• Country Nepal
  • Duration 60 Days
  • Region Khumbu (Everest Region)
  • Max Altitude 8,848 meters / 29,029 feets
  • Group Size 4 to 6 People
  • Arrival On Kathmandu
  • Departure From Kathmandu
  • Grade III
  • Meals Dinners in Kathmandu All meals during Expedition
  • Accommodations 5* Hyatt hotel / Lodges / Camps
  • Prime Activity MOUNTAINEERING
  • Minor Activity Trekking
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Date & Price
  • Include & Exclude
  • Logistics
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Trip Overview

Sagarmantha: the Goddess of Given

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes the ascent of Mount Everest, “Sagarmantha” for the Sherpas, from Nepal, the heart of the Himalaya, by the South Cole route. The Expedition starts in Kathmandu with an impressive flight to Lukla above the highest chain of mountains in the world.

On the way to the Base Camp of Mt Everest, you will enjoy a first contact with the Sherpa local population of the Khumbu valley and discover its colorful Buddhist culture with its numerous Chorten (Buddhist Stupa) and prayer flags floating in the sky, defining the 5 elements of life (blue/sky, white/air, red/fire, green/water, yellow/ground). To maximize our acclimatization process, we first make the ascent of Lobuche Peak, which offers a fabulous view on our main aim: Mount Everest.

The climbing history of Mount Everest started on its north side, in Tibet. For three decades, expeditions from all around the world tried to scale the mountain from the north side to in order to conquer it. They were fighting to be the first nation on top of the world.

In 1921 the first expedition was a British reconnaissance from Darjeeling through Tibet led by Lt Col K. Howard-Bury. The North Cole at a height of 7000 meters was reached. In 1924 Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine took part in another British expedition. The legend persists about whether they may have reached the Summit.

After several further expedition attempts, on 20 May 1953, there was finally a British success with Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, but from the Nepalese South-side, as Tibet was closed after the war.

Mount Everest is today the focus of numerous commercial expeditions and the aspiration high point of many people’s journey to Nepal.

Mount Everest also known as Chomolangma, the Tibetan name meaning ‘Valley or District of the Birds’ that was used by the Tibetan government in the passports for the 1921 expedition was also described as a probable corruption of Chomo Lobzangma, meaning ‘Liberal Minded Goddess’.

The Indian Government formally adopted Mount Everest, named after Sir George Everest, Surveyor General of India, in 1865, being previously registered as Peak 15.
The Nepalese Government uses the name Sagarmantha, derived from Sanskrit, and meaning ‘Sky Head’.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS welcomes you to Dream, Explore and Climb world tallest mountain Everest with us. 

Watch Internationally awarded movie Sherpas: the true Heroes of MOUNT EVEREST which was based on the founder of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Norbu Sherpa


Highlights of Trip

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes the ascent of MOUNT EVEREST with the climb of Lobuche Peak as perfect acclimatisation

  • Introduction of Nepal, its culture and tradition
  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO world Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Breathtaking flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
  • Trekking through the world famous Everest region
  • A performant and competent Everest Summiteers Climbing Sherpa Team to assist you during your climb of Lobuche Peak and the Top of the World: Mount Everest
  • Extraordinary views of the giants of the Himalaya: Ama Dablam "the Swiss Matterhorn of Nepal", Makalu "the fourth highest summit of the earth", Lhotse "the fifth highest peak of the world", etc.
  • Importance placed on high quality organization, staff, equipment and service to a small team of climbers

