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Mount Everest Climbing Expedition in Nepal

(NECT001) Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazaar - Tengboche - Dingboche - Duglha - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Mount Everest - Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Tourist Style seasoned mountaineers

    Altitude 1370 - 8844m

  • Tour Type

    private Nepal EBC climbing tour

  • Trip Level

    Strenuous - suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.healthy.

  • Best Time to Go

    April, May, early June, Sept. Oct, early Nov.


"Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?"
"Because it's there" - George Mallory
The world’s highest mountain has never failed to allure adventurous souls since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s first successful ascent in 1953. With around 400-600 people making it to the summit of Everest each year, today climbing Mountain Everest becomes a workable challenge for you to reach the pinnacle of your mountaineering career. Consisting of a team of professional Mt. Everest climbers, we take you to safely reach the summit of the world. The mind-blowing Himalayan scenery and unparalleled adrenaline rush felt during the various adventurous activities will be the fantasy to thrill seekers.

Top Highlights

  • Explore peaceful Sherpa village in the heart of Everest Region

  • Trace the marks of legendary Everest expedition

  • Enjoy the jaw-dropping vista of highest mountains along Himalayas

  • Push your body and mountaineering skills to the limit

  • Follow the Everest summiter and Sherpas to safely reach the top of Mount Everest

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali guide will be meeting you and get you transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Stay overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Preparation and Briefing for Everest Climbing (B)

In the morning, you will meet the whole teams, including professional mountaineering and trekking guides. Then they will give you the orientation and briefing on Everest climbing. Later, your trekking and mountaineering equipment will be checked. You can spend the rest of day strolling around ancient Durbar Square and bustling Thamel and enjoy the local cuisine.

Stay overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (B)

Take the morning flight to Lukla, which is the starting point for EBC trek in Nepal. Since there is no road to EBC, we have to trek to Base Camp from Lukla. We will meet the Sherpa team and arrange the porters and trek along the Dudh Kosi River to Phakding.

Stay overnight in teahouse in Phakding

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(B)

We cross the river on a long swaying bridge and follow the trail that leads north up to Benkar (2700m). Then keep crossing Dudh Kosi and climbing to Chumoa. After a short climb to Monjo (2800m), we will arrive at the entrance of Segarmatha National Park. Buy the entrance ticket and register TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management System) for trekkers’ safety.

Next, we walk to Jorsale, the last settlement before reaching Namche Bazaar. After around 2hours’ climb, we safely make it to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa settlement, and gateway to Everest.

Stay overnight in Namche Bazzar

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,284ft)

Namche Bazaar is the main tourist hub and a great place for acclimatization and replenishing supplies before further ascent. You can find everything you need here, trek shops, restaurants, bakeries, pharmacies, hotels with showers, bank, internet café, etc.

We spend a full day here for acclimatization. You can rise up early for the fantastic sunrise over Himalayan Range. and tour the Hillary School and nearby monastery where mysterious Yeti scalp can be seen.

Stay overnight in Namche Bazzar

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft: 10km, 5- 6 hours)

From Namche Bazaar we move upwards to Tengboche village where famous Tengboche monastery can be visited. From here you can enjoy stunning vista of Ama Dablam and Mount Everest and other famous peaks like Nuptse and Lhotse. During Mani Rimdu Festival in Oct and Nov, the dramatic cham dancing and Tibetan opera will be staged here.

Stay overnight in Tengboche

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft ; 9km, 5 - 6 hours)

We make a descent and travel across lively forest. You will be amazed by the diversity of vegetation. As we trek, you can still enjoy epic Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest and Lhotse, etc. Following the downhill trails, we trek to Debuche and later reach Pangboche by crossing Imja River. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche.

Stay overnight in Dingboche

Day 8: Stay at Dingboche for Acclimatization

To minimize the occurrence of acute mountain sickness, we stay a whole day in Dingboche to get acclimatized. Our Nepali guide will show you the off-the-beaten tracks nearby to enjoy the world-class Himalayan Mountains and enchanting villages from all directions of Dingboche. Bring your camera with you to capture the photogenic shots.

Stay overnight at Dingboche

Day 9: Trek from Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m/15,090 ft; 4km, 3 - 4 hours)

Though today’s trek won’t last too long, it’s extremely important to aid acclimatization. The trek route is virtually like a string line. Accompanied by sublime Himalayan peaks, we will pass the campsite of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. With Mt. Pumori looming ahead as we trek, we are about to continue our travel and go down to the small village Duglha. You can visit Memorial Shrine near Duglha.

Stay overnight in Duglha

Day 10: Trek from Duglha to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft; 4km, 2 - 4 hours)

From Duglha the trails goes directly up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will pass Chupki Lhara and you can see fluttering prayer flags and piles of stones piled for commemorating heroic Everest climbers. As we approach closer to Khumbu Glacier, you will find yourself facing several soaring peaks.

Stay overnight in Lobuche

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft) and visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft; 13km, 6-7 hours)

Travelling from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp won’t be the most challenging part as you imagine. However, we do need to walk slowly and steadily on glacier trails. When we reach the Everest Base Camp(5364m), you can appreciate the icy towers on the upper part of Khumbum glacier and take iconic photos with the natural monument of EBC. Later, we move into our tents and home for the upcoming weeks' climbing, admiring the stunning panorama of peaks surrounding us.

