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Mount Everest Expedition (North)

90 Days
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The Sagarmatha (forehead of the sky) in Nepali is known as Mt. Everest in the world. Mt. Everest with the altitude of 8848m, is the highest peak in the earth, so, it is also known as the roof of the world. The South face of this recognized mountain lies in Nepal where as the North face is said to be laid in China’s autonomous state Tibet. This world’s highest peak was first officially measured in 1956 during the Great Trigonometry Survey of British India government and then known as Peak XV certified with the height of 8840m. With a simple technology and the distance from the mountain, the height was determined with really phenomenal accuracy and only 8m off from current value of 8848m.

The name of British Surveyor in 1956 Sir George Everest was the General of British India during the survey period and hence to honor him the name of this highest peak was chosen. Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners, so it is reasonable to assume that local names of the mountain were unknown. It was lucky that the tallest mountain Mt. Everest was not named after an unaccomplished politician or a royal family member.

The wealthy but inexperienced climber can be accomplished with everyone in a climbing pinnacle of Mt. Everest. The climbers can be taken to the summit for a substantial fee by a professional mountain guide with a team of climbing Sherpa guides. There are two commercial routes on Everest Expedition, south route via Southeast Ridge from Nepal and via North Ridge from Tibet. The royalty of Everest Expeditionfrom Tibet Side (North Face) is lower than from Nepal Side (South face).

Friendship World Treks & Expeditions is delighted to offer the world-class service in the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and other higher camps of Mt. Everest from its South face in Nepal. Our service covers since arrivals in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodations, fly to Lukla in Khumbu region, treks to Base camp via Namche tea house full board services during the trek before arriving to base camp.

The climbing Guides of our company are highly skilled, time to time reviewed and recognized by worldwide people due to their training and experiences in this profession and paid up the high range of wages and fees. To these guides and climbers we are going to put on a rope with. This is a serious climb with serious consequences should things go wrong. So, one of the most things we have to keep in mind while operating Mt. Everest Expedition is prevention.

Approaches to ABC from South (Nepal):

The approached on its south side is through the Khumbu region of Nepal leading up to the Khumbu Glacier extending down to Lobuche (4900m). It starts with the flight to Lukla and the trek via Namche Bazaar (3440m), Tengaboche (36600m), Pheriche (4270m), Lobuche (4910m), Gorak Shep (5140m) to Everest South Base Camp (5364m). It takes typically 8 days to reach ABC from Kathmandu.

Climbing Routes South Side:

•South route is technically a trekking route with a little objective danger once past the Khumbu icefall apart of few crevasses and seracs bridged by ladders, couple short ice cliffs around camp 3 and rock sections protected with fixed lines. There is an obvious danger of high altitude sickness complications and changeable, unpredictable mountain weather.

•The Khumbu Icefall is a steep glacier with obvious implication of large crevasses and treacherous unstable seracs making navigation complicated and riddled with high objective danger of falling ice. This is the most dangerous part of the climb. At the beginning of the climbing period, climbing Sherpa set the route through the icefall installing ladders across crevasses and along vertical seracs ice walls for efficient and easy climbing. These arrangements make climb of the Khumbu ice fall possible, efficient and relatively safe especially early morning before the sunrise, when the ice structure is well frozen. Khumbu ice fall is very dangerous in the afternoon due to its western aspect.

•Camp 1 (6065m) is located on the top of Khumbu ice fall; it is a desolate and exposed place mainly used as rest and transition location on the way to camp 2 (6750m). The glacier between camp 1 and 2 flattens but there are still large crevasses close to camp 1, which are also fixed with ladders.

•             Camp 2 is located in a lateral moraine at the bottom of west ridge. It is a very safe and sheltered location with tremendous views on Lhotse. All companies set-up their main climbing camp for the duration of climbing period with tents for individual climbers, the kitchen and dining tents. Camp 2 is main acclimatization camp and the base for camp 3 acclimatization climb and the final summit attempt.

•             Camp 3 (7100m) is located on small ledge on the Lhotse wall. One has to cross the glacier to the right side before 40deg 600m climb on the compact snow field. The route is safe with couple of short less then 3m ice cliffs, which climbing sherpas set up with fixed ropes.

•             Camp 4 (7920m) located at South Col is the last camp; it is easily accessible by majority of climbers without supplementary oxygen. There are two rock sections to navigate before camp 4: Yellow Bands interlayer marble, Phyllis and semi schist rocks and Geneva Spur, an anvil shaped rib of black rocks; they are again set-up with fixed ropes.

•his is when the climb starts, the last section of the southwest ridge. It is steep mostly on the snow with some rock section at the Balconies, nice resting platform. The entire route is setup with fixed ropes, which is crucial for safety of all climbers, who are all affected by altitude with low energy and impaired judgments due to oxygen deprivation in the brain and muscle tissue.

•From the south summit there is knife edge southeast ridge with dangerous overhanging cornices; the most exposed section of the climb between 3050m Kangshung face and southwest face and Hillary step at the end, a series of imposing rock steps often bypassed on deep the snow, a serious avalanche danger

Our Everest Climbing Services:

• The Mount Everest is the highest peak of the World 29028ft. (8848m.) through which the climbing toppers feel themselves as the most proud and adventurous person of the World. Sir Edmond Hillary and Late Tenzing Norge Sherpa first climbed this peak in May 29, 1953, after their long time's effort.

