Mt. Everest Expedition (8,848.86m)

  • Duration45 Days
  • GradeStrenuous
  • Max. Altitude8848.86m
  • AccommodationTeahouse + Camping
  • Best SeasonSpring
  • Group Size2-15 Pax

Mt. Everest Expedition (8,848.86 m), Led by  UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide 2025/26

Mount Everest, rising 29,031.69 ft. (8,848.86 m) above sea level, reigns as the highest mountain on Earth. Since the first ascent in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, reaching the Summit of Everest has been considered one of the most outstanding achievements in mountaineering.

Every spring, Everest Sherpa Expedition embraces this challenge, taking a group of qualified climbers to climb Mount Everest via the South Col route in Nepal. To climb Everest via the south face, we set four camps above the basecamp at 5300 meters; camp-1 at 5900m, camp-2 between 6200m-6400m, camp-3 at 7300m and South Col at 7925m. The Khumbu icefall between the base camp and camp-1 has made Mount Everest Expedition more popular and challenging to climb. The climbing process starts from Base Camp (5300m), our home away from home while on the mountain.

Numerous international teams gather at the base camp, which lies at the entrance to the Khumbu Ice Fall, a spectacular but treacherous horror chamber of bottomless crevasses, seracs, and ice blocks, to be crossed with the help of fixed ropes and aluminum ladders lead to Camp-I, “The Silent Valley”. This vast, flat area of endless snow, deep crevasse and mountain walls changes due to frequent avalanches. Camp II (6200m): is marked by a rocky Patch at the foot of the icy Lhotse wall. Camp-III, Lhotse Wall (7300m), is a 4000ft high ice wall climbed using fixed ropes. It leads to camp-III, a narrow platform right out of the wall. A traverse then leaves to the Yellow Band, a rocky section ahead of the Rock Band and Geneva Spur, which leads to Camp-IV (7924m)-the final part of the climb before the Summit push-the most testing and dangerous. Finally, a narrow ridge precedes the Hillary Step-a rock/ice climb in the sky, the last major obstacle before finally reaching the Summit. The Summit offers some of the most incredible world views as it overlooks Tibet/Nepal and the most extensive mountain range in the world, the Himalayas.

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Day 01Fly to Nepal, Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be met at the arrival terminal and transferred to the group hotel. The Hotel locates within walking distance of Thamel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is free to explore the city or can choose to relax.

Day 02 - 03Preparation days for official documents and expedition preparation

We will set these two days aside for us to help you get some last-minute supplies or finalize any official documentation needed for the expedition. Of course, you will be briefed about the program by our team members as well.

Day 04Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m)

Today, we start our trek! We'll leave the hotel around 2 am and take a 4-hour drive to Ramechhap Airport to catch a flight to Lukla, landing on a narrow runway high above the Dudh Koshi River. Our porters and support staff will wait at Lukla airport to help us start our trek to Phakding. The trekking will be easy since it's mostly downhill through pastoral lands and quaint farms. After hiking for approximately 3-4 hours, we will reach Phakding, where you'll have a warm meal & night.

Day 05Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

We will begin our Trek again after breakfast, where your guide will give you a short briefing about your day. The walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar will take you through pine tree forests and glimpses of snow-capped peaks in the distance. After lunch at Monjo, you will walk alongside the yaks as you reach the checkpoint before Monjo, where officials will check your permits and after, you will officially enter Sagarmatha National Park. Next, you will trek through a wooded valley crossing a river on a high suspension bridge called the 'Hillary Bridge'. Right after the bridge is the upward climb towards Namche. About an hour from Namche, you will first view Lhotse and Everest. Finally, you will spend a night at a lodge in Namche.

Day 06Rest day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Acclimatizing is crucial before you begin your ascent, and Namche Bazaar is the perfect place. Namche Bazaar is considered the gateway to the Himalayas, and you will see why. Namche Bazaar is a bustling town with monasteries, bakeries, and markets, with the majestic Himalayas as the backdrop. Our guides will help you explore Namche Bazaar, from Sherpa traditions to flora and fauna.

Day 07Trek to Deboche via Tengboche at 3800 meters.

Today you will walk 5/6 hours along the hillside and drop down to Dudh Koshi River at Phungi Thenga before ascending again. Along the way, there is a magnificent Monastery at Tengboche. After, it is a pleasant walk downhill through rhododendron forests to reach Deboche and night in Lodge

Day 08Trek to Dingbuche (4,410m)

We walk for ¾ hours with a magnificent view of the Rhododendron forest and ascend towards Dingbuche. We will pass the valley wall and then to Dingbuche Village, the most significant settlement of the Sherpas—night in Lodge Dingbuche.

