Two 7 Summits Club Trekking Groups approach Mount Everest

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today our group went up from Deboche to Dingboche. It seems that we have already begun to get used to moving in the clouds. The obvious plus is that it's not hot! But minus: limited visibility ... read more

 

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club: Today our group went up from Deboche to Dingboche. It seems that we have already begun to get used to moving in the clouds. The obvious plus is that it's not hot! But minus: limited visibility and dampness. But... For the second evening in a row, we have spectacular sunsets!!!

 

 

Daria Sivova, the 7 Summits Club guide: Today we went from Namche Bazar to Deboche from 3400m to 3800m. On the way, we visited the Tengboche Monastery at an altitude of 3867 meters above sea level. We were very lucky: we got into the service. In the evening, the main event of the day happened. We saw Everest and Lhotse for the first time! All these days there were very foggy, and we did not see the Himalayas. But this evening, while the whole group was waiting for dinner, one of our local guides came running to us and called us outside. To say that everyone was incredibly happy is to say nothing!

Tomorrow the whole group will go to Pheriche. Wish us good weather and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and video from the trekking route of the 7 Summits Club groups

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits club: Namaste! On May 5, the group "Milk of the Yak's Wife" had a very tense and emotional day. From Namche Bazar we had to walk to Tengboche and a little lower to Deboche. We walked in the fog, under ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits club: Namaste! On May 5, the group "Milk of the Yak's Wife" had a very tense and emotional day. From Namche Bazar we had to walk to Tengboche and a little lower to Deboche. We walked in the fog, under dense clouds, admiring only the still-blooming rhododendrons.  We reached the Tengboche Monastery just in time for the evening service.

Apparently, the desire of all participants to finally see the mountains, and the prayers of the monks did their job. In the rays of the setting sun, in all its glory, the beautiful Ama-Dablam was opened to our eyes!!!

 

 

 

The second large group of the 7 Summits Club spent this day in the Namche Bazaar area.

Dasha Sivova, guide of the 7 Summits Club:

We walked to Everest View Point 3800m. On the way, we met the incredible beauty of local birds. Acclimatization is going well: the participants also feel good. The mood is still fighting! In the evening, we walked around the city. We found a lot of interesting cafes, but one thing won everyone over: Sherpa Barista.

Tomorrow, according to the plan, we will go to Tengboche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Participants of the 7 Summits Club program Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov successfully ascended Mera Peak

During this turbulent time in Nepal, we received wonderful news from our climbers. Yesterday, Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov, under the guidance of Nepalese guide Pemba Sherpa, successfully climbed Mera Peak (6483m). They returned to ... read more

During this turbulent time in Nepal, we received wonderful news from our climbers. Yesterday, Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov, under the guidance of Nepalese guide Pemba Sherpa, successfully climbed Mera Peak (6483m). They returned to the lodge this morning and plan to fly by helicopter to Kathmandu tomorrow.  We are very happy for the guys and congratulate them on their victory, especially since the ascent this year is not easy - a lot of snow and crevasses!

We pray for good weather in Nepal tomorrow morning and a window for helicopters!  For many, this is very important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two trekking groups of the 7 Summits Club met in Namche Bazaar

Greetings to all from Namche Bazaar from the participants and guides of the 7 Summits Club! Today, two of our groups spend the night in the Sherpa capital. A group with guides Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova climbed from the bottom ... read more

Greetings to all from Namche Bazaar from the participants and guides of the 7 Summits Club! Today, two of our groups spend the night in the Sherpa capital. A group with guides Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova climbed from the bottom today.

 

 

 

Everyone is in a fighting mood. The journey from Phagding to Namche Bazaar took us about 6-7 hours. It was a very scenic route, especially the Hillary Bridge hung with Nepalese flags. Tomorrow we will spend the whole day in the Sherpa capital. We are waiting for good weather. To see Mount Everest!

Another group with guides Maxim Shakirov and Alexander Spirin will spend the second night in Namche Bazaar today.

 

 

 

 

Today we made a small climb for acclimatization. The weather changed as we climbed the mountains, from a clear sky to a fog and clouds . We went up to Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center… The day turned out to be quite active, all the members of the group feel great, we are preparing for further climbing and trekking.

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Lukla and went on the route

Hello everyone from Phakding from a group of trekkers, led by Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova! Today we successfully reached Lukla. We landed at the most picturesque and at the same time the most dangerous Airport in Tenzing-Hillary. It ... read more

Hello everyone from Phakding from a group of trekkers, led by Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova!  Today we successfully reached Lukla. We landed at the most picturesque and at the same time the most dangerous Airport in Tenzing-Hillary. It was an unforgettable adventure!

