Duration: 22 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 5,970 m
Trek Type: Tea House
Best Season: March to May; June to Aug
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
Climbing to the Everest Base Camp from the north offers a distinctive cultural experience and a beautiful ascent through rough Tibetan mountainous topography. The unobstructed view of this grand massif from the northern side makes the trek very satisfying.
This is the highest trek on earth. It takes you as close to the summit of Everest as it is possible for a non-climber to reach! It is an amazing adventure to Camp 3 (6,400m) and the base of the North Col via the east Rongbuk Glacier.
We will begin our staged ascent to Advanced Base Camp/Camp 3, hiking to and sleeping at increasingly higher camps. The keys to reaching the 6,400m mark are to pace yourself, stay well hydrated and warm in the cold and dry climate. We take altitude seriously and allow plenty of days for acclimatization, as well as factoring in a spare day to allow for bad weather, health issues etc.
Trekking rough trails to the highest altitude on Everest possible without crampons, ice axes or any mountaineering skills, spectacular views, exploring Lhasa and the vast, haunting Tibetan Plateau, experiencing the feel of base camp during expedition season all combine to make this truly the adventure trip of a lifetime!
This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,660m)
Day 04: Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa
Day 06: Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m)
Day 07: Drive to Shigatse (3,900)
Day 08: Drive to Shegar (4,350m)
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Shegar
Day 10: Drive to Rongbuk (5,000m)
Day 11: Drive/trek to Everest Base Camp (5,200m)
Day 12: Everest Base Camp
Day 13: Trek to Camp 1 (5,460m)
Day 14: Trek to Intermediate Camp (5,760m)
Day 15: Rest day at Intermediate Camp (5,760m)
Day 16: Trek to Camp 2 (5,970m)
Day 17: Trek to Everest Advance Base Camp (Camp 3, 6,400m)
Day 18: Rest day at ABC/contingency day for weather
Day 19: Trek down to Base Camp
Day 20: Drive Nyalam (3,750m)/Zhangmu (2,400m)
Day 21: Drive Kathmandu
Day 22: Depart Kathmandu
First confirm your itinerary and authorize Expedition Himalaya to obtain the travel permit on your behalf. You will also be required to email a clear scanned copy of your passport. This has to be done at least 15 working days prior to your arrival in Nepal.
Reach Kathmandu at least 2 working days in advance of your travel itinerary and deposit your passport in our office along with necessary payment required to obtain the travel permit.
Except Indian nationals, all visitors require a visa to enter Nepal (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html)
We will inform you as soon as the travel permit for Tibet gets issued.