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Trekking in Tibet - Lhasa Everest Trek|
The trek to the North Face of Everest Base Camp is
one of the most popular short treks in Tibet. It offers the attraction of
highest mountain in the world and spectacular views of the Himalaya from stark
desert valleys. And the view of Mt. Everest North Face from the Rongbuk
Monastery is perhaps the most dramatic of all its sides - Simply Unforgettable !
We begin our trip by exploring the sights and sounds of the fabled city of Lhasa
and drive across the Tibetan hinterland to Nepal border visiting the ancient
towns of Gyangtse, Shigatse en route.
I t i n e r a r y
Arrive Delhi and fly from Delhi to Kathmandu-City Lhasa (Tibet)
(3650 m), 90 kms
Transfer to airport to connect SZ 408 KTM-LXA flight. Upon arrival you will be
met by our Tibet representative and transfered to Hotel.
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung,
the biggest monastic university of Tibet and Nechung Monastery, temple of the
State oracle of Tibet.
Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the
bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Medical Center and
(3990 m), 350 kms
Drive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la pass 5050 m
and Karo la (5045 m)passes. Visit Kubum stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery.
Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse (3860 m), 90 kms
Drive to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery,
the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierachy and
Today we arrive at Dingri, a windblown settlement and the gateway to Mt. Everest
where we meet our Nepali Sherpa staffs. En route visit Sakya Monastery.
Trek to EBC
The next 5 days we trek from the Dingri plains (14,400 ft) to all the way upto
Dza Rongbu Monastery (16,350 ft) and Everest Base Camp at 16,900 ft. We begin
our trek along Ra Chhu stream to beyond Chholling and past the village of
Lungjhang (14,900 ft). Overnight Camp.
We continue our trek and pass
through a small goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna La (15,600 ft).
We climb over Lamna La (16,900
ft) with Gyachung Kang and Cho Oyu off to the south; and descend to Zommug, at
15,700 ft the highest permanent settlement in the Everest region. Zommug is a
center for animal husbandry and a supply center for yaks used on Everest
expeditions. Overnight Camp.
To the south of Zommug is the famed Dza Rongbuk Monastery reached by either a
spectacular high route or an easier low path. Once a flourishing retreat center,
it is built by Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in early 1901-02. The majestic
Everest stands towering high above in full glare.
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp (16,900 ft) and the Rongbuk Glacier are approximately 2-3 hrs
above the monastery. The route passes retreat caves, the ruins of the nunnery of
Sherab Chholing and the fast flowing Dzaka Chu. Just before the terminus of the
Rongbuk Glacier is Everest Base Camp. Across a creek, is the ocean of ice that
composes the Rongbuk Glacier, with views of the Himalayan range that are among
the most spectacular ever. O/N Camp.
Leaving Dza Rongbuk, we drive
through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi, over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or
Arun River, and into Dingri. O/N Camp/GH.
From the Dingri plain we drive across the high Tibetan plateau to the trade post
town of Nylam and onto Zhangmu, the border town. En route visit Milarepa Cave
where Tibet's greatest yogi of the 11th century Milarepa meditated. O/N Zhangmu
Across Friendship Bridge where our representative will meet you and drive you to
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