Mount Everest is known as SAGARMATHA in Nepal. The adventure lovers put 4 camps via south ridge situating base camp at 5300 m, camp-1 at 5900 m, camp-2 at 6200 m -6400 m, camp-3 at 7300m and south col at 7925m. The khumbu ice-fall in between base camp and camp-1 has made SAGARMATHA more popular and difficult to climb.
Base Camp-17600 ft is our home away from home while on the mountain. Numerous international teams gather here before, during and at the end of their climb.
KHUMBU ICE fall (18000 ft-21000 ft) is spectacular but treacherous horror chamber of bottomless crevasse, seracs and ice blocks, which is crossed with the aid of fixed ropes and aluminium ladders. it leads to camp-1, the silent valley(20000-21000 ft). Camp-I is a vast, flat area of endless snow, deep crevasse and mountain walls frequently washed by avalanches. Camp2 (21300 ft) is marked by rocky patch at the foot of the icy Lhotse wall. Camp-III lies on Lhotse wall (22300 ft-26300 ft) is climbed with fixed ropes using jumar. The 4000 ft high wall leads on camp-III and after that a traverse which leads to yellow band and then to rocky section just before camp4 (26000 ft). This is the final part of the climb before summit push.
A narrow ridge precedes the south summit which leads to the infamous, exposed Hillary Step-a rock\ice climb which is the major obstacle before finally reaching the summit. The final summit is 29028 ft. when climbers reach summit, they find the most awesome views of the world as it looks Tibet and Nepal and the largest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas.
The climbers come back to camp4 on the same day. The next day they come to camp2 and again to base camp next day.