Everest North Col Expedition

Everest North Col Expedition

Everest North Col expedition will obviously prove to be much cheaper than getting there on a full Everest summit permit and considerably safer, but still giving the climber a huge sense of achievement with the added bonus of superb views of the whole of the North Face of Everest. This trip also has the added advantage of offering three different departure dates throughout the season.

Three proposed Everest North Col Itineraries every spring season (March – June)

Our advanced programme is ideal for those clients who have some previous climbing experience and would like to take on the considerable challenge of climbing to 7,000 meters.

Although climbing at this altitude is not easy, the superb views of the North Face of Everest from the Col make it all worthwhile and the whole experience will leave you with a huge sense of achievement.

Route Description

This expedition involves a 22 km walk from Base Camp at 5,200m to Advanced Base Camp at 6,400m over two days. Several days are spent at ABC in order to acclimatize before making the five to six hour climb via fixed ropes up to the North Col.

The route is initially a straight forward trail up moraine to the East Rongbuk Glacier, which leads to the fixed ropes. The descent takes around three hours.

The North Col is a fairly large area where all expeditions make Camp 1 and from where there are fantastic views of the whole of the North face of Everest, the West Rongbuk Glacier, Lho La, Pumori

Glimpse of Expedition

Elevation: 7000m.
Region: Everest North Col (Tibet Side)
Accommodation: Hotel or lodge in cities and rest in tents
Best season: Late spring and autumn
Climbing Season: Spring
Duration: 26 days

Climbing Period: 13 Days
Cost: Please contact us

Everest North Col Expedition-Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu - Lhasa
Day 04: Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa
Day 06: Lhasa - Xigatse
Day 07: Xigatse - Zegar
Day 08: Zegar
Day 09: Zegar - Base Camp
Day 10: Acclimatisation Base Camp
Day 11: Base Camp
Day 12: Base Camp
Day 13: Base Camp
Day 14: Base Camp - Interim Camp
Day 15: Interim Camp - ABC
Day 16: Advanced Base Camp
Day 17: Advanced Base Camp
Day 18: Advanced Base Camp
Day 19: Advanced Base Camp
Day 20: ABC - North Col - ABC
Day 21: Advanced Base Camp
Day 22: ABC - Base Camp
Day 23: Base Camp - Zangmu
Day 24: Zangmu - Kathmandu
Day 25: Kathmandu
Day 26: Depart Kathmandu

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Why choose us?

Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.

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Expedition Cost:

For trip cost, please contact us.

The cost Includes:

  • Peak permit fee of Everest.
  • Hotel accommodation on a twin sharing basis full board in Tibet.
  • All the transportation in Nepal and Tibet as per the program. 4 Yaks port per member from BC to ABC and 3 Yaks per member from ABC to BC.
  • Tibet visa fee and required expedition formalities permit in Tibet.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and two kitchen boy at BC and ABC. Equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, food and lodging for BC and ABC staff (cook & Kitchen Boy). Dining tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, chair & table at BC & ABC. Base and ABC sleeping tents for member and all staffs.
  • Base Camp - Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 1 person
  • Food and fuel at BC and ABC during the expedition period.
  • Equipment allowances, daily allowances, insurance, food and lodging for Liaison Officer & interpreter. High way and conservation charges.

The cost does not include:

  • Air travel to and from Kathmandu. Accommodation, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, and all other items of personal nature.
  • Entry visa into Nepal. This can be obtained at the airport upon arrival. Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • Departure tax at Kathmandu airport. Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance.
  • Climbing equipment’s, high altitude tents, food & fuel above ABC.
  • Climbing Sherpa and his climbing bonus.
  • Emergency evacuation and Walkie-Talkie.

Further Information

Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).

Acclimatization

Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Contact Address

Mission Eco Trek & Expedition

P. O. Box: 19795, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tell.: 00977-1- 4442922
Fax: 00977-1- 4442944

Email: mecotrek@wlink.com.np,
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