Everest Expedition South Face
Mount Everest, known in Nepali as सगरमाथा (Sagarmāthā), in Tibetan as ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ (Chomolungma) and in Chinese as珠穆朗玛峰 (Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across its summit point.
The current official elevation of 8,848m (29,029ft), recognized by China and Nepal, was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975. In 2005, China premeasured the rock height of the mountain, with a result of 8844.43m. There followed an argument between China and Nepal as to whether the official height should be the rock height (8,844m., China) or the snow height (8,848m., Nepal). In 2010, an agreement was reached by both sides that the height of Everest is 8,848 m, and Nepal recognizes China’s claim that the rock height of Everest is 8,844 m.
In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society, upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. As there appeared to be several different local names, Waugh chose to name the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest, despite George Everest’s objections.
Mount Everest attracts many climbers; some of them highly experienced mountaineers. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the “standard route”) and the other from the north in Tibet. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind, as well as significant hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall. As of 2017, nearly 300 people have died on Everest, many of whose bodies remain on the mountain.
The first recorded efforts to reach Everest’s summit were made by British mountaineers. As Nepal did not allow foreigners into the country at the time, the British made several attempts on the north ridge route from the Tibetan side. After the first reconnaissance expedition by the British in 1921 reached 7,000m (22,970ft) on the North Col, the 1922 expedition pushed the north ridge route up to 8,320m (27,300ft); marking the first time a human had climbed above 8,000m (26,247ft). Seven porters were killed in an avalanche on the descent from the North Col. The 1924 expedition resulted in one of the greatest mysteries on Everest to this day: George Mallory and Andrew Irvine made a final summit attempt on 8 June but never returned, sparking debate as to whether or not they were the first to reach the top. They had been spotted high on the mountain that day but disappeared in the clouds, never to be seen again, until Mallory’s body was found in 1999 at 8,155m (26,755ft) on the north face. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first official ascent of Everest in 1953, using the southeast ridge route. Tenzing had reached 8,595m (28,199ft) the previous year as a member of the 1952 Swiss expedition. The Chinese mountaineering team of Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and Qu Yinhua made the first reported ascent of the peak from the north ridge on 25 May 1960.
Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world standing at an elevation of 29028ft. (8848m.) atop which the climbers feel as if they are standing over the cloud in the sky. Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norge Sherpa first climbed this peak on May 29, 1953, after a long relentless effort.
Everest Base camp is situated on the north of Khumbu glacier at a height of 18000ft. All the international Mt. Everest climbers assemble here during the starting and at the ending time of their climbing. Normally the climbing duration of this expedition lasts for 90 days. All the climbers who mass there at the base camp seem really busy with excitement for the preparation of their expedition to reach on the summit.
Some climbers climb this mountain on their own risk without any climbing Sherpa guide; and some climbers go with their own climbing Sherpa guide. Most of the teams carry own their own Internet, Satellite phone, Medical Doctor and rest of the modern requirement.
After the base camp, we have to cross crevasses, Seracs and ice block. Similarly we should face to the way up having Chunks of ice as large as our houses where we should use fixed ropes and aluminum ladders to climb ahead camp 1(6400m).
Camp 1: 20000ft. (6400m)
Camp 1 is situated in a flat area of endless snow deep crevasses and mountain walls. Because of the Sun’s reflection from this place we get warm and heating ambience at this place. In the night we listen the deep murmuring cracking sounds of crevasses beneath our tent. These are the areas where we have to walk to reach camp 2.
Camp 2. 21000ft. (6750m)
Camp 2 is situated at the height of the 21000ft, which is located at the foot of the icy mount Lhotse wall though where we have to go ahead. Weather is here is good but bad clouds roll in from the low range of the Himalayan valleys to the bottom of our camp two. But wind here sometimes seems very violent enough to destroy our tents. After climbing these palaces we reach camp 3.
Camp 3. 22300ft. (7100m)
Camp 3 is located at the height of 22300ft, adjoining to mount Lhotse wall. After climbing the 4000ft. Lhotse wall by using fixed rope and with prior acclimatization it leads us to camp 4. Also on the way we have to ascend the steep allow bands (lose, down -slopping and rotten limestone). From their crossing short snowfield the route moves ahead up the Geneva Spur to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. (Another wells name meaning Saddle of pass). Oxygen should probably be use above base camp 3 in case of needed to the climbers.
Camp 4. 26000ft (8,400m)
Now we are at camp 4 which located at the height of 26000ft. It is the last camp of the Expedition. From here summit is about 500m, distance far. This is the final and dangerous part of the climbing. This place is besieged by ferocious and violent winds. The normal best way to reach the summit is via the narrow South – East Ridge and it precedes the South Summits 28710ft. From here the way is easy to reach at the summit of the Everest 29028ft; and late Sir Edmund Hillary and l Tenzing Norge Sherpa used this route in 1953.
- 5 nights 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
- Everest Expedition Permit Fee and Sagarmatha National Park Fee
- Emergency Oxygen, Mask and regulator for Advance Base Camp and Liaison officer and Interpreter
- Satellite phone in payable basis (per minute $ 5)
- Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging
- Base Camp to Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 2 person provide North Face or same qualities
- Food during trekking and Base Camp for Member & Staff
- 1 High Altitude Sherpa every 4 members
- Dining tent, Table, Chairs, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Kitchen tent and shower tent
- We provide Gamow bag for 09-12 people only (Life saving device in case of altitude sickness)
- 2 base camp staff (1 Kitchen Boy & 1 cook)
- Above mention staffs daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance
- Porters to /from the Base camp to carry food and fuel, members climbing gears, and all Base camp equipment
- We provide Porter / 4 Yak Per person’s (50 KG) Load is carried by the Yak till to the from Lukla to EBC
- We provide Porter / 2 Yak Per person’s (40 KG) Load is carried by the Yak on the way back to the EBC to Lukla
- We provide Porter / 1 Yak for each high altitude Sherpa Lukla to EBC to Lukla
- We provide Porter / 1 Yak for each EBC member
- Transportation: Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu provided flight tickets for the members & cargo for the equipment
- Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Laundry, postage, telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
- Entry visa and Re-entry for Nepal.
- International departure tax.
- Personal Expenses.
- Medical and rescue insurance.
- Personal Climbing equipment
- Bar Bills and beverage
- Medicine and first aid expenses
- Extra porter US$ 70 each for 30Kg (up to BC & return)
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required
- Garbage Deposit USD $ 4,000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage
- Extra Porter or Yak, Per Porter / Yak’s US$ 150.00 will be charge till to 40 KG load
- Climbing Bonus and summit bonus for climbing guides (if you use climbing guide)
Given the above the cost dose not included following the object:
Climbing Sherpa: US $ 4,500 (If required): Please note that this cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing and summit bonus above advance base camp.
Garbage Deposit Cost: – Garbage Deposit US$ 4000.00 (sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage.
Emergency Helicopter RESCUE: If any of a climber is in bad condition or gets high altitude sickness then there is a possibility of rescue from Jeep. For this service, a climber has to do travel insurance in their home country because we didn’t do any kinds of insurance for climber.
Extra Services if require:
- Russian oxygen 4 litters US $ 450.00
- Mask & Regular US $ 400.00
- Satellite phone US $ 700.00 per set (Personal use from climber)
- Film Permit US $ 5,000.00 (Small Portable movie camera is free)
- Duty Jeep US $ 3,500.00
- Rescue Jeep US $ 700.00 per Jeep
Price per person
Best Seasons Spring and Autumn
Group Size 1-15
Duration 60 DAYS
Maximum Altitude 8848m
Trek Difficulty Challenging
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