Welcome to Gurla Mandata
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.
SAFETY KITS :
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 : www.gurlamandatatrekking.com
Trip Cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Details to obtain a Quot.