Everest North Col Climb

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Everest North Col was first discovered by George Mallory and his team in 1922 on their expedition from the North side of Everest in the 1920s and 30s, the North Col of Everest is an ideal choice for climbers those who want to experience the real Everest climbing avoiding highly expensive Everest permit.

Everest North Col climbing is quite similar to the 8848m, though our summit is 7010m, and the weather permitting, view from this summit is marvelous from the mountain chains of Tibet to Nepal.


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Everest North Col Climb expedition 2018/2019

 

Days

 

 

Autumn

 

 

Spring

 

 

Outlined itinerary

 

 

Overnight

1

6-Sep

12-Apr

Arrive Kathmandu, meet & transfer to hotel.

Hotel

2

7-Sep

13-Apr

Kathmandu

Hotel

3

8-Sep

14-Apr

Drive to Zhangmu (2300m).

Hotel

4

9-Sep

15-Apr

Drive to Nyalam (3,750m).

Hotel

5

10-Sep

16-Apr

Acclimatization day.

Hotel

6

11-Sep

17-Apr

Drive to Thingri (4,500m). 

Hotel

7

12-Sep

18-Apr

Drive to Everest Base Camp (5,200m).

Camp

8

13-Sep

19-Apr

Acclimatization & local exploration.

Camp

9-12

14-17-Sep

20-23-Apr

Acclimatization at Base camp

Camp

13

18-Sep

24-Apr

Trek to Advanced Base Camp

Camp

14-16

19-21-Sep

25-27-Apr

Trek to Advanced Base Camp

Camp

17

22-Sep

28-Apr

 

 

Climbing period of Everest North Col

Camp

18

23-Sep

29-Apr

 

 

Climbing period of Everest North Col

Camp

19

24-Sep

30-Apr

 

 

Climbing period of Everest North Col

Camp

20

25-Sep

1-May

 

 

Climbing period of Everest North Col

Camp

21

26-Sep

2-May

 

 

Climbing period of Everest North Col

Camp

22

27-Sep

3-May

 

 

Climbing period of Everest North Col

Camp

23

28-Sep

4-May

 

 

Climbing period of Everest North Col

Camp

24

29-Sep

5-May

Return to Base Camp (5,200m).

Camp

25

30-Sep

6-May

Cleaning up Base Camp.

Camp

26

1-Oct

7-May

Drive to Nyalam (3750m).

Hotel

27

2-Oct

8-May

Drive to Katmandu.

Hotel

28

3-Oct

9-May

At leisure in Kathmandu.

Hotel

29

4-Oct

10-May

Depart Kathmandu.

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TIBET GENERAL INFORMATION

A land veiled in secrecy, closed to foreigners for hundreds of years, the roof of the world with its mystery, grandeur and overwhelming sights is now open to visitors for mountaineering / climbing or simply visiting to different attractions and Everest Base camps and Advanced Base camp.

Our expeditions to Tibet takes you to extraordinary places of religious and cultural interest; introduce you to the pious monks and the nomadic herdsmen of the Tibetan plains and exciting Climbs.

We offer limited but very exciting expeditions to Tibet. Mountain Climb organizes expeditions either entry Zhangmu or optionally Lhasa as well or in some exceptional cases entry from Beijing as well.

About the Expedition
Everest North Col Climb is usually operated on private group and organized basis. Fixed Departure dates are also available for the expeditions. We need a minimum of four people for an expedition; however a private expedition for 2-3 people can be organized also with an extra supplement. The prices given are on a twin share basis for a group size above 4 pax, although a single supplement is available.

Conditions
Throughout your expedition in Tibet you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Tibetan Liaison officer who will not only act as an interpreter, looking after the security of the group, but will also provide a valuable insight into the Tibetan way of life.

During your expedition in Tibet approach to/from Everest Climb North Side Base Camp, accommodation will be in the best available hotels and lodges. Meals will either be in the hotel or at a restaurant of your choice (where available). Whilst on the road, lunch will be at one of the many Chinese teashops along the way, which generally serve a variety of noodle and vegetable dishes and meat where available.

For group entry in Lhasa will usually be at the Lhasa hotel or Himalaya hotel or Shongbala / Dhoodgu, which are all renowned for their hospitality and warm Tibetan atmosphere. If you wish to stay at the Lhasa Hotel it can also be provided for an extra supplement. Meals will either be in the hotel or at a restaurant of your choice during approach to /from Base camp.

