Everest North Col expedition is a great training climb for those interested in a future ascent of Mt. Everest. The Tibetan side of Mt. Everest has a rich history spanning over 90 years. The history of activity dates back to the 1920’s where the first attempts were made by a British team in 1921. George Mallory led a small team up to the North Col (7000m). They were the first confirmed people on the North Col.History on the North side of the mountain provides a bit of controversy. The first ascent of Mt. Everest still dominates Everest folklore, no one knows if Mallory and Irvin succeed ontheir 1924 expedition because they died on the ascent. If they did than this means that Tenzing and Hillary’s 1953 ascent would no longer stand as the first ascent. For the history of recorded climbing on the North side of the mountain it is a Chinese team who claims the first summiton May 25, 1960. Nawang Gombu (Tibetan) and Chinese Chu Yin-Hau and Wang Fu-zhou were said to summit but did not provide a summit photo.Many doub the summit claim. Then in 1975, a successful summit was recorded by another Chinese team. Due to political turmoil Tibet was closed to foreigners from 1950 to 1980 preventing any further attempts.
Arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to Yak and Yeti hotel
Rest and prep day for assignment & briefing before departure from Kathmandu.
After breakfast, early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kodari Border After immigration formalities, drive to Naylam (3,700m) which takes two hours drive by land cruiser jeep. Overnight in hotel.
Rest Day in Naylam for acclimatization. Our guide will take you up the Naylam Hill (4,500M) for acclimatization.
After breakfast drive from Naylam to Tingri (4,300m) which takes three hours. Overnight in hotel.
Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization. Our guide will lead team up a local hill to 5,000m with great views of Cho Oyu.
After breakfast drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,150m) which takes 4 hours.
Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp (5,150m). Prepare and arrange yaks to go to Advance Base Camp via middle camp.
After breakfast, trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5,700m) which takes five to six house hours. Overnight in camp.
Trek from Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp of Everest (6,485m.) Prepare camp overnight in camp
Climbing period (summit of North Col Expedition (7000m/22,966ft)
Preparation for returning (clean advance base camp) and trek to Chinese Base Camp. Bring down all equipment by Yak.
Clean Chinese Base Camp then drive from Chinese Base Camp to Nylam, which takes about seven hours, overnight in hotel.
Early in the morning drive from Nylam to Kodari Border and after immigration formalities from China side, we will collect Nepal Visa from and drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Transfer to airport for final departure