Everest Expedition 2024

Everest Expedition 2025

Fully guided expedition to the world’s highest mountain

  • Group Size:Min 2 Max 8
  • Duration:55 Days
  • Max Altitude:8,848m/29,029ft
  • Accommodation:Climbing
  • Activity:High Altitude Expeditions
  • Meal:Meals included
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous +
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Strenuous +  

Welcome to Highland Everest Expedition 2025. 
Over 30 years of experience in high-altitude expeditions

Trip Overview


  • Climb the highest mountain in the world
  • Fully guided expedition with Sherpa support and max O2
  • 1:1 Sherpa guide to client ratio and UIAGM/IFMGA expedition leader
  • Climb Lobuche East for acclimatization

Everest Expedition 2025 Overview

 Maximum Altitude:  8,848m/29,029ft
 Total Duration:  55 Days
 Coordinates:   27.9881° N, 86.9250° E
 Climbing Route:   South-East Ridge
 First Ascent:   May 29, 1953
 Grade:   Strenuous +
 Group Size:   Min 1 to Max 8
 Activity:   Mountaineering and Climbing
 Next Date:   07 April – 31 May 2025

Mount Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] being the highest mountain in the world is the ultimate dream of every climber. Climbing to Everest is undoubtedly the ultimate mountaineering adventure and every adventure seeker wants to be a part of the rich history of Everest Climbing but the journey to the summit of Everest is not without challenges. With decades of experience in guiding groups to the summit of Mt. Everest, we have successfully made many people’s dreams come true.

Why Join us on our Everest Expedition 2025?

  • Guided by some of the best guides and experienced Sherpa team.
  • 1:1 Sherpa guide to client ratio
  • Expedition Manager/Sirdar
  • Nepalese UIAGM/IFMGA Expedition Leader for a group of 4 climbers and above
  • Ascent of Lobuche Peak for acclimatization
  • Maximum oxygen flow 11 bottles (8 for you and 3 for your Sherpa)
  • Premier climbing experience on Mount Everest
  • A cohesive team of climbers (Maximum 8 climbers in one group)
  • A long history of high altitude expeditions

Climb Overview

Our Everest expedition itinerary is designed with experience, planned and careful attention allowing maximum days for the approach, the highest level of service and a strong team of guides. We offer expeditions with safety priority and service paramount. We offer more oxygen support and provide comfortable logistics at base camp and Camp 2.

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 /climbing course will be held at the base camp, ice seracs of the lower Khumbu Glacier to check climbers’ equipment and review climbing and rescue techniques. You will also climb Lobuche East as part of your acclimatization climbs instead of frequent rotations in the Khumbu icefall.

Lobuche East is one of the most exciting 6000m trekking peaks 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. You will climb Lobuche East wearing your high-altitude boots and equipment to make you feel comfortable. 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 the Tibetan calendar we will organize a Puja ceremony in a traditional Sherpa manner asking for blessings for a successful Everest Climb.

Our second acclimatization phase begins with the rotation of higher camps passing by the notorious Khumbu icefall. Four camps will be set up above the 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 the summit. Camp 4 will be placed in the South Col.

Your expedition leader will suggest you the best as per your conditions. In general, our acclimatization program includes overnight at Camp 2 and tagging 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 southeast ridge, we will make it to the South summit from where we will advance towards Hillary step before climbing to the summit.

Tentative Acclimatization Schedule

First Rotation/Acclimatization (April 21-23):
– Climb Lobuche East Peak (6,119m/20,075ft)

Second Rotation/Acclimatization (April 27- May 03): 
– Climb to Camp 1 (5,900m/19,500ft)
– Climb to Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
– Rest at Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
– Touch Camp 3 (7,300m/23,700ft) and sleep at Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
– Descent to base camp (5,364m/17,559ft)

Please note that these acclimatization programs may differ during the expedition period as each climber adapts differently to an altitude.

Summit Push (Weather permitting, most likely May 08-20):
– Climb to Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
– Climb to Camp 3 with the use of oxygen (7,300m/23,700ft)
– Climb to Camp 4 South Col with the use of oxygen (7,900m/25,912ft)
– Summit push (8,848.86m/29,029ft) and descent to Camp 4 with the use of oxygen
– Descent to Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
– Descent to Base Camp (5,364m/17,559ft)

Why climb Everest with us?

