Your arrival in Kathmandu marks the start of our expedition. We will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Then you have free time to refresh. We meet up again in the evening for a welcome dinner and an introduction with the remaining expedition members.
In the morning, on the second day, we will pick up your passports and submit them at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu for Tibet visa application, which takes three working days to process. While we wait for our visas we utilize this time visiting cultural heritage sites around Kathmandu; also we do a thorough check of your personal climbing gears and purchase/rent if required.
Our entry point in Tibet is usually the Lhasa city. We take a direct flight from Kathmandu to the Lhasa Gongar Airport and drive to Lhasa city. Lhasa is the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of Tibet, China and it is famous for the Potala Palace and big monastic institutions.
We stay one day more at Lhasa as part of acclimatization and utilize the time by exploring Lhasa – visiting the famous Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street.
After spending two days in Lhasa, exploring the Tibetan cultural heritage sites, and the bustling new modern developments, we head southwest towards the second-largest city in Tibet – Shigatse. The road trip between Lhasa and Shigatse offers some amazing scenery of any road in the world. Before arriving in Shigatse we cross over a 5000m. pass called Karo La Pass.
Shigatse means ‘ the fertile land’ in the local Tibetan language. And as the name goes by it covers one of the major cultivable lands across Tibet.
Shigatse is also known for one of the most important monasteries in Tibet – the Tashi Lunpu Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, who is believed to be the second-highest incarnation after the Dalai Lama. So, we visit the monastery in the morning before heading towards Xegar.
Xegar is a newly developed small town area, with better accomodation compared to Tingri.
We spend one more day at Xegar. To acclimatize we hike to a nearby high point and descend back.
Today we drive from Xegar to Everest Base Camp. We pass by Tingri on the way.
We spend a few days at our main base camp to acclimatize and make finish preparation for further camps – transferring logistics by yaks and setting up the intermediate and advance base camps. Also, we conduct the puja ceremony before moving ahead.
The Advance Base Camp is the second base for the Northside expedition. During these few days at ABC, we acclimatize and make our first climbing rotation to North Col.
After our first rotation up to ABC and North Col we descend back to Everest Base Camp and stay few days for rest. Meantime, our Sherpa team establish Camp2.
After few days of rest at EBC we begin second rotation of climbing. Moving gradually to Interim Camp, ABC and North Col we climb up to Camp2 and descend back to ABC.
After completing our second rotational climb up to Camp 2, we descend to Everest Base Camp for rest and prepare for the summit climbing attempt. Meantime, our Sherpa team establish Camp 3, also called the last camp.
While we rest and prepare for the summit attempt, the rope fixing team completes their task; and based on the best weather window we launch our Summit climb.
At Everest Base Camp for rest and wrapping up our expedition camp; report our climbing details to the liaison officer and receive a summit certificate.
We exit Tibet by road from Kyirong.
In the morning we take a short drive up to China-Nepal border at Kyirong and arrive in Timure, Nepal. Then we take a jeep all the way back to Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu for rest and recovery. We meet up in the evening for a farewell dinner and celebrate our expedition.
Transfer to the airport in Kathmandu around 2-3 hours before your scheduled departure.