Mount Everest South-face Expedition
Tea House and Camping at Base Camp
Only Spring: APRIL and MAY
4 to 5 hours of walk per day while trekking.
The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is “Chomolangma” which means “Saint Mother”. It has been in common use by Tibetans for centuries (BEFORE 1733 A.D). The height of Everest is 8848m. It was after the years and years of calculation and was announced by Great Trigonometric Survey of India in 1856.
This peak was previously know as Peak XV to the western world. Then In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by Andrew wough. He was the British surveyor General of India. He recommended this name after his ancestor former chief, Sir George Everest. Andrew was send to Nepal by Sir George Everest for study of the peak.Only in the early 1960s, the Nepalese government gave Mount Everest the official name “Sagarmatha” meaning top of the world. There are 15 recognized route for climbing Mt. Everest.
Every Year in spring and autumn the Mt. Everest Expedition could be scheduled from its South Face that is from Nepal. In autumn, expedition usually stars since last week of August and complete at around end of October. In this period the temperature toward the expedition area is changing from hot to cold. So, the climber has to face the critical situation for acclimatization for approaching to summit.
However in spring, the temperature to the Everest climbing area is getting from cold to hot which is more convenient for approaching to summit after sufficient acclimatization and practice in various camps. Start at the beginning of April and end at the beginning of June is the best recommended period for Everest Expedition in spring.
Thus, our recommendation for Everest summit dreamer is to choose Spring than Autumn. However, we are ready to organize this expedition in Spring, Autumn. Nepali Government authorities also allows climber to climb Everest in summer and winter too.
Arrival at Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal) & Transfer to Hotel.
Briefing the expedition plan and preparing for the next day.
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukhla and Trek to Phakding (2800m).
Trek to Namche Bazar 3440m
Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.
Trek to Tengboche 3860m.
Trek to Dingboche 4243m.
Trek to Lobuche 4930m.
Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) 5364m.
Day 10 to 54
(44 days period) Everest Summit 8848m
Preparation to leave Everest Base Camp
Trek to Pheriche 4371m.
Trek to Namche Bazar 3440m.
Trek to Lukhla
Flight to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport.
v Day One: Arrival in Kathmandu.
This day starts with the arrival of the climbers in Tribhuwan International Airport, situated at the capital Kathmandu. Ramdung’s representative welcomes you at the airport and takes you to the Hotel which is couple of miles away. And offers you with the Nepali dinner.
v Day Two: Documentation and Briefing for Expedition
Second day at Kathmandu is mandatory for preparing necessary climbing document from the Ministry of Tourism Nepal at climber’s presence. Ramdung Introduces the climbing team with its office staff for the expedition. Briefing shall be given for the dos and don’ts while trekking. This day can also be utilized by other activity that pleases our guest.
v Day Three: Flight to Lhukla
Expedition team takes early flight to Lukhla. From there, we trek to the beautiful village Phakding at the height of 2652m. Trek to Phakding takes 4 to 5 hours. There, we will settle down in a Hotel enjoying the local foods.
v Day Four: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
At the fourth day, we walk six hours to reach Namche Bazar(Market) leaving Phakding behind. Namche is a popular market, mostly with the settlement of Sherpa. Namche is the heart of this reason as it is a trade center for many villages. It is facilitated with banks, health post and communication center. We call our fourth day after reaching here.
v Day Five: Acclimatization at Namche Bazar.
We rest at hotels to get acquainted with climate.
v Day Six: Trek to Tyangboche 3850m.
Expedition team walks for five hours to reach Tyangboche. Journey from Namche Bazar to Tyangboche is mesmerizing by old and beautiful Buddhist monasteries. Then we rest at Tea House.
v Day Seven: Trek to Dingboche 4350m.
Dingboche is at the height of 4350m. After four to five hours we reach Dingboche, from there one see Lhotse and Amadablam mountains. We call it a day at tea house.
v Day Eight: Trek to Lobuche 5018m
Four hours of trek with Everest Expedition Team to reach Lobuche. We rest on in Tea house.
v Day Nine: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5200m.
