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International Everest North Col 8848m. Expedition via Lhasa

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 54 Days
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Mountaineering
Activity Expedition
Max. Altitude 8,848m.
Accomodation Lodge + Camping
Transportation By Air
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Best Season Spring
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Mt. Everest expedition from Tibet side (China) has become more popular among the mountaineers to make their dream come true to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest (Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the World). Among the several reasons, low cost of royalty and other basic mountaineering services as well as the easy route to the summit are the key factors to attract more Everest climbers from North Col. than from the South Col of Nepal. There are no easy routes on Everest but we try to put the odds on our side. We take the North Ridge because we consider it to be the safest. Technically, it is more challenging than the South Side but does not have the ice fall danger. Our Advanced Base Camp (6,400m.) is right under the shadow of Changtse and has a view of virtually the whole route. From here we use four more camps, a formula that has brought us considerable success in the past.

Our trip starts from Kathmandu and flight in to Lhasa. We will have 2/3 days sightseeing around Lhasa then three day drive taken us to the Everest Chinese Base Camp at 5,400m. and from there it is 22 km to the ABC at 6400m. by yaks. I put an intermediate camp on the glacier about half way between Base Camp and ABC, so this trip takes two days. From the ABC the route continues up the East Rongbuk glacier to the north of the glacier and then up easy snow slopes to the North Col at 7,000m.  

A short information about climbing route:
Camp 1 - 7,010mestablished on the North Col and is probably the most important camp and offers the springboard for the remainder of the ascent.

Camp 2 - 7,800m. high on the North Ridge, often a wild and windy place but one that offers superb views. The climb is a straight forward snow slope. We advise members to start using oxygen from here in order to save their strength for the task ahead.

Camp 3 - 8,200m. established below the first step and the start of the technical difficulties. The ascent is over slightly steeper more broken ground. The final summit push will be made from this camp, the highest in the world.

The summit Day: The route is up mixed rock and snow steps to the NE ridge. These steps are quite steep in places and require considerable care especially as you now have all of your bulky clothing and oxygen equipment on. 

North East Ridge is quite wide with small steps with little height gain until the First Step. The First Step is a short rock buttress which will be fixed with rope. Above here the climbing is more exposed but again without much height gain until the Second Step. The second step is across a series of small ledges which are sometimes snow covered, then around a large boulder and then up the ladder. Again, all of this section will be fixed with rope. Above this step there is again relatively gentle mixed ground until what is called the Third Step. Although not as serious as the previous steps, there is fixed rope to the Col before the final summit snow slopes. These are quite steep and also have fixed rope to the rock buttress from where there is a short section of corniced ridge to the summit. We have designed itinerary for make this expedition successful joining with other climber in minimum cost.

  • If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  • If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

Itinerary:

    08 April Day 01: Arrival  Kathmandu Airport (1,350m.), meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
    09-10 April Day 02-03: Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment and briefing.
    11 April Day 04: Fly to Lhasa (3,656m.-11972ft)) then transfer to Hotel. O/N at Hotel.
    12 April Day 05: Lhasa rest and City tour. O/N at Hotel.
    13 April Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m.-12792ft) – 275 KM. O/N at Hotel.
    14 April Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4,350m. - 14272ft). O/N at Hotel.
    15 April Day 08: Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,200m.) 4hrs. Camp.
    16-18 April Day 09-11: Acclimatization, Prepare load for Advance Base Camp.
    19 April Day 12: Chinese BC to Middle Camp (5,700m.) 5hrs.
    20 April Day 13:  Middle Camp - Advance Base Camp of Everest (6,400m.)
    21 April - 25 May Day 14 - 48: Climbing Period of Mt. Everest (8,848m).
    26 May Day 49: Clean Base Camp prepare to Return.
    27 May Day 50: Trek to Chinese BC, drive to Shigatse. O/N at Hotel.
    28 May Day 51: Drive to Lhasa then transfer to Hotel. O/N at Hotel.
    29 May Day 52: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
    30 May Day 53: Rest and leisure day in Kathmandu.
    31 May Day 54: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward Journey.

Detail Itinerary

Departure Detail

Spring Season
Kathmandu Arrival Date: April 08, 2020.
Expedition Fixed Departure Date: April 11, 2020.

High Altitude Sherpa: USD 7,200 (If required)
Summit Bonu for Climbing Guide: Camp 8300m. = USD 1000 and over 8,300m. to summit = USD 500 = 1500 USD extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.

Note:

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food and fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp. (Up to Advance BC Service)
Start Date End Date Price Season Status Booking
08 April, 2020 31 May, 2020 US$ 23,900 ( Upto Basecamp )
US$ 32,999 ( Upto Summit )
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Expedition Service up to Advance Base Camp Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Jeep, Hiace or, Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa (Gonger Airport) with international airport departure tax.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Mt. Everest.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances, daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Insurance of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC and Advance BC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen Mask and regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s and simple medical service for members till Advance BC.
  • Agency Service charge.

Expedition Service up to Advance Base Camp Cost Doesn't Include:

  • Airfare: To and from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry and Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu and Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required, Carying Bonus for Climbing sherpa.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

Expedition Service up to Summit Cost Includes: (Full Board Basis)

  • All land transportation by Van, Jeep, Hiace or, Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa (Gonger Airport) with international airport departure tax.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Mt. Everest.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
  • 6 Oxygen bottles per member with mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • 4 Oxygen for climbing Sherpa.
  • All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude food and fuel.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances, daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 30 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC and ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s and simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Agency Service charge.

Expedition Service up to Summit Cost Doesn't Include:

  • Airfare: To and from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry and Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees, customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required, Carying Bonus for Climbing sherpa.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

Spring Itinerary

Entry/Exit: Lhasa
Height: 8,848m.
Latitude: 27°59′17″N
Longitude: 86°55′31″E
Trip Duration: 54 Days
Normal Ascent Route: North East Ridge
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Lhasa- Shigatse-Shegar-Everest BC- Everest ABC

08 April Day 01: Arrival  Kathmandu Airport (1,350m.), meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
09-10 April Day 02-03: Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment and briefing.
11 April Day 04: Fly to Lhasa (3,656m.-11972ft)) then transfer to Hotel. O/N at Hotel.
12 April Day 05: Lhasa rest and City tour. O/N at Hotel.
13 April Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m.-12792ft) – 275 KM. O/N at Hotel.
14 April Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4,350m. - 14272ft). O/N at Hotel.
15 April Day 08: Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,200m.) 4hrs. Camp.
16-18 April Day 09-11: Acclimatization, Prepare load for Advance Base Camp.
19 April Day 12: Chinese BC to Middle Camp (5,700m.) 5hrs.
20 April Day 13:  Middle Camp - Advance Base Camp of Everest (6,400m.)
21 April - 25 May Day 14 - 48: Climbing Period of Mt. Everest (8,848m).
26 May Day 49: Clean Base Camp prepare to Return.
27 May Day 50: Trek to Chinese BC, drive to Shigatse. O/N at Hotel.
28 May Day 51: Drive to Lhasa then transfer to Hotel. O/N at Hotel.
29 May Day 52: Fly back from Lhasa to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
30 May Day 53: Rest and leisure day in Kathmandu.
31 May Day 54: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward Journey.

Mountain Info

    Entry/Exit: Lhasa
    Height: 8,848m.
    Latitude: 27°59′17″N
    Longitude: 86°55′31″E
    Trip Duration: 54 Days
    Normal Ascent Route: North East Ridge
    Grade: Mountaineering
    Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Lhasa- Shigatse-Shegar-Everest BC- Everest ABC

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