Mt. Everest or "Sagarmatha" is the world's highest mountain at 8848m (29,028 ft.) above sea level.
Once again Asian Trekking is organising the Eco Everest Expedition (2014) under the leadership of Dawa Steven Sherpa (Two Times Mt.Everest Summiteer), expedition doctor & base camp manager Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa and Nanga Dorje Sherpa as Sirdar.
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
|Max. Altitude||Mt. Everest, 8848m|
|Trip Start From||Fly in to Lukla|
|Trip Ends at||Fly out to Lukla|
Recommended Arrival Date in Kathmandu: 03rd April 2013
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 75 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.
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 )
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.
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.