The ultimate dream of many mountaineers is to one day take on one of the biggest mountaineering challenges possible – to climb Mt Everest – so why not climb it with one of the premier teams in the industry, Expedition Base.
Turning the dream into reality requires a lot of hard work. Expedition Base will accept clients who have the requisite skills and level of experience to attempt to climb this honourable mountain. Start planning early. Prepare early and partner with us so that we can help you get into a position where you have the best chance of success and to ensure that your investment is well made. This mountain deserves your best effort and, with that, you put yourself in the best position to succeed.
This trip is for experienced mountaineers. The trip will involve challenging trekking, advanced mountaineering, moving on snow, rock and ice, with technical tools, at reasonably high altitudes up to around 8,848m, depending on the mountain. You can expect to experience some serious heights, some ledges, and exposure to steep terrain. For this trip, you want to have an advanced level of fitness, with cardiovascular exercise and own- body weight type exercises (or similar) at least 4-5 times per week for the period of around 6-12 months before this trip, building on your already sound fitness. Weight training is also strongly recommended. Training on uneven terrain is strongly recommended. By registering for this trip, you likely already know what you need to do but wherever we can help, we will.
View the printable version of the short itinerary and detailed trip notes here.
Day 1Arrival Kathmandu.
Day 2-3In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)
Day 4Fly to Lukla, Trek to Monjo
Day 5-6Trek to Namche and acclimatize to Khunde and Khumjung
Day 7-8Trek to Dingboche via Tengboche Monastery
Day 9Rest and acclimatize in Dingboche
Day 10Trek to Lobuche
Day 11In Lobuche
Day 12Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC)
Day 13-15Rest, acclimatize and Puja at EBC
Day 16-17Introduction to Khumbu Icefall & ladder training
Day 18-20Rotation to C1, touch C2 and return to EBC
Day 21-23Rest and recharge at EBC
Day 24-29Rotation up to C3 and return to EBC
Day 30-37Rest period before summit attempt
Day 38-54Preparation for summit and Summit Everest
Day 55-58Pack up Base camp and trek down to Lukla
Day 59Fly to Kathmandu
Day 60In Kathmandu
Day 61Depart Kathmandu
Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.