Over the last 30yrs, the people who helm this venture have been successfully organizing high-altitude Expeditions ensuring safety first and service paramount. The success of any expedition depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and the best logistics and, these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the expedition safe and successful 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 who are one of the best in this field and has experience successfully climbing Everest multiple times. Our guides, Sherpas, and support staff bring decades of 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 with an expedition leader to lead the team 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.

Everest expedition

Expedition Manager/Guide

Our Everest Expedition 2025 will be managed by Kunga Sherpa, an Everest summiteer and avid climber himself. With over 35 years of experience in the climbing industry, he has managed over forty above 8000m expeditions to date with a 90% success ratio.

For 2025, our Everest Expedition leader will be a Nepalese UIAGM/IFMGA Guide.

1:1 Sherpa to client ratio on summit day

Most of our Sherpa guides come from Rolwaling and Thame. All our Sherpa guides are previous Everest summiteers with detailed experience on high-altitude expeditions. We provide a 1:1 sherpa guide-to-client ratio on the summit day. Each of our Sherpa guides has tons of experience in climbing high-altitude peaks.

Our Sherpa crews are critical to the success of the climbs that you do with us. We, us professionally trained Sherpa guides & sirdars are just not hikers & climbers on the mountains but have been trained to perform this task with a lot of common sense & guile. Kunga Sherpa, Everest summiteer and founder of Highland Expeditions has successfully guided and organized over 40 expeditions to 8000m as an expedition sirdar oversees our experienced Sherpa crew that will be with you on the climb.

We ensure that they are confident & experienced. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living in other parts of the regions where they were born in. We know that locally born staffs are a vital cog in that wheel of sometimes dangerous adventure where anything can happen. At Highland Expeditions, we always make sure that our mountain crews are highly motivated & never compromise.

Local company with decades of high altitude experience

everest history

Highland Expeditions is a fully licensed and registered company operating high-altitude trips in the Himalayas. The people who helm this venture have been guiding high-altitude expeditions since 1992 and we take great pride in being able to offer personalized expeditions to Mt. Everest with safety priority and service paramount.

We operate a small team of cohesive climbers with the support of our experienced sherpa guides who have all summited Everest previously. We only take 8 climbers in a team and provide the Nepali UIAGM/IFMGA Expedition leader with a 1:1 sherpa guide-to-client ratio with maximum oxygen support and comfortable logistics arrangements.

Join us and be a part of the ‘Highland Expeditions family.  It’s a never-ending feeling that will live with the generations to come.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling 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.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 02 - In Kathmandu for official formalities and last minute preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

    These two days have been kept in Kathmandu for final preparation of Climb. Meet other team members, complete official and government formalities, final gear check and load. Upon your interest, an optional Kathmandu sightseeing can be arranged on these days.
    We will have a trip orientation and your trip leader will give you a brief about your climb before we head to our journey.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

    After an early morning b/fast, we take the mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla on STOL aircraft. Flight time is about 30 minutes to the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. We begin the trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, just above Chaurikharka at 2713m. The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat at 2550m, it’s a short walk to Phakding where we’ll stay overnight.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We will continue our journey along Dudhkoshi River which will take us through pine forest. After crossing suspension bridges at several points and passing through small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa, we will reach Monjo. This is known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. After completing all the necessary national park formalities, we will enter Sagarmatha National Park. Lowering down from the park, we will arrive at river. Crossing another suspension bridge, we will proceed towards high Hillary Bridge located at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get view of Thamserku Mountain. If weather is clear, we can also have first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05 - Rest and Acclimatization day [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Namche Bazaar is regarded as gateway to the high Himalayas. It is also the main trading center and a capital of Sherpa land. Rest is recommended in Namche for acclimatization purpose. Short hike will be arranged to the ancient Sherpa village of Thame to observe the rich Sherpa culture or we can also visit nearby Khumjung, Khunde or Khongde villages. Shopping in marketplace of Namche is another fine idea. National Park Head office, Museum and monasteries are other places of interest. The area is clustered with cafes, shops, bakeries and restaurants. The place supports facilities of post office, hospital, government health post. Internet access is also available at Namche so that you can contact your near ones.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 06 - Trek to Deboche [3720 m/12,205ft]

