"I had a very good experience on this unforgettable expedition. The trip was well organized and I liked the leader. He was full of energy and humour."
Here is what Troy says:
"Thanks for everything! I appreciate everything you did to make this a safe and successful expedition."
Here is what Bruce says:
"I thought the expedition worked well and it was another good group of people you put together. I look forward to climbing together again and seeing you next time."
Here is what Rob had to say:
"Your good relationship with the Chinese government. allowed for us to get into Tibet earlier than any other international expedition.
SummitClimb provided an excellent expedition leader. I think the food was fresh and really good, considering how difficult it is to get supplies up the mountain. Having our own tents in base camp and ABC was also a bonus."
Here is what Garth had to say:
"I had a fantastic time, what an incredible experience. We all left Tibet saying that we would return"
Here is what Phil has to say:
"The expedition is ideal for individuals or groups of climbers who wish to participate in a Himalayan expedition at a reasonable price, only slightly higher than the cost of organizing your own independent expedition.You have the wealth of experience provided by the organizers and land leaders, who use no middlemen, dealing directly with the government mountaineering office."
Here is what Dale has to say:
"I just want to say "thanks" for organizing this expedition. I was able to achieve my childhood dream/goal of reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, and SummitClimb was a big factor in that dream becoming a reality."
Here is what Arnold has to say about climbing Everest from Tibet:
"It’s a full service expedition with everything taken care of. Or you can go in simple style with the basic climb. It's less expensive than the South side expedition.
It involves some very interesting history of Mallory and Irvine and the 1920s expeditions.
SummitClimb's strong team of staff and sherpas has helped fix the route to the summit many years now and they know the mountain well.
It's less crowded than the South side and there is a nice slow pace of approach and climb.
The leaders are very team focused, dedicated and hard working, with attention to the member's needs and details letting each participant go at his/her own pace with their own desired support.
The basecamp food is excellent with plenty of hot drinks.
The Tibetan side of Everest might be shorter to climb, you start from a high ABC at 6400 metres. The summit day is shorter, starting from 8300 metre high camp, 300 metres higher than high camp on the Nepal side."
Here is what Amer had to say:
"Please know that i am truly delighted and 100% satisfied with my SummitClimb experience! Everything went smoothly so far as the organization goes, and i am grateful to have been a part of the team."
Here is what Vik had to say:
"The leader provided great team leadership and is a very good communicator, clear and patient. I liked the independence afforded on the expedition and we had a good team. The solar charger and battery setup in basecamp worked well and the double wall dining tent and heater were nice. The sherpas were very hard working and super friendly. There were no slackers on the staff."
Here is what the Mallorys, a family of 4 Everest summiters, had to say:
"SummitClimb is very patient and well organized. On expedition the showers were nice, the toilet facilities were good, tent arrangements were comfortable, the food servers were great, the food was tasty, and we even had heaters in basecamp and doctors on the trip.
The organization was well done and we had very little concerns, with all of our requirements were met. We had a great climb with a huge deal of success.
The SummitClimb Sherpas were very supportive, capable and helped us at important times when we needed their assistance. Preparation for the climb was made easy, with all of the important information available on the SummitClimb website. Questions were readily answered rapidly by the SummitClimb office staff. Most importantly, the leader was very professional, respectful, communicated information readily, and was a key component in the success we enjoyed on Everest"
Mount Everest Tibet Expedition Climb Itinerary | SummitClimb
These photos were taken on our recent successful Everest Tibet mountain climbing expedition where we put 11 members and 8 Sherpas on the summit, and the team returned home safely. Photos in Everest Tibet slideshow: Ryan Waters, Tim Spear, Franck Pitula, Ken Stalter, Dan Mazur, Myles Osborne, and Colin Pacey. For caption information on these photos, please visit our Everest Tibet photo gallery .
Full service includes: oxygen, Sherpas, hotels, drive to basecamp (bc), yaks to advanced basecamp (abc), ropes, good food on trek, in bc, abc, & climb, group climbing equipment, tents, radios, satphones, etc.
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Recent news: Our spring 2011 Everest Tibet Expedition has just returned from a successful climb, where all members and staff reached the summit. Please click here to view news of our expedition. Please also view our "Archived News" for more stories of past trips.
Please click one of the links below to view that section of our Everest Tibet daily itinerary or scroll down. If you choose to do the Lhasa option, please note the slight itinerary alterations on days 3-7.
Note: This is a proposed schedule, which has been developed through previous trips. The actual itinerary of your trip can differ depending on such factors as weather and local conditions. For example, the trip may finish earlier than these dates, or we may need every single day of the schedule. Thank you for being patient and flexible when coming to a foreign country like Nepal and Tibet.
Arriving in Kathmandu:
1)Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters/4,200 feet);
2)In Kathmandu - bring passport to chinese embassy, for visa. Logistics, training, purchasing, packing, training, visit temples, city tour, shopping. Hotel and meals at members minimal cost.
