Expedition Everest, the greatest challenge, is more than the most famous mountain on earth. It has a unique beauty, mystery and mood. A successful Everest expedition leaves one with the sense of being in the elite class of adventurers. It commands respect from all those who see her. Standing incredibly tall silhouetted against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet, this mountain has many names: Everest, Chomolungma, Sagarmatha. Whichever name one chooses, most mountaineers have the dream of reaching its summit in their life time.
Each climber will be accompanied by a climbing Sherpa throughout the climb, with a second Sherpa to carry a gear between the camps. From the South Col the route ascends slopes of snow and ice to the Balcony (8500m) on the crest of the Southeast Ridge. The climb continues up the wide ridge past rocky sections to the South Summit. From here the route descends slightly and continues up the narrow, exposed ridge to the Hillary Step. After surmounting this 40 foot obstacle, a mixed chimney, the summit is close. Most climbers leave Camp Four sometime between 9 pm and midnight, planning to summit by 10 am if possible. On summit day the accompanying Sherpa will carry extra oxygen for each climber.
We will provide enough oxygen for the ascent. Normally Expedition Everest would be budgeted as follows: One bottle for the climb from Camp Three to Camp Four, one bottle for sleeping at Camp Four and three bottles for summit day.
The Khumbu Icefall is the most technically demanding portion of the climb, and is encountered right out of base camp. Here, climbers must be able to negotiate fixed lines quickly and without supervision. Skills required include the ability to ascend and rappel vertical to overhanging fixed lines. A special team of Sherpa’s will establish and maintain the route through the icefall. This team will span numerous crevasses with ladder bridges. Above the icefall, most of the route is equipped with fixed lines, with the exception of large flat and crevasses-free areas in the western CWM.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03: Final preparation for trek
Day 04: Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Day 05: Phakding to Namche
Day 06: Namche rest for acclimatization
Day 07: Trek Namche to Tengboche
Day 08: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 09: Dingboche rest day
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche
Day 11: Trek to Goreksherp
Day 12: Trek Kalapathar to Everest Base Camp
Day 13 - 58: Climbing period
Day 59: Trek to Pheriche
Day 60: Trek to Tengboche
Day 61: Trek to Menjo
Day 62: Trek to Lukla
Day 63: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 64: Kathmandu
Day 65: Final Departure