Mount Everest North Ridge Expedition – 2018-60 Days

Mt. Everest expedition from Tibet side has become more popular among the mountaineers to make their dream come true to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest.

  •   Destination: Tibet
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Very Strenuous
  •  Max Altitude: (8848m./29029ft.)
  •  Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •   Transportation: Private Jeep/Van and Int'l flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the tour and expedition

  Accomodation: Hotel accommodation during tour in Kathmandu and Tibet and camping basis accommodation during expedition

Trip Introduction

Mt. Everest expedition from Tibet side has become more popular among the mountaineers to make their dream come true to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest. Among the several reasons, low cost of royalty and other basic mountaineering services as well as the easy route to the summit are the key factors to attract more Everest climbers from North Col. than from the South Col of Nepal. There are no easy routes on Everest but we try to put the odds on our side. We take the North Ridge because we consider it to be the safest. Technically, it is more challenging than the South Side but does not have the ice fall danger. Our Advanced Base Camp (6,400m.) is right under the shadow of Changtse and has a view of virtually the whole route. From here we use four more camps, a formula that has brought us considerable success in the past.

Our trip starts from Kathmandu and drives to Kodari, Zhangmu, Nyalam and continue drive to the BC at 5,400m. and from there it is 22 km to the ABC at 6400m by yaks. We put an intermediate camp on the glacier about half way between BC and ABC, so this trip takes two days. From the ABC the route continues up the East Rongbuk glacier to the north of the glacier and then up easy snow slopes to the North Col at 7,000m.

Outline Itinerary

10 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 01): Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
11 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 02): In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure.
12 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 03): Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
13 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 04): Kathmandu free day
14 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 05): Drive to Kodari, then drive to Zhangmu (2350m.-7710ft). Overnight at Hotel.
15 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 06): Drive to Nyalam (3750m.-12304ft). Overnight in Hotel.
16 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 07): Nyalam rest day for acclimatization. Hotel.
17 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 08): Drive to Tingri (4350m. – 14272ft). Hotel.
18 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 09): Rest day for acclimatization. Hotel.
19 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 10): Drive to Everest Base Camp (5200m.-17061ft).Tented Camp
20 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 11): Rest day for acclimatization at Base Camp. Tented Camp.
21 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 12): Rest day for acclimatization at Base Camp. Tented Camp.
22 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 13): Trek to middle Base Camp (6200m. – 20342ft)Tented Camp.
23 April 2018 / 2019 (Day 14): Trek to Advance Base Camp (6400m.-20998ft).Tented Camp.
24 April 2018 / 2019 to 02 June 2018 / 2019 (Day 15 to Day 53): North Col Everest 8848m. Climbing Period. Tented Camp
03 June 2018 / 2019 (Day 55): Reserve day at Advance Base Camp.
04 June 2018 / 2019 (Day 56): Trek back to Base Camp and back pack.
05 June 2018 / 2019 (Day 57): Drive to Nyalam (3750m). Overnight in Guest House.
06 June 2018 / 2019 (Day 58): Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
07 June 2018 / 2019 (Day 59): Free in Kathmandu.
08 June 2018 / 2019 (Day 60): Last minute transfer to airport for your onward journey.

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Accommodations

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms in Tibet; however, guesthouse at some places only has shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in Tibet regions during the driving tour but while we are climbing there will be staying at tented camp.

Meals

In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the driving tour and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on tour, we have breakfast and dinner in the hotel / guesthouse where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. All meals will be provided during climbing prepared by our cook at the camp. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan and continental meals are common choices in the menu in Nepal and while travelling in Tibet and during climbing there will be limited choice.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mount Everest North Ridge Expedition is a very strenuous expedition. Climbers who can trek up to 7/8 hours a day on an uphill / downhill trail and vertical climbing in high altitude trail will find this expedition extremely fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Everest North Ridge Expedition by climbing, jogging and exercising regularly at least a few months prior to the start of the expedition. Climbing the Mt. Everest could be done by those who have experience in climbing/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past climbing, hiking experience would be an asset because technical skill (use of zoomer in rope, ice axe, crampon, etc) is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for expedition to Mt. Everest North Ridge is during spring (April to May). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this expedition can be undertaken during autumn (September to October).

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Date And Costs

The given cost is per person and excludes international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Trip Start Date Trip End Date Status Price
10/04/2018 08/06/2018
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10/04/2019 08/06/2019
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NOTE:Trip Status

Booking Open: Anyone travelling solo or with groups the given date is available for join.

Join a Group: Anyone travelling solo or with groups interested in join. The given date travelers already have booked the trip.

Limited Space: There are limited seat available for the given date. Therefore, we suggest you to make your decision as early as possible.

Sold Out: The given date has reached max numbers. Please contact usif you still want to travel on this particular date.


Expedition Cost Includes:
* All land transportation by private vehicle, (Airport /Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
* Accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star hotels for 5 nights (BB plan).
* Tibet visa fee.
* Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Everest.
* Road permit and travel permit
* Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
* Transportation as per program/itinerary.
* Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
* 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
* 4 oxygen bottles per member with mask and regulator for expedition use ( Poisk Oxygen System).
* 2 oxygen for climbing Sherpa
* All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
* High altitude tents.
* High altitude food and fuel.
* Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
* Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
* Equipment allowances and daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
* Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
* Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
* Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC and ABC.
* Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
* Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back.
* 2 Expedition duffel bag for each member.
* Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging.
* Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
* Medical Kit Box for Nepalese crew’s and simple medical service for members till ABC.
* Garbage deposit fee.
* Agency Service charge.


Expedition Cost Doesn’t Include:
* Airfare: To & from your country.
* International airport departure tax.
* Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
* Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
* Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
* Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
* Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming.
* Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
* Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
* Extra yaks if required.
* Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
* Tips and bonuses for staff.

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal and Tibet:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)
Utmost Adventure will organize your visa, travel permit for Tibet and expedition permit for Mt. Everest North Ridge.

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.