to experience the intense pleasure of being alive, aware and
adventurous...set yourself to a trekking and mountaineering expedition to
the world's mightiest peak Mt. Everest. Set against the brilliant blue sky,
the view of Mount Everest's radiant snow peaks is jaw dropping. And how it
feels like being so close to the sky is a thrill beyond imagination.
|Age of Everest
||60 million years
||8,848 meters (29,028 feet)
||South Col (Nepal)
|Normal Weather Conditions
||5°C to 20°C
|Medical / Emergency Facilities
||Small Health Care Facilities available in most of the trail
||Helicopter Flights from Kathmandu (Normally within 50 Minutes)
||Telephones available at Ghandrung till Chhomrong
- Spring: March - June
- Autumn: September - November
||Trekking in Nepal Himalaya - Lonely Planet
Mount Everest, or the 'Mother of the Universe' (called by the Nepalese) is
known as Sagarmatha in Nepal. Towering egoistically heavenwards, it is 8850
meters above the sea level. The route can be sensational only if you ward
off all your fears and get ready to see the deepest ditches and touch the
highest peaks. So come, let's feel the energy of the mountains and
experience how it looks when the sky meets the earth.
Arrive in Kathmandu
The trip begins in the ancient and colourful city of Kathmandu.
During day time, we can explore the 17th century splendours of the Monkey
Temple, the Durbar Square and the old Kings' Palaces, as well as the ancient
city of Patan.
Fly to Lukla
Early next morning we fly to Lukla at 2860 metres, where we meet the yak
drivers, and porters. We can trek to Monjo (2652m) and spend the night
Explore Sherpa Villages
We will continue our trek up to Namche Bazaar (3446m), the capital of the
Sherpa Kingdom. Here we rest for a day to acclimate and enjoy the
hospitality of the fascinating people, then proceed up to Deboche (3757m)
for a night, and finally to Lobuche (4930m), where we have another
Reach the Base Camp
Finally, we make the last trek to basecamp at 5300 metres. After resting,
organizing, and training in the basecamp for a day, we will begin our climb.
Hiking at the Khumbu Icefall
We start with a day hike through the awe inspiring Khumbu Icefall, followed
by a trip to the plateau of the Western Cwm, for our first glimpse of Camp
I, at 5800 metres.
Reach Western Cwm
From Camp I at 6000 metres, the route traverses the flattish bottom of the
Western Cwm, to 6200 metres where Camp II is located. Camp III is on the
head wall of the Lhotse face at about 7200 metres. Known as the 'Valley of
Silence', the Western Cwm is a relatively flat gently rising valley, marked
by huge lateral crevasses in the centre.
Ascend Lhotse Face
From Camp II, we will ascend the Lhotse face on fixed ropes up to a small
edge 7,470 m (24,500 feet). Then we will climb another 500 meters to Camp
III on the South Col at 7,920 m(26,000 feet). From camp III to Camp IV we
will have to face two altitudinal challenges: the Geneva Spur and the Yellow
The Geneva Spur is an anvil shaped, snow covered rib of a black rock named
by a Swiss in 1952 Swiss expedition. The Yellow band is a section of
sedimentary sandstone which requires 100 meters of rope for traversing it.
Reach the Death Zone
On South Col, we enter the death zone, where we will spend maximum 2 or 3
days before beginning our summit push. Within 10 to 12 hours, we'll reach
'The Balcony' at 8,400 m (927,700 feet). The Balcony provides spectacular
views to the radiant peaks.
Follow Cornice Tracerse
At 8,750 m (28,700 feet), a small table-sized dome of is snow marks the
South Summit. From South summit, we will follow the knife-edge southeast
ridge along the 'Cornice Traverse' where snow clings to intermittent rock.
This is the most exposed section of the climb as a misstep to the left would
send one 2,400 m (8,000 ft) down the southwest face while to the immediate
right is the 3,050 m (10,000 ft) Kangshung face. At the end of this traverse
is an imposing 12 m (40 ft) rock wall called the 'Hillary Step' at 8,760 m
We have finally completed our trek to Mount Everest. Now it's time to
: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)
: Fly to Lukla (2860m). Walk to Phakding (2652m)
: In Kathmandu, visit temples, tour the city, shop
: Walk to Namche Bazaar (3446m)
: Rest and acclimatization in Namche
: Walk to Pangboche (3757m)
: Walk to Pheriche (4250m). Visit the Himalayan Rescue
Association health clinic.
: Walk to Lobuche (4930m)
: Rest in Lobuche
: Walk to basecamp (5300m)
: Rest and training day in basecamp
: Climb partway to camp 1 at 5800 metres. Return to basecamp
: Climb to camp 1 at 5800 metres. Return to basecamp.
: Walk to camp 2 at 6200 metres, return to camp 1, sleep there
: Rest in camp 2
: Explore route to Camp 3 (7300m), return to camp 2
: Return to basecamp
: Explore route to camp 4 at 8000 metres, return to camp 2.
: Attempt summit. Return to camp 4.
: Return to camp 2 and then to the Base Camp
Day 21, 22
: Attempt summit.
: Return to camp 2 and then to the Base Camp.
: Trek down to Pheriche. Camp.
: Trek down to Pangboche. Teahouse or camping.
: Trek to Namche, Teahouse or camping.
: Trek to Lukla. Teahouse or camping.
: Flight to Kathmandu. Hotel.
: Fly Home. Thanks for joining our mounatineering expedition!
"Everest for me, and I believe for the world, is the physical and
symbolic manifestation of overcoming odds to achieve a dream"
- Radhanath Sikdar, an Indian mathematician and surveyor from Bengal,
was the first to identify Everest as the world's highest peak in 1852,
using trigonometric calculations based on measurements of "Peak XV".
- Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Britain were the first
to climb Mount Everest successfully in 1953.
- In Nepal, the mountain is called Sagarmatha meaning 'Goddess of the
Sky'. This name was invented in the early 1960s by Baburam Acharya when
the Nepalese government realized that Mount Everest had no Nepalese
- Everest has been named after Sir George Everest in 1865, the British
surveyor-general of India. The mountain was once known as Peak 15.
Tom Whittaker "The highest of the world's
mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be
the lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy"
"Everest is a matter of universal of human endeavor, a cause from
which there is no withdrawal, whatever loses it may demand"
G O Dyrenfurth
- Get your oxygen masks and protective clothes before starting.
- Get your medical check up done in advance.
- While trekking be with the group and do not go off the track.
- Do not experiment with the route.
- Get the prerequisite permission from the Nepal Mountaineering