The ultimate dream of many mountaineers is to one day take on one of the biggest mountaineering challenges possible – to climb Mt Everest – so why not climb it with one of the premier teams in the industry, Expedition Base.
Turning the dream into reality requires a lot of hard work. Expedition Base will accept clients who have the requisite skills and level of experience to attempt to climb this honourable mountain. Start planning early. Prepare early and partner with us so that we can help you get into a position where you have the best chance of success and to ensure that your investment is well made. This mountain deserves your best effort and, with that, you put yourself in the best position to succeed.
Book this trip as a private departure - for any group, big or small.
This trip is for experienced mountaineers. The trip will involve challenging trekking, advanced mountaineering, moving on snow, rock and ice, with technical tools, at reasonably high altitudes up to around 8,848m, depending on the mountain. You can expect to experience some serious heights, some ledges, and exposure to steep terrain. For this trip, you want to have an advanced level of fitness, with cardiovascular exercise and own- body weight type exercises (or similar) at least 4-5 times per week for the period of around 6-12 months before this trip, building on your already sound fitness. Weight training is also strongly recommended. Training on uneven terrain is strongly recommended. By registering for this trip, you likely already know what you need to do but wherever we can help, we will.
View the printable version of the short itinerary and detailed trip notes here.
Day 1Arrival Kathmandu.
Day 2-3In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)
Day 4Fly to Lukla, Trek to Monjo
Day 5-6Trek to Namche and acclimatize to Khunde and Khumjung
Day 7-8Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche Monastery
Day 9Rest and acclimatize in Dingboche
Day 10Trek to Lobuche
Day 11In Lobuche
Day 12Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC)
Day 13-15Rest, acclimatize and Puja at EBC
Day 16-17Introduction to Khumbu Icefall & ladder training
Day 18-20Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC
Day 21-23Rest and recharge at EBC
Day 24-29Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC
Day 30-37Rest period before summit attempt
Day 38-54Preparation for summit and Summit Everest
Day 55-58Pack up Base camp and trek down to Lukla
Day 59Fly to Kathmandu
Day 60In Kathmandu
Day 61Depart Kathmandu
Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.
5 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu eg. Hotel Radisson or Hotel Tibet, Lazimpat (or similar), airport transfers to hotel (and back to airport), welcome team dinner, all necessary climbing and trekking permits, team transport in Kathmandu, experienced expedition leader, government liaison officer fee, fixed wing flights to and from Lukla, all meals and accommodation during trek to base camp and return, porter service to carry up to 60kg personal gear to base camp, fully serviced powered basecamp (including personal tent, heated dining tent and communication tent, full satellite communication system (pay per use), all meals/snacks and hot showers), 2-way radio system for guides to communicate between camps, team of climbing guides to set up and stock higher camps, climbing guides to assist to carry personal gear to higher camps, all meals and tents above base camp, 1:1 guide: client ratio on summit day, high O2 allowance with quality delivery system, high altitude wilderness first aid kit, transport of group equipment to base camp, all group climbing equipment supplied, all other charges for route setting and two complimentary expedition duffels for client to use and keep.
International flights to and from Kathmandu, tips and summit bonuses for climbing guides, tourist visa fees, meals in Kathmandu (allow USD $10-15 per meal), aerated and alcoholic beverages, personal items (e.g. phone calls, laundry, internet), personal transport in and around Kathmandu, travel insurance (including early departure and mountain search/rescue) and personal climbing gear, helicopter flights (at client option).