Everest South Col Expedition Nepal


Trip Overview

Everest South Col Expedition is the greatest challenge and more than the famous mountain on earth. It has unique beauty, mystery and mood. Successful historical Everest South Col Expedition leaves one with the sense of most proud and adventurous person on Earth. Standing incredibly tall silhouetted against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet. For many who are mainly trekkers become contended having the good view of it from Kala Pattar, Gokyo Ri or visiting Everest base camp.

Everest South Col Expedition route on the Nepalese side of Mt. Everest is the way taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first climbed it in 1953. Ever since, there have been countless expeditions heading off to the Himalayas. With eight of world’s highest peaks within Nepal’s boundaries, There is tremendous interest in the Nepal Himalaya. Must of the peaks Over 8000m high were conquered during the Golden decade of climbing in the 1950s. There are some 326 peaks in Nepal open for mountaineering today. Climbing permits for peaks in the Nepal Himalayas are issued for all seasons by the mountaineering section of the minisry of culture, tourisem and civil aviation. The requisite official documents must be furnished when seeking permit.

Currently, Sherpa states that “a case of how small scale socio-cultural systems are increasingly interconnected to global geopolitics and global commerce, and yet the voices of the local people remain unheard and their concerns continue to be masked by what elites in the global scale socio-cultural systems deem to be important” (Sherpa, 2012, p. vi). His recent research work focus on how global economic activities are affecting to local voiceless communities in Nepal.

Experience Required

With caring your security in the Everest Himalaya and success, we mention following extensive mountaineering experiences requirements to book Everest Expedition with us. Such requirement should meet previous high-altitude experience of at least 6000 meters, combined with a plenty of alpine mountaineering climbing experience. We prefer, you have engaged in a previously above 8000 meters’ expedition.  Before Everest South Col Expedition, you may join one of the following expeditions based on your previous experiences:

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) (A)

Showing your name board, our airport representative waits in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA). You transfer to hotel, check in and free time. Have enjoy!

Day 2-3: Trip Final Preparation in Kathmandu. (A,B)
Day 4: Fly to Lukla (35MIN.) – Trek to Phakding (2,630m). (A,B,L,D)

Your day begins early as you head for Kathmandu airport to catch to Lukla flight. Assuming the flight departs without much delay, you will have fine weather with stunning views of Himalayan peaks. The trail leaves Lukla through a Kani or gateway. Soon you are walking down gently descending trails, past rolling farmlands that extends over what seems to be a wide promontory overlooking the canyon of the Dudh Koshi River. The snow peak at the head of the valley is Kumbila (5,716m), the mountain sacred to the Sherpas. On the way to Phakding, you will notice a huge boulder printed with Tibetan religious mantras (mostly; Om Mani Padme Hum). About 3 hours walk, you will be in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3450m). (A,B,L,D)

We continue north following the Dudh Koshi river and on to Jorsale where we enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here it is a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the lmja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Koshi) followed by a steep climb (for about 2hrs.) to Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading center with a weekly Saturday market. Distance: 10.5km/6.5miles approximately 5 hours walks.

Day 05: Namchhe Bazaar – Thame (3820m). (A,B,L,D)

This day is meant for acclimatization and hence we do not embark on any serious trekking. Instead we go to a slightly lower altitude of Thame, the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay, the first man on Everest. We conduct some sightseeing of the monastery there and generally rest.

Day 06: Thame – Lungden (4300m). (A,B,L,D)

We take our breakfast and head to Lungden. The terrain from Thame to Marlung is alpine zone and there is very less vegetation. We enjoy the peace and relative solitude of this little trekked valley. After about an hour, we walk parallel to the village of Yellajung on the other side of the Bhote Koshi. We pass by the Tarngga village enjoying superb views of Kongde Ri as we look down the trail. A further 45 minutes or so on a gradually rising trail brings us to Marlung. After Marlung, we walk for about an hour and then climb a small rasing hill. Upon crossing the water stream we trek 2 to 3 hours to reach Lungden.

Day 07: Lungden – Renjo La (Pass) (5,340m). Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750m). (A,B,L,D)

The big day starts real early and it is a long day, as we have to walk about 5 hours to reach the pass, going slow because of the high altitude. After a brief stopover to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Everest Range and take photographs, we start on a remarkably difficult downhill journey for about 3 hours to reach the village of Gokyo walk along the stunning and beautiful Dudh Kunda (Milk Lake).

