• Country Tibet
  • Duration 58 Days (Kathmandu - Kathmandu)
  • Region Tsang Region
  • Max Altitude 8,850 meters / 29,036 feets
  • Group Size 4 to 6 People
  • Arrival On Kathmandu
  • Departure From Kathmandu
  • Grade III
  • Meals Dinners in Kathmandu All meals during the Expedition
  • Accommodations Hyatt in Kathmandu / Chinese comfortable hotels / Camps
  • Prime Activity MOUNTAINEERING
  • Minor Activity Cultural sightseeing
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Date & Price
  • Include & Exclude
  • Logistics
  • Grade
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Trip Overview

Chomolungma, the Goddess of Giving

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes an approach of the Mount Everest North from its north, Tibet.
The Expedition starts from Kathmandu with a special mountain flight to the historic capital of Tibet Lhasa, which offers a  century’s old forts, magnificent monasteries, prayer halls of chanting monks, religious institute, and remote cliff-side retreats. It is remarkable to see Buddhist art and cultures on the way to Base Camp, with a short visit to the Rumbuk Monastery, which is holding the climbing History of Mount Everest. It was one of the main Buddhist retreats with its numerous caves and prayer flags* illuminating the rude climate of the Tibetan Plateau. Wild yaks, wild donkeys, mountain goats, eagles, vultures, bears, snow leopard, wolf, wild dogs and the amazing flora, which is growing in this thin air might all be to appear in the Tibetan landscape on the way to Base Camp.

The climbing History of Mount Everest North has started on the North side, in Tibet. Expeditions from all around the World tried to scale the Mountain from its Northside to conquer it. They were competing to be the First Nation on the top of the World. In 1921 the first expedition to mount Everest was a British reconnaissance through Tibet and 1924 Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine took part in another British expedition. The legend is still a mystery whether they might have reached the Summit or not. Several further expeditions attempted mount Everest but on 20 May 1953, it was finally a British success, but from the Nepalese Southside.
Mount Everest is known as Chomolungma for the Himalayan people, meaning ‘Liberal Minded Goddess’.

The climbing route to Mount Everest from its North side is much safer and easier as compared to the Southside, bringing the summit chances higher.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS welcomes you to Dream, Explore and Climb the world highest mountain, Everest, with us. 

* 5 elements of life: blue for sky, white for air, red for fire, green for water, yellow for ground

Watch the internationally awarded movie The Mount Everest, which was based on WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ founder “Norbu Sherpa”.


Highlights of Trip

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS propose the climb of  Mount Everest with an interesting sightseeing of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet

  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu with discovery of the Tibetan Buddhist culture and its monasteries
  • Fabulous Himalaya flight 
  • Climbing the highest point on Earth: the ROOF OF THE WORLD
  • A performant Everest Summiteers Climbing Sherpa team
  • Driving through the "Roof of the World" with its magnificent landscapes 
  • Importance placed on high quality services, experimented staff for a small group of mountaineers

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : International flight
  • Day 2 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 3 : Sightseeing of World UNESCO Heritage sites (Visa China)
  • Day 4 : Flight to Lhasa, sightseeing of Sera monasteries
  • Day 5 : Sightseeing around Lhasa
  • Day 6 : Drive to Gyantse (3950 m)
  • Day 7 : Drive to Shigatse (3900 m)
  • Day 8 : Drive to Shegar (4050 m)
  • Day 9 : Drive to the Chinese Base Camp
  • Day 10 : Rest day and introduction with the Staff
  • Day 11-14 : 11-14: Hike around the Base camp for acclimatization
  • Day 15 : Hike to the Intermediate Camp (5800 m), 6 hrs
  • Day 16 : Hike to the Advanced Base Camp (6400 m), 6-7 hrs
  • Day 17-51 : Climbing period (33 days)
  • Day 52 : ABC packing
  • Day 53 : Arrival at Base Camp
  • Day 54 : Base Camp packing
  • Day 55 : Base Camp to Shigatse
  • Day 56 : Shigatse to Lhasa
  • Day 57 : Flight Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Day 58 : Shopping in Kathmandu, leisure day
  • Day 59 : Departure international flight
  • Day 60 : Back home

Date & Price

The present price includes namely a high experienced Nepali UIAGM mountain guide with several Everest successes, 2 Everest Summiteers Climbing Sherpa for each participant (1 personal and 1 for the material) with the best O2 bottles from the UK besides the fabulous WILD YAK Base Camp.

We stay at your disposal for a customised expedition on Mount Everest.

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Price Includes

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ philosophy is: as much as possible is included in the quoted price so that participants know the total costs of their adventure trip in advance!

