Everest Climb South Side

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Mount Everest is universally known as the highest mountain the world is also known as Quomolungma (the Mother Goddess of Earth) in Tibetan and Sagarmatha in Nepali rises to 8,848 meter / 29,028 feet above the sea level is located on the Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal – Tibet, China border. To climb the Everest is the dream of virtually every mountaineer. We take the Everest Climb expedition very seriously to make it a grand success and we are again going to organize the Everest Expedition in 2014 during pre-monsoon season under the management of Natemba Sherpa, a veteran Everest climber (9 times Everest climb) who has very long career in climbing history from 1974 continuing till to-date setting many mountaineering records. He has probably the longest climbing career in mountaineering history.

About the early climbing history of Everest Expedition, it was the British who began the primary exploration of Everest in the 1920s, and the real everest expeditionary period on the South side began in 1950 with the opening of Nepal to foreign expeditions for outside world. After several attempts by many people, finally the first successful ascent of Everest was in 1953 by Edmund Hillary, New Zeland and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Nepal has been considered one of the greatest achievements in Mountaineering. These climbers ascended through to the South Col from the Khumbu Glacier and continued their ascent to the summit via the South East Ridge. Their route is now referred to as the Normal South Col route and will be also be the route that Mountain Climb uses every year. This route also offers the greater chance of success. Having organized Everest expedition many times and climbed this mountain ourselves several times we take the Everest expedition seriously and we know the exact logistics involved to make the Everest expedition a grand success with professionally led strong team of Climbing Sherpas and modern expedition equipments.

Regarding the elevation / height of Everest, the great Trigonometric survey of India began by the British in 1902 to determine the location and names of the world's highest mountains and the survery was further continued by
Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India, who considered Kangchenjunga to be the highest mountain in the world, but the observation was further carried out by James Nicolson in 1949 using theodolite. Kangchenjunga (or Peak IX) was considered to be the world’s highest mountain untill 1847, whereas Everest (or Peak XV) was still under further survey. And an Indian mathematician using trigonometric calculations based on James Nicolson’s previous measurements considered Everest as the world’s highest mountain

Everest was named after the Surveyor General of India Colonel Sir George Everest and the Royal Geographical Society officially adopted name as Mount Everest in 1865. Other official names for Everest are Sagarmatha in Nepal named by a Nepalese poet Chakrapani Chalise and Quomolungma in Tibetan, and Zhumulangma for Chinese.

For the Everest Climb Expedition we set up 4 camps above Everest Base camp (5300m / 17,388ft) for the summit
Base Camp - Camp 2 (6,400 m / 20997ft.)
Camp 2 - Camp 3 (7,400 m / 24278ft.)
Camp 3 - Camp 4 or South Col (7,900m / 25918ft)
Camp 4 – Everest Summit (8,848m / 29,028ft)

Everest Expedition South Side organizer / Management by Natemba Sherpa

userfiles/Mountaineering Experience of Natemba Sherpa.doc

Facts about Natemba Sherpa
-First Nepalese to climb Mount Makalu (8,463m / 27,767ft), World’s Fifth Highest mountain & survived bivouac at 8250m on the descent.
-First Nepalese to climb Mount Ganesh III (7,118m / 23,353ft.), a very challenging & technical peak.
-First Nepalese probably with highest number of mountain climbs above 7000m.
-First Nepalese expedition leader / Sirdar for the first most successful British Everest Expedition (including Ginette Harrison, the UK's second woman to the top of Everest) 1993.
-Was Nepalese expedition leader / Guide for Santosh Yadav, Indian Everest Expedition (1992), the only woman in the world to climb Everest twice in two consecutive year & Bachendri Pal, the First Indian woman to climb Everest.
-Was Nepali expedition leader / Guide for the First Malaysian Everest Expedition
-Has been engaged in mountaineering expeditions since 1974 participating more than 37 successful expeditions including Nine Everest expeditions.
-The First Nepalese to carry the Most prestigeous The Explorers Club Flag to the Summit of Everest with David H. Adams

