Expedition to the Summit
world via Tibet
In spring 2012 we will again offer an all inclusive trip on the Tibet side for only
$41,190, via Lhasa!
See all the details below.
is all info about our upcoming 2012 expedition to Mt Everest for only $41,190!
is now online, so
sign up here if you want to join.
New: the prices for family, sponsors and friends who
want to come to BC, ABC or Northcol!
TIBET. EVEREST 2012
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Regions: China (Tibet)
Objects: Mt. Everest (8848m), Everest North Col(7000m)
Activities: Mountaineering, Expeditions
Service: Full service
Program's difficulty 8.5, difficult ( technical 3 + altitudinal 5.5 )
Group size: 10-15 members
Price: 41 190 USD
Deposit (non refundable) for reservations 5 000 USD
3% discount if you book 240 days before
10% surcharge if you book less than 90 days
Full payment 90 days before
No refund if you cancel less than 90 days!
Dates ( Days 61 / Nights 60 )
April 11 - June 10
Kathmandu - Lhasa - Xigatse- Xegar – Base Camp (BC) – Advanced Base Camp (ABC) - North Col (NC) - Summit – Dzangmu - Kathmandu
Why go there?
In 2012 season we offer a full service expedition, i.e.we provide members with:
- High-altitude sherpa - 1 per member
- Guides (Everest summiters) - 1 per 5 members
- Oxygen-cylinders "POISK" – 6 per climber
- Doctor in BC-ABC-NC
- Stationary radios in all camps and a walkie-talkie for each member
- 4 fully equipped Camps 5100m, 5800m, 6400m and 7000m
- we provide sleeping bags and sleeping pads in Camps 5800м, 7000м, 7800м and 8300м
- 2 fully equipped Camps 7800m and 8300m: with tents, sleeping bags&pads, gas-stoves, pans, gas-cartridges, freeze-dried food, oxygen-cylinders. Everything is delivered to Camps by expedition Sherpas
- free access to e-mail, TV set, DVD, sauna in BC 5100m
All our high-altitude Sherpas have Everest experience. They bring all the team equipment and oxygen-cylinders to high camps and go with team all the way from ABC to the summit
Our expedition starts in Katmandu: we are all meeting in the Yak&Yeti 5***** hotel. Members arriving by different flights are met at the airport and
brought to the hotel. The team will number 18-20 in all.
A few days later we start for Tibet, by flying to Lhasa. We acclimaitse and see the famous Potala palace, before driving the the Everest region. We have one day of rest in Xegar for acclimatization and the next day we drive to Everest BC (5200m). After 2-3 days in BC we start with yaks to IBC (5800m). The next day we proceed to ABC (6400m) where we pitch a camp similar to our BC.
A day later, after our Sherpas have pitched Camp 1 on the North Col (7000m), we move there and spend one night for acclimatization. Then we descend to BC and have 3-4 days’ rest
there. After that we start again for ABC – by this time our Sherpas will have established Camp 2 (7700m). So, we reach Camp 1 (North Col) and make an attempt to reach Camp 2. In case we cannot do this due to bad weather or the lack of acclimatization, we descend to ABC, have a short rest there, and try to reach 7700m again. After one night at 7700m we go down to BC and have a long rest there. So by that time we will make three acclimatization outings.
Meanwhile our Sherpas establish Camp 3 (8300m), after May 15-17 the whole team move to ABC and we wait there for a spell of good weather.
As a rule after a night at 8300m and a summit attempt you run out of strength and oxygen necessary for a second bid…
So the most important thing here is to assess as objectively as possible your stamina, both mental and physical…
And here your personal high altitude Sherpa – if you have chosen to hire one – comes in very handy, for he will carry your oxygen to the top (and help you down if need be). The only drawback is he will cost quite a sum. But certainly you will get a very good value for your money – at the bad concourse of circumstance it might be your life’s value.
The advantage of our expedition is that in terms of weather it uses the best time: late May – early June.
So we should return to Kathmandu on June 7 or 8. We stay at the Yak&Yeti again and leave it for home bringing a piece of Everest in our hearts.
We plan to run this program every year, so, if you are interested, contact us for details.
Prices for friends, familiy and sponsors:
If you have some doubts about your being ready to try and climb Everest, then the best option for you is to try yourself on a less difficult and dangerous route: Everest North Col (7,000m).
North Col program (30 days) - 9 900 USD
North Col program (1 month - 2 months) - 10 990 USD
If you want to bring your family, they can join all the way to North Col! or ABC/BC, the following prices are all inclusive from Kathmandu.
ABC program (1 month and less) - 5990 USD
ABC program (1 month - 2 month)- 6990 USD
BC program (1 month and less) - 3 990 USD
BC (1 month - 2 month) - 4 990 USD
The 2 months’ programs means your relatives (or our sponsors) join the team for the whole program, so we all arrive and
leave together. Joining the 1 month programs, your friends
will have to leave earlier.
