The North Col refers to the sharp-edged pass carved by glaciers in the ridge connecting Mount Everest and Changtse in Tibet. It forms the head of the East Rongbuk Glacier. When climbers attempt to climb Everest via the north ridge (Tibet), the first camp on the mountain itself (traditional Camp IV, modern Camp I) is established on the North Col. From this point, climbers ascend the North Ridge to reach a series of progressively higher camps along the North Face of Everest. Climbers make their final push to the summit from Camp VI at 8,230 meters (27,001ft) altitude.
The North Col was first climbed by George Mallory, Edward Oliver Wheeler, and Guy Bullock on 23 September 1921 during the British reconnaissance expedition. This was the first time a westerner had set foot on Mount Everest. Although long credited to Mallory, the discovery of the North Col was in fact made by Wheeler about a week before Mallory himself confirmed its existence while searching for possible routes to the summit of Mount Everest. All subsequent expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s attempted to reach the summit of Everest by using the North Col.
Standing at the height of 7033m, Everest North Col is the popular mountain lies in Tibet. It is the key to the ascent of Everest from the north. Everest North Col Expedition highlights Lhasa and the eighth wonder Potala Palace to the drive along the Friendship Highway for trekking up to the 6380m ABC. Following our ascent of Lhakpa Ri, we will have a rest day before attempting our climb. Then we climb to 7000m on North Col using the fixed ropes of the Everest expeditions. Using fixed ropes, we ascend up the steep flanks of the North Col, to its crest. This is a historic location, right at the foot of the North Ridge.
Everest North Col Expedition could be the adventure for you. The immense presence of Everest and the journey to the North Col will leave you memorized. Our Everest North Col Expedition will help you follow in the footsteps of every hero who has ever stepped foot on the north side of Mt. Everest, you will journey in their footsteps and create your own journey and experience on Everest. Climbing on Everest is an amazing once in a lifetime journey to climb on the highest mountain in the world. You will not be disappointed and left with lasting memories of Everest’s North Face.
Mt. Everest North Col is truly a challenging expedition trip but the rewards, memories, and experience that one gets will be a lifetime memory.The North Col on Everest is a spectacular location with incredible views and is directly on the main climbing route for Everest from Tibet. It is located on a high snow ridge above advanced basecamp. We teach you everything you need to know in special training sessions in base camp and the few days of climbing are mainly steep walking. The actual climbing on this fun trekking peak could be best described as steep walking/climbing, with the climbers attached to fixed ropes and the dates we have chosen run in conjunction with the exciting spring Everest climbing season. Climbing up to the North Col could qualify you for climbing Everest
|Day 01||Arrive Kathmandu(1340m) & transfer to hotel|
|Day 02||Sightseeing in Kathmandu|
|Day 03||Fly to Lhasa (3660m)|
|Day 04||In Lhasa(3660m)|
|Day 05||In Lhasa (3660m)|
|Day 06||Drive Shigatse (3900m) 280 km|
|Day 07||Drive Shegar (4050m) 244km|
|Day 08||Rest day at Shegar for acclimatization|
|Day 09||Drive to Everest Base Camp (5150m)|
|Day 10/12||Rest at Everest Base Camp (5150m)|
|Day 13||Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)|
|Day 14||Acclimatization Interim Camp|
|Day 15||Trek to Advance Base Camp|
|Day 16/17||Acclimatization at Advance Base Camp|
|Day 18||Climb North Col, return to Advance Base Camp|
|Day 19||Trek down to Base Camp|
|Day 20||Spare Day|
|Day 21||Drive to Nyalam/Zhangmu|
|Day 22||Drive to Kathmandu|
|Day 23||Free day in Kathmandu|
|Day 24||Depart Kathmandu|