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Mount Everest North Face Expedition – Trip Of A Lifetime
Shera Sherpa Adventures is a trusted Mount Everest expedition company in Nepal. We offer full-service, guided treks up the magnificent Mount Everest’s North Face, located in Tibet. Shera Sherpa Adventures has extensive experience guiding climbing up Mount Everest, which allows us to provide the highest level of safety and the best chance of success. In 2015, our company moved its operations to the North Face of Everest because of both the increasing stability in Tibet, as well as the instability in Nepal. In Tibet, our route to climb Mount Everest is significantly safer and less crowded than the South Face.
Our experienced team, including cooks, a doctor and guides, has a deep understanding of Everest’s North Side and believe that responsible climbing teams should completely avoid the unpredictable icefall that is so prevalent on the South Face.
At Shera Sherpa Adventures, we offer unparalleled competency, safety and comfortability to our explorers during the Mount Everest North Face expedition. We limit the number of members in our teams to 10 people, with certified guides and Sherpas, as well as cooks available. Many members of our staff have been working as a part of our team for more than a decade. As we design our expeditions around small groups, we are able to adapt to unforeseen weather conditions and other inconveniences much more easily than larger, more difficult-to-manage commercial teams.
Mount Everest North Face Expedition Overview
Mount Everest, while the tallest mountain on earth, is relatively younger than other famous mountains, like the Andes, the Alps and the Rockies. Standing 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) high, climbing Everest is an incredible challenge and a life-changing experience.
European climbers weren’t able to climb Mount Everest until the 1920s, when Tibet opened climbing to foreign thrill-seekers. Since then, Everest has captivated the imagination of explorers the world over. George Mallory famously said that he wanted to climb the massive mountain, “Because it’s there.” Unfortunately for Mallory and his climbing partner, Irvine, they disappeared into the mysterious mountain in 1924, never to be seen again. Mount Everest was first successfully summited in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary via the South Col, on the Nepal side.
Climbing Mount Everest is the opportunity of a lifetime. The North Face of the mountain, in Tibet, is generally easier and less expensive than its counterpart route in Nepal. However, a Mount Everest North Face expedition will include breathtakingly high altitudes, harsh weather conditions, unexpected obstacles and physical exhaustion.
- The thrill of summiting the world’s highest peak from the North Face. The Mount Everest North Face expedition offers all of the excitement without the crowds and icefall.
- Experience the environment, the unique culture and the local people of Tibet.
- Climb with Shera Sherpa Adventures, an experienced Everest expedition company in Nepal. Our guided expeditions are led by skilled mountaineers and guides.
- The Mount Everest North Face expedition offers adventurers one base camp and four additional, high-altitude camps that are run by experienced crew members.
- Shera Sherpa Adventures’ North Face expedition is less expensive and quicker when compared to the Nepal side.
Adventurer’s attempting the Mount Everest North Face expedition will stay at the Hotel Mulberry (or a similar hotel) in Kathmandu, teahouses during their trek and camp in tents during the climb.
Shera Sherpa Adventures provides all camping equipment and gear, which include tents, toilets and kitchen tents. At the base camp, our kitchen tent is equipped with cooking utensils, stoves, tables and chairs.
Meals are carefully prepared by our trained and trusted Mount Everest expedition cooks, who make sure that the food they serve is both safely cooked and delicious. We proudly offer a variety of food options, which include continental fare as well as local Nepali and Tibetan dishes.
Breakfasts may include porridge, eggs and bread. Lunches are generally rice, lentils, beans, green vegetables, chapattis, bread, tinned meat and fish. For dinner, explorers can choose either local or Western meal options. Local dishes include Dal Bhat, yak stew and momo, while the Western meals are hamburgers, pasta, sandwiches and pizza. We offer fresh or tinned fruit and tea or coffee for dessert.
During the actual Everest climb, climbers snack on dry or dehydrated food, including chocolate, cheese, nuts and muesli.