The bookingform is now online, so sign up here if you want to join.
Itinerary (subject to changes due to weather, conditions etc)
||Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Yak&Yeti 5*****
||Katmandu, waiting for Tibet visa
||Flight from Katmandu to Lhasa (3650m) and transfer to hotel.
||Day in Lhasa (3650m). Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulinka Summer Palace & Metzekhang.
||Driving to Xigatse (3900m), visiting Shalu Monastery and Tashilunpo in Xigatse en route.
||Driving to Xegar (4200m)
||Day of acclimatization and rest in Xegar
||Driving to Everest BC (5200m)
||At the Base Camp (5200m)
||Moving from Base Camp to the Interim Base Camp (5900m)
||To Advanced Base Camp (6500m)
||Moving to Summit for summit attempt
||Descending from ABC
||Descending from BC
||Driving from Zangmu to Katmandu
||Staying in hotel in Katmandu
||Depart from Katmandu
Experienced expedition leader (Everest summiter)
High-altitude porters (Sherpas) - 1 per 1 member
Guides (Everest summiters) - 1 per 5 members
Doctor in BC
Use of oxygen set: mask + reducer – 1 set per climber (loan, for ascent only)
Use of oxygen bottles "POISK" – 6 items per climber (for ascent only)
4 fully equipped camps: BC, IBC, ABC and (a new Option) NC camp
Fully equipped high camps
Free e-mail service in BC
TV and DVD in BC
Permit for visiting Tibet
Meeting and seeing off at all necessary points of the route
Transfers in Katmandu according to the program
Bus and truck for the loads to Zangmu and back
Jeeps and lorry for the participants of the team
from Lhasa to BC and from BC to the Zangmu
1 yak per expedition member from BC to ABC and back
Hotel in Katmandu Yak&Yeti 5***** for 3 nights before and 2 nights after expedition in double rooms
All hotels in Tibet
Breakfasts in Katmandu
Food in Tibet
Food in BC, IBC, ABC and the NCC– 3 meals a day
Tents for members and supporting staff
in BC, IBC, ABC and the NCC
Mess-tent in BC, IBC, ABC and the NCC,
tables, chairs and tableware
Fuel for stoves in BC, IBC, ABC and
Cooking equipment in BC, IBC, ABC
and the NCC
2 electric generators: 1 for BC and 1 for ABC
Chinese liaison officer
Gas-bottles (250gr.) for high camps only
Tents for high camps
Sleeping bags for high camps and IBC
Team T-shirts - 2
Price does not include
Extra nights in hotel in Katmandu
Flight to Kathmandu
Personal equipment for the ascent
Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
Tips (for the maintenance staff)
Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance.
Extra personal (high-altitude) Sherpa
Nepalese multiple-entry tourist visa
Airport taxes in Kathmandu
Climbing Everest is a dangerous pastime. No one
can guarantee your safety at 7000m and much less at 8000m and over. So in our price we include personal high altitude Sherpa-guides for the summit attempt. According to our long Everest experience it is a must, especially if you have no previous experience in climbing above 8000m. A Sherpa-guide will enormously enhance your safety and chances of successful
He will carry the supply of your oxygen to the top (and help you down if need be). The only drawback is he will cost quite a sum. But certainly you will get a very good value for your money – it might be your life’s value.
Necessary travel papers (documents)
Permit for visiting Tibet (a group one) : we arrange this
Climbing permit for Everest: we arrange this
Four passport photos - for visas
By air and by land
Transfer from Kathmandu to BC
Meeting and seeing-off
City transfers in Kathmandu
Airfare Kathmandu - Lhasa
Bus and truck for the loads to Zangmu and back to Katmandu
One jeep (or minibus) for 4 members and a truck for luggage and staff from Zangmu to the Base Camp and back
Carrying loads above BC: yaks carry loads from BC to ABC and back. One yak (40 kg) per member from BC to ABC. Yaks carry your personal equipment.
High altitude Sherpas carry all expedition equipment above ABC. They pitch and strike high camps and bring up and down all the camping (including sleeping bags with foam pads), climbing gear, food and oxygen. The latter is brought to three camps: at 7000m (one 4-liters “Poisk” bottle per member), 7700m (one 4-liters “Poisk” bottle per member) and 8300m (three 4-liters “Poisk” bottles per member).
