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International Mt. Everest North Col Expedition-Zhangmu
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International Mt. Everest North Col Expedition - Zhangmu

Spring 2015
(Entry/Exit Zhangmu)
Fixed Departure Date: April 10, 2015

Height: 8848m.
Latitude: 27°59′17″N
Longitude: 86°55′31″E 
Trip Duration: 60 Days
Normal Ascent Route: North East Ridge
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Zhangmu-Nyalam-Tingri- Everest BC- Advance ABC

international Everest ExpeditionMt. Everest expedition in 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.

International Everest Expedition camp 3Our 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.

A short information about climbing route:

Camp 01-7010m. established on the North Col and is probably the most important camp and Offers the springboard for the remainder of the ascent.

Camp 02-7800m.
high on the North Ridge, often a wild and windy place but one that offers superb views. The climb is a straight forward snow slope. We advise members to start using oxygen from here in order to save their strength for the task ahead.

Camp 03- 8200m.
established below the first step and the start of the technical difficulties. The ascent is over slightly steeper more broken ground. The final summit push will be made from this camp, the highest in the world. The summit day is from C4. The route is up mixed rock and snow steps to the NE ridge. These steps are quite steep in places and require considerable care especially as you now have all of your bulky clothing and oxygen equipment on.

 

The summit Day: The route is up mixed rock and snow steps to the NE ridge. These steps are quite steep in places and require considerable care especially as you now have all of your bulky clothing and oxygen equipment on.

North Col Everest Expedition - Tibet sideNorth East Ridge is quite wide with small steps with little height gain until the First Step. The First Step is a short rock buttress which will be fixed with rope.  Above here the climbing is more exposed but again without much height gain until the Second Step. The second step is across a series of small ledges which are sometimes snow covered, then around a large boulder and then up the ladder. Again, all of this section will be fixed with rope. Above this step there is again relatively gentle mixed ground until what is called the Third Step.  Although not as serious as the previous steps, there is fixed rope to the Col before the final summit snow slopes. These are quite steep and also have fixed rope to the rock buttress from where there is a short section of corniced ridge to the summit. We have designed itinerary for make this expedition successful joining with other climber in minimum cost.

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

 

Expedition Itinerary:

April 07 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
April 08 Day 02: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure.
April 09 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
April 10 Day 04: Drive to Kodari border and Zhangmu 2350m. O/N Hotel.
April 11 Day 05: Drive to Nyalam (3750m.-12304ft). Overnight in Hotel.
April 12 Day 06: Nyalam rest day for acclimatization. Hotel.
April 13 Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4350m. - 14272ft). Hotel.
April 14 Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization. Hotel.
April 15 Day 09: Drive to Everest Base Camp (5200m.-17061ft).Tented Camp
April 16 Day 10 Rest day for acclimatization at Base Camp. Tented Camp.
April 17 Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization at Base Camp. Tented Camp.
April 18 Day 12: Trek to middle Base Camp (6200m. - 20342ft)Tented Camp.
April 19 Day 13: Trek to Advance Base Camp (6400m.-20998ft).Tented Camp.
April 20-May 30 Day 14-54: North Col Everest Climbing Period.
May 31 Day 55: Reserve day at Advance Base Camp.
June 01 Day 56: Trek back to Base Camp and back pack.
June 02 Day 57: Drive to Nyalam (3750m). Overnight in Guest House.
June 03 Day 58: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
June 04 Day 59: Free in Kathmandu.
June 05 Day 60: Last minute transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Expedition Cost in group joining basis;
Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp: USD 11,666 Per Person
High Altitude Sherpa: USD 5,200 (If required)

 
Note:

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.

 

Expedition Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Everest.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of 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 & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen Mask & regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s & simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • 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 in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu and Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for personal SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & 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.

 

Expedition cost up to Summit: USD 24,666 Per Person.

We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.

Expedition Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • 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 & daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & 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 & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Medical Kit Box for 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 & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for personal SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & 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.

Summit Bonus: Camp 8300m. = USD 1000 & over 8300m. to summit= USD 500 = 1500 USD extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.

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