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Tibet Tour

Kharta Valley Khangsung Face Trek

KHARTA VALLEY KHANGSUNG FACE TREK

Price Per Person

USD $- 4500 (EX-Kathmandu)

USD $-4100 Joining lhasa


Tibet is a region on the Tibetan Plateau in Eastern Asia. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpa, Qiang and Lhoba peoples and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han Chinese and Hui people.  Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft). The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, earth's highest mountain rising 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level.

There are over 800 settlements in Tibet. Lhasa is Tibet's traditional capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It contains two world heritage sites – the Potala Palace and Norbulingka, which were the residences of the Dalai Lama. Lhasa contains a number of significant temples and monasteries, including Jokhang and Ramoche Temple.Shigatse is the second largest city in the Tibet AR, west of Lhasa. Gyantse and Qamdo are also amongst the largest.Other cities and towns in cultural Tibet include Shiquanhe (Ali), Nagchu, Bamda, Rutog, Nyingchi, Nedong, Coqên, Barkam, Sakya, Gartse, Pelbar, Lhatse, and Tingri; in Sichuan, Kangding (Dartsedo); in Qinghai, Jyekundo (Yushu), Machen, and Golmud;in India, Tawang, Leh, and Gangtok.(wp)

 

Trip Fact:

Trip Mode: Camping,Hotel

Trip Grading: Moderate

Group Size: Minimum Of 2 People

Fixed Departute Date  (2018)

April: 25   May: 5,12,20,28      June: 3    Sep: 6,15,22,25      Oct: 3,8

Trip Duration: 22 Days

Max Altitude: 5330 m


Details Itinerary

:Day 01:Arrival  in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel evening trek brifing and well come dinner  at nepalies cultural                     restaurant. Meal plan D.

Day 02:After breakfast sight seeing tour to Pashupatnath,Bouddhanath and syambunath temple after lunch peparing  for                       trek.Meal plan B

Day 03: After breakfast transfer kathmandu airport fly to lhasa ,  Arrival in Lhasa (3,650 m)We arrive in Lhasa either from a direct flight from Nepal or via mainland China. If we decide to fly from Nepal, we get to enjoy around an hour long trans-Himalayan flight, considered to be one of the most beautiful air routes in the world. It takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. If we choose to go to Lhasa via mainland China, we may fly from any of the major Chinese cities or take the world's highest train route to Lhasa. Upon our arrival in Lhasa,  or the train station for about an hour’s drive to our designated hotel in Lhasa.  . Overnight Hotel in Lhasa. Meal plan B.

Day 04: After breakfast start  Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace We begin sightseeing in Lhasa after breakfast. Today is the day we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital which is the center for the treatment, training, research and production of Tibetan medicine. Overnight Hotel in Lhasa. Meal Plan B.

Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 - 6 hoursAfter breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.  Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past but as of now there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery.  Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open air stalls, shops and crowd of pilgrims, it is the nerve centre of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa. meal plan B.

Day 06: Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m): 265 km, 5 hoursToday, we take a scenic drive to Gyantse. On the way, we cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a brief halt to savor the beauty of the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252m). Soon, we come across another pass, the Karo La Pass (5,045m). From our vehicle, we can enjoy views of huge glaciers tumbling down into the road before reaching Gyantse. In Gyantse, we visit the Khumbum Stupa, Phalkot Monastery and Gyantse Dzong (fortress), which is one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibet. Overnight in Gyantse. meal plan B.

Day 07: Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m): 90km, 2 hoursAfter breakfast, we drive towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we visit the popular Tashilhunpo Monastery which holds both historical and cultural importance for being founded by Gendun Drup, the First Dalai Lama in 1447.  After sightseeing in Shigatse, we will have the remainder of the day free for resting. This will help us with acclimatization and the next day’s long drive. Overnight in Shigatse. Meal plan B.

