Everest Expedition
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Facts of this Trip

Duration 65 Days
Trip Grade Difficult
Max Altitude 8848 M
Trip Type Trekking and Expedition
Accommodation Hotel/ Tea house/ Camping
Meals Full board on trek & expedition
Transportation Car/Jeep+Flight
Season Autumn
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Everest Expedition


Mount Everest, rising 8,848m (29,028ft) above sea level reigns as the highest mountain on Earth. For decades summiting Everest has been considered one of the greatest mountaineering achievements. In the spring of each year, we embrace this intense challenge by taking a group of qualified climbers to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest via the South Col route. The South Col was the first successfully climbed route on Mt. Everest as Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay accomplished this feat in 1953. Since then, the South Col has seen over 400 ascents. It is by far, the most successfully climbed route on the mountain.

Climbing via South East Ridge Route
Lead by Export Sherpa Mountain Guide

Date: 25th March 2019
Start & End: Kathmandu, Nepal
Max Duration of Exp: 65/66 days
Hotels: 5 Nghts KTM 4 star categories
Camping: All most 50 days
Meals Provided: In route trekking + in the mountain
Activity Split: 13 trekking days,
50/53 days for max Climbing days in the mountain

Claimed as highest peak: 1808 (Survey of India and British Surveyor's)
Named: 1865 by Andrew Waugh for Sir George Everest
First detailed map: 1921
First summit: 1953 Hillary & Norgay
First woman climber: 1975, Junko Tabei (Japanese)
First climb w/o supplemental Oxygen: 1978 Reinhold Messner

Highlights of the International Mt Everest Expedition 2019

• Climb Mt Everest using the South East Ridge Normal route
• Expedition Climbing permit can be issue by Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation of Mountaineering section, Nepal
• Climb the Mt Everest with experienced and already summited Sherpa Guide.
• 13 days trekking to Everest base camp & same way back, trekking cost included
• KTM/LUKLA/KTM, a nice & spectacular mountain flight
• 5 Bottles of 4 litters POISK Russian brand oxygen for climbing propose
• A brand new Mask & Regulator set (should be return after the expedition)
• 1:1 Ratio Personal Climbing Sherpa to each client
• Expert & experienced Cooking Crew during the expedition
• Nice, Friendly & Comfortable logistic arrangements
• Expedition will be finished after summiting the Mt Everest

Why Choose US for your next TRIP???

01. Fist of all we are operating Mountaineering Expeditions to the Himalayas including the Mt Everest Expedition for a long. We were always success with very good result.
02. We provide very experienced & profession Nepalese Sherpa Climbing Guide who are probably the famous Sherpa mountaineers in the world.

03. We guarantee to provide Mt Everest summiteers as your personal climbing Sherpa and they have following characters.

  • Mt Everest summiteers couple of times and already attempted couple of 8000mtrs
  • Young & very strong climbers
  • Very co operative to wards the client’s requirements
  • Very personal services during climbing from your personal Sherpa
  • Can speak good English.
  • Trained climber & they know rescue management system

04. We have very profession, trained & experienced cooking crew who have been doing several mountaineering expedition in the past years

05. We will provide brand new single/personal high altitude tents with good sleeping mattress.

06. We will have very comfortable base camp set up where you can receive complete comfortable & luxury warm welcome services from our Sherpa staff.

07. We will have permanent camp II kitchen set up during the expedition period, where you can receive optional base services, where you can take a rest & sleep on the way up & down during acclimatization in the mountain.

08. We can provide store & communication tent at base camp where you can operate your communication & internet system. We provide continue electricity power supply system through which you can charge your cameras, satellite phone & other systems as required

09. In side the decorated dinning tent, we provide gas heaters to make it warm

10. We will provide branded 4 litters POISK Oxygen & Mask regulator set

11. We deposit enough Oxygen’s & Gamow/PAC bag for medical back up purpose.

12. We provide imported luxury high altitude pack individual food at the high camps during the climbing period.

13. We provide satellite phone (personal cal can be changed $ 4 per minute) & Walkie Talkie set to each client’s hand.

On Arrival in KTM & Necessary Preparation

On your arrival in KTM, Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative will be ready just front of arrival gate showing the board of “ Alfresco Adventure” please try to catch the board man. We will take you to Hotel, short briefing for the next days plan. If this is your first time in Nepal, will organize a city tour next day morning takes 3-4 hours. In the late afternoon we go through your personal climbing equipments in order to make sure that you have every item in order & good condition. The evening will be the time for Dinner, Introduction with your Sherpa staff. 3rd day is for final preparation and pack up.

