Mt. Everest Expedition  

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Mt. Everest Expedition
Mt. Everest Expedition
Mt. Everest Expedition
Mt. Everest Expedition
Mt. Everest Expedition
Mt. Everest Expedition



Deposit $1500 per person - paid at the time of signup; fully refundable up to 90 days prior to departure

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We work with the best climbing guides and Sherpas in the Himalayas.  An Everest expedition offers a truly rewarding experience on the tallest mountain peak in the world.  Our primary goals are quality service, safety, and summit success during the expedition.

If you have the desire to stand on the highest summit in the world, we can provide you with an excellent opportunity to achieve that goal.  Your expedition leader, Pem Dorjee Sherpa, has summited Mount Everest twice.  In 2005, he and his wife were the first couple to hold their wedding on top of Mount Everest.

Pem is a very strong and capable climber, especially at altitude.  He has successfully led expeditions to Mt. Everest, Dhaulagiri and many other Himalayan peaks in Nepal.  Pem's calm and welcoming personality and his attention to detail will ensure your expedition runs smoothly.  He is personable and highly experienced as a guide and expedition leader.  Pem is passionate about seeing his clients achieve their goals.

After the arrival of climbers in Kathmandu, the group will meet with the expedition staff for introductions and a briefing about the details of the Everest Expedition.  The next day, the group will take a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.  You will visit several temples, including Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan, and Swoyambhunath – the monkey temple.  This tour will give you an appreciation of the historical and cultural background of Nepal, the Kathmandu valley and the people of the Himalayas.  The next few days will focus on checking the team's equipment, final preparations and packing for the expedition.

A spectacular 30-minute flight on a small aircraft will take you to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region.  You will then start your trek towards Namche.  You will arrive in Namche two days later and will spend two nights there for acclimatization.  You will then start your trek towards Island Peak, passing through Thame, Khumjung, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Chhukung.  After the summit of Island Peak and training on ice and snow, you will then head towards Everest base camp.  After spending a night at Gorakshep, you will climb Kalapathar for the best views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks.  You will then trek to Everest base camp the same day where you will meet your expedition staff who will have set up base camp.  They will give you a warm welcome and a nice dinner.  This is your home for the next two months.

The traditional Puja ceremony will be held at base camp before the Everest Expedition begins.  All the climbing equipment and Mt. Everest itself will be blessed and worshipped with the presence of a Buddhist Lama (Monk).  The ceremonial burning of juniper will fill the air.  This is the ceremony that asks for permission from the mountain goddess to climb Mt. Everest and also asks for success and safety during the climb.  After the Puja, the ascent of Everest begins.

The first part of your climb on Everest will focus on acclimatization.  Over time you will climb up and down through the Khumbu Ice Fall, gradually ascending to the higher camps.  Once you have reached around 7,500m/24,750ft, you will descend significantly - to the lower Khumbu valley and into thicker air for resting.  When the weather has been analyzed and the summit date is set, you will again return to Everest base camp and start the second part of the climb.  This phase is the steady ascent from base camp to the higher camps in sequence as you attempt to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.  After summiting, you will return to Kathmandu for a farewell dinner at the famous Rum Doodle Restaurant.  If your team is successful, you will sign the Everest Summiteers List and become a member of the Everest Summiteers' Club.



Day 1:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 2:  Kathmandu sightseeing tour

Day 3:  Expedition preparation day

Day 4:  Final preparation day

Day 5:  Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 6:  Trek to Namche

Day 7:  Namche - acclimatization day and acclimatization hike

Day 8:  Trek to Thame

Day 9:  Trek to Khumjung

Day 10:  Trek to Tengboche

Day 11:  Trek to Dingboche

Day 12:  Rest day in Dingboche and acclimatization hike

Day 13:  Trek to Chhukung

Day 14:  Hike to Chhukung Ri and return to Chhukung

Day 15:  Hike to Chhukung Ri and return to Chhukung

Day 16:  Hike to Island Peak base camp

Day 17:  Climb to high camp

Day 18:  Climb to summit and back to base camp

Day 19:  Trek to Dingboche

Day 20:  Trek to Lobuche

Day 21:  Trek to Gorakshep

Day 22:  Trek to Everest base camp

Day 23-61:  Acclimatization and climbing period for Everest

Day 62:  Base camp clean up

Day 63:  Trek down from base camp to Lobuche

Day 64:  Trek to Tengboche

Day 65:  Trek to Manjo

Day 66:  Trek to Lukla

Day 67:  Fly to Kathmandu

Day 68:  Kathmandu

Day 69:  Kathmandu - farewell dinner

Day 70:  Departure from Kathmandu



$55,000 per person for 1-2 climbers

$50,000 per person for 3-6 climbers

$47,000 per person for 6 or more climbers



» Airport transfers in Kathmandu

» 7 nights hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast

» Domestic roundtrip airfare Kathamndu - Lukla

» Yaks and porters for transportation of equipment from Lukla to Everest base camp and back

» Food and accommodations at tea houses on the way to base camp and back

» Acclimatization climb to Island Peak (6,189m/20,424ft) before climbing Everest

» 1 Team leader for the climbing team

» 1 Personal climbing Sherpa for each climber

» Cook and kitchen helper at base camp

» Cook at advanced base camp

» All kitchen and Dining equipment for base camp and advanced base camp

» Food, fuel, fresh vegetables, fruit and meat at base camp during the expedition

» High altitude food and fuel for high camps

» High quality tents for all camps

» Group climbing equipment

» Communication and electrical equipment for the expedition

» 5 bottles of 3-liter Poisk oxygen for each climber; 3 bottles for each climbing Sherpa plus regulators and masks

» Everest climbing permit

» Ice Fall usage charges

» Liaison officers' equipment allowance, daily wages and other expenses

» Equipment allowance and daily wages for all Nepalese staff, porters, cooks, guides

» Insurance for all Nepalese staff, porters and guides including helicopter rescue provisions



» Meals in Kathmandu

» Personal climbing equipment

» Personal expenses

» Summit bonus (tip) for climbing guides and tips for all staff

» Personal medical and evacuation insurance

» Garbage Deposit (US $4,000 - refundable after bringing back garbage from mountain)

» Any additional charges due to unexpected delays or additional services


Please contact us for the Travel Application for this trip.

Imperial Expedition 

218 S. Main Street,
​Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Office: (734) 997-7229

Direct: (303) 834-5512