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Everest Camp 3

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

-John Burroughs

Discover your passion for expedition mountaineering and experience the breathtaking beauty of the world’s highest peak up close! Join our fascinating Everest Expedition and become part of a team that faces the challenges and adventures of the Everest high camps. There are few opportunities to witness a true 8000m expedition up close and be so close to the majestic king of mountains. Don’t miss this unique chance!

We are excited to offer a limited number of guests the opportunity to climb Everest up to Camp 3 (approximately 7100m) on the South side from Nepal. Explore more Everest Expeditions with us on the Everest Overview page.

→ Check out our overview page to see which options we offer on Everest.

→ How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest?

→ Watch 360° films of Everest South route

→ Everest blogger Alan Arnette interviews Lukas Furtenbach

Adventure Factor couragous
Experience / Emotion breathtaking
Fitness / Struggle sporting
Risk low
Comfort expedition style


  • Unique opportunity to experience an Everest Expedition live
  • Ascend together with the expedition team
  • Close to the highest mountain in the world
  • Comfortable base camp facilities and excellent food at the base camp
  • CO2 negative – learn more about our sustainable expeditions
  • IFMGA/AMGA lead guide

Trip dates:

Booking code:-
Minimum members:-
Price per person: 0

Weather and other conditions on the mountain may lead to program and route changes. Treks on the single days will be lead by a mountain guide. We enable maximum of flexibility. Expedition may be Extended, when it’s required by conditions or participants whish for it and bear additional costs.

It is also possible to join the entire Everest Expedition (42 days), just inquire with us!

The following schedule is planned: 

Day 1: Arrival and meeting at the hotel in Kathmandu
We warmly welcome you upon your arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu. Here, you will get to know the other participants and toast to the upcoming adventure in the hotel gardens. Excitement builds as we will soon embark on our journey, and there is already a sense of pride and grandeur.

Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu
For those who haven’t explored Kathmandu yet, it will be a true delight. Relax in the comfortable hotel, stroll through the shops, and observe the bustling activity in Thamel. Enjoy the cultural program or simply soak in the special atmosphere of the city. Everyone can spend the day according to their preferences.

Day 3: Flight to Lukla – One of the most breathtaking flights in the world with views of the Himalayas.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – This small, colorful town is the starting point for numerous treks around Everest and other Himalayan peaks.

Day 5: Rest day in Namche – There is much to discover in the village: markets and shops offer everything from Tibetan art to trekking equipment. We use this day for relaxation and acclimatization.

Day 6: Trek to Tengboche – Many tourists, hikers, and pilgrims visit Tengboche to see the Buddhist monastery set against the stunning Ama Dablam mountain.

Day 7: Trek to Dingpoche at 4200m.

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche at almost 5000m.

Day 9 – 14: Acclimatization in Lobuche. We undertake trekking tours and proceed with two nights in the summit area. The Sherpa team is already preparing our base camp and high camps on Mount Everest.

Day 15: Trek to our prepared base camp on Mount Everest at about 5300m.

Day 16 – 24: Rest days, followed by our ascent to about 7000m with an overnight stay at Camp 2 and a visit to Camp 3 at 7200m.

Day 25 – 26: Return to Namche.

Day 27: Trek to Lukla.

Day 28: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 29: Kathmandu or an additional day if the flight is not possible due to bad weather.

Day 30: Return journey home.

check_circle_outline  What the price includes:

  • Complete organization of the expedition
  • IFMGA/AMGA lead guide
  • Return journey with an English-speaking Sherpa guide
  • 3 nights in a luxury hotel in Kathmandu in a single room
  • All transfers
  • Flight Lukla – Kathmandu – Lukla
  • Full board for the entire duration of the trip (breakfast only in Kathmandu)
  • All drinks included at Basecamp
  • Twin room during our journey to the mountain
  • Transport of luggage to and from the base camp (40 kg per piece of luggage per participant)
  • 1 tent per participant in the base camp
  • 1 tent per two participants for the ascent and high camp
  • One mat for the ascent and the base camp
  • High camp equipment (tents, stove, gas, dishes, food)
  • All material for securing the route
  • Use of fixed ropes along the route
  • Fee for the “Icefall Doctors” for using the icefall route
  • Transport of garbage back from the base camp
  • Sherpa support from Basecamp to C3
  • High-performance generator and tent for 4 weeks before the expedition
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepalese staff
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Travel pharmacy, emergency medicine for high altitudes, pulse oximeter
  • Kitchen crew
  • Comfortable, heated community tent, shower tent, etc., in the base camp
  • Satellite communication and WIFI for a fee and subject to availability
  • Solar charge
  • Radio for each participant
  • All fees and permits
  • Weather reports
  • Safety and liability of an EU based tour operator

highlight_off  What the price does not include:

  • International flights to/from Kathmandu (we are happy to provide you with an offer)
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Shipping costs for the high-performance generator and the tent outside the EU
  • Personal medications
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Helicopter flight base camp – Kathmandu (on request)
  • Personal mountain and climbing equipment
  • Sleeping bags for the base camp and high camp
  • Fees for satellite phones, emails

info  General Information

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to itinerary and/or route changes. Climbers take part in the expedition at their own risk and individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure that taking part in an expedition like this is the right thing for you, feel free to contact us on Tel +43 512 204134 or e-mail [email protected] for a personal consultation.

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

language   Entry Requirements

EU or Swiss citizens:

When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months. You can get a visa on arrival directly at the airport or in advance directly at your embassy.
We recommend to get a “multiple entry” visa for 90 days.
Get further information directly on the official website:

Information about recommended vaccines and health regulations:

Travelers must be able to prove their return or onward ticket when entering the country.

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

https   Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance)

For this journey, the Annual-Complete+Cover is suitable. The price of the insurance depends on the trip and the personal data of the traveller. We happily make you an offer after booking or upon request.

work  Equipment

Following your booking we will send you a detailed equipment list. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

insert_chart_outlined   Difficulty / Technique

The ascent always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide and expedition leader. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in mixed terrain and – if required – independently build rope teams under the guidance of the mountain guide. Cooperation, camaraderie and support on the mountain increases the chances of success for all. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

perm_identity   Physical fitness

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. Train in the months before the expedition! Several hour hiking with a backpack and around 800 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain, unless an optional personal Sherpa is booked. The porters are available for the group. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

directions_run  Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH.

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

until 30 days prior to departure…………………………. 30%
29 – 20 days prior to departure…………………….. 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure…………………….. 70%
9 – 4 days prior to departure………………………… 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours)………100%
on the day of departure………………………………… 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.