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Everest Expedition (8,848M) 45 Days

  • Trip Code: SGRM
  • Trip Duration: 45 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: Min- 1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 8848m/29032 FT
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu/kathmandu
  • Transportation: Plane,Trek and climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Guest houses and Tended Camping
  • Trip Grade: Challenging

OVERVIEW

Mount Everest (8,848m), the highest mountain peak in the world stands as a natural ‘boundary pillar’ on the border between the Sagarmatha zone , Nepal and Tibet in China. Its surroundings extend into the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal to the south and the Qomolungma Nature Preserve of Tibet (China) to the north. The peak is popularly known by its three names. The official Nepali name, Sagarmatha (meaning a forehead reaching the sky), was given by the Nepalese government in the early 1960s. The Tibetan name, Chomolongma or Qomolungma (Mother Goddess), has been widely known in the local community for centuries. The English name, Everest, was dedicated by the Royal Geographical Society of London in 1913 in honor of the former Surveyor General of India, George Everest (1887-1900). In March 1856, the peak was declared as the highest on the earth following several years of field surveys and calculations. It has been a source of inspiration and a life- time destination to may adventures, mountaineers, explorers, trekkers and nature lovers ever since it has been identified as the highest peak. The first successful ascent of the peak was made by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953. By 2007, there had been 3,679 ascents to the summit by 2,436 individuals with 210 casualties. The Khumbu region where Everest lies is considered to be the most rugged landscape on earth. It is said that the peak along with the entire Himalayan range is rising 4mm per year due to plate, tectonics. Its surrounding include glacier, ice falls, lakes, rivers, cliffs and gorges. For its stunning topography including the other eight thousnaders, the Sagarmatha National Park has been inscribed in UNESCO’s list of the world Heritage Sites. Mountain flights operating from Kathmandu are very popular among visitors for aerial views of the world’s highest peaks. A convenient means of reaching the Khumbu region is to take a 25 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport.

INFO

Fitness requirements: 

To climb a high mountain need an extremely good physical fit shape. Basic physical fitness has to start in your home country. Running, Cycling, Trekking in mountains, and climbing some low-elevation mountains is the best training for Everest and other 8000rs mountains. This type of cardiovascular training increase the lung capacity to deliver a sufficient amount of oxygen to your brain tissues even at an extremely low level of Oxygen. We recommend more days in the base camp for those interested in climbing mountains. Acclimatization and rehearsal on the base camp of the climbing mountain both personal psychological adaptation capacity as well as cardiovascular capacity. Some of those people no matter how fit they are at sea level may not be able to adapt to high altitude, So need plenty of acclimatization days for the adaptation capacity in their bodies.

Altitude hazards and complications:

As altitude increases, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases in your bloodstream. Your lungs will absorb oxygen from the air and deliver it to your blood for distribution to the rest of your body. This is called partial oxygen pressure. If there’s not enough oxygen in the blood, this can lead to High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) or high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). Sustained exposure to low levels of oxygen can cause frostbite and hypothermia. At high elevations due to lower UV absorption by the atmosphere, there is a risk of sunburn too. Also, other hazards include broken bones due to falls, avalanches, or ice falls.

Oxygen: 

With over 6500m of mountain climbing in Nepal, we recommend supplementing oxygen. Among all the 8000ers mountains, Everest is a unique mountain, which requires more Oxygen than any other mountain at over 8000 meters. We suggest to all our clients climb Everest with at least two bottles of supplemental Oxygen to be secure for emergency use. How much Oxygen one requires is an individual decision, some people climb without supplement oxygen too, and some want one bottle at least. It depends on the previous experience of the climber. We suggest every expedition member must have at least one Oxygen bottle for emergency rescue use to get down from the death zone to at least camp 4 of Mt. Everest. Our experience indicates five Oxygen bottles are usually sufficient for the average climber. All our equipment is easy to use and guaranteed for safety. Does not need any extra tools to use it. If the unused masks, regulators, and oxygen bottles are in good condition, we may consider buying them back at 20% valued cost.

Note: It is recommended to hire a personal Sherpa. Normally you have to carry some or all of your own Oxygen up and down the mountain even on Summit day. Although our group of Sherpas is helpful and will help stock the high camps, as well as share in carrying extra bottles during summit attempts. If you will not able to carry your own Oxygen, hiring a personal Sherpa is the best idea for your safety.

