Everest Avalanche: Deadliest Day in History of Everest

Mount Everest

  “Because it’s there.” This was the answer by George Mallory, an English mountaineer, when he was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. He further explained- “Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and no man has reached its summit. Its existence is a challenge. The answer is instinctive, a part, I Read more

Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake: Best of Both Worlds!

Ngozumba Glacier

Gokyo Ri (5360 m) rests at 17,575 ft above sea level in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. It’s the mountain top from where you can see the most spectacular panoramic view of the five highest (above 8000m) mountains in the world: Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Read more

Festivals of Everest

Dumje Festiva

Anyone who has been on the Everest Base Camp Trek, especially from October to February, knows- how Khumbu transforms itself in the festive season from, the otherwise, dull and snowy region to an ever sparkling land of noisy and drunk inhabitants! Famous for being the home of the tallest set of mountains in the world, Read more

Everest South Side Summit Climb with International Mountain Guides

Everest programs are recognized worldwide as simply outstanding, with a reputation for  highly professional staff of leaders, climbers and Sherpas, first-rate logistics and resulting safety and success record on the mountain. Note from Eric Simonson Thanks for the interest in Everest programs! I’ve been organizing Everest expeditions for over 30 years, and each year I Read more