Everest expedition from Tibet side has become more popular among the mountaineers to make their dream come true to stand on the summit of Everest. Among the several reasons, low cost of royalty and other mountaineering services and easy route to the summit are the key factors to attract more Everest climbers from North Col. Than from the South Col. In this expedition you will drive from Kathmandu to Kodari at the border with China/Tibet. After all custom formalities you will drive on through the Himalayas and across the Tibetan plateau all the way to Mount Everest’s Chinese Base Camp. Depending on the weather, the road may be very muddy and bumpy forcing a slow adventurous ride across bridges, streams and small, steep road sections. From the base camp on the large gravel plateau you will trek 13 kilometers across easy moraine trails to the ABC, situated on the North-Western side moraine of East Rongbuk Glacier, under the slopes of Changtse.
From the ABC, the you need to follow the moraine until a flat glacier is crossed to the base of the steep snow/ice slope (400m high, 30-80 degrees angle depending on crevasses) which leads up to the North Col and camp 1. The route to camp 2 follows the North-East ridge of which the lower part (until 7560m) is an easy snow ridge. Higher up the trail follows a mixed terrain of rock/scree and snow. From camp 2 to 3, the route leads across easy rocky terraces without real technical difficulties. From camp 3 at around 8300m the route continues across the long North-East ridge with some little rock steps, scree slopes and the famous ‘three steps’. The first step involves a 35m climb across large boulders followed by a traverse through mixed (rock/ice) and very exposed terrain.
The next goal is the Mushroom Rock and a small depression where many climbers change oxygen their bottles. At 8580m the second step comes within reach. This is a 50m steep rock climb across large boulders, through a steep snow gully to the famous ladder (5m). An easy part leads to the last and easy third step at 8690m. What’s left is a snowfield traverse to the limestone bands and the final summit snow ridge (50 degrees). The summit is normally reached after 8-12 hours climbing. After a successful summit attempt you will descent in a couple of days to ABC. Depending on the situation and time frame, you may choose to return to Kathmandu earlier as planned or hang out in ABC until the entire expedition departs from the mountain.
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Trek Departure from Kathmandu
Trek Arrival in Kathmandu