Everest Expedition in Nepal from Nepal South Col offers a great challenging feat with high mountaineering skill to reach on top of the world’s number one Mt. Everest at the height of 8,848 meters and 29, 028 feet high. Mt. Everest in Nepal is known as Sagarmatha, the Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, which in both languages means ‘Great Mother’ where in the early days it was marked as Peak XIV (Fourteen). From the early 20 century way back in 1900 AD then got the name Mt. Everest was a tribute to Sir George Everest.
Everest Expedition from Nepal South Col side, provides mountaineers with great achievement and life experience from the start of and to the end of the climb, although a straightforward climb to reach the summit, as well as encountering some high technical sections. The most difficult and tough area of the climb is going through the notorious Khumbu Ice-Fall and on Hillary’s step, where all mountaineers require great skill to overcome the challenge. Mt. Everest straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet / China where North Col Face is located in Rongbuk, Tibet with Southern Face Col on the Nepalese side around high Khumbu.
Nepal Southside is most popular for Everest Expedition in Nepal than North Col, due to the beauty and charm of the country. Where walks lead to a lovely Sherpa village enriched with colorful culture of age-old heritage interwoven with Buddhism religion.
The first ascent and conquest on top Mt. Everest were from Nepal South Col by late legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary to step on the summit of Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953. Since then till the present hundreds of mountaineers have reached the summit of
Mt. Everest is mostly from Khumbu in Nepal, To climb Mt. Everest, climbers need preparation of more than a year with a big budget to join the major expedition. Everest Expedition requires excellent logistic support to make the climb safe and a huge success with much preparation where all worldwide mountaineering expedition needs to book with a local Nepalese adventure company.
Where advance permission and booking are required from Nepal Government and the respective Tourism Department and then allow the expedition as per the route chosen from normal or another difficult side of the mountain.On collecting all legal documents from the related Government department where all expedition members should reach Kathmandu at least a week ahead of the main departure for the Everest expedition to Lukla, by flight or Helicopter as per the budget and duration of the expedition.
Preparation and packing as well as checking all cargo of mountaineering equipment and foods for high altitude camps, after group briefing and getting introduced to each member of the expedition including local Sherpa climbing guides. Reaching Lukla airport (named after 1st conquerors of Everest Tenzing & Hillary) and collecting all personal baggage to be carried by porters, Jhopkyo (mixed breed of Yak and normal cow/ox).
Then on the main trail to Everest’s head through several nice Sherpa villages to reach the famous Namche Bazaar the hub of Khumbu Sherpa, where once a week colorful Saturday market takes place. At Namche a day for acclimatization and for a local scenic, cultural hike around where the next day trek continues to Everest base camp with an overnight in beautiful Tengboche and its impressive monastery.
After some days of a good scenic walk with little acclimatization and rest reach at Everest base camp where all expedition members should be there for final preparation for the ascent. All local camping staff will set the camp well in advance before the arrival of expedition members, where tons of equipment and other necessary gear are stored at the base camp.
Spending time at base camp with heavy preparation where climbers ferry the load to various high camps for the last and final bid to the summit, and then the group leader and team manager will decide and set the right date for the actual conquest on top of Mt. Everest. After acquiring a good weather report for the summit day.
From base camp adding more Advance / High and Camp I – !! – III to camp IV the final camp near at South Col at above 8,000 meters which is on route to Mt. Lhotse also. On checking the right and fine weather where all climbers make their way to the summit of Mt. Everest after tackling the technical section at Hillary Step to reach the final top. From the top of the world at the Everest summit enjoy a glorious panorama of high peaks the lays below from the towering Mt. Everest top, slowly descending back to Base Camp on spending a few overnights in a few camps.
Finally, all members should reach at base camp for packing and clearing the camp as well as cleaning the base camp and carrying to a proper disposal site. Where SPPC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control) will take charge of all garbage making sure that all is cleared from the base camp. After a successful climb on top of Mt. Everest head back to Lukla for the swift and scenic flight to Kathmandu, on completing an adventurous mountaineering feat of a lifetime experience.
After a wonderful stop with free days at Namche, morning walk leads to the nice winding path through rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak.
After a few short ups walk descends to Imjatse River at Phung Tenga, for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb of few hours into the pristine forest to reach Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest. A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where mountain expedition climbers receive a blessing from a high priest (Rinpoche) for a successful and safe climb.