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Everest Advanced Base Camp North Side 22 Days

Trip Facts:

Duration: 22 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 5,970 m

Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Tea House

Best Season: March to May; June to Aug

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Camps/Lodges

Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

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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!

Earthquake update:

This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking. 

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Tibet Visa

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

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  • Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Tibet travel permit (hyperlink) and necessary fees
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary.
  • Transportation in Tibet in 4WD or Bus (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Staffs and equipment transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees for Nepal and Tibet, English speaking guide, assistant guide, cook and necessary crew members from Nepal
  • Yaks and yak herders for transportation during trek (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Tented/Guest House accommodation with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Transportation to airport from hotel (in Nepal)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights including
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu (if travelling by air)
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities including Lhasa
  • Beverages and snacks during trekking
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Expenses incurred due to natural calamities such as bad weather, landslide, snowfall etc. (routes may get altered in such situations)
  • Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Visa Information

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.

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