Khangsung Face of Everest

* A high Himalayan sensational journey in one of the most isolated corner of Tibet
* From cultural tour at the captivating cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse
* And in the lush green vegetation to the arctic terrain, a complete views of the snow capped peaks
* Traditional villages and warm locals and trekking right into the heart of the massif High Himalayan Mountain range

One of the most spectacular treks across the border, the trips begins with a sweeping flight to Lhasa at 3,650m.with superb view, flying above the world's greatest snow peak range. On arrival at Lhasa guided cultural tours with ample time for acclimatization before starting this exciting adventure.

From Lhasa a scenic drive towards Kharte with sightseeing tours at the famed ancient towns and cities of Gyantse and Shigatse. On arriving Shegar, our adventure starts off the main highway to Kathmandu, the road climbs to the most wonderful scenic point at Pang La pass 5,200m, the most amazing views of the great Himalayan peaks including the five eight thousanders, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Shishapangma.

Our drive continues towards Kharte for the overnight camp and the start of our trekking adventure in the vicinity of the high southern mountains crossing high passes and towards the Makalu and Everest region crossing high passes of over 5,300m and yak dwellers nomad's camps and thus concluding our marvelous walking journey with a drive to the Everest Base Camp. Here we will have a day for local hike around beneath the soaring Chomolungmo (Mt. Everest), from here our scenic drive takes you back to Kathmandu through the most spectacular view points at Lalung-la and via the border town of Nyalam and Zhangmu.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu / Lhasa 3,660m. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 04-05: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse. 3,856m.
Day 07: Drive to Shegar. 4,350m.
Day 08: Drive to Kharta 3,700m.
Day 08: Trek to Yuerba. 3,900m.
Day 10: Trek to Lhatse 4,8900m.
Day 11: Trek over Langma La 5,320m overnight camp at 4,890m.
Day 12: Trek to Drogpa 4,340m.
Day 13: Trek to Pethang Ringmo.5,026m.
Day 14: Rest day for local exploration.
Day 15: Trek to Ridge Top. 5,284m.
Day 16: Trek to Parthang 4,730m.
Day 17: Trek to Sharlung. 4,629m.
Day 18: Trek to Sharo. 4,173m.
Day 18: Trek to Yuerba.
Day 20: Trek to Kharta.
Day 21: Drive to Phadruchi 4,850m.
Day 22: Drive to Everest Base Camp 5,200m.
Day 23: Excursion around Everest Base Camp.
Day 24: Drive to Nylam 3,780m.
Day 25: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 26: In Kathmandu for individual activities
Day 27: International Departure.
 Departure Dates  Availability
 14 Sep-10 Oct  Available
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel.
  On arrival at Kathmandu Airport via respective airlines, our staff will receive and transfer you to the Hotel; our guide will give you a brief trip orientation program and about do's and don't regarding Nepal and Tibet trip.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.
  Half day cultural Sight Seeing tour around Kathmandu Valley, with a visit to Boudhanath Stupa (Little Tibet) a great introduction on Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture, which will help you to get to know about the Buddhist / Tibetan way of life before heading to Tibet. This day your Chinese / Tibetan Visa will be obtained.
Day 03:

Fly Kathmandu / Lhasa 3,660m. Transfer to Hotel.

  A great sweeping 1hr flight, if the weather is clear enough you can have the spectacular view of World’s highest peaks including Mount Everest. Will be received at the Airport by the Tibetan, Chinese Agents and will drive to our Hotel for about 2 Hours.
Day 04-05:

Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.

  During these two days we will tour the fabled City of Lhasa and its famed monasteries and Tibetan market with a visit to the grand Potala Palace.
Day 06:

Drive to Shigatse. 3,856m.  

  This is about four hour’s scenic drive, and when in Shigatse we visit the very large complex of Tashilumpo monastery. This is the traditional residence of the Panchen Lama and contains a 27m high gold plated Buddha known as Matria (the future Buddha). The hotel in Shigtase is quite large and comfortable.
Day 07:

Drive to Shegar. 4,350m.  

  After a wonderful time at Shigatse, our drive continues to Shegar, crossing two high passes, one at 4,500m and 5,200m. Arriving at Hotel in Shegar or Xegar it is the only one in Shegar and in fact the only hotel within a 200 km radius.
Day 08:

Drive to Kharta.3,700m. 

  A very scenic drive through the great high pass of Pang-la 5,200m offering one of the worlds most panoramic views of the central / eastern high Himalayan range of mountains and then reaching our point of Trekking at Kharta.
Day 09:

Trek to Yuerba. 3,900m.

  Our adventure begins from Kharta, heading westwards, following the Kharta Chu, a tributary of the great Arun River which flows towards Nepal, the route passes a number of small settlement and Yak dwellers and leading between terraces beside the river near to the village of Yeurba for the first overnight camp in the wilderness.
Day 10:

Trek to Lhatse 4,8900m.

  Kangshung face crosses the Langma 5,320 meter today, passing through villages; our path follows the ridge, through scrubby juniper and rhododendron, and finally coming to a rocky gorge, to emerge at the flat grassy area known as Lhatse for the overnight camp.
Day 11: Trek over Langma La 5,320m overnight camp at 4,890m.
  From this wonderful campsite today walk lead to the high pass of Langma of over 5,320m. The walk leads to a steep winding path on the grassy slopes hill for over two hour till Langma is reached where you can hear the string of prayer flags fluttering on the wind. This top offers grand views of Makalu and as far as to Everest and other surrounding peaks, after a great moment here trek down towards the campsite on the grassy meadow near the drokpa or nomads camps.
Day 12:

Trek to Drogpa.4,340m.