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 2 : Colourful Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3 : Flight to Lukla (2840m), and hike to Phakding (2610m), 3 hrs / Lodge
  • Day 4 : Phakding to Namche (3400m), 5 hrs / Lodge
  • Day 5 : Rest day at Namche; hike around / Lodge
  • Day 6 : Namche to Debuche (3820m), 5 hrs / Lodge
  • Day 7 : Debuche to Pheriche (4410m), 3 hrs / Lodge
  • Day 8 : Pheriche to Lobuche base camp (4965m), 7 hrs / Tent
  • Day 9 : Lobuche base camp, rest day / Tent
  • Day 10 : Lobuche base camp to Lobuche high camp (5600m), 4 hrs / Tent
  • Day 11 : Lobuche high camp (Reserve day if weather is not convenient for Summit) / Tent
  • Day 12 : Summit day back to high camp (5600m), 8-9 hrs / Tent
  • Day 13 : Back to Lobuche base camp, packing / Tent
  • Day 14 : Lobuche base camp to Gorekshep (5170m), 5-6 hrs / Lodge
  • Day 15 : Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5350m), 3 hrs / Tent
  • Day 16 – 21 : Acclimatization and Puja ritual at Base Camp (5300m) / Tent
  • Day 22 - 52 : Climbing and summit period / Tent
  • Day 53 : Reserve day / Tent
  • Day 54 : Rest at Base Camp, packing / Tent
  • Day 55 : Base Camp to Pangboche, 6 hrs / Lodge
  • Day 56 : Pangboche to Namche, 6 hrs / Lodge
  • Day 57 : Namche to Lukla, 5 hrs / Lodge
  • Day 58 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 59 : Kathmandu (Reserve/Leisure/shopping day)
  • Day 60 : Departure international flight (recommended in the evening)

Date & Price

The present price includes namely a high experienced Nepali UIAGM mountain guide with several Everest successes, 2 Climbing Sherpa for each participant (1 personal and 1 for the material) with the best O2 bottles from the UK besides the fabulous WILD YAK Base Camp.

We stay at your disposal for a customized expedition on Mount Everest.

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Voyage Status Book Now
06 Apr, 2017 04 Jun, 2017 USD 54,870 Space available Book Now
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Price Includes

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ philosophy is: as much as possible is included in the quoted price so that customers know the total costs of their adventure trip in advance!

  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal
  • Accommodation in the famous 5-star Hyatt Hotel in Kathmandu on a sharing basis, including breakfasts and dinners (4 nights). Additional charges occur for single room (upon request)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All entry fees to the world Heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight to Lukla, and back to Kathmandu (by airplane)
  • Accommodation in lodges/campsite during the trekking, on a sharing basis
  • Tented accommodation at the base camps (individual dom tent (for Everest BC), dining tent, kitchen tent, store tent (for Everest BC), shower tent (for Everest BC), toilet tent)
  • All major meals during trekking and at the Base Camps
  • UIAGM Mountain Guide
  • A well-experienced and trained Team: climbing Sherpa (1:1), cook, kitchen boy(s), including their salary, summit bonus, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and lodging
  • Oxygen with mask and regulator for each client and his/her climbing Sherpa
  • Transportation of the luggage and collective material by Yaks
  • All necessary trekking and climbing permits
  • Fee, salary and transportation of liaison officer
  • The climbing route fixing costs
  • Tents (with isolation mattress), cooking stove (primus), butane gas and food for the high camps
  • Handset radios for the communication in the Mountain
  • All solar equipment for light and charging of various electronic devices at Base Camp
  • Heater
  • Oxygen, mask and regulator in case of emergency
  • Exclusive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Weather forecast
  • WYE postcards
  • Hot bag for sleeping (if required at Everest BC)
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International airfare *
  • International cargo fees, including local taxes
  • Excess baggage charges for the international and domestic flights
  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • Extra night(s) accommodation in Kathmandu or on the way to/from Base Camp due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain due to any reason which is not decided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS and outside the scheduled itinerary, or in case of early summit success
  • Any extra night in lower altitude for personal reasons (altitude sickness, etc)
  • Lunches in Kathmandu, as well as all meals related to the previous two points
  • Travel cancellation and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Additional personal climbing Sherpa (upon request) **
  • Individual beverages and personal expenses (namely phone calls, satellite communications, Internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge and showers in the lodges, extra porters and any other personal items)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing, if extended
  • Tips (Climbing Sherpa team, Cook, Kitchen boy(s); and porters/’yak men’/drivers/City guide, etc.)
  • Any other expense that is not included in the above quoted Expedition price.