At Shera Sherpa Adventures, we carefully staff our teams to ensure the safety and comfort of our climbers. We hold to high safety standards and plan accordingly. For every two international climbers, we assign an HGT Accredited Climbing Leader, a High-Altitude Assistance Sherpa, a cook, base camp assistance and other necessary trekking crew, like porters, yaks and yak men.
Fitness and Experience Requirements
The Mount Everest North Face expedition is a challenging climb, even for veteran mountaineers. There is real and unavoidable risk involved in climbing Everest. The oxygen level is only 40% of what it is at sea level and the weather is unpredictable. Climbers should have years of experience rock and ice climbing at high-altitudes (7,000+ meters). They should feel confident in their abilities and comfortable ascending and descending on fixed ropes along a steep technical terrain.
As experience mountaineer, Jon Krakauer, says, “The consequences of a poorly tied knot, a stumble, a dislodged rock, or some other careless deed are as likely to be felt by the perpetrator’s colleagues as the perpetrator.” At Shera Sherpa Adventures one of the best Everest expedition company, we emphasize working together because one person’s actions affect not only themselves but the entire team.
Kathmandu and Everest Base Camp
After explorers receive a brief trip preparation, we will drive to the Everest Base Camp, in Tibet. We will spend two nights acclimating to the altitudes at Nyalam and Tingri and then head to the Chinese Everest Base Camp to begin the Everest Expedition in Tibet.
Each member will have their own tent and insulated foam mattress. The dining hall boasts comfortable chairs, tables, carpeted floors, heat and solar electricity. Internet access is also available.
Our Everest expedition base camp also has a shower tent, toilet tent and kitchen tent. Our expedition cook creates delicious meals for the explorers, and the expedition manager figures out the logistics of the trip.
Advanced Everest Base Camp
The Advanced Everest Base Camp (6,400 meters) is where explorers will complete acclimation climbing training and prepare for the summit push. Members will each have their own private tent. The dining tent includes comfortable chairs and tables, it is heated and carpeted and lit by solar electricity. At ABC, there is a full-time kitchen staff, with experienced cooks trained in food preparation and hold strict hygiene standards. They can prepare a variety of nutritious meals, both traditional Nepali and western specialties.
Mount Everest climbing strategy and route
To ensure proper acclimatization to the altitude, Climbers will spend several nights at the base camp before heading up to the interim camp and advanced base camp. Explorers will also practice proper acclimation climbing techniques on Rongbuk Glacier and spend a few nights at Camp 1. We’ll climb to Camp 1 for further acclimatization.
Our experienced Mount Everest climbing Sherpas will stock all of the tents with food and oxygen needed for the summit push. Afterward, we’ll return to this base camp to relax and recharge before we attempt to climb the summit. If the weather forecast is favorable, we will climb to the Advanced Base Camp, Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3, and then the summit. Expedition tents are provided at the higher camps.
Climbing Equipment, Food and Load Ferry
Our team provides common expedition gear, which includes high tents, solar lighting, a dining tent with chairs and tables, oxygen bottles with regulators and masks, and climbing rope. We ensure the food served during the trip is safely prepared and plentiful.
At the higher base camps, high-altitude food is served. The load ferry that travels from the base camp to the advanced base camp as well as the higher camp load ferry, including Camp 3 (8,300 meters), is included in the cost of the trip. Many other expedition operators do not include these costs.
Safety, Communication and Weather Conditions
All of our high-altitude climbing Sherpas have wilderness medical training and are able to deal with normal medical issues that may arise. We carry oxygen and comprehensive medical kits along the way, and Gamow bags are available and the base camps. Our oxygen bottles and masks are recent models and thoroughly tested.
Climbers should also carry their own personal medical kits during the climb. Phones and two-way radios will be available in case of an emergency.
