Everest Nepal Camp 3 Training Climb

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Everest Nepal Camp 3 Training Climb

Dates; 8 April to 8 May or 21 April to 21 May 2024 & 6 April to 6 May or 20 April to 20 May 2025 (call for custom dates)

16 day option:  17 April to 2 May or 1 May to 16 May 2024 (Click here for further details) & 16 April to 1 May or 30 April to 15 May 2025

Full Service Cost: $14,450, £11,650, €13,350. Sixteen Day Option : $12,450, £10,050, €11,650. (fixed in USD)

  • Train and prepare to climb Everest by climbing to Camp 3. Learn about high altitude Everest expeditions, glacier travel and ice climbing.
  • Perform well and transfer to an Everest or Lhotse summit climb.
  • Experienced leaders: Dan Mazur and David O’Brien, from UK and USA, 12 Everest expeditions, friendly, good teachers, well organized.


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Everest Nepal Training Expedition

Join leaders Dan Mazur and Don Wargowsky on a 31 day long expedition to camp 3 on the Nepal side of Mount Everest. This training and climb to 7300 meters (23,950) is an excellent opportunity to see how you feel at high altitude on Everest in a short amount of time for a reduced cost. Mount Everest, at 8848 meters (29,035 feet) is perhaps the most coveted mountain in the world. The dates we have chosen feature the best weather of the year, and run in conjunction with the exciting spring Everest climbing season. We teach everything you need to know in special training sessions in base camp. Climbing up to camp 3 could qualify you for climbing Everest.If you feel well enough on the April 5th trip, you could join our Everest expedition or Lhotse Expedition "on the spot".

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Everest Expedition Training Climb Cost

Our “full-service” expedition includes:

What is not included?

Sixteen-Day Option: Members who wish to meet the team at Everest Base Camp on day 11 of the itinerary must arrange their own trek before and after the 16 days of glacier travel. All of the services provided to our full-service members will be offered to members who wish to only do the 16 day program. This may be a great option for those who are participating in other treks/climbs in the region.

Everest Expedition Training Climb Itinerary

1) Arrive in Kathmandu, 1300 metres (4,265 feet). Stay at hotel.
2) Orientation meeting, checking of your climbing gear and guided shopping to buy last minute supplies, visit temples, and tour the city. Stay at hotel.
3) Fly to Lukla, 2860 metres (9,385 feet). Walk to Phakding 2650 metres (8,695 feet). Stay in Teahouse.
4) Walk to Namche Bazaar, 3450 metres (11,320 feet). Teahouse.
5) Rest day with acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel in Namche. Teahouse.
6) Walk to Pangboche, 3750 metres (12,300 feet). Participate in a Buddhist Puja blessing ceremony with the local Lama at the monastery if you wish. Teahouse.
7) Walk to Dingboche, 4410 metres (14,470 feet). Teahouse.
8) Acclimatization walk in Dingboche to 5000 metres (16,400 feet), return to Dingboche.
9) Walk to Lobuche, 4900 metres (16,075 feet). Teahouse.
10) Walk to basecamp, 5340 metres (17,400 feet). Camping.
11) Rest, organization, and climbing gear checking in basecamp.
12) Ice training on the seracs of the Khumbu Glacier in basecamp.
13) Walk to Pumori advanced basecamp, 5800 metres (19,000 feet). Sleep there.
14) Rest in basecamp
15) Climb to camp 1 at 6100 metres (20,010 feet). Sleep at camp 1.
16) Rest in Camp 1
17) Walk partway to Camp 2. Return to camp 1. Sleep at camp 1
18) Climb to camp 2 at 6600 metres (21,500 feet). Sleep there.
19) Rest in Camp 2
20) Rest in Camp 2. Walk to the base of the Lhotse Face and return to camp 2. Sleep in Camp 2.
21) Rest in Camp 2
22) Climb to camp 3 at 7300 metres (23,950 feet). Sleep in Camp 3
23) Walk/Climb down to camp 2. Sleep in Camp 2
24) Walk down to basecamp
25) Rest in basecamp.
 26) Pack up basecamp and trek down to Pangboche. Teahouse or camping
27) Trek to Namche. Teahouse or camping
28) Trek to Lukla. Teahouse or camping
29) Flight to Kathmandu. Stay at hotel
30) Extra day in Kathmandu, in case of delay, and for sightseeing, gift shopping. Hotel.
31) Fly Home. Thanks for joining our expedition!

