Technically, it is more challenging than the South side but does not have the ice fall danger. One of charmings of Everest North Ridge route is that it offers the view of virtually the whole route from the base camp.
Expedition initially starts from driving to BC at 5,200m and from there it is 22 km to ABC at 6,400m with yak support. From ABC the route continues up the East Rongbuk glacier and then to snow slopes to the North Col at 7,000m where Camp 1 is established on snow. This is a comfortable camp location, with great views across the North Face and East Rongbuk Glacier. However, it is not expansive. Climbing snow slopes, Camp II will be pitched at 7400m. at the head of the snow ramp that stretches up from the Col. and the camp could be windy. The route from Camp II to Camp III consists of a series of rock and shingle steps and easy terrain. Camp III will be at 7900m. on rocky shelves. The route from Camp II to Camp III is quite windy. From C III the route traverses across a series of rock steps and snow slopes, then again on mixed rock and snow to Camp 4 at 8,400m. on rocky ground, but sometimes on ledges cut into snow, depending on snowfall in the preceding season. The summit day starts from here. The route consists of mixed rock and snow steps some of them are quite steep to the NE ridge and then finally to the summit via the Three Steps.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02 – 04: KTM for official formalities and other preparation.
Day 05: Drive to Zangmu.
Day 06: Drive to Nyalam.
Day 07: Rest at Nyalam for acclimatization.
Day 08: Drive to Xegar.
Day 09: Drive to Everest Base Camp.
Day 10: Everest Base Camp.
Day 11 – 12: Trek toBC to Advance Base Camp.
Day 13: Advance Base Camp.
Day 14 – 43: Climbing Period.
Day 44: Trek to ABC
Day 45: Trek to Base Camp.
Day 46: Clean up the Base Camp.
Day 47: Drive from Base Camp to Nyalam.
Day 48: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 50: Airport transfer for return flight.
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