Mt Everest Expedition North Side
April and May & October and November
Mt. Ama Dablam arguably is one of the most stunning mountains not only in Nepal but in the entire world because its aesthetics and beauty and also how it projects itself over the Himalayan skyline.
On 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.
Overview: Mt Everest Expedition North Side
Mount Everest at 8,848 meters/ 29,035 feet is perhaps the most coveted mountain in the world. The expedition of Everest from the north (Tibetan) side is a comparatively easier way to climb rather than the south side, and the dates we have chosen feature the best weather of the year. Our proposed schedule allows for a careful and safe ascent, as well as multiple full descents to Chinese basecamp and/or a lower village. The style of climbing is cautious and careful, with excellent leadership, organization, Sherpa climbers, ‘walkie-talkie’ radios, satellite telephones, the best oxygen bottles and apparatus available.
During the drive, trek and on the climb, our experienced staff is with you all of the ways. Our helpful climbing sherpas are some of the best. They are real high-altitude star-performers and very friendly. Our leader is a highly experienced, friendly, and well-organized professional with multiple ascents of Everest. Our skillful basecamp and advanced basecamp cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day.
Our western leader, together with friendly and helpful sherpas, cooks and local people leading yak caravans carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, prepare and serve delicious meals, so you can relax and enjoy the trek. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the trek. Our comfortable basecamp and ABC: Our cooks will serve you delicious meals in our heated dining tent.
On The Mountain:
Our leader and group sherpas will fix the route, set up the high camps and carry the group equipment, such as tents, stoves, etc. If you wish to help out, we welcome you to do so, otherwise just relax and focus on getting well acclimated and achieving your goals. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the climb.
We have many group sherpas to help the team. For an additional expense, we can also provide personal sherpas and climbing-guides to individual members who wish to have their own private sherpa.
Features your own private sleeping tent or shared depending on the itinerary. Advanced basecamp tents are based on a sharing basis. We have comfortable, dining tents with tables where our cooks will serve you delicious meals.
Trek to advanced basecamp: A beautiful trek to the base of the highest peak in the world. This trek is very accomplishable by the average person who enjoys walking. Normally, you never step on snow and there is no climbing, only walking on moraine trails. From basecamp, we trek up the amazing Rongbuk glacier, also known as the “Golden Highway”, where there are gorgeous views of stunning peaks in the area, including Lakpa-Ri and all of its “Little Sisters”, as well as Changtse and of course Everest. At 6,400 meters/21,000 feet, Advanced Basecamp (ABC) must be the highest basecamp in the world.
After ABC, Clip into the fixed lines for a sloping glacier walk up to the North Col (camp 1) at 7000 metres/24,900 feet. There is one steep section of 50-80 degrees. North Col is a pass between the Everest North East Ridge and Changtse. There are incredible views here, looking towards Pumori in Nepal, as well as Lhakpa Ri.
From the North Col, we ascend the glacier and eventually the rocky north ridge to set up Camp 2 at around 7500-7800 metres/24,600 feet.
After camp 2 the trail traverses to the west and up the north face around and through a series of 30-degree gullies and slopes before reaching the site of Camp 3 at 8,300 meters/27,200 feet.
We will be taking a lot of them throughout the expedition of Mount Everest. In fact, we might even descend to a low village for three-four days to soak up the sunshine and thicker air before our final summit push. During your rest days, we encourage you to concentrate on recovering, eating and drinking, to read, relax, listen to music and stroll around visiting other teams
From Camp 3, we will make our final summit push. Climbers must first make their way through three rock bands known as the first, second, and third steps. Step 2 in particular, is an exciting rock-buttress to ascend with the presence of an aluminum ladder placed by a Chinese team in 1975 and since repaired by a five-star commercial team. After surmounting the 3rd Step, the summit is ahead. Once above these steps, the final summit slopes (35 to 58 degrees) to the top.
Who is This Trip for?
We encourage men and women from around the world, of all ages to join us as an individual team member or with your own group, whether that is your spouse, partner, friends, sibling, clients, colleagues, etc. Most of our members join as individuals, our team dynamics work well, and we are able to build successful and safe groups that enjoy trekking, climbing, and traveling together.
You should have previous high altitude climbing experience
Day 01 | Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 | Rest / Preparation
Day 03 | Extra Day for Paperwork
Day 04 | Drive Kerung (~2900m)
Day 05 | Rest/acclimatize
Day 06 | Drive Tingri (~4300m)
Day 07 | Rest/acclimatize
Day 08 | Drive Everest Base Camp 5150m
Day 09 – 12 | Acclimatization
Day 13 | Trek Camp I 5450m
Day 14 | Trek Intermediate Camp 5760m
Day 15 | Rest day
Day 16 | Trek Camp II 5970m
Day 17 | Trek Everest Advance Base Camp 6200m
Day 18 – 21 | Rest/acclimatize
Day 22 - 56 | Climbing Period
Day 57 | Base Camp
Day 58 | Drive Kerung
Day 59 | Drive Kathmandu
Day 60 | Depart Kathmandu
To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active winter-walker-climber in good health. Prior to joining, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice.
- Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
- CTMA climbing permit & other fees including Tibet visa & travel permit
- Surface transportation on private vehicles both in Nepal & Tibet as per the itinerary
- 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
- Good hotels/lodges in Kerung & Tingri (no meals)
- Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
- Base Camp service (shared with group)-kitchen tent with cook, kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, gas heater & solar power for battery charging
- High camps during the climb with high food
- 6 oxygen bottles (4L) for each member & 4 oxygen bottles (4L) for climbing Sherpa
- 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition
- Medical Kit & Walkie Talkie
- Salary & load carrying bonus for Sherpa (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
- Required number of porters/Yaks to the Base Camp and return
- Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs
- Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
- Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
- Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu
- All meals in Kerung & Tingri
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
- Summit bonus for Sherpa (USD 1500) & tips for local staffs
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’