The Ultimate Climbing Experience
Date: April 10, 2019 >
Price: 65,000 USD
The Roof of The World
Countless expeditions to Mt. Everest have succeeded, but many more have failed. Don’t be deceived: Climbing Everest is extremely difficult. To earn a spot on our International Everest Expedition team in Nepal, you must prove your capabilities. All climbers must have an extensive background in mountaineering above an altitude of 6000m; preferably, above 7000m or 8000m. Prior experience in the Himalayas is greatly advantageous. Each team member must understand fixed line ascent and descent principles, as well as crampon use on steep, icy slopes..
Our Climbing Sherpa team is revered as one of the best and, with world record experience, they have proven themselves capable of leading several successful expeditions up Everest.
Our expedition begins at Base Camp, with an altitude of 5300m, and weaves up through the Khumbu Icefall to Camp 1 at 6200m. From Camp 1, we climb to Camp II at 6600m, up the Lhotse face to Camp III at 7200m and finally from the South Col up to Camp IV at 8000m before making our final push to the summit.
The Small World’s Everest Expedition will support the lives and well being of local porters in the Sherpa community.
Our Expedition to Everest Base camp
Our Everest Expedition establishes a long-standing, comfortable base camp for the duration of our expedition. We provide our climbers with a spacious dining hall, chairs, tables, carpets, heat, electricity and even internet access if desired. Each climber has their own tent, a comfortable Exped down mattress and access to a shower and toilet, which are cleaned every day. Our Everest Expedition cook caters impressive meals every day while our expedition team manager remains on standby for any and all logistical necessities.
Training and Climbing Strategy
To ensure proper acclimatization, we spend several nights at base camp before ascending to Camp 1. During this time, our Climbing Sherpas address all climbing techniques including, but not limited to: glacial travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying and use of oxygen, mask and regulator etc. A practical 6000m climb will test our skills before attempting the Everest summit.
During our acclimatization hike to Camp II and beyond, we climb through the Khumbu ice fall several times. Our Climbing Sherpas ensure that all camps are well stocked with tents, food and oxygen. Before we make our final summit attempt, we return one final time to base camp for recuperation. When favorable weather arrives, we leave Everest Base camp for the summit. At all times, there is a 1:1, climber to Climbing Sherpa ratio, to ensure that every climber has the aid and support they require to reach the summit and return safely back to base camp.
Climbing Gear, Expedition Food and Transportation
The Small World provides all expedition climbing gear including high altitude tents, solar lights, oxygen, regulators, masks, climbing ropes and chairs and tables for relaxation. Our cook provides climbers with more than enough tasty and hygienically prepared food at all camps throughout the expedition. All food and supply trips from base camp to the higher camps are already included in the price. MOST COMPANIES CHARGE EXTRA FOR THESE.
Expedition safety regulations, communication and weather forecasting
All our Climbing Sherpas and guides have extensive knowledge and training in wilderness medical first aid and rescue. They will carry extra oxygen and emergency medical kits along with a Gamow bag for high altitude sickness if ever needed. We do encourage our climbers to carry personal medical kits as well.
The Small World exclusively uses top flight gear and accessories. For our oxygen, we use TOP OUT oxygen regulators and 4-liter Poisk oxygen cannisters. Satellite phones and two-way radios are always accessible for communication.
Good weather is essential for ensuring safety for our climbers and crew. To predict the forecast, we use a highly advanced service that provides us with regular info and updates throughout the duration of our Everest Expedition.
Booking is now OPEN for our Everest Expedition in 2019
With a 100% success rate in the past, The Small World is the most reliable climbing company in Nepal. Our International Everest Expedition up the South Col from the Nepali Side is now officially open for qualified climbers to book. We accept a maximum of 8 climbers so hurry to secure your spot now. Prepare yourself for a dream come true: to stand on top of the world.
Our Everest Expedition officially begins in Nepal’s thriving city of Kathmandu. After a few days of touring the city’s incredible sites, we fly to Phaplu where our Everest Expedition, complete with cultural visits and unforgettable vistas, begins.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation for Expedition, Overnight Hotel.
Day 03: Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism, overnight Hotel.
Day 04: Kathmandu to Lukla by flight then trek to Phakding, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 05: Phakding to Namche, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization and explore around, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 07: Namche to Tyangboche, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 08: Tyangboche to Pheriche, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 09: Rest day in Pheriche, visit Dingboche day trip, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 10: Pheriche to Labuje, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 11: Lobuje to Base Camp, overnight tented Camping.
Day 12 to day 52: Climbing Period of Mt. Everest 8848m, overnight tented Camping.
Day 53: Cleaning Base Camp and Preparation, overnight tented Camp.
Day 54: Base Camp to Pheriche, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 55: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar, overnight Hotel/Guest house.
Day 56: Namche Bazaar to Lukla and transfer to hotel.
Day 57: Early morning flight back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 58 and Day 59: Free days in Kathmandu, Overnight Hotel.
Day 60: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.
Our Expedition Team
More about Phurba>
Phurba Sherpa is not only a guide and translator, but the nephew of the late, great Babu Chiri Sherpa who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent atop Everest’s summit. Phurba Sherpa upholds his uncle’s name with great pride. He spent the last three years managing media relations for the Small World Adventures and all known associates.
We are proud to have such a talented man on our team.
More about Chhyamba>
Chhyamba Sherpa has led countless expeditions over the last five years throughout the Solukhumbu region for the Small World Adventures team. He has guided over fifty times groups to Everest Base Camp and trained at high altitude extensively. He spent the duration of 2018 training and honing his climbing and medical skills in preparation for our Everest Expedition in 2019. We are proud to have his expertise.
More about Nate>
Nate Menninger, an American born climber, spent the better part of the last five years living and climbing in the Himalayas. He has led various expeditions for The Small World team, speaks Nepali fluently and summited several peaks in the upper Solukhumbu region, including Island Peak (6,200m). He will serve as our expedition’s primary porter, hauling all necessary equipment from Everest Base Camp up to Camps I, II, III and IV.
More about Kaji>
Kaji Sherpa holds the current speed climbing world record up Mount Everest. In 20 hours and 24 minutes, Kaji climbed the entirety of Mt. Everest via the challenging South Col route without supplemental oxygen, steroid drug assistance, Sherpa aid or guidance. His record remains unbroken and we are honored to have him aboard this expedition. There is no better man climber in the world suited to lead an Everest Expedition.
Base Camp Guide
More about Mingmar>
Mingmar Sherpa, like Chhyamba, aided Small World campaigns for the last three years. With a rare set of skills in high altitude cooking, Mingmar will provide hearty, healthy meals all the way up to Camp IV. His skill set provides an invaluable addition to our expedition.