Mount Everest (Chinese call Zhumulangma; Nepali Romanized: Sagarmatha; Tibetan: Chomolungma) is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The China–Nepal border runs across its summit point. Its elevation (snow height) of 8,848.86 m (29,031.7 ft) was most recently established in 2020 by the Nepali and Chinese authorities.
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first official ascent of Everest in 29 May, 1953, using the southeast ridge route.
There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal and the other from the north in Tibet. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind, as well as significant hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall.
After final preparations for the historic Everest Expedition in Kathmandu, Asian Hiking Team fly to Lukla and begin our Hotel/ Lodge trekking up the Khumbu Valley into Everest base camp. We will establish our base camp at 5300m at the foot of the notorious Khumbu Icefall before making our way to Camp 1 at 6200m. We will climb to Camp 2 at 6,600m smacks in the middle of the Western Camp up to the Lhotse face to Camp 3 at 7200m. Finally, we'll head up the South Col or Camp 4 at 8000m before making our Everest summit push.
Base Camp to Camp 1: If everything else works out, you don't have to segue because of an unstable wall or something nasty happening, you should be in Camp 1 after about six hours.
From Camp 1 to Camp 2: About four to five hours. If all fixed ropes are set and you're not in a traffic jam up you'll be across quickly.
Camp 2 to Camp 3, Lhotse Wall: About 6 hours get you from Camp 2 there. Again, this is assuming you'll be able to just do your thing, and it's not a fun place to be.
Camp 3 to Camp 4 Death Zone: Your last stop before the summit. It usually takes at least six hours, often longer, because now you're fighting diminishing oxygen, the stress and exhaustion from the previous legs, and a lack of sleep.
Summit day, if you manage to get out before midnight, you're in luck. If Hillary Step isn't backed up, you'll be done and one summit pin richer in about 10 to 14 hours. If you can't make it to the summit before 1pm you won't make it, so there's very little that can extend this leg unless bad stuff happens.
Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m
Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel, join group briefing.
Day 2: Kathmandu
Preparation for Expedition, Overnight Hotel; if you want to visit historical place in Kathmandu let us know. Or you can final shopping or check equipment.
Day 3: Kathmandu Official briefing
Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism, overnight Hotel.
Day 4: Lukla / Phakding 2640m
Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding 3.30 hours, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar 3500m
Phakding to Namche, 5 hours trekking, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar
Rest day for acclimatization and explore around, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 7: Tengboche 3867m
Namche to Tengboche, 4.30 hours trekking overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 8: Pheriche 4200m
Tengboche to Pheriche, 5 hours trekking overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 9: Pheriche/Dingboche
Rest day in Pheriche, visit Dingboche day trip, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 10: Lobuje 4900m
Pheriche to Labuje, 5 hours trekking, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 11: Gorepshep continues to EBC 5300m
Lobuje to Base Camp, 5 to 6 hours trekking, overnight tented Camping.
Day 12-52: Everest Summit days
Climbing Period of Mt. Everest 8848.86m, BC to Camp 1 to BC, BC to Camp 1 to Camp 2, Camp 2 to Camp 3 return to Camp 2, Camp 2 return to Base camp, BC to Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3, Camp 4 than summit the Mt Everest 8848.86m, overnight tented Camping.
Day 53: Everest Base Camp
Cleaning Base Camp and Preparation, overnight tented Camp.
Day 54: Dingboche 4410m
Base Camp to Dingboche, 4-6 hours trekking, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 55: Namche Bazaar
Dingboche to Namche Bazaar, 5-6 hours trekking overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 56: Lukla
Namche Bazaar to Lukla 6 hours trekking and transfer to hotel.
Day 57: Kathmandu
Early morning 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 58-59: Kathmandu
Free days in Kathmandu, Overnight Hotel.
Day 60: Departure
Last minute, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 5 star hotel on request).
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for members/ cargo fees as itinerary.
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for Liaison Officer and our staffs as itinerary.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit fees.
- National Park/ Conservation fees or permits.
- Government appointed Liaison Officer.
- Expedition/Mountaineering insurance for Liaison officer, our guide and staffs.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa’s.
- All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Base camp.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus and cooked 3 meals with tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp.
- All high food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
- Baggage/ Equipment allowance for trekking up and down is maximum 30-40kg per person.
- Base Camp Manager, Base Camp cook, necessary staffs.
- One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. They will also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
- Oxygen bottles (5+ bottles per member) mask and regulator.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
- Wages, meals, accommodation, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Solar panel/ generator at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
- Khumbu Ice Fall route fee (Khumbu Ice Fall route will be fixed by SPCC and we pay them in order to use the route which will be maintained by their Sherpa staff throughout the expedition period).
- Rope fixing fee for Everest only payable to EOAN (expedition operators association of Nepal).
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with nominal cost.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes.
- Fair well Dinner.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation beyond itinerary (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus (For Everest $2000, For others mountain US$1000) / staffs Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.