Mt. Everest Expedition Plan

珠峰.jpegMount Everest the tallest mountain in the world at 8,844 meters is located in the Himalayas on the border of Nepal and China.

It is considered one of the most difficult mountaineering feats and the dream of every mountaineer.

It was first climbed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 and it became a much more popular climb in the 1970’s. By the 1990’s commercial operations began to become a regular sight on the mountain making Everest much more accessible to climbers around the world.

Summit Experience 2017 Everest Expedition Success

In 2017, Summit Experience led a 100 % successful trip to Mt. Everest with all 4 team members reaching the summit and safely coming down off the mountain. Thanks to the experienced leadership of Sun Bin, assistant guide Zhang Bao Long, and the steadfast climbing efforts of the clients along with all the local support, the trip was a complete success. Favorable weather on summit day made for a completely perfect day from the top of the world at 8,844 meters.

Summit Experience 2018 Everest Expedition Success

Once again 2018 Summit Experience’s entire team (100%) was successful as all 8 team members summited and safely descended without a hitch. In 2018, the team was led by Summit Experience Head Mountain Guide, Bao Yi Fei, and Summit Experience 8,000 meter project manager, Zhang Bao Long. All the clients were moved by the extraordinary service provided by Bao Yi Fei and Zhang Bao Long, especially during the final push up from base camp to the summit. There were many comments to the like of “the best mountaineering trip ever” and “impeccable service and planning”.

Summit Experience Philosophy

At Summit Experience safety is the most important component of our Everest expedition. Each client is guided with most professional care and great concern is taken to ensure proper nutrition, acclimatization, personal well-being. To do so, Summit Experience has a long approach and a lengthy stay at Base Camp. After which, the push to the summit is a calculated and well thought out approach that involves much calculation.


All participants to Mount Everest are required to be in good health and have had summits of several 6000 meter peaks and at least one 7000 meter peaks.

Program Details

The trip to Everest from Beijing requires about 45 to 60 days depending on conditions. Trips leave in early April with a summit most likely around May 15 to May 20. Although it is impossible to exactly predict how the trip will carry out, a rough itinerary is as follows:

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Day 2 – Kathmandu


Rest/organization day

Day 3 – Kathmandu to Phakding (2850 meters)




Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then hike 3 hours to  Phakding

Day 4 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3600 meters)

Hike of 5 to 6 hours


Day 5 – Namche Bazaar

Rest day

Day 6 – Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870 meters)


Hiking day

Day 7 – Tengboche to Pheriche (4240 meters)


Hiking Day

Day 8 – Pheriche



Rest Day

Day 9 – Pheriche to Lobuche Village (4940 meters)



Trek of approximately 4.5 hours

Day 10 – Lobuche Village to Lobuche High Camp (5500 meters)


Trek of approximately 6 hours

Day 11 – High Camp to Lobuche East Peak (6119 meters)

Summiting a 6000 + meter peak in preparation for Mount Everest

Day 12 – Lobuche Village


Rest Day

Day 13 – Lobuche Village to Gorak Sheep (5160 meters)


Approximately a 3 hour hike on the way to Mt. Everest Base Camp

Day 14 – Everest Base Camp (5380 meters)

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Beginning the acclimatization process

Day 15 – Everest Base Camp

Acclimatization and rest day

Day 16 – Everest Base Camp


Acclimatization and rest day

Day 17 – Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (6100 meters)

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Climb of approximately 6 hours

Day 18 – Camp 1 to Camp 2 (6500 meters)

Climb of approximately 4 hours

Day 19 – Camp 2


Rest and acclimatization Day

Day 20 – Camp 2 to Camp 3 (7200 meters) to Camp 2

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Climb of approximately 6 hours to reach Camp 3, rest one hour at Camp 3 and then return to Camp 2

Day 21 – Camp 2

Rest Day

Day 22 – Camp 2 to Base Camp

Approximately 4.5 hours

Days 23 to 32 – Base Camp to Dingboche Village (4,410 meters)

Approximately 10 days to rest and recover our health and wait for the best weather to begin a summit push to Everest

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Watching weather and the physical condition of team members, we will summit Mount Everest

Days 44 to 48 – Contingency Days

Days 49 to 53 – Base Camp to Kathmandu


Days 54 to 55 – Kathmandu wrap up and fly back to Beijing

Note: Due to weather an other unforeseen circumstances Summit Experiences reserves the right to change or alter the program in any way deemed necessary.


The standard cost per participant is 45,800 USD for a group of 6 or more. But we can offer you a discount of 800 USD per person for a cost of 45,000 USD per person for a group of 6 or more.

Cost Includes

  • Pickup and drop off at the airport in Kathmandu
  • Transportation and arrangements after arrival in Kathmandu
  • Four nights in a hotel in Kathmandu (includes breakfast)
  • Transport to the airport for flight to Phakding
  • Climbing permits and certificates
  • 3 meals per day and lodging (individual) during the trek from Phakding to Base Camp
  • All meals and lodging (individual, with mattress) at Base Camp
  • Individual and group equipment transportation
  • Porter’s fees
  • Cook’s fees
  • Sherpa fees
  • Chinese style meals
  • Celebration meal in Kathmandu after the expedition
  • Charging Electronics at Base Camp
  • Radio and satellite phone for communication on the mountain
  • 6 bottles of oxygen per person, oxygen masks, and regulators
  • Tents and equipment at the high altitude camps
  • All services at the high altitude camps

Cost Does Not Include

  • Flight to Kathmandu and return flight to China
  • Lunch and dinner upon arrival in Kathmandu (4 nights)
  • High altitude climbing insurance
  • Personal costs (phone, internet, laundry, alcohol, personal expenses)
  • Nepalese visa
  • Sherpa Tips – approximately 1,500 USD
  • Cooks Tips – approximately 200 USD
  • Personal Porter (optional) from Phakding to Everest Base Camp – approximately 120 USD
  • Emergency rescue fees