Last Updated on March 11, 2021 by Arina
How Long Does It Take For Everest Expedition Preparation
It has always remained an important and necessary question linked with inquisitiveness as well, for many eager mountaineers and adventurers.
That fact is, one can spend from a month to three months or more as per the expedition member’s interest. Either for the climb, scientific research, or other reasons like metrological purpose, hunt for Yeti the mysterious abominable snowman.
Depends entirely on duration along with the huge budget and expenses required for the climb or any other reasons on Everest Expedition.
Mt. Everest mountaineering expedition requires enough preparation to reach the summit top at 8,848 m and 29, 028 feet high. Firstly the planning and choosing the best months of the year, climbing and camp members, medical doctors including local staff.
Where huge budget and expenses required and enough time to collect the amount needed for the expedition through various sponsorships. The main person manager of the expedition allocates all the team members required from climbers, technicians to medical doctors.
After organizing all group and team members, collecting the right proper gear and equipment for the expedition including updated information. However, planning the right dates and starting the expeditions is another important step as well booking for Mt. Everest climb.
A normal major Everest expedition requires a minimum of two to a maximum of three months to complete the whole climb and expedition. Which includes from the start of arrival to Nepal and towards a final departure from the country on completing the climb.
Although some smaller expedition completes the whole climb within a month or little more compared to a big-budget expedition.
Planning the right month of the year and weather conditions of Himalaya, one of the major factors for all mountaineering adventures. Firstly setting up the itinerary from home departure to arrival on completing the whole expedition with enough contingency days.
Preparation After Joining With The Group
Besides planning and preparing for Everest Expedition the most important is obtaining the permits for the climb to the summit. Where one also needs to declare the routes of climbing with a full name list of actual climbers including local climbing guides.
Preparation with enough home-work must be completed back in your respective countries with your team members and related sponsors.
Where local companies in Nepal will organize the expedition with full logistic support like camping, men power, obtaining the necessary documentation. Like climbing permits, national park fees from respective Government departments, and as well checking the cargo loaded with climbing equipment.
The time and preparation for Everest Expeditions depending upon the length of itinerary days, size of the group, and budget. For some with more than 2 or 3 months, where few groups of mountaineers complete in a short duration within a month.
Truly one of the most expensive mountain expeditions Mt. Everest conquest than other 8,000 meters peaks and below. Where preparation takes years with enough planning for a safe and successful climb as well booking with local Nepalese companies.
Firstly picking the right choice of agent in Nepal who can organize the expedition at a reasonable budget on a given time. The local company then provides the list of staff who are very experienced in mountaineering with expert climbing guiding skills.
Most of the local guides for Everest Expedition are veteran and professional climbers who have summited Mt. Everest several times. All guides are professional with years of experience leading climbers to the top with great success and reaching safely back.
On completing all major legal documents and permits through local agencies in Kathmandu, all expedition’s team members must reach Kathmandu on respective dates. As well as spending a few days in the city checking gears and foods required for the climb with last-minute packing.
Final Preparation Before Departure.
As mentioned in the above paragraph with the most important information, providing a clear picture and scenario. With the following details for mountaineers and adventurers who are curious, as well with great interest in Everest Mountaineering Expedition preparation.
The Following List Will Help You Prepare.
01: One should have great dreams and interest to climb on top the summit of
Mt. Everest and to join with respective expeditions.
02: Joining in a mixed group of nationalities or organizing a private expedition.
03: Planning the right time of the season and specific year for the climb.
04: Make sure in which side you are interested in the climb either from
Nepal South Col or Tibet / China from North Col.
05: Paying the amount to your agent or group that organizes the expedition.
06: As soon as you are booked for the expedition to collect enough information.
07: Practice and get into regular physical exercise to maintain fitness level.
08: Medical Check-up and stay fit and healthy throughout the expedition.
09: Know your colleague and maintain good relation and friendship (if
joining in mix group of all different nationality in Kathmandu)
10: Purchase the right personal gear of high-quality standard for the climb
and as well for overall expedition duration.
11: Firstly before packing collect all information and details of climbing and
personal gear to carry for the expedition.
12: Reach Kathmandu on respective dates and meet other members of
expedition in the hotels (if flying alone as a FIT adventurer).
For Everest Mountaineering Expedition one needs to plan and prepare to gather as much enough information from your agent. Whether you are interested in a solo attempt or join with a major expedition group, some well-known local company also offers fixed departure.
What-ever your choice and interest preparation depends upon your budget and to afford the climb and join in for the expedition. Solo or in a small group can be the best but the cost comes on the higher side than on large groups.
Joining directly with the local renowned companies where you will be joining with a mixed group of nationalities. Where expert Sherpa guides and group leaders will lead you to the top of Mt. Everest and safely back to Kathmandu.
For your interest, one can join and acquire information from well-organized expedition runners, whether with private or joining in large groups.
Smaller or individual/solo climb and a large group where all needs much time for preparation well ahead. Before the actual fixed departure dates to Nepal and with at least a minimum of six months, preparation, and practice climb.
All mountaineers know the best and are aware of which side of Mt. Everest to attempt from Tibet or Nepal.
Preparation From Tibet / China Northside.
The first Mt. Everest Expedition was from Tibet Northside in 1920, led by veteran climber Irving and Mallory. The mystery still hangs today whether they made it to the top of Mt. Everest as they were lost at above 7,000 m high.
Choosing from the Northside climb to Mt. Everest which is a much lower cost than on the Nepal side. Where the expedition team can drive right at base camp and be able to take Yak towards High / Advance or Camp-I.
Where climbers do not have to encounter the notorious Khumbu Ice-Fall on the Southern side of Mt. Everest. Climbers do not have to trek much only from base camp to Advance Camp at 6,550 m.
Involves overland journey from Kathmandu to enter Tibet / China unto Everest base camp for the climb and back.
Preparation From Nepal South Col Side.
Although it is a much lower cost from Tibet / China side, the fun and charm is from the Nepal side. The technical part is almost the same, but most effort and precaution required on Khumbu Ice-Fall is one of the dangerous sections.
After Khumbu IceFall a straightforward climb to the summit with a few days to reach back at base camp. From Nepal, where a short smooth flight takes you to land at Lukla, and walk to Everest base camp. Takes more than a week with rest days to acclimatize and time to explore the local culture of great interest.