Level Of Difficultyadvanced
Max Aaltitude8,749 m /28,704 ft
TransportationFlight & Private Vehicle
Minimum Paxmin 2 pax
Mt. Everest’s south summit, standing tall at 8,749m (8.749km), is the second tallest peak in the world. It is part of the Mahalangur Himal and extends across the Nepalese and Chinese border.
The name “Everest” was kept after Sir George Everest. He was an English surveyor who was responsible for measuring the height of Everest. However, this mountain has its local name on both sides of the border.
It is famous as “Sagarmatha” within Nepal and “Qomolangma” within China.The south summit is a dome-shaped peak. It joins the primary peak through the Hilary Step and Cornice Traverse.
It provides a heartwarming experience to its climbers. It is an escape from the day-to-day hustle for those who want to have some adventure in their life.
The summit welcomes its climbers with a majestic giant structure of snow and ice. The view is equally enchanting as it is exciting. Reaching the south summit is still one of the achievements among the mountaineers.
Every year, plenty of mountaineers come prepared to win against the harsh condition of Mt. Everest. However, this expedition requires a lot of patience, courage, and professional guidance.
Difficulty to climb Mount Everest- South Summit
The south summit is the secondary peak of Mt. Everest. However, it isn’t counted as another mountain. It still stands tall as part of the highest mountain in the world. It is even higher than the second tallest mountain in the world.
The south summit is also part of Mt. Everest. So, it shares all the challenges that one has to go through to reach the primary summit. The gigantic height is one of the many challenges.
Because of the high altitude and thin air, many climbers suffer from acute altitude sickness. It can be fatal without immediate aid. As the height of the climb increases, the level of oxygen decreases while air pressure increases.
Also, the south summit is the most exposed part of the mountain. It makes the climb extremely dangerous.
Besides these, there are also occurrences of avalanches and rockfalls which add more difficulties. One must be well prepared to survive against these extreme conditions.
They should be mentally and physically determined to come across these hurdles. They should also be prepared and acclimatized enough to fight against the extreme conditions of the mountain.
The climbers should be well prepared to spend more than a month in harsh conditions. They should have previous mountaineering experiences in any one of the high mountains. It will help them overcome the challenges of climbing the highest mountain in the world.
Mount Everest- South Summit with the best Expedition company
Climbing the south summit is the dream of many mountaineers. Every year many of the climbers even attempt to make this dream come true. But the challenges are as big as the mountain itself.
The climbers have to face the extreme altitude with oxygen levels as less as 60-70% compared to that at sea level. They also have to face occasional avalanches and rockfalls with constant high winds during their expedition.
These make the journey more challenging. One needs to be well prepared before the climb. They should be led by experienced guides to overcome these challenges and reach the summit safely.
It is where Marvel Treks come into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Trek works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures, and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the clients’ best interest are the main goals of Marvel Trek.
If you want to live your dream of adding adventure to your life with full safety and if you wish to take a break from your day-to-day hustle in the most exciting way with trustworthy help, Marvel Trek is there in your service.
We take care of all the arrangements that are needed for your trip at a reasonable cost.
Contact us and book a trip with us and let’s get going in fulfilling your dream of adventure.
When is the South summit of Mt. Everest usually climbed?
Like for every other mountain, the best season to climb the south summit too would be spring. During spring, the climate is comparatively warmer as well as there are fewer chances of snowfalls.
In winter the temperature drops are extreme. It gets worse during the early morning and late at night. Also, there will be constant heavy snowfall which makes the trails more dangerous than they already are.
Also, during this season, the chances of rockfalls and avalanches increase, making the expedition more difficult than it already is.
How hard is it to climb the South summit of Mt. Everest?
Climbing the South summit is as dangerous as climbing the primary peak of Mt. Everest. The climbers have to face acute altitude sickness as there is an extreme drop in oxygen level and an increase in air pressure.
The climbers also have to face different extreme conditions of avalanches and rockfalls during their climb. They need to be well trained and experienced to overcome these harsh conditions of the mountain.
They should also be well trained in using mountaineering equipment. One needs to be mentally and physically fit and prepared for the climb. All this makes the expedition to Mt. Everest more thrilling as well as dangerous.
How long does it take to climb Mt. Everest?
Climbing Mt. Everest might be an adventurous, thrilling, and self-refreshing activity yet it is dangerous too so making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.
The overall adventure of climbing the south summit of Mt. Everest takes around 60 days. About ten days are needed to reach the base camp while the remaining days are spent in the mountain.
Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2: Briefing and preparation for the expedition
Day 3: Flying to Lukla then trekking to Phakding
Day 4: Trekking to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar to adjust in the high altitude and low temperature
Day 6: Trekking to Tengboche Monastery
Day 7: Trekking to Dingboche
Day 8: Trekking to Lobuche
Day 9: Trekking to Everest Basecamp
Day 10-53: Climbing Mt.Everest and returning back to the base camp
Day 54: Packing and cleaning the base camp
Day 55: Trekking to Pheriche
Day 56: Trekking back to Namche Bazaar
Day 57: Trekking back to Lukla
Day 58: Flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 59: Exploring Kathmandu
Day 60: Returning home
COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES
Cost includes (Base camp service)
Transportation : Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights.
Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.
Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from Nepalese government. TIMS cards will be arranged. Entry permit fees and charges will be paid to Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. Fees to climb Khumbu icefall will be paid to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee. Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be provided. Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage and stool shipment
Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents..
Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.
Trainings: Different training required for climbing ladders and ice walls will be given in the basecamp by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association.
Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition.
Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
Communication: Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.
Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given 5 bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey. More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sled.
Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from MoCTCA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.
International flights: The clients have to bear their flights fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.
Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal. You have to pay for your insurance in case of any accidents
Meals in Kathmandu: While staying in Kathmandu, you will be responsible to pay for your lunch and dinner yourself.
Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc. They have to pay extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.
Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses of minimum $1500 to the hardworking Sherpas.
Extra services: In case you want any other services that’s not mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket.