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Mount Everest Climbing Expedition on Nepal South Col Route

  • Everest Nepal, Everest Expedition, Everest Climbing, Hillary Step The Famous Hillary Step. Photo Sange
  • Everest Nepal Grace climbing up between camp 1 and camp 2. Jon
  • Everest Nepal Team members crossing a ladder over a deep crevasse in the ubiquitous Khumbu Icefall. We have fixed rope and ladders laid through the whole maze of shifting glacial seracs, behind Lhotse Face. Photo Sam
  • Everest Nepal Ms. Laura Mallory at Summit of Everest- Photo Mallory family.
  • Everest Nepal Scott Summit Everest. Photo Scott
  • Everest Nepal Enjoying rest day at camp 1. Photo Squash
  • Everest Nepal Tents pitch at Camp 1. Photo Sandra
  • Everest Nepal Climbing going to camp 1. Photo Stew
  • Everest Nepal A chance meeting on the summit and an amazing coincidence. SummitClimb's teams from both North (Tibet) and South (Nepal). Mingma Sherpa Photo.
  • Everest Nepal Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse seen from Kalapather. Photo Mia
  • Everest Nepal Walking to Khumbu valley with the view of Everest, Lhotse and Amadablam. Photo Sandra
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  •  Full Service Cost: $36,450, £27,450, €30,550; Basic Climb: $15,150, £11,950, €12,750.    (Converted 16-08-2016)
  • AUTUMN: 60 days in Nepal. Full Service Cost: $44,950; Basic Climb Cost: $25,150
  • Date: 8 April to 6 June, 2018. 60 days in Nepal. Optional Autumn dates available:   20 August to 20 October
  • New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during April or May.
  • Experienced leader: Dan Mazur, from UK and USA, 12 Everest expeditions, friendly, good teacher, well organised.
  • Now offering exciting Nepal to Tibet Everest traverse option. Climb one side and descend the other.
  • Full Service Price Includes: Leader Dan Mazur, expert Sherpas, climb permits, oxygen, internal flights, hotels, trek costs, basecamp, high camps, tents (individual BC tent per member), expedition costs, meals & food, climb equipment, ropes & icefall fees, radios, internet, international phone, movies in basecamp, etc.
  • Cross the massive Khumbu Glacier Icefall. Clip to well-fixed ropes on solid ladders over crevasses.
  • Climb Everest. Expedition via Nepal South Col route, in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Sherpa. 
  • 63 of our members and 37 sherpas have reached the summit durng 12 expeditions.
  • We are available to help you buy & rent - hire inexpensive climbing gear, equipment, clothing, & boots.
  • The Nepal (South Col) side of Everest is warmer & less windy than the Tibet (North Col) side.
  • Trek to basecamp through tiny villages & 'teahouses'. Camp in sunny meadows beneath stunning peaks. 
  • Not ready for Everest summit? Need more training? Join our Everest Camp 3 Training Climb.
Recent News : Our Everest Nepal Expedition has just returned from a successful climb on the mountain. Please click here to view news of our expedition. Please also view our "Archived News" for more stories of past trips.

Please "Click Here " to watch "Everest South Side Summit Success " a very good 10 minute film by Stewart Edge.  
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Everest Nepal South Col Route Programme Description

Please click one of the links below to view that section of our introductory information or just scroll down (photo below right by Sange Sherpa: The Famous Hillary Step).How to climb everest, everest expedition, everest climb

 

Everest Nepal South Col Route Programme Description:

  • Introduction: Mount Everest at 8,848 metres / 29,035 feet is perhaps the most coveted mountain in the world. The south (Nepalese) side is the route first climbed by Tenzing and Hillary in 1953, and the dates we have chosen feature the best weather of the year.

    • Our proposed schedule allows for a careful and safe ascent, as well as multiple full descents to basA tent on the South Col. Mounts Pumori and Cho Oyu in the background. Monika Witkowska Photo. ecamp and/or a lower village.
    • The style of climbing is cautious and well-timed, with excellent leadership, organization, Sherpa climbers, 'walkie-talkie' radios, satellite telephones, the best oxygen bottles and apparatus available, cooks and waiters, tasty food, the best equipment, individual tents for each member in basecamp, a full kitchen in basecamp, 4 camps on the mountain, 1000s of metres of fixed line, hundreds of rock, ice and snow anchors, top-quality high altitude tents and high altitude stoves, expedition mix gas, and full safety equipment: medical oxygen, gamow bag, and extensive medical kit. Base camp has an excellent high-altitude medical clinic with a doctor on staff (photo above right The Famous Khumbu Icefall. Photo Sam).
    • This expedition maximizes experience gained over 11 prior Everest expeditions with a strong record of reaching the top of our world's highest peaks. In addition to more than 25 Himalayan expeditions we have an intimate knowledge of the Nepalese officials who regulate the permit system, liaison officers, sherpas, cooks, yak drivers, and hoteliers/restaurateurs. back to top

Team climbing the Hillary Step. Monika Witkowska Photo.JPG Team climbing the steep Lhotse face to camp 3 at 7000 metres - 23,000 feet. Monika Witkowska Photo. Thile Nuru Sherpa ascends a vertical ladder in the Khumbu Icefall. Monika Witkowska Photo Camp 1 with Mount Lhotse in background. Mike Fairman Photo

Team climbing the Hillary Step. Monika Witkowska Photo.Team climbing the steep Lhotse face to camp 3 at 7000 metres - 23,000 feet. Monika Witkowska Photo. Thile Nuru Sherpa ascends a vertical ladder in the Khumbu Icefall. Monika Witkowska Photo. Camp 1 with Mount Lhotse in background. Mike Fairman Photo.

  • Leader and staff: In Kathmandu, during the trek, in basecamp, and on the climb, our experienced staff is with you all of theverest, everest expedition, everest climbinge way. Our helpful climbing sherpas are some of the best. They are real high-altitude star-performers and very friendly. Our western leader is a highly experienced, friendly, and well-organized professional with multiple ascents of Everest. Skillful basecamp cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day.
    • On trek: Our western leader, together with friendly and helpful sherpas, cooks and local people leading yak caravans carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, prepare and serve delicious meals, so you can relax and enjoy the trek. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the trek.
    • Our comfortable basecamp: Our cooks and waiters will serve you delicious meals in our heated dining tent.
    • On the mountain: Our western leader and group sherpas will fix the route, set up high camps and carry group equipment, such as tents, stoves, etc. If you wish to help out, we welcome you to do so, otherwise just relax and focus on getting well acclimated and achieving your goals. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the climb. We have a good kitchen at camp 2, 6200 metres/20,300 feet, staffed with a Sherpa cook, so you can relax and acclimatize while enjoying plenty of hot food and drinks.
    • Sherpas: We have many group sherpas to help the team. For an additional expense, we can also provide personal sherpas and climbing-guides to individual members who wish to have their own private sherpa. We now encourage members who wish to have a lighter rucksack to hire a 1/4 of a sherpa to help with high altitude equipment transport, carrying your extra weight both up and down the mountain. For information about hiring a personal sherpa, please click here (photo above right by Bruce Manning: Team members crossing a ladder over a deep crevasse in the interesting Khumbu Icefall. Rope and ladders are expertly fixed and maintained through the maze of shifting glacial seracs). back to top
  • Everest National Park: The park covers an area of 1148 square kilometres in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Thiseverest, everest national park, everest climb includes Mt. Everest and several other well known peaks such as Lhotse, Pumori, Island Peak , and Ama Dablam. Mt. Everest and the surrounding area is a 'world biosphere reserve'. Since 1976 the park has served to safeguard unique cultural, physical and scientific values through sound conservation principles. Vegetation in the park varies from oak, pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes to fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods at mid-elevations. Scrub and alpine plant communities with bare rock and glacier are found above the tree line. 22 species of rhododendron bloom during the spring (April and May) and much of the flora is colourful throughout the year. Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are Himalayan tahr, goral, serow, musk deer, and well over 100 different bird species (photo right by Bruce Manning: Our Everest Nepal expedition features one of the most breathtaking treks in the world, included in the price). back to top
  • Trek to basecamp: This is one of the most beautiful treks in the world with ancient snow-free paths winding past green terraced villages, rushing streams crossed on swinging bridges and each night a comfortable 'teahouse' or a good tent pitched in a quiet pasture beneath the highest peaks in the world. Throughout the trek we eat delicious meals prepared by our skillful cooks. The trek will be moderately paced, allowing plenty of time for acclimatization, rest and site-seeing. Together we retrace the classic "Everest Approach March" made by Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The trek winds through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on earth, where you can relax in exotic, friendly Sherpa villages. Our trusty yaks and porters carry all of your baggage, so you don't have to carry a heavy rucksack (photo right by Fabrice Imparato: The Khumbu Icefall. Everest is on the right behind Nuptse, with Lhotse in the center).
Moving Up Western Cwm with Lhotse Face in the Background. Scott Smith Photo. Kieran Lally holds the ropes for Dan Mazur Crossing a Crevasse in the Western Cwm. Photo by Scott Smith. View of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbu Icefall from Pumori ABC. Photo by Monika Witkowska. south col, everest

Moving Up Western Cwm with Lhotse Face in the Background.  Kieran Lally holds the ropes for Dan Mazur Crossing a Crevasse in the Western Cwm. Photo by Scott Smith. View of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbu Icefall from Pumori ABC. Photo by Monika Witkowska. Team at South Col after summit Mount Everest. Photo Basia.

