Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu, gear check and stay in Yak & Yeti hotel.
Day 2: Fly via helicopter to Lukla. Transfer in helicopter to Lobuche village, rest and sleep in Lobuche lodge (4,940m / 16,300’).
Day 3: Trek to Everest base camp (5,300m / 17,500’).
Day 4: Rest and organize gear in base camp.
Day 5-7: Begin training on Khumbu glacier near base camp. Climbers will practice how to use the fixed ropes, ice axe, crampons, ascender, etc., to climb safely through the Khumbu Icefall and cross the many ladders on the way up to Camp 2. This training will include ascending vertical ice and rappelling down vertical sections.
Day 8: Climb to Camp 1 (5,800m / 19,200’)
Day 9: Rest in Camp 1, acclimatization hike
Day 10: Climb to Camp 2 (6,450m / 21,300’)
Day 11: Rest in Camp 2, acclimatization hike
Day 12: Climb to Camp 3 (7,200m / 23,760’), return to Camp 2 to sleep
Day 13: Descend to Base Camp
Days 14-17: Rest in Base Camp
Day 18: Climb to Camp 2
Day 19: Rest at Camp 2
Day 20: Climb to Camp 3 (7,200m / 23,760’)
Day 21: Climb to Camp 4 (7,900m / 26,000’)
Day 22: Rest at Camp 4
Day 23: Summit & return to Camp 4
Day 24: Descend to Camp 2
Day 25: Descend to Everest base camp, sleep in base camp
Day 26: Fly by helicopter to Lukla, then Kathmandu
Day 27: Depart Kathmandu for home country
Day 28: Arrive home
Day 29-36: Contingency days (8) in case extra days are needed on the mountain because of bad weather, acclimatization, or getting back to Kathmandu.