Personal food:

Along with positive thoughts, Food is the most important element of our expedition and we will ensure that you are well-fed at all times. Our skillful cooks will prepare three delicious meals a day in base camp, also in Camp I and Camp II on the mountain (Even on Camp II of Mt. Everest.) This will consist of soup, local cheese, sausage, biscuits, noodles, potatoes and porridge, butter, dried and tinned vegetables, fruit, meat, and fish. Tea with milk and sugar, dried juice, Milk, and hot chocolate. At high altitudes, you may feel affected by altitude sickness and you will lose appetite so it is important to have flavors you most likely will consume. If there are any religious and cultural specific unusual personal food requirements that might be secure with imported products bring them with you. In this case, You are required to bring your own energetic imported food, energy drinks, and snack.

 

Even if you can buy in Kathmandu, we recommend you bring a variety of high-altitude food such as Mars, Snackers, Some other types of Chocolate, dry nuts, energetic tube drinks, instant altitude food, pastries, and biscuits. Normally we do not provide snacks and high-altitude foods. We may guide you to buy it in Kathmandu or you may bring it from your home. However a growing range of imported foods, including European and American cheeses, chocolates, and biscuits are now available in Kathmandu, Some of your own imported brands of energy bars and instant food may not be available. If you want these items, you must bring them from your home country. Many of our clients purchase their daily snacks in the Mart and Departmental store in Kathmandu. In our regular Itinerary, we have scheduled shopping time too.

Flight to Lukla:

Lukla airport (Tenzing Hilari airport) based on 2840m/9,317ft from the sea level. Because of the crucial weather in the Himalayas, flight can’t be 100% guaranteed. There are few chances of flight cancellation because of weather changes. This airport is the shortest gateway to the Mt. Everest region trekking/peak climbing and Expedition. Concerning the time limit of your vacation, we would like to notice that the flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu might get delayed by a few hours or sometimes it may be canceled for one, two, three, or more days due to bad weather conditions. Especially it happens in tourist off-season like January, February, July, and August but sometime such conditions may happen even in the best season throughout the year either at the beginning or at the end of the trip. That is why we notice you are prepared for a couple of spare/buffer days except your exact travel Itinerary while you are entering to Everest region trekking and peak climbing. Of course, helicopter rescue service is available in such conditions upon your request but the 4-5 seater Heli charges around USD 3000.00 (USD Three Thousand more or less) which is a quite hefty amount of money. If In case of flight delay/cancellation at the beginning of the trip and if you will be interested, you may use your buffer days for additional activities like Rafting, Sightseeing, and short hiking around Kathmandu valley as a rehearsal of your long trekking. There are plenty of alternative trips on your choice if the flight cancellation disturbs your travel schedule. In option, you may do similar days trekking in the Manasalu, Langtang, Annapurna, or any other regions or you may wait in Kathmandu until to get a flight to Lukla instead of taking an alternative tour/trek. However, please note that there will be no refund of the package and services if you do not take a similar day’s alternative trekking and lose your time waiting at the airport and do a short trek later because of time limitations. If the flight is delayed/cancelation at Lukla after the trek, you will be responsible for oneself your expenses. Of course, all the time we will be with you to manage any unexpected situation that will appear while you will be with us during your vacation to Nepal.

Itinerary of Everest Expedition (8,848M) 45 Days

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.

 Overnight in hotel on BB Basis

After breakfast visit to Department of Ministry of Tourism for orientation briefing class and return to hotel for all type of equipment details review, if missing bits of clothing and equipment or any type of needs goods, we will go for last shopping. Then will have dinner together in a local delicious restaurant. Group will be introduced if there will be other unknown accompany member in the team for this Expedition.

Overnight in heritage hotel on BB basis.

Breakfast served in the early morning and drive to Kathmandu airport for your domestic flight to Lukla. It’s takes approximately 28 minutes. There’ll be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Chomlung in the Dudh Kosi valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river’s course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding.

Overnight in Phakding at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After the breakfast, we start our journey to Namche Bazaar, from Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail. Continue along beside the Dudh Kosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. Our lunch spot in Monjo, Leaving Monjo, we again cross the Dudh Kosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have a fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horse- shoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazaar. Stay in the heart of the village, with the afternoon free to bargain in the shops for “Tibeta artifacts, relax over a cup of tea and talk with our experienced Trekking guides and simply marvel at the beautiful scenery.

