Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu. The initial phase of your ascent of Mount Everest is subject to minor changes depending on flight arrival and departure times, weather, group dynamics and fitness and so on, but the itinerary outlined provides an excellent indication of the trek and what you will experience.
This itinerary is only a rough estimate and will be determined by weather and acclimatisation. This is adventure travel so the schedule will likely change and not everything will go as planned. People need to be adaptable and positive.
We recommend that people arrive in Kathmandu one day early to avoid travel delays or issues with lost baggage. Additional costs (hotel/food/sightseeing) for this extra day are the client’s responsibility. Please let us know if you want us to arrange logistics for you arriving early or if you would prefer a single room option.
Day 2 - Today is all about preparation for the expedition ahead with a comprehensive briefing by your Everest leader and a full kit check.
Day 3 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
Day 5 - Rest and acclimatisation in Namche
Day 6 - Hike to Tengboche (3,860m)
Day 7 - Rest and acclimatisation in Tengboche
Day 8 - Hike to Pheriche (4,300m)
Day 9 - Rest and acclimatisation in Pheriche
Day 10 - Hike to Lobuche Base Camp
Days 11-13 - Trek to Lobuche High Camp (5,800m), rest & acclimatisation
Day 14 - Summit (6,119m) and descend to Lobuche Base Camp
Day 15 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,346m)
Days 16-19 - Rest, acclimatise, train & pack for first rotation
Days 20-30 - Rotations / Pumori Camp 1 / acclimatisation phase of expedition
Days 31-34 - Rest & watch the weather forecasts to plan the summit phase
Days 35-40 - Summit phase of expedition
Day 41 - A well-deserved rest day at Base Camp.
Days 42-45 - Pack up Base Camp, trek to Lukla
Days 46-47 - Departure flights to Kathmandu and home country (Please chat to us for options for returning to Lukla or Kathmandu by helicopter from Base Camp)
Days 48-59 - Expedition contingency days