Climb Everest – South Col Route

Climb Everest – South Col Route

From £48,000
Altitude 8,848m Grade: 4D

Our Everest experience is among the best in the world, with a very high client success rate.

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South Side Everest

Adventure Peaks has been organizing expeditions to Climb Everest for over 18 years making us one of the most experienced and valued British companies operating on the mountain. English is the spoken language and as a result we are able to attract good International teams.

To climb Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8848m is the ultimate objective in many climbers’ minds, a most compelling and challenging adventure. We specialize in preparing clients to tackle their challenge with confidence. We ensure you have the appropriate skills, physical endurance and mental preparation. On the mountain we provide the very best leadership, equipment, oxygen systems, comfort, food and Sherpa support to maximize your chance of success.

Our British English-speaking Leaders add a degree of safety, expertise and guidance however the support they provide will make the difference between a difficult trip and a safe and enjoyable one. The success of an expedition is often determined by factors planned well in advance of the actual climbing. We have been modifying our provision for many years which has led to a high proportion of our expedition members reaching the summit.


Pre Expedition Support - We have a dedicated team of experienced staff available seven days per week throughout the year to answer questions and address concerns. During expeditions alongside our office team we have a 24hour emergency contact service available to family and friends. Our Web news provides regular updates of our expeditions. For those able to attend we offer our unique monthly training weekends in the UK to enable clients to meet and train together under our expert guidance and to gain on-going advice.

Success and Client Selection – We have been organizing successful Everest expeditions for almost 20 years with an average success rate close to 80%. We do our utmost to put together a strong team of proficient, experienced climbers to aid your success. We don’t just take anyone, though we are happy to provide less experienced climbers with training programs to get them ready for future years.

Financial Protection – Everest is an expensive undertaking Adventure Peaks provides financial protection for your funds through ATOL Bonding. Through our years of experience we know what in country providers to work with and when to transfer funds, this allows us to provide you with the best possible protection.

Medical Support – Our leaders have Direct access to a 24hr UK medical support centre, for advice on any medical ailments or emergency during your expedition.

An attempt on Mt Everest is an enormous undertaking which requires a huge amount of dedication and determination: we are here to help you. Please contact us for a copy of our detailed information sheet or to talk through your dream.

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Dates & Prices

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Flight Inclusive
With Flight
Land Only
With Flight
28th Mar 2025 - 26th May 2025
£2000 Early Discount on next 3 Bookings
Guaranteed60 £48,000
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* A deposit of £2,000 will be required at checkout.


Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

Lhotse extension from £6,000 £6,000
Adventure Peaks Logoed Kit Bag (Non UK addresses + Postage) £85

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • British Expedition leader who totally understand western standards. English is spoken as our First Language and all briefings will be in English
  • Financial security ATOL Bonded, from a well-established UK company with almost 20 years of experience on Everest and the world’s highest mountains with a UK address you can visit
  • Risk avoidance to Western Standards
  • Excellent safety record
  • Small groups compared to many operators for more safety and higher chances of success
  • 1:1 Sherpa support from our regular Adventure Peaks Sherpa Team who support our British leaders
  • 8 oxygen cylinders, uplifted to high camp.
  • Summit Mask and regulator.
  • Quality Food
  • A paid for weather service from a western provider that examines multiple weather forecast models, not a general online provider
  • Comfortable and well equipped Base Camp to maintain your well being in these harsh conditions
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other accommodation as per the itinerary on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Direct access to 24hr UK medical support centre, for advice on any medical ailments or emergency during your expedition this is available for our leaders and clients to access.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities at Base Camp).
  • All team members will receive a free logoed trip T-Shirt with the name of your Expedition on it.
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides & sherpa summit bonus
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation, and if required the helicopter cost to and from Lukla
    (including a share of the leaders cost)


Days 1 - 2

International flight to Kathmandu.

