Satori Adventures’ Everest Expedition from Tibet is one of the most sought after Everest North Face Climbing programs. In recent years we have proven ourselves as the most professional and one of the best Everest Guided Expedition operators to Mount Everest. The summit of Mt. Everest – English name commonly used is named after British surveyor of then East India Company – or Sagarmatha in Nepali or Chomolungma/Qomolangma in local The Tibetan language lies in the border of Nepal and Tibet whereas the peak can be climbed from both sides/countries.
This program – Mount Everest Expedition in North face or often called as Mt. Everest Expedition from Tibet or Mt. Everest North Face Climbing or Tibet Everest Expedition whatever you Search or look for – takes you from the north side – the Tibetan side of the peak through the North-east Ridge route.
Until the early nineteenth century, the peak was a mystery and unknown to the world.
In 1808, the British began to locate and name the world’s highest mountain and gave the task to the Indian Survey staffed by army officers. Earlier in 1807, British surveyor General Lt. Colonel Robert Colebrook calculated the height of these snowy mountain peaks from the Indian town of Gorakhpur. He concluded that two peaks standing higher than five miles are higher to any peak in the Andes, and if the calculations he made were true, then “this must be the highest mountain on the known world”.
By 1830s the survey team began to work again, but compelled to stop out of Nepal in the southern plain parallel due to domestic politics in Nepal. The weather proved to be hilarious to the team as they were in the Malaria prone zone. Out of five survey members, two have died and two were forced to retire due to ill-health. The fifth contracted with Malaria too, and before the stretcher party took him to the Hospital in Darjeeling, he died.
In 1847, they began detailed observations again and Surveyor General Andrew Waugh made a series of observations from the eastern end of the Himalayan range. He noticed that this could be the world’s highest peak: as the survey team had given the peak of a local name – Kanchenjunga.
Waugh sighted some 140 miles westwards another mountain possibly higher than Kanchenjunga. Coinciding with this, another official of his team also saw the same mountain from further west. He called it peak ‘b’. Waugh now convinced that a higher peak to be observed in detail west of Kanchanjanga, and sent a survey officer in 1848 but could not progress due to the cloud. In 1849, Waugh sent another officer James Nicolson who made two observations from a distance of over 118 miles – the closest-ever from the peak. He made as many as thirty-six observations with the help of large Theodolite in two months’ time and calculated the height of the peak to 30,200 ft.
Waugh started to work on Nicolson’s figures at the survey headquarters in India only in 1854, and one of his assistant Michael Hennessy entitled new name to the peaks based on Roman numerals as Peak IX to Kanchenjunga and peak XV to Peak ‘b’ for what we call Everest.
Finally, in March 1856 Waugh made an announcement that Kanchenjunga – now the world’s third highest mountain peak – to be 28,156 feet and Peak XV –now Mt. Everest – was 29,002 feet. He then concluded, “most probably the highest mountain peak in the world”.
The name Everest was given by the Royal Geographical Society, on the recommendation of the British Surveyor General of India - Andrew Waugh amidst controversy and Sir George Everest’s objections.
The current official elevation of 8,848.86m (29,032 ft) was established in 1955, and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975. Controversies on the proper summit elevation of Everest have been continuing and very recently in 2018-2020, both Nepal and China have measured the height of the peak, and yet to announce their calculations.
The first close-up photo of the mighty peak was taken by J. Claude White while he was in Tibet on a secret mission in 1903 with another gentleman Young Husband. JC White took the picture of the peak from the fortress Kampa Dzong, 94 miles northeast of the peak. White’s photograph was the first to capture its inspirational grandeur, rising clear above its neighbors.
The race to the summit started from then to this grandeur.
The earliest thought on Mt. Everest climbing came with the mountaineer and surgeon Clinton Dent wrote an article ‘can Mount Everest be climbed?’ after British expedition climbed 22,600 ft. the peak in the Karakoram of the Himalayas in 1892. The Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club in 1921formed a Mount Everest Committee of nine members to launch an expedition to climb the Mt. Everest. 1921 expedition team reached to North Col in which George Mallory explored the Col between Mt. Pumori and Lingtren, West Cwm, and Khumbu Valley as the most feasible Climbing Routes of North Side of Mt. Everest.
In 1922 another full-scale British Everest Expedition from Tibet was organized with disappointing results of summit attempt, yet reached a record height of 8,321 m/ 27,300 ft.
Significant Everest Summit bid was made by 1924 Expedition team led by Edward Norton who reached the height of 28,126 ft. – higher than George finch reached in 1922 that lasted as the highest point on Everest until the 1952 Swiss expedition. Norton was also the first to reach the giant couloir which runs down the face from close to the foot of the summit pyramid. The place now is popularly known as Great Couloir or Norton Couloir.
1924 expedition to Mt. Everest is famous for its unsolved mysteries on George Mallory and Sandy Irvine as well. These two men were last seen high on the northeast ridge of Everest within striking distance of the summit and then disappeared. This was the time Mallory and Irvine used supplemental oxygen to climb Mt. Everest for the first time. During an effort to solve the mystery of Mallory and Irvine in 1999 expedition, had they been to the summit of Mt. Everest or not, researchers recovered Mallory’s body, yet unable to establish any proof that they died on the way up or on return.
