Mount Everest North face Expedition

Trip Duration 90
Max Altitude 8848M
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Time for Visit March to May, Sep to February

Trip Overview

Everest North Face expedition

An Everest North Face expedition is a challenging and demanding undertaking that requires extensive preparation, training, and experience. The trip typically takes about 2 months to complete and involves climbing the North Face of Mount Everest in Tibet, which is the less popular but more technical route compared to the South Face in Nepal. The journey also starts in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal, from where climbers will fly to Lhasa, Tibet, to acclimatize to the high altitude. From there, they will make their way to the Rongbuk Monastery, the starting point for the expedition.

Altitudes for Camp Site

The climb to the summit of Everest involves several stages, with climbers establishing several higher camps along the way. The Base Camp situated at an elevation of 17,000 feet (5,180 meters), because from there, climbers will trek to Camp 1, located at around 21,000 feet (6,400 meters). From Camp 1, climbers will ascend the North Col to reach Camp 2, located at around 23,000 feet (7,000 meters). Camp 3 situated at around 27,000 feet (8,230 meters) on the North Col, because from there, climbers will make their final push to the summit. The climb to the summit of Everest is physically and mentally demanding and requires climbers to well-prepared and experienced. The North Face of Everest known for its technical challenges, including steep snow and ice slopes, rockfall, and high winds. The cost of an Mount Everest North Face expedition can vary depending on the guiding company and the level of support and services provided. Typically, the cost can range from $30,000 to $100,000 USD or more. It's important to note that climbing Mount Everest is a dangerous and challenging undertaking, and climbers should be aware of the risks involved and take all necessary precautions to ensure their safety. It's also essential to respect the local culture and environment, and to obtain all necessary permits and permissions before attempting the climb.

 Trip Highlight

  • Explore Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Experience the thrill of flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa, enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the Potala Palace and other cultural landmarks in Lhasa, Tibet.
  • Immerse yourself in Tibetan Buddhist traditions at the Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery.
  • Acclimatize gradually to high altitudes while driving from Lhasa to Old Tingri.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Himalayan landscape during the drive to Everest Base Camp.
  • Set up camp at Everest Base Camp and prepare for the challenging ascent.
  • Learn essential mountaineering skills and safety procedures during briefing sessions.
  • Begin the exhilarating climb of Mount Everest via the iconic North Face route.
  • Establish higher camps and acclimatization rotations to ensure a safe ascent.
  • Embrace the physical and mental challenges of climbing the world’s tallest peak.
  • Witness awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets from high-altitude camps.
  • Navigate through challenging terrain and overcome obstacles as a cohesive team.
  • Experience the adrenaline rush of summit day, pushing toward the highest point on Earth.
  • Celebrate the triumph of reaching the summit of Mount Everest with your expedition team.
  • Capture unforgettable moments with panoramic views of the Himalayas from the summit.
  • Descend safely to Base Camp, reflecting on the journey and accomplishments.
  • Pack up equipment and bid farewell to Everest Base Camp, cherishing memories made.
  • Reconnect with civilization in Kathmandu, relishing the comforts after the expedition.
  • Depart from Kathmandu with a sense of fulfillment and unforgettable memories of the Everest North Face Expedition.

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345 meters)

  • You arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), which is the main gateway to Nepal, situated in Kathmandu, the capital city.
  • After disembarking from the aircraft, you proceed to the immigration counters to present your passport, visa, and other required documents. The immigration process may take some time, so it’s essential to have all your paperwork in order.
  • Once you clear immigration, you proceed to the baggage claim area to collect your luggage. Nepal has a visa-on-arrival system for most nationalities, and you would have obtained your visa at the airport, either before or after clearing immigration.
  • After collecting your baggage, you pass through the customs area, where your luggage might be subject to inspection.
  • At the airport exit, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative from The Friendship World Trekor your designated local guide. They will be holding a sign with your name or the name of The Friendship World Trek
  • The representative fromThe Friendship World Trek will assist you with your luggage and provide you with a traditional Nepalese welcome, which may include a “tika” (a red vermillion powder mark) on your forehead and a garland of flowers.
  • You will then be led to the waiting vehicle, which will take you to your hotel in Thamel. The drive from the airport to the hotel may take around 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the traffic and the location of your accommodation.
  • As you drive through the streets of Kathmandu, you will be immersed in the city’s vibrant atmosphere, with its mix of ancient temples, bustling markets, and colorful street life.
  • Upon reaching your hotel, you will be greeted by the hotel staff, who will assist you with the check-in process.
  • After settling into your room, you can take some time to rest and freshen up after your journey. Kathmandu is at a lower altitude compared to the Everest region, so it provides an opportunity for initial acclimatization.
  • In the evening, you will meet with the expedition team for a comprehensive briefing session. The briefing will cover essential details about the upcoming Everest Expedition, including the detailed itinerary, safety protocols, equipment check, and any last-minute instructions.
  • Following the briefing, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a welcome dinner with your team members. The dinner may include traditional Nepalese dishes and a chance to interact with your fellow climbers and expedition guides.

Note: Depending on your arrival time, The Friendship World Trek‘s schedule, and the group’s preferences, certain activities or sightseeing might be planned for the first day or for the next day.

Lunch and dinner in a notable restuarant.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

 

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

1345

On Day 2, you need to be ready for paper work which is mondatory for your expedition. For this our representative led you to the documentation office.

Permit Issue:

Before embarking on an Everest Expedition from the North Side, climbers must obtain various permits from the Chinese government and the Nepalese government. These permits include:

  • Tibet Entry Permit: Since the North Side of Everest is located in Tibet, climbers need to obtain a Tibet Entry Permit from the Chinese authorities. This permit allows them to enter and travel in Tibet.
  • Climbing Permit: Climbers must also obtain a Climbing Permit specifically for Mount Everest. This permit allows climbers to attempt the ascent of the mountain and is issued by the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA).
  • Liaison Officer (LO) and Liaison Officer Fee: The Chinese government requires climbers to hire a Liaison Officer (LO) from the CMA. The LO will accompany the climbing team throughout the expedition to ensure compliance with regulations and to facilitate communication with local authorities. There will be a fee associated with hiring the LO.