Day 08: Shigatse to Segar (3,750m) 245 km, after breakfast, we drive to  Shegar. We cross Tso La (5,420mt) and Gyatso La passes (5,252m/17,230ft). on the way drive to Shakya Monestries visit Shakya Monestries and continute drive   In Shegar Over night Hotel Meal plan B. L.D

Day 09: After breakfast drive to Kharta valley ,  we meet our Nepalese staff and then we head for Kharta. On the way, we cross another high pass, Pang La (5,150mt) and enjoy spectacular views of peaks which are over eight thousand meters such as Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu and Makalu. We descend down from the pass heading west to the Rongbuk Valley.  Overnight in Kharta.Day 07: Kharta to Landrubling (4,800m/15,700ft): 4 - 5 hoursWe begin our trekking today by walking along the banks of the Kharta River.  The trail provides us with amazing views of the local villages and barley fields. After a few kilometers, the trail splits. We follow the upper trail that leads to Shao La Pass.  As we climb steadily up, we pass through rhododendron and highland conifer forests.  We arrive at Yubling and camp on a shelf above the Kharta River. Overnight Tent Camp Meal plan B.L.D

Day 10: Yuba to Damphu near lake (4,268m/14,000 ft): 3 - 4 hoursOn our journey from Landrubling to Damphu, we will be walking along a ridge on moraines. This is a short trip that will help us to become properly acclimatized to the higher altitude. After walking on the moraines we reach twin lakes, also called Jorpokhari. The twin lakes are located below the Shao La Pass. Overnight in Damphu. over night Tent camp meal plan B.L.D

Day 11: Damphu to Joksum (4,800m/15,700ft): 6 - 7 hoursWe ascend steadily over rocky grounds to reach the Shao La Pass (4,800m/15,748ft). From the top of the pass, we get to enjoy mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Makalu (8,481m/27,825ft), and other high Himalayan peaks. We descend down again through the rocky slopes and notice the change in the scenery as it changes from barren, rocky slopes to lush rhododendron, birch, and willow trees. We walk further down the valley through thick fir and juniper forests and reach Joksum. Overnight Tent camp Meal plan  B.L.D.

Day 12: Joksum to Alpine camp (4,420m): 5  hours We hike on a steep trail through juniper and rhododendron forests to reach high pastures above the Kama River. From here, we have splendid views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse; and of high ridges south of the Kama River. We continue with our trail and pass through alpine meadows, yak herders’ camps and a serene green lake. We then reach Sumthang, a large meadow with great views of the Khangshung Valley. Overnight Tent camp meal plan B.L.D.

Day 13: Alpine camp to Parthang (4,240m/13,907ft): 3 hours We climb on a ridge up the Khangshung Valley. Then, descend down through rhododendron and conifer trees. We enjoy the wonderful views of Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and other high mountains.  As we climb higher, the vegetation starts getting increasingly thinner and we come closer to the Everest's Kangshung face. We enter the Khangshung Valley, drained by the Khangshung stream and cross it. We ascend further more until we arrive at our campsite in Parthang. Overnight Tent camp Meal B. L.D.

Day 14: Perthang to Pethang Ringmo (4,880m/16,000ft): 4 - 5 hoursWe climb the Kangshung Valley glacier rim along the moraines. This is one of the steepest sections of the climb. The huge faces of Mt. Everest and Lhotse now appear to dominate the sky. Mt. Chomo Lonzo (7,790m) also appears very close. At the end of the lake, there is a cave believed to be the meditation retreat of Padmasambhava. Ascending further higher, passing the bend of Orga, we arrive at our next campsite. Overnight in Pethang Ringmo. over night tent camp meal plan B.L.D.

