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Trip: Mt. Everest Expedition
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Overview

The world Highest mountains Mt. Everest (29000 ft) is located 27, 59’ north latitude, 86 0 55’ east longitude. It was accredited as the highest mountains on the earth in 1852. The towering mountain in between the international border of Nepal and Tibet. In Nepali, it is known as “Sagarmatha” which means forehead of the earth and in Tibetan people call it “Chomolongma” which means mother goddess in a local language.

Mt. Everest has its own significance to climb. It results that Mt Everest is climbed by more people rather than other mountains. There has been many attempts for climbing Mt. Everest by British group along with George Mallory in 1921, 1922 & 1925. 1925 was one of the first tragic days in the history of Everest climbing. On June 2, 1924, Mallory and Irvine, had left their high camp for the summit attempt, they were missed in the Everest. Still, their bodies were not found.

After the successful summit of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in may 1953, there have been many attempts in Mt. Everest, including the people who climbed it two or more times. It is a great achievement for those who climbed it or not. Both of them could face dreadful obstacle – technical, physical, psychological.

Discovery of Everest

Officially world highest mountain was discovered in the decades of 1850s by British-led surveyor Andrew Waugh. Before this, long surveyed were done to discover the world tallest point. The British began the Great Trigonometric survey of India in 1802, but because of Political aggression, they were not allowed to enter Nepal. Still, different surveying project was held my British, but because of Malaria, surveyor were killed. Nonetheless British continue their Great Trigonometric survey and in 1847, observing the mountains parallel form 240 km away in November 1847 Surveyor General of India, Waugh, consider Kanchenjunga as the tallest mountain in the world, but simultaneously he noted the next peak 230 km away from it. Other members of Waugh also noted that peak which seems taller than Kanchenjunga. Finally, they called it Peak ‘B’ and conclude as the higher mountains on the planet. Later Surveyor James Nicolson continues the project and collects the data’s observing from 5 different points and calculates the height of Peak ‘B’. According to the James Nicolson raw date the height of Peak ‘B’ was 9200m (30,200 ft). Unfortunately, Nicolson was forced to return because of Malaria, without completing his survey. However, Nicolson proved the fact that Peak ‘B’ is taller than Kanchenjunga.

Finally, the uncompleted task of Nicolson was complete by Indian mathematician and surveyor Radhanath Sikdar in 1852. He was the first to discover world highest peak, using the calculation based on Nicolson’s measurement. Later on 1856, March, Waugh and his team declared Peak XV as the highest mountain on the planet with the height of 29000 ft (8839.2m). The Romanic numerical name Peak XV was designated by Michael Hennessy, one of the members of Surveyor Team.
Waugh and his team, wants to name the Peak by local named, however, they were unable to find the specific local name of world tallest mountain. Finally they were argued to give the name by the name of respected chief and predecessor, Colonel Sir George Everest, however, George Everest personally opposed it. But finally, in 1865, the Royal Geographical Society officially adopted Mount Everest as the name for the highest mountain in the world.

Though Waugh and his surveyor team discovered the height of Everest 29002 ft (8840m), it was not officially recognized, the first officially recognized height of Everest is 20029 ft (8848m) from sea level, discovered by Indian Survey in 1955, which was also officially recognized by Nepal and China.

Arrival City Kathmandu
Departure City Kathmandu
First Ascents May 29, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from South East Ridge
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Price Per Person
$38,000.00
Duration 70
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Location 27°59’17” N / 86°55’31” E
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Himalayan Range Mahalangur Himalaya
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Approach Route

South East Ridge (Normal)

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Difficulty Easy-Medium
Best Season Spring Starts from First week of April
Means of Transport Motors Vehicle/ Aircraft/Heli Charter
Accomodation 5 Star in Kathmandu, Attached tea house and Tented Camp
Meals Plan B/B in Kathmandu, MAP during Trekking and Climbing
Includes

  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu (All necessary airport transfer will be arrange).
  • 6 nights 5-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Kathmandu– Lukla – Kathmandu flight for a member, staff, and equipment No limit for baggage, we will arrange porters, pays necessary cargo for all baggage.
  • Yaks and Porters for transportation of equipment from Lukla to Base Camp and back.
  • Food and accommodation on tea houses on the way to base camp and back.
  • Acclimatization climb to Island Peak (6189m) before climbing Everest.
  • 1 Personal climbing Sherpa to each climber.
  • Cook and Kitchen Helper at Base Camp.
  • Cook at Advanced Base Camp.
  • All kitchen and Dining equipment for Base Camp and ABC.
  • Food, fuel, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat at base camp during the expedition.
  • High altitude food and fuel for ABC and other high camps.
  • High-quality tents for all camps.
  • All group climbing equipment.
  • Communication and electrical equipment for the mountain.
  • 6 bottles of 3 ltr Poisk oxygen for member; 3 each for the Sherpas; regulator and mask.
  • Everest Climbing Permit.
  • Icefall usage charges.
  • Liaison officer’s equipment allowance, daily salary and other expenses.
  • Equipment allowance and daily wages for all Nepali staffs.
  • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision.
Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • All personal climbing equipment.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Summit bonus and tips for the staffs.
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance for climbing members.
  • Garbage Deposit (US$4000 – refundable after bringing back garbage from mountain).
  • All other additional charges for additional services.

Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02 Kathmandu sight seeing.
  • Day 03 Preparation day
  • Day 04 Final Preparation day
  • Day 05 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 06 Namche
  • Day 07 Namche- acclimatization day
  • Day 08 Thame
  • Day 09 Khumjung
  • Day 10 Tengboche
  • Day 11 Dingboche
  • Day 12 Dingboche
  • Day 13 Chhukung
  • Day 14 Hiking to Chhukung Ri and return to Chhukung
  • Day 15 Hiking to Chhukung Ri and return to Chhukung
  • Day 16 Island Peak B.C.
  • Day 17 High Camp
  • Day 18 Summit > Base camp
  • Day 19 Dingboche
  • Day 20 Lobuche
  • Day 21 Gorakshep
  • Day 22 Everest B.C.
  • Day 23-61 Climbing period of Everest
  • Day 62 Base Camp clean up
  • Day 63 B.C. to Lobuche
  • Day 64 Tengboche
  • Day 65 Manjo
  • Day 66 Lukla
  • Day 67 Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 68 Kathmandu
  • Day 69 Kathmandu – farewell
  • Day 70 Departure from Kathmandu

Testimonials

They were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!

My experience with Mega Adventures could not have been any better! When I arrived in Kathmandu, I was warmly received by a member of the staff who, after dropping my bags off at the hotel, kindly led me around the city. After spending a few days exploring that wonderful city and meeting my climbing guide, we flew out to Lukla to begin our trek. Our goal was to summit Island Peak with a stop at Everest base camp along the way for acclimatization. Throughout the trek, my guide and porter were incredibly supportive and engaging and taught me so much about the region and culture. Although we ultimately were unable to summit Island peak due to weather conditions (one of the greatest challenges of climbing) we did reach approximately 6,000m, the highest I had ever been. I was immensely satisfied with the climb. Though I have taken a mountaineering course previously and had the opportunity to climb many of the highest peaks in Washington State, I was new to the Himalayan Mountains. My guide taught me several new techniques to enhance safety while climbing and provided a safe, encouraging environment. I would highly recommend this guiding company, as they were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!
– Natalie Vandeven, USA