Mt. Everest (8,848m) North Expedition 2020

  • Trip duration 56 Days
  • Trip GradeTechnical
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The Mt. Everest called The Sagarmatha(the forehead of the sky) in Nepali and Qomolangma in Tibetan is the highest summit on Earth with an altitude of 8848m and thus is known as the roof of the world. The Jewels of Asia Mt. Everest has its two major faces South and North. The South face of the most popular mountain lies in Nepal whereas the North face lies in China’s autonomous state Tibet. The history says that in 1715, China had surveyed the mountain for the first time while they were mapping Chinese territory and depicted it as Mount Qomolangma.

However, the Mt. Everest was first officially measured in 1856 during the Great Trigonometry Survey of the British India Government and was named Peak XV certified with a height of 8840m.  Sir George Everest, the General of British India during the survey period was the major surveyor in 1856. Hence to honor him the name of this highest peak was chosen as Mt. Everest. During the period, Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners, so it is reasonable to assume that local names of the mountain were unknown which made the name Mt. Everest, popular in the world.

Many people in the world credit the discovery of the peak and its height to Sir George Everest as above. However, in the Indian Journal of History of Science, 50.4 (2015) 642-645 named “Trigonometrical Survey of India and Naming of Peak XV as Mt. Everest” says Radhanath Sikdar, an Indian native, and Andrew Waugh, the subsequent Surveyor-General, deserve the true recognition. The paper will explore the old materials to give more accurate details on the discovery of Mt. Everest. Most of the data was gathered from the book EVEREST the Man and the Mountain written by J. R. Smith.

Due to the highest elevation and summit point on earth, the mountain now became a lifetime dream to most of the mountaineers. There are two commercial routes on Mt. Everest Expedition. One is South Face route via Southeast Ridge from Nepal and the other is North Face route via North Ridge from Tibet.  The royalty of this Expedition from Tibet side (North Face) is now higher than in Nepal. Before it was significantly lower. Tibet is now charging minimum US$ 15800 per climber for minimum 4 members required on a team which covers border to BC and BC to border transportation with jeep/minibus and BB Plan accommodations en-route before the campsite and limited yaks to carry the logistics up to Advance Base Camp. Where as, Nepal is charging only US$ 11,000 per climbing member as the royalty fee for the same. However there are other hidden charges on formalities for climbing Sherpa and base camp staff insurance covering the search and rescue with helicopters and the government appointed liaison officer for each expedition team.

The climbers who can manage the huge funding for Mt. Everest Expedition personally or through business sponsors are eligible to take part since the climbing experience and techniques are not the major requisitions. In the project of Mt. Everest Expedition North Face in Tibet, a professional mountain guide with a team of climbing Sherpa can take the climbing member individually to the summit for a substantial fee added in the package.

Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition is delighted to offer the world-class services in the Mt. Everest Expedition in Tibetan Base Camp, Advance Base Camp and the high Camps like C1, C2, and C3. Our service covers since arrivals, departures and hotel accommodations in Kathmandu transfer to Kerung border (Rashuwa Gadhi of Nepal)of Tibet, drive to and from Mt. Everest BC and all Tibet side hotel accommodations on BB Plan Kerung and Old Tingri. All 3 meals a day with unlimited hot and cold drinks are prepared and served by our expedition professional cook and full logistics support of camping in BC and ABC as mentioned on cost information index.

For Mt. Everest Expedition in North face, the climbing guides of team Snowy Horizon are highly skilled, qualified and time-to-time reviewed and recognized through their training and experiences in this profession and are reasonably paid by us. To these climbing guides in our Everest Expedition, 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 anticipation. We are ready and get set for welcoming you in our fixed departures each year for Mt. Everest North Face Expedition from Tibet. You can join us for required hassle-free hospitality and a high rate of expectation for summit success with the prime attention of your safety.