Day 09Trek to Lobuche Basecamp at 4930 meters.

The Trek will gradually become more challenging, gaining High altitude. By trekking on the top of the hill, we will pass Dughla. After crossing Dughla, the trail passes through strewn slopes. We face great peaks as the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine. Night in camp.

Day 10Climb to Lobuche High Camp at 5600 meters.

After early lunch at the teahouse, we start climbing towards Lobuche High camp. After 2 hours trek on the flatter path, the trail gets steeper towards the rocky wall. Finally, after climbing the rocky wall, we reached our overnight camp at 5400 meters.

Day 11Ascent Lobuche Peak (6119m), and descent to basecamp.

Today is a tough but the most important day of the whole program. We wake up at 3 am and get prepared for the summit push. After breakfast before 4 am, we start our climb sharp at 4:15 am on the rocky part of the peak. After 2 hours of climbing on the rocky part, we reach the crampon point, where we take a short break to put on crampons and tighten up the harness to steep climb on the snow and the glacier. We climb on the fixed line fixed by your Sherpa or by previous climbing groups. On the way, you encounter some crevasses on your left, but we avoid them and continue climbing. After climbing for another 3-4 hours, we reach the fall summit of Lobuche. After a short cross over the crevasse, we climb for about 10 minutes to reach the Summit of the Lobuche East peak. The area of the top is for about up to 6 climbers. We spend 5-10 minutes on the top taking pictures, and we rest at the fall summit to respect the waiting time of the other climbers. After we summit, we climb and rappel down to high camp. After changing our gears, we trekked to Lobuche. Overnight at the teahouse.

Day 12 Trek to Everest Basecamp at 5300 meters.

We take the trail through the once-vast Gorakshep Lake. First, we pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams. Then, you head out on a narrow track a few feet wide and a few hundred meters above the ground. The distance between Lobuche and Gorakshep is 4.5 km, and it will take approximately 2 hours to reach. From Gorakshep, It is about 3.4km to the Base Camp. As you walk across the rocks towards the many prayer flags that mark the spot, you will arrive at Everest Base Camp. It will take approximately 3 hours to reach Everest Base Camp, our home away from home while on the mountain.

Day 13 - 41Climbing period.

Puja Ceremony: The Puja ceremony is a crucial tradition followed by the Sherpa and the international climbers before the start of the climbing. It is a religious ceremony in which the climbers ask the mountain for permission to climb and for the safety of all those involved in the expedition. Acclimatization: After the puja, the group leader will begin planning the acclimatization rotation. Acclimatization involves gradually ascending to higher camps to allow the climbers' bodies to adjust to the altitude, a crucial part of the expedition as it helps prevent altitude sickness, which can be severe and potentially life-threatening. The acclimatization rotation usually involves climbing to a higher camp, spending a few days there to rest and adjust, and then descending to a base camp. Rest Days: During the rest days, the climbers will take time to recover and prepare for the final push to the summit. Eating high-energy foods, hydrating, and getting plenty of rest is very important. The climbers need to be in peak physical and mental condition before attempting the summit. Summit Push: Finally, with the best weather window, the group leader will coordinate the final push to the summit, which is a highly coordinated effort involving all climbing team members. The climbers will make their way up the mountain, often roped together for safety, and work together to reach the summit.

Day 42Final packing after the Summit and fly by helicopter to Lukla.

After the expedition, the trekking route retraces from the base camp to Lukla. Due to the time shortage for the summit attempt and the lengthy expedition period, we fly to Lukla directly from the base camp after doing the final packing.

Day 43Fly to Kathmandu.

The flight from Lukla takes 25 minutes to Kathmandu. Depending on your flight time, we provide a transfer from the airport to the Hotel. Back at the Hotel, you will take a proper shower and rest.

Day 44Free day in Kathmandu before final departure.

We reserved this day as a weather contingency for flight cancellation or any extra day used during the program. However, if everything goes as the program, this day you can use it for relaxation or sightseeing around Kathmandu. The most popular sightseeing spot is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.

Day 45Transfer to the international airport for final departure.

Today is the last day of the program; depending on your flight time, we will arrange the transfer to the airport, and your guide will go to see you off. The airport check-in time is 3 hours before flight departure, and the checkout time at the Hotel is noon. If your flight is later in the evening, you can request a late checkout at the hotel reception.

