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Everest Expedition-South Side


Trip Introduction

Duration : 64 days
Difficulty Level : Difficult

Mount Everest is also known as Sagarmatha (the Mother Goddess of Earth) in Nepali and Quomolungma in Tibetan rises to 8,848 m. (29,028 feet) above the sea level reigns as the highest mountain on Earth. We take the Everest Climb expedition very seriously. To climb the Everest or the highest mountain in the world is the dream of virtually every mountaineer. Everest embodies the very symbol of achievement and will always be the mountain to climb.

If going back to history about Everest the early exploratory period is comprised primarily of expeditions to Everest in the 1920s by the British, but the real expeditionary period began in 1950 with the opening of Nepal to foreign expeditions for outside world and after several attempts by many people finally the first successful ascent of Everest was in 1953 by Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, has been considered one of the greatest achievements in Mountaineering. These courageous 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 the route that we use every year in the pre-monsoon season. This route also offers the greater chance of success. Having organized and climbed this mountain ourselves several times we take the expedition seriously and we know the exact logistics involved to make the Everest expedition a grand success with professionally led strong team of strong Sherpas and modern expedition equipments.

Regarding the name and 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 they further continued the survey by the British Surveyor General of India made, Andrew Waugh, 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. Untill 1847 Kangchenjunga (Peak IX) was considered to be the world’s highest peak, whereas Everest (Peak XV) was still under further survey. And in 1952 Everest was considered as the world’s highest mountain by an Indian mathematician using trigonometric calculations based on James Nicolson’s measurements.

The name 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.

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 Fact
Climb the 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 (1st April-3 June 2015/16)
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 first expedition to Mount Everest: 1992, International team
Listing: Highest Mountain in the world, seven summits, Eight-thousander

Days Date-2019 Outline Everest Expedition Itineary
01 2 April Arrival of expedition members in Kathmandu, meet and transfer to hotel.
02-03 3-4 April Administrative formalities, Final preparation of the expedition for departure to Base Camp.
04 5 April  Early morning panoramic flight to Lukla, and commence first day's trek to Phakding (2652m/8701ft.) or Monju (2840m/9317ft).
05 6 April  Check post at Sagarmatha National park and then to Jorsalle and trek uphill to Namche Bazaar (3445m/76919ft.), the Sherpa capital city.
06 7 April  Acclimatization day and overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
07 8 April  Trek towards the open valley of Khumbu, spectacular view of Ama Dablam and Phunki Tenga to the most famous monastery of the valley then short descend down to Deuche (3700m/12139ft.)
08  9 April  Trek through the Rhododendron forest to Pangboche then to a large village at Dingboche (4400m/14435ft)
09 10 April  Another acclimatization day at Dingboche.
10 11 April  Trek to Thuklah then further to Lobuche (4912m/16115ft.)
11 12 April  Trek to the Everest Base Camp (5300m/17388ft.)
12-17 13-18 April Around Base camp, further acclimatization, early climbing preparation etc...

18-57

 

19 April-28 May Ascent of Mount Everest.
We generally set up four Camps above Base Camp before the final push to the Summit. Our effort will be to put maximum number of members to the summit therefore, our climbing  strategy is carefully designed with long years of experience climbing Mount Everest.
58-61 29 May -1 June  Withdraw Base camp and return to Lukla.
62 2 June  Fly Lukla-Kathmandu, meet AEX reprentative and transfer to hotel.
63 3 June  At leisure in Kathmandu.
64 4 June  Transfer to airport for homebound flight.

 

Full Board Expedition Service upto the Summit cost US$ 39,500.00 per person
Cost 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,

Everest Climb Full Board service upto Base Camp Service US$ 20,700 per person.
Cost 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,

 

Full Board Expedition Service upto the Summit cost US$ 39,500.00 per person
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 Full Board service upto Base Camp Service US$ 20,700 per person.
Cost excluded:

  • 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

 

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

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.

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.

Your Complete Financial Protection
Being a reputed and responsible Climbing Expedition organizer company, you can book your trip with Mountain Climb in complete confidence that all monies you deposit / pay for a trip are fully protected.

International Air Cargo / Mail from home / Contact address
Please feel free to request us for an update of hotel addresses etc. Mail for you, your family and all the clients may be sent to our office addressed below. For Air cargo, please send us Air Way Bill with list of equipments with minimum value two weeks in advance before expedition departure one to our office address and another along with the cargo.

Equipment
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.

Suggested Personal Gear List for Everest Climb South side expedition

 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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