3)In Kathmandu - pick up passport from chinese embassy. Logistics, training, purchasing, packing, training, visit temples, city tour, shopping. Hotel. We may choose to depart Kathmandu for Tibet on this day;
Lhasa option: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, but this could change) or if you coming from a city in China, arrive in Lhasa this day. back to top
Driving to Basecamp:
4)Bus to Tibet; drive to Nyalam (3,750 meters/12,300 feet). Hotel and meals at organizer's expense.
Lhasa option: Rest in Lhasa, tour Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, the most sacred building in all of Tibet.
5)Rest & acclimatization in Nyalam (3,750 meters/12,300 feet). Walk around the local hills and explore the ancient stone structures of this historical area. Hotel.
Lhasa option: Drive to Shigatse. Rest and acclimate, tour the surrounding area. Visit the 15th century Tashilunpo Monastery, the largest active monastic institution in Tibet.
6)Bus to Tingri (4,300 meters/14,100 feet). Explore surrounding hills and beautiful meadows. See the restoration of the historical Buddhist temples. Hotel.
Lhasa option: Drive to Lhaze. Rest and acclimate, tour the surrounding area. Visit the Changmoche Monastery.
7)Rest & acclimatization in Tingri. Explore surrounding hills.
Lhasa option: Drive to Tingri. Rest and acclimate, tour the surrounding area.
8)Drive to Chinese basecamp (5,200 meters/17,000 feet). Camp.
9)Rest & acclimatization in Chinese base. Organize equipment and supplies. Camp.
10)Walk gently in the hills surrounding Chinese base. Chance to hike to the Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world. Meet the Lama and participate in a Puja ceremony.
11)Rest & acclimatization in Chinese base. Organize equipment and supplies. Camp (Photo right by Ryan Waters: Preparing our yak loads at Chinese basecamp at5,200 meters/17,000 feet. Chinese base camp is located just near the medieval and active Rongbuk Monastery. Our camp is comfortable for the few days we spend there, with a full kitchen and dining tent, where our cooks prepare 3 hot delicious meals a day. There is plenty to explore in the surrounding hills, as well as many international climbing teams to meet). back to top
Moving to Advanced Basecamp:
12)Walk with the yaks halfway to advanced base to interim camp (5,800 meters/19,000 feet). Camp.
13)Rest & acclimatization in interim camp. View and explore in the surrounding valley, laced with massive "ice-pilgrims" (large penitentes).
14)Rest & acclimatization in interim camp.
15)Walk with the yaks to advanced base (ABC) at 6,400 metres/21,000 feet. Camp.
16)Rest & acclimatization in advanced base. Extensive training. Organize supplies.
17)Rest & acclimatization in advanced base. Extensive training. Organize supplies (Photo by Aldas Baltutis: A view of our cozy "interim camp" at 5800 meters/19,000 feet. This is about half way between Chinese basecamp and advanced basecamp). back to top
18)Walk to camp 1 North Col (7,000 metres/23,000 feet). Return to ABC.
19)Rest in ABC.
20)Rest in ABC.
21)Walk to camp 1. Sleep there.
22)Explore route to camp 2 (7,500 metres/24,600 feet), return to ABC (Photo right by Tunc Findik: Slightly above ABC, one of our Everest climbing expedition members is heading up to ascend the North Col, where camp 1 is located at 7000 metres/23,000 feet).
23)Walk back down to Chinese base.
24)Rest in Chinese base. Explore surrounding hillsides.
25)Rest in Chinese base. Light hiking and time for meeting other international climbing teams.
31)Explore route to camp 3 (8,300 metres/27,200 feet), return to camp 2, sleep there.
32)Walk down to ABC.
Rest in Chinese Base and/or Drive Down to a Lower Village:
33)Walk back down to Chinese base.
34)Rest in Chinese base or drive to a lower village (photo right by Michael Hsu:The small Tibetan town of Shegar Dzong, also known as "New Tingri". Above the town, ancient ruins that were once a Tibetan fortress are situated along a steep hillside and are very fun to explore. The ruins were once the "Crystal Fortress" and the capital of the Tingri region. The town is about 7 kilometres off of the main highway to Everest).
35)Lower village. Explore historical temples and light hiking.
36)Rest in lower village.
37)Lower village. Explore historical temples and light hiking.
52)Extra days for summiting (Photo right by Ryan Waters: Our climbing leader, Ryan Waters, celebrating on the summit).back to top
53)Descend to camp 1.
54)Packing in camp 1, descend to ABC.
55)Packing in ABC.
56)Yaks transport equipment, supplies and rubbish to Chinese base. Members walk down.
57)Drive to Tingri. Hotel and meals at organizers expense.
58)Drive to Kathmandu. Hotel and meals at members expense.
59)In Kathmandu. Final packing, summit celebration, saying goodbye to new friends.
60)Fly home. Thank you for joining our Mount Everest Expedition (Photo right by Tunc Findik: A team member trekking up to interim camp from basecamp. A great view of the north face of Everest)! back to top
Thank you for joining our Everest Tibet Expedition