Mt. Everest rises to an imposing 8,850 meters (29,030 feet), and after 29 years of numerous attempts, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first persons to stand on the elusive summit on May 29,1953. Since then, the South Col has seen over 1,000 ascents. It is by far, the most successfully climbed route on the mountain. World’s number one mountain at an altitude 8,848m (29,028ft) although it is much safer climbing from the North face. The climb from the South is totally different, demanding a life time experience.
Everest South Col ExpeditionIn 1852 the Great Trigonometrically Survey of India measured Everest’s elevation as 29,002 feet above sea level. This remarkably accurate figure remained the officially accepted height for more than one hundred years. In 1955 it was adjusted by a mere 26 feet to 29,028 (8,848 m). The mountain received its official name in 1865 in honor of Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General from 1830–1843 who had mapped the Indian subcontinent. He had some reservations about having his name bestowed on the peak, arguing that the mountain should retain its local appellation, the standard policy of geographical societies.
Once the North and South Poles had been reached by explorers, the next geographical feat to capture the international imagination was Everest, often called the Third Pole. Attempts to climb Everest began in the 1921, when the forbidden kingdom of Tibet opened its borders to outsiders. On June 8, 1924, two members of a British expedition, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, attempted the summit.
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Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02-04 :Preparation of the expeditions
Day 05 :Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek to Phakding 2,630m 3-4 hrs.
Day 06 :Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m 5-6hrs.
Day 07 :A day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 08 :Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m 5-6 hrs.
Day 09 :Trek to Pheriche 4,240m 4-5 hrs.
Day 10 :Trek to Lobuje 4,900m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 11 :Trek to Gorak Shep.5,180m 2-3hrs.
Day 12 :Trek to Base Camp. 5,340m 2-3 hrs.
Day 13-16 :Proceed to Camp I
Day 17-19 :Proceed to Camp II
Day 20 :Proceed to Camp III.
Day 21-23 :Proceed to South Col from Camp II and III.
Day 24-25 :Movement of members to Camp III and South Col, to practice the route and get acclimatized to
Day 26 :Return to Camp III and II
Day 27 :Return to Base Camp for rest, rebuilding the energy in preparation of the final assault.
Day 28-29 :Re-grouping at the Base Camp for last minute preparations and perfect readiness
Day 30-31 :Attempt the Summit.
Day 32 :Proceed to Camp I to start the final assault of Mt. Everest Summit.
Day 33 :Camp II
Day 34 :Camp III
Day 35 :South Col.
Day 36 :Summit attempt starting at midnight hour toward South Summit, Hillary Step and to the final Summit of Mt. Everest.
Day 37 :First Summit Party returns to the South Col, Camp III, II, I and the Base Camp. Second Summit Team continues and attempts, in turn.
Day 38 :Third Summit Team continues and attempts, in turn while the Second Party descends.
Day 39 :Fourth Summit Team continues and attempts, in turn while the Third Party descends.
Day 40 :Last and final Summit Party continues and attempts, in turn.
Day 41-50 :Ten spare days as reserved to handle in the changes of itinerary, due to unexpected delays and the weather factors.
Day 51-53 :All team-members are to re-group at the Base Camp.
Day 54 :End of the Expedition.
Day 55 :Return trek to Pheriche.
Day 56 :Trek back to Thyangboche.
Day 57 :Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 58 :Trek to Lukla.
Day 59 :Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Meet at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 60 :At leisure in Kathmandu to submit expeditions report.
Day 61 :In Kathmandu at leisure.
Day 62 :Depart Kathmandu to respective destination.