Everest

Join Expedition Base’s expedition to Mt Everest and by doing so, you will give yourself a great opportunity for success in reaching the top of the world’s highest mountain.

Trip Overview

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.

The structure of the Expedition Base expedition to Mt Everest is to put you in the best position for success. Expedition Base is all about safety first, fun and wonderful experiences. It’s not about cost, nor cutting corners nor putting yourself and team members at undue risk. This expedition has its risks so Expedition Base will work with you to help to prepare you for the best experience possible and minimise the risks that may arise in a mission of this kind.

The aim of Expedition Base’s Mt Everest expedition is to provide the necessary framework for expedition members to have a safe, enjoyable trip, with a sound strategy for reaching the summit, and getting down safely. The key components of this framework include:
  • Strong leadership
  • Sound strategy
  • Premium weather forecasting
  • Experienced, strong, caring and professionally trained team of climbing guides on the mountain, all with previous Mt Everest experience/summits and many with experience and much success on many other 8,000m peaks
  • Creating a small, cohesive team of climbers and climbing guides
  • Strictly vetting the calibre of expedition members
  • Providing a premier base camp and climbing experience
  • Giving you the best chance of staying strong and healthy for the duration of the expedition
  • Strong support for you to succeed

With Expedition Base you will tackle Mt Everest via the South Col and South East ridge route, the same route taken for the first successful summit of Mt Everest in 1953.

You will pass through and across such infamous features as the Khumbhu Icefall, the Western Cwm, the Yellow Band and the Geneva Spur. Once you're on the summit push, you will look back in awe towards Makalu, Lhotse, and when you are standing on the South Summit – which stands at 90m vertical below the true summit – you will see across towards the Hillary Step and the true summit, and know that your dream is within reach.

Why join with Expedition Base?

When it comes to mountaineering expeditions, for any peak, we are known for our sound strategy, strong leadership and well-resourced approach to our expeditions. The mountains are fun and full of wonderful experiences. But, we also recognise that they also carry with them risk. For that reason, we approach the mountains on the basis of ‘safety first’. With safety as our first focus, fun and amazing experiences will follow. Few companies offer logistics as good as ours for a reasonable price point. Our goal is to put our clients in the best position for success, whatever their personal goal in the mountains may be. Our guides are some of the best in the business, with experience on a wide range of peaks from small, right up to the 8,000m peaks, many with multiple summits on the 8,000m peaks. We see strong leadership as critical to success on the world’s highest peaks and we can offer that leadership here at Expedition Base – and not all companies can. We offer the level of services historically offered by leading western companies, but without costly western overheads. In the mountains, your safety is our prime importance. We know our clients value our commitment to them and with that flows a great experience.

    Trip Highlights

    • Stunning views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Shishapangma and Makalu
    • Colourful Buddhist culture and spirited Sherpa people
    • Climbing the highest mountain in the world
    • An experience of a lifetime

    Trip Facts

    • Price starts from

      USD 48,500

    • Advanced Mountaineering

      Difficulty

      Advanced Mountaineering

    • Duration

      61 Days, 60 Nights

    • Activity

      Expedition, 8,000m+

    • Max. Altitude

      8,848m

    • Destination

      Nepal

    • Trip Start

      Kathmandu

    • Trip End

      Kathmandu

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    Difficulty level

    Advanced Mountaineering

    Advanced Mountaineering

    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.

    Trip Notes

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    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrival Kathmandu.

    Day 2-3

    In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)

    Day 4

    Fly to Lukla, Trek to Monjo

    Day 5-6

    Trek to Namche and acclimatize to Khunde and Khumjung

    Day 7-8

    Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche Monastery

    Day 9

    Rest and acclimatize in Dingboche

    Day 10

    Trek to Lobuche

    Day 11

    In Lobuche

    Day 12

    Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC)

    Day 13-15

    Rest, acclimatize and Puja at EBC

    Day 16-17

    Introduction to Khumbu Icefall & ladder training

    Day 18-20

    Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC

    Day 21-23

    Rest and recharge at EBC

    Day 24-29

    Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC

    Day 30-37

    Rest period before summit attempt

    Day 38-54

    Preparation for summit and Summit Everest

    Day 55-58

    Pack up Base camp and trek down to Lukla

    Day 59

    Fly to Kathmandu

    Day 60

    In Kathmandu

    Day 61

    Depart Kathmandu

    Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.

    Package Details

    Inclusions

    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.

    Exclusions

    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).

    Meet Our Expert Team

    No matter what the enquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

    Lakpa Sherpa

    Managing Director

    Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

    Director

    Chris Jensen Burke

    Co-ordinator

    Chhiring Sherpa

    UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

    Jangbu Sherpa

    UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

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