  • Basecamp: Features your own private sleeping tent that will be all your own, not needing to be shared with anyone. We have comfortable, heated dining tents with tables and chairs where our cooks and waiters will serve you delicious meals.
  • Climbing to the high camps:
    • Above basecamp: Clip in to the fixed lines to head through the awe-inspiring Khumbu Icefall up to the plateau of the Western Cwm and camp 1, at 5,800 metres/19,000 feet.
    • From camp 1: The route traverses the flattish bottom of the Western Cwm, to 6,200 metres/20,300 feet to camp 2.
    • Camp 2: Located on a rocky moraine below the awe-inspiring west-face of Everest. In camp 2 our sherpa cook will prepare hot meals and drinks.
    • Camp 3: Located on a flat-ish section protected by solid ice walls at about 7,200 metres/23,600 feet on the Lhotse face. To reach camp 3, we must negotiate the Lhotse Face. The Lhotse face is not very technical, in fact, after climbing the initial 38-65 degree 100 metre/300 foot high ramp, the average slope angle of the entire 'face' is around 30 degrees.
    • The South Col, camp 4: The highest camp and at 8,000 metres/26,200 feet, it can be an airy perch for the few days we reside there.10 minutes away from the summit of Everest. Photo Mike
  • Rest Days: We will be taking a lot of them throughout the expedition. In fact, we might even descend to a lower village for three-four days to soak up the sunshine and thicker air before our final summit push. During your rest days we encourage you to concentrate on recovering, eating and drinking, to read, relax, listen to music and stroll around visiting other teams (photo right by Mike Fairman: 10 minutes away from the summit of Everest.).
  • Summit attempt: The route to the summit winds through snow, ice and rock fields, at 10 to 50 degree angles. These slopes are not considered technical and there is exposed rock here in the spring. The most arduous part of summit day is the Hillary Step, a small vertical pitch about 12 metres/40 feet high, negotiated on fixed-ropes. Upon gaining the step, the summit lies directly ahead at a 10 to 20 degree slope. back to top
  • Who is this trip for?Daniel Mazur on the summit of Everest, after climbing it from the Nepal side. Don't forget to take off YOUR oxygen mask for the photo, when YOU reach the summit. Makalu and Kangchenjunga in the background
    • We encourage men and women from around the world, of all ages to join us as an individual team member or with your own group, whether that is your spouse, partner, friends, sibling, clients, colleagues, etc. Most of our members join as individuals, our team dynamics work well, and we are able to build successful and safe groups that enjoy trekking, climbing, and traveling together.

    • You should have previous high altitude climbing experience (such as Cho Oyu Shishapangma, Lhotse, Mustagata, Ama Dablam , Denali, Aconcagua, Lhakpa Ri / North Col or other (photo right by Roman Giutashvili: Daniel Mazur on the summit of Everest, after climbing it from the Nepal side. Don't forget to take off YOUR oxygen mask for the photo, when YOU reach the summit. Makalu and Kangchenjunga in the background).

    • To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active winter-walker-climber in good health. Prior to joining, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice. back to top

Please "click" one of the links on the column on the upper right of your screen under "Everest Nepal" to learn more about our expedition.

Mount Everest Nepal Expedition Climb Cost | SummitClimb

* Our “full-service” expedition includes:

  • Leader: Cost includes a very experienced and qualified British, European, or American leader;
  • 5 bottle set of oxygen;
  • Climbing Sherpas for the group;
  • Transport to basecamp to/from Kathmandu, for you and equipment, including all internal / domestic flights Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu;
  • Your trek to/from basecamp is included in the price;
  • Yak transport of all equipment from Lukla to and from basecamp;
  • Three meals per day on trek and in basecamp. Comfortable tables and chairs and dining tent;
  • Skillful basecamp cooks;
  • All mountain, trek, and basecamp food;
  • All permit fees and liaison officers;
  • Use of group gear and supplies: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, satellite telephone, etcetera;
  • Emergency equipment and supplies: medical oxygen, gamow bag, basecamp medical kit, high-altitude medical kits, etcetera;
  • In addition to our top-quality high-altitude tents, we now provide an individual tent (1 tent per person) in basecamp.
  • Your trip includes 2 free Kathmandu hotel nights at the beginning and two free Kathmandu hotel nights at the end of the trip. You will be sharing. If you want your own single room, the cost is an aditional $32 per night (during the included four free hotel nights) and for extra nights $65 per person for single occupancy. Please bring extra cash to pay for your extra nights and / or your single supplement. We often stay at the comfortable three star Hotel Shakti. Its an excellent and classic hotel surrounded by green gardens and located in the heart of the city action near many delicious restaurants, the city's best mountain equipment shopping, and abundant nightlife all within a few minutes walk. The Shakti also offers lots of entertaining day trip (and night outing) options such as city tours, walking tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, wild game safaris, horse back riding, art classes, volunteer opportunities at orphanages, hospitals, schools, women's centres, bird watching, cooking classes, sport fishing, day peak climbing, herbal medicine seminars, day hikes, pottery classes, car tours, sightseeing, temple tours, henna handpainting classes, massage, swimming, beauty salon, motorbiking, yoga retreats, river rafting, painting classes, golf, language courses, kayaking, writing seminars, bungie jumping, religious worship, canyoning, hot tubs, health club, saunas, fitness center, spa treatments, Mount Kailash Treks, night clubs, meditation retreats, gourmet restaurants, cultural dance performances, wine tasting, pedicures and manicures, casino gambling, barber shop, discotheques, airport transfers, Scenic flights around Mount Everest and much much more. Meals in Kathmandu are at your expense.

Trekking: For our full-service members, the cost of this expedition includes one of the most beautiful treks in the world. For more information and photos, please visit our Everest Nepal Trek.

Sherpas and Equipment Transport: Our expedition includes transport of all of your equipment from Kathmandu to basecamp, and returned to Kathmandu. While climbing on the mountain, we try not to ask our full-service members to carry heavy group equipment (although it is an option if you really want to), such as tents, rope, fuel, food, etcetera. We employ climbing sherpas, and high-altitude porters, to carry group equipment and supplies. For a minimal expense, we can also provide personal sherpas and climbing-guides to individual members who wish to have their own private sherpa or personal climbing-guide. We now encourage members to hire "personal-equipment-carriage-service", to help with high altitude equipment transport, both up and down the mountain.

Full personal-private sherpas-

  • For those who do not wish to carry their own rucksack, or prepare their own meals and drinks above basecamp, we offer full personal-private sherpas (or, you may wish to share one with another member). A personal sherpa climbs and camps with you at all times and carries approximately ten kilos/22 pounds of your personal belongings. He also helps with boiling water and making your meals on the mountain. The cost of hiring a personal-private sherpa is as follows.
  • The cost of hiring a personal-private sherpa is: $6950 USD, which includes full oxygen and equipment for your Sherpa.

High altitude "personal-equipment-carriage-service"-

  • Divide the above prices by four if you would like to have approximately 10 kilos of your personal equipment carried up and down the mountain, between camps. You must provide a 48 hour notice while on the mountain. Although the price is less than the full personal-private sherpa, the "personal-equipment-carriage-service" does not involve the additional services provided by the full personal-private sherpa. This service is mainly to help get equipment up and down between camps. If you need more help than this, please consider hiring a full personal-private sherpa.
Oxygen: On Everest, although some climbers wish to try it without, most members will prefer to have it available and we only allow members to climb Everest with the use of supplemental oxygen. In addition, supplemental oxygen usage has been shown to markedly reduce the incidence of frostbite. Regarding oxygen, we supply a 5 bottle set as part of the full service cost for this expedition. Some people want 1 bottle, others want 12. We suggest you bring five. Our Sherpas will try to help you carry the oxygen. We 100% guarantee our bottles and oxygen systems, and test them thoroughly with the mask/hose/regulator set-up. We have our own oxygen analysis instrumentation, and we are able to certify that the contents are 100% oxygen. Additionally, we are able to measure the volume of contents in the bottle. Our bottles/masks/hoses/regulators are 100 percent guaranteed and reliable. We always have spare parts and back up bottles, masks, regulators, and hoses. All of the equipment is guaranteed to work well together, and it is easy to use, with simple threaded and snap-on fittings which require no tools.
If purchased separately:
  • EXTRA OXYGEN: One large Russian Oxygen 4 litre bottle for high-altitude climbing (guaranteed to be in proper working order and match the regulator and mask and hoses perfectly): We have a 30% discount buy-back policy on unused oxygen bottles if you purchase any extra bottles beyond the 5 bottle set we supply you. $510 USD each.
Note: You may have to carry some or all of your own oxygen on summit day, as well as up and down the mountain. If possible, the group sherpas will help stock the high camps, as well as share in carrying extra bottles during summit attempts. If you are concerned you might not be able to carry your own oxygen, you may wish to hire a personal sherpa. back to top
Cooks and Food: On the trek our skilled trekking cooks provide delicious meals. In basecamp our skillful and hard working cooks prepare three hot meals each day with a very healthy diet of fresh vegetables, cheeses, eggs, and fresh as well as tinned fruits, meats and fish (all meats and fish are prepared separately out of respect for the vegetarians in our midst). They supply you with unlimited hot-drinks, the key to successful acclimatization. We have large weather-proof kitchens and dining tents, with comfortable chairs and tables. On the mountain, above basecamp, we provide you with abundant and nutritious locally available quick-cooking food, so that you may prepare at least three meals and lots of hot drinks each day, in our specially designed high-altitude stoves using our butane-propane expedition mix fuel.

