everest expedtion 2021

Everest Expedition 2021

Fully guided expedition to the world’s highest mountain

  • Group Size:Min 1 Max 12
  • Duration:62 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 +
All inclusive cost $ 42,000.00
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Welcome to Highland Everest Expedition 2021. 
Over 30 years of experience in high altitude expeditions

Trip Overview

Highlights

  • 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 2021 Overview

 Maximum Altitude:   8,848m/29,029ft
 Total Duration:   62 Days
 Coordinates:   27.9881° N, 86.9250° E
 Climbing Route:     South-East Ridge 
 First Ascent:   May 29, 1953
 Grade:   Strenuous +
 Group Size:   Max 12
 Activity:   Mountaineering and Climbing
 Next Date:   04 April – 04 June, 2021

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 2021?

  • Guided by some of the best guides and experienced Sherpa team.
  • 1:1 Sherpa guide to climber ratio and UIAGM/IFMGA Guide to assist
  • The ascent of Lobuche peak for acclimatization
  • Maximum oxygen and support
  • Premier climbing experience on 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, 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 a 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 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 climb instead of frequent rotations in 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 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 passing by notorious Khumbu icefall. 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 leader 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.

sleep at everest base camp

Expedition Leader/Guide

Our Everest Expedition 2021 will be managed by Kunga Sherpa, an Everest summiteer himself. With over 35 years of experience in the climbing industry, he has managed over forty above 8000m expeditions till date. For 2021, our Everest Expedition leader will be Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, UIAGM/IFMGA Guide with over 11 summits of Everest under his belt. 

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 summiteer with detailed experience on high altitude expeditions. We provide 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 your climbs that you do with us. We, us professionally trained Sherpa guides & sirdars who 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, who 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 on 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 Nepali UIAGM/IFMGA Expedition leader with 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 and 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, L, D)
    • 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 Chhukung village. We then do a steep climb up to Chhukung Ri at 5550m [if we feel like it] and 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, the jaw-dropping vistas of Cho Oyu at 8201m, Pumori at 7161m, the gigantic Lhotse wall at 8400m, Amadablam at 6812m, Makalu at 8481m & Baruntse at 7129m all put together set our hearts on top gear as it skips a beat while watching these massive peaks.

    • 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 deceased legendary Everest climber Babu Chhiri Sherpa. The trail stretches through the Khumbu glacier moraine to Lobuche. On the way, we can rejoice 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]

    After an overnight at Lobuche, we head towards Gorekshep. It's 3 hours trek from Lobuche and the final settlement with teahouses/lodges. Stay overnight and leave for base camp the next day

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 11 - 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 12-13 - At Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft]

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

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 14-15 - Trainings at Base Camp / Puja Ceremony

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

    We will also do a 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 16 - 19 - 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 perfect training base for Everest.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 20-56 - Climbing Period of Everest

    The second phase of acclimatization phase begins with the rotation of higher camps. After completing the acclimatization, retrace back to base camp and wait for the perfect weather window.

    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. 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.

  • Day 57-59 - 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

  • Day 60 - 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 61 - 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 63, 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 62 - International departure

    Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. 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
    • Trekking Hours:

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 Date04 Apr, 2021
Trip End Date04 Jun, 2021
PriceUSD 42,000
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Trip Start Date04 Apr, 2022
Trip End Date04 Jun, 2022
PriceUSD 42,000
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Cost Inclusion

  • Fully guided and supported expedition to Everest 
  • Nepalese UIAGM/IFMGA Expedition leader
  • 1:1 Previous Everest summiteer sherpa to climber ratio
  • 8 bottled oxygen with the use of latest mask and regulator
  • Everest royalty (USD 11,000) and all other required permits and fees
  • The ascent of Lobuche peak for acclimatization
  • Freshly prepared meals by our chef at the Everest base camp and Camp 2
  • Service of the base camp manager at Everest base camp
  • A wide variety of high altitude mountain foods for higher camps 
  • Individual box tent at the base camp and more for your comfort
  • Twin sharing tent (North Face VE25 or similar) for higher camps
  • 5 nights accommodation at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. 
  • Meals and accommodation during the trekking period
  • Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
  • Radio set for communication between camps and generator for charging all devices. 
  • Internal domestic airfare with 60kg baggage cargo
  • Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
  • Common climbing equipment (rope, Ice Screws, Snow bars etc)
  • 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) 
  • Liaison officer daily wages and fees
  • 2 waterproof duffel bags

Cost Exclusion

  • 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

Essential Information

Prerequisite

High Altitude Expeditions like Everest requires 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 in 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, 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.

Oxygen

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. We provide 8 bottles of Poisk oxygen to each climber with the use of mask & regulator (Top Out or Summit Oxygen Systems). 

Meals

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 and take the utmost care in quality and hygienic preparation. Our High Altitude Chef will be with us for all meals at Base Camp and Camp 2. 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.

Accommodation

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.

We do not emphasis more on luxurious things as to unnecessarily increase the cost and human effort but we make sure that you get a good rest. 

Route

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.

Base Camp

Our base camp is well-appointed, providing each climber with a comfortable environment. There will be a warm 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. 

Acclimatization

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. 

Communication

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 the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other especially in high altitude expeditions like Everest. You will get to know your Sherpa guide and team member personally. Being a small group is always efficient on a bigger mountain. Our group size is small and your Sherpa guides will not only assist you at the summit push but will also assist you in the rotation of higher camps.

Insurance

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.

Payment

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. 

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Equipment Checklist

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.

Head:
- Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf
- Baseball cap
- Thermal Balaclava / Buff
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Ski goggles (Anti-fog and good ventilation)
- Headlight X 2 with spare batteries

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

Lower body:
- Thermal
- Inner wears / Baselayers
- Undergarments
- Waterproof trousers
- Trekking trousers
- Down or Primaloft pants

Feet:
- 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
- Gaiters
- Down shoe

Hands
- Gloves
- Primaloft Mitten
- Down Mitten

Climbing equipment:
- Climbing helmet
- Backpack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)
- Backpack 60-70 litres for climbing
- A pair of trekking poles
- 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
- Inflatable sleeping mattress
- Sleeping bag X 2 (One for base camp and one for higher camps)

Others:
- Trekking poles
- Water bottle one (1) litre X 2 with an insulated cover
- Thermos
- Multi-tool knife
- Pee bottle
- Laundry bag to keep the 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

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 sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
- Hygiene products
- Basic first aid kit

Documents
- 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)

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.

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