Everest North Col Expedition

Everest North Col Expedition

Trekking and Climbing
Trip Grade
Max. Altitude


This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb the North Face of the world’s tallest mountain (8848m/29,028ft). All serious high-altitude climbers rank Everest first. This is literally the highest point on the planet. What’s with the north face? It is supposed to be technically more difficult due to the time spent at higher altitudes, and it is also less popular during the climbing season.

Despite the fact that the South Face features the famous Khumbu Glacier, the North Face is still technically more difficult. The northern approach to Everest, known as Sagamartha in Nepali, is from Tibet, whereas the southern approach is from Nepal.

This expedition will provide you with all of the climbing experience necessary to tackle such a massive peak. You’ll spend days acclimatizing and practicing climbing to higher camps and returning, all while avoiding the risk of altitude sickness. Not being adequately acclimatized is a major reason for many failed Everest efforts.

Everest was first known as Peak XV and was eventually renamed Mt. Everest in honor of the mountain’s principal surveyor, Sir George Everest, who surveyed it in 1856. Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal were the first to reach the summit via the south route on May 25, 1960. A group of Chinese climbers became the first to reach the summit using the north route.

Above Tibetan Plateau

As you climb 3,000 meters from the Rongbuk Glacier below on the Tibetan Plateau. The ascent from the north side, of Tibet, is more magnificent. The trip, like all climbing excursions, is just as significant as the objective. You will be exposed to the region’s pristine Buddhist Tibetan traditions in this situation. Sherpas, whose faith is profoundly steeped in Buddhism, will be your guide. Before climbing a mountain, Sherpas will perform “puja” (prayer). When it comes to climbing, their faith and strength are unrivaled. Nobody does it better than you!

More about Mount Everest

Without a doubt, the Mount Everest Expedition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Climbing Everest, however, comes with its own set of risks, including altitude sickness, harsh weather, and avalanches, as previously discussed. Anyone considering this climb should have completed multiple 600m or 7000m climbs. You must be conversant with all aspects of using high-altitude expedition equipment. You must also be physically and psychologically in excellent shape. It is important that you enhance your cardiovascular system and physical strength before climbing Everest. When compared to sea level, oxygen levels decline by 60-70 percent at these high altitudes. You’ll also need to carry a heavy backpack with oxygen and other supplies.

You’ll notice a drop in oxygen levels after you reach Camp III. As you leave Camp III and use fixed ropes to cross rough terrain to Camp IV, you may feel the need for oxygen. Camp IV is a small camp where we won’t spend much time before heading to the North East Ridge, where you’ll face the first challenging obstacle, known as the first step – a 30-meter high rock structure that requires a steep climb before facing the second step, a 40-meter rock structure that is likely the most difficult challenge on the way to the summit.

Climb until you reach the third, 25-meter step, which is the simplest of the three. You’ll finally reach the top, where you’ll be able to gaze out over the world and feel a huge sense of accomplishment unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced.



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information’s & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).


In Kathmandu necessary preparations.

These three days in Kathmandu free for individual activities preparations for Mt. Everest North Col expeditions, on these days options for short sightseeing tours at places of interest, and to purchase necessary last minute shopping for climbing equipment, while our guide and management look after logistic, Tibet Visa and climbing permits for Mt. Everest North Col Expedition.


Drive to Kyrung

Early morning heading towards Kyrung.  after necessary visa formalities at Nepal Tibetborder. will receive with necessary papers for the entry into Tibetan soil. From here another 2 hours drive leading in a gorge following the Bhote Kosi river upstream through beautiful woodlands and waterfalls, and then climb up on the winding road to Nylam town for overnight and first night in Tibet. Overnight in a guesthouse or lodge and having meals across the road restaurant where there are Chinese, Nepali and Tibetan foods can be found.


Rest day at Nylam for acclimatization and short hike.

After a long drive and hectic time through immigration on both side of the border, today at leisure and necessary spare and rest day for acclimatization in Nylam, where the tree lines disappears from here onwards, Nylam is the starting and end point of Tibetan plateau, which is world’s highest and largest windswept and arid plateau. In Nylam there are few places where one can take a short walk the best is visit the Milereppa cave and its monastery just an hour walk on route Laylung pass, Milereppa a11th Centaury saint known for his good preaching, poet, folk songs and miracles performance.


Drive to Shegar 4,430 m-14,534 ft via Old Tingri 4,300m-14,108 ft - 05 hrs.

Morning after breakfast at Nylam, drive continues which will be shorter than other day but much higher elevation, leading past Tibetan villages and farms with Yaks, Sheep and goats grazing over the yonder. After an hour drive climbs to Laylung – la at 5,050 meters high pass with super panorama of mountains towards south, looking at Numbur, Gaurishanker, Melung tse, massive bulk of Mt. Shisapangma (last 14th world highest mountain) Dorji Lakpa with Langtang range all these peaks bordering with Nepal / Tibet. From heading downhill and on the level road reaching at Old Tingri,   gateways to Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu also, from here catch the views of Everest and Cho-Oyu, after a break here, another hour drive brings at Shigatse also called as New Tingri which is quite high and windy in afternoon, here just rest and relax in this high elevation.


Drive to Rongbuk Monastery 4,940 m-16,207 ft.

Today our journey diverts from the main Lhasa / Kathmandu towards North Everest base camp, after a nice overnight at Shegar, drive leads away from the main road, as the ride continues reaching at Pang-la pass 5,200 meters high with spectacular views of snow capped mountain range from far east Mt. Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu towards Shisapangma with other array of peaks. After a fabulous moment heading towards Rongbuk River and the on the winding uphill reaching at Rongbuk Monastery for overnight stop with close and classic view of Mt. Everest (Chomolungma in Tibetan), here visit the small monastery, actually a nunnery in early days. In Rongbuk there are few lodge, guesthouse, stores and classy modern Chinese government hotel, which does not blend with the surrounding landscapes looking odd on this wild beautiful setting.