Overnight in Namche at lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Full day to acclimatize Exploring Namche and Sherpa culture. Wake up early in the morning and  climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Namche is famous for its local market or bazaar. Each week, Sherpas from the surrounding villages come to buy food and to socialize. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought in from the lowland village, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Jiri. Spend the morning exploring this colorful and lovely spectacle. Perhaps walk along the Thame Valley in the afternoon or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna.

Overnight in Namche at Lodge

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

After Breakfst we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the Dudh Kosi River, where the views are incredible, behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and Kwangde Himal (6194m), across the valley to the south, the towering ice- fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and Everest looms above ridge, a black triangular rock, “Sagarmatha. to the village of Shanasa and then contour to Trashinga where the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Kosi at Phukitenga (3250m). A break is taken here by a series of water – driven paryer wheels. In the late morning we initially climb steeply before the trail levels out to ascend gradually towards Thyangboche. It is a steady ascent of approximately two and half hours through pine fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation center.

Overnight in Thengboche at Lodge

Meal: Brekfast, Lunch Dinner

From Thyangboche, we descend through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, to the nunnery at Deboche. Keep an eye open for Blood and Danghe pheasant and high on the steep slopes of the valley, Himalayan Thar (wild goats). We cross the Imja Khola, ascending gradually, with the beautiful Amadablam dominating the skyline, to visit the monastery. The afternoon walk follows a trail high above the Imja Khola. A little further upstream we cross the tributary stream and ascend over glacial moraines to our lodge in the ‘summer settlement’ of Dingboche.

Overnight in in Dingboche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we have a full day for acclimatization and exploring. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of small fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley and potatoes from the cold winds. It is occupied mainly through the monsoon months, when large numbers of yaks are brought here to graze on the valley pastures. Those looking for a pleasant walk can head up the valley towards Chukung. The views are fantastic, the towering south face of Lhotse to the north, Island peak in the centre of the valley, and the fluted ice – walls of unnamed peaks that line the southern end of the valley from a hauntingly beautiful sight.

Overnight in in Dingboche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We are now well above the tree line and your journey today’s brings you to Dusa from where you descend to a stream at 4850m. We begin our climb of the Khumbu Glacier en route to the tea shops at Dughla. Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4910m for your evening stay. Take time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day.

Overnight in Lobuche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wonderful and rewarding day, first final destination of this trip to Everest Base Camp set out on the opposite the dreaded icefall-the most dangerous section of the Everest Summit. Rocky trail is in busy in April/May with porters carrying in supplies and the site is a riot of colorful tents perched on the ice. Everest Base Camp is the main camp for mountaineers and Trekkers feel very happy to be in Everest Base Camp as it makes a Life time memories for the adventure fulfillment. Retrace back from Everest Base Camp to Gorak Shep.

Overnight in Gorek (5,140m/16,863ft) to EBC (5,364m/17,598ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning climb up to Kalapattar the second final destination of this trip to view sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain along with 3600 Degree Outstanding spectacular view of numerous sky towering mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt.Lhotse Shar (8382m), Mt.Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Pumari (7165m), Mt. Khumbtse (6639m), Mt. Numptse (7864m), Mt. Amadablam (6814m), Mt.Changtse (7550m), Mt.Cholatse6335m), and many more other peaks that crowd the horizon the all directions. Study the Khumbu Icefall from the top of Kalapattar that Khumbu Icefall seems down. Down back to Grak Shep for breakfast and then back to Everest Base Camp.

