EVEREST EXPEDITION ( NORTH)

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destination Everest
duration 65 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 8848m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 6-7 Hrs
accommodation Camping
season Autumn/Spring

EVEREST EXPEDITION ( NORTH)

Do you have nerves of steel?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to scale the world’s highest mountain (8848m/ 29,028ft) via the North Face. Everest tops the list of all serious high altitude climbers. This is truly as high as you can go anywhere in the world. Why the north face? It is said to be technically more difficult due to the amount of time spent at higher altitudes and is far less crowded during the climbing season. The South route has the notorious Khumbu Glacier, but despite this, the North Face is still technically more challenging. The North Face of Everest, or Sagamartha in Nepali, is reached from within Tibet, whereas the southern access is from Nepal. This expedition will give you all the climbing experience a climber would expect before climbing such a colossal peak. You will spend days acclimatizing and will practice climbing to higher camps and returning, all the while eliminating the possible danger of altitude sickness. This is a major reason for many failed attempts on Everest – not being properly acclimatized.

Everest was first referred to as Peak XV and was later named Mt. Everest after the lead surveyor Sir George Everest who surveyed the mountain in 1856. It wasn’t until May 25, 1960, that New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepali, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay finally reached the summit via the south route. The first summit via the north route was accomplished by a group of Chinese climbers.

The ascent from the north side, in Tibet, is considered more stunning as you climb 3,000m from the Rongbuk Glacier below on the Tibetan Plateau. As with all climbing expeditions, there is a journey that is said to be as important as the destination. In this case, you will be exposed to the pure Buddhist Tibetan traditions in the region. Your guides will be Sherpas, whose faith is deeply rooted in Buddhism. Sherpas will do “puja”(prayers) prior to any ascent of a mountain. Their faith and strength are unparalleled when it comes to climbing. No one does it better!

The Mount Everest Expedition is without a doubt a once in a lifetime opportunity. However, there are inherent dangers in climbing Everest, such as previously mentioned, altitude sickness, as well as severe weather conditions and avalanches. Anyone considering this climb should have several 600m or 7000m climbs under their belt. You must be familiar with all aspects of using the equipment of high altitude expeditions. You will also need to be extremely fit, both physically and mentally. Prior to heading to Everest, it is advised that you strengthen your cardiovascular system and physical strength. At these high altitudes, oxygen levels drop around 60-70 percent compared to sea level. You will also be required to carry a large pack containing oxygen and other equipment.

The Base Camp is situated below the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. A 20 km trek from here takes you to the Advanced Base Camp (ABC) situated on the rough and uneven ground exposed to high winds. The climb from ABC to East Rongbuk Glacier takes you across snow-laden slopes to the North Col where Camp 1 is located between Everest and Changtse. Crossing another long snowy slope takes you to Camp II. The climb from camp II to camp III is exposed to extreme weather and can be dangerous. It is mostly rock, and a mistake here can be lethal. There are fixed ropes to assist and minimize danger. Once you reach Camp III you will notice a decrease in oxygen levels. Leaving Camp III you may feel the need for oxygen as you head across rocky terrain to Camp IV using fixed ropes. Camp IV is a relatively small camp where we will not linger before heading to the North East Ridge where you face the first challenging obstacle, known as the first step – rock structure close 30 meters high requiring a steep climb before facing the second step, a 40m rock structure and probably the greatest challenge on the way to the summit. Again you will climb until you reach the third step of 25m, considered to be the easiest of the three steps. You will finally reach the summit from where you will look down on the world and have an enormous and overwhelming sense of achievement – unlike anything else you have done in your life.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Sherpa guides (well known for their climbing skills) will do everything within their power to lead you safely to the summit. Our guides are government certified and experienced climbers. We take no chances with your well-being and hence have allowed several days to make up for unforeseen circumstances, such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness.

