Trip Overview

Mt Everest Expedition via North Face is an extremely rewarding adventure that takes you to the Top of the World via the Northside which lies in Tibet. While the reward is high, it is very challenging and technical as well. While climbing Mt Everest from the Northside is equally exciting as from the south side, the risk of icefall and avalanches are quite less on the Northern side. Compared to the south side, the north side of Everest receives fewer climbers probably because of the permits required from the Chinese Government. 

 

Mt Everest Summit was scaled from the Northside for the first time in 1960 by Qu Yin Hai, Wang Fu Zhou, and Nawang Gombu. However, multiple attempts had already been made in the earlier years but no one actually made it to the summit before them. 

 

Unlike the expedition via South ridge where climbers trek for a number of days to reach the base camp, we will drive to the base camp at 5200 m during the Everest Expedition from the Northside. But we will allocate enough time to acclimatize before aiming for the higher altitude. We will spend our days in Kerung, Tingri towns where we will explore the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Tibetan community. 

 

The best season to go on the expedition to Everest is between March to May when winds are calmer, the days are sunny, the weather is mild and the overall journey becomes astoundingly exciting. 

 

While Everest Expedition is a strenuous journey, it does involve risks but proper preparation and training will be very handy. The 8K Expedition team makes sure that every climber knows and understands the elements of the expedition by briefing them thoroughly and helping them get acquainted with all essential gears and equipment including but not limited to crampons, ice axes, bottled oxygen, fixed lines, and others. You must also keep in mind the following tips:

 

    • The expedition is tough but highly rewarding as well. So, prepare yourself psychologically and physically to withstand all possible hazards that may come across your path during the journey. Mental stability and confidence play a huge role in boosting you up even at the worst phase. Your communication will be crucial during these times. So, always talk to each other, say how you are feeling and ask the same to others. 

 

    • The expedition is challenging but worthy. We will train you very well to be in the Himalayas by providing you with all technical know-how and techniques. We will have enough time at the Base Camp to let you prepare yourself before the ascent. 

 

    • The summit lies at a higher altitude and can cause altitude sickness but proper acclimatization and enough oxygen will help you go through. We will always have extra bottles of oxygen in case of emergencies. This is why one must go on an expedition to any of the 7 thousand before heading to Everest. This will not only help you gain experience in the high altitude but also familiarize you with all the gears and equipment while handling extremely cold temperatures, gaining great cramponing skills on and off the rock, snow, ice, rappelling with a pack on, and using ascenders and jumars on a fixed-line. Along with tolerance at a high altitude, you need strength, endurance, and strong cardiovascular conditioning.

 

NOTE: Prioritize your training efforts with the following techniques assuming you are in good health and injury-free.

 

    • Climbing Conditioning: Uphill climbing with a backpack, walking and staircase climbing
    • Strength training for lower body and core
    • Cardiovascular Training: Include both aerobic and anaerobic workouts with and without pack weight
    • Flexibility Training: include Stretches for overall body

 

Join us on the adventure to the highest point on Earth via the North Ridge. 

Trip Itinerary

DAY
  • 1
     Arrival In Kathmandu And Rest At The Hotel

    Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to obtain Nepal Entry Visa at the counter. After these procedures, one of our representatives will meet and greet you and transfer you to the pre-booked 3-star hotel for you to rest. You can freshen up and enjoy your evening in Thamel. 

     

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 2-3
    Official Formalities; Permit Obtaining, And Trip Preparation

    On the second day, we will fulfill the required documentation and official formalities. We will also obtain the necessary permits. Traveling to Tibet requires us to obtain VISA which we will do these days.  Meanwhile, you may go shopping for personal stuff that you might need during the Expedition.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 4
    Drive To Timure (1740 M) From Kathmandu 

    Our journey starts early in the morning after a warm and fulfilling breakfast at the hotel. We will drive to Timure, a small village in the Gosaikunda Rural Municipality. The drive will be quite tiring as we travel on bumpy roads up the hills, but nature’s beauty will deviate the pain towards tranquillity and peace.

    Altitude 1740 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 5
    Drive To Kerung (1960 M)

    After staying overnight in Timure, we will then resume our journey to Kerung. Kerung is a village in the Solukhumbu District and serves as a trading route between Nepal and China. The road leading to Kerung is equally adventurous and bumpy.

    Altitude 1960 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 6-7
    Drive To Tingri (4300 M) And Acclimatize

    After Kerung, we will then cross the border and enter Tibet, the autonomous state of China. We continuously drive uphill and finally reach Tingri. Tingri is an old settlement in Tibet that used to be an important trading point for farmers in Nepal and Tibet. The beautiful meadows, rivers with fresh water, and picturesque villages make Tingri a beautiful place to stop and acclimatize.

    Altitude 4300 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 8
    Drive To Chinese Base Camp (5200 M)

    From Tingri, we drive to the Chinese Base Camp for Mt. Everest. Unlike South Side, the base camp is facilitated by roadways in the Northern Side. This saves a good number of trekking days allowing us to prepare well for the Expedition. 

    Altitude 5200 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 9-11
    Acclimatization At The Base Camp (5200 M)

    The key to a successful expedition is proper rest and acclimatization. As we gain significant elevation through driving to the base camp, we must let our bodies adapt and acclimatize with the high altitude before heading to the higher camps. Therefore, two days will be spent at the base camp where for rest purposes.

    Altitude 5200 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 12
    Trek To Intermediate Camp (6200 M)

    After acclimatizing for two more days, we will then trek towards the Intermediate Camp. Our luggage and logistics will be carried by Yaks and Porters till the Intermediate camp. At the altitude of 5400 m, we will set up our intermediate camp with full board tented service. 