Climate
Despite the high altitude of the Tibetan Plateau, the daytime temperatures are actually quite mild. Between April and November the average temperature ranges from 15 - 25 degrees Celsius and the skies are generally clear and blue. From July to August, though, a brief shower can be expected during the day. The nights, however, can become very cold with temperatures dropping below 0 degrees Celsius. During the day, a light shirt or jumper and light pants will be suitable, but a warm fleece or down jacket is suggested for nighttime wear.
 
Visa requirements
For the Tibet expeditions / trip you will need a double or multiple entry visa for Nepal which can be obtained either from your nearest Nepalese consulate or on arrival in Nepal. For Tibet, we will organise a group visa and expedition permits;  and in order to do this we will need a copy of your passport at least 15 days prior to the commencement of your expedition, followed by your actual passport 3 days before the trip with 3 sets of passport size photographs. If this is not possible, a group visa can be arranged in 1 day (excluding Saturday and Sunday), but this service incurs an extra charge of US$40 per person.
 
Entry points
Our Everest North Col Climb expedition is based on entry and exit from Kathmandu. However, you can also enter from parts of Mainland China, i.e. Beijing, Chengdu etc. A separate shall apply subject to change in these entry/exit points.
 
Health

Vaccination requirements change frequently, so we suggest you to consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to your trip. We also recommend that each person carry a basic first aid kit.
 
The main health consideration in Tibet is altitude related illness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some mild symptoms initially, such as headache, lethargy, nausea and difficulty sleeping, but these should lessen within a few days.

Hotels in Lhasa are equipped with oxygen. Doctors will also be available on call basis. Outside Lhasa we carry a supply of bottled oxygen in the vehicles at all times should it be required.

Money matters

The Chinese currency is known as Renminbi (RMB) or 'The People's Money'. The exchange rate for RMB is approximately 10 RMB to 1 US$. You can change money at the hotels in Lhasa and in the Bank of China in Lhasa, Shigatse and Zhangmu. American Express and VISA cards are accepted in the same places.

Time
Tibet is 8 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to or from Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.

Security
Tibetans are generally honest and Hotel staff can be trusted not to walk off with your belongings. Pickpockets are purse and snatchers are virtually unknown and there seem to be no scams aimed at parting you from your money.

We urge the members / climbers for Everest Climb North side to be little flexible because sometimes due to little unrest in Tibet the entry date might slightly change though our dates are set avoiding such possible occurrences. More information regarding Everest North Col Climb is also available upon booking.

Trip Facts

Everest North Col Climb

Elevation: 7010m / 23,000ft
Activity: Mountaineering expedition
Duration: 29 days
Starting from:  Zhangmu  Ending at: Zhangmu
Grade:     Difficult
Highest access of the Climb:  Mt. Everest North Col summit (70,10m)
Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhakpa Ri, Shishapangma, Pumori etc…
Most attraction of the expedition: A unique expedition to highland of Tibet, follow the footsteps of George Mallory- a real Everest Experience.



Everest North Col Climb fixed departure 2018/2019

Days Autumn Spring Outlined itinerary Overnight
1 6-Sep 12-Apr Arrive Kathmandu, meet & transfer to hotel.  Hotel
2 7-Sep 13-Apr Kathmandu Hotel
3 8-Sep 14-Apr Drive to Zhangmu (2300m).  Hotel
4 9-Sep 15-Apr Drive to Nyalam (3,750m). Hotel
5 10-Sep 16-Apr Acclimatization day. Hotel
6 11-Sep 17-Apr Drive to Thingri (4,500m).   Hotel
7 12-Sep 18-Apr Drive to Everest Base Camp (5,200m). Camp
8 13-Sep 19-Apr Acclimatization & local exploration. Camp
9 14-Sep 20-Apr Acclimatization at Base camp Camp
10 15-Sep 21-Apr Acclimatization at Base camp Camp
11 16-Sep 22-Apr Acclimatization at Base camp Camp
12 17-Sep 23-Apr Acclimatization at Base camp Camp
13 18-Sep 24-Apr Trek to Advanced Base Camp Camp
14 19-Sep 25-Apr Trek to Advanced Base Camp Camp
15 20-Sep 26-Apr Trek to Advanced Base Camp Camp
16 21-Sep 27-Apr Trek to Advanced Base Camp Camp
17 22-Sep 28-Apr Everest North Col Climbing Camp
18 23-Sep 29-Apr Everest North Col Climbing Camp
19 24-Sep 30-Apr Everest North Col Climbing Camp
20 25-Sep 1-May Everest North Col Climbing Camp
21 26-Sep 2-May Everest North Col Climbing Camp
22 27-Sep 3-May Everest North Col Climbing Camp
23 28-Sep 4-May Everest North Col Climbing Camp
24 29-Sep 5-May Return to Base Camp (5,200m).  Camp
25 30-Sep 6-May Cleaning up Base Camp.  Camp
26 1-Oct 7-May Drive to Nyalam (3750m).  Hotel
27 2-Oct 8-May Drive to Katmandu.  Hotel
28 3-Oct 9-May At leisure in Kathmandu.  Hotel
29 4-Oct 10-May Depart Kathmandu. // // //

