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Kharta and Kangshung Valley Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 25 Days
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Trekking
Max. Altitude 5,320m.
Accomodation Lodge + Camping
Transportation Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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Find the hidden Sangrila in the middle of the highest mountains of the world

Kharta and Kangshung valley 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. Kharta and Kangshung face 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 (4,700m.) 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 (5,330m.), 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.

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing trekking experience in probably the most remote section of Tibet
  • Stunning view of world highest peaks including east face of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dorje Lhakpa
  • Beautiful trekking route and great opportunity to meet Nomad, flora and fauna.
  • Shangri-La Tibetan called it Khempalung.

Detail Itinerary

Tour, Trekking Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Jeep, Hiace or Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, tours, trekking pick up and drop).
  • Sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide and manuments entrance fees at Kathmandu and Lhasa as per the itinerary.
  • 5 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed and breakfast basis.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food) prepared by our own Tibetan Cook while on the Tibet tours and Trek.
  • Accommodation in Hotel, Lodge and tented camp (twin sharing North Face brand tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, sleeping mattresses, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • All transportation in Tibet by 4 WD Land Cruiser and support truck for the entire trip.
  • 1 English-speaking expert Tibetan guide.
  • Private transportation from Tibet border (Kyirong) to Kathmandu.
  • Tibet visa, travel permit and all applicable taxes and entrance fees.
  • Basic first aid Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews and member.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu – Lhasa with airport tax.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Tour Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu - Nepal.
  • Personal tours and trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses. (Extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, accidents, road blockage, and other occurrences beyond our control.)
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees and international airport departure taxes. ((It is suggested you apply for a multiple entry visa for Nepal initially saving you the Nepal re-entry fee).
  • Personal travel insurance. (Liability for insurance against sickness, accidents, loss of baggage, loss of life etc.)
  • Tips for support crews.

Spring Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu full day sightseeing: Bouddha Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey temple.)

Day 03: Day sightseeing to Hanuman Dhoka (Old Durbar square) and Bhaktapur. Evening briefing for Tibet Trekking.

Day 04: Arrival in Gongar Airport (Lhasa - 3,650m./11,972ft), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 - 6 hours.

Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa city.
Sighseeing Sports: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazar: 5 - 6 hours

Day 07: Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m./12,956ft): 265 km, 5 hours.

Day 08: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m./12,795 ft): 90km, 2 hours.

Day 09: Shigatse to Kharta (3,750m./12,300ft) 45 km, 1 hour.

Day 10: Kharta to Landrubling (4,800m./15,700ft): 4-5 hours.

Day 11: Landrubling to Jorpokhari (4,268m./14,000 ft): 3-4 hours.

Day 12: Jorpokhari to Joksum (4,800m./15,700ft): 6-7 hours.

Day 13: Joksum to Sumthang (4,420m./14,500ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 14: Sumthang to Parthang (4,240m./13,907ft): 5-6 hours.
We climb on a ridge up the Khangshung Valley.

Day 15: Perthang to Pethang Ringmo (4,880m./16,000ft): 4-5 hours.
We climb the Kangshung Valley glacier rim along the moraines

Day 16: Discover Pethang Ringmo and Khangshung Valley
We may even take an excursion to this place which is on the Nepalese side of the border overlooking the Makalu base camp area. Overnight in Pethang Ringmo.

Day 17: Reserve Day for Contingency,  if the trip does go smoothly, this day will most likely be skipped. Overnight in Pethang Ringmo.

Day 18: Pethang Ringmo to Rabka Chu: 6-7 hours.

Day 19: Rabka Chu to Tso Tshuringma (4,880m./16,000 ft): 4-5 hours

Day 20: Tsho Tshurigma to Troshay (4,270m./14,000ft): 6-7 hours
On this day We climb over steep rocky grounds to reach the Langma-La Pass (5,320m./17,454ft)

Day 21: Troshay to Rongbuk (5,050m./16,564ft): 4 hours Trek or 2 hours.
Drive From Troshay we trek back to Kharta then drive to Rongbuk.

Day 22: Rongbuk to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m./7,544ft) with a visit to the Everest Base Camp: 257 km, 5 hours
In morning we visit the Everest Base Camp (5,250m./17,220ft). On the way, we enjoy spectacular views of high mountains like Cho Oyu (8,201m./26,906ft), Shishapangma (8,013m./26,289ft)

Day 23: Kyirong to Kathmandu (1,350m./4,428ft) - 123 km, 4 hours 23 km, 4 hours.

Day 24: Kathmandu free.

Day 25: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu full day sightseeing: Bouddha Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey temple.)

Day 03: Day sightseeing to Hanuman Dhoka (Old Durbar square) and Bhaktapur. Evening briefing for Tibet Trekking.

Day 04: Arrival in Gongar Airport (Lhasa - 3,650m./11,972ft), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum: 5 - 6 hours.

Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa city.
Sighseeing Sports: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazar: 5 - 6 hours

Day 07: Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m./12,956ft): 265 km, 5 hours.

Day 08: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m./12,795 ft): 90km, 2 hours.

Day 09: Shigatse to Kharta (3,750m./12,300ft) 45 km, 1 hour.

Day 10: Kharta to Landrubling (4,800m./15,700ft): 4-5 hours.

Day 11: Landrubling to Jorpokhari (4,268m./14,000 ft): 3-4 hours.

Day 12: Jorpokhari to Joksum (4,800m./15,700ft): 6-7 hours.

Day 13: Joksum to Sumthang (4,420m./14,500ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 14: Sumthang to Parthang (4,240m./13,907ft): 5-6 hours.
We climb on a ridge up the Khangshung Valley.

Day 15: Perthang to Pethang Ringmo (4,880m./16,000ft): 4-5 hours.
We climb the Kangshung Valley glacier rim along the moraines

Day 16: Discover Pethang Ringmo and Khangshung Valley
We may even take an excursion to this place which is on the Nepalese side of the border overlooking the Makalu base camp area. Overnight in Pethang Ringmo.

Day 17: Reserve Day for Contingency,  if the trip does go smoothly, this day will most likely be skipped. Overnight in Pethang Ringmo.

Day 18: Pethang Ringmo to Rabka Chu: 6-7 hours.

Day 19: Rabka Chu to Tso Tshuringma (4,880m./16,000 ft): 4-5 hours

Day 20: Tsho Tshurigma to Troshay (4,270m./14,000ft): 6-7 hours
On this day We climb over steep rocky grounds to reach the Langma-La Pass (5,320m./17,454ft)

Day 21: Troshay to Rongbuk (5,050m./16,564ft): 4 hours Trek or 2 hours.
Drive From Troshay we trek back to Kharta then drive to Rongbuk.

Day 22: Rongbuk to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m./7,544ft) with a visit to the Everest Base Camp: 257 km, 5 hours
In morning we visit the Everest Base Camp (5,250m./17,220ft). On the way, we enjoy spectacular views of high mountains like Cho Oyu (8,201m./26,906ft), Shishapangma (8,013m./26,289ft)

Day 23: Kyirong to Kathmandu (1,350m./4,428ft) - 123 km, 4 hours 23 km, 4 hours.

Day 24: Kathmandu free.

Day 25: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Trip length: Nepal 5 and Tibet 19 Days
    Grade: Gentle plus Moderate
    Starts in: Kathmandu – Lhasa
    Ends in: Kyirong – Kathmandu
    Group size: Maximum 12
    Accommodation: Guest house and camping
    Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck
    Maximum altitude: 5,320m.

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