, cheese, nuts, salami, etc
Please note, flights to and from Lukla can be delayed due to the weather. Please be patient and bring a good book to read. If the flight is delayed overnight accommodation is included on a B&B basis. In cases of longer delays, optional helicopter flights are sometimes offered at an extra cost.
We allow one extra day in the itinerary for bad weather. If you are delayed longer (unusual) we can re-book your International flight but additional costs may/will be incurred. Tickets can be changed according to availability and the class of ticket, you may need to upgrade and be flexible on your return date. All additional payment would need to paid for in Kathmandu (card payments accepted).
We employ local staff to work alongside our own group leader giving employment beyond farming. We ask that you restrict showers to those lodges that have electricity or solar power, thus reducing deforestation. Be prepared to wash using bowls of warm water or ‘wet ones’. We recommend you dispose of burnable rubbish at the lodges but take other items such as bottles and batteries back to Kathmandu. Avoid plastic bottles of water by bringing iodine tablets and a refillable bottle to drink local pumped water. Soft drinks should be purchased in glass bottles that can be recycled.
Our itineraries generally allow sufficient time for your body to acclimatise. The best way to avoid any problems is to do everything slowly, walk at a gentle steady pace and drink plenty of fluid. Our leader will give an appropriate briefing on arrival.
Just in case your main luggage goes missing en route, it is a good idea to wear your boots on the plane. Most other things can be replaced but comfortable, well worn-in boots are more difficult to replace easily.
A detailed equipment list is provided on booking. Specialist items such as sleeping bags and down jackets can be hired or purchased.
For your own comfort travel light. Normally airlines restrict baggage to 20kg and the Lukla flight 15kg, but you will be wearing boots and one set of trekking clothes. Some items can be left at the hotel for your return.
US/UK citizens and most EU nationals can purchase Visas on arrival. All other countries should check with their local embassy. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the end date of the trip.
The typical cost when climbing the Everest with a Western agency is $45,000 and above. With a local Nepali operator it can be between $25,000 and $40,000.” The cost includes the royalty fee of $11,000 for the peak. It is cheaper to climb Mount Everest with a Local Nepali Company than a Western Agency. Most of the local agencies conduct Sherpa support climbs. As it is one of the major sources of income for the mountaineering Sherpa’s climbing through a local agency helps to uplift the living standard of Sherpa’s as well. The cost for Everest Expedition includes the following:
AIRPORTS PICK UP AND DROP– Both International and Domestic airport pick up and drop.
HOTEL IN KATHMANDU– Luxurious hotels under Full Board Plan in Kathmandu.
WELCOME DINNER: A warm welcome dinner at Nepalese Restaurant with live cultural show.
CARGO CLERANCE: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *before the expedition
PERMITS: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Everest and Lobuche, Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit and its fee.
LIAISON OFFICER: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, Daily salary and insurance.
Khumbu Ice Fall Climbing charge to (SPCC) Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
GARBAGE DEPOSITE: Garbage deposit fee and rubbish collection cost.
TRANSPORTATION: All the land transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicles as per itinerary.
HELICOPTER FLIGHT: All Helicopter flights as per the Itinerary. From Kathmandu to Namche, Namche to Dingboche, During the expedition return back to Kathmandu and after Expedition from Everest BC to Kathmandu.
INSURANCE: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs, Sherpas and UIAGM Guide during the trek and expedition.
TREKKING: All logistic management, trek from Dingboche to Everest Base camp with UIAGM guide and private cook who will be cooking foods for member, Overnight stay at lodge and Member all personal belongings will be carried by porters.
One Personal Photographer during the trip.
FOODS: Hygienic foods during trek and during expedition is of no limit.
DRINKING: Hot water, tea and coffee during trek and during Expedition is of no limit.
MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 200 Kg member’s personal luggage during the trek carrying by porters.
BASE CAMP EQUIPMET: Personal The North Face / Kailas Tent for Member, Private Kitchen tent, Private Dining Tent, One Communication Tent, Private Shower tent, Private toilet tent and Kitchen Utensils.
HEATER: Heater at base camp in each tent.
SOLAR / GENERATOR / LIGHT:1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
BASE CAMP STAFFS: 1 Experienced Base camp cook, kitchen helper and 1 base camp manager.
HIGH CAMP SERVICE: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for member, Sherpa, all climbing and cooking crew at (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
ROPE FIXING: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route In Everest (no extra charge will be applied to members).
SPECIAL CARE BY DIRECTORS: Guidance and instruction by Mingma Sherpa 1ST 8000 M summiteer of South Asia, Chhang Dawa Sherpa world’s youngest 8000 M summiteer and Tashi Lakpa Sherpa Multiple Everest Summiteer and many more 8000 M Mountain Summiteer.