Above basecamp all of our team members cook their own food unless they have a personal sherpa to cook for them. For more about personal sherpas, please click here .

We provide you with a special high altitude stove and fuel canisters. Our stoves are of the "hanging" type, designed to be used inside the tent (well ventilated of course). We have found these to be the best possible stoves for high altitude use, as it is essential to cook inside the tent during stormy weather. Our stoves are suspended above the floor so you have room to sit comfortably and warmly in your sleeping bag while cooking.

Our high altitude fuel is of two types. Above 7000 metres/23,000 feet we use imported propane/butane 250 gramme canisters. Below 7000 metres/23,000 feet we refill the canisters with propane gas. Liquid fuel does not work above 6000 metres/19,700 feet so we don't use liquid fuel above basecamp or advanced basecamp.

Group Equipment: We provide a plethora of top-quality, and time-tested equipment, group gear, and supplies, including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp, advanced basecamp and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. We now provide an individual tent for each member in basecamp, so you do not have to share. We also have shower and toilet tent for Basecamp. Please see the above EQUIPMENT link, to study what we bring for your use and safety. back to top

On the Hillary Step (DL Mazur)

Staff: Our staff, working together as "Everest Parivar Expeditions, Pvt. Ltd." led by the experienced and influential Mr. Murari Sharma, are hospitality experts and have, for the last 21 years, been arranging overland tours, safaris, raft trips, treks, mountain climbs, trek support staff, cooks, peak climbing permits, satellite phone permits, video and film-making permits, translators, liaison officers, climbing Sherpas, oxygen, helicopter flights, air tickets, equipment purchase/hire, storage, import/export, shipping, customs clearance, transport bookings, advance hotel bookings, visas, repatriations, and permits.

Safety: BOTH full-service and basic expeditions are allowed access to our extensive communications equipment, medical supplies, first-aid kits, medical oxygen, and a gamow bag in case of emergency. Thank you for being a well-prepared and safe team member! back to top

*What is not included?

  • International flights to Kathmandu and back to your home country.
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance .
  • Personal climbing and trekking equipment and clothing .
  • Your Nepal visa is conveniently purchased by you upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport. It is not necessary to purchase a Nepalese visa prior to landing in Nepal. In 2013, the cost of a 90 day visa was $100 USD & 30 days visa cost $60. Please bring cash and 2 extra passport-sized photos (extra photos are necessary to obtain the visa in the airport).Thank you. Please Note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months fom the END of the expedition and contain at least 2 blank pages.
  • Additional expenses like bottled or canned drinks on the trek, tips and gratuities, expenses of a personal nature (ie: laundry or gift shopping) are not included, snack-energy food, changes to the pre-planned itinerary (such as early departure), and expenses while traveling away from the group or leader. Not included are unexpected expenses, such as expenses due to emergencies, rescues, weather, political situations, transport delays, etc.
  • We recommend the following tip for our group staff: Everest Group Tip: $250  Expect to pay the above tip no matter what.
  • Tipping Climbing Sherpas on our peak climbs: for a group Sherpa (Tibetan or Nepalese), who helps you to climb above the high camp or up to the summit and back down, expect to pay a summit-attempt bonus as follows: Everest Summit Attempt Bonus: $400, Summit Success: $750. back to top

*Everest Traverse Cost - Nepal to Tibet:

  • Full service: $33,550.
  • Personal Sherpa: $6950.
  • Oxygen for you and the sherpa. Cost varies, but two five bottle sets are $2850 each.
  • Crossing to Tibet: $10,000 for you and $5000 for the sherpa.

Total crossing from Nepal to Tibet cost: $61,200.

* Our "basic climb" includes:

  • Coordinator: Dan Mazur, over 20 years experience leading climbs and treks in Nepal.
  • All permit fees and liaison officers;
  • Emergency equipment and supplies: medical oxygen, gamow bag, basecamp medical kit, high-altitude medical kits, etcetera;
  • Access to team fixed ropes and camps (sites, not tents), coordinated with our own "full-service" climbing team. Ice-fall permission is included.
  • A walkie-talkie radio is provided to stay linked-in with the leader of the full service expedition while on the mountain;
  • Other necessary services and supplies (ie: extra yaks, trek services, basecamp meals, high altitude services and equipment), may be purchased and hired at minimal expense. We offer basic climb "packages" as noted below, or, we can furnish individual items such as tents, stoves, gas, food, etcetera.
  • Airport transfers from Kathamandu Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel and back at the end of the expedition.
  • Your trip includes 2 free Kathmandu hotel nights at the beginning and two free Kathmandu hotel nights at the end of the trip. You will be sharing. If you want your own single room, the cost is an aditional $32 per night (during the included four free hotel nights) and for extra nights $65 per person for single occupancy. Please bring extra cash to pay for your extra nights and / or your single supplement. We often stay at the comfortable three star Hotel Shakti. Its an excellent and classic hotel surrounded by green gardens and located in the heart of the city action near many delicious restaurants, the city's best mountain equipment shopping, and abundant nightlife all within a few minutes walk. The Shakti also offers lots of entertaining day trip (and night outing) options such as city tours, walking tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, wild game safaris, horse back riding, art classes, volunteer opportunities at orphanages, hospitals, schools, women's centres, bird watching, cooking classes, sport fishing, day peak climbing, herbal medicine seminars, day hikes, pottery classes, car tours, sightseeing, temple tours, henna handpainting classes, massage, swimming, beauty salon, motorbiking, yoga retreats, river rafting, painting classes, golf, language courses, kayaking, writing seminars, bungie jumping, religious worship, canyoning, hot tubs, health club, saunas, fitness center, spa treatments, Mount Kailash Treks, night clubs, meditation retreats, gourmet restaurants, cultural dance performances, wine tasting, pedicures and manicures, casino gambling, barber shop, discotheques, airport transfers, Scenic flights around Mount Everest and much much more. Meals in Kathmandu are at your expense.

Add the following services to the basic climb:

  • Trekking to/from basecamp: porters, staff, meals, camping, and round trip flight KTM - Lukla. $3450 USD.
  • Basecamp: kitchen, cooks, meals, sleeping tents, dining tent, tables and chairs. $7450 USD.
  • High Altitude: leaders, sherpas, tents, ropes, radios, stoves, fuel, food, etcetera. $9950 USD.
  • Climbing oxygen: High-altitude Everest climbing oxygen set (mask, regulator, and 5 large Russian 4 litre bottles, guaranteed to be in proper working order and function perfectly together): $3150 USD.
We recommend the 5 bottle set for Everest.
If purchased separately:
  • Mask + Hoses (guaranteed to be in proper working order and match the bottles and regulator perfectly): $285 USD.
  • Regulator for high-altitude oxygen bottle (guaranteed to be in proper working order and match the bottle and mask and hoses perfectly): $485 USD.
  • One large Russian Oxygen 4 litre bottle for high-altitude climbing (guaranteed to be in proper working order and match the regulator and mask and hoses perfectly): $510 USD each.
  • Oxygen buy-back policy: We have a 30% discount buy-back policy on unused oxygen bottles, regulators in good condition, and masks and hoses in good condition. Refunds take 90 days to process from the pre-planned expedition date to process. 
For more about our basic climb, please visit our "Notes for Basic Members" . back to top

Jon Pratt crossing a ladder in the Khumbu ice fall at 5600 metres (Dan Mazur).
 
Please ask any questions regarding cost at info@summitclimb.com.

Mount Everest Nepal Expedition Climb Itinerary | SummitClimb

Please click one of the links below to view that section of our Everest Nepal daily itinerary or scroll down.

Please also visit our Everest Nepal route description for more about what to expect on the trek from Kathmandu, during the climb itself, etcetera (photo right by Fabrice Imparato: A beautiful Himalaya view on a perfect day, trekking to basecamp).

Note: This is a proposed schedule, which has been developed through previous trips. The actual itinerary of your trip can differ depending on such factors as weather and local conditions. For example, the trip may finish earlier than these dates, or we may need every single day of the schedule. Thank you for being patient and flexible when coming to a foreign country like Nepal.

Arriving in Kathmandu:

1) Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 meters/4,250 feet). Hotel.

2) In Kathmandu; visit temples, city tour, shopping and restaurants. Hotel; back to top

Trekking to Basecamp:

3) Fly to Lukla (2860 metres/9,400 feet). Walk to Phakding (2650 metres/8,700 feet). Teahouse or camping (photo right by Bruce Manning: Our Everest Nepal expedition features one of the most breathtaking treks in the world , included in the price);

4) Walk to Namche Bazaar (3450 metres/11,300 feet). Teahouse or camping;

5) Rest and acclimatization in Namche. Check email, send messages at cyber-café, and eat at one of the many great restaurants in town. Teahouse or camping;

6) Walk to Pangboche (3750 metres/12,300 feet). Participate in a Buddhist Puja blessing ceremony with the local Lama at the monastery if you wish. Teahouse or camping;

7) Walk to Pheriche (4250 metres/13,900 feet). Visit the Himalayan Rescue Association health clinic. Teahouse or camping;

8) Walk to Dugla (4600 metres/15,100 feet). Teahouse or camping;

9) Walk to Lobuche (4900 metres/16,100 feet);

10) Walk to Gorak Shep (5150 metres/16,900 feet). Teahouse or camping;

11) Walk to basecamp (5000 metres/17,400 feet);

12) Rest, organization, and training day in basecamp;

13) Rest, organization, and training day in basecamp; back to top

Climbing Everest:

14) Walk to Pumori basecamp, sleep there;

15) Walk to Pumori ABC, return to basecamp;

16) Rest in basecamp;

17) Acclimatization trek to the top of Kala Pattar at 5500 metres, return to basecamp (photo right by Bruce Manning: Team members crossing a ladder over a deep crevasse in the ubiquitous Khumbu Icefall. We have fixed rope and ladders laid through the whole maze of shifting glacial seracs);

18) Rest in basecamp.

