Welcome to Highland Everest Expedition 2020.
Over 30 years of experience in high altitude expeditions
- Climb the highest mountain in the world
- Fully guided expedition with Sherpa support and max O2
- 1:1 Sherpa to client and 1:4 leader to client ratio on summit days
- Climb Lobuche East for acclimatization
Everest Expedition 2020 Overview
|Total Duration:||63 Days|
|Coordinates:||27.9881° N, 86.9250° E|
|Climbing Route:||South East Ridge|
|First Ascent:||May 29,1953|
|Group Size:||Max 12|
|Activity:||Mountaineering and Climbing|
Mount Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] being the highest mountain in the world is the ultimate dream of every climber. Climb to Everest is undoubtedly the ultimate mountaineering adventure and every adventure seeker wants to be a part of a rich history of Everest Climbing but the journey to the summit of Everest is not without challenges. With over decades of experience in guiding groups to the summit of Mt. Everest, we have successfully made many people dream come true.
Why Join us on our Everest Expedition 2020?
- Guided by some of the best guides and Sherpa team.
- 1:1 Sherpa to climber ratio on summit day and 1:4 leader to climber ratio
- The ascent of Island peak for acclimatization
- Premier climbing experience on Everest
- A cohesive team of climbers
- A long history of high altitude expeditions
Our expedition itinerary is designed from experience, planned with careful attention. We have allowed maximum days for the approach and out. We follow the standard trekking route to Everest base camp following Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep and finally Everest base camp. Upon arrival at Base Camp, settle and get organized as we prepare for the actual climb. A pre-training session will be held at the base camp, ice seracs of the lower Khumbu Glacier to check climbers’ equipment and review climbing and rescue techniques. When this is all done we head to climb Lobuche East for further acclimatization and practice of climbing techniques. You will climb Lobuche wearing your high altitude boots and equipment to make you feel comfortable. Lobuche East is one of the most exciting 6000m peak in the Everest Region. Lobuche east climb serves as a perfect training base for Everest Expeditions and this is what we would be doing at Highland Expeditions too. This peak provides not only an attractive diversion but an excellent part of the acclimatization process while allowing members to refresh and update mountain skills before moving up to Everest. Climbing Lobuche East Peak prior to the actual Everest climb has not only helped in acclimatization but the climbers will not have to pass through the Khumbu Icefall multiple times for rotation of higher camps. After the climb, we head to base camp and in between looking at an auspicious date as per Tibetan calendar we will organize Puja ceremony in traditional Sherpa manner asking for blessings for successful Everest Climb.
Our second acclimatization phase begins with the rotation of higher camps. Four camps will be set up above from base camp. We will prepare Camp1 (5,900m/19,500ft) at the pinnacle of the icefall, Camp2 (6,400m/21,000ft) in Western Cwm, which will be our Advanced Base Camp. We will set up Camp 3 (7,300m/23,700ft) at the top of the cirque on Lhotse Face. Camp 4 (7,900m/25,912ft) will be the final camp before climbing summit. Camp 4 will be placed on the South Col.
For the acclimatization, please note that this acclimatization program may differ during the expedition period as each climber adapts differently with an altitude. Your expedition leader will suggest you the best as per your conditions. In general, our acclimatization program includes overnight at Camp 2 and tag the Lhotse Face/Camp 3. When this is done, we rest and recover at the base camp while waiting for the weather window for the summit attempt. Oxygen cylinders will be used after Camp 3 for an easy ascent. We provide 8 bottles of oxygen to each climber for maximum flow. From Camp 4, following the south-east ridge, we will make it to the South summit from where we will advance towards Hillary step before climbing to the summit.
Why climb Everest with us?
For over 30 yrs the people who helm this venture has been successfully organizing high altitude Expeditions ensuring safety first and service paramount. The success of the expedition depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the expedition safe and success with the quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. You will be guided by highly professional mountain guides and they are one of the best in this field and has experience of successfully climbing Everest multiple times. Our guides, Sherpas, and support staff bring decades of safe successful summits to the table, and our climbing strategy reflects this. Each year, we provide fully guided expeditions with the support of the legendary Sherpas. Our 1 to 1 Sherpa to client ratio and 1 to 4 leaders to client ratio on summit days show our commitment to providing safe climbing strategies.
Compared to the facilities we provide; you will find our Everest Expedition cost to be very reasonable. We have no hidden fee. What you pay in the beginning is the final payment. We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the expedition by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed for our Everest Expedition
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required
Dates & Price
Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.
- 1:1 Sherpa to climber ratio and 1:4 leader to client ratio to assist during climb
- 8 bottled oxygen with the use of latest mask and regulator
- Nepalese government royalty fees for Everest.
- All expedition organizational requirements
- Island Peak climb for acclimatization
- Service of base camp manager and climbing sirdars
- Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
- Radio set for communication between camps
- Meals at base camp and higher camps during expedition
- Personal tents at BC, high tents, kitchen tents, dining tents, shower tents, toilet tents, store tents, cooking utensils and more for your comfort.
- 5 nights accommodation at Kathmandu Guest House with breakfast on deluxe room
- Meals (B,L,D) and accommodation during trek upto BC and back to Lukla after expedition
- Ktm-Lukla-Ktm airfare
- Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
- Common climbing equipment
- Porterage of climbing equipment up to base camp and back to Lukla after expedition
- Khumbu icefall route fee
- Liaison officer daily wages and fees
- Applicable national park fees and local taxes
- 2 waterproof duffel bags
- International airfare
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Custom for bringing any expedition goods
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Insurance (Mandatory)
- Summit bonus
- Gratuities for staff
- Personal expenses