If you want more days in KTM for preparation then we would like to request you to arrange your arrival in KTM accordingly.


Our approach to base camp trekking begins with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla (gate way of Everest region). Once we reach there, it takes us couple of hours to manage the porters and start walking alone with the Milk River (Dudh Koshi) for 2-3 hours from here we begin our trek to Everest base camp and reach to a small village call Phakding (2625m) where you are going to spend your first night in Everest area. Next day trek to Namche (9,000ft), which lies at the base of the Khumbu Himal.. The trek will take approximately 10 days and travels from the Dudh Koshi valley up through the Imja Drangka and finally onto the Khumbu glacier. Along the way we will visit the cities of Namche, Tengpoche, Pheriche and Lobuche, all of which are fascinating and richly cultured villages, which provide spectacular views of the Himalayas. For acclimatization purposes, this trek is longer than usual. This also gives us the chance to explore the many different areas and take the time to visit local monasteries and visit with Nepali Sherpa friends.

Base camp is located at 17,500 feet. This is where climbers begin their true trip up the mountain. This is also where support staff often remains to monitor the expeditions and provide medical assistance when necessary. Many organizations offer hiking trips which just go to base camp as the trip is not technically challenging (though you must be very fit).
From base camp, climbers typically train and acclimate (permitting the body to adjust to the decreased oxygen in the air) by traveling and bringing supplies back and forth through the often-treacherous Khumbu Icefall. This training and recuperation continues throughout the climb, with the final summit push often being the only time to climbers do not go back and forth between camps to train, bring supplies, and recuperate for the next push.
The Icefall is in constant motion. It contains enormous ice seracs, often larger than houses, which dangle precariously over the climbers heads, threatening to fall at any moment without warning, as the climbers cross endless crevasses and listen to continuous ice creaking below. This often acts as a testing ground to judge if less experienced climbers will be capable of continuing. The Icefall is located between 17,500 and 19,500 feet.


Having years of experience helped us to establish the finest Base Camp in the mountain. With the highest quality tent structures and imported foods, we strive to insure the time at Base Camp is restful and revitalizing. By providing these accommodations, we make every effort to keep climbers healthy and rested.


By the time we reach base camp, our climbing leaders and Sherpa will be well on the way to having the lower part of the mountain (the Khumbu Ice Fall) already fixed with ropes and ladders. We will establish four camps on the mountain. The first, at 19,500ft, is situated at the top of the ice fall. This camp functions as an intermediate camp until Camp II (advanced base camp) is established at 21,000ft. Camp II will consist of large tents for cooking and dining and several smaller tents for sleeping. Camp II will be our base during the placements of Camp III and Camp IV (23,500ft and 26,300ft respectively). Camp III, which stands at the head of the cirque on the Lhotse face will consist of three and four man tents. This camp serves as an intermediate camp which climbers will use to reach Camp IV (high camp) on the South Col. Most of our Sherpa are able to carry directly from Camp II to Camp IV, so large amounts of gear are not needed at Camp III to establish Camp IV. Oxygen will be used above Camp III to help aid climbers in reaching high camp before attempting the summit. From Camp IV, we travel along the South East Ridge to the South Summit. From here we traverse for a few hundred meters before reaching the Hillary step and then onto the main summit.


Camp I - 5900 meters
After the Icefall, the climbers arrive at Camp I, which is located at 19,500 feet. Depending on the type of expedition, Camp I will either be stocked by the climbers as they ascend and descend the Icefall, or by Sherpas in advance.
The area between Camp I and Camp II is known as the Western Cwm. As the climbers reach Camp II at 21,000 feet, they may be temporarily out of sight of their support at Base camp. Nonetheless, modern communication devises permit the parties to stay in contact.
Camp II - 6500 meters
As the climbers leave Camp II, they travel towards the Lhotse face (Lhotse is a 27,920 foot mountain bordering Everest). The Lhotse face is a steep, shiny icy wall. Though not technically extremely difficult, one misstep or slip could mean a climber's life. Indeed, many climbers have lost their lives through such mishaps.