Stay overnight in tents

Day : Following Days for Mount Everest Climbing

Climbing Tips:

After we reach EBC, the following days for Mount Everest climbing can be extremely flexible. The actual climbing schedule largely depends on weather change and actual acclimatization and performance of team members. If everything goes smoothly as planned, we can end the climbing early. If we face unexpected severe weather, we would add extra days for summiting the Mount Everest.

We will follow the rough climbing schedule below:

For the first several days at EBC, we will get acclimatized the thin air there and follow the guide of Everest summiter to do the trek to surrounding areas such as Kala Patar and Pumori Camp 1.

You are expected to use your gears and do some test climbings for you to get used to icy slopes, and ladder crossing and moving on fixed lines and treacherous glaciers.

As a tradition, before we officially start climbing, we will receive the blessings by local lama in a meaningful Buddhist ceremony.

For the following weeks, we will ascend slowly on the towering mountain and move back and forth to acclimatize to higher altitude and get familiar with challenging terrain there.

Our first goal is to pass the Khumbu Icefall, reaching Camp 1 at almost 20,000' where we will spend a few nights.

Then, we will keep moving up to Camp 2, at the head of the Western Cwm at over 21,000'. We need to spend several nights there to help our bodies acclimatize to the thin air.

Our next challenge would be reaching the Camp3, located at 7239m on the Lhotse Face. Here, you need to improve your climbing skills with fixed lines and get used to using oxygen supply device.

The climbing culminates with the final ascent to Camp 4 at 7924.8m on the South Col. From the South Col we will climb up the Triangular Face to the Balcony, over the South Summit, up the Hillary Step, and all the way to the top of the world!

Day : Descend from Everest Base Camp to Pheriche

As a tradition of finding the way back, we will rise up early to make it to Kala Patthar. Do walk careful during the morning. You will see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains and sunrise over Mount Everest over mighty Himalayan peaks.

For the following weeks, we will ascend slowly on the towering mountain and move back and forth to acclimatize to higher altitude and get familiar with challenging terrain there.

After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which becomes much easier. After lunch we descend to Pheriche to spend the night.

Stay overnight in Pheriche

Day : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

We will make a huge descent today around 2,000 feet and a lot of curve and up and down trails will also involve. On the way, you can enjoy again the picturesque snow-blanketed Himalayan peaks and peaceful Shrpa villages. Eventually, we cross the vibrant forest to reach Namche Bazaar.

Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Our descent continues and our Nepali guide will guide you to make the downhill trek to Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest and celebrate our successful visit to EBC.

Stay overnight in Lukla

Day : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Take the morning flight back to hotels in Kathmandu. Later you can take a leisurely stroll and buy some souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day : Transfer to Airport for Onward flight

Get transferred to airport for onward flight back home.

Service Guide

Cost Includes:

  • Everest summiter as the main guide for entire expedition period;
  • Lukla to base camp trekking guide, food, porter, tea house;
  • One high altitude Sherpa (assistant guide) per climber/client to assist in supply and climbing in camps, all the way to the summit;
  • Oxygen bottles (each 4 liter) per climber with mask and regulator;
  • All shared climbing equipment (necessary ropes, ice bars, ice screws, ladders, etc);
  • Bag for human waste of the mountain for all climbers in all camps;
  • All cooking equipment, tent and support staff with alternative fuel, gas;
  • Satellite Phone available at Base camp; walki-talkies with each guide and sherpa;
  • High altitude tents (The North Face or Mountain Hard Wear) for all members and climbing sherpas;
  • All permits - i.e. royalty to Nepal government, Icefall route fixing fee, cost for toilet facility using and removal of human waste from the base camp to proper disposal site, national park entry fee;
  • Scheduled flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu , 25 kilogram (55 pounds) of cargo each climbing member from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathamndu;
  • Transportation of food supply, equipment to Base Camp from Kathmandu;
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition;
  • Services of cook and kitchen staff at Base Camp and cook at Camp II;
  • Kitchen tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and kitchen utensils for Base Camp;
  • Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Government Liaison Officer, and local porters;
  • hotel accommodation in a 3-4 star level hotel in Kathmandu on bed/breakfast plan before and after the expedition as per itinerary;
  • All airport transfers;

Extra Charges:

  • International airfare to and back from Kathmandu;
  • Nepal's Tourist Visa fee;
  • Meals in Kathmandu except one group dinner;
  • Extra accommodation other than indicated in the itinerary;
  • Personal climbing gear, we will provide the list of gear;
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident and medical emergencies;
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident and medical emergencies;
  • Medical support in case of emergencies and Rescue by Helicopter or any other means;
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for satellite phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming (as per the rule of Nepal government);
  • Personal nature expenses such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, Email, etc.;
  • Tips and bonuses i.e. summit bonus after successful climbing;
Why This Tour?
Lobsang Tsering

"Nowadays, summiting the Mount Everest, world’s highest mountain, is no longer an achievable feat, exclusive to professional mountaineers. With a team of Everest climbing experts, systemic training and safety guarantee measures, we can help you stand on the tip of the world. For well-to-do seasoned mountaineers, this lengthy Everest climbing expedition would be the Holy Grail you’ve been looking for. Never miss the opportunity to challenge your physical limit and have your name listed in the scroll of legendary Everest summiters."

Recommended by Mountaineering Expert , Lobsang Tsering

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