Then we went up to Phakding. We completed the route faster than usual. The whole team is in a great mood and looking forward to tomorrow. Tomorrow, according to the plan, there will be Hillary Bridge, Namche Bazaar and then - two days of rest. We are incredibly lucky with the weather!

 

 

In total, the 7 Summits Club now has seven groups going trekking routes in Nepal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four groups of the 7 Summits Club have gathered in Kathmandu and are preparing to go on the trekking trail to Mount Everest

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Hi, this is Maxim Shakirov! Members of numerous groups of our club come to Kathmandu! The city, of course, is unrecognizable... From the airport to the Yak and Yeti hotel, we drove ... read more

Maxim Shakirov, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:

Hi, this is Maxim Shakirov! Members of numerous groups of our club come to Kathmandu! The city, of course, is unrecognizable... From the airport to the Yak and Yeti hotel, we drove only 10 minutes, which is not typical, of course, for pre-war, pre-COVID times...

We hope that after the descent from the trek, we will see Kathmandu with the usual traffic jams and bustle! All participants of the programs feel normal after tiring flights. And everyone wishes the readers of this page peace and tranquility in their hearts!

 

 

On May 1, the route to the Everest base camp begins for two groups of the 7 Summits Club. The first of them is led by guides Ivan Dusharin and Lena Trishankova. In the second, the leaders are Maxim Shakirov and Alexander Spirin.

 On May 2, the group will start under the leadership of Sergey Avtomonov and Daria Sivova. Some of members and Sergey are planning to climb Island Peak, and some of them will return home with Dasha after visiting Everest base camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pair of climbers, Orhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov, traveling according to the program of the 7 Summits Club, reached the foot of the Mera Peak

Participants of the individual program of ascent on Mera Peak" of the 7 Summits Club Orkhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov came to the foot of the mountain. Today they reached the village of Khare (4,950 m), the last settlement in the ... read more

Participants of the individual program of ascent on Mera Peak" of the 7 Summits Club  Orkhan Kazimov and Gennady Melnikov came to the foot of the mountain. Today they reached the village of Khare (4,950 m), the last settlement in the valley. Tomorrow, according to the plan, there will be a day of acclimatization and preparation, then an exit to the assault camp, and the actual ascent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two new groups of the 7 Summits Club have started the Khumbu Valley trek. One is aimed Peak Lobuche, the other is the Island Peak

A group of climbers on Lobuche of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Lukla yesterday and began their program with a walk to the village of Monjo. Today they are already in Namche Bazaar, where they will acclimatize for 2 days. Namche met the ... read more

A group of climbers on Lobuche of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Lukla yesterday and began their program with a walk to the village of Monjo. Today they are already in Namche Bazaar, where they will acclimatize for 2 days. Namche met the guys with a little rain, but now everyone is in the lodge, where it is dry and almost warm.

The second new group of the 7 Summits Club arrived in Lukla today. In the plans: trekking to the base camp of Mount Everest, followed by an ascent on Island Peak. Today, the team started moving along the route. Today, according to the plan, we will spend the night in Monjo, tomorrow they walk to Namche Bazaar.

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! One member of the 7 Summits Club group reached the summit of Mera Peak with a guide. The rest of the participants were stopped by deep fresh snow

Sergey Avtomonov, the 7 Summits Club guide from Nepal: Hi! This is the climbers on Mera Peak the 7 Summits Club group "Three guest workers, not counting the dog"! Today we climbed the Mera Peak! Two of the three participants at the height ... read more

Sergey Avtomonov, the 7 Summits Club guide from Nepal:  Hi! This is the climbers on Mera Peak the 7 Summits Club group "Three guest workers, not counting the dog"! Today we climbed the Mera Peak!  Two of the three participants at the height of 6200 were forced to return to the high camp. Only one of the participants still managed to climb to the top! By the way, this was her first summit in life. With what we congratulate her!