ITINERARY

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SERVICES

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal
  • 4 nights in the famous Hyatt Regency 5-Star hotel on a sharing basis, including breakfasts. Please note that additional charges occur for a single room (upon request)
  • 4 dinners in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All entry fees to the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Visa for Tibet (China)
  • International flight Kathmandu - Lhasa and back to Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, and surroundings
  • Everest Expedition permit
  • All ground transportation as per defined itinerary
  • Accommodation in Chinese hotels until Base Camp, on a sharing basis
  • All principal meals (except lunches in Kathmandu)
  • Excellent Base Camp / Advanced Base Camp facilities (individual tent, mess tent, kitchen tent, communication tent, WC & shower tents)
  • High camps facilities (double basis tent, isolated mattress, gas cooker)
  • The well-qualified and experimented staff: Nepali UIAGM guide, Sherpa team (1 climbing Sherpa per Expedition member), kitchen team (salary, permit, summit bonus, insurance, accommodation and meals, transportation)
  • 7 high-quality oxygen bottles per member
  • 3 high-quality oxygen bottles per climbing Sherpa
  • Route fixing costs
  • Transport by yaks of the luggage and collective material from Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp
  • Medical box, with emergency oxygen at BC / ABC
  • First aid kits in high camps
  • 24-hour high altitude medical assistance for emergency cases
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • Weather forecast
  • A communication devise for the mountain
  • Satellite phone (except personal communication and internet)
  • Solar system and heaters (at some hours of the day, mess and shower tents)
  • 1 night in the "Last Resort" after the Tibet (China) border, on the way back
  • International Cargo custom clearance in Nepal up to 400 kg
  • Wild Yak Expeditions postcards
  • All governmental and local taxes in Nepal and Tibet

Cost Excludes

  • International flight to Kathmandu
  • Nepal multiple Visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges for the international flight
  • Lunches in Kathmandu
  • Travel cancellation and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing Equipment
  • Personal expenses (individual beverages, phone calls, satellite phone, Internet, laundry, bar bills, and all other personal items)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing, if extended (Visa for Tibet in such a case)
  • Tips (guide, assistant guide, porters, yak man, driver, city guide, etc.)
  • Extra night(s) accommodation in Kathmandu or in Tibet due to early arrival, late departure, early return for the Mountain due to any reason which is not caused by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking, or in case of early summit success, including the meals
  • Any other expense that is not included in the quoted price.

EQUIPMENTS

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat

GOOD TO KNOW

What level of experience is required?

To join the Peak climb you should have a broad mountaineering background.
All Sherpa Expedition & Trekking staff is qualified, licensed and experienced climbers.

What are the climate and best times for climbing in Nepal?

Nepal has four seasons, for example, autumn  (Sept. Oct. Nov.), winter (Dec. Jan. Feb.) spring (March, April, and May) and storm (June, July, and Aug.). During the fall season, the evenings are cold in the mountains however the splendid sun makes for lovely daytime temperatures. At higher elevations temperature extend from about 20°C down to maybe - 10°C around evening time. Morning is typically clear, and after that mists develop during the evening, vanishing during the evening to uncover staggering starry skies.
 
Throughout the winter season, high passes, particularly the Thorong-La pass, Dhaulagiri circuit, Tilicho (Musukanta Pass) in Annapurna trekking, Chola Pass, Renjo La Pass, Khongma La Pass, Amalaptse Pass, Rolwaling Pass, Serpent col in Everest region, Lauribina Pass, Ganja Pass, Gosainkunda in Langtang, Larky Pass in Manaslu, are generally shut. Short and simple trek in center slopes is the best on this time. Heavy snow during January, February, and March makes the trails unsafe. 
 
The best time for trekking and climbing in Nepal is spring (March, April, and May) and in September, October and November.. You should be prepared for sudden changes in the weather, hence the need to be prepared.  

Climbing Grades:

Evaluation A – "Moderate"
Evaluation B - "Specialized"
Evaluation C – "Specialized Plus"
Evaluation D – "Extreme climbing"

What sort of accommodation during the trek and climb?

Accommodation at lower altitudes is in a guest house, tea house or hotel. At higher altitudes tents are provided. 