    We will walk along the glacial water of Dudh Koshi River. The route offers views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and, Thamserku and Ama Dablam Mountains. Our journey continues through the colorful forest of blooming rhododendron to Sanasa. The region is rich in wildlife including musk deer and colorful pheasants. In Sanasa lies the junction point. One of the paths leads us to the Gokyo valley while the other branches off to Everest Base Camp. We will take sharp climb to Tengboche monastery which is the largest in the Khumbu region. The journey rewards us with close-up views of many surrounding mountains. We will visit the monastery and walk through forest of birch and rhododendron to Deboche where we will stay overnight.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6
  • Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

    We will descend to Imja River. The trail takes us uphill to Pangboche (3860m) through the lush forest. We will visit Pangboche Monastery. The village is also decorated with Chorten and Mani walls. The trail allows us an access to Imja Valley. We will take steep climb to Pheriche and continue further to Lobuche River. The final steepest climb of the day will take us to Dingboche. Agriculture is the chief occupation of locals in Dingboche. We can see fields enclosed by stonewall in Dingboche. Buckwheat, potatoes and barley are the major crops. We will stay overnight in Dingboche.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 08 - Rest and Acclimatization day [4,412m/14,475ft]

    This is a day to haul up and rest without being idle. We can stroll around the village and get pally with the local folks with some interesting conversations. This will give us deep insights into the lifestyles and cultures of the local folks in this region. At the same time, we can also relish the landscapes that surround us and we can also catch up on some reading. Our acclimatizing gets a further boost with our hike to Nagartsang peak (5067m). As we top it with gasping breath we soon realize the gritty climb was worth the go; the rewards are as lovely as it comes with the natural beauty that greets us for our efforts.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

    We will begin a moderate walk to Dugla. Walking through the steep moraine of Khumbu glacier, we will head towards Chupki Lhara which is festooned with prayer flags. It is also known as the memorial site for the deceased Everest climbers. The trail stretches through the Khumbu glacier moraine to Lobuche. On the way, we can rejoice in the close-up views of Pumori, Khumbutse and other peaks and mountains. Stay overnight in Lobuche.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 10 - Trek to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,864ft]

    The day starts with a trek past a fine crevasse between the lateral moraine of a glacier and a mountain. Then a gradual climb will take to Changri Nup Glacier. The undulating terrain takes you on a whirlwind of a walk. Descending slightly in the final stretch, you land in a barren setting with a sandy moraine and a cluster of lodges amidst the jagged rocky terrain surrounded by mammoth mountains. This is Gorakshep where you’ll spend the night.

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 11 - Trek to Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft]

    Start on the climb along the Khumbu glacier to Everest Base Camp. Finally, arrive at the foot of the highest peak in the world. The views of numerous mountains, the Khumbu Icefall, and the Glacier make it even more glorious. Overnight with some of the highest peaks in the world at Everest Base Camp.

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Camp
  • Day 12-13 - Get organized, Puja Ceremony and Climbing Clinics

    Get organized and comfortable with your home for the next 4 weeks.

    Looking at an auspicious date as per the Tibetan calendar, a puja ceremony will be held asking for safe passage.

    We will also do training at the base camp, in ice seracs of the lower Khumbu Glacier to check climbers’ equipment and review climbing and rescue techniques.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 14 - 16 - Climb Lobuche East (6119m/20,070ft)

    Our first phase of acclimatization begins with a climb to Lobuche East. Climbing Lobuche east provides better acclimatization and the perfect training base for Everest.

    Lobuche East Climb Plan:
    Day 01: Trek to Lobuche
    Day 02: Move to Lobuche high camp
    Day 03: Summit Lobuche East and down to Lobuche or high camp

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 17 - Trek to Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft]

    Couple of hours of walk through Gorak Shep and walking further through rocky dunes and moraine, will lead us to Everest Base Camp. We will meet rest of our team at Base Camp.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 18-20 - Climbing Training, Rest and Prepare for 2nd Rotation

    The next few days we stay at base camp for more training, rest, get organized and prepare for 2nd acclimatization rotation which will take us to 7000m.

