Mt. Everest, rising 8,848m (29,028ft) above sea level reigns as the highest mountain on Earth. For decades summiting Everest has been considered one of the greatest mountaineering achievements. In the spring of each year, we embrace this intense challenge by taking a group of qualified climbers to climb Mt. Everest via the North Col route of Tibet. We will follow the famous climbing route of Mallory establishing 4 high camps along with Advance Base Camp, Intermediate camp and of course a relaxing Base Camp for accommodation during the expedition.
Dream Himalaya Adventures has been running successful Himalayan expeditions to the Himalayas of Nepal & Tibet. We support full board expedition services up the summit and to the advance base camp as well. We are committed to provide you with the best quality services and experience to help you reach your goal. However, all the climbing members must have considerable climbing experience at higher altitudes, preferably in Himalayas.
Our Sherpas are highly qualified, experienced and multiple times Everest summiteers and they have high reputation with excellent success rates with safety of client as number one priority. All members will be assisted by our experience Sherpas at the ratio of 1:1 and there will be a manager at base camp to assist the team and also act as a liaison between climbers and the Sherpas.
Advance Base Camp (6400 meters)
As soon as the team will be at Chinese base camp (5200 meter), you can see the camp simply ready to serve you. You can stay at BC for few days for the preparation and proper acclimatization and then we trek towards Advance base camp along with necessary number of yaks. Our in-charge of the expedition will prepare the required number of yaks. It will take 2 days from the BC to reach ABC spending 1st night at middle camp, where we will have logistic facilities for any emergency purpose while doing up and down. Next morning you will get to ABC (6,400 meter) after spending around 6 hours of walking. Advance base camp is the place where expedition members spend most of the time of expedition. During stay at ABC, clients can properly acclimatize themselves and able to make trip to the higher camps.
Camp-1 (North Col) 7000 meter: Climbing sherpas will take the necessary food, drinks & tents etc. to the North Col before clients get there. After spending couple of nights at North Col, Expedition members will return to ABC or BC for rest & acclimatization.
Camp-2 emergency camp (7500meters): The Climbing Sherpa will carry the necessary loads to the Camp-2. Now clients should move to 7500/7800from ABC, first night at NC & next night in 7500& back to ABC the following morning. Client should spend a night at 7500 in order to be acclimatize properly. Some members can go down to BC as well. The way from camp 2 to Camp 3 is rocky & terrain, but not so difficult. Sometime the gust will be the problem. From camp 2 to 3 is the main windy section.
Camp-3, 7700 meters: After passing the windy & rocky section, you will be at Camp- 3 (7700 meters). Here again the sherpa takes the loads & set up the camps before client reach there. Here from ABC to NC on the first night, next night at 7700, next morning up to 7900 & direct back to NC/ABC. Sherpa provides you the boiled water/tea/coffee & serves you the individual packed foods (High altitude food) in the high camps. Walking from the camp-3 to 4, the route is mixed up like snow angle, rocky & some difficulty area as well. Here too the speedy wind will hit you. Clients should go up to 7700/7900 and have over night stay for acclimatization purpose.
Camp-4 (8300 meters): This is your last camp from where the summit attempt can be made. The team of Sherpas will take all the necessary loads to the camp-4 including the required numbers of oxygen for the summit push.
After all the camps are established and all our supplies are in their places, we return to Base Camp for a rest. At Base Camp we will organize our summit teams and prepare ourselves for summit attempts. Moreover, climbers can go to the lower villages/town such as to Tingri, Nyalam, Zangmu, Sighar on their own expenses for better rest. We start our summit push looking at the best weather summit window.
BC to middle camp
Middle camp to ABC
Few days rest at ABC
ABC (6400m) to Camp I, 7000m (North Col)
Camp I-7000m to CampII between -7500m/7700m
Camp II-7500m/7700m to Camp III-8300m
Camp III-8300m to Summit and return to CampII, but possibly not to stay at camp-III
On the way to summit you have to cross the 1st, 2nd& 3rd steps then only you are able to stand at the top of the world (summit of Mt Everest). Between 1st& 2nd step is tricky & technical part before summit attempt. You should be very careful about your full climbing gears, Oxygen mask regulator set and careful yourself.
Once the climbers ascend the 3rd step, they slowly and laboriously proceed to the summit at 29,028 feet. The summit sits at the top of the world. Though not the closest place to the sun due to the earth's curve, it is the highest peak on earth. Due to the decreased air pressure, the summit contains less than one third of the oxygen as at sea level. If dropped off on the summit directly from sea level (impossible in reality), a person would die within minutes. Typically, climbers achieving the great summit will take pictures, gain their composure, briefly enjoy the view, and then return to Camp lower as quickly as possible. The risk of staying at the summit and the exhaustion from achieving the summit is too great to permit climbers to fully enjoy the great accomplishment at that moment.