Preparation:

In the weeks and months leading up to the Everest Expedition, climbers and the expedition team will engage in thorough preparation, including:

  • Physical Training: Climbers must undergo rigorous physical training to improve their strength, endurance, and fitness levels to cope with the demands of high-altitude mountaineering.
  • Mental Conditioning: Mental preparation is crucial for coping with the challenges and uncertainties of climbing Everest. Climbers must develop mental resilience, adaptability, and determination.
  • Equipment Preparation: Climbers need specialized mountaineering equipment, including climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, and clothing suitable for extreme cold and high-altitude conditions.
  • Medical Checkup: All team members should undergo a comprehensive medical examination to ensure they are in good health and fit for high-altitude climbing.
  • Team Building: Team cohesion and communication are essential for a successful expedition. Team members must get to know each other, build trust, and understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

Last-Minute Shopping:

In Kathmandu, there are plenty of shops that cater to mountaineering and trekking needs. Before departing for the expedition’s North Side, climbers might engage in last-minute shopping to ensure they have all the necessary gear and supplies. Items that may be purchased or checked include:

  • Personal Gear: Any missing or additional personal mountaineering equipment, clothing, and accessories.
  • Food and Snacks: High-energy food, snacks, and necessary supplements for the expedition.
  • Fuel and Cooking Equipment: If the expedition plans to use camping stoves, fuel and cooking utensils may need to be purchased or checked.
  • Expedition Supplies: Group equipment, tents, ropes, and other necessary items will be checked and ensured to be in good condition.

Briefing:

The expedition team will conduct a comprehensive briefing before the actual climb. The briefing typically covers the following topics:

  • Detailed Itinerary: A step-by-step plan of the expedition, including the schedule for reaching Base Camp, establishing higher camps, and the summit push.
  • Safety Protocols: Important safety measures, procedures for dealing with emergencies, and communication protocols during the climb.
  • Weather Updates: Information about the current weather conditions and forecasts that might impact the expedition.
  • Technical Aspects: Details about the climbing route, potential challenges, and strategies for dealing with difficult sections.
  • Equipment Check: Ensuring that all climbers have the necessary gear, and conducting a thorough equipment check.
  • Role Assignments: Allocating responsibilities within the team, including the roles of Sherpas, guides, and climbers.
  • Communication with Base Camp: Instructions for regular communication with the Base Camp and any support teams.
  • Final Questions: Providing an opportunity for climbers to ask any last-minute questions or seek clarifications.

The briefing ensures that all team members are well-informed and prepared for the expedition ahead. It is also a time to reinforce the importance of teamwork and safety during the climb.

You will have to stay in kathmandu for 2 days due to the delay in paper work. No worry, you can use these days as aclimatization day or site visiting.

Lunch and dinner in Nepali typical restuarant.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

1400

Rasuwa Ghadhi was a border checkpoint between Nepal and Tibet (China). It is situated in the Rasuwa District of Nepal, near the Nepal-China border. The drive from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Ghadhi is part of the journey to reach the Tibetan side of Mount Everest for an expedition from the North Side.

Drive from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Ghadhi (1804m / 5918ft)

  • After completing all necessary preparations, including obtaining permits and organizing logistics, yowe u will depart from our hotel in Kathmandu.
  • The drive from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Ghadhiis approximately 120 to 150 kilometers, depending on the route taken and road conditions. The journey usually takes around 5 to 7 hours, considering the mountainous terrain and winding roads.
  • Leaving Kathmandu, we will drive along the Prithvi Highway, which offers picturesque views of the countryside and rolling hills of Nepal.
  • Along the way, we will pass through various towns and villages, giving us a glimpse of local life and culture and also have hygienic meal along the way take wsome rest and continue our journey toRasuwa Ghadhi.
  • The drive includes navigating through hilly terrain and crossing over several rivers and bridges.
  • The journey will continue through Trishuli Bazaar,known for its vibrant market, and then towards Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa District.
  • After reaching Dhunche, the drive will continue towards the Nepal-China border.
  • Finally, we will arrive at Rasuwa Ghadhi,which is the border crossing point between Nepal and Tibet (China).
  • At Rasuwa Ghadhi,we will go through immigration and customs procedures on the Nepalese side before crossing over to the Tibetan side, where further immigration formalities will be completed.

Overnight stay in Rasuwa Ghadhi.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

1804

The drive from Rasuwa Ghadhi (Nepal-China border) to Kyirong (also known as Gyirong or Kerung) in Tibet, China, is a key part of the journey to reach the Tibetan side for an Everest Expedition from the North Side. Here’s a general outline of the process:

Cross Border and Drive to Kyirong (Kyirong Town) – Elevation: 4114m (13,498ft)

  • After completing all the necessary immigration and customs formalities on the Nepalese side of the Rasuwa Ghadhi border crossing, we will proceed towards the Chinese border checkpoint.
  • At the Chinese border checkpoint, we will go through immigration and customs formalities for entry into Tibet, China. This process may involve presenting our visa, permit, and other required documents.
  • After the immigration and customs checks are completed, we will officially enter Tibetand commence the drive to Kyirong.
  • The drive from the border to Kyirong is approximately 25 kilometers(about 15 miles) and takes around 1 to 2 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic.
  • The road from the border to Kyirong is a scenic route that gradually gains altitude as we drive into the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Along the way, we will enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, which include picturesque valleys, mountains, and rivers.
  • Kyirong is a small town situated at an elevation of 4114 meters (13,498 feet). It is the first major town we will encounter after crossing the Nepal-China border.
  • Upon arrival in Kyirong, we will check into a guesthouse for overnight accommodation. The guesthouses in Kyirong provide basic amenities and comfort suitable for travelers and mountaineers acclimatizing to the higher altitude.
  • The rest of the day can be dedicated to acclimatization and rest to allow our body to adjust to the higher altitude.

