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Mt. Everest Expedition South Ridge

Zambuling Trekking  provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress-free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.
In the Base camp, our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the Base Camp, we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp, we also provide a dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities, and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In base camp, we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF handheld radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps. Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and Base Camp organization. In base camp, our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.

It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Zambuling Trekking  for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Zambuling Trekking  runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

For our full board climbers we set up intermediate facility at camp 2 (6,400m); this will include personal tents for full board clients, kitchen and dining tents and the toilet facility. We provide meals while our clients are in camp 2. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to help the clients reach the summit. Personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 3 and camp 4 including food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will guide and assist the client on the summit day. We provide the climbing Sherpa with appropriate radio communication to Camp 2, 3, and 4 and the climbing route.

Full Board Cost Include 
⦁ Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both Domestic and International flight as per itinerary.
⦁ Assistance at the International airport by Zambuling Trekking  while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
⦁ 4: Nights 4/5 stars or similar hotels accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
⦁ Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
⦁ Schedule Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
⦁ All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance Base Camp and camp two.
⦁ Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
⦁ Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and cook at Camp 2
⦁ 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea/ coffee) in  available tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking
⦁ 3 fresh meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners) will be serve at base camp, and camp two.
⦁ All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition for both members and crews.
⦁ Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak to climbing the Mt. Everest.
⦁ Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
⦁ Trekking Permit (Everest National Park entry fee)
⦁ TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
⦁ Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Everest (8848M).
⦁ Nepalese Government Royalty and fees;
⦁ One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
⦁ All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
⦁ Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp.
⦁ Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen boys.
⦁ Equipment allowances and wages for Government Liaison Officer.
⦁ First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
⦁ Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
⦁ Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
⦁ Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
⦁ Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
⦁ Emergency Oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
⦁ Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
⦁ Solar panel for light and battery charger.
⦁ All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 for members and staff.
⦁ Ice fall charges by Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.
⦁ Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
⦁ 7  Bottles (28L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (we use Poisk brands of the Oxygen)
⦁ Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators
⦁ Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance for staff
⦁ Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff.
⦁ Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
⦁ Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp two.
⦁ Trekking and Climbing map of the  Mount Everest.
⦁ EPI Cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, three and south col for cooking food, boiling water.
⦁ Generator will be providing for back- up of lighting power and charging electronic tools.
⦁ Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/Yaks to base camp)
⦁ Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
⦁ Complete pre-departure information
⦁ Flight ticket reconfirmation
⦁ visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
⦁ Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
⦁ Zambuling Trekking  T-shirt/Pashmina, broacher.

Full board service Cost Exclude:
⦁ Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
⦁ Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
⦁ Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
⦁ Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
⦁ Extra transportation then display in itinerary program.
⦁ Any additional staff other than specified.
⦁ Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
⦁ Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
⦁ Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
⦁ Willie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera or willies-talkies).
⦁ Personal climbing gears;
⦁ Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
⦁ Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
⦁ Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
⦁ Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum US$ 1500.00 per climbing Sherpa guide, after you touch C4.
⦁ Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
⦁ Airfare of international flights.
⦁ Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
⦁ Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
⦁ Any other item not included in “COST INCLUDES”

Note: Base Camp Service cost: Please contact us by email or call us.


Zambuling Trekking  has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Zambuling Trekking  has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why; we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:
⦁ The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
⦁ We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
⦁ The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
⦁ The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
⦁ Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
⦁ Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Zambuling Trekking  or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
⦁ Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
⦁ Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
⦁ Quality of food that client requires. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
⦁ Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?
⦁ Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Zambuling Trekking  for any information about in your selected package.