GAMOW BAG: 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency.
RESCUE TEAM: A team of Sherpa at Camp II, for the emergency and rescue purpose.
REST IN NAMCHE: Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Namche (rest in Namche) and Namche to Dingboche. (1 time).
REST IN KATHMANDU: Helicopter flight from Everest base camp – Kathmandu – Everest Base camp via Namche (1 time).
UIAGM GUIDE: 1 UIAGM guide will be with you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu all the time for your Guidance.on request but we have local sherpa guide with you all time
WELL EXPERIENCED SHERPAS: 3 well experienced, veteran and strong climbing Sherpa who has summited Everest multiple times will be with Member and plus one UIAGM guide from base camp to summit, they will be helping in each step during the ascent and carrying all the member belongings, Oxygen Bottles and necessary stuffs for high camps till to the summit and back to the base camp.
UIAGM AND CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE / SALARY: Transportation, lodging, foods, Full Equipment, Daily Salary, Bonus, high camps setup and route fixing cost.
OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR FOR MEMBER: 12 Bottle of (4 Liters) Oxygen to member and 2 set of tested brand-new mask and regulator.
OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR FOR STAFFS: 4 Bottle of Oxygen to each climbing Sherpa and to UIAGM guide and 1 set of Mask and regulator to each of them.
UNLIMITED INTERNET SERVICE: THURIYA IP+ or Available Internet service at base camp on unlimited uses basis.
WEATHER FORECASTE: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
SATELITE PHONE TO CALL: Provision of Satellite Phone to call family, friends and Relatives 1 hour in a day.
BAR AND BAKERY FACILITY: Free bar and Free Fresh bakery at base camp for Member privately.
FRESH FOODS: Fresh fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Meat, and Foods will be drop by helicopter every week in base camp.
MEMBER INSURANCE: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation for climbing member.
STAFF INSURANCE: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
12 HOURS HELI SERVICE: In case of need we have our own Helicopter at first priority for your safety, all the day.
Comprehensive medical kits for member.
You cannot climb Mount Everest for free. You will need to pay the outstanding fees for permits to the Nepalese government. Other than that, you will also need the appropriate clothing and equipment, oxygen, food, and other things. Everest can only be climbed after taking permission from Nepal Government that itself costs 10000$. About 30k-35k $ is required for the equipments like oxygen cylinders, Sherpa, porters, guides, etc.
The typical cost when climbing the Everest with a Western agency is $45,000 and above. With a local Nepali operator it can be between $25,000 and $40,000.” The cost includes the royalty fee of $11,000 for the peak. In 2019 there have been 9,058 summits of Everest by 4,122 foreign men, 602 foreign women, and 4,320 Sherpas according to the Himalayan Database. The highest permits were issued in 2019 since the beginning of the Expedition till the date. The Climbing cost of Mount Everest includes all the permits and royalty fees.
It is always better to climb Mount Everest with a guide. Mount Everest is one of the most dreadful journeys and cannot be attempt without a guide. Nepal has amended its mountaineering regulations, prohibiting foreign individual climbers from scaling all mountains in the country without an escort. A Sherpa is a mountain guide or people living in the mountain region. If you are climbing with local Nepalese operator you will be accompanied with Sherpa guides and porters. However, it is not compulsory to climb Mount Everest with a Sherpa some western companies may offer you western guides as well.
Sherpas are people who are born in high altitude. Living for longer years at high altitude gave an advantage to them to adopt the lower content of oxygen in the air. They have more capacity to survive in high altitude than any normal people. Most of the Sherpa’s talk about climbing mount Everest without oxygen but only few really do. However it is still not possible to some Sherpas to climb without oxygen.
The Sherpas earn much more than the average income holders in Nepal in a single expedition. Although they risk their life for it, Everest Expedition is one of the highest paying jobs in the world. While a Western guide can make about $50,000 per season, Sherpa’s only earn about $2,000 to $5,000 per season, with bonuses if they reach the summit. That’s far more than the $48 average monthly salary in Nepal, but the job is also tremendously dangerous.
Most of the people climbing to Everest are just normal people with a little extra effort. Although, Mount Everest is one of the highest summit of the earth it is not the most difficult one. However, you need to be well focused and dedicated towards your goals. Mountaineering requires extra elements and some technical knowledge.
Yes definitely helicopter can fly even at higher altitude than Mount Everest. But it is very dangerous to fly helicopters to the top of the Mount Everest because the mountain provides very unpredictable weather condition. Moreover, Helicopters require a certain amount of air for lift and there is lack of air near the peak of Mount Everest which makes it impossible for most helicopters to get the required lift.