Day 3

Day enjoying the ‘bombardment of the senses’ that is Kathmandu. Sightseeing tours can be arranged and would include visiting the temples of Bodnath, Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Durbar Square. Simply wandering around the huge array of shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in Thamel is a fascinating experience.

Day 4

Fly to Lukla (2800m) Trek to Phakding (2610m). A spectacular short internal flight takes us to this tiny airstrip town and the gateway to the Sherpa Kingdom. After lunch we start our short trek along the typically stony path that descends from the forested terraces of Lukla right into the Dudh Kosi valley and the brightly painted lodges of Phakding. There are good views of Kusum Kanguru’s North Face (6367m)

Day 5

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Into the Sherpa capital and the heart of the Khumbu. You will now be becoming familiar with local protocol for passing chortens, mani stones, yaks, spinning prayer wheels etc. and enjoying the hustle and bustle of trekking and everyday life that exists on the ‘Everest Trail’. At Monjo we enter Sagarmartha National Park and can visit the small visitor centre there. Four hours.

Day 6

Rest Day in Namche Bazaar. It is important to have a couple of nights and a rest day in Namche before proceeding any higher. You can spend the day taking short walks up to Thami or Khumjung, visiting the Everest and Ama Dablam viewpoints or just relaxing and exploring the narrow streets of the busy Sherpa capital.

Day 7

Namche Bazaar to Pangboche (3930m). We climb steeply out of Namche, turn the corner, and are immediately presented with superb views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and our destination, Ama Dablam. Crossing the Dudh Kosi involves a steep descent to Phunki Thanghka and its fine water driven prayer wheels before re-ascending to Thyangboche. The famous Sherpa monastery can be visited here, and the surrounding panorama is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent mountain viewpoints in the world. The going is easy now and Pangboche, the highest year-round settlement in the valley, is soon reached. Six hours.

Day 8

Pangboche to Dingboche (4358m).  A good day walking through beautiful rhododendron trees that gradually takes us back to the river and into Pangboche, a great viewpoint for Ama Dablam.  On leaving the village we turn up the Imja valley to reach the lovely and picturesque village of Dingboche. 6-7hrs duration.

Day 9

Acclimatisation/Rest day at Dingboche.  An acclimatisation day spent absorbing the views around camp and relaxing.  Optional short trek to Chhukung (4730m) were we will be rewarded of views of Island Peak and Baruntse.

Day 10

Dingboche to Lobuche:  (4,930m) Today we reach the extensive and overwhelming Khumbu glacier and trek up alongside it to reach the small village of Lobuche.

Days 11 - 12

Acclimatisation ascent of Lobuche 6119m – to reduce the time spent later in the Kumbu Icefall.

Day 13

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) A 3-4 hour walk next to the Khumbu Glacier brings us to the crossing of the Changri Glacier to Gorak Shep.  You are welcome to take a classic evening ascent of Kalar Patar (5554m) to catch the classic sunset view of Everest.

Day 14

Everest Base Camp Trek (5340m) up to the historical Everest Base Camp.

Days 15 - 17

Time spent at BC acclimatising and preparing for the climb through the icefall. Important training sessions on fixed lines, ladders, oxygen, use of radios and emergency procedures.

Days 18 - 51

Climbing Period

Day 52

Descent to Camp 2

Day 53

Descend to BC

Day 54

Trek to Dingboche. Overnight in lodge.

Day 55

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m). Overnight in lodge.

Day 56

Trek to Lukla. Overnight in lodge.

Day 57

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 58

Spare weather day for flights

Days 59 - 60

Return International flight.


Client discount

Adventure Peaks provides 15% discount off any equipment purchased online or from our Ambleside shop if you have booked (and paid a deposit) on one of our expeditions or courses*.

We offer our equipment hire service to both clients and non-clients, although Adventure Peaks clients receive a further discount.

*Excludes books/maps and electrical equipment.


It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services. Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue, in particular for peaks over 7000m:

We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

Expeditions and Treks under 7000m - Campbell Irvine Direct :

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
J S Insurance: Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number –


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