Mt.Everest, the name that needs no introduction in the mystic and amazing world of mountains. Standing at 8848.86m, it was first climbed in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Tenzing Norgay. The mountain today has been the ultimate prize for every climber looking for the ultimate high: Physically and Emotionally!
The journey to reach the highest point on the planet earth is an experience in itself. It often involves multiple years of preparation, slowly and steadily building yourself by gaining the necessary experience & skill by climbing progressively higher peaks. While standing on top of the summit of Mt.Everest is an experience like no other, the journey of making this happen remains the most memorable experience for each person.
Climbing Mt.Everest is a serious endeavour and requires extensive prior experience of climbing mountains. This experience required is multifaceted, involving excellent physical fitness, technical proficiency, perseverance to endure harsh weather conditions, and the ability to stay away from home for extended periods of time.
To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of pre-requisites that are required to climb Mt.Everest:
This forms the most important aspect of climbing Mt.Everest. Climbers are expected to have an exceptional level of physical fitness. Consistent, structured training specific to mountaineering over a period of 12-18 months will be an absolute requirement for anyone looking to climb Mt.Everest.
Climbers must have a substantial amount of mountaineering experience to take part in this climb. We prefer climbers who have already climbed a few peaks in the 5000m-6000m and at least one 7000m peak. Climbers who have already climbed an 8000m peak will have a great advantage. This ensures that the climber is well experienced and aware of all the finer aspects of mountaineering like the technical know-how (Rock, Snow & Ice), camping proficiency, and ability to stay & perform for weeks together in a high altitude environment.
Please check out our ‘Training’ page for custom programs for your climbs.
Arrival in Kathmandu:
Climbers arrive in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. A grand welcome is organized by the expedition leader and the climbers are briefed about the upcoming climb. Local sightseeing, finalization of the documentation, quick shopping,etc., are done during this period.
Approach towards Base Camp:
We drive towards the Nepal-China border from Kathmandu. After Completion immigration/customs formalities at the border, tghe team will proceed towards base camp in phased manner considering acclimatization Via Kerong and Tingri
Reach Base camp, acclimatization and approach to ABC
After completing a Grand Puja ceremony at base camp, the team will do acclimatization hikes in and around base camp with sufficient rest. Whenever the team is ready, considering the logistics and weather conditions, the team will trek towards Interim camp and onward to the Advance Base camp (6,100mtr).
This period involves acclimatization rounds to CAMP-1 at 7000m, while climbing along the and North Col. The team will also spend one night at CAMP-1.
In the successive rotations, the team will climb to Camp-2 at 7500m and return to ABC. The team will further descend to BC for rest.
After sufficient rest and recovery,based on the best window for the summit, the team will go for a summit attempt. After the summit push, the team will come back to Base camp.
Return to base camp and fly home:
Once the team arrives at the base camp, a day or two will be spend on recovery as well as celebrating at the base camp. Once this is done, the camp will be disassembled and cleaned. Then we drive back to Kathmandu and have a farewell party at the hotel. The last day the members will dropped by the airport for their return flight home.
Safety is the highest priority in our expeditions. When we say safety, we just don’t mean climbing. Right from the food you eat at our camps, to all the tiny pieces of rope & hardware, & our mountain/expedition guides are the best in class. All these will ensure the safest climbing experience.
Our Mountain Guides are of the finest in the region. They form the backbone of all our expeditions. Highly experienced, they bring all of it to your table, so that you’ll enjoy the best of climbing experience on the big mountains.
Honestly, it’s an open secret that the above two aspects of safety and hospitality have been propelling our clients to the top of every summit. With over 90 summits to Everest and another 200 summits covering all the 7-Summits, we let the numbers speak our success.
Our base camp services across the globe are unrivaled! For us, a base camp is a “Home away from home”. Whether you’re from the west or the east, we ensure that we serve you your native food on a daily basis. With a host of custom packages to choose from, we’re certain that you will not miss the comfort of your home!
An experienced high altitude medical doctor is always with us during every expedition to Mt.Everest. He/she is always available at the Base Camp/ Advanced Base Camp for any medical related concern, however small the condition is. Well, in the mountains it’s the small things that matter the most!
The weather plays the single most important factor on your probability of reaching the summit. We have 3 independent weather forecasts from the most reliable weather forecasters that ensure that we pick the most safest weather window for your summit attempt.