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Lhasa and Kangshang Trek
Kailash Mansarover Yatra - The divine abode Lord Shiva
|Trekking in Tibet - Lhasa Kangshang Trek|
The trek to the east face of Everest known as
the Kangshung Face is one of the most gorgeous in the world. This trek is
relatively unknown and it passes through pristine, untouched valleys and lakes.
In fact, the entire region from Kharta to the Kama Valley - extending to the
Arun Valley on the Nepal side - is part of the blessed land of Guru Rinpoche
called "Be-yul Khembalung" or the Hidden Valley.
The whole region abounds with holy lakes,
mountains, and the sacred "Kharta Tsechu", the long life water spring. Kharta
and the Kama Valley are characterized by magnificent alpine scenery and rich
flora and contain the highest known forests in the world. Three of the world's
highest peaks Everest 8848 m, Lhotse 8501 m, and Makalu 8463 m overlook the
We begin our trip by exploring the fabled city
of Lhasa and head out to Nepal border through the rugged mountain terrain
visiting places of interest en route. At Dingri we meet our Nepali Sherpa
trekking crews and then continue to Kharta from where we formally commence our
trek.. We are probably one of the few Nepali outfits that engage our own Sherpa
staffs for all of our trekking trips in the Tibetan Himalayas.
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 CA408 KTM-LXA flight. Upon arrival you will be
met by our Tibet representative & transfered to Hotel. Walking tour of Jokhang &
the bustling Barkhor market.
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung,
the biggest monastic university of Tibet & Nechung Monastery, temple of the
State oracle of Tibet.
Guided sightseeing tour of Norbulinka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and
Drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is
the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierachy & Shigatse Market.
Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Dingri (4350 M)
Drive to Shegar across Tsoula pass (4500 M) & Gyatso la pass (5220 M). En route
visit Sakya Monastery.
Drive five hours to Kharta , enjoying beautiful views from the Pang La (17,000')
toward Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and Shishapangma (if clear). Drive down the
Dzakaa Chu and then the Phung Chu valley toward Kharta. We'll make camp past the
boarding school on the banks of the Kharta Tsangpo river, the headwaters of
Nepal's Arun River.
Hike up the Kharta Tsangpo valley past several
villages. The trail to the Shao La leaves the Kharta valley and climbs steadily
up a side valley to the south. We'll camp either at the beginning of this climb
on a ledge overlooking the valley and its villages (at approximately 13,000
feet) or continue up the side valley following a small stream for another two
hours to camp on meadows by the stream (14,000'). (4 hours hiking.)
Ascend steadily over rocky ground to reach the Shao La (16,300') in about two
hours. Weather permitting, the views from here toward Makalu, Lhotse, and
Everest are stunning. Once at the top of the pass we descend for about an hour
and then plunge steeply to the valley below. At once the scene changes from
barren rock slopes to lush rhododendrons, birch, and willow trees. Continue one
hour down this valley to camp at Joksum, following a stream through thick fir
and juniper forests. (4 hours hiking.)
Kama River Trek
Hike steeply through juniper and rhododendron forests to reach the high pastures
above the Kama River. On clear days, we'll see splendid views toward Everest and
Lhotse. The high ridges south of the Kama River drip with hanging glaciers and
in the spring are alive with bellowing avalanches. We continue to traverse
alpine meadows and pass yak herders' camps and a serene green lake to a campsite
(14,500') on a large meadow with great views of the Khangshung Valley. (5 hours
Hike up a ridge affording a clear sight right up
the Khangshung Valley, with views of Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Tshertse,
Petangtse, Chomolonzo, Makalu, and a myriad of other great peaks. From this
ridge we descend rather steeply down to the Kama River coming from the Langma
La. After wading across the river we enter the Khangshung Valley, a wide valley
drained by the Khangshung stream. A receding glacier has left behind wide
undulating hillocks now covered by a thick growth of willow, rhododendron,
juniper, and other shrubs. Camp at the meadow called Pethang (14,200'), about an
hour's walk uphill from the stream crossing.
Hike steeply up onto a large rockslide.The views of Makalu and the incredible
upheaval caused by the Chomolonzo glaciers are amazing. After the rockslide the
trail traverses around the mountainside to reach a beautiful glade, locally
called Okpa. Continue hiking up meadows of lateral moraine with views of
Everest, Lhotse, and Tserse to reach camp on the grassy knolls of Pethang Ringmo
(16,000'). (4-5 hours hiking.)
Optional day hikes up the Khangshung Valley alongside the glacier to the base
camp (17,000') