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Everest Expedition From South Side Nepal

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The most daring choice among mountaineers and Everest admirers is the Everest Expedition from the South Side, Nepal. The world’s highest mountain stands at an elevation of 8,848 meters above the sea level in the MahalangurHimal. Climbing Mount Everest offers the ultimate climbing adventure and unique experiences from the southeast ridge, Nepal.

 

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All about the Everest Expedition From South Side Nepal.

Overview

Why Climbs Everest? – “Because It’s there.” – George Mallory

The most daring choice among mountaineers is the Everest Expedition from the South Side, Nepal. The world’s highest mountain stands at an elevation of 8,848 meters above the sea level in the MahalangurHimal. Climbing Mount Everest offers the ultimate climbing adventure and unique experiences from the southeast ridge, Nepal. Mount Everest was first summited by two legendary mountaineers, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, and Sir Edmund Hillary via the Southside, Nepal on May 29, 1953. Since then, every year thousands of attempts have been made to climb to the summit. Standing at the top of the world is one of life’s great and incomparable achievements! Climb Mt. Everest as a team at your own pace and carefully! Real Sherpa Adventures heartily welcomes enthusiastic mountaineers to climb the highest mountain on Earth.

Is Prior Climbing Experience and Physical Fitness Required?

Having prior experience with rock and ice climbing, especially over 7000 meters of elevation and in top physical and mental strength is an essential factor for the Everest Expedition from South Side, Nepal. Nevertheless, while climbing over 8,848 meters, one will encounter various anticipated, and unanticipated obstacles such as rock fall, avalanches, high altitude sickness, sheer exhaustion, scarcity of oxygen, and dramatic change in weather conditions. A healthy cardiovascular system and good muscular strength are essential. Before climbing Everest, prepare yourself mentally for facing various unexpected or unknown difficulties. The oxygen level drops by 60-70 percent from sea level as you go over 7,000 to 8,000 meters of elevation.

How Do You Prepare to Climb Mount Everest?

For a successful Everest expedition from the South Side, Nepal, you need to train yourself for climbing at higher elevations, carrying loads and cylinders of oxygen on your back. The trails up to the summit of Mt. Everest at 8,848m has a steep ascent and specialized terrain. You need to know the techniques of using fixed ropes while ascending and descending in the Everest region. It will be an advantage if you have mountaineering skills and rescue techniques. You can start your practice by hiking while carrying a loaded pack.

The Climbing Route to the Summit of Mt. Everest!

The actual hiking trail up to the summit of Mt. Everest begins from the base camp. After flying to Lukla from Kathmandu, you follow the regular trekking route via Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and GorakShep to reach the Everest base camp at 5,365m. The trails up to the base camp pass through the ridge of the DudhKoshi River, over many suspension bridges, through dense forests filled with rhododendron, pine, juniper, several small, ancient villages such as Chaurikharka, Jorasle, Monjo, Pangboche, Pheriche, and others. You will walk uphill and down, along steep, flat, and moderate rocky terrains.  Throughout the trek up to base camp, you will enjoy the views of many snow-clad mountains, Himalayan landscapes, traditional village decorated with strings of prayer flags, sunrises, and sunsets. Adjusting to the altitude with a stay at Namche and Dingboche, you will reach Everest Base Camp at 5,365m/17,500ft. At EBC, we will spend 3 to 4 days to prepare for the Everest climb, which is necessary to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Within that period, we will hike up to Kala Patthar in the very early morning for a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and a beautiful sunrise view. From EBC, we will first move on to four different camps: Camp I, II, III, and IV situated in the Khumbu region. From the base camp, the route to the summit is divided into four separate sections which are listed below. For climbing each segment, our formula is a step, pause, breathe and repeat!

  1. The Khumbu Icefall
  2. The Western Cwm
  3. The Lhotse Face
  4. The Summit (Southeast Ridge)

The Khumbu Icefall:

Everest climbers usually spend a couple of weeks in the base camp for acclimatization. Meanwhile, our experienced and professional Sherpa team will set up ropes and aluminium ladders in the treacherous Khumbu Icefall. Lying at the head of the Khumbu glacier, the Khumbu Icefall at 5,486m is regarded as one of the most dangerous sections of the route due to the presence of seracs, crevasses, and shifting blocks of ice. The seracs found in the Icefall are massive towers of ice, which sometimes collapse suddenly. The movement of the Khumbu glacier opens large crevasses with little warning. Every day, great blocks of ice flip-flop down the glacier from time to time. In this section of the expedition, climbers usually begin their ascent before dawn. Crossing crevasses and lumps of ice, we reach Camp I at 6,065m/19,900ft which is situated above the Icefall on a flat area of snow. This camp offers you a breathtaking view of the Khumbu glacier.

The Western Cwm:

From Camp I, the route ascends towards the Western Cwm, which is a flat, gently rising glacial valley, and marked by huge lateral crevasses in the center. Crossing these large gaping crevasses stretching ladders are needed, or you can cross it via a small passageway known as the “Nuptse corner.” It is also known as the “Valley of Silence” as the area is windless making the environment unbearably hot for expeditions. Walking through this area is like entering into the hall of the mountain gods. As you progress further, you reach Camp II  at 6,500m/21,300ft. Camp II or the Advanced Base Camp lies at the base of the Mt. Lhotse wall. Sometimes, the weather is cloudy and windy at this camp. The climbers ascend the Lhotse face on fixed ropes up to Camp III from this camp. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to climb to Camp II from Camp I.

The Lhotse Face:

From the Advanced Base Camp or Camp II, the route ascends towards the Lhotse face using fixed ropes up to Camp III. At the base of the Lhotse, gusting winds, snow plumes, and the sight of the steep face looms above greeting you. Located adjacent to the Lhotse wall, the trail up to Camp III at 7,470m/24,500ft follows through the steep yellow bands (loose, down-sloping, and rotten limestone). Arriving at Camp III provides you a truly rugged, high mountain experience. You will then enjoy the breath-taking vistas of Nuptse Wall, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, the west shoulder of Mt. Everest and many Himalayan giants. Beyond Camp III, some climbers may feel the need to use oxygen due to the higher altitude. As we climb further, the route takes us up the rocky Geneva Spur (an anvil shaped rib of black rock) to the east and the Yellow Band (a section of interlayered marble, phyllite). From here we will head along the home stretch to the high camp at the South Col.

The Summit (Southeast Ridge):

The South Col of the Summit is the last and the riskiest section of the Everest expedition. It is both physically and emotionally hard sections, but as a reward, you will reach the world’s highest point! The South Col leads to a flat ice platform known as the Balcony where we change our oxygen bottles and take rest for a while. The route then turns to a continued climb up the southeast ridge toward the summit, which passes across a series of imposing rocky steps. From the South Summit, the climbers follow the knife-edge southeast crest which is also known as the “Cornice Traverse.” The climbers then enter the Death Zone, Camp IV at 7,920m/26,000ft. This is the last camp of the expedition, just 450 meters from the summit. There are high chances of encountering violent winds. It is easy to reach the Everest’s summit at 8,848 meters from this point. Spending less than half an hour at the summit, climbers will descend to Camp IV before afternoon to escape the bad weather. The next day, we will descend directly from Camp IV to Camp II and then to the base camp.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Rest Day

Day 03 to 04: Everest Expedition Orientation and Document Preparation Day

Day 05: Fly to Lukla at 2,800m and Trek to Phakding at 2,652m

Flight Duration: 40 mins, Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar at 3,440m from Phakding

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 07: Altitude Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Day 08: Trek to Tengboche at 3,870m from Namche Bazaar

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 09: Trek to Dingboche at 4,360m from Tengboche

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 10: Altitude Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche at 4,940m from Dingboche

Trek Duration:  5 to 6 hours.

Day 12: Trek to GorakShep at 5,180m and Hike to Everest Base Camp at 5,365m

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours.

Day 13 – 16: Rest and Climbing Preparation at EBC

Day 17 – 55: Everest Expedition Period

Day 56 – 58: Cleaning up EBC and Retrace the climb to Lukla via Namche

Day 59: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 60-61: In Kathmandu

Day 62: Departure Day

Note: The given itinerary is just a standard guideline. The final itinerary may add or reduce days based upon your fitness level, time, budget, and any other preferences.

Expedition Highlights

  • Climb the world’s highest mountain at 8,848m
  • Walk along with professional, experienced, and local tour guides on the Khumbu glacier
  • Climb up to higher camps: EBC, Camp I, II, III, and IV
  • Mountainous flight to and from Lukla
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar for the 360-degree view of Mt. Everest and sunrise
  • Experience the Sherpa’s warm hospitality
  • Witness the unique culture and traditions of the people in the Everest region
  • Visit centuries-old monasteries such as Tengboche and local museums
  • Encounter Himalayan wildlife
  • Witness life in the Himalayan region
  • Views of many mountains Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku, AmaDablam, and so on
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
  • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
  • All government and local taxes
  • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
  • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
  • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag and T-shirt
  • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
  • Medical Kit carried by the guide
  • All necessary paperwork and permits
  • All meals during the trek
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, bar bills etc)

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  1. Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu

    A representative from Real Sherpa Adventures will welcome you at the exit gate of the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the respective hotel. After hotel check-in and getting refreshed, you have time to rest. In the evening, join us for a welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurant along with live traditional and cultural dance. Enjoy the real taste of Nepal!

    Overnight in the Hotel. Dinner Included.

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Rest Day

    Before starting our Everest expedition, we will visit some of the famous, ancient sites in Nepal. Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are significant highlights of today’s sightseeing. These sites represent the ancient art of Nepal. Every year, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist followers visit these sites.

    After sightseeing, we will conduct an introductory meeting with our team and your tour guide. In the evening, explore the Thamel area. You will see many tourists roaming around the street of Thamel.

    Overnight in the Hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  3. Day 03 to 04 Everest Expedition Orientation and Document Preparation Day

    We will organize a detailed meeting for expedition preparation. The session will discuss things related to the Everest expedition like expedition schedules, climbing gear, obstacles, and climbing training. The required trekking permits and official formalities will be obtained or completed with the help of one of our representatives.

  4. Day 05 Fly to Lukla at 2,800m and Trek to Phakding at 2,652m

    Flight Duration: 40 mins, Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours.

    After hotel check-out and breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu Domestic airport. Witness the naturally beautiful scenery of Nepal while flying to Lukla. The mountain seems so close to the top! Landing at Tenzing Hillary airport, you will have time to rest. You will meet the porters and remaining mountaineers. The actual Everest journey begins here!

    The trail descends towards the DudhKoshi River, passing the Chaurikharka village. Enjoying the beautiful view of Mt. Khumbila, you reach Phakding. The village offers you spectacular views of Mt. KusumKanguru, Mt. Kwangde, and Mt. Nupla. Explore the village and meet people!

    Overnight in the teahouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  5. Day 06 Trek to Namche Bazaar at 3,440m from Phakding

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

    Today’s trail passes through several small, traditional villages like Benkar, and Monjo. You will cross the fast flowing DudhKoshi River over suspension bridges. On the way to Namche, enjoy the splendid views of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. KusumKanguru. The trail offers you an opportunity to encounter Himalayan wildlife while reaching the Monjo village. Monjo is the entrance point for the Everest National Park. Arriving at the most delightful town of the Khumbu region, explore the town.

    Overnight in the teahouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  6. Day 07 Altitude Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

    Namche is the gateway to the Everest region, which offers the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. For the acclimatization process, we will hike up to the Everest view hotel or Syangboche. At the top, you will enjoy the beautiful vistas of Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Nuptse, including the panoramic view of Namche. Returning from a short hike, meet local Sherpa people and observe their unique lifestyle. Visit the local museum which was built by locals to preserve their history and culture. The museum will provide you with additional information regarding Everest and Sherpa unique culture.

    Overnight in the teahouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  7. Day 08 Trek to Tengboche at 3,870m from Namche Bazaar

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

    The trail passes along the riverside and uphill terrain. Surrounded by the hills, the beautiful Tengboche village lies at the confluence of the DudhKoshi river and the ImjaKhola. You will cross these rivers via festooned bridges and pass the strings of prayer flags,  and quaint settlements. Witness the vistas of snow-covered Himalayan ranges, rhododendron forests, and rivers.

    Overnight in the teahouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  8. Day 09 Trek to Dingboche at 4,360m from Tengboche

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

    After having breakfast, we will continue our trek via Pangboche village. However, before hiking onward, we will visit the famous Tengboche Monastery with Mt. AmaDablam at its back. The view of the sunrise over the towering mountains is breath-taking from the monastery. You will see the large settlement of the Sherpa people in this village. The Kongde range to the south surrounds Pangboche, Mt. Everest to the north, and Mt. Thamserku, Kangtaiga, and AmaDablam to the east. Long, stone walls protect the fertile land of Pangboche due to the violent winds they usually have here. We will visit the ancient Pangboche monastery. Walking along the moderate trail, we will reach Dingboche. This place offers you the mesmerizing views of Mt. Lhotse, AmaDablam, and the Island Peak. Explore around the area and interact with local people!

    Overnight in the teahouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  9. Day 10 Altitude Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

    A short hike up to the NangkartshangGompa towards the north side of Dingboche helps you to acclimatize properly to the higher elevation. From the top, witness the wonderful vistas of Mt. Makalu, Lobuche East peak at 6,119m, Lobuche West at 6,145m, Kangtega, Taboche Peak at 6,367m, Thamserku, and AmaDablam, including the view of Pheriche valley. On your return, take a full rest!

    Overnight in the teahouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  10. Day 11 Trek to Lobuche at 4,940m from Dingboche

    Trek Duration:  5 to 6 hours.

    After having breakfast, the trail descends to the Pheriche village and then ascends over the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Walking further, you will see the memorials of the Everest climbers covered with prayer flags. Enjoy the view of mountain peaks like Khumbutse, MahalangurHimal, Lungtren and Pumori from here.

    Overnight in the teahouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  11. Day 12 Trek to GorakShep at 5,180m and Hike to Everest Base Camp at 5,365m

    Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours.

    The trail from Lobuche commences with a slow walk towards the sight of the world’s longest glacier, Khumbu Glacier. The walk will follow along the edge to reach the base camp. You will likely feel the symptoms of altitude sickness as you reach the camp. Witness the view of Mt. Everest from the top.

    Overnight in the tented camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  12. Day 13 – 16 Rest and Climbing Preparation at EBC

    Before heading towards the Khumbu Icefall from the base camp, we will spend 3 to 4 days for climbing preparation and altitude acclimatization. Our professional tour guide will provide you training on using Gammo Bag, communications equipment, oxygen bottles including skill with fixed lines.

    Overnight in the tented camp.

  13. Day 17 – 55 Everest Expedition Period

    For the Everest expedition period, there is no day-to-day itinerary. The time it takes to ascend further along the route will be decided by the team leader due to the unpredictable weather at the high altitudes. After reaching the summit and spending some time there, we will retrace our steps back to the base camp.

    Overnight in the tented camp.

  14. Day 56 – 58 Cleaning up EBC and Retrace back to Lukla via Namche

    Take pictures, but leave nothing! After cleaning up the camp, we will retrace our steps following the same trail to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. The trails follow the rhododendron forests, riverside terrain, ancient villages, rugged landscapes, etc. to reach Namche. Throughout the journey, you will enjoy the views of the high mountains once again. Take a full rest!

    Overnight in the teahouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  15. Day 59 Fly to Kathmandu

    From Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla), we will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After arriving at the Kathmandu Domestic airport, you will be transferred to the same hotel and hotel check out.

    Overnight in the hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  16. Day 60-61 In Kathmandu

    You can decide your remaining days before your final departure. You can either take a rest or roam around the city for shopping or whatever else you like. Enjoy a farewell dinner from Real Sherpa Adventures for the successful completion of the Everest expedition.

  17. Day 62 Departure Day

    This is the last day of your expedition! Depending on your flight schedule, after you check out of your hotel, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu International airport for your next destination. Have a safe journey ahead!

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3 or 4-star hotel.

Accommodation during the trek will be in tea house or lodges. Some accommodations at lower altitudes offer fully equipped rooms with electricity, western toilet facility, wi-fi, and hot showers. Whereas some tea houses, especially at the higher altitude offer very basic kind of services.

You will be accommodated on a twin-basis during the trek. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. If you want a single room for yourself, let us know in advance before the trek.

Normally, beds contain pillow and sheets. Almost all tea houses provide blankets but it is advisable to use your sleeping bag which will be provided by us in case it becomes too cold.

Some tea houses especially those at lower altitudes have proper western toilets. As you move higher some tea houses use squat toilet facilities. Also, it is important to know that some tea houses do not provide toilet paper in the toilets.

In higher altitudes, you will usually have to pay extra for charting electronic devices or taking a hot shower. Laundry services are also available in some lodges at an extra price. Wifi cards can also be bought at these lodges. There are multiple options available depending on the data limit and speed.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
  • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
  • All government and local taxes
  • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
  • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
  • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag, and T-shirt
  • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
  • Medical Kit carried by the guide
  • All necessary paperwork and permits
  • All meals during the trek
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, bar bills etc)