Everest Expedition (8850m) from Tibet

  • Package price

    USD 16500

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  • Group Size

    2 - 16 People

  • Challenge level


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About trip

Trip Overview

The ascent to the summit of Everest via Tibet and the North Col is one of the most challenging and rewarding mountaineering experiences in the world. Whilst reputed to more difficult than the ascent from the South Col, with our experience, knowledge, and equipment and your own determination and skill, an amazing, safe and ultimately successful journey to the summit is highly probable. A col is a low point along a ridge between 2 peaks.

This expedition leaves once per year in early April and begins and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal after 55 to 65 days depending on acclimatization times and tour options. Departures at other times of year are not possible due to unfavorable weather conditions. The North Col climb involves plenty of acclimatization at Base Camp then Advanced Base Camp and at the camps on the actual Col itself which begin at over 7000 meters.


History of expeditions, Tibet, Mountaineer Training & Sherpa Guides on Mount Everest

The history of climbs on and to the North Col begins in 1921 with George Mallory and his team which was the first time Westerners had set foot upon Mount Everest. Back then, Westerners could not visit Nepal and Tibet was more easily accessible and this led to the approach of the North Col. This expedition was also the first to use bottled oxygen at high altitude, a tradition that we facilitate for you.

Please make sure you have the requisite attitude, experience, and fitness to face up to a challenging expedition. If you are not sure then check with us. We will fully train all expedition members in the use of fixed ropes and various climbing techniques and safety procedures including a briefing on altitude medication. We recommend that you should have sufficient skill levels to move as part of a team on rope climbs without having to be independently guided. The best in emergency services will be on hand should anything untoward happen. Please read our TripAdvisor page for reviews of our excellent service and safety.

Our team of Sherpas are amongst the best in the Himalayas and include direct relatives of the Sherpas who assisted the first Western expeditions on Everest and other peaks. So levels of experience, knowledge and the chance of a successful ascent are all very high.

At this point in time, visas for Tibet and climbing permits are easily obtained and we will expedite you through the process. Tibet itself is unique cultural experience with timeless monuments and fascinating peoples that enrich the adventure.

Chomolungma (as the Tibetans call Everest) is ready if you are. It offers you the climbing experience of a lifetime!

Makalu Adventure also offers climbs up to and up the North Col without reaching the summit. Also, expeditions to the adjoining peak of Lhakpa Ri which offers a great opportunity for less experienced climbers as it one of the most accessible peaks above 7000 meters in the world.

Makalu Adventure organizes and runs expeditions to Everest and many peaks in Nepal, Tibet, India and elsewhere for international mountaineering tour companies. If you are interested in partnering with us please contact our director, Mohan Lamsal 


Fixed Departures

2018 2019 2020

Start: 10 April

Departure: 12 June

Note: 16 Seats Available


Start: 12 April

Departure: 14 June

Note: 16 Seats Available


Start: 11 April

Departure: 13 June

Note: 16 Seats Available


Start: 05 Sep

Departure: 03 Nov

Note : 


Start: 01 Sep

Departure: 30 Oct

Note : 



Start: 03 Sep

Departure: 01 Nov

Note : 



Fixed Departure for Everest Expedition from Tibet Side

Trip & Cost Info

Base Camp Service: USD 16500 

Flight and VISA Extra   (around $750 Round Trip Flight + $175 VISA Charge)


Full Board Service: USD 25500

Including Flight and VISA  Charge


Climbing Sherpa Guide (recommended): USD 5000 per guide( Sharing basis)      

What you will get


  • Airport pickup/drop
  • Eco-friendly boutique hotel Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu (total 4 nights, twin sharing, BB)
  • Private transportation to/from Tibet border
  • Tibet Travel Permit, Expedition Permits & other entrance fees
  • Transportation in Tibet by private land cruiser (1 for every 4 people)
  • Support Truck to transport luggage, equipment and expedition logistics
  • Liaison Officer and Interpreter
  • Accommodation on lodges/hotels as mentioned (twin sharing, full board)
  • Sightseeing tours, entrance fees at monuments, guide
  • World class camping equipment (HA tents, inner sheet, table, chairs etc)
  • Kitchen and Dinning equipment, Eating utensils
  • 3 Yaks for each member on way up, 2 Yaks on way down [1 'yak load' means 40kg in spring and 50kg in autumn]
  • Full staff support up to the Advance BC
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while staying at ABC and lower camps
  • Insurance of support staff
  • Basic First Aid Supply for support staff
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
  • Satellite mobile telephone (pay call)
  • Petrol Generator
  • Solar Panel
What you wont get


