Mount Everest Expedition

The Himalayan country's dramatic natural landscape is the biggest draw of all. Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak and the crowning jewel on many peak-bagger's bucket list, rises 29,029 feet (8848m) above sea level. Even if you are not planning to shell out the tens of thousands of dollars it costs to climb the peak, you will still find jaw dropping scenery in spades. This is the most admired and popular mountain in the world with its heaven piercing height and magnificent beauty which has left the mountaineers from all around the world spellbound. Named after Sir George Everest-the general of British India during the survey period during 1856 is better known as Sagarmatha (forehead of the Sky) among Nepali and Chomolungma (Goddess Mother of the World) among Tibetan. Don't take it granted that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world and nothing else special. Mount Everest will surprise you with its extraordinary landscapes and brilliant influence in the world. Besides the stunning landscapes of Mount Everest itself, there are two great highlights on the Mount Everest- Rongbuk Monastery which is the Buddhist Temple believed to be the highest temple in the world and Everest Base Camp which is the biggest Base Camp for mountaineers who want to conquer the highest peak in the world. Relive the historic achievements and write your own history by making an attempt to surmount the top of the world with Swotah Family.
Trip Code: MEE13
Starts: Lukla
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 68 Days
Difficulty: Extreme
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-Apr
Elevation: 8848m/ 29028.9ft
Trip Views: 420
Activities: Mountaineering
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Entrance Fee: $210
Breakfast: 24
Lunch: 21
Dinner: 21
Bus
Jeep
Lukla Flight
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 9 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 10 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Everest was created about 60 million years ago.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norge Sherpa first step on this peak in May 29, 1953 with their earnest efforts.
  • Appa Sherpa and Phurba Tash Sherpa are tied for the most successful summits of the mountain who have stood on the top of the highest point on Earth an astonishing 21 times.
  • George Everest, surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843, discovered Everest in 1841.
  • The oldest climber to reach the summit is held by Yuichiro Miura of Japan who was 80 years old.
  • The youngest person to summit the mountain is American Jordan Romero at the age of 13.
  • Mount Everest is also home for the Euophrys Omnisuperstes (standing above everything) also known as Himalayan Jumping Spiders making them one of the earth's highest permanent residents.
  • One Base Camp and four additional higher camps supported by highly experienced mountaineers, guides and crew members.
  • This expedition includes acclimatization and cultural trek into the scenic Sherpa heartland of the Khumbu Valley.
  • Technically challenging Everest Expedition is one of the most satisfying journey one could ever have in their entire life. 

Why this Trip

  • The Everest Expedition in the Himalayas proffers the mountaineers with the greatest satisfaction and surprise its climbers with its extraordinary landscapes and brilliant influence in the world including two great highlights i.e. Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
  • • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in Everest region.

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FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other mountains over 8000 m ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate 'Everest' as 9.
  • 6. Who can climb Everest ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. And we use Domestic airline to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • 11. What is the best season for Mount Everest expedition ?
    August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies, like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions, let your Guide know about your problem and subsequently, as soon as we are informed of a situation, we'll send a emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    Most of the times, not. But in emergency cases, yes. Still, We customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide and company.
  • 15. How long will it take to complete the expedition ?
    It will take almost 2 months to climb it and to return only a few days, so to complete this mountaineering you need at least 60 to 70 days in total, to finish this trip.
  • 16. Are your Sherpas reliable and certified ?
    Yes, Our Sherpas are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpas know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It's not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic - communication while we are on this expedition ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. you have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

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