The Mount Everest Expedition furnishes you with great perspectives on numerous piles of the Khumbu locale like - Mt. Amadablam and some more along with incredible opportunity to investigate the Sherpa culture of Himalayan district.
If you ever asked any adventurous person about their dreams, then you will get an answer related to Mt. Everest climbing. Mount Everest at 8,848 meters / 29,035 feet is the tallest and perhaps most coveted mountain in the world. Mt. Everest expedition is the most challenging and exciting climb that lies between the Nepal and China border. The South-Col route is the route that you all will follow in your climb of Mt. Everest from the Nepal side. Also, the northeast side of the route is followed while climbing from Tibet, however, it is considered as a more dangerous route because of altitude sickness and ice falls.
THINGS TO OBSERVE
Expedition to Mt. Everest by enjoying beautiful views of local valleys occupied with people of different ethnic and cultural groups following their own different customs and traditions, along with the surroundings covered by the popular Himalayas makes your trip much exciting. Here you can closely explore the spectacular views of stunning Himalayas like- Cho Oyu(8152m), Lhotse(8,516m), Makalu(8485m), Ama Dablam(6812m), Nuptse(7,855m) and Changtobse(7,580m). You can also explore the beautiful rhododendron (National flower of Nepal) forests along the way filled with pine and bamboo trees as well as amazing endangered wildlife of Red Panda, Blue Deer, Wild Yak, Wild Dog, Spotted Deer, and Musk Deer etc. During this climb, you can get a great chance to observe the cultures and traditions of the Sherpa people, influenced by Tibetan cultures. Everest climb will definitely make your trip unforgettable with wild natural resources and ancient Buddhists monasteries.
Initial name i.e. George Everest (British Surveyor) was named Mt. Everest in 1865 and later, in 1956, Nepalese historian Baburam Acharya (1888-1971) named Mt. Everest as Sagarmatha. Sagarmatha which means 'Forehead in the Sky' is called Chomolungma in Sherpa and Qomolangma Feng in the Chinese language which means 'Mother Goddess of the World'. Mount Everest climbing attempt began from 1920, but no one succeeded until 1953. On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) made a world-wide record by climbing it for the first time with huge success. Beside this, Mt. Everest climb has several other world records, including, the first climber which are- 24 times climber (Kami Rita Sherpa), fast climber, oldest climber, youngest climber, 2 climbers who married on the summit, climbed without oxygen, a Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel helicopter Lander on the summit (Didier Delsalle on May 14, 2005), and the first attempted climber (1924, Jorge Mallory) from Tibet side, whose dead body was found in 1999.
Till now, 295 people are known to have died climbing Everest while there have been 9,159 successful summits climbed by 5,294 people.
Some accomplished climbers express that every season is consistently an ideal opportunity to do it, however, the most agreeable period for such climbing experience is from April to June when indicated "climbing window" opens. It is the best and ideal opportunity to attempt a climb to Everest. This is the point at which nature flourished so the way of the climb can be exciting taking the biodiversity of plants into thought. In May nonetheless, which is supposed to be the hottest month in the locale, a few clouds may come in the sky which will hide lovely views from your path. However, it is practically difficult to anticipate the climate so, if you are the one who doesn't like cold much, May can be an ideal month.
Those who are trying to climb the world's tallest mountain i.n. Mt. Everest should fulfilled following requirements;
Experienced: Climbers must have climbed another major peak higher than 21,300 feet.
Fitness Certificate: Climbers should submit a certificate of fitness.
Cost Clarification: Climbers must also prove that they have spent at least $35,000 for the expedition in an effort to discourage dangerous cost-cutting.
Travel Documents: PP size photos, valid passport, insurance paper, family members contact address etc.
Climbing Equipment: Climbing helmet, Down suit, Crampons, Hardware, Ice axe, Harness, Tape slings, Snow google etc.
Other equipments: Foot wear, gloves, sleeping bags, Bag packs, Sun stuff, Medical, Eating and Drinking stuffs, Toiletries, Fleece hat, Lower body stuff (down pants, waterproof pants etc.), upper body items (Thermo coat, Fleece Jacket, Cotton Tee etc.) and so on.
TOTAL TIME DURATION
Normally, expeditions to Mt. Everest may take quite long or even lasts upto 40 days. On average, as far as experienced tourists' opinion, the expedition lasts upto 58 days from the arrival to Kathmandu to climbing the peak.
The typical average cost while climbing Everest with a Western agency is $45,000 or maybe even higher. However, with a local people agency it cost between $25000 to $40,000. This cost includes the royalty fee for the peak, too i.e $11,000.
Note: The cost may vary depending upon services and rules of the travel agency as the cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs.
PERMIT AND REGULATIONS
You have to take permits from Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Everest Climbing Permit ($11000) from the Government of Nepal since height above 8000m peaks permit are given by it. This permit will be taken by your trekking company and will charge a specific amount of money like for TIMS it ranges from USD 20 to USD 30 and so on. Without a valid permit you are not allowed to climb Mt. Everest Peak. Also, one needs to pay fees for Liaison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance, Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit and Garbage Deposit at ministry.
In Nepal, climbing Mt. Everest imposed certain kind of age, health restrictions and they are;
Age- Minimum 16 and no restriction has been set in upper age till now
Health- Should have a strong body, risk taking mindset and health should be free from any kind of sudden attack diseases.
NOTE: Till now in Nepal, permits to climb mountains in Nepal are issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to 33 peaks and rest of others permits are issued by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.