Everest (8,848M) South Face Expedition
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Pick-up serviceWe pick up them from Kathmandu airport on arrival and drop to Hotel. We also pick up and drop them needed location before departure for International Flight
- Climbing one of the Highest Mountain in the world
- Magnificent view of Himalayas with Scenic flight to Lukla
- Explore Sherpa and Helary Museum in Namche Bazaa and Sandy plain of Gorakshep
- Unforgettable view of Himalaya with The broad summit of Everest(8,848m)
- Abundant flora and fauna and Himalaya Buddhist monasteries in Tengbotche
This world’s highest peak was first officially measured in 1856 during the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India government and then known as Peak XV certified with the height of 8840m. With a simple technology and the distance from the mountain, the height was determined with really phenomenal accuracy and only 8m off from current value of 8848m. The peak XV was named Mt Everest after British Surveyor General Sir George Everest. In those days with Nepal and Tibet being closed to the outside world and the indigenous names of the peak XV were not known.
Mt Everest is a climbing pinnacle to everyone from accomplished climber to an inexperienced but wealthy tourist being taken to the summit for a substantial fee by a professional mountain guide with a team of climbing Sherpa guides. The Everest Expedition royalty fee of U$25,000 forms a substantial source of tourist revenue for the government of Nepal, for whom Himalayas are a substantial natural resource due to lack of any substantial mineral resources. There are two commercial routes on Everest, south route via Southeast Ridge from Nepal and via North Ridge from Tibet.
The Chinese royalty via North ridge (North Face) is lower than Nepalese but the climb from Nepal via Khumbu icefall and South Face is extremely spectacular and sheltered from winds up to camp 4 at South Col making climbing much easier and much more pleasant.Snowy Horizon is proud to offer the world-class service from the Everest Base Camp (EBC). Our service consists of 3 components the Trekking Service, the in-Base camp service and High Camp Climbing support service.
Our Trekking service covers you from Kathmandu airport, where we will pick you up from your flight, to the Everest Base camp with Kathmandu hotel package, flight to Lukla, food, accommodation and porter service on the trek.Our in-Base camp service will give you access to all our Base camp services and facilities including 3 meals a day, unlimited hot and cold drinks available in the mess tent 24 hours a day, hot water for drinking and personal hygiene and the access to our communication equipment.
Our High Camp Climbing support service is provided by highly skilled and experienced Sherpa Climbing Guides. Our guides have multiple Everest summits under their belts and undergo continuous after season training and practice their trade working with international climbers on various climbing assignments in Nepal and Tibet. Everest is a serious undertaking and a climb with serious consequences should things go wrong so, one of the major things we focus on while operating Mt. Everest Expedition is prevention.
South Side Climbing Routes:
South route is technically a trekking route with a little objective danger once past the Khumbu icefall apart of few crevasses and seracs bridged by ladders, couple short ice cliffs around camp 3 and rock sections protected with fixed lines. There is an obvious danger of high altitude sickness complications and changeable, unpredictable mountain weather.
The Khumbu Icefall is a steep glacier with obvious implication of large crevasses and treacherous unstable seracs making navigation complicated and riddled with high objective danger of falling ice. This is the most dangerous part of the climb. At the beginning of the climbing period, Climbing Sherpas set the route through the icefall installing ladders across crevasses and along vertical seracs ice walls for efficient and easy climbing. These arrangements make climb of the Khumbu ice fall possible, efficient and relatively safe especially early morning before the sunrise, when the ice structure is well frozen. Khumbu ice fall is very dangerous in the afternoon due to its western aspect.
Camp 1 (6065m) is located on the top of Khumbu ice fall; it is a desolate and exposed place mainly used as rest and transition location on the way to camp 2 (6750m). The glacier between camp 1 and 2 flattens but there are still large crevasses close to camp 1, which are also fixed with ladders.
Camp 2 6400M is located on a lateral moraine at the bottom of West Ridge. It is a very safe and sheltered location with tremendous views on Lhotse. All companies set-up their main climbing camp for the duration of climbing period with tents for individual climbers, the kitchen and dining tents. Camp 2 is main acclimatization camp and the base for camp 3 acclimatization climb and the final summit attempt.
Camp 3 (7100m) is located on small ledge on the Lhotse wall. One has to cross the glacier to the right side before 40deg600m climb on the compact snow field. The route is safe with couple of short less than 3m high ice cliffs, which Climbing Sherpas set up with fixed ropes.
