Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel-1300m/4264ft
Our representative will pick you up at the airport. Get a feel for the streets the first day, absorb the sights and sounds, or rest at the hotel. We discuss the journey in the evening.
Day 02: Namaste Kathmandu.
Kathmandu, the capital city, boasts an intense mix of cultures and religions unique to Nepal. Turn the Buddhist prayer wheels at Swoyambhu- the monkey temple, and meet the steady gaze of the Buddha's eyes at the famous Boudhanath stupa. Experience the valley's olden days at the Kathmandu Durbar Square- which has remained authentic even as modernization has crept in all around it. See Kathmandu, with your AdvoutTM guide. (or skip this and fly to Lukla)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding - 2,840m/9,315ft
Flights take off early in the morning in clear weather for Lukla and afford fantastic views of the mountains.(It is advisable to be seated to the left of the aircraft) Lukla is a beautiful town and boasts sights of the Kongde and Kongde South mountains. Look around Lukla and start trekking. We spend the night in Phakding, around three hours away from Lukla on foot.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar
We head North, on the banks of the Dudh Koshi river (dudh means milk in Nepali and the river owes this name to its color) which is a white water river considered too dangerous for kayaking, till we enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Jor Salle. We cross a suspension bridge above the intersection of two white water rivers (Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi)and get to Namche Bazaar at 3340m, a bustling Sherpa village. We see the Everest for the first time, on foot, today.
Day 05: At leisure in Namche Bazar
This is high altitude. We allow our bodies to acclimatize today and spend the day walking around Namche and then to Syangboche, two hours away on a hilltop which houses an emergency airstrip and an area offering great views of the Everest and Thamserku mountains. We can then walk to Khumjung, another Sherpa village at 3900 meters famous as a home to Sherpa climbers. Back in Namche, we can visit a museum of Sherpa culture, indigenous plan and animal life, and mountaineering, at the HQ of the National Park.
Day 07: Namche to Thyangboche
We start by walking uphill through forests of pine to Tyangboche at 3885m, roughly 5 hours from Namche. This is where the winter snow line begins in the area. We can also trek on to Pangboche an hour away if we feel up to it. This area has an optional deluxe hotel along with the regular teahouse.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche
We trek on through forests that house a number of wild animals we might be able to see if we keep alert. These include 118 species of birds and a number of rare mammals including the musk deer, the elusive snow leopard, red pandas, the Himalayan black bear, langur monkeys, among others. Pangboche is a large mountain village, the oldest in the area and houses a very old monastery. Our trek today also takes us to the top of a ridge from where panoramic views of the Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lotse and Cholatse mountains warm quench our eyes' thirst. We spend the night in the village of Dingboche at 4350m, with its chortens and prayer flags.
Day 08-12: Acclimatization
We are in expedition to world highest peak. We must make our body suitable for this kind of attitude and weather. This is an important phase of the expedition. We can walk over the village, watch different cultural people, prayers flags, temples. While in Dingboche, we will attend a seminar on high attitude acclimatization at a hospital rub by Himalayan Rescue Association nearby Pheriche.
Day 13: Dingboche to Lobuje
Crossing the Thuk La Pass, we walk to Lobuche today, passing memorials to the many mountaineers that've lost their lives in their attempts to scale the great peaks. Lobuche has many monasteries, and also a deluxe hotel
Day 14: Trek to Everest Base Camp
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 15-20: Rest and preparation
Day 21-63: Ascent of Mt Everest
Day 64: Withdraw to Base Camp
All team members return to base camp and assist with packing expedition stores and cleaning the base camp area.
Day 65-67: Return trek to Namche Bazaar via Dingboche and Thyangboche
Day 68: Trek to Lukla
Same way we trek back to lukla Airport.
Day 69: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
We will return to the welcome haven of the Hotel. Once back in Kathmandu, Himalayan Glacier will host an evening barbecue to celebrate the expedition and as a farewell party to thank the Sherpas for their support and friendship.
Day 70: Fly Back Home
Base Camp: 5,200 m (17,500 feet)
The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the morning trek to this base camp. From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. The village is a central hub of the area.
Base Camp to Camp 1: (6,400m/ 20000ft)
After the Base camp, we cross crevasses, sercs and ice black. Similarly we face large chunks of ice on the way up. The Sherpas fix the Khumbu Ice Fall with ropes and ladders. Use fixed ropes and aluminum ladders to climb ahead to camp 1 at 6400m. Camp 1 is situated at the top of the ice fall on a flat area of snow. Camp 1 also functions as an intermediate camp until Camp 2 is established at 21,000ft in the Western Cwm.
Camp 1 to Camp 2: 3-4 hours
Camp 2 is located at the foot of the icy mount Lhotse wall. Weather is fine here mostly except for the clouds that roll in from the low range. There can also be violent wind. Camp II will be the base during the placements of Camp 3 and Camp 4. Hence, Camp 2 will consist of large tents for cooking and dining and several small tents for sleeping.
Camp 2 to Camp 3: 7,100m, 22300ft
Camp 3 is located at the height of 22300ft, adjoining to mount Lhotse wall. Climb the Lhotse wall using fixed rope and leading to camp 4. Ascend the steep down-slopping rotten limestone. Cross short snowfield route that moves ahead to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. Keep oxygen supply handy.
Camp 3 to Camp 4: 26000ft. (8,400m)
Crossing Camp 3 we use oxygen. Climbers need to go through the steep allow bands.. Cross short snowfield, the route takes up the Geneva Spur to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. Camp 4, located height of 8,400m, is the last camp of the Expedition.
Camp 4 to Summit
This is the final and dangerous part. There may be chances of encountering violent wind with changing weather. The summit is about 500m from camp 4. We particularly use narrow south-East Ridge to reach the summit cause its safe.