Mt Everest North Col Expedition
April and May & October and November
Mt. Everest North Col offers a jaw dropping views of Everest and its magnificent North Face.
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 North Col Expedition
The North Col refers to the sharp-edged pass carved by glaciers in the ridge connecting Mount Everest and Changtse in Tibet. It forms the head of the East Rongbuk Glacier. When climbers attempt to climb Everest via the north ridge (Tibet), the first camp on the mountain itself (traditional Camp IV, modern Camp I) is established on the North Col. From this point, climbers ascend the North Ridge to reach a series of progressively higher camps along the North Face of Everest. Climbers make their final push to the summit from Camp VI at 8,230 meters (27,001ft) altitude.
The North Col was first climbed by George Mallory, Edward Oliver Wheeler, and Guy Bullock on 23 September 1921 during the British reconnaissance expedition. This was the first time a westerner had set foot on Mount Everest. Although long credited to Mallory, the discovery of the North Col was in fact made by Wheeler about a week before Mallory himself confirmed its existence while searching for possible routes to the summit of Mount Everest. All subsequent expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s attempted to reach the summit of Everest by using the North Col.
Standing at the height of 7033m, Everest North Col is the popular mountain lies in Tibet. It is the key to the ascent of Everest from the north. Everest North Col Expedition highlights Lhasa and the eighth wonder Potala Palace to the drive along the Friendship Highway for trekking up to the 6380m ABC. Following our ascent of Lhakpa Ri, we will have a rest day before attempting our climb. Then we climb to 7000m on North Col using the fixed ropes of the Everest expeditions. Using fixed ropes, we ascend up the steep flanks of the North Col, to its crest. This is a historic location, right at the foot of the North Ridge.
Everest North Col Expedition could be the adventure for you. The immense presence of Everest and the journey to the North Col will leave you memorized. Our Everest North Col Expedition will help you follow in the footsteps of every hero who has ever stepped foot on the north side of Mt. Everest, you will journey in their footsteps and create your own journey and experience on Everest. Climbing on Everest is an amazing once in a lifetime journey to climb on the highest mountain in the world. You will not be disappointed and left with lasting memories of Everest’s North Face.
Mt. Everest North Col is truly a challenging expedition trip but the rewards, memories, and experience that one gets will be a lifetime memory.The North Col on Everest is a spectacular location with incredible views and is directly on the main climbing route for Everest from Tibet. It is located on a high snow ridge above advanced basecamp. We teach you everything you need to know in special training sessions in base camp and the few days of climbing are mainly steep walking. The actual climbing on this fun trekking peak could be best described as steep walking/climbing, with the climbers attached to fixed ropes and the dates we have chosen run in conjunction with the exciting spring Everest climbing season. Climbing up to the North Col could qualify you for climbing Everest.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu(1340m) & transfer to hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly to Lhasa (3660m)
Day 04 In Lhasa(3660m)
Day 05 In Lhasa (3660m)
Day 06 Drive Shigatse (3900m) 280 km
Day 07 Drive Shegar (4050m) 244km
Day 08 Rest day at Shegar for acclimatization
Day 09 Drive to Everest Base Camp (5150m)
Day 10/12 Rest at Everest Base Camp (5150m)
Day 13 Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)
Day 14 Acclimatization Interim Camp
Day 15 Trek to Advance Base Camp
Day 16/17 Acclimatization at Advance Base Camp
Day 18 Climb North Col, return to Advance Base Camp
Day 19 Trek down to Base Camp
Day 20 Spare Day
Day 21 Drive to Nyalam/Zhangmu
Day 22 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 23 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 24 Depart Kathmandu
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport strictly as per itinerary.
- B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
- Royalty (CTMA) as per Tibet rule
- All staff during Expedition period
- Full Board hotel en route in Tibet
- Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew;
- 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 etc.
- Surface transportation as per itinerary;
- Necessary Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (if requested by client)
- We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance, Ice falls charges
- High altitude food for Sherpa and member
- All camping equipment in Base Camp;
- Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff;
- Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff;
- Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members;
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the Base Camp
- All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents etc.
- Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
- Required Experienced, Trained guide during the climbing Period per person
- One set of Walkie-Talkies to each member and climbing guide
- All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu
- Lunch and Dinner during in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) re-entry visa fee.
- Emergency/Rescue Jeep
- Personal climbing gears
- Filming permit (if special camera)
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs
- Any other item not included in “Full Board Service "Includes” section