Everest Expedition South

  • 18 Days
  • Climbing Adventure , Nepal

Everest Expedition South

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Overview and Highlights

Everest Expedition 2023 from South face

A mountain expedition aka ‘The Everest Expedition’ to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest (8848.86 m), is one of the most intense, challenging, and thrilling experiences in the Himalayas. We can say amongst the Mountain climbing's this ‘Everest Expedition’ trek is the most challenging and intense one. Many experienced mountaineers have watched  and have felt the sudden desire of getting on top of the highest peak.

Stated near the border with China, Mount Everest stands at 8848.86 meters high. Nepal has become a popular Everest climbing destination since Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent because it is easier than the route from Tibet. Typically, the Everest region is inhabited by Sherpas, Tibetan Buddhists practising the ancient Tibetan Plateau civilization known as Bon Po.

Climbers heading to the Everest region take the flight to Lukla and walk for two days to Namche Bazar. Acclimatization takes place in Namche Bazar for the Everest climbers. During acclimatization, climbers trek up the southern side of Everest to Everest base camp, located at 5364 meters altitude.

It is presumed that your Everest Expedition 2023 trip would be a great success if you had enormous determination, discipline, and courage to climb Everest. In addition, you should have mountaineering experience, significantly above 6000 meters. In the face of adventures, it is never wise to go unprepared. Before embarking on an Everest expedition in 2023, those who dream of achieving such an accomplishment need to prepare well and be determined.

What preparation is needed for the Everest expedition 2023? It is essential to have the right gear to be comfortable and successful. Only a true adventurer can undertake the Mt. Everest expedition. Depending on your physical, mental, and financial abilities, you might want to consider such a challenge. We also offer trips to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp if you're going to experience the big trekking expeditions in the Everest Himalayas.

Everest Expedition 2023, with Actual Adventure starts from both from the north and south via the Khumbu Valley in Nepal.

The Responsibility and Sustainability of Expeditions, a taken responsibility by Actual Adventures

It is no secret that our mountains are filled with vast amounts of waste. Despite long-standing neglect, we are deeply concerned about this issue. Thus, to address this issue head-on, we, Actual Adventure plan to move the expedition waste (mostly in high camps) down from them. The high altitude porters we have in our team will be responsible for transporting our waste.

The collected waste shall be sealed and transferred to an appropriate dumpsite in the valley via a yak. When operating expedition operations within our mountains, we feel we have a moral responsibility to protect them and keep them clean for future generations. There’s a concern for our mountains being overly polluted and the waste left/ignored in the mountains. Everyone should be rightly concerned. Due to our commitment to our sustainable values and implementation implement these tactics and program.

Everest expedition strategy adopted by Actual Adventure for 2023

CAMP 1: 20000FT. (6,400M)

Camp 1 is situated at a flat area where deep crevasses and mountains walls are endlessly snow-covered. At this place, we are treated to a warm and heating ambience from the reflection of the Sun. Our tent is filled with the deep murmuring crackling sound of crevasses at night. We have to cross these areas to get to camp 2.

CAMP 2. 21000FT. (6,750M)

At the height of 21000ft, camp 2 is located next to the icy mount Lhotse wall, through which we must pass to reach it. As we are at the foot of camp 2, bad clouds roll in from the low ranges of the Himalayan valleys. Yet sometimes, the wind here is so violent that our tents are torn apart. Our third camp lies below these palaces.

CAMP 3. 22300FT

This wall is adjacent to the Lhotse wall. Upon reaching 4000 feet. Using fixed ropes and after acclimatization, we go camp 4 by using the Lhotse wall. Additionally, we must ascend the cliff bands (loose, down-sloping, and crumbling limestone). As they cross the short snowfield, the route continues up the Geneva Spur to the east and then finishes on the flats of the Saddle of Pass (another wells name). If climbers need oxygen above base camp 3, oxygen should probably be available.

CAMP 4. 26000FT. (8,400M)

The last camp of the expedition is situated at the height of 26000ft; it is the fourth camp of the expedition. A distance of 500m separates this camp from the summit. The final climb poses the greatest danger. Violent and fierce winds besiege this place. South-East Ridge and South Summit (28710ft) are the best routes to reach the summit.

Everest Expedition 2023 ITINERARY:

01 Apr: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.

02-03 Apr: Day 02-03: Preparation, briefings, shopping and formalities for permit.

04 Apr: Day 04:Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m-4 Hrs.); lodge.

04 Apr: Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-6 Hrs.); Lodge.

06 Apr: Day 06:Rest & acclimatization, explore Everest View Hotel (3800m-3 Hrs.).

07 Apr: Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche (3850m-5 Hrs.); Explore Buddhist monastery; lodge.

08 Apr: Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4350m-5Hrs.); lodge.

09 Apr: Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (5018m-4Hrs.); lodge.

10 Apr: Day 10: Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche.

11 Apr: Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5170m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

12 Apr: Day 12: Trek to Everest Base camp (5200m-2 Hrs.), Camping.

13 Apr-26 May: Day 13-56: Climbing period Summit Everest (8,848.86m), full camping.

27 May: Day57: Down trek to Gorakshep, overnight lodge.

28 May: Day 58: Trek via Lobuche (5218m)to Dingboche(4260m-5 Hrs.), lodge.

29 May: Day 59: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m-5 Hrs.), lodge.

30 May: Day 60: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-4 Hrs.), lodge.

31 May: Day 61: Trek to Lukla (2840m-7 Hrs.).

01 June: Day 62: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu; hotel transfer, D-briefing.

02 June: Day 63: Contingency Day in Kathmandu, Farewell-Celebration dinner.

03 June: Day 64: Transfer to the airport for final departure, end of the trip.

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Actual Adventure representatives will greet you at Kathmandu airport (KTM). At the arrival gate, look for a representative holding a display board with an Actual Adventure logo after completing your customs formalities (Visa, etc.).

 Afterwards, you will be transported to one of the best hotels in Kathmandu. After check-in, you will have a quick discussion either in the hotel's lobby area or at the Actual Adventure office. The location where you will meet with your trekking guide and the other participants and make final preparations for the trip. A traditional Nepalese restaurant will host a "Welcome Dinner" later in the evening, where you will be treated to a Nepalese cultural program while you dine.


Everest Expedition preparation and sightseeing. The leader will attend a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism while you explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu.

Spend some time relaxing, familiarizing yourself with Kathmandu, and going on a sightseeing tour. In the Kathmandu Valley, we visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhanath. During the day, the official procedure will get finalized, and other necessary arrangements will be made.

In addition, there will be a briefing on the expedition's nature, equipment, and team members. As you will be travelling to the Himalayas tomorrow, you can also make any last-minute purchases of personal items.

breakfast and Dinner

As Kathmandu is the last place to purchase your final required items, you can go for it, while the leader will check everyone's equipment in the late afternoon. The leader will also introduce you to other expedition members.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in the early morning. A flight to Lukla's mountains culminates in a dramatic landing on a mountainside surrounded by high peaks. Our camp staff and porters will meet us in Lukla.

After meeting our other crew members, we will pack and arrange for our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding. The town of Phakding lies on a major trading route, and there are clean, well-built lodges for us to stay at.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

After crossing the Dudh Kosi twice on small suspension bridges and continuing up the river, we will reach the village of Monjo, where we can enter the Khumbu National Park. You will need to cross the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high suspension bridge and then climb steeply for two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This prosperous and authentic Tibetan trading town will find authentic Tibetan artifacts from the Khumbu region.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Namche Bazar is a resting and acclimatizing area. Although it is a leisurely day, it's essential not to be idle. Instead of sitting around on the rest day, health experts recommend moving around and keeping active. A day in Namche Bazaar is spent hiking to Thame, visiting Khunde, or relaxing and exploring.

A colourful market occurs each Friday evening and Saturday in Namche Bazaar, the central hub of the Everest region (Khumbu). There are government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, shops, and banks here.

