Mt Everest Expedition North Side
Tibet Autonomous Region, China
07th Jun - 06th Jun
$900 / Person
April and May
Tibet, China (Latitude: 28°8’29”; Longitude: 86°51’5”).
Full Board (B/L/D).
Mt Everest Expedition North Side
Mount Everest, which stands at an elevation of 8,848.86 meters (29,035 feet), is often considered to be the most desirable peak in the world. Summit the less-traveled Tibet North Col path, which was made famous by Mallory and Irvine's first attempt to climb Everest in 1924. Both the starting point of this trek and its base camp are in Tibet. This route allows climbers to escape both the treacherous Khumbu Icefall and the time-consuming approach journey from the south side. The journey from the Chinese border through Rongbuk Monastery and all the way to base camp on the Tibetan plateau is the most scenic approach to reach the North Col, offering some of the best views of Everest's North Face. The first expedition to climb Mount Everest successfully used the North Col Ridge approach, which began on the Tibet side in 1960.
Our Everest Special
- Full-proof documentation so you don't have to worry a bit
- Flight to Lhasa
- Helicopter flight from Syabribesi after expedition
- Sightseeing in Lhasa and visit to Potala Palace
- Visit the famous Rongbuk Monastery and Glacier
- Customizable packages from normal to deluxe
- Required numbers of porters and yak for Basecamp to Advance camp logistic shuttle
- Highly qualified and experienced climbing guides and supporters’ team
- Every attempt to make your summit dream come true
- The sustainable and environment-friendly operation module
- Expedition Himalaya is built on the foundation of social principles; we give back to the Himalayan communities as we make it.
- 1921 – First Reconnaissance expedition from Tibet.
- 1922 – First attempt at Everest.
- 1924 – Third British expedition where famed climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared just 245 meters below the summit.
- 1950 – First reconnaissance expedition from the Nepal side.
- 1952 – Swiss attempt on which Raymond Lambert and Tenzing Norgay reached 8595 meters.
- 1953 – British expedition led by Col. John Hunt successfully summited Everest placing Kiwi Edmund Hillary and Indo-Nepali Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on the summit.
- 2012 – Expedition Himalaya’s first commercial team successfully summited Everest: Wasfia Nazreen (Bangladeshi female’s successful Everest summit).
- 2011 – First successful ascent of Gangchempo Peak – 6387 meters in Langtang region.
- 2019 – Expedition Himalaya organized successful National Geographic’s Everest expedition from the North.
Climbing Route and Camps
Mount Everest, at 8,848.86 meters (29,035 feet), is undoubtedly the world's most desired peak. The north (Tibetan) side of Everest is a considerably simpler approach to climb than the south side, and the times we have chosen have the greatest weather of the year. Our recommended itinerary includes a careful and safe ascent as well as many full descents to a Chinese base camp and a lower town for rest and acclimatization. Climbing is done with caution and care, with excellent leadership, coordination, Sherpa climbers, 'walkie-talkie' radios, satellite phones, and the best oxygen bottles and equipment available.
Our highly skilled, experienced, and pleasant high-altitude sherpa staff will accompany you, with a track record of successful expeditions and high summit success. Our skilled basecamp and advanced basecamp cooks produce excellent, nutritious, fresh, flavorful, and hot drinks at least three times every day.
Advance Base Camp (6400 meters; 20997ft)
A scenic trek to the foot of the world's tallest mountain. The ordinary individual who likes trekking may easily complete this walk. Moraine pathways are always walked upon, and snow is never stepped upon. We begin our ascent of the Rongbuk glacier, popularly known as the "Golden Highway," from basecamp, where we are treated to breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding mountains, including Lakpa-Ri and its "Little Sisters," Changtse, and, of course, Everest. Considering its elevation of almost 21,000 feet (6,400 meters), Advance Base Camp (ABC) has to rank as the world's highest camp.
Camp I (7000 meters; 22965 ft)
Following our arrival at Advance Base Camp, we clip into the fixed lines and begin our ascent along the glacier to North Col Camp 1 at a height of 7000 meters. There is one very steep portion that ranges from 50 to 80 degrees. The Everest North East Ridge and Changtse are separated by Changtse through the North Col pass. Both Lhakpa Ri and Pumori in Nepal may be seen well from this vantage point, offering breathtaking panoramas.
