Trip Overview

Everest Expedition in Nepal is a lifetime experience for any mountaineer from any corner of the world. It is a matter of pride to have ascended and conquered the highest peak on the Planet and reflects pure hard work, passion, and dedication. While Everest is already a big achievement, why not make it even larger by summiting the 4th highest peak, Mt. Lhotse. Located towards the south of Mt. Everest, Lhotse is a wide-faced giant that poses equally exciting and thrilling adventures. With the main face rising up to 40 to 50 degrees, climbers need to climb up the wall of blue ice to summit Mt. Lhotse. Summiting both these peaks is the victory that you can achieve only with focus, hard-core training, and experience in the Himalayas. Join us on this breathtaking adventure to place your feet on the top of the world and gift yourself a memory for a lifetime.

 

The trail to Everest and Lhotse is the standard route passing through numerous small settlements, dense forests, Sherpa villages, remote and , enchanting monasteries and stupas, rocky and rugged paths, and ultimately to the magnificent Base Camp where we stay and plan our ascent.

 

The marvelous vistas of ever-stretching Himalayas at the distance keep the travelers motivated and inspired throughout the trek. The trekking trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, one of the World Heritage Sites, which is the home to a number of floras and faunas dominant to the Himalayan Region. It houses some endangered species like Red Pandas, Musk Deers, Snow Leopards, and many more. The Gokyo Lakes can be seen from the viewpoints throughout the trail that is beautified by the migrant waterbirds in the spring season.



  • Best Season for Everest and Lhotse Expedition

The best season to go on the expedition to Everest and Lhotse is between March to May when winds are calmer, the days are sunny, temperatures are mild and the trail is gorgeous with green dense forests, raging rivers, glacial lakes, and uninterrupted views of the grand massifs throughout the trail. 

 

  • Risks associated with Everest and Lhotse and  Expedition;

Every reward comes with certain risks. And when it's Everest and Lhotse Expedition, where the climbers have to traverse the Death Zone, zone above 8000m, risks are sure to be associated. While risks like altitude sickness can be handled by proper acclimatization, other severe risks like heavy snowfall, rains, and storms, avalanches are in no man's control.;

The other emerging issue with expeditions is the traffic jam that takes place in the “Death Zone” which requires climbers to wait until they get their turn to the summit.

(NOTE: We use constant climate monitoring to grasp the best time for a summit.)

 

  • Preparation and Training for Everest and Lhotse Expedition

While Everest and Lhotse Expedition is a strenuous journey, it does involve risks but proper preparation and training will be very handy. The 8K Expedition team makes sure that every climber knows and understands the elements of the expedition by briefing them thoroughly and helping them get acquainted with all essential gears and equipment including but not limited to crampons, ice axes, bottled oxygen, fixed lines, and others. 

 

NOTE: Prioritize your training efforts with the following techniques assuming you are in good health and injury-free.

  1. Climbing Conditioning: Uphill climbing with a backpack, walking and staircase climbing
  2. Strength training for lower body and core
  3. Cardiovascular Training: Include both aerobic and anaerobic workouts with and without pack weight
  4. Flexibility Training: include Stretches for overall body

On days when the climate changes drastically than expected, we have our rescue team on standby so that we can transfer all our climbers to the safe zone.

Max. Altitude 8848.86 m
Trip Grade Strenuous
Best Seasons Spring
Group Size 1-12 Person

Trip Itinerary

DAY
  • 1
    Arrival In Kathmandu Via Tribhuvan International Airport (1350m)

    Upon your arrival at the TIA, you will need to fulfill some official procedures to obtain the Nepal Entry Visa at the Immigration counter. One of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you at the Arrivals. After meet and greet, you will be transferred to the hotel booked for you to rest. There you can freshen up and rest. 

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 2
    Official Procedures In Kathmandu

    On the second day, we will fulfill all our official procedures including necessary documentation, obtain permits, and other formalities needed for our expedition. Then you will have time for sightseeing around the city.

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 3
    Preparation In Kathmandu

    The next day, we will start our preparation for our expedition. We will now pack our bags, do some necessary shopping, re-check everything that we need (Especially medicines and essentials). Briefings will be made about each and every aspect of the expedition and all gears and equipment, trip duration, accommodation, facilities at the base camp, and all related to the expedition. It is also an opportunity for you to communicate and introduce yourself to your fellow climbers and teammates.