After walking five hours we can reach Everest Base camp 5200m, our gateway to Everest 8848m. Ramdung Expedition Team will create camps and arrange everything needed for it while the mountaineers rest.
v 44 days climbing period: Everest Summit 8848m.
This period is the most important and awaited period for Ramdung Expediton Team. Climber can trek back and forth from Camp 1 and Camp 2. Physical and mental preparedness is must for every climber. Expedition Chief or leader and Sherpa will share and guide newbie to Everest. While you can also meet other climbers and get motivated with their recent experience. Also acquiring the information of the path can be carried out.
Ramdung staff waits on the Everest Camp One, and ready for every emergency henceforth.
Finally, Ramdung Expedition Pvt. Ltd wishes all the lucks to the team.
v Day Fifty Five: Preparation to leave Everest 8848m.
Everest Expedition Team Celebrates the safe returns of all the expedition members and does the last meal at Everest as celebration of expedition.
v Day Fifty Six: Trek to Pheriche 4371m.
After the expedition we wrap our stay at Everest with the beautiful memories. We trek down Pheriche and stay there for a night.
v Day Fifty Seven: Trek to Namche bazar
A Four hour of Tengboche and stay at Hotel.
v Day Fifty Eight: Trek to Lukhla
A Four hour of trek to Lukhla and stay at Hotel.
v Day Fifty Nine: Flight to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
v Day Sixty: Trasnfer to Airport
Climber depart for their home.
1. Arrival and Departure
Cost includes all the transfers to hotel from airport and vice-versa during the package.
2. Accomodation at Kathmandu
This includes Bed and breakfast in star Hotel at Kathmandu during the package.
3. Climbing Permit Fees
Fees are to be paid to Sagarmatha National Parkm, TIMS Permission Fee, Expedition Royalty fee and Permission from Nepal Government.
4. Liasion Officer Fee
One Liaison officer is mandatory, accompany us throughout the expedition. $2500 is to be paid which includes the salary and accommodation.
5. Garbage Deposit Amount
To maintain the environment of Everest, cleanliness is must.
6. Khumbu Icefall
It is to be paid to the climbing member of Sagarmatha pollution control Committee.
7. Insurance of staff
As the law imposes, insurance of all the hired staff while expedition is must. It includes Medical insurance and rescue insurance throughout the journey.
8. Transporting Mount Everest Expedition Team
Includes domestic flight to lukhla, back and forth.
9. Transportating Climbing Gears and Camp Management
All the goods and climbing gears are carried by air cargo till Lukhla and by Yak or Porter till Basecanp. This is done while returning as well.
10. lodging and Fooding
Three days a meal including tea or coffee while trekking. Stay at night are arranged at Tea House, hotels or Lodge on the way.
70 kilos of weight per member is included, if in case it exceeds then its chargeable.
12. Tent at Base Camp
This includes member tent each with mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, toilet tent and shower tent.
13. Base Camp Equipment
This includes heater at Dining Tent, Solar panel, Generator and Lights. All the kitchen materials are also available.
Expert High Camp Kitchen Team, Base Camp Manager, porters and helpers.
15. Renumeration and Clothing to staffs
16. Medical Supplies Kit for staff
Highest Point on Earth
In 1953, 29th May
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, British
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Nepali
From Camp I: climbers make their way up to Advanced Base Camp (ABC) which is established at 6,400 m. The Western part is a flat, glacier valley, and number of crevasses are present in the center which prevent direct access to the upper part of Everest. So, climbers need to pass by the base of Mount Nuptse. Near the base of Nuptse, Western Cwm or “Valley of Silence”. The topography of the area generally cuts off wind from the climbing route making the place unbearably hot for climbers.
From ABC: Climbers ascents the Lhotse Face on fixed rope up to Camp III, located on a small edge at 7162m. From there, it is another 800 mtrs to camp IV at 8000m. From Camp III to Camp IV, climbers now faces two challenges. 1. The Geneva Spur : It is the blocks of rock named by Swiss Expedition Team in 1952. 2. The Yellow Band : It is a section of inter layered marble, phyllite and semi schist which requires about 100mtrs of rope to cross it.