Everest North Col Expedition is a great training climb for those interested in a future ascent of Mt. Everest. The Tibetan side of Mt. Everest has a rich history spanning over 90 years. The history of activity dates back to the 1920’s where the first attempts were made by a British team in 1921. George Mallory led a small team up to the North Col (7000m). They were the first confirmed people on the North Col.History on the North side of the mountain provides a bit of controversy. The first ascent of Mt. Everest still dominates Everest folklore, no one knows if Mallory and Irvin succeed on their 1924 expedition because they died on the ascent. If they did than this means that Tenzing and Hillary’s 1953 ascent would no longer stand as the first ascent. For the history of recorded climbing on the North side of the mountain it is a Chinese team who claims the first summit on May 25, 1960. Nawang Gombu (Tibetan) and Chinese Chu Yin-Hau and Wang Fu-zhou were said to summit but did not provide a summit photo.Many doub the summit claim. Then in 1975, a successful summit was recorded by another Chinese team. Due to political turmoil Tibet was closed to foreigners from 1950 to 1980 preventing any further attempts.
The caravan route to base camp is an unforgettable journey. Tibet offers some of the most stunning cross country driving in the world. You can sit back in the jeep, relax and take photographs as you get chauffeured right to base camp. The overland drive takes you through Nyalam, Thang La (5,200m) and Xegar (4,300m).
The climb begins from Everest North base camp (5200m/17,000ft), then a trek up the historic East Rongbuk Glacier following along the 'Magic Highway' to middle camp (5800m/19,028ft) this camp is also referred to as (deposit camp/interim camp/Japanese camp) The climb continues onto advanced base camp (6350m/20,833ft) below the North Col, you then continue onto the north col aka camp I (7000m/23,000ft).
The position on the North side of Everest is a lot different from the South. Here you will experience colder temps, harsher winds and virtually no opportunity for helicopter rescue at any point. This is due to the fact that the Chinese government “for safety reasons” has outlawed the use of helicopters in that airspace.
The caravan route to base camp is an unforgettable journey. The Tibetan plateau offers some of the most stunning cross country driving in the world. You can sit back in the jeep, relax and take photographs as you get chauffeured right to base camp. The overland drive takes you through Nyalam, Thang La (5,200m) and Xegar (4,300m).
The climb begins from Everest North base camp (5200m/17,000ft), then a trek up the historic East Rongbuk Glacier following along the 'Magic Highway' to middle camp (5800m/19,028ft) this camp is also referred to as (deposit camp/interim camp/Japanese camp) The climb continues onto advanced base camp (6350m/20,833ft) below the North Col, then continue onto the north col aka camp I (7000m/23,000ft) from here the climb splits off to the right and ascends a snowfield to the summit of Lhakpa Ri (7045m/23,113ft).
Overall the ground is moderate the entire climb is across easy-angled glacier and snow slopes.Satori requests that for this expedition our clients have all of the previous experience required for 6000m peaks,very good physical fitness,no high blood pressure or diabetes, 2 (6000m) peaks, several high pass treks and formal rock &ice climbing training.
Our guides will fix the route as required from advanced base camp to the North col. Satori remains flexible and changes our tactics and style in the mountains depending on our clients needs. Overall, this expedition has the feel of being a tough trek at altitude. The climb stops before the technical “step” section shows itself above.
Highest access: 7000m/23,000ft
First Ascent: George Mallory, Edward Oliver Wheeler and Guy Bullock (1921)
Duration: 30-33days (typically) Days
Group Size: 01-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 28°00′57″N 86°55′30″E
Location: Mahalangur range
Country: Tibet, China
Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: Peu Difficile (Easy)
Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Best season: Spring season(April/May)
Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Include Activity: Explore highest base camp of Everest
Culture: Nepali & Tibeten
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: Northeast Ridge Standard/Everest North Col
Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest
08 April/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to Yak and Yeti hotel
09-10April /Day2-3:Rest and prep day for assignment & briefing before departure from Kathmandu.
11 April /Day 04: After breakfast, early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kodari Border After immigration formalities, drive to Naylam (3,700m) which takes two hours drive by land cruiser jeep. Overnight in hotel.
12 April /Day 05: Rest Day in Naylam for acclimatization. Our guide will take you up the Naylam Hill (4,500M) for acclimatization.
13 April /Day 06: After breakfast drive from Naylam to Tingri (4,300m) which takes three hours. Overnight in hotel.
14 April /Day 07: Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization. Our guide will lead team up a local hill to 5,000m with great views of Cho Oyu.
15 April /Day 08: After breakfast drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,150m) which takes 4 hours.
16 April /Day 09-11:Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp (5,150m). Prepare and arrange yaks to go to Advance Base Camp via middle camp.
19 April /Day 12: After breakfast, trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5,700m) which takes five to six house hours. Overnight in camp.
20 April /Day 13: Trek from Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp of Everest (6,485m.) Prepare camp overnight in camp
21 April /Day 14-28: Climbing period (summit of North Col Expedition (7000m/22,966ft)
05 May /Day 29: Preparation for returning (clean advance base camp) and trek to Chinese Base Camp. Bring down all equipment by Yak.
06 May /Day 30: Clean Chinese Base Camp then drive from Chinese Base Camp to Nylam, which takes about seven hours, overnight in hotel.
07 May/Day 31: Early in the morning drive from Nylam to Kodari Border and after immigration formalities from China side, we will collect Nepal Visa from and drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
08 May/Day 32:Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
09 May /Day 33:Transfer to airport for final departure
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In Base Camp
Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.
In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.
It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis.We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.
We are always striving to develop and grow our operational systems to ensure you get the best possible experience. Our expedition members do not deserve anything less than the best possible conditions and opportunity to be successful. We do this by limiting our team size, which makes us more flexible as a team and helps ensure the team has the best weather windows for a summit push. We also try to develop an atmosphere where members feel that they are climbing as a family with each guide Sherpa and team member working together and striving for a common goal.We generally accept a maximum of 8 climbers in a group and if we get more than 8, we will spit the team into two or more groups.
The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt. Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates. Our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making tactical decisions.We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt, which provides a greater safety margin and chance of success. We always provide a 1:1 ratio of client to Sherpa/guide.
Many of our guides are professionally trained and assessed from the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA), American Mountain Guides Association or other professional training association. This results in our guides have a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition. Most of our guides also have been guiding in the Himalaya range for many years and have numerous 8,000 meter summits to their credit and at-least 3 years’ experience guiding on Mt. Everest
Satori Adventures provides the best possible camp facilities, food and service. Our expedition cooks are regarded as the best in the business, provide healthy and appetizing meals with an array of menus to suit all your nutrition requirements. Our cooks provide meals that are designed to sustain your body for the rigouts of the ascent. We also provide diverse choices to suite Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian, or any specified requests.; If you do have a special nutritional request, please let us know 60 days prior to the start of your expedition so we can plan accordingly.
The approach on its Lakpa re south face ridge Base camp is through the Kodari Boarder of Nepal leading up to Rongbuk Glassier. It starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Kodari Border After immigration formalities, drive to Naylam(3700M), to Tingri (4,300m) to Chinese Base Camp (5,150m). It takes typically 10days to reach ABC from Kathmandu.