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 4
    Fly To Lukla (2840m) And Trek To Phakding (2,610 M)

    Early in the morning, after an amazing breakfast, we will take a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport. The flight gives you a bird’s eye view of the valleys, rivers, hills, and gradually mountain ranges. Even though the flight is only for half an hour, it does not fail to mesmerize you now and then. As we land at Lukla Airport, which is already exciting, we start our trek to Phakding, our destination for the day. After obtaining the permit for the region, we will slowly move through the settlements on a mixed trail of dirt, stone pathways, and some rocky sections at times. This is an easy start so make sure to enjoy all the greeneries, floras, and faunas as you walk. The trail takes you over several suspension bridges and along the Dudh Koshi river. Enjoy the rest of the day at Phakding.

    Altitude 2840 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 5-6
    Trek To Namche Bazar And Acclimatize (3440m, 11,283ft)

    After Phakding, we move towards another beautiful destination, Namche Bazaar, which is the commercial point of the Khumbu region. Passing through the dense luscious forests of pine, juniper, Rhododendron, looking out for animals in the Sagarmatha National Park, climbing the stairs, enjoying the rages of rivers at some points, and mostly walking uphills are the major activities of the day’s trek. This trek will be long and tiring as we start gaining significant elevation. As we reach Namche, we rest at our hotel and enjoy our dinner. The next day, we will go around the village area and experience some local sherpa culture. 

    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 7
    Trek To Khumjung (3780m, 12,398ft)

    After acclimatizing at Namche, we set our feet on the trail towards Khumjung valley, also called the green valley because of its dense vegetation. We follow the rocky pathways, steep uphills, rugged terrain, and most importantly enjoy the glimpses of the mountains at a distance throughout. We then reach Khumjung and rest for the day.

    Altitude 3780 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 8
    Trek To Tengboche Monastery (3860m, 12,661ft)

    After Khumjung, we then approach the most beautiful and tranquil part of this Expedition, the Tengboche monastery. Tengboche monastery is one of the most popular monasteries among Buddhists around the world. The views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are visible towards the north while Thamserku and Kangtega stand towards the south with striking views. We will also join in some prayer ceremonies and rest for the day.

    Altitude 3860 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 9-10
    Trek To Dingboche And Acclimatize (4410m, 14,465ft)

    After spending our night in Tengboche, we start our trek towards Dingboche where we will stay for the next day to acclimate ourselves. Following the path down from Tengboche towards Deboche through the forests of Rhododendrons, we cross a bridge over the raging Imja river. Then we gradually climb uphill to reach the village of Lower Pangboche where we can witness the spectacular views of Ama Dablam. We then move across the valley to reach our destination Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley after an approximate walk of 5-6 hours. We spend our next day here to acclimate ourselves. We go on short hikes around the area to get some striking views of the mountain grandeur.

    Altitude 4410 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 11-12
    Trek To Lobuche And Acclimatization (4910m, 16,105ft)

    After acclimatizing in Dingboche, we head towards another beautiful stop, Lobuche. The journey starts with a climb to the ridge behind Periche until the tea houses at Dughla followed by a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. You will encounter a series of stone monuments made in the memories of climbers who couldn’t make it back home. After walking for almost 6-7 hours on rugged terrain we reach Lobuche, a small settlement of Sherpas. It is the final village with lodges on this trail to Everest. We take a day’s rest at Lobuche and enjoy the day with short excursions to view the beautiful mountains in the outskirts. 

    Altitude 4910 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouse
  • 13-18
    Trek To Everest Base Camp And Acclimatize (5364m,17,594ft)

    After Lobuche, we follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp. Enjoying the grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others in the background we finally reach the base of the world’s highest mountain. We will spend quite a few days in the base camp, training, acclimatizing, and preparing for the summit. We go on short excursions, practice through the Khumbu Icefall climb, and get acquainted with crampons, ice axes, and other climbing gears. We go on rotations to prepare to climb to Camp 1.

    Altitude 5364 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 19
    Climb To Camp 1 (5943 Meters)

    After 4-5 days of training, practicing and rotation, we will finally climb to Camp 1 to experience the true essence of the expedition. It requires crossing the Khumbu Icefall and tough crevasses. At Camp 1 at 5943 meters, we stay overnight in full-proof tents enjoying the meals cooked by our chefs. 

    Altitude 5943 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 20
    Climb To Camp 2 And Return To The Base Camp

    After staying overnight at Camp 1, we gradually ascend towards Camp 2 that is set up at 6400metres. The climb includes crossing the Western CWM, a gently rising valley that is marked by huge crevasses in the center preventing direct access to the upper part of the CWM. After reaching Camp 2 we gradually move back to the base camp to rest for a few more days.

