Everest Expedition - 63 Days

Trip Facts
ActivityExpedition in Nepal
RegionEverest Region
Start / End pointKathmandu/ Kathmandu
Duration63 Days
Max. AltitudeEverest Expedition South (8848m/29,029ft)
Meals IncludedAll meals during the trek/Expedition
Group size2-10
Nature of TrekTea House/Camping Trekking/Climbing
Best SeasonMar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct,& Nov
Trip CodeDWTTK01
TransportationDomestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)
GradeVery Strenuous

About the expedition

Climbing the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (29,035ft / 8,850m), is the epitome of an adventurous mountaineering experience. Summiting Everest is a very challenging feat as you battle and conquer severe obstacles, including steep slopes, gigantic ice walls, hidden crevasses, frigid temperatures, and sudden weather changes. We assure you of 63 days of a challenging yet soulful journey.


  • Summiting the highest mountain on earth, Mt Everest.
  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Breathtaking view of the sunset over Mt. Everest from the Kalapathar
  • One of the world’s highest airports at Syangboche (3,780m / 12.402ft)
  • Views of some of the highest peaks, including Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • Wide range of flora and fauna
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche (3,867m / 12,687ft)
  • Khumjung monastery believed to house a yeti scalp
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard, and Himalayan thar
  • Highest glacier on Earth- The Khumbu Glacier (4,900m)

Benefits of Everest Expedition with Discovery World Trekking

  • More than a decade of experience in conducting successful expeditions
  • Our expert team of Sherpas stands second to none.
  • Our Sherpas will guide you from day 1 (From the moment, you touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport.) 
  • Sherpa climber ratio 1:1
  • Every group of four will be assisted by a certified Sherpa who has summited Everest at least twice
  • Our professional Sherpas are specialized in handling varied situations, such as altitude sickness, rescue operations, etc. We vouch for your health and safety.
  • We are an expert, honest, and affordable team of diligent, hardworking, and warm Sherpas.
  • Solar panels for charging mobile devices in camps
  • Access to Satellite Phones. 
  • Access to the Internet connection (for a small fee) at the base camp
  • We provide free airport to hotel transfers during arrival and vice versa during departure in a private vehicle. 
  • Oximeter for monitoring blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes to detect health risks such as altitude sickness
  • Medical kits 
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store for the trek/expedition duration
  • Duffle bag for porters
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and online briefing
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available dates and times for the trek briefing, and once we receive your essential documents, we will conduct the online trek briefing.

Lukla Flight Information

There might be slight alterations to the trek itinerary, mainly during peak trek seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), as the flight to Lukla will be from Ramechhap/Manthali instead of Kathmandu due to traffic congestion. At other times, the flight will be from Kathmandu. To catch a flight from Ramechhap, we must leave Kathmandu and head to Manthali around 12:30 a.m. on the scheduled departure date. The drive will take around five hours.


Comprehensive expedition overview

The Mount Everest expedition is the pinnacle of mountaineering for mountaineers around the globe. This mountain got its name after Sir George Everest, the surveyor-general of British India. In Nepali, Everest is called Sagarmatha, meaning “Goddess of the sky.” The Tibetans call it Chomolungma, which means ‘Mother Goddess of the World.”

Mount Everest has two ridges, the northeast ridge lies in Tibet, and the southeast ridge, the main ridge, lies in Nepal. Mount Everest was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. We will follow the same path these pioneers took almost one century ago via the Khumbu Valley.

If you ever desire to scale this highest pinnacle of the world, we provide you the opportunity and logistics to chase your dream.

Your expedition begins with a flight to Lukla and a trek to Everest Base Camp via Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, and Lobuche. You will not be facing the alpine climate at once, but from Lukla, you will ascend slowly. 

At the lower elevations, you will pass through sub-tropical forests full of different varieties of rhododendrons. Gradually, as you ascend, you will reach an alpine region as you reach the glacial moraines. 

However, summiting Everest is not an easy task. Not only do you need to battle the decreasing levels of oxygen, thin air, frigid temperature, excessive wind, gale, harsh weather conditions, and rapid weather change, you need to have technical skills to use ice ax, crampons, and fixed ropes. 

