Trip Overview

Everest Expedition in Nepal is a lifetime experience for any mountaineer from any corner of the world. It is a matter of pride to have ascended and conquered the highest peak on the Planet and reflects pure hard work, passion, and dedication. At the same time, Everest is already a big achievement, so why not make it even larger by summiting the 4th highest peak, Mt. Lhotse? Located towards the south of Mt. Everest, Lhotse is a wide-faced giant that poses equally exciting and thrilling adventures. With the main face rising to 40 to 50 degrees, climbers need to climb up the wall of blue ice to summit Mt. Lhotse. Summiting both these peaks is the victory that you can achieve only with focus, hard-core training, and experience in the Himalayas. Join us on this breathtaking adventure to place your feet on the top of the world and gift yourself a memory for a lifetime.

 

The trail to Everest and Lhotse is the standard route passing through numerous small settlements, dense forests, Sherpa villages, remote and, enchanting monasteries and stupas, rocky and rugged paths, and ultimately to the magnificent Base Camp where we stay and plan our ascent.

 

The marvelous vistas of the ever-stretching Himalayas at the distance keep travelers motivated and inspired throughout the trek. The trekking trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, one of the World Heritage Sites, which is home to a number of floras and faunas dominant to the Himalayan Region. It houses some endangered species like Red Pandas, Musk Deer, Snow Leopards, and many more. The Gokyo Lakes can be seen from the viewpoints throughout the trail that is beautified by the migrant waterbirds in the spring season.



  • Best Season for Everest and Lhotse Expedition

The best season to go on the expedition to Everest and Lhotse is between March to May when winds are calmer, the days are sunny, temperatures are mild and the trail is gorgeous with dense green forests, raging rivers, glacial lakes, and uninterrupted views of the grand massifs throughout the trail. 

 

  • Risks associated with Everest and Lhotse and  Expedition

Every reward comes with certain risks. And when it's Everest and Lhotse Expedition, where the climbers have to traverse the Death Zone, zone above 8000m, risks are sure to be associated. While risks like altitude sickness can be handled by proper acclimatization, other severe risks like heavy snowfall, rains, storms, and avalanches are in no man's control.;

The other emerging issue with expeditions is the traffic jam that takes place in the “Death Zone” which requires climbers to wait until they get their turn to the summit.

(NOTE: We use constant climate monitoring to grasp the best time for a summit.)

 

  • Preparation and Training for Everest and Lhotse Expedition

While Everest and Lhotse Expedition is a strenuous journey, it does involve risks but proper preparation and training will be very handy. The 8K Expedition team makes sure that every climber knows and understands the elements of the expedition by briefing them thoroughly and helping them get acquainted with all essential gears and equipment including but not limited to crampons, ice axes, bottled oxygen, fixed lines, and others. 

 

NOTE: Prioritize your training efforts with the following techniques assuming you are in good health and injury-free.

 

  1. Climbing Conditioning: Uphill climbing with a backpack, walking, and staircase climbing

  2. Strength training for lower body and core

  3. Cardiovascular Training: Include both aerobic and anaerobic workouts with and without pack-weight

  4. Flexibility Training: Include stretches for overall body

On days when the climate changes drastically than expected, we have our rescue team on standby so that we can transfer all our climbers to the safe zone.

Trip Itinerary

DAY
  • 1
    Arrival In Kathmandu Via Tribhuvan International Airport (1400m)

    Upon your arrival at the TIA, you will need to fulfill some official procedures to obtain the Nepal Entry Visa at the Immigration counter. One of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you at the Arrivals. After meet and greet, you will be transferred to the hotel booked for you to rest. There you can freshen up and rest. 

