• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Style: Expedition
  • Transport: As Per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping

Standing tall at an altitude of 8848m, Mt. Everest, also known “Sagarmatha” is the biggest pride and glory of every Nepalese. The mystery of this gorgeous mountain never gets old as its splendid beauty attracts thousands and thousands of traveler every year.Mt Everest-South Side Expedition is certainly a thrilling and life-changing experience for every climber across the world. This expedition to the top of the world entails profound trekking experiences through Sherpa settlements and mesmerizing sights of the Himalayas.

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred to your hotel immediately. Day second and third is scheduled for climbing preparation and document procurement. On the fourth day, a short scenic flight will take you to one of the most dangerous airports in the world at Lukla. From Lukla, our real trekking starts. Along with Dudh Koshi River, you’ll now ascend towards Phakding crossing several suspension bridges and waterfalls. Walking past several villages including Monjo and Jorsalle, you reach Namche. Along with a stunning view of Ama Dablam (6,856m), Thamserku (6,608m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,414m) and the Mt. Everest (8,848m) itself, you’ll also get the pleasure of experiencing the wildlife and natural flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park. After an acclimatization day at Namche, the trail passes through Dingboche via Tengboche and proceeds towards Everest Base Camp via Lobuche. From Everest Base Camp, a climb to the summit starts through Camp I (6,065m), Camp II (6,750m), Camp III (7,100m) and Camp IV (7,920m) respectively. Once at the top, you'll get a 360-degree view of the Khumbu region and its surroundings.The overwhelming feat of pride and glory is, needless to say, astounding. Following back the same trail, you’ll return back to Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu. April to May and September to November are the best time for the expedition.

Himalaya Summit Club is one of the best choices for the Everest Expedition as we provide excellent transportation and accommodation services along with a great team of professional staff’s and guides. We are concerned with the safety, security, and comfort of our valued clients.


  • Explore the wildlife and natural flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Breathtaking view of famous mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), and Cho Oyu (8,188m)
  • Experience the warm Sherpa hospitality and their rich culture
  • Reach the top of the world, literally, at the summit of the Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • Explore the culturally ravishing Kathmandu Valley and its heritage


  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) and Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02-3Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region
  • Day 04Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m): 35 mins flight and 2-3 hrs trek.
  • Day 05Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450m): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 06Rest day for acclimatization (3,450m).
  • Day 07Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 08Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,240m): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 09Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 10Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche.
  • Day 11Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,150m): 4-5 hrs trek.
  • Day 12Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 13-57Everest Summit Climbing.
  • Day 58Trek from Base Camp to Dingboche (4,410m) via Lobuche: 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 59-60Trek from Dingboche to Namche (3,440m): 6-7 hrs trek.
  • Day 61Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 62Fly Back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 63Leisure day and sightseeing.
  • Day 64Transfer for Final Departure.

What's Included

  • All organization for the expedition
  • Certified (UIAGM/IFMGA/NNMGA) English speaking mountain guide during the whole expedition
  • 4 nights in an upscale hotel in Kathmandu in a double room (surcharge for a single room)
  • All transfer
  • Flight kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Full board for the duration of the whole trip (in Kathmandu only breakfast)
  • Drinks during joint meals (alcoholic beverages excluded)
  • Double rooms on stop-over’s during our trip to the mountain
  • Baggage transport to the base camp and back (40kg per baggage piece per participant)
  • A mat for the approach and the base camp
  • High camp equipment (tents, cooker, gas, dishes, food)
  • All the fixing material for the route
  • Use of the fixed ropes along the route
  • „Icefall Doctors“ fee for using the icefall route
  • Transport of waste back from the base camp
  • High altitude porters and climbing Sherpa (1:1 Sherpa client ratio on the summit day)
  • Oxygen package provided by Summit Oxygen with a rental mask & regulator and 7 bottles per participant
  • High altitude generator and tent for 6 weeks prior to the expedition
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepalese staff
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Pharmaceutical travel kit, high altitude emergency medicine, pulse oxymeter
  • Kitchen crew
  • A comfortable, heated common tent, shower tent, etc. at the base camp
  • Satellite communication for emergency
  • Radio transmitter for each participant
  • All fees & permits
  • weather reports
  • 1 tent per participant at the base camp
  • 1 tent per two participants during the approach and for the high camp
  • Personal insurance
  • International flight
  • Visa for Nepal (available at the airport, bring a passport photo!)
  • Shipping costs for high altitude generator and tent outside of the EU
  • Personal medication
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Helicopter flight Basecamp - Kathmandu (on request)
  • Personal mountain and climbing equipment
  • Sleeping bags for the base camp and high camp
  • Fees for satellite phones, emails
  • Summit bonus for personal summit Sherpa’s

