Expedition Overview Mt. Everest 8848m the highest peak of the world has become more fashionable among the mountaineers to make their dream come true to stand on the summit of Everest from Tibet side. The comparatively to scale Mt. Everest from Tibet side is low cost of royalty, other basic mountaineering services and the easy route to the summit are the key factors to attract more Everest climbers than from the South Col of Nepal. There are no easy routes on Everest but we try to put the likelihood on our side. We take the North Ridge because we consider it the safest. Technically, it is more challenging than the South Side but does not have the icefall danger. Put heavy steps on the summit of world’s highest mountain 8848m is all climbers’ ultimate objective and dream. To ensure all the climbers to make success to reach in their desired goal, Alpine Adventure Team provides for expedition with all necessary infrastructures to assist you in your summit attempt.Short Mt. Everest climbing information:The trip begins when you arrive to Kathmandu, the staff of Alpine Adventure Team will meet you in the airport and transfer you to hotel. We will have 2/3 days sightseeing around Lhasa then three day drive taken you to the Everest Chinese Base Camp at 5,400m and from there; it is 22 km to the ABC at 6400m by yaks. It put an intermediate camp on the glacier about half way between Base Camp and ABC, so this trip takes two days. From the ABC the route continues up the East Rongbuk glacier to the north of the glacier and then up easy snow slopes to the North Col at 7,000m.
The Expedition begins when you arrive to Kathmandu, where you meet the staff of Alpine Adventure Team in the airport and transfer you to hotel. Since then we make your Tibet visa and other necessary document for the Everest Expedition as well there will be the briefing and introduction with our mountaineering crew.After 3 days, we drive you towards Nepal-Tibet border up to Friendship Bridge through Arniko Highway, where the Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transport meet us. The expedition gears go by truck while you travel by Land cruiser 4wd. We take time to acclimatize with one night at Zhangmu (2300m) and two nights at Nylam (3750m), which also gives us the chance to trek up high hills for acclimatization.Next day we drive to Tingri (4350m) where we spend further two nights acclimatizing. Then we drive Tingri to Base camp 5400m along rough way with jerking & bouncing through grassy plain leading up to Everest BC which is also called Chinese base camp.We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more, depending on how everyone feels. We also make schedules of the yaks by that time. Base camp is a temporary but comfortable affair with Nepali cook and dining tent. Now the two-day walk towards advanced base camp (ABC) begins.After waking 2 days, we reach to ABC 6400m along with the Yaks. From ABC the route goes to the east Rongbuk (Everest Base) glacier and after that there is an easy snow slopes to the North Col at 7000m. Where camp 1 is situated on snow.Camp 01-7010m. Established on the North Col and is probably the most important camp and Offers the springboard for the remainder of the ascent.Camp 02-7800m. high on the North Ridge, often a wild and windy place but one that offers superb views. The climb is a straight forward snow slope. We advise members to start using oxygen from here in order to save their strength for the task ahead.Camp 03-8200m. Established below the first step and the start of the technical difficulties. The ascent is over slightly steeper more broken ground. The final summit push will be made from this camp, the highest in the world.The summit day is from C4. The route is up mixed rock and snow steps to the NE ridge. These steps are quite steep in places and require considerable care especially as you now have all of your bulky clothing and oxygen equipment on.Everest North East Ridge is quite wide with small steps with little height gain until the First Step. The First Step is a short rock buttress which will be fixed with rope. Above here the climbing is more exposed but again without much height gain until the Second Step. The second step is across a series of small ledges which are sometimes snow covered, then around a large boulder and then up the ladder. Again, all of this section will be fixed with rope. Above this step there is again relatively gentle mixed ground until what is called the Third Step. Although not as serious as the previous steps, there is fixed rope to the Col before the final summit snow slopes. These are quite steep and also have fixed rope to the rock buttress from where there is a short section of corniced ridge to the summit.
MAXIMUM: 59 Days
Fixed Departure date: Spring: 10 April 2014 / 20 April 2014 Autumn:
Group Require: 10-15
Details itinerary of Mt. Everest Expedition
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu transfer hotel
Day 02 Stay Kathmandu for Tibet Visa processing
Day 03 Stay Kathmandu for Tibet Visa processing Day 04 Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
Day 05 Drive from Zhangmu to Naylam
Day 06 Rest day at Naylam for acclimatization
Day 07 Drive from Naylam to Tingri
Day 08 Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
Day 09 Drive from Tingri to Base Camp
Day 10 Rest day at Base Camp 5400m for acclimatization
Day 11 Base Camp to Middle Camp load carry by Yaks
Day 12 Middle Camp to ABC of Everest 6400m. Day 13-53 Climbing Period of Everest 8848m.
Day 54 Advance Base Camp to Base Camp
Day 55 Drivefrom Base camp to Tingri
Day 56 Drivefrom Tingri to Zhangmu Day 57 Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu
Day 58 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 59 Departure your next destination
Cost up to Advance Base Camp Service only
01-02 Person: US$ 10'500.00
03-04 Person: US$ 10'290.00
05-06 Person: US$ 9'982.00
07-08 Person: US$ 9'783.00
09-10 Person: US$ 9'490.00
High Altitude Sherpa: US $ 4'500.00 (If required): Please note that this cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing and summit bonus above advance base camp.
Advance Base Camp service Cost include
6 nights 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
Mt. Everest expedition permit fee
Tibet Visa and Travel permit fee
Liaison officer and Interpreter
Full board hotel in route to Tibet side Zhangmu, Nyalam and Tingri (bed and breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
Emergency Oxygen, Mask and regulator for Advance Base Camp
Satellite phone in payable basis (per minute $ 5)
We provide 3 Yak Per person's (50 KG) Load is carried by the Yak till to from CBC to ABC
We provide 2 Yak Per person's (40 KG) Load is carried by the Yak on the way back to the ABC to CBC
We provide 1 Yak for each high altitude Sherpa CBC to ABC to CBC
We provide 1 Yak for each ABC member and CBC member
Expert professional Nepalese expedition crews like Cook, Kitchen boy, ABC guide and mountaineering gears till to the ABC are provided; and our crews get all expedition facilities from our office itself
Base Camp to Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 2 person provide North Face or same qualities
Transportation: Kathmandu to Zhangmu to Chinese Base Camp to Zhangmu provided the Mini bus/Jeep for the members & Truck for the equipment
Nepalese crew' insurance
Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Laundry, postage, telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
Entry visa and Re-entry for Nepal.
International departure tax.
Medical and rescue insurance.
Personal Climbing equipment
Bar Bills and beverage
Rescue Jeep US$ 700.00
Medicine and first aid expenses
Garbage Deposit US$ 500.00 (sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage.
Extra yak, per Yak's US$ 100.00 will be charge tillto 50 kg load.
Climbing Bonus and summit bonus form climbing sherpa (if you use climbing sherpa)
• Russian oxygen 4 litters US$ 450.00
• Mask & Regular US$ 400.00
• Satellite phone US$ 700.00 per set (Personal use from climber)
• Film Permit US$ 5,000.00 (Small Portable movie camera is free)
• Duty Jeep US$ 3,500.00
• Rescue Jeep USD 700.00 per Jeep