Overnight stay in Kyirong.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

4114

Yes, having a rest day in Kyirong for acclimatization is a common practice for individuals undertaking an Everest Expedition from the North Side. Acclimatization is a crucial process that helps climbers adjust to the increasing altitude gradually, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses and improving their chances of success on the mountain.

During the rest day in Kyirong, climbers will follow these guidelines:

  • Staying Hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids, such as water and electrolyte-rich drinks, to stay well-hydrated at the higher altitude.
  • Light Activity: Engage in light activities, like short walks around the town, to keep the body gently active without overexertion.
  • Rest and Sleep: Allow ample time for rest and quality sleep, which aids in acclimatization and recovery.
  • Monitoring Health: Keep an eye on any signs of altitude-related illnesses, such as headache, dizziness, or nausea. Inform the expedition leaders about any symptoms experienced during the acclimatization process.
  • Avoiding Alcohol and Caffeine: It’s best to refrain from alcohol and excessive caffeine consumption, as they can contribute to dehydration and hinder acclimatization.
  • Breathing Exercises: Practice deep breathing exercises to enhance lung capacity and oxygen intake.
  • Proper Nutrition: Consume balanced meals with sufficient carbohydrates and proteins to maintain energy levels.

Kyirong, being situated at a relatively lower elevation compared to the higher camps on Everest, provides a favorable environment for acclimatization. This rest day allows the climbers’ bodies to adjust gradually to the decreasing oxygen levels, preparing them for the subsequent ascent to higher altitudes.

Overnight stay in Kyirong.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

4114

The drive from Kyirong to Tingri is another significant part of the journey when attempting an Everest Expedition from the North Side. Tingri, also spelled as Thingri or Shegar, is an essential location during the approach to the North Face of Mount Everest.

Here’s a general outline of the drive:

Drive from Kyirong to Tingri – Elevation: 4350m (14,268ft)

  • After the acclimatization day in Kyirong, we will continue the drive towards Tingri.
  • The distance between Kyirong and Tingri is approximately 175 kilometers (about 109 miles), and the drive usually takes around5 to 7 hours, depending on road conditions and travel pace.
  • The drive fromKyirong to Tingri offers stunning views of the high-altitude landscapes of Tibet, with snow-capped mountains and vast plateaus.
  • As we gain elevation during the drive, we will gradually ascend into higher altitudes, so it’s essential to continue monitoring your well-being and ensuring we stay hydrated.
  • The road from Kyirong to Tingri is scenic but may be challenging in some sections due to the mountainous terrain and potential changes in weather conditions.
  • We will pass through small villages and remote areas, giving us a glimpse of the traditional Tibetan way of life.
  • Tingri is a small town situated at an elevation of 4350 meters (14,268 feet). It serves as an essential acclimatization stop before ascending to higher camps on Everest.
  • Upon arrival in Tingri, we will check into a guesthouse or hotel for overnight accommodation. The lodging options in Tingri are basic but adequate for mountaineers acclimatizing to the high altitude.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

4350

Having a rest day in Tingri for acclimatization is a standard practice for mountaineers preparing for an Everest Expedition from the North Side. Acclimatization is a gradual process that allows the body to adapt to the higher altitudes, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses and increasing the chances of a successful climb.

Here’s what climbers typically do during the rest day in Tingri:

  • Rest and Relaxation: The main focus of the rest day is to allow the body to recover from the previous days’ journey and acclimatization activities. Climbers are encouraged to rest and take it easy during this day.
  • Monitoring Health: Climbers continue to monitor their health and well-being, paying attention to any signs of altitude-related illnesses such as headache, dizziness, nausea, or shortness of breath. Communication with expedition leaders about any symptoms is crucial during this period.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Staying well-hydrated and maintaining proper nutrition is essential for acclimatization. Climbers are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids and eat balanced meals to fuel their bodies for the challenges ahead.
  • Gentle Activities: While the rest day primarily involves rest, some gentle activities may be undertaken, such as short walks around Tingri. These activities help keep the body mildly active without exerting too much effort.
  • Breathing Exercises: Practicing deep breathing exercises helps improve lung capacity and oxygen intake, aiding the acclimatization process.
  • Mental Preparation: Climbers use the rest day to mentally prepare themselves for the upcoming climb to higher altitudes. Positive visualization and mental relaxation techniques are often employed.
  • Gear Check: Climbers may use the rest day to double-check and organize their climbing gear, ensuring everything is in order for the ascent.

Tingri’s higher altitude serves as a beneficial acclimatization point before proceeding further towards the advanced base camp and higher camps on Everest. It allows climbers’ bodies to gradually adjust to the reduced oxygen levels, preparing them for the increased altitude during the expedition.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

4350

After the rest day in Tingri for acclimatization, the next stage of the Everest Expedition from the North Side involves driving to Everest Base Camp (EBC) on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest.

Here’s a general outline of the drive:

Drive from Tingri to Everest Base Camp (EBC) – Elevation: 5200m (17,056ft)

  • From Tingri, we will continue the drive towards Everest Base Camp.
  • The distance between Tingri and Everest Base Camp is approximately 85 kilometers (about 53 miles), and the drive may take around 3 to 5 hours,depending on road conditions and weather.
  • The drive to Everest Base Camp takes us further into the Tibetan Plateau,characterized by high-altitude landscapes, vast plains, and majestic mountain views.
  • As we approach Everest Base Camp, we will encounter the Rongbuk Monastery, one of the world’s highest monasteries, which offers stunning views of Everest’s North Face.
  • From the Rongbuk Monastery, the drive continues on a rugged and winding road towards the base camp area.
  • As we gain altitude during the drive, the oxygen levels decrease, and it’s crucial to continue monitoring our well-being and practicing proper acclimatization techniques.
  • At an elevation of 5200 meters (17,056 feet), Everest Base Camp is the starting point for the climb up the North Face of Mount Everest.
  • Upon arrival at Everest Base Camp, we will check into the base camp facilities, which are basic and designed to cater to mountaineers and support teams.
  • After settling in, we may engage in light activities around the base camp area to stretch our legs and become familiar with the surroundings.
  • Rest and acclimatization remain a priority during the stay at Everest Base Camp. We will continue to be attentive to their health and well-being and follow the guidance of expedition leaders and medical staff.
  • The stay at Everest Base Campis an essential period of preparation and acclimatization before proceeding to higher camps and the final summit push.
  • Overnight stay in Everest Base Camp.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Elevation

5200

Once at Everest Base Camp (EBC), climbers spend a significant amount of time acclimatizing and preparing for the ascent to the Advance Base Camp (ABC). Acclimatization is critical at this stage as EBC is situated at a relatively high altitude, and climbers will need to gradually adapt to the lower oxygen levels before ascending higher.

