At number one on a climber’s bucket list: “I climbed the highest mountain in the world (8848m/29,028ft)”. Edmund Hillary said, “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”. The Everest Expedition is a challenge that many climbers cannot resist. Everest is known in Nepali as Sagamartha -meaning “forehead in the sky”. In Tibetan, it is known as Chomolungma meaning “Saint Mother”. Climbing Everest requires every skill in the book to reach the summit; hence it is not for everyone. You will need untold endurance, strength and technical skills to pursue this goal. The weather is fickle and often unpredictable; the risks are high and the emotional challenge is testing. One of the main reasons for failure, besides adverse weather conditions, is altitude sickness, which fortunately can be minimized with the right preparation. The other reason is due to avalanches. Everest, at 8848m, requires expert planning and logistical support in order for you to succeed. Sherpa Expedition & Trekking has more than 40 years in the trekking and climbing field and know exactly how to make this assault on the summit a success.
There are two faces and routes that climbers most frequently follow to the summit. The North Face is reached from Tibet, while the South Face can be reached from within Nepal. Our route to the summit will be from the South Face, considered more dangerous than the North Face, due to having to cross the Khumbu Icefall where most tragedies have occurred. However, some say it is easier due to the absence of the ladders and climbing over the rock on the steep steps on the North Face. Annapurna is still the deadliest of the 8000m peaks, with one death for every four summits. Cho Oyu is the safest 8000m peak to climb. More recent times have decreased the number of deaths of climbers on Everest. This can be put down to better equipment, improved weather forecasting, and climbers using professional climbing organizations, such as Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.
Base camps are at Camp I (6,065m) within view of the Khumbu Glacier, and then another 450m to Camp II (6,500m) and a further 610m to Camp III (7,200m) located at the head of Lhotse. From Camp III you will need oxygen. Camp IV (7,910m) is the final camp before the peak. From here on is referred to as the death zone. These base camps are stepping stones to the summit, allowing you time to acclimatize by frequently ascending and descending, all the while honing your skills prior to the final push to the summit. Three significant points on your way to the summit are the Khumbu Icefall, the Yellow Band, and ascend the Hillary Step, a near-vertical rock face with about 12 meters not far from the summit at approximately 8,790 meters (28,839 ft). The Khumbu Glacier is still the most dangerous section of the route due to crevasses and the forever moving ice.
The Mount Everest Expedition is without a doubt a once in a lifetime opportunity. However, there are inherent dangers in climbing Everest, such as previously mentioned, altitude sickness, as well as severe weather conditions and avalanches. Anyone considering this climb should have several 600m or 7000m climbs under their belt. You must be familiar with all aspects of using the equipment of high altitude expeditions. You will also need to be extremely fit, both physically and mentally. Prior to heading to Everest, it is advised that you strengthen your cardiovascular system and physical strength. At these high altitudes, oxygen levels drop around 60-70 percent compared to sea level. You will also be required to carry a large pack containing oxygen and other equipment
Everest was first referred to as Peak XV and was later named Mt. Everest after the lead surveyor Sir George Everest who surveyed the mountain in 1856. It wasn’t until May 25, 1960, that New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay finally reached the summit via the south route. The first summit via the north route was accomplished by a group of Chinese climbers.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Sherpa guides (well known worldwide for their climbing skills) will do everything within their power to lead you safely to the summit. Our guides are government certified and experienced climbers. We take no chances with your well-being and hence have allowed several days to make up for unforeseen circumstances, such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness. As for the weather, well that is truly in the “Hands of the Gods.”
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To join the Peak climb you should have a broad mountaineering background.
All Sherpa Expedition & Trekking staff is qualified, licensed and experienced climbers.
Nepal has four seasons, for example, autumn (Sept. Oct. Nov.), winter (Dec. Jan. Feb.) spring (March, April, and May) and storm (June, July, and Aug.). During the fall season, the evenings are cold in the mountains however the splendid sun makes for lovely daytime temperatures. At higher elevations temperature extend from about 20°C down to maybe - 10°C around evening time. Morning is typically clear, and after that mists develop during the evening, vanishing during the evening to uncover staggering starry skies.
Throughout the winter season, high passes, particularly the Thorong-La pass, Dhaulagiri circuit, Tilicho (Musukanta Pass) in Annapurna trekking, Chola Pass, Renjo La Pass, Khongma La Pass, Amalaptse Pass, Rolwaling Pass, Serpent col in Everest region, Lauribina Pass, Ganja Pass, Gosainkunda in Langtang, Larky Pass in Manaslu, are generally shut. Short and simple trek in center slopes is the best on this time. Heavy snow during January, February, and March makes the trails unsafe.