Westerners climb the Everest for adventure only once or twice. On the other hand, Sherpas have to do it all over again and again. While the Westerners cross an icefall four or five times at most, the Sherpas have to do it over 15 to 20 times, fixing the ropes, making camps and transporting luggage. Climbing Mount Everest is one of the major sources of income for most of the Sherpas. Sherpas Climb Everest at least 4 to 5 times in a year.
A Nepalese mountain climber 49 years old Kami Rita Sherpa has now climbed Mount Everest holding a record of 24 times and he’s hoping to do it one more time before he retires. He has been climbing Everest since 1994. Because it is their major source of income most of the Sherpa’s climb mount Everest a lot more than other climbers.
Humans are gifted with a special ability to adjust in any kind of environment. Since, Sherpas are born in high altitude with harsh climate and very rare facilities. They are struggling since their very early age for even basic facilities. There are not road transportations in the mountains and they have to walk for hours to go from one place to another. This makes the Sherpas stronger than other people.
An oxygen bottle can last up to 5 hours if you consume it at the highest rate of inhaling. According to the NNMGA, climbers use seven bottles of oxygen on average on their way up and down.
There is not Everest on Netflix but you can find other several adventure movie related to mountains on Netflix. There is no shortage of films about mountain climbers on Netflix, despite Everest’s current absence from the site. Perilous peaks of nature are, it turns out, great source material
Dead bodies are the main source of trash problem in the Mount Everest. More than 300 people have died on both sides of the the mountain since 1924 attempting to summit Mount Everest. There are at least 200 bodies that are spread across the mountain on various routes. Most deaths have been attributed to avalanches, falls, serac collapse, exposure, frostbite, or health problems related to conditions on the mountain. Not all bodies have been located, so details on those deaths are not available.
The temperature on the mountain never goes above freezing point. Mount Everest averages -19C in summer and -36C in winter. The temperature is inversely promotional to the altitude. Higher the altitude lowers the temperature and lower the altitude higher the temperature. Since, Everest is the highest mountain of the world it is always cold. Not only mount Everest but there is always cold on other mountains as well.
Although, Mount Everest is the highest peak of the world it is not the hardest mountain to climb according to the climbers. Everest is comparatively easier to climb than other mountains like Annapurna and K2. However, it is not either easy to climb as well. The difficulty level is moderate if you are an experienced climber. There are various factors making it difficult to climb Mount Everest. One of the main factor is the unpredictable weather condition and another is the altitude and lack of oxygen above 8000m. Another hardest part of the expedition is the Khumbu Icefall where the most fatality rates have been occurred. You will need to climb up to that altitude with lots of burden on your back. You can also hire extra porters paying extra amount.
The important thing for your successful expedition to Mount Everest is 100% physical fitness and mental strength. If you really want to go on the top then you must be very well prepared physically and mentally.
The climbers defecate using a bottle or plastic bags inside the tent. It is easier for men to defecate into a standard water bottle, prominently labeled. While ladies have it a little bit harder, and use a funnel to defecate into a bottle.
There are over thirty fatalities have been recorded between 1905 and 2018 while climbing El Capitan, including seasoned climbers. El Capitan, also known as El Cap, is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. The granite monolith is about 3,000 feet from base to summit along its tallest face, and is a popular objective for rock climbers.
Annapurna-I is the hardest mountain to climb in the world with highest fatality rate. Annapurna-I is the 10th highest peak in the world standing with an altitude of 8,091m. The deaths of 72 climbers on this mountain brings death rate to 38%. No other mountains in the world have such a high fatality rate.
It takes around 60-64 days to summit Mount Everest. You will spend three to four weeks going up and down the mountain to establish camps with food, fuel and oxygen. The average time from arriving at Base Camp to reaching the summit is 40 days. On most climbs it is the Sherpas who are doing the heavy carrying so you are acclimatizing your body to the high altitude
There are not many animals that can be found near the top of Mount Everest because it is just too high. The conditions are very cold and there isn’t as much oxygen so animals have to adapt to survive. Animals such as the snow leopard and mountain sheep can live in these areas. The big cat like Snow Leopards can be found near Mt.Everest.
The permit is a tax to raise revenue for the government, and it permits a person to step beyond Base Camp. The Nepalese government charges Nepalese citizens about US$650 to access Mount Everest in the spring climbing season, which is considerably less than the US$11,000 they charge citizens of other nations.
