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Kathmandu – Tibet Kharta - Kangshung Trek


Group Size: 5-10 People Max Altitude: m
Destination: Tibet Difficulty: Strenuous
Cost: $ Duration: 24 Days/23 Nights
Arrival at: Kathmandu Departure from: Tibet
Location: N/A Trip Style: Active Adventures


Trip Introduction

Finest Tibet trekking cross the Kharta Valley to the less trekked Kangshung Face of Everest.

The Everest Kangshung Face trek is one of the finest camping trip in Tibet as it leads across remote tiny pristine valleys along the way which are dotted with beautiful lakes, alpine gazing pastures and flowered meadows, with excellent camping area and stunning views of Makalu, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga and Everest Kangshung face. The Kharta valley trekking from Kharta into the beautiful Karma Valley to the Everest Kangshung Face is one of the most unusual and interesting approaches to Mount Everest following a more remote and different route.

In our trip to Kangshung Kharta valley trek, we fly from the bustling city of Kathmandu to Tibet, a sacred land of myths and mysteries. We spend some day’s acclimitising and exploring the sights and sounds of Buddhist Kingdom locked away in its mountains vastness.

Continuing our trip to Everest Kangshung we drive via Gyantse and Shigatse to the start of our Tibet trek at Kharta valley, a small village on the Arun River close up against the great barrier of the Himalayas. We cross the Shao La (4700m) into the forested Karma Valley and trek to the base camp at Pethang Ringmo. From a high ridge point above the Pethang camp we have stunning views of the Kangshung Face of Everest.

We trek via different return route to Kharta valley crossing the Langma La (5330m), with the stunning Himalayan profile of Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Everest. The valleys and ridges below the snowline are richly covered with grass and thick vegetation. On completing the Everest Kangshung trek we drive to Rongbuk valley for views of the north face of Everest. We descend from Tibetan high plateau into the lush sub-tropical valleys of Nepal to end our incredible Tibet trekking to Kharta valley and Kangshung Face of Everest.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel. O/N - Hotel.
Day 02 : Full day sightseeing tour of Boudha, Swayambhu, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur. O/N - Hotel.
Day 03 : Transfer to airport, fly Kathmandu/Lhasa. Arrive Gonggar Airport and drive to Tsetang. O/N - Hotel
Day 04 : Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Circuit. O/N - Hotel
Day 05 : Visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries and Norbu Lingka Palace. O/N – Hotel
Day 06 : Free day in Lhasa – O/N – Hotel
Day 07 : Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake. O/N – Hotel
Day 08 : Visit Kumbum and Pelkor Chode, then drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery. O/N – Hotel
Day 09 : Drive to Shegar. O/N Hotel
Day 10 : Drive to Kharta Village. Prepare yaks and camp. Kharta is a well populated valley with a good harvest of barley crop. At an elevation of 3750 m, it has an almost ideal climate. The air is always warm but never hot. The sun shines brightly and it never rains too heavily. O/N - Camp
Day 11 : Trek from Kharta to Yueba, about 4 – 5 hours. Yueba sits on a small rise above the river. This is a picturesque valley with many villages and good campsites. O/N Camp
Day 12 : Trek from Yueba to base of Langma La, 6 hrs. O/N - Camp
Day 13 : Trek from base of Langma La to Cave. This will be a difficult day; it crosses the steep three tiered Langma La Pass (5350m). From here we can view Mt. Everest, Chomo Lunze and Makalu. O/N - Camp
Day 14 : Trek from Cave to Pelthang – 4 hours. O/N - Camp
Day 15 : Trek from Pelthang to Ringmo - Kashung Faced Based Camp. O/N – Camp
Day 16 : Trek back to Pelthang – 4 hours. O/N –Camp
Day 17 : Trek from Pelthang to Sharlung – 5 hours. Situated next to an emerald lake, the hillsides abound in giant Rhubarb plants during the summer months. O/N – Camp
Day 18 : Trek from Sharlung to Sharo – 4 hrs. Camp at the foot of Shola Pass. The peaks of Makalu are directly opposite. O/N – Camp
Day 19 : Trek from Sharo to Yueba. It takes about 6 hours, crossing the Shola Pass (5030m) and back to Yueba. O/N– Camp
Day 20 : Trek from Yueba to Kharta and drive and walk to Everest Base Camp. O/N - Camp
Day 21 : Day hike around Base Camp. O/N – Camp
Day 22 : Drive to Zhangmu. O/N – Hotel
Day 23 : Drive from Zhangmu to Friendship an on to Kathmandu. O/N – Hotel.
Day 24 : Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for on toward destination.

Date & Cost (Scheduled Trips)

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