* You can book your flight upon WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS, please contact our office at info@wildyakexpeditions.com

** Additional personal Sherpa, oxygen bottle and its accessories must be booked in advance, 60 days prior to the departure date.

Logistics

EXPEDITION PHILOSOPHY

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is focusing on group sizes of 4 to 6 participants for this trek because our experience have found this to be the best way to have a successful trip while providing excellent services. Furthermore, it creates a pleasant ambiance within the group, including an exchange of cultures and traditions with our team and the local guides.

Last but not least, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ focus on small groups permits more flexibility and support to the participants individually.

ACCOMMODATION & MEAL

Kathmandu: We stay at the famous Hyatt 5-star on a sharing basis, including breakfasts to prepare the best for the present Everest expedition. All dinners are served in excellent restaurants in town where you can enjoy various types of cuisine, from the typical Nepali, Thai, and even steaks and Italian meals. Each restaurant has been screened by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.

The individual beverages until Base Camp are on each participant's own charge.

During our Campsite Trekking: According to our itinerary, at some specific defined places, we settle a campsite and enjoy the meals prepared by our kitchen team. The tents are provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS on a sharing basis. Single tent can be requested but are charged extra cost (upon request at your booking). Each member has to bring his/her own sleeping bag, we provide you with a thin isolation mattress.
Considering the roughness of the landscape and the hygienic conditions, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS provides the team with its own cook, kitchen tent, sleeping tents, dining tent and toilet tent with the necessary staff to serve us delicious dishes and drinks. You can enjoy espresso coffee, a selection of teas, as well as Italian, Tibetan and local cuisines except while crossing the passes. Packages lunch are given on some days.
For our clients’ convenience, considering the remoteness of the region, WILD YAK EXPEDITONS provides the lightening for the dining and kitchen tents and solar batteries charging facilities at disposal of the participants.

In some places, we stay in the lodges (small traditional mountain guesthouses) that are recommended by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS as per defined itinerary destination. Please be aware that single rooms are not available. Though there are blankets available at the lodges, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag as the sleeping rooms are not heated. Showers are available at the majority of lodges at an extra cost (3-5 USD).
Many lodges serve a variety of cuisines such as continental, Indian, Tibetan and local cooking. Please note that the beverages are on each participant’s own charge, except coffee and the selection of teas that are served for breakfast and in the afternoons upon your arrival, as well as some special snacks provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. Lunch packages are also available some days.

SPECIFIC SAFETY FEATURES FOR MT EVEREST EXPEDITION

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS believes in a high level of security while operating its Expedition to Mount Everest and provides accordingly the Expedition members with all the necessary means in order to optimise their chance to summit Mount Everest.

  • 1 UIAGM Mountain Guide for the Group
  • 1 personal Climbing Sherpa per Expedition member
  • WYE Sherpa team, our climbing Sherpas are all Everest summiteers, strong, advanced mountaineering and rescue trained, experienced and qualified with the handling of Oxygen, mask and regulator, friendly and supportive
  • Full time Base Camp Manager for logistic services and emergency
  • 7 high UK brand new quality oxygen bottles per member 
  • 3 high level oxygen bottles per Sherpa
  • 6 additional oxygen bottles for emergency
  • We are flexible and supportive being a small group of mountaineers compared to other big outfitters which consist often of more than 10 climbers in the team
  • 1 radio set per member while in the mountain
  • The Expedition is equipped with a satellite phone
  • A 24-hour service radio station at Base Camp and ABC
  • We are member of the helicopter rescue 
  • Weather forecast from 2 different countries
  • 24-hour high altitude medical consultant for emergency or sickness cases
  • Pre- acclimatisation training 
  • A 3-day workshop at Base Camp practicing walking in ladder and high camps tricks and tips of gear management, radio use and guidance for mental preparation
  • A 2-day workshop before going to the final Summit push which consists mainly of giving advice for appropriate handling of personal things which may be effective during the climbing, handling of oxygen and mask regulator and the way to cooperate with the own personal Sherpa on the day of ascent

OUR TEAM

The success of this Expedition depends on both the personal condition of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ team has been carefully selected according to their experience in the specific environment and personal aptitudes. Our team is thus highly experienced, skilled, trained, courteous and helpful.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ is proud to support our local staff by providing them with a fair salary, encouraging them to take mountaineering workshops, wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis. 

