The world highest peak, Mt. Everest 29,028ft (8848m) or "The Third Pole," is located 120 kms North East of Kathmandu. Mt. Everest's local names give you a common sense of how the mountain commands value from all who see her standing incredibly tall silhouetted against the shared sky of Nepal and Tibet. Among different locality and languages, Mt. Everest is known as by different name such as SAGARMATHA (Nepali) meaning “Higher than the Sky” or “CHHOMOLUNGMA” ‘(Tibetan, Sherpa) meaning “goddess mother of the earth.” Whichever name one chooses, its sense of awe is still felt.
As the local Sherpa people revere the “goddess mother of the earth,” we should also be respectful to goddess before arriving. That is why every expedition team begins theirs journey in auspicious day, determined by local monks. Worshipping the goddess before climbing, wishing for a successful submit, favorable weather conditions, and good health are very important. Many mountaineers have the dream of reaching the summit of Everest at least once in their life time through. The climbing who summit feel themselves as the most proud and adventurous individuals in the world. The late Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa submitted first this peak in May 29, 1953, after extensive effort. Since then there have been other many notable ascents to the summit. There are different routes for the Mt. Everest Expedition; the south sol route and the southeastern ridge are main routes from Nepal and the northeast ridge from Tibet (China), as well as many others less frequently climbed routes. Of the two main routes, Nepal Mother House Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. recommends the southeastern ridge, which is technically easier and is the more frequently used route. It was the route used by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953 and the first of fifteen routes to the top recognized. Some climbers climb this mountain on their own risk without any climbing Sherpa guide. Other climbers go with their own climbing Sherpa guides. Most of the teams carry their own entire internet, satellite phone, medical doctor, and other modern requirement on their own. All international climbers assemble at the Everest Base Camp, situated to the north of Khumbu glacier at high of 5360m, at the start and end of their climb. Normally, the climbing duration of this Everest expedition lasts for 90 days including requiring training but excluding necessary paper work. All the climbers who amass at the base camp can seem really busy with excitement for the preparation of their expedition to reach on the summit. Everest is a deadly mountain. Knowing this, one cannot approach the mountain with anything but serious determination and a focused mountaineering attitude. Everest is still as inexplicable, beguiling and magnificent as ever.
After the Base camp, we have to cross crevasses, seracs and ice block. Similarly we should face to the way up having chunks of ice as large as houses where the used of fixed ropes and aluminum ladders is necessary to climb ahead camp 1st 6400m.