The most readers of this page perhaps aware, that the return trip can be even more dangerous than the climb to the summit.
However, simply getting to the summit of Mt Everest doesn't mean that the game is over. You still have a challenge to be faced which is decent down to BC safely. Probably you can decent to camp-2 or North Col in the first night, then ABC, BC. Only at this stage, the mission Mt.Everest is complete. Packing the expedition stuffs then drive back to KTM.
As always, weather plays a major part in all actual summit attempts. We will try few summit attempts safely as possible, as our goal is to put the maximum number of people on the summit. Guides and Sherpas will accompany all summit attempts and oxygen will be used.
Climbing Routes & High Camps
We will follow the famous climbing route of Mallory, North Ridge, establishing 4 high camps. Our base camp at ~5200m at a big ground above Rongbuk before making our way to Advance Base Camp at 6,400m. We'll climb to Camp-1 at altitude of 7000m, which is also called NorthCol and camp-2 at 7,500m. Camp-3 would be fixed after crossing the windy and rocky section at 7,700m altitudes. Finally at the last camp-4, we'll head up to 8300m where we will deposit oxygen and tents before the summit attempt.
After final preparations in Kathmandu, we will drive by private bus from Kathmandu to Kodari (a small border town). Complete necessary immigration formalities and cross the Chinese border and drive to Zangmu by land cruiser. We will drive all the way to Base Camp spending 5 days time, which includes acclimatization days at Nyalam (3,400m) & Tingri (4300m).
If the trip is planned to flight to Lhasa then, we spent about 3 nights, 2 full days in Lhasa doing some sight seen, tours and acclimatization. From Lhasa, we will take drive by land cruiser or by bus for Base Camp, spending about 4/5 days and this will give us additional opportunity to explore the land of Tibet and visiting ancient cities of Tibet i.e. Gyantse (3990m),Shegar (4050m) and Shigatse (3,860m).
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 2Sightseeing, preparation for expedition
Day 3-4Preparation for expedition
Day 5Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m), O/N hotel
Day 6-7Sightseeing in Lhasa (3,660m)
Day 8Drive to Shigatse (3,900m) 280 km, O/N at Guesthouse
Day 9Drive to Shegar (4,050m) 244km O/N at Guesthouse
Day 10Rest day at Shegar for acclimatizations
Day 11Drive to Base Camp (4900m)
Day 12-14Preparations and acclimatization at Base camp
Day 15-38Acclimatization, load ferries and route opening
Day 39-44Rest & preparations for summit push
Day 45-57Summit and return to Base Camp
Day 58Drive to Shigatse
Day 59Drive to Lhasa
Day 60Fly to Kathmandu
Day 61Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 62Final departure to home
Climbing at and above 8,000 meters is inherently dangerous and is not the place to be learning mountaineering and climbing skills.Any expedition that goes to 8,000m requires a very high level of aerobic fitness. Being fit will certainly improve your chances of reaching your chosen summit. Your resting heart rate should be below 60 but preferably below 50. You should be able to run 50km on flat ground in approximately6 hours. Endurance and the ability to carry a heavy pack of up to 25kg is more important than sprint ability. In order to get ready for this challenge, you need to be trained at least for about 8 to 12 months to prepare yourself as strong candidate. You can go to fitness center every morning for about 2 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack (i.e. 10kg, 15kg, 20 kg, and up to 25kg), manage some time for cycling for couple of hours up to 3 or 4 times a week. On the summit push, extra effort is required walking on ice and climbing up to 12 – 16 hours.
Dream Himalaya Adventuresstrongly suggest that you must climb a number of 6,000m peaks in order to gain mountaineering proficiency and also undertake a trip to one of the 7,000m peak or one of the technically difficult 6000m peaks i.e. Mt. Amadablam,or similar, where you experience expedition camping, higher altitude, and dealing with the cold. Now to get more familiar with 8,000m altitude and extreme cold temperature, we highly recommend our clients to climb one of our expedition to 8000m mountains, i.e. Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) or any other over 8,000m mountain, where working with Sherpas, the use of fixed ropes and oxygen equipment are pretty much associated with. With this experience on your side, you will be ready to attempt the Mt. Everest. If you do so, our experience shows that those who have done expedition with us have significantly increasedthe success rates. If you are fit and motivated but lacked technical climbing skills or suitable experience, we have options to keep you safe and get you high. This might be a personal Sherpa or a pre-trip training course.
You must have well knowledge about the usage of mountaineering gears, good with rock climbing and ice climbing, will increase the chances of reaching thesummit andalso the previous mountaineering experiences is mandatory but doesn’t really require any high level of technical experience.
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