Major mountains climbed by  Natemba Sherpa:
Everest (9 Times), Makalu (2 times), Lhotse, Kangchenjunga (2 times), Annapurna Fang, Makalu II, Lhotse Shar, Chamlang, Kangbachen, Annapurna IV (2 times), Putha Hiunchuli (2 times), Langtang Lirung, Ganesh III, Cho-Oyu, Shishapangma, Nanga Parbat, Chamlang, Himlung Himal

Natemba has also worked with world famous mountaineers, explorers, personalities & helped them to achieve their goal including:
Chris Bonington, UK, Malcolm Walker, UK, Bachendri Pal, India, Edward Myslovsky, Russia, Santosh Yadav, India, Brian Blessed, UK, Alan Hinkes, UK, Renato Moro, Italy, Nor Ramllee Sulaiman, Malaysia, Hermann Warth, Germany, Doug Scott, UK, Steve Bell, UK, Sundeep Dillion, UK, David Hemplemen Adams, UK, Marc Batard, France

Everest Climb South Side expedition fixed departure 2019

 Days 
 Date  Outlined Itinerary Overnight
 1  1-Apr  Arrive Kathmandu, welcome by our representative & transfer to hotel  Hotel
 2-3  2-3-Apr  At leisure in Kathmandu / Last minute preparation/Administrative  formalities.  Hotel
 4  4-Apr  Early morning flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m), & trek to Phakding (2652m).  Lodge
 5  5-Apr  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m).  Lodge
 6  6-Apr  Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3445m)  Lodge
 7  7-Apr  Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m).  Lodge
 8  8-Apr  Trek via Pangboche to Dingboche (4400m)  Lodge
 9  9-Apr  Rest day at Dingboche.  Lodge
 10  10-Apr  Trek to Lobuche (4,912m).  Lodge
11  11-Apr  Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m).  Camp
12-54  12-Apr-4-May       
 Everest Climbing period using 4 camps above Base Camp.  Camp
 55 25-May  Extra Summit day  Camp
 56  26-May  Extra Summit day  Camp
 57  27-May  Extra Summit day  Camp
 58  28-May  Cleaning up Everest Base Camp (5300m)  Camp
 59  29-May  Return trek to Pangboche (4000m).  Lodge
 60  30-May  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m).  Lodge
 61  31-May  Trek to Lukla (2840m).  Lodge
 62  1-Jun  Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.  Hotel
 63  2-Jun  Kathmandu at leisure / independent activities.  Hotel
 64  3-Jun  Depart Kathmandu.  //  //  // 

Day to-day Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 / 01 Apr: Arrive Kathmandu, meet Mountain Climb our representative & transfer to hotel.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu after you check out through the immigration, please exit the airport and look for a placard written Mountain Climb to recognize our representative, meet and will be transferred to hotel by our private vehicle. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02-03 / 02-03 Apr: At leisure in Kathmandu / Last minute preparation/Administrative formalities.
While we finish our last administrative formalities at the Ministry of Tourism for the Everest Climb expedition, the climbers will  have chance to visit some sights sounds of Kathmandu city or any last minute remaining personal preparation. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 04 / 04: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m / 9448ft.), trek to Phakding (2,610m / 8562ft).
Our Everest Expedition begins after a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Mountain Climb representative will meet you at the group hotel and transfer to the domestic airport for the flight to Lukla where we meet our expedition staffs, and set off towards Base Camp. It is one of the most spectacular Twin Otter mountain flight with the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north and \ rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south. Overnight stay will be at Phakding which is just 3 hours walk from Lukla. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 05 /05 Apr: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m / 11302ft.).
After breakfast we are ready to start our journey further....from Phakding we walk along the Khumbu river to Monju a small village just below mount Thamserku and after few minutes walk at a Check post before entering to the Sagarmatha National park, cross a suspension bridge to Jorsalle. From Jorsalle further we again cross a suspension bridge and walk steep up hill to Namche. Namche is the largest Sherpa village of Khumbu also known as Sherpa capital. Near the half-way point up the hill, views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,511m) come into sight. A weekly bazaar is held every Saturday in Namche display including grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and Tibetan boots climbing gears. The sacred mountain Khumbila
(5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north while Thamserku (6,648m) and Kwangde (6,224m) loom to the east and west. 5 hrs walk. Overnight in lodge.