UIAGM Nepali Mountain Guide and his roleour Everest Expedition is leaded by a Nepali experimented enthusiastic and used to high altitude expeditions with several success on Mount Everest UIAGM professional mountain guide. His role is to assure the safety requirements of the members of the Expedition and ensuring that this Everest Expedition runs accordingly to the program. One of his role is also to coodinate the Expedition with the leading climbing Sherpa. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is frequently informed about the course of the Expedition.

Climbing Sherpa TeamOur climbing Sherpa team is a professional qualified team with great experience in guiding at high altitudes in the Himalaya, in particular on Mount Everest or other 8000-meter peaks. It is assisting the mountain guide in the majority of his tasks, assuring the safety requirements. It will also help as an interpreter with the local populations. The Sherpa team follows the members during the climbing periods. It fixes the tents, the ropes in some essential parts of the mountain and assists you during your ascent days for the summit push.  Each member of the Everest Expedition has one personal climbing Sherpa for the summit ascent days. It is also providing you with interesting information about the mountains, the culture and traditions of this part of the Himalaya. Our Sherpa team makes sure that the rubbish is properly managed and the campsite are kept clean throughout the whole Expedition.

Kitchen Team: Plays a vital role during the entire Expeditions. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Cooks are specialized, experienced and trained in outdoor cooking at high altitudes, respecting the fundamental principles of hygiene and proper management of the base camp and its surroundings. The Cook role is also to manage the base camp in the absence of the Leader/Sherpa team. Different types of cuisine and bakeries are served during the climbing period. Our Kitchen Team ensures also that the garbage is properly managed and the campsite is kept clean after its use.

Porters: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS has it own reliable porters. It is their responsibility to carry your luggage during the trekking with proper handling standards.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is very concerned about the porters. We support and respect the porters’ rights and have high standards to make sure that they are treated well. We pay them a fair salary, including a bonus and providing them with good food allowances, clothes, shoes, sunglasses, rescue and medical insurances. We also support the work of the International Porter Protection Group and assist them to improve the working conditions of the porters.

In some places where the porters are usually replaced by yaks, it is the responsibility of the yak driver to ensure that the transportation of your material is done in an appropriate manner.

Please contact us for the detailed package program

Grade

MOUNTAINEERING GRADES

Before we choose the mountain to scale, we want to know some important details about its climbing route.Considering the experience of the mountain guides and ascenders, we developed a simple system of grading, whichmay help you to choose the right Mountain to climb up depending on your aptitude. Our grading system consists
of 3 levels, which are I, II and III.

EVEREST SOUTH: III

  • Fitness: excellent body strength, endurance and stamina, high level of effi ciency in the altitude, excellent mental attitude to deal with the strenuous situations of the high altitude.
  • Technical Skill: advanced climbing skill, confi dent climber in blue ice, mixture of rock and ice, very good knowledge of all the climbing gear, excellent general knowledge of high altitude medicine and reanimation.
  • Climbing Experience: at least a 7000 to 8000-meter mountain climbing experience.
  • Strength: capacity to carry an 8-15 kg backpack in the high altitude environments.
  • Climbing Distance between the Camps: 4-10 hrs
  • Summit Distance Overall: 10-17 hrs from the last High Camp and back to such Camp.
  • Number of Higher Camps: 4 camps
  • Degree of Objective Danger: medium
  • Steep Sections: 50 to 800 meters long parts with a steepness of 35-55 degrees.
  • Ice Climbing Sections: some places of 10 to 200 meters elevation and 35-60 degrees.
  • Mix of Rock and Ice Climbing: few sections of 10 to 100 meters elevation.
  • Altitude: 6000 meters to 8850 meters.
  • Oxygen Level in the Body: 55% to 33%

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