Mount Everest - SummitClimb Expeditions

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Mount Everest: To stand on top of the world remains one of the most attractive goals to achieve for a mountaineer. Despite the grown infrastructure, better and better-secured routes and strong support of Sherpas, it is an ultimate challenge and a great adventure to reach the top of Mount Everest, and for some in might just be enough to visit the base camp or try a 6000m-peak or 7000m-peak challenge next to the big one. Please find out more on this overview page.

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Mount Everest

Fascination Everest: Are you looking for the ultimate challenge? - With experienced partners and flexible climbs at fair conditions, is the best expert operator for Mount Everest. To climb Everest two routes have established as "normal": the southern ascent from Nepal already used during the first ascent by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953, and the ascent from Tibet over the north ridge (currently closed, as in China).

Mount Everest 2021: South and Main Summit, Felix and Renji Sherpa on 1-June 2021 after a 3-day ascent / fastest expedition of that season (5 days).

To climb Everest you should inform yourself that you are exactly with whom and if you are up to the challenge. On this page you find some more information:

  1. The Climb
  2. Expeditions
  3. China, Tibet
  4. Nepal
  5. Covid-19

Climb Everest

The ascent of Mount Everest, at 8,849 m / 29,032 ft a.s.l. the highest mountain in the world, is an attractive challenge. As much as the media report about mass tourism on Mount Everest, shocking looking pictures flood the social media: It is and remains a unique experience to stand on the highest mountain in the world! The wide view from the highest mountain in the world! The feeling to stand up there is unbelievable! The feeling that you make it!!
Every year we offer two expeditions to climb Mount Everest (southside and northside), the 7000m-Challenge at Lakpa Ri / North Col, and treks to the Everest base camps (Nepal and Tibet). SummitClimb is recognized as the premier expedition service at a fair value, with flexible options, great teams, and a superb reputation for enabling you to achieve your summit aspiration.

Impressions of the Climb

Climbing the 2nd step on the Tibetean side - Everest, at approx. 8,600m.Climbing Everest from Nepal: Mountaineer nearing the Hillary step.

(1) Everest Tibet: Northside, 2. Step at 8,610 m. (2) Everest Nepal: Southridge at the Hillary Step at 8,790 m

Mountaineers climb up to Everest North Col, approx. 7000m on Everest, TibetMountaineers on the summit of Mountain Everest, picture from our 2004 climb.
(1) Sherpas acsent to North Col. (2) On the summit of Mount Everest.
Three climbers, one Sherpa on top of the world: Mount Everest, summit.
Mount Everest - 8,848 m (29,029 ft) - Summit!!

Your Everest Ascent - Why with us?

Our experience at Mount Everest goes back to 1991 when Daniel Mazur climbed Mount Everest. Felix Berg, CEO from our Swiss company Summit Travel, has climbed Mount Everest aged 23 years back in 2004, Experience both from the north sides and from the south side of Mount Everest, some of the most experienced guides, sherpas and leaders Logistical know-how, personal commitment, an unbeatable price-performance ratio should make us your choice for Mount Everest.

We finished a very sucessful 2021 season in Nepal with summits on 24. May and 1.  June, including a 5-day (Lukla to KTM) speed expedition, 100% safe and sucessful, and had  good Everest seasons in 2022 & 2023 with standard expeditions lead by Daniel Mazur.

Mountaineers and tents at Everest High Camp 1 on North Col, TibetTwo mountaineers during their ascent of Everest with oxygen sets.
(1) Our Camp at Northcol. (2) Climbers fully equiped.
Two Sherpa fighting the weather, storm in the mountains.
Jangbu and Ningma - two of our relaible sherpas


Two routes have established as "normal" to climb Mount Everest: the southern ascent from Nepal, already used during the first ascent by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953, and the northern ascent from Tibet (China).

Everest Expedition North - Tibet/China

Everest, Tibet, China: 3 mountaineers infront of the north face.
Mount Everest, Tibet, China.
Mystical Tibet, and the less frequented route: The approach up around 5,000 meters (16,500 feet) altitude is fast by road. With two base camps, the road camp at 5,100m (16,730 ft) and advanched base camp, the ABC, at 6,300m (20,700 ft) the starting point of the climbing route is high. Compared to the southern ascent, with the Khumbu Icefall and the avalanches of the Lhotse flank, the ascent over the north ridge is objectively less dangerous. However, the summit ascent from the last camp  at 8,300 m (27,230 ft) is technically demanding and leads over three steep steps. The passage between the 1st and 2nd step around 8,600 m (28,250 ft) is very exposed. After the 3rd step a final snow fields and a short rocky section on the northern side lead you to the top of the world. Please find more information on:
Everest Tibet - Expedition

Everest Expedition South - Nepal

Everest: View from Gorak Shep, Nepal (c) Felix Berg
Mount Everest, Nepal, seen from Kala Patthar.

Follow in the footsteps of the 1. ascent: The slow ascent through the green Khumbu valley offers a nice and good acclimatization. The route of the ascent starts just above the base camp at 5,700 meters altitude with the infamous Khumbu Icefall, a good test and training for the climb. The normal route from Nepal is longer and objectively more dangerous, but technically less demanding than the northern ascent. It is particularly suitable for climbers who are technically less experienced. The summit ascent from the South Col at almost 8,000m (26,000 ft) height is long and exposed. After the South Summit, you climb the famous '"Hillary Step" to stand on top of the world. Please find more information on:

Everest Nepal - Expedition

Here is the brief overview between expeditions from Nepal (South) and expeditions from Tibet (North):

          Mount Everest - North / South

NEPAL - South TIBET (CHINA) - North
6,416 ascents (64%)   3,661 ascents (38%)
135 with SummitClimb 152 with SummitClimb
  • Technically easier
  • Higher summit sucess rate
  •  Objectively safer route
  • Less mountaineers
Mountaineers during the ascent, view from the south summit: Hillary Step and the summit of Everest.Three mountaineers in the Western Cym after their Everest ascent, glacier and Lhotse, the mountain.
Everest, Nepal: Hillary Step, Western Cym.

Covid-19 for Mount Everest

Status: 1. Jan. 2024

Here you can also find information about our COVID-19-evaluation for Nepal and Tibet. Mount Everest is on the border of China with Nepal and accordingly look at the development for those two countries.

Nepal: OK

Restrictions: None.

Tibet (China): OK

China opend again in the fall of 2023 for climbers. Restrictions:  tba.

2024 - Everest Expeditions

Mount Everest, Nepal 2024

The season is 100% planned and prepared. On the part of the number of participants this expedition is confirmed. 

Mount Everest, Tibet 2024

The season is 100% planned and prepared. On the part of the number of participants this expedition is confirmed. 

Overview: Covid-19-Pandemic & Everestflation 

All international expeditions to Mount Everest for spring 2020 had been cancelled (for SummitClimb: on March 3 for Tibet, on March 12 for Nepal). Many team members on the 2020 expedition had postponed their participation until 2021, which turned out to be a very busy season (we had 100% success rate in difficult conidtions, weather as Covid-19-outbreaks in other base camp). In 2022 fewer people visited Mount Everest but again the season went well (great weather, high overall success rate) and in 2023 followed the record-year with most climbers ever on the Nepalesse side.


Everest - 2025 & 2026 ff

Inquiries for 2025 and further we gladly accept and help with the long-term preparation. The pricing is still subject to too many unknowns for a fixed offer due to the climbing fee (permit), currency fluctuations, and inflation.


Join us on Everest?

Dear climber, our home valley lies in Switzerland so all our information is originally in German. Yet, we speak English, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Swahili, and even Mandarin. We will be happy to assist you.