Mount Everest South Side

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Everest Expedition South Side: 1 April – 31 May 2019

This is the most popular route for those wishing to summit Everest – something that is regarded as one of the greatest achievement in mountaineering. The weather tends to be more forgiving, there is less time spent over 8000m than on the North Side route, and as a result, the route has a higher percentage of successful summit attempts.

The South Side route is more direct than it’s North Side counterpart – the downside is that it is also steeper! Helicopter rescue is available up to Camp 2, making this a popular choice for those attempting to summit for the first time.

Skill Level
This trip requires technical mountain experience (crampons, ice axe, abseiling), superb fitness and high levels of mental tenacity. The fact that it takes over 60 days to complete means that you will need to have emotional strength to be able to cope with being away from family and your day-to-day comfort levels. We insist on a 1:1 Sherpa-to-climber ratio on summit day and do everything in our power to make your time on the mountain as safe and enjoyable as possible (including the provision of surprisingly good food!)
Itinerary Overview

Our trip begins with a 56km (35 mile) trek to Base Camp from the airport town of Lukla in Nepal. Having reached Base Camp, we will then work our way through the infamous Khumbu Icefall before making our way through the four camps en route to the summit. This takes the form of various “rotations” –

  • Two nights at Camp 1, three nights at Camp 2 and then back to Base Camp for three rest days
  • Nights at Camp 1 and Camp 2, and a day trip to Camp 3
  • Nights at Camp 1 and Camp 2, plus one night at Camp 3
  • Summit attempt – two nights at Camp 2, one night at Camp 3, and a short night at the South Col before attempting to summit.

Our summit route follows the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay – the first people to stand on the summit of the highest mountain in the world (29 May 1953).

Visas & Vaccinations

Visas

Tourist entry visas can be obtained at Tribuvhan International Airport on your arrival in Kathmandu for US$100. You need 2 colour photos for your entry visa (bring 5 in total as you will need additional colour photos for trekking permits etc.) You will notice a higher visa fee due to the longer length of stay in Nepal.

Vaccinations

 The following vaccinations are suggested:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria- Revaccination recommended every 10 years
It is difficult to find the words to describe the feeling of standing on the summit, having achieved a life-long dream. Adventures Global are as good as it gets, when it comes to Everest logistics. They come highly recommended. Steve

Sydney, Australia

I have had the privilege of guiding for Adventures Global. They take special care of their clients and their logistics are top class. I look forward to doing more work with them in the future. Kevin

Brisbane, Australia

I have been on more than a dozen international mountaineering expeditions and my recent time on Everest with Adventures Global was the best I have ever experienced. They are an outstanding outfitter to deal with and come highly recommended. Arthur

New Zealand

Duration:
65 days door-to-door
Difficulty:
9
Co-ordinates:
27°59’17″N, 86°55’31″E
Location:
Nepal | Tibet | China
 Elevation:
 8848 m | 29 028 ft
Price:
From US$ 39,500 to US$ 52,500
Inclusions
  • All logistics up to the summit and back
  • Flights to and from Lukla
  • Trekking costs into and out of Base Camp
  • 4 hotel nights in Kathmandu
  • Customs clearances as required
  • Everest climbing permit
  • Liaison Officer
  • Khumbu Icefall charges
  • Route fixing charges
  • Sirdar climbing Sherpa
  • Personal climbing Sherpa
  • Unlimited O2 per climber
  • Mask and regulator set
  • Sufficient O2 for each of the climbing Sherpas
  • Porters and yaks for load carrying to Base Camp
  • Excess baggage on the domestic flight to Lukla
  • Experienced cooks and kitchen boys
  • High quality single tent in Base Camp with mattress
  • High quality dining tent in Base Camp with heating and carpeting
  • All kitchen and camping gear above Base Camp
  • Comfortable toilet facilities in Base Camp
  • Shower facilities in Base Camp
  • High quality high altitude tents above Base Camp
  • All group climbing gear
  • A permanent Advanced Base Camp with kitchen staff and dining tent
  • Good quality food in Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp
  • Hot drinks and other beverages available all day
  • Imported high altitude freeze dried food for camps above Advanced Base Camp
  • Gas and burners for the camps above Advanced Base Camp
  • Walkie-talkie set for each climber with a radio base station and all accessories
  • Satellite phone for emergency purposes
  • Solar panels and generator in Base Camp for recharging batteries
  • Internet facilities
  • Gamow bag in Base Camp for emergency purposes
  • Oxygen with mask and regulator in Base Camp for medical purposes
  • Insurance for all local staff
  • All transport to and from airports
  • Welcome dinner and celebration meal at the end
  • Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Exclusions
  • International travel
  • All personal climbing gear
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and summit bonus. (Please check with the office regarding our recommended gratuity.)
  • Personal medical expenses, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Any costs arising from flight cancellation/ delays, political disturbance or natural disasters.