Everest North Col Climb Full expedition includes:
•    4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on single bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Everest North Col Climbing, all other applicable permits and visa fees,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Border to border transportations and Chinese immigration fees,
•    4 memers:1 One climbing Sherpa backed by full Base Camp cook, kitchen helpers,
•    Advanced Base Camp cook, Chinese liaison officer and interpreter,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staffs & liaison officer,
•    Hotels en route on full board basis,
•    Transportation within Nepal and Tibet,
•    All food and fuel for member and staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp & Advanced Base camp,
•    Base camp & ABC tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    36 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    3 Yak per member from Base Camp to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to Base camp,
•    1 member : 1 Oxygen with mask and regulator,
•    High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
•    High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Extra high altitude Climbing Sherpa if needed,
•    Tibet visa fee US$ 150 per person (Subject to change)
•    Extra yaks US$ 150 per yak (payable at Base camp),
•    Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 895 per Sherpa, US$ 560 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of members,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion

Everest North Col Climb Base camp expedition service includes:
•    4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on single bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Everest North Col Climbing, all other applicable permits and visa fees,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Border to border transportations and Chinese immigration fees,
•    1 Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    Advanced Base Camp cook, Chinese liaison officer and interpreter,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staffs & liaison officer,
•    Hotels en route on full board basis,
•    Transportation within Nepal and Tibet,
•    All food and fuel for member and staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp & Advanced Base camp,
•    Base camp & ABC tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    36 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    3 Yak per member from Base Camp to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to Base camp,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Tibet visa fee US$ 150 per person (Subject to change)
•    Extra yaks US$ 150 per yak (payable at Base camp),
•    Any service above Advanced Base camp
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of members,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion

Everest North Col Climb Gear List
Group climbing equipment, including fuel, stoves, ropes, fixings, tents, snow bars is supplied from Mountain Climb. For Full Board expedition service whereas Climbers will need to provide their own personal equipment.

Everest North Col Climb Suggested Personal Gear List
 TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

•    1 Climbing Harness
•    1 pair of climbing boot.
•    1 pair of Gaiter
•    1 pair of Strong Crampon
•    Perlon. 6 mm, 40ft long.
•    1 Daypack (approx 45 lit)
•    1 Ice-Axe with leash (60 cm)
•    1 Jumar (Ascender)
•    1 Belay device: ATC or figure 8.
•    Carabiners: 4 Screw-gate (locking) and 6 regular twist-lock.

FOR SLEEPING

•    1 High Altitude Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality minus 20° C)
•    1 B.C. Sleeping Bag (minus 20° C)
•    1 Therma-Rest foam pad.

FOR HEAD

•    1 Woolen warm hat that fully covers your ears
•    1 Good sun hat or baseball cap
•    1 Bandanas or Neck gaiter
•    Thick balaclava, very thin balaclava or face mask
•    Sun cream (2 small tubes).
•    Balaclava: 1 heavyweight & 1 lightweight
•    Lips cream (2 sticks).

FOR HAND

•    1 pr polypro gloves.
•    1 pr over mitts (Gore-tex) double liners
•    1 pair of fleece/ wind stopper glove

CLOTHES

•    1 Thick fleece pant
•    1 Fleece jacket
•    4 T-shirts
•    2 Cotton pants or trekking pants
•    2 expedition T-shirts
•    1 wind proof jacket (Gore-tex)
•    1 Pile jacket: 1 Heavyweight pile
•    1 Pile pant
•    2-3 pieces of regular lightweight underwear. Synthetic or wool, but no cotton!
•    1 Long underwear
•    1 Long-sleeved shirts
•    1 Down Jacket
•    1 Down Pant.
•    1 Down parka
•    Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood.

