Mt. Everest, rising 8,848m (29,028ft) above sea level reigns as the highest mountain on Earth. For decades summiting Everest has been considered as one of the greatest mountaineering achievements. In the spring of each year, we embrace this intense challenge by taking a group of qualified climbers to climb Mt. Everest via the South East Ridge of Nepal. The first successfully climbed on Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa accomplished this feat on May 29, 1953. Since then the South East and also via other various routes, the Mt. Everest has seen over a few thousand ascents. The South East is by far but the most successfully climbed route on the mountain.
The Everest area, known locally as Sagarmatha National Park, is home to some of the world's highest peaks as well as the famous Sherpas, migrants from eastern Tibet who crossed over the Himalaya and settled here sometime in the late 1400s or early 1500s. This trek is one that goes deep into the heart of the Himalaya. The mountain views are stunning, and the simplicity and hospitality of the Sherpa community are heartwarming. You will get to take in the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, the tallest of them all, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Lobuche Peak, Mt. Amadablam, Kusum Kangru peak, Thamserku peak, and Kwangde peak. You will also be visiting Sherpa villages and monasteries to gain insight into their culture and lifestyle from up close
Everest base camp trekking begins with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla & continually trekking along the Dudh Kosi ("Milk River"). After crossing the Namche Bazar” Sherpa headquarter/Capital” we will continue on to Gokyo-Ri (5,360m), with its incredible natural beauty of the Himalayas & better introduction of local Sherpa cultures. We will climb Gokyo-Ri, which offers a view of the whole valley, right up to Mt Cho-Oyu. We sometimes see a family of Kongma (Himalaya Partridges) and picas (tiny and a bit like short-eared rabbits without tail) on our descent after sunrise.
The Cho-La pass, approached from Dragnag below Gokyo is a chance to walk on the glacier with relative safely. Although the approaches either side are quite steep, the glacier itself is quite flat and almost crevasse free. It can usually be safely crossed without crampons and gives us access to the upper reaches of the Khumbu valley. Cho La pass (5,330m) offers a real mountain experience before we head to Gorekshep. Now you will have the option of a sunset or sunrise trek to the 18,188ft' summit of Kala-Pattar for a panoramic view of some of the world's highest mountains including Everest at 29,035ft. We'll make the 3-hour trek on to Everest Base Camp where, depending on the season, you'll see mountaineering expeditions preparing for their ascent to the highest peak in the world, beginning with the spectacular Khumbu Icefall
Day 1Arrival in KTM, transfer to hotel, briefing
Day 2Tour, necessary preparation & packing
Day 3Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m), 3 hours
Day 4Trek to Namche (3,440m), 5 hours
Day 5Hikes Acclimatize to Khumjung/Khunde (3.840), 4 hours
Day 6Trek to Mongla (3900m), 4 hours
Day 7Trek to Dole (4200m), 4 hours
Day 8Trek to Machhermo (4410m), 4 hours
Day 9Day hike to the hills & acclimatization day
Day 10Trek to Gokyo (4700m), 4 hours
Day 11Gokyo-Ri (5360m) & trek to Dragnag (4,700m), 7 hours
Day 12Cross Cho La Pass (5330m) & trek to Dzong La (4,830m), 6 hours
Day 13Trek to Gorakshep (5140m), 5 hours
Day 14Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) & O/N at Gorekshep, 6 hours
Day 15Hike to Kalapattar (Black Rock, 5550m) & trek to Pheriche (4210m), 7 hours
Day 16Trek to Namche (3440m), 6 hours
Day 17Trek to Lukla (2800m), 6 hours
Day 18Fly back to KTM, evening celebration meal
Day 19Free day, Emergency day for Lukla – KTM flight
Day 20Int’l departure for onward flight to home
This kind of trek is challenging and tough. So if you have any previous experiences will be a key factor to complete the trek successfully but not mandatory previous trekking and mountaineering experiences and also doesn’t require any technical experience. Your tough level of fitness is really important for this trek which is a must. Therefore we strongly suggest preparing yourself in good physical condition. You need to be trained at least for about 4 to 6 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 1.5 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack, participating in marathon helps you a lot to check the level of fitness by yourself. Manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 3 or 4 times a week. However, at the high altitude, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue, etc. but take it as normal and just drink plenty of water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 6 – 10 hours over hilly terrain up to 6,000m of altitude with a daypack.
If you have any previous experiences of similar grade trek or our challenging grade trek would be a helpful and key factor to successfully complete the trek. This trek will introduce you about high altitude trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions, and local people. Even if you are around the age of 60 years, you can be a candidate for this trek
Published on : May 08, 2017
We were referred to Dream Himala Adventures by our friends who have already been avid clients and it definitely did not disappoint. Joining their treks would mean a worry-free trip to your destination. From fetching you from the airport to bringing you to your hotel, from coordinating all the logistics from a city tour to rushing to check in at the airport for our flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu, everything was so smoothly handled that you really didn't have to bother yourself with anything else other than your own personal preparation.
They will make sure you have the best teahouses to stay at at each stop. We never had any problems with our guesthouses. They were all clean, had a western toilet, had good food, and were all safe.
They have guides assigned to you that are well equiped with experience of going up and down treks. Our head guide (cause there were 2 provided for our group), has had 20 years experience in guiding groups to Mt. Everest's base camp. These are very strong sherpas. At one point, when we were reaching 5,000 masl, a gas tank appeared at the side of one of our guides. We haven't seen that on any other sherpa that the other groups had. This told us that they really are prepared should anything happen.
Dawa really provides excellent service. I had the unfortunate event of being hit by a bad case of AMS that I had to be flown down to Kathmandu. Dawa worked relentlessly with the helicopter rides to the ambulance to the clinic and finally with our insurance to coordinate with the expenses that were incurred because of this incident. I felt confidence that everything would go smoothly because of how hard working he is.
I would strongly recommend them to anyone who plans on going up on a trek in Nepal. From our experience, we can really attest to the great service we experienced from everything from the trek to staying in Kathmandu.
Consuelo Seriña, Philippines
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