Everest Camp II
31 days 30 nights
Max 12 people
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
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.
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Camp 1: 20000ft. (6,400m)
This camp 1 is situated at the height of 6,400m on plane surface with a safer mountain walls on other side. This area is warmer as it is exposed to sunlight during daytime whereas at night grumbling cracking resonate of crevasses beneath our tent can be listened. After trespassing Camp 1 we arrive at Camp 2.
Camp 2. 21000ft. (6,750m)
This camp 2 is lies at the toe of Mount Lhotse at the height of 6,750 m. Weather at camp 2 is generally good but sometimes is violent as rolling winds breaches it. Leaving Camp 2 we elevate to Camp 3. After climbing these palaces we reach camp 3.
Camp 3. 22300ft. (7,100m)
Camp 3 is located at the bordering wall of Mount Lhotse height of 7,100m. We use fixed rope, crampons, ice axe with leash and ladder along south Col to reach at Camp 4. Climbers are instructed to use oxygen if necessary. We leave Camp 3 and ascend to camp 4.
Camp 4. 26000ft. (8,400m)
Camp 4 is the last camp in our expedition as summit is about 500m from here. Camp 4 is at 8,400m and is dangerous part of climbing as severe weather, rolling wind and sheer exhaustion are the probable cases. Late Sir Edmond Hillary and l Tenzing Norge Sherpa used this route for the successful summit to Everest in 1953.