FOR LEGS

•    1 Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
•    1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes
•    2 pair brand new wool or Pile Climbing socks
•    2 pair brand new liner socks. Thin wool, nylon
•    Vapor barrier socks(Optional)
•    Some lightweight socks

BITS AND PIECES

•    Plastic bags
•    2 lighters
•    Notebook/pens/pencil
•    Reading material
•    Music player and tapes (if prefer music)
•    2 Locks
•    Games- if you prefer(cards, dice, mastermind, rumicub, uno, frisbee, small ball etc.
•    Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
•    Clothes peg
•    Ear plugs     PRIMARY ESSENTIALS
•    Passport and some copies
•    2x Passport photos
•    Credit card
•    Traveller's cheques
•    $ cash, some in small bills
•    Important addresses and phone numbers
•    Airline Tickets

MISCELLANEUS

•    A good quality small Camera (Optional)
•    1 Water bottle.
•    1 Liter Thermos Flask
•    1 Pee bottle
•    Two sets of high quality Sunglasses (100% UV, IR)
•    1 Swiss Army knife
•    Compressions stuff sacks
•    1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
•    1 Large good quality duffle bags with lock.
•    Cup:
•    Bowl
•    Spoon

TOILETRIES

•    Lip salve, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Shaving cream, Liquid soap (biodegradable). There should be sufficient throughout the duration of your expedition.
•    Small towels (2) Nail clipper, Mirror, Scissors

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS/MEDICINE
Acute Mountain Sickness (if going above 2500m)
Diamox (Acetazolamite) 250mg

Antibiotics
Ciproloxacin 500mg or norfloxacin 400mg

Antibiotic/anti-fungal skin application
Antibiotic (mupirocin 2%) ointment (15gm tube), Antifungal (clotrimazole or miconazole) cream
Allergy Inflammation & Itch
Anti-inflammatory cream/ointment/gel, hydrocortisone cream 1%

Antiseptic
Povi-Iodine (Betadine), Savlon or Dettol soap, burn cream silver sulphadiazine (20 gm tube)

Disinfectant for water
Iodine tabs or iodine solution eg. Lugol's or iodine crystals (25ml with dropper)

Diarrhea
Imodium or Lomotil caps

Eye and Ear infection
Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear

Indigestion
Antacid tabs

Nausea and Vomitting
Maxolon or Stemetil

Painkillers (Analgesics)
Paracetamol, ibuprofen 400mg
Oral Rehydration Solution
Oralyte, Gastrolyte, or Electrobion (2 pacs)

DRESSING AND WOUND CARE
Bandaids, Cotton buds, gauze squares, Sterile non stick dressing 10 cm, small roll of 10 cm adhesive tape bandage, elastic bandage 10 cm, closures eg. Steristrips 6 mm wide

INSTRUMENTS
Tweezers, scissors, sewing needle, safety pins, latex gloves

IMMUNISATION
At least six weeks before the departure you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Vaccinations against the following diseases may be useful, although they might be difficult or expensive to obtain. Your doctor will let you know if they are appropriate:
-Rabies.
-Meningitis.
-Japanese Encephalitis.

DENTAL CHECKS
It is most important that you have a through dental examination before the expedition and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

INSURANCE
All our Climbing Sherpas, kitchen staffs and porters are insured through a reputed Insurance company covering accidental, rescue as well as medical whereas All climbing members must be insured before commencing on an Expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expedition.

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Payment to Mountain Climb

An advance of 25% of the total cost is required when booking expedition, to be paid at least three month before departure to Mountain Climb.

The balance must reach us at least two months prior to expedition date to confirm a place/s. It can also be paid in Kathmandu before expedition departure on mutual agreement but on certain special condition only.

Mountain Climb reserve the right not to operate expedition without FULL payment receipt before departure for an expedition.

 We do accept last minute bookings if places are open for any departure (up to three weeks before trip date) in a first come, first served basis.

A group / individual participant must arrive Kathmandu at least two days in advance (4 days for Tibet expedition) in order to process your expedition or Tibet permits.

Mountain Climb Cancellation policy

In event of cancellation of your expedition the following charges will be made:
-More than 7 weeks before departure - Deposit amount
-6 weeks before departure date - 25% of total cost
-4 weeks before departure date - 50% of total cost
-Less than 3 weeks before departure date - No Refund.

Please provide us your bank transferred receipt, after the transfer of payment to our account.

Note!
We regret to inform you that we do not accept personal cheques or credit cards due to complicated bank procedures and delays.

Your Complete Financial Protection
Being a reputed and responsible Climbing Expedition organizer company, you can book your trip with Mountain Climb in complete confidence that all monies you deposit / pay for a trip are fully protected.

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