Mount Everest is earth’s highest mountain above sea level. The Mount Everest expedition is still the ultimate mountaineering adventure. To stand at the pinnacle of the Earth is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. Thus, the Mount Everest Expedition is a dream climbing expedition for most adventure-seekers.
Mount Everest sits right at the border between Nepal and Tibet. Climbing the Everest is not an easy task. It is not only demanding both physically and mentally, it is expensive, too. It requires months of training. Mountaineers spend weeks getting their gear, adjusting to the altitude and simply waiting for good weather.
There are many possible routes, but the majority of Everest climbers usually choose between two — the south route in Nepal and the north route in Tibet. Most mountaineers attempt to ascend the world’s tallest peak in May. There’s a brief window of time – usually after May 15. This is when temperatures are warmer and the high-altitude winds known as the jet stream have moved away from the mountains.
Those climbing on the south route fly into Kathmandu, then fly on to the Himalayan town of Lukla, where travellers begin hiking to the Everest base camp. Then the climbers, along with staff members and Sherpa guides, spend nearly two weeks hiking to the Everest base camp.
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