19) Climb to camp 1 at 5800 metres/19,000 feet., sleep there;

20) Walk to camp 2 at 6200 metres/20,300 feet, return to camp 1, sleep there;

21) Return to basecamp;

22) Rest in basecamp;

23) Rest in basecamp;

24) Walk to camp 1. Sleep there (photo right by Dan Mazur: A perfect view of Camp 1 looking up towards the Lhotse face on the Western Cwm);

25) Walk to camp 2. Sleep there;

26) Rest in camp 2;

27) Explore route to camp 3 (7300 metres/24,000 feet), return to camp 2, sleep there;

28) Return to basecamp;

29) Rest in basecamp;

30) Rest in basecamp; back to top

31) Walk to camp 1, sleep there;

32) Walk to camp 2. Sleep there (photo right by Bruce Manning: A view of our comfortable camp 2 looking up towards the Lhotse face);

33) Rest in camp 2;

34) Walk to camp 3. Sleep there;

35) Descend to camp 1 or camp 2. Sleep there;

Rest in Basecamp or Descend to a Lower Village:

36) Return to basecamp;

37) Rest in basecamp or descend to a lower village such as Pangboche;

38) Return to basecamp from lower village. Rest in basecamp;

Summit Attempt:

39) Walk to camp 1, sleep there;

40) Walk to camp 2, sleep there;

41) Walk to camp 3, sleep there;

42) Walk to camp 4 at 8000 metres/26,200 feet, sleep there; back to top

43) Attempt summit (photo right by Bruce Manning: Our team members starting their ascent of the Lhotse face);

44) Return to camp 2, sleep there;

45) Return to basecamp;

46) Rest in basecamp;

47) Walk to camp 2, sleep there;

48) Walk to camp 3, sleep there (photo by Dan Mazur: Approaching the Hillary Step);

49) Walk to camp 4, sleep there;

50) Attempt summit; back to top

Going Home:

51) Return to camp 2;

52) Return to basecamp;

53) Pack up basecamp;

54) Trek down to Pheriche. Camp;

55) Trek down to Pangboche. Teahouse or camping;

56) Trek to Namche, Teahouse or camping;

57) Trek to Lukla. Teahouse or camping;

58) Flight to Kathmandu. Hotel;

59) Extra day in Kathmandu, in case of delay, and for sightseeing, gift shopping. Hotel;

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Thank you for joining our Everest Nepal Expedition

Mount Everest Nepal Expedition Climb Route Description | SummitClimb

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Introduction-

Everest is perhaps the most coveted mountain in the world. The south (Nepalese) side is the route first climbed by Tenzing and Hillary in 1953, and the dates we have chosen feature the best weather of the year. Our proposed schedule allows for two potential summit attempts.

This expedition to Everest maximizes many years of accumulated wisdom of the high Himalaya, a strong record of reaching Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, and many other 8,000 metre summits, along with an intimate knowledge of the Nepalese officials who regulate the permit system. We must also give credit to the highly experienced and hard-working climbing sherpas, cooking and office staff.

Itinerary-

The proposed itinerary allows enough time for proper acclimatization, rest days, and several returns to base camp, where the kitchen and base camp staff can look after all of your needs, and quell your appetite. The weather at this time of year is normally quite good and stable. However, we all know the global weather is changing, and in case of storms, you will note the proposed itinerary includes extra days as well. In previous expeditions, half of those who reached the summit needed every single "extra" day.

Weather-

At low elevation, the temperatures can vary from 27°c to -7°c ( 80°f to 20°f). At higher elevations, the temperature can vary from 16°c to -23°c (60°f to -10°f). The wind is the most chilling factor, and can be quite variable, with everything from a flat calm, to hurricane force on the summit. There may be deep snow, heavy rains, mosquitoes in wet areas, blowing dust, burning heat, bright sunshine.

Arriving in Kathmandu-

The trip begins in the ancient and colorful city of Kathmandu, and the staff will personally meet your flight at Tribhuvan airport. You stay in a comfortable, simple, clean hotel, and sample some of the tasty Nepalese, Tibetan and Western-Style cuisine, at minimal expense. During our free day in Kathmandu, we shall finalize arrangements, and take some time out for trinket hunting, with planned visits to explore the 17th century splendors of the Monkey Temple, the Durbar Square and old Kings Palace, as well as the ancient city of Patan. back to top

Trekking to Basecamp-

Early the following morning we fly to Lukla at 2,850 metres/9,400 feet., where we meet our yak drivers, and porters. If there is time, we will trek to Monjo (2,650 metres/8,700 feet), and spend the night. For our full-service members, the cost of this expedition includes one of the most beautiful treks in the world. For more information and photos, please visit our Everest trek section of the site: Everest Trek.

Trekking in the Khumbu valley. Yaks carry our gear (Bob Rowe). Crossing a bridge under rhododendron forests. (DL Mazur) Our team in basecamp (DL Mazur).

We will continue our trek up to Namche Bazaar (3,450 metres/11,300 feet), the capital of the Sherpa Kingdom. Here we rest for a day to acclimate, then proceed up to Deboche (3,750 metres/12,300 feet) for a night, then to Lobuche (4,950 metres/16,200 feet), where we have another acclimatization day. Finally, we make the last trek to basecamp at 5,300 metres/17,400 feet.

Climbing Everest-

After resting, organizing, and training in basecamp for a day, we will begin our climb. We start with a day hike through the awe inspiring Khumbu Icefall, followed by a trip to the plateau of the Western Cwm, for our first glimpse of Camp 1, at 5,800 metres/19,000 feet. We return to basecamp for a tasty dinner, prepared by our skilled cooks. back to top

Anatoly Bukreev and Vladimir Balyberdin at basecamp. (DL Mazur). On the South Col of Everest (Gennady Kopieka)

Climbing at 8,400 metres/27,600 feet above the Kangshung Face (DL Mazur).

High Camps-

Through the following weeks, we will climb up and down the mountain, exploring the route, establishing camps, and carefully and safely building our acclimatization level.

From camp 1 at 6,000 metres/19,700 feet, the route traverses the flattish bottom of the Western Cwm, to 6,200 metres/20,300 feet where camp 2 is located.

Camp 3 is on the head wall of the Lhotse face at about 7,200 metres/23,600 feet. To reach camp 3, we must negotiate the Lhotse Face. The Lhotse face is a steep, shiny icy wall. The face itself is not extremely technical, but is arduous considering the altitude increase. It gets less difficult as acclimation continues through the weeks going up and down between camps. back to top

Diane in the icefall (Dan Mazur). Tent lashed to its platform in camp 3 at 7,200 metres/23,600 feet (Dan Mazur)Climber in the Lhotse Face (Scott Darsney). Chris Shaw on the face at 8,100 metres/26,600 feet, during an early summit attempt (Dan Mazur)

The South Col, camp 4, is the highest camp and at 8,000 metres/26,200 feet, it is a windy and cold place. We take our time, climbing up and down to acclimate, which gives us the best chance to ascend in safety and maximize our opportunity to reach the summit during the "weather windows" which generally open in May. There are typically snow on the ledges to walk down on, interspersed with rock, along with some fixed rope. There’s a little short slope on reliable snow which leads to the top of the Geneva Spur. The route turns hard to the left onto the snowfield that leads to the top of the Yellow Bands.

Summit Day-

The route to the summit winds through snow ice and rock fields, at a 10 to 50 degree angle. These slopes are not considered technical, but there is exposed rock here in the spring, and lines are often fixed. Fixed rope is often placed on the small vertical pitch of the 12 metre/40 foot, high Hillary step, and the summit lies directly above. The summit sits at the top of the world.

Truly the most classic route on the world's most classic mountain. Welcome to our team! Our proposed itinerary allows for 2 possible summit attempts. back to top

 

Looking up at the summit from the south col. Climbing at 8,400 metres/27.600 feet, above the Kangshung Face. Approaching the Hillary Step.
Climbing on the Hillary Step (DL Mazur) .
 

The view from the summit, looking west to Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Pumori, and many others (DL Mazur) .

Optional Everest Traverse-

We are very excited to be offering a traverse of Everest. There are two ways to do it, from Nepal to Tibet, and from Tibet to Nepal. We are able to offer both options as we have expeditions from both sides. If you are interested in doing this, please contact us as soon as possible.

From the summit, you will cross over and ascend the other side of Mt. Everest where camps will already be established from our Tibet expedition.

For more about the route coming down from the summit on the Tibet route, please click here. For more about the cost of doing the traverse from Nepal to Tibet, please click here.