Zambuling Trekking knows the surefire way to charge you with overwhelming emotions when being in Nepal. How do you feel about trekking in the Himalayas and facing the challenge of human endurance? If you get enthusiastic about this idea in the same way as we do, our Everest climbing expeditions are exactly what you need. We offer a trip that will be remembered for its breathtaking beauty, stunning views, and ultimate tests of your skills.
Climbing the mountain from the Southside belongs to one of those Everest expeditions which allow you to move beyond the boundaries of your imagination. Being virtually on the top of the Earth provides you with a chance to build up a bigger picture. Overlooking the natural wonders of Nepal, Everest is known to be a legendary mountain steeped in history. It is not about easy-to-climb one that can be conquered by everyone. This mount poses a considerable challenge even for well-trained climbers. However, Zambuling Trekking is ready to go the extra mile for you to have a chance to become part of that history. When you embark on our Everest guided expeditions, it is up to you to open up horizons you have never seen before.
Features of Climbing Mount Everest from the South Ridge
The unique point of this route lies in crossing the Khumbu Icefall and the Lhotse Face. While Everest is known for harsh weather conditions and unpredictability, this glacier features crevasses and seracs scattered all over the way. With this in mind, Zambuling Trekking  provides all climbers with professional guiding services and equipment required for successful ascending. We have been mapping out new routes and improving safety standards for many years to help you achieve summit aspirations. That is why our Everest expedition cost includes scores of ladders, carrying ropes, and other equipment to get through crevasses and other obstacles successfully. Besides, new techniques allow us to cross the Khumbu Icefall much faster than before. We will do everything it takes to overcome difficulties the South route is fraught with.
On the Route to Summit
It means crossing snow-capped peaks while being in full gear at heights of above 8,000 meters. Plus, every climber is subjected to the effects of high altitude, including oxygen deprivation. Therefore, Zambuling Trekking allows for several acclimatization periods at camps so that you can get accustomed to ever-changing environmental conditions and keep your performance at the highest level.
Before setting out on a guided expedition to Everest, it is recommended to test your mountaineering skills, endurance, and addictiveness. Although we will provide you with professional assistance and vital equipment, you should practice hard to be able to pay tribute to nature while standing at the summit of the highest mountain in the world.
Zambuling Trekking  (P).Ltd enables you to live through the experience you have been looking for so long. Choose this climbing route and enjoy the allure of Everest to the fullest. Now the time has come to challenge you!
South Col Route Camps:
Base camp: 17,060'/5200m

Everest base camp located on a moving glacier at 5,200 meters from sea level where you will spend up to 45 days. Conditions in base camp will remain consistent during the climbing period and will consist of shifting and moving tents and platforms as the ice moves and melts. The area is harsh, but beautiful surrounded by Pumori, Lola, Nuptse, Nuptse and the Khumbu Icefall with warm mornings and occasional afternoon snow squalls. With so many expedition teams at BC, it looks and feels like a small village in the Himalaya.
C1: 19,357'/5900m
Reaching C1 is the most technical part of a southside climb since it crosses the Khumbu Icefall. The Icefall is 2,000′ feet of moving ice with deep crevasses, towering ice sera’s and avalanches off Everest’s west shoulder. During the climbing period, we attempt to spend only 2 nights at Camp I for acclimation. Once you have proper acclimation our plans call for us to move up and down directly from camp II for safely.
C2: 20,998'/6400m
Camp 2 is located in a lateral moraine at the bottom of the west ridge. It is a very safe and sheltered location with tremendous views of Lhotse. All companies set-up their main climbing camp for the duration of the climbing period here with tents for individual climbers along with a kitchen and dining tents. Camp 2 is the main acclimatization camp and the base for camp 3 acclimatization climbing and the final summit attempt. This is the camp, where you are spending the most time after base camp.
C3: 23,294'/7100m
Climbing the Lhotse Face to C3 is often difficult since almost all climbers are feeling the effects of high altitude and are not yet using supplemental oxygen. The Lhotse Face is steep and the ice is hard, but the route is fixed with rope and the angles can range from 30 to 45 degrees. It is a long climb to C3, but is required for acclimatization prior to a summit bid. You will spend 2 nights at camp three for acclimatization and the summit push.
South Col: 26,300'/8000m
Welcome to the moon. This is a flat area covered with loose rock and surrounded by Everest to the north and Lhotse on the south. Located at the South Col is the last camp; it is easily accessible by a majority of climbers without supplementary oxygen. There are two rock sections to navigate before camp 4: the Yellow Band an inter-layer of marble, phyllite and semi schist rock and the Geneva Spur, an anvil-shaped rib of black rock. Both of these areas are set-up with fixed ropes.
Summit: 29,029′/8848m – 1 hour or less
The last section from the South Col to the summit takes 09-13 hours to navigate. There is the Balcony, the Hillary Step, and the south summit before reaching the central summit. The route to the true summit is a moderate snow slope and while tired, adrenaline keeps most climbers moving at this point.

