Mountaineering Guide to Mount Everest Climbing Expeditions

Posted by on April 12, 2014 in Climbing Techniques | 0 comments

Mountaineering Guide to Mount Everest Climbing Expeditions

Have a look on following Mount Everest climbing guide to get ultimate mountaineering adventurous experience!

Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, is the greatest challenge and one of the most famous mountains on earth. It has unique beauty, mystery, and mood. Mount Everest is still the ultimate mountaineering adventure. The highest mountain Everest, in the world attracts climbers of all levels, from well experienced mountaineers to novice climbers willing to pay substantial sums to professional mountain guides to complete a successful climb. As the highest mountain in the world, Everest has immense appeal to mountaineers and fascination for non-climbers, but it also has tremendous allure because of its position in Nepal’s Khumbu, one of the world’s most beautiful mountain regions, and because of its remarkable climbing history. An ascent of Everest provides immense personal challenge, a rewarding cultural experience on approach, and a personal connection with a rich history of exploration.

Mt Everest climbing has proved to be a benchmark of climbing achievement. The mountain receives around 1000 summit attempts every year. Everest can be climbed both from the southern side Nepal and northern side Tibet. After the Cultural Revolution in the 1950s, China closed the Tibet borders to outsiders and Nepal began welcoming foreigners to the Everest Region. Since then the southern approach to the mountain via the Khumbu Valley became popular among the climbers. Mt. Everest was first summitted in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary via the South Col. Climbing Mt. Everest is certainly a lifetime opportunity.

Despite being the highest mountains on planet Earth, the Himalayan range of mountains including Mt. Everest are relatively younger than their American and European counterparts like the Andes, the Alps, and the Rockies. The Everest has fascinated the mountaineers all over the world since the European climbers discovered the Everest when Tibet was opened to outsiders in the 1920s. During his lecture tour to the U.S. in 1923, George Mallory gave the reason behind his interest in Everest Expeditions quipping, ‘Because it’s there’. Unfortunately, Mallory and Irvine disappeared high on the mountain in 1924 probably due to a snow storm similar to that documented by Jon Krakauer in his book Into the Thin Air. We believe that our planning, logistics, staffing and experience coupled with your enthusiasm, patience, and perseverance would help you achieve your lifetime dream.

Mount Everest Expedition Camp

The feeling to be at the top of the world is really something unconquerable and perhaps one of the best experiences that you can get. A short walk all along the moraine will take you to the icefall with huge crevasses which are considered as one of the hindrance for Everest expedition. Also, our experienced Sherpa teams will fix ropes as well as ladders that will help out the climbers to traverse this part to reach Camp I. And then we will continue our climb in order to reach the Camp II. Now we will ascend on mixed snow and rocky way up that take us to Lhotse Face then to Camp III. From the camp III our ascend all along the moderate mixed rocks and snow becomes more challenging which will certainly takes us to South Col- the Camp IV. The path steepens after moving up to snow slopes to arrive at the crest of the South East edge and we have a easy climb after that steep climbing once more to reach to the South summit. A small traverse, we will climb on a short, vertical rock and snow channel that leads leads to the final point to the summit.

Mount Everest Climbing Equipment for Exeditions

Mount Everest climbers need a lot of special equipment, like clothing, tools and other utilities. Special lightweight climbing boots give you more room for your feet and reduce the risk of frostbite. Jackets should have several insulated layers that can regulate the temperatures. Headlamps with batteries, ski goggles and gloves are also important. Climbing tools include an ice axe and crampons, carabiners and ropes. Cameras and batteries that work at high altitudes are essential and walkie-talkies might be a good idea. If you have a lot of money to spend think about buying a video camera or a satellite phone.

Mount Everest Expedition Cost

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 climbing 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.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Nepal and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02-03: Expedition Preparation & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
  • Day 04: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m)
  • Day 05: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3446m)
  • Day 06: Namche (3446m) & Acclimatization
  • Day 07: Namche – Thyanboche Monastry (3867m)
  • Day 08: Thyanboche – Pheriche (4243m)
  • Day 09: Pheriche – Lobuche (4930m) Lodge /camp
  • Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5400m) O/N Camp
  • Day 11-60: Climbing Period for Mt. Everest
  • Day 61: Base Camp – Thyanboche (3800m)
  • Day 62: Thyanboche – Phakding (2600m)
  • Day 63: Phakding – Lukla (2800m)
  • Day 64: Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Day 65: Lukla – Kathmandu

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