As the weather plays a crucial part in the success of an Everest Expedition, we rely on professional weather forecasts during the entire expedition with regular updates along the way. The safety of our climbers and supporting staff is our main priority.
The Best Time to Climb Mount Everest
We believe that the spring season, which runs from March through May, is the best time to attempt the Everest Expedition. Specifically, April and May, as well as October and November, are the classic climbing periods. The monsoon season and the winter months are considered to be the most unfavorable times to climb Everest due to harsh weather conditions.
Trip Start Dates
Each explorer has the opportunity to choose a customized departure date. Contact us for more information and to begin planning your trip.
We go to great lengths to design a comprehensive, detailed website. However, if you would like to discuss anything about the expedition or have any questions, including your suitability, please contact us. Booking is currently open for the Everest Expedition Tibet 2019. Our summit rate was 100% successful during our 2018 expedition. We will only accept a maximum of 10 climbers for the expedition, so be sure to quickly set up your trip and get ready to stand on top of the world.
Everest Expedition Itinerary
Dау 01: Arrive Kаthmаndu – 1350m
Upon уоur arrival іn the Trіbhuvаn іntеrnаtіоnаl аіrроrt, оur representative will welcome уоu аnd wіll аѕѕіѕt tо transfer уоu tо уоur hоtеl іn Kаthmаndu. Yоu mау rеlаx at your hоtеl or gо around for ѕhорріng. In thе evening wе wіll be brіеfіng you аbоut how уоur adventurous trip will tаkе рlасе. Ovеrnіght at hоtеl.
Day 02-03: Vіѕа document аррlісаtіоn аnd Preparation for Exреdіtіоn
These day wе are buѕу fоr briefing аbоut еxреdіtіоn, dосumеntаtіоn, vіѕа application, lаѕt mіnutе shopping аnd рrераrаtіоn fоr departure tо еxреdіtіоn. We’ll also іntrоduсе tо оur Nepali сrеw coming with уоu fоr expedition
Dау 04: Drіvе frоm Kаthmаndu to Nуаlаm (3750m)
Bеgіn Exреdіtіоn with Bus drive till Nуаlаm, Tіbеt vіа сrоѕѕіng Nераl- China Friendship Brіdgе. Wе’ll mееt lіаіѕоn office аt thе bоrdеr, lеаvе оur Kathmandu buѕ thеn оrgаnіzе truck аnd jeep ride fоr Tіbеtаn Sіdе untіl thе base саmр. Offісіаlѕ сhесkѕ fоr thе permit, vіѕа еtс.
Dау 05: Rеѕt Dау at Nуаlаm for ассlіmаtіzаtіоn
Tоdау іѕ thе rest Dау fоr ассlіmаtіzаtіоn іn оrdеr tо cope оur bоdу wіth heights. Wаlk in thе ѕurrоundіng hіllѕ, hang оut аrоund.
Day 06: Drіvе from Nуаlаm to Tingri 4340m
Aftеr brеаkfаѕt, drive 4-5 hour drіvе tо rеасh Tіngrі.
Dау 07 : Rеѕt Dау at Tіngrі for ассlіmаtіzаtіоn
Rеѕt & Aссlіmаtіzаtіоn in Tіngrі.
Dау 08: Drive tо Bаѕе Cаmр (5200m).
Aftеr brеаkfаѕt, уоu will lеаvе Shеgаr аnd drive аlоng the Frіеndѕhір Hіghwау еnjоуіng thе brеаthtаkіng vіеwѕ оf thіѕ dеѕеrt рlаtеаu. Aftеr few hоurѕ drіvе, wе wіll fіnаllу reach thе bаѕе саmр.
Day 9-11 At thе Bаѕе Cаmр
We ѕреnd good fоur dауѕ аt the bаѕе саmр tо become ассuѕtоmеd to a new сlіmаtе or new соndіtіоnѕ. Our Clіmbіng guіdе wіll brіеf аbоut thе еxреdіtіоnѕ thrоughоut the ассlіmіtаzаtіоn реrіоd.