Camp III - 23,700 feet (7200 meters)
To reach Camp III, climbers must negotiate the Lhotse Face. Climbing a sheer wall of ice demands skill, strength and stamina. It is so steep and treacherous that many Sherpas move directly from Camp II to Camp IV on the South Col, refusing to stay on the Lhotse Face.

Camp IV - 26,300 feet (8000 meters)
As you’re leaving C4…it’s a little bit of a down slope, with the uphill side to the left. There are typically snow on the ledges to walk down on, interspersed with rock, along with some fixed rope. The problem with the rope is that the anchors are bad, and there’s not much holding the rope and a fall could be serious. Fortunately it’s not too steep, but there is a ton of exposure and people are usually tired when walking down from camp. The rock is a little down sloping to the right as well, and with crampons on, it can be bit tricky with any kind of wind. There’s a little short slope on reliable snow which leads to the top of the Geneva Spur, and the wind pressure gradient across the spur can increase there as you’re getting set up for the rappel. Wearing an oxygen mask here can create some footing issues during the rappel, because it’s impossible to see over the mask and down to the feet. For that reason, some people choose to leave Camp 4 without gas, as it’s easier to keep moving down the Spur when it’s important to see all the small rock steps and where the old feet are going. Navigating down through all of the spaghetti of fixed ropes is a bit of a challenge, especially with mush for brains at that point. One lands on some lower ledges which aren’t so steep, where fixed ropes through here are solid. At this point, it’s just a matter of staying upright, and usually, the wind has died significantly after dropping off the Spur. The route turns hard to the left onto the snowfield that leads to the top of the Yellow Bands.
Camp IV, which is at 26,300 on the Lhotse face, is typically the climbers' first overnight stay in the Death Zone. The Death Zone is above 26,000 feet. Though there is nothing magical about that altitude, it is at this altitude that most human bodies lose all ability to acclimate. Accordingly, the body slowly begins to deteriorate and die - thus, the name "Death Zone." The longer a climber stays at this altitude, the more likely illness (HACE - high altitude cerebral edema - or HAPE - high altitude pulmonary edema) or death will occur. Most climbers will use oxygen to climb and sleep at this altitude and above. Generally, Sherpas refuse to sleep on the Lhotse face and will travel to either Camp II or Camp IV.
Camp IV is located at 26,300 feet. This is the final major camp for the summit push. It is at this point that the climbers make their final preparations. It is also a haven for worn-out climbers on their exhausting descent from summit attempts (both successful and not). Sherpas or other climbers will often wait here with supplies and hot tea for returning climbers.
From Camp IV, climbers will push through the Balcony, at 27,500 feet, to the Hillary Step at 28,800 feet. The Hillary Step, an over 70 foot rock step, is named after Sir. Edmond Hillary, who in 1953, along with Tenzing Norgay, became the first people to summit Everest. The Hillary Step, which is climbed with fixed ropes, often becomes a bottleneck as only one climber can climb at a time. Though the Hillary Step would not be difficult at sea level for experienced climbers, at Everest's altitude, it is considered the most technically challenging aspect of the climb.


After Camps III and IV are established and all our supplies are in place, we return to Base Camp for a rest. At Base Camp we will organize our summit teams and prepare ourselves for summit attempts. Once we are ready, we return to Advanced Base. If good weather prevails we move the summit team to Camp III, on day 2/3. Day 3/4 will be summit day for the team. They will start very early that morning and attempt to reach the summit before mid-day. After the summit, they retreat back to the South Col and on to Camp III. Next day the team will back to camp II & base camp.

As always, weather plays a major part in all actual summit attempts. We will try as many summit attempts as safely possible as our goal is to put the maximum number of people on the summit. Guides and Sherpa will accompany all summit attempts and oxygen will be used.

Summit - 29,028 feet (8848 meters)
Once the climbers ascend the Hillary Step, they slowly and laboriously proceed to the summit at 29,028 feet. The summit sits at the top of the world. Though not the closest place to the sun due to the earth's curve, it is the highest peak on earth. Due to the decreased air pressure, the summit contains less than one third the oxygen as at sea level. If dropped off on the summit directly from sea level (impossible in reality), a person would die within minutes. Typically, climbers achieving the great summit will take pictures, gain their composure, briefly enjoy the view, and then return to Camp IV as quickly as possible. The risk of staying at the summit and the exhaustion from achieving the summit is too great to permit climbers to fully enjoy the great accomplishment at that moment.
As most readers of this page know, the return trip can be even more dangerous than the climb to the summit.


