Mount Everest Expedition

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Trip Duration 60 Days
Destination Nepal
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Simply climbing a wall is a difficult and scary task itself, so we can assume how difficult is the level to stand as close to the sun by the summiting highest peak of the world, Mount Everest (8848 M). The dream to reach the summit by expedition has become the most challengeable activity. Many people from around the world climb the Everest achieving a new goal or mission also for scripting their name with golden writings in history record in a book. You always want to become a role model and set a good example for others, it is one of the best and great opportunities to be the one. Mout Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepal which is the highest peak in the world with the height of 8848m. It offers the most adventurous and dangerous trek in the world.

Almost every person on this planet has the dream to stand on the top of the world. Mount Everest was the first ascent in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norge Sherpa but it is still one of the most adventurous mountaineering in the world. Every year around 10,000 people attempt to climb the Mt. Everest but only a few of them gets success. Only those people will get success who have the high dedication and determination to reach the top. Physical fitness and experiences are the factors that will be helpful during Everest climbing.

Everest Summit from Nepal and Tibet Side

Mt. Everest can be climbed from both northern side Tibet and southern side Nepal but the Northern side is closed by China so, southern side is the only way to climb the Everest. These two routes lead to the two different base camps on Everest. All the climbers assemble here in these base camps before starting for acclimatization and ending time of their climbing. During this trek, there can be many obstacles including harsh weather, altitude sickness, sheer exhaustion, and avalanches. It would be better to carry your own internet or satellite phone and other modern equipment.

Essential things to know before you climb the Mount Everest

Take knowledge about possible health problems that may occur during the expedition. The major problem that may occur is altitude sickness.

1. Fitness Training

Fitness training is the most while trekking to the Everest. Approximately, 3 months of intensive fitness training and hitting the gym 5 to 6 times a week for cardio and resistance classes will build up your lung capacity and increase strength in your legs. The heaps of squats, lunges, and stair climbing or hiking once a week will also assist a lot for your physical motivation. It will assist in making you both physically and mentally active so that you will be able to understand and act on any climate, environment and occurring situations effectively. All these will automatically decrease the chance of fear and risks that occur during the trek

2. Hydration 

75% of our body is made up of water and only 25% is made with other elements. It plays a vital role in our lives for making it long-term run. Similarly, water is a divine element of the trek. You should focus on drinking 3 to 4 liters of water and must drink it as much as possible. It will make more sweat flow away, which will also assist in coping different problems like AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), altitude headaches, etc. It will also help in maintaining sugar level in the body.

3. Climbing Gears - Clothes and Shoes  

No matter what the season is, whether it is winter or summer, it will always be cold on the mountain site. So, it is mandatory to carry the warm clothes (like thermals) and other waterproof clothes (including socks) to make your body safe and comfortable.  Right shoes should be chosen because the walking is done for up to 10 hours a day and the wrong choice will damage your legs. The typical recommendation is proper, waterproof and one size bigger hiking boots which should be started wearing 6 months before going there. Being sun smart by carrying decent sunglasses, hats and buffs will add more to your trek.

4. Environment and Food during Everest Expedition

The environment around is so much adorable and the people are much more obliging and cheerful who will make both your time and trek satisfying and worthy. So, gratitude should be taken as the major attitude. The vegetarian food is recommended during the trek, as there is a chance of being ill eating meat items (as they are likely to have been left unrefrigerated for days). The items like vegetarian momos (Nepalese Dumplings), Dal baht and fried Mars bars are the mains which provide countless help during the climb. The sugar/energy level also may go down, so lots of snacks like nuts, chocolates, chips, muesli bars should be packed, eating which keep your energy and spirit up.

5. Taking the risk and Rush 

The much-conserved type of people should avoid that trek because they are likely to be demotivated in context of taking the risk. So, taking a risk should be done in order to enjoy the beauty of nature and Himalayas. Rush during the trek can be hazardous i.e. the time should be utilized and managed properly so that all the activities would be done in a fixed period of time.

6. The Habit of taking Knowledge

It is very important to take information as much as possible before we go somewhere, which is to be done in the same way before climbing the summit. We can read different blogs, reviews, and other articles. The back to back meetings with the climbers will also help you know about the place in the more detailed form. Taking advice from them about what to do and what not to do will also be beneficial.

7. Previous Climbing Experience Needed

Experience is earned by the trial and practice. So, for trekking, it is likely to have some of the experiences which will lead towards the bright and joyous trek. For this, the trekking experience is demanded a lot as it will be very difficult to trek directly to the Everest summit. Some of the recommended treks are Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Valley Trekking. The people with short hiking and trekking experience and habit can also take some of the fitness training and join the expedition of reaching high on the top and gain a lifetime experience.

