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Climbing Mount Everest, South side

Get the chance to climb Mount Everest with a local IFMGA certified mountain guide. Jyamchang will guide you during this challenging expedition going through the South route (Nepal side).


60 Days

Apr, May, Sep, Oct


The highest peak on Earth, Mount Everest rises at 8848 meters high. This summit is called Sagarmatha in Nepali, meaning “the Head in the Great Blue Sky“.

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa conquered Mount Everest together with Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealander, in 1953. They went up through the South route.

I have climbed Mount Everest already seven times! 

I would love guiding you to this majestic summit. It is an absolutely unique and special adventure. The following are only some of the many reasons to try it once in your life.

  • Have the opportunity to reach the roof of the world;

  • Follow the steps of the first successful climbers via the normal route (southeast ridge), which includes crossing the Khumbu glacier;

  • Be guided by a local IFMGA certified mountain guide, partially trained in Chamonix;

  • Be assisted by a excellent team of porters and cooks (English-speaking);

  • Have access to the best logistics during the expedition;

  • Experience the traditional Sherpa culture.

This ascent is an adventure that takes around 60 days. I propose the following program. It can be adapted based on the time you have, your wishes, your previous mountaineering / high altitude experience, your acclimatisation level, to make it the perfect trip for you.

  • Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Day 2. Kathmandu

  • Day 3. Kathmandu

  • Day 4. Equipment check and expedition preparation in Kathmandu

  • Day 5. Flight to Lukla, then hike to Phakding

  • Day 6. Hike from Phakding to Namche

  • Day 7. Rest day in Namche

  • Day 8. Hike from Namche to Thyngboche

  • Day 9. Hike from Thyngboch to Pherichhe

  • Day 10. Hike from Periche to Labuche

  • Day 11. Hike from Labuchhe to the Everest Base Camp (5364 m) – EBC

  • Day 12. Rest day at the Base Camp

  • Days 13-16. Climbing Training period: how to use Oxygen, mask and regulator

  • Day 17. Rest day and preparation to go to camp 1 – Acclimatisation

  • Day 18. Return to Base Camp

  • Day 19. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Day 20. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Day 21. Climb to Camp 1 (around 6000 m)

  • Day 22. Climb to Camp 2 (around 6400 m)

  • Day 23. We will try to go to Camp 3 and then return to Camp 2

  • Day 24. Return to Base Camp

  • Day 25. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Day 26. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Day 27. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Day 30. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Day 31. Climb to Camp 1

  • Day 32. Climb to Camp 2, Preparation to go Camps 3 and 4 and the summit

  • Day 33. Climb to Camp 3 with oxygen with the objective of going to the top of Mt Everest

  • Day 34. Climb to Camp 4

When in Camp 4, we will rest for a few hours. That evening or night we will start the final ascent to the summit of Mt Everest

  • Day 35. Summit day and return to Camp 3 or 2

  • Day 36. Return to Base Camp

  • Day 37. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Day 38. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Day 39. Rest day at Base Camp

  • Days 40-49. Extra days for Mt. Everest expedition and/or climbing

  • Day 50. Everest base camp

  • Day 51. Everest base camp

  • Day 52. Hike from the Base camp to Pherichhe

  • Day 53. Hike from Pherichhe to Namche

  • Day 54. Hike from Namche to Lukla

  • Day 55. Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Day 56. Kathmandu

  • Day 57. Kathmandu

  • Day 58. Kathmandu

  • Day 59. Kathmandu

  • Day 60. Flight back home

With such an extensive program, I’m sure you’ll have plenty of questions. I would be happy to answer them all!

So if you are interested in this absolutely unique experience that will take you to the top of the world, please contact me. We can go through the specifics together, and as I said earlier, modify the program if necessary to make it perfect for you.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