The Everest Base Camp is at 5,364m.

But before the climb begins, at an auspicious time, Sherpas will perform puja to appease the gods that they believe reside on the mountain peaks. You will spend 4-5 days at the base camp for proper acclimatization.

The path to Everest takes several days of planning and acclimatization. From the base camp, you will reach Camp 1 but then return to the base camp for the night. Then you will climb to Camp 2 and return to base camp to spend the night. You will be ascending and descending between different camps several times before heading to the summit. The whole process will take several weeks. 

Proper acclimatization is a must and forms a major part of the Everest Climb. From the top of Everest mountain, you can get a breathtaking panorama of the Everest region, including Mount Lhotse - the world’s fourth tallest peak, Cho Oyu - the world’s eighth tallest mountain, and Makalu - the world’s fifth-highest mountain. 

After reaching Everest, you will return to  Camp IV and spend a night there. It will take one more day for you to descend from Camp IV to Everest Base Camp (EBC). Then, you will take the same route you took to reach EBC, to return to Lukla. From Lukla, you will fly back to Kathmandu.

After the expedition, you can choose to take a helicopter flight from EBC to Lukla or even to Kathmandu at your own expense.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day1

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu (4,593ft. / 1,400m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 4,593ft. / 1,400m

    When you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find our company representative holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name. After greeting you, they will present you with a marigold garland as a welcome gesture and then take you to your hotel. We will organize a welcome dinner at Kathmandu with our expert expedition team. 

    • Overnight stay at a selected hotel (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meal (Welcome Dinner)
  2. day2

    Preparation day in Kathmandu (4,593ft. / 1,400m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 4,593ft. / 1,400m

    We will use this day to check the gear, equipment, and clothing required for this expedition. Our expedition guide will ensure you have all the necessary things you need before embarking on this epic expedition. We will also be completing the necessary paperwork for the expedition. In your free time, you can explore the Kathmandu Valley. 

  3. day3

    Flight from Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft) Trek to Phakding (2650m / 8562ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Duration 40 minutes
    Trek Distance 6.2km / 3.8miles
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft.
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    On your third day, you will be flying to the Everest region. After breakfast, you will head to Tribhuvan International Airport for an exciting and scenic 40-minute flight to Lukla. After getting off at Lukla, we will head to Phakding. Today's trek will be short, easy, and enjoyable as you will also be acclimatizing. After reaching Phakding, you can visit local monasteries in and around Phakding.

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  4. day4

    Trek from Phakding (2,650m / 8,562ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 4.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    We leave Phakding early morning and trek along the northern banks of the Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge, and reach the Sagarmatha National Park check post, where we will register our permits. Then you will be climbing through the dense forest, and, from here, you can get your first views of Mt. Everest. You will be trekking further to reach Namche Bazaar - the gateway to Everest.  

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  5. day5

    Rest day and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11,285 ft)

    Today is the first day allocated for acclimatization. However, you will not be staying idle. You can explore the throbbing Namche Bazaar, known for its Wi-Fi-connected cafes and restaurants, souvenir and gear shops, clubs, and bars. Moreover, you have options to hike to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center, the Sherpa Villages of Khunde and Khumjung, and Everest View Hotel, from where you can get fantastic views of Mount. Everest. 

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  6. day6

    Trek from Namche (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) / Deboche

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    You will leave Namche early morning and begin your trek to Tengboche, enjoying the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The trail, full of ups and downs, is quite challenging, but the views reward you amply. You may even spot wildlife on the way, including musk deer, pheasant, and Himalayan tahr. 

    As the trek progresses through dense alpine forests, you will eventually reach a small settlement called Phunki Thenga. From Phunki Thenga, you need to put some effort to reach Tengboche. Tengboche has a popular monastery called Tengboche Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. If we have time, we will trek to Deboche to spend the night there.

    • Overnight stay at Rivendell Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  7. day7

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.45miles
    Highest Altitude 4,360m / 14,290ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    Early morning, you will leave Tengboche and take an upper trail to reach Pangboche village, passing many chortens, mani walls, and smaller high-altitude settlements. From the trails, you will get stunning views of Ama Dablam. The trek eases a bit as you enter the Imja Valley, following the Lobuche River. 