8. Full Cost and Everest Expedition Itinerary

All details about costs and full itineraries should be studied properly. The blunder like cutting off the days from itineraries should not be done because it is likely to generate problem during the trek, which might harshly affect the health condition as well. At the end staying at home won’t show you the world. You have to come out of your comfort zone to see the unexpected and glorifying beauty along with mesmerizing services and hospitality. So, let’s explore the beauty of Nepal with Nepal Trek Adventure & Expedition and be the part of the pleasing and comfortable trek to the Everest.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Stay in Hotel
  • Day 02:Preparation for Expedition or Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Stay in Hotel
  • Day 03:Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
  • Day 04:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Day 05:Trek Phakding – Namche Teahouse/ Guesthouse
  • Day 06:Rest day in Namche for Acclimatization and Explore
  • Day 07:Trek Namche – Tyangboche
  • Day 08:Trek Tyangboche – Pheriche
  • Day 09:Trek Pheriche – Lobuche
  • Day 10:Trek Lobuche – Everest Base Camp
  • Day 11:to 55 Day- Climbing Everest
  • Day 56:Trek Everest Base Camp to Dingboche
  • Day 57:Trek Dingboche to Namche
  • Day 58:Trek Namche to Lukla
  • Day 59:Flight Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 60:Departure Day

Group: A proper company can make a trek much more memorable and aspiring. So, it is very necessary to form a proper group either it's private or mixes with small and contented groups. The trekking company from which you are going for expedition will manage a group and set you with the people with whom you will feel compatible. But while trekking, the difference in ideology can/may occur because of which the whole entertainment and fun will go in vain. So, it’s best to form your own team and consult with trekking companies to manage the trek. The well experienced and multi-linguistic guides and porters will be provided to you to help you procure as much information as you want.

Factors affecting behind unsuccessful expedition or climbing:

Homesick: We love our family the most. It’s hard to be apart from family for a long time. But making the family members our weakness is the ‘must avoid’ mantra for the trek like this. People involved in this condition will not be able to complete the venture properly.

Negligence: Towards rules and regulations: Not following all the rules and regulations provided by leaders, guides, and locals before and during trek lead towards unsuccessful trek.

No previous experience: Trekking for 10 hours a day (approximately) is not a cup of tea. This trek is hard to accomplish even for experienced people because of high chances of occurrence of unpredicted and unexpected events.

Drinks: Drinking alcohol containing beverages should be avoided as much as possible. But for some alcohol habitual trekkers, it is recommended to take only a couple of pegs in order to keep our sense still.

Lack of oxygen (altitude sickness)

Health problems: The people having a health problem like vertigo, asthma should not try this trek.

List of Equipment to bring for Everest Expedition

Some of the most necessary equipment needed for Mount Everest climbing are:

Climbing equipment:

  • Ice ax
  • Accessory cord or pre-cut prusik
  • Crampons
  • Carabiner system
  • Climbing harness
  • Belay device
  • Trekking Poles
  • Ascender

Footwear:

  • High-altitude all-in-one boot
  • Insulated camp boot
  • Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Wool or synthetic socks, liner socks

Clothing:

  • Base layers (both top and bottom)
  • Mid layers (both top and bottom)
  • Trekking, soft shell pants, and jackets
  • Hardshell pants and jackets
  • Insulated synthetic hooded jacket and pants
  • Insulated down parka
  • Expedition down parka and pants
  • Down suit

Handwear:

Lightweight linear gloves
Insulated shell gloves
Softshell gloves
Expedition mittens

Headwear:

  • Buff
  • Sunhat
  • Climbing helmet
  • Face mask
  • Balaclava system
  • Wool/synthetic ski hat
  • Ski goggles
  • Glacier glasses
  • Head light
  • Nose guard

Personal equipment:

  • 40F down sleeping bag
  • -20F down sleeping bag
  • 55-liter climbing pack
  • Small pack
  • Inflatable sleeping bag
  • Mug
  • Water bottle
  • Foam Pad
  • Pee bottle
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Thermos
  • Camera
  • Trash compactor bags
  • Large duffel bags
  • Toiletry bag
  • Water purification tools
  • Sunscreen and lip cream
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Hand and feet warmer
  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Food (snacks like nuts, )
  • Basecamp comforts (cards, music players, board games, etc.)

Associated and certified

Nepal Government Nepal Tourism Board Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal Nepal Mountaineering Association KEEP VITOF