Day 06 /06 Apr: Rest day at Namche Bazaar
We spend a day for acclimatization in Namche. There are many options on this day to spend our day, either we can take 2 hours walk to Khumjung and come back or 1 hour walk to Everest view hotel for spectacular view of Everest,
Ama Dablam, Lhotse shar, Nuptse etc...Namche is also known as the trekkers “Mecca,” boasts an abundance of lodges and souvenir shops, pool, bars, restaurants etc. Overnight in lodge.

Day 07 / 07 Apr: Trek to Thyangboche (3,867m / 12687ft.)
We start quite an easy day of 5 hours trekking, but very spectacular in terms of scenery. The main trail out of Namche heads in a northwesterly direction. Following this trail, a short climb to a ridge crest reveals a wonderful view towards Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Reaching Kangjuma we begin a long traversing descent to the bridge across the Imja River at Phunki. Beyond the river, we climb a long ridge to Thyangboche one of Nepal’s finest monasteries, which was destroyed by fire a some years ago. We have the chance to look around the monastery. This is a popular place to stay as it not only affords a good view of the Everest, Lhotse massif but is also the classic viewpoint for Ama Dablam. 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in lodge.

Day 08 / 08 Apr: Trek to Dingboche (4400m / 14435ft.).
After 3 hours trekking from Tyangboche takes us to the village of Pangboche, where there is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu. An hour beyond Pangboche, there is a good lunch stop the small Sherpa hamlet of Shomare and then it is a further 3 hours walking, gaining height only very gradually, to Dingboche at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley, another picturesque Sherpa village. Overnight in lodge.

Day 09 / 09 Apr: Rest day at Dingboche
In accordance with our program of careful acclimatization before going to Base camp, we spend a rest day at Dingboche. Options for day hikes include a 4 – 5 hour return trip to view the turquoise lake of Cho La Tso beneath the towering north face of Cholatse or simply ascend hill above Dingboche etc... Overnight in lodge.

Day 10 / 10 Apr: Trek to Lobuche (4,912m / 16115ft.).
The trek today follows the Khumbu Valley to the tiny settlement at Dugla. Shortly thereafter, we reach the memorial to those Sherpas who have died on Mount Everest. Here, the trail starts to level out, following the lateral moraine on the west side of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche, the last habitation on the route to Everest Base camp. 5 hrs walk. Overnight in lodge.

Day 11 /11 Apr: Lobuche to Everest Base camp (5300m / 17388ft.).
Today is a big day! We begin at first light, following a trail through the ablation valley by the side of the Khumbu Glacier. Crossing the rubble of a tributary glacier, we arrive at Gorak Shep, a summer yak herding meadow at the foot of Kala Patar, after 3 hours. This remote spot now boasts 2 of the highest tea houses in Nepal. Above Gorak Shep, walking at first on the moraine crest and finally on the Khumbu Glacier itself to Everest Base camp, tucked into the mountainside under the sparkling Khumbu Icefall. Our expedition staffs welcome the climbers with hot juice and snacks at Base Camp. 6 hrs walk. Overnight in Camp.

Day 12-15 / 12-15 Apr: Rest at Base camp.
We spend couple of days at Base camp resting and acclimatizing. Overnight in Camp.

Day 16 / 16 Apr: Climbing period of Mount Everest.
While the climbing members will spend several days at Everest Base Camp acclimatizing, preparing for the climb, checking the gears, some ice training around the Base camp and descend down to Dingboche if necessary. Our Climbing Sherpas will set up camps, stock foods, equipments after the people responsible for making the routes so called the "Icefall Doctors" will set up ropes and ladders in unstable Khumbu Icefall, Seracs and crevasses, fixing the ropes up higher camps. After everything set above Base camp, the members will walk up the Khumbu glacier s
everal times to Camp I and Camp II for proper acclimatization, and finally to Camp III then at last when everyone in good shape and everyone ready permitting the Everest weather favorable finally to the South Col then to the Summit of Everest and return back to Base camp or at least Camp II making our Everest Climb South Side expedition a grand success. Overnight in Camp.

Day 58 / 28th May: Cleaning up Base Camp.
As part of our Environmental Responsibility, and our effort to make the Everest Climb expedition an Eco-Everest expedition, we clean up all our garbage, trash and human wastes etc at Base Camp and bring them down for proper disposal. Overnight in Camp.