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 4 Star Hotel
  • 2
    Preparation In Kathmandu

    On the second day, we will fulfill all our official procedures including necessary documentation, obtain permits, and other formalities needed for our expedition & we will start our preparation for our expedition. We will now pack our bags, do some necessary shopping, re-check everything that we need (Especially medicines and essentials). Briefings will be made about each and every aspect of the expedition and all gears and equipment, trip duration, accommodation, facilities at the base camp, and all related to the expedition. It is also an opportunity for you to communicate and introduce yourself to your fellow climbers and teammates.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 4 Star Hotel
  • 3
    Fly To Lukla (2840m) And Trek To Phakding (2,610 M)

    Early in the morning, after an amazing breakfast, we will take a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport. The flight gives you a bird’s eye view of the valleys, rivers, hills, and gradually mountain ranges. Even though the flight is only for half an hour, it does not fail to mesmerize you now and then. As we land at Lukla Airport, which is already exciting, we start our trek to Phakding, our destination for the day. After obtaining the permit for the region, we will slowly move through the settlements on a mixed trail of dirt, stone pathways, and some rocky sections at times. This is an easy start so make sure to enjoy all the greeneries, floras, and faunas as you walk. The trail takes you over several suspension bridges and along the Dudh Koshi river. Enjoy the rest of the day at Phakding.

    Altitude 2840 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 4-5
    Trek To Namche Bazar And Acclimatize (3440m, 11,283ft)

    After Phakding, we move towards another beautiful destination, Namche Bazaar, which is the commercial point of the Khumbu region. Passing through the dense luscious forests of pine, juniper, Rhododendron, looking out for animals in the Sagarmatha National Park, climbing the stairs, enjoying the rages of rivers at some points, and mostly walking uphills are the major activities of the day’s trek. This trek will be long and tiring as we start gaining significant elevation. As we reach Namche, we rest at our hotel and enjoy our dinner. The next day, we hike up to Everest View Point (3900m) & decend back to our Hotel to acclimatize where we can also go around the village area and experience some local sherpa culture. We can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Museum while in Namche.

    Altitude 3440 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 6
    Trek To Tengboche Monastery (3860m, 12,661ft)

    After a day’s rest and acclimatization at Namche, we then approach one of the most beautiful and tranquil parts of this Expedition, the Tengboche monastery. Tengboche monastery is one of the most popular monasteries among Buddhists around the world. The views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are visible towards the north while Thamserku and Kangtega stand towards the south with striking views. We will also join in some prayer ceremonies and rest for the day.

    Altitude 3860 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 7-8
    Trek To Dingboche And Acclimatize (4410m, 14,465ft)

    After spending our night in Tengboche, we start our trek towards Dingboche where we will stay for the next day to acclimate ourselves. Following the path down from Tengboche towards Deboche through the forests of Rhododendrons, we cross a bridge over the raging Imja river. Then we gradually climb uphill to reach the village of Lower Pangboche where we can witness the spectacular views of Ama Dablam. We then move across the valley to reach our destination Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley after an approximate walk of 5-6 hours. We spend our next day here to acclimate ourselves. We go on short hikes around the area to get some striking views of the mountain grandeur.

    Altitude 4410 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 9
    Trek To Lobuche (4910m, 16,105ft)

    After acclimatizing in Dingboche, we head towards another beautiful stop, Lobuche. The journey starts with a climb to the ridge behind Periche until the tea houses at Thughla followed by a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. You will encounter a series of stone monuments made in the memories of climbers who couldn’t make it back home. After walking for almost 6-7 hours on rugged terrain we reach Lobuche, a small settlement of Sherpas. It is the final village with lodges on this trail to Everest. We take a  rest at Lobuche.

    Altitude 4910 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouse
  • 10-16
    Trek To Everest Base Camp And Acclimatize (5364m,17,594ft)

    After Lobuche, we follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp. Enjoying the grand views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others in the background we finally reach the base of the world’s highest mountain. We will spend quite a few days in the base camp, training, acclimatizing, and preparing for the summit. We go on short excursions, practice through the Khumbu Icefall climb, and get acquainted with crampons, ice axes, and other climbing gears. We go on rotations to prepare to climb to Camp 1.

    During our stay at the base camp, we get acclimatized with the high altitude so that we can adapt to even higher camps. We also organize and participate in the prayer ceremony before the summit as we consider Mt. Everest or Mt. Chomolungma as the “Mother Goddess of the World” as per the local Tibetan Language. The prayer is done to remain safe and as permission to climb on the holy mountain. 