Descending the fixed lines below the summit on the Tibet side (Ryan Waters).

Going Home-

After packing up all of your equipment, supplies, and rubbish, you will make the return trek to Lukla. The following morning, you are up early, and fly back to Kathmandu, where you can enjoy a hot shower and a grand Nepalese western-style feast. In Kathmandu, you can have a day to relax, celebrate, tour the valley, write postcards, and do a bit more shopping, before heading home. We hope you had a safe, enjoyable, and successful adventure. Thanks for joining in! back to top

Thank You for joining our Everest Nepal Expedition.

Mount Everest Nepal Expedition Climb Leadership and Staff | SummitClimb

 
 Leadership: During this full-service expedition, you will benefit from the leadership provided by Dan Mazur.

It is Dan's fifth Everest expedition. He is a relaxed, friendly and well organized person, and a highly-skilled professional with 20 years of experience in getting people to the summit and back down with the highest attention to safety. For more about Dan, please "click" on the Leadership link above.

A meeting on the roof of our hotel, where we describe the plan of our expedition. The audience, our trekkers and climbers. Felix and Arnold demonstrating the members high mountain equipment before a shopping trip to one of Kathmandu's 50 mountain shops to purchase any needed essentials for the members (Franck Pitula).

Note: Our leaders are not guides. They are there to coordinate the expedition and may or may not climb with you personally on the mountain. Our leaders will try to do everything they can to help you, but it is your responsibility to have the skills, strength, equipment, etcetera to do this climb. If you are unsure, you may wish to hire a personal sherpa.

Sherpas: We hire Sherpas and high altitude porters in a support capacity, and now have 23 of these very experienced, friendly, strong, helpful, and loyal people on our staff, including some of Nepal's best climbers and some of Nepal's only women Sherpas. Some of our Sherpas have been to the summit of Everest more than 7 times. One of our lady sherpas just became the first Nepalese woman to reach the summit of Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Cho Oyu. Many of our sherpas have personally assisted foreign climbers to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya. 

Note: We strive to provide one group sherpa for each 3-4 members. The group sherpa's duty is to carry group equipment such as tents, rope, food, and gas up and down the mountain. Group sherpas help to setup and take down camps. They are also there to try to assist in any rescues, so the other members may not have to give up their summit attempt to rescue a sick member. They may not be available to climb with members and in some instances, you may be called upon to help carry group equipment and help with group work. If you need more sherpa assistance, we encourage you to hire a personal sherpa.

For a minimal expense, we can also provide personal sherpas to individual members who wish to have their own private sherpa or personal climbing-guide. We now encourage members to hire a 1/4 of a sherpa, to help with high altitude equipment transport, both up and down the mountain. For more information about hiring a personal sherpa, please click here to learn more.

Staff: Our staff, working together as "Everest Parivar Expeditions, Pvt. Ltd." in our busy agency office in Kathmandu is led by the experienced and influential Mr. Murari Sharma. They are hospitality experts and have, for the last 21 years, been arranging overland tours, safaris, raft trips, treks, mountain climbs, trek support staff, cooks, peak climbing permits, satellite phone permits, video and film-making permits, translators, liaison officers, climbing Sherpas, oxygen, helicopter flights, air tickets, equipment purchase/hire, storage, import/export, shipping, customs clearance, transport bookings, advance hotel bookings, visas, repatriations, rescues, and permits.

Our staff in Kathmandu are available to assist you 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It does not matter which day nor at what time you arrive or depart Kathmandu, they will meet your flight, take you to the hotel, help you find essential things like money changing, shopping, arrange tours of the city, etcetera.

We need individuals interested in becoming climbing leaders. The Leader-in-Training Programme is open to individuals to participate in any of the mountain expedition climbs offered by SummitClimb.com. If you are already a professional mountain guide, we are glad to offer you a 10% discount. We provide this on all trips to UIAGM, MLTB, AMGA, BMG, and all other certified climbing guides from every nation. Thank you for joining our team.

Top row from Left: Murari K. Sharma - Everest Parivar Exp. Pvt. Ltd(MD), Arnold Coster - Expedition Leader, Jangbu Sherpa - Climbing Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa - High Altitude Kitchen Boy, Dorjee Lama - High Altitude Kitchen Boy, Tempa Sherpa - Basecamp Kitchen Boy, Krishna Rana Marag - Trekking Guide, Deha K Shrestha - Manager. Bottom row from left; Jens Vogel, Kandu Sherpa - Lady Trekking Guide, Cho-Wang Sherpa - Friend, Maya Sherpa - Lady Climbing Sherpa.

Our leaders, staff, and sherpas look forward to serving you on our expeditions to form a successful team and create a rewarding experience.

Mount Everest Nepal Expedition Climb Your Experience & Training | SummitClimb

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Team Member Experience:

You should have previous high altitude climbing experience (such as Cho Oyu or Lhakpa Ri / North Col ).

Our goal is to work together as a team so that all members reach the top safely. We do not expect you to be expert (although some members are) but, nor are we a climbing school (although we do conduct one or two days of training at the beginning of each expedition, please see below). If you need fundamental technical training, and snow and ice experience, we urge you to participate in our Glacier School held in spring and autumn. Members need to have experience in being part of a team, working toward a common goal, and be ready to work with the group and be a good "team-player".

Our leaders and our team-climbing-sherpas are there to ensure (for our full-service members) you make it up to the summit and back down safely. However, this is not a guided expedition (although you could hire your own personal guide, sherpas , etcetera), and team members are expected to be able to care for themselves in a winter-camping and climbing environment. Obviously when climbing the highest peak in the world, there are hazards present, and members must have experience in roped rock and ice climbing techniques (to protect from falling down the mountain or into crevasses), and have winter-condition climbing experience in the greater ranges of the world, including placing and retrieving anchors, belaying, abseiling, glacier rescue and avalanche awareness. It is also required that all members will have knowledge of altitude sickness, frostbite, and the recognition of their symptoms, prevention, and treatment. When traveling above basecamp, all members must climb with another team member or Sherpa at all times.

We welcome you to join our expedition as an individual and most of our members do. We plan to assemble our team members into groups so you should not have to climb alone, although occasionally it may happen. By the way, we are unable to accommodate 'soloists' who are not willing to climb together with other team members or sherpas from our team. The main expectation is that members will be prepared to climb with a team member or sherpa above basecamp if possible. This practice ensures that the entire team has a fun, successful, and safe time on the mountain. back to top

Fitness and Health:

To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active winter-walker-climber in good health. Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales.

Note: You can purchase all necessary medicines inexpensively with no doctor's prescription in Kathmandu. Please make sure you have physically trained yourself very thoroughly before joining this climb of the highest peak in the world. For a list of the medications we recommend you purchase, please click here . We look forward to climbing together with you! back to top

Training Prior to the Expedition:

  • Firstly, you should always consult your doctor before starting a rigorous exercise plan.
  • In the beginning, to see how you handle the training, and to avoid muscle strains that could slow your training down, you may wish to use shorter more frequent but less taxing workouts, and take more rest. After you get "up to speed" as it were, you could increase the rigour. Older climbers and walkers please take note of the latter. Also remember that swimming is an excellent form of training because it does not put stress upon your joints. Thank you.
  • In order to train well for your trip you should work toward excercising 3 to 4 times a week for between 40 minutes and an hour and a half each time. You should expect to work hard, and try to keep your heartrate quite high and your breathing quite heavy.
  • Adequate rest and a well balanced diet are also essential to avoid injury and illness before the expedition. You should sleep at least 8 hours per night, and eat 3 nutritious meals a day. Don't forget that you will perspire when you train, so try to drink at least 4 litres/quarts of water a day.
  • You may wish to engage the services of a personal trainer, who could help you to fine tune your fitness to a higher level while minimizing strain and maximising your potential in ways you might not have imagined. Personal trainers can also be a great motivator, as you and the trainer have your weekly session, thus you will feel an incentive to complete your planned fitness programme for that week.
  • Utilising both gym equipment and the great outdoors will provide a more balanced exercise programme. You should try to accomplish at least half of your workouts outside. This could include walking and running (On stairs and hills too) and cycling, but above all should be fun! Hillwalking and climbing with a pack weighing 5-10 Kilos/10-20 pounds is essential. If you don't have hills, why not go for stairs, bleachers, viewing stands, stadiums, even the stairways in tall buildings? Don't forget to spend time directly working the muscles of the legs, back and shoulders, and remember that your own body weight can be just as effective as weights, or machines.
  • About 6 weeks before the expedition departure date, you may wish to do 1 full day each week of hill walking, climbing or an equivalent, with a light rucksack. On that day, you would want to eventually work toward six-eight hours of continuous walking or climbing up and down hill, with 4 to 6 separate ten minute breaks and a 1/2 to 1 hour lunch break midway through.
  • To minimize the chance of injuring yourself, consider starting with a half day and then if you do well, increase to 2/3, then eventually to a full day, once a week.
  • We want you to arrive for your expedition in top shape, so please take plenty of rest and do not over-do it.
  • Hint: when carrying a rucksack while descending, walking, or climbing down-hill, try carrying a bit less in your rucksack in order to save your knees. Many trainers advise carrying water bottles up the hill then emptying them at the top so your rucksack is lightened for the trip down. back to top

Training During the Expedition:

  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu and in the base camp, ALL full-service and basic-climb members are requested to participate in one to two days of orientation to how the trip will be operated. There will be plenty of time for discussion, question answering, and for equipment review and purchasing. Training will be conducted both in Kathmandu and in basecamp in the areas of climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, rappels (abseils), belaying, medical equipment and procedures, communications equipment, camping techniques and high-altitude cooking. For the expert and beginner alike, it is important to review these techniques in order to enhance skills, ensure safety-awareness, and work together as a team.

