1st – 15th day: Arrival and trekking to the basecamp
Day 1: Arrival and get-together at the hotel in Kathmandu
Meet and greet the other participants while enjoying a beer in the hotel gardens. A great adventure awaits us. You can feel the tension rising. Soon we will embark on our journey and already there’s a feeling of pride and grandeur.
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu
Those who do not yet know Kathmandu will love it. Relax in the comfortable hotel, shop and people watch in Thamel, enjoy the cultural program, or simply soak up the atmosphere. To each his own.
Day 3: Helicopter flight to Syangboche above Namche and overnight stay in nearby Khumjung at approximately 3750m.
Day 4: Trekking to Pangpoche at 3900m.
Day 5: Trekking to Dingpoche at 4200m
Day 6: Trekking via Chukung to the Island Peak base camp at approximately 5050m.
Days 7–14: Acclimatization at Island Peak and / or Lobuche with 2 ascents and 2-3 nights in the summit area. The Sherpa team already starts preparing our high camp on Mount Everest.
Day 15: Trekking to our already prepared base camp on Mout Everest at ca. 5100m.
16th – 43rd day: Acclimatization and ascent
Days 16–24: Rest days followed by an acclimatization tour to approximately 7500m with one night in Camp 3 at 7200m.
Days 25–27: Descent to Pangpoche at 3900m in one day, relax, enjoy the air and vegetation for one day, then return to base camp.
Days 28–43: Ascent of Mount Everest between the 15th and 26th of May, during which time most of the successful summit days took place in the past. Then we wait for the right weather for our first summit attempt. We`ll skip Camp1, so that we’ll need 4 days for the ascent and 2 days for the descent. From Camp 3 onwards, oxygen is available. At Camps 3 and 4, we can also sleep with oxygen. There is plenty of time for a few days of rest and a second try at the summit.
44th – 49th day: Return journey
Days 44–45: Trekking back to Namche.
Day 46: Trekking to Lukla.
Day 47: Flight Lukla – Kathmandu.
Day 48: Kathmandu or extra day in case the flight wasn`t possible due to bad weather .
Day 49: Return travel.