    Altitude 6400 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 21-24
    Rest And Acclimatize In The Base Camp

    After climbing up to Camp 2 experiencing the technicalities of the expedition through the crevasses, ladders, and fixed ropes, we return back to the base camp and rest there for a few days. Our team will conduct rotations and short hikes to the surrounding areas to keep your enthusiasm boosted.

    Altitude 5364 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 25-37
    Reach Camp 3 And Descend To The Base Camp And Climb To Camp 4

    During the upcoming days, we will have multiple climbs to Camp 2 where we will rest and explore for a day then ascend to Camp 3 at 7162 meters to spend overnight on a tented camp. Then, on Day 28 we will descend to the base camp where we will wait for a weather window for a summit plan. After setting up a favorable summit plan, we will then gradually ascend from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (day 35) to Camp 3 (Day 36), and finally Camp 4 at 8000 m on Day 37.

    Altitude 8000 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 38
    Summit The Mt. Everest And Descend To Camp 4

    This is the day when we will triumph in our expedition by stepping on top of the world. After spending some great time at the peak, we slowly descend down to Camp 4. From Camp 4 the climbers who have signed up for Lhotse Expedition will stay while the others will descend to the lower camps or wait at Camp 4.

    Altitude 8848.86 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 39
    Summit Lhotse And Descend To Camp 2

    From Camp 4, we will ascend to the summit of Lhotse at 8513m and enjoy the stunning scenery. After photoshoots and some quality time, we then descend to Camp 2 to rest overnight. 

    Altitude 8513 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 40-41
    Descend To The Base Camp And Rest

    After the great summit of two giant mountains of the world, we head towards the base camp with all the glorious feelings in our hearts and rest overnight.

    Altitude 6400 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 42-57
    Contingency Period

    This period has been set as a contingency period to address the circumstances in case of bad weather or health conditions. We will craft some backup plans in case of such unforeseeable events.

    Altitude Contingent m
    Meals Contingent
    Accommodation Contingent
  • 58
    Clean Up Base Camp

    As we prepare to leave, we as responsible travelers make sure we leave no trash behind. We thoroughly clean the Base Camp to welcome other fellow travelers into a clean and pristine environment. We then pack our stuff and prepare for departure towards Pheriche the next morning. 

    Altitude 5364 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 59
    Trek To Pheriche

    During our return, we take a different route than that we followed while approaching the Base Camp. We will follow a scenic trail bidding farewell to the eye-pleasing Mountain ranges slowly getting the sights of vegetations and flora and faunas. 

    Altitude 5364 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 60
    Trek To Namche Bazaar

    Trek to Namche bazaar goes through the trail with striking views throughout the journey. We slowly descend through the lush green forests of Rhododendron, pine, and junipers until we reach the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing Sansa and other dense forests, we finally reach the culturally rich Namche Bazaar where we stay overnight.

    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 61
    Trek To Lukla

    During our return, the trail is relatively easy as there is more descending so we head towards Lukla and spend our night in a cozy lodge.

    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 62
    Fly Back To Kathmandu

    It is time to leave the mesmerizing Khumbu region behind and fly back to Kathmandu city. We will take a short flight back to TIA viewing the valleys, cities, mountain ranges, and dense forests. You will then rest at the hotel or go sightseeing around the city.

    Altitude 2840 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 63-64
    Sightseeing In Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is a beautiful city, rich in cultural heritages and resided by a number of World Heritage Sites. So, during the two days, you can visit major attractive places like the Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur and relax at the tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. On Day 64, we will all join for a farewell dinner.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 65
    Departure From Kathmandu

    With the feeling of gratitude and respect, we then bid you farewell and drop you off at the airport for your departure toward your home destination. 

