Mount Everest Expedition Detail Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel:
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jet lag. But we will help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.
Day 2 - 3: Preparation, briefings, shopping and permits formalities:
From this day onward, we will be preparing for the Everest expedition you need to get the permit to summit Everest we will be helping you in that matter. You need to provide us with the documents of your experience in mountain climbing which is most to get a permit to climb Everest. After getting your documents we will check and review it while briefing about the expedition to you. You should be in touch with us so that we can inform you if any kind of extra shopping is needed.
Other than shopping we will take you in the city tour around Kathmandu valley. You will be able to visit the World Heritage site’s enlisted in UNESCO. The sites we take you for the sightseeing will include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
Day 4: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Once we have finished with our shopping and documentation of permits we will get ready to take our flight to Lukla early in the morning. Himalaya Scenery staff will drive you to the airport. Once you are at the airport you will board on small flight Lukla. The flight to Lukla is beautiful with a view of mountain scenes from the windows. Once you arrive at Lukla – the gateway to Everest, we will be gathering all the equipment’s and the crew who will be joining along with us for Everest expedition. once all the crew members and equipment are ready we will start our trek towards Phakding. After hiking for 4 hours on an easy and gentle downhill trail, we will reach Phakding. Phakding is a small town on the bank of a beautiful mountain river known as Dudh Koshi. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar:
Hiking today to Namche bazaar will be a bit of warm-up for our expedition as the trail we follow will mostly involve uphill with some steep going on for about 6 hours. Namche Bazaar is a prosperous mountain trading town in the Everest region. Here you will be able to experience the lifestyle of mountains peoples also known as Sherpas. From Namche bazaar, you will be able to see some spectacular views of Mountains such as Thamserku (6,6232m) and Kongde Ri (6,187m) to its west. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Rest and acclimatization, hike to Everest View Hotel:
Today we will be giving our leg time to rest and prepare for the rest of the expedition. We will be hiking to Everest view hotel so that our legs don’t get stiff. From here you can get the astonishing view of Mount Everest one that you are going to summit within in few days. We will as well take you to the museum of Hillary and Sherpa. We will as well explore the town, culture, and lifestyle of mountain people. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 7: Trek to Tengboche and visit Buddhist monastery:
Today we will be hiking to Tengboche which will last for about five hours. Tengboche is a beautiful village in Khumbu region on a hill confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja river. While hiking through Khumbu village you will be informed more about the expedition from other crew members. Once you are at Tengboche we will take you to visit Buddhist Monastery where rumour has Tensing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary were monks once in this monastery. Overnight at Tengboche.
Day 8: Trek to Dingboche:
Dingboche is the perfect place to get the breathtaking glimpse of Lhotse and Ama Dablam. To reach Dingboche we need to hike for about four hours. Today’s trial will include both ascending and descending part which will be more exercise for you. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche:
The walk today involves crossing a small pass called Dughla also known as Thukla with several memorial shrines for the brave mountaineers who lost their lives during their climbing expeditions. Although the walk is slow paced on the uphill trail, made difficult by the increasing elevation, it brings wonderful views of the mountains to our sight that helps us forget the strenuous effort we are taking up in the impressive mountain landscape. Today’s hiking will last for about four hours. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 10: Rest for acclimatization at Lobuche:
We will be giving proper rest to our body as well as our mind. The air around here will be a little lighter than before so we need to adjust in the air so further expedition is possible. Today’s acclimatization will be helpful for us. Other than that, we should not let our leg get stiff. So, to prevent our legs from getting stiff we need to go for a tour around Lobuche. We will return to our lodge after a short exploration around the Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep:
We will minimize our hiking time to let our leg have rest. These short hikes will be helpful for making your leg active and strong. We first need to reach Gorakshep before reaching base camp it will help to make the hike shorter. We need to hike 2 hours to reach Gorakshep from Lobuche. Overnight at Gorakshep.
Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Base camp:
Today’s hike will last for two hours. This hike is shortened so that we can prepare for camping in Base camp. This will be the first day of camping in the Everest expedition. from here on rather than staying in a lodge for overnight we will be camping for overnight. We will further plan for expedition. The real expedition will be starting from here. Overnight at base camp.