Everest Expedition Training Climb Leadership
LeadershipDan Mazur and Don Wargowsky are relaxed, friendly, well organized, and highly skilled professional with over 30 years combined experience leading people to the summits of mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Shishapangma, AmaDablam, and Baruntse

Sherpas: We employ some of Nepal, Tibet, and the Karakorum’s best local mountaineers and Sherpas to assist team members in realizing their summit goals. Our friendly and loyal high altitude climbing staff has supported teams to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.
Everest Expedition Training Climb Personal & Team Equipment


  • Climbing harness
  • 5 meters (16 ft.) of 6mm accessory cord
  • Figure 8 abseil/belay device (tube style devices, i.e. ATC will not work on fixed lines)
  • Full size ascender (i.e. PetzlAscention)
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small
  • 4 non-locking carabiners
  • Ice axe with leash
  • Steel crampons with anti-balling plates
  • Trekking poles
  • Abseiling/Rappelling Gloves

Upper Body:

  • 2 cotton t-shirts
  • 2 synthetic t-shirts
  • 2 long sleeve synthetic shirts
  • Light-weight soft shell jacket
  • Medium weight insulatingjacket (fleece, down, or synthetic)
  • Hard shell jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Heavy down coat
    • For 6,000m peaks a very warm down coat with hood or an 8,000m coat with hood
    • For 7,000m peaks an 8,000m coat with hood
    • For 8,000m peaks an 8,000m down coat with hood or an 8,000m suit can be used instead


  • Lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • Mid-weight soft shell gloves – water/wind resistant
  • Heavy- weight waterproof gloves – Gore-tex shell with removable liner
  • Expedition weight mittens -Gore-tex over mitt matched polar fleece mitt liner


  • Helmet
  • Warm hat that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Baseball hat or brimmed sun hat
  • Glacier sunglasses with side shields
  • Ski goggles with light and dark lenses
  • Glasses with clear lenses to protect your eyes while climbing to the summit on windy nights. (cost less than 10 dollars in Kathmandu)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Buff/neck gaiter
  • Bandana or head scarf (optional)

Lower Body:

  • Synthetic underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Hiking pants
  • 2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Polar fleece or soft shell pants
  • Waterproof/breathable pants with full side zips (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Heavy insulating pants
    • For 6,000m peaks: Down or synthetic pants will full zips
    • For 7,000m peaks: 8,000m down pants
    • For 8,000m peaks: 8,000m down pants or a 8,000m suit can be used instead


  • Boots
    • For 6,000m peaks: Plastic or composite double boots (Koflach, La SportivaSpantik, etc) Modern waterproof, single boots designed for 4-5,000m peaks may be suitable if they can be worn with 2 pairs of socks and vapor barrier lines and/or they are equipped with overboots
    • For 7,000m: Plastic or composite double boots (Koflach, La SportivaSpantik, etc)
    • For 8,000m peaks: 8,000m boots - One-Sport Millet Everest boots or equivalent
  • Sturdy leather walking boots
  • Trainers, running shoes and/or sandals
  • Down booties (optional)
  • 3 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • 2 pair poly or wool liner socks (optional)
  • Vapor barrier liner socks (optional)
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks
  • Cotton socks for in town