Overnight in Everest Base Bamp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure both from international and domestic airport.
  • Kathmandu – Lukala- Kathmandu Schedule flight tickets.
  • KTM-Lukla-KTM flight tickets forClimbing Sherpa guide, license officer and kitchen staff.
  • Cargo clearance support at the time of arrival and departure in both domestic and Intl airport.
  • Each of climbing guest allowanced 70 kg personal baggage carrying by porter or Yak to the Everest Base Camp.
  • Transportation of food supply to base camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter /Yaks to base camp)
  • 4 nights (2 nights before and 2 nights after the trip) in a boutique hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis mentioned as on scheduled Itinerary.
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trekking.
  • Accommodation for all involved Nepalese Staff during the trekking base camp time.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, lunch and dinners with tea/coffee) in available tea house / hotel lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day (Breakfasts, lunch and dinners) will be serve at base camp and camp two.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during expedition for both members and crews.
  • Tea, Coffee, Hot chocolate, Hot lemon and Hot water throughout the day.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Everest (8848m).
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permits.
  • SPCC (SagarmathaPolution Control Committee) Charge.
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system).
  • Counseling at department of Tourism and pre-departure information.
  • Ice fall charges by Sagarmatha pollution control committee.
  • Alpine rope fixing change.
  • Insurance for Sherpa guide, Liaison officer and all Nepalese supporting team.
  • Garbage deposit USD 4000 per permit/per group refundable as per the provisions made by government of Nepal.
  • Trekking and climbing map of the Mt. Everest.
  • An experienced, trained, government licensed holder and already 3/4 times Everest summiteer Sherpa Climbing/Expedition Guideeach climber.
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at base camp and cook at camp 2.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • Insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff and Helicopter rescue if needed.
  • Government representative Liaison officer.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • All the base camp equipment such as stores tent, dinning tents, kitchen tent, cooking utensils, chairs, tables, toilet tents and appropriate required services at advance base camp and camp two.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • Generator for the propose of back-up of lighting power and charging electronic tools.
  • Tents for above base camp in Camp 1, 2, 3 and camp 4 for clients and guides.
  • EPI cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, three and south col for cooking food, boiling water.
  • Every climbing member will have an individual tent even in the base camp.
  • Gamow bags (Portable altitude chamber).
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of USD 3 per minute call.
  • 7 Bottles (28L) of the Russian company Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (Most of our climbers preferred to usePoisk brands of the Oxygen)
  • Latest model of mask and regulators
  • Any extra Emergency Oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staffs.
  • Daily weather report services from settle based.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (If necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Special gifts of Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd as a Love of Token.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water.
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Walkie-talkies and filming permit (if special camera or walkies- talkies).
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, battery charger.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items or bags.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear (Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice Axe/Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling etc (Can hire/buy in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue and rescued amount will be claimed from your insurance.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per mountaineering. Minimum USD 1500.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkie or satellite phone and internet expenses
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes. Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.

Essential personal climbing gear:

    1. Climbing helmet: 

      For the purpose of crossing areas under rocks and ice cliffs, the lightweight Climbing helmet is an essential feature.

    2. Climbing harness:

      A mountain climbing harness should be simple in design, comfortable when you were and as light as possible with positively foolproof locking features, and easy to put on and take off with gloves in your hand.

    3. Climbing Crampons: 

      Light and stainless steel with anti-balling and the ability to point in toe positively, comfortable and safe to walk into ice, it should be adjustable to fit your boots size.

    4. Climbing Ice axe:

      The ice axe should not too aggressive, It should be a general purpose for ice climbing and versatile light with comfortable to use wearing alpine gloves.

    5. Ascender: 

      This is a mechanical device such Ascender or Jamar, which must be suitable to be used with gloves or mittens used for ascending on a rope.

    6. Headlamp Multi-Led:

      Headlamps Multi-led is a very essential item in climbing equipment with spare batteries. We recommend multi-led because single bulb light is low reliability and a single point of failure.

    7. Karabiners: 

      We request you to keep with you during your climbing period a Minimum of 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small, and 4 regular.

    8. Rappel device: 

      Even if you lose your Rappel device and you will at some stage, Figure 8, act or similar, be familiar with mounter hitch as it may save a climber’s life.

    9. Ski poles: 

      Adjustable types very handy for the approach, are the recommended type and best.

    10. Slings: 

      Three 2m (6ft) and one 3m (10ft).

    11. Masks, hoses, and regulators:

      There are some climbers who do not use supplementary oxygen but most mountaineers use it. It is very essential for the safety of climbers. The regulator must be of very good quality for your safety.

    12. Altimeter:

      An altimeter is a device used on high mountains to measure altitude, giving the user information on how high they are above sea level. Altimeters are usually barometric, calculating the location’s air pressure to determine the altitude at that point.

    13. Jet Boil Stove:

      Quickly boil water while you cook, grill, or heat food with the Jetboil Flash personal cooking system, which features a fold-and-stow spigot and lightweight aluminum pot with a flip lid. Optimized for efficiency and fast boiling times, the Jetboil flash boils water in an impressive 100 seconds.

Clothing: 

Clothing should be kept in large plastic bags or any waterproof stuff to keep it dry.

Regarding the clothing for our climbers, we recommend those company that understands climber and mountaineers’ needs and utilizes the best Icebreaker quality. The quality of clothing plays an extreme role in your comfort and safety. The woolen quality must be the finest and it should match cotton with softness and polypropylene to moisture away from the body and keeps you dry and warm even if it might slightly more expensive.