More info

Group size: The team will have a minimum size of 7 members and high altitude guides. The base camp will be staffed by a Sherpa, Sirdar/cook. A team of between 5 and 8 climbing Sherpas will carry loads and support the summit climb. Please contact me to discuss about the pricing. The flight included in the price is the Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight, domestic airport tax with Cargo fees. Included in the price: - Gammo Bag for the life saving device, in case of altitude sickness for Member. - Medical Kit Box for Nepalese crew’s and simple medical service for members till BC. - Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, climbing guides Sherpa – expedition crew - 1 cook for Everest base camp,1 cook for Everest camp- 2 and 4 assistance cook in Base camp - Insurance for Nepalese, expedition crew, 3 meals and air tickets Ktm-lukla-ktm. - Oxygen, Mask and regulator Each Nepali climber and Clients - Walki Takie & satellite phone permit - Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp - Garbage Deposit - Lode Bonus for sherpa guide(camp 1 , 2 ,3 and 4) - Each climbing sherpa guide they will get 4 bottle Oxygen for Climbing period and Each clients get 6 bottle oxygen with mask and regulator. The Sherpas guide are well trained from NMA (Nepal mountaineering Association) and strong. Some are already did the Mt. Everest Summit. - SPCC ( Sagermatha pollution control committee) Charge - Solar panel/generator with accessories at base camp for power supply and recharging purpose - Office service charge Level: You should be proficient at ascending and descending fixed lines. Climbers are required to have past rock and steep snow climbing experience on exposed terrain. To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. He/she will be familiar with crevasse travel techniques, have a good overall standard of fitness and experience on 6000 m to 7000 m high in the mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this expedition. Food: Food will be of the highest standard possible, given the remoteness of the situation. Please inform me if you have any special dietary requirements. Our base camp equipment and ample, nutritious meals are usually more than adequate. Medical examination: Expedition members should have all the immunisations that are required for visiting Nepal and be free of any medical condition that might pose a risk to themselves or fellow climbers during the trip. Personal documents: Expedition trek members will need to provide 6 passport-photographs for trekking and climbing permits and a copy of their passport bio-data page.

Meeting point

In Kathmandu.

About the guide

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Jyamchang & Guides' Team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Jyamchang, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009.

I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.

I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.

It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.


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What people are saying about Jyamchang & Guides' Team



After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam's steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn's commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.



As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium



Our guide Phurpur was amazing and the climb was surreal. However, we finished the trip early due to a fast pace while walking and this meant we had to pay for our own food and accommodation from day 17 to 20. Which we felt was unjust as we were penalised for going faster than normal, had we known this was the case we wouldn’t have done it. Also be warned, although our guide was amazing, we didn’t get the IFMGA guide as advertised, we got a trekking guide. Finally, we did not receive a 3-day glacier course as promised on the itinerary. We raised these points to Jyamchang, but no compromise was made on their behalf. Overall, happy with the guide but very disappointed with the company and how they dealt with our situation. If the listing was properly advertised and you received what was listed with no catches and clauses we would have been happy, but this is not the case.



We had the pleasure of climbing Island Peak with High Himalayan; our trip included Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and Island Peak. Jyamchang and his entire team did an extraordinary job of taking care of us, always doing the extra to take care of us and make sure we had the best possible opportunity to succeed with our climb. The team is both skilled and strong, and helped us in every possible way, such as carrying extra from our personal equipment to relieve our loads etc. We would not have succeeded on Island Peak without the care, support, help and patience from a strong team of climbing guides. One area for improvement; we would have appreciated more information about practicalities, equipment, itinerary etc before the trip. I hope to return to Nepal again in the not-too-distant future and would be happy to make a new trip with High Himalayan.



1. First of all, the trip is ill-advertised, referring to Jyamchang as the accompanying guide but in reality he is not the same guide who accompanied me. 2. I asked a number of questions on the explore-share platform, most of which remained unanswered until the day I met the actual guide in Kathmandu. 3. Most worrying, is the fact that I clearly asked if 14 days were enough to summit Mera (for which I have been told they are indeed enough). However, the first thing I was told upon arriving in Kathmandu was that I have little mountain time and that I should postpone my return flights. I was also later informed, that most people who successfully summit Mera usually take a day or two more acclimatisation days in Khare. 4. The agreed plan was to return from Lukla directly to Kathmandu. One day prior returning, I was informed that due to the high season, flights are redirected to another airport and an extra 6 hour drive is required to reach Kathmandu. Otherwise, to fly directly to Kathmandu one needs to catch a helicopter flight and add another 50USD. After researching, I found out that this is true and happens in the beginning of October, however the company failed to inform me and plan in advance. 5. Hotel in Kathmandu was basic but nice, however air conditioning and TV did not work and on my last day I even had ants on my bed, fridge and sink. 6. The guide and porter to whom I was allocated, Pekma and Ganesh, were really nice and helpful people. Pekma (guide) was knowledgeable about the surrounding environment, Nepalese lifestyle, had significant mountain experience and was very supportive throughout the trip. Pekma managed all lodges and tea houses which were adequate. Food in the mountains was good and Pekma always assisted what foods are best to eat according to the location and availability. I did not experience any gastrointestinal issues. In conclusion, I would not recommend this trip if you aim for a successful summit.

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