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 2018

70 Days

$70,000

 

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 
Day 01 

Arrive Kathmandu

DAY 02 

Kathmandu

DAY 03

Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche by helicopter 

3440m

DAY 04 

Namche – Khumjung 

3780m 

DAY 05

Khumjung 

3,910m 

DAY 06

Khumjung – Phortse 

3810m 

DAY 07

Laurebina – Thulo Syaphru 

4240m 

DAY 08

Pheriche 

2425m 

DAY 09

Pheriche – Lobuche 

4,910m 

DAY 10

Lobuche  

DAY 11 

Lobuche – Everest BC  

5267m 

DAY 12 

Everest Base Camp

DAY 13

EBC – Kalapatta – EBC 

5555m

DAY 14 

Base Camp

DAY 15 

EBC – Pumori C1 

5750m 

DAY 16 

C1 – C2  

6200m

DAY 17

C2 – EBC 

upto 8188m 

DAY 18 

Climbing

upto 8188m 

DAY 19 

Everest Base Camp

DAY 20 

EBC – Pumori C2

DAY 21 

C2 – C3  

6800m 

DAY 22 

C3 – Pumori Summit – C3 

7165m 

DAY 23

Camp 3 – EBC

Day 24

Everest Base Camp 

Day 25 

Everest Base Camp

Day 26

EBC – Everest C2 

6400m

Day 27

Camp 2

Day 28

C2 – Lhotse Face – C2  

6600m

Day 29

Camp 2 – Camp 3 

7400m

Day 30

Camp 3 – Camp 2

Day 31

Camp 2 – Everest BC 

Day 32

Everest Base Camp

Day 33 – dAY 64

Climbing 

Day 65 

Everest Base Camp

Day 66

EBC – Pangboche   

Day 67

Pangboche – Namche  

Day 68

Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu by helicopter

Day 69

Depart Kathmandu

Day 70

Depart Kathmandu