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Everest Summit Climb - Western Guided Team Climb

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This classic Mt. Everest guided climb is season after season our most popular option.

It is well suited to climbers who would like the higher service level “Western-style” guidance and are competent, confident, and team-orientated climbers. This option is often reported as the most fun & enjoyable climb because of the camaraderie and sense of community with their fellow climbers, and year in and year out, it achieves fantastic summit success.

The Western Guided Team is guided by a Senior, world-class mountain guide. A consummate professional who is genuine, caring, inspiring, strong, technically solid, and cool-headed. They will have previous 8000m climbing experience and a time-tested, impressive resume.

To complement your team climb, you will also be assigned an additional Personal Sherpa above Camp 2 on the summit bid, increasing your safety and opportunity for success.


March 30 - Day 1 - Arrive
Arrive and be met at the airport by the CTSS team, who will take you to our 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Today is a pure arrival day, so you can fly in at any time and then rest, relax, and recover from the jetlag. Tomorrow is our first day of formal activities.
March 31 - Day 2 - Team Expedition Briefing & Gear Checks
We meet for breakfast before doing our expedition briefing and gear checks. Spend the afternoon exploring Kathmandu, picking up any last-minute items, and packing and preparing to fly into the Khumbu Valley
April 1 - Day 3 - Fly to the Khumbu
We fly into the Khumbu Valley, into the famous Lukla airstrip to begin our trek. Today, we trek leisurely down to Phakding. Overnight in teahouse
April 2 - Day 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar
On our first full day on the Everest Base Camp trail, we tackle Namche Hill up to the Sherpa Capital of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in teahouse
April 3 - Day 5 - Rest/Acclimatize Namche
We explore Namche and take a short acclimatization hike to allow our bodies to adjust to the increasingly rarefied air. Overnight in teahouse
April 4 - Day 6 - Trek to Tengboche
Today, we move up to Tengboche, the site of the famous Tengboche Monastery. Overnight in teahouse
April 5 - Day 7 - Rest/Acclimatize Tengboche
Today, we rest and acclimatize. We visit Tengboche Monastery for a traditional Buddhist blessing for safe passage to the summit of Everest. Overnight in teahouse
April 6 - Day 8 - Trek to Pheriche
We rise above the vegetation level as we climb higher into the Himalayas. Today, we trek to the outpost of Pheriche. Overnight in teahouse
April 7 - Day 9 - Rest/Acclimatize in Pheriche
We take an acclimatization hike high above the village, boasting spectacular views of the Ama Dablam and the Himalayas. In the afternoon, we visit the medical outpost of the HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) for an educational and informative talk on acclimatization and altitude illness. Overnight in teahouse
April 8 - Day 10 - Trek to Lobuche Base Camp
We deviate off the beaten path to the base of Lobuche East Peak, our first objective of the expedition. Lobuche will serve as one of our acclimatization rotations as well as afford us the opportunity to climb another Himalayan gem. Overnight in a tented camp.
April 9 - Day 11 - Acclimatization & Skills Lobuche
This morning, we take an acclimatization hike up to Lobuche High Camp, tagging camp, before descending back to Lobuche Base Camp. This afternoon, we refresh our climbing skills and shake out any cobwebs. Overnight in a tented camp.
April 10 - Day 12 - Move to Lobuche High Camp
We move up to Lobuche High Camp, enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and settling in for our summit climb in the days ahead. Overnight tented camp.
April 11 - Day 13 - Acclimatize & Skills Lobuche High Camp
Today we practice our climbing skills above High Camp as a refresher and acclimatization exercise. We spend the afternoon packing before getting an early dinner and early to bed ahead of our alpine start to the summit tomorrow. Overnight tented camp.
April 12 - Day 14 - Summit Lobuche and Descend to Lobuche Base Camp
We rise in the very early hours for our alpine start, climbing through the night into the dawn to stand on top of Lobuche at or just after sunrise. From the top, we enjoy spectacular views over Everest and Lhotse and picture ourselves on the summit of Everest in the weeks to come. After photos, we drop back down to High Camp, pack up, and continue our descent to Lobuche Base Camp. Overnight tented camp.
April 13 - Day 15 - Trek to Everest Base Camp
Waving farewell to Lobuche, we enjoy the full-day trek into Everest Base Camp today. Arriving at the luxury CTSS camp that will be our home away from home is an exciting event. Explore the famed Big House (huge geodesic dome complete with cafe, ping pong table, lounges, etc.) and settle into your tent.
April 14th/15th/16th - Day 16/17/18 - Rest & Training at EBC
We settle into our Everest Base Camp home and start our training in earnest. During our training sessions, we will practice ladder crossings in our crampons, fixed line climbing, rappelling, efficiency techniques, taking care of ourselves up high, oxygen use and troubleshooting, etc.
April 17 - Day 19 - Pack & Prepare for 1st Rotation
We pack, prepare and brief with our guides about our first rotation and our first climb through the Khumbu Icefall. We get an early night ahead of our alpine start tomorrow
April 18 - Day 20 - Climb to Camp 1
We climb through the icefall to Camp 1. It's a monumental, humbling experience moving through the icefall for the first time. Overnight Camp 1
April 19 - Day 21 - Climb to tag Camp 2, return to Camp 1
We take an acclimatization climb up to Camp 2 for lunch, moving through the Western CWM before returning to Camp 1 for our second night up high. Overnight Camp 1
April 20 - Day 22 - Complete 1st Rotation - Return to Base Camp
We descend back through the icefall to Base Camp, where we will rest and allow our bodies to reset and catch up to our new acclimatization high point.
April 21/22/23 - Day 23/24/25 Rest & Recover. Prepare for Rotation 2
We spend the next few days resting at EBC, recovering our strength, training, and preparing for our second rotation.
April 24 - Day 26 - Begin 2nd Rotation
Another alpine start, and we climb more efficiently and quicker through the icefall our second time. We climb to Camp 1 and overnight there.
April 25 - Day 27 - Move to Camp 2
Today, we climb and move to Camp 2. Well-established Camp 2 becomes our staging ground for the upper reaches of the mountain. Overnight Camp 2
April 26 -Day 28 - Tag the Base of the Lhotse Face
Today, we acclimatize by climbing above Camp 2 up to the bottom of the Lhotse Face before returning to Camp 2 for another night.
April 27 - Day 29 - Climb the Lhotse Face to Tag Camp 3
We climb the Lhotse Face for the first time, up to Camp 3 for lunch. The views are insane, and the scale of the mountain is so moving. We retreat back to Camp 2 for our last night on this rotation.
April 28 - Day 30 - Complete our 2nd Rotation, return to Base Camp
We climb from Camp 2 back to Base Camp to enjoy some well-earned rest! Good food and sleep are on the agenda as our bodies prepare for the summit push ahead. We don't rush our schedule but take our time to work around the weather, our bodies, and the best climbing conditions on the peak.
April 29/30 - Day 31/32. Rest & Recover
We allow our bodies to rest and recover. Acclimatization happens at rest, so this is a critical part of our climb
May 1st/2nd - Day 33/34. Training & Preparation for our Summit Bid
We do oxygen clinics, plan, pack, and plan again. We pour over the weather and plan our summit bid to maximize the best window.
May timeframe - Summit Everest!
Our summit bid could take place any time, but most typically, the best weather occurs during mid-May. On Day 1 of our Summit Bid - We climb to Camp 1 On Day 2 of our Summit Bid - We climb to Camp 2 On Day 3 of our Summit Bid - We climb to Camp 3 and sleep on oxygen On Day 4 of our Summit Bid - We climb on oxygen to the South Col for a few hours of sleep before we climb to the Summit! On Day 5 of our Summit Bid - We summit Mount Everest and descend back to the South Col On Day 6 of our summit rotation - We descend to Camp 2 On Day 7 of our summit rotation - We return joyously to Base Camp.
Mid - End of May
Upon returning to Base Camp from the summit, we rest, recover, and begin to pack up and begin our homeward journey after the experience of a lifetime
Wave Goodbye to Base Camp
We farewell our home for the last 6 weeks or so and either elect to helicopter all the way back to Kathmandu or begin our trek down the valley. Day 1 of our trek down the valley, we reach Pheriche Day 2 of our trek down the valley, we reach Namche Day 3 of our trek down the valley, we reach Lukla Day 4 we fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu
1st June
We farewell each other and fly back home. We advise climbers to book a flexible return airfare for the 1st of June, knowing they can move it up if they summit earlier-to mid-May. However, the 1st of June gives us plenty of contingency to use in the schedule if we need it to work around the best weather/conditions to favor our safety and success.