We start our Expedition journey after landing an air craft at Lukla airport. We do the trekking to Everest base camp slowly & acclimatizing with Himalaya’s weather. It approx takes 7 days to get in Everest base camp one way. Couple of nights rest & acclimatized on the foot of the Mt Everest then after we start our climbing courses all most for 5-6 week. 6-7 week days, depending upon the summit window, summit attempt can be charge. Therefore we will suggest you to take advices & discussion with your personal Sherpa + team members of the same team, make the summit plan. In our past experiences, summit window can be open from 18 May to end of May or some time beginning of June as well.

Quick Summary of the itinerary 

March 25 to April 2nd: Trekking period to Everest base camp
April 3rd to 25th May: Acclimatize, Climbing activities & summit attempt
May 26th to 29th:: Trek to Lukla

Note: Summit attempt duration can be extended depending on weather forecast

On the summit day plan, Progress and well being are monitored over the radio by our base camp manager/one the guides and relayed up the mountain to the guides, climbers and Sherpa by radio. In this way we have some one with clear head keeping track of everyone and their oxygen usages. This has worked well in the past and we consider that this approach given the best chance for success and to meet out other two objectives of everyone safe and everyone enjoying the experience.


We are looking for experienced climbers, for whom Everest is the next logical step in their climbing careers. Our team will be in top physical condition and ready to meet the extreme challenges Everest presents. If at all possible, we request that potential Everest climbers participate in one of our other domestic or international climbs. More over the participant must have the knowledge about the previous mountaineering expedition including the mountaineering skill development basic & advance trainings plus well shill to use climbing hard wear gears such as crampons, Jumars, prussiks, abseiling. Moving past knots, anchors etc.
It is important that a team member be able to work well with people and be willing to commit to a group effort which will last for several weeks. You will be exposed to a completely different culture during the expedition. An being the expedition team member, it is your responsibility to treat the people and their environment with respect. This ability is as important as your climbing skills. Our object is successful & safety summit attempt, some time on the tough climbing days, you may think, you have been away from home for an extended period of time is highly important. Be determined to finish what you have begin, trained for and set as a goal. Mountains are beautiful places but not every minutes of every day is sunshine & roses. Therefore while on the climbing the mountains focus on your goal & try to be mentally free. Our Sherpa support look after your requirements & guide you but you need to be honest and realistic with yourself and your team members.


We committed to provide the most famous, experienced & profession high altitude climbing Sherpas. They have reached to the Mt Everest summit couple of times. To make the successful attempt on Mt Everest, there should have a good combination of various factors such as experienced team, strong & committed Sherpas team with nice, experienced cooking crew, very co operative to each other, good quality tents with accessories, quality foods etc. therefore we provide you the best services in the industry. If you want to look over the climbing Sherpas previous climbing experiences then will send you the details then you have the opportunity to choose the best personal Sherpa on your next expedition with us. As far as concern about our experiences to run smooth mountaineering expeditions to the Himalayas, We are success in our all most all the expedition trips. We run the trip especially to the Himalayas of Tibet & Nepal. The reason of our success in the mountaineering expeditions is due to the experienced Sherpa staffs, they are well trained, they knows the climbing routes, they knows how to make the climb safety, they have the knowledge about the rescue operation & technical part of the climbing etc. We provide personalize services during the climbing because our Sherpa ratio is 1:1


In case of emergency and at anytime during the expedition, company and its staff will use all the available resources to rescue and evacuate injured climbers to the finest doctor place soon as possible. From base camp or from the nearest point Gorekshep, MI 17 or smaller helicopter’s rescue is possible. Above base camp, an emergency situation can only be handled with the resources of the expedition and other expeditions in the area. Any additional cost involved in an emergency will be the responsibility of the climbing member(s) requiring immediate medical attention and/or evacuation. We recommended strong medical insurance policy which must covers the cost for Helicopter evacuation as well.


Oxygen & Mask regulator set is heart bit of the successful mountaineering expedition. Normally oxygen can be used above camp III. Yes of course there is several numbers of climbers who made the summit attempts without using the Oxygen’s. But without using the oxygen’s tubes during the climbing of big mountain is more risky. Therefore to meet our goal, we include standard number 5 tubes/bottles of 4 litters POISK oxygen into our package. We use POISK Russian oxygen, the brand is most reliable in the field of Himalayas mountaineering expedition. At the same time, if you are trying Mt Everest climbing for the first then we suggests to secure additional 3 tubes as your reserve emergency backup support, to secure the additional tubes, you must place the order with us in advance. Plus we provide well condition; brand new mask & regulator set (must be return after the expedition). We provide oxygen’s to your climbing Sherpa separately as mentioned in the package services.


