Mt. Everest Expedition
Mt. Everest Expedition : Mt. Everest at an altitude of 8,848m (29028ft) has been recognized as Top of the universe because it is the earth’s highest point. Annually thousands of tourists assemble to spend blissful moment in the mountain. This outstanding peak is the prime attraction among all. First scaled by Sir Edmond Hillary and Late Tenzing Norge Sherpa in 1953, since then it has been dream for every adventure seeker to reach on its summit. This is really a challenging job but those who have the courage determine to get it done. Starting from base camp situated on Khumbu glacier at 5486m (18000ft), climbers set their way crossing crevasses, Sercs and chunks of ice using fixed ropes and aluminum ladder led by climbing guide. The team should be fully equipped with modern equipments, satellite phone, medicine kit etc.After the Base camp, we have to cross crevasses, Sercs and ice black. Similarly we should face to the way up having Chunks of ice as large as our houses where we should used fixed ropes and aluminum ladders to climb ahead camp 1 st 6400m.
Camp 1: 20996ft. (6,400m.)
The camp 1 is situated at an elevation of 6400m on horizontal area of deep snow covered by mountain walls. The area is warm due to sun’s reflection during the day and in the night we happen to listen the deep murmuring cracking sounds of crevasses beneath our tent. We then go ahead to reach camp 2.
Camp 2: 22145ft. (6,750m.)
Camp 2 is set at the foot of the icy Lhotse wall at an altitude of 6,750m. Cloudy but can expect pleasant weather here. Finally we head up to camp 3.
Camp 3: 23292ft. (7,100m.)
Camp 3 is based at the height of 7100m and this place is adjacent to Lhotse wall at 1220m, which can be ascended using fixed rope and we eventually reach camp 4. On the way to camp 4, climbers need to go through the steep allow bands (lose, down -slopping and rotten limestone). As we cross short snowfield, the route takes them up the Geneva Spur to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. Beyond camp 3, some climbers may possibly feel minor discomforts necessitating use of oxygen.
Camp 4: 27560ft. (8,400m.)
This is the last camp of the Expedition which is placed at the height of 8,400m. This is considered as the risky part of the climbing from where the summit is not far than 450m. The Narrow South – East Ridge is taken as the normal best way to attain the South Summits 8,750m and from here it is easy to reach at the summit of the Everest 8,848m.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel-1300m
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from Clear Sky Treks (CST). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Clear Sky Treks 's display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel. After check in, you will visit CST office, meet your trekking guide as well as other participants and do final preparation for the trip. Later in the evening there will be a welcome dinner which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture. Included meals:Dinner
Permit & Expedition Preparation. Overnight in hotel
Sightseeing and Preparation for Everest Expedition. While the leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism, you will explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. Take rest, familiarize, and make a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu's World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath.
Prepared and Briefing in Ministry of Tourism. Overnight in hotel
The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow. In the late afternoon, the leader will check everyone's equipment, as Kathmandu is the last opportunity to buy anything missing. You will also get introduced with fellow expedition members and guides.
Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) .Overnight in Trekking Lodge LD
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla. The mountain flight over to Lukla is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. In Lukla, we will meet our camp staff and porters.After meeting our other crew members and with some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. Phakding lies on the main trade route through the area and there are a number of clean well-built lodges where we can spend the night.
Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m/5.5hrs) .Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
Continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo where we will enter the Khumbu National Park. Cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high suspension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region with genuine Tibetan artifacts.
Acclimatization day in Namche .Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
We spend a day in Namche Bazar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450m (11,300ft).Although a leisure day, it's important not to remain idle. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.
Namche to Tyangboche Monastery (3850m/6hrs) .Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
The well worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. Follow the path, savoring the first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of an impressive and newly rebuilt monastery.
Tyangboche to Dingboche (4350m/5.5hrs) .Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We enjoy lunch with fantastic close-up views of Amadablam. Shaded by rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge. An hour's walking from here brings us to Pangboche, an excellent viewpoint for Amadablam. Contouring up the valley side, re-cross the river and turn up the Imja valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Dingboche.
Dingboche Rest .Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
This is an important phase of the expedition. Dingboche is a good location for acclimatization. The team leader will organize daily outings to the adjacent hills with the aim of providing gradual acclimatization.
Walk some of the nearby hills in order to slowly increase exposure to altitude. Follow the regime that you have previously found most suitable, in order to give you maximum acclimatization before arrive in base camp.
Trek to Gorak Shep (5160m). Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
While in Dingboche, we can attend a seminar on high altitude acclimatization at a hospital run by the Himalayan Rescue Association nearby Pheriche. The walk over to Pheriche and back will also serve as good acclimatization training.
Day trip around Dingboche Overnight in trekking Lodge BLD
A day for practice altitude around Chhukung valley.
Dingboche to Labuche (4950m) .Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
Retrace back to Pheriche before continuing up the trail towards base camp. Reach thukla situated below the snout of the Khumbu Glacier, a convenient place for lunch. After lunch, the trail starts steeply to climb up beside the glacier moraine. After a couple of hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuche.
Labuche to Everest Base camp (5337m/6.5hrs) Overnight at Tent BLD
Contouring along the valley-side and looking down on the Khumbu Glacier, follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. This was the site of the base camp in 1953 and now consists of a few small tea houses. Leaving Gorak Shep, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble and eventually reaching base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. This will be our home for the next six weeks.
Day 15-60: Rest and preparation & Ascent of Mt Everest (BLD)
The time spent at base camp is important both for acclimatization and preparations. Our base camp set up is very comfortable; and a vital part of our provision as we believe that if you are rested and comfortable, you will be stronger for your summit bid. We also provide hot water shower facilities! Finally when it comes to food, you will enjoy the assorted variations in cuisine.These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Everest. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the 2nd camp to be closer to the summit of (8,848m) where you will be provided food for high altitude. We are allowed to trek from camp 1 to camp 2 or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit. Here you get full board service with tented camp accommodation.
Withdraw to Base Camp
All team members return to base camp and assist with packing expedition stores and cleaning the base camp area.
Trek down from base camp via Lobuche to Dingboche BLD
After a successful summit of Mt. Everest (hopefully), you will be taken back to Dingboche (4260m) via Lobuche (5218) from Everest Base Camp where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
Dingboche to Tengboche BLD
You are descending toward Tengboche (3860m) by trek (4hrs) from Dingboche on this day where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
Tengboche to Namche Bazaar BLD
From Tengboche you are descending down to Namche bazaar (3440m) after 4 hrs trek where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla BLD
Today is your last day for Trek (7hrs) from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu B/BD
We will return to the welcome haven of the Hotel. Once back in Kathmandu, Clear Sky Treks will host an evening barbecue to celebrate the expedition and as a farewell party to thank the Sherpa’s for their support and friendship.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom