Everest Kangshung Face Trek-20 Days
Despite being one of the most wonderful treks on earth, Everest Kangshung Face Trek also known as the Kharta Valley Trek, is rather an "off-the-beaten-path" adventure on the Tibetan part of the Everest towards its eastern face. Tibetan side of the Himalaya contains lesser-traveled trekking routes on the northern slopes of the highest peaks on earth. This trekking route, facing unknown grandiose of eastern face of Everest, is one of those routes enhanced by a cultural discovery. Trekking through this route includes tour to Tibet's historic towns including Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, and Shegar. The trekking trails pass through conifer and rhododendron forest, sacred lakes and yak pastures. The high peaks that we get very close to include Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Makalu and, of course, the mighty Mt. Everest itself.
After arrival in Lhasa, our visitors spend the initial day discovering Lhasa that would also serve the purpose of acclimatizing. Further, we encounter with the historical places such as the Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Bazaar and the monasteries of Drepung and Sera. The next few days excursion include drive to Kharta via Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar. The actual walking begins from Kharta, set beneath a backdrop of Lhotse, Makalu and the huge East Face, the Kangshung Face of Everest. After reaching the eastern Base Camp of the Everest, we loop back to Kharta and the Tibetan rain shadow. The trek ends at Kharta and we drive to the Rongbuk Valley to appreciate the huge dimensions of the North Face of Everest. We also visit to Rongbuk Monastery before heading to Kathmandu via Zhangmu-Nyalam or back to Lhasa.
Our Everest Everest Kangshung Face Trek -20 days trek is a camping trek in the Tibet side of Everest designed for adventurous trekkers who are interested in trekking in the remote and 'off-the-beaten-path.' For those interested in making a classical lodge trek in the Nepal side of Everest, we recommend our Everest Base Camp-19 days
in the Khumbu Valley. However, if you want to make a driving tour to the Everest Base Camp from Lhasa, our Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp -10 days
itinerary would be perfect for you!
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrive in Lhasa [3650 m/11972ft]
Visitor can arrive Lhasa either from Kathmandu, Nepal or via mainland China. If visitors are flying from Kathmandu, enjoy the astonishing views of the Himalaya, including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and the Tibetan valleys during flight. Upon arrival ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier Trekking has a philosophy with trip inclusions: as much as possible is included so HGT customers know the total cost of the adventure trip up front.
- Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
- Lhasa to Everest Base Camp - Zhang-Mu transfer by non AC Land Cruiser (4WD Toyota)
- Tibet boarder (Zhang-Mu) to Kathmandu transportation by comfortable vehicle
- All accommodations, 6 nights hotel and 13 nights in Camps (tent)
- Breakfast main cities like Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar all meals during the treks
- All cost for a Himalayan Glacier leader and assistance while on trek
- Full service camping by Sherpa staffs from Nepal
- All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
- Travel & Rescue arrangements
- All government and local taxes if necessary
- Getting Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
- Yak and Yakmen for carrying lugagge, all trekking service like as tent, camping equipments
What's Not Included
Health & Experience Required
Walking in this high land of Tibet usually require maximum 6-8 hours of walking everyday. Climbing to the high mountains and Langma La Pass at (5240m/17192ft) and Shao La ...read more »»
All accommodations have been chosen for standard of hygiene, standard of service, location and food quality. All accommodations are based on twin share basis. During tour we will use Kyichu Hotel or similar hotel in Lhasa, Gyantse Hotel or similar hotel in Gyangtse, Mansarover Hotel or Shengkang Hotel in Shigatse and Zhangmu hotel or Caiyuan Hotel in Zhangmu. And during trek visitors have two min tent. Single supplement will be served on request. It costs US$300.
While visitors are in main cities like Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar breakfast is included in the package.
This will be a dish of Tibetan or ...read more »»
Information about Visa and Travel Permits
Travelling to Tibet is a dream of many. Here, at Himalayan Glacier we understand this and would like to assist you in making your Tibet tour an adventure of a ...read more »»
Everest Kangshung Face Trek is a Trans Himalayan Trek and itinerary is planned with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
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End of August and September is best time to do Everest Kangshung Face Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, although the nights are cold and temperature can fall to freezing. Weather can change rapidly and is unpredictable. Please note that while trekking in Everest Kangshung region, visitors will be moving from warmer climate to conditions below freezing. Be prepared for all eventualities!
Trip Start Dates & Price
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