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Everest North Flash™

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From home to Everest in only 3 weeks? Furtenbach Adventures makes it possible.

Acclimatization for this expedition is already done at home. While a traditional Everest expedition takes two months, our Flash™ Expedition saves time and additionally increases safety and chances of success. (3 weeks only)

To raise your chances of success, we start the acclimatization process using hypoxic tents in your home, 6-8 weeks prior to departing for Nepal. The tents are set up by experts, and under their supervision your body will slowly become acclimatized to conditions equivalent to being at camp at 7,000 meters on Mount Everest.

This special kind of pre-expedition preparation, combined with our small group sizes, maximum oxygen support, the latest equipment, an experienced team (some of our Sherpas have stood on the summit of Mount Everest 19 times) and our vast logistical experience allow us to schedule the expedition to last just 3 weeks. To date, we are the only Everest operator that can offer such a short itinerary without any increased risk. Over the past decades we’ve seen advancements in mountaineering technology, equipment, high-altitude medicine and weather forecasting. Climbing tactics however, have remained the same as they were in the 1970s. We are now writing history by providing a climbing alternative that’s bang up-to-date and meets with the latest standards in technology.

The Everest Flash™ Expedition uses the objectively safer route on the north side of the mountain, in Tibet. We travel from Lhasa by Jeep to base camp. By the time our expedition members reach base camp, all of the high camps and oxygen depots have already been set up by our Sherpa teams. All we have to do is wait for a weather window.

Itinerary

Day 1-5: Kathmandu and journey to Everest Basecamp
DAY 1:Arrival and get-together at the hotel in Kathmandu. Arrival at Kathmandu! Meet and greet the other climbers . A great adventure awaits us. DAY 2: Last preparations and free time in Kathmandu Those who are not yet familiar with Kathmandu will fall in love with it. DAY 3: Flight to Lhasa, capital of Tibet – probably one of the most stunning mountain flights in the world. You might even catch a glimpse of Everest. DAY 4:In the morning, there’s time for sightseeing: the Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama and the Jokhan Monastery which demonstrate the rich culture of this beautiful country. Later we start our journey to Shigatse (3,800m) where we will spend the night at a decent but clean hotel. DAY 5: Transfer to Everest base camp (driver’s camp) at 5,200m. The journey leads over the Tibetan Plateau to Rongbuk Monastery where we have lunch and some time to explore. Then we move on to driver’s camp where we start preparations for the ascent.
Day 6-17: Acclimatisation and summit attempt
DAY 6-7: Ascent to advanced base camp (ABC) at 6,400m via middle camp at 5,800m. Get-together with the ABC team and set up our tents. DAY 8-17: We will do one rotation to North Col (7000m) and then head back to basecamp for recovery. Our Sherpa-team has already installed three high camps at 7,000m (North Col), 7,800m and 8,300m. Then we wait for a weather window for our first summit attempt. After the steep glacier climb to the North Col we stay at Camp 1, follow the less demanding North Ridge which leads us to the Northeast ridge, where we stay at Camp2 at about 7,800m, and then Camp3 at 8,300m. From here we cross below the Northeast Ridge to the Northwest Face and then back to the ridge with the secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd steps (all secured by rope) and finally we tackle the summit face. From ABC onwards, oxygen is available. At the camps we will also sleep with oxygen. There is plenty of time for a few days of rest and a second attempt at the summit.
Day 18 - 21: return journey and flight home
DAY 18: After our (hopefully) successful ascent, we now have to say goodbye to our Nepalese Team. We wander back to drivers’ camp and prepare for our departure. DAY 19-20: Transfer back to Kathmandu with probably overnight stay half way. DAY 21: Journey home.

Inclusion

  • All expedition organization costs
  • free coached training plan by Uphill Athlete
  • IFMGA/AMGA lead guide
  • 4 nights in an upscale hotel in Kathmandu in a single room
  • All transfers including transport from Kathmandu – Everest BC – Kathmandu (flights, all-terrain vehicles)
  • Customs clearance at the Chinese (Tibetan) border
  • Full board for the duration of the trip (except in Kathmandu — breakfast and dinner only)
  • All drinks included (softdrinks & alcoholic beverages)
  • Twin room for stop-overs on way to base camp
  • Baggage transport to base camp and back (max 40kg baggage per person)
  • 1 two-roomed tent with bed at base camp per person
  • 1 tent with sleeping mat per person at advanced base camp
  • 1 tent per two persons at high camps
  • High camp equipment (tents, stove, gas, dishes, food)
  • All safety equipment for the route
  • Use of fixed ropes along the route
  • Waste transport away from base camp
  • 2 climbing sherpas per participant
  • replacement oxygen system up to the summit
  • Hypoxic tent and generator for up to 8 weeks prior to expedition
  • Insurance and equipment for Nepalese staff
  • Emergency medical oxygen
  • First aid kit, high altitude emergency medicine, pulsoxymeter
  • Kitchen crew
  • Cozy, heated group tent at base camp and advanced base camp
  • Equipment for a comfortable stay at base camp (shower tent, toilet tent, dining tent, etc.)
  • Satellite communication and WIFI for a fee and depending on availability
  • Solar charging
  • Two-way radio for each climber
  • All summit fees & permits
  • ... read more on our website

Exclusions

  • International Flight to/from Kathmandu (We’ll gladly make you an offer. Arrival at Kathmandu airport KTM on Day 1 not later than 11am!)
  • Lunches in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage fees on included flights
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Shipping costs for hypoxic tent and generator outside of the EU and US
  • Personal medications
  • Tips
  • Personal mountain and climbing equipment
  • Sleeping bag for base camp and high camps
  • Fees for satellite phones, emails
  • 2 x Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpas
  • All services not specifically mentioned in “What the price includes”

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Expedition Information
$113,464
Q2
Everest via Northeast Ridge (Tibet) 
Mountaineering 
Fitness Level
5
Technical Level
4
Ratio
2:1
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Continent:
Asia
Elevation:
8,848 m / 29,029 ft
GPS:
27.9881 N°, 86.925 E°