+ Tibet North and North-east ridge climb
+ reliable, honest, experienced sherpa team
+ handles a late summit window
+ extra safety in a 'late' summit
+ 1:1 sherpa ratio
+ 5x 4L oxygen + 3x sherpa oxygen included
8 Apr-6 June, 60 days
Cost - US$40,000
Expedition deposit $12,500
Personal climbing sherpa guide: $8,250
BC-ABC members: $8850
Max team size: 9 climbers
mobile: +977 98021 49789
Sat phone: 21273393
Hotel Shakti, Thamel
tel: 441 0121, 442 9508
Local office contact
Tel: +9771 400 1066
Nabin Trital: +977 98510 04278
Pasang Nuru: +977 98130 91051
Our service includes
5 nights hotel in Kathmandu, single with breakfast, in Thamel
all group transportation by private vehicle
entrance fees and permits as needed
Chinese visa and all permits
all BC, ABC and mountain services
BC wifi through 3G service
personal 5 watt walkie talkie
all tents and meals
oxygen (up to 5x 4 litre bottles, Poisk)
power for charging for cameras etc
1:1 climbing sherpa ratio, sherpa oxygen
climbing sherpa bonuses (equipment, load carrying)
Our service excludes
climbing sherpa summit bonus of $800
insurance, Nepal visa, meals in Kathmandu
personal climbing equipment
emergency evacuation/early departure
Puja cost, allow $50
international flights, equipment rental, alcohol and soft drinks, laundry, tipping and other items of a personal nature
allow $200-300 (total from you) for general non-sherpa crew
Day 1 - Wednesday 8 April 2015 - arrive Kathmandu 1350m
We meet you at the airport, look for a Project Himalaya sign with your name on it.
Days 2-3 in Kathmandu
We have two free days in Kathmandu for recovering, packing and preparing, and with a single room, plenty of room for this. You can leave any gear which you don't need during the expedition at the hotel. We can arrange a sightseeing tour, if you wish.
Day 4 - drive Zhangmu ~2400m
The adventure begins, we take a private bus along the Friendship Highway to Kodari where we pass through Nepalese customs then cross the Friendship Bridge and climb to Zhangmu, the Chinese border town.
5 - drive Nyalam 3750m
This is a short but spectacular drive to the next town to acclimatize.
6 - rest day in Nyalam 3750m
A needed acclimatization day and we hike up a hill near town.
7 - drive Tingri - 4300m
A spectacular day as we cross the main Himalayan range, driving over the 5150m Lalung La. If the weather is clear the views are absolutely superb, including Shishapangma, Cho Oyu and Everest.
8 - rest day Tingri - 4300m
We take a day trip up a hill nearby, spectacular and great for acclimatization too.
9 - drive Everest Base Camp 5150m
This is an adventurous drive, and our first views of the peak.
10-15 - acclimatize at Everest BC
Depending on the weather, we may explore around BC (there are some fun places to camp at) for around a week, or move up to ABC more quickly.
16-21 - first acclimatization to ABC
We take a trek up to Interim camp 5650m for two nights, then to ABC 6380m for three nights to start acclimatizing to higher altitudes. Then we return to BC for a few days rest.
22-24 - Base Camp 5150m
25-33 - second acclimatization to North Col
We trek up, this time probably one night at Interim, 3 nights at ABC then climb and camp on North Col for 3 nights. After this we again return to BC.
34-55 (latest) climbing
Now it is a waiting game for the weather. Once the weather looks good then we will head up for our summit climb. We try to summit as a team but can break into two teams if necessary. After our summit the climbing crew clear the mountain and we pack and leave.
56 - ABC packing
57 - trek to BC
58 - drive Kathmandu
59 - Kathmandu
Day 60 - Saturday 6 June - depart
This is probably the latest day that the expedition will finish on; we will wind everything up once everyone has had a chance to attempt the summit.