Mount Everest Kangshung Face Trek Tibet

Altitude 5100m, Grade T4

A rarely seen view of the spectacular Kangshung Face of Everest.


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

  • Estimated International flights from London (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 guides
  • 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
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • 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.

Trip dossier

Trip Dossier

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Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person

Land Only Availability Days Price Book
26th Jul 2020 - 16th Aug 2020
9th Aug 2020 - 30th Aug 2020
18th Apr 2021 - 9th May 2021
25th Jul 2021 - 15th Aug 2021
8th Aug 2021 - 29th Aug 2021
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
25th Jul 2020 - 17th Aug 2020
8th Aug 2020 - 31st Aug 2020
17th Apr 2021 - 10th May 2021
24th Jul 2021 - 16th Aug 2021
7th Aug 2021 - 30th Aug 2021

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