Approaches to ABC from North (Tibet):

North Base Camp is approached from the Tingri Plain through Rongbuk (4880m), the location of the famous Buddhist Monastery. Two days trek to Everest North Base Camp (6500m) begins at the Chinese Base Camp (5100m) with intermediate acclimatization in Middle Camp (6200m). Typically it takes 3 days to drive to Tingri (4300m) from Kathmandu with acclimatization stops in Kerung (2850m). It takes typically 10 days to reach ABC from Kathmandu according to the Itinerary index. 

Climbing Routes of North Side:

  • The north side of Everest in Tibet, Northeast Ridge, the North Face route, begins from with the trek to the Rongbuk Glacier accessible from Tingri by jeep/minibus to Chinese Base camp (5,100m), which is located on a gravel plain just below the glacier.
  • There is an intermediate Middle Camp before reaching the Advance Base Camp. To reach Middle Camp climbers ascend the medial moraine of the east Rongbuk Glacier up to the base of Changtse (6,200 m).
  • The Advanced Base Camp (6500m) is situated below the North Col and there are 3 camps above before the final summit push. The route is in a way more technical because there is more exposed rock and the weather is much more severe than on the Nepalese side as it is exposed to winds all the time.
  • Camp 1 is located on the North Col, where climbers face long and monotonous ascend of the glacier to the foot of the Col. Fixed ropes are used to reach the North Col (7,010m). From the North Col, there is ascending along the rocky north ridge to Camp 2 (7,775m).
  • From Camp 2 the route crosses the North Face in a diagonal climb to the base of the Yellow Band reaching the site of Camp 3 (8,230m). Camp 3 the last camp from where the final summit push is staged.
  • There are three famous Steps after camp 3. There is a treacherous traverse from the base of the First Step (8,500m) to the crux of the climb, the second step (8,580m). This includes a climbing aid called the "Chinese ladder", a metal ladder placed semi-permanently in 1975 by a party of Chinese climbers and used by virtually all climbers on the route. The third step is inconsequential (8,690m) followed by a snow slope of 50 degrees and the final summit ridge to the summit pyramid.

Trip Highlights

  • Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa set off on their epic journey in 1953.
  • Countless mountains view including top of the world “Mt. Everest” and unique Sherpa culture.
  • Historical trading town of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche monastery, world highest farm Dingboche.
  • Mt. Everest (8,484m) from the closest distance and other many mountains from Kalapathar (5,643m).

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel (1350m).
  • Day 02: (to Day 3)Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment & briefing.
  • Day 04: Drive (8 Hrs.) to Kerung Town via Timure-immigration formality; hotel.
  • Day 05: Rest and Acclimatize day in Kerung Town (2850m); hotel.
  • Day 06: Drive via Kerung pass (5200m) to Old Tingri (4300m-7 Hrs.); hotel.
  • Day 07: Rest, acclimatization and last shopping day at Old Tingri.
  • Day 08: Drive via Rongbuk to Chinese Base Camp (5100m-6 Hrs.); Camping.
  • Day 09: (to Day 11) Acclimatization days; arrange Yaks for Advance Base Camp (ABC).
  • Day 12: Trek to Middle Camp (MC-6200m-5 Hrs.); Camping.
  • Day 13: Trek to Advance Base Camp (ABC-6500m-4 Hrs.); full camping.
  • Day 14: (to Day 50) Climbing period (ABC-Summit-ABC) of Mt. Everest (8848m).
  • Day 51: Dismantling ABC; trek to Chinese BC (6 Hrs.) via Middle camp; camping.
  • Day 52: Dismantling CBC; drive to Tingri (6 Hrs.) via Chinese BC; hotel.
  • Day 53: Drive from Tingri to Kerung Town (7 Hrs.); hotel.
  • Day 54: Drive via Timure (Immigration formality) to Kathmandu (8 Hrs.); hotel.
  • Day 55: Rest, leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu, farewell dinner
  • Day 56: Final departure to your port of destination.

Cost Includes:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu (5 Nights) & Tibet (6 Nights) BB Plan.
  • Kathmandu-Rashuwa Gadhi (Kerung border)-Kathmandu 4/WD transfers.  
  • Tibet travel visa and permit (Royalty: US$ 15,800 /4,500 for member/Staffs).
  • Official Liaison Officer for Mt. Everest Expedition from Tibet.
  • Kerung-Tingri -Chinese BC and VV transportation on SUV minibus on sharing.
  • Full camping logistics set up in Chinese BC, Intermediate Camp and Advance BC.
  • Complete 3 meals a day (BLD) cooked by our expedition cook in CBC, MC and ABC.
  • 1:1 experienced climbing Sherpa guide and required BC staffs in sharing plan.
  • Cargo and duties clearing assistance service in Kerung border on both way.
  • Gamow bag at base camp for emergency rescue purpose.
  • Solar panels for light and battery charging to the required devices at ABC.
  • Necessary member tents for ABC (1:1) and high camps (C1, C2, & C3; 2:1).
  • All required icefall, environmental and rope fixing charges where applicable.  
  • 5 Oxygen (4 Ltrs.) bottles for climbing member and 2 for Sherpa.
  • Mask & regulator set for each climbing member and supporting Sherpa.
  • High altitude food served by climbing Sherpa at C1, C2 and C3.
  • Baggage allowance carrying by Yak up and down to ABC from CBC-50 Kg each.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs at ABC.
  • Walkie-talkies & satellite phone for communication (uses charge $ 5 per unit for Sat).
  • Office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Combined pre-departure information for the members and staffs.
  • Farewell dinner & Snowy Horizon special gifts.   

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Lunch and Dinner during your travel period in Tibet (Except camp site).
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of any communication facilities, laundry and personal drinks.
  • Clothing, packing Items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking/climbing gears.
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical-travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Airfare of international and domestic flights other than specified.
  • Summit Bonus to your Personal Climbing Sherpa
  • (Begins from minimum US$ 1800 per Summit per Sherpa).
  • Tips to Base Camp Staffs
  • (Per Member beginning from Minimum US$ 300.00 in Total)
  • Nepal entry or re-entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Nepal custom duty fees for import of expedition goods.
  • Emergency/Rescue/Early departure Jeep cost in Tibet side (US$ 1700 approximately).
  • Any other item not included in “The cost includes” Section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel (1350m).
  • Day 02(to Day 3)Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment & briefing.
  • Day 04Drive (8 Hrs.) to Kerung Town via Timure-immigration formality; hotel.
  • Day 05Rest and Acclimatize day in Kerung Town (2850m); hotel.
  • Day 06Drive via Kerung pass (5200m) to Old Tingri (4300m-7 Hrs.); hotel.
  • Day 07Rest, acclimatization and last shopping day at Old Tingri.
  • Day 08Drive via Rongbuk to Chinese Base Camp (5100m-6 Hrs.); Camping.
  • Day 09(to Day 11) Acclimatization days; arrange Yaks for Advance Base Camp (ABC).
  • Day 12Trek to Middle Camp (MC-6200m-5 Hrs.); Camping.
  • Day 13Trek to Advance Base Camp (ABC-6500m-4 Hrs.); full camping.
  • Day 14(to Day 50) Climbing period (ABC-Summit-ABC) of Mt. Everest (8848m).
  • Day 51 Dismantling ABC; trek to Chinese BC (6 Hrs.) via Middle camp; camping.
  • Day 52 Dismantling CBC; drive to Tingri (6 Hrs.) via Chinese BC; hotel.
  • Day 53Drive from Tingri to Kerung Town (7 Hrs.); hotel.
  • Day 54Drive via Timure (Immigration formality) to Kathmandu (8 Hrs.); hotel.
  • Day 55Rest, leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu, farewell dinner
  • Day 56Final departure to your port of destination.

Departure Detail

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07 April, 2020 01 June, 2020 US $Contact Us Available Book Now

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