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Everest Advanced Base Camp and North Col

An expedition in Tibet to climb up to North Col on Mt Everest the highest mountain in the world.

An expedition in Tibet to climb up to North Col on Mt Everest the highest mountain in the world.This is an opportunity to climb up to 7,000m on Mt Everest the highest mountain in the world. This expedition will be led by Roland Hunter who summitted Everest via the North East ridge in 2001. This trip would be a suitable objective for someone who has previous mountaineering experience using crampons and ice axe.

Not only is this a fantastic experience in itself but could also be used as a good reconnaissance for someone with ambitions to climb to the summit of Everest at a later date, climbing to the North Col is a perfect opportunity to see how you perform at an extreme altitude.

We have designed the itinerary to give you sufficient time for your body to adjust to the lack of oxygen at this altitude. After taking the spectacular flight to Lhasa we spend three days in the city to help your acclimatisation before driving across the Tibetan plateau to Everest Base Camp. We spend several days at Base Camp then start the walk to Advanced Base Camp followed by the climb to the North Col.


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Trip Details

  • Destination: Tibet
  • Holiday Type: Mountaineering
    Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 26 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Western-Led
  • Minimum Group Size: 5 people
  • Cost: Contact us for details
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • All transfers including airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle
  • Twin share rooms at all hotels
  • Breakfast only at hotels in Kathmandu and Lhasa, all meals included elsewhere
  • Twin share tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, Western and Sherpa guides, yak transport and cook
  • Complimentary Everest trekking map
  • Financial protection insurance with International Passenger Protection
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Tibet Trek Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Challenging

Trip Grade Challenging

Suitability: a good choice for regular, long distance hill walkers. A very high level of fitness would be required for our toughest treks and expeditions. Previous trekking experience at high altitude is preferable although not mandatory given sufficient experience, preparation and training. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 9 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 15 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 6,500m.

3) Terrain: you will experience a wide variety of mountain terrain from reasonable trails to crossing technical mountaineering passes and climbing to summits sometimes including use of fixed ropes.

4) Remoteness:  usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Preparation day (visas etc), sightseeing 
  • Day 3Fly to Lhasa (3,650m) 
  • Day 4Sightseeing in Lhasa 
  • Day 5Sightseeing in Lhasa 
  • Day 6Drive to Shigatse (3,900m)- 250km 
  • Day 7Drive to Shegar (4,350m)- 244km 
  • Day 8Acclimatisation day 
  • Day 9Drive to Rongbok (5,000m)  
  • Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp 
  • Day 11Acclimatisation day 
  • Day 12Acclimatisation day 
  • Day 13Day hike around Base Camp 
  • Day 14Trek to Camp 1 (5,450m) 
  • Day 15Trek to Intermediate Camp (5,800m) 
  • Day 16Trek to Camp 2 (5,970m) 
  • Day 17Trek to Everest Advanced Base Camp "ABC" (6,200m) 
  • Day 18Rest and acclimatisation day 
  • Day 19Trek to the base of the North Col 
  • Day 20Climb up the North Col (7,000m) and descend to ABC 
  • Day 21Spare day 
  • Day 22Descend to Base Camp 
  • Day 23Drive to Nyelam 
  • Day 24Drive to Kathmandu 
  • Day 25Relaxing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 26Fly back home 
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