  The path leads on the gradual winding path most of the way with marvelous scenery of the landscapes and snow capped high mountains most of the way till Drogpa is reached for the overnight stop. Here depending upon the season meet the Shepherds / nomads camp in Tibetan is known as Drogpa or Drokpa.
Day 13: Trek to Pethang Ringmo 5,026m.
  From Dropgpa the walk leads to Pethanf Ringmo heading down the valley from the cave to a long narrow trail 300m from the bottom of the Karma Valley, after crossing the Karma Valley, the path leads to Karma Chu to Pethang.
Day 14: Rest day for local exploration. 
  Rest day with time to marvel the surrounding beauty and its landscapes and for a hike or to explore the unexplored area of this valley.
Day 15:

Trek to Ridge Top. 5,284m. 

  The walk leads to the high top walking slowly on this beautiful path overlooking grand views of the surrounding high peaks and beautiful landscapes of the valleys and high hills.
Day 16:
Trek to Parthang 4,730m.  
  The walk gets easier as our trip ends to lower region on this Kharta valley passing through several yak pastures and nomads till Parthang is reached for the overnight stop.
Day 17:

Trek to Sharlung. 4,629m.

  Our walk leads to the long valley most of the way overlooking giant peaks on this summer pasture fields carpets of small beautiful flowers can be seen along the trail.
Day 18: Trek to Sharo. 4,173m.
  From Sharlung our route heads back towards Yuerba as the walk approaches to lower region of the valley and passing through several farm villages and agriculture lands till Sharo is reached for the overnight stop.
Day 19:
Trek to Yuerba.
  Retrace the journey back to Yuerba.
Day 20:

Trek to Kharta.

  Retrace the journey back to Kharta
Day 21:

Drive to Phadruchi 4,850.

  After a wonderful time at Kharta region today we head towards Everest region with a drive of 4-5 hrs to Phadrunchi for the overnight stop, just outside this small village.
Day 22: Drive to Everest Base Camp 5,200m.
  From here drive leads through farm lands, villages and small town after 3 hours of good drive coming to the junction that leads towards the off trail to Rongbuk Monastery after 3-4 hours of drive reaching at Rongbuk Monastery for the overnight. From here the view of Everest North Face is really mind blowing. Depending upon the time, one can reach Everest Base Camp on a horse cart within half an hour, as the motor car is not allowed within this limit, except for very elderly people and kids.
Day 23:

Excursion around Everest Base Camp.

  Rongbuk Gompa and its many hermitage retreats were introduced to the world in the 1920's through the account of the 1st British expedition's teams of George and Irving Mallaory and from the well-known novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. At present most of the retreat cells are abandoned and only few small monasteries scattered at this end of the valley is in function. According to the Rimpoche of this area, the monastery was first established as a religious site around 250 to 350 years ago.
Today an option for a short walk of less than 2-3 hours or one can ride on horse cart and motorbike as taxi, from here pass the main road for short while taking the east high path passing through number of isolated and ruin monuments, then descending to the main road after 30 minutes walks to a fresh running stream(the local pilgrims considers as a holy water), after being on the main track the road continues on this easy wide trail coming to the ruins of Sherab Chholing, just above the road from the Stupa with piles of prayers stones we will have time for a short visit to these old hermitage caves enroute our destination at Everest Base Camp. After a visit to the hermit cave, walks continues for another hour and half on the gravel, rocky track with the last climb over the rocky dunes for 20 minutes, after the climb coming towards Everest Base Camp, at Base Camp one can see a old guest-house built by the Chinese Government perched on top of the moraine hill near the bunch of prayer flags with majestic views of Mt. Everest behind.
Day 24:

Drive to Nyalam.3,780m.

  After a great time at Rongbuk with a visit to the Everest Base Camp, drive continues to join the main highway at Old Tingri, from this wind blown town the road is good and well maintained another four hours drives brings you back to the tree line and lush vegetation after leaving the high Tibetan plateau behind at the last town of Nylam. Before reaching Nylam, panoramic views of Shisapangma, Dorji Lakpa, Gauri Shanker and Langtang mountain range can be seen on a clear day. On reaching Nyalam overnight camp just before or after Nylam or check into the local guest house / lodge. Nyalam a small growing town, with various shops and restaurants Zhangmu check into
Day 25:

Drive back to Kathmandu.

  Drive leads back to the lush green vegetation and tree lines on the winding downhill road on reaching Zhangmu a border town, going through the immigration and custom formalities at Zhangmu, continue a short drive to the Friendship Bridge. From here a few minutes walk leads to the Nepal Border at Kodari. Here again with the Immigration formalities 4-5 hours of good scenic drive brings you back at Kathmandu.
Day 26:

In Kathmandu.

  A free day today for individual activities, if you want to go for a tour please inform our staff.
Day 27:

International Departure.

  As per your flight departure our HimEX staff will transfer you to the International Airport for the flight back home or respective destination.
The price includes following services:
1. Accommodation sharing twin room at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu and Lhasa.
3. Guided sightseeing tour as per itinerary with applicable entrance fees.
4. Hotel / Guest House accommodation in Tibet as per itinerary on full board basis.
5. Transportation by private vehicle.
6. English speaking Tibetan Guide throughout the trip in Tibet.
7. Camping arrangement as per itinerary backed by Nepali Crew on full board basis.
8. All applicable Travel Permit and Entry Fees.
9. Yak & Yakmen to carry loads during trekking.
10. Flight Kathmandu / Lhasa.
11. Tibet Visa Fees.
However our price does not include followings:
1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
2. Nepal entry visa fees.
3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
5. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
6. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
7. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
8. Personal clothing and Trekking gear

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Khangsung Face of Everest
  • Trip Duration : 27 Days
  • Trip Grade : Adventurous
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Trek and Walks
  • Highest Altitude : 5320 m
  • Month : Apr-Jun, Aug-Oct