Hike / drive to Everest base camp 5,200 m-17,060 ft - 03 hrs.

From Rongbuk, options hike for few hours or an hour drive to base camp, either way following the Rongbuk river to reach at base camp over rubble of rocks and moraine and crossing small icy fast streams. At base camp setting the 1st camping with separate kitchen units of cooks, helpers including guides and mother camping staff with Chinese Liaison officer it can be Chinese or Tibetans.


At base camp rest and acclimatization day.

Here at base camp busy with repacking and reloading gears for the onward climb after preparation, relax and enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Lingtrin, Changtse and Lho-la snow ridge line that connect with Everest.


On Route to Advance Base Camp.

Morning packing loads for the yaks to reach advanced base camp, which is 22 km up the valley, which is two days to reach using interim camp between. The walk is easy on the gradual uphill but makes the difference with the high altitude rise as the walk progress to camp on route ABC / Camp I.


On Route to Advance Base Camp.

Morning packing loads for the yak arrive at the advanced base camp, which is located 22 km up the valley, with two-day access using the makeshift camp in between. The walk is easy on the gradual slope but makes a difference with the higher elevation as the hike progresses to a campground on the ABC/Camp 1 route.


Load the yaks and head to ABC 6.550m. and Ascent of Mt. Everest using several camps

On the walk fantastic views of Everest North Face, after starting the journey from intermediate camp, as the walk progress leading to Advance Base Camp which is also a Camp I, form here towards North East another peak rises which is popular among hardy trekkers for the climb of Lakpa Ri at over 6,000 meters high. Final camp for the climb is set in a nice clearing among dunes of moraines, ice and streams after unpacking the Yaks and pitching tents on hard cold icy ground. Afternoon full preparation for the final ascent to achieve our goal and highlight of this great adventure, here our guide and leader will give final briefing regarding the climb with medical advice and climbing technique, lastly to be safe and secure if danger arises, like avalanche and rock falls.

Ascent of Mt. Everest using several camps

16 days allocated as reserve for summit bid, from ABC and Camp I, route follows a moraine on 3 k.m. stretch to reach North Col, climb and cross glacier easily to the foot, about 300 m of fairly snow deep as the climb leads towards a Col at 7,066 m. The Col forms a fairly wide ridge which has ample room for tents. This will be Camp II or III. To the south, the Col rises to become the North Ridge. This is straight-forward snow climbing, eventually steeping into rocky shelves and short buttresses. Another camp will be placed at around 7,700 m. The route to the North East Ridge leading from the top of the North Ridge to the summit will depend on conditions prevailing at the time, following a North Ridge to the crest of North-North-East Ridge or taking a rising traverse towards right to reach the ridge at a higher point. Last and final camp will be established at 8,300 meters high. Early morning reaching a 3rd step at 8,700 m / 28,550 ft with broken rock at base of the pyramid summit, this section a Yellow Band of lime stone extends from 8,200 to 8,600 meters high. The final section climb leads to notorious first and second steps; these are short, but abrupt rises on the North-East Ridge, which offers a challenge and ability of climbing at extreme high altitude! It was on the second step that Mallory and Irvine were last seen before they disappeared in 1924. Once encountering this point the ascent is straight forward and can be easily climbed to the main summit top, 360 degree panorama of snow capped mountains await, after an experience of a life time reaching to our goal feeling high return back to ABC using camps on route descend.


Trek to base camp - 05 hrs.

From interim camp cleaning and packing retrace the journey back to base camp as the walk leads to more descend through ice and moraines and finally reaching at base camp after long expeditions to Mt. Everest North col climb, at base reorganize all member guides and staff for final departure briefing before drive back to Kathmandu.


Drive back to Zhangmu 1,745m-5,725 ft - 6 hrs journey.

Goodbye to this wonderful spot and great Chomolungma / Everest, from here driving either on the same route towards Pang-la or taking a short rough road via Lungja village on route Cho Oyu peak, either way brings at Old Tingri with the last view of Mt. Everest and then on the Lhasa / Kathmandu highway all the way reaching frontier town in Zhangmu, as Nepali calls it Khasa and in Tibetan Dramu, this town busy with Chinese and Nepali merchants and traders with full of shops and restaurants, including bars, night club and discotheque.


Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

After a great time in Tibet and climb of Mt. Everest North Col, morning after going through immigration and heading towards Friendship and farewell to our Tibetan guide and Liaison officer including land cruiser, truck drivers, at Kodari in Nepal check into immigration and then a scenic drive all the way back to hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu.


In Kathmandu for individual activities.

This two days reserved in case of delay on climb due to bad weather or on drive back to Kathmandu, on this extra days you can book for sightseeing tour, in our interesting cultural heritage tour around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan this cities full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake, on this free day with time visiting ministry of tourism to submit the climbing report to respective government department.



Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.


What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
  • Transportation as per above itinerary.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals.
  • An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment and so on.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • All Government Taxes are included.

Whats not Included

  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Single Supplement for single-using rooms
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency costs (Just in case).
  • All types of drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Any personal expenses which is not mentioned in the price inclusion.

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“full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, amazing landscapes and high mountains, standing on the top of the world’s highest Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, on the footsteps of early pioneering mountaineers “Irving and Mallory”, visiting traditional Tibetan villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs are the main attraction and highlights of this mountaineering expeditions”