We offer a full-service expedition and we provide our team members with:
- High-altitude Sherpas - 1.5 per member (3 Climbing Sherpas for every 2 members)
- Guides (Everest summiteers) - 1 guide for every 4-5 members
- Oxygen cylinders (Armatec) – 10 bottles per climber + 4 bottles per Sherpa.
- 2 sets (one spare) of oxygen mask + regulator (Summit Oxygen).
- A doctor in BC-ABC-NC
- Stationary radios in all camps and a walkie-talkie for each member.
- 4 fully equipped Camps: Basecamp (BC, 5100m), Intermediate Basecamp (IBC, 5800m), Advanced Basecamp (ABC, 6400m) and North Col (NC, 7000m)
- We provide sleeping bags and sleeping pads in Camps 5800m, 7000m, 7800m and 8300m.
- Out members have private tents in BC (large tent with full beds) and ABC.
- 2 fully equipped high-altitude Camps at 7800m and 8300m: with tents, sleeping bags & pads, gas-stoves, pans, gas cartridges, freeze-dried food, oxygen-cylinders. Everything is brought to these Camps by our expedition Sherpas
- Free access to e-mail, TV set, DVD, sauna in Basecamp 5100m
All our high-altitude Sherpas have Everest experience. They bring all team equipment and oxygen-cylinders to the high camps and join the team all the way from ABC to the summit.
Our expedition starts in Lhasa: you will arrive in Lhasa (3600m) and will stay there 2 nights. Then we will drive to Xigatse (3900m) and the next day to Xegar (4200m). We'll have one rest day in Xegar for acclimatization and the next day we'll drive to Everest BC (5200m).
After 2-3 days in BC, we will hike to IBC (5800m). The next day we proceed to ABC (6400m) where we pitch a camp similar to our BC.
Depending on the weather and the acclimatisation of the members, we might already spend a night in the North Col camp (7000m). Then we'll descend to BC and will rest for 3-4 days.
Then we will start again for ABC. By this time our Sherpas will have established Camp 2 (7700m). We will stay in North Col camp (7000m) and will attempt to reach Camp 2. In case we cannot do this due to bad weather or due to the lack of acclimatization, we will descend to ABC, have a short rest there, and then try to reach 7700m again.
After one night at 7700m, we go all the way down to BC and have a long rest there.
Meanwhile, our Sherpas will also establish Camp 3 (High Camp, 8300m). Around May 15-17 the whole team will move to ABC and there we'll wait for a spell of good weather (the "Weather Window") to start our summit bid.
Normally after one night at High Camp (8300m) and a summit attempt, you will have run out of strength and oxygen necessary for a second bid. So the most important thing is to assess as objectively as possible your stamina, both mental and physical, before your summit attempt.
Your personal high altitude Sherpa will stay with you all the time to guide you, carry your oxygen to the top (and will help you down if need be).
During every rest in BC, we also offer complimentary trips to the small Tibetan town Taschi Dzong at 4100m altitude to recover further if needed. We will provide transport and lodging, you can organize your own meals there.
We should return to Lhasa around May 26-27.
We plan to run this program every year, so, if you are interested in next year's expedition, please contact us for details.
Prices for friends, family and sponsors:
If you want, you can bring your family; they can join all the way to North Col! Or they can visit you in BC/ABC. The following prices are all inclusive from Lhasa.
North Col program (30 days) - 19,900 USD
ABC program (1 month and less) - 8800 USD
ABC program (2 months)- 10,000 USD
BC program (15 days and less) - 6000 USD
The 2 months program means that your relatives (or your sponsors) join the team for the whole program, so we all arrive and leave together. Joining the 1-month programs, your guests will have to leave earlier.