Day 59-61 / 29-31 May: Return down to Lukla.
After complete pack up, we retrace down to Lukla from Base camp through the same route to Lukla and ready to fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight in lodge.

Day 62 / 1 June: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
We take early morning flight to Kathmandu, where we check in to our hotel. The afternoon is free rest / relaxation in Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel

Day 63 / 2 June: In Kathmandu / Last farewell program
A free day in Kathmandu. As part of our effort to make the Everest Climb Expedition more memorable, we will have a small last farewell program with souvenir giving of an Ice-axe especially designed by us (Mountain Climb) to each successful summitter and certificate of climbing to all non-summmitter members. Overnight in Hotel.


Day 64 / 3 June: Depart Kathmandu.
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer to airport for onward international departure flight.

Important: This day-to-day Everest Climb South side expedition schedule should be taken only as a general guide. Although we update our itineraries every year, to take into account such things as: changes to make the expedition more successful, in terms of the acclimatization process and training etc…

Everest Climb Full board expedition service includes:
• Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
• Flight tickets: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax & cargo fees,
• 5 nights Hotel (five star) accommodation in Kathmandu on single Bed & Breakfast basis,
Everest Climbing expedition permit & all other applicable permits,
One Climbing Sherpa per member, Full set of Base camp, cook, kitchen helpers,
• One Government liaison officer, One Camp 2 cook,
• Equipment Allowance, daily wages, insurance, food for Climbing Sherpas, Liaison officer, staff & porters,
7 Oxygen with Mask & Regulator per member & 4 Ogen with Mask & Reg per High altitude climbing Sherpa,
• All food, fuel for member and Sherpa staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp, & while going from Lukla and Back,
• One high quality tent per member at Base camp with thick foam mattress and pillow,
• Dining tent,  dining tent heater, kitchen tent, Chair, tables, toilet tent, shower tent at Base camp,
• 90 kg weight allowed per climber / member for personal equipments,
• Transportation of all food supplies & expedition equipments from Lukla to Base camp & Back to Lukla,
• All group climbing equipments above Base camp: tents, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, shovel, ice-screws etc…
• 15 Epi gas per member, cooking set with mug, plates,

• Partial high altitude expedition food (this is because sometimes a member wish to bring his/her own taste of food from their home country)
• Climbing Sherpa Load ferry bonus & summit bonus,
• Everest Climbing rope sharing charges,
• One Gamow bag / Oxygen for emergency use,
• Solar panel, generator for power supply at Base Camp,
• Garbage & stool shipped off charges from Base Camp,
• Agency service charge, related administrative fees and taxes,
• Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excluded:
• Travel to / from Nepal,
• Mail meal in Kathmandu (Lunch and Dinner),
• Beverages, drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, tips, all items of personal nature,
• Extra high altitude Sherpa supporter if needed (US$ 2800 per Climbing Sherpa),
• Extra Oxygen US$ 470 per bottle (4 lit)
• Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
• Emergency rescue evacuations,
• Respective expenses if one returns from the expedition earlier due to any emergency situation.
• Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

Base Camp Everest expedition Service includes:

• Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
• Flight tickets: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax & cargo fees,
• 5 nights Hotel (five star) accommodation in Kathmandu on single Bed & Breakfast basis,
Everest Climbing expedition permit & all other applicable permits,
• One Climbing Sherpa per member, Full set of Base camp, cook, kitchen helpers,
• One Government liaison officer, One Camp 2 cook,
• Equipment Allowance, daily wages, insurance, food for Liaison officer, staff & porters,
• All food, fuel for member and Sherpa staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp, & while going from Lukla and Back,
• One high quality tent per member at Base camp with thick foam mattress and pillow,
• Dining tent,  dining tent heater, kitchen tent, Chair, tables, toilet tent, shower tent at Base camp,
• 90 kg weight allowed per climber / member for personal equipments,
• Transportation of all food supplies & expedition equipments from Lukla to Base camp & Back to Lukla,
• One Gamow bag / Oxygen for emergency use,
• Solar panel, generator for power supply at Base Camp,
• Garbage & stool shipped off charges from Base Camp,
• Agency service charge, related administrative fees and taxes,
• Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excluded:
• Travel to / from Nepal,
• Mail meal in Kathmandu (Lunch and Dinner),
• Climbing Sherpas, food, fuel, high altitude group equipments above Base camp,
• Beverages, drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, tips, all items of personal nature,
• Extra high altitude Sherpa supporter if needed (US$ 2,800 per Climbing Sherpa),
• Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
• Emergency rescue evacuations,
• Respective expenses if one returns from the expedition earlier due to any emergency situation
• Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion.