Dау 12-55: Clіmbіng Period fоr Mt. Everest Nоrth Face 8848m
Now іt іѕ a wаіtіng gаmе fоr the wеаthеr. Onсе thе wеаthеr lооkѕ good thеn wе wіll hеаd uр fоr оur ѕummіt сlіmb. Enоugh tіmе nееdѕ tо bе аllоwеd for bad wеаthеr аnd ѕlоw ассlіmаtіzаtіоn. Dереndіng uроn соndіtіоnѕ, fоur to five camps are set up above ABC. Thеrе аrе fіxеd rореѕ аrе рlасеd on аll steep ѕесtіоnѕ. Rеԛuіrеmеnt of a hіgh camp dереndѕ upon thе wеаthеr аnd оthеr conditions. Summіt Day begins bеfоrе midnight. Wе trу to ѕummіt аѕ a team but can break іntо two teams іf necessary. Aftеr ѕummіtіng, withdraw frоm thе mоuntаіn rеmоvіng аll equipment аnd rubbіѕh аnd tаkіng іt bасk tо ABC.
Dау 56: Rеturn tо Base Cаmр
Bе bасk tо thе Bаѕе Cаmр. Eԛuірmеntѕ are саrrіеd bу уаkѕ. Prepare fоr tоmоrrоw’ѕ dераrturе from Tіbеt. Ovеrnіght at Tеntеd Cаmр.
Day 57: Lеаvе Tіbеt
Drive tо Nераl. Cross thе Frіеndѕhір Brіdgе bу thе аftеrnооn. Cаmріng or lodge stay аt thе Nераl Tіbеt bоrdеr at Tatopani.
Dау 58: Arrіvе in Kаthmаndu
Drіvе tо Kаthmаndu. Yоu’ll bе welcomed in thе hоtеl.
Day 59: Rеѕt and ѕhорріng Dау
Tоdау уоu’ll hаvе frее іn Kathmandu. You can gо fоr a city tour аnd wаndеr аrоund thе city, try Nераlеѕе cuisine, mееt nеw people аnd еnjоу the vіbrаnсу of Nераlі сulturе bеfоrе уоu leave fоr уоur nеxt dеѕtіnаtіоn.
Dау 60: Exреdіtіоn еndѕ, farewell аnd dераrturе
We trаnѕfеr уоu tо the аіrроrt fоr final dераrturе 3 hоurѕ bеfоrе flight ѕсhеdulе. Fаrеwеll аnd departure.
Everest North Face Expedition Includes:
- The airport transfer into Kathmandu
- Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on “BB” plan
- Transportation from Kathmandu into Tibet Everest Base Camp and back
- An experienced climbing guide for each explorer
- An Everest expedition climbing permit
- Food at the base camps and on the mountain
- Kitchen tent, store tent, toilet tent, tables and chairs, cooking utensils at the base camps
- Cook and kitchen staff
- Transportation of food and equipment to the base camps and back
- Lodging during the trip to the base camp and back
- Single tent for each member
- Equipment allowance, cook’s wages, kitchen boy and Liaison officer
- Insurance for cook, kitchen boy, liaison officer and porters
- Sherpa to carry the food and gear to higher camps and assist members
- High-altitude Sherpa’s wages
- Climbing equipment like rope, ice bars, ice screws, pitons
- 5 4-liter oxygen bottles with mask and regulator per member
- 3 oxygen bottles with mask and regulator for the Sherpa
- High-altitude food and fuel
- Duffle bag for each member
Everest North Face Expedition Excludes:
- Medical and personal high-risk insurance
- Entry visa fees in Nepal
- Dinner in Kathmandu
- Explorer’s personal equipment and gear
- International airfare and the airport tax
- Any climbing bonus, tips and personal expenses
- Permit fees, customs charge for a Sat phone, commercial filming and other communication equipment