    Then comes the steepest climb as you near Dingboche. Dingboche consists of fields surrounded by stone walls. These walls protect crops like barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from cold wind and wild animals. 

    • Overnight stay in Good Luck Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  8. day8

    Rest day and acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft)

    You will be acclimatizing for a second day at Dingboche, as you will have gained substantial height, so you must let your body time to adjust to the thinning air. However, you will not be staying idle. One of the favorite activities at Dingboche is to hike up the ridge above Dingboche to get superb views of several snow-capped mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Island Peak. 

    • Overnight stay at Good Luck Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  9. day9

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m / 14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m /16,175ft.
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    After early morning breakfast, we leave Dingboche aiming for Lobuche. At first, you will follow a trail that leads to a ridge above Pheriche village. Then, the trail follows the Khumbu Glacier, taking you higher to the Thukla Hills, known for the memorial statues of climbers who could not succeed in this harsh region. Your destination for this day, however, lies a little further at Lobuche. 

    • Overnight stay at Mother Earth House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day10

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m / 16,175ft) to EBC (5,364m / 17,598ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.2km / 5.3miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m / 17,598ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hours

    From Lobuche, we continue to follow the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to arrive at Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, you will ascend to Everest Base Camp (17,598 ft./ 5,364 m). Our Sherpas will quickly set up the tent for you at Everest Base Camp (EBC). From EBC, you can enjoy stunning views of Nuptse, Khumbuste, and the Pumori mountains. We have years of experience setting up the finest heated tents with access to Wi-Fi. Our trained cooks will prepare tasty and hygienic food using local produce as well as imported foods.

    • Overnight stay in a camp tent
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day11

    Rest and preparation at EBC (5,364m / 17,598ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 5,364m / 17,598ft

    You will be resting and acclimatizing at the EBC on this day. Moreover, we will be checking our equipment and gear, making them ready for the ascent to Everest Peak - the world's highest peak.

    • Overnight stay in a camp tent
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day12

    12-55 Summit Everest Peak (8,848m / 29,031ft) and safely back to the Base Camp (5,364m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 8,848m / 29,031ft

    Before the climbing starts, at an auspicious time, the Sherpas perform a special puja (worship). The Sherpas believe that mountain gods reside on the summit peaks. Hence, they perform a puja ceremony before starting the Everest climb. 

    For this ceremony, Sherpas set up a small furnace on a rock platform at the base camp. On the furnace, they burn juniper branches along with incense, and a monk (Lama) chants mantras (hymns) for a safe climb. Mountaineering gear and equipment are placed near the furnace for blessing. Rice is thrown up in the air three times along with the cries of Lakalu, which means victory to the gods. Sherpas view that they can climb Everest only if gods permit. 

    The climbing begins only after this puja.

    After acclimatizing well in the base camp, the climbing begins following the Khumbu Icefall route. However, our Sherpas will already be setting the ropes and ladders for you before you progress on your climb. There are altogether four camps (excluding the base camp) on your way to the top of Everest. As you climb from one camp to another, you will find our Sherpas clearing the routes, setting up and stocking camps with supplies before you reach these camps. Throughout your climb, you will ascend and descend several times between the camps, acclimatizing and familiarizing yourself with the terrain until you reach the top. 


    Base Camp (5,400m) to Camp I (5,900m)

    We start early from the Base Camp so that the Khumbu glacier on our path does not get time to heat up from the morning sun. This glacier is a moving glacier and contains huge crevasses and seracs. However, you need not worry much as a group of expert Sherpas maintain this path using ropes and ladders. The trail is almost flat just before Camp I. 

    Camp I is situated in a flat area, surrounded by mountain walls, and with a deep fissure below it. At night you might hear deep murmuring sounds due to crevasses beneath. However, it is quite warm due to the sunlight reflecting from the mountain walls. You will be acclimatizing here for a few days.