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 21-27 - 2nd Acclimatization Rotation Period

    After our first acclimatization rotation on Lobuche Peak completed, we will now leave base camp for higher camps on Everest for our second acclimatization rotation for about a week.

    Tentative Schedule for second rotation:
    – Climb to Camp 1 (5,900m/19,500ft)
    – Climb to Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
    – Rest at Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
    – Touch Camp 3 (7,300m/23,700ft) and sleep at Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
    – Descent to base camp (5,364m/17,559ft)

    For the acclimatization, please note that the 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.

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 28-31 - Rest days for final summit push

    After our second acclimatization rotation completed, we will descent to base camp and rest and prepare for the final summit push.

    Depending on the weather window available for summit, the rest days could be few days or even a week too.

    Optional: Trek/Fly down to lower villages such as Namche for better rest

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 32-44 - Final Summit Push

    Summit push begins!

    Depending on the weather window available we will move up for our final summit push. Each client will be paired with one sherpa guide who will assist you on the summit push.

    Tentative plan for summit push:
    – Climb to Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
    - Rest at Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
    – Climb to Camp 3 with the use of oxygen (7,300m/23,700ft)
    – Climb to Camp 4 South Col with the use of oxygen (7,900m/25,912ft) and at that same night we begin our summit push to summit.
    – Summit push with the use of oxygen (8,848.86m/29,029ft) from Camp 4 and descent to Camp 4 or Camp 2
    – Descent to Camp 2 (6,400m/21,000ft)
    – Descent to Base Camp (5,364m/17,559ft)

    Oxygen cylinders will be used from Camp 3 for an easy ascent. We provide 8 bottles of oxygen to each climber for a maximum flow. 8 bottles is the highest number of oxygen provided as most operators only provide 6 bottles.

    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.

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Camp
  • Day 45-49 - Contingency days for any delays

    Contingency days for any delays due to unforeseen circumstances

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 50-52 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

    After our successful climb we retrace to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu via Pheriche, Namche and finally to Lukla.
    On our last night, we celebrate our successful completion of expedition with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends

    • Meal: (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 53 - Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel in a private vehicle in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from long and tiring climb.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 54 - In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family. At eventide on day, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful climb. While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles
    Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 55 - International departure

    Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure being a part of your expedition.

    Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: None

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Dates & Price

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.

If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.

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Trip Start Date
Trip End Date

Apr, 2025

Trip Start Date07 Apr, 2025
Trip End Date31 May, 2025
PriceUSD 39,999
Status Available

Cost Inclusion

  • Everest expedition royalty fees (USD 11,000)
  • Route fixing (SPCC and EOA) fees
  • Garbage deposit and management fees
  • Expedition Liaison Officer wages and fees
  • Nepalese UIAGM/IFMGA Expedition leader for a group of 4 climbers and above
  • 1:1 Sherpa guide (Everest Summiter) to climber ratio
  • Service of the Expedition manager at Everest base camp
  • 11 bottles of oxygen (8 for you and 3 for your sherpa) with the use of the latest mask and regulator.
  • Skill training clinic at the Everest base camp
  • The ascent of Lobuche Peak for acclimatization with a 1:3 guide to client ratio
  • Freshly prepared meals (B,L,D) by our chef at the Everest base camp
  • A wide variety of nutritious high-altitude mountain foods for higher camps
  • Individual box tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent and other logistics
  • Heater, Generator, Shower and more for your comfort at the base camp
  • High altitude tent (North Face VE25 or similar) for higher camps above base camp
  • 4 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All Meals (B,L,D) and accommodation during the trekking period
  • Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
  • Radio set for communication between camps
  • Internal domestic airfare with 60kg baggage cargo
  • Staffs wages, allowances with their helicopter and medical insurance
  • Common climbing equipment (rope, Ice Screws, Snow bars etc)
  • Weather report during the entire expedition period
  • Emergency medical supplies with 24/7 on-call doctor during the entire expedition period.
  • Porterage of 60kg baggage for each member (Lukla-Base camp-Lukla)
  • 2 waterproof duffel bags
  • Everest Summit certificate from the Department of Tourism, Nepal

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Custom for bringing any expedition goods
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Personal clothing and climbing equipment
  • Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Summit bonus (USD 1500)
  • Gratuities for base camp and trekking staff
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra oxygen aside from provided 11 bottles

Essential Information


High Altitude Expeditions like Everest require previous mountaineering experience and it is expected that the climber has previous experience of climbing at least 7000m peak or 8000m peak like Cho-Oyu or Manaslu before attempting bigger mountains.

