Thursday, 09 November 2017 18:54

Mt. Everest Climb

Polar travel and mountain travel have a lot of crossovers. Though the clothes and skills may be different there is the commonality that it is all about putting one foot in front of the next and understanding that the adventure lies in the journey, not at the destination. To celebrate our 25 years of helping mountaineers achieve their polar dreams we are heading to the "the Third Pole." Join us we climb the highest mountain on the planet.

Tentative Dates: April 6-May 31, 2018

Price: $65,000

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Daily Itinerary

April 6: Arrive in Kathmandu, pick up at Airport and transfer to your hotel, followed by an introductory dinner.

April 7: Kathmandu city tour and orientation.

April 8-21: Trek to Everest Basecamp

April 21-23: Rest days in base camp, meanwhile Sherpa team will perform the prayer rituals (Puja) before they begin the journey up from Basecamp.

April 24-25: Setup camp I. Climbers will review ice climbing & ladder crossing techniques for traversing the icefall route.

April 26: Rest day in Basecamp (BC) – Hike to Pumori side and back to BC

April 27: Walk to Lobuche 4910m.

April 28: Hike to Lobuche high camp 5800m

April 29: Summit climb of lobuche peak 6119m. Start summit climb early morning and get back to high camp at mid-day - walk to Lobuche

April 30: Lobuche to Everest Basecamp (EBC)

May 1: Rest day – get ready to move Camp I

May 2: Leave Basecamp in early morning to move to Camp I - 6000m.

May 3: Move to Camp II 6400m overnight in Camp II

May 4: Stay in camp II - 6400m

May 5: Hike back down to Everest Basecamp.

May 6-8: Rest days In EBC- Hike to Kalapather

May 9-10: Second attempt to Camp II or potentially further on to Camp III

May 11: Try to go as far as Camp III 7200m- sleep with oxygen

May 12: Back to Camp II

May 13: Back to EBC


May 29: Celebrate, Re-pack equipment and prepare to leave Basecamp

May 30: Heli flight from Everest Basecamp. Celebratory group dinner upon arrival in Kathmandu.

May 31: Transfer to Airport for travel home.

Cost includes

- 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu (2 on the front end and 1 on the back end)
- Welcome dinner
- Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu airfare.
- Mt. Everest summit climb Permit
- All meal during the expedition in EBC & Camp II. Basic high altitude foods
- Two experienced Sherpas who have summited Everest multiple times.
- Kitchen & camping gear in BC and higher camps. [Heater & solar system to charge the camera gear.]
- 8 bottles oxygen for with 3 pairs of masks & regulators
- 5 bottles oxygen for your Sherpas, 4 sets of masks & regulator
- 50kg of personal baggage to be transported up the mountain. 
- Icefall fee, HRA medical fees & Camp II to summit fix line fees

Cost Does Not Include

- Lunches- International round trip airfare USA-Nepal
- Personal Items (gifts, etc)
- Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks including bottle water
- Single supplement upon request ($500)
- All expenses incurred in the event of early departure ( evac fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc)
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Medical evacuation insurance
- Charges incurred as a result of weather delays.