Just like Mount Everest is the tallest mountain peak in the world, Mount Everest Expedition is the greatest mountaineering adventure of all time. Standing at the top of the world is a lifetime opportunity only a few get to experience. Reaching the pinnacle of your mountaineering career comes with a number of life-threatening challenges. It requires the kind of strength, skills, and determination that only a few experienced and dedicated mountaineers can afford. Along with your own abilities, you need a competent team, highly-experienced Sherpa guides, good-quality climbing equipment, and a thought-out itinerary to succeed. That's where we step in! Outfitter Nepal offers an outstanding full-expedition service to take you on your dream adventure. Come with us to Everest this Spring!
Mt. Everest is more than just the highest mountain on Earth. It is full of beauty and mystery. Mount Everest's local names give you a sense of how the mountain commands respect from all who see her. Standing incredibly tall silhouetted against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet, this mountain has many names: Sagarmatha in Nepali, which means "Goddess of the Sky," and Chomolungma in Tibetan, meaning "Goddess Mother of the World." Whatever name one chooses, its vagueness still lives on.
Mount Everest has two main climbing routes: the southeast route from Nepal and the northeast ridge from Tibet (China), as well as many other less frequently climbed routes. Of the two main routes, the southeast ridge is technically more accessible and more frequently used. It was the route Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa used in 1953, who made history with the first successful summit of Mt. Everest.
It is a 65-day Everest Expedition. After final preparations in Kathmandu, we fly to Lukla and begin our tea-house trek up to the Everest Base Camp. We establish our base camp at 5300m at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall (Everest Base Camp) before heading up to higher camps and finally to the summit. We strive to conduct a safe, successful, and enjoyable experience and will do everything possible to achieve each of these goals. You will feel like the most accomplished person on Earth after a successful Everest expedition.
We have carefully curated the spring itinerary, keeping in mind all the safety precautions and, most importantly, your safety as our utmost priority. Our expert climbing Sherpas and team will lead you to the peak of the great Mt. Everest from the Nepal side for our Everest Expedition. Join Outfitter Nepal's incredible spring expedition to the almighty Everest and prepare to experience the adventure of a lifetime! We are now taking reservations for our Mount Everest Expedition in Spring 2024 and 2025.
Best Features of the Mt. Everest Expedition in Spring
- Climbing the tallest mountain peak in the whole wide world
- Standing at 8848 meters above sea level
- Overlooking the grand Himalayan landscape from the top of the world
- Trekking in the magnificent Everest region full of natural beauty
- Witnessing several climatic and geological changes in a single journey
- Discovering rare flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park
- Enjoying awe-inspiring sights of the Rhododendron smothering the forest in red and pink
- Learning about the vibrant Sherpa culture and their heroism in the mountains
A Brief History of the Everest Expedition
Adventurous spirits have always been fascinated by what is also called the Third Pole. Mount Everest was first climbed on May 29, 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norge from Nepal reached the top of the world (Mount Everest).
The initial expeditions attempted to climb the peak from the Tibetan side of the North Col because Nepal at the time did not permit Westerners to enter. The 1922 British expedition was the first climb to go above 8,000 meters on any mountain in the world after the initial attempt only made it to a little over 7,000 meters. However, seven porters perished on the descent, marking the first of numerous climbing expedition fatalities on the peak.
George Mallory and Andrew Irvine led an expedition in 1924 that attempted to ascend the notorious North Col. On June 8, the two climbers were visible above the group. They were about 800 meters from the summit when terrible weather descended onto the peak and completely engulfed them. 75 years after the incident, Mallory's body was eventually discovered 8,155 meters up the mountain. Still, Irvine's body has never been located, and it is unclear whether the two ever made it to the top. Nearly 300 individuals have perished on the mountain since that terrible day, many of whose bodies were never found.
Nearly thirty years had passed before the next British expedition was dispatched to the summit. They chose to ascend by the southeast ridge path, which one of the Sherpa guides had previously used on a Swiss trip to reach an elevation of 8,595 meters. Tenzing Norgay, a now-famous Sherpa guide, and Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand mountaineer, were part of the expedition, which Colonel John Hunt led. The world's tallest mountain was first reached by humanity on May 29, 1953, when Hillary and Norgay made their final push to the top.
