I had the pleasure of being a client of Asian Trekking this year on a Makalu expedition. The staff at AT is very professional and qualified. hey get high marks for the way they treat there clients and for the way they handle the details.
Mt. Everest or "Sagarmatha" is the world's highest mountain at 8848m (29,028 ft.) above sea level.
Asian Trekking is organising the Eco Everest Expedition (2016) under the leadership of expedition doctor, Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa and sirdar Nanga Dorje Sherpa.
We will be following the Eco Everest Expedition 2008 Model.
Our focus will be on climbing in an eco-sensitive manner, bringing old garbage, in addition to our own, and all human waste produced on the mountain down to base camp for proper disposal. We will once again be using our highly successful alternative energy solutions like the Parabolic Solar Cookers, SteriPENs for water puirification, Clean Mountain Cans and Restop Bags
International and domestic airport-hotel-airport transfers. 6 nights hotel accommodation in a 5 star hotel in Kathmandu on bed/breakfast plan before or after the expedition as per itinerary. Welcome group dinner in Kathmandu with chairman/founder of Asian Trekking, President of Nepal Mountaineering Association and UIAA Honorary member Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and expedition leader Dawa Steven Sherpa. Schedule flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for members. Schedule flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for Liaison Officer. Porter ages of member’s personal climbing equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu (max 60 Kg per person,) Fullboard at the lodges during trekking to base camp and back to Lukla after expedition. Services of expedition doctor and base camp manager (Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa) and Naga Dorjee Sherpa as expedition climbing Sirdar (chief of Sherpa staffs). Dawa Steven Sherpa, Managing Director as Expedition Leader. One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt 6 oxygen bottles (4 lts) per member with British top out Mask and Regulator. (for use only) Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc) Clean Mountain Cans at Camp II Restop toilet bags to bring human waste of the mountain for all members. Parabolic Solar Cookers at Base Camp and Camp 2. Sat Phone available at Base camp, but nominal charge for use. Internet connection with dedicated laptop, satellite phone at the base camp with nominal charge for use. Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based Michael Fagin. Walkie-talkies for each member and Sherpa partnered team and base unit at Base Camp and Camp 2. Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp. High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpas All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and cook at Camp 2 All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys and Government Liaison Officer Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each members, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics. (Eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras). Personal solar powered light at each tent per member at base camp. Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter to base camp) Khumbu Ice Fall route fee (Khumbu Ice Fall route will be fixed by SPCC and we pay them in order to use the route which will be maintained by their Sherpa staff throughout the expedition period) Rope fixing fee for Everest only payable to EOAN ( expedition operators association of Nepal ) Applicable National park fees and local taxes.
Cost Does not Include
International airfare from / to your country Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Hotel after 6 nights stay in Kathmandu. Personal climbing gear above base camp Excess personal member’s baggage transport Kathmandu-Lukla-base camp US$ 8 per kg one way. Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport. Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, Email, etc. Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo Personal solar pack for charging heavy electronics ( laptops, professional camera batteries etc )
All sherpas will ferry loads up to the high camps above Base Camp.
A Sherpa will always be assigned to accompany and assist any member or group while climbing.
For safety and service, the Eco Everest Expedition engages a ratio of more than one Sherpa to each member.
Eco Everest Expedition will also station two extra Climbing Sherpas at Camp 4 for emergency and rescue circumstance.
All Costs for the Sherpa's Meal, accomodation, oxygen etc. are all covered in the package.
The Climbing Sirdar manages all aspects of load ferrying and high camp establishing. The sirdar will manage the climbing rotation and duties of all Climbing Sherpas.
Before the Final Push to the summit, a named summit Sherpa will be paired with each member at Base Camp.
The Summit Sherpa will climb together with the member from base Camp to the summit and Back.
A additional personal sherpa can be hired from Asian Trekking.
The personal Sherpa will climb with the member at all times.
The personal Sherpa will also help to carry gear, equipment and water, etc.
During summit push, the member will be accompanied by a personal sherpa and a summit sherpa.
When members are on rest at Base Camp, personal sherpas will help with ferrying loads and setting up camp.
There are two types of bonuses. The Sherpa bonuses are extra to the package costs. Each member is charged for only one Sherpa unless they have taken the services of extra personal sherpas. In this case, the member will need to cover the bonuses of all Sherpas that are engaged for the member.
1. The Climbing and Load Ferry bonus (US$ 1800): The sherpa receives this bonus for assisting members, load ferrying and setting up high camps. The Climbing bonus is not refundable
2. Summit Bonus, US$ 500: The summit bonus is automatically granted to the sherpa upon climbing higher than Camp 4 with the member. The summit bonus is not refundable if the Sherpa and Member climb above Camp 4. Both bonuses will be collected by Asian Trekking before departure of the expedition from Kathmandu. The summit bonus will be refunded by Asian Trekking upon the "no-objection" clearance from the expedition leader.
Asian Trekking provides fresh oxygen for expedition use.
The package cost includes 6 bottles of poisk oxygen for the use of the member.
Each bottle of oxygen has a volume of 4 litres at roughly 300 Psi (depending on the outside temperature).
Extra oxygen bottles are available to buy from Asian Trekking. Plese let us know your requrements.
This includes the transport to base camp.
Depending on the strength and ability at high altitude of the members, the Leader will create a schedule for the usage of·· oxygen during the summit bid.
Oxygen bottles once bought are not refunded, even if un-used.
Oxygen bottles included within the package remain the property of Asian Trekking.
Eco Everest Expedition provides the latest and best in oxygen delivery system, the Top Out Mask. http://www.topout.co.uk/