Camp 4 (7920m) located at South Col is the last camp; it is easily accessible by majority of climbers without supplementary oxygen. There are two rock sections to navigate before camp 4: Yellow Bands interlayer marble, Phyllis and semi schist rocks and Geneva Spur, an anvil shaped rib of black rocks; they are again set-up with fixed ropes.
Summit section is the southwest ridge leading to the south summit, steep mostly snowy ridge with some rock sections at the Balconies, a convenient resting platform. The entire route is protected with fixed ropes, which is crucial for safety of all climbers, who are all affected by altitude with low energy and impaired judgments due to oxygen deprivation in the brain and muscle tissue.
From the south summit there is knife edge ridge section with dangerous overhanging cornices; the most exposed section of the climb between 3050m Kangshung face and southwest face and Hillary step at the end, a series of imposing rock steps often bypassed on deep the snow and a serious avalanche dange
The role of the Sherpa Climbing Guide is to:
1. Work with our Sherpa Guides Team to establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route;
2. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions and oxygen; prepare high altitude food for his client;
3. Assist his client on the route and ensure client safety and wellbeing on the route through guiding and negotiating the route access priorities at pace and schedule determined by clients’ physical condition and preferred pace;
4. Provide tactical high altitude strategy for acclimatisation sequence, monitor client in high camps for any adverse high altitude signs and symptoms and to provide sound support and advise on climbing schedule;
5. Ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with clients’ safety and wellbeing as overriding priority.
Detailed Itinerary Everest Expedition (8848 M) South Face Spring 2016 & 17
01Apr/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)
02Apr/Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
03Apr/Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding (approx 4hrs walk)
04Apr/Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m approx 7hrs walk )
05Apr/Day 05: Weak up early in the morning at 5 o'clock. You may walk to Everest view Hotel (3800m approx 2 hrs) and visit to Hilary museum and Sherpa museum and over night at Namche Bazar
06Apr/Day 06:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)
07Apr/Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche / dingboche (4250m approx 5 hrs walk)
08Apr/Day 08: Trek from Pheriche / dingboche to Lobuche (5018m approx 4hrs walk)
09Apr/Day 09: Lobuche rest day for acclimatization
10Apr/Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m approx 3 hrs walk) and rest
11Apr/Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep Base camp (5200m) which takes about two hours.
12Apr/Day12-57: Climbing period (summit period for summit)
27May/Day 58: Preparation to returning(Clean Base Camp) and Trek to Lobuche
28May/Day 59: Trek from Lobuche(5218)to Dingboche(4260m approx 4hrs walk)
29May/Day 60: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860M approx 4 hrs walk)
30May/Day 61: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar(3440m approx 4hrs walk)
31May/Day 62: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m approx 7hrs walk)
01Jun/Day 63: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel
02Jun/Day 64: Full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening
03Jun/Day 65: Final departure, alternatively, join other activities
- All arrival and departure transfer services.
- 6 Nights ZHotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
- Necessary staffs including experienced guides, cook, climbing Sherpa.
- Flight Tickets Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
- All trekking and camping equipments with full board accommodation in trekking and climbing.
- 50kg baggage allowance per person.
- Trekking Permit
- Expedition Royalty and permit to climb Mt. Everest along southeast ridge route.
- Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and Summiteers Climbing Sherpa guide.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Satellite phone and radio sat communication
- Appropriate food for high altitude and base camp and above.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope.
- individual tent available in the ABC.
- Solar panel for light and battery charger.
- All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags.
- 6 Oxygen Bottles (24L) with mask and regulators
- Farewell Dinner and Snowy Horizon Special Gifts
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
- Personal climbing gears;
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
- Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
We Have briefing and Meeting at Snowy Horizon office on 02nd April 2013. we pick up our client from Kathmandu airport on arrival and drop them at hotel. next days we will pick up them form Hotel to office and also drop to airport for final Departure.
•If cancellation made before 30 days of the trip departure date, 25% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation. Further will be same as above process.
•If Cancellation made before 07 days of the trip departure date 50% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation.
•If cancellation made within the week of departure or upon arrival in Kathmandu no refund shall be provided. Due payment should be made or claimed Cancellation rule for Peak Climbing & Expedition by legal process.
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