    Besides, we also conduct some training that includes: ladder practice, walking on fixed lines, diagonal ascent and descent, traversing, duck walk, classical or flat-footing, handling Oxygen cylinders, using an Ice ax, and Crampons, using walkie talkie and following instructions while climbing and many more.

    Altitude 5364 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 17
    Climb To Camp 1 (6000 Meters)

    After 4-5 days of training, practicing and rotation, we will finally climb to Camp 1 to experience the true essence of the expedition. It requires crossing the Khumbu Icefall and tough crevasses. At Camp 1 at 6000 meters, we stay overnight in full-proof tents enjoying the meals cooked by our chefs. 

    Altitude 5943 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 18
    Climb To Camp II And Return To The Camp I

    After staying overnight at Camp 1, we gradually ascend towards Camp 2 that is set up at 6400metres. The climb includes crossing the Western CWM, a gently rising valley that is marked by huge crevasses in the center preventing direct access to the upper part of the CWM. After reaching Camp 2 we move back to Camp I to rest overnight.

    Altitude 6400 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 19-22
    Descend To Base Camp & Rest

    After climbing up to Camp 2 (6400m) experiencing the technicalities of the expedition through the crevasses, ladders, and fixed ropes, we return back to the base camp and rest there for a few days. Our team will conduct rotations and short hikes to the surrounding areas to keep your enthusiasm boosted.

     

    Altitude 6400m m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 23-25
    Climb To Camp II & Rest

    After resting at the base camp for a few days, we will then climb up to Camp II using the climbing techniques and rest overnight. During our stay at Camp II, we will hike up to the West Shoulder as well. Staying at a higher altitude for a few days will help us acclimatize, hence keeping altitude sickness at the side.

    Altitude 6400 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 26
    Touch Camp III & Return To Camp II

    After several days’ preparation, we will then approach Camp IIIat 7200metres and rest for 1 hour. As we reach Camp III, we will slowly descend to Camp II to rest overnight but for those climbers climbing withut O2 will be staying in Camp III & will move to Camp IV the next day. These continuous rotations are held to make your ascent to the Summit easier. These also help to refine your skills with mountaineering gears and equipment.

    Altitude 7200m m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 27
    Descend To Base Camp

    It is necessary to provide our body with some rest after continuous climbing and mountaineering. So, after an overnight’s rest at Camp II, we will descend to the Base Camp, at a much lower altitude. These ascents and descents are a way of acclimatizing ourselves in the Himalayas and training to climb up to Camp IV and above the Death Zone. We will rest overnight at the Base Camp.

    Altitude 6400m m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 28 -34
    Descend To Namche Or Dingboche For Rest

    We allocate few days of complete rest before actually heading to the summit. For this, we may either descend back to Namche to rest at a cozy lodge or fly back to Kathmandu  (For those who can afford it). While at rest, our expedition leaders and the team will evaluate the weather conditions and decide when to go for a final summit push. When everything looks favorable, we will prepare to trek back to the Base Camp. Those who choose to rest in Kathmandu can take Heli or can stay in Base Camp. During these resting period, our teams and climbing sherpas will be setting up higher camps at Camp IV for the summit push.

    Altitude 5364m m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 35-38
    Back To Base Camp & Final Preparation For The Summit Push

    So, our body has been acclimatized, we have been on multiple rotations up to Camp III, climbed on rocks and ice, the weather looks favorable, and is the perfect time for the Summit Push. so, we head back to the Base Camp and prepare ourselves for the victory we will be achieving in the next few days.

    Altitude 5364 M m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 39-40
    Climb To Camp II & Rest Overnight

    As we will have already been to Camp II earlier, it will be easier for us to reach there this time. Crossing the Khumbu Glacier and tough crevasses, passing Camp I at 5943 meters, we will finally reach Camp II. The climb includes crossing the Western CWM, a gently rising valley that is marked by huge crevasses in the center preventing direct access to the upper part of the CWM.  We will rest overnight and enjoy the delicious hot meal prepared by our experienced cooks. Make sure to stay warm and stick with the team.