Every climbing Sherpa, expedition guide & client will have a personal walkie talkie set. Your position will be monitored by the base camp manager (if arranged) or your guide, Sherpa who will be using the 65 watt base station radio units, which can be also communicate between BC & ABC/ Camp II if required. Radios are for your safety & smooth running of the trip.


We can prepare a general medical kit normally focusing to the Nepalese staff, therefore we strongly suggests to our client to have own personal medical kit where you can put as per your medical requirements and strongly recommend to consul with your personal doctor and check your fitness to go for trip.


We also offer support trekker trip to the family and friends of our expedition members. This provides a golden opportunity and allows family and friends to participate in a world-class climb. We support complete arrangement from KTM to KTM.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in KTM & transfer to hotel

Day 2

Half day sightseeing and evening equipment preparation

Day 3

Kathmandu; final preparation for trek

Day 4

Fly Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 5

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 6

Namche. Rest day/Side trip to Syangbouche/Thame

Day 7

Trek to Tengbouche

Day 8

Trek to Dingbouche

Day 9

Dingbouche. Rest day

Day 10

Trek to Lobouche

Day 11

Trek to Gorekshep

Day 12

Trek Everest Base Camp

Day 13 to 58


Day 59

Trek to Pheriche

Day 60

Trek to Tengbouche

Day 61

Trek to Monjo

Day 62

Trek to Lukla

Day 63

Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 64

Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 65

Fly back to home

Price & Dates

Upcoming Fixed Departure Date and Offer Price.

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
27- Mar- 2020 28- May 2020 US$ 34,999 USD per person Open Book Now
28- Mar- 2020 30- May 2020 US$ 34,999 USD per person Open Book Now

Inicude Services :

  • Mt Everest Climbing permit
  • A full support acclimatized trip to Island Peak (6173m)
  • 6 (six) nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Flight to and from Lukla.
  • Custom clearances as required
  • Excess baggage to and from Lukla with domestic airport taxes
  • Necessary number of porters/yak to carry load to & from base camp
  • Liaison officer wages and allowances
  • Everest Ice fall charges
  • One head Expedition Climbing Sirdar
  • Experienced cooks and Kitchen boys.
  • Permanent camp II (Advance base camp) kitchen set up with necessary arrangements.
  • Experienced and profession high altitude (1:1) personal climbing Sherpa to each client
  • Climbing Sherpa’s wages, equipment bonus, insurance, high camps load ferry bonus etc.
  • Best quality tents at Base camp with sleeping mattress
  • Best quality dinning tent with heater at BC
  • All necessary kitchen and camping equipment’s during the treks and climb
  • Portable comfortable wooden toilet at base camp
  • Shower facility at base camp
  • Carpeting inside the dinning tent
  • Imported high quality high Altitude tents for the higher camps
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears except personal gears
  • Highly preferable meals at Base camp and above for higher camps
  • All the hot drinks with beverages during the expedition
  • Imported quality high altitude freeze dried food and individual packet food
  • Enough numbers of EPI gases with burner for high camps
  • POISK Oxygen (05 Bottles per client and 03 bottles per Sherpa)
  • Mask and regulator to use
  • Walkie-talkie set to each client with radio base station & accessories
  • Satellite phone for the emergency purpose (Personal call $ 4 per minutes)
  • Solar panel/Generator with accessories at base camp for recharging and power supply
  • Gamow/PAC bag at base camp for medical purpose
  • 2 pieces of duffel bags to each clients
  • BC and ABC purpose sleeping bag to each client
  • BC and ABC purpose Down Jacket to each client
  • Oxygens with mask set for medical purpose at base camp
  • Daily wages, equipment bonus of staff + LO
  • Insurance of local team members + LO
  • All airport/hotel transport
  • Celebration meal in Kathmandu
  • Pre -briefing and de-briefing
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu


  • High Altitude insurance of member (Suggested to have the Helicopter evacuation as well)
  • International Air ticket and airport taxes
  • Personal climbing equipment’s
  • Cost of emergency evacuation
  • Personal Natures of expenses
  • Tips and Summit bonus to the Sherpa staffs

