Mt Everest Expedition South

Mt Everest Expedition South

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  • A great sense of achievement as you step foot on the top of the planet
  • Incredible views of monastery peaks – Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and more
  • Walking through the ancient Khumbu glacier and dreadful icefall
  • 1:1 Sherpa to climber ratio to ensure safety and personalized care
  • Experienced high altitude cook to prepare healthy and delicious food at extreme altitude
  • Deep insight of Sherpa people: their culture and tradition
  • A reliable communication center through satellite and radio communication during ascent
  • High quality tents and climbing equipments – all our previous clients are fully satisfied before

Mt. Everest Expedition: A life changing journey to highest peak of planet!!

Conquering the top of Mt. Everest – the highest point of planet at 8,848m – is truly a great accomplishment. The climbing journey to the summit takes months of preparation and weeks of acclimatization to adjust your body at thin atmospheric level. Not only you have to be physically sound, your inner soul must be strong at a same time.

Mt Everest was first climbed by Tenzing Norga Sherpa and Edmund Hillary with a British expedition in 1953. Spring and autumn are the best season to climb Everest.

Mt. Everest Expedition Process

Acclimatization Climb to Lobuche Peak

Mystic Mountain Trek will schedule a pre-climb journey to the Lobuche Peak to ensure proper acclimatization and build up your confidence for successful ascent.

Base Camp (5,364m)

Base Camp is nestled on a moving glacier just below the huge Nuptse-Lhotse wall. You will set a camp on a base camp which is engulfed by Mt.Pumori and the Khumbu Icefall. Here you will set camp for 45 days.

Camp 1 (5,943m) – 4 – 6

You have to be cautious to climb to the Camp1 as the entire trail menders through dreadful Khumbu Icefall. On the way, there are many deep crevasses, towering ice seracs and avalanches. Follow the lead of guide strictly.

Camp 2 (6,400m) – 2 – 3 hours

The climb from Camp 1 to Camp 2 encounters many crevasses. Sometime you have to use ladders to cross the ice holes.

Camp3 (7,162m) – 3 – 6 hours

The climbing trip from C2 to C3 is difficult because of its altitude and the oxygen is yet to be used. The climbing trail is steep and you will use a fixed rope to climb. The inclination of trail varies from 20 – 45 degree.

Yellow Band – 3 hours

The route from Camp3 to Yellow Band is steep and is moderately challenging as the altitude rises. You will use oxygen cylinder for the first time.

Geneva Spur – 2 hours

To reach Geneva Spur, you have to climb steeply inclined terrain full of rocks and snows.

South Col (8,106m) – 1 hour

The south Col is just 1 hour of steep climb from Geneva Spur. South Col is a flat rock strewn area and engulfed by Everest and Lhotse. You will tent together with a fellow climbers and put a heavy rocks to protect from strong winds.

Balcony – 4 – 5 hours

You will use oxygen supplement to climb the steep section. All the routes are fixed by ropes but you have to be cautious of falling rocks. Now you are on the heart of Everest.

South Summit (8,690m)

The climb from Balcony to South Summit is steep – so climb slow and gradual. This route is the most technical and you have to climb carefully esp on smooth rock section. As you reach the south summit – the views are simply mindblowing.

Hillary Step – 1 hours

Subject to exposed sections, the climbing journey from south summit to Hillary step is quite hazardous.  However, the presence of fixed rope ensures your safety.

Summit (8,848m) – 1 hours

The last part of ascent is a final climb from Hillary Step to the summit. The climbing trail is moderately inclined through snow strewn route. As you reach the top, you feel insane.

After summit, you will return back to south col ( 4 – 7 hours) and then to camp 2 (3 hours) before finally returning back to base camp (4 hours).

Everest Expedition – Our Company Methodology and Sherpa Guide’s Skills

The Mystic Mountain Methodology, year of experience and tactical approach is so reliable that we assure you the highest success rate. For Everest Expedition, we also offer you a consistently higher Sherpa and guide ratio than other operator which in the end provides more support and back-up for your summit journey – resulting in great safety margin and success.

Moreover, our expedition crew works really hard to provide you the best value of money. In order to offer you the personalized care, we limit the group size so that the Sherpa Leader can listen and take care to each and every climber without hassling.

Our Sherpa guides are professional who have years of experience on Mt. Everest expedition and certified through the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associational (IFMGA). Since our Sherpa guides have summated the Everest many times, they can make quick decisions to keep you safe and healthy in every un-willing condition.

Mystic Mountain is second to none in providing reliable communication system for Everest Expedition. Our reliable weather forecast system and Sherpa’s experience really helps to make an ascent program around perfect weather.

