Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel.
Day 02 – 03: Official Formalities for Permit and Expedition preparation
Day 04: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 - 4 hrs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway for Everest. After an adventurous 35 minute flight with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalayas, we land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, the guide will arrange the loads for the porters to carry and commence the trek. We take easy walk to Phakding for three hours and spend the night there to help acclimatize. You can make a small side trips in Phakding if you are not so tired and the time permits.
Day 05: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 - 6 hrs
We walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges. We Walk through the busy trail and view the tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6,369 m), Everest (8,848 m.) and Nuptse (7,879 m ). Arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440 m ). a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.
Day 06: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery. You can make a side trip to Thame, another Sherpa town north – west of Namche for acclimatization. Another option could be a day hike to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel for a good view of Everest.
Day 07: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) - 5 - 6 hrs.
It is a steep one hour walk to Synagboche. The trail descends gradually to Phunki Thanga and then climbs steeply at first and then gradually ascends through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m. ).The views of the Himalayas including Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.), Nuptse ( 7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache, Amadablam are magnificent from here. You will visit famous Tengboche monastery.
Day 08: Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 - 6 hrs
We pass through the forest of briches, conifers & rhododendrons with possible sights of snow pigeons, golden eagles, goshawks in tha trail. The route climbs past some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche. The views of Amadablam appear magnificent. We enter into Imja valley passing through beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls leaving behind alpine meadows to Pheriche (4,240m).
Day 09: Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
We hike up to Nagazong Ri for acclimatization and great views of the Himalayas in the south, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse, Amadablam, Kangtega, Island Peak
Day 10: Pheriche – Lobuche (4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.
The valley begins to narrow as we pass through Dusa, the yak herders place and Phulung Karpo. We walk up a small ridge and then contour round the base of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we take a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We Arrive at Lobuje (4,930 m).
Day 11: Lobuche – Everest base camp (5364m., 5 – 6 hrs.)
The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with the views of. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including Mt. Everest. We further move towards Everest Base Camp and finally we see tents pitched in the vast area of glaciers for Everest and Lhotse expedition members.
Day 12 – 45: Climbing
High camps will be set up above base camps and the climbers will have enough acclimatization going over the high camps, spending the nights there and take rest at the base camp of even below to Lobuche for few nights to get warmer and wait for the better weather for the final summit. Above base camp, Khumbu Ice Fall is crossed in the fixed lines and the aluminum ladders to the plateau of the Western Cwm at camp 1, 6200m. Camp 2 is located at 6200m. The route from camp 1 traverses the flattish bottom of the Western Cwm and leads to the rocky moraine below the west –face of Everest.
From camp 2, Lhotse face is climbed initially on 40 – 65 degrees slope initially and then easy slope of 30 – 40 degrees which leads to a flattish section protected by solid ice walls at about 7200m. camp 3. Camp 4 is located at 8000m. at an airy perch which requires climbing Lhotse wall crossing short snow field route that finally moves ahead to the east before finishing the flats of South Col. Summit attempt – The route to the summit winds through snow, ice and rock fields and in some stretches exposed rocks to the Hillary Step, a small vertical pitch climbed on fixed ropes which leads to 10 – 20 degree slope and finally to the summit.
Day 46 – 50: Retrace to Lukla.
After successfully summiting the Everest return to Lukla.
Day 51: Flight from Lukla – Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu in the morning and relax in Kathmandu after the expedition.
Day 52: Farewell dinner will be organized in Kathmandu.
Day 53: Airport Transfer for the international departure.