None of the 1930’s Mt. Everest Expedition – four expeditions were conducted altogether - could be fruitful on Mount Everest.
But, the political turbulence in the region restricted all climbing from the Tibetan side of Mt. Everest after the World War II.
Three members of the Chinese Everest Expedition Team: Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and QuYinhua in 1960 were the first to successfully reach the summit of the Mount Everest via the North Ridge, although brought some controversies on their summit. In 1975 nine members from a Chinese team reached the summit where they fixed a ladder at the Second Step – the major obstacle on the North Ridge route, which continued to be in use until 2008.
Satori Adventures offers an incomparable Tibet Everest Expedition services from the north face (Tibet side) of Mt. Everest with a high level of competence, safety measures, and comfort. As the weather allows only 2 to 3 windows each season for the summit, we take extra care on the size to make it small that allows us to arrange professionally and efficiently in any weather conditions. What we are different from many commercial teams and expeditions are our efficient management due to group size. Against other many of the most expensive Everest Expedition companies in the market, we are the most affordable one as our Everest expedition cost is very competitive for luxury Everest Expedition services we offer.
You will be served with fresh and nutritious food at Base Camp during base camp service and hygienic and nutritious food above base camp. You will get sufficient mask, regulators, and bottles of Oxygen for your successful climb.
Our climbing Sherpa Guides for Everest Expedition are the most seasoned, highly professional, experienced and trained in the western standard thus making our Everest north face climbing program one of the most sought after program under the program Everest Summiteers Guided Expedition.
We are synonymous for the seasoned expedition operations in the Himalayas with a safe climbing environment equipped with highly experienced Everest Climbing Sherpa Guides, sophisticated equipment, and unparalleled management abilities. Our price for the Everest Expedition is affordable and competitive with the maximum success rate.
Your Everest expedition starts from arriving in Kathmandu and preparing Visa of China and climbing permits. Your overland exciting road journey takes you to the base of Chinese Base Camp of the Everest 5,100 m/ 16,732 ft. located in the Rongbuk Glacier. The Base camp of the Everest in the north side is accessible by Jeep.
Here you can find detailed camp information of the Mt. Everest North Face Climbing routes.
Everest North East Route Camps
Everest Base camp: 5,100 -150 m/16,732- 16,896 ft
The road to the Base Camp ends here, eight kilometers above the Rongbuk Monastery. The Base camp is a home for your expedition where you spend several days, and acclimatize yourself. This is elementary Base Camp as well during the Everest climbing.
Intermediate Camp: 6,187m/ 20,298 ft./ 6-7 hours:
This intermediate camp is used as a transit point from Everest Base Camp (EBC) to Advance Base Camp (ABC). Some of the climbers rest here for a short while or spend a night. On the way down, you can climb down from ABC to EBC in about 5-6 hours thus not required to stop by.
Advanced Base Camp (ABC)-6,492 m/ 21,299 ft. / 6 hours:
This is one of the highest Advanced Base camps in the world, located just below the North Col. Most of the climbers use this camp, Advanced Base camp for acclimatization. But due to altitude, some climbers may require to descend down to intermediate camp during acclimatization. The ABC offers a stunning view of the North Col.
The route up to ABC is technical with exposed rock, and weather is severe with wind throughout than South face – Nepal side of Mt. Everest.
Camp I (North Col)- 7,000 m/ 22,965ft/ 5- 6 hours:
Camp I is just located above the East Rongbuk Glacier in the North Col. You walk quite a long and monotonous glacier, use the fixed rope, and cross ladders over deep crevasses to reach Camp I. In common you may stay for-five nights at Camp I during your climb.
Camp II - 7,500 m/ 24,606 ft. / 5 hours:
The route from Camp I to Camp II is steep in a snowy ridge that eventually turns to be rocky. Since you reach the ridge, high winds can cause an obstacle to you. It can be especially cold section. Some of the expedition use Camp II as their highest camp for acclimatization and go for summit push.
Camp III - 8,250-300 m/ 27,066-230 ft. / 6 hours:
From Camp II the route crosses the north face in diagonal to reach Camp III that is located along the steep area at 8,250-350m. There is very limited as well as the congested area to pitch the camp. This area is rocky, steep, and exposed where tents are perched on rock ledges. The wind is strong in the camp. Camp III on the north side is some 350 meters higher than in the South Col. of the Nepal side and more exposed.
Summit Bid 8,848.86m (29,032 ft) / 9-13 hours:
It is a long and hard day obvious but this is when your dream comes true. You will climb through a snow galley in a fixed rope in the part of Yellow Band. There is a treacherous traverse from the base of the First Step at 8,500 m/ 27,887 ft. to the crux of the climb – the Second Step at 8,580 m/ 28,149 ft where the nearly thirty-foot high ladder was semi-permanently placed by the Chinese Expedition team in 1975 called now “Chinese Ladder”.
