Climbing the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest has been a matter of great prestige for mountaineers around the world. Hundreds of foreign climbers come to Nepal every season to climb Mount Everest, even at great risk.
We have prepared this article to satisfy the curiosity of many people about how to climb Mount Everest. From day one we have tried to provide information about the time and place to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
how to climb Mount Everest
Day 1: Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla
After a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and three hours walk from Lukla, you reach Phakding. There are two-star hotels or lodges in Phakding and you can relax there and start the journey to Everest.
Day 2 and 3: Namche from Phakding
After breakfast in Phakding, the climbers have to start walking to Namche Bazaar. At an altitude of 3,440 meters, Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the summit of Mount Everest and Sagarmatha National Park. There is a place for food and snacks along the way while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Himalayan range. After walking for about 6 hours, you can reach Namche Bazaar, which is 11 kilometers away from Phakding. Most of the tourists stay in Namche for two nights. The settlement of Namche Bazaar also makes the tourist or climber accustomed to the environment of Mt. Everest.
Day 4: Namche to Tengboche
After lunch at Namche Bazaar, you can go for a trek to Tengboche. Tengboche, 11 kilometers from Namche, can be reached after a 5 hours walk. At an altitude of 3,860 meters, Tengboche offers spectacular views of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other mountains. The Tengboche Gumba here has also become a tourist attraction.
Day 5:Tengboche to Dingboche
On the fifth day, Everest climbers have breakfast at Tengboche and go hiking for Dingboche. Dingboche, 12 kilometers away, can be reached after a 5-hour walk from Tengboche. Dingboche is a Sherpa village situated at an altitude of 4,250 meters. When Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary climbed Mt. Everest in 1953, Dingboche village was their base camp. Due to the rise in global temperature in the last few years, the snowfall in this village has stopped. You have to stay here for one night.
Day 6 and 7: Dingboche to Lobuche
In 5 hours, a Sherpa village called Lobuche at an altitude of 4,930 meters can be reached at a distance of 12 kilometers from Dingboche. This village is located in the lap of the Lobuche Himal at an altitude of 6,119 meters. Some climbers also climb Mount Lobuche to prepare for the Everest ascent.
Day 8: Everest Base Camp from Lobuche
The base camp is 15 kilometers away and can be reached in 8 hours from Lobuche. The base camp is the starting point of Mount Everest and the camp for Everest climbers. About 2,000 people can be seen gathering here during the spring season. Climbers rest and prepare here for 5 to 6 days, after which the actual journey begins.
Camp One (6050 m)
The campaign to climb the highest peak from the base camp of Everest starts from Camp One. Due to the Khumbu Icefall, Camp One is very dangerous for climbers.
Camp Two (6500 m)
Due to the winding road, it is easier for the climbers to reach Camp II. Climbers usually spend two nights in a camp adjoining the southern part of Mount Everest.
Camp Three (7200 m)
Camp Three is a resting place for climbers. Camp Three, located on the plains in front of the Lhotse Mountain, is considered to be very difficult for climbers to reach. Climbers must use tools such as crampons and ice axes to reach Camp Three.
Camp Four (South Cole) (7900 m)
For the climbers, the Sherpas gather oxygen and other tools at Camp Four. As there is no camp above here, this is the last camp for the final ascent of Mount Everest. From here it takes 16 to 18 hours to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
At 8,790 meters, the Hillary Step is named after Edmund Hillary. This place was very challenging till 2015. Although it is very difficult to cross due to the presence of large rocks, after the big rock was washed away after the earthquake of 2015, it has become easier for the climbers.
Mount Everest summit
At 8,848 meters, it is the final destination for climbers. Climbers spend 5 to 10 minutes on the summit of Mount Everest. From the summit of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and Makalu can be seen up close. From here, the lands of Nepal and Tibet can be seen clearly.