Expedition in Tibet » Everest North Col Expedition

Everest North Col. photo by Mingma sherpa Everest North Col Expedition (Tibetan: Chang La) refers to a sharp-edged pass or col carved by glaciers connecting Mount Everest and Changtse in Tibet. It forms the head of the East Rongbuk Glacier.

When climbers attempt to climb Everest via the North ridge (Tibet), the first camp on the mountain itself (traditional Camp IV, modern Camp I) is established on the North Col. From this point at approximately 6,100 metres above sea level, climbers ascend the North Col to reach a series of progressively higher camps along the North Face of Everest. Climbers make their final push to the summit from Camp VI at 8,230 metres altitude.

The Everest North Col was first climbed by George Mallory, Edward Oliver Wheeler and Guy Bullock on September 23, 1921. This was the first time a Westerner had set foot on Mount Everest itself. The North Col was discovered by Mallory while searching for possible routes to the summit of Mount Everest during the 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition. All subsequent expeditions in the 1920s and 1930s attempted to reach the summit of Everest by using the North Col.

Everest North col is one of the challenging trips in Himalaya. It is not for technical, but this is high altitude. Flights to Lhasa over Himalayan's views include Mt. Everest and more, then reached Lhasa Buddhist history and culture. Sightseeing in Lhasa drive to shigatse, shegar, Ronbuk and Tibet Everest Base camp.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).
Day 02: Tibet Visa Preparation & sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03: sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m).
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 07: Drive to Shigatse (3940m) 250 km Hotel.
Day 08: Drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km Hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Ronbuk (500m) 68km. Guest House.
Day 10: Trek to Everest BC (5200m) 2: 30 hrs walk. Over night Camp.
Day 11: Rest (5200m) over night Camp.
Day 12: Trek to the Base Camp (5400m) 5 hrs over night Camp.
Day 13: Trek to Interim Camp (I) (5760m) 4: 30 hrs over night Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Camp (II) 5970m 5 hrs over night Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Advance Base Camp (6340m) over night Camp.
Day 16: ABC acclimatization over night Camp.
Day 17: ABC acclimatization over night Camp.
Day 18: North Col-ABC Over night Camp.
Day 19: Trek down to Base Camp.
Day 20: Drive Nyalam (3750m) Hotel.
Day 21: Drive Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 22: Kathmandu Hotel free/Shopping day.
Day 23: Transfer to International Airport and fly out.
Day 24: Arrival at Home.