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General

The 17 Days Kharta Valley Trek is for the real adventurers. Our tour takes you on a spectacular walk to Everest east base camp (Khangsung face). You will encounter numerous world famous Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Makalu, Cho oyu, Menlungtse, Gauri Shankar and the Kanchenjunga Massif. You will also explore various cultural and natural wonders that Tibet offers, such as wildlife, glacier, high mountain passes, traditional Tibetan villages, ancient monasteries, rich barley fields, and picturesque yak pastures, etc. The highest point on this trek is Langma La at 5320m. The best time to trek in Kharta Valley is from April to October. In the summer, the entire region turns into a valley of flowers.

We begin our tour either from Lhasa or at Gyirong border between Tibet and Nepal. After time for acclimatization and sightseeing in and around Lhasa, we begin our trek from Kharta Town (or Dampu, a new road was open in 2014). We lead our trek to Lundrubling and the Kaamo Tsangpo Valley through Shao La. Further we lead the way to Khangsung Valley the next day and Pethang Ringmo. Our trekking comprises Hoppo, Kangshung base camp and then the base of Langma La. After all, we return to our destination Lundrubling through Langma. The next day we trek to Kharta and finally drive to Rongbuk Everest Base Camp to see the north face the Everest. After spending more time at the foot of Mt. Everest, we head our way back to your departure point, either Lhasa or Gyirong border.

17 Days Tibet Everest Trekking Tour: Kharta Valley Trek Highlights

Main Attractions Sightseeing in Lhasa
Kharta valley trek in Mt. Everest region
Private guide and all camping equipment, cook, yaks and yak man included

What you can expect

Day1: Arrive at Lhasa (3660 m), rest in 4 star hotel
Day2: Free day in Lhasa for acclimatization
Day3: One Day Lhasa highlight sightseeing tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, o/n in hotel
Day4: Lhasa-Shigatse city (280km, 5 hours), o/n in hotel best available (Qomolangzong Hotel or similar one)
Day5: Drive from Shigatse to Kharta (3690m,Qudang Town), around 370 km, 8-10 hours, stay at Dampu (4300m), rest and camping
Day6: Trek 4-5 hours to Shawu Tso (4600m)
Day7: Trek 5-6 hours from Shawu Tso-Shawu La pass (also called Shao-La 5030m)-Joksham 4100m (View Makalu-Qomolongtse, etc)
Day8: Trek 5-6 hours from Joksham to Thangsum (4300m)-see trees-Khata Valley view-Black Lake view, camping
Day9: Trek 5-6 hours from Thangsum to Pethang (4300m), camping
Day10: Trek from Pethang to Pethang Ringmo (4900)
Day11: Day hiking to Khangsung base camp [5100 meters] --East Base Camp of Mt. Everest-back to Pethang Ringmo
Day12: Trek 4-5 hours from Pethang Ringmo to Rabgachu (4300m), camping
Day13: Trek 5-6 hours from Rabgachu (4300m) to Tsoshutima (5000m, see almost all Mountain Peaks!),camping
Day14: Trek from Tsoshutima to Langma-La pass (5330m, highest pass)-Lhundrobling, drive to Khada Town-Tsashi Tsong Town-Rongbuk (5000m), drive to Campsite (4km to North E.B.C)
Day15: Trek 4 km to E.B.C and drive back to Shigatse city
Day16: Drive to Lhasa
Day17: Final departure

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

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