Day 13 - 58: Climbing period for Summit Everest and Trek Back to Everest Base Camp:
Starting today we will prepare our equipment’s and plans to summit the world’s highest peak. We will set our first goal to reach camp 1st which is elevated at 6400m. To reach camp 1st we need to utilize our skills as mountaineers. We need to climb in fixed rope and climb via an aluminum ladder. After completion of our first goal, we will take a day off for acclimatization so that we can adjust to the dry air in high-altitude other than that we need to plan to reach camp 2. While planning we need to determine the weather and every condition should be favorable before we make a climb towards camp 2.
After finishing up with the planning and checking out whether we will climb to camp 2 which is elevated at an altitude of 6,750m. The trail to camp 2 is harder so you must ensure the weather is favorable and every crew members are eligible to climb. If any of your crew members are unable to climb you must report for immediate rescue. We need proper planning in every phase of our climbing and proper gear should be equipped. Before making a climb on rope ensure the gear as well as your safety. Once we are at camp 2 we will take some more days for planning and acclimatization. Before we can summit Everest, we need to reach the other two camps they are camp 3 elevated at 7100m and camp 4 elevated at 8400m. But before reaching these camps we need effective judgment, planning, sufficient oxygen, and equipment. so, we are executing a plan after reaching every camp. At camp 2 we will be planning for climbing to camp 3, here our crew will determine the perfect weather to make ascend to camp 3. If any of climber is even having a small difficulty you must report it to the crew so that they can make an effective judgment. After the initial planning and executing the plan we will be able to reach camp 4. If everything is fine and every climber, as well as crew members, can make it to camp 4 it will be more effective for us to summit the world’s highest peak.
Once we are at camp 4, the summit is just 500m further away from us. Even though it is near the climb is extremely difficult, so we need to make effective planning and should choose an effective day to summit the peak. After reaching the summit the descends will take as much time as ascending and as much planning is required. Once you are at peak don’t get too excited and try to descend without any planning. If you are to descend unplanned it will be dangerous. So, even in time of descending you and crew should check gear, weather and health condition of yourself. Once you arrive at the very first base camp then you can be proud of yourself for summiting the world’s highest peak.
Day 59: Trek down from base camp via Lobuche to Dingboche:
After creating your own story by summiting Everest now it's telling your story to others. But before telling your story you need to descend towards Dingboche the same path we used while ascending towards the summit. After reaching Dingboche you can celebrate to successfully summiting the Everest. Overnight at Dingboche.
Day 60: Dingboche to Tengboche trek:
Morning around the Dingboche village is sparkling and clear. Once we have to fill up our bellies, we will start our morning walk descending back towards the Tengboche at 3860 meters. From Dingboche, it will take us about four hours to reach Tengboche. Once we reach Tengboche we will enjoy the view and end our day at tea house.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar:
Today we will retrace our trail towards Namche Bazaar. The hiking will last for about four hours. Once we are at Namche Bazaar you can explore around this trading village in the mountains. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Day 61: Trek to Lukla:
Today’s it will take seven hours for us to retrace our path to Lukla. After hiking past rhododendron forest and some local village you will be able to reach Lukla. Once you are at Lukla you can explore around here and can enjoy the local food and cultural programs. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 62: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu:
Enjoy the view of the high peaks one last time. Fill yourself with fodder and then get on the plane from the Tensing Hilary Airport to have views of the snow-capped peaks one last time. Upon our arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, we will drive you to your hotel.
Day 63: Leisure and contingency day:
After arriving at Kathmandu, we need to rest as our body has gone through rough climbing and dry air. We need to get fresh air and for that, you get the leisure day at Kathmandu. At evening we will celebrate your success to summit world highest peak with farewell dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 64: Transfer to the airport for final departure:
As the last day on this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination. We hope that you enjoyed the summiting the world’s highest peak with the view members of Himalayan scenery. And hope to see you for another adventure soon.