•Everest Base camp is situated on the north of Khumbu glacier at high of 18000ft. All the international Mt. Everest climbers assemble here during the starting and at the ending time of their climbing. Normally the climbing duration of this expedition lasts for 90 days. All the climbers who mass there at the base camp seem really busy with excitement for the preparation of their expedition to reach on the summit.

North Face Tents Some climbers climb this mountain on their own risk without any climbing Sherpa guide; and some climbers go with their own climbing Sherpa guide. Most of the teams carry out their own Internet, Satellite phone, Medical Doctor and rest of the modern requirement.

•After the Base camp, we have to cross crevasses, Seracs and ice block. Similarly we should face to the way up having Chunks of ice as large as our houses where we should used fixed ropes and aluminum ladders to climb ahead camp 1st 6400m.

Camp 1: 20000ft. (6,400m)

This camp 1 is situated at the flat area of endless snow deep crevasses and mountain walls. Because of the Sun's reflection from this place we get warm and heating ambience at this place. In the night we listen the deep murmuring cracking sounds of crevasses beneath our tent. These are the areas where we have to walk to reach camp 2.

Camp 2. 21000ft. (6,750m)

This camp 2 is situated at the height of the 21000ft, which is located at the foot of the icy mount Lhotse wall though where we have to go ahead. Weather is here is good but bad clouds roll in from the low range of the Himalayan valleys to the bottom of our camp two. But wind here sometimes seems very violent enough to destroy our tents. After climbing these palaces we reach camp 3.

Camp 3. 22300ft. (7,100m)

Camp 3 is located at the height of 22300ft, adjoining to mount Lhotse wall. After climbing the 4000ft. Lhotse wall by using fixed rope and with prior acclimatization it leads us to camp 4. Also on the way we have to ascend the steep allow bands (lose, down -slopping and rotten limestone). From their crossing short snowfield the route moves ahead up the Geneva Spur to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. (Another wells name meaning Saddle of pass). Oxygen should probably be use above base camp 3 in case of needed to the climbers.

Camp 4. 26000ft. (8,400m)

Now we are on camp 4 which located at the height of 26000ft; it is the last camp of the Expedition. From here summit is about 500m, distance far. This is the final and dangerous part of the climbing. This place is besieged by ferocious and violent winds. The normal best way to reach the summit is via the narrow South - East Ridge and it precedes the South Summits 28710ft. From here the way is easy to reach at the summit of the Everest 29028ft; and late Sir Edmond Hillary and l Tenzing Norge Sherpa used this route in 1953.

Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Price starts from $35,000
Duration 90 Days
Best time to travel March to May, Sep to February
Trip Grade Very Hard
Departure Date March to May, Sep to December
Altitude 8848M
Starting Point Kerung
End Point Kerung
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Challenging


Everest Expedition-North 2017

Facts of the Trip:

Highest access: 8,848m (29,029ft)

Duration: 60 (typically) Days

Location: Nepal/Tibet border

Grade: Challenging

Himalayan sights: Shishapangma, Cho-Oyu, Lhakpa-re, Lhotse

Accommodation: Five star hotel in Kathmandu

Transportation: Car, Jeep

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group if more we splits group.

Best season: spring Season

Major Activity: trekking/climbing

Include Activity: Visit Tibetan culture

Country: Tibet, China

Airport: Kathmandu Airport

Departure From: Kathmandu Intl Airport

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L, D in during trekking and climbing

Culture: Tibeten Culture

First Ascent: Edmund Hillary (NZ), Tenzing Norgay (Nepal), May 29, 1953

Mode of Travel: Hotel/Guest house on route, camping during Climbing period

Climbing route: Northface

Co-ordinates: 27°59'17'' N / 86°55'31'' E

Itinerary Details of Everest expedition –North face (Tibet side)

8 April/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to Yak and Yeti hotel

9-10April /Day2-3:Rest and prep day for assignment & briefing before departure from Kathmandu.

11 April /Day 04: After having breakfast early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Syprubeshi (1460m/4790ft) overnight at tea house accommodation .

12 April /Day 05: Early in the morning drive from Syprubeshi to Kerung border (2000m/6562ft) after immigration formalities at the border crossing, you drive to Kerung height (3200m/10499ft)-02hrs drive jeep. Overnight stay in hotel.

13 April /Day 06: After having breakfast drive from Kerung to Tingri (4,348 m (14,268 ft)) which takes about three hours drive. Overnight in hotel.

14 April /Day 07: Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization. Our guide will lead team up a local hill to 5,000m with great views of Cho Oyu.

15 April /Day 08: After breakfast drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,150m) which takes 4 hours.

16 April /Day 9-11:Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp (5,150m). Prepare and arrange yaks to go to Advance Base Camp via middle camp.

19 April /Day 12: After breakfast, trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5,700m) which takes five to six house hours. Overnight in camp.

20 April /Day 13: Trek from Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp of Everest (6,485m.) Prepare camp overnight in camp

21 April/Day 14-55: Climbing period (summit of Mt. Everest 8,848m)

01 June /Day 56: Preparation for returning (clean advance base camp) and trek to Chinese Base Camp. Bring down all equipment by Yak.

02 June /Day 57:Clean Chinese Base Camp then drive from Chinese Base Camp to Tingri (4,348m/14,268 ft), which takes about seven hours, overnight in hotel .

03 June /Day 58:Early in the morning drive from Tingri (4,348m/14,268 ft) to Kerung boarder (2000m/6562ft)

04 June/Day 59: After the immigration formalities from China side, we will collect Nepal Visa from and drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

04 June /Day 59: Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

05 June /Day 60:Transfer to airport for final departure

Includes / Excludes


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


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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