Day 15: Discover Pethang Ringmo and Khangshung ValleyToday is set aside for acclimatization. We hike along the glacier and discover the Khangshung base camp (5,185m/17,000ft) from where Everest is climbed from the eastern side. The place is surrounded by Himalayas and the view of Kangshung face and Lhotse appear spectacular. Towards the north of camp, there are two lakes on a ridge overlooking the 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 16: Pethang Ringmo to Rabka Chu: 6 - 7 hoursRetracing our steps down the valley along the Khangshung Glaciers, we cross a rock slide opposite the Chomolonzo glacier, and pass Pethang to a stream crossing at the Rabka Chu. The camp (4,120m/13,500ft) on the grassy meadow across the river is a pleasant place to spend the afternoon. With 4 hours of hiking, we can also reach this campsite from Pethang Ringmo by taking a side trip to Guru Rimpoche`s cave at Tse Chu Lake. The trail climbs high above Okpa meadows, crosses Lamtsho (4,940m/16,200ft), then descends steeply to the lake. Overnight Tent camp in Rabka. Meal plan B. L. D

Day 17: Rabka Chu to Tso Tshuringma (4,880m/16,000 ft): 4 - 5 hoursWe return via Opka Rabka Chu. We can climb uphill to a Pangboche, which is a small meadow.  Crossing the great moors of Mt. Karma Changri and glacier in the background, we camp at Lake Tso Tshuringma. The horizon in the south is still blocked by the mass of Makalu. There is a possibility that we also may get to see nomad camps in the area. We continue to hike steeply over alpine slopes for another couple of hours to a small but beautiful lake at the base of the Langma La (5,320m/17,454ft). Overnight tent camp in Tsho Tshurigma. meal plan B.L.D

Day 18: Tsho Tshurigma to Troshay (4,270m/14,000ft): 6 - 7 hoursWe climb over steep rocky grounds to reach the Langma La Pass (5,320m/ 17,454ft), the trail leading a climb between slabs of rock. Huge prayer flags hang on the cliffs overlooking the pass. They are hung in memory of the spirits and deities of the Bon people living in the area. From Langma La, we bid farewell to the Khangshung Valley and the impressive panorama of some of the world's highest mountains. We plunge ahead through a moraine and glaciated valley. We descend steeply for a few hours on the trail and encounter repeated passages of nomadic yak caravans. Our camp is on a grassy meadow beside a clear stream in Troshay. Overnight Tent camp meal Plan B.L.D.

Day 19: Troshay to Rongbuk (5,050m): 1 hours Trek  then  drive From Troshay we trek back to Kharta then drive to Rongbuk. . The trail is a steep descend to the village . We cross the river below Yulba village and are back to the place we started our trek. We then drive towards Rongbuk. We enjoy the mountain landscape on our drive as the valley gets wider and the settlement thicker. At one bend, the huge north face of Everest suddenly appears in the horizon. After reaching Rongbuk in the afternoon if weather is good  visit Everest base camp enjoy view of north base camp top to bottom Everest, 8km drive, evening we visit Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery is the world. Overnight in Rongbuk. Tent camp meal plan B.L.D

Day 20: Rongbuk to Kerung (2,600m) with a visit to the Everest Base Camp: 257 km, 6 hoursWe leave Rongbuk in the morning to 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) and, of course, the mighty Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) also known as Mt. Chomolongma in the Tibetan side. Today, we accomplish one of the major highlights of our trip, reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest. We make approximately a 16km round trip around the Everest Base Camp. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the view of Everest is more than compensating. After spending some  time at the base of the world’s highest mountain,  Overnight in Kerung at Hotel meal B.L.D

Day 21: Drive kerung to Kathmandu (1,350m) After immirgation both side drive to  reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel evening farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu. meal plan B. L. D

Day 22: After breakfast Departure transfer trip conclude.  Meal plan B.

Above Price Include:

-  Tibet visa and permit , Entry fee during the sight seeing in Nepal and tibet Including Monestries entry fee, All camping equipment , Guide , cook Helper , all meals entire trek(Lunch dinner Breakfast) required  yak during trek for Luggage and equipment. All deluxe transportation as per group size.

- Deluxe hotel Kathmandu and  Lhasa , Sightse on BB basic.

- Kathmandu - Lhasa one way flight.

Above Price Not Include

: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu , Lhasa , Sightse . Tips , Travel and medical Insurance , extra services etc .


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