Mt. Everest Guided Climb
2016 Trek Dates
Island Peak- Mount Everest Area
March 31-April 19, 2016
Trek to Everest Base Camp
Spring and Fall every season
Mount Everest ( 55-days). Contact us for more information including cost.
Spring Season each year
See and Climb The Greatest Mountains On Earth!
Summit Climbers and Khumbu Icefall Climbers:
- Day 1 Leave United States
- Day 2 Arrive Bangkok
- Day 3 Arrive Kathmandu
- Day 4 Free day
- Day 5 Fly to Lukla/trek to Phakding
- Day 6 Trek to Namche
- Day 7 Acclimatization day
- Day 8 Trek to Phortse
- Day 9 Trek to Tengboche, visit monastery
- Day 10 Trek to Dingboche
- Day 11 Day hike towards Chukkung
- Day 12 Optional day hike to Pheriche—rest/acclimatization day
- Day 13 Trek to Lobuje
- Day 14 Trek to Gorak Shep
- Day 15 Climb Kala Pattar and return to Gorak Shep
- Day 16 Trek to Everest base
- Day 17 Return trek to Lobuje
- Day 18
- Trek over Khongma La to Chukkung
- Day 19 Trek to Island Peak base camp
- Day 20 Climb to Island Peak high camp
- Day 21 Climb Island Peak & return to Island Peak base camp
- Day 22 Spare day
- Day 23 Trek to Dingboche
- Day 24 Ascend to base camp
- Day 25 Rest day
- Day 26 Rest day
- Day 27 Climb to camp 1
- Day 28 Visit Cwm, descend
- Day 29 Descend to base camp
- Day 30 Trek to Lobuje
- Day 31 Trek to Pangboche
- Day 32 Trek to Namche
- Day 33 Trek to Lukla
- Day 34 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
- Day 35 Free day
- Day 36 Fly to Bangkok
- Day 38 Fly to United States
Culture & Sightseeing
This is an astounding trip where you come face-to-face with age-old monasteries, wonderful Sherpa culture and the exotic sights and sounds of Kathmandu.
Needless to say the more climbing experience you have before attempting a mountain like Everest the greater your chances of being successful and safer in the process of doing so. In addition to your climbing background you need to be able to get along with other trip members and staff over an extended period of time under stressful conditions (i.e. bad weather, remoteness etc.). Being able to stay healthy and not lose too much weight is also an important factor in attempting Mt. Everest. Summit climbers should have the following type of experience “under their belt” before an Everest attempt:
1. Completion of a climbing course or seminar- 1-2 weeks learning the mountaineering basics like use of the ice axe, rope travel, fixed lines, running belays, steep cramponing etc. 2. Climbs like Mt. Rainer in Washington State, Denali in Alaska and Aconcagua in Argentina would all be great “stepping stones” beforehand. If you have the time and money, a climb of another 8000m peak like Cho Oyo from the Tibet side is highly recommended. 3. Physical strength. You have performed well before on other high mountains and are a proven asset to the climbing team. 4. You can psychologically handle the stresses of expedition life and being away from friends and family for two months.
If you can answer, “yes” to the above questions and have the desire and financial ability to join us we would love to talk with you.
You should check with your physician or your local travel clinic well before your departure for current requirements. The following immunizations are recommended:
- Hepatitis A & B both are recommended for protection against Hepatitis.
- Meningitis recommended.
- Tetanus/Diphtheria make sure you are current you may need a booster.
- Rabies for protection against animal bites.
- Cholera ask your clinician.
Go Trek, under the direction of Craig Van Hoy will do everything possible in order for you to get a reasonable chance to make a summit bid on Everest or reach Camp One if you are participating in the “Ice Fall” climb. We work with some of the best Climbing Sherpas and cooks available in Nepal and provide the best possible logistical support. In addition, we make sure our Sherpa staff is insured for the duration of the trip in case any health or other issues that arise. There is also an opportunity for you to purchase rescue insurance for a minimal fee in order to get a helicopter while in Nepal. While at Base Camp we will have the use of satellite phone, solar power, and if the need should arise, a “Gamow” Type bag & oxygen in case of altitude problems. Because Everest is such a extended adventure we realize one of the most important things is enjoying the people your with. We do our best to put together a small team that gets along with each other to make a difficult task a memorable experience. Khumbu Icefall Participants who are interested experiencing a little more of Everest beyond just a trek but do not have the time, desire or money for a “full on” Everest attempt can make their way to camp one through the Khumbu Icefall. Please get a hold of us for more details on this adventure
- Footwear: comfortable shoes for camp like, “Nike”, “flip flops”, plastic mountaineering boots such as Kolflach brand & One Sport Everest boots (made by Millet).
- Socks: “Thor-Lo” or “Smart-wool” type (8 pair).
- Pants: Comfortable approach pants, shorts, two pair climbing pants-one a lightweight Scholler fabric and the other a fleece/pile pant with side-zips. Gore-Tex full side-zip wind/rain pants.
- Two weights of Capaline underwear bottoms.
- Shirts/Jackets: lightweight long-sleeved approach shirt, mulitiable weights of Capelin underwear tops at least on light colored one. Two fleece jackets. One Gore-Tex wind/rain jacket. Warm down jacket with a hood.
- Gloves: lightweight, ski gloves and heavyweight expedition mittens (down mitts are advisable as well).
- Hats: sun hat with visor and warm hat with ear protection. Face mask & neck gaiter.
- Full one-piece down suit: Northface or Mountain Hardware recommended.
- Other Items:
- Your Valid Passport: with extra photo’s and two extra copies of your front picture page.
- Still camera & or movie camera: plenty of extra batteries, rechargeable ones are the best.
- Toilet Kit (we will be able to shower at B.C.): razors, shampoo, soap, hand wash, toothbrush, toilet paper, etc.
- Plenty of books, CD’s, DVD’s, IPOD, etc.
- Personal Snack Food: bring a bag of your own personal favorites to “treat yourself now & then”.
- Pack: 3500-5000 cubic inches. Large daypack for the trek in.
- Two large duffle bags: Northface recommended with small locks and your name on them.
- Two water bottles (one quart) with covers. An additional pee bottle is a great idea.
- Ice axe: 70 cm
- Crampons: twelve point, two pair, reasonably sharp
- Headlamp: plenty of extra batteries a two extra bulbs.
- Sleeping bag(two): One for base camp and the other for higher camps. They should be down and rated to -30 or -40 degrees.
- Sleeping pads(two): One full-length Therma-Rest pad & one foam pad.
- Sunglasses: very dark with side protection. Bring extras & a pair of good ski goggles.
- Sunscreen: plenty as well as lip balm.
- First Aid Kit: includes the basics plus any prescriptions you might need including altitude medications and others like “Cipro” for infections. Some iodine is a good idea like “Potable Agua”
- Basic Repair Kit: duct tape, wire, cord, plastic ties, tools, nuts & bolts you might need, etc.
- Climbing Harness: Large enough get over a down suit with detachable leg loops. Also include several locking and non-locking carabineers, an ascender with a sling,
- Climbing helmet: lightweight
- Knife: be sure and put this in your check in bag
- Bic Lighter: several to be put in your “carry on”.
- Ski Poles: adjustable ones work well.