This expedition will take place over 30 days, starting and ending in Kathmandu from our usual luxurious hotel, the Hyatt, and will use some of the route/infrastructure for the Everest basecamp trek.
After a day or two in Kathmandu making final preparations and checking the team has the correct kit, we will set off by helicopter directly to Namche Bazaar, where we will trek along the Everest basecamp route until about day 8 where we head to the Ama Dablam basecamp at 4,750m.
We will have two higher camps on the mountain, with camp 1 at 6080m and camp 2 at 6,200m, although there is an option to have a third camp at the end of mushroom ridge if absolutely essential.
The journey from basecamp to camp 1 is unlike many others in that there is no glacier approach, and we can walk in trainers along grassy ridges, and should take around 5-6 hours. The higher we go on this first part of the climb, we start to get fantastic views of various local mountains such as Cho Oyu, Numbur and Taweche.