Everest Expedition North Side(8848m) - 60 Days

Mount Everest at 8,848 meters/ 29,035 feet is perhaps the most coveted mountain in the world. The expedition of  Everest from the north (Tibetan) side is a comparatively easier way to climb rather than the south side, and the dates we have chosen feature the best weather of the year. Our proposed schedule allows for a careful and safe ascent, as well as multiple full descents to Chinese basecamp and/or a lower village. The style of climbing is cautious and careful, with excellent leadership, organization, Sherpa climbers, ‘walkie-talkie’ radios, satellite telephones, the best oxygen bottles and apparatus available.
During the drive, trek and on the climb, our experienced staff is with you all of the ways. Our helpful climbing sherpas are some of the best. They are real high-altitude star-performers and very friendly. Our leader is a highly experienced, friendly, and well-organized professional with multiple ascents of Everest. Our skillful basecamp and advanced basecamp cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day.

On trek: Our western leader, together with friendly and helpful sherpas, cooks and local people leading yak caravans carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, prepare and serve delicious meals, so you can relax and enjoy the trek. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the trek. Our comfortable basecamp and ABC: Our cooks will serve you delicious meals in our heated dining tent
On the mountain: Our leader and group sherpas will fix the route, set up the high camps and carry the group equipment, such as tents, stoves, etc. If you wish to help out, we welcome you to do so, otherwise just relax and focus on getting well acclimated and achieving your goals. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the climb.
Sherpas: We have many group sherpas to help the team. For an additional expense, we can also provide personal sherpas and climbing-guides to individual members who wish to have their own private sherpa.

Basecamp: Features your own private sleeping tent or shared depending on the itinerary. Advanced basecamp tents are based on a sharing basis. We have comfortable, dining tents with tables where our cooks will serve you delicious meals.
Trek to advanced basecamp: A beautiful trek to the base of the highest peak in the world. This trek is very accomplishable by the average person who enjoys walking. Normally, you never step on snow and there is no climbing, only walking on moraine trails. From basecamp, we trek up the amazing Rongbuk glacier, also known as the “Golden Highway”, where there are gorgeous views of stunning peaks in the area, including Lakpa-Ri and all of its “Little Sisters”, as well as Changtse and of course Everest. At 6,400 meters/21,000 feet, Advanced Basecamp (ABC) must be the highest basecamp in the world
After ABC, Clip into the fixed lines for a sloping glacier walk up to the North Col (camp 1) at 7000 metres/24,900 feet. There is one steep section of 50-80 degrees. North Col is a pass between the Everest North East Ridge and Changtse. There are incredible views here, looking towards Pumori in Nepal, as well as Lhakpa Ri.
From the North Col, we ascend the glacier and eventually the rocky north ridge to set up Camp 2 at around 7500-7800 metres/24,600 feet.
After camp 2 the trail traverses to the west and up the north face around and through a series of 30-degree gullies and slopes before reaching the site of Camp 3 at 8,300 meters/27,200 feet.
Rest Days: We will be taking a lot of them throughout the expedition of Mount Everest. In fact, we might even descend to a low village for three-four days to soak up the sunshine and thicker air before our final summit push. During your rest days, we encourage you to concentrate on recovering, eating and drinking, to read, relax, listen to music and stroll around visiting other teams
Summit attempt: From Camp 3, we will make our final summit push. Climbers must first make their way through three rock bands known as the first, second, and third steps. Step 2 in particular, is an exciting rock-buttress to ascend with the presence of an aluminum ladder placed by a Chinese team in 1975 and since repaired by a five-star commercial team. After surmounting the 3rd Step, the summit is ahead. Once above these steps, the final summit slopes (35 to 58 degrees) to the top.

Who is this trip for?
We encourage men and women from around the world, of all ages to join us as an individual team member or with your own group, whether that is your spouse, partner, friends, sibling, clients, colleagues, etc. Most of our members join as individuals, our team dynamics work well, and we are able to build successful and safe groups that enjoy trekking, climbing, and traveling together.
You should have previous high altitude climbing experience
To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active winter-walker-climber in good health. Prior to joining, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice.

Day 01Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02Rest / Preparation
Day 03Extra Day for Paperwork
Day 04Drive Kerung (~2900m)
Day 05Rest/acclimatize
Day 06Drive Tingri (~4300m)
Day 07Rest/acclimatize
Day 08Drive Everest Base Camp 5150m
Day 09 - 12Acclimatization
Day 13Trek Camp I 5450m
Day 14Trek Intermediate Camp 5760m
Day 15Rest day
Day 16Trek Camp II 5970m
Day 17Trek Everest Advance Base Camp 6200m
Day 18 - 21Rest/acclimatize
Day 22 - 56Climbing Period
Day 57Base Camp
Day 58Drive Kerung
Day 59Drive Kathmandu
Day 60Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • CTMA climbing permit & other fees including Tibet visa
  • Surface transportation on private vehicles both in Nepal & Tibet as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Good hotels/lodges in Kerung & Tingri (no meals)
  • Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
  • 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.
  • High camps during the climb with high food
  • 6 oxygen bottles (4L) for each member & 4 oxygen bottle (4L) for climbing Sherpa
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition
  • Medical Kit & Walkie Talkie
  • Salary & load carrying bonus for Sherpa (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
  • Required number of porters/Yaks to the Base Camp and return
  • Rope fixing & environment fee
  • Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Personal medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu; all meals in Kerung & Tingri
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff Summit Bonus
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Clothing and equipment for Expedition(7000m Above)

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layer of air next to the skin.

If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety. It protects the climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features 

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Fig: About the clothing fabric

Personal Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(500 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 50)

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One-piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight synthetic liner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries
  • Power bank 
  • Cable’s  

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice ax
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork, and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip screen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Earplugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

We suggest you buy lightweight equipment enough as per the itinerary for the below reasons.

  • It dries quick 
  • It is easy and quick to pack 
  • Feels comfortable during the trek
  • Saves energy 

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

Tibet Visa

First, confirm your itinerary and authorize Expedition Himalaya to obtain the travel permit on your behalf. You will also be required to email a clear scanned copy of your passport. This has to be done at least 15 working days prior to your arrival in Nepal.

Reach Kathmandu at least 3 working days in advance of your travel itinerary and deposit your passport in our office along with necessary payment required to obtain the travel permit.

We will inform you as soon as the travel permit for Tibet gets issued.

Trip Reviews
5 stars
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  1. Thank you so much for all you did
    Denise, Paul (Tom, Adnen, John & Mark too)30th May, 2019

    Namaste to you,Greetings from California! We are getting settled back at home now and finally had a chance to write you. Thank you SOOOOO much for all you did to make our trip a huge success!!! Our group LOVED every minute of it and we appreciate your attention to detail. We all felt very well cared for the entire journey and are so grateful for such incredible memories. We have attached a couple of photos that you might appreciate seeing. Sorry that we didn’t take more photos together. The one we have from the restaurant turned out too dark. I plan to write Dawa & Da Lyandu and send him these photos too. We think of you often and will look forward to our next adventure to Nepal with you. In the meantime, we will definitely refer any and all business your way and let you know if we have any friends visiting. With most sincere thanks and much love,

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