For every 100 climbers who have summited K2, 29 have died. A scant 306 people have ever stood on the summit of K2, compared to more than 5,600 Everest summiteers.
There are various factors making it difficult to climb Mount Everest. One of the main factor is the unpredictable weather condition and another is the altitude and lack of oxygen above 8000m. Another hardest part of the expedition is the Khumbu Icefall where the most fatality rates have been occurred.
Most Sherpa people live in the eastern regions of Nepal; however, some live farther west in the Rolwaling Valley and in the Helambu region north of Kathmandu.
Most Sherpa will consequently require oxygen above camp 4 in order to perform at their best. Since Sherpas are stronger than us at altitude, they are very well suited for alpine style expeditions in the Himalayas. You will need them to carry the oxygen, the gear and as a safety on the summit push.
Göran Kropp. Lars Olof Göran Kropp (11 December 1966 – 30 September 2002) was a Swedish adventurer and mountaineer. He made a solo ascent of Mount Everest without bottled oxygen or Sherpa support in May 1996, for which he travelled by bicycle alone from Sweden and – a part – back.
There is no exact record of how many Sherpa die each year. But Mount Everest Expedition is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and every year many people die attempting to summit the peak. Some 290 people have died climbing Everest in more than a century of attempts, according to the Himalayan Database, an archive that tracks expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayas going back to 1905. About one third of people who lose their life during Everest Expedition are Sherpas.
A Sherpa guide Babu Chhiri Sherpa age 33 had completed 21 hours at the summit of Mount Everest today, setting what is likely a record for the longest stay atop the world’s tallest mountain.
Yes Sherpa is a last name and mostly known as the people living in the mountains. Sherpa is not just a last name but a symbol of their bravery. Sherpa is an internationally recognized name. Sherpa is one of the ethnic groups’ native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal and the Himalayas.
The climate of Mount Everest is extremely cold. In January, the coldest month, the summit temperature averages about -36° C (about -33° F) and can drop as low as -60° C (-76° F). In July, the warmest month, the average summit temperature is -19° C (-2° F).
A Sherpa guide Babu Chhiri Sherpa age 33 had completed 21 hours at the summit of Mount Everest today, setting what is likely a record for the longest stay atop the world’s tallest mountain.
Although some attempts have been done. It is very dangerous to Parachute on Everest. One of the biggest challenges that you’d face is lack of air. Although it is very challenging, but it is possible to parachute onto Everest. One would need a very calm day and the accuracy skills to go with the small landing area. Air density is also about a third of what it is at sea level so you would also need a larger canopy.
Not all of the Sherpa’s can climb without oxygen. Although they can survive the lower oxygen content in the air a lot more than other people. Climbing Mount Everest without oxygen is a topic which is frequently talked by many but actually did by few ones. In 1999, with a Sherpa named Babu stayed on the summit for 21 hours with no supplementary oxygen. It was the longest time spent on the summit of Mount Everest with no supplementary oxygen.
The total journey to Mount Everest takes about 60- 62 days. There are several records made during the summit of Mount Everest. While it is almost impossible to climb Everest in one day for a normal mountaineer two people have made record summiting Mount Everest in a single day. Fastest ascent from Everest South Base Camp with supplemental oxygen was done by Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa from Nepal in 10 hours 56 min and 46 sec on May 26, 2003. Likewise, fastest ascent without supplemental oxygen and fastest ascent from Everest North Base Camp was done in 16 hours and 45 minutes by Hans Kammerlander from Italy on May 24, 1996. These two records are the fastest ascent to Mount Everest so far. However, you need to be extremely strong both physically and mentally to climb Mount Everest in a single day.
You can climb Everest during the month of Mar, April, May, June, September, October and November. These months are suitable for climbing Everest. However, April and May are the popular months for Expedition with high success climbing rates.
People survive on Mount Everest with the help of oxygen. Other than that there are other several factors that you need to build up on yourself to deal with during critical situations.
The hardest part of climbing Everest is passing through the Khumbu ice fall. The icefall is considered one of the most dangerous stages of the South Col route to Everest’s summit. You should know about all the technical methods and skills required to handle the unfavorable weather condition in the mountains. Likewise, you should also focus on your diet and drink plenty of water.
The south route of Everest from Nepal Side is believed to be technically easier to ascend and the North side is much harder to climb because of the time spent at high altitude, the weather and the distance travelled to reach the summit. Most of the successful ascents are done through South route of Everest.
While it is possible to climb Mount Everest without oxygen, it is highly inadvisable. Only five percent of the people who have successfully climbed the mountain did so without oxygen.
