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Mount Everest, also called as Chomolungma, Qomolangma or Zhumulangma in Tibetan, Sagarmatha in Nepali, is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height of its summit above sea level, which is 8850 meters (29,035 feet). The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in High Asia, in Tibet straddles the east section of the Nepal/Tibet border, with its northern side lying in the Tingri Country. Before 1949 all approaches had to be made from Tibet as Nepal was closed. It was only in 1980 that Tibet was reopened for expeditions and with that a whole new world of exciting opportunities unfolded.
In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of India established the first published height of Everest at 29002 ft (8840 m), although at the time Everest was known as Peak XV. In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon recommendation of Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General at the time.
The Route from Tibet:
After complete work of your Tibet visa and other necessary documents for the Everest Expedition we drive you towards to Nepal-Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge through Araniko Highway, where the Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transportation keep waiting us there. The expedition gears are taken by y truck and we drive you by Land cruiser 4WD to Zhangmu, which is first city of Tibet to entrance.
We take acclimatize with one night at Zhangmu (2300m) and two nights at Nylam (3750m), which also gives us the chance to trek up the high hills for acclimatization. Then we drive to Tingri (4350m) next day and spend further two nights for acclimatization. Then we drive Tingri to Base camp 5200m along the rough way with jerking and bouncing through the grassy plain way which leads you till to the Everest Base Camp; and it is called the Chinese base camp as well.
We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more and it depends on our members feeling. We also make schedules of the yaks by that time. Base camp and advance base camp fixed at the different places are kept there permanently until finishing the whole expedition. Now 2 days walk towards the ABC starts from here.
Advance Base Camp (ABC) 6400 meters: After walking 2 days, we reach to ABC 6400m along with the Yaks. From ABC, the route goes to the east Rongbuk (Everest Base) glacier and after that there is an easy snow slopes to the North Col at 7000m. Where camp 1 is situated on snow.
After that there is a long reasonably angled snow slopes to climb 7400m. Where we should put camp 2 on snow, the route from Camp 2 to camp 3 is the series of the rocks, which is a little bit difficult. But again there is a very easy terrain to walk ahead to set up camp 3, This camp 3 is at the height of 7900m on the rock.
The route again goes through a series of rocky climbs, and then there is a median angled snow slopes where we have to climb on mixed rocks and snow until we reach camp 4 at 8400m. which was covering by snow before but now this camp is on the rock. To reach there, we have to fix the ropes on climbing but there are safety lines, which provide you safe place when you are tired and the wind seems windy to blowing there. This route is mostly very windy especially between Camp 2 to camp 3
Camp 4 is the last camp for Everest summit from North East Ridge . Now the route is mixed with rocks and snow steps. This step is quite steep in many places so you require very considerable care for yourself, your clothing and oxygen equipments.
After that, the North East Ridge is wide but we have to climb through small steps with a little bit height until we go ahead where we fix the rope. Above there the climbing is a little bit exposed but it is easy again to reach ahead in the second steps. After the second steps the route is in the series of small nude ridge, which is sometimes covering with snow.
After that route with large boulder where we should use ladder to climb ahead, Again after that section of the route, we should fix the rope. Above these steps, the route is relatively easy with gentle ground until we reach at the third steps. Now to go head it is not the series of ridge as the previous steps but we should use the fixed rope to the Col before the final summit of snow slopes. Again there are quite steep and fixed ropes to go ahead to the buttressed rocks from where there is a short section of corniced ridge to reach on the Summit of Everest.
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by representative of Independent Himalayan Adventure and transferred to your Hotel. Short briefing and final procedure about the entire trip. Rest of the day suggested you to finalize your equipments.
There will be extensive preparations, packing bags, equipment at hotel, ready for the start the following day.
We suggest you to leave your unnecessary belongings which you may not need during the expedition. Pack and lock all bags and leave at the Hotel Store.
You may take time to enjoy a day of sightseeing on a guided tour of some of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley. Visit Swayambhunath stupa, also known as the Monkey temple, with its fine views over Kathmandu and many interesting features as well as great stupa itself from 2700 years. Join the devotees, pilgrims and wandering sadhus at Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal as well as being one of the most important Shiva temple on the subcontinent, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. After that take your time around Bouddhanath stupa, one of the largest stupa in the world. Explore the myriad temples and courtyards of Patan Durbar Square, also known as the city of Fine Arts. Later the afternoon back to your hotel and simply relax or explore the surrounding yourself.
Early in the morning we take a bus drive along the Friendship - Highway to Zhangmu at the Nepal-Tibet border.
The journey normally take about 6 to 8 hours depending on the road condition, and sometime likely the landslides that could long our journey time. We cross Friendship Bridge border of Nepal-China and ahead to Zhangmu-Tibet (2300 meters) for our night stop.
Our jeeps and trucks move their way up the precipitous mountain road. The journey to Nyalam (3600m.) is not too long, and gives us some opportunity to acclimatize.
Rest Day at Nyalam for acclimatization.
A spectacular day as we reach up to 5000 meters elevation. If the weather is clear the views from this road are absolutely superb. After Arrive in Tingri (4340m.) we get our first views of the lonely mountains across the grassy plains.
Rest day at Tingri (4340m.) for Acclimatization.
Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m.) which takes about four hours drive.
2 days Rest and acclimatization in Chinese Base Camp (5200m.) to prepare and arrange yaks to go Advance base camp.
Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5700m.) which takes about five hours.
Trek from Middle Camp to Everest Advance Base Camp situated at 6400m. with extraordinary views of Everest. Although this is not very technical, it is not to be underestimated the altitude is high and oxygen levels are weak so we take our time and progress slowly.
Climbing Period (summit Period of Mt. Everest 8850m.)
Clean your Base Camp and trek to Chinese Base Camp(5200m.)
Clean Your camp area into Chinese Base Camp then drive to Tingri (4200m.) which takes around four hours.
Drive from Tingri to Zhanmu.
Drive from Zhanmu to Kodari Border after breakfast. Complete immigration formalities from china side, collect Nepal visa from Nepal side and then drive to Kathmandu.
Extra day as contengency in Kathmandu. You may do shopping and visit around.
Departure to TIA Kathmandu Airport. Our airport representative will drop you to the Airport to fly your destination.
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