The Everest Kangshung Face trek is one of the finest trekking trips in Tibet. It leads us across tiny remote pristine valleys along the way, dotted with beautiful lakes, alpine pastures and floral meadows.
We fly to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, a sacred land of myths and mysteries. Here we spend a few days acclimatising and exploring the sights and sounds of the Buddhist Kingdom locked away in its mountainous vastness.
Continuing our trip to the Kangshung side of Everest, we drive via Gyantse and Shigatse to the start of our trek at Kharta valley. The small village of Kharta is on the Arun River close up against the great barrier of the Himalayas. We cross the Shao La pass (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 return via a different route to Kharta valley crossing the Langma La (5330m), with the stunning Himalayan profile of Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Everest as our backdrop. On completing the Kharta Valley trek we drive to the Rongbuk valley for views of the north face of Everest. This is the approach shared by Everest summit teams from the north side. From here we return to Lhasa for our onward journey.
Days 1-2 Fly to Chengdu Day 3 Day in Chengdu to organise Tibetan visas Day 4 Fly to Lhasa Day 5 Sightseeing in Lhasa Day 6 Drive Lhasa to Gyantse Day 7 Gyantse to Shigatse Day 8 Shigatse to Shegar Day 9 Drive to Kharta valley Day 10 Trek to Dhampu Day 11 Trek to Shao La Day 12 Cross Shao La 4915m Day 13 Trek to Pethang Day 14 Trek to Pethang Ringmo Day 15 Trek to Kangshung BC Day 16 Trek to Pethang Day 17 Trek to Langma La Day 18 Cross Langma La 5370m Day 19 Trek to Kharta Day 20 Drive to Rongbuk Monastery Day 21 Explore EBC, Drive to Shigatse Day 22 Drive to Lhasa Day 23 Depart Lhasa Day 24 Arrive home
International flights and taxes (flight inclusive package)
Accommodation (9 nights in hotels, 12 nights camping)
Meals as per the itinerary
Park fees as appropriate
All road transfers in country (unless indicated in exclusions)
Local trekking staff to assist (cook and porters)
All camping equipment (excl. personal kit)
Qualified UK group tour leader (subject to minimum numbers)
Adventure Peaks kitbag. A logoed top will be substituted for returning and non-UK clients
24hr back-up and support from our UK staff
15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased from Adventure Peaks shop
Drinks and personal spending
Tips for local staff
Meals if not indicated in ‘inclusions’
Visas (if required)
Museum and monument entry fees
Costs associated with an expedition/trek finishing early, or you leaving an expedition / trek early.
Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation.
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