Everest North Col and Lhakpa Ri

Altitude 7045m, Grade 3C

Climb to the North Col of Everest in the footsteps of Mallory and Irvine, combined with Lhakpa Ri a stunning first 7000m peak in wild Tibet.

Everest North Col and Lhakpa Ri is steeped in the history of the early attempts to climb Everest by George Mallory and his team. This expedition provides a real opportunity for the strong walker with limited climbing experience, competent in snow, to venture high onto Everest alongside our summit team.The North Col of Everest takes you far beyond the normal base camp trek to where you will have the most spectacular views of Everest and its North Face. You will be just one vertical mile directly below Everest’s inspiring windswept summit. Lhakpa Ri, although tough on the lungs is arguably one of the most climbable 7000m peaks in the world, whilst giving the most awesome views of the mighty Everest. This exciting expedition will ideally suit those who have climbed, for example, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus or Mera Peak and provides a far better chance of success than, say, attaining the summit of Aconcagua. The summit provides tremendous views of Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse and, of course, Everest and the enormous Kangshung face.

The North Col and Lhakpa Ri takes you far beyond the normal Base Camp trek to where, you will be able to witness summit teams, including ours, preparing for the next step of their adventure. Ultimately, you will reach a vantage point high up on the North Col, with the most spectacular views of Everest and its imposing North Face. Here you are about one vertical mile directly below Everest’s inspiring windswept summit.

LhakpaRi although tough on the lungs is arguably the most ‘climbable’ 7000m peak in the world, whilst giving awesome views of the mighty Everest.

Why Book with Adventure Peaks?

  • Adventure Peaks has been organizing successful expeditions to Tibet (Everest North Ridge, North Col, Lhakpa Ri and Cho Oyu) for over 18 years making us the most experienced and valued British company operating in Tibet
  • North Col and Lhakpa Ri Included
  • British Expedition Leader
  • Porters and Yaks to carry loads
  • 4 days set aside for summit attempts
  • Prices include all permits

Trip dossier

Everest North Col, Lhakpa Ri and Naya Kanga

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel accommodation as per the itinerary in Kathmandu on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • All meals in Tibet between the border and basecamp
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation.

Day 1-2  Fly to Kathmandu. And transfer to hotel

Day 3 Sightseeing in Kathmandu and organise Visas  for China/Tibet

Day 4: Kathmandu  to 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 around three hour.

Day 5: Lhasa 3600m
In the morning we can enjoy the sights of Lhasa whilst our bodies begin the slow process of acclimatisation, we’ll visit the impressive Potala Palace and Jokhang Monastery.

Day 6: Lhasa to Gyantse  3950m

Today we start our journey towards base camp crossing the many high passes of Tibet to further aid our acclimatisation and ensures we arrive at BC in good health. 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, the  route originally taken by George Mallory used to reach Mount Everest in 1921

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, and is the oldest building in Xigatse and the residence of the Panchen Lama. Hotel

Day 8: Xigatse–Xegar 4350m
Our high point today will be 5520m as we cross the Lhakpa La (5520m), from where you can see Makalu and Everest!. Hostel accommodation.

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. A further forty minutes driving will see our arrival at base camp.

Day 10-14 Equipment sorting, training and acclimatisation walks/scramble up the local hills around base camp aiming for 6000m. Skills Training in the use of fixed lines.

Day 15 Trek to Interim Camp 5800m.  Leaving base camp Everest disappears behind 7500m Changste, initially a gentle flat walk before turning steeply up to the left through good rock scenery.  Eventually, the valley reveals the amazing pinnacles of the East Rongbuk Glacier and the camp for the night.  Yaks carry the equipment.

Day 16  Trek to Advance Base Camp 6450m.  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 centre of camp in full view of Everest, the North Col and the route ahead.  You can share in and watch our team prepare for their summit attempts.

Day 17 Rest Day at ABC.  Time to relax and enjoy the views with a good cup of tea and a little more skills instruction

Day 18 Acclimatisation day. We walk up to the edge of the glacier or to the base of the North Col.

Day 19 Climb to the North Col 7066m.  Initially moraine, the gentle glacial travel to the foot of the North Col and onto the fixed lines.  The entire route to the Col is fixed to give assistance and security to those moving up.  Training will be given.  The route is about 20-40 degrees, with somer60 degree sections.  The views on the North Col are spectacular

and so close to the summit, a truly emotional experience.  .

Day 20 Rest day

Day 21 Ascent of LhakpaRi-The route from base camp follows a lovely snow filled depression up its southwest face to gain the main ridge close to the Rapu La, a famous crossing point between Tibet and Nepal where you would get tremendous views of Makalu, Kanchenjunga and the Kangshung Face of Everest. We turn southwards up the final snow ridge to the summit of LhakpaRi and its spectacular uninterrupted views of Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse and Everest. (please note the ascent to the North col and LhakpaRi may be done in a different order depending on weather or other operating reasons e.g. Sherpa availability)

Day 22-24 Reserve summit/ascent days

Day 25 Trek to Base Camp.

Day 26-27  Drive to Lhasa or Kathmandu.

Day 28 Fly to Kathmandu in clear weather the flight gives extraordinary views including Everest

Day 29-30 In Kathmandu & return International flight. (occasionally the extension is extended to 33 days as a result of the Lhasa flights)

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Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

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Everest from the Air £270 An early morning spectacular flight over Everest. The flight is from Kathmandu and lasts around one hour, taking you close to Everest and its surrounding peaks. Window seats are guaranteed. It is worth also booking an extra night's accommodation in Kathmandu to give you another morning - please ask the office at the time of booking.
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort £525 (+4 days) You can round off your trip with a 3-night / 4-day wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. This includes an unforgettable jeep safari, river canoe trip, a full day walking safari, elephant ride and a trip to the elephant stables. The price is inclusive of Park Permits and lodge accommodation with all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on your day of departure. One night's accommodation in Kathmandu after your safari is included. Travel by vehicle from Kathmandu and return flight to Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Chitwan can be arranged for a supplement of £115.00. Price based on twin rooms staying at the Tigerland Safari Resort. Single supplement of £260.00 applies.
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort £425 (+4 days) You can round off your trip with a 3-night / 4-day wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. This includes an unforgettable jeep safari, river canoe trip, a full day walking safari, elephant ride and a trip to the elephant stables. The price is inclusive of Park Permits and lodge accommodation with all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on your day of departure. One night's accommodation in Kathmandu after your safari is included. Travel by vehicle from Kathmandu and return flight to Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Chitwan can be arranged for a supplement of £115.00. Price based on twin rooms staying at the Parkland Jungle Safari Resort. Single supplement of £215.00 applies.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person


Land Only Availability Days Price Book
4th Apr 2020 - 1st May 2020
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3rd May 2020 - 30th May 2020
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11th Apr 2021 - 8th May 2021
28
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
3rd Apr 2020 - 2nd May 2020
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2nd May 2020 - 31st May 2020
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10th Apr 2021 - 9th May 2021
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