Mt. Everest North Col Expedition - 24 Days

Standing at the height of 7033m, Everest north col. is the popular mountain lies in Tibet. Discovered by George Mallory and his team in 1922, it is the key to the ascent of Everest from the north. Everest North Col. Expedition highlights the Lhasa and the eighth wonder Potala Palace to the drive along the Friendship highway to 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 at 7,000m. This is an historic location, right at the foot of the North Ridge.

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 metres (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, 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 an 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

DayActivities
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu(1340m) & transfer to hotel
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03Fly to Lhasa (3660m)
Day 04In Lhasa(3660m)
Day 05In Lhasa (3660m)
Day 06Drive Shigatse (3900m) 280 km
Day 07Drive Shegar (4050m) 244km
Day 08Rest day at Shegar for acclimatization
Day 09Drive to Everest Base Camp (5150m)
Day 10/12Rest at Everest Base Camp (5150m)
Day 13Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)
Day 14Acclimatization Interim Camp 
Day 15Trek to Advance Base Camp
Day 16/17Acclimatization at Advance Base Camp 
Day 18Climb North Col, return  to Advance Base Camp
Day 19Trek down to Base Camp
Day 20Spare Day
Day 21Drive to Nyalam/Zhangmu
Day 22Drive to Kathmandu
Day 23Free day in Kathmandu
Day 24Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport strictly as per itinerary.
  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
  • Royalty (CTMA) as per Tibet rule
  • All staff during Expedition period
  • Full Board hotel en route in Tibet
  • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew;
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary;
  • Necessary Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (if requested by client)
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance, Ice falls charges
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and member
  • All camping equipment in Base Camp;
  • Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff;
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff;
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members;
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the Base Camp
  • All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents etc.
  • Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • Required Experienced, Trained guide during the climbing Period per person
  • One set of Walkie-Talkies to each member and climbing guide
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner during in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) re-entry visa fee.
  • Emergency/Rescue Jeep
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not included in “Full Board Service Cost Includes” section

Clothing and equipment for Expedition(7000m Above)

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

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

Clothing Fabric features 

FABRIC BREATHABILITY WATERPROOF WIND STOPPER STRETCHINESS
Fleece Excellent Poor Poor Excellent
Laminated softshell Good Good Fair Good
Double weave softshell Excellent Poor Fair Excellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshell Fair Good Excellent Fair
Waterproof breathable  Fair Excellent Excellent Poor

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 axe
  • 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
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

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 to buy light weight equipment enough as per the itinerary for below reasons.

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

Nepal Visa

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

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 45 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 3 per day

In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine

Nepal 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.

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Price From USD $ 12,000/person
12000
Total $ 12,000 USD

Trip Facts

  • 24 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 7,033 m
  • Strenuous
  • Expedition
  • April and May & October and November
  • Mt. Everest North Col offers a jaw dropping views of Everest and its magnificent North Face.