Useful Information


  • Climbing boots: Scarpa Phantom 8000, La Sportiva Olyumpus Mons, Millet Everest One Sports, Kayland 8000.
  • Cold weather boots for base camp: They should be insulated boots. Sorel or Baffin.
  • Running shoes and/or trail shoes: For travel & easy walking.
  • Sport sandals: Tevas, Chacos or Crocs are great for shower day, visiting Monasteries and relaxing during the trek.
  • Lightweight hiking boots: For trekking to Base Camp. Leather or fabric/leather with a sturdy mid-sole and vibram sole.
  • Gaiters: For use with light hiking boots, short and simple are better, such as Outdoor Research's Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters.
  • Booties: Down or synthetic, any brand with thick foam soles is recommended.
  • Lightweight socks: Three to four pairs synthetic/wool blend (Fox River, Patagonia, Smartwool).
  • Midweight / heavy socks: Three to four pairs synthetic/wool blend (Fox River, Patagonia, Smartwool).
  • Liner socks: Three to four pairs Capeline or silk.


  • Lightweight long underwear top: (Patagonia Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op).
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops: Zip T- neck design is good. Light colors are better for tops because they are cooler when hiking in direct sunlight and just as warm as dark colors when worn underneath other layers. (Patagonia, North Face, Mountain Hardwear).
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms: (Patagonia Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms: Dark colors are preferable because they do not show dirt. (Patagonia, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op).
  • Briefs: Four pairs synthetic or cotton, running shorts also work well for underwear.
  • Short-sleeved shirts: Two synthetic; most nylon running shirts or athletic shirts work. (North Face, Patagonia).
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece: Synthetic insulated jackets or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible. Primaloft type fill or Polartec 100 or 200 fleece is recommended. (Wild Things Primaloft, Patagonia, Outdoor Research)
  • Synthetic insulated pants: Primaloft or Polargard HV fill with full side zips are recommended. Mountain Hardwear Compressor pants are an example. An acceptable alternative are fleece pants Polartec 100 or 200, but they are bulky, heavier and less versatile.
  • Down suit: The best option for Everest summit day. Plan to wear very little underneath. (North Face).
  • Down insulated jacket w/ hood: For Base Camp, the trek and lower camps on the mountain. (The North Face, Mountain Hardwear).
  • Down pants: These are an option in addition to prima loft pants, can be useful at higher camps.
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants: Ideally the jacket will have a hood and the pants will have full-length side zips. Bibs work well high on the mountain, but are often too hot and bulky at lower elevations. Gore-Tex XCR and H2NO fabrics are lightweight. (ArcTeryx, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear).
  • Wind shirts / light shell jacket: Light colors are preferred for comfort on hot days on the glacier.
  • One piece climbing shell (optional): One piece shell such as Arcteryx Alpha suit.

Head & Hand Gear

  • Liner glove: lightweight synthetic (Patagonia or any brand of PowerStretch).
  • Windstopper fleece gloves: Two pairs (any brand of Windstopper fleece).
  • Insulated climbing gloves: Black Diamond Guide Gloves
  • Mittens with liners: Two pairs, one for summit day (Outdoor Research Alti Mitts) and a utility pair of mittens for hard use in the icefall (Outdoor Research Expedition Mitts with fleece liners).
  • Bandanna: Two or three traditional cotton style.
  • Sun hat: Any lightweight hat with a good brim or visor. (Berg Adventures Ball Cap).
  • Wool or fleece hat: Bring two, one lightweight, one heavier. Any brand of warm hat that can go over ears.
  • Balaclava: One heavy weight and one light weight. Some people layer a very thin Capilene Balaclava under a thicker fleece one.
  • Face mask: Optional, another good option is a neck gaiter/cozy.


Sunglasses: One pair high quality 100% UV, 100%IR, for travel and lower elevations.

Glacier glasses: One pair high quality 100% UV, 100%IR min 80% light reduction, side shields are optional, but size and shape of lens should offer maximum protection from bright light on snow.

Ski goggles: Test to assure a good fit on your face. Smaller goggles will likely work better with your oxygen mask.