Hotel Yak&Yeti 5***** in Katmandu for 5 nights in double rooms (3 nights before and 2 nights after expedition)
All hotels in Tibet: in Lhasa, Xigatse, Zangmu, Nialam, Old Tingri, Xegar (rooms for 2-6)
In BC and ABC - 1 tent for 1 member
High camps – 1 tent for 3 members
Breakfasts only in Katmandu (lunches and dinners are not
Meals in Tibet on the way to BC – 3 times a day in restaurants
Meals in the BC, IBC, ABC and the NCC– 3 times a day, prepared by Nepalese cooks with the help of Tibetan kitchen-boys on gas stoves in kitchen tents. In these camps you can get any amount of hot water for washing and boiled water for drinking. We eat in spacious mess tents equipped with tables and chairs.
Food for the ascent – we provide special light-weight dehydrated food-stuffs made by western companies and in the camp higher the NC you make your meals yourselves on gas stoves. The cooking is simple, just add boiled water and wait a bit. Water is melted snow.
Expedition leader from "7summits/ 7 Summits Club" - experienced Everest summiter
Chinese liaison officer
Nepalese cooks: one for BC and one for ABC
Tibetan kitchen boys: one for BC and one for ABC
High-altitude porters (Sherpas), all with Everest experience: one for a member. They go with the team all the way form ABC to the summit
Guides – one per 5 members
Doctor in BC
Health and medical insurance
There will be a doctor in BC. We provide a big expedition first aid kit with all the necessary first aid (only!) medicines, and we strogly recommend that you bring your own specific ones you think you might need.
Medical insurance is a must!
Weather on Everest is very changeable. Every day we will look for forecasts in Internet and adjust to them our planning of acclimatization and ascent.
Extra expenses, optional:
Single accommodation in Katmandu (5 nights) – 300USD
Extra nights in the “Yak&Yeti”5***** hotel in Kathmandu in double rooms
Individual jeep transfer from BC to Jangmu – 800USD
Individual jeep transfer from Jangmu to Katmandu – 300USD
Outing from BC to Shigar (4000m) for rest – paid in cash on the spot
Extra mask and regulator (1 set) - 700USD
Extra oxygen 4 liters cylinder - 600USD
Delivery of extra cylinders to high camps – 150USD for one
Extra yak for personal equipment (40 kg maximum) from BC
to ABC or from ABC to BC – 150USD
Tips for BC and ABC staff – about 200USD from member
Price of your personal Sherpa, who carries your personal stuff from BC to high-altitude camps and goes with you from BC to
high camps all the way from BC to the summit, is 8000 USD (includes oxygen, food, personal gear and permits)
Personal mountain guide (Everest summiter) - 42.000 USD
(includes oxygen, personal gear, salary, permits and airfare)
In BC and in ABC we organize 220V with the help of generator and 12V with Solar batteries.
Each member will have a possibility to charge any electronic device
In Camps 5800m and 7000m - 12 V with Solar batteries
On the route we use radios with 144.00 frequency. All guides and Sherpas will have Walkie-Talkie.
There is GSM in Everest BC (mobile coverage at 1800 frequency)
In Lhasa you will have a chance of buying local sim card of China Mobile
"Thuraya" satellite phone works fine evrywhere on the route.
We will arrange 2 computers in BC with GPRS for commom use, but....
GPRS internet is pretty low. And everyone needs to work.
So we advise:
As long as we will have GPRS coverage your personal Communicators (palms) and Laptops will work fine
To do this you have to buy UNIVERSAL GPRS modem (modem which is not connected with any particular mobile operator).
Usually these modems have automatic setting for computers.
In Lhasa you will have a chance of buying China SIM card with unlimited internet (about 100 USD) and then insert it into your GPRS modem or communicator. Thus you will have your personal Internet.
On Everest climbers use 2 Base Camps – BC (5100m) and ABC (6500m).Hence it is advisable to have 2 sets of Base Camp equipment for Everest (e.g. – 2 sleeping bags so that you don’t have to carry your sleeping bag up and down).
the price includes some personal equipment:
Oxygen Set – 1mask + 1 reducer + 6 oxygen cylinders “Poisk” 4L,
1 Team jacket (windblock),
2 Team T-shirts.
Equipment for BC and ABC:
Sleeping bag -2 items
Gas cylinders - 4-5 items
Personal items for washing
Your favorite games Notebook (if necessary)
Technical Equipment for the ascent:
Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12)
Rucksack 70-80 liters
Rucksack 35-40 liters
Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items
Telescope ski poles
Video camera and assessors
Personal crockery for high camps
Equipment for body and feet:
Boots of "Everest" Millet type
Down jacket + down trousers (or down overalls)
Gore-tex jacket with wide hood
Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls)
Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items
Warm underwear - 2 sets
Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
Windblock face mask
Ski goggles (preferably)
The price includes some personal equipment:
- Use of oxygen equipment (1mask + 1 reducer + 6 Oxygen cylinders “Poisk” 4L)
- 1 Team jacket (windblock)
- 2 Team T-shirts
The bookingform is now online, so sign up here if you want to join.