Climbing Everest is truly an emotional moment, standing on top of the world after all the time, effort and preparation that it takes to get there. The sense of relief and achievement on returning to base camp stay with you for ever.
For many mountaineers, climbing Everest (8850m) is the ultimate goal. At Dream Guides we recognise, that for most people, going on an expedition to climb the world’s highest mountain is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We want you to get to the top and back - safely.
With this in mind, we climb Everest from the south side, via the south col route. Generally, it is milder and less windy than the the north side with less time spent at extreme altitude. This translates into a higher success rate most years.
Climbing Everest with Dream Guides
The expedition starts in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla and walking into basecamp over nine days, giving plenty of time to acclimatise and take in the scenery on the way. Base camp will be home for up to seven weeks while we climb the mountain and so will be as comfortable as possible with plenty of good food. Our strong sherpa team will prepare the route, fixing ropes and stocking our high camps with food, gas and oxygen so that everything is in place ready for our summit push - which they will accompany us on.
Who is it for?
To be prepared for climbing Everest, you will need a good grounding in mountaineering (typically climbing to alpine ‘AD’) and have at least climbed to 6000m. You should also have sufficient experience to understand the nature and risks involved in such an undertaking. Climbing an 8000m peak such as Manaslu (8156m) or Cho Oyu (8201m) before going to Everest is the ideal preparation, giving you the experience and confidence in your ability to operate at extreme altitude. You will need strong determination and dedication, as well as good physical fitness and health to reach the summit.
State of the Art Support for your Everest Climb
1:1 Sherpa:Climber ratio
8x4l bottles of oxygen with TopOut mask
Tasty, varied, plentiful and hygienically prepared food
Very comfortable base camp set up with all modern expedition facilities, and additional Cook and mess tent at camp 2
Unparalleled leadership our Dream Guides team.
Our Sherpas are Second to None
Our Sherpa team all come from Pangboche in the Khumbu and are some of the most experienced around. They all speak good english, are well versed in mountaineering techniques, are well versed in oxygen systems and have a proven, enviable record on Everest and other 8000m peaks - each Sherpa with multiple summits.
Above all, they are our climbing partners and friends, having worked with us for a number of years.
Typical Itinerary for Everest
Day 1 Depart UK/home
Day 2 Arrive Kathmandu, stay in Summit Hotel
Day 3 Final preparation in Kathmandu
Day 4-12 Fly to Lukla and trek to Base Camp. The trek itinerary is not rigid, to make sure all are acclimatising well at this crucial time.
Day 13-57 Climb Everest! Upto 7 weeks to get to the top...
Day 58-61 Return to Lukla
Day 62 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 63 Spare day in Kathmandu
Day 64 Fly home
Download the Info Pack PDF and get in touch with us for more information about this trip, or to discuss your application to join this years' expedition or a future one.