Climb Everest Camp 2 or 3

Climb Everest Camp 2 or 3


From £12,495
Altitude 7,200m Grade: 2C

Experience climbing on Everest at a fraction of the full expedition price.

Climbing to Camp 2 (6400m) on Everest is a unique experience with an opportunity to touch Camp 3 (c7200m). You will get to experience what climbing Everest is really like and what it takes to climb the world’s highest mountain at a fraction of the full expedition price. The iconic names, described in many books, will unravel one after another: the approach trek, the Khumbu Icefall, the Western CWM, Everest Advance Base Camp and the Lhotse Face.

This is an excellent opportunity to see if a future Everest climb is right for you or simply to follow in the footsteps of legends! You will also get to climb Lobuche East Peak 6119m on the approach trek.

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What's Included

  • All permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to Nepal in connection with the expedition.
  • All hotel and other accommodation up to and including one nights accommodation on our return to Kathmandu.
  • All tents, ropes and other communal equipment necessary for the climb. Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member will have a radio on the hill), satellite telephone and e-mail facilities, website, weather forecasts.  
  • All food, fuel and cooking equipment.
  • All trucks, jeeps, yaks, base camp workers.
  • Base Camp and Advance Base Camp services, cooks, cook boys, tents, seating etc.
  • Climbing Sherpa support on the mountain at a ratio of 1:2. 
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased from The Expedition Shop

What's Excluded

  • Air travel to Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas and inoculations, food whilst the team is in Kathmandu.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Sherpa Bonus.
  • Any costs due to an expedition finishing early, you leaving the expeditions early or delays, including extra accommodation and helicopter flights if required.

Trip Dossier

Itinerary

Day 1

International Flight.

Day 2

Arrive Kathmandu usually early evening.  Transfer to hotel close to the famous, bustling Thamel district of Kathmandu. Generally we spend two days in Kathmandu completing final preparation and gear checks before taking our flight to Lukla. (H,B)

Day 3

Morning briefing after which the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the wonders of Kathmandu.  Sightseeing tours can be arranged and would include visiting the temples of Bodnath, Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Durbar Square.  Simply wandering around the huge array of shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in Thamel is a fascinating experience. (H,B)

Day 4

Early in the morning we transfer to the airport for a spectacular and breathtaking flight to the Sherpa village of Lukla (2800m).  After lunch we can do the short walk along the typically stony path that descends from the forested terraces of Lukla.  This takes us right into the Dudh Kosi (‘river of milk’) valley and the brightly painted lodges of Phakding (2610m).  From here there are stunning views of Kusum Kanguru’s North Face (6367m). Along the trail are mani stone walls, brightly decorated with coloured paints. Buddhists hold these sacred and you must, as a sign of respect, pass these in a clockwise direction. ALL DAYS until return to Kathmandu include (T or C, B,L,D).
 

Day 5

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m).  We trek into the Sherpa capital and heart of the Khumbu.  You will now be becoming familiar with local protocol for passing chortens, mani stones, yaks, spinning prayer wheels etc and enjoying the hustle and bustle of trekking and everyday life that exists on the ‘Everest Trail’.  At Monjo we enter Sagarmartha National Park and can visit the small visitor centre there. Here the track starts to rise up the famous Namche Hill, the first big ascent and time to drop down a gear and take a slow and steady pace. 4-5 hrs duration.

Day 6

Acclimatisation/Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.  It is important to have a couple of nights and a rest day in Namche before proceeding any higher.  You can spend the day taking short walks up to Thami or Khumjung, visiting the Everest, Ama Dablam and Pumori viewpoints or just relaxing and exploring the narrow streets of this busy Sherpa capital.

Day 7

Namche Bazaar to Debouche (3800m). Heading north east up the side of the Dudh Kosi, we climb steeply out of Namche where the mountain views start to open up and become more dramatic, with superb views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. We eventually drop down to Phortse Tenga where we will have lunch. After lunch we take the gentle zig-zag trail up to the beautiful Thengboche monastery. We will have time to visit the monastery before dropping down to Debouche, which is 20 minutes down the trail from Thengboche. 5-6 hrs duration.

Day 8

Pangboche to Dingboche (4358m).  A good day walking through beautiful rhododendron trees that gradually takes us back to the river and into Pangboche, a great viewpoint for Ama Dablam.  On leaving the village we turn up the Imja valley to reach the lovely and picturesque village of Dingboche. 6-7hrs duration.

Day 9

Acclimatisation/Rest days at Dingboche.

Day 10

Dingboche to Lobuche: (4,930m) Today we reach the extensive and overwhelming Khumbu glacier and trek up alongside it to reach the small village of Lobuche.

Days 11 - 14

Ascent of Lobuche East (6119m). By acclimatising on Lobuche we can reduce the number of times we have to travel through the Khumbu Icefall down to 3 journeys. Teams that don’t acclimatise elsewhere will normally have to make an extra journey through the icefall in readiness for a summit bid.

Day 15

Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) A 3-4 hour walk next to the Khumbu Glacier brings us to the crossing of the Changri Glacier to Gorak Shep.  You are welcome to take a evening ascent of Kalar Patar (5554m) to catch the classic sunset view of Everest.

Day 16

Gorak Shep to the historical Everest Base Camp (5340m)

Days 17 - 19

Acclimatisation in BC and Skills Training

Day 20

Move to Camp 1 (5900m)

Day 21

Move to ABC Camp 2 (6400m)

Day 22

Acclimatisation

Day 23

Walk to base of Lhotse Face (6800m) Climb towards Camp 3 (+7000m) if fixed ropes are in place.

Day 24

Reserve Day

Day 25

Rest at Camp II

Day 26

Descend to BC

Days 27 - 32

Return to Kathmandu and fly home.

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

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