In addition, the communication center is set on the base camp which makes us easy to communicate with climbers and the climbers waiting at Base Camp can keep in touch with their families.

Our cooks are experienced and they know well what to serve and what not to at such extreme altitude.

Climbers can request to customize their Everest Expedition Itinerary by including further services like private expedition, additional Sherpa support, more training on Base Camp and more.

Mount Everest Expedition Challenges

The Mt. Everest South Face Climbing Route is most popular route than its counterpart northern route via Tibet. The climbing route goes through the dreadful Khumbu Icefall and the huge wall of Lhotse Face. There are lots of obstacles – from unpredictable weather to crevasses and seracs all along the way. Taking these things in consideration, we offer a professional Sherpa guiding services and gears useful for successful ascent. We use high quality ladders, ropes, boots, helmets and more.

Everest expedition means scrambling on the vertical terrain full of ice, snows and rocks above 8,000m. You must have prior climbing experience, great determination and strong physical condition to conquer the mountain successfully.

Since the climbing route is oxygen-deprived area, there is high chance of getting mountain sickness. Our handpicked itinerary offers great acclimatization programs that include a climb to Lobuche peak, rotation climb from base camp to high camps. You will not proceed until the weather is favorable and your Sherpa guide is fully satisfied with your body condition.

Outline Itinerary

DayDay Acitivity
Day 01: Arrival At TIA Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu: Official formalities and preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 04: Lukla to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 08: Rest and acclimatization at Dingboche
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorekshep
Day 11: Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp
Day 12: Acclimatization at BC
Day 13-14: Trainings at Base Camp/ Puja rituals
Day 15-18: Climb Lobuche East
Day 19-55: Climbing period of Everest
Day 56-58: Trek back to Lukla
Day 59: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 60: Kathmandu leisure day
Day 61: Final Departure

After you complete the airport and visa formalities, our airport representative will receive you outside the terminal hall. Please look out for your name on a placard. He will transfer you to the pre-booked hotel where you will take your time to rest and refresh. In the evening, you will attend a welcome dinner hosted by The Mystic Mountain at a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural shows.

AccomodationOver night at Star Hotel
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Today you will spend your day completing official formalities, checking necessities, and making necessary preparations. We will introduce you to your expedition crew members who will sort out all your confusion related to the expedition and check your gear thoroughly.

AccomodationOver night at Star Hotel

After early morning breakfast, you will drive to domestic airport to catch a scenic mountain flight to Lukla. It takes about 35 min to reach the airport of Lukla. At Lukla, you will meet the rest of the crew and start your discovery trekking towards Everest. First, you will drop down to Dudh Koshi River and join the main trail to Namche Bazaar. The walk is short and leisurely – you will pass by the small village of Ghat before making a final push to Phakding.

AccomodationOvernight in Phakding
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5 Hours

Today, you will walk along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River through the vast expansion of pine forest. Then you will cross suspension bridges several times before passing the small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, and Chumoa to finally reach Monjo Village. Monjo is the major gateway to the Everest region and here you will get your permits checked. From Monjo, you will drop down to the river once again and cross a suspension bridge to reach another suspension bridge which is popularly known as Hillary bridge. Crossing the bridge, you will make a final (2 – 3 hours) climb to reach Namche Bazaar. On the way, you can capture the astounding views of Thamserku, Everest, Lhotse and Kusum Khangru Mountains. (all subject to clear weather).

AccomodationOvernight in Namche Bazaar
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Today is the first scheduled acclimatization for your Everest Expedition. Mountain expert suggests making at least 24 hrs rest period after a certain gain in altitude. But you will stay active throughout the day: climb high and sleep low. Namche Bazaar is the only town in the Everest region that offers an extensive market with modern facilities: restaurants, bakeries, pubs, cyber and more. In order to acclimatize, you will hike up to Khunde Hospital which was established by Sir Edmund Hillary, or make an hour’s hike up to Syangboche. Syangboche offers a dramatic view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and more. You can also visit Sagarmatha National park which offers the typical display of Sherpa culture and local flora & fauna.

AccomodationOvernight in Namche Bazaar
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

After fully acclimatizing your body at Namche, you will follow the trail that drops down to the village of Trashinga. From here, you will make a long & slow climb to reach Tyangboche. The initial part is quite steep but it gradually becomes easy as you walk through the dense rhododendron forest until the stone gate built by Sherpas. The stone gate is the entry point of ridge top village Tengboche. At Tengboche, you will visit the Tyangboche Monastery and pray to mountain god for success of your expedition. The praying rituals are made by senior monks of the monastery.