Here’s how climbers typically spend their time at Everest Base Camp for acclimatization and preparation:

  • Acclimatization Hikes: Climbers undertake short acclimatization hikes around the base camp area. These hikes help them get accustomed to the higher altitude and progressively prepare their bodies for the ascent to higher camps.
  • Rest and Recovery: Adequate rest is crucial during the acclimatization phase. Climbers take the time to recover from the journey to EBC and to ensure their bodies are well-rested for the upcoming challenges.
  • Altitude Training: Some climbers may utilize supplementary oxygen during their stay at EBC to further acclimatize their bodies to the lower oxygen levels. Altitude training with oxygen can be beneficial for some individuals.
  • Preparing Loads for Advance Base Camp (ABC): Climbers organize and pack equipment and supplies that will be needed at the Advance Base Camp. This preparation involves sorting gear, rationing food, and ensuring that all necessary items are readily available for the higher camps.
  • Glacier Training: Climbers undergo glacier training at EBC to familiarize themselves with the terrain and the use of technical equipment like crampons, ice axes, and ropes, which will be essential for higher altitudes.
  • Team Meetings and Briefings: Expedition leaders conduct team meetings and briefings to discuss the planned ascent to ABC, the route, climbing strategies, safety protocols, and potential challenges.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Staying well-hydrated and maintaining proper nutrition remain essential during the acclimatization phase to support the body’s energy levels and recovery.
  • Medical Checkups: Regular medical checkups are conducted to monitor climbers’ health and assess their readiness for higher altitudes.

Overnight in Base Camp.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Elevation

5200

The trek from Everest Base Camp (EBC) to Intermediate Camp is an essential part of the acclimatization process and the preparation for climbing Mount Everest from the North Side. Here’s a general outline of the trek:

Trek from Everest Base Camp (5200m / 17,056ft) to Intermediate Camp (6200m / 20,336ft)

  • Leaving Everest Base Camp, the trek to Intermediate Camp is a gradual ascent to higher altitudes.
  • The distance from EBC to Intermediate Camp is relatively short, but the trek may take around 4 to 6 hours, depending on the weather and the pace of the climbers.
  • The trail leads through the stunning and vast Rongbuk Glacier,which provides awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.
  • As we ascend, the oxygen levels decrease, and the terrain becomes more challenging.
  • We may encounter some crevasses and uneven surfaces on the glacier, necessitating the use of crampons and proper mountaineering techniques.
  • The trek from EBC to Intermediate Camp serves as an important acclimatization hike, allowing us to gradually adapt to higher altitudes.
  • Upon reaching Intermediate Camp, we will set up tents and spend the night at this higher elevation.
  • At Intermediate Camp, we may continue with their acclimatization routines, including staying well-hydrated, monitoring their health, and getting ample rest.
  • The stay at Intermediate Camp provides an opportunity for further acclimatization before continuing to higher camps, such as Advanced Base Camp (ABC) and beyond.

Overnight stay in Intermediate Camp.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Elevation

6200

Trek from Intermediate Camp to Advance Base Camp (6400m / 20,992ft)

  • From Intermediate Camp, climbers continue their ascent to Advance Base Camp, which is situated at an elevation of 6400 meters (20,992 feet).
  • The trek from Intermediate Camp to ABC takes around 3 to 5 hours,depending on the climbers’ acclimatization progress and the terrain.
  • The trail from Intermediate Camp to ABC involves crossing the Rongbuk Glacier,which requires careful navigation through crevasses and icy sections. Climbers may use crampons and ropes for safety.
  • The ascent to ABC can be physically demanding due to the higher altitude and challenging conditions. We must pace themselves and remain well-hydrated during the trek.
  • Upon reaching ABC, we will set up their tents and establish a temporary base for the next stages of the expedition.
  • Advance Base Camp offers spectacular views of the North Face of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks, making it a breathtaking and inspiring location.
  • At ABC, we will rest and continue their acclimatization routine, which may include short hikes to higher altitudes during the acclimatization rotations.
  • During their stay at ABC, we and the expedition team will finalize their plans for further ascents, including the establishment of higher camps, fixing ropes, and the summit push.
  • We will also conduct gear checks, organize their climbing equipment, and ensure that they are prepared for the challenges ahead.
  • Communication with the Base Campand support teams will be maintained from ABC to stay connected with the rest of the expedition.
  • The stay at Advance Base Campcan vary, but climbers typically spend several days to weeks at this location to acclimatize adequately before progressing further up the mountain.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Elevation

6400

During the climbing period from Day 15 to Day 58, we and our expedition team will be actively involved in ascending Mount Everest from the North Side. This period encompasses the climb from Advance Base Camp (ABC) to the higher camps, culminating in the summit attempt. Here’s an overview of what typically occurs during this stage:

Day 15-19: Establishing Higher Camps

  • We and Sherpa guides work together to establish higher camps above ABC.
  • They will carry necessary supplies and equipment to the higher camps, which may include Camp 1 (7000m), Camp 2 (7500m), and Camp 3 (8300m).
  • Camps are equipped with tents, food, oxygen, and other essentials to support climbers during their ascent.

Day 19-28: Acclimatization Rotations

  • During this phase, we undertake multiple acclimatization rotations.
  • We climb up to higher camps and then descend back to ABC for rest and recovery.
  • Acclimatization rotations help climbers adapt to the extreme altitudes and reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Day 29-34: Rest and Weather Waiting

  • We and our team may rest at ABC while monitoring weather conditions.
  • Ascending Everest is weather-dependent, so they must wait for a favorable weather window for the summit push.
  • We continue to acclimatize and stay prepared for the summit attempt.

