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Khumbu Icefall

Climb through the Famed Khumbu Icefall

Join our Khum­bu Ice­fall Team and have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to ascend the famous glac­i­er to Camp I in the West­ern Cwm. Team mem­bers will fol­low in the foot­steps of leg­endary moun­taineers while climb­ing a mar­velous labyrinth of ice tow­ers, crevass­es, and lad­ders. After spend­ing the night at Camp I, you will have the chance to climb to Camp II at over 21,000 feet / 6400 meters. Views of the mas­sive South­west face of Ever­est from here are breath­tak­ing! This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for those who may not have the desire or time to climb to the sum­mit, but are look­ing for an expe­ri­ence of a life­time — it’s also a way to get some miles in on the glac­i­er and take in the pos­si­bil­i­ty for a sum­mit climb at a lat­er date.

Price

  • Khum­bu Icefall

    $11,900 – 29 Days / Includes trav­el time

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $500

Dates

Custom Dates Available — Contact Us

Policies

Itinerary

Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with your depar­ture date from the US and include the day you arrive home. 

For this trip you will need to arrive in Kath­man­du, Nepal on Day 3 of the itin­er­ary. You will cross the date line in mid-flight to Asia, thus los­ing a day. If you are trav­el­ing from out­side the US. your itin­er­ary may require less time to reach Kath­man­du, so all that is required is that you arrive on Day 3 of the itin­er­ary, where Moun­tain Mad­ness ser­vices begin. If you arrive ear­ly, we can assist with extra hotel arrange­ments and activ­i­ties. Oth­er­wise, you can arrive at any time on Day 3. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel. 

Note on Itin­er­ary: Although we do our best to fol­low the sched­ule above, this itin­er­ary is sub­ject to change due to weath­er, route con­di­tions, and oth­er fac­tors beyond our control.

Equipment

  • Khum­bu Icefall

    $11,900

    29 Days / Includes trav­el time

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Elevation

21,300 ft / 6,500 m

Route

Nor­mal Route

Guide Ratio

1:1 client to guide ratio with IFM­GA cer­ti­fied Sher­pa climb­ing guide

Difficulty

Intermediate

Climbers should be comfortable on 45 degree snow/ice slopes, climbing on exposed ridges and/or 5.5-5.7 rock climbing experience depending on the objective. You should have a past climbing experience with proven skills.

Prepare for the Khumbu Icefall