Dates : 29th March to 21st April 2017
Duration : 24 days
Meeting : Kathmandu
Price : 4150USD (min 4 members)
Our Expedition notes contain a full outline of the expedition, itineary and equipment lists.
Please click on the link below to download a PDF or the image to the left to view online
Expectations and Responsibilities
|Being a part of a guided expedition in the Himalayas isn’t about having everything done for you. There are many aspects of the trip that require a very high level of personal responsibility. An open and honest approach to how you are performing on the expedition in terms of fitness and health (AMS or otherwise) aids the overall successfulness of your climb. Over the course of the expedition your guide will ensure you have the skills necessary to feel confident and prepared to make a summit bid. It is up to you however to take full ownership of your trip.|
How Do I book?
Initally you need to send us a booking request by EMAIL or by the Contact form using the button below or on the right of your screen.
We work on taking payments via direct deposit.
A 15 % deposit is required.
- Kathmandu - 4 night accommodation in Thamel. - 2nights at each end of expedition.
- Trekking - twin share camping
- Basecamp - Twin share tnts (single tent available at extra cost / discussion)
- *note due to acclimatization requirements / safety it is often better to share tents with a partner
- Mountain - Twin or triple share or bivvy (depending on location / site of camps)
- *High Camp and Camp 1 Twin share
- Our typical trekking day will consist of between 5 - 8 hours of walking with plenty of opportunity for breaks / cups of tea and taking pictures.
- It is important to approach our mountain slowly to give our bodies the best chance of acclimatization.
- You will only need to carry a small day pack whilst trekking.
- A typical climbing day will be between 4-6 hours long. During this period you will need to carry your own personal equipment.
- A typical climbing pack will weight between 10 - 18 KG depending on the type and how much equipment you put in your pack!
- Summit day can be expected to be upto 12 - 14 hours long.
A comprehensive equipment list can be found in the trip notes
We will have a team of climbing Sherpas to assist us on the mountain. They will be responsible for carrying and ferrying the majority of the loads to camps and are the backbone of the expedition. These men will become your friends. Take the time to get to know them and understand them. The social aspect of these expeditions and becoming close friends with these hard working men can often be one of the most rewarding aspects of an expedition.
The Sherpas are not there for 1:1 support, however there is an option for this to occur at an added cost. Please ask if you are interested in this option.
We will have SAT phone communications throughout the trip however the is also now cell and 3G reception in many places in the KHUMBU region. NCELL or similar carrier SIM cards can be obtained in KTM with data plans. Use of SAT PHONE and SAT INTERNET SERVICES are not included in the expedition fee.
- Sat Phone - 3USD / Min outgoing. Free for incoming calls
- Email - 1 USD / email.
- *Note NO attachments cost is 10 USD / MB
Health / Fitness
Being fit is essential however an extreme athletic body is NOT required. In many cases exceptionally fit people often suffer the worst on expeditions at altitude because they have difficulty going SLOW and are used to pushing through pain barriers and don’t carry very much body fat.
In preparation for your expedition you should embark on a general fitness program that includes cardio, endurance and some strength elements.
All members will be expected to have their own comprehensive travel and rescue insurance. Please check with your policy providers that you are covered for trekking upto 5300m and your rescue insurance will cover you for guided mountaineering expeditions.
- Covermore - Travel Insurance ( NZ and Aust)
- Global Rescue - International rescue and repatriation service
Whilst not mandatory it is however traditional to reward our staff with a tip and a small gift at the end of the expedition. The tip amount changes with respect to the level of responsibility/role of the staff member. Your expedition guide will be happy to give advice / suggest and amount for our staff.