    Camp I (5,900m) to Camp II (6,500m)

    Camp II lies at the foot of Mt. Lhotse’s face. To reach Camp II, you need to cross the Western Cwm, a gentle undulating glacial valley. However, there are deep crevasses within, some of these crevasses have fixed ladders to cross, and others have hidden snow bridges. The snowy landscape reflects intense sun rays when the skies are clear. So you might require sunglasses. On clear days, Camp II remains warm. 


    Camp II (6,500m) to Camp III (7,300m)

    From Camp II, lying at the foot of Lhotse, you will have to climb the Lhotse face. The path is tricky as your crampons will not readily grab on the rock-hard blue ice and packed snow. As you move forward, you will find the path consisting of lines fixed with screws and anchors, but as there are only two paths - one for ascending and the other for descending - you might face a traffic jam before reaching Camp III set on a ledge halfway up the Lhotse face.


    Camp III (7,300m) to Camp IV (7,900m)

    The path from Camp III is relatively easy as you pass a Yellow Band, consisting of a layer of limestone rising from the inner mountain. This portion of the route gets extremely cold before the sun rays touch the path, but once the sun rays touch the mountain, it becomes burning hot. 

    As you will have gained a lot of elevation, you might need to consider using oxygen. Before reaching South Col, where Camp IV is located, you will be passing the Geneva Spur, a section covered with snow and rock ice. From here, you will see the glorious and proud Mount Everest summit. South Col is the spot where Lhotse meets Everest.


    Camp IV (7900m) to Everest Summit (8849m)

    Generally, we rest at Camp IV (also called South Col) for a while, rehydrate ourselves and then head to the summit. Most of the climbing takes place during the night as we push ourselves to reach the summit around 7 a.m. 

    Our first stop from Camp IV will be a flat area called Balcony, where we rest and change our oxygen bottles. Then comes the slabs of rocks of various sizes and steepness, and due to little snow, your crampons will be ineffective here. After the slabs, we reach a steep snow slope that leads to the South Summit, which lies 500m below the actual summit. As we move further, we climb over an exposed sharp ridge to reach Hillary Step - the ultimate rock wall that leads to the summit. We will climb this rock wall with fixed ropes and finally trek for some feet to reach the Everest summit. 

    You will see some survey and scientific equipment along with prayer flags and discarded oxygen bottles near the Everest peak. 

    From the top of Everest, you can see other Himalayan peaks, including Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu.



    Everest Summit (8849m) to Camp IV (7900m)

    The descent from Everest top to Camp IV (South Col) takes around four hours. You might be feeling elated that you have reached the top, but you must be careful, as the trails back to South Col are the most treacherous in the whole expedition. We will be spending the night at Camp IV.


    Descent from Camp IV (7900m) to Base Camp (5,364m)

    The difficult part of the expedition is over by now. You will be descending using the same route you used to climb Everest Peak. Once you are back at the Everest Base Camp, our Sherpas will set up the camp for one final day at the Everest Base Camp.


    • Overnight stay in a camp tent
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day56

    Rest Day at the Base Camp and clean-up (5,364m)

    We have allocated a day for Everest Base Camp cleaning. Our staff members will clean the Everest Base Camp as we believe that environmental conservation is very important for sustainable tourism. Our goal is to hand over the campsite to future users in a better condition than when we arrived.

    • Overnight stay in a camp tent
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day57

    Trek from Everest Base Camp (5,364m) back to Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945 feet) –5 hrs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.8miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m
    Trek Duration 6-7 hours

    After a successful climb, it is time to retrace our steps out of the Everest region. After an early breakfast, we leave the Everest Base Camp and descend first to Gorakshep and then to Lobuche. Once again, on the way, you will pass a memorial erected for those who couldn’t succeed in this harsh weather. After trekking for around 5 hours, you will reach Pheriche, the destination for the day. 

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day58

    Trek from Pheriche (4,250m / 13,945ft) to Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m / 13,945ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    After spending a night at Pheriche and after a filling breakfast, our team will head to Tengboche. The trail passes through rhododendron forests, Imja Khola bridge, and past the juniper forests to Tengboche. Tengboche is known for its famous Tengboche Monastery, which looks magnificent due to Mt. Ama Dablam lying in its background. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Good Luck
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  16. day59

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m / 12,850ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m / 12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    An exciting trek to Namche Bazaar awaits. After early morning breakfast, it is time to trek through lush forests teeming with wildlife, including pheasants, mountain goats, musk deer, and snow leopards. On the way, you will also catch views of prayer flags, chortens, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, you can explore this throbbing town known for providing luxury to tourists.

