Dates: April 4-May 29, 2020
Maximum Group Size: 8
Cost of Trip: USD $59,000
Trip Begins in Kathmandu, Nepal
Our Everest expedition for the 2020 season
Join the Mountain Professionals team and veteran Everest and Himalayan expedition leader Ryan Waters for our Himalayan Spring expedition. We lead trips each season to the summit of Everest and are already accepting interested climbers for 2020:
We focus directly on a smaller size group of climbers that all are receiving the exact same high quality guided climbing experience and package. There are operators that offer myriad add ons, options, or different styles of leadership. At Mountain Professionals, all of our team members get the same high quality logistics package and highly trained staff that climbs with the members on the team. Our expedition guides act as the leadership on the mountain and as a resource at base camp which provides a continuity. You are in a small group with guides by your side, managing risk, route conditions, and able to give experienced climbers the support system to make a successful ascent of Everest.
A Mountain Professionals Everest Expedition provides the same logistics, lodging, staff experience, gear, base camp experience, and comfort level as any higher priced trip, but we maintain a more competitive price.
- Expedition Leader Ryan Waters has led over 20 eight-thousand meter expeditions
- Top Everest logistics are provided throughout the trip from Kathmandu to mountain camps
- Everest veteran American and IFMGA Sherpa staff that have successfully led previous trips with safe Summit Success on both the classic routes of Everest since 2004
Let Mountain Professionals take you there
Want to learn more about climbing Everest, the highest mountain in the world? Contact us today and we will give you all the info you need.
Highlights of our trip
- One to one climbing Sherpa to client ratio
- Expedition led by Ryan Waters, 22 Himalayan Expeditions
- One to One Private American guide option available
- Unlimited free Base Camp Wi-Fi via Thuraya XP+
- Industry leading Large Personal 6x7x7 foot Base Camp box tent for each climber with a bed mattress, carpet and front storage area for personal gear
- Veteran American mountain guide staff with over 14 years of guiding in Nepal, to ensure seamless delivery and safety procedures
- Communications tent with access to satellite phone and email, dispatches of the team progress on our news site
- Emphasis is placed on providing high end logistics, staff, equipment and services to a small team of climbers
- Single Accommodation in Kathmandu at the Yak and Yeti Hotel
At 29,035 feet (8,850 meters), Mt. Everest is the worlds highest peak and one of the Prized 7 Summits (the highest mountain of each of the continents). The Sherpas call her Chomolangma or Mother Goddess of the Earth. So much history and culture has evolved around Everest that this trip has become the ultimate goal for many mountaineers throughout the world. Join the Mountain Professionals Everest veterans for a privately organized and led expedition to the worlds most famous mountain. Our trip consists of high western staff to client ratio, 1:1 Sherpa to client ratio, and a small team mentality. We feel that this is a huge advantage in your summit chances and is backed up by our previous high percentage of summit success.
The Southeast Ridge of Everest, in Nepal is one of the classic routes in the Himalaya. First pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953, the route is accessible via the Khumbu Valley, leading to the famous Khumbu Icefall, the Western Cwm and eventually to the beautiful Southeast Ridge. The key to a successful ascent of Mt. Everest is patience, good organization of logistics, perseverance and little luck from the weather.
We feel that being part of a strong team on Everest has great advantages for reaching the summit. Our expeditions, although led by professional mountain guides, has a feeling of relaxed efficiency, with two-way communication between the staff and the team members. We feel there is a huge advantage to joining a small, highly organized group of climbers, led by our staff to manage all the on mountain logistics and risk management. This ensures that you can concentrate on climbing Everest and can rely on the experience of the expedition leader.
Ryan, Thank you so much for taking such good care of my husband while on Everest. He says ‘Ryan is the guide of guides’. He has always spoken highly of other guides so this means he really thinks much of you and your ability to teach and lead.
Daralene B. Wife of Everest Summiteer Al B.
We will meet in Kathmandu, Nepal for our team organization and final preparations. We spend several days in the city to rest, visit local sights, and prepare. We will take a domestic flight to the village of Lukla and begin our 9-day hike to basecamp. Our goal is to reach the 17,000 feet basecamp feeling strong and ready to begin the climb.
The route from Base Camp climbs through the Khumbu Icefall to Camp 1 at 19,000 feet. After sleeping in C1 we return to Base Camp for a rest and begin our planning for the next climb to the higher camps. We return to the upper mountain, bypassing C1 and going directly to Camp 2 at 21,000′. Our C2 location eventually becomes an advanced BC where we maintain a comfortable dome dining tent and permanent cook staff. After sleeping in C2 for several days we return to Base Camp. Our last foray up the mountain for acclimatization brings us to the Lhotse Face and we ascend to 24,000′ to Camp 3. This will be our highest sleeping night in preparation for the summit push.
