Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world, standing 8848m/29029ft tall, standing 5 and 1/2 miles above the sea level. Named after Sir George Everest, the British surveyor-general of India . Everest is known in Tibet as Chomolungma (it means ‘Mother Goddess of the world’) and the Nepalese call it Sagarmatha (it means ‘Forehead touching the sky’ or ‘Head in the sky’) Mount Everest is located half in Nepal and half in Tibet . Tenzing Norgay Sherpa ( Nepal ) and Sir Edmund Hillary ( New Zealand ) were the first climbers of Everest. Via the South East Ridge Route on 29 th May 1953 . In 1975, first woman ever Ms. Junko Tabei ( Japan ) summitted, via the South East Ridge.
After final preparations in Kathmandu , we take a flight to Lukla and begin our teahouse trek up the Khumbu Valley to Everest base camp. We will establish our base camp at 5500m at the foot of the notorious Khumbu Icefall before making our way to Camp 01 at 6200m. We’ll climb to Camp 02 at 6600m smack in the middle of the Western Cwm, up the Lhotse face to Camp 03 at 7200m. Finally, we’ll head up the South Col. to Camp 04 at 8000m before making our summit push.
Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu Transfer to Hotel
Day 02-03 Official formalities in Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive to airport, fly to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Phakding (2640m).
Day 05 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,446m)
Day 06 Trek to Khumjung (3790m).
Day 07 Stay at Khumjung for acclimatization.
Day 08 Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3867m).
Day 09 Trek to Dingboche,
Day 10 Trek to Lobuche (4900m)
Day 11 Rest day in Lobuche.
Day 12 rek to Everest Base Camp.
Day 13-57 Climbing period. Mt. Everest
Day 58 Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 59 Trek back to Pheriche. Overnight in lodge.
Day 60 Trek back to Khumjung
Day 61 Trek back to Phakding
Day 62 Trek back to Lukla
Day 63 Fly back to Kathmandu . Transfer to Hotel Shanker
Day 64 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 65 Departure from Kathmandu
PLEASE NOTE: The above itinerary is flexible programme, but is intended to give an indication of the likely events during the expedition. It will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situations as they present themselves during expeditions. Any changes to the itinerary will be made with a view to maximize the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the mountains.