EVEREST

8,848m

The first summit of Everest was achieved on 29th May 1953 by Sir Edmund Hilary and his Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who were part of the 9th British expedition to attempt the mountain, led by John Hunt.

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25th March – 2nd June 2019

70 Days

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About the mountain

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, standing at 8,848m (29,029ft), with its summit being the international border between China and Nepal.

The mountain was named after Sir George Everest, who was a Welsh surveyor and geographer, and the Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. It was in fact his successor, Andrew Scott Waugh, who decided to name the peak “Everest” despite objection from George Everest himself. Waugh’s argument was that due to the number of different local names for the mountain, including “Deodungha” (“Holy Mountain”) and “Chomolungma”, it would be impossible to settle on one of these names, and so Everest ended up sticking.

The first summit of Everest was achieved on 29th May 1953 by Sir Edmund Hilary and his Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who were part of the 9th British expedition to attempt the mountain, led by John Hunt.

Being the tallest mountain in the world, Everest naturally attracts more climbers each year than any other 8,000er, with over 3,500 people having summited to date, making it by the far the most climbed. It is of course not without its risks just because of this large number, and it must be remembered this is not an easy undertaking by any means, with many tragic stories going alongside all the successes.

Climbing the mountain

Himex used to run expeditions from the North side of the mountain, however due to the unreliability of access through Tibet, the last few years have seen us run the trips from the South with huge success, not only because all of our Sherpa staff actually come from the Khumbu region, just a few day’s walk from basecamp.

The trip is organised over 70 days from the end of March until early June, using 4 high camps as well as our basecamp setup.

The traditional Everest basecamp is a crowded place and sits on active ice which moves and melts around the tents during the course of the expedition, so Himex will camp slightly further down the valley closer to Pumori where there is more sun and the ice does not move – this makes for a much more comfortable experience and place to call home.

Due to the unstable nature of the Kumbu Icefall, Himex intends to minimise the amount of time members and Sherpas spend here, so we will spend more time on Lobuche and the surrounding peaks during acclimatisation.

We will place an emergency tent and equipment at camp 1 at the top of the ice fall, however this camp has an inherent avalanche danger so members are encouraged not to stay here.

Our first trip into the Western Cwm will therefore be directly to camp 2 (6,400m) where we will spend two nights before continuing up to camp 3 (7,200m) on the Lhotse face. Here we spend one night acclimatising before heading down to camp 2 for another night, before returning down to basecamp.

The summit push is of course weather dependent, but will take place over 7 consecutive days from Basecamp, with a brief stop at camp 4 at around 7,950m on the way up.

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2019 ProgrammE
25th March – 02nd June
 
25 Mar 

Arrive Kathmandu 

1,317m

26 

Kathmandu

27 

Fly Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche 

3,440m 

28 

Namche – Khumjung 

3,780m 

29

Khumjung 

30 

Khumjung – Phortse 

3,810m 

31 

Phortse – Pheriche  

4,240m 

01 Apr 

Pheriche

02

Pheriche – Lobuche 

4,910m 

03 

Lobuche  

04

Lobuche – Everest BC  

5,267m 

05

Everest Base Camp

06 

EBC – Kalapatta – EBC 

5,555m

07 

Everest Base Camp

08 

EBC – Pumori C1 

5,750m 

09 

C1 – C2  

6,200m

10

C2 – EBC 

11  

Everest Base Camp 

12

Everest Base Camp

13 

EBC – Pumori C2

14

C2 – C3  

6,800m 

15 

C3 – Summit – C3 

7,165m 

16

Camp 3 – EBC

17

Everest Base Camp 

18

Everest Base Camp

19

EBC – Everest C2 

6,400m

20 

Camp 2

21 

C2 – Lhotse Face – C2  

6,600m

22

Camp 2 – Camp 3 

7,400m

23

Camp 3 – Camp 2

24

Camp 2 – Everest BC 

25

Everest Base Camp

26 – 30 apr

Climbing 

01 – 27 MAY  

Climbing 

28 May

Everest Base Camp

29 

EBC – Pangboche

30

Pangboche – Namche  

31

Fly Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu

01 June

Kathmandu

02

Depart Kathmandu