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  17. day60

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m / 11,285ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.6km / 8.8miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m / 11,285ft
    Trek Duration 7-8 hrs

    Today marks your last day on the trails as we head to Lukla via Monjo village. You will mostly descend through a dense forest route that crosses Bhote Koshi at three places. Then, on the final stretch, you will be ascending for about forty-five minutes to arrive at Lukla, the destination for the day.

    • Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner)
  18. day61

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m / 4,593ft) from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Duration 40 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft

    On this day, you will return to Kathmandu, bidding goodbye to the Everest region. At Lukla, you will have your breakfast and then board a 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu. With no more trails to cover, your flight will be relaxing. You might get even emotional while reliving your expedition moments. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will head to your hotel.

    • Overnight stay at a selected hotel (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
  19. day62

    Leisure day in Kathmandu

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 1400m / 4,593ft

    We have allocated one day for rest and leisure in Kathmandu. You are free to explore Kathmandu Valley to your heart's content. If you want, we can arrange a sightseeing tour for you.

    • Overnight stay at a selected hotel (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Farewell dinner)
  20. day63

    Transfer to International Airport for final departure

    After breakfast, we will pick you up and transfer you to TIA for your return back to your home country. We hope you had a pleasant experience and that your Everest expedition helped you become more determined, persistent and will continue to bring positivity to your life. We hope to see you back in Nepal for some more adventures.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included?

  • Airport and hotel transfers in Kathmandu in a private vehicle
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu– Lukla – Kathmandu (domestic) along with airport departure taxes
  • Everest Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permits, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality permit, garbage deposit, all government and local taxes
  • Four days of hotel accommodations and four breakfasts at a selected hotel in Kathmandu
  • Welcome dinner on the arrival day and farewell dinner after the expedition end
  • Accommodation during the expedition in tea houses/lodge accommodation/tents during climbing on a twin-sharing basis. Total: 58 days. Rooms with attached bathrooms at Phakding, Namche (3N), and Lukla. Standard rooms at Tengboche (2N), Dingboche (2N), Lobuche, and Pheriche. Tent camps (47 N)
  • All camping equipment like a tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chairs, mattresses. Mountain Hardware – arrangement of sleeping bags, down jackets, high altitude tents, emergency oxygen masks, regulators, and other necessary medical equipment
  • Food/meals during the expedition - 58 breakfasts, 58 lunches, and 58 dinners. Experienced and qualified cook and kitchen helper at base camp and advanced camps. Kitchen and dining equipment for all camps. Extra dietary requirements, food, fuel, fresh vegetables, and fruits during the expedition. High altitude food and fuel.
  • EPI Gas burner for a high climb, Gamow bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) on a sharing basis with expedition members. Portable altitude chamber (PAC). Group gears and supplies like ropes, ice screws, and snow bars.
  • Costs related to tents, lodging, meals, salary, transportation, flights, and crew insurance, including helicopter rescue provision and other necessary equipment
  • Medical kits. We use pulse oximeters during the expedition to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels and avoid altitude sickness or other health risks.
  • Costs of government-licensed Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified Sherpa climbing leaders, expedition manager, liaison officer, porters, cooks, kitchen helper, daily Nepali staff wages, equipment, other costs, and allowance.
  • Porters for transportation. (2 Trekkers:1 Porter) Maximum load 18 kg per porter.
  • Access to Satellite phones and Walkie-Talkies
  • Rescue operations arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Discovery World Trekking Expedition achievement certificate after the successful expedition

