2010 MS Climb to Mount Everest

 A short video I made to show what's happening with the 2010 Climb, and a reminder of why I'm doing it. 

At the top of Kala Patthar with Mount Everest and Nupse in the background. 

This is a panorama view from the top of Kala Patthar.

Not taken by me but the view was the same! 

Click the fullscreen view !!


This was the proposed agenda.....  there were a couple of changes due to the weather and the actual trip details will be posted soon.


Day 1 – Thursday Oct 07 – Depart Canada. Depart today at 7:15 pm for Nepal via Washington, DC and Doha, Qatar.
United Airlines Toronto (YYZ) Washington DC (IAD) 1h 34min UA7519 Thu, 07 October depart 19h15 arrive 20h49
Qatar Airways Washington DC (IAD) Doha (DOH) 12h 4min QR0052 Thu, 07 October depart 22h50 arrive 18h30

Day 2 – Friday Oct 08 - In transit and jumping ahead a day in timezones
Qatar Airways Doha (DOH) Katmandu (KTM) 4h4 0min QR0352 Sat, 09 October depart 01h20 arrive 08h45

Day 3 - Saturday Oct 9 - Arrive in kathmandu at 8:45 AM. Airport pick up, transfer to hotel, check in, meet the team and enjoy a welcome dinner. Sacred Valley Inn.

Day 4 – Sunday Oct 10 – in Kathmandu. Move to Fuji Hotel.


Everest Route
Click to see a full size image of the route from Lukla to Everest Base Camp (opens in a new window)


Day 5 – Monday Oct 11 – Flight: Kathmandu (1310m) – Lukla (2840m), meet our porters, relaxing day to fully acclimatize to the change of altitude. Short acclimatization hike around the area. Overnight in Phakding.



Day 6 – Tuesday Oct 12 – Phakding to Namche (3440m) – 5 to 6 hours of trekking today.

Day 7 – Wednesday Oct 13 – Namche. Rest day for acclimatization and explore this picturesque Sherpa village. Namche Bazaar is the outpost hub of the region and important trading centre with its bustling market. Take an optional hike to Thame where intricately carved prayer stones line the path throughout the valley to a local Buddhist monastery.


Day 8 – Thursday Oct 14 – Namche to Tengboche (3860m) (5 hrs trekking)
Heading away from Namche, the scenery along the trail is exceptionally beautiful. The Dudh Kosi River stretches far below. Along the way we pass stupas, prayer stones and water-driven prayer wheels that beautifully illustrate the Buddhist ties to the mountains. The monastery in Tengboche is the religious and cultural centre of the Khumbu region. 


Day 9 – Friday Oct 15 – Tengboche to Pheriche (4312m) – 5 hours of trekking today.

Day 10 – Saturday Oct 16 – Pheriche acclimatization day.  Perhaps hike to Dingboche.

Day 11 – Sunday Oct 17 – Pheriche to Lobuche (4920m) – 4 to 5 hours of trekking today.


Day 12 – Monday Oct 18 – Lobuche to Gorakshep (5140m) (4 hrs trekking) Excursion to Everest Base Camp which sits at 5200m, and back – 5 hrs. Gorakshep is a frozen lake bed in the shadow of Kala Patthar which rises up like a giant sand dune. The camp was actually the original base camp for Mount Everest.

Day 13 – Tuesday Oct 19 – Kala Patthar (5545m) – Periche (4270m) (4 hrs trekking) Climbing up the dune shaped mountain, Kala Patthar offers the best views of Everest. From the top, the peaks of Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m) and Khumbutse (6623m) are all that separates us from Tibet. The creaking glaciers provide a suitable soundtrack for the roof of the world. Return to Pheriche at 4270m – 4 hours. 



Day 14 – Wednesday Oct 20 – Tengboche (3860m) – 5 hours trekking today.

Day 15 – Thursday Oct 21 – Namche (3440m) – 4 hours trekking today.

Day 16 – Friday Oct 22 – Lukla (2840m) – 6 hours trekking today.

Day 17 – Saturday Oct 23 – Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu. Flight early today from Lukla to Kathmandu, and check in to hotel. Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour and some last minute shopping before our departure dinner.

Day 18 – Sunday Oct 24 – Departure. Farewell to Nepal and prepare for your departure. Flight leaves at 11:30 pm.
Qatar Airways Katmandu (KTM) Doha (DOH) 320 5h 3min QR0355 Sun, 24 October 2010 depart 23h30 arrive 02h20

Day 19 - Monday Oct 25 - Doha Qatar to WDC to Toronto (14 hr flight)
Qatar Airways Doha (DOH) Washington DC (IAD) 77W 14h 00min QR0051 Mon, Oct 25 2010 depart 08h05 arrive 15h05
United Airlines Washington DC (IAD) Toronto (YYZ) 1h 30min UA7667 Mon, Oct 25 2010 depart 17h05 arrive 18h35

Day 19 – Monday Oct 25 – Arrive Home in Toronto at 6:35 pm.

The whole team with our local guides and porters on the way back to Lukla. 

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