Useful Info


  • Base Camp Support Trekkers: US $ 3500/- per person
  • Extra Climbing Sherpa: US $ 5500/-
  • POISK 4 liter branded Oxygen: US $ 490/- per bottle/tube
  • POISK 4 liter Re fill Oxygen: US $ 310/- per bottle/tube
  • Mask Regulator set US $ 450/-


  • The total duration of expedition is 65 days, no refund is made for any unused services
  • Summit bonus is minimum US $ 600 or higher as per the client desire
  • The group should trek in and out at FIXED date/if otherwise arranged

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice Axe w/Leash. General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7” use a 60cm tool; 5’7”- 6’1” use a 65cm tool; over 6’1” use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long). Make sure you have a leash that is designed for use on a glacier axe. Please no technical leashes.
  • Crampons. With “step in” bindings and flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails anti balling plates OK. Keep in mind that ice specific crampons are for technical ice climbing and are not recommended for glacier travel. Anti-balling plates (optional).
  • Alpine climbing harness. Harness should fit over all clothing, have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang in. Make sure you can get into the harness without having to step through any part of it.
  • Carabiners (3) Locking; (3) Regular. 2 Twist lock & 1 small screw gate locker; 3 standard ovals recommended.
  • Climbing helmet. Alpine climbing helmet with sizing adjustments. Check to make sure helmet fits securely while wearing warm hat and balaclava.
  • Ascender (1). One right or one left.
  • Rappel/Belay device.
  • Prussiks. Or bring 40 feet of flexible 6mm accessory cord to make into prussiks.
  • Adjustable 3 Section Ski or Trekking poles. Optional but highly recommended. Helpful for non-snow covered ascents and descents if you have knee problems.

Footwear :

  • Light hiking boots or trekking shoes. For day hikes and trek to Base Camp. The trail to Base Camp is rocky and rough. Shoes that are light weight, high comfort, plenty of room in the toe bed, with good support are important.
  • Tennis shoes or low top shoes. For international travel and town days. Optional.
  • Booties. Optional.
  • Camp Boots. Optional. Insulated boot for Base Camp.
  • High Altitude All-In-One Mountaineering Boot (also called triple boot or single boot system). Expedition boot that is a high altitude double boot with an integrated gaiter.
  • Wool or Synthetic Socks. 4 pair heavyweight socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots.
  • Liner Socks. 4 pair of smooth thin wool, or synthetic to be worn next to the skin. Facilitates moving moisture away from your foot and helps reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed.
  • Booties. Down recommended.

Note: A High altitude double plastic boot in conjunction with a fully insulated over boot can substitute for the High Altitude All-In-One you will want to bring a pair of gaiters for lower on the mountain before switching to the insulated over boot.

Technical Clothing

  • Lightweight Long Underwear. 2-3 pair tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder conditions.) Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days on the glacier and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.
  • Heavyweight Long Underwear. 1 pair. Expedition weight Capilene. (Alternative: a one-piece suit)
  • Lightweight Nylon Pants. 1 -2 pairs.
  • Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt. 1-2 pairs.
  • Synthetic/Soft Shell Jacket. A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.
  • Soft Shell Pants. These highly breathable, water repellant, 4-way stretch, durable pants are worn when conditions are mild.
  • Insulated Synthetic Pants. Full separating side zippers (This is very important for ventilation.
  • Full side zips also allow pants to be taken off without hav¬ing to remove boots).
  • Down Pants. To fit over insulation layers. Outer shell must be windproof.
  • Expedition down Parka. Fully Baffled, Expedition Weight, must have good hood.
  • Insulated Synthetic Jacket. Optional. Allows you to leave your down parka up higher on the mountain as we establish higher camps.
  • Hard Shell jacket w/ hood. We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.
  • Hard Shell Pants. Waterproof, breathable. Full length side zippers preferred because it allows easy removal of pants, 7/8th zippers allowed but is more difficult to remove pants, no short lower leg zippers allowed.
  • Down Suit. (Optional) Would replace the Expedition down Jacket and Down Pants.

