Mount Everest Expedition is the tallest mountain peak in the world, the center for trekking and expedition activities for all trekkers, mountaineers and adventure seekers from across the world. Hence, Everest Expedition is a widely followed adventure activity in Nepal, attracting large number of tourists from various parts of the world. Climbing the world’s tallest peak, however, is a challenging activity as you will come across several challenges during the course of Expedition details itinerary. Everest Expedition can be done both from the southern side, situated towards Nepal and the northern side, which lies in neighboring Tibet. Since 1950, China has closed the Tibet border for Everest expedition and since then Nepal has begun welcoming large number of foreigners for Everest expedition. Following which, the southern route to Everest via the Khumbu Valley has become very popular among the climbers and mountaineers. Mount Everest was first successfully climbed in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand from the South Col.
For the adventure seekers from different part of the world, Climbing Everest is certainly a lifetime opportunity and experience. The prospective mountaineers and climbers will have to prepare will before the expedition as they will have to face and come across many hidden obstacles during the course of Everest expedition. The climbers will have to negotiate high altitude, inclement (unfavorable) weather conditions, exhaustion, and several other hindrances before they successfully accomplish the expedition of the world’s tallest peak.
Mount Everest has been attracting and fascinating innumerable mountaineers from across the world every year. As the expedition itinerary is quite long, it takes nearly two months for the entire expedition to complete. Prospective Everest climbers are suggested to come prepared both physically as well as mentally. Besides the obvious requirements of physical stamina and endurance to climb the Everest, the trekkers will also need to have patience and mental strength to actually get to the top of the world’s highest peak and also return safely. One thing is however sure-- the journey to the top of the Everest will undoubtedly be one of the most thrilling experiences in your life, and something which you will continue to reminisce for the rest of your life.
: Arrive in Kathmandu (1345m)
: Trek preparation, sightseeing in Kathmandu
: Fly to Lukla (2840m)
: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
: Rest in Namche Bazaar
: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m)
: Rest and preparation
: Ascent of Mt. Everest (8848m)
: Return to Base Camp (5364m)
: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Tengboche
: Trek to Lukla
: Fly to Kathmandu
: Departure, Farewell!!
Day 01–Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representatives and team members. You will then be transferred to the hotel and our representatives will provide brief overview about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02- Rest and preparation day
The next day, you will prepare for the trek and rest for the most part of the day at the hotel where you will be staying. During evening, you might want to walk around the streets of Thamel, the tourist hub in Kathmandu, and observe the mixture of Nepali and Western culture. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03– Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) 4hrs
On the third morning, you will take a flight to the Lukla Airport, alternately also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport from Kathmandu. It is a wonderful mountain flight and during 30 minutes of the flight you will enjoy amazing views of the mountain ranges before landing at the Lukla Airport. After landing at Lukla, you will take light breakfast and start your trek to Phakding. After around 3 hours of mild trek, you will reach the village of Phakding where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 04– Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6 hrs
After having breakfast in the morning at Phakding, we resume our trek and continue to hike along the banks of Dudh Koshi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Doedar Cedar forests. With the increasing altitude, you will hike slowly while enjoying the surrounding natural beauty of the mountains. After around six hours of trek, we finally arrive at the popular village town of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazzar.