  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal
  • 4 nights in the famous Hyatt 5-Star hotel on a sharing basis, including breakfasts. Please note that additional charges occur for single room (upon request)
  • 4 dinners in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All entry fees to the world Heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Visa for Tibet (Chine)
  • International flight Kathmandu - Lhasa
  • Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, and surroundings
  • Everest climbing permit
  • All ground transportation as per defined itinerary
  • Accomodation in Chinese hotels until Base Camp, on a sharing basis
  • All principal meals (except lunches in Kathmandu)
  • Excellent Base Camp / Advanced Base Camp facilities (individual tent, mess tent, kitchen tent, communication tent, WC & shower tents)
  • High camps facilities (double basis tent, isolated mattrass, gas cooker)
  • The well-qualified and experimented staff: Nepali UIAGM guide, Sherpa team (1 climbing Sherpa per Expedition member), kicthen team (salary, permit, summit bonus, insurance, accomodation and meals, transportation)
  • 7 high quality oxygen bottles per member
  • 3 high quality oxygen bottles per climbing Sherpa
  • Route fixing costs
  • Transport by yaks of the luggage and collective material from Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp
  • Medical box, with emergency oxygen at BC / ABC
  • First aid kits in high camps
  • 24-hour high altitude medical assistance for emergency cases
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • Weather forecast
  • Communication device for the mountain
  • Satellite phone (except personal communication and internet)
  • Solar system and heaters (at some hours of the day, mess and shower tents)
  • 1 night in the "Last Resort" after the Tibet (China) border, on the way back
  • International Cargo custom clearance in Nepal up to 400 kg
  • Wild Yak Expeditions post cards
  • All governemental and local taxes in Nepal and Tibet

Price Excludes

  • International flight to Kathmandu
  • Nepal multiple Visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges for the international flight
  • Lunches in Kathmandu
  • Travel cancellation and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing Equipment
  • Personal expenses (individual beverages, phone calls, satellite phone, Internet, laundry, bar bills, and all other personal items)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing, if extended (Visa for Tibet in such a case)
  • Tips (Guide, assistant guide, porters, yak man, driver, city guide, etc.)
  • Extra night(s) accommodation in Kathmandu or in Tibet due to early arrival, late departure, early return for the Mountain due to any reason which is not caused by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS, or in case of early summit success, including the meals
  • Any other expense that is not included in the quoted price.

Logistics

EXPEDITION PHILOSOPHY 

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is focusing on group sizes of 4 to 6 participants for its Everest Expedition because our experience have found this to be the best way to have a successful Expedition while providing excellent services. Furthermore, it creates a pleasant ambiance within the group, including an exchange of cultures and traditions with our team and the personal climbing partner (climbing Sherpa)

Last but not least, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ focus on small groups permits more flexibility and support to the participants individually.

ACCOMMODATION & MEAL

Kathmandu: We stay at the famous Hyatt 5-star on a sharing basis, including breakfasts to prepare the best for the present Everest Expedition. All dinners are served in excellent restaurants in town where you can enjoy various types of cuisine, from the typical Nepali, Thai, and even steaks and Italian meals. Each restaurant has been screened by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.

Lhasa to Base Camp: We stay at good standard hotels, on a sharing basis, and experience real Chinese cuisine with mixture of Tibetan style with a bowl of beverage along with each meal.

Depending on the availibity, it might be possible to book individual rooms, upon request at your booking and towards additional expenses.

The individual beverages until Base Camp are on each participant's own charge.

Base Camp and Advance Base Camp (ABC): WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS has its own philosophy regarding its Base Camp / ABC: as climbing is one of the central interests of the Expedition, it is important to have comfort, hygiene and good food during the Expedition. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ Base Camp is comfortable, warm and well organized. Each participant has an individual double isolated tent. Each individual tent has an insulation support from ground and an extra large thick mattress with soft pillow.

Our triple-skin dining tent is heated and lighted at some specific hours. Our kitchen respects the fundamental principles of hygiene and is well equipped with modern utensils and stoves.

The Base Camp disposes also of two large sanitary tents (WC and shower), equipped with shower gel and toilet paper.

In addition, a water bucket with soap and sanitizer is at your disposal besides the dining tent.

Similarly, a  store tent and specific communication tent (depending on the size of the group) are set up.

During the Expedition, our kitchen team provides you with a variety of different kinds of food, from the typical Nepali food to all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Indian, etc.) along with several types of drinks, among others, hot chocolate, coffee and fruit juice. Fresh vegetables, fruits and meat are supplied as regularly as possible from our kitchen. On request, for higher camps, a freshly cooked hygienic food or a packed food (as per condition) can be provided from our kitchen team as well as drinks and snacks.

Lights and Generator: Base camp and ABC is equipped with a solar charching device and a high power generator  for the altitude. 

SAFETY

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS believes in a high level of security while operating its Expedition to Mount Everest and provides accordingly the Expedition members with all the necessary means in order to optimise their chance to summit Mount Everest.

