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Mt. Everest Expedition North Ridge

Mt. Everest Expedition North Ridge

The north side of Everest is steeped in history with multiple attempts throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s. The first attempt was by a British team in 1921. Mallory led a small team to be the first human to set foot on the mountains flanks by climbing up to the North Col (7003m). The second expedition, that of 1922 reached 27,300′ before turning back, and was the first team to use supplemental oxygen. It was also on this expedition that the first deaths were reported when an avalanche killed seven Sherpas. The 1924 British expedition with George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine is most notable for the mystery of whether they summited or not. If they did summit, that would precede Tenzing and Hilary by 29 years. Mallory’s body was found in 1999 but there was no proof that he died going up or coming down thus the importance of finding the camera and potential photos of a summit. Tibet was closed to foreigners from 1950 to 1980 preventing any further attempts until a Japanese team summited in 1980 via the Hornbein Couloir on the North Face. With the mystery dominating Everest gossip for almost a century, teams have looked in vain for positive proof of a 1924 summit. There have been valiant efforts throughout the years. In 1933, Irvine’s wooden ice axe was found in the fall line of the climber’s last known route. A Chinese porter reported seeing an “an english dead” in 1960 but there were no pictures.

Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 35 Day(s)
  • Max Altitude: 8848
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Best Season: April-Feb
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu
Day 03 Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive Zhangmu, Hotel
Day 05 Drive to Naylam, Hotel
Day 06 Rest Day for Acclimatized
Day 07 Drive to Tingri
Day 08 Rest Day for Acclimatized
Day 09 Drive Chinese Base Camp
Day 10 Chinese Base Camp 5400m.
Day 11 Chinese Base Camp
Day 12 Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp load carry by Yaks
Day 13 Middle Camp - Advance Base Camp of Everest 6400m.
Day 13-30 North Col. 7070m. [ Route Map ]
31 ABC - Base Camp
Day 32 Drive to Zhangmu
Day 33 Drive Border exit and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 34 Kathmandu
Day 35 Final Departure

Service Includes

01.Hotel in Kathmandu accommodation 5 nights with bed and breakfast.
02.Full board hotel in Tibet above the Itinerary. Double room sheering basis.
03.All the transportation in Nepal and Tibet as per the itinerary [ Coaster / Land Cruiser ].
04.Per person 1& 1/2 Yak (60 KG) Load Base Camp to Advance Base Camp.
05.Per person (40 KG) Load Advance Base Camp to Base Camp.
06.Tibet visa fee
07.Permit for Everest Expedition North Col - Spring 2005.
08.Sherpa Cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and Advance Base Camp.
09.Chinese Base Camp - Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 1 person
10.Dining tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, chair & table at Base Camp & Advance Base Camp, Mattresses
11.Food and fuel at Base Camp & Advance Base Camp during the expedition period. (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
12.Oxygen,Satellite phone (pay call) & Gamow Bag.
13.Liaison Officer & Interpreter.
14.High way and conservation charges.
15.Last Day Farewell Dinner
16.Office service charge


Service Excludes

01.Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
02.Custom clearance in Kathmandu for Cargo (Per Person USD 100).
03.Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
04.Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, and all other items of personal nature.
05.Entry visa into Nepal. This can be obtained at the airport upon arrival, Re-entry visa for Nepal.
06.Departure tax at Kathmandu airport for international flight.
07.Personal travels, medical and rescue insurance.
08.Climbing equipment, high altitude food & fuel above Advanced Base Camp.
09.Bar bills and Beverage
10.Rescue Jeep.
11.Land slides charges in Nepal side.
12.Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
13.Garbage Deposit USD 500 (Sharing of the total person)
14.Medicine/First Aid for Expedition
15.Walkie-talkie

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Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 35 Day(s)
  • Max Altitude: 8848 Mts.
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Best Season: April-Feb
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