Since then, there have been many other notable ascents to Everest's summit. Possibly the most colorful story about the early attempts on Everest is the one involving Captain J. Noel and his native companion. He disguised himself as a Mohammaden and made a journey from Darjeeling through Northwest Sikkim and around the north of Kanchenjunga, then tried to reach Mount Everest. Unfortunately, not even the disguise could see him through. His mission was out short, just sixty-five km from Everest when a group of Tibetan soldiers forced them to turn back.
Although there are a dozen or so routes on Mt. Everest, we follow the classical route, traditionally the most reliable way to the summit. The Everest Climbing Expedition has been successfully organized and climbed many times since then, but this should not lull prospective Everest climbers into satisfaction. With several factors playing in, Mount Everest is risky. One cannot approach the mountain with anything but a serious determination and a focused mountaineering attitude. Everest is still as mysterious, beguiling, and outstanding as ever.
Mount Everest Acclimatization Camps
As we start climbing higher and higher in the mountain from the base camp, we build camps for acclimatization and preparation for the summit. The number of acclimatization camps differs with each mountain. In the case of Everest, there are 4 acclimatization camps. These camps are:
Camp 1 (6095 m)
Camp 1 is located in a flat area surrounded by deep clefts in the mountains and unending snowfall at the height of 20000 ft (6,095 m). The Sun's reflection in this location gives off a warm, cozy atmosphere. The crevasses beneath our tent may be heard making deep cracking noises at night. We must trek through these places to get to Camp 2.
Camp 2 (6400 m)
Located at the base of the snowy Mount Lhotse wall, Camp 2 lies at a height of 21000 feet (6,400 meters). Even though it's sunny here, dark clouds are rolling down to the base of Camp 2 from the low range of the Himalayas. The wind can appear to be so strong at times that it could damage our tents. We reach camp 3 by climbing ahead.
Camp 3 (7240 m)
We arrive at Camp 3 after using a rope to ascend the 4000-foot Lhotse wall and acclimatizing beforehand. On the way, we must climb the steep permit bands (loss, down-sloping, and rotten limestone). The route now continues up the Geneva Spur to the east before concluding on the flats of the South Col after crossing a brief snowfield. Above base camp 3, oxygen may be required.
Camp 4 (7925 m)
Finally, we are at Camp 4, the expedition's last camp, which is at a height of 26,000 feet. The summit is only 900 meters away. The climbing's final and most hazardous section is here. At this location, a violent wind blows. The Southeast Ridge, which is narrow and comes before South Summit 28710 feet, is typically the best route to use to reach the summit.
Following this trail, we arrive at the Everest summit at 29028 feet, which is the same route that Tenzing Norge Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary took in 1953. Within a short while, you reach the top of the world (8848m).
How safe is the Mt. Everest Expedition in Spring?
As more climbers are now attempting it, Everest is becoming safer and safer. With 1,169 summits between 1923 and 1999, 170 individuals perished on Everest, which is 14.5%. From 2000 to 2021, there were 9,571 summits and 135 deaths, or 1.4 percent, which represents a sharp drop in the number of fatalities. With 17 fatalities in 2014, 14 in 2015, and 11 in 2019, however, three years distorted the death rates. Improved equipment, weather predictions, and an increase in the number of climbers engaging in commercial operations are the leading reasons for the drop in fatalities.
The sheer number of risks and perils that one can anticipate during the Mount Everest Expedition and Climb is mind-boggling. Anything can happen at any time because the weather up there is infamous for being unstable. One of the most dangerous tragedies you may anticipate is the Serac collapse, along with avalanches.
It could become exceedingly cold, which might reduce visibility. The worst bodily symptoms, such as hypothermia, frostbite, thickening of the blood, fractured bones, exposure, etc., may occur in addition to natural calamities. HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Adema) is another major health concern due to high altitude. For this reason, only experienced alpinists are permitted to attempt this task.
What are the challenges of the Mount Everest Expedition?