     
    Altitude 6400 M m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 41
    Climb To Camp III

    After resting overnight at Camp II, we will then ascend towards Camp III at 7162metres. Walking on the trail of ice, snow, and rocks, following the fixed ropes set up by our fellow Sherpa Climbers, we reach Camp III. We will use Oxygen Cylinders from here on. We request everyone to remain careful and stick with the team as well as communicate often. We will spend our night in Camp III in a warm tented Camp. High Food will be provided for meals.

    Altitude 7200 M m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 42
    Climb To Camp IV & Stay Overnight

    After Camp III, we ascend to Camp IV at 8000m. This is also the divergent point for climbers of Lhotse and Everest. The area above this is called the Death Zone and requires extreme caution and carefulness. We will keep ourselves warm and safe. A day’s rest at Camp IV is only applicable if there is bad weather before the summit Day. We will monitor the weather conditions before summiting Everest. If the weather condition is worst and the members need more Oxygen bottles then the company will manage the emergency oxygen bottles for use subjected to a charge ($800 per bottle)

    Altitude 8000m m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 43
    Summit The Mt. Everest And Descend To Camp 4 (Possibly Lhotse Camp IV)

    This is the day when we will triumph in our expedition by stepping on top of the world. After spending some great time at the peak, we slowly descend down to Camp 4. From Camp 4 the climbers who have signed up for Lhotse Expedition will stay while the others will descend to the lower camps or wait at Camp 4.

    Altitude 8,848.86 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 44
    Summit Lhotse And Descend To Camp 2

    From Camp 4, we will ascend to the summit of Lhotse at 8513m and enjoy the stunning scenery. After photoshoots and some quality time, we then descend to Camp 2 to rest overnight. 

    Altitude 8513m m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 45- 46
    Descend Back To Base Camp & Clean Up

    From Camp II, we will descend back to the Base Camp and as responsible travelers, we will clean up all the trash around the camp. We will then prepare to trek back to Pheriche.

    Altitude 6400m m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 47
    Trek Back To Pherichi Or Fly Back To Kathmandu

    For those who love trekking, we can trek back to Pheriche exploring the surrounding areas. And for those who have time constraints or want to reach Kathmandu sooner, you can directly take a Heli Flight back to Kathmandu at a nominal additional cost. 

    Altitude 5364m m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge/Tent
  • 48
    Trek To Namche

    From Pheriche, we trek back to Namche, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu Region.

    Altitude 4371 M m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge/Tent
  • 49
    Trek Back To Lukla

    We retrace the same trail back to Lukla from Namche. Going down through the dense forests, crossing several suspension bridges, and traversing through beautiful settlements will lead us to Lukla.

    Altitude 3440 M m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 50
    Fly Back To Kathmandu

    From Lukla, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu viewing all those mountain vistas, packed villages, green forests from a bird’s eye perspective. We will then transfer you to the hotel for you to rest and relax. We will see you in the evening for a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural shows.

    Altitude 2860 M m
    Meals Breakfast And Farewell Dinner
    Accommodation 4 Star Hotel
  • 51
    Final Departure

    With gratitude and best wishes, we will have to bid you farewell for your flight back home. We hope to see you soon in the next season for a brand new adventure. 

    Altitude 1400 M m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Drop-off At The Airport
  • 52-56
    Contingency Days In Case If Bad Weather

    Traveling in the Himalayas may not be certain and as perfect as planned. This is why we must allocate some buffer days to cope up with consequences due to bad weather or any other unforeseeable circumstances. This is also to help you schedule your return flight in a flexible manner to avoid the risk of missing a flight.

    Altitude Contingent m
    Meals Contingent
    Accommodation Contingent
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Includes

  • Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Wellcome dinner @8K Bars and Kitchen, Kathmandu with Directors of 8K Expeditions, Guides, and other staff
  • 4 nights Hotel (4 / 5-star category) in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan, 2 nights before and 2 nights after the expedition
  • Both-ways domestic flight KTM – Lukla – KTM via Ramechap with Airport tax
  • Land and Air domestic transportation and cargo for our overall expedition crew
  • Mr. Everest & Mt. Lhotse Climbing Permit and all other necessary fees to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse
  • Khumbu Ice-fall fee
  • Summit route fixing charge
  • Garbage Management and Garbage Disposal Fee
  • Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and both-way airfare
  • 3 meals a day (BLD) including Tea/Coffee during trekking
  • Freshly cooked meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner): Continental, Nepali, Indian and Chinese with hot drinks, Tea and Coffee
  • Fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fresh fruits, juice, and drinks will be regularly served at Base Camp. We use helicopters to bring them to Base Camp on a regular basis. 
  • Everest: 1 Professional Everest Summiteer Climbing Sherpa with his equipment allowance, daily wages and carrying bonus
  • Lhotse: 1 Professional Lhotse Summiteer Climbing Sherpa with his equipment allowance, daily wages, and carrying bonus
  • Experienced Base Camp Sirdar, Cook, Camp-2 Cook, and Kitchen helpers
  • Necessary Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the Base Camp
  • Maximum 60kg per member as a personal baggage
  • High Altitude, Medical & Helicopter rescue insurance for Climbing Sherpa, Cook, and involved Nepalese staff
  • Each Member will be provided an individual Tent (Kailas/Box Tent), Mattress and Pillow at Base Camp
  • Common Equipment at Everest Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Communication Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables and Chairs, Heater, etc.
  • High Camp Services for C1-C4: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, Gas Burner (MSR Rector), High Food like soup items, tea/coffee, chocolate etc.
  • Common Equipment at C2: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Member Tent (2 members per tent)
  • Walkie-Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp
  • Internet access Wi-Fi is available to all climbers on our team at Base Camp ($50/gigabyte)
  • Satellite phone is available for emergency use at ($3 per minute)
  • HRA Medical Camp provides emergency medical services at a certain charge
  • Weather forecast during the entire expedition
  • Everest Oxygen: 06 bottles allocated for each Member and 03 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
  • Lhotse Oxygen: 04 bottles allocated for each Member and 02 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
  • Summit Mask & Regulator set for each Member and each climbing Sherpa
  • Sufficient backup oxygen bottles and Mask Regulator set available at our Base Camp (Chargeable as per use)
  • In case of emergency, rescue, and replacement, we have extra climbing Sherpa on standby
  • 8K’s Duffel Bag (if required)
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Government Taxes and Company Service Charge
  • Everest and Lhotse summit certificate after the successful summit of the peak

Excludes

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days)
  • Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
  • Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance and High-Altitude Insurance (Accident, Medical and Emergency Rescue Evacuation)
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
  • Personal Expenses: Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottles and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.
  • Drone & Special filming permit
  • Everest Summit Bonus: USD 1800. 00 per Sherpa 
  • Lhotse Summit Bonus: USD 1600.00 per Sherpa
  • Tips for Base Camp & Camp II Cook and Kitchen staff USD 400.00
  • Any other service cost which is not included in the Cost Includes

Departures

FROM 05 Apr 2025
TO 07 Jun 2025
DAYS 60

Trip Notes

Please do remember these things.

 

Climbers are advised to prepare and train their bodies and mind in a perfect way to adapt to the remoteness, high altitude, and distance from the families. It is also advised to carry lesser amounts of valuable belongings. Also, pack in some cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu while some warm ones for the Himalayas. Always keep a copy of your passport and photos with you. 

 

NOTE: Trekking and mountain climbing in the Everest Region is highly dependent on weather conditions. We try to schedule our trips at the most favorable time but in case of extreme scenarios, domestic flights to Lukla may be delayed or canceled. In cases as such this, we would like to notify you that except for the total number of days in the itinerary section, expenses of other extra days shall be borne by the client himself/herself. However, 8K Expeditions will make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, we can arrange it at a nominal extra charge. 

 

Also, 8K Expeditions shall not be liable for any compensation for losses due to missed International Flights but we will surely help to make necessary arrangements to minimize your loss. To avoid missing flights, we suggest keeping some flexible time frames before trip departure and after trip departure. 

 

Also be notified that as we will be traveling in remote areas with extreme climatic conditions and geography where trails can be distorted at times, we might need to adjust our itineraries as required.  But we assure you that the quality of service shall not be compromised at any cost.

 

 

Cost of Expedition

 

Expedition costs vary depending on factors including group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpa’s allocated and equipment, type of arrangement, and package customization. So, we would like to discuss this with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact 8K Expedition for any information about your selected package.

 

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