The Climb

Tentative Climbing Schedule with Madison Mountaineering: 

Day 0: March 31st or April 1: Depart for Kathmandu.  
Day 1: April 2: Arrive in Kathmandu (stay in Yak & Yeti hotel or equivalent)
Day 2: Equipment check and welcome dinner (stay in Yak & Yeti hotel or equivalent)
Day 3: Fly to Lukla by fixed wing aircraft (helicopter option available at an additional cost), trek to Phakding.
Day 4: Trek to Namche
Day 5: Rest in Namche, acclimatization hike to Everest view hotel
Day 6: Trek to Debuche
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (visit with Lama Geshe in Pangboche this day)
Day 8: Rest in Dingboche, acclimatization hike
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep
Day 11: Trek to Everest base camp
Day 12: Rest in base camp and organize equipment
Days 13-16: Train in lower Khumbu glacier (practice using fixed lines and crossing ladders, etc. each day for ½ day.
Day 16: Climb partway up Icefall (1/3) and return to base camp
Day 17: Climb to Camp 1, spend the night.
Day 18: Climb part way to Camp 2, return to Camp 1 to spend the night.
Day 19: Climb to Camp 2.
Day 20: Hike partway toward Lhotse face and return to Camp 2, spend the night.
Day 21: Descend to Everest base camp, spend the night.
Day 22: Descend to Dingboche
Day 23-25: Rest in Dingboche
Day 26: Trek to Lobuche
Day 27: Trek to Everest base camp
Day 28: Climb to Camp 1
Day 29: Climb to Camp 2
Day 30: Rest in Camp 2, acclimatization hike on West shoulder
Day 31: Climb up Lhotse face to lower Camp 3, return to Camp 2 and sleep.
Day 32: Descend to base camp.
Day 33: Descend to Dingboche
Day 34-38: Rest in Dingboche, evaluate weather for summit window.
Day 39: Trek to Lobuche
Day 40: Trek to Everest base camp
Day 41: Climb to Camp 1
Day 42: Climb to Camp 2
Day 43: Rest in Camp 2
Day 44: Climb to Camp 3 (begin using Oxygen from Camp 2 on this morning)
Day 45: Climb to Camp 4
Day 46: Rest in Camp 4 or climb to Balcony
Day 47: Summit day and return to Camp 4
Day 48: Descend to Camp 2
Day 49: Descend to Everest base camp
Day 50: Helicopter out (at an additional cost) or trek to Dingboche
Day 51: Trek to Namche
Day 52: Trek to Lukla
Day 53: Fly Lukla to KTM
Day 54: Depart KTM for home
Days 55-60: Extra contingency days for bad weather, etc.
Days 61-62: Departure date for flights: May 31 from Kathmandu and June 1 return to home country.  

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