Everest North Expedition

The Highest Peak in the World

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Trip Overview

The Taktok Brothers offer an exhilarating and challenging Mt Everest Expedition via the North Face, a rewarding adventure leading to the Top of the World situated in Tibet. While highly rewarding, this climb demands technical skills due to its challenging nature. The Northside ascent presents fewer risks of icefall and avalanches compared to the Southside, resulting in fewer climbers due to Chinese Government permits.

In 1960, Qu Yin Hai, Wang Fu Zhou, and Nawang Gombu made history by being the first to summit Mt Everest from the Northside. Despite previous attempts, they were the trailblazers to achieve this monumental feat.

Contrary to the trek to the base camp via the South ridge, our expedition drives directly to the base camp at 5200 m on the Northside. Adequate time is allocated for acclimatization before the ascent, exploring Kerung and Tingri to immerse in Tibetan culture and traditions.

The ideal season for this expedition spans from March to May when weather conditions are favorable—calm winds, sunny days, and mild temperatures—making the journey thrilling and spectacular.

Although strenuous, the Everest Expedition involves risks that can be mitigated with proper preparation and training. The Taktok Brothers’ team ensures each climber comprehensively understands expedition elements by thorough briefings and familiarization with essential equipment like crampons, ice axes, bottled oxygen, fixed lines, and more.

Here are some essential tips to consider:

  • Mentally and physically prepare for the challenging journey, maintaining stability and confidence to navigate potential hazards.
  • Communication is vital; regularly express feelings and concerns among team members to foster a supportive environment.
  • The expedition is both challenging and rewarding. Intensive training will prepare climbers for the Himalayan environment, supported by ample time for readiness at Base Camp.
  • Altitude sickness can be a concern at higher altitudes; however, proper acclimatization and oxygen supply assist climbers. Additionally, prior experience in high altitudes and extreme conditions, like those in the 7,000-meter range, is beneficial. This experience aids in familiarizing climbers with essential equipment, cold-weather handling, crampon techniques, rappelling, and more.
  • Training emphasis should be placed on climbing conditioning, lower body and core strength, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility exercises.

Taktok Brothers recommend prioritizing training techniques, assuming good health and being injury-free:

  • Climbing conditioning: Uphill climbs with a backpack, walking, and staircase climbing.
  • Strength training for lower body and core muscles.
  • Cardiovascular training: Mix aerobic and anaerobic workouts with and without added weight.
  • Flexibility training: Incorporate stretches targeting the entire body.
  • Season
    Summer, Spring, Autumn
  • Destination
  • Duration
    50 Days
  • Altitude
    8848.86 m
  • Groups
    8-15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5-6 Hours


Upon your arrival at TIA, our representative will assist you in obtaining the Nepal Entry Visa. You'll be warmly welcomed and transferred to a 5-star hotel for relaxation and rest.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 5-star Hotel

Fulfill official formalities, obtain permits, and indulge in sightseeing around Kathmandu. It's a day for expedition preparations, including gear checks and briefings.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 5-star Hotel

Commence the journey after a hearty breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Timure, nestled in the Gosaikunda Rural Municipality. The road trip might be a bit rugged, navigating bumpy terrains, yet the natural scenic beauty will offer tranquility amidst the journey's fatigue.

  • Altitude 1740 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Embark on a continuing drive to Kerung, a village in the Solukhumbu District, serving as a trade passage connecting Nepal and China. The route leading to Kerung promises adventure but also comes with its share of bumpy paths.

  • Altitude 1960 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Crossing into Tibet, China, drive towards Tingri. This ancient Tibetan settlement boasts captivating landscapes - meadows, freshwater rivers, and charming villages, making it a perfect acclimatization stop.

  • Altitude 4300 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Travel from Tingri to the Chinese Base Camp for Mt. Everest, facilitating a quicker preparation time for the expedition, unlike the South Side.

  • Altitude 5200 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Camping

Allocate two days at the base camp for essential rest and acclimatization, considering the elevation gain, crucial for adjusting to the high altitude.

  • Altitude 5200 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Start trekking to the Intermediate Camp at 6200 m, carrying essentials via Yaks and Porters for a comfortable setup.

  • Altitude 6200 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Ascend to the Advanced Base Camp set at 6500 m, separating climbing gear for the upcoming summit attempt.