    Altitude 6200 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 13
    Trek To Advanced Base Camp (6500 M)

    After the intermediate camp, we then climb up to the Advanced base camp set up at 6500 m altitude. We will segregate the gear and equipment required for climbing and prepare for our climb to the Everest summit.

    Altitude 6500 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 14-44
    Climbing Period

    After proper acclimatization and training at the Base Camp, Intermediate Camo ad the Advanced Camps, we aim towards higher camps. We set up multiple camps above the Advanced Base Camp to ease the summit push and allow our bodies to acclimatize well. We will conduct multiple rotations between Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3 and finally wait for the summit push. During the climbing period, our team of Sherpas will set up tented camps, prepare hot meals and facilitate all logistics required for climbing and expedition. 

     

    On the summit day, we start as early as midnight to make it to the top before afternoon. Upon reaching the summit, we will be rewarded with the glorious views of Mt Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Sishapangma, and many giant peaks in the periphery. 

     

    After a successful ascent to the Pinnacle of the world, we will return back to the Advanced Base Camp. 

    Altitude 8848.86 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 45
    Trek Down To Intermediate Camp

    With the joy and feeling of victory, we then trek back to Intermediate Base Camp.

    Altitude 6200 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 46
    Trek To Base Camp And Drive To Tingri 

    After the Intermediate Base Camp, we will take a ride back to Tingri, the old settlement in Tibet. 

    Altitude 4300 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 47
    Drive From Tingri To Kerung

    After staying overnight in Tingri, we then take a ride to Kerung, the border of Nepal and China, and rest overnight.

    Altitude 1960 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 48
    Drive Back To Kathmandu

    Following the same rugged, rocky path that we took earlier, we drive back to Kathmandu and relax in our hotel.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast And Lunch
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 49
    Spare Day In Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is a beautiful city with numerous attractive destinations. There are many heritages listed in the World Heritage List as well. You can go sightseeing around Bhaktapur, Patan, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, or even roam around in the streets of Thamel trying some exotic cuisines. You can get beautiful souvenirs in Kathmandu that you can take back home for your loved ones.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast And Farewell Dinner
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 50
    Final Departure

    If you have not signed up for any other Add-ons Adventure packages, it’s time to bid you farewell. One of our representatives will drop you off at the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation N/A

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Includes

  • Airport transfer costs (Pickup and Drop-off)
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast
  • Land transportation and cargo from Kathmandu to Chinese Camp and back to Kathmandu
  • Tibet Entry Visa Fee and Mt. Everest Climbing Permit
  • Charges for Highway and Conservation Areas
  • Transportation and cargo for all members and staff
  • Carriage cost for Yaks from Base Camp to the Advance Base Camp and back. 
  • 3-time full course meal with hot soups and drinks during the journey.
  • High Foods during trekking and Expedition
  • 1 professional Climbing Sherpa Guide
  • Professional and experienced Cook and Kitchen Helpers
  • Daily wages, equipment, allowances, and logistics for all members including Sherpa Guide, Cook, and Porters
  • Medical Insurance for involved Nepali Staff during the expedition
  • Branded individual tent for each expedition member
  • Branded tents for Dining, Kitchen, Toilet, Ho Shower, Communication Room as well as comfortable mattresses, pillows, tables, chairs, and other necessary logistics at the Base Camp and upper Camps
  • The facility of Generators or Solar Panels for charging batteries and other Electronic devices
  • 3 bottles of Oxygen (4ltrs) for climbing members and 2 bottles for climbing Sherpa
  • Top Out or Summit Mask and Regulator for each member and Climbing Sherpa
  • Reserve of Oxygen Bottles and Masks Regulators available at base camp ($550 extra per bottle if required)
  • Logistics and equipment like EPI Gas and Gas Burner, Dynamic Climbing Rope, Ice Screws, Snow Shovel, Snow Bars, Carabiners, etc. 
  • Walkie-talkie per member and climbing Sherpa
  • Availability of Satellite Phones for emergency (Extra Cost Applicable)
  • Service of Daily Weather Forecast during the entire Expedition
  • Garbage Disposal Fee
  • Government Taxes and Company Service Charge
  • Mt Everest Climbing Certificate 
  • Farewell Dinner at a Typical Restaurant with Cultural Show

Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal Entry and Re-entry Visa Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal, medical, and Travel Insurance for you during the expedition
  • Customs Duty and Import Duty fees for Expedition equipment and stuff in Nepal by Air/Road
  • Expenses of personal nature like phone calls, Internet Usage, Battery Recharge, Mineral Water, Hot Shower, Laundry, Alcoholic beverages,
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears,
  • Drone ad special filming permit,
  • Internet and Data Service during the Trek and Expedition 
  • Permit for Satellite phone if required at $500 per set
  • Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa $2000 (Mandatory)
  • Tips and Gratuities for General Staffs $400 (Mandatory)
  • Any service not mentioned in the Cost Inclusions section

Departures

FROM 03 Apr 2025
TO 01 Jun 2025
DAYS 50

Trip Notes

Please do remember these things.

 

  • We also offer tailor-made options in our expeditions according to your time availability.
  • If the member decides to depart earlier than the itinerary schedule, the member shall bear all the expenses for transportation from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.
  • In case the Chinese Government closes the entrance, we need to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kathmandu which will come up with an extra cost of $2000 USD including a 2-night stay in Lhasa

 

 

 

Cost of Expedition

 

Expedition costs vary depending on factors including: group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpa’s allocated and equipment, type of arrangement and package customization. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact 8K Expedition for any information about in your selected package.

 

Thank you for joining us on our Expedition!!

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