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Farewell

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

Includes

  • International and Domestic Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers in Nepal
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu on bed/breakfast
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for members. 
  • Schedule flight for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for Liaison Officer   
  • Member personal climbing equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu (max 60 kg
  • Full Board  food,  lodging during trekking to base camp and back to Lukla after Expedition
  • A professional  climbing Sherpa guide per member during  summit attempt and during climbing 
  • 7 Oxygen bottles (4 liters.)per member with top-out Mask and Regulator.
  • Climbing Sherpa  oxygen 3 cylinders  ( 4 liters ) per Sherpa  
  • All staff KTM-Base Camp-KTM transportation
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.
  • Clean Mountain bags
  • Availability of Solar Power at Base Camp and Camp II.
  • Availability of Satellite Phone available at Base Camp ( with nominal charge per use)
  • The facility of Internet service and recharge cards with a nominal charge
  • Daily Weather Report Services
  • Medical consultation services at the Base Camp with the (HRA) clinic 
  • High Altitude tents: Single Tent in the Base Camp while in upper camps, the tent shall be shared with 2-3 climbers
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during Expedition as per the schedule
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and Cook at Camp II.
  • Kitchen tent, Stores tent, Dining Tents, Toilet Tents, Shower Tent, Tables and chairs, cooking utensils for Base Camp and camp II, 
  • Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters as well as Equipment,
  • Allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys, and Government Liaison Officers. 
  • Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, Climbing Sherpa, BC staffs, and Liaison Officer Tents
  • Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics. (Eg.mobile phones, amateur digital cameras, and handheld video cameras).
  • Personal solar-powered light at each tent per member at the Base Camp in the evening, 
  • Transportation of food and equipment supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter or Yaks to Base Camp 
  • Heaters in the base camp in the dining tent 
  • Fresh vegetable  supply from Namche bazaar or Kathmandu 
  • Special high foods for members and sherpas as per requirements of your choice in Kathmandu
  • Khumbu Ice Fall route fee ( Khumbu Ice Fall route will be fixed by SPCC and we pay them in order to use the route which will be maintained by the Sherpa staff throughout the Expedition period.)        
  • Summit and Higher Camp Route fix charge,
  • Applicable National Park fees and local taxes (VAT 13%) imposed by  Nepal government,
  • Emergency oxygen  during the expedition in the Base Camp and Higher Camps,
  • 1 Walkie-talkie for each climber while climbing,
  • Garbage deposit  Shipment Charges 
  • Company service charge
  • Mt. Everest and Lhotse Expedition Royalty fee and all official formalities of all documents for climbing Mt. Everest and Lhotse  from the southside
  • Climbing permit for Lhotse,
  • Climbing Sherpa guide for Lhotse
  • Oxygens cylinder and mask regulators,
  • Route fixing charge
  • Liaison officer for Lhotse expedition
  • High Tents and Foods for Lhotse expedition

Excludes

  • International flight tickets from/to your country.       
  • Nepal Entry visa fee that can be obtained at the airport upon arrival,
  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu.
  • An extended stay in a hotel after 6-nights in Kathmandu.
  • Your Personal Climbing Equipment,
  • Extra cost incurred due to Personal member’s baggage exceeding 60 k.g,
  • Buy special  Insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation by helicopter in case of need during the Everest and Lhotse Expedition
  • Charges for Commercial Filming and Drone Permit if needed,
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, wifi, etc,
  • Extra oxygens other than 7 bottles, 
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus for Everest $1500,
  • Climbing Sherpa summit Bonus for Lhoste $1500,
  • Tips for staffs cook in the Base Camp $250 at minimum that will be collected in the Base Camp,
  • Camp 2 cook tips minimum $100,
  • Any other extra expenses other than mentioned in the Cost Includes section,
  • Any unforeseeable risks  that can arise during  the mountaineering,

Departures

Trip Notes

Please do remember these things.

 

Climbers are advised to prepare and train their bodies and mind in a perfect way to adapt to the remoteness, high altitude, and distance from the families. It is also advised to carry lesser amounts of valuable belongings. Also, pack in some cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu while some warm ones for the Himalayas. Always keep a copy of your passport and photos with you. 

 

NOTE: Trekking and mountain climbing in the Everest Region is highly dependent on weather conditions. We try to schedule our trips at the most favorable time but in case of extreme scenarios, domestic flights to Lukla may be delayed or canceled. In cases as such, we would like to notify you that except for the total number of days in the itinerary section, expenses of other extra days shall be borne by the client himself/herself. However, 8K Expeditions will make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, we can arrange it at a nominal extra charge. 

 

Also, 8K Expeditions shall not be liable for any compensation for losses due to missed International Flights but we will surely help to make necessary arrangements to minimize your loss. To avoid missing flights, we suggest keeping some flexible time frames before trip departure and after trip departure. 

 

Also be notified that as we will be traveling in remote areas with extreme climatic conditions and geography where trails can be distorted at times, we might need to adjust our itineraries as required.  But we assure you that the quality of service shall not be compromised at any cost.

 

Thank you for joining us on our Expedition!!

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