We have noted some probable points related to Everest Climb South side expedition whether they might help you:


Length of Mount Everest Climbing expedition
Everest Expedition total duration is 64 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition such including administrative formalities, approach to/fro Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily waling /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during approach to Base camp an average walking duration is 5-6, whereas from Base camp to Camp III is about the same duration and from Camp III to South Col is about 7+ hours whereas from South Col to the summit is 9+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.

Administrative Formality / Climbing permit
There are quite lot of government formalities for obtaining the Everest Climbing permit, and as a professional Everest Expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Clibming Everest seriously so that the member / client could enjoy a hassle free Everest Climbing. We process the climbing permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph):
If you are a member of the Everest Expedition   userfiles/Member Bio-data.doc
For Leader of the Everest Expedition need extra doc
userfiles/Leader doc-Mountain Climb(1).doc
Risk & Release for for each Everest Expedition member
userfiles/Assumption of Risk & Release.doc

Visa for Nepal
All visitors except the Indian nationals must valid visa passport. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points such as at Kathmandu airport or other entry points to Nepal. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu.

Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point for quick access.

VISA APPLICATION FORM
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries (India, Maldives, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan)
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension
* Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day

* Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

For Everest Expedition you need a visa valid for 90 days paying the applicable fee as mentioned above.


Difficulty of the Everest Climb
This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Everest Climbing is of course difficult not from technical part but due to its harsh weather conditions, high altitudes. There will be fixed ropes from the Khumbu Icefall to the summit for climb, so if you are bit careful about using your personal equipments such as you must not forget to cliff on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc, the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time it is important that you must have at least previous climbing / mountaineering experience, properly acclimatized for Everest climb and proper use of technical gears such as crampons, jumar, ice-axe etc., It is also advised that you do physical exercises by running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises and have general check up with your doctor before coming on the Everest expedition.

At an Emergency
MOUNTAIN CLIMB prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Everest expedition / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions such as for Everest Expedition (8848m / 29,028ft).

Food safety & the types of food
Food safety to keep our expedition members is always a priority for us, therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before dispatch to Lukla and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to / fro Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during Everest expedition
During approach from Lukla to Everest Base camp and Back to Lukla all teahouses have boiled water that is quite safe to drink. Your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or ice melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring
Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for Everest climbing. All group climbing equipments such as ropes, tents, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, cooking pots are provided from Mountain Climb for full board expedition service, whereas you (climbing members) need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear are available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring
Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs
MOUNTAIN CLIMB has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Everest Climbing experience with many times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility
We provide a single room accommodation for Everest expedition members in Kathmandu in 4 star hotels. During your approach to/fro Luklk - Everest Base camp you need to share room with other people as there are no single room facility in lodges. At Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above to South Col, you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility
Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Everest expedition an Eco-Everest expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Everest Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during our Everest expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environmentally and naturally friendly way.

Apart from above if you have any further comments or suggestion, please write us: info@mountain-climbs.com


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Trip Facts

Everest Climb-South Side

World’s highest mountain
Elevation: 8848m / 29028ft.
Coordinates: 27° 59' 17'' N - 86° 55' 31'' E,    located on the Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal – Tibet, China border
Activity: Mountaineering expedition
Grade: 5 (needs high level of physical fitness & climbing experience at least above 7000m)
Duration: 64 days  

Where is Mount Everest: Located on the Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal – Tibet, China border
First Ascent: Tenzing Norgay Sherpa & Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29th 1953.

