Mount Everest, the greatest challenge, is more than the famous mountain on earth. It has a unique beauty, mystery and mood. Successful historical Everest Expeditions leaves one with the sense of the most proud and adventurous person on Earth. Mt. Everest's local names give you a sense of how the mountain commands respect from all who see her. Standing incredibly tall silhouetted against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet, this mountain has many names: Chomolungma, Sagarmatha, Qomolungma or Mt. Everest 8848.86 m. Whichever name one chooses, its vagueness still lives on. Most of the mountaineers have their dream to reach the summit of Everest in their lifetime. For many who are mainly trekkers become content having the best view of it from Kala Pattar, Gokyo RI or visiting Everest base camp.
The South Col routes on the Nepalese side of Mt. Everest is the route taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first climbed it in 1953. Possibly the most colorful story about the early attempts on Everest is the one involving Captain J. Noel and his native companions. He disguised himself as a Mohammedan and made a journey from Darjeeling through Northwest Sikkim and round the north of Kanchenjunga in an attempt to reach Everest. Unfortunately, not even the disguise could see him through. His mission has been out short just sixty-five km from Everest when a posse of Tibetan soldiers forced them to turn back. Although there are a dozen or so routes on Mt. Everest, we follow the classical route, traditionally the most reliable way to the summit. Climbing Everest expedition has been successfully organized and climbed many times since then, but this should not lull prospective Everest climbers into complacency. Everest is a deadly mountain. Noting this, one cannot approach the mountain with anything but a serious determination and focused mountaineering attitude. Everest is still as inexplicable, beguiling and magnificent as ever.
In organizing Everest climbing expeditions, our goal is to get as many members to the summit as possible & even more importantly, return safely home. However, because of the nature of Everest Expedition, the highest and one of the most difficult mountains in the world, we cannot guarantee everything. Asian Hiking Team strives to conduct a safe, successful and enjoyable experience, and will do everything possible to achieve each of these goals.
After final preparations for the historic Everest Expedition in Kathmandu, Fly to Lukla and begin our tea-house trek up the Khumbu Valley to Everest base camp. We will establish our base camp at 5300 m at the foot of the notorious Khumbu Icefall before making our way to Camp 1 at 6200 m. We will climb to Camp 2 at 6,600 m smacks in the middle of the Western Camp up to the Lhotse face to Camp 3 at 7200 m. Finally, we'll head up the South Col or Camp 4 at 8000 m before making our Everest summit push.
Mission 2024 to summit Everest from Base Camp:
Base Camp across Icefalls: 6 hours. If everything else works out, you don't have to segue because of an unstable wall or something nasty happening, you should be in Camp 1 after about six hours.
From Camp 1 to Camp 2: About four to five hours. If all fixed ropes are set, and you're not in a traffic jam up, you'll be across quickly.
Camp 2 to Camp 3, Lhotse Wall: About 6 hours get you from Camp 2 there. Again, this is assuming you'll be able to just do your thing, and it's not a fun place to be.
Camp 3 to Camp 4 Death Zone: Your last stop before the summit. It usually takes at least six hours, often longer, because now you're fighting diminishing oxygen, the stress and exhaustion from the previous legs, and a lack of sleep.
Summit day, if you manage to get out before midnight, you're in luck. If Hillary Step isn't backed up, you'll be done and one summit pin richer in about 10 to 14 hours. If you can't make it to the summit before 1pm, you won't make it, so there's very little that can extend this leg unless bad stuff happens.