"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Everest North Expedition – Tibet

Duration:  58 Days
Group Size: 5-12 pax
Trekking Duration:  2 Days
Climbing Duration:  40 Days
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Max Altitude:  Everest, 8848m

This IAM Trekking & Expedition require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience above 7000m, 6+ rock and Ice climbing experience, capable of 7/8 hour walk a day and for the Summit day 12/15 hours walk. Excellent physical and mentally condition are required for this Expedition. Basic recommendation for the training with National mountaineering climbing institute or with professional mountain guide.

There is probably no other country in the world that arouses as much curiosity as this vast expanse of myth and religion known to the world as Tibet roof of the World, steeped deep in religious mystical and ancient practices. In Tibet each mountain has its own story and each story is the quintessence of fortitude and steadfastness, a quality that the denizens of the land hold most precious. Share these moral moments with the mountains and its people.

Everest in Tibet straddles the east section of Nepal/Tibet border, with its northern side lying in the Tingri Country. Before 1949 all approaches had to be made from Tibet as Nepal was closed. Once the latter opened its doors that of the former were shut. It was only in 1980 that Tibet was reopened for expeditions and with that a whole new worlds of exciting opportunities unfolded. Since the earliest Himalayan expeditions the North Ridge has represented staggering achievement.

It was this side of the mountain that the pioneering British expeditions of the early 1900's had come. The route is complex and difficult and the summit day long and tiring but the allure of climbing the Everest from the Tibet side is always magical. Base camp is established at 6500m.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel on BB
Day 02: Kathmandu Tibet Visa Preparation for Exp.
Day 03: Kathmandu preparation for Expedition
Day 04: Flight : Kathmandu to Lhasa , Hotel on FB
Day 05: Lhasa: Visit Hotel on FB
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse Hotel on FB
Day 07: Drive to Shigatse Hotel on FB
Day 08: Drive to Shegar Hotel on FB
Day 09: Shegar Acclimatize Hotel on FB
Day 10: Drive to Chinese Base Camp- Camp on FB
Day 11: Rest day at Chinese Base Camp -Camp on FB
Day 12-13: Trek towards Advance Base Camp - Mid camp -Camp on FB
Day 14: Trek arrival At Advance Base Camp -Camp on FB
Day 15-54: Climbing period of Everest North -Camp on FB
Day 55: Back to Chinese Base Camp -Camp on FB
Day 56: Drive to Gaytse -Hotel on FB
Day 57: Drive to Lhasa –Hotel on FB
Day 58: Flight Lhasa to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 59: Kathmandu – Free day, hotel
Day 60: Final Departure, transfer to Airport
Remarks: BB/Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full board including breakfast, Lunch & dinner

Full summit Service: Services included

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in Kathmandu 5* Hotel
  • Flight: Kathmandu- Lhasa-Kathmandu  for members & Lhasa Tour as per program
  • Transport: Border/Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Expedition Cargo: KTM-Border-KTM
  • Expedition Permit, 1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • Food - Trekking & Base Camp for member & staffs
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (Everest Summiteers) per members
  • 1 Base camp guide & Cook/ CBC Cook & and 1 Tibetan Kitchen Helper
  • All Nepali staffs Insurance/ daily allowance/Chinese Visa fees
  •  Yaks CBC to ABC and ABC to CBC to transfer the load
  • 70 kgs per member for personal equipments
  • One tent per member for Base Camp
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen/Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent,
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears
  • High Altitude food for member & Sherpas
  • 1 Gas Heater / 1 Solar Pannel for light and battery charge at Base Camp
  • 3 High Altitude Tent for member & Sherpa
  • 15 Epi gas / High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove
  • 5 bottle oxygen with 1 set mask & Regulator per member
  • 4 bottles oxygen with 1 set mask & Regulator per Sherpa
  • 1 satellite Phone with 2 walkie/talkie for communication
  • All necessary Climbing route equipments
  • International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
  • Tibet Visa fee US$ 115 Per person – subject to change
  • Last Farewell Dinner with staff in Kathmandu

Cost not included

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 2800 & Non Summit Bonus US$ 1800 Per Sherpa
  • All other personal nature expenses.

Other Info:

To join the Everest team you will need to have extensive mountaineering experience.
Our Expedition is without mountain Guide (not Guided) but with one Experience and Everest Submitter High Altitude Climbing Sherpa per member. When you need any advise our Sherpas are there to assist and advise you on your ascent.

  • Firstly Mountaineering Training of basic and advance course
  • Adjustment in the team members and Sherpa Staffs
  • High and extreme Trekking experiences in the Himalayas
  • Beginning experience of climbing 6000m peaks and then to 8000m
  • Responsible for the self control and safety

Required documents

  • Passport photo copy (should be very clear with color scan) and validity minimum 6 months
  • 4 photos – passport size
  • Occupation
  • Home address and contact person in case of any emergency
  • Copy of  your Insurance

We use comfort deluxe Coaster/Haice in Kathmandu and for Airport/ Hotel Transfers. For other during destination we use heavy deluxe buses.
We provide Varity of food for the trekking and base camp prepared by our well trained chefs maintaining hygienic serving. Food will be like; continental, and sometimes Nepali and Tibetan dishes. On full board summit services we import high altitude food for the members and Sherpa Staffs.
For the Base Camp we use Cooking Gas, Gas Heater for Dinning and Epi Gas 250mg for High Altitude use.

  • All of our Sherpa Guides are trained in first-aid and have a good knowledge of high altitude sickness
  • First aid medical kit for mountain sickness
  • Oxygen with Mask & Regulator for medical and emergency use
  • Emergency communications on the mountain and satellite communications link
  • Oximeter medical equipment to check oxygen in body and in heart at altitude

In case of any high altitude sickness problems normally as a primary precaution first it is advised to come down immediately to lower altitude for some rest and in the worse condition you have to further come down either by land transport.

In Extreme emergency rescue our Sherpa guide will help you to bring down to base camp and back to Lhasa or border by duty jeep from base camp it cost about $2500
For the climbing weather report we advise you to use from Meteo Swiss or from Austria or we can help you to get in contact with them. For the prompt weather Forecast send to you by SMS or email or on phone to prepare your summit attempt.

Base Camp is a Rest Home for Climbers having comfortable stay and good food to make good acclimatization and planning for the summit attempt.

  • In base camp, each team member will have his/her own single sleeping tent.
  • For the electricity we provide powerful Solar Panel to recharge batteries, computer, digital cameras, video cameras and other electrical equipment as well as light in the dining and kitchen.
  • Hot shower will be provided at base camp.
  • We supply in between fresh meat, vegetable, fresh fruits and eggs.
  • Comfortable & Warm Dinning Tent with Back Chair & Table
  • We provide Shower/Toilet/Store Tents.
  • Tent for Communication & for medical use.

On Full service program we provide Satellite Phone and Walke-Talkie for the communication.
If you have Air Cargo, then send us Airway bill with all equipment list and minimum price value in two week advance to clear out from Kathmandu Airport custom and store in our office, please send the Air Cargo in the following address.

For Example:

Tibet Everest Expedition  C/O  I.A.M .Trekking  & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Paknajol– 16, Kathmandu, Nepal 
Phone: +977-01-4350073, Cell: +977-9851232134
Email: info@iamtreks.com

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost is US$ 100 for Single Entry 90 days valid for the Expedition period (For Tibet Visa US$ 114 and US Nationality US$ 198 Per Person). For 7000m expedition within one month period US$ 40 for 30 days Nepal visa.

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, and trip cancellation, lost of gears and natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects etc

Once you book the trip with us, according to the departure date from Kathmandu / Kathmandu you have to book your International Flight Tickets and incase of cancellation and delay you have to inform us from any destination to set up your expedition Departure. And for your return home ticket .IAM TREKS will assist to secure your flight seat on your reserved date.

Participation in our expeditions requires that you be in generally good health. It is essential that persons with any medical problems and related dietary restrictions make them known to us well before departure. You have to provide us your medical physical & mentally check-up certificate to prove your participation in order to avoid any last minutes hassles. In this case, there will be no refund given under these circumstances.

For High Altitude full summit Services, our Sherpa Staffs will carry all the altitude equipments such as oxygen, gas, tents, food to all high camps and they will fix route for the clients as well they will assist for preparing high food.

As per the requirement of clients for the High altitude climbing Sherpa, they are paid for their equipments allowance, daily wages, food and insurance coverage etc. In addition Sherpa bonus as Tips is under the Mountaineering system to encourage Sherpas for their better motivation towards the summit bid. Therefore for the clients general information the Sherpa bonus amount is specified in each mountain program.

Generally for the Tibet Expedition the regular program is based on entry and exit driving from Border line. But if some of them like to fly to Lhasa then for the Lhasa Flight and extension Tour to Base camp is extra and pax should be minimum three persons or more to acquire the group entry Visa to Lhasa.

I AM Treks Will book flight seat from Kathmandu to Lhasa by China Air, but we need passport copy in one month in advance.