From the Mushroom Rock, located at 8,600 m, the part has loose rock adding more difficulty.
Given you are physically tough and strong; you will reach the summit and return to Camp III within nine to ten hours. If not then likely to take 11-13 hours.
We operate our expedition in the Himalayas with well-trained Sherpa’s of western standard born and raised in the foothills of the Himalayas. Their excellence and glorious climbing history need no more explanation. Our Sherpa’s have climbed Everest and other peaks in the Himalayas of all height multiple times, and prove themselves to be the best climbers and Leader/guide.
Our Sherpa’s will make sure that cooperation with other Sherpa’s from different companies and Base Camp organizations is intact. It is essential that all climbing teams work together in the Himalayas with proper contribution from all operators on the tasks such as route fixing and ensuring safety of climbers from Base to the summit. Our Sherpa’s lead in these efforts.
Choose an experienced provider
It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.
Diminutive climbing team members
We are always striving to develop and grow our operational systems to ensure you get the best possible experience. Our expedition members do not deserve anything less than the best possible conditions and opportunity to be successful. We do this by limiting our team size, which makes us more flexible as a team and helps ensure the team has the best weather windows for a summit push. We also try to develop an atmosphere where members feel that they are climbing as a family with each guide Sherpa and team member working together and striving for a common goal.We generally accept a maximum of 8 climbers in a group and if we get more than 8, we will spit the team into two or more groups.
We provide maximum summit success
The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt. Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates. Our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making tactical decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt, which provides a greater safety margin and chance of success. We always provide a 1:1 ratio of client to Sherpa/guide.
We provide highly qualified Team leader/Sirdar
Many of our guides are professionally trained and assessed from the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA), American Mountain Guides Association or other professional training association. These results in our guides have a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition. Most of our guides also have been guiding in the Himalaya range for many years and have numerous 8,000 meter summits to their credit and at-least 3 years’ experience guiding on Mt. Everest
We provide the highest quality camp facilities and food
Satori Adventures provides the best possible camp facilities, food and service. Our expedition cooks are regarded as the best in the business; provide healthy and appetizing meals with an array of menus to suit all your nutrition requirements. Our cooks provide meals that are designed to sustain your body for the rigouts of the ascent. We also provide diverse choices to suite Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian, or any specified requests. If you do have a special nutritional request, please let us know 60 days prior to the start of your expedition so we can plan accordingly.
Approaches to ABC
The approach on its Everest North face ridge Base camp is through the Kodari Boarder of Nepal leading up to Rongbuk Glassier. It starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Kodari Border After immigration formalities, drive to Naylam(3700M), to Tingri (4,300m) to Chinese Base Camp (5,150m). It takes typically 10days to reach ABC from Kathmandu.
First Ascent: May 25, 1960Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and QuYinhua
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu &during Driving route and B, L, D,during the climbing
Highest access: 8,848.86m (29,032 ft)
Duration: 57 Days
Group Size: 04-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 27°59'17'' N / 86°55'31'' E
Location: Nepal/Tibet border, 30km west of Everest
Country: Tibet, China
Airport: Kathmandu airport
Accommodation: Five star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Best season: Spring season (April/May)
Major Activity: Climbing
Include Activity: Sights tour of Kathmandu, Nylam and Tingri
Culture: Tibetan and Sherpa
Mode of Travel: Long along the trail/Camping
Climbing route: Northeast Ridge
Himalayan sights: Lhotse, Makalu, AmaDablam, Cho-Oyu
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350m)
Free day, Visa collection, Rest and prepare day for assignment and briefing.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syprubeshi (1460m/4790ft) overnight at tea house accommodation.
Drive from Syprubeshi to Kerung Height (3200m/10499ft) hotel accommodation.
Drive from Kerung height to Tingri (4,348m/14,268ft) hotel accommodation.
Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization. The climbing Sirdar will take you up to a (5000m/16404ft) hill for acclimatization after breakfast.
After breakfast drive from Tingri to the Chinese base camp (4800m/15750ft.) .camping accommodation.
Rest and acclimatization in Chinese Base Camp (5200m). To prepare and arrange yaks to go to Advance base camp.
Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5700m) which takes about five hours. Overnight in Camping accommodation.
Trek from Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp of Everest (6400m.) Prepare camp overnight in Camp
Climbing Period (summit Period of Mt. Everest 8848m)
Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and trek to Chinese base camp (5200m)
Clean Chinese Base Camp then Drive to Tingri(4,348m/14,268ft) takes about four hours.
Drive from Tingri to Kerung Height (3200m/10499ft) overnight at tea house accommodation in B/B plan.
Early in the morning drive from Kerung height to Kerung border, finish immigration formalities to cross the border and then drive to Kathmandu, and transfer to hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Transfer to airport for final departure
Height of camps:
Advance base camp – 6400M/20998 ft.
Camp I (North Col) – 7,000 m/ 22,965 ft
Camp II – 7,500 m/ 24,606 ft/ 5 hours
Camp III – 8,250-300 m/ 27,066-230 ft/ 6 hours
Summit Bid – 8,848.86m (29,032 ft)/ 9-13 hours
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