Hand wear

  • Lightweight Synthetic gloves. 1 pair. Should fit comfortably inside mitts or gloves. Lighter capilene preferred.
  • Heavyweight Synthetic/Soft Shell gloves. 1 pair. Wind stopper is helpful
    Expedition Shell Gloves w/ insulated removable liners. 1 pair. For use lower on the mountain when expedition mitt is not needed.
  • Expedition Shell Mitts. 1 pair. Should be big enough so that synthetic gloves fit inside pile liners.
  • Hand warmers and Toe Warmers: Bring 3 sets of each. Toe Warmers are different than hand warmers because they are formulated to work in a lower oxygen environment, like the inside of a boot; they also burn out more quickly.
  • Headwear
  • Headlamp. High quality LED headlamp. Bring plenty of spare batteries.
  • Glacier glasses (w/ side covers or wrap around). 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers, leashes, and a nose guard is particularly helpful. No more than 8% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are available.
  • Baseball cap/sun hat. One with a good visor to shade the nose and eyes.
  • Ski Goggles, 1 pair. 100% UV & IR.
  • Balaclava. (1) Heavyweight, (1) Lightweight. Heavyweight must fit over lightweight
  • Warm synthetic/wool hat.
  • Buff. Can be used to shade your neck. Or provide face protection
  • Neoprene face mask. Optional

Personal Equipment:

  • Expedition Backpack. 3,500 - 4,000 cu. in. There are many great packs.
  • Trekking Backpack. 2,000 - 2,500 cu. in. (Optional)
  • Sleeping Bag. (Expedition quality rated to at least -40°F). Goose down preferred over synthetic for bulk and weight. If well-cared-for a down bag will last much longer than a
  • synthetic bag. Your bag needs to be long enough that your feet are not pressing out the foot box which will make you colder. It should be roomy enough for comfortable sleeping but snug enough for efficient heat retention.
  • Sleeping Bag. (Expedition quality rated to at least -20°F). A second bag for Base Camp. This avoids the carrying of the Expedition Bag up and down the mountain after the higher camps are established.
  • Self-Inflating pads (2). Two 3/4 or full length pads. One for use at basecamp and one for camps higher on the mountain. If you are over 6’ a long is recommended. Make sure to include a repair kit.
  • Closed-Cell foam pad. Full length closed cell is recommended, used while staying at camps higher than basecamp and to be used in combination with your self-inflating pad.
  • Cooking Gear: Cup: 16oz. plastic insulated mug with Snap-On lid (retains heat well and is spill-resistant in the tent). Some prefer a non-insulated mug for warming hands.
  • Spoon: Good quality tough plastic (lexan).
    Bowl: Plastic Tupperware type with 2-3 cup capacity and lid.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that you have new sunscreen.
  • Lip screen. SPF 20 or better, at least 2 sticks. Make sure your lip screen is new.
    Water Bottles: 2 to 3 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Liter capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.
  • Water Bottle parkas for the big bottles.
  • Toiletry bag. Include toilet paper, hand sanitizer and small towel (as well as tooth brush, tooth paste etc.)
  • Pee Bottle (1 Liter). Large mouth, clearly marked water bottle for use in tent.
  • Pee Funnel (for women). It is a good idea to practice, practice, and practice. For use in tent.
  • Camp Knife or Multi Tool. Medium sized. Keep the knife simple.
  • Thermos. 1 Liter capacity. Needs to be strong. Stainless Steel Vacuum bottle.
  • Trash Compactor bags (4). To line stuff sacks to keep gear dry & one large enough to line pack. At minimum 3 mil. Thick.
  • Camera gear. Optional. We recommend a small digital camera above BC. Simple and light. For more information, see recommendations on the FAQ page of our website.
  • Compression Stuff Sacks. Especially for sleeping bags and clothing.

Traveling :

  • 2 Large duffle bags w/ travel locks. Used for transporting your gear.
  • Base Camp Items. It is good to bring additional items which you have found to be useful on previous expeditions. For example: paperback books, playing cards,MP3 flash player, short-wave radio, game boys, musical instruments, ear plugs, lots of batteries, etc.
  • Travel Clothes. A set of clean clothes is nice to have to change into after the trip.

First Aid

  • Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, Moleskin, molefoam, waterproof first-aid tape, athletic tape, Band-Aids, personal medica¬tions, etc. The guides will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Let your guide know about any medical issues before the climb.
  • Drugs/Medications/Prescriptions. Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirpro¬floxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Azithromycin (Z-pak) 250mg tablets for non-gastrointestinal infections. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains aches, etc. Excedrin, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.


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