Day 34-38: Summit Push

  • When a suitable weather window arrives, we embark on their summit push.
  • They leave ABC and proceed to Camp 1, then Camp 2, and potentially Camp 3, depending on their team’s strategy.
  • On the summit push, we aim to reach the highest point in the world, the summit of Mount Everest (8,848.86m / 29,031.7ft).

Day 39-58: Summit Success or Return

  • The duration of the summit push can vary, depending on weather conditions and the our pace.
  • Some climbers may achieve the summit within a few days, while others may require more time.
  • Those who reach the summit celebrate their success and capture the awe-inspiring moment on the top of the world.
  • After summiting, we return to lower camps, including ABC, to rest and recover.
  • They begin their descent from ABC to Base Camp and eventually back to the border, concluding their Everest Expedition.
  • Overnight stay in Advanced Base Camp.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Elevation

6400

Trek from Advance Base Camp to Interim Camp

  • After spending time at Advance Base Camp,climbers begin their descent towards Interim Camp.
  • The trek involves retracing their steps along the same route they took to ascend to ABC, which includes crossing the challenging Rongbuk Glacier.
  • Climbers must navigate through crevasses and icy sections, and the use of crampons and ropes may still be necessary for safety.
  • The descent can be physically demanding, as climbers are descending from high altitudes and may experience fatigue.
  • The total trekking time from ABC to Interim Camp is approximately 4 to 6 hours, depending on the weather and the pace of the climbers.

Overnight stay in Intermediate Base Camp.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Elevation

6200

Trek back from Interim Camp to Everest Base Camp

  • From Interim Camp, climbers continue their descent towards Everest Base Camp.
  • The trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and the vast glacial landscape.
  • The trek from Interim Camp to Everest Base Camp takes around 3 to 5 hours, depending on the weather and the pace of the climbers.
  • As climbers descend to lower altitudes, the air becomes thicker, and breathing becomes easier.
  • Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, climbers and the expedition team will feel a sense of accomplishment as they have successfully completed their ascent and descent of the world’s highest peak.
  • Overnight stay in Everest Base Camp.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Elevation

5200

Rest and Recovery

  • At Everest Base Camp,climbers and the expedition team will rest and recover from their challenging journey.
  • Rest is crucial to allow their bodies to recuperate from the physical and mental demands of climbing at high altitudes.
  • Climbers will celebrate their achievements and share stories of their successful climb with their teammates and support staff.
  • The team may conduct a debriefing to review the expedition and discuss any lessons learned.

 Base Camp Cleanup and Packing

  • We and the expedition team will participate in base camp cleanup and packing.
  • They will diligently clean up the base camp area, ensuring all equipment, trash, and waste are collected and properly disposed of.
  • Gear and equipment are carefully organized and packed for transportation back to the border and onward to Kathmandu.
  • The base camp area is left clean and environmentally responsible, following the principles of “Leave No Trace.”
  • Overnight stay in Everest Base Camp.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Tented Camp

Elevation

5200

The drive from Everest Base Camp to Kyirong is an important part of the return journey for climbers who have completed an Everest Expedition from the North Side. It involves traveling from the base camp on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest to Kyirong, a town situated on the Nepal-China border.

Here’s an overview of the drive:

Day 62: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Tingri

  • After completing activities at Everest Base Camp (EBC), we will begin our descent towards Tingri.
  • The trek from EBC to Tingritakes approximately 1 to 2 days, depending on the pace and weather conditions.
  • We will follow the same route we took during their ascent to Advance Base Camp and Everest Base Camp.

Day 63: Drive from Tingri to Kyirong

  • Upon reaching Tingri, we will transition from trekking to driving mode for the journey to Kyirong.
  • The drive from Tingri to Kyirong takesaround 5 to 7 hours, depending on road conditions and weather.
  • The road from Tingri to Kyirongoffers scenic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the surrounding mountains.
  • We will pass through valleys, villages, and beautiful landscapes during the drive.
  • The road from Tingri to Kyirong is winding, and some sections may be challenging due to the mountainous terrain.
  • The expedition team will arrange transportation for us and our equipment to ensure a comfortable and safe journey.
  • Kyirong is a small town situated at an elevation of approximately 4114 meters (13,498 feet) on the Tibetan side of the Nepal-China border.
  • Upon arrival in Kyirong, we will check into accommodations for rest and relaxation.
  • Kyirong serves as a transit point for climbers returning to Kathmandu, as it is the last major town before the Nepal-China border.
  • We may spend some time in Kyirong before proceeding to the border crossing for immigration and customs procedures.

Overngiht stay in Kyirong.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

4114

The drive from Kyirong to Kathmandu is the final leg of the return journey for climbers who have completed an Everest Expedition from the North Side. After crossing the Nepal-China border at Kyirong, we will continue their journey back to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Here’s an overview of the drive:

Drive from Kyirong to Kathmandu

  • After completing immigration and customs procedures at the Nepal-China border in Kyirong, we will officially enter Nepal.
  • The drive from Kyirong to Kathmandutakes approximately 5 to 7 hours, depending on road conditions, traffic, and weather.
  • The drive from Kyirong to Kathmanduoffers beautiful views of the Nepalese countryside, with scenic landscapes, lush valleys, and charming villages along the way.
  • The road fromKyirong to Kathmandu is winding and may have some challenging sections due to the mountainous terrain.
  • The expedition team will arrange transportation for climbers and their equipment, ensuring a comfortable and safe journey.
  • Along the way, we will indulge our lunch, take some rest and continue our drive.
  • Along the way, we will pass through towns like Syabrubesi and Dhunche before continuing to Kathmandu.
  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will check into their hotel and have a well-deserved rest after the adventurous expedition.
  • We will have the opportunity to celebrate their successful Everest Expedition and share their experiences with their fellow climbers and support team.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

