Tour in English
Since humans first reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, the way to climb the highest mountain in the world has changed radically. Today, every year, hundreds of climbers launch into the business thanks to a refinement of the preparation, technology and equipment by the commercial expeditions that lead those who are willing to take risks and have a wide availability on the roof of the world. economic.
Where is Everest located?
Mount Everest – in Nepalese Sagarmatha and Tibetan Chomolungma – is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, on the highest point of the Himalayas. Although reaching the highest peak in the world is a difficult and potentially deadly task – due, for example, to the extreme altitude, the presence of avalanches and ice falls – the mountain is rather close to the Equator, at about 28 degrees north latitude, just like Tampa, Florida.
In continuous growth
Earth science scholars estimate that Everest is between 50 and 60 million years old: a young mountain, by geological standards. The summit yes
is formed due to the thrust of the Indian tectonic plate against the Eurasian one. This force still acts today and makes Everest grow about six millimeters each year.
At nearly nine kilometers of altitude, on the summit of Everest there is about a third of the atmospheric pressure existing at sea level, which significantly reduces the ability of mountaineers to breathe a sufficient amount of oxygen. For this reason, scientists have established that the human body is not able to remain above the six kilometers of altitude for a long time. As mountaineers climb the mountain and the amount of oxygen is reduced, their body is exposed to an increasingly high risk of incurring a series of problems, such as pulmonary edema, cerebral edema and embolism . At a similar height, the risk of freezing incredibly increases, as the heart works harder by beating faster and increasing the flow of oxygen to the tissues, which comes first to the vital organs, then to the peripheral areas of the body.
What to Expect
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
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After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels. If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel
Day 02: Trek preparation
After breakfast, there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (35 min) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hrs
Ideally, we will arrive in Lukla between 7 – 9 am, so that you can have breakfast and start walking mostly down hill for a relaxed walk on your first day. The total hike should take 3-5 hours, depending on if you will travel to Phakding or Monjo. If you go to Phakding (2,650m/8,694ft) it will be about 3 hours walking and if you are going to Monjo (2,850m/9,350ft) it will take approximately 5 hours. If we are going to Monjo, we will have lunch in Phakding and then continue onto Monjo, arriving in the afternoon. When you arrive, you will check into your room and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and starting the acclimatization process. Make sure you keep well hydrated; drinking 3 to 4 liters of water a day is essential all the way through the trek. 9km/ 5.6 miles to Phakding or Monjo will be 13km/ 8.8 miles
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 6-7 hrs
For the first couple of hours you will get to cross some of the famous suspension bridges, while gradually moving up-hill towards the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, the official entrance to the Everest Region. You continue down hill on for a short time before it levels out to flat ground on mixed terrain. The trail then follows the river to the final high suspension bridge before you begin the long ‘Namche Hill’, which can take 2 hours, to reach the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. The total for today’s trekking is usually 6 hours long with plenty of breaks and rest along the way. From Phakding to Namche is 11.3 km/ 7.02 miles
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Today is one of our acclimatization trek days. As you trek up behind Namche Bazaar, the trail is quite steep and you can feel the lack of oxygen while you ascend 460m/1,509ft to Shangbouche Airport, then cross the runway and head another 100m/ 328ft up to Shangbouche Hill at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. We will enjoy the stunning views and relax for 30-45 minutes before returning back to Namche. This trek is an essential part of the acclimatization process and usually takes approximately 4 hours. 3km/ 1.8 miles
Day 06: Namche to Tengbuche (3867m). 5-6 hrs
Today we will hike towards Tengbouche, at 3,900m/ 12,795ft. After ascending out of Namche, the first 2 hours are relaxed walking, traversing the left hand side of the valley, high above the valley floor. The trail then descends down toward the river for our lunch stop. From here it will take 2 – 3 hours to hike up the long hill to the town of Tengbouche. This is a gradual but long ascent and the total time will be 5/6 hours of hiking today. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 07: Tengbouche to Dingbuche (4358m). 5-6 hrs
From Tengbouche, we will travel to Dingbouche, at 4,400m/ 14,436ft. The trail starts down-hill and continues very gradually up and down hills before crossing the river and gradually head up hill towards Pangbouche for lunch (Pangbouche was one of the villages on the trail that suffered most from the recent earthquakes), which usually takes 2-3 hours. From there it is a gradual up-hill trek towards the Imja Valley looking towards Island Peak and an hour later arriving in Dingbouche. The total trekking time today will be 5 to 6 hours. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 08: Acclimatization day
Today, we spend another night in Dingbouche to further the acclimatization process. From here we will aim to reach the height of 4,900m/ 16,076ft, gaining 500m/1,640ft, in this acclimatization trek which should take approximately 3 hours. We will enjoy the views and rest for about 30-45 min. at the high point before dropping back down for lunch and an afternoon of relaxing. 3km/ 1.86 miles and 500m/ 1,640ft of ascent and descent.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4828m). 5-6 hrs
From Dingbouche we will head to Lobuche, at 4828m. The trail heads back towards the Khumbu valley and continues on a long and slow trek across a beautiful elevated route towards Dugla, where we will stop for a while to eat lunch and rest. This stretch usually takes 2 hours and after lunch, from Dugla to Lobuche, will be an additional 3 hours with plenty of rest stops. After stopping at Dugla we have a long up hill section over the Thukla Pass to top out at the Everest Memorial, before heading on to Lobuche. We will be trekking for a total of 5 hours today. 12km/ 7.5 miles
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep-EBC – Gorakshep (5160m-5365m-5160m). 7-8 hrs
Today we travel from Lobuche to Gorak Shep at 5,160m. Today’s trek is very beautiful and unique, crossing a lot of loose rock and Glacier moraine. The up and down trail into GorakShep takes approximately 3 hours. We will have lunch here before continuing an additional 3 hours to reach Everest Base Camp, where we will spend some time enjoying the Base Camp of the World’s highest mountain! The hike back to Gorak Shep is a another 2 hours, bringing this long day to end after a total of 7 or 8 hours of hiking. Today is very challenging day for most people. 10km/ 6.2 miles
Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar, trek down to Pheriche (5555m-4358m). 7-8 hrs
After a good night rest in Gorak Shep, those who feel ready and able, will wake up very early and hike up Kala Phattar to see the sun rise over Everest. This is a difficult 3 hour up-hill hike which is very hard work, but well worth it for the amazing views of Everest in the early morning. Once you return back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast and return all the way to Pheriche at 4358m. Which can take 4 hours, making the total amount of time walking 7 hours today. 18km/ 11.2 miles
Day 12: Trek down to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 7-8 hrs
Today we will trek from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. Today is another long day and can take approximately 7 to 9 hours. As you are heading down-hill, to lower levels of altitude and you can cover the ground quicker than on the way up. When you get back to Namche you will get to enjoy the delights at the Namche Bakery or play a few rounds of pool at Cafe Danfe before we rest up for the long walk back to Lukla tomorrow. 22km/ 13.7 miles
Day 13: Trek down to Lukla (2652m). 7-8 hrs
This long day and can be one of the hardest as your body is tired after the trek. You start the day going back down Namche Hill and then the long stretch back to Lukla. You will pass Phakding before starting the last up hill section into Lukla where we will sleep for one more night. Today’s trek can take 7 to 8 hours. 21km/ 13 miles
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m). 35 min fly
Today your legs get a break as you only have to trek to Lukla Airport and fly back to Kathmandu, which is only about 10 minutes walking!
Day 15: Departure to the Airport
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