Mt. Everest North Col Expedition. Mount. Everest is situated at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Most Nepali people refer this mountain as Sagarmatha, literally means “Forehead in the Sky.” Tibetans and Sherpa people refer it as Chomolungma, which means “Goddess Mother of the World.” This mountain looks like a pyramid-shaped horn, sculpted by the erosive power of the glacial ice into three massive faces and three major ridges, which soar to the summit from the north, south, and west separated by the huge glaciers that descend from the main peak and its nearby satellite peaks
Climbing Mt. Everest from Tibet side has become quite popular among the climbers. 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. Technically, it is more challenging than the South side but does not have the ice fall danger. One of charming of Everest North Ridge route is that it offers the view of virtually the whole route from the base camp
After following a proper acclimatization schedule at Everest Base Camp we climb straight towards the North Face of Everest before branching east, towards advanced base camp at 6,400m/ 20,997 feet. Then we keep moving ahead to Intermediate Camp (6200m), Advance Base Camp (6500m), Camp 1, Camp 2 and finally Summit to Mt. Everest (8850m).
Mt. Everest North Col is truly a challenging expedition trip but the rewards, memories, and experience that one gets will be a lifetime memory.
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Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you will enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu DAY 02-03: TIBET VISA/EXPEDITION PREPARATION & BRIEFIN
Today the expedition group members will meet up with Trek Himalayan staff for introduction and briefing about the expedition details. There will be 2 days alloted for preparation for the expedition. During the preparation we will work out for visa issuance, equipment checking with guides, shopping personal food for the expedition
After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge (i.e. NepalChina border). From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and landcruiser drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. We stay overnight in camp
Today is free for acclimatization. We do a short trek around which helps us to acclimatize fast in higher altitude. Overnight in camp
Leaving Nyalam, we drive to Tingri through the lush, green lower hills up the dry, arid landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. We cross several high passes including the Lalung La at 5050m. If weather permits you will have a glimpse of a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range including Mt Everest, Mt. Shishapangma and Mt. Cho Oyu at the backdrop. We spend the night in Tingri.
The north side of Everest in Tibet, northeast ridge route, begins with a drive to Everest Base Camp from Tingri by jeep which is located on a gravel plain just below the glacier. If weather permits you will have a glimpse of a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range including Mt Everest, Mt. Shishapangma and Mt. Cho Oyu at the backdrop. We spend overnight in camp
Here we prepare loads, yaks and other necessary things and trek towards Intermediate Middle & Advance Base Camp. Depending on fitness, we move up and down the mountain several times, overnight in camp
There is an intermediate Camp before reaching the Advance Base Camp. To reach Intermediate Camp climbers ascend the medial moraine of the east Rongbuk Glacier up to the base of Changtse (6,100 m). Overnight in camp
The Advanced Base Camp (6500m) is situated below the North Col and there are 3 camps above before final summit push. The route is in a way more technical because there is more exposed rock and the weather is much more severe than on Nepalese side as it is exposed to winds all the time.
We head for Camp 1 located on the North Col, where we face long and monotonous ascent of the glacierto t he foot of the Col. Fixed ropes are used to reach the North Col (7,010m). From the North Col, there is ascending along the rocky north ridge to Camp 2 (7,775m).
From Camp 2 the route crosses the North Face in a diagonal climb to the base of the Yellow Bandreachi ng the site of Camp 3 (8,230m). Camp 3 the last camp from where the final summit push is staged. Today we check all our climbing equipment and our Sherpa climber give you some training about the climbing to Mt Everest. Overnight in tented camp
There are three famous Steps after camp 3. There is a treacherous trek from the base of the First Step (8,500 m) to the crux of the climb, the Second Step (8,580 m). This includes a climbing aid called the “Chinese ladder”, a metal ladder placed semi-permanently in 1975 by a party of Chinese climbers and used by virtually all climbers on the route. The Third Step is inconsequential (8,690 m) followed by a snow slope of 50 degrees and the final summit ridge to the summit pyramid.
After successful summit we return to Base Camp, collect disposed garbage and clean up. Then, we will drive back to Tingri. Overnight in tented camp
Today we drive along the Tibet- Nepal Friendship Highway towards Zhangmu. We will cross the high twin passes, Lablung La (5,124m/16, 806ft) and Tong La (5,120m/16,794ft) en route. From the top of Tong La, you will enjoy the views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest and Shishapangma. Then, the road drops dramatically towards Nyalam, the last Tibetan town on the way to Zhangmu. If time permits, we will visit Milarepa Cave and then follow the road to Zhangmu-the Chinese frontier town. Overnight in hotel
After completing Chinese customs and immigration formalities at Zhangmu we drive further 5 miles down to the Friendship Bridge where you change your Tibetan guide and vehicle. From here, we drive to Kathmandu, which takes us about 3 ½ hrs to reach the city. Overnight in hotel
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