1345

A leisure day in Kathmandu is a wonderful opportunity for climbers and trekkers to relax and explore the vibrant capital city of Nepal after completing an Everest Expedition from the North Side. Kathmandu is rich in history, culture, and sights, offering a wide range of activities to enjoy. Here are some suggestions for how climbers might spend their leisure day in Kathmandu:

  • Sightseeing: Visit iconic cultural and historical landmarks such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. These UNESCO World Heritage sites offer insights into Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Thamel Exploration: Thamel is a popular tourist neighborhood known for its vibrant atmosphere, numerous shops, restaurants, and bars. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, shop for souvenirs, and try local delicacies.
  • Relaxation and Spa: Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or spa session to soothe your muscles and rejuvenate after the physically demanding expedition.
  • Traditional Nepali Cuisine: Experience the flavors of Nepal by trying authentic Nepali dishes like momo (dumplings), dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), and Newari cuisine.
  • Cultural Performances: Attend cultural performances, such as traditional dance shows and music concerts, to immerse yourself in Nepalese culture.
  • Visit Garden of Dreams: Spend some quiet time at the Garden of Dreams, a beautifully landscaped garden in the heart of Kathmandu, offering a peaceful oasis in the bustling city.
  • Art and Handicrafts: Explore art galleries and handicraft shops to admire and purchase traditional Nepali artwork and crafts.
  • Yoga and Meditation: Participate in yoga and meditation sessions at various centers in Kathmandu to relax the mind and body.
  • Mountain Flight: Take a scenic mountain flight for a close-up view of the majestic Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.
  • Outdoor Cafes: Relax at one of the many outdoor cafes in Kathmandu, sipping local tea or coffee while observing the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Food

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

1345

The final departure from Kathmandu marks the end of the Everest Expedition from the North Side and the return journey to your home country or onward travel to your next destination. Here’s an overview of the process:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

  • On the day of your final departure, check out from your hotel in Kathmandu at the designated time.
  • The Friendship World Trek will arrange airport transportation, we will assist you with transferring to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.

At the Airport:

  • Arrive at the airport well in advance of your flight’s departure time to allow for check-in procedures and security checks.
  • If you have booked your flight in advance, proceed to the airline’s check-in counter to receive your boarding pass and check your luggage.
  • After completing the check-in process, proceed to the immigration counter to clear the exit formalities.
  • Make sure to have all your necessary travel documents, including your passport, visa, and any required permits, readily available.
  • Once you have cleared immigration, proceed to the security check area and then to the departure gate.
  • Spend your remaining time at the airport relaxing in the departure lounge, where you can shop at duty-free stores or enjoy refreshments before your flight.
  • Board your flight and bid farewell to Nepal, cherishing the memories of your incredible Everest Expedition and the beauty of the Himalayas.

It’s essential to note that flight schedules can change, and it’s always advisable to check your flight status with the airline before heading to the airport. Be sure to arrive at the airport with ample time to avoid any last-minute rush.

Food

Breakfast

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

1345

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International airport with Kerung boarder transport as per itinerary.
  • Friendship World Treks representative assistance you at the International airport both arriving and departing as per provided arrival and departure time frame.
  • 5 Nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Kerung-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide and kitchen staff as per itinerary.
  • All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils at Base Camp and advance base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, Ice hammer etc)
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea/coffee) along with available Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses along the trail provided by China Tibet mountaineering association and tents camp accommodation during climbing members as per itinerary.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp, Advance base camp and higher camps during expedition
    Per climbing members have 50 kg baggage allowance from Chinese Base Camp to advance base camp and return carried by Yaks.
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
  • Number of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and advance base camp as per group size
  • Tibet visa and road permit for members, climbing Sherpa guide and kitchen crew.
  • Chinese Government Royalty to climbing Mount Everest from north face;
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 02-03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per members (1:1 ratio).
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen boys and Chinese Government Liaison Officer
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp, advance base camp and above as required.
  • Fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating at the dining room.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC and CBC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges for staff and high altitude climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Hyperbaric Chamber) in case of emergency.
  • 6 Bottles (28L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members
  • Latest model of Summit/Top out system mask and regulators
  • Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and medical and travel insurance
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be set up at base camp and advance base camp.
  • EPI Cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, Two and three for cooking food and boiled the water.
  • Generator will be providing for back- up of lighting power.
  • Transportation of food supply to Advance Base Camp from Kathmandu
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal and Tibet.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation (If require by members)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Friendship World Treks surprise Gifts

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • If due to any reason the Tibet boarder will not be open and client have to entry and exit to Lhasa, they have to pay for Round trip Lhasa flight ticket and Hotel accommodation in Lhasa with in extra cost.
  • Summit bonus for Climbing Sherpa guide will be US$ 1500.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips for Base camp staff will be US$ 150.00 per members collect by leaders at BC and handover to Sirdar or cook.
  • Personal garbage Deposit US$ 100.00 per members will be paid by client himself/themselves
  • Fixed rope charge will be fixed by TMA at base camp and members have to pay themselves/themselves. Sherpa guide fee will bear by company.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, talkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Emergency rescue jeep charge US$ 900-1200 per trip to Lhasa or Boarder.
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods;
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

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Everest Expedition North Side (FAQs)

Climbing Mount Everest from the North Side is an incredibly challenging and demanding undertaking. The route from the North Side, also known as the Tibet Side, presents unique difficulties and obstacles that climbers must navigate. Some of the main difficulties faced during an Everest Expedition from the North Side include:

Extreme Altitude:

  • Everest’s North Side involves prolonged exposure to extremely high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels. Climbers must acclimatize properly to prevent altitude sickness and to allow their bodies to adjust to the thin air.

Harsh Weather:

  • The weather on Everest can be unpredictable and severe. Climbers may encounter strong winds, snowstorms, and extreme cold temperatures, particularly during the climbing season in the spring and autumn.

Technical Climbing:

  • The North Side of Everest features challenging technical sections, including steep ice walls, crevasses, seracs, and rocky terrain. Climbers need to be skilled in ice and rock climbing techniques and be familiar with the use of technical gear such as crampons, ice axes, and ropes.

