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Everest Expedition Itinerary

The following graph and table is the actual itinerary that our team followed on Spring 2010 Everest Expedition.  The actual itinerary followed by an Everest Expedition team will vary based on the year as a result of weather and the climbing team members.   The largest weather factor is the beginning of the monsoon season and the position of the jet stream in the Everest region.

Spring 2010 – Actual Itinerary and Climbing Activities
Day #DateDay of the WeekElevation (ft)Elevation (m)High Point for DayActivity
13/27/2010SaturdayFly from USA to Kathmandu
23/28/2010SundayFly from USA to Kathmandu
33/29/2010Monday4,5931,400KathmanduArrive in Kathmandu
43/30/2010Tuesday4,5931,400KathmanduKathmandu – Gear Checks
53/31/2010Wednesday8,7012,652PhakdingFly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding
64/1/2010Thursday11,3193,450Namche BazaarTrek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
74/2/2010Friday13,1234,000Hillary MemorialHike from Namche Bazaar to Everest View Hotel to Kum Jung to Hillary Memorial to Namche Bazaar
84/3/2010Saturday11,3193,450Namche BazaarRest/Acclimitization Day Namche Bazaar
94/4/2010Sunday12,3693,770DebocheTrek to Deboche
104/5/2010Monday12,6643,860TengbocheRest Day Deboche – Short Hike to Tengboche Monestary
114/6/2010Tuesday13,9444,250PhericheTrek Deboche to Pheriche
124/7/2010Wednesday15,0924,600Rest Day – Short Hike to 4600 meters and back to Pheriche
134/8/2010Thursday15,5514,740LobujeTrek from Pheriche to Lobuje village
144/9/2010Friday15,5514,740LobujeRest Day – Short hike to Italian High Altitude Weather Research Station and back to Lobuje
154/10/2010Saturday18,2095,550Kala PattharTrek to Gorakshep and hike to the top of Kala Patthar
164/11/2010Sunday17,5005,334Base CampTrek from Kala Patthar to Everest Base Camp
174/12/2010Monday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp – Expedition Sherpa Puja Ceremony and Blessing
184/13/2010Tuesday15,5514,740Lobuje Base CampTrek to Lobuje Mountain Base Camp
194/14/2010Wednesday17,8155,430Lobuje High CampClimb to Lobuje High Camp
204/15/2010Thursday20,0756,119Lubuje SummitSummit Lobuje then descend to Lobuje Base Camp
214/16/2010Friday15,5514,740Lobuje Base CampRest Day Lobuje Base Camp
224/17/2010Saturday17,5005,334Everest Base CampTrek to Everest Base Camp
234/18/2010Sunday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp
244/19/2010Monday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp
254/20/2010Tuesday19,8986,065Camp 1Climb through Khumbu Icefall to Camp 1
264/21/2010Wednesday19,8986,065Camp 1Rest/Acclimitization Day at Camp 1
274/22/2010Thursday21,3256,500Camp 2Climb to Camp 2
284/23/2010Friday21,3256,500Camp 2Rest/Acclimitization Day Camp 2 short climb up half way to the base of the Lhotse Face
294/24/2010Saturday22,3106,800BergschrundClimb over Bergschrund part way up the Lhotse Face then Returned to Camp 2
304/25/2010Sunday17,5005,334Everest Base CampDecend Camp 2 to Base Camp
314/26/2010Monday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp
324/27/2010Tuesday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp
334/28/2010Wednesday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp
344/29/2010Thursday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp
354/30/2010Friday19,8986,065Camp 1Climb through Khumbu Icefall to Camp 1
365/1/2010Saturday21,3256,500Camp 2Climb to Camp 2
375/2/2010Sunday21,3256,500Camp 2Bad Weather – High Wind, Snow, and Poor Visibility Stuck at Camp 2
385/3/2010Monday24,5087,470Camp 3Climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 – Going over the Bergschrund and up the Lhotse Face
395/4/2010Tuesday21,3256,500Camp 2Decend Lhotse Face from Camp3 down to Camp 2
405/5/2010Wednesday17,5005,334Everest Base CampDecend Camp 2 to Base Camp
415/6/2010Thursday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
425/7/2010Friday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
435/8/2010Saturday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
445/9/2010Sunday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
455/10/2010Monday17,8485,440Pumori Camp 1Short Hike to Pumori Camp 1 – Rest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
465/11/2010Tuesday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
475/12/2010Wednesday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
485/13/2010Thursday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
495/14/2010Friday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
505/15/2010Saturday18,2095,550Kala PattharHike to Pumori Camp 1 traverse over to Kala Patthar descend to Gorakshep then climb back to Everest Base Camp -waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
515/16/2010Sunday17,5005,334Everest Base CampRest Day at Everest Base Camp- waiting for weather window to open for the summit attempt.
525/17/2010Monday17,5005,334Everest Base CampPack Gear and get ready for the summit attempt.Weather window looks like it will open in a few days so we plan to begin to move up the mountain on the 18th and attempt the summit on the 22nd.
535/18/2010Tuesday21,3256,500Camp 2Climb from Base Camp to Camp 2
545/19/2010Wednesday21,3256,500Camp 2Rest Day at Camp 2
555/20/2010Thursday24,5087,470Camp 3Climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3
565/21/2010Friday24,5087,470Camp 3Stuck at Camp 3 for an extra day due to high winds and weather conditions.Pushed our target summit day target to 5/23.
575/22/2010Saturday25,9847,920Camp 4Climb from Camp 3 to Camp 4 – took a few hours rest in the tent in the afternoon, then set out for the summit at 9 pm.
585/23/2010Sunday29,0358,850SummitClimb from Camp 4 to the Summit. Descend back to Camp 4,spent the night at Camp 4 due to snow and time of day when we got back to Camp 4 from the summit.
595/24/2010Monday21,3256,500Camp 2Descend to Camp 2
605/25/2010Tuesday17,5005,334Everest Base CampDescend from Camp 2 to Base Camp
615/26/2010Wednesday12,3693,770DebocheTrek out to Deboche
625/27/2010Thursday9,3832,860LuklaTrek to Lukla
635/28/2010Friday4,5931,400KathmanduFly from Lukla to Kathmandu
645/29/2010Saturday4,5931,400KathmanduKathmandu
655/30/2010Sunday4,5931,400KathmanduKathmandu
665/31/2010MondayFly Home
676/1/2010TuesdayArrive Home

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