Per our experience, these are the relative times for travel between the camps. 

Base Camp: 17,060'/5200m     C1:19,357'/5900m - 5-6 hours, 1.62 miles
C2:20,998'/6400m - 2-3 hours, 1.74 miles  C3:23,294'/7100m 5-7 hours, 1.64 miles
Yellow Band: 2-3 hours     Geneva Spur: 2 hours South
Col: 26,300'/8000m- 1 hour    Balcony: 5 - 6 hours
South Summit: 28500'/8690m - 4 to 5 hours  Hillary Step:1 hour around 
Summit: 29,029' / 8848m 1 and half hour  Return to South Col: 5 -8 hours
Return to C2: 5 hours     Return to Base Camp: 5 hours
Facts of the Trip
⦁ Highest access: 8,848m (29,029ft) 
⦁ First Ascent: May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay Sherpa
⦁ Duration: 67 Days
⦁ Group Size: 1-10 persons per group
⦁ Co-ordinates:27°59'17'' N / 86°55'31'' E
⦁ Location: Nepal/Tibet border
⦁ Country: Nepal
⦁ Airport: Kathmandu Airport
⦁ Departure From: Kathmandu Airport
⦁ Grade: Challenging
⦁ Accommodation: Three-star to five stars as request
⦁ Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, I, D during trekking and climbing
⦁ Transportation: vehicle and domestic flight
⦁ Best season: Spring Season (April, May)
⦁ Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
⦁ Include Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
⦁ Culture: Sherpa and Tamang
⦁ Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
⦁ Climbing route: Southeast ridge (Normal route)
⦁ Himalayan sights: Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho-Oyu

Cost Includes:

All arrival and departure transfer services in Kathmandu.

Flight & transfers Kathmandu-Manthali-Lukla-Manthali-Kathmandu.

4 Nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan.

Flight & transfers Kathmandu-Manthali-Lukla-Manthali-Kathmandu.

Mt. Everest expedition permit (Royalty; US$ 11,000 for member).

Government official Liaison Officer for Everest Expedition.

Khumbu village & Sagarmatha National Park entry permit & TIM’s card.

All camping equipment in Advance Base Camp and other camps.

Food, accommodation and guide during trekking in teahouse/lodge.

Food during expedition period cooked by our experienced cook. EBC and C2.

1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa guide for climbing support.

6 Oxygen (4 Ltrs.) bottles for climbing member and 3 for Sherpa.

Mask & regulators 1-set for climbing member and Sherpa.

Gamow bag at EBC for emergency rescue purpose.

Baggage allowance carrying by Yaks/porters up and down to EBC: 50 kg.

Required high altitude food for climbing member and Sherpa for all high camp.

Insurance, wages, meal and allowances for climbing Sherpa and BC staffs.

Solar panels for light and battery charging in base camp.

Icefall and rope fixing charges, tents at high camps EBC,C1, C2, C3 and C4.

First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.

Walkie-talkies & satellite phone for communication (uses charge $ 5 per unit for Sat-phone).

Office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.

Farewell Dinner & Zambuling Trekking Special Gifts.

Cost Excludes:

Any additional staff (s) specially required by the climbing member.

Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu except farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls and Internet uses.

Clothing, packing items, personal medical kit, personal trekking/climbing gears.

Any extra services or products or offers or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations etc.

Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.

Airfare of international and domestic flights other than specified.

Summit bonus to the personal climbing Sherpa (Beginning from minimum US$ 1800 per summit per Sherpa).

Tips to base camp staffs(Per climbing member beginning from minimum US$ 300.00 in total for all)

Any other item not mentioned in “The Service Package Excludes” Section.



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