Remote and Limited Access:

  • The North Side of Everest is more remote and less frequented than the South Side (Nepal Side). The infrastructure and facilities are less developed, making logistics and communication more challenging.

Restricted Permits:

  • The Chinese government imposes restrictions on the number of permits issued for Everest expeditions from the North Side. This limitation may result in fewer climbers attempting the ascent and more solitude on the mountain.

Long Approach:

  • The approach to Everest Base Camp on the North Side involves a longer drive from Kathmandu to the Tibet border and a longer trek to Base Camp compared to the Nepal Side.

Difficult Border Crossing:

  • The border crossing from Nepal to Tibet (China) at Kyirong can be time-consuming and subject to various travel restrictions and permit requirements.

Limited Helicopter Rescue Options:

  • Unlike the South Side, helicopter rescues are less accessible from the North Side due to the rugged terrain and political restrictions.

Limited Communication:

  • Communication facilities can be limited at higher altitudes on the North Side, making it challenging to communicate with the outside world during the climb.

Psychological Challenges:

  • Climbing Everest from either side is a mentally demanding feat. The sheer scale of the mountain, the prolonged exposure to high altitudes, and the uncertainties of the weather can test a climber’s mental strength and determination.

The best months for Everest Expedition from the North Side, also known as the Tibet Side, are during the spring and autumn seasons. These months offer relatively stable weather conditions, lower risk of storms, and better chances of a successful summit attempt. Here’s a detailed overview of the best months for an Everest Expedition from the North Side:

Spring Season (April to May):

  • Spring is the most popular and favorable season for Everest expeditions from the North Side.
  • The weather during this period is relatively stable, with clear skies and lesser chances of snowstorms and heavy precipitation.
  • Climbers benefit from milder temperatures at lower altitudes and gradually decreasing winds at higher altitudes.
  • The warmer temperatures in spring help in the gradual melting of snow and ice, making the ascent more manageable.
  • Spring also offers better visibility, allowing climbers to enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Many commercial and private expeditions choose to climb Everest during the spring season.

Autumn Season (September to November):

  • The autumn season is the second most preferred time for Everest expeditions from the North Side.
  • The weather during autumn is generally stable, with lower chances of heavy snowfall and storms compared to other seasons.
  • The temperatures during autumn are cooler, especially at higher altitudes, but the weather is generally drier and more predictable.
  • The autumn season provides excellent climbing conditions, making it an attractive choice for climbers seeking a successful summit attempt.
  • The skies are usually clear during autumn, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks and the stunning landscapes.

Climbers can indeed climb Mount Everest from the north side, located in Tibet (China). This alternative route involves obtaining a climbing permit from Chinese authorities, organizing an expedition through a Chinese-approved agency, and commencing the ascent from Everest Base Camp on the north side. Climbing Everest from the north side presents unique challenges, including high altitudes, harsh weather conditions, technical sections, and limited infrastructure. Regardless of the chosen side, climbing Everest is an exceptionally demanding and hazardous endeavor that necessitates rigorous preparation, physical fitness, technical expertise, and the support of a well-organized expedition team, with safety always being the top priority.

The difficulty level of climbing Mount Everest from the north or south side is subjective and depends on various factors. The south side, also known as the Nepal side, is more popular and has a higher success rate due to its well-established infrastructure, easier access, and the presence of more experienced guiding companies. In contrast, the north side, also known as the Tibet side, is less crowded and offers a quieter and more remote experience, but it presents challenges such as a longer approach, harsher weather, and technical sections. Ultimately, both sides of Everest require exceptional physical and mental preparation, and climbers must carefully consider their experience, preferences, and support team while making a decision.

Many climbers have successfully climbed the North Face of Mount Everest over the years. The North Face of Everest, located on the Tibet (China) side, offers a challenging and technical ascent. Some notable climbers who have accomplished this feat include:

Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler:

In 1978, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler made history by becoming the first climbers to reach the summit of Everest without supplemental oxygen, ascending via the North Face.

Junko Tabei:

The Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Everest, also via the North Face, in 1975.

Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott:

In 1975, the British mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott successfully climbed the North Face via the difficult Hornbein Couloir route, one of the most challenging routes on the mountain.

Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and Qu Yinhua:

This Chinese expedition team successfully made the first official ascent of Everest’s North Face in 1960.

The safety of climbing Mount Everest depends on various factors and is not inherently determined by the side of the mountain. Both the North Side (Tibet Side) and the South Side (Nepal Side) have their unique challenges and risks. The South Side is more popular and has better-established infrastructure, including a more well-defined route, numerous guiding companies, and more frequent rescue operations. However, the South Side can be crowded during peak climbing seasons, leading to potential bottlenecks and increased risks. The North Side offers a quieter and less-crowded experience but may present challenges due to the longer approach, harsher weather conditions, and fewer rescue options

 

During the Everest Expedition from the North Side, climbers are susceptible to altitude sickness due to the extreme altitudes they encounter. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at higher elevations and may manifest as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. More severe forms include High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) affecting the lungs, and High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) affecting the brain, both of which require immediate medical attention and descent to lower altitudes. To minimize the risk, climbers must acclimatize gradually, take rest days, stay hydrated, and use supplemental oxygen as needed. Awareness of symptoms and open communication with expedition leaders are crucial for a safe and successful climb.

Yes, for an Everest Expedition from the North Side, it is highly recommended to have a guide and porter to enhance the safety and success of the climb. While it is possible for experienced climbers to attempt Everest without a guide or porter, having them as part of the expedition team offers several advantages:

Expertise and Experience:

  • A professional guide with extensive experience in climbing Everest and navigating the North Side route provides valuable expertise and knowledge. They are familiar with the technical sections, weather patterns, and best practices for high-altitude climbing.

Safety and Support:

  • Guides prioritize the safety of climbers and make critical decisions during the expedition. They can recognize signs of altitude sickness and other health issues and offer guidance on managing them. In case of emergencies, they are trained to handle rescue situations.