  • A highly experienced 'Western/International' Everest Climbing Guide (meets you in Kathmandu and guides you throughout the entire expedition)
  • Leadership, strategy, climbing oversight by Everest Expedition Leader including full support for a summit attempt
  • Climbing Sherpa to assist with carrying personal gear
  • Full expedition logistics, weather forecasts, equipment etc
  • Everest climbing permit
  • Domestic flights to and from Lukla
  • In country transport associated with the program itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Nepal including hotels in Kathmandu (3x nights at start of expedition/1x night at end of expedition) and teahouses
  • Welcome dinner & meals throughout the expedition
  • Oxygen system and very generous oxygen allowance
  • Lobuche East peak training and acclimatization climb including permits and logistics
  • CTSS Luxury Everest Base Camp setup and single tent accommodation (please note tents above base camp are shared for safety, warmth, sherpa weight reduction)
  • Access to medical, emergency and communications gear
  • High mountain camp infrastructure and logistics (Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3, Camp 4)
  • On mountain meals and specialty high altitude meals.


  • International flights to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Associated travel expenses including: Visa, Passport, Reciprocity Fees, Vaccination Charges, Excess Baggage
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary or additional days before or after the scheduled program
  • Personal climbing equipment, clothing, toiletries etc
  • Personal sundries including but not limited to; non-team meals while in Kathmandu, personal snacks, specialized high altitude climbing food, alcoholic beverages, laundry services, medical expenses, gratuities, 3rd party internet, email or phone charges, bottled water, specialty coffees
  • Sherpa tip pool
  • Guide tip (customary but optional) Costs incurred as a result of events beyond the control of CTSS above and beyond the normal expedition costs
  • Required trip insurance policy (for trip cancellation, interruption, rescue & evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) Unused Contingency Days at the end of your program: CTSS covers one night in the hotel in Kathmandu on your return. If you decide to stay longer in Kathmandu beyond this night, those costs are your responsibility. We highly recommend that while you should plan to be away from home for the entire duration of the expedition including contingencies days, you book a flexible return airfare so you can move your flight forward if you don’t use all of the contingency days or push it back as you need.
  • Unused Contingency Days.


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Expedition Information
Everest via South Col (Nepal) 
Fitness Level
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Ctss (climbing The Seven Summits)
8,848 m / 29,029 ft
27.9881 N°, 86.925 E°