Payment Policies:

  • 50% of the after booking (we will inform you )
  • The remaining 50% becomes due 30 days prior to booking date.

Cancellation Policies:

  • Cancellations made 60 days prior to booking date will receive a full refund less a 5% handling fee.
  • Cancellations made between 30 to 60 days prior to booking date will be charged a 25% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made 15-30 days prior to booking date will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 15 days prior to booking date will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.

Expedition equipment check list:

Head wear
1 - Fleece or woolen hat
1- Face musk
1 - Shaded hat 
1 - Balaclava 
1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case (Jumbo or Cebe brand)
1-Sun glasses (also with UV protection and anti fog system)
1-Ski goggles with UV protection and anti fog system

Hand wear
2 pair liner gloves thin wool or thermal
2 pair warm gloves fleece
1 pair expedition shell gloves
1 pair Gore-Tex mitten gloves

Upper body wear
2 -Inner vests 
3- T-shirt 
2-Highneck with long sleeve 
1-Fleece Jacket with wind stopper 
1-Thermal warm jacket for 3rd layer
1-Gore –Tex Jacket with hood 
1-Down jacket 700+ down filled

Footwear
1-Pair Crampon (semi rigid system) with step in or four strap system appropriate for alpine ice climbing and general mountaineering
1-Pair mountaineering boot 
1-Pair snow gaiters (supper or over) 
1-Pair rock climbing shoes 
1 Pair trekking boot 

Lower body wear
3-Under wear
2-Nylon pants for trekking and around camp
2-Fleece or Thermal trousers 
1-Fleece warm pants wind stopper
1-Gore-Tex pants
1-Down pants
4 pair liner shocks 
4 Pair trekking shocks 
3 Pair climbing and mountaineering thick shocks
1 Pair sandal 

Miscellaneous
3-Sun lotion 118ml (SPF 30 to 50)
3-Lip balm 4.8 g (SPF 30)
2-Foot powder antibacterial 75g
2-Head lamp (Petzl Tika-Zipka or Black diamond brand)
Enough batteries AAA or AA size 1.5 volts
2-Lighter high performance in cold temperature 
1-Diry book for personal memoranda 
2-Pen or pencil 
3-Water bottle 1000ml (Nalgen or Sigg brand)
1-Pee bottle 1000ml
1-Small stainless steel thermos
1-Pair Ski pole with anti shock system

Wash kit
1-Wash bag with zipped 
2-Tuthpaste 500g
1-Tuthbrush
1-Face washes soap in box antibacterial
30-Stick cotton bud
1-Razor 
1-Nail clippers 
1-Towel 

Repair equipment
1-Duck tap enough roll
1-Nylon taps enough roll
1-Sewing needle with enough thread 
1-Supper glue
1-Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men

Navigation tool
1-Waterproof transparent case for keep your map dry
1-Topographic map 1= 25000 or 1= 50000 scale with 40 meters contour interval, 
1-Protractor compass (Silva or Recta brand) with essential feature for mountain navigation 
1-Digital wrist watch with Thermometer, barometer and altimeter (Sunto brand)
1-Note book and pencil
1-GPS global positioning system device if possible
1-Binoculars 

Sleeping gear
2 –Karimat mattress
1-Thermorest mat (prolite)
1-Sleeping bag liner
1-Down sleeping bag rated -40 or even more

Pack
1-Day pack (Rucksack) 60+15ltr
1-Duffel bag large size (7,500+CU, in)
3-Strong large plastic bag to keep dry your stuff

Personal climbing gear list
1-Helmet UIAA tested
1-Harness appropriate for alpine rock, ice climbing and mountaineering
1-Ice Axe (classic 70 or 90 centimetre length with leash)
1-Pair Ice tool for technical ice climbing
1-Chalk powder and bag
8m prusick cord 6mm UIAA tested
1-Double length tap sling 2mUIAA tested
1-Triple length tap sling 3m UIAA tested
1-Ascender device (Jumar) petzl or Black diamond 
1-Belay device figure 8 or (Riverso) Petzl or Black diamond
1-Pulley device
4-Non screw gate Karabiners
3-Screw gate Karabiners (HMS)
2-Ice screw different length and diameter 10 to 22 centimetre UIAA tested
2-Rock pitons UIAA tested

Summit equipment for 8000m.
1-Summit down suit (North face or Mountain Hard Wear brand)
1-Pair summit boot (One sports, La sportive or Millet brand) with single fast zipper system
1-Pair down summit gloves (North face or Mountain Hard Wear brand)
If you want to buy your personal equipments in Kathmandu then we recommend you