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We hope that you will arrive for your Everest Nepal Expedition in good health, both mentally and physically prepared, so we can work together as a team and have a successful expedition.

Mount Everest Nepal South Col Route SummitClimb Review, Testimonial, Endorsement, Complaint, Feedback, Opinion

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Here is what Mito says:

Hope the team is well especially the Sherpas. It was my first ever climbing expedition and everything was perfect. Really happy with the management at KTM as well as in the mountains. Thanks!


Here is what Basia has to say:


Basia shared your video — feeling thankful.

I feel very grateful for the chance to experience both sides of Mt.Everest. These expeditions were with Summit Climb.

I had a thought this morning that if I had chosen a different company, I wouldn't have met my friend, great climber and an excellent personal sherpa - Sange Sherpa and I may not have had a chance to summit this amazing, big mountain this year. Thank you Dan and thank you Sange!! ---Basia

Basia Gorska at camp 3. Photo by Sange Sherpa. Our tents at the North Col at 7000 metres-23,000 feet, also known as camp 1. Photo David O Brien

Basia Gorska at camp 3 at Everest Nepal. Photo by Sange Sherpa. Our tents at the North Col at 7000 metres-23,000 feet, also known as camp 1. Photo David O Brien.

Here is what Dale has to say: May 19, 2009...I remember it like yesterday. It was a great team to be with. Thanks Dan Mazur, and we all miss Samuli.

Here is what George says: Hi! It feels like it's been half a year since I last saw you even though it's only been 6 weeks. I just wanted to say I enjoyed the experience with you guys and I'm doing everything I can to join Everest Tibet in 2017 in the spring time. I really hope to see you guys again and hope all is well!

 

Team at South Col after summit Mount Everest. Photo Basia. Leslie Binns going down to camp 1. Photo Gary Ervin

Here is what Marin says:
  
Really good to hear from you. I've been wondering how you've been doing! Yes, I recommended  my friend to climb Cho Oyu with you because I think you're an absolutely great guide. To be honest.. I've been regretting booking for Everest with the expensive company so early on last year that now I can't change my booking or even have my money back! :( I really wish I had booked with you, because I know exactly how you operate, and I really don't like the expensive company's Military Precision climbing style at all. I guess we'll see how it goes, but if I find their style too suffocating I might move to your team on the mountain. Plus, the expensive company's summit 'prediction' date is May 18th and I will be flying out of Kathmandu by May 25th, which I find a little early for a summit bid.

Anyhow, I hope you are doing fantastic, happy as always, and enjoying the laid back fun-style climb! I'll speak to my friend about the Cho Oyu climb, it'll be awesome if he joins your team.

Keep in touch, Stay warm!

Marin

 

Marin on the Summit of Manaslu.Marin abseiling - rapelling in a blizzard. Na Tenji Photo.Marin and Jangbu climbing high above the Manaslu Glacier. Daniel Mazur Photo

Here is what Terry says:

I really want to thank you for taking the time to acknowledge and respond to my "suggestions".  Like I said below, I really like the things that are done by SummitClimb.  The style of organizing and climbing done by SummitClimb fit my style (based on numerous trips with various groups) so I have good things to say about my experiences with you and the others with whom I climbed. I definitely plan to use SummitClimb again. 

Thanks
Again!!

Terry

A chance meeting on the summit and an amazing coincidence. SummitClimb's teams from both North (Tibet) and South (Nepal). Mingma Sherpa Photo.JPG Summit of Everest by Adam Dixon. Photo Adam
 
A chance meeting on the summit and an amazing coincidence. SummitClimb's teams from both North (Tibet) and South (Nepal). Mingma Sherpa Photo. Summit of Everest by Adam Dixon. Photo Adam

Here is what Monika says:

One more time - thanks a lot for Everest Summit, especially for the decision to climb on the 23rd. It was a good choice, especially with the weather.

Monika
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 Monika Witkowska climbing a ladder in the icefall. Violetta Pontinen Photo Monika Witkowska on the summit. Photo by Kieran Lally.

Monika Witkowska climbing a ladder in the icefall. Violetta Pontinen Photo. Monika Witkowska on the summit. Photo by Kieran Lally.

Here is what Scott says:

Thanks again for a fantastic Everest Nepal trip.  Versus what Alan Arnette's website cites as a 67% summit attempt success rate, our 100% success rate is awesome!  You made great calls when it came to getting us on the summit! I made it home safely thanks to Korean Air and am starting to put some of the weight I lost back on.

Not coincidently upon my arrival home there was an interesting article about the sherpas in a magazine that I subscribe to.  I've scanned the article and attach it to this email and hope you enjoy reading it.  I think it is well-written and seems fair based on everyone I spoke to in Nepal...guys like Lakba Sherpa, etc.

I hope all remains well with you.  I'm going to send a separate email after this one about my unused 7th oxygen bottle, as you said you'd deal with refunds sometime in July or so.

And as I indicated before, as a very satisfied client, I'm happy to be a spokesmodel for SummitClimb anytime so just ask!

Best regards,

Scott
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Scott Smith on the summit. Photo by Kieran Lally Jangbu Sherpa, 14 Everest ascents, with Scott Smith, aspiring Everest climber. Photo taken in camp 3 by Monika Witkowska.

Scott Smith on the summit. Photo by Kieran Lally. Jangbu Sherpa, 14 Everest ascents, with Scott Smith, aspiring Everest climber. Photo taken in camp 3 by Monika Witkowska.

Here is what Richard says:

I have climbed with SummitClimb on three expeditions now (Cho Oyu, Everest and Dhaulagiri) and I can safely say that I love them. Basically what I find the main difference being that the top end companies hold your hand far too much. With Summit, you can climb on your own or if you dont feel comfortable, with someone else. Obviously the ability to climb alone will depend on your own ability, confidence and level or expertise etc. As it says on the website, summitclimb is set up for climbers more then novices although to go with them as a novice is no problem at all either. But generally speaking with Summit a lot of the expedition members have a good mountaineering knowledge allowing also to that freedom of movement. At least that is my experience with them.

Richie at Lama in Pangboche. Photo Sandra Richie at summit of Everest. Photo Richard
 
Richie at Lama in Pangboche. Photo Sandra.  Richie at summit of Everest. Photo Richard

If you have only ever climbed with high roller companies, then Summit probably could seem a bit random. I have witnessed this also. On Dhaulagiri we had a guy who had only ever clmbed with Alpine Ascents and companies of this level. I dont think he liked SummitClimb much. But the remaining 11 of us on the expedition had no problems at all with them. We didn't make the summit unfortunately but Dhaulagiri will forever be one of my favourite expeditions to have had the privilege to participate in. That's for you to decide on that one I guess.
 
Another thing is the guides. A lot of guides take themselves far too seriously I have noticed but Arnold and Dan (both of whom I consider good friends) have a very mature and relaxed attitude. They know when to relax and when to emphasize danger on the mountain.

Richie at camp 3 .Photo David Richie at Everest Camp 2 resting. Photo Sandra
 
Richie at camp 3 .Photo David. Richie at Everest Camp 2 resting. Photo Sandra

Okay, SummitClimb do not have a world class chef, do not provide 11 bottles of O2 and two personal climbing sherpa's per client. They do not have a disco tent with bar. They do not have an Iridium or Thuraya that they can give to each member. If this is worth an extra $30,000 to you, then by all means google search the high roller companies. If like me you are there to get away from your normal life for a while and just want to climb one of these big peaks without all the rubbish that high paying expeditions can attract, SummitClimb is for you!
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Here is what Samantha says:

-Summit climb are more competitive with their prices. 

-They have an incredible experience with visas/culture/network of people.  I have a couple of examples where this was demonstrated amazingly. 

1. There were chinese visa issues.  Some companies abandoned their climb, some waited and so the trip was delayed.  (Summit climb had visas first and were one of only a few companies that even got them) and our trip was not held up. 

2. After a terrible storm took most of our tents at an advanced camp and most of other companies tents too other companies had to call their expedition off.  -Summit climb used their network of people and contacts and while we rested at BC a complete set of new tents reached us.

 
Squash on the summit (Stew Edge). Squash, Paula and Lakpa Nuru in camp 3 (Stewart Edge).

-Whist summit climb don't make huge promises about things (which no one should as this is the mountains) they are always very resourceful and in my experience have always worked stuff out.

-Their sherpa team are long standing, strong and loyal - Summit climb put back via various charity projects they organise and fund raise for.  The sherpas are heavily involved in this which I think is fantastic.

-What could they do better?  I don't know, this is a difficult one.  I always accept they are the price they are because they don't offer luxuries such as a carpet in your base camp tent, a better quality shower etc, which some companies who you pay more with do.  I think it's important that you have your expectations set right. Summit climb do not hold your hand on trips, they allow the trip to be your own while still being there for you. 

 
Squash falconer abseiling in the infamous yellow band on Everest (Stew Edge). Squash pointing out a rather large crevasse near Camp Two (Squash Falconer).

