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. This ascend via South is led by a team of highly experienced IFMGA/UIAGM certified Sherpa guides. No place on earth 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 while challenging yourself in one of the most remarkable places on earth. 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
Take on the adventure of a lifetime trekking in Nepal to reach Everest Base Camp. First conquered by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers. Today hard-core trekkers seek the challenge of reaching the mountaineer’s Base Camp. Flying in to Lukla, explore the mountains and valleys around the towering peak, rest in Nepalese teahouses, learn about the traditions and cultures of the famous Sherpa and spend time in exotic Kathmandu.
Everest Camp II 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 and veteran trekkers; an ideal warm trip which offers spectacular views of Himalayan giants: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and 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 where the area is marked by huge crevasses, running laterally across the basin, too deep and numerous to cross. 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 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.
- 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, Makalu, Ama Dablam and hundreds of Himalayan peaks
- Exploration of ancient monasteries like Tengboche Monastery
- Friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries
- Exhilarating view of Khumbu ice-fall
- Climb to Camp I best known as Valley of Silence
- Ascent to Camp II and return to Base Camp
- Best suited for the mountaineers having time bound and physical fitness to reach the summit
- Lead by experienced guides who have stood on the summit of Mt. Everest and other 8000 meters peaks