The Mt. Everest called The Sagarmatha(the forehead of the sky) in Nepali and Qomolangma in Tibetan is the highest summit on Earth with an altitude of 8848m and thus is known as the roof of the world. The Jewels of Asia Mt. Everest has its two major faces South and North. The South face of the most popular mountain lies in Nepal whereas the North face lies in China’s autonomous state Tibet. The history says that in 1715, China had surveyed the mountain for the first time while they were mapping Chinese territory and depicted it as Mount Qomolangma.
However, the Mt. Everest was first officially measured in 1856 during the Great Trigonometry Survey of the British India Government and was named Peak XV certified with a height of 8840m. Sir George Everest, the General of British India during the survey period was the major surveyor in 1856. Hence to honor him the name of this highest peak was chosen as Mt. Everest. During the period, Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners, so it is reasonable to assume that local names of the mountain were unknown which made the name Mt. Everest, popular in the world.
Many people in the world credit the discovery of the peak and its height to Sir George Everest as above. However, in the Indian Journal of History of Science, 50.4 (2015) 642-645 named “Trigonometrical Survey of India and Naming of Peak XV as Mt. Everest” says Radhanath Sikdar, an Indian native, and Andrew Waugh, the subsequent Surveyor-General, deserve the true recognition. The paper will explore the old materials to give more accurate details on the discovery of Mt. Everest. Most of the data was gathered from the book EVEREST the Man and the Mountain written by J. R. Smith.
Due to the highest elevation and summit point on earth, the mountain now became a lifetime dream to most of the mountaineers. There are two commercial routes on Mt. Everest Expedition. One is South Face route via Southeast Ridge from Nepal and the other is North Face route via North Ridge from Tibet. The royalty of this Expedition from Tibet side (North Face) is now higher than in Nepal. Before it was significantly lower. Tibet is now charging minimum US$ 15800 per climber for minimum 4 members required on a team which covers border to BC and BC to border transportation with jeep/minibus and BB Plan accommodations en-route before the campsite and limited yaks to carry the logistics up to Advance Base Camp. Where as, Nepal is charging only US$ 11,000 per climbing member as the royalty fee for the same. However there are other hidden charges on formalities for climbing Sherpa and base camp staff insurance covering the search and rescue with helicopters and the government appointed liaison officer for each expedition team.
The climbers who can manage the huge funding for Mt. Everest Expedition personally or through business sponsors are eligible to take part since the climbing experience and techniques are not the major requisitions. In the project of Mt. Everest Expedition North Face in Tibet, a professional mountain guide with a team of climbing Sherpa can take the climbing member individually to the summit for a substantial fee added in the package.
Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition is delighted to offer the world-class services in the Mt. Everest Expedition in Tibetan Base Camp, Advance Base Camp and the high Camps like C1, C2, and C3. Our service covers since arrivals, departures and hotel accommodations in Kathmandu transfer to Kerung border (Rashuwa Gadhi of Nepal)of Tibet, drive to and from Mt. Everest BC and all Tibet side hotel accommodations on BB Plan Kerung and Old Tingri. All 3 meals a day with unlimited hot and cold drinks are prepared and served by our expedition professional cook and full logistics support of camping in BC and ABC as mentioned on cost information index.
For Mt. Everest Expedition in North face, the climbing guides of team Snowy Horizon are highly skilled, qualified and time-to-time reviewed and recognized through their training and experiences in this profession and are reasonably paid by us. To these climbing guides in our Everest Expedition, we are going to put on a rope with. This is a serious climb with serious consequences should things go wrong. So, one of the most things we have to keep in mind while operating Mt. Everest Expedition is anticipation. We are ready and get set for welcoming you in our fixed departures each year for Mt. Everest North Face Expedition from Tibet. You can join us for required hassle-free hospitality and a high rate of expectation for summit success with the prime attention of your safety.
North Base Camp is approached from the Tingri Plain through Rongbuk (4880m), the location of the famous Buddhist Monastery. Two days trek to Everest North Base Camp (6500m) begins at the Chinese Base Camp (5100m) with intermediate acclimatization in Middle Camp (6200m). Typically it takes 3 days to drive to Tingri (4300m) from Kathmandu with acclimatization stops in Kerung (2850m). It takes typically 10 days to reach ABC from Kathmandu according to the Itinerary index.