  • Kathmandu Service includes arrival & departure transfers, domestic airport transfers, 5 nights in a Kathmandu hotel with breakfast and a welcome dinner
  • Government fee climbing royalty/permit. Includes all the permits charges required to climb Everest, including the garbage deposit fee, government liaison officer charges and wages and insurance for at least 1 Climbing Sherpa as required by the Government of Nepal for permit & other miscellaneous costs
  • Trekking service includes all the necessary arrangements required during the Trek: i.e. domestic flight/transfers including a helicopter from base camp to Lukla, accommodation and three meals a day in local lodges, a trekking guide and portage of personal trekking & climbing gear
  • Basecamp Service includes three-course meals a day and unlimited hot drinks while at basecamp, a required number of kitchen crew with their wages, transfers and insurance, a personal tent, and a common dining tent with a heating system and generator /solar battery charging facilities, toilet tent, shower tent and human waste disposal fees
  • Higher camp Service (C1, C2, C3 & C4), higher camp service beyond the base camp; it includes the necessary number of tents, oxygen set (6 bottles), high food, cooking pots, epi gas, gas stove, walkie-talkie, satellite phone and weather forecast.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa, a personal climbing Sherpa with his equipment, daily wages, load ferry charge, meals, accommodation, oxygen set (3 bottles) if required, flight/transfers and insurance for the expedition duration

The expedition price does not include your international airfare, climbing gear, visa fees, evacuation costs, insurance and other personal nature expenses. In addition, the clients are accountable for paying the summit bonus  and tips to personal Sherpa once they reach camp IV and tipping for the kitchen staff.

Bank Name: Nepal Investment Mega Bank Limited (NIMB)
Account Name: Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Swift Code: NIBLNPKT
Account No: 13201100003780

The Trekking Day

The day usually begins between 6.30 am and 7.30 am, with breakfast. During breakfast, the crew members make up the loads for the porters. You often start hiking by 7:30 am, though we wait for the sun to warm the air at higher altitudes.

The pace for the day is set at a lower speed. Instead, you will have time to become aware of everything around you and to enjoy it. Our guides are excellent timekeepers but cannot make you rush over the mountains!

The afternoon walk follows a similar pattern to the morning; it is often shorter, and your lodge is usually reached between 4 pm and 5 pm. There is plenty of time to relax or explore the surrounding area until the evening meal is served at about 6.30 pm. After dinner, there is time to chat, read or enjoy a game of cards with our crew. Most members are asleep by 9 pm.

Our Guides and Climbing Sherpa

We provide a highly experienced team of IFMGA/UIAGM guides, assistant guides if required, cook and kitchen staff, rope fixing team, high-altitude workers, and liaison officers. Our team is committed to ensuring your safety and satisfaction during your adventure.

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  1. You can make further query about your desire trip through “Get a Quote” form available in each trip detail page, we will reply you within 24 hours with best possible answer and rest of the communication will be through our official mail
  2. To make confirmation of the booking, you need to make non-refundable deposit prior to your departure date (the prior deposit and amount required to pay will notify you through our official mail because it depends on season, and the nature of trip you have chosen).
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  5. The rest amount of the trip need to pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu before the departure date.
  6. If you are not able to pay the due amount before your trip departure will be treated as the cancellation of the trip.
  7. Unforeseen situations like domestic flight delay, bad weather and natural disaster causing trip delay is not our responsibilities and additions personal expenses will not be covered by us.

Payment Refunds & Cancellations

  1. If the trip is cancelled 45 days before the trip start, 50% of the deposited amount will be charged, but if the trip is postponed for some other date within 1 year time period, no charge will be made.
  2. If the trip is cancelled before two weeks from the departure date, No refund will be made.
  3. If you are not able to continue your trip once it begun because of health or another other situation, no refund will be made.
  4. Trip cancellation because of unforeseen situation like bad weather, we will assist you to follow other trip because most of the thing required for the trip has already been purchased and making refund for such thing is not possible therefore by mutual understanding, certain percentage of amount will be refund.

Only Staff Insurance

  1. Our company is responsible to make proper insurance (accident and medical insurance) for all the field staffs including guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staffs, and porters.
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  1. Our field leader and guide of the company have full right to make decision on changing trip route, and walking hours to make your trip comfortable and secure because of bad weather, health related issues.
  2. Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Can cancel any fixed departure but we will notify you prior to one month. The cancellation of the trip can be because of bad weather, natural disaster or insufficient group size, all the deposit will be refund in this case.
  3. It is your responsibilities to take care of your valuable belongings at safe place, if anything went wrong because of your careless, we are not responsible for such cases.
  4. Activities like Trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering in the remote area could have high level of risk, if anything goes wrong like serious injuries or death (very rare case), the company is not responsible which is beyond anyone’s hand.
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