At an 8,848m altitude above the sea level, Everest Expedition is the epitome of all mountain climbers’ dreams. The tallest snow-capped mountain in the world, many lives are made and lost every year during the climbing season. Almost 70 days long, this expedition will give you some of the toughest, strenuous and rigorous moments of your life, but all worth it. Scaling the Everest is not for the faint-hearted, and previous climbing experiences are a must for this ascent.
Starting from the hustling and bustling city of Kathmandu, this journey will take you through rocky hills, treacherous paths, and finally to the top of the world. On this journey, you will be also getting great views of mountains such as the Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6,608m), Nuptse (7861m), and many others. It is also pivotal to understand just how many troubles the first expedition team of Tenzing Norgay and Edward Hillary faced during the May of 1953 and be thankful for the modern provisions of today. Mainly dominated by the Sherpa people of the Buddhist faith, the Everest region has many monasteries, temples, and Chortens which give it an almost movie set sort of feel. Any Everest Expedition is incomplete without the blessings and hard work of the Sherpa, who are the natives of this region. With the Himalayas as their backyard, the Sherpa naturally have adapted to the thin air at high altitude which allows them to set up ropes and harnesses, and if needed, motivate and push the mountaineer to reach the summit. You will make all the preparation for the climb in Kathmandu itself and then utilize our skills after we reach the base camp. You will also take the day off to acclimatize to the high altitude and to maintain a good health during our expedition. You will be witnessing many prayer ceremonies performed by the Sherpas to please the mountain spirits for a successful climbing expedition. Though the challenges are many, when you succeed to reach the top of Mount Everest (8848m), it will be a feeling like no other.
For all your high altitude expeditions, you need a good team and the best of all gears. We at Epic Adventures have just that and have been conducting expeditions for years now. Any expedition, you name it, and we will make the preparations for you.
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Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Welcome to Nepal. We will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Today we will make preparations for the upcoming expedition. This includes permits, gears, clothes, food, and all essentials. Our expert team will guide you through the process. We will also explore Kathmandu during our remaining time by visiting places such as Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at the hotel.
We will take an early morning flight to Lukla, which is infamous for being the most dangerous airport in the world. The gateway to Everest doesn’t come easy. This flight will give you some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas which might just be the best thing you’ve seen ever. From Lukla, we will trek to Phakding through small Sherpa settlements and their unique stone houses. The Dudh Koshi River gets its name from the white froth which gives it a milky appearance. The village of Phakding lies in its banks. Overnight in Phakding.
With the Thamserku (6608m) watching over us, we will gradually make our way to Namche. We will be able to see the valley below us and soon enter Sagarmatha National Park which has some of the best floras and faunas. Namche, though located in a hostile looking cold environment, actually has all the facilities you would expect in a town. It gives you the place to buy any and all essentials. The peaks of Everest (8848m), Khumbila (5761m), and Thamserku (6608m) can be seen from here. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization is critical for high altitude, and small walks are advised. So, we will explore Namche and its superb market. We can try some food in one of the many restaurants which serve brilliant continental cuisine to fit your taste overlooking the mighty Himalayas. We can also visit the museum that showcases the local Sherpa culture, tradition, and the flora and fauna of the area. Overnight in Namche.
We will gradually climb up to Tengboche on the rocky terrain through the forest. As we enter Tengboche, we will be able to see the gorgeous peak of Ama Dablam (6856m) and the sacred Tengboche Monastery in front of it. This site is visually pleasing as this monastery and its beautiful colors light up the mood. The prayer walls of the monastery have many prayers inscribed on them. Overnight in Tengboche.
Crossing many suspension bridges with the mountains keeping us company, we will make our way up to the villages of Deboche, Pangboche, and Somare. There is a change in the landscape as we reach a higher altitude: it becomes more grey and barren. We will be able to see a deep gorge before we reach Dingboche. Enjoy an alluring vista of Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), and several other peaks. Overnight in Dingboche.
Today is the second day we will use for Acclimatization, there will be many such stops in our expedition to make sure our body can adjust to the thin air at high altitudes and not get altitude sickness. For this, we will walk around the small quaint village and take in the culture of people and get to know them better. The beauty of this place can’t be explained in words.
On our way to Lobuche, along with the beautiful views, we will be reaching a memorial ground for the brave trekkers who have fallen during trekking or expeditions in the Everest region. Offering our prayers, we head up on the lateral moraines of Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.
From Lobuche, as we make our way to the Base Camp, we begin to realize more and more of what lies in front of us. Reaching the base camp brings us one step closer to our goal. With the Everest (8848m), Khumbutse (6665m), Pumori (7165m) towering above us, we will be able to see the many colorful tents set up by many expedition groups. The grandeur of this place is bound to make you feel like a tiny minuscule organism, which is a very humbling experience. Overnight at the base camp.
During this period of time, the experts will make the various preparations required for the ascent that includes checking and rechecking the gears, harnesses, crampons, and the oxygen cylinder, and so on. The dangers of mountains are something we have already seen when we passed the memorial ground. Quality check of all equipment is pivotal for a successful expedition. During this time, we will also be friends with the other parties and get to know them. Keeping the morale and spirit is also essential for the climb.
The climbing of Everest is not easy so we will move multiple times to higher camps and back to lower camps in order to acclimatize and get some practice in walking on snow. The expedition team will brief you multiple times and it is very important to listen to them intently. During this time, the Sherpa’s will also be setting up ropes and will be carrying up all the essentials. If all climatic conditions adhere and we are lucky, the acclimatization itself will take close to 3 weeks, and only after that do we o for the ascent. After all the preparations are done, we will ascent the Everest. There is no feeling in the world like standing on top of the world and looking down at various mountain ranges below.
After the successful ascent, we will move back to the base camp and rest. We will then pack up and get ready to move out the next day. The return to base camp from a successful summit is found to end in some emotional and joyful celebrations and a lot more of reflection. Overnight at the base camp.
Today after breakfast, we will move to Pheriche and lose quite a deal of altitude. This is a good walk to think back and reflect on what we have been a part of. The group, after spending so much time together, becomes like a family. We will be walking on barren rocky lands to reach the Sherpa village of Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.
Following similar trails, we will return to the village of Tengboche which we visited on our way to the expedition. So much has changed ever since we have left this place, what experiences we have had and the memories we’ve made. We can also visit Tengboche Monastery once again to offer our gratitude. Overnight in Tengboche.
From Tengboche, we will make our way to Namche Bazaar following the same route with breathtaking views of the mountains and deep valleys, gorges, and magnificent ridges. You can now visit the restaurants and pubs in Namche to celebrate the successful expedition. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Last day of the trek, today we will make our way to Lukla and for the last time take in the beauty and the mystical environment of this region. By this time, we will have appreciated to a greater degree the lifestyle of people who reside under the roof of the world. Overnight in Lukla.
Today we will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, reflecting back on our 2 months long experience of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel so that you can rest and relax. In the evening, Epic Adventures will host a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful expedition as well as to bid you farewell. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Our representatives will drop you at the airport, hoping to see you again.