Camp II (7700 meters; 25263 ft)
We ascend the glacier and then the steep north ridge from the North Col in order to get to Camp 2, which is situated at a height of between 7,500 and 7,800 meters (24,600 ft). The climb becomes more difficult and harder as you approach a point where you must push over your boundaries.
Camp III (8300 meters; 27230 ft)
After leaving camp 2, the path continues to the west and climbs the north face while navigating a series of gullies and slopes with an angle of 30 degrees. This continues until it reaches the location of camp 3, which is at 8,300 meters/27,200 feet.
Summit Push (8848.86meters; 29035 ft)
Ascending to the summit will be our final objective, and we'll be starting that from Camp 3. A climber's initial challenge is to traverse the three rock bands that make up the first, second, and third steps of the climbing route. Particularly thrilling is the ascent of 2nd Step, which has a granite buttress equipped with an aluminum ladder installed by a Chinese team in 1975 and maintained by a five-star commercial crew since. When you reach the top of the third stair, you've made it halfway there. Above these tiers, the last 35- to 58-degree summit slopes lead to the pinnacle.
Day 01 | Arrive in Kathmandu at 1330 M and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 - 04 | Rest / Visa application, document preparation and sightseeing
Day 05 | Flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu
Day 06 -07 | Sightseeing around Lhasa (The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple Monastery, and Norbulingka)
Day 08 | Drive to Shigatse 3840 M
Day 09 | Drive Tingri 4348 M
Day 10 | Drive to Everest Base Camp 5200 M
Day 11 - 12 | Acclimatization and Rest at Basecamp
Day 13 | Puja Ceremony
Day 14 - 52 | Climbing Period (Multiple rotations and Summit push)
Day 53 | Rest, Summit success celebration and final pack up
Day 54 | Drive from Base Camp to Tingri 4348 M
Day 55 | Drive from Tingri to Kerung – Cross border ‘Friendship Bridge’ 1450 M
Day 56 | Drive Syabrubesi and Fly to Kathmandu via Helicopter 1330 M
Day 57 | Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 58 | International Departure
- Departure and arrival shuttle to and from the airport and hotels
- CTMA climbing permit and other costs, such as Tibet visa and travel permit
- Applicable local and government taxes
- Flight to Lhasa
- Helicopter flight from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
- Surface transportation on private vehicles both in Nepal & Tibet as per the itinerary
- Bed and Breakfast for 7 Nights’ Accommodation at a Raddison 5-Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Twin sharing basis)
- Tibet's Best Hotels/Lodges
- Accommodation on full board (breakfasts, lunches & dinners) during the road transfers.
- Individual sleeping tent with mattress for base camp accommodation
- Base camp service (shared with the group) includes a cooking tent with a chef and a kitchen boy, a dining tent with tables and director chairs, a shower tent, a toilet tent, a storage tent, a gas heater and solar electricity for battery charging.
- High-altitude tents, Gas, Stove and foods for both member and staff
- 6 bottle's of poisk oxygen(4L) for each member & 4 bottle's of poisk oxygen (4L) for climbing sherpa
- Summit mask and regulator for both membes and sherpa's.
- 1 personal climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition.
- Group medical supplies and a perosnal walkie-talkie's during the climb.
- Sherpa's remuneration and load-bearing bonus (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
- Required number of porters/yaks to and from base camp to Advance BC and return.
- Climbing equipment, transportation, lodging, food, salary, and insurance for Sherpas and other staff are all provided.
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at an Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa fee
- Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Trekking/Climbing gear (also available on hire)
- Summit Bonus for Sherpa & tips for local staffs ($1500+300)
- Cost for the daily weather forecast
- Tips for the staff as a gratitude
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Inclusions’
We had a lot of choices when it came to selecting an outfitter for our National Geographic-sponsored 2019 expedition to the north side of Mount Everest, and after careful consideration we settled on using Expedition Himalaya. We based the decision in large part on several strong recommendations we received from friends who have worked with them in the past. And I am happy to report that EH did a fabulous job for us, and I can strongly recommend them to anyone looking to hire an outfitter for anything from a simple trek to a full blown Everest expedition. Thanks to the great work done by Navin, Dawa and all of our camp staff and climbing sheras, led by Lhakpa Tenje, our team was able to summit on May 30, 2019. (You can learn more about our trip through the two documentary films we produced - Lost on Everest [available on Disney+] and The Ghosts Above [available on Vimeo). As a testament to how strongly I believe in and trust Expedition Himalaya, I am planning to hire them again to lead a trek to Everest south side base camp for my family.
Mark Synnott16th Apr, 2020