Heads:

    1. A warm and light woolen hat that may cover your ears.
    2. Scarf or neck sleeve.
    3. Face mask.
    4. Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions.
    5. Sun hat.
    6. Balaclava.
    7. Ball cap or brimmed sun cap.
    8. Glacier Sunglass with side shields.
    9. Ski-type goggles (Optional with light and dark lenses).

Hands: 

    1. Light and perfectly fit gloves will be worn when tying knots.
    2. Warm fleece mitt liner.
    3. Another extra glove during trekking and Base camp.

Upper body:

    1. A couple of T-shirts.
    2. Fleece pullovers, medium weight.
    3. Fleece jacket.
    4. Gore-Tex waterproof jacket with hood, better larger to cover the climbing helmet.
    5. Best quality down jacket for chilly days with extra lightweight.
    6. Best quality goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down /duvet suit.

Lower body: 

    1. Pairs of underwear.
    2. Walking trousers for trekking and around camp.
    3. Pair of lightweight thermal bottoms.
    4. Pair of fleece trousers.
    5. Pair of Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof /breathable with full side zips.
    6. Pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet).

Feet: 

  1. A pair of good quality plastic shell climbing boots with inner boots, should not be a tight fit with heavy socks.)
  2. One pair of leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp.
  3. One pair of cross-trainers, running shoes, and /or sandals for Kathmandu and at the campsite.
  4. Three pairs of warm and heavy poly or wool socks.
  5. Pairs of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool.
  6. Plastic bread- bags or Vapour barrier liner socks.
  7. Two pairs of lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool.
  8. Light Icebreaker merino wool or cotton socks for in-town.

Rucksacks/ travel bags, daypack, and Sleeping gear:

      1. One medium rucksack (50-70 liters/ 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
      2. Two large (120 l / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment.
      3. Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Sleeping gear:

      1. For high altitude, one down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to -35 C (-30F). In the high camp, you can s sleep in your down (duvet) clothing inside your sleeping bag.
      2. For base camp, one additional sleeping bag (good to -20 C (-5 F).
      3. At least 3 closed cell foam mats for use in base camp and high altitude, which can be purchased in Kathmandu inexpensively, we do not recommend inflatable mats due to the high probability of accidental puncture.

Note. Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin liners, or large plastic bags.

Toiletries: 

      1. Personal hygiene.
      2. Personal hygiene supplies.
      3. Two tubes of lip sun cream, One large tube of skin sun cream (min. factor 30).
      4. Anti-mosquito cream.
      5. One toothpaste /brush set.
      6. One bar of soap or hand sanitizer gel/ 1 small synthetic towel.
      7. Hand wipes.

Medical supplies:

Note. 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.

      1. One pocket of skin blister repair kit.
      2. Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor’s prescription.
      3. One small bottle of anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium).
      4. One small bottle of anti-headache pills.
      5. One small bottle of cough and /or cold medicine.
      6. One/two course of antibiotics for stomach infection is available locally at a chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
      7. One small bottle of anti-altitude sickness pills. Diamox. Acetazolamide. For more about this medication. Please contact us.
      8. Do not bring sleeping pills. They are respiratory depressants non-compatible with high-altitude physiology.
      9. One small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter.
      10. Earplugs.
      11. Extra prescription glasses/contact lenses. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

Personal prescription of medications, Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.

Miscellaneous practical items:

      1. A Small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit.
      2. A cigarette lighter, and 1 small box of matches.
      3. A compass or GPS.
      4. A battery-powered alarm clock/ watch.
      5. A digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries.
      6. Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage, and large Ziplocs are also useful.
      7. Three water bottles (1 liter) of wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
      8. A plastic cup and spoon.
      9. A small folding knife.
      10. Binoculars (optional).
      11. Four large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks.
      12. Passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary.
      13. Separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance.
      14. Dollars, Pounds, or Euros cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, and snacks, and to purchasing your own drinks and gifts.
      15. 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.
      16. A bathing suit/ swimming costume (you never know).
      17. Base camp 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.
      18. Travel clothes for base camp and in town.
      19. Please be sure and bring your patience and try to keep an open relaxed, positive, and friendly attitude as traveling 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.

Note. This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit other equipment concerns and suggestions.

 

  • Trip Code: SGRM
  • Trip Duration: 45 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: Min- 1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 8848m/29032 FT
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu/kathmandu
  • Transportation: Plane,Trek and climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Guest houses and Tended Camping
  • Trip Grade: Challenging

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