Day 05– A day for acclimatization at Namche
The fifth day of the trek will be spent in Namche Bazaar acclimatizing to the altitude and the conditions. A day for acclimatization is strictly advisable for prospective trekkers as they can also spend a day in Namche visiting the local bazaar of Namche, talking with Sherpas and learning about their culture. Or if you are not much tired and are ready for a few hours of trek, then you can also go to the Everest Hotel for great panoramic view of the Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and others. Located at an altitude of 3900m, Everest Hotel is the hotel that is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 06- Trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5hrs
After a day of acclimatization in Namche, we resume our trek and climb further uphill. The trek now gets difficult with increasing altitude and the trekkers are advised to go about the trek in a slow and mild manner. Plenty of hotels are found along the way and the tourists will have the opportunity to take a short break if they want. After almost five hours of trek we reach Tengboche. It is a village in the Khumbu region of Everest and is located at 3,867 meters. Tengboche is mostly popular for the important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which happens to be the largest Gompa in the entire Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 07- Trek to Dingboche (4530m) 6hrs
After having tea on the seventh day morning, we will resume our Everest Base Camp Trek. Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and other Himalayas will play hide and seek as you climb along the trail. At some point the mountains will come quite close while at some other points they will appear farther away. Finally, after more than six hours of trek, we reach Dingboche, a small village in the Khumbu region that falls in Chukhung Valley. Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers who are headed to the Everest or who are returning from Everest. As there are plenty of hotels and guesthouses, the entire village rests heavily on tourism. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 08- A day for acclimatization in Dingboche
As we have covered quite a lot of altitude, we will be spending the eighth day of the trek resting at Dingboche for acclimatization. Acclimatization is very important as the sudden rise in high altitude might cause trekkers high altitude sickness and respiratory problems. You can stroll around Dingboche, talking with the local Sherpa villagers and sipping special tea prepared by the Sherpas for trekkers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 09- Trek to Lobuche (4940m) 5hrs
On the ninth day of the trek, we reach further close to get that elusive glimpse of the Mount Everest as we continue uphill through the trail. Lobuche is the last settlement area before the Everest Base Camp and some old-fashioned guesthouses are available there. Many traders who come via Tibet also stay at Lobuche for the night before they resume their travel the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 10- Trek to Everest Base Camp (536om) 4hrs
The next day we wake up in the morning, take tea and breakfast and resume our journey. We head towards the Everest Base Camp located at almost 5400 meters of altitude on the 10th day. 3-4 hours trek from Lobuche is enough to take us to the EBC. Unfortunately, the actual positioning of the Everest is such that the actual summit is not quite visible from the Base Camp, though we get amazing glimpses of the peak. We spend overnight at the EBC, in a camp.
Day 11-12: Rest and preparation
As our Everest Expedition now starts formally from the Base Camp, we spend another couple of days at the Base Camp preparing for the expedition and making sure you have all the equipments needed for the expedition. Acclimatization to the height is also another reason why we spend two more days at the EBC as it is very important to get used to the altitude. High altitude sickness is the problem most commonly faced by the trekkers and Everest climbers.
Day 13-58: Ascent of Mt. Everest (8848m)
On the 13th day of the expedition, we start our journey from the Base Camp. As we will have Sherpa guides, carriers and other helpers, there is no need to worry and fear about the climbing. Our team members will make sure that you will have no such difficulty in climbing the Everest. It will nearly take 45 days to reach the summit of Everest from Base Camp and return. It will surely be one of your life-time moment when you reach the top of the world.
Day 59: Return to Base Camp
Following the successful ascent of the Everest, we then climb down the peak and return to the Base Camp. On the 59th day of the expedition itinerary, we will be back to the Base Camp after the successful ascent to the top of the world.
Day 60-62: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Tengboche
For the next couple of days, we will be hiking down from the Base Camp to Namche Bazaaar via Tengboche and Dingboche. Tengboche, Dingboche and Namche will be the place to stay overnight during the return trip.
Day 63: Trek to Lukla
From Namche, we hike for around 6 hours and reach Lukla where we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse preparing for tomorrow’s flight to Kathmandu. If you have some time left after reaching Lukla, you might as well choose to take rest as you will be exhausted from the Everest expedition.
Day 64: Fly to Kathmandu
The next day, you will board a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. In around 25-minutes, you will reach the Capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 65: Departure, Farewell!!
Your Everest expedition ends on the 65th day of the travel itinerary as you will board a flight back to your country from Kathmandu.
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- Accommodation in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
- All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
- Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), climbing sherpa and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food
- All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
- Welcome dinner
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
- Porter services for trekking (2 Trekkers: 1 porter)
- All necessary paper work; trekking permits and climbing permit
- Good quality Tents and Kitchen goods for camping
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
- Medical kit
- Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude for oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu because if early back to ktm
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses like bar bills , laundry service
- Personal climbing equipment
- Tips & donation
The following equipments are essential for climbing.
- Climbing hammers..
- 2 locking carabineers
- Ice axe
- Plastic mountaineering Boots
In our fully supported wilderness treks we provide the following equipment: tents, sleeping mats, excellent food, extensive first aid kit, toilet paper, private transport To & From the trek, conservation fees, trek permit, and other goodies.
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-40 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
- Pair of hiking boots
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 40 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014