Revised time schedule

April 10:

Inbound Flight

KLM (Royal Airlines): KL 0871

Amsterdam (Schiphol), April 10th 14:20

Delhi (Indira Ghandi), April 11th 01:35

Jet Airways: 9W 0246

Delhi (Indira Ghandi), April 11th 06:50

Kathmandu (Tribhuvan), April 11th 08:50

April 11:        

Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

April 12-13:      

In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing and final preparation

April 14:

Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (~3490 m) and stay overnight.

Sichuan Airways: 3U 8720 

Kathmandu (Tribhuvan), April 14th 11:10

Lhasa (Gonggar), April 14th 14:55 

April 15-16:   

Drive from Lhasa to  Xigaze and stay overnight to get permits and do paperwork the following day.

April 17:     

Drive from Xigaze to Gyantse (~3977 m) and stay overnight.

April 18: 

Drive from Gyantse to Tingri (~ 4350 m), and stay one night to acclimatise

April 19:     

Drive to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp (EBC) (~ 5200m)

April 20-24:

Stay at EBC to acclimatise and to prepare loads for Advance Base Camp (ABC) and higher camps.

April 25:      

Trek to Intermediate Camp (~ 5760 m)

April 26:      

Acclimatisation day in Intermediate Camp

April 27:

Climb to ABC (~ 6340 m)

April 28/May 24 :  

Climbing Period – moving between EBC and ABC to get supplies in place; climb from ABC to Camp 2 (~7650 m) to acclimatise; prepare High Camp (~ 8000 m); climb to Summit (8848 m) and descend to ABC.

May 25:        

Descend from ABC to EBC

May 26:      

Hopefully we are not forced to fly back via Lhasa but can – as originally planned – drive from Tingri (~ 4350 m), via Nyalam (~ 3750 m) to Zhangmu (~2300 m) and stay there a night.

May 27:       

Cross the Sun Kosi river, that forms the border between Nepal and Tibet, via the Sino-Nepali Friendship Bridge and drive back to Kathmandu (~ 1300 m)

May 28:      

Departure to The Netherlands

Outbound Flight

Etihad Airlines:  KL 3891

Kathmandu (Tribhuvan), May 28th 18:55

Abu Dhabi, May 28th 22:10

KLM (Royal Airlines): KL 0450

Abu Dhabi, May 29th 02:00

Amsterdam (Schiphol), May 29th 7:00