Logistics and Planning:

  • Guides handle the logistics of the expedition, including obtaining permits, arranging transportation, organizing accommodations, and managing supplies. This allows climbers to focus on their physical and mental preparation.

Acclimatization and Pacing:

  • Guides facilitate proper acclimatization by designing a suitable itinerary with rest days for climbers to adjust to high altitudes. They also set a steady and safe pace during the ascent to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Porter Support:

  • Porters help carry the bulk of the equipment and supplies, reducing the physical burden on climbers during the trek to Base Camp and higher elevations. This allows climbers to conserve energy and focus on the climb.

Cultural and Language Assistance:

  • Local guides and porters can act as cultural bridges, helping climbers understand the local customs and traditions, as well as facilitating communication with the local community.

An Everest Expedition from the North Side requires a comprehensive set of clothes, gear, and climbing equipment to ensure safety and comfort during the challenging climb in extreme conditions.

Here’s a detailed list of essential items needed for the expedition:

Clothing:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and insulating base layers to manage sweat and regulate body temperature.
  • Insulating Layers: Down or synthetic insulated jackets and pants for warmth at higher altitudes.
  • Hardshell Jacket and Pants: Waterproof and windproof outer layers to protect against rain, snow, and harsh winds.
  • Mid-Layers: Fleece or softshell jackets and pants for additional insulation.
  • Gloves: A range of gloves, including liner gloves, mid-weight gloves, and expedition gloves, to protect hands from cold and frostbite.
  • Headwear: Warm beanie, balaclava, and neck gaiter to keep the head and neck covered and insulated.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof gaiters to protect boots and lower legs from snow and debris.

Footwear:

  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated mountaineering boots suitable for use with crampons.
  • Crampons: Compatible crampons that fit securely onto the mountaineering boots for traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof gaiters to protect boots and lower legs from snow and moisture.

Climbing Gear:

  • Harness: A comfortable and secure climbing harness.
  • Helmet: A durable and well-fitting climbing helmet for head protection.
  • Ice Axe: A suitable ice axe for balance and self-arrest.
  • Crampons: Sturdy and compatible crampons for traction on icy slopes.
  • Carabiners: Locking and non-locking carabiners for anchoring and clipping into ropes.
  • Prusik Cord: For self-rescue and ascending ropes.
  • Ascender/Descender: For efficient climbing and rappelling.

Camping Equipment:

  • Tent: A sturdy and weather-resistant high-altitude tent.
  • Sleeping Bag: A high-quality down or synthetic sleeping bag rated for extreme cold temperatures.
  • Sleeping Pad: An insulated sleeping pad for added warmth and comfort.

Other Gear and Equipment:

  • Climbing Helmet: A durable and well-fitting helmet for head protection during climbing and glacier travel.
  • Expedition Backpack: A large and durable backpack to carry personal gear and equipment.
  • Trekking Poles: To aid in stability and support during trekking and climbing.
  • Sunglasses: High-quality glacier glasses with UV protection.
  • Headlamp: A powerful and reliable headlamp with extra batteries for use during nighttime climbs.
  • Water Bottles/Hydration System: Sufficient water bottles or a hydration system to stay hydrated during the climb.
  • Personal First Aid Kit: Including essential medications and supplies.
  • High-Altitude Oxygen System (optional): Supplemental oxygen for use during the summit push.

For an Everest Expedition from the North Side, several permit documents are required to climb the mountain and enter the restricted regions in Tibet (China). These permits are issued by the Chinese government and authorities in Tibet. Here are the main permit documents needed for the expedition:

Climbing Permit:

The Climbing Permit is the primary permit required for the Everest Expedition. It allows climbers to attempt the ascent of Mount Everest from the North Side. The permit is issued by the China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA) and is specific to each climber.

Tibet Travel Permit:

The Tibet Travel Permit, also known as the Tibet Entry Permit or TTB Permit, is a mandatory document for all travelers entering Tibet. It is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is required for both climbers and support staff to enter Tibet and travel to Everest Base Camp.

Alien Travel Permit:

The Alien Travel Permit, also known as PSB Permit (Public Security Bureau Permit), is required for travel to certain restricted areas in Tibet, including the Everest Base Camp area. It is issued by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) of the relevant region and is essential for travel within the restricted regions.

Border Permit:

The Border Permit, also known as the China-Nepal Border Pass or Kyirong Border Pass, is required for the journey from Kyirong (Nepal-China border) to the Tibetan side. This permit is issued by the local authorities at the border checkpoint.

There is no specific age restriction set by the Chinese authorities for joining an Everest Expedition from the North Side. However, climbers must be in excellent physical condition, have previous mountaineering experience, and possess the necessary skills and technical knowledge to handle the challenges of climbing Everest. The North Side expedition is extremely demanding and involves prolonged exposure to high altitudes, harsh weather conditions, and technical climbing sections. Therefore, climbers should carefully assess their physical fitness, mental readiness, and mountaineering proficiency before attempting the expedition. Additionally, some expedition companies may have their own age restrictions or requirements for participants, so climbers should check with their chosen expedition organizer for any specific age-related policies.

The cost for a 66-day Everest Expedition from the North Side could range from approximately $40,000 to $100,000 USD or even higher.

The cost typically covers various expenses such as climbing permits, logistics, transportation, food, accommodation, climbing equipment, support staff salaries, and expedition services. It may also include helicopter flights, oxygen supply, and emergency rescue arrangements.

It’s important to note that while some companies may offer lower-cost expeditions, it’s essential to prioritize safety and ensure that the expedition organizer is reputable and experienced in organizing Everest climbs. Climbers should carefully review the inclusions and exclusions of the expedition package, ask for a detailed breakdown of the costs, and understand what additional expenses they may need to bear during the climb.

Climbers are encouraged to compare multiple expedition companies, read reviews from previous climbers, and choose an expedition that offers a balance between cost, safety, and quality of services. Investing in a well-organized and experienced expedition can significantly increase the chances of a safe and successful Everest climb from the North Side

Everest North Face Expedition Route Map

Everest North Face Expedition Map

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