Everest from south (Nepal, south col)
So much has already been written and continues to be written about it. Good and bad, fascinating, cautionary, electrifying, odd, disturbing, and interesting. You can think what you want, but it is and remains the mother of all mountains. It’s the mountain whose history of ascents is unsurpassed, bursting with drama, madness and heroics. The playground for the top climbers of our time and the life-long dream of so many climbers from around the world. It‘s not just a mountain. The Everest is a myth. And it makes you a hero.
We are the first independent European tour operator to offer Mount Everest tours from both the North and the South at the same time. With the highest possible safety and quality standards and the comforting ressurance of dealing with a fully licensed and strictly tested Austrian expedition organizer.
Furtenbach Adventures Everest Expeditions
We are offering Everest expeditions in unique style with maximum oxygen and Sherpa support to achieve the greatest amount of security and the highest chances of success. The exclusive spirit of Furtenbach Adventures makes our expeditions a touch different. Maybe even a touch better.
- We provide 20 years of experience in the organization of expeditions to eight-thousanders in the Himalayas and Karakoram.
- We provide experienced, state-certified (IFMGA/AMGA) western mountain guides, accompanied with a tried and tested Everest Sherpa team.
- We provide sherpas to our members who have repeatedly stood on Everest and know exactly how they can best support our climbers during their summit attempt.
- In contrast to many other tour operators, we provide the most advanced, most reliable and lightest oxygen system developed by Summit Oxygen, which is available on the market.
- We provide each participant with at least 8 bottles of oxygen, more than any other organizer. Thus, our participants can rise at a higher flow rate and sleep with oxygen at Camp 2 and Camp 3, thus conserving energy.
- Our participants are better acclimatized when they arrive to the mountain because they have already started acclimatizing at home 6 weeks prior to the expedition. The complete high altitude generator equipment including training plan is included in the price and will be delivered to your house and picked up when training is completed. You don’t need to take care of anything.
- Our participants have to overcome the objectively more dangerous way through the Khumbu Icefall less frequently. Because our group will be acclimatizing at the safe and less demanding Island Peak while our Sherpa team sets up the high camp and route on Mount Everest.
- We provide one of the most comfortable base camp facilities Mount Everest has ever seen
- We provide a kitchen team and food which you would not expect at a base camp on a glacial moraine at the end of the world.
But above all, we provide the Furtenbach Adventures promise of quality:
You get more Sherpa support, more oxygen and more comfort than with any other provider. This leads to better recovery, more safety and, ultimately, to higher chances of success. The total travel time can be shortened by pre-acclimatization at home. We fly by helicopter from Kathmandu to Syangboche above Namche. This provides security because you avoid the dangerous landing approach to Lukla while saving valuable time.
- 1:1 client to sherpa ratio
- Minimum 8 bottles of oxygen per client
- IFMGA/AMGA mountain guide
- Max. 8:1 client to western mountain guide ratio
- 2017 success rate 100%
- 2018 success rate 100% (North)
- 2019 success rate 100% (North)
- 2020 Expedition cancelled because of COVID
- 2021 Expedition cancelled because of COVID
- 2022 success rate 100% + first CO2 negative Expedition in history
- Smallest groups compared to other tour operators for more safety and higher chances of success
- Including a high altitude tent for pre-acclimatization at home!
- Shorter expedition duration due to pre-acclimatization
- Fewer ascents through the Khumbu icefall due to pre-acclimatization
- Lhotse-Add-On possible
1st – 15th day: Arrival and trekking to the basecamp
Day 1: Arrival and get-together at the hotel in Kathmandu
Meet and greet the other participants while enjoying a beer in the hotel gardens. A great adventure awaits us. You can feel the tension rising. Soon we will embark on our journey and already there’s a feeling of pride and grandeur.
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu
Those who do not yet know Kathmandu will love it. Relax in the comfortable hotel, shop and people watch in Thamel, enjoy the cultural program, or simply soak up the atmosphere. To each his own.
Day 3: Helicopter flight to Syangboche above Namche and overnight stay in nearby Khumjung at approximately 3750m.
Day 4: Trekking to Pangpoche at 3900m.
Day 5: Trekking to Dingpoche at 4200m
Day 6: Trekking via Chukung to the Island Peak base camp at approximately 5050m.
Days 7–14: Acclimatization at Island Peak and / or Lobuche with 2 ascents and 2-3 nights in the summit area. The Sherpa team already starts preparing our high camp on Mount Everest.
Day 15: Trekking to our already prepared base camp on Mout Everest at ca. 5100m.
16th – 43rd day: Acclimatization and ascent
Days 16–24: Rest days followed by an acclimatization tour to approximately 7500m with one night in Camp 3 at 7200m.
Days 25–27: Descent to Pangpoche at 3900m in one day, relax, enjoy the air and vegetation for one day, then return to base camp.
Days 28–43: Ascent Everest. We are waiting for the right weather window for our first summit attempt. In the past, all successful summit days are in this period. We`ll skip Camp1, so that we’ll need 4 days for the ascent and 2 days for the descent. From Camp 3 onwards, oxygen is available. At Camps 3 and 4, we can also sleep with oxygen. There is plenty of time for a few days of rest and a second try at the summit.
44th – 49th day: Return journey
Days 44–45: Trekking back to Namche.
Day 46: Trekking to Lukla.
Day 47: Flight Lukla – Kathmandu.
Day 48: Kathmandu or extra day in case the flight wasn`t possible due to bad weather .
Day 49: Return travel.
- All organisation for the expedition
- IFMGA mountain guide during the whole expedition
- 3 nights in an upscale hotel in Kathmandu in a single room
- Full board for the duration of the whole trip (in Kathmandu only breakfast)
- Drinks during joint meals (alcoholic beverages excluded)
- Twin rooms on stop-overs during our trip to the mountain
- Baggage transport to the base camp and back (40kg per baggage piece per participant)
- 1 tent per participant at the base camp
- 1 tent per two participants during the approach and for the high camp
- A mat for the approach and the base camp
- High camp equipment (tents, cooker, gas, dishes, food)
- All the fixing material for the route
- Use of the fixed ropes along the route
- „Icefall Doctos“ fee for using the icefall route
- Transport of waste back from the base camp
- High altitude porters and climbing Sherpa (1:1 Sherpa client ratio on the summit day)
- Oxygen package provided by Summit Oxygen with a rental mask & regulator and 8 bottles per participant
- High altitude generator and tent for 4 weeks prior to the expedition
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepalese staff
- Emergency oxygen
- Pharmaceutical travel kit, high altitude emergency medicine, pulsoxymeter
- Kitchen crew
- A comfortable, heated common tent, shower tent, etc. at the base camp
- Satellite communication and WIFI for a fee and depending on availability
- Solar charging
- Radio transmitter for each participant
- All fees & permits
- weather reports
- Security and warranty of an Austrian tour operator
- International Flight to/from Kathmandu (We’ll gladly make you an offer)
- Personal insurance
- Visa for Nepal
- Shipping costs for high altitude generator and tent outside of the EU
- Personal medication
- Alcoholic beverages
- Helicopter flight Basecamp – Kathmandu (on request)
- Personal mountain and climbing equipment
- Sleeping bags for the base camp and high camp
- Fees for satellite phones, emails
- Summit bonus for personal summit sherpas