Everest North Col Expedition

Trip Overview

Expedition begins when you arrive at Kathmandu where you meet our staff and transfer to hotel. Next day, we have introduction section with other climbing members & Expedition crews. Then, we make your Tibet visa and other necessary document for the Everest Expedition.

After 3 day, we drive you towards Nepal-Tibet border up to Friendship Bridge through Arnico Highway, where the Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transport meet us. The expedition gears go by truck while we travel by Land. We take time to acclimatize with one night at Zhangmu (2300m) and two nights at Nylam (3750m), which also gives us the chance to trek up high hills for acclimatization.

Next day we drive to Tingri (4350m) where we spend further two nights acclimatizing. Then, we drive Tingri to Base camp 5400 m along rough trails through grassy plain leading up to Everest Base Camp, which is also called Chinese base camp.

We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more, depending on how everyone feels. Base camp is a temporary but comfortable affair with Nepali cook and dining tent. Now the two-day walk towards advanced base camp (ABC) begins.

After being awake for 2 days, we reach ABC at 6400 m along with the Yaks. From ABC, the route goes to the east Rongbuk (Everest Base) glacier and after that there is an easy snow slope to the North Col at 7070 m. You have permit only  for North Col and this is called Everest North Col Expedition.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Day 02 Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 03 Briefing and official work in Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive Zhangmu (2300 m), Stay at Hotel 
Day 05 Drive to Naylam (3750), Stay at Hotel
Day 06 Rest Day for Acclimatization
Day 07 Drive to Tingri town (4300 m)
Day 08 Rest Day for Acclimatization
Day 09 Drive to Chinese Base Camp
Day 10 Chinese Base Camp (5400 m.)
Day 11 Chinese Base Camp
Day 12 Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp, load carried by Yaks
Day 13 Middle Camp – Advance Base Camp of Everest 6400 m.
Day 13-30 North Col. 7,000m.
Day 31 EBC – Base Camp
Day 32 Drive to Zhangmu
Day 33 Drive Border exit and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 34 Kathmandu
Day 35 Final Departure

Cost Included

  1. Hotel in Kathmandu accommodation 5 nights with bed and breakfast at Hotel
  2. Full board hotel in Tibet above the Itinerary. Double room sheering basis.
  3. All the transportation in Nepal and Tibet as per the itinerary.
  4. Per person 1& 1/2 Yak (60 KG) Load Base Camp to Advance Base Camp.
  5. Per person (40 KG) Load Advance Base Camp to Base Camp.
  6. Tibet visa fee
  7. Permit for Everest Expedition North Col – Spring 2005.
  8. Sherpa Cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and Advance Base Camp.
  9. Chinese Base Camp – Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 1 person
  10. Dining tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, chair & table at Base Camp & Advance Base Camp, Mattresses
  11. Food and fuel at Base Camp & Advance Base Camp during the expedition period. (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
  12. Oxygen,Satellite phone (pay call) & Gamow Bag .
  13. Liaison Officer & Interpreter.
  14. High way and conservation charges.
  15. Last Day Farewell Dinner
  16. Office service charge

Cost not Include

  1. Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
  2. Custom clearance in Kathmandu for Cargo (Per Person USD 100).
  3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  4. Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, and all other items of personal nature.
  5. Entry visa into Nepal. This can be obtained at the airport upon arrival, Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  6. Departure tax at Kathmandu airport for international flight.
  7. Personal travels, medical and rescue insurance.
  8. Climbing equipment, high altitude food & fuel above Advanced Base Camp.
  9. Bar bills and Beverage
  10. Rescue Jeep.
  11. Land slides charges in Nepal side.
  12. Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
  13. Garbage Deposit USD 500 (Sharing of the total person)
  14. Medicine/First Aid for Expedition
  15. Walkie-talkie

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:35 Days
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 7,000m
  • Group Size: 2-10pax

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