  • International flights, airport taxes, excess baggage charges
  • Visa Fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • HA food above ABC
  • Garbage deposit (non-refundable if climbers don’t bring their wastage back from mountain)
  • Personal climbing gears, ropes, carabiners, ice screw, snowbar etc
  • Radio for climbers
  • Extra yak (if required for climbers’ excess luggage)
  • Personal expenses like bar bill, laundry, telephone etc
  • Personal medical and travel insurance
  • Extra permits that may be required for activities like filming etc
  • Summit bonus (only for successful climb), Tips etc
Things To Do


  • Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel. (H).
  • Day 2-3
    Kathmandu (H, B, D)

    Full day sightseeing tour, and enjoy a  welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show in the evening. The next day is  free.  More sightseeing and visa organization  for China/Tibet.

  • Day 4
    Kathmandu 1400m–Lhasa 3600m

    Our Sherpa team leave Kathmandu overland ahead of us as we take the spectacular morning flight across the Himalayas to Lhasa (3600m) where we land at Gonggar airport. The drive from the airport to our hotel in Lhasa takes about three hours. (H, B, L, D)  

  • Day 5
    Lhasa 3600m


    Potala palace

    In the morning we can enjoy the sights of Lhasa whilst our bodies begin the slow process of acclimatization. We’ll visit the impressive Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery. (H, B, L, D)

  • Day 6
    Lhasa 3650–Gyantse 3950m

    Today we start our journey towards Base Camp crossing the many high passes of Tibet to further aid our acclimatization. Kampala La (high Pass) at 4990m offers superb views of the turquoise lake Yamdrok Tso. Karo La takes us to our high point 5010m of the day before reaching Gyantse (3900m) for our overnight stay. Gyantse lies on the old trade route between Sikkim (India) and Tibet, and is the route originally taken by George Mallory used to reach Mount Everest in 1921. (H, B, L, D)

  • Day 7
    Gyantse 3950m–Xigatse 3900m

    The following day, we'll drive to Xigatse, the second most important city of Tibet, where we'll visit the Thashilumpo temple and the fortress Samzhuzê, built in 1363, it is the oldest building in Xigatse and the residence of the Panchen Lama. (H, B, L, D)

  • Day 8
    Xigatse–Xegar 4350m



    Our high point today will be 5520m as we cross the Lakpa La (5520m), from where we can see Makalu and Everest. (T, B, L, D)

  • Day 9
    Xegar–Base Camp 5200m

    We leave the main road and head toward the famous village of Rongbuk, The road becomes rougher and rougher but the scenery becomes more spectacular and finally the awesome north face of Everest appears. If time permits we stop and visit the Rongbuk Monastery from where we can see Everest in its full beauty.

    mount everest north face and rongbuk monastery

    A further forty minutes driving will see our arrival at Base Camp. (C, B, L, D)

  • Day 10
    Advanced Base Camp of Everest at 6500m

    We  trek further up and arrive at the Advanced Base Camp of Everest at 6500m. The  walk takes about 7 hours. (C, B, L, D).

  • Day 11-14
    Equipment sorting, Training and Acclimatization

    Equipment sorting, training and acclimatization walks/scramble up the local  hills around base camp aiming for 6000m. (C, B, L, D)

  • Day 15
    Trek to Interim Camp 5800m.

    Leaving base camp Everest disappears from view behind 7500m Changste. Yaks carry the equipment. Initially, this is a gentle flat walk before turning steeply up to the left through amazing rocky scenery. Eventually, the valley reveals the amazing pinnacles of the East Rongbuk Glacier and we camp for the night. (C, B, L, D)

  • Day 16
    Trek to Advance Base Camp 6450m


    Advanced base camp

    A short but hard day due to the altitude. More of Everest gradually appears and finally the North Col. Our comfortable mess tent forms the center of camp in full view of Everest, the North Col and the route ahead. You can join in and watch our team prepare for their summit attempts. (C, B, L, D)

  • Days 17-24
    Climbing Period

    During this period we will do acclimatization climbs to the North Col before spending at least two nights sleeping on the North Col whilst making a further ascent to around 7500m before returning to BC to strengthen up for our summit attempt. Depending on the weather and snow conditions we may return to BC before sleeping on the North Col, in which case, a second acclimatization rotation will be made to ABC, the North Col and up to 7500m.