Mount Everest known by other names: Peak XV, Sagarmatha, Quomolungma, Zhumulangma
Our own first climbing of the mountain: 1992, International team
Listing: Highest Mountain in the world, seven summits, Eight-thousander
Climbing Camps:  4 camps above Everest Base camp (5300m / 17,388ft) for the summit:
Base Camp - Camp 1 (5943m /
19,500ft)
Camp 1-Camp 2 (6,400 m / 20997ft.)
Camp 2 - Camp 3 (7,400 m / 24278ft.)
Camp 3 - Camp 4 or South Col (7,900m / 25918ft)
Camp 4 – Everest Summit (8,848m / 29,028ft)

Everest Climb South Side fixed departure expedition 2019

Days Spring Outlined Itinerary Overnight
1 1-Apr Arrive Kathmandu, welcome by our representative & transfer to hotel. Hotel
2 2-Apr At leisure in Kathmandu / Last minute preparation/Administrative formalities. Hotel
3 3-Apr At leisure in Kathmandu / Last minute preparation/Administrative formalities. Hotel
4 4-Apr Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2652m). Lodge
5 5-Apr Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m). Lodge
6 6-Apr Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3445m). Lodge
7 7-Apr Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m).  Lodge
8 8-Apr Trek via Pangboche to Dingboche (4400m).  Lodge
9 9-Apr Rest day at Dingboche.        Lodge
10 10-Apr Trek to Lobuche (4,912m).  Lodge
11 11-Apr Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m).  Camp
12 12-Apr Climb Mt. Everest (8848m / 29028ft.) using 4 camps above Base Camp. Camp
13 13-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
14 14-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
15 15-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
16 16-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
17 17-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
18 18-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
19 19-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
20 20-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
21 21-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
22 22-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
23 23-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
24 24-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
25 25-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
26 26-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
27 27-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
28 28-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
29 29-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
30 30-Apr Everest Climbing Camp
31 1-May Everest Climbing Camp
32 2-May Everest Climbing Camp
33 3-May Everest Climbing Camp
34 4-May Everest Climbing Camp
35 5-May Everest Climbing Camp
36 6-May Everest Climbing Camp
37 7-May Everest Climbing Camp
38 8-May Everest Climbing Camp
39 9-May Everest Climbing Camp
40 10-May Everest Climbing Camp
41 11-May Everest Climbing Camp
42 12-May Everest Climbing Camp
43 13-May Everest Climbing Camp
44 14-May Everest Climbing Camp
45 15-May Everest Climbing Camp
46 16-May Everest Climbing Camp
47 17-May Everest Climbing Camp
48 18-May Everest Climbing Camp
49 19-May Everest Climbing Camp
50 20-May Everest Climbing Camp
51 21-May Everest Climbing Camp
52 22-May Everest Climbing Camp
53 23-May Everest Climbing Camp
54 24-May Everest Climbing Camp
55 25-May Everest Climbing Camp
56 26-May Everest Climbing Camp
57 27-May Everest Climbing Camp
58 28-May Cleaning up Base Camp (5300m) Camp
59 29-May Return trek to Pangboche (4000m).  Lodge
60 30-May Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m). Lodge
61 31-May Trek to Lukla (2840m).  Lodge
62 1-Jun Fly Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.  Lodge
63 2-Jun At leisure in Kathmandu. Hotel
64 3-Jun Transfer from your hotel to airport for on ward International departure. // // //

Everest Climb South Side Full Expedition Service includes:
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    5 nights 5* Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on single Bed & Breakfast basis,
•    Everest Climbing & all other applicable permits,
•    Internal flight tickets & cargo fees,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    1:1 climbing Sherpa backed by full Base Camp cook, kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer, 1 Camp & II cook with full crew of other kitchen staffs at Base camp,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    1 member : 7 Oxygen and 1 climbing Sherpa: 4 Oxygen with mask and regulator,
•    Food, fuel and accommodation for member and Sherpa staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp, & while approaching to/ return Base Camp,
•    One tent per member at Base camp with thick foam mattress and pillow, dining tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, toilet tent, chair, table, staff tents,
•    90 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipments,
•    Porters/yaks for carriage of all food, expedition equipments to /from Base camp,
•    Garbage & stool shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    Agency service charge, related administrative fees and taxes,
•    All group climbing equipments above Base camp: tents, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    15 Epi gas (Fuel) per member,
•    Load ferry bonus & Climbing summit bonus of climbing sherpas,
•    Climbing rope sharing charges,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use & dining tent heater,
•    Solar panel, generator for power supply at Base Camp,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:
•    Air travel to/from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
•    Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, tips, all items of personal nature,
•    Departure tax at Kathmandu int'l airport,
•    Extra high altitude Sherpa if needed,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Emergency rescue evacuations,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion.


