The Everest Expedition:
There is no doubt that Himalayas have lured adventurers, mountaineers and cultural enthusiast for many decades. Among all these Mount Everest, remains the premier guided climbing challenge of our time. The Everest Camp II Summit via South is led by a team of highly experienced IFMGA/UIAGM certified Sherpa guides. There is no place on earth, that inspires mountaineers like the sheer scale and height of the Himalaya. For climbers interested in ascending Mount Everest but are not able to join our summit climb, Himalayan Gorilla Adventure presents the opportunity to climb through the Khumbu Icefall to Camp 2, at nearly 21,000 feet. These exciting options allow you to gain high altitude experience as well as, challenging yourself in one of the most remarkable places on earth.
History of Everest Summit:
Mount Everest was first summited by Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmond Hillary in 1953 from the South Side. Mount Everest while not posing substantial technical climbing difficulty, does require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep and exposed terrain at high altitude. Everest Camp II Summit climbing begins with exhilarating flight to lukla. We head up to ascend Island Peak, before heading to Everest Base Camp. Island peak is the most popular as it is suitable to all novice climbers as well as veteran trekkers. It is an ideal warm trip which offers spectacular views of Himalayan giants. Like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam as well as hundreds of Himalayan peaks.
Many climbers refers to call Camp I [6,000m (19,685ft)] as Valley of Silence. As we’ll be forced to move east across the snowfield to the base of Mt. Nuptse and a small passageway known as “Nuptse Corner.” This is where, the area is marked by huge crevasses, running laterally across the basin, as well as too deep and numerous to cross. The Summit of Everest Camp II [6,400m (21,000ft)] lies at the end of the Western Cwm, and the base of the Lhotse Face. The area is littered with abandoned gear from descending climbers too. Those who, fatigued to carry the equipment home. To climb this steep ice face, we’ll use jumars. Which, are a type of locking carabiner that can free-rise. But then lock onto the rope so the climbers can pull themselves up. We will return to Base Camp and then to lukla via dingboche to catch return flight to Kathmandu.
Everest Camp II Summit Highlights :
- Scenic and Adventurous flight to Lukla.
- Ascent to most achievable climbing peak of Nepal above 6000m “Island Peak”.
- Spectacular views of Himalayan giants Everest, Lhotse and Makalu as well as, Ama Dablam and other hundreds of Himalayan peaks.
- Exploration of ancient monasteries such as, Tengboche Monastery.
- Friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions. As well as, colorful festivals and monasteries.
- Exhilarating view of Khumbu ice-fall.
- Climb to Camp I, is well known as Valley of Silence.
- Ascent to Everest Camp II and return to Everest Base Camp.
- Best suited for the mountaineers having time bound as well as physical fitness to reach the summit.
- Lead by experienced guides who have stood on the summit of Mt. Everest as well as other 8000 meters peaks.