  • Altitude 6500 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

After extensive acclimatization and training at Base Camp, Intermediate Camp, and Advanced Camps, focus shifts to multiple rotations between various camps, organizing logistics, preparing meals, and facilitating climbing necessities. The summit push involves starting at midnight, aiming for the summit before afternoon, offering breathtaking panoramic views upon success.

  • Altitude 8848.86 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Descend from higher camps, feeling victorious, to the Intermediate Camp.

  • Altitude 6200 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Trek back to Everest Base Camp and then drive to Tingri, a relaxing journey after the successful summit.

  • Altitude 4300 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Continue the journey by driving from Tingri to Kerung, another step towards Kathmandu.

  • Altitude 1960 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

The drive continues from Kerung back to Kathmandu, a return to the bustling city life.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Explore Kathmandu's cultural heritage sites or relax in the vibrant city atmosphere. Enjoy local cuisines, shop for souvenirs, or immerse in the rich Nepali culture.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

For those not opting for additional adventures, it's time for a farewell. Transfer to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight, marking the end of this incredible journey.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Transfer to and from the airport (Pickup and Drop-off)
  • Four nights' accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast included
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Chinese Camp and return journey
  • Visa fees for entry to Tibet and Mt. Everest Climbing Permit
  • Fees for highway travel and Conservation Areas
  • Transportation and cargo services for all team members and staff
  • Yak transportation from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp and back
  • Full-course meals with hot soups and beverages provided three times a day during the journey
  • High-energy food provisions for trekking and the Expedition
  • A professional Climbing Sherpa Guide
  • Experienced Cook and Kitchen Helpers
  • Daily wages, equipment, allowances, and logistical support for all team members, including Sherpa Guide, Cook, and Porters
  • Medical Insurance coverage for involved Nepali Staff during the expedition
  • Individual branded tents for each expedition member
  • Branded tents for Dining, Kitchen, Toilet, Ho Shower, Communication Room, along with comfortable mattresses, pillows, tables, and chairs at Base Camp and upper Camps
  • Facility of Generators or Solar Panels for charging batteries and other electronic devices
  • Provision of 3 bottles of Oxygen (4 liters) for climbing members and 2 bottles for the Climbing Sherpa
  • Summit Mask and Regulator provided for each member and Climbing Sherpa
  • Additional reserve Oxygen Bottles and Masks Regulators available at the base camp (Extra Cost Applicable: $550 per bottle if required)
  • Equipment provisions including EPI Gas and Gas Burner, Dynamic Climbing Rope, Ice Screws, Snow Shovel, Snow Bars, Carabiners, etc.
  • Each team member and Climbing Sherpa is supplied with a walkie-talkie.
  • Satellite phones are accessible in case of emergencies (Extra charges may apply).
  • Continuous provision of daily weather forecasts during the entire Expedition.
  • Fee for disposing of garbage generated during the expedition.
  • Government taxes and service charges applied by Taktok Brothers.
  • Certificate granted upon completion of the Mt Everest Climbing Expedition.
  • A farewell dinner with a Cultural Show held at a typical restaurant.


  • Airfare for international flights.
  • Visa fees for entry and re-entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner expenses during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal, medical, and travel insurance coverage during the expedition.
  • Customs and import duty fees for expedition equipment transported by air or road in Nepal.
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as phone calls, internet usage, battery recharge, mineral water, hot showers, laundry, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear costs.
  • Permit for drones and special filming.
  • Charges for internet and data services during the trek and expedition.
  • Permit for satellite phone usage, if required, at a cost of $500 per set.
  • Mandatory summit bonus of $1000 for the Climbing Sherpa.
  • Mandatory tips and gratuities of $200 for general staff.
  • Any services not explicitly mentioned in the Cost Inclusions section.

Trip Notes

  1. Tailored options are available for our expeditions based on your availability.
  2. If a member chooses to depart earlier than the itinerary schedule, they will be responsible for all expenses related to transportation from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.
  3. If the Chinese Government closes the entrance, an alternative flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and back to Kathmandu will be arranged at an additional cost of $1000 USD, covering a 2-night stay in Lhasa.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition expenses are subject to variation based on several factors, such as group size, royalty and permit expenses in different seasons, the category of hotel accommodation, the number of allocated Sherpas and equipment, as well as the type of arrangement and customized package. Therefore, we prefer to discuss the costs directly with our clients before providing a specific quote.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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