Everest Climb Base Camp expedition service includes:
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    5 nights 4* Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on single Bed & Breakfast basis,
•    Everest Climbing & all other applicable permits,
•    Internal flight tickets & cargo fees,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Professional Base Camp cook, kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer, 1 Camp & II cook with full crew of other kitchen staffs at Base camp,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    All food, fuel and accommodation for member and Sherpa staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp, & while approaching to/ return Base Camp,
•    One tent per member at Base camp with thick foam mattress and pillow, dining tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, toilet tent, chair, table, staff tents,
•    90 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipments,
•    Porters/yaks for carriage of all food, expedition equipments to /from Base camp,
•    Garbage & stool shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    Agency service charge, related administrative fees and taxes,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use & dining tent heater,
•    Solar panel, generator for power supply at Base Camp,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:

•    Air travel to/from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
•    Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, tips, all items of personal nature,
•    Departure tax at Kathmandu int'l airport,
•    Extra high altitude Sherpa if needed,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Emergency rescue evacuations,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

Everest Climb South Side Gear list
Group climbing equipment, including fuel, stoves, ropes, fixings, tents, snow bars is supplied from Mountain Climb for Full Board expedition service whereas Climbers will need to provide their own personal equipment.

Everest Climb South side expedition Suggested Personal Gear List
 TECHNICAL MOUNTAIN GEAR
•    1 Climbing Harness
•    1 pair of climbing boot.
•    1 pair of Gaiter
•    1 pair of Strong Crampon
•    Perlon. 6 mm, 40ft long.
•    1 pair of Ski or trekking pole
•    1 Daypack (approx 50 lit)
•    1 Backpack (approx 100 lit).
•    1 Ice-Axe with leash (60 cm)
•    2 Jumar (Ascender)
•    1 Belay device: ATC or figure 8.
•    Carabiners: 4 Screw-gate (locking) and 6 regular twist-lock.

FOR SLEEPING
•    1 High Altitude Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality minus 20° C)
•    1 B.C. Sleeping Bag (minus 20° C)
•    1 Therma-Rest foam pad.
•    1 Foam pad

FOR HEAD
•    1 Woolen warm hat that fully covers your ears
•    1 Good sun hat or baseball cap
•    2 Bandanas or Neck gaiter
•    Thick balaclava, very thin balaclava or face mask
•    Sun cream (2 small tubes).
•    Balaclava: 1 heavyweight & 1 lightweight
•    Lips cream (2 sticks).

FOR HAND
•    1 pr polypro gloves.
•    1 pr heavy wool mitts.
•    1 pr over mitts (Gore-tex) double liners
•    1 pair of fleece/ wind stopper glove

CLOTHES
•    1 Thick fleece pant
•    1 Fleece jacket
•    4 T-shirts
•    2 Cotton pants or trekking pants
•    2 expedition T-shirts
•    1 wind proof jacket (Gore-tex)
•    1 Pile jacket: 1 Heavyweight pile
•    1 Pile pant
•    3-4 pieces of regular lightweight underwear. Synthetic or wool, but no cotton!
•    2 expedition weight underwear
•    1 Long underwear
•    1 Long-sleeved shirts
•    1 Down Suit
•    1 Down Jacket
•    1 Down Pant.
•    1 Down parka
•    Down suit if you do not have thick down jacket and down pants.
•    Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood.