  • Down sleeping bag
    • For 6,000m peaks: -18C or 0F
    • For 7,000m peaks:-23C or -10F (If you sleep cold consider -29C or -20F)
    • For 8,000m peaks: -29C or -20F (If you sleep cold consider -40C or -40F)
  • An additional down sleeping bag for basecamp for the following climbs: Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I and II, Spantik, K2/Broad Peak Everest training climb. For Mastagata a second sleeping bag is optional, but highly recommended.
    • Down base camp sleeping bag should be rated to -10C or 15F (If you sleep cold consider -18C or 0F)
  • 2 closed cell foam kari-mats (sleeping pads) for use in basecamp and high altitude (these can be purchased inexpensively in Kathmandu)
  • High quality inflatable sleeping pad designed for cold weather (Thermarest)
  • Patch kit for inflatable pad

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

  • Medium rucksack/backpack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used as carry-on bag)
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 2 large (120+ L / 7500+ cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment
  • Small luggage locks for duffel kit bags

Personal Hygiene:

  • Female or male hygiene supplies
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream
  • Large tube skin sun cream (min factor 30)
  • Anti-mosquito cream
  • Toothpaste/brush
  • Hand sanitizer gel (small-medium bottle)
  • Bar of soap small towel
  • Hand wipes
  • Face Mask
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disinfectant wipes


  • Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc.
  • Blister repair kit
  • 10 anti-diarrhea pills
  • 20 anti-headache pills
  • 10 cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide
  • 10 Stomach antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • 5 Azithromycin tables
  • Steri pen or bottle of water purification tablets
  • Cough sweets/lozenges (Halls/Stepils)
  • Earplugs
  • Extra prescription glasses/contact lenses and supplies

Personal Food:

  • Snack food/daily energy food
    • Everest training Nepal/Tibet, AmaDablam, Baruntse: 2-4kg (4.5-9lbs)
    • Spantik, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Mustagata, Manasu: 2-5kg (4.5-11lbs)
    • Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I/II, K2/Everest training, Everest, Lhotse: 3-6kg (6.5-13lbs)
  • Dehydrated meals (freeze-dried dinners) for summit attempt
    • Everest training Nepal/Tibet, AmaDablam: 2 meals
    • Spantik, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Mustagata, Manasu, Baruntse: 3 meals
    • Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum I/II, K2/Everest training, Everest, Lhotse: 5 meals
  • Small roll of repair tape
  • Sewing repair kit
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Small box matches
  • Compass or GPS
  • Battery powered alarm clock/watch
  • Camera with extra cards and extra batteries
  • Nylon stuff sacks for food and gear storage
  • 2 water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene
  • Pee bottle (1litre or larger)
  • Plastic cup and spoon
  • Small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • Passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary
  • Separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or euros cash
  • Bank/ATM/Cash and credit cards
  • Bathing suit/swim suit (you never know)
  • Paperback books, playing cards, ipod/mp3 player, musical instruments, extra batteries, etc.
  • Travel clothes for basecamp and in town
  • Umbrella (optional)
  • Small solar panels for personal electronics (optional)

Group Equipment:

We provide group gear, equipment, and supplies including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection, tents; stoves, fuel, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. A personal tent will be provided for each member at base camp. On the upper mountain, team members will share tents. In base camp, a shower, toilet, solar charger, and a dining tent will be provided.

Everest Expedition Training Climb, Your Experience and Training
You may attempt this climb as a novice and we will conduct extensive training on glaciers near basecamp and teach you everything you need to know. Winter snow walking experience is recommended. Team members are expected to be fit and in good health.
Everest Expedition Training Climb Application

Please fill out an application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit to hold your place on the team.

In addition to your application, we will need the following at least two months before the trip begins:  

  • Completed Payment
  • Oxygen order (if any)
  • Sherpa order (if any)
  • Trip Registration form
  • 1 Passport sized photo
  • A scan of your passport identification pages
  • Complete flight itinerary
  • Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance. We strongly recommend Global Rescue, with at least $50,000 worth of helicopter rescue insurance.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended

Please contact us with any questions you may have.