Day 1 - 2: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 3: At leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 4: Fly to Lukla
Early morning drive to Ramechhap, then fixed-wing (such as a Twin Otter, Dornier 228 or similar) flight to Lukla (2,840m), the gateway to the Khumbu Valley. Trek to Phakding. Overnight lodge.
Day 5 - 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp.
Family/friends may join the accompanying Everest Team Trek
Day 14 - 54: Ascent of Mt Everest.
You have 5 - 6 weeks in base camp. You will climb through the Icefall as infrequently as possible, but this will mean at least 4 planned trips during the expedition. The outline climbing programme will be as follows:
Climb One - aim to reach Camp 1 and descend to Base Camp.
Climb Two - aim to sleep at Camp 1 for 2 nights, and to reach Camp 2 for acclimatisation on the day in-between.
Climb Three - aim to sleep at Camp 2,or above for 6 nights. During this time, you will also climb to Camp 3 and descend to Camp 2 for a rest. You then take a day off, and go back up to spend one full night in Camp 3, using oxygen for sleeping.
Day 1 - Climb to Camp 1 (6,000m).
Day 2 - Arrive in Camp 2 (6,400m)
Day 3 - Rest and Acclimatisation in Camp 2.
Day 4 - Climb to the Lhotse Face, descend to sleep in Camp 2.
Day 5 - Rest and Acclimatisation in Camp 2.
Day 6 - Climb to Camp 3 (7,200m). Sleep camp 3.
Day 7 - Descend to Camp 2.
Day 8 - Descend to Base Camp.
R&R - now well acclimatised with strong legs and lungs, you stock up on calories and have a thorough rest.
Climb Four - you go up, to reach the Summit, via Camp 4 on the South Col (8,000m)
Day 55 - 58: Return trek to Lukla.
Day 59: Fly Lukla to Ramechhap
Return drive to Kathmandu.
Day 60: At leisure. Overnight Summit Hotel.
Day 61: Homebound flight departures.
PLEASE NOTE: The above itinerary is not a fixed programme but is intended to give an indication of the likely events during the expedition. Please note that because of climbing Everest, it will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situations as they present themselves. Any changes to the itinerary will be made with a view to maximising the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the mountain.