  • Day 25-27
    Advance Higher up to Camp 3 at 7500m (C, B, L, D).

    We ascend to Camp 2, this time to spend a night or two above 7000 meters. It is also possible to climb up to Camp 3 at 7500m. After this, members may wish to spend a number of days at base camp resting and building strength prior to making their summit bid.

  • Day 28-29
    Rest Days. (C, B, L, D).
  • Day 30-53
    Summit Days (C, B, L, D)

    It takes 8-10 hours to reach the summit. Initially, we ascend up easy snow and rock to the summit plateau at which point it is only altitude, weather and fitness that will stop you reaching the summit.

    At the top of mount everest

    The views across the summit plateau will include the other Himalayan giants: Lhotse, Nuptse, Menlugste and the beautiful Ama Dablam. If we are successful in climbing the mountain early then we will leave base camp early.

  • Day 54
    Back to Base Camp
  • Day 56
    Clear Base Camp
  • Day 57-59
    Drive to Kathmandu

    (In Tibet H, B, L, D, In Nepal H,B)

  • Day 60
    At Leisure and Return Flights
Dates & Price


Fixed Departures for Apr, 2018

Start Date End Date Trip Status Price
Apr 11, 2018 Jun 9, 2018  Booking Open

$ 14500

Fixed Departures for Sep, 2018

Start Date End Date Trip Status Price
Sep 5, 2018 Nov 3, 2018  Booking Open

$ 14500

Fixed Departures for Apr, 2019

Start Date End Date Trip Status Price
Apr 10, 2019 Jun 8, 2019  Booking Open

$ 14500

Fixed Departures for Sep, 2019

Start Date End Date Trip Status Price
Sep 1, 2019 Oct 30, 2019  Booking Open

$ 14500

Things You Need

Gear Information

Recommended equipment for Everest Expedition


- Rucksack - Kit Bag - Boots

- Gaiters - Sleeping Bag - Roll Mat

- Water Bottles + Flask - Camera + Spare Films - Sun Glasses + Spare pair

- Trekking Poles - Goggles - Bivvi Bag

- Mug + Plate + Spoon - Pen Knife / Multi Tool -Lighters+Matches

- Tent - Stove + Fuel Bottle - Pans + Grabber

- Group Shelter - Compass + Maps


- Ice Axe - Ice Hammer - Walking Axe?

- Harness - Crampons - Ice Screws

- Belay Plate - Jumar and Ropeman - Prussicks

- Rack - Tat + Maillons - Abalokov Threader

- Head Torch x 2 - Spare Batteries + bulb - Rope

- Helmet - Radio + Batteries - Spare Pick

- Repair Kit (tape, superglue, string, cable ties, strap, needle + thread, leatherman with pliers)


- Waterproof Jacket - Sallopettes - Down Jacket

- Thermal Top X 2 - Fleece Sallopettes - Thin Fleece

- Body Warmer - Thick Fleece -Schoeller Trousers

- Pertex Top - Thick Socks X 2 - Thin Socks X 2

- Shorts - Casual Trousers + Shirt - Boxers

- Wooly Hat - Fleece Balaclava - Mitts X 2

- Thick Gloves X 2 - Thin Gloves X 3 - Approach Shoes

- Sandals - Towel - Sun Hat


- Passport - Insurance Documents - Flight Tickets

- Cash - Credit Cards - PP Photos X 4

- PP Photocopy - Note book + pens/pencils - Books

- Itinerary - Maps + Route descriptions - Client Details

- Kit Check Lists - Company Contact Details -Local Agents Details

Wash Bag

- Soap - Tooth brush + Paste - Razors

- Nail Clippers - Moisturiser


- Wet Wipes - Sun Cream + Lip Cream - First Aid Kit

- Vitamin Tablets - Glasse

Extra Food / Drink

- Isotonic and or Carbohydrate powdered drinks

- Sweets

- Fruit Tea Bags

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