AccomodationOvernight in Tengboche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Morning at Tengboche welcomes you with the grand view of Ama Dablam and Everest. After warm breakfast, you will leave Tengboche and continue along the mountain path towards Dingboche. You will continue walking uphill passing several chortens and reach Pangboche (3,860m) with amazing views of Ama Damblam. Further you will follow the river to its juncture with Lobuche Khola and then make a final uphill climb to Dingboche. Dingboche is the last year round settlement of the region. You will find terraced fields that protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from icy winds and marauding animals.

AccomodationOvernight in Dingboche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Today you will hike north to the Nangkartshang Gompa Ridge (4,800m) to acclimatize your body at higher altitude. The Gompa Ridge offers an incredible and up-close views of Nuptse Glacier, Chhukung Ri, Ama Dablam, and Imja Tse. To the east, you can also witness the grand display of Makalu range and to the south is Amphu Lapcha’s fluted ridge.

AccomodationOvernight in Dingboche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, you will climb slowly to a ridge and then to the village of Duse (4,500m) with a western view of Taboche and Cholatse. Further, you will continue towards Duglha (4,620m) and climb slowly towards the stony terminal moraine. Here you will find a balanced stone memorial which is made in memory of climbers who perished during their Everest conquest. The trail further stretches through the Khumbu glacier to reach Lobuche. En route, you can enjoy the beautiful views of Pumori, Khumbustse, and other peaks.

AccomodationOvernight in Lobuche
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

The desolate trail along the snowy moraine for about 3 hrs takes you to the beautiful Gorakshep – the last settlement with teahouses.

AccomodationOverngiht in Gorekshep
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

After warm breakfast, you will continue along grand Khumbu Glacier and negotiate rocky dunes and snowy moraine to reach Everest Base Camp.

AccomodationCamp Overnight
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Get your body prepared for Expedition. Your body needs to get familiar with the mountain environment.

AccomodationCamp Overnight
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

You along with your Sherpa crew will make a Puja ritual for the blessing of safe passage. Besides Puja, you will also train at base camp in icy terrain to check climbing gears, boost confidence, and learn rescue techniques.

AccomodationOvernight in Base Camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

We strongly believe that climbing small peaks will help you acclimatize your body and gives you confidence on using climbing gears. Just follow the lead of your guide.

AccomodationCamp Overnight
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

The second phase of acclimatization starts with several rotations between high camps and base camps. The acclimatization program goes on until your Sherpa leader is fully satisfied with your body condition.

Your acclimatization period includes overnight at camp 2 and camp 3. After acclimatization, you will retrace back to base camp and wait for perfect weather for the final summit. You will use an oxygen cylinder beyond Camp 3 and 8 bottles of oxygen cylinder will be provided to each climber (don’t fear your safety).

From Camp 4, you will follow the south-east ridge and make it to the south summit from where you will make follow Hillary's step to the top of Everest. Retrace slowly via the same route back to Base Camp.

AccomodationCamp Overnight
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Retrace slowly back to Lukla same route you’ve used previously to reach Base Camp

MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Fly back to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. Enjoy the last view of Everest range from the window of plane.

AccomodationOvernight in Kathmandu
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Enjoy your leisure day exploring the sights and sounds of Kathmandu. Also, celebrate with your fellow crew and guides to cherish the achievement you have just made. We will serve you a farewell dinner today at a Nepali restaurant.

AccomodationOvernight in Kathmandu
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner

Your extra-ordinary trip to the summit of Everest comes to an end today. The Mystic Mountain’s airport representative will drive you back to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Farewell!!!!!


Cost Include

  • 1:1 Sherpa to Climber ratio and 1:4 leader to client ratio to assist during the summit
  • 1:1 porter to Climber ratio
  • 8 bottled oxygen cylinder with regulator
  • Government royalty fees for Everest expedition
  • Lobuche Peak Climbing for acclimatization
  • Fresh, hygienic and delicious food prepared by our chef at camps
  • Wide variety of high altitude mountain foods for higher camps
  • Individual tent at base camp and twin sharing quality tent for higher camps
  • 5 nights 5-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals and accommodation during trekking periods
  • Satellite communication system at base camp
  • Radio communication between camps
  • Domestic airfare with baggage cargo
  • Required climbing gears with emergency medications
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee and TIMS
  • Liaison Officer Daily wages and fees
  • 2 waterproof duffel bags

Cost Exclude

  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome & farewell dinner)
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Summit Bonus
  • Gratuities for staffs
  • Personal nature expenses

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