-My advice would be to go on an expedition or at the very least try and meet the team before you make a commitment as big as Everest.  I would advise this for any company you were thinking of using.  You will have individual needs and whilst summit climb suit me and I love doing trips with them we all have different ideas.

-I can say that I know the summit team well and they have always been fantastic - a lovely group of capable people. 

Please let me know if you have any other questions or if I can help in any way.

Squash!
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Here is what Mitch:

On my quest to be one of the few individuals to climb the seven summits and complete marathons on seven continents, I have been fortunate to work with many elite climbing and running expedition and tour companies.  When it came time for Everest, I did a huge amount of research on firms and the guides.  When I came across SummitClimb and Dan, I was of course instantly drawn because of the price, but also a bit skeptical.  After talking to Dan, I was completely sold.

There are a lot of famous mountaineers and guides and companies, but what I was looking for was a personal experience, an opportunity to summit, but safely.  Dan gave me and my climbing buddy time over the phone and the office was incredibly helpful with the so-many questions we have before Everest.  What should we bring, what are our chances, what are the trade-offs, what to expect, what gear, how is the food, and so many others.

Here's the thing, you literally put your life in the hands of the company and people involved.  Dan, while known for his heroic and philanthropic endeavors is the real deal.  Humble, respectful, knowledgeable and helpful.  From the moment we arrived at Base Camp, the array of other climbers from other camps told me how much they wanted to be around SummitClimb and our crew.

I did not feel that I had any less of an experience because of the price, in fact, the personalization was much more than I expected.  The chefs, porters and sherpas were first class and they are the real reasons we summit or don't.  When a terrible "Into Thin Air" storm hit on our May 11th/12th summit night/day, around 60 of the 70 climbers turned back that night due to -40 temperatures and 40 mph winds and complete white-our conditions.  All but one of our climbers summitted that evening thanks to the support of our sherpas and support crew.

Climbing Everest is a big deal - it is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  I would recommend SummitClimb completely and without hesitation.  You want a company that will look after you and give you the best chance of getting to the top and back down safely.  Better yet, an individual who gives back to the world, makes sure his group is well looked after, and gives you a level of comfort and efficiency on your biggest day. 

Mitch

 Mitch on the summit of Everest. (Jangbu Sherpa).  Mitch in the icefall (Mitch Lewis). Back to top

Here is what Vic S 

  1. The leader provided great team leadership and is a very good communicator.  He is clear and patient.
  2. Liked the independence afforded on the expedition (e.g., not an expensive commercial company which hikes you in a line up and down everywhere)
  3. Good team - most were pretty experienced climbers who could take care of themselves and help out where needed. Even the less experienced still did ok.
  4. Solar charger and battery setup worked well.
  5. Double wall dining tent was nice.  Heater also worked well.
  6. Sherpas were very hard working and super friendly.  There were no slackers on the staff.
  7. Pickups from the airport were both flawless.
  8. Staff did a good job with the admin paperwork and it was very efficient to complete.  
  9. Staff delivered our bags right to our hotel when they had arrived the day prior. 

Team walking in the Western Cwm at the base of the Lhotse face. Monika Witkowska photo Thile Nuru Sherpa ascends a vertical ladder in the Khumbu Icefall. Monika Witkowska Photo

Team walking in the Western Cwm at the base of the Lhotse face. Monika Witkowska photo. Thile Nuru Sherpa ascends a vertical ladder in the Khumbu Icefall. Monika Witkowska Photo. Back to top
 
Here what Jo S Says :

What was good about the expedition?

The style of the organisation and the ambiance inside the group. The determination of the members. To be a group of not more than 10 members

Comments about the leader and staff?

Staff very original.

Leader perfect! giving us lots of liberty and confidence. Generous, letting use all of his equipment. He always waited for the latest one. If anything went wrong, he never complained and he always tried to fix it.
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Moving Up Western Cwm with Lhotse Face in the Background. Scott Smith Photo. Kieran Lally holds the ropes for Dan Mazur Crossing a Crevasse in the Western Cwm. Photo by Scott Smith.

Moving Up Western Cwm with Lhotse Face in the Background.  Kieran Lally holds the ropes for Dan Mazur Crossing a Crevasse in the Western Cwm. Photo by Scott Smith.
 
Here is what Dan has to say: 
 
Just got back late yesterday p.m. and dealing with lots of e-mails. Glad to assist.
We were quite satisfied with the services of Summit Climb.  They were all good to work with and attentive to our needs. 
We  did not have our own private Sherpa but we had a Sherpa from Summit Climb join us for the trek to Base Camp  and two of the Group Sherpas that were with us for much of the climb above Base Camp.  SummitClimb is quite quick to get back to you with any questions that you might have.  Good value.  We all summited so that is a good indicator.

We climbed the south side.  Pros and Cons to each side.
 
If  you are mentally strong particularly, you will be successful.  This is where people fail in my opinion.

Good luck.
Dan 
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If you would like to contact our previous members, please send an email to info@summitclimb.com .

We take our member's feedback and testimonials seriously. These help us to refine and make our trips a successful, safe, and enjoyable experience for our future teams.

Mount Everest Nepal Climb Personal & Team Equipment | SummitClimb

Please contact us now for where to buy inexpensive mountain climbing, trekking, hiking, and walking gear, equipment, clothing, boots, and shoes now available for sale, purchase, rent and hire at affordable, cheap, low prices. 

Below is a detailed list of equipment you need to bring for Everest Nepal and at the bottom is a description of team equipment that we bring for you. (Click Link below to go directly to that section of the personal equipment list or just scroll down):

Please go to ourpersonal & team equipment section of the "Everest Nepal Questions" for additional information and detailed discussion of the equipment lists below.

Where should I purchase my equipment?
Please "click here" to view our list of recommendations on where to purchase kit from our Everest Nepal Frequently Asked Questions.

Climbing-

  • Climbing harness;
  • 5 metres / 15 feet of 6mm climber's accessory cord
  • Figure 8/Abseil belay device;
  • 1 large mitten sized ascender (most members use the large petzl) and arm length leash;
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small;
  • 4 regular carabiners;
  • Ice axe w/leash;
  • Crampons - must fit boots perfectly. Steel crampons with anti-balling (anti-bot) plates are the best;
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Upper Body-

  • 2 cotton t-shirts;
  • 2 polypropylene t-shirt;
  • 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts, lightweight;
  • 1 polar fleece pullovers, medium weight;
  • 1 polar fleece jacket.
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable;
  • Lightweight down jacket for those chilly days in basecamp;
  • For high altitude use, 1 very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood, you may prefer a down/duvet suit; back to top
  • Umbrella (optional)

Hands-

  • 1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts;
  • 1 pair mittens, consists of 1 Gore-tex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner (For more about high altitude mitts, please click here ).

Head-

  • Helmet;
  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears;
  • Balaclava;
  • Face mask;
  • Ballcap or brimmed suncap;
  • Glacier sunglasses with side shields (you can purchase these inexpensively in Kathmandu, including prescription sunglasses, which can be made for $20, it might take a week or two);
  • 1 pair ski goggles (Optional) with light and dark lens;
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions. back to top

Lower Body-

  • Cotton underwear briefs;
  • 1 pair walking shorts;
  • 1 pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp;
  • 2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair polar fleece trousers;
  • 1 pair Gore-Tex trousers, salopettes, or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips;
  • 1 pr. Goose-down (duvet) trousers , salopettes or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet) suit.

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Feet-

  • 1 pair One-Sport Millet Everest boots or equivalent;
  • 1 pair sturdy leather walking boots with good ankle support (we mean leather trekking, not climbing boots) for the walk to advanced basecamp;
  • 1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp;
  • 1 pair down booties (optional);
  • 2 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks;
  • 2- pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool;
  • vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags;
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool;
  • Cotton socks for in town.
Sleeping-
  • For high altitude, 1 down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to – 20 Centigrade or -0 Fahrenheit). In the high camp, you can sleep in your down (duvet) clothing inside your sleeping bag;
  • 1 additional sleeping bag for basecamp (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F);
  • At least 3 closed cell foam kari-mats for use in basecamp and high altitude, We do not recommend inflatable mats, as we have never seen one not puncture. You can buy these non inflatable mats very inexpensively in Kathmandu. Why carry foam mats around the world, when you can purchase them inexpensively in Kathmandu?
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Rucksack and Travel Bags-

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry);
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 2 large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals;
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags. back to top

Personal Hygiene-

  • female or male hygiene supplies;
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 large tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15);
  • anti-mosquito cream;
  • 1 toothpaste/brush;
  • 1 bar soap or hand sanitizer gel/1 small towel;
  • hand wipes. back to top

Medical-

Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor`s prescription:

  • small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc. The leaders will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb;
  • 1 skin blister repair kit;
  • 1 small bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
  • 1 small bottle anti-headache pills;
  • 1 small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide. For more about this medication, please review the information in our Everest Nepal Questions .
  • 1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
  • Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant;
  • 1 small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter;
  • 1 set earplugs;
  • extra prescription glasses, contact lens supplies. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency. A new pair could be quickly made in Kathmandu, Lhasa, or Kashgar for just $20. Please order upon arrival if you are interested. back to top

Personal Food-

Our skillful cooks prepare 3 delicious hot meals and plenty of drinks each day in basecamp, as well as camp 2 on the mountain.

