Mount Everest Expedition: with Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek & Expedition.
Mount Everest (8848m) is the highest peak in the world and has been proved to be the benchmark of climbing achievement. ‘Sagarmatha’ is the Nepali name given to Mount Everest while Tibetan people call it ‘Chomolungma’. Everest is located in the Mahalangur range of the great Himalaya. Everest expeditions have become very popular in recent years. In fact, Everest receives around one thousand summit attempts every year. Sir Edmund Hillary and the late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first to summit this peak (via South Col) at 11:00am on 29th May 1953 after a long effort. Everest can be climbed both from the south ridge (Nepal) and north ridge (Tibet). The Everest Expedition offers a once in a lifetime experience to adventure seekers where you may encounter many seen and unseen challenges, including harsh weather conditions, high altitude and even sheer exhaustion.
All the Everest climbers assemble at Everest Base Camp at the start and at the end of the expedition. This is located to the north of the Khumbu Glacier at 5500m/18000ft. We have to cross several ice blocks, seracs, and crevasses before we reach the way to our high camps.
Camp 1 (6400m/20000ft)
Camp 1 is located on a flat area close to massive snow crevasses and mountain walls. We get warmth and heat here due to the sun’s rays. We can hear the deep murmuring and cracking sounds of crevasses beneath our tent at night; these are the areas we have to walk through to reach our next camp.
Camp 2 (6750m/21000ft)
Camp 2 is located at the foot of the icy Mount Lhotse wall. Usually the weather here is fine but dark clouds may roll in from the Himalayan valleys. Sometimes the wind here seems to be violent enough to destroy our tents.
Camp 3 (7100m/22300ft)
Camp 3 adjoins the Mount Lhotse wall. On the way to camp 4, we have to ascend the steep bands. Our route moves ahead up the Geneva Spur, after crossing a short snowfield, before finishing on the flats of the South Col. We have to use oxygen above camp 3 as you may need it.
Camp 4 (7990 m/26000 ft)
This is the last camp of our Everest Expedition and the summit is just about 858 m from here. Indeed, this is the final but most dangerous part of our expedition. This place is besieged by ferocious and violent winds. Normally, the best way to reach the summit is via the narrow South-east ridge. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa summited Everest from the same way.
Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek & Expedition offers you everything you need for this world-class mountaineering trip in the Everest region. The Mount Everest Expedition requires four camps at different heights. We have carefully designed Everest expedition itineraries to allow for proper gradual ascent and acclimatization during the climb. We recommend you summit Mount Everest between spring and autumn as these are the best seasons for Everest expeditions. We always do our best to arrange all the necessary infrastructure to help you during the expedition. The highest standards in planning, staffing, logistics and experience coupled with the enthusiasm of Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek & Expedition will certainly help you achieve your dream of a lifetime.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing or free day in Kathmandu and check the personal climbing equipment.
Day 3: Final preparation of the Everest expedition briefing at ministry of tourism.
Day 4: Early domestic flight to Lukla and trek to phakding.
Day 5:Trek to Namche Bazar.
Day 6: Rest day or acclimatization.
Day 7: Trek to Tengboche.
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche
Day 9: Rest day or acclimatize day.
Day 10: Trek to Pangboche.
Day 11: Trek to Everest base camp.
Day 12 to 60 climbing period.
Day 61 to 64 :Trek back Everest base camp to Lukla
Day 65: Fly to Kathmandu and free day.
Day 66: Final departure, flight to home.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Alpine Adventure will receive you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
You will have a full-day, guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu today. You will visit the major places of cultural and religious importance some of which are also listed UNESCO World Heritage sites including Pashupatinath (the holiest temple of Lord Shiva), Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple, one of the largest Buddhist Stupa), Boudhanath (one of the largest and oldest Buddhist Stupa, also known as little Tibet), and Kathmandu Durbar Square among others. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Expedition Preparation and Briefing at the Ministry of Tourism
This day will be the day for expedition preparation, including equipment. In the afternoon, you will be given a briefing about expedition conditions, safety and other matters at the Ministry of Tourism. We stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m)
We catch the early morning scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Surely this mountain flight to Lukla is one of the most beautiful in the world. The dramatic flight will let you observe the beautiful mountain views from high above. Upon landing at the famous Tenzing-Hillary Aiport at Lukla, we meet our staff and porters and start trekking through the village of Lukla to Phakding. We will overnight at Phakding.
Day 05: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)
Today we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Koshi. After crossing suspension bridges we reach the village of Monjo where we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. We cross the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi on a high suspension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours. We then reach Namche Bazaar which is the capital of the Khumbu region. We stay overnight in the Hotel Namche.
Day 06: Rest or acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Today we spend a whole day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the high altitude. Though a leisure day, you are advised not to remain idle today. Health experts suggest that we need to stay active and moving during the rest day. We can either use this day for hiking to Thame, visiting Khunde or exploring Namche Bazaar itself. There can be options such as hiking up to Khumjung or Syangboche. We stay overnight in the Hotel Namche.
Day 07: Trek from Namche to Thyangboche (3800m)
Today we will start trekking from Namche, our destination being Thyangboche. So, we follow the path savouring the first really good views of some great Khumbu peaks including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and Ama Dablam. We pass by several villages and numerous teashops. After crossing the Dudh Koshi River and a steep climb, we reach Thyangboche where we visit one of the largest monasteries of Thyangboche which is impressive and newly rebuilt.
Day 08: Trek from Thyangboche to Pheriche (4243m)
From Thyangboche, we today move ahead to Pheriche. Pheriche is a village situated at the altitude of 4243m just above the Tsola River. We stay overnight at Pheriche.
Day 09: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4930m) Lodge/Camp
Today we walk from Pheriche and head to Lobuche. Following the trail by the Dudh Koshi River, we move ahead. On the way, we will observe magnificent views of Ama Dablam. Pheriche itself is barely visible at the top left of the valley. Dingboche is on the other side of the ridge. Behind Lobuche is a steep rock face with a line of small cairns along its horizontal summit. We stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) (5400m), overnight at camp
Walking along the valley side and looking down on the Khumbu Glacier, we follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. Then, leaving Gorak Shep, our trail leads onto the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague. We eventually reach EBC near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. Everest Base Camp will be our home until we complete our expedition to Everest.
Days 11-60: Climbing Period
During this period, we will make the climb to the summit of Mount Everest and return back to EBC.
Day 61: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Thyangboche (3800m)
Today we stroll back to Thyangboche following the same route we climbed up. We stay overnight at Thyangboche. Day 62: Trek from Thyangboche to Phakding (2610m). After breakfast, we follow the trail down through the rhododendron and pine forests which also contain a few magnolia and birch trees. Passing through some memorable scenery, we finally reach Phakding where we stay overnight.
Day 63: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2800m)
After a long walk, today we have a short final day’s trek to Lukla. We reach Lukla after 3-4 hours of trekking from Phakding. Reaching Lukla will mark the end of our trek. We stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 64: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Today we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla and after arriving in Kathmandu, you can have time for last-minute shopping or you can also explore Kathmandu city. At a farewell dinner in Kathmandu we celebrate with guides and company members.
Day 65: Final Departure
Today, you are going to leave Nepal, so our representative will transfer you to the airport and you will catch your return flight to home.
To climb high elevation peak good health condition and physical fitness is paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulties. To climb Mt Everest you should have previous climbing experience on 7000m mountain with basic climbing skills and techniques.
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