Meals during the trek & climb.

 In Kathmandu your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. Staple foods of mountain regions are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes..

Accidents and rescue incidents.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking is set up for any crisis and your guides are experienced in first aid. In extreme emergencies a helicopter rescue is available 
Personal insurance is necessary before heading on this expedition. 

Emergency telephone numbers in Nepal.

 For calling from outside Nepal you need to dial international 00+ and country code 977 and then the area code e.g. for Kathmandu it is 1. To call Sherpa Xpedition & Trekking dial 00+ 977 986 600 7038
The cost of the NMA Peak Climbing Royalty.

The climbing expenses structure of NMA:

 "A" Peaks
For up to seven individuals USD 500
For each extra person up to 12 USD 100 per person
Group "B" Peaks
1-4 Persons USD 350
5-8 Persons USD 350 plus an extra USD 40 per person. 
9-12 Persons 510.00 in addition to 25.00 (Per individual)
Note: The maximum number of individuals in the group is 12.
 
Trash store for every one of the 33 NMA designated peaks.
 USD 250 to NMA 

Mountaineering Fees

Per person in US Dollar
 Everest Normal Route Spring Season 11000, Autumn Season 5500, Winter/Summer 2750
Everest Other Route Spring Season 11000, Autumn Season 5000, Winter/Summer 2500
Others Mountain in excess of 8000 m. Spring Season 1800, Autumn Season 900, Winter/Summer 450
7501m. - 7999 m. Spring Season 600, Autumn Season 300, Winter/Summer 150
7000 m. - 7500 m. Spring Season 500, Autumn Season 250, Winter/Summer 125
6501 m. - 6999 m. Spring Season 400, Autumn Season 200, Winter/Summer 100
 Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Spring Season 400, Autumn Season 400, Winter/Summer 200
Under 6500 m. Spring Season 250, Autumn Season 125, Winter/Summer 70 

The arrangement of royalty for outside climbers will become effective from 1 January 2015 (B.S. 20171/09/17)

Royalty for Nepalese climber per person in Nepalese rupees.

 Everest Normal Route Spring Season 75000, Autumn Season 37500, Winter/Summer 18250
Everest Other Route Spring Season 60000, Autumn Season 30000, Winter/Summer 15000
Others Mountain in excess of 8000 m. Spring Season 10000, Autumn Season 5000, Winter/Summer 2500
7501m. - 7999 m. Spring Season 8000, Autumn Season 4000, Winter/Summer 2000
7000 m. - 7500 m. Spring Season 6000, Autumn Season 3000, Winter/Summer 1500
6501 m. - 6999 m. Spring Season 5000, Autumn Season 2500, Winter/Summer 1250
Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Spring Season 8000, Autumn Season 8000, Winter/Summer 4000
Under 6500 m. Spring Season 4000, Autumn Season 2000, Winter/Summer 1000
 
Royalty for Nepalese climbers will happen from 13 February 2014 (B.S. 20170/11/01).

The Mountaineering Royalty has been completely postponed to the mountains arranged in the Mid Western and Far Western Development Region of Nepal for a long time affecting from 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July 2013 to 15 July 2018).
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal has expected that the opportune change in Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal will be the achievement for the advancement of the Nepalese Mountaineering Sector around the globe.
As per the choice of secretary level dated 2071/1/16, the protection sum for Sardar, mountain guide and high height walker is fixed as Rs 15 lakhs. Also, therapeutic protection is fixed as Rs 4 lakhs.
The maximum no. of individuals in a group is 15.

What documents do we require for Permit?

International ID
Two photographs – passport-style less than six months old.
Occupation.
Home address.
Insurance policy copy
Mountaineering experience.

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your Expedition!

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1 Pax USD 45,000
2 Pax USD 42,000
3 Pax USD 40,000
4 - 6 Pax USD 38,000
7 - 12 Pax USD 37,000
13 - 18 Pax USD 36,000
19 - 24 Pax USD 34,000
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