These photos were taken on our recent successful Lhakpa Ri/North Col expedition where we put 4 members and 2 Sherpas on the summit, and the team returned home safely. Photos in Lhakpa Ri/North Col slideshow: Colin Pacey, Dan Mazur, Tunc Findik, Ken Stalter, Tim Spears, Dale Wagner & Ryan Waters. For caption information on these photos, please visit our Lhakpa Ri/North Col photo gallery .
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Please click one of the links below to view that section of our Lhakpa Ri/North Col 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 in Kathmandu (1,300 meters/4,200 feet). Our staff will meet you at the airport. Go to hotel.
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.
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. 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). 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.
11) Rest in Chinese base. Organize equipment and supplies. Camp.
12) Walk gently in the hills surrounding Chinese base.
13) Rest in Chinese base. Organize equipment and supplies. Camp. back to top
Moving to Advanced Basecamp:
14)Walk with the yaks halfway to advanced base to interim camp (5,800 meters/19,000 feet). Camp.
15)Rest & acclimatization in interim camp.
16)Rest & acclimatization in interim camp.
17)Walk with the yaks to advanced base (ABC) at 6,400 metres/21,000 feet. Camp.
18)Rest & acclimatization in advanced base. Extensive training. Organize supplies.
19) Practice climbing techniques near to ABC. Camp