MT. EVEREST (ABC) NORTH COL EXPEDITION to 7000m - 14 days
The world's highest trek
Thinking of climbing Everest on the north side in Tibet one day? Want to test yourself at altitude? Or, perhaps just you’re just curious?
Photo: Nelson Dellis (Advanced Base Camp Everest, Tibet)
This is an excellent opportunity for experienced climbers to gain some altitude experience without the large financial and time investment in a summit climb. An opportunity to climb to just over 7000M. You will join up with the expedition team members and then fly over the Himalayas to Lhasa in Tibet to commence proper acclimatization before making our way to Everest Base Camp.
This expedition starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa with China Air. After base camp set-up and proper acclimatization is attained climbers will commence the 22 km walk from Base Camp at 5200m to Advanced base camp at 6400M over two days. Several days are spent at ABC in order to fully acclimatize. The route is basically a straight forward trail up moraine to the East Rongbuk Glacier, which lead to the fixed ropes. The descent takes about three hours.
The North Col is a large area where all expeditions make Camp I and from here there are incredible views of the entire North Face of Everest, the West Rongbuk Glacier, Lho La, Pumori and Cho Oyo. This is a very rewarding non technical climb at altitude.
expedition is designed specifically to help promote “Low Risk”
mountain experiences to our customers and
Sherpa staff. It’s
an endeavour to help offer employment alternatives to our Sherpa teams who are
at risk working the ice-fall on Everest south side in Nepal.
impact of climate change in the Himalayas is putting second generation
Sherpa guides and their families at risk. We are looking at a variety of options
to safely continue working and playing in the magical Himalayas.
expedition, we take our Sherpa staff from the Khumbu region (Everest, Nepal) to
Tibet. They will travel overland from Kathmandu with our camp equipment. You
will fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, Tibet. After a a couple days touring and
acclimatizing in the city and area outside of Lhasa, you’ll begin an overland tour
overland tour by jeep to Everest base camp. Our team of Sherpas will have the
comforts base camp set-up waiting your arrival.
and adjusting to the new heights, you cant test yourself higher climbing up two
more camps to reach the base off the North Col at 7000m. With weather and luck
on your side, you’ll
be in the heat of the action around Everest summit time.
You can make this trek with a group
or private with your family, friends and colleagues.
Airport transfers in Kathmandu, full
board Tibet hotels in Lhasa, Shigatse, Shegar & Zhangmu, Tibetan guide &
mini-bus or jeeps, Tibetan
road travel permit (ATP), Tibet tours, monastery entrance fees; Tibet
mountaineering permit for climbers & sherpa staff to trek above Everest Base
Camp; all meals during camping and camp equipment, sleeping tents, sleeping
bags, mats, dining tent, table, chairs, toilet, kitchen, yaks from EBC to ABC
and back to Rongbuk; Sherpa/equipment transfer to/from Tibet; Sherpa Tibet visa
fees; climbing allowance for Sherpas; border transport to Kathmandu at end of
Kathmandu to Lhasa airfare ($550 to $600 one-way); Tibet visa fee ($175 for American nationals; $85 for Canadian & other nationals); hotel & meals in Kathmandu; personal expenses like tipping, laundry alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water; evacuations costs in case of emergency.
HIMALAYAN HIGH ALTITUDE SPECIALISTS since 1983