  • 1 UIAGM Mountain Guide for the Group
  • 1 personal Climbing Sherpa per Expedition member
  • WYE Sherpa team, our climbing Sherpas are all Everest summiteers, strong, advanced mountaineering and rescue trained, experienced and qualified with the handling of Oxygen, mask and regulator, friendly and supportive
  • Full time Base Camp Manager for logistic services and emergency
  • 7 high UK brand new quality oxygen bottles per member 
  • 3 high level oxygen bottles per Sherpa
  • 6 additional oxygen bottles for emergency
  • We are flexible and supportive being a small group of mountaineers compared to other big outfitters which consist often of more than 10 climbers in the team
  • Each client gets at disposal a personal radio for communications while in the mountain
  • The Expedition is equipped with a satellite phone
  • A 24-hour service radio station at Base Camp and ABC
  • We are associated with the Tibet rescue mountain guides
  • Weather forecast from 2 different countries
  • 24-hour high altitude medical consultant for emergency or sickness cases
  • Pre- acclimatisation training 
  • A 3-day workshop at Base Camp practicing walking in ladder and high camps tricks and tips of gear management, radio use and guidance for mental preparation
  • A 2-day workshop before going to the final Summit push which consists mainly of giving advice for appropriate handling of personal things which may be effective during the climbing, handling of oxygen and mask regulator and the way to cooperate with the own personal Sherpa on the day of ascent

OUR TEAM

The success of this Expedition depends on both the personal condition of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ team has been carefully selected according to their experience in the specific environment and personal aptitudes. Our team is thus highly experienced, skilled, trained, courteous and helpful.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ is proud to support our local staff by providing them with a fair salary, encouraging them to take mountaineering workshops, wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis. 

UIAGM Nepali Mountain Guide and his roleour Everest Expedition is leaded by a Nepali experimented enthusiastic and used to high altitude expeditions with several success on Mount Everest UIAGM professional mountain guide. His role is to assure the safety requirements of the members of the Expedition and ensuring that this Everest Expedition runs accordingly to the program. One of his role is also to coodinate the Expedition with the leading climbing Sherpa. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is frequently informed about the course of the Expedition.

Climbing Sherpa TeamOur climbing Sherpa team is a professional qualified team with great experience in guiding at high altitudes in the Himalaya, in particular on Mount Everest or other 8000-meter peaks. It is assisting the mountain guide in the majority of his tasks, assuring the safety requirements. It will also help as an interpreter with the local populations. The Sherpa team follows the members during the climbing periods. It fixes the tents, the ropes in some essential parts of the mountain and assists you during your ascent days for the summit push.  Each member of the Everest Expedition has one personal climbing Sherpa for the summit ascent days. It is also providing you with interesting information about the mountains, the culture and traditions of this part of the Himalaya. Our Sherpa team makes sure that the rubbish is properly managed and the campsite are kept clean throughout the whole Expedition.

Kitchen Team: Plays a vital role during the entire Expeditions. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Cooks are specialized, experienced and trained in outdoor cooking at high altitudes, respecting the fundamental principles of hygiene and proper management of the base camp and its surroundings. The Cook role is also to manage the base camp in the absence of the Leader/Sherpa team. Different types of cuisine and bakeries are served during the climbing period. Our Kitchen Team ensures also that the garbage is properly managed and the campsite is kept clean after its use.

Please contact info@wildyakexpeditions.com for detail package

Grade

MOUNTAINEERING GRADES

Before we choose the mountain to scale, we want to know some important details about its climbing route.Considering the experience of the mountain guides and ascenders, we developed a simple system of grading, which may help you to choose the right Mountain to climb up depending on your aptitude.

 EVEREST NORTH: Grade III

  • Fitness: excellent body strength, endurance and stamina, high level of efficiency in the altitude, excellent mental attitude to deal with the strenuous situations of the high altitude.
  • Technical Skill: advanced climbing skill, confident climber in blue ice, mixture of rock and ice, very good knowledge of all the climbing gear, excellent general knowledge of high altitude medicine and reanimation.
  • Climbing Experience: at least a 7000 to 8000-meter mountain climbing experience.
  • Strength: capacity to carry an 8-15 kg backpack in the high altitude environments.
  • Climbing Distance between the Camps: 4-10 hrs
  • Summit Distance Overall: 10-17 hrs from the last High Camp and back to such Camp.
  • Number of Higher Camps: 4 camps
  • Degree of Objective Danger: medium
  • Steep Sections: 50 to 800 meters long parts with a steepness of 35-55 degrees.
  • Ice Climbing Sections: some places of 10 to 200 meters elevation and 35-60 degrees.
  • Mix of Rock and Ice Climbing: few sections of 10 to 100 meters elevation.
  • Altitude: 6000 meters to 8850 meters.
  • Oxygen Level in the Body: 55% to 33%

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