Also, you will be spending 2 months on the mountain, a fierce determination, strong mental health and a burning desire to climb the mountain are the essential pre-requisites for joining this expedition. Prepare yourself to tackle high altitude sickness, tough weather conditions and exhaustion. One needs to be familiar with the use of climbing equipment, and walking in snow and ice and must have a good level of fitness. You should be familiar with Rope skills, ice axe arrest and crampon skills, the use of ascenders (Jumar) and descenders, and how to use your particular harness.


The use of oxygen equipment plays a huge role in climbing high mountains and can help to avoid many critical situations and save your life. On Everest, we provide each climber with 11 bottles of oxygen (8 for you and 3 for your sherpa) with the use of the latest mask & regulator (Top Out or Summit Oxygen Systems).

During the summit push, we run oxygen on a higher flow (2L/min) allowing you to climb more efficiently.


We consider delicious and nutritious food to be a key component to the overall success of our expeditions.

We charter the food in by flight most of the time and take the utmost care in quality and hygienic preparation. From typical Nepalese food to western food, our expedition chef will cater all meals at Base Camp and Camp 2. For higher camps, we provide wide variety of nutritious high foods.

During the trek, your meals will be served at the teahouse/lodge you will stay and in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to cater to your needs. You could bring comfort foods from your home that you enjoy eating during the expedition - chocolates, energy gel, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks etc.


We provide each climber with an individual box tent at the base camp during an entire expedition. Each box tent will have spacious space, comfortable mattresses, carpeted floor and more for your comfort. Higher above from base camp, a high-quality extreme weather tent will be provided for every 2 climbers. It’s also a lot warmer and safer when you can keep an eye on each other.

At base camp, there will also be a heated dining room, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent etc and more for your comfort.


Everest Expedition Route

Our Everest Expedition follows the footsteps of legendary Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Our route follows through the Khumbu icefall, up the Western Cwm, the Lhotse Face, the South Col, South Summit, the Hillary Step and on to the Summit.

An itinerary has been devised keeping every important aspect in mind to allow a well-paced acclimatization schedule during the entire expedition.

Base Camp

Our base camp is well-appointed, providing each climber with a comfortable environment. There will be a heated dining room, personal tent for each individual, kitchen tent, shower and etc. and more for your comfort.

We provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only.

Weather Forecast

We subscribe to the weather forecasting services during the expedition summit period as to provide the best weather forecast for the summit push.


Our Everest expedition itinerary has been tailored carefully keeping every aspect in mind. We have included Lobuche east climb (6,119m) on our itinerary. With Lobuche climb included, it provides each climber with better acclimatization, the practice of climbing techniques and reduces the walk on icefall.

After the Lobuche climb, rotation of higher camps (Camp 1, 2 and 3) with overnight will be done for acclimatization.


Our Everest Expedition group will be equipped with a satellite phone for emergency purpose throughout the expedition duration. The cell phone network is available during the trekking section and at base camp but the service is not reliable and may fluctuate depending on weather conditions. Satellite internet is available at base camp at an extra cost. In case you need to make a personal call, you can use the sat phone at $3 per minute.

We also provide a radio communication system to communicate between the camps.

Group Size

Our emphasis is always on maintaining a small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other, especially on high altitude expeditions like Everest. Our expedition consists of Min 2 to Max 8 climbers in one group. You will get to know your Sherpa guide and team members personally on our expedition. Being a small group is always efficient on a bigger mountain.

We operate a small team of cohesive climbers with the support of our experienced sherpa guides who have all summited Everest previously. We only take 8 climbers in one group and provide Nepali UIAGM/IFMGA Expedition leader, Expedition Manager and 1:1 sherpa guide to client ratio.