What is excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee, international airfare, and airport taxes
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance. Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident, medical insurance, or Helicopter rescue for climbing/expedition members.
  • Personal equipment & climbing gears, personal expenses (shopping, laundry, telephone call, extra porter)
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges for satellite phones, communication equipment, commercial expedition filming
  • Excess luggage charges. Limit per member is 9 kg
  • Lunch/Dinner or meal expenses in Kathmandu and Extra Night – Accommodation/Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Lunch/dinner or meal expenses in Kathmandu and extra night accommodation (and meals) in Kathmandu due to early return, late departure
  • Hot (tea/coffee), cold, and alcoholic drinks
  • Walkie-talkies & filming permit
  • Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Summit bonus and tips for guides and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by unforeseen events like extreme weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, sudden changes in government policies, strikes, etc

Equipment checklist

Please bring only the must-have items to the expedition. Though we assign porters to carry your luggage, your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. One porter will carry luggage of two expedition members, and the maximum combined weight they carry is capped to 18 kg. It is not necessary to bring all gear and equipment from your home country. You can buy them here in Kathmandu at modest prices. Though your tastes may differ, here is a list to help you pack for the Everest expedition.


  • Sun Cap
  • Balaclava to avoid frostbite and block wind
  • Desert Cap that can protect your head, neck, and face from sunburn in mountains
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic to keep you warm)
  • Fleece hat to cover ears and head
  • Neck gaiter to cover ears and neck
  • Headlight with extra batteries (400 to 500 lumens)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Snow goggle
  • Oxygen mask


  • Sunscreen
  • Glaciers glasses to avoid UV rays and snow reflections
  • Lip guard


  • Thin lightweight fleece gloves (or wool)
  • Wind stopper gloves (we recommend those with touch sensitivity for mobile use)
  • Heavy gloves for high-altitudes
  • Insulated summit gloves waterproof/breathable 

Body (Upper)

  • Thermal top base layer (closest to the skin)
  • Fleece jacket for extreme cold 
  • Windproof jacket for extreme wind and snow
  • Down jacket to be used below 6,000m
  • T-Shirt (Cotton)
  • Gore-tex jacket for protection against rain, snow, and wind
  • Warm jacket for providing an extra layer

Body (Lower)

  • Thermal bottom base layer for warmth and sweat absorption
  • A pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • Gore-Tex (over)trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • Underwear made of synthetic material like polyester
  • Insulated Down jackets (not synthetic) with full side zips for bathroom
  • Heavyweight synthetic pants
  • Midweight pants to protect yourself from rain, snow, and wind
  • Lightweight cotton pants for climbing and trekking
  • Gaiters for trekking boots, used over the boots to avoid snow from entering your boots.


  • Hiking shoes for walking and staying in camps
  • Trekking shoes for the trails in the mountains
  • Normal synthetic fiber socks and pants for high mountains
  • Camp booties while walking or staying in camps
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • Liner socks to be worn inside wool/synthetic socks 
  • Slipper for walking around camps

Essential gears

  • Helmet - lightweight, ventilated, and adjustable
  • Summit Down Suit for full body insulation
  • Jumar/ ascender
  • Locking and non-locking Carabiners
  • Tape slings- an essential part of a climbers' kit to wrap around the section of rock and hitch to other
  • Satellite phone
  • GPS tracker
  • Crampons that fit your boots perfectly- improve mobility on snow and ice
  • Ice ax (e) with a pointed spike
  • Climbing harness for attaching to a climbing rope
  • Belay devices
  • Prusik loops
  • Altimeter watch that alerts you to bad weather
  • Trekking poles 
  • Swiss knife 


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Small mirror
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tissue /toilet paper roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products for females
  • Deodorant floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Pee bottle (1 liter)
  • Multi-purpose soap (must be biodegradable)

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy to note information.
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen (if you want to write your moments)

Essential documents

Please send us the following documents to arrange permits.

  • A copy of your passport, three passport-size photos, and travel/health insurance documents with contact details
  • Additionally, we advise you to maintain a separate photocopy of all essential documents, including insurance policy, travelers' cheques, bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers, etc.

Medical needs

  • First-aid tapes and plasters
  • Personal simple and light first-aid kit
  • Anti-diarrhea, headache pills
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • One skin-blister repair kit
  • Stomach antibiotic - Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • One set of earplugs
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens supplies

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