If you don’t want to explore the mountains going to the mountains then you have a choice of still getting to see those wonderful snow capped peak from Kathmandu as well. Yes you heard it right, Everest can also be seen from Kathmandu. The Chandragiri hills which is a few kilometers far from the main city offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges and Mount Everest on a clear day. Moreover, another popular tourist destination, viewpoints and hill stations just outside Kathmandu like – Daman, Nagarjun and Nagarkot also provides a wide range of panoramic view of the mountains. However because of the distance i.e. 161-km or 100-mile distance between Kathmandu and Mount Everest doesn’t let you to feel the mountains close to you.
If you want to feel the mountains and see them close to you then you can also take a mountain flight which costs about 200 USD. If you are a budgeted traveler then Chandragiri hills or other hill stations are the best for you. You will also get a chance to take a ride in a cable car visiting Chandragiri hills.
Off course, if you are an adventure seeker and a nature lover then Everest Base Camp is the best destination for you. Everest Base Camp hasn’t been the most popular foot hills without being worth for. Everest Base camp trek is not just an ordinary walk to the mountains but there you will get to see the beauty of nature at its best. Also you will get to interact with the friendliest, warm hearted and kind Sherpa people and walk in the legendary foothills of the legends Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. A part from this you will get the most wonderful view of the Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains. However, if you are not a nature lover and trek enthusiastic then you can also opt for Everest View trek as well.
The distance from the top of Everest to the Base Camp is 36.5 kilometers or 22 miles.
Unfortunately there is no road access to Everest Base Camp. The only ways you can get there is either fly to Lukla and trek for several days or directly fly to Everest Base Camp via Helicopter.
Although Everest Base Camp is one of the toughest treks in the world, the fatality rate is very less. On the low the estimated deaths is around 3-5 people each year on the Everest Base Camp Trek. On the high end this number could be as high as 12-15. These numbers are estimates but out of roughly 30,000 people who do the trek yearly, this is a death rate of about 0.03%. Most of the deaths occurred during Everest Base Camp trek is due to altitude sickness.
More than 300 people have died attempting to reach the summit. The last year without known deaths on the mountain was 1977; a year in which only two people reached the summit. Most of the deaths occur due to poor weather condition and some due to poor preparations. Mount Everest expedition is a dreadful journey and it may cost you a life if attempt without proper preparations.
Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination and often considered as one of the toughest trekking destinations. However, it is not so tough to trek to Everest Base Camp. The factors making it a tough trekking destination is because of its high altitude, no access to roads and only flight to Lukla Airport which is one of the dangerous airports in the world. However, if you love trekking and can walk up to 7 hours on an unfavorable terrain than you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp has the most strenuous trials which makes this trek difficult. To do this trek one must be physically fit and must be able to walk for about 6-7 hours in an unfamiliar terrain. Also there may be numbers of obstacle you may face while doing this trek like delay in Lukla Flight due to unfavorable weather condition, altitude sickness and others. Not everyone is capable enough to do Everest Base Camp trek but every trekkers has once dreamed of it.
There are also several ways of making this trek easier. Here’s how,
The Lukla Airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world because of its short airstrips and unpredictable weather. And because of the frequent change in the weather the flight to Lukla often gets delayed for several days or cancelled. To avoid the risk of getting the flights cancelled and have safe flight to Lukla you can fly via chartered helicopter from Kathmandu. You can fly via charted helicopter even in case of bad weather and is safer because it can be landed anywhere.
If you want to avoid trekking for several days then this can be the best option for you. The chartered helicopter can drop you to Gorakshep which is the final stop while trekking to Everest Base Camp. You can skip a lot of hours of strenuous trek and also can have the experience of trekking back to Lukla directly after visiting Everest Base Camp. This is the best idea to save several days with an experience of trekking to Everest Base Camp.
The several days trek can be more tiring and you may not have much energy after several days trek to EBC. Hence, after visiting Everest Base Camp you can directly fly back to Lukla via Chartered Helicopter. After reaching to Lukla you can directly fly to Kathmandu from Lukla aeroplane via flight. It also saves your budget.
Since the Lukla flight gets delayed frequently you may have to wait for several days in Lukla in case of bad weather. To avoid the risk of getting the flights delayed and skip trekking back, you can directly fly to Kathmandu from Lukla. It will save a lot of your effort and energy.
If you eagerly want to see the Everest Base Camp but without trekking then, this is the perfect option for you. The one day tour takes you directly to the Everest Base Camp in a chartered helicopter. You will spend few minutes in Everest Base Camp and fly back to Kathmandu. In this one day tour you cannot just reach the Everest Base Camp, but also get to explore the beauty of Khumbu or Everest region as well.