Now all the participants have gone down to the Khare 4900 lodge and are resting before going down to civilization. Three days of trekking left and we will arrive back in Kathmandu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Danibat" reached the final point of the route and the team was warmly welcomed at the Everest base camp

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club: Greetings to all from the group "Danibat"! Today we have reached the ultimate goal of our program -Everest Base Camp. We visited the expedition camp of the 7 Summits Club, where we were ... read more

Andrey Berezin, a guide of the 7 Summits Club:  Greetings to all from the group "Danibat"!  Today we have reached the ultimate goal of our program -Everest Base Camp.  We visited the expedition camp of the 7 Summits Club, where we were warmly welcomed by the camp Sherpa team and the leader Alexander Abramov. On the way back, we met the members of the Everest expedition. And in Gorak Shep, we also met the participants of the Lhotse expedition.  Today was the most emotional day of the entire program.  The weather, after two days of snowfall, changed to sunny.  It was nice to visit the Everest base camp.  Tomorrow we will start our journey back to Lukla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club on Mera Peak waited out the bad weather and tomorrow climbs to the assault camp

The 7 Summits Club guide Sergey Avtomonov from Nepal: !The group of the 7 Summits Club "Three guest workers, not counting the dog" stayed in camp 4900 for two days and waited for the weather. The first day we went to 5200, went down to the ... read more

The 7 Summits Club guide Sergey Avtomonov from Nepal: !The group of the 7 Summits Club "Three guest workers, not counting the dog" stayed in camp 4900 for two days and waited for the weather. The first day we went to 5200, went down to the camp and then watched how it snowed, warming up at the stove. The next day we decided to earn some money by clearing snow, we were paid with food! Then the sun came out and we enjoyed the views and its warm rays! Tomorrow we go to the assault camp. The weather promises to be great, but the Sherpas will have to trail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club is approaching the foot of Mera Peak, staying at the last lodge in Khare

A guide 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov: The group "Three guest workers, not counting the dog"is in touch. Yesterday we crossed from Kothe to Tagnak, and on the way our dog decided to leave us. But it was immediately replaced by a new dog, ... read more

A guide 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov: The group "Three guest workers, not counting the dog"is in touch. Yesterday we crossed from Kothe to Tagnak, and on the way our dog decided to leave us. But it was immediately replaced by a new dog, so that's all right! In Tagnak, the local Sherpas were very insistent to persuade us to drink a local alcoholic drink, but we had work to do, so we refused. After the night, part of the group already felt the height and then during the day we walked slowly, but still reached the loggias of Khare. These are the last loggias on our way. The road has tired everyone, but we are serious. Tomorrow will be the last day of equipment preparation and technical skills training. Then we go to the base camp on the glacier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The team of the 7 Summits Club on Mera Peak reached the village of Kothe, everything is in order!

 Namaste! This is a guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov and the group "Three guest workers, not counting the dog". On the first night, a dog came to us and became part of our group. It, like us, works for food only! As for the ... read more

 Namaste! This is a guide of the 7 Summits Club Sergey Avtomonov and the group "Three guest workers, not counting the dog". On the first night, a dog came to us and became part of our group. It, like us, works for food only! As for the food, the whole group tasted the local doshirak and it turned out to be beautiful!

On the first day, we climbed to the loggia at 4000m by the pleasant sunny weather. The next day promised to be difficult with the ascent of the Zatrva La pass. The ascent to the pass was like a ladder from the movie "The Lord of the Rings"! The fog and gathering rain urged us to go faster! In the evening, we went down to the Tuli Kharka lodge, where we were promised Internet. But because of the storm that started just a minute after we got there, it didn't work! The next day we went down to Kothe through a misty forest, similar to the forest of Baba Yaga. In the Kothe, finally, the Internet appeared and we are back in touch. But it won't be for long - tomorrow it will disappear again! As it is, all members feel great and is ready to move on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trekking group of the 7 Summits Club "Danibat" spent a day in Namche Bazaar

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: News from Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital, from the Danibat group. Today we walked around the neighborhood, visited the memorial to the climbers, and then climbed to the Japanese ... read more

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal:

News from Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital, from the Danibat group. Today we walked around the neighborhood, visited the memorial to the climbers, and then climbed to the Japanese hotel Everest. There we tried the local cuisine. By lunchtime, the sky was overcast and it was snowing. So we decided to go back down to Namche Bazar, where by this time it had started to rain. Tomorrow we leave the cozy Namche Bazaar and move towards the village of Dale, and then towards the Gokyo Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

The group of the 7 Summits Club "Danibat" came to Phakding and met our team from the Everest expedition

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Danibat Group (trek to the Everest base camp) came to Phakding today. Admiring the beauty of the gorge, we quietly walked 7.5 kilometers in the first half of the day. After lunch, we ... read more

Andrey Berezin, guide of the 7 Summits Club from Nepal: Danibat Group (trek to the Everest base camp)  came to Phakding today. Admiring the beauty of the gorge, we quietly walked 7.5 kilometers in the first half of the day. After lunch, we visited the Pema Choling Monastery, where we met the group of Everest climbers from the 7 Summits Club expedition. Tomorrow we move to Namche Bazaar.