Day 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri (Peak) (5483m). (A,B,L,D)

After two to three hours “huff and puff” you reach the summit not to be disappointed for your effort at all, as the views from here are well worth the effort you put in. Everest (8,848m), showing more of its northern flank than from Kalapathar, with Makalu (8,481m) further to the east and Cho Oyu (8,201m) towards the north make a mesmerizing view to watch. Return back to Gokyo Ri after spending a wonderful break at the summit.

Day 09: Gokyo – Thangnak (4750m,). (A,B,L,D)

Today, we are on the trail to Thaknak. Thaknak is also sometimes pronounced as Dragnag. We climb out of Gokyo village to a ridge. Then, we take the route through the Ngozumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Continuing further and traversing along the edge of that mountain, we descend down to Thaknak. On the trek, we enjoy the magnificent views of Cho Oyu, Gokyo Ri, and other high Himalayas.

Day 10: Thangnak – Cho La (Pass) (5,330m). Trek to Gzongla (4830m). (A,B,L,D)

Today, we trek to the Cho La Pass. Cho La pass is also another show up of this trip. Today is going to be one of the toughest days. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Our trail climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. So, we climb up continuously up from Phedi. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below.

Day 11: Dzongla – Gorakshep (5,160m). (A,B,L,D)

After a breakfast at Dzongla, we head to Gorakshep. It is easy downhill for a while and few up and down till Lobuche. Onwards, the trail is though rocky trail with a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and many more. The interesting part of this today is you are walking by the moraine of Khumbu ice fall till Gorakshep.

Day 12: Everest Base Camp (5,364m). (A,B,L,D)
Day 13-53: Climbing Period and at Base Camp (A,B,L,D)
Day 54: Everest Base Camp – Tengboche (3865m). (A,B,L,D)

The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi River a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche believed to have been the oldest in the Khumbu region. From Pangboche, we descend down the alpine desert and back into greenery of pine forests. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. We pay our visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery.

Day 55: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar (3440m). (A,B,L,D)

From Tenboche, we make a steep descent and the trail leads us back along the Dudh Kosi River. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. The final steep climb traverses the hill side taking us to Namche Bazaar. We take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar

Day 56: Namche Bazaar – Lukla. (A,B,L,D)

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces.

Day 57: Fly Back to Kathmandu (A,B,L)

After our breakfast, we take a drive to Kathmandu or take a flight to Kathmandu.

Day 58-59: Debriefing/At Leisure/ Spare day (A,B)
Day 60: Departure to your destination (B)

(Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Guide & Logistics

Price Includes:

– Accommodation in Kathmandu as itinerary
– Everest South Col route expedition permit and national park fees
– Icefall fixed rope fee
– Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
– Accommodation on trek as itinerary in sharing basis
– All meals on trek as itinerary
– Lukla-Base Camp-Lukla porter service for personal gear
– All meals at base camp and advanced base camp
– 1:1 climber and climbing Sherpa ratio
– Group cook at base and advanced base camp
– From camp two to summit fixed rope fee
– Base camp, advanced base camp and high camp tents
– Group climbing equipment, stoves and fuel
– Per climber six bottles supplementary climbing oxygen
– Summit Mask and regulator
– Two-way radios
– Medical kits, portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen
– High altitude freeze-dried meals
– Doctors access at Base Camp from Himalayan Rescue Association
– Climbing Sherpa summit bonus and carry bonus
– Tipping to Kitchen staffs
– Satellite internet and satellite phone facilities (at cost price)

Price NOT Included:

– International air fare (to and from Nepal)
– Evacuation costs, medical and rescue insurance
– Meals and drinks in Kathmandu
– Alcoholic beverages
– Nepal visa costs
– All except ‘cost include’section above
– Personal climbing clothing and equipment
– Personal Puja contribution
– All except “COST INCLUDES” section above


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Trip facts

  • 60 Days
  • Lodging: T-house & Tent
  • Size: 7-12 Persons
  • Trip Grading: ABO
  • Dept: 2nd April, 2017-2018
  • Trip Season: Spring
  • Trip Type: Climbing
  • Price: USD 45000/each


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