The best time for trekking and climbing in Nepal is spring (March, April, and May) and in September, October and November.. You should be prepared for sudden changes in the weather, hence the need to be prepared.
Evaluation A – "Moderate"
Evaluation B - "Specialized"
Evaluation C – "Specialized Plus"
Evaluation D – "Extreme climbing"
Accommodation at lower altitudes is in a guest house, tea house or hotel. At higher altitudes tents are provided.
In Kathmandu your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. Staple foods of mountain regions are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes..
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking is set up for any crisis and your guides are experienced in first aid. In extreme emergencies a helicopter rescue is available
Personal insurance is necessary before heading on this expedition.
For calling from outside Nepal you need to dial international 00+ and country code 977 and then the area code e.g. for Kathmandu it is 1. To call Sherpa Xpedition & Trekking dial 00+ 977 986 600 7038
The cost of the NMA Peak Climbing Royalty.
For up to seven individuals USD 500
For each extra person up to 12 USD 100 per person
Group "B" Peaks
1-4 Persons USD 350
5-8 Persons USD 350 plus an extra USD 40 per person.
9-12 Persons 510.00 in addition to 25.00 (Per individual)
Note: The maximum number of individuals in the group is 12.
Trash store for every one of the 33 NMA designated peaks.
USD 250 to NMA
Per person in US Dollar
Everest Normal Route Spring Season 11000, Autumn Season 5500, Winter/Summer 2750
Everest Other Route Spring Season 11000, Autumn Season 5000, Winter/Summer 2500
Others Mountain in excess of 8000 m. Spring Season 1800, Autumn Season 900, Winter/Summer 450
7501m. - 7999 m. Spring Season 600, Autumn Season 300, Winter/Summer 150
7000 m. - 7500 m. Spring Season 500, Autumn Season 250, Winter/Summer 125
6501 m. - 6999 m. Spring Season 400, Autumn Season 200, Winter/Summer 100
Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Spring Season 400, Autumn Season 400, Winter/Summer 200
Under 6500 m. Spring Season 250, Autumn Season 125, Winter/Summer 70
The arrangement of royalty for outside climbers will become effective from 1 January 2015 (B.S. 20171/09/17)
Everest Normal Route Spring Season 75000, Autumn Season 37500, Winter/Summer 18250
Everest Other Route Spring Season 60000, Autumn Season 30000, Winter/Summer 15000
Others Mountain in excess of 8000 m. Spring Season 10000, Autumn Season 5000, Winter/Summer 2500
7501m. - 7999 m. Spring Season 8000, Autumn Season 4000, Winter/Summer 2000
7000 m. - 7500 m. Spring Season 6000, Autumn Season 3000, Winter/Summer 1500
6501 m. - 6999 m. Spring Season 5000, Autumn Season 2500, Winter/Summer 1250
Mt. Amadablam (6812m.) Spring Season 8000, Autumn Season 8000, Winter/Summer 4000
Under 6500 m. Spring Season 4000, Autumn Season 2000, Winter/Summer 1000
Royalty for Nepalese climbers will happen from 13 February 2014 (B.S. 20170/11/01).
The Mountaineering Royalty has been completely postponed to the mountains arranged in the Mid Western and Far Western Development Region of Nepal for a long time affecting from 2070/04/01-2075/03/32 (16 July 2013 to 15 July 2018).
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal has expected that the opportune change in Royalty for mountaineering in Nepal will be the achievement for the advancement of the Nepalese Mountaineering Sector around the globe.
As per the choice of secretary level dated 2071/1/16, the protection sum for Sardar, mountain guide and high height walker is fixed as Rs 15 lakhs. Also, therapeutic protection is fixed as Rs 4 lakhs.
The maximum no. of individuals in a group is 15.
Two photographs – passport-style less than six months old.
Insurance policy copy
Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your Expedition!
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Successfully summited Mount Everest! Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Nepal provides all facilities during our Everest South expedition 2018, services of all staff and of sherpa were excellent, Mr. Devi Lal Kandel made all arrangements perfectly, thanks to Devi Lal sir and to his team for making and supporting me, my dream of Everest was fulfilled with satori adventure, thanks
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