Many people have question how long does it take to climb Mount Everest?
There are two main routes to climb Mount Everest, one is the Southeast ridge from Nepal and the other is North ridge from Tibet. The Southeast ridge route is most frequently used. It takes almost 2 months to complete all the expedition to Mount Everest from the base camp of the mountain.
The base camp 1 is situated at an altitude of around 5,300 metres and sits at the foot of the icefall, which is the first major obstacle to climbers. The integration of body with the thin air and climate of Everest base camp is important to understand before starting the journey.
The other important harbors are Camp 2, Camp 3 and Camp 4, which are known as advanced base camp. After climbing through each harbor, climbers climb back to lower camp for accommodating body. This is the reason why it takes about 2 months to climb the peak.
Most of the climbers begins their journey in March because of warmer temperature and milder winds during mid-day. Climbers aim to be on the summit in the morning, with plenty of daylight left to get down before nightfall.
Everest fascinates both the experience mountaineers as well as other trekkers. Climbing Everest is a vigorous task. The main struggle is to achieve the height because of the altitude sickness, weather and the wind. More than 5,000 people have climbed Everest and 219 have died trying.