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Mount Everest Expedition 2023 – The South Col route on the Nepal side of Mount Everest
The Mount Everest Expedition in the Himalayas presents one of the world’s greatest physical and mental challenges with such a wonderful feeling of pride and the sense of being the most adventurous person on the planet. The South Col route on the Nepal side of Mount Everest is the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who were the first to climb Everest successfully on the 29 May 1953 thus became the world’s famous heroes of the adventure climbing.
Everest Expedition has been successfully guided and climbed many times since then, but this should not lull prospective Everest climbers into complacency – climbing Everest is the ultimate challenge. To join our Everest Expedition team in Nepal, you must have extensive mountaineering experience of climbing expeditions at least of 6000 meters as well as an experience of scaling difficult alpine mountain peaks, preferably, some climbing experience of the 7000 or 8000-meter peaks in the Himalayas.
Although fixed ropes will be used, Everest Expedition members must be able to ascend and descend fixed lines independently and be proficient with cramponing on very steep ice and snow slopes. Our main objective in organizing the Everest Expedition from South Col Nepal side is to make your dream come true to be able to summit Everest safely but also to have the greatest sense of exhilarating personal achievement and fun at a very affordable cost.
Our Everest Expedition Climbing Sherpa team is one of the best teams – their experience of providing the very best high-altitude climbing support is second to none – proven by the record of multiple successful summits on Everest Expeditions in Nepal. We establish our Base Camp at 5300m at the foot of the notorious Khumbu Icefall before making our way to Camp I at 6200m. We climb to Camp II at 6600m in the middle of the Western Cwm, then climb up the Lhotse face to Camp III at 7200m. Finally, we head up from the South Col to Camp IV at 8000m before making our summit push.
The mountain that sets the bar for climbing achievement, Everest Expedition (8848.86 m), is located on the Nepal-Tibet border. The height that a successful climber can boast about also guarantees the most rewarding experience of one’s life.
As a result, the mountain attracts mountaineers from all over the world, with around 1000 summit attempts each year. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary made the first successful attempt on May 29, 1953. It is the most popular expedition not only in Nepal’s Everest region, but also worldwide.
Who doesn’t want to stand on the highest point on the planet? Everest Expedition is the ultimate mountaineering adventure that allows adventurers to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak. However, along with adventure and experience, it also presents you with one of the most difficult physical and mental challenges, as Everest lives up to its terrifying reputation if the weather turns against you.
So the altitude and technical difficulty should not be underestimated. Mt. Everest can be climbed from the south through Nepal’s Khumbu Valley or from the north through Tibet. Guided expeditions via the South Col are available through Protrek Adventure.
According to the itinerary, the expedition will take a total of 55 days to complete, with about 40 days dedicated to climbing the mountain. The trek to the Everest Base Camp takes 10 days (including 3 acclimatisation days). The base camp is surrounded by four high camps.
Starting at base camp, we’ll use fixed ropes and aluminium ladders to cross crevasses, seracs, and massive ice chunks on our way to camp one, a flat area of endless snow, deep crevasses, and a mountain wall.
The trail leads us to a rocky patch at about 6400m, at the foot of the icy Mount Lhotse wall, where we set up our second high camp, after passing through crevasses and seracs through the silent valley.
The path from camp 2 to the wall is initially flat. From the wall, the icy incline begins. Before reaching camp 3, the trail passes through ice bumps and steep ice. We’ll travel across the wall after camp 3 to the Yellow Band and the Black Turtle, which is a rocky section of the wall.
The climb continues until the foot of the last wall, where camp 4 is located on a moonscape-like plateau (inside the Deathzone). We finally attempt the summit from camp 4 via the southeast ridge. Because the area is besieged by violent winds, it is the most dangerous part of the climb.
We return down the same path after reaching the summit. The planning, logistics, staffing, and experience of Protrek Adventure will easily assist you in achieving your lifetime dream, as the company provides fully inclusive support all the way to the summit.
Permanent base camp, excellent expedition cook and support staff, full board meal and accommodation, solar electricity, internet facility, satellite phone, professional and reliable weather forecast service for the expedition, and other required logistics for a successful expedition are among the logistic supports.
Furthermore, Mount Everest Expedition offers the best cultural trek opportunity into the Khumbu Valley’s scenic Sherpa heartland. The best months to plan this expedition are March to May. Our assistance, combined with your enthusiasm, patience, and perseverance, will assist you in realising your lifelong ambition.
If you aren’t quite ready for the Mount Everest Expedition yet, our expert team can help you with preparation climbs that can train you for the challenge presented by the Mount Everest Expedition. Get in touch with our friendly staff and plan your adventure in the Khumbu region. Visit our Instagram page for latest trip updates.
Packing for Your Next Adventure: Everything You Need to Know for Everest Expedition
The key to having a good time in the mountains is to be organized and plan ahead. In addition to all of your training, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment is an important aspect of preparing for your trip. Choosing the proper equipment will give you an extra comfort and safety boost, so you can be at your best while still enjoying yourself. It’s essential to have the right gear with you to get the most out of your trip. To help you better prepare for the mountain you will be climbing, we have provided a complete packing guide.
Complete Packing List
|HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR||UPPER BODY|
|Sun Cap||Thermal Wear (2-3)|
|Balaclava||Mid Weight Trek Top (2-3)|
|Fleece Cap||Heavy Weight Trek Top (2)|
|Head Buff||Fleece Jacket (1)|
|Neck Gaiter||Gore-Tex Jacket (1)|
|Sun Glasses (UV Protection)||Down Jacket (1)|
|Glacier Glasses (UV Protection)||Trekking T-Shirt (2-3)|
|Headlamp (4 pairs Rechargeable Batteries)||Full Sleeve T-Shirt (2)|
|LOWER BODY||PERSONAL EQUIPMENT|
|Thermal Wear (2-3)||Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)|
|Mid Weight Trek Pants (2-3)||Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C to -40°C for Summit Camp)|
|Heavy Weight Trek Pants (2)||Down Suit (Northface/ Mountain Hardwear/ Kailas/ Millet)|
|Gore-Tex Pants (1)||Thermarest Mattress Cell Foam|
|Down Pants (1)||Thermarest Mattress Inflatable|
|Wind Proof Pants (1)||Trekking Pole|
|TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT||HANDS AND FEET|
|Helmet||Fleece Gloves (Thin 2 Pairs)|
|Crampons||Wind Stopper Gloves|
|Ice Axe||Heavy Gloves (Mitten)|
|ATC Device (Descender)||Summit Boot (Lasportiva/ Millet/ Kailas)|
|Jumar (Ascender)||Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)|
|Lock Carabiner (2 pcs)||Trekking Socks (6 Pairs)|
|Plain Carabiner (2 pcs)||Summit Socks (2 Pairs)|
|Tape Sling (2 pcs)||Camp Booties (Down Booties)|
|Prusik Loops (1 pcs)||Base Camp Flipflop|
|Rucksack (45 – 55 Ltr)||Valid Passport|
|Day Pack (30 – 40 Ltr)||PP Size Photo (4 Copies)|
|Duffle Bag (2 pcs 90 – 120 Ltr)||Insurance Paper|
|Water Proof Stuff Sack||Contact Address|
|MEDICAL||EATING & DRINKING|
|Brufen / Combiflam||Energy Bar / Snacks|
|Paracetamol||Water Bottle (1 Ltr – 2 pcs)|
|Crepe Bandage||Spoon / Fork|
|Iodine Tincture||Bowl / Lunch box|
|Lip Balm||Hand Disinfectant|
|Quick Dry Towel||Tooth Brush|
|Poncho / Umbrella||Garbage Bag|
Our training goal is to get you physically and mentally prepared to face the Everest Expedition with more confidence. The climbing goal will be to perform consistently throughout the adventure. Fitness for mountaineering requires a high overall level of physical conditioning. Both cardiovascular and motor fitness are needed to climb at varying levels of intensity and to navigate challenging terrain, often while carrying a loaded pack and at high altitudes.
Training goals are critically important and allow you to perform better at higher altitudes and enjoy the entire adventure. We suggest that you examine the physical requirements of the climb you are approaching and work on your fitness in different levels. Click here to Learn more about Trip Grades and choose what’s best for you!
Establish a timeline for your training program and focus on specific conditioning for better results. Along with your workouts try and add hikes and climbs in the outdoors whenever possible to get more comfortable with different terrains. Sound fitness gained through a well-guided program is the only best way to ensure a safe and successful adventure.
Mountaineering Fitness and Training
It may also be helpful to break down your training timeline into a number of key phases. These are:
Phase 1 : Base physical fitness
The first phase of getting prepared for your climb is to focus on your base fitness. You should incorporate a fitness routine that focuses on both cardiovascular fitness and motor fitness training. For those who are not used to intense workouts this phase will help you to kickstart your training. Remember that consistency is the first most important factor in achieving any goal. Combine your basic fitness regimes along with running and stair climbing. You are now ready for outdoor adventures.
Phase 2 : Training specific for the climb
Once you have established your base physical fitness, you will need to train specifically for the climb. Depending on the difficulty and intensity of the climb, add advanced workout sessions combined with uphill training. Try and do the same fitness routines with some added loads. Strength training combined with cardiovascular and motor fitness will help with the overall conditioning. This will take your workouts to the next level and help gear up for the mountaineering challenge ahead.
Phase 3 : Outdoor Training
Nothing can replace training in the real outdoors. In the final phase of your training, you should be attempting climbs which are similar to the ones you are approaching. It is great to test your endurance outdoors. This gives you a great edge in preparing for conditions similar to the ones you will encounter during your expedition. It isn’t always possible to find similar terrains close to where you live, but it is best to find a hike as close to the climb as possible. This is the best way to test your climbing gears as well.
