Mount Everest- 8,850 m (29,030 ft)

Climbing Mount Everest is the adventure of a lifetime. The planet's highest peak is an outstanding mountaineering challenge, which yearly attracts hundreds of climbers from throughout the world. High Altitude Dreams' goal will be the original route on the south side, pioneered by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953. A route of moderate difficulty but great beauty and facinating history, it is our pleasure to provide support and logistics for experienced and self-reliant climbers. The High Altitude Dreams staff includes of some of the most experienced and skilled Sherpa climbers working on the mountain today; likewise our hardworking basecamp staff is both well-trained and accommodating.

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March 26-27
Kathmandu 1400 m (4600 ft)
Arrive in Kathmandu, where you will be met at the airport by representatives of High Altitude Dreams and transported to your hotel. Begin final preparations and packing for the mountain.
March 28
Kathmandu 1400 m (4600 ft)
One last day of sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
March 29
Phakding 2610 m (8560 ft)
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
March 30
Namche Bazaar 3440 m (11,286 ft)
Trek to the busy town of Namche Bazaar.
March 31
Namche Bazaar 3440 m (11,286 ft)
Rest and acclimatization in Namche Bazaar.
April 1
Thyangboche 3867 m (12,687 ft)
Trek to the renowned Thyangboche Monastery
April 2
Dingboche 4350 m (14,272 ft)
Continue to the village of Dingboche
April 3
Dingboche 4350 m (14,272 ft)
Rest day in Dingboche.
April 4
Thukla 4620 m (15,157 ft)
Trek to Thukla (4620m).
April 5
Lobuche 4930 m (16,175 ft)
Trek to Italian Research Station near Lobuche
April 6
Everest Base Camp 5330 m (17,500 ft)
Climb up to Kala Pattar then continue on to Everest Base Camp
April 7 -May 31
Everest Base Camp 5330 m (17,500 ft)
Climbing period.
Climb Overview

From the South Col the route ascends slopes of snow and ice to the Balcony (8500m) on the crest of the Southeast Ridge. The climb continues up the wide ridge past rocky sections to the South Summit. From here the route descends slightly and continues up the narrow, exposed ridge to the Hillary Step. After surmounting this 40 foot obstacle, a mixed chimney, the summit is close. Most climbers leave Camp Four sometime between 9 pm and midnight, planning to summit by 10 am if possible. On summit day a Sherpa will accompany each climber, carrying extra oxygen.

High Altitude Dreams provides 5 bottles of Oxygen for the ascent. Normally it would be budgeted as follows: One bottle for the climb from Camp Three to Camp Four, one botlle for sleeping at Camp Four and three bottles for summit day.

The Khumbu Icefall is the most technically demanding portion of the climb, and is encountered right out of basecamp. Here, climbers must be able to negotiate fixed lines quickly and without supervision. Skills required include the ability to ascend and rappel vertical to overhanging fixed lines. A special team of Sherpas will establish and maintain the route through the icefall. This team will span numerous crevasses with ladder bridges. Above the icefall, most of the route is equiped with fixed lines, with the exception of large flat and crevasses-free areas in the western Cwm.

Climbing Camps

Camp 1
Located in the Western Cwm at 19,500 feet, a short distance above the Khumbu Icefall.
Camp 2
Situated at 21,000 feet on moraine below Everest's spectacular Southwest Face. We provide a cook and dining tent at this camp.
Camp 3
Perched on Lhotse's South Face at 23,500 feet
Camp 4
On the windswept South Col, at nearly 26,300 feet.
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