Climbing Mount Everest is the adventure of a lifetime. The planet’s highest peak is an outstanding mountaineering challenge, which yearly attracts hundreds of climbers from throughout the world.
Mount Everest in Tibetan/Sherpa language is called Chomolungma, meaning “Mother Goddess of the Universe”. Located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, it proudly stood at an elevation of 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level and the 5th furthest point from the centre of the Earth.
The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point.
The Northeast Ridge Route of Mount Everest is, along with the South Col Route, one of the most popular climbing routes to the roof of the world.
The Northeast Ridge is sometimes called The Mallory Route since the approach to the mountain was discovered by George Mallory along with Guy Bullock on the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition.
Our Expedition begins by driving toward Nepal-Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge. We take time to acclimatise with a night at Zhangmu (2300m) and couple nights at Nyalam (3750m). Then we drive to Tingri (4350m) where we spend couple more nights for better acclimatisation. Then we drive to Everest Base camp (5200m) also called the Chinese base camp, and then trek in the footsteps of George Mallory.
Another option to start this expedition is, by flying from Kathmandu to the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa and overland journey across the Tibetan Plateau, and then trek in the footsteps of George Mallory.
It will also give a life-long impression of Tibet and its people, and an insight as well as deep respect for the achievements of the early Everest pioneers.
Climbing Everest from the Tibet side is relatively easier and less costly than climbing from the Nepal side, with great beauty and fascinating history. Still, Everest expeditions encounter many seen and unseen obstacles including high altitude, harsh weather conditions and even sheer exhaustion. It’s my pleasure to provide support and logistics for experienced and self-reliant climbers.
The sherpa from my team include some of the most experienced and skilled climbing sherpas, whose more than a decade long involvement in the Mountaineering expeditions can surely double the chances of your success on Mt. Everest. Likewise, our hardworking base camp staffs are both well-trained and hospitable.
Most attempts are made during May before the summer monsoon season.
ABC (Advanced Base Camp) is situated below the North Col at 6,500 m (21,300 ft).
Camp I or North Col (7,010m/23,000ft): To reach Camp I on the north col, climbers ascend the glacier to the foot of the col where fixed ropes are used to reach the North Col. The climb to Camp I is more straightforward and safer as there will be two fixed ropes all the way up.
Camp II (7,775m/25,500ft): From the North Col, climbers ascend the rocky north ridge to set up Camp II. There is a long reasonably angled snow slope to 7,500m where we sometimes put our Camp II and it’s on a snow ledge. Depending on the needs and conditions of our clients, we either put our camp II at this point on a snow ledge or move further on up a series of rock and gravel steps at 7,775m. Between these 2 camps, it is often very windy and you will probably come across worn and tattered tents from previous year’s expeditions.
Camp III (8,230m/27,000 ft): The route crosses the North Face in a diagonal climb to the base of the Yellow Band reaching the site of Camp III. The route remains relatively easy angled, although the gradient increases gently, until the next camp is reached. The camp III is normally on rock, but it used to be snow covered some years ago. The day is rewarded with stupendous views over the glaciers below. What were viewed as big mountains as they dominated the Magic Highway, now more easily blend with the humble backdrop of the Tibetan Plateau and the flatlands beyond. It is the last and the top most camp of every expedition from Tibetan side and standing at this altitude will certainly give you a greater sense of the world below your feet. From Camp III, climbers will make their final summit push.
Summit Day (8848m/29,029ft): Climbers face a treacherous traverse from the base of the First Step; ascending from 8,501 metres (27,890 ft) to 8,534 m (28,000 ft), to the crux of the climb, the Second Step: ascending from 8,577 metres (28,140 ft) to 8,626 m (28,300 ft). (The Second Step includes a climbing aid called the “Chinese ladder”, a metal ladder placed semi-permanently in 1975 by a party of Chinese climbers. It has been almost continuously in place since, and ladders have been used by virtually all climbers on the route. Once above the Second Step the inconsequential Third Step is clambered over: ascending from 8,690 m (28,510 ft) to 8,800 m (28,870 ft). Once above these steps, the summit pyramid is climbed by a snow slope of 50 degrees, to the final summit ridge along which the top is reached.
You’ll find here below the program and itinerary I usually propose. We can of course adapt it based on your time in Nepal, acclimatisation level and what you are looking for.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 2 – Final preparation of the Expedition
Day 3 – Full Day City sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 4 – Fly to Lhasa (3665m)
Day 5 – Lhasa Sightseeing Tour with Tibetan guide.
Day 6 – 2nd Day Lhasa Sightseeing tour with Tibetan Guide
Day 7 – Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) 265km.
Day 8 – Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3880m) 90Kms.
Day 9 – Drive from Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar (4,050m) 300Kms.
Day 10 – Drive to Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp (5150m) 253Kms.
Day 11-15 – Explore and acclimatization in base camp.
Day 16 – Trek to Interim Camp (5760M)
Day 17 – Acclimatization day in Interim Camp.
Day 18 – Trek to Advance base camp (6340M).
Day 19-56 – Everest Climbing Period (Camp I or North Col – 7,010m/23,000ft // Camp II – 7,775m/25,500ft // Camp III – 8,230m/27,000ft).
Day 19-56 Summit Day – 8848m/29,029ft
Day 57 – Trek back to the Base Camp
Day 58 – Drive down to Zhangmu (2300m) 245 kms.
Day 59 – Drive to Kathmandu (1300m) 123 kms.
Day 60 – Leisure in Kathmandu
Day 61 – Departure from Kathmandu
If you are interested by this once in a life time adventure please get in touch with me. I’ll be happy to provide you with all the details (program, logistics, equipment…).
The price is 45.000 USD per person.
Leaving with a local IFMGA mountain guide maximises your chance to succeed this Everest expedition !
Price per person
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- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees