Everest North Col Expedition

The intensity of Everest and the journey to the North Col will leave you memorized. Following in the footsteps of every hero who has ever tread onto this side of Everest, you will journey in their footsteps and create your own journey and experience on Everest. Climbing on Everest is an amazing once in a lifetime journey to climb on the highest mountain in the world. You will not be disappointed and left with lasting memories of Everest’s north face.
The steep climb up to the North col
 Looking at the summit of Everest,  Just above the North Col on Everest

A little bit more about the Climb

We will start our Everest journey in Kathmandu and slowly venture into Tibet towards Mt. Everest. This is a 28 day journey with acclimatization to the lack of oxygen will be our central focus as we journey to extreme altitude. The cost of the climb is $15,500. Contact us and find out about our service, quality acclimatization and high end support for your trip.

After following an appropriate acclimatization schedule. We will hike this famous trail from Everest Base Camp straight towards the North Face of Everest before branching east, towards advanced base camp at 6,400m/ 20,997 feet. We will have to make this journey a number of times helping our bodies adapt to the low levels of oxygen.

Looking at the summit of Everest from the North Col The North Col of Everest from above. The view up to the North col on Everest Everest base camp in Tibet
The North Col camp on Everest Route up to the North col The steep climb up to the North col Looking across to the North Col
We need to climb high and sleep lower and give time to adapt to the lack of oxygen which is the key to making a safe, successful and enjoyable journey high on Everest. After weeks of preparation we will make the journey up to the North Col of Everest at 7,000m and stand in awe at the mighty Mt. Everest. You will feel like you can touch the summit from this point. This is a challenging trip but the rewards, memories and experience will live long in your memory.

What people said

“A friend of mine referred me to Ian Taylor, he had climbed Mera Peak with Ian and highly recommended Ian as the guy to go with. He was right, we were well looked after, our acclimatization was perfect. Not only were we walking and climbing on Everest, we were being educated and learned so much on the trip. Standing on the North Col was out of this world, an incredible journey and will be hard to beat .”
Ryan Underhill, 2013

“The best trip I have ever been on. It was just incredible. We were successful because of our acclimatization schedule. A challenging, inspiring and special journey. Thank you so much. See you next year on Mera Peak.”
Chris Goodyear, 2013

“Great trip, excellently organised, best set up and support I have ever received when preparing for an adventure. First class, love you guys.”
Maria Mathison, 2013


Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and be transferred to your hotel in the Thamel district of the city. You can explore the post earthquake city and pick up any last minute items needed for the climb.

Day 2

Today we will get up early for our flight to Lhasa in Tibet.

Day 3

Relax in Lhasa at 3,600m/ 11,811 feet and do some sight seeing and sort out our gear. It is really important to rest, keep well hydrated and do minimal activity.

Day 4

Relax in Lhasa at 3,600m/ 11,811 feet  it is critical to rest, hydrate and get used to the lower levels of oxygen at this critical height. Excellent acclimatization means spending 4 nights in Lhasa at 3,600m/ 11,811 feet before moving higher.

Day 5

Relax in Lhasa at 3,600m/ 11,811 feet We will do more sightseeing and continue to rest and make sure all equipment is ready for the next phase of the journey to Everest.

Day 6

Drive the 250km/ 155 miles to Shigatse at 3900m/ 12,795 feet 

Day 7

Drive the 244km/ 152 miles to Shegar at 4,350m/ 14,271 feet

Day 8

We will have an acclimatization day here in Shegar 4,350m/ 14,271 feet and hike higher to gain additional acclimatization.

Day 9

Today we will drive to Everest Base Camp at 5,150m/ 16,896 feet we will set up camp and settle into your new home on Everest.

Day 10

Rest at Everest Base Camp, get used to sleeping at high altitude. We will make some acclimatization hikes higher to help get better rest before moving higher.

Day 11

Rest at Everest Base Camp and sort out your tent, equipment and sort out climbing gear. We will try and reach a new height of 5,600m/ 18,372 feet. 

Day 12

Rest at Everest Base Camp, we will make a short acclimatization hike for a couple of hours and enjoy this classic view of Everest, rest up and get to bed early before making the move higher.

Day 13

Trek to Interim Camp 5,760m/ 18,897 feet This is a 5 hour hike straight toward Everest.

Day 14

Interim Camp acclimatization 5,760m/ 18,897 feet up above 6,000m/ 19,685 feet

Day 15

Trek to Everest Advances Base Camp or ABC at 6,340m/ 20,800 feet

Day 16

ABC acclimatizing

Day 17

ABC acclimatizing

Day 18

Climb North Col, return ABC

Day 19

Trek down to Base Camp

Day 20

Spare day

Day 21

Drive Nyalam 3750m / Zhangmu 2400m

Day 22

Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 23

Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 24

Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for your return flight home.

Ready to go?

You have been climbing peaks and preparing for something special. Climbing on the north side of Everest to the north col could be for you. If you would like to sign up for our Everest north col expedition, start working with us on your training and preparation. Get in touch and take your first step towards climbing on Everest.