Mount Everest Kangshung Face Trek Tibet

Mount Everest Kangshung Face Trek Tibet


From £4,045
Altitude 5,100m 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.

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15th Apr 2023 - 8th May 2023 Spaces24 £4,045£4,970 Book Now
29th Jul 2023 - 21st Aug 2023 Spaces24 £4,045£4,970 Book Now
12th Aug 2023 - 4th Sep 2023 Spaces24 £4,045£4,970 Book Now

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

What's Included

  • 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

What's Excluded

  • 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.

Itinerary

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

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

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