WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes an approach of the Mount Everest North from its north, Tibet. First of all, 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 and remote cliff-side retreats. It is remarkable to see Buddhist art and cultures on the way to Base Camp. Furthermore a short visit to the Rumbuk Monastery, which holds 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, are its speciality. That grows thin air might all be to appear in the Tibetan landscape on the way to Base Camp.
Everest North the climbing History
The climbing History of Mount Everest North started on the North side, in Tibet. Expeditions from all around the World tried to scale the Mountain from its North side 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 after that 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 South side. Mount Everest is known as Chomolungma for the Himalayan people, meaning ‘Liberal Minded Goddess’.
The climbing route from its North side to Mount Everest is much safer and easier as compared to the South side, bringing the summit chances higher.
* 5 elements of life: blue for sky, white for air, red for fire, green for water, yellow for ground
For the safety, and flexibility, we focus on teams of 4 to 6 climbers, as well as:
- Supplementary four 4-litre Oxygen bottle with mask and regulator and oximeter are part of the emergency kit
- 24-hrs medical emergency assistance by a doctor specialized in high altitude medicine
- Means of communication
- One clients accompanied by one climbing Sherpa
- Similarly extra Sherpa guides for the security and material
- Good connections with rescue airlines in high altitude emergency
- Weather updates, in particular for the climbing of Mount Everest
- WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS team consists of new generation climbing Sherpa’s who are highly trained and skilled . Which includes Alpine climbing, educated, numerous experiences of high altitude climbing. Even more fluent in various languages and last but not least, kind and helpful
- Finally warm down sleeping bag and down jacket available for each participant for the duration of the Expedition
WHY TO GO FOR AN ADVENTURE?
Wild Yak Expeditions believes an adventure provides various health benefits from physical to mental to spiritual. Himalaya is also the best place where we have enough time to rejuvenate our life. It is essential to make space from the busy life to be productive. Even more, besides personal benefits, it helps the local economy.
WHY WITH WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS?
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ Team welcomes you in the Himalaya. We are committed to organizing small groups with high-quality services and security. Which are essential for flexibility, contentment, good ambiance and precious exchanges of cultures and traditions with our Team and local guides. Finally, Hospitality to our Guests and economy to locals are a great part of our aspirations.
Watch the internationally awarded movie The Mount Everest, which was based on WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ founder “Norbu Sherpa”.