Price & Schedule

Prices

Everest South Col

$70,000.00

Payments

  • A nonrefundable deposit of $20,000.00 is due at the time of registration to reserve a space on the expedition
  • The nonrefundable balance is due 120 days prior to departure
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the climb.
  • A maximum of $10,000.00 may be placed on a credit card (deposit or balance) – any additional amounts paid by credit card will incur a 3% fee

Refunds: NO REFUNDS are provided on the deposit or payments for this expedition.

Note: Acceptance based on prior experience. Enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of deposit. A complete Climber Information Package is forwarded to all members in conjunction with multiple email and phone briefings. Detailed gear lists, logistics, and training information are available upon request.

Everest + Lhotse

$94,500

Payments

  • Deposit: $20,000 due upon registration
  • Balance: $74,500 due December 1, 2021

Everest Camp II

$10,000

Payments

  • Deposit: $3,000 due upon registration
  • Balance: $7,000 due 120 days prior to departure

Price Includes

  • Two nights’ accommodations in Kathmandu before climb
  • All food and lodging during the trek and climb. No expense is spared in providing high-quality food from the USA and Nepal. If you have particular dietary requirements, please give us specific details and we will accommodate your needs.
  • Unlimited access to a medical doctor in Base Camp
  • All transportation in Nepal, including round-trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla/Syangboche
  • All group equipment needed to reach Base Camp and climb the mountain: cooking gear, fuel, stoves, ropes, all forms of rock and ice protection, radio communications, oxygen, medical supplies, etc.
  • Sherpa, porters, liaison officer, camp staff, and guides
  • Wi-Fi available – fees to apply
  • All administration fees owed to Nepal, including climbing permit.

Price Does Not Include

  • $25 wire transfer fee (if applicable)
  • International round-trip airfare (USA-Nepal-USA)
  • Tips for all guides and staff ( Suggested tips to be provided. Summit bonus for Sherpa guides $1500 per climber.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and hotels after the climb (once the climber has left the mountain)
  • Personal gear, clothing and sleeping equipment (see Gear List)
  • Insurance. Climbers are required to have a comprehensive medical insurance policy in order to embark on this expedition.
  • Trip cancellation insurance. This is highly recommended and can be purchased through Alpine Ascents.
  • Comprehensive medical exam. A physician-signed medical release form is required.
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Personal Items
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Alpine Ascents International
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, email) between Nepal and home country
  • A medical evacuation insurance policy is mandatory. Available through Alpine Ascents (included in our standard Cancellation/Refund Policy.)

Schedule

Everest South Col

2023 Schedule
April 1 – June 6, 2023 – Register
Arrive Kathmandu April 3, end date subject to change

Everest + Lhotse

2023 Schedule
April 1 – June 6, 2023 – Register
Arrive Kathmandu April 3, end date subject to change

Everest Camp II

2023 Schedule
April 1 – May 7, 2023 – Register
Arrive Kathmandu April 3, Depart April 27

  • All schedules account for round-trip travel from home country.
  • Please contact our office for the most up to date availability for each departure.
  • All land prices listed below; round-trip international airfare not included.
  • All land prices are per person, based on double occupancy. SRS available for an additional charge.
  • Dates and prices are subject to change.
  • Please purchase trip cancellation insurance (see bottom of page) within 21 days of booking your trip.
  • Please contact us with any questions as we look to provide excellent customer service answering your climb and gear questions.

Everest Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refund Policy: No refunds are provided on the deposit or any payments for the expedition. The reason for such a strict refund policy is due to the great expense incurred in such an expedition. All gear and food must be purchased several months in advance to ensure that it reaches Nepal and Base Camp before we arrive. Our refund policy also protects other members who have committed their time and money to the expedition.

Each deposit and remaining balance is nonrefundable.

All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified and can be paid by check, wire transfer, ACH or by credit card with a surcharge of 3%. Payment details will be in your billing statement.

Emergency: In case of emergency and at any time during the expedition, Alpine Ascents and its staff will use all resources available to rescue and evacuate injured climbers. From Base Camp, helicopter rescue is possible. Above Base Camp, an emergency situation can only be handled with the resources of the expedition and other expeditions in the area. Any additional cost involved in an emergency will be the responsibility of the climbing member(s) requiring immediate medical attention and/or evacuation.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services.

In brief, trip cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

I have received reports of other teams turning back in mid climb between the South Col ad Summit due to the conditions. So, it makes it all the more impressive that Alpine Ascents has put their team on the top of the world including 18 year old Leanna Shuttleworth

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