Headlamp w/ spare bulb: Bring two AA or AAA battery powered units (Petzl or Black Diamond)

Spare batteries: For headlamp and other gadgets you bring. We like lithium AA’s and AAA’s and find they are worth the extra expense for cold expedition conditions.

Climbing Equipment:

  • Ice axe: General mountaineering axe, mountaineering “walking” length, 60 – 80 cm length, depending on your height. Shaft should not have a rubber grip. You will need a leash to attach axe to you harness not a “wrist loop”. Bring a commercial leash designed for glacier travel or 6 ft of 9/16 inch webbing and we will help you construct one (Grivel or Black Diamond).
  • Crampons: 12 point step-in, some climbers bring two, but this is likely not necessary and we can have replacements sent from Namche (Grivel or Black Diamond).
  • Harness: Alpine style, you should not have to step through leg loops to put it on and off, lightweight, fully adjustable (Black Diamond).
  • Carabiners: Two large locking “pear” shaped, four oval-shaped (Black Diamond, Petzl).
  • Webbing: 20 feet 3/16 “Supertape” – used for constructing leashes.
  • Perlon cord: 20 feet of 6mm perlon cord, also known as accessory cord in climbing stores.
  • Ascenders: You will need two (Petzl or Black Diamond).
  • Rappel device: ATC, Figure 8 or similar (Black Diamond).

Camping Gear

  • Backpack: Top opening mountaineer’s rucksack style is best. Avoid large zipper openings and excessive outside pockets. Larger packs are better than smaller, because they are easier to pack with cold hands and they distribute loads more effectively. Wild Things “Andinista” has been a favorite for years. It is ideal for the trek and all the climbing you will do. Arc’teryx and Osprey also have good lightweight packs.
  • Day pack: Should be simple, useful for airline carry on, the trek in and short jaunts around Base Camp.
  • Two Sleeping bags: -40C/-30F Down 800 fill (Western Mountaineering, Mountain Hardwear). Your second bag can be -20C/-5F. One bag stays on the mountain and the other at Base Camp. Your larger bag may be the one that stays at Base Camp; higher on the mountain you will share tents and you will be more concerned with bulk and weight.
  • Compression stuff sacks: To reduce the volume of sleeping bags and clothes. There are a variety of lightweight sacks now available (Outdoor Research).
  • Sleeping pad: Inflating, full-length (Therm-a-rest).
  • Foam pad: Your sleeping pads stay on the mountain. At Base Camp you will have a Nepalese mattress, so you do not need a second sleeping pad set (Ridgerest).
  • Water bottles: Two 1 liter, leak-proof wide-mouth (Nalgene).
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle: One or two. One liter size. (Nissan, Thermos).
  • Pee bottle: Two 1 quart (1 liter), leak-proof wide-mouth, one for Base Camp and the other for high camp (Nalgene).
  • Pee Funnel for Women: (Freshette).
  • Pack towel: Medium size, do not bring “terrycloth”, bandanas work in a pinch (Pac Towel).
  • Trekking poles: Should extend and shorten (Leki 3-section, Black Diamond).
  • Swiss army knife/multitool: Remember not to leave in carry-on bags for any international or domestic flight.
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon: For Camp 1 and Camp 3. Bowl and mug should be large.

Medical & Personal

Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or L’Oreal).

Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand.

Toiletry kit: Toothbrush, toothpaste, skin lotion, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, soap, comb/brush, shave kit, (bring travel size bottles to keep your kit small).

First-aid kit: Ibuprofen/Aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, Neosporin-type suave, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins. Include any prescription travel meds that might be prescribed by your doctor (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids).

Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on your way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

Zip-loc bags: Always useful, and not available in Nepal. We especially like the large storage size for organization and storage at Base Camp.

Baby wipes or wet towels

Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores and drug stores.

Travel Items

  • Expedition duffel bag: Two large, 8000+ cubic inches. Light colors are better for labeling with your name (The North Face duffel, Wild Things “Burro Bag”).
  • Small travel bag: Optional. Useful for storing things in Kathmandu, most soft sided ‘carry on’ type bags work well. You might also use an extra-large stuff sack (The North Face, Patagonia).
  • Nylon stuff sacks: Several different sizes, light colors preferable for labeling.
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirt: cotton, comfortable.
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong: One or two (“Supplex” is good material).
  • Lightweight pants: One pair (any brand Supplex or “stretch woven” pant).

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