Flagstaff to Everest
The Sabrina Ryan Foundation would like to wish Damian McDonnell the best of luck as he begins his training to prepare for his trek to Everest base camp for the Sabrina Ryan Foundation!
For the past 12 Months Damian has been in intense training as he prepares himself for the Trek to Everest, as I’m sure everyone appreciates, this is a huge undertaking and to choose The Sabrina Ryan Foundation as the beneficiary we really can’t thank him enough. Below is just a rough outline of what Damian’s itenary is from when he arrives in Nepal to when he conquers the mountain, it really is astonishing the figures involved!
On May 2nd 2018, I will leave Ireland and Travel to Katmandu Nepal
Day 1: Depart Dublin.
Depart Dublin for Kathmandu.
Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Relax or explore! Overnight hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2,650m), 3 hrs trekking.
Fly to Lukla in the morning and trek to Phakding. Overnight guest house.
Day 4: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450m), 8 hrs .
Trek along the Dudh Kosi River and then through pine forest to reach Namche Bazzar. Overnight guest house.
Day 5: Rest day.
Rest day for acclimatisation at Namche Bazaar. Explore the village market and surrounding area. Overnight guest house.
Day 6: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dhole (4,200m), 7 hrs.
Enjoy a scenic walk to Dhole. Overnight guest house.
Day 7: Trek Dhole to Machhermo (4,470m), 3 hrs.
Scenic walk today with views of Cho Oyu (8,206m), the world’s 6th highest mountain. Overnight guest house.
Day 8: Trek Machhermo to Dragnag (4,700m), 4 hrs.
An easier walk today with stunning views. Overnight guest house.
Day 9: Trek Dragnag to Dzonglha (4,830) via the Cho La Pass (5,420m), 8 hrs.
Today we cross the Cho La Pass which offers stunning views of the surrounding high mountains. Overnight guest house.
Day 10: Trek Dzonglha to Lobuche, (4,910m), 3 hrs.
A short day today to reach Lobuche. Overnight guest house.
Day 11: Trek Lobuche to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep (5,140m), 9 hrs.
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) before descending to Gorakshep. Overnight guest house.
Day 12: Trek Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,550m) to Dingboche (4,410m,) 10 hrs.
An optional to trek to Kala Patthar in the early morning is followed by a long walk out to Dingboche. Overnight guest house.
Day 13: Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (3,860m), 4 hrs.
Descend to Tengboche with great views all the way. Overnight guest house.
Day 14: Trek Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,450m), 4 hrs.
Descend all the way back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight guest house.
Day 15: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,850m), 8 hr