The expedition is rated to be an extremely challenging one. Death Zone, located 8000 meters above sea level, is when the Mount Everest Expedition's hardship begins. Because of the intense heat and thin air, the body loses energy. Even seasoned climbers can endure heart attacks, sluggish judgment, or other challenges. In light of this, one should use greater caution when traveling near Mount Everest. One must practice using climbing tools such as fixed ropes, crampons, ascenders, karabiners, and jumar to test the extreme level of difficulty. They must practice adjusting to low temperatures and low oxygen levels as well.
You should have at least some prior climbing experience before undertaking the Everest Spring Expedition. In addition to this, you must have unwavering resolve if you want to reach the summit successfully. Then, and only then, can you accomplish this quest! Additionally, this expedition is unsuitable for the frail. You should also possess the exceptional skill to complete this expedition. It would help if you were mentally and physically tough. Similarly to this, you need to have complete physical fitness before embarking on the adventure to conquer all of Mount Everest's challenges effectively.
How is the Everest Spring Expedition carried out?
Our Everest Spring Expedition itinerary is curated with expertise, planning, and strict adherence, allowing for the greatest number of days for the approach, the highest standard of service, and an effective team of guides. The safety of our clients is our top priority when planning our adventures. We extend additional oxygen support and comfortable accommodations at Base Camp and Camp 2 (Advanced Base Camp).
Following Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep, and eventually Everest Base Camp, we trek along the classic base camp trail. The trekking route has good lodging and food facilities. You'll be sleeping in cozy tea houses and eating delicious Himalayan meals. We set up our camps at the Everest Base Camp, which is going to be our home for the training and climbing period.
At the base camp, ice seracs of the lower Khumbu Glacier, a pre-training session/climbing course will be held to assess climbers' equipment and go over climbing and rescue tactics. There are strategically placed acclimatization days to make sure your body is well-adjusted to the increasing altitude.
The rotation of higher camps through the infamous Khumbu icefall marks the start of one of our acclimatization phases. Above the base camp, four camps will be built. Camp 1 at the top of the icefall and Camp 2, which will serve as our Advanced Base Camp, will be set up. At the top of the cirque on the Lhotse Face, we will erect Camp 3. Before going to the summit, Camp 4 will be the last stop. The South Col will be the location of Camp 4.
Your expedition leader will make recommendations based on your circumstances. We often spend the night in Camp 2 and tag the Lhotse Face/Camp 3 as part of our acclimatization regimen. After finishing this, we take some time to recover at base camp while we watch for a weather window to tackle the summit. After Camp 3, an easy ascent will be achieved using oxygen cylinders. We will reach the South summit from Camp 4 by climbing along the southeast ridge. From the South Summit, we will proceed toward Hillary Step before the actual summit.
What is the cost of the Everest Expedition?
The cost of the Everest Expedition varies on a number of factors. The prices that various trekking and mountaineering companies charge are based on the services they provide. Local businesses offer a better range of prices than foreign ones because no middleman commission is involved. The cost of the Everest Expedition also ranges depending on the number of mountaineers on the team. Our team provides first-class, all-inclusive services with a focus on safety, a successful summit approach, and excellent base camp assistance.
If you are a group of 7 to 10 mountaineers, the cost can go as high as US$ 29,000. Likewise, for a group of 2 to 6, it goes to be around US$ 33,000. Similarly, if you are a solo climber, the cost is about US$ 36,000. We would also like to remind you that you can customize the expedition itinerary and add in more acclimatization days. However, the cost of the package will alter with the changes made to the itinerary.
Why go for Everest Expedition in Spring with Outfitter Nepal?
A well-thought-out itinerary and the best logistics are essential to any expedition's success, and we provide both of these. By providing high-quality service, we are always working on keeping the trip safe and productive. Our crew is dedicated to operating as an ethical mountain adventure provider so that climbers can fully enjoy their climbing experience.
To make it easy for everyone to coordinate and work together, we always place a strong emphasis on keeping the group small. Mountain guides who are among the best in their industry and have several ascents of Everest under their belts will be leading you. They are highly qualified and experienced. Our climbing technique is in line with the decades of summit success that our guides, Sherpas, and support staff bring to the table.