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Everest Expedition North Col.

Everest expedition from Tibet side has become more popular among the mountaineers to make their dream come true to stand on the summit of Everest. Among the several reasons, low cost of royalty and other basic mountaineering services as well as the safest route to the summit are the key factors to attract more Everest climbers from North Col. than from the South Col. T echnically, it is more challenging than the South side but does not have the ice fall danger. One of charmings of Everest North Ridge route is that it offers the view of virtually the whole route from the base camp.

Expedition initially starts from driving to BC at 5,200m and from there it is 22 km to ABC at 6,400m with yak support. From ABC the route continues up the East Rongbuk glacier and then to snow slopes to the North Col at 7,000m where Camp 1 is established on snow. This is a comfortable camp location, with great views across the North Face and East Rongbuk Glacier. However, it is not expansive. Climbing snow slopes, Camp II will be pitched at 7400m. at the head of the snow ramp that stretches up from the Col. and the camp could be windy. The route from Camp II to Camp III consists of a series of rock and shingle steps and easy terrain. Camp III will be at 7900m. on rocky shelves. The route from Camp II to Camp III is quite windy. From C III the route traverses across a series of rock steps and snow slopes, then again on mixed rock and snow to Camp 4 at 8,400m. on rocky ground, but sometimes on ledges cut into snow, depending on snowfall in the preceding season. The summit day starts from here. The route consists of mixed rock and snow steps some of them are quite steep to the NE ridge and then finally to the summit via the Three Steps.

 

Mountain Information: Expedition Facts
Height: 8,848 m / 29,028 ft Duration: 362 Days
Location: Mahalangur Himal (Nepal-China) Climbing Duration: 42 Days
Range: Mahalangur Himal Route: Normal route
Latitude: 27°59′17″N Starting Point: Kathmandu
Longitude: 86°55′31″E Finished Point: Zangmu

 

Details Itineraries:

Days            Date-Spring        Date- Autumn       Itinerary (Zangmu-Zangmu)

1                 1-Apr                 9-Aug                   Arrival & transfer to Hotel
2-3               2-3 Apr              10-11 Aug             In Kathmandu (Tibet visa processing)
4                 4-Apr                 12-Aug                 Drive to Zangmu (2350m)
5                 5-Apr                 13-Aug                 Drive to Nyalam (3750m)
6                 6-Apr                 14-Aug                 In Nyalam for acclimatization
7                 7-Apr                 15-Aug                 Drive to Thingri (4300m)
8                 8-Apr                 16-Aug                 Rest day in Thingri to acclimatize
9                 9-Apr                 17-Aug                Drive to Everest base camp (5200m)
10-12           10-12 Apr            18-20 Aug            Base camp (acclimatization & prepare)
13               13-Apr                21-Aug                Trek to Intermediate Camp (6200m)
14               14-Apr                22-Aug                 Arrive advance base camp (6400m)
15-57           15 Apr-26 May     23 Aug-3 Oct        Climbing Period
58               27-May              4-Oct                   ABC to base camp
59               28-May              5-Oct                   Drive to Nyalam
60               29-May              6-Oct                   Drive to Kathmandu
61               30 May              7-Oct                   In Kathmandu
62               31 May              8-Oct                   Final Departure

 

 

 

COST INCLUDES

 

Service up to Summit

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • Peak permit fee. Tibet visa fee.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan for 5 nights and full board in Tibet.
  • Transportation of members, staffs and food supplies from Kathmandu- Base Camp - Kathmandu
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp , advance base camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Luggage transfer from base camp to advance base camp and from advance base camp to base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment (Required rope, ice bar, ice screw, etc
  • High altitude tents for members and climbing Sherpa
  • Single tent with mattress at Chinese Base Camp and advance base camp for each member.
  • Solar panel at Chinese Base Camp and advance base camp for power.
  • Dining tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs & tables at Chinese base camp & advance base camp.
  • 6 oxygen bottles (4Lts) per member and 3 oxygen bottles (4Lts) per Sherpa with mask and regulator (For use only)
  • One high altitude Sherpa per 1 climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • Equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, food and tents for cook, kitchen boy.
    Satellite phone for emergency use. Personal calls subject to charges.
  • Extra yak
  • High way and conservation charges.
  • Garbage deposit.

Service up to Advance Base Camp

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport.
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • Climbing permit
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan for 5 nights and full board in Tibet.
  • Transportation of members, staffs and food supplies from Kathmandu- Base Camp - Kathmandu
  • Luggage 70 kilograms per member from Chinese base camp to advance base camp and 40 kilograms per member from advance base camp to Chinese base camp.
  • Equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, food and tents for cook, kitchen boy.
  • Dining tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs & tables at base camp & advance base camp.
  • Solar panel at base camp for light.
  • Single tent with mattress for each member at base camp
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp during the expedition.
  • High way and conservation charges.
  • Garbage deposit.
  • Emergency oxygen and mask at the advance base camp.(usage of the oxygen is subject to charges)
  • Satellite phone for emergency. Personal calls subject to charges.

 

COST DOES NOT INCLUDES

  • International flights other than Kathmandu-Lhasa.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (Available at the airport upon arrival)
  • Re-entry visa for Nepal. (Can be obtained at the immigration office in Kodari)
  • 2 Meals a day while in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel bills after 5 nights stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear above advance base camp
  • Personal insurance
  • Emergency Rescue
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone,
  • Walkie-talkie radio for communication.
  • communication equipment and commercial filming
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • All personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo
  • Tips and bonuses for climbing sherpa
  • Tips for Base camp staffs
  • Climbing Sherpa climbing and summit bonus : US$ 1500

Other Services

  • Services of High Altitude Sherpa: US$ 3600
  • Please note that this does not include the HA Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, summit bonus etc… above advance base camp.

 

 

 

 

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