View from Tingri

View from Nnorth Base Camp

from Lamna-La Pass
Mt. Everest looms up at the end of the valley 11 miles (as the crow flyes) from base camp. Local Tibetans know the mountain as Chomolungma, "Mother Goddess of the Earth". Views of its North Face are even more stunning than from the Nepal side.
from BC
Base Camp 0 5200 17,060
Camp I   5425 17,800
Camp II   6035 19,800
Advanced BC/
Camp III
14 mi. 6400 21,000
top of N. Col/
Camp IV
  7000 22,933
Camp 2     24,600
Camp V     25,300
Camp 3     25,600
Camp 4     26,200
Camp VI     26,800
Summit   8848 29,028
Note: The roman numeral camp numbers are the old system.

The route is initially a straightforward trail up moraine to the East Rongbuk Glacier to Advanced Base Camp, which leads to the fixed ropes.
From Advanced Base Camp it is a five to six hour climb via fixed ropes up the 2,000' North Col.
The North Col is a fairly large area where expeditions Camp and from where there are fantastic views of the whole of the North face of Everest, the West Rongbuk Glacier, Lho La, Pumori and Cho Oyu.

The descent from ABC takes around three hours.

The traditional camp numbers are listed. Some recent expiditions make Camp 1 at the North Col.

Maps: Mt. Everest Region Map | Relief map | Mallory's presumed route from Camp VI (Step 2 and 3)

See: Everest at NOVA (PBS): QTVR (360°) view from summit.

See the Mt. Everest page for more.

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last updated 14 Apr 2012