Everest Expedition (8848 m)
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“Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top; it is this willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others …it rises from your heart.”- Junko Tabei-1975 after becoming first women to climb Everest.
All the heights of the planet will be below our feet and above will be nothing but infinity. Just imagine it, feel it and dream it how adventurous could it be. Yes, Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world 8848m. Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa stepped first successfully on top summit in 29th may 1993. After then many mountaineer faced the challenge of Everest expedition and achieved successful result and records. No matter how much it is and will be concurred, Everest Expeditions will always keep its head held high being the most mysterious, beguiling and astonishingly beautiful as well as challenging.
Mt. Everest is a barometer for every climbers and a great bench mark for their achievements. Regarding so, thousands of aspirant climbers attempt this giant peak every year with great success. It can be climbed from both Nepal and Tibet. Its Everest Base Camp is the beginning and ending point of Everest climbing which located on the north of Khumbu glacier at the height of 18000ft. Everest Expedition need to set more 4 camps to reach on the top of Everest Camp I (5900m/19500ft), Camp II (6500m/21300ft), Camp –III (7300m/24000ft), Camp IV (7900m/26000ft). In order to perform this task one needs lot of mountaineering experience including teamwork, perfect plan and climbing strategy, excellent leadership and eldership. Training and skills are also the necessary aspects needed to perform every expedition.
Outline Itinerary of Everest Expedition
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
You will be warmly welcomed by Well Nepal Treks representative at your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted you to hotel and our representative describe the itinerary of your tour. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Preparation Day
With your usual routine today will be your trek preparation day. You will do shopping’s on your requirements and gather with your team and leaders and discuss on your itinerary. Stay overnight at Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 4: Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Today you will head toward Tribhuwan airport to fly for Lukla. It is about 40 min. flight above great green and white mountains. After you reach at lukla airport our other team member will meet you there and help in your packing and other arrangement and then you will head through beautiful village of Lukla till you reach at Phakding. Stay overnight at Phadking.
Day 5 Phakding to Namchebazar
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, you will see wonderful prospect of the Mt. Thamserku (6618 m), you will arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Then you pass through the last village of Jorsale and following the trail through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep climb of about two hours you get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. From there you still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. Stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6-7 Acclimatization
This day is acclimatization day especially programmed taking care of your health. This day is a rest day and you can explore Sagarmatha National Park or Namchebazar and Khumjung Valley. It offers you internet, cafes, shops, restaurant, bakery and other where you can hang out and feel better for next day hike.
Day 8 Trek to Tengboche (3,870m)
After breakfast in Namche, you start your trek towards Tengboche enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Enjoying wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar, through alpine forests, Dudh Koshi River, you reach Phunki Thenga then steep up through the pine forests while before you reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and a biggest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu region which we will visit too. Stay overnight at Tengboche.
Day 9 Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 M)
After breakfast you gear up for your day hike to Dingboche. You pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where you stop for lunch not only serves delicious food but also allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley to Lobuche River. You descend into the river and begin the steep climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, you will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 10: Acclimatization
You will rest at Dingboche before any further trek. It is a good area for acclimatization but instead of getting idle, walks nearby and explore the area nearby or you may visit a nearby hospital run by Himalayan Rescue Association in Pheriche and attend briefings on high altitude Acclimatization. Stay overnight at Dingboche
Day 11: Dingboche to Duglha (4360 M)
You start the day with a climb to through the Khumbu Khola valley to Phulung Karpo Above which is Chola Lake. As you move on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 ft) comes into view. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Duglha. We can see the tip of Mt Nuptse, Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku and several other magnificent peaks. Spending a night in Duglha is ideal for acclimatization purposes. Stay overnight at Duglha.
Day 12 Duglha to Lobuche (4940 M)
You climb up the steep moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the top of the ridge of Chupki Lhara, you will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, you find ourselves facing several great peaks. You are now in the surrounding of Everest but the great mountain still remains elusive. Stay overnight at Lobuche
Day 13 Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m)
You continue your journey through Khumbu Glacier to Thangma Riju from where 360 degree views of mountains can be observed. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori and you will be at Gorakshep finding snow-capped mountains bright all around us including Mt. Everest. Stay overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 14: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5400m)
Today you take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorakshep Lake. Finally you are at your destination. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings. Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains you can view from the base camp. Stay overnight at Everest Base Camp.
Day 15-17: Acclimatization Day
These days will be for your acclimatization, trainings on using equipments, gears and other necessary elements for mountaineering. You will make strategic planning and build your team work and communications skills good. Most important is that being confident and giving minor care to each aspects remaining safety. Stay overnight at Everest Base Camp
Day 18- 57: Everest Expedition and Climb
Day 58: Return to Everest Base Camp
Day 59-62: Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazaar
Day 63: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 64: Lukla to Kathmandu
This day you fly back to Kathmandu and do some shopping for gifts, memory, collections and some traditional items and they all rests at a single venue, Thamel. You will receive great free dinner here with your crew, guides and Sherpa’s. Stay overnight at hotel
Day 65: Departure
Today your Everest Expedition comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.so that you can make your travel to Nepal memorable.
Services include:Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
Services exclude:Nepal entry visa fee
Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc
Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.
Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.
Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.
Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.
1 Alpine climbing harness.
1 Ascender 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide)
1 Mountaineering axe with leash
1 Pair expedition style gaiters which fit perfectly over your boots
1 Pair of Steel crampons
1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
2 D-Shaped locking carabineers
2 Non-locking carabineers
Climbing helmet (optional)
Ski goggles (optional)
Body Gears (Synthetic Recommended, No COTTON)
Light expedition thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
1 pair liner gloves, 1 pair of warm gloves, shell gloves.
Warm wool or synthetic hat to covers your ears, warm neck warmer, 100% glacier glasses, balaclava, headlamps,
2 pair of nylon hiking pants, synthetic underwear’s, 2 pair of trekking pants, waterproof baggages, light long trousers, liner socks, 1pair of sandles, etc.
Optional like Binaculors, stainless steel thermos, hydration bladder, ipods and cards, fav. Snack foods, trekking poles, etc.
Extra Strength Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules, Diamox, mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments,
Always Drink Safe Water
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.
Aboc Devices during Trekut Recharging Your Batteries & Electroni
Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.
Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.
Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.
Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks
You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Treks suggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.
While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.