From day onwards, we have estimated about 10 days for climbing. During these days you’ll ascend to higher camps Camp II, Camp III and Camp IV. Since you’ll quite late then other climbers there, ladders in Khumbu Icefall and rope in the route will be already places. Depending on weather report, you’ll ascent up to summit and back to base camp.
Tentative program during climbing period will be as follows:
Day 09: Base Camp Set Up/Pooja Ceremony
After spending first night at Base Camp, today you’ll start your daily routine of climbing period. Your climbing guide/High Altitude Sherpa will brief you about your next day’s schedule for attempts to Camp I, training at Icefall. Today we’ll set up base camp and conduct a Pooja Ceremony (worship/pray) for good luck of climbing.
Day 10: Base Camp- Camp I (alt. 6400m)
Today, after consulting with weather experts/reports, you’ll ascent to Camp I. Camp I is situated at a rather flat area where you will spend one night for acclimatization. Camp I have a deep fissure below and surrounded by mountain walls; glacial areas through which you will trek to reach Camp II. The crevasses beneath you, on one hand creates a deep murmuring sound especially audible at the night time but on the other hand, the mountain walls provide a warm sensation because of the sun’s reflection on the walls. Camp I is also an intermediate camp until Camp II is established.
Day 11/12: Camp I -Camp II (alt. 6800m)
Today, you’ll move further up to Camp II (6800m). Camp II is located at the base of the icy Mount Lhotse. It is a safe place indeed but sometimes the dark clouds from the lower Himalayan valleys create a not so favorable weather. It will be your bases before making summit. After communicating with base camp team and weather report, you’ll spend one extra at camp II before heading towards camp III.
Day 13: Camp II -Camp III (alt. 7000m)
Depending on weather report, your climbing guide will decide to move further to Camp III (7000m). From camp III, you’ll move further to Camp IV for summit push. From Camp III, oxygen will be used as air will thinner onwards. Camp III is adjoined to Mount Lhotse’s wall.
Day 14/18: Camp III- Camp IV-Summit Everest (8848m)- Camp IV/III
From Camp III, your target is to make summit of Mount Everest (8848m). First you’ll ascend to Camp IV (8400m) and rest there couple of hours and then make push for summit. Depending on the weather and physical condition of participants, your climbing guide will plan for summit. You’ll climb the Mount Lhotse’s wall by using fixed ropes and equipment to reach Camp IV (8400m). Camp IV is the last major camp before climbers make their summit push. It is the first perilous night of an adrenaline packed adventure. From this point, the Everest is about 500m away, but this is also the final and most dangerous part of the climbing. From Camp IV, climbers hike to The Balcony, at 8450 meter. It provides a podium where climbers can rest. Mountaineers then proceed to The Cornice Traverse, and finally onto The Hillary Step where only one climber can ascend or descend at a time. It is at this point, the lack of oxygen and extremely cold temperature clouds a climbers' reflex, judgment, decision skills making the Hillary Step one of the most challenging elements of the climb. On the summit day, you will start early morning and attempt to reach the summit before midday. Near the top of the world, you will observe examination and scientific equipment’s, prayer flags, and mementoes left by climbers. From the top you will see a breath-taking view of the majestic Himalayas beneath you. On top you’ll spend sometimes to capture breath-taking views beneath you and enjoying some beautiful moments, you’ll descend to camp IV through the same route. And then if time permits descend to camp III.
Day 19/20: Camp III- Base Camp (alt. 5364m)
After final summit, you’ll back to Base camp.
- Tented Camp
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Hours Walk