|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmnadu /Kathmandu|
Mt Everest climbing has proved to be a benchmark of climbing achievement. The mountain receives around 1000 summit attempts every year. Everest can be climbed both from the southern side in Nepal and the northern side in Tibet. After the Cultural Revolution in the 1950s, China closed the Tibetain borders to outsiders and Nepal began welcoming foreigners to the Everest Region. Since then the southern approach to the mountain via the Khumbu Valley became popular among the climbers. Mt. Everest was first summitted in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary via the South Col. Climbing Mt. Everest is certainly a lifetime opportunity. However, Everest expeditions encounter many seen and unseen obstacles including high altitude, harsh weather conditions and even sheer exhaustion. Therefore, we strive hard to conduct the best expedition program putting high importance on the safety aspects of the climb.
Despite being the highest mountains on the planet, the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest, are relatively younger when compared to their American and European counterparts like the Andes, the Alps, and the Rockies. Everest has fascinated mountaineers all over the world since the European climbers first discovered it in the 1920s. During his lecture tour to the U.S. in 1923, George Mallory gave his now famous reason behind his interest in an Everest Expedition quipping, ‘Because it’s there’. Unfortunately, Mallory and Irvine disappeared high on the mountain in 1924, probably due to a snowstorm similar to that documented by Jon Krakauer in his book Into the Thin Air. We believe that our planning, logistics, staffing and experience coupled with your enthusiasm, patience, and perseverance would help you achieve your lifetime dream.