Everest South Face Expedition 2014

    What's Included?

  • All airport transfers.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Himalayan Wonders's representative.
  • 6 nights on 4 star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Gov. Licensed guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Flight Tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • All trekking and camping equipments i.e. camp furniture, kitchenware, dining and guest tents.
  • Full Board basis while trekking and climbing.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park fee), TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Gov. to climb Mt. Everest along southeast ridge route.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty.
  • 40kg baggage allowance during ascending and 30kg baggage allowance descending.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by our Guide and available for members cost of US$ 4 per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and kitchen crew up to base camp.
  • All necessary paper work, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation and visa extension (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.


Himalayan Wonders proudly presents Everest South Ridge Expedition 2014. A chance to join an expedition on the South Col route of Everest at incredible value. This is a fully inclusive, fully supported Everest expedition with ample Climbing Sherpas to ensure suitable ratios on the mountain. Also included is plenty of oxygen and a 1:1 Climbing Sherpa ratio from Camp 3 and for summit day. After few days acclimatization at the Base Camp then we start up through the Icefall to the Camp1 early morning and return to our more comfortable Base Camp. Our practice leader at Base camp will guide all the members to become familiar with Icefall. We provide our valuable expedition members enough time to be acclimatizing with environment, altitude before we head to Camp3 and Camp4. Our Everest summit plan in general will be a single push on 7-9 days from Base Camp as follows: Everest Base Camp to Camp1, Camp1 to Camp2, Camp2 to Camp3, Camp3 to Camp4 to Summit to Camp4, Camp4 to Camp2, Camp2 to Base Camp and continue walk back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. The Summit program will be dependent upon weather and snow conditions.

1 April - Day 1: Arrival and Transfer

This day is your arrival date. We welcome and receive you in Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight accommodation as booked. (1300M)

2 April - Day 2: Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region

This day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation and last minute shopping and preparation for departure to the trekking and climbing route. You will be kept in get set position.

3 April - Day 3: Kathmandu-Lukla Scenic Flight and short trek

Today you fly to Lukla from Kathmandu at early morning, take breakfast in Lukla and Trek (4hrs) to Phakding (2652m) where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

4 April - Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek.

Today you trek (6hrs) from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) through colourful Khumbu villages where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

5 April - Day 5: Rest day for acclimatization

Today is the rest day but you may hike to famous Everest View Hotel (3800m) (3hrs) to catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest and back to Namche visit Hilary and Sherpa museum. You get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

6 April - Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche Trek

Today you trek (5hrs) from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3850m) visit significant Buddhist monastery lodge accommodation where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

7 April - Day 7: Tyangboche to Dingboche Trek

Today you trek (4-5hrs) from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m) catch glimpses of Lhotse and Ama Dablam where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

8 April - Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche Trek

Today you trek (4hrs) from Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m) where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

9 April - Day 9: Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche

Today is the day for rest and acclimatization at Lobuche for further trekking.

10 April - Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep Trek

Today you trek (3hrs) from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

11 April - Day 11: Gorakshep to Base camp Trek.

Today you trek (2hrs) from Gorakshep to Everest Base camp (5200m). You will have preparation for tented camping in Base camp for further expedition. Here you get full board services.

12 April - 27 May: Everest Summit Climbing

These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Everest. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the 2nd camp to be closer to the summit of (8,848m) where you will be provided food for high altitude. We are allowed to trek from camp 1 to camp 2 or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit. Here you get full board service with tented camp accommodation.

28 May - Day 57: Trek down from base camp via Lobuche to Dingboche

After a successful summit of Mt. Everest (hopefully), you will be taken back to Dingboche (4260m) via Lobuche (5218) from Everest Base Camp where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

29 May - Day 58: Dingboche to Tengboche trek

You are descending toward Tengboche (3860m) by trek (4hrs) from Dingboche on this day where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

30 May - Day 59: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar Trek

From Tengboche you are descending down to Namche bazaar (3440m) after 4 hrs trek where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

31 May - Day 60: Namche Bazaar to Lukla Trek.

Today is your last day for Trek (7hrs) from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

1 June - Day 61: Fly Back to Kathmandu.

Today you fly from Lukla to Kathmandu same about 35 minute and we transfer to your booked Hotel with BB Plan accommodation.

2 June - Day 62: The Leisure day and sightseeing

This day we take you for sightseeing in and around Kathmandu (Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath) and Farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant.

3 June - Day 63: Transfer for Final Departure

This is the day that we are really missing you. We transfer you to the airport or any port for final departure or alternatively join other activities.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Laundry Expenses.
  • Expenses incurred towards phone calls and Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gear.
  • Extra services, products or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses out of unforeseen situations i.e. landslides, strikes etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines and Medical expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Walkie talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in "The Inclusions" Section.
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Faq

What is the physical conditioning level needed for this climb?
Climbers must be in excellent physical condition. This is a long expedition requiring patience, stamina, mental fortitude, and strong willpower. Summit day can be 20 hours long.
What is the skill level of this climb?
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length. For Everest we strongly recommend previous high altitude climb.
Any tips on how a climber can maximize their chances of success?
Along with the required climbing skills, review cardio training. We strongly recommend following the advice of our guides to acclimatize properly.
What is the best time to climb?
Spring, April - May.
Will I be sharing a tent or a room?
During the trek we will be lodging in teahouses. Climbers will be either sharing a teahouse room or may have a private room each climber will have their own tent in Base Camp. Above BC in camps I-IV, climbers will be sharing tents.
How much will my pack weigh?
While trekking our team members will only be carrying their personal belongings . At no point do we carry camping gear or equipment for overnight during the trek. Daypacks will weigh no more than 20 lbs. However, when higher than BC you be carrying packs that weigh 20 - 30 lbs.
What gear will I need?
Please review tour equipment list section
Any further advice on gear and using your gear list?
While all items are required there may be times when some of the items on the gear list may not be used (such as warm weather or changing conditions). The gear lists are created by the guides to assist in having climbers be prepared to summit in any conditions. We look to work with each climber individually.
How is drinking water treated?
On our expeditions bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
What will the meals on the expedition be like?
While trekking we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups, pastas and noodles and rice dishes. While in Base Camp, Meals in the mountains consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates, as our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations and to compensate the increase in caloric need that high altitude climbing involves. We try to make meals varied and as normal as possible.
Is there any communication while we are on the mountain?
In Kathmandu telephones and internet access are readily available. Our guides will carry satellite phones in the mountains. The quality of the reception varies from location to location. Our Everest expedition generally has email access as well. In remote communication areas the only option would be a satellite phone.
How much should I tip my guide and staff?
More information about tipping will be sent as we get closer to departure.