- Climbing and Expedition
- Trekking and Hiking
- 11 nights hotel
- 12 nights teahouses
- 6 nights camps
- 30 breakfasts
- 29 Lunch
- 29 Dinner
from $27200 USD
- Trek to 21,100 feet on Everest—the closest non-climbers can get to the summit of Everest
- Follow the legendary route pioneered in the 1920s by British mountaineer George Mallory
- Explore celestial monasteries, holy lakes, pristine valleys, and nomadic herding families
- High alpine country around Shishapangma (26,286')
- A day hike to the South Shishapangma Base Camp
Hike to Camp III on Everest is the most adventurous trek for those who love mountaineering. The North face of Everest, above the ice-clad realm of Camp III, unveils the view of mesmerizing mountain panoramas as the the wind-blown snowflakes of the North Col, the enormous rock hanging on Everest's Northeast Ridge and most astounding of all, the instantly recognizable rock summit of Everest. The top of the world is on an eye catching sight—and it is, only a little more than 8,000 feet above the high point of our trek. The peculiar world of Camp III at 21,100 feet is the closest destination for the non climbers to get the experience of the trek to the roof of the world.
This legendary route up the North Face of Mount Everest was pioneered in the 1920s by British mountaineer George Mallory, who said he wanted to climb Everest “because it is there.” Mallory and his friend who were last seen above Camp IV on June 6, heading toward the summit, disappeared into the mists of the history. The legend of Mallory and Irvine has remained one of mountaineering's mysterious narratives, and the question of whether they died while still on the ascent or after having reached the summit has intrigued mountaineers for 90 years. Howeever, in 1999, an American expedition led by Conrad Anker located Mallory's body below Everest's Northeast Ridge.
Activities:Climbing and Expedition
After exploring Kathmandu’s colorful bazaars, we take a spectacular flight to Lhasa, Tibet. Our explorations here include the Potala Palace and the massive monasteries of the Lhasa Valley, and we mingle with Tibetan pilgrims in the Jokhang Temple.
Our journey across the Tibetan Plateau brings us across a rugged, stunningly beautiful landscape of villages, remote valleys, high mountain passes, and alluring views of the high Himalaya. We acclimatize with a hike to the holy lake of Dara Tsho (14,350').
A seven-day warm-up trek brings us through beautiful high country to the south base camp of Shishapangma (26,397'), the world’s 14th highest peak. Our pace allows time for day hikes into beautiful remote side valleys. Shishapangma, just 50 miles north of Kathmandu, was the last of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks to be climbed and is the only one entirely within Tibet.
We drive to Rongbuk Monastery (16,450'), spectacularly situated below the northern base of Mount Everest. Dza Rongbuk is acclaimed as the highest monastery in the world; it may well have provided some of the inspiration for James Hilton’s classic novel, Lost Horizon.
Following the main Rongbuk Glacier and the East Rongbuk Glacier, we trek to Camp I (18,050') on Mt. Everest. To assure proper acclimatization, we camp at least two nights at an interim camp (19,000') between Camp I and Camp II (19,900'), spectacularly located below the glaciers spilling off Everest’s North Peak. Conditions allowing, we hike to our highest camp, Camp III (21,100'), below the mighty rock palisades of Everest’s Northeast Ridge.
We descend by the same scenic route back to Everest Base Camp, then drive to our final camp near the Tingri Valley.
A beautiful overland drive brings us back to the warmth and greenery of Nepal, and we depart via Kathmandu on Day 30.
Includes & Excludes
- Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guide(s)
- Accommodations as noted
- All meals included except 1 lunch and 2 dinners
- Camp staff including pack animals and cooks
- Group camping and cooking equipment including dining, sleeping and toilet tents, sleeping bags and pads
- All land transportation, airport transfers for passengers on group flights
- International airfare to/from Kathmandu
- airport departure taxes
- any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Detailed Itinerary
- optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff
- hotels en route to/from Kathmandu
- any additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by international airline schedule changes or other factors
- pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations
- visa fees, travel and evacuation insurance, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
About your leader
You are really fortunate to spend time with our guides who hold strong communication skills. They are great at projecting their voices across a group in a clear and easy to understand manner. They are gifted with what you call to be the great conversationalists with outgoing personalities. We ensure you that you feel open and comfortable talking to whoever accompanies you as your guide. Our guides possess a great experience of almost all the travel and trekking sites of Nepal. They can disseminate their awesome knowledge and experiences to you. They are not only enthusiastic but at the same time are humoros as well to relieve you from the often tiresome walks. We never compromise when it comes to time. Our guides are are always punctual and perform things in time. They have keen sense of direction and can easily lead you in whichever route you follow them. Mostly, we assign the local guides who can bring their own knowledge, experience and personal anecdotes to the tour that can make your trip very special and you will gain a genuine experience.
Departure Dates for Hike to Camp III (21,100) on Everest - 30 days
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