Thanks for the hard work, it was a great trip and I would be happy to be a reference for others considering an Everest Expedition with you!
On summit day we climb from the South Col at 26,000′ or Camp 4, up through mixed terrain to the Balcony. Here we will take a break and change O2 bottles. We continue to the South Summit and over the Hillary Step. Eventually we reach the most famous of all summits, Everest at 29,035′.
This is the highest quality expedition you will find for an exceptional price. All the in-country transportation, the on mountain services, food, tents, yaks, oxygen, and guides are included and are of high quality.
Recent Trip Results
- May 2019 – Summit
- May 2018 – Summit
- May 2017 – Summit
- April 2015 – Mountain Closure
- May 2008 – Summit
Spring 2019 expedition: Our last expedition to Everest in 2019 put 7 clients and staff on the summit.
- Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu Tribuvan International Airport. Our team transports to our hotel in Thamel.
- Day 2: Relax and enjoy the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Some organization of personal gear and needs.
- Day 3: Private team meeting and logistical/gear needs. Team dinner and celebration.
- Day 4: Internal Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding at 8,700′.
- Day 5: Today we hike to the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Here we visit the city and experience the people in the Sherpa Capital at 11,300′.
- Day 6: Here we take another day in Namche to carefully acclimatize. We can take a museum tour or trek around the hills of this beautiful location.
- Day 7: We will hike along the Dodh Kosi River and eventually make our way through the Rhododendrons to the Tengboche Monestery, sleep in Deboche.
- Day 8: Today we hike to Dingboche at 14,000′ and view the famous Ama Dablam.
- Day 9: We will likely take a rest and acclimatization day here to ensure good health.
- Day 10: We walk along the Mani Stones and climb to the small village of Lobuche at 16,000′.
- Day 11: If weather permits we trek to the top of Kala Pattar and get stunning views of Everest, tonight we sleep in Gorak Shep at 17,000′.
- Day 12: We make our way to Everest Base Camp at 17,500′.
- Day 13-49: This is our climbing and summit window; we carefully pick the most stable weather and make our attempts sometime mid to late May.
- Day 50-57: We have carefully planned in extra time to allow for a late weather window and also have the option to fly direct back to Kathmandu.
- Day 56: Departure to home country.
Trip Cost Includes
- Mountain Professionals western guides at 1:3 guide to client ratio.
- 1:1 Nepali Sherpa climber to client ratio.
- Expedition permit.
- Four nights private accommodation in the Kathmandu at the Yak and Yeti hotel.
- Full board on twin sharing basis on the Trek at high quality teahouses.
- Round Trip Kathmandu to Lukla flight. Optional Helicopter out upgrade available.
- Baggage transfers, porters, and guides to and from Base Camp.
- Cooks, kitchen and climbing staff at BC and Camp 2; equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, and food.
- Carry bonus for Sherpa staff.
- Free Unlimited Base Camp and Camp Two Wi-Fi via Thuraya XP+ hub.
- Heated and Carpeted- Dining Dome, full kitchen, shower and toilet tents, chairs and tables at BC and C2; Esspresso/Coffee, comfortable BC environment and high quality food served by our kitchen staff.
- Personal 6x7x7 foot box tent for base camp with carpet and bed mattress.
- Mountain Hardwear Trango 3 mountain tents.
- Communications and Lounge Tent, with unlimited Wifi, projector with movies.
- Imported US and European food at BC; equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, food and lodging for Liaison Officer and Interpreter.
- Icefall and all route fixing costs.
- Group climbing equipment, high altitude tents, stove and fuel; high altitude food imported from the United States.
- Two way radios and VHF BC to mountain communications; full BC satellite phone communication setup.
- O2 from Camp Two upwards on the Summit Push.
- 5 bottles of oxygen and use of Summit Oxygen mask and regulator.
- Comprehensive medical supplies and Wilderness EMT/First Responders.
- Weather Reports provided by World Wide Weather Expeditions.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Meals in Kathmandu, outside of team dinners before and after expedition.
- Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
- Nepal visa.
- Pre-trip medical exam by doctor, required by Ministry.
- Personal climbing clothing and equipment.
- Travel/Trip Cancelation.
- Optional Pre-Summit drop down rest in Namche.
- Rescue Insurance (required).
- Staff gratuities.