Climbing to the Everest – Advanced Base Camp from the north offers a distinctive cultural experience and a beautiful ascent through rough Tibetan mountainous topography. The unobstructed view of this grand massif from the northern side makes the trek very satisfying.
This is the highest trek on earth. It takes you as close to the summit of Everest as it is possible for a non-climber to reach! It is an amazing adventure to Camp 3 (6,400m) and the base of the North Col via the east Rongbuk Glacier.
We will begin our staged ascent to Everest – Advanced Base Camp/Camp 3, hiking to and sleeping at increasingly higher camps. The keys to reaching the 6,400m mark are to pace yourself, stay well hydrated and warm in the cold and dry climate. We take altitude seriously and allow plenty of days for acclimatization, as well as factoring in a spare day to allow for bad weather, health issues etc.
Trekking rough trails to the highest altitude on Everest possible without crampons, ice axes or any mountaineering skills, spectacular views, exploring Lhasa and the vast, haunting Tibetan Plateau, experiencing the feel of base camp during expedition season all combine to make this truly the adventure trip of a lifetime!
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 03||Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,660m)|
|Day 06||Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m)|
|Day 07||Drive to Shigatse (3,900)|
|Day 08||Drive to Shegar (4,350m)|
|Day 09||Acclimatization day in Shegar|
|Day 10||Drive to Rongbuk (5,000m)|
|Day 11||Drive/trek to Everest Base Camp (5,200m)|
|Day 12||Everest Base Camp|
|Day 13||Trek to Camp 1 (5,460m)|
|Day 14||Trek to Intermediate Camp (5,760m)|
|Day 15||Rest day at Intermediate Camp (5,760m)|
|Day 16||Trek to Camp 2 (5,970m)|
|Day 17||Trek to Everest Advance Base Camp (Camp 3, 6,400m)|
|Day 18||Rest day at ABC/contingency day for weather|
|Day 19||Trek down to Base Camp|
|Day 20||Drive Nyalam (3,750m)/Zhangmu (2,400m)|
|Day 21||Drive Kathmandu|
|Day 22||Depart Kathmandu|