It’s mandatory to get rescue insurance before embarking on any adventurous activities like high altitude expeditions. We advise all our clients to get an insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. Medical expenses, Baggage lost, Delays and Cancellation, Death & Repatriation are also other important factors to include when purchasing your Insurance.

It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision.


To reserve your spot on the expedition, a nonrefundable deposit (20% of total cost) is due at the time of registration. Your booking will be confirmed by an email after we have received the booking form together with the initial deposits. For payment method, we accept wire transfer and card payment. Please note that an additional 3.5% charge will be levied (as imposed by the bank) on the total amount if you are paying via card.

Balance payment must be made 30 days prior to the expedition start date.

View our payment information page for more details on payment.

Refund policy:

The trip deposit is non-refundable and will be forfeited in the event of any cancellation, as such we strongly recommend you to include Trip cancellation coverage on your insurance policy. The reason for the non-refundable policy is due to the great expenses incurred in such an expedition. The expeditions are planned and prepared months before your arrival in Kathmandu.

Local/Nepal company for Everest?

Highland Expeditions is a fully licensed and registered company operating high altitude trips in the Himalayas. The people who helm this venture have been guiding high altitude expeditions since 1992 and we take great pride in being able to offer personalized expeditions to Mt. Everest with safety priority and service paramount.

Other Information

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport etc) required for the trip will be provided after you have signed up for the expedition. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

Equipment List

The gear listed below is required for the expedition. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

- Warm hat
- Baseball cap or other sun hat
- Thermal balaclava
- Buff X 3
- Sunglasses/Glacier Glasses (High-quality, UV-blocking sunglasses with good all-around protection)
- Ski goggles (Anti-fog and good ventilation)
- Headlight X 2 with spare batteries

Upper body:
- Base layers top
- Long-sleeved shirts
- T-Shirts
- Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
- Primaloft or light down jacket
- Hardshell Jacket with hood
- Down Jacket with hood (800m fill)
- Down Suit (Lightweight, comfortable fit and 800m fill) (For Summit Climb Only)

Lower body:

- Base layers bottom
- Trekking trousers/pants
- Mid-weight trousers/pants
- Hardshell Gore-Tex pants (Non-insulated and waterproof)
- Insulated down pant

- Warm socks (4 pair thin socks and 4 pair thick socks)
- Trekking shoes (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)
- 8000m Mountaineering boots (Lightweight and comfortable size)
- Camp Shoes
- Down shoe

- Liner Gloves
- Mid-weight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves( Leather Palm)
- Down Mittens / Summit gloves

Climbing equipment:
- Climbing helmet
- Harness
- Ascender/Jumar (Large handle)
- Descender /Figure 8
- ATC Guide
- Carabiners (4 screw gate and 4 snap gate)
- Prussik cord X 2
- Slings X 2
- Ice Axe
- 12-points steel crampons

Gears / Personal Equipment:
- Lightweight backpack (45-55 L) for both trekking and climbing
- Inflatable sleeping mattress
- Sleeping bag - 20C rated for base camp
- Sleeping bag - 40C rated for higher camps
- Trekking poles
- Water bottle one (1) litre X 2 with an insulated cover
- Thermos
- Multi-tool knife
- Pee bottle
- Laundry bag to keep dirty clothes
- Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
- Padlock
- Binoculars
- Sewing kit
- Duct tape
- Reading materials, notebooks and pens
- Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the expedition.
- Camera with charger or spare batteries
- Snack foods (Energy gels for summit days)

Toiletries and hygiene
- Quick-drying towel
- Small face towel
- Toothbrush &Toothpaste
- Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
- Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
- Hand sanitiser/Antiseptic wipes
- Hygiene products
- Basic first aid kit

- Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
- 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
- Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
- Flight tickets
- Credit cards in case of emergencies
- Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

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Mary Culling

Everest Summit Expedition 2024.
This company’s organisation and execution of this expedition was excellent. The expert knowledge, abilities and prioritisation of safety shown by everyone I encountered made this an experience of a lifetime.

John Dover

A great local company that looks after you, its guides and its staff. I have done Ama Dablam and Everest with them. Both were very well-run expeditions and led to successful summits. Thank Passang and the Highlands team for all your efforts for the airport pick-up to reaching my goal. Can’t recommend these guys enough.

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