Training goals and timeline
Working out for at least 5 days in a week is the best way to get your body physically prepared for the climb ahead. Regular and consistent training always gives the best result and keeps you highly motivated. Make sure that you workout regularly and also give enough time for rest and recovery. Keep it balanced and have a properly planned fitness routine and never overdo exercises to the point of injury. While 2 to 3 months is a good amount of time to train, starting your training earlier allows more time to adjust and prepare.
Click here to learn more about Training for your Upcoming Climb and get ready for the adventure!
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The experience of climbing Ama Dablam in Nepal with Protrek Adventure was fantastic! All of our Sherpa guides were wonderful, and they went above and beyond to help us reach our goals. (All of the members reached the summit!). It was our expedition leader’s 12th summit on Ama Dablam, and I had absolute confidence in his abilities.
Protrek Adventure’s hospitality is what sets them apart from other tour operators. The people working on the ground in Kathmandu were outstanding in their professionalism and friendliness. Everything was done to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and that the amenities met high standards. Whenever we had a question, they were there to answer it promptly and patiently.
The booking process went smoothly. Prior to the trip, each of us had a one-on-one phone conversation in which we learned about the training, gear, and other aspects of the trip. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to ask personal questions regarding the trip.
During the course of the hike, we were provided with the most helpful and professional support staff that anyone could ask for. The porters and guides took excellent care of us and were extremely knowledgeable about the terrain. The best food one could expect at such high altitudes made a big difference on this trip.
Overall, I had a fantastic time on the trip, and I would absolutely recommend going with Protrek Adventure!!
After speaking with numerous tour operators in Nepal, I decided on Protrek Adventure for my Ama Dablam expedition. This trip with Protrek has been an absolute joy, and I can’t say enough good things about them. Everything was so well planned and organized from beginning to end.
Multiple emails were exchanged with Dawa in the office, and every one of my inquiries was thoroughly answered. Following the email conversations, there were more interactions on a call in which their team assisted me in sorting out and organizing all of my climbing gear.
Because Ama Dablam is a notoriously difficult and technical peak, it was critical that I double-check all of my gear before landing in Kathmandu. Pre-expedition training and preparation were made much easier for me by the Protrek team. Dawa and Viji, thank you so much for your help.
We did a lot of training at base camp, which helped us a lot for the climbing that was to come. It would not have been possible without Dorjee Sherpa, our guide, and Suren Rai, our porter. Special thanks to Sandeep for guiding us through all of the logistics and providing us with the best experience ever.
I would strongly recommend Protrek Adventure to anyone interested in peak climbing in Nepal. Their level of service, professionalism, and attention to detail made this trip the best it could have been.
This was the best adventure I’ve ever been on in Nepal. With Protrek Adventure, I did the Ama Dablam Climb in the Himalayan Mountains. When it came to planning my trip, they were the best teammates I could have asked for. The successful ascent was made possible thanks to my guide Phurba Sherpa, who also assisted with my training by leading me through each campsite.
It would have been impossible without Sandeep’s knowledge and expertise, which allowed me to go into the mountains with complete confidence. I also want to thank Dawa, Manoj, and Viji for their help before I landed in Kathmandu. You guys are amazing! See you on the next one!
Best place for real adventure! I climbed Manaslu last season with this amazing team. Highly recommend them for expeditions in the Himalayas. They also guide you with all necessary gears which is great. Their first hand knowledge of the mountains is unmatchable.
I was able to share my dream of climbing Manaslu with my daughter. With Protrek Adventure, we both made it to the summit of Manaslu. Logistics, camp services, and Sherpa guides are all top notch, and they all work well together. I want to say thank you to everyone who helped me during the expedition, which made it possible for me to get to the top. It truly is a dream come true. Thank you for your guidance Sandeep, your knowledge helped us plan the expedition well and arrive prepared. Highly recommended.
I climbed Lobuche Peak in Nepal with Protrek Adventure during the autumn season. Excellent logistics, helpful staff, knowledgeable guides and a stunning mountain combine to make this one of my favourite expeditions. Highly recommend Protrek Adventure for adventures in Nepal. It was an experience I will never forget. Thank you Dawa and Nuru for the guicance and support. You guys made this adventure enjoyable from start to finish.
Very pleased with the company went with these guys to Island Peak
Many thanks to Fura Sherpa.
And also Viji, who helped to implement everything at the highest level.
You guys are great 👍🙌
Очень доволен компаний сходил с этими ребятами на Айленд пик
Огромное спасибо шерпу Фура.
А также Виджи, которая помогла все реализовать на высшем уровне.
Ребята вы супер 👍🙌
I went on the Island Peak climb with Protrek last spring and had a great time. For the trip to Nepal, I was travelling with my climbing partner. We had an excellent experience hiking with this fantastic group of people. They were extremely professional, and their expertise was evident in their work. The camping facilities were excellent, as was the food. Even at such high altitudes, our camp staff did an excellent job and served us delicious food. Phurba is a knowledgeable and approachable guide. Thank you for guiding us all the way to the summit. It was a truly special moment at the summit. This was my first high-altitude adventure, as well as my first 6000-meter peak. I’m glad I did it with the best team. Thank you so much guys! See you soon on another incredible adventure.
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