During the day, we can hike a few hundred feet to acclimatize better. Visitors will be taken to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park, where we can see exhibits about the first Everest ascenders, the culture of the Sherpa people, and learn about the different plants and animals of the Everest region.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Overlooking the Dudh Kosi, the well-worn Everest trail contours around the valley. On the way, you get to see your first glimpses of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. You will pass several villages and numerous tea shops on your way to the impressive monastery of Thyangboche, located at the foot of the Dudh Kosi River.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Through small villages and Chortens, we pass various Mani walls. Lunch is served with spectacular views of Ama-Dablam. Once again shaded by rhododendrons, the path leads to a different airy suspension bridge along the river. Pangboche provides a great view of Ama Dablam, about an hour's walk from here. You will go up the valley side to reach the picturesque farming village of Dingboche by recrossing the river and continuing along the Imja valley.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

The Everest Expedition is entering a critical phase. An ideal place for acclimatization in Dingboche. The team leader will plan daily excursions to the adjacent hills as part of the acclimatisation process.

You can gradually increase your exposure to altitude by walking some nearby hills. You should follow the regimen you have previously found most effective to acclimatize before reaching base camp. At a hospital near Pheriche, the Himalayan Rescue Association runs a seminar on high altitude acclimatization. As part of the training for acclimatization, the walk over to Pheriche and back will be very beneficial.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Proceed up the trail to base camp, retracing your steps back to Pheriche. A convenient place for lunch is Dugla, situated beneath the Khumbu Glacier snout. A steep climb begins after lunch along the glacier moraine. Eventually, the track leads to a small cluster of tea houses located at Lobuje after a few hours of walking.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Taking a moderate trail to Gorak Shep, you'll pass along the valley's side and see the Khumbu Glacier. There are now only a few tea houses here, which was the base camp site in 1953. Following Gorak Shep, the trail leads onto the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and winds between rubble mounds until it eventually reaches base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. We will live here for the next six weeks.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Here we shall train the trekkers for the Everest Expedition. As this is a challenging trek, the trekkers need to be prepared. So an intense camp is ready for the trekkers for the next 6 weeks.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

The remaining of the trek schedule shall be relayed by the trip leader for the Everest Expedition. You must carefully follow the instructions to successful complete the Everest trek.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Upon returning to base camp, all team members help pack expedition stores and clean the base camp.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Moving forward to the Renjo La Pass, our trial proceeds to Dudh Pokhari. The pathway rewards us with extravagant views of the Himalayas. The glare from the Renjo La Pass is somewhat similar to the Gokyo Ri and the Gokyo village views. However, we do not want to miss any chance of taking the last peek of the sublime; hence we again take the grey glimpse of the Ngozumpa glacier.

We descend the stone staircase and reach the south bank of Angladumba Tsho Lake. The trails are icy, making the hiking process difficult. Along the way, we see Renjo Lake and Relama Tsho. We walk by the narrow valley of Lumde and then finally, after an hour's walk, reach Marlung.

The descending process from Marlung includes following the traditional path of Thame village. We descend to Taranga and cross the gushing Bhote Koshi river before crossing two major suspension bridges before reaching Thame. The trail passes through Gompa and the small villages of the Khumbu region before reaching Namche Bazaar. After the 5-6 hours hike, we explore the discrete portion of Namche Bazaar.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

We head start our journey to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. We descend the trail to Dudh Koshi river and cross several suspension bridges, monasteries, and mountains' glazes. While returning, we shall pass by the same graceful landscape for nearly 6-7 hours and explore Lukla for the remaining period.


The journey of the Expedition Everest Base trek finally ends here. We thank the local crews and take a flight back to Kathmandu. Unlike the previous boarding, this will be a special one, as we shall be leaving Lukla with victory, reminisce every hardship and adventure we went through to get the mighty glimpse of Mt. Everest. Once we reach Kathmandu, we shall return hotel, while the interested explorer can enjoy discovering the colourful streets of Thamel.


The Everest Expedition 2023, designed by the Actual Adventure, has finally ended. This day, with a heavy heart, we shall be transferring every explores to their next destination.

Cost Includes:

  • A Guide Leader certified by IFMGA/NNMGA
  • A personal tip pool of $5,00. All the Actual Adventure staff members will get their fair share of the tip pool. The guest may personally tip our guides and porters (guides, porters, drivers, hotel security, and hotel staff)*.
  • Obtain helicopter transport from Kathmandu to Lukla. Obtain helicopter transport from Kathmandu to Lukla once the expedition is over, set up a base camp in Lukla.
  • Merchandise with the brand name of Actual Adventure (Down Jacket, Cap, Buff)
  • One Sherpa for every client. Additional Sherpas are available for an additional fee.
  • Chef and kitchen helpers (For each climbing team member, more helpers are needed).
  • Hotels in Kathmandu upon arrival.
  • Permits for hiking and climbing in the Khumbu region (both TIMS and Khumbu Region Permit)
  • Intercity transportation to and from trekking trailheads
  • Tents at base camps and shared tents at higher camps
  • 4 bottles of oxygen and 60 kgs personal weight
  • We had frozen dried meals during camping days that included chicken, mushroom, and vegan options.
  • Nutrition bars, energy bars, hydration pills, biscuits, canned foods, nuts
  • Additional trekking equipment
  • Satellite phone, walkie talkie
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners on trek and expedition days.
  • Accommodation in tea houses during treks.
  • Personal porters on each trek.
  • Airport pickup and drop-off upon arrival.
  • Standard first aid kit.
  • Farewell/ Welcome dinner on arrival & departure.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Food and entertainment (Kathmandu)
  • Liquor and beverages in bottles
  • Emergency evacuation (your account)
  • Tips in hotels and restaurants (service charges are included)
  • Additional charges for single supplements
  • Laundry, phone and personal expenditures
  • Optional excursions
  • Besides breakfast, lunch, and dinner, any meals include tea breaks, chocolates, or other snacks.
  • Delays and cancellations caused by natural disasters.
  • Flights from Kathmandu to other countries.

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1. Can you climb Everest in 2023?

Undoubtedly, Everest expedition is one of the most popular trekking destinations is the Mount Everest base camp trek. For an expedition to Everest, climbers must pass through the base camp. ... The height of Mt. Everest will be proclaimed the official height in 2023 if you climb it.

2. How much does an expedition to Everest cost for 2023?

Nepalese companies may offer southside expeditions for as little as $37,000.00. Northside guided trips are still more expensive, ranging from $45 - $60,000, while Nepalese guided trips remain between $37,000.00 and $45,000.00.

  1. Is it possible to climb Everest without experience?

Ascending Everest without oxygen is the ultimate expression of high-altitude climbing. Despite being among the most elite goals for high-altitude mountaineers, few people have ever climbed Everest without oxygen.

3. Mt Everest Expedition Insurance: Do I Need It?

Climbing insurance is required for Mt Everest Expeditions (8848 m). Combined with your trekking insurance, this will cover you for both. We recommend checking different Everest expedition insurance policies before you start your Everest expedition.

4. During Everest Expedition, what happens if an emergency occurs?

Our climbing guides and sherpas will assist you with safety care, medical treatment, and communication services during the Everest Expedition. If anything critical happens, you can rest assured that our guide will assist you in any way possible since we will have dedicated communication channels, such as the internet and satellite phone.

5. How many people have climbed Mt. Everest?

According to the end of the 2018 season, 9,159 summits were successfully climbed by 5,294 climbers at the Himalayan Database .

6. Can I climb without a permit?

No you can not. Any peak above 5000m requires a climbing permit, and it is illegal for you to do so without one.

7. What place do we eat our meals?

There will be a limited choice in terms of food on popular trails; on some routes, there will only be local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soup available; on some more remote trails, there will be no choice at all. You will have instant dry meals prepared by your Sherpa guide at the base camp.

8. Can we communicate during our trek?

There are local VHF phones on most trekking routes, and locations are getting mobile service; in remote areas, communication is not available or very limited, so satellite phones are the only choice.

9. What problems can occur at altitude?

High altitudes affect the cardio-pulmonary system, leading to breathing difficulties, acute mountain sickness (AMS), and sunburn if you are not adequately protected. Acclimatization and proper trekking pace can reduce the risk of AMS.

10. How should I choose an insurance policy? Where can I buy insurance?

Travel insurance is required before you arrive in Kathmandu. There should be rescue insurance and helicopter supported medevac coverage in your insurance policy. Airline booking agents offer policies such trip these nowadays.



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