Mount Everest Camp 2

Everest is the peak of all achievement in the mountaineering world. We offer the opportunity to climb on the iconic mountain for a fraction of the full expedition price, time and commitment needed for a full Everest expedition.  On our 30 day trip, we fly from Kathmandu, Nepal to the Everest region via Lukla airport before spending ten days trekking into Everest Base Camp. This trip is on hold after the recent incidents on Everest. Check our Mera Peak Video and Island peak video or our Everest North Col trip. Or one of our trips sleeping in Everest Base Camp in 2017 or 2018.

A little bit more about the climb

After arriving in Base Camp, we will move into our new home and join the international groups attempting to summit Mt. Everest. We will rest and prepare our personal equipment before we move into Everest’s Khumbu Icefall.  After a few acclimatisation trips into the Icefall, we will continue up to Camp 1 at 6,000m before returning to base camp. Next, we will be moving our way up through the famous and breathtaking western Cwm, which moves gradually up to Camp 2 on Everest with the towering peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse all around. We will then head for our high point at the base of the Lhotse face at 6,800m (22,000 ft) before returning back to Base.  (Check out our Everest Base Camp Trek page)

Next, we will be moving our way up through the famous and breathtaking western Cwm, which moves gradually up to Camp 2 on Everest with the towering peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse all around. We will then head for our high point at the base of the Lhotse face at 6,800m (22,000 ft) before returning back to Base Camp and after an amazing venture onto Mt. Everest..

If climbing on Mt. Everest has been a dream that you never thought possible, maybe because of the expense of it, or the time it takes to prepare, or maybe just the time it takes to actually climb the mountain, than this is the trip for you!  This trip allows you to climb through the famous Khumbu Ice Fall all the way to the Lhotse Face, for a fraction of the price and time.  This trip could also be for you if you are thinking about climbing Everest and want to have the experience on the mountain before you take the final step of climbing the worlds highest peak. The price is $13,500.

Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. We will stay in the Thamel district of Kathmandu, centrally located close to all amenities.  Today can be spent at leisure in Thamel or sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing. Free time to spend as you wish in Kathmandu.

Day 3

We will leave early this morning for the scenic flight on the Twin Otter into the Himalayas, landing at Lukla at 2,900m(9,514ft).  We will begin our trek from here and walk to Phakding at 2,850m (9,350ft) for our first nights stay in the mountains.

Day 4

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar at 3,400m(11,155ft).  We will trek along the Dudh Khose River, and stop for lunch in Monjo, before crossing the river for a final time and make the steep climb into Namche Bazaar.  Namche Bazaar is the main trading town for the Sherpa people and a busy market town, frequented by Tibetans selling their wares.

Day 5

We will spend a second day and night in Namche Bazar as this is the perfect place for the necessary acclimatisation. We take an acclimatisation walk up to Shangboche Hill, before returning to Namche where you can explore the town and enjoy the local bakeries.

Day 6

Today we will travel from Namche to Tengbouche. We enjoy a walk around the valley, getting views of many of the great Himalayan peaks, including Ama Dablam. Tengbouche has an important monastery in the area, where people congregate for the Mani Rimbdu festival in November every year.  We will sleep in Tengbouche tonight at 3,867 m (12,687 ft).

Day 7

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. After trekking for about an hour, we cross a suspension bridge and have a tea break in Pangboche, where we can enjoy spectacular views of Ama Dablam. We then continue walking up the Imja valley until we reach the picturesque village of Dingboche at 4,530m (14,800 ft) above sea level.

Day 8

Today is spent as another acclimatisation day in Dingboche. We will walk to Pheriche to attend a seminar on Altitude Sickness run by the Mountain Rescue Association, then return to Dingboche. We will also try and acclimatise up to 5,000m (16,404ft) on the ridge above Dingbouche.

Day 9

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche at 4,940m (16,207ft). We continue up the valley to our lunch stop at Tukla, where there are fantastic views of Lobuche East, Ama Dablam and Taweche.  After lunch we head up to the Everest Memorials, before continuing on to Lobuche for our nights stay.

Day 10

Head from Lobuche to Gorak Shep at 5,180m (16,995ft). This is the site of the 1953 Everest expeditions base camp. Today you get the opportunity to climb Kala Phatar (5550m/18,209ft). This can be quite difficult, but the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khumbu Ice Fall and Pumori are spectacular.

Day 11

Trek from Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp 5,364m (17,598ft).  We walk to Everest Base Camp, and go into the ice fall to do some preparation and training, before heading back to Gorak Shep to sleep.

Day 12

Today we will go from Gorak Shep back to Base Camp, where we stay overnight.

Day 13

From Everest Base Camp today we will go half way into the ice fall and do some training; getting used to crossing ladders and using our equipment in the tricky Khumbu Icefall.

Day 14

Today is a necessary rest day in Base Camp.

Day 15

Climb to Camp One and camp over night on the mountain at 6,100m (20,013ft).  This is a long and difficult trek through the Icefall and can be very strenuous for the first time up to Camp One on Everest.

Day 16

We will rise early at 6 am and return down the Ice Fall to Base Camp.

Day 17

Today we will leave Base Camp and head back to Gorak Shep for a rest day.

Day 18

Today is spent as a rest day in Gorak Shep.

Day 19

Today we will head back to Everest Base Camp.

Day 20

We will head back up the Khumbu Ice Fall to Everest Camp One, where we will stay over night camping on the mountain.

Day 21

After our nights stay at Camp One, we will wake early and head to Camp Two, where we will have an overnight stay at the 6,400m (20,997ft) Camp.

Day 22

Today we will trek up to the base of the legendary Lhotse Face at 6,750m (22,145ft) before returning back to Camp Two for a second night and enjoy the success of climbing high on Mt. Everest.

Day 23

Return all the way to Base Camp, where we will camp overnight before moving back down the valley.

Day 24

From Base Camp we will head down the valley to Pheriche at 4,200m (13,779ft) for our nights stay.

Day 25

We will head from Pheriche down to Tengboche to stay the night.

Day 26

Trek from Tengboche back to Namche Bazaar, where we can spend the evening celebrating our success in one of the many bars!

Day 27

Walk from Namche to Phakding.

Day 28

Today we will have our final day of trekking from Phakding back to Lukla, where we will spend the night awaiting our early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 29

Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and spend the day at leisure in Kathmandu, taking that well deserved shower!

Day 30

Transfer to Airport for your international flight.

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