Mt.Everest Expedition North Col, Tibet .

Welcome to Gurla Mandata

Mt.Everest  Expedition

The ascent to the summit of Mt.Everest via Tibet and the North Col is one of the most challenging and rewarding mountaineering experiences in the world. While reputed to more difficult than the ascent from the South Col , with our experience , knowledge , equipment and  own determination and skill an successful journey to the summit is highly probable. A col is the 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 Mt.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. And This expedition was also the first to use bottled oxygen at high altitude, a tradition that we facilitate for you. At this point in time, visas for Tibet and climbing permits are easily obtained and we will expedite you through the process. 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.


1. Never trek alone. Hire a guide if you can’t find companion.
2. Choose trekking companies/guides with eco friendly concepts.
3. Become informed about high altitude sickness.
4. Carry a good medicine kit.
5. Watch where you are walking. Don’t step backward blindly while raking photos.
6. Time your trek generously taking rest while trekking is not a sign of weakness.

Gurla Mandata  trek  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,Pasang Sherpa  through this website :

Trip Cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email with your Details to obtain a Quot.

Available departures

  •  Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Preparation expedition and apply Tibet visa
  • Day 03: Prepare expedition and expedition briefing
  • Day 04: Fly to Gonggar and drive - Lhasa city-hotel
  • Day 05: Sights; Potala Palace and Bharkhor Bazaar
  • Day 06: Drive to Shigatse 3900m., transfer to hotel
  • Day 07: Drive to Everest base camp 5200m.- camp
  • Day 08: Everest base camp, acclimatization - camp
  • Day 09: Prepare load is yak for advance B.C. -camp
  • Day 10: Everest base camp to middle camp - camp
  • Day 11: Middle –Everest advance base camp- camp
  • Day 12 - 53: Climbing Mt. Everest 8848m. 
  • Day 54: Everest Advance B.C. - base camp – camp
  • Day 55: Drive from base camp to Zhangmu- hotel
  • Day 56: Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu -hotel
  • Day 57: Free day ( Shopping ) in Kathmandu hotel
  • Day 58: Transfer hotel to airport for final departure
Expedition Cost Includes service  Bass camp.
  • Airport pickup/drop
  •  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
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show
Expedition Cost Excludes
  • International flights, airport taxes, excess baggage charges
  • Visa Fees In Nepal
  • Emergency  rescues  jeep
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • High  food above ABc
  • Climbing  Sherpa for  Above Abc.
  • Max regulator set  Oxygen .
  • 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 +  High  tent +  gas stop+ cooking pot.
  • 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



Tibet. Tourism is one of the emerging businesses in the world now. There were lots of people coming and going in different places. For seeing the natural beauty, understanding the cultural difference, or for a change or relax. Moreover, we call these people as tourists. And, anyone can become tourist, it does not count whether you are rich or not. Therefore, tourist system mainly consists of five elements. They are:

Traveler Generating Regions (TGR )

Transit Routes (TR)

Tourist Destination Regions (TDR )

Tourism Industries and


Let us define what tourism is.

Therefore, tourism may be defined as a business process. Where it counts the in and out of peoples from different locations for a short period of time. Furthermore, it is an upcoming business now. So, it needs much care and dedication for satisfying the customers.

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