Expedition in Nepal

Everest Expedition from South East Ridge

Everest Expedition from South East Ridge
  • Total Duration

    65 days
  • Trek Grade

    Moderate to Adventurous
  • Trek Duration

    58 days
  • Max Elevation

  • Trek Starts

  • Trek Ends



Gurkha Encounters can support your asperations to reach Everest Base Camp and even your Everest Climbing expedition. We can provide a fully supported expedition service above base camp as well as a guided tea house trek to base camp where you'll find a small tented community all preparing themselves for the arduous days ahead. In respect of privacy we will not be going into the tented areas.Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpas), the Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are arduous, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. Furthermore, don't worry about getting lost. Just ask a local the way to the next village on your route, and they will direct you. Most Sherpas under the age of fifty can at least understand basic English, and many speak it fluently.

While trekking is possible in this area the whole year round, the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. The winters are very cold and snow may make it difficult to travel higher than Tengboche, and also lodges may be closed above this altitude. Summers, on the other hand, are wet, and the spectacular peaks are often lost in the clouds. April and early May is a good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a spectacular splash of color to the Nepali landscape. However, during spring dust and pre-monsoon weather from the plains of India routinely provide less than ideal conditions for clear mountain views. The views are much better after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust, but the days are shorter and cooler.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Meet upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 - 03: Preparation for expedition
Preparation for expedition. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 04 : Fly to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
Transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight to Lukla (2840m) and upon reaching Lukla, commence trek towards Phakding. Overnight at tea-house lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m)
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m). Overnight at camp or lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3790m)
Trek to Khumjung (3790m). Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 07: Rest Day
Rest day at Khumjung for acclimatization. Change porters and yaks. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 08: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Trek to Tengboche (3867m). Overnight at camp.
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche
Trek to Dingboche. Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4900m)
Trek to Lobuche (4900m). Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 11: Rest day at Lobuche
Rest day at Lobuche. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp
Trek to Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Camp.
Day 13 - 57: Climbing Period
Climbing period with the overnights at camps.
Day 58: Trek back to cleaning base camp
Trek back to cleaning base camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 59: Trek back to Pheriche
Trek back to Pheriche. Overnight at camp or lodge.
Day 60 : Trek back to Khumjung
Trek back to Khumjung. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort
Day 61: Trek back to Phakding
Trek back to Phakding. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 62: Trek back to Lukla
Trek back to Lukla. Overnight at camp or lodge.
Day 63: Fly back to Kathmandu
Receive upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 64: Day at leisure in Kathmandu
Day at leisure in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 65: Departure
Free till departure and later transfer to the International airport to connect the homebound flight.

Useful Information

Tea House Trekking

On the more popular treks in Nepal, particularly in the Everest, Langtang and the entire Annapurna regions, enterprising villagers have built teahouse lodges, similar to European style alpine lodges offering simple but comfortable accommodation and food. We offer a selection of single/twin sharing rooms in the best available lodges run to a high level of service. We also supply a four season sleeping bag and cotton liner free of charge on our teahouse treks. Hire of other key items if needed can be arranged in advance. During the trek you’ll have 3 meals a day, with a mixture of European and Asian style dishes and large portions. Soft drinks, sweets, mineral water and alcohol are not included.

Fully Provisioned Camping Style Trekking

This type of trek is staffed by a full Sherpa crew including a Sirdar (head man), cook and assistants. Porters, yaks, horses or mules carry your main baggage. It is the Sherpa crew’s job to perform all the camp work, from setting up to providing freshly made meals,to leaving the site clean on departure. We provide twin share dome or a frame sleeping tents, a kitchen tent, mess tent and toilet tent. We also provide tables, chairs or stools,lanterns/candles, thin sleeping mattresses and all crockery and cutlery as well as a fully equipped kitchen set up. The Sherpa crew will cook, wash up, and provide hot water for washing and tea and coffee at night and for your wake up call. Food is a mixture of Asian and Western dishes, with lots of choice, freshly prepared. As with teahouse trekking you can expect 3 main meals each day. Soft drinks, sweets, mineral water and alcohol are not included. A few of our teahouse treks involve crossing high passes and necessitate camping for a couple of nights. We provide full camping services for these nights including providing four season sleeping bags.

Small Group Travel

Most of our trips, treks and tours are organized on a small group basis, usually with a maximum of 16 persons in a group. On family holidays the maximum number is 20 to allow a number of families to join a group. By keeping numbers small we are able to offer a friendly, personal and high quality service.

Tailor Made Private Charter Adventures

We offer a very competitive complete tailor made service and are happy to design private charter programs for individuals and for groups as well as to tailor any of our packages to more closely meet your requirements. We have a wealth of experience in helping many clients in designing and planning individual adventures, ranging from romantic breaks to personal challenges, fundraising programs,student programs to extreme adventure expeditions, from low budget to no expense spared. We don’t charge a fortune to tailor make a trip for you and we have plenty of ideas, suggestions and experience we’re happy to share. We’ll work closely with you to design your adventure. Our advertised brochure prices will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay but we’ll provide individual quotes based upon your itinerary, requirements,budget and number of people traveling. Let us take care of the research and arrangements for your flights, accommodation,guides,transport,permits,peak fees,equipment requirements,food and all ground handling service for treks, expeditions or tours, using our local knowledge, expertise and contacts. And you can get on with enjoying yourself.

Group and Club Organizers

If you are organizing a trip for a group or a club we will offer one free* additional place for every 10 bookings made. You can use this for your own travel, use it to reduce the overall cost of the trip for everyone or perhaps offer it as a fantastic prize for your group members or for a charity. Contact us for more details and for conditions (*permit fees, national park entry fees, airfares and departure taxes not included).

Grading System

In Nepal, the trails often zigzag with plenty of ascents and descents and it is better to think in terms of hours spent walking rather than miles covered. A typical day’s walking is from five to seven hours with a number of ascents and descents. This includes a one hour lunch stop, a comfortable pace of walking and time to enjoy your surroundings. We use four grades for our treks, intended to give you a general sense of what to expect and to help you choose which adventure will suit you best. Factors such as weather conditions, altitude, fitness level, experience, interests and how you feel on a particular day all contribute to how easy or strenuous you find a trip. If you’re unsure of whether a trek is suitable for you just contact us before making your booking.

Equipment Checklist

A pair of light hiking boots
A pair of sandals
2 pairs of woolen socks and 2 pair of hiking socks
1 medium poly pro shirt
1 pile jacket
1 down jacket
1 woolen hat
A pair of sunglasses
A pair of glove shells with liner or ski gloves (opt.)
A pair of woolen gloves
One Trekking pack 3000 cubic inches capacity
One Sunscreen lotion SPF 10 to 30 and One Sunscreen stick SPF 10 to 30
Two Reading books (Optional)
One Walkman (Opt) and Music tapes (Opt) iPods Digi Camera and its Charger
A one liter water bottle
A pair of trekking poles
One flash light with 4 sets of batteries one -5 to -20 sleeping bag
Two T-shirts and one long sleeve T/city shirt
Two Trekking baggy pants

Toiletry Items

Towel, pre-moistened novelettes, wash cloth, lip balm, and any additional personal items such as toothbrush, comb, etc.

Miscellaneous Items

Photo equipment with plenty of films and spare batteries, reading/writing materials, postcards of hometown and/or photos of home and family to share with Nepalese people, safety pins, sewing kit, zip lock bags for small items.

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