Everest Expedition from South East Ridge

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.

Highlights

  • Mount Everest is the highest point on Earth standing 8848m / 29028 ft tall and 5.5 miles above the sea level
  • Named after Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor-General of India
  • Everest is known in Tibet as Chomolungma and in Nepal as Sagarmatha.
  • Mount Everest is situated straddling the Nepal Tiber border.
  • Tenzing Norgey Sherpa (Nepal) and Sir Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) where the first climber to summate Everest, via Southeast ridge and South Col route on 29 May 1953.
  • In 1975, the first woman ever Ms. Junko Tabei (Japan) summated via Southeast ridge and South Col route.

Outline itinerary

Day 01 Meet upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 Preparation for expedition. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 Preparation for expedition. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 04 Transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight to Lukla (2800m) and upon reaching Lukla, commence trek towards Phakding. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 05 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m). Overnight at camp or lodge.
Day 06 Trek to Khumjung (3790m). Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 07 Rest day at Khumjung for acclimatization. Change porters and yaks. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 08 Trek to Tengboche (3867m). Overnight at camp.
Day 09 Trek to Dingboche. Overnight at camp.
Day 10 Trek to Lobuche (4900 M.) Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 11 Rest day at Lobuche. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 12 Trek to Everest base Camp. Overnight at Camp.
Day 13 to Day 57 Climbing period with the overnights at camps.
Day 58 Trek back to cleaning base camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 59 Trek back to Pheriche. Overnight at camp or lodge.
Day 60 Trek back to Khumjung. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort
Day 61 Trek back to Phkding. Overnight at camp or Himalayan Chain Resort.
Day 62 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. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 65 Free till departure and later transfer to the International airport to connect the homebound flight.
  • The Company is not liable for any refunds after the departure date of the scheduled itinerary.
  • Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and a 40% cancellation charge is approved besides tax, transportation and permit. See specific information below.
  • No refund will be given if the program ends before the provided itinerary date.
  • The Company is not to be held responsible for your early termination of a trek should our experienced leader feels it is unsafe for you to continue due to fitness and/or health issues
  • The Company is not liable for an unconvinced or rescheduling due to natural, political or bureaucratic circumstances
  • The Company is not responsible for delays caused by local weather conditions resulting in international flights being missed
  • The Company is not responsible for the financial implications of rescue. Please ensure you have the appropriate insurance to cover these situations before you arrive in Nepal
  • Our staffs are very experienced in leading treks at all altitudes. It is their responsibility to ensure your safety, their conclusions regard safety are final and should you not follow their advice the Company cannot be held responsible for the outcome.
If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason the following scale of charges will apply:

Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred

2 months before departure Loss of deposit (40% of Total Trip Cost TTC)
29 days to 2 months before departure 50% of TTC
10 to 28 days before departure 70% of TTC
Less than 10 days before departure 100% of TTC