FOR LEGS
•    1 Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
•    1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes
•    4 pair brand new wool or Pile Climbing socks
•    4 pair brand new liner socks. Thin wool, nylon
•    Vapor barrier socks(Optional)
•    Some lightweight socks

BITS AND PIECES:
•    Plastic bags
•    2 lighters
•    Notebook/pens/pencil
•    Reading material
•    Music player and tapes (if prefer music)
•    2 Locks
•    Games- if you prefer(cards, dice, mastermind, rumicub, uno, frisbee, small ball etc.
•    Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
•    Clothes peg
•    Ear plugs     PRIMARY ESSENTIALS
•    Passport and some copies
•    2x Passport photos
•    Credit card
•    Traveller's cheques
•    $ cash, some in small bills
•    Important addresses and phone numbers
•    Airline Tickets

MISCELLANEUS
•    A good quality small Camera (Optional)
•    1 Water bottle.
•    1 Liter Thermos Flask
•    1 Pee bottle
•    Two sets of high quality Sunglasses (100% UV, IR)
•    1 Ski Goggle. 100% UV & IR.
•    1 Swiss Army knife
•    Compressions stuff sacks
•    1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
•    2 Large good quality duffle bags with lock.
•    Cup:
•    Bowl
•    Spoon

TOILETRIES
•    Lip salve, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Shaving cream, Liquid soap (biodegradable). There should be sufficient throughout the duration of your expedition.
•    Small towels (2) Nail clipper, Mirror, Scissors

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS/MEDICINE
Acute Mountain Sickness (if going above 2500m)
Diamox (Acetazolamite) 250mg

Antibiotics
Ciproloxacin 500mg or norfloxacin 400mg

Antibiotic/anti-fungal skin application
Antibiotic (mupirocin 2%) ointment (15gm tube), Antifungal (clotrimazole or miconazole) cream

Allergy Inflammation & Itch
Anti-inflammatory cream/ointment/gel, hydrocortisone cream 1%

Antiseptic
Povi-Iodine (Betadine), Savlon or Dettol soap, burn cream silver sulphadiazine (20 gm tube)

Disinfectant for water
Iodine tabs or iodine solution eg. Lugol's or iodine crystals (25ml with dropper)

Diarrhea
Imodium or Lomotil caps

Eye and Ear infection
Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear

Indigestion
Antacid tabs

Nausea and Vomitting
Maxolon or Stemetil

Painkillers (Analgesics)
Paracetamol, ibuprofen 400mg
Oral Rehydration Solution
Oralyte, Gastrolyte, or Electrobion (2 pacs)

DRESSING AND WOUND CARE
Bandaids, Cotton buds, gauze squares, Sterile non stick dressing 10 cm, small roll of 10 cm adhesive tape bandage, elastic bandage 10 cm, closures eg. Steristrips 6 mm wide

INSTRUMENTS
Tweezers, scissors, sewing needle, safety pins, latex gloves

IMMUNISATION
At least six weeks before the departure you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Vaccinations against the following diseases may be useful, although they might be difficult or expensive to obtain. Your doctor will let you know if they are appropriate:
-Rabies.
-Meningitis.
-Japanese Encephalitis.

DENTAL CHECKS
It is most important that you have a through dental examination before the expedition and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

INSURANCE
All our Climbing Sherpas, kitchen staffs and porters are insured through a reputed Insurance company covering accidental, rescue as well as medical whereas All climbing members must be insured before commencing on an Expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expedition.

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Payment to Mountain Climb

An advance of 25% of the total cost is required when booking expedition, to be paid at least three month before departure to Mountain Climb.

The balance must reach us at least two months prior to expedition date to confirm a place/s. It can also be paid in Kathmandu before expedition departure on mutual agreement but on certain special condition only.

Mountain Climb reserve the right not to operate expedition without FULL payment receipt before departure for an expedition.

 We do accept last minute bookings if places are open for any departure (up to three weeks before trip date) in a first come, first served basis.

A group / individual participant must arrive Kathmandu at least two days in advance (4 days for Tibet expedition) in order to process your expedition or Tibet permits.

Mountain Climb Cancellation policy

In event of cancellation of your expedition the following charges will be made:
-More than 7 weeks before departure - Deposit amount
-6 weeks before departure date - 25% of total cost
-4 weeks before departure date - 50% of total cost
-Less than 3 weeks before departure date - No Refund.

Please provide us your bank transferred receipt, after the transfer of payment to our account.

Note!
We regret to inform you that we do not accept personal cheques or credit cards due to complicated bank procedures and delays.

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