Trip OverviewGroup Size : 0
Maximum Altitude : 8,848 m.
Total Trip days : 58 days
Outline Itinerary of Everest ExpeditionMt. Everest is the Highest Peak in the world. Its height is 8,848 sq. km.
Mt Everest Expedition From Tibet
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu. Briefing and shopping.
Day 03 : Kathmandu.
Day 04 : Drive to Zangmu (2350m). Overnight in hotel.
Day 05 : Drive to Nyalam (3750m). Overnight in hotel.
Day 06 : Nyalam, acclimatization day.
Day 07 : Drive to Shekar (4250m). Overnight in hotel.
Day 08 : Shekar, acclimatization day.
Day 09 : Drive to Base Camp (5200m).
Day 10-12 : At Base Camp
Day 13 : To intermediate camp (6200m).
Day 14 : At Advanced Base camp (6500m).
Day 15-53 : Climbing Period.
Day 54 : Back to Advanced Base Camp.
Day 55 : Return to Base Camp. Click on picture for bigger size
Day 56 : Cleaning Base Camp.
Day 57 : Drive to Nyalam
Day 58 : Drive to Kathmandu.
15 different routes are recognized as completed on Everest.
May 29, 1953: First Summit: Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (New Zealand) via the South-East Ridge Route. (Western Cwm, Lhotse face to the South-East ridge.).
2.) North Ridge:
May 25, 1960: Chinese team makes first Summit of Everest via the North Ridge.
3.) West Ridge:
May 22, 1963: The first ascent of the Everest West Ridge, actually the West Ridge/North Face by Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein. Also the first traverse as they descended the South East Ridge/ South Col.
September 24, 1975: Dougal Haston and Doug Scott Summit via the Southwest face.
5.) West ridge:
May 13, 1979: Andrej Stremfelj and Jernej Zaplotnik reached the Summit via the true West ridge and descend via the Hornbein Couloir.
6.) North Face:
May 10, 1980: Tsuneoh Shigehiro and Takashi Ozaki made the first full ascent of the North Face (Japanese Couloir to the Hornbein Couloir) of Everest.
7.) South Pillar on the right hand edge of the Southwest Face:
May 19, 1980: Jerzy Kukuczka and Andrzej Czok followed the South Pillar on the right hand edge of the Southwest Face.
8.) North Col/North Face:
August 20, 1980: Solo: Reinhold Messner (Italy) 8/20/80 via the North Col to the North Face and the Great Couloir. He climbed for three days entirely alone from his base camp at 6500 meters without the use of artificial oxygen via the North Col/North Face route.
9.) South West Pillar left of the Great Central Gully on the Southwest Face:
May 4, 1982: 11 Russia climbers reached the Summit via the South West Pillar left of the Great Central Gully on the Southwest Face.
10.) East or Kangshung face:
October 8, 1983: Lou Reichardt, Kim Momb, and Carlos Buhler reached the Summit via the East or Kangshung face.
11.) North Face to Norton Couloirs:
October 3, 1984: Australians Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer reached the Summit via the North Couloirs (North Face to Norton Couloirs) without bottled oxygen.
12.) Shoulder from the Rongbuk Glacier via the Hornbein Couloirs:
May 20, 1986: Canadian Sharon Wood became the first North American woman to Summit Everest and climbed the new route of the west Shoulder from the Rongbuk Glacier and continued on to the Summit via the Hornbein Couloirs.
13.) East Face-South Col-SE Ridge:
May 12, 1988: British Stephen Venables, climbed a line to the left of the 1983 Kangshung Face route. Actually the East Face-South Col-SE Ridge. Venables was the only member of the expedition to reach the Summit.
14.) Northeast Ridge :
May 11th, 1995: The first ascent of the Northeast Ridge on May 11th, completed by Kiyoshi Furuno (Japan), Shigeki Imoto (Japan), Dawa Tshering Sherpa, Pasang Sherpa, and Nima Sherpa.
15.) North-Northeast :
May 20, 1996: The first ascent of the North-Northeast couloirs by Peter Kuznetzov, Valeri Kohanov and Grigori Semikolenkov
The South East Ridge is the classic first ascent route.
The south East Ridge offers the greatest chance of success on the mountain. Reasonably straight forward climbing, once through the icefall with three camps and the high camp on the south col. Summit day is long, requiring an early summit arrival time. There are many teams on the route each season, thus needing a manager who can communicate effectively with the other team leaders. This ensures the greatest chance of safety on the mountain.
March thru May and September thru November
The North Ridge is a long climb but lacking a major icefall, it is a great route.
From there three camps can be placed en route to the summit. The major obstacle other than the first and second steps is the wind. Poor planning will leave you tentless very quickly. Efficiency is the key to success on this route.
April thru May and August thru October