In order to climb the highest mountain in the world, you need to be sure that you have a sufficient and valid guide service. Finding a legitimate and reliable guide service can be difficult these days. There are plenty of services that can be found on the internet that are scams. After researching different services, I found that Adventure Consultants, American Alpine Institute and Alpine Ascents International are the premier guiding services for Mt. Everest. They are all cost effective and dependable.
American Alpine Institutes charges $65,000 and takes a maximum of nine climbers. They climb through the South Col route in Nepal. Three Sherpa accompany those nine climbers. This expedition group would leave on March 30th and will return on June 2nd. To learn more about American Alpine Institutes, visit their website at: http://www.mtnguide.com/ProgramDetail/everest/.
Another option is Alpine Ascents. This trekking agency and guide service also costs $65,000 and requires a $20,000 deposit. This expedition departs on March 29th and returns on June 1st. Again, to learn more, visit: http://www.alpineascents.com/everest.asp.
The third and best option is Adventure Consultants. This guide service has the highest success rate of climbers getting to the summit of Everest. If I were to climb Everest, I would feel most comfortable with this guide service. Out of the three it is the most adequate and organized. It also costs the “standard” rate of $65,000 and claims to be the premier guiding service. It provides climbers with a “good chance to summit" because they make sure they only take suitable climbers and provide them with the proper instruction. The Sherpa and guide team are the best quality in the business and the ratio between climbers to Sherpa is great. They provide the most up to date technology so that the weather forecasts can be properly determined. This trip leaves on March 30th and returns June 9th. More information is available at: http://www.adventureconsultants.co.nz/AdventureInternational/7Everest/.