On the mountain we supply plenty of food for you to cook 3 hot meals each day. This food will consist of soup, local cheese & sausage, biscuits, dried noodles, potatoes, rice, porridge, butter, dried and tinned vegetables, fruit, meats, and fish, tea with milk and sugar, powdered juice drink, and drinking chocolate. Our sherpas will be carrying this food to the higher camps.

  • We ask each member to bring their own imported daily snack and energy foods. We also ask members to bring 5 dehydrated meals (freeze-dried dinners) for their summit attempt. We do not provide cold “snack” food such as chocolate or "energy-bars". We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food, 3-6 kilos/6-12 pounds is a good amount. A growing variety of imported foods such as European and American cheeses, chocolates, biscuits, cookies, nuts, and locally made power-bars are now available in Kathmandu, at realistic prices. However, imported power bars, GU, re-hydration drinks, dehydrated food, "freeze-dried meals", imported cheese and sausage are not available. If you want these items, you must bring them from your home country. Many of our members, especially Britons, Europeans, and Australians with tiny baggage allowances, now purchase their daily snacks in Kathmandu. Our schedule in Kathmandu allows plenty of time for shopping.

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  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit;
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box matches;
  • 1 compass or GPS;
  • 1 battery powered alarm clock/watch;
  • 1 camera and film, or digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries;
  • nylon stuff sacks For food and gear storage, large Ziplocs are useful also;
  • 3 Water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle);
  • 1 plastic cup and spoon;
  • 1 small folding knife;
  • binoculars (optional);
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks;
  • passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary;
  • separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance;
  • dollars, pounds or euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, Tibet visa, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts;
  • credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for use for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.;
  • 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
  • basecamp entertainment. It is good to bring additional items which you have found to be useful on previous expeditions. For example: paperback books, playing cards, ipod mp3 player, short-wave radio, game boys, musical instruments, ear plugs, lots of batteries, etc.;
  • travel clothes for basecamp and in town;
  • Please be sure and bring your patience and try to keep an open, relaxed, positive and friendly attitude as travelling in this part of the world may be very different than what you are used to, but things always seem to fall into place at the last moment. Thank you.

This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit other equipment concerns and suggestions. Thank you. back to top

Oxygen:

On Everest, although some climbers wish to try it without, most members will prefer to have oxygen available and we only allow members to climb Everest with the use of supplemental oxygen. Regarding oxygen, the cost is up to you. Some people want 1 bottle, others want 12. We suggest you bring five. All of the equipment is guaranteed to work well together, and it is easy to use, with simple threaded and snap-on fittings which require no tools. Our sherpas will try to help you carry the oxygen.

Note: You may have to carry some or all of your own oxygen on summit day, as well as up and down the mountain. If possible, the group sherpas will help stock the high camps, as well as share in carrying extra bottles during summit attempts. If you are concerned you might not be able to carry your own oxygen, you may wish to hire a personal sherpa. back to top

Group Equipment:

We provide a plethora of top-quality, and time-tested equipment, group gear, and supplies, including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp, advanced basecamp and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. We now provide an individual tent for each member in basecamp, so you do not have to share. We also have a shower and toilet tent for Basecamp. Please see the group EQUIPMENT link, in the menu bars above to study what we bring for your use and safety.

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Please submit any equipment questions or concerns to: info@summitclimb.com

Mount Everest Nepal Climbing Expedition Questions Section | SummitClimb

Mount Everest Nepal Expedition Climbing Video Clips | SummitClimb

Below are some short video clips taken recently by our team members. Please click the picture or title in the left column to view each clip. In the right column is the description for each video.

 

 

Ms. Sophie Denis and Mr. Jinpa Sherpa on the summit of Mt. Everest.

 

Adam Mallory summit video on Mount Everest.


Avalanche

What more can one say about this worrisome John Shelton-Smith video of an avalanche landing near basecamp?


Unknown team on their way to camp 1

Everyone has different ideas about how best to traverse the treacherous Khumbu Icefall. This unknown team decided it would be best to walk through the ice-fall roped together in lock-step, just one metre apart. Hmmmm, we are not sure this is such a good idea (video by Diane Walker)?
Everest closed?
Everest closed !?!? On 6 May, this enormous Russian-made Nepal-Air-Force helicopter landed in basecamp and 12 troops and dignitaries spewed out to make warning speeches about international security and sweep basecamp and inspect all of the tents for illegal communications equipment, flags, etcetera. Everest remained closed to climbers from 1-8 May while the Chinese Olympic torch team went to the summit. Our sincere thanks to the Nepal-Air-Force for their professional conduct during this difficult situation and for their assistance in air-evacuating one of our sherpas who suffered an apparent stroke on the way to camp 1 (video by John Shelton-Smith).


Ladder crossing

Diane Walker films Stefanos Voutselas crossing a treacherous ladder in the Khumbu Icefall.


Sherpa dance

Even some of the strongest sherpas in the world need to have a ceremony before heading off to climb Everest. Here our super-star climbing sherpas shake a leg at our puja ceremony before heading up to the summit to help our team members get to to the top and back down safely (video John Shelton-Smith).


Descending ladders

Stefanos Voutselas films Les Williams descending the big scary 3-section ladder at the top of the Khumbu Ice-fall.


 

If you wish to purchase our mountain climbing and trekking films, please contact Videoland Productions.

You can can go to their site www.videolandproductions.com and email info@videolandproductions.com or call (+1)360-491-1332 to buy any and all of the mountain climbing and trekking films we have. Please tell them we said hi!

We will be expanding this section with more Everest Nepal video clips.

Mount Everest Nepal Climbing News & Expedition Dispatches | SummitClimb

Archive news: Please click here

Dan Mazur
Our members waving on the Western Cwm around camp 1.

Thank you for reading about our past Everest Nepal Expeditions. To follow along with our ongoing trips around the world, please view our "Recent News" section.

Mount Everest Nepal Climb International Members Application | SummitClimb

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and succesful expedition. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Everest Nepal "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Everest Nepal Frequently Asked Questions.

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

Click here to download the PDF Form for International Applicants

 
 

 

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

[ ] Completed Payment. Please restate payments you made and what those payments were for, ie full vs basic, sherpas, oxygen, etc.
[ ] Make your Oxygen order (if any) crystal clear at this time, number of bottles, masks, payment, etc.
[ ] Make your Sherpa order (if any) crystal clear at this time, personal sherpa, quarter sherpa, payment, etc.
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] 1 Passport sized photo, which is a simple, very clear picture of your face, sent as an email scan. (We simply require a picture of your face against a white background. You can take it yourself for free with your own digital camera or smart phone),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).
[ ] Doctors letter


Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.
 
Welcome to our team.

Mount Everest Nepal Expedition Climb US Members Application | SummitClimb

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful expedition. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Everest Nepal "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Everest Nepal Frequently Asked Questions .

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

Click here to download the PDF Form for US Applicants

Click here to download the MS Word Form for US Applicants

 

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

[ ] Completed Payment. Please restate payments you made and what those payments were for, ie full vs basic, sherpas, oxygen, etc.
[ ] Make your Oxygen order (if any) crystal clear at this time, number of bottles, masks, payment, etc.
[ ] Make your Sherpa order (if any) crystal clear at this time, personal sherpa, quarter sherpa, payment, etc.
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] 1 Passport sized photo, which is a simple, very clear picture of your face, sent as an email scan. (We simply require a picture of your face against a white background. You can take it yourself for free with your own digital camera or smart phone),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).
[ ] Doctors letter


Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.

Welcome to our team.

What our clients say?

  • Here is what Vik from Seattle had to say:

    "The leader provided great team leadership and is a very good communicator, clear and patient. I liked the independence afforded on the expedition and we had a good team. The solar charger and battery setup in basecamp worked well and the double wall dining tent and heater were nice. The sherpas were very hard working and super friendly. There were no slackers on the staff."

  • Here is what the Mallorys from Canada, a family of 4 Everest summiters, had to say:

    "SummitClimb is very patient and well organized. On expedition the showers were nice, the toilet facilities were good, tent arrangements were comfortable, the food servers were great, the food was tasty, and we even had heaters in basecamp and doctors on the trip.

    The organization was well done and we had very little concerns, with all of our requirements were met. We had a great climb with a huge deal of success.

    The SummitClimb Sherpas were very supportive, capable and helped us at important times when we needed their assistance. Preparation for the climb was made easy, with all of the important information available on the SummitClimb website. Questions were readily answered rapidly by the SummitClimb office staff. Most importantly, the leader was very professional, respectful, communicated information readily, and was a key component in the success we enjoyed on Everest"

  • Here is what Eric from Canada, the youngest Canadian male to summit Everest had to say:

    "It’s a personal accomplishment I have been thinking about for a very long time. I am very happy with the outcome. When I saw the south summit I felt confident and on top of Everest I felt happiness, excitement, and relief at being on top of the world."

  • Here is what Everest summiter, Sophie from France had to say;

    "I think Everest is very different than any other mountains I have climbed. You have to be strong, focused, and confident to enjoy it.

    I love climbing for fun. My personal sherpa was really fun to climb with and did a great job of keeping me motivated. We took it step by step together and he was with me the whole way. We stopped a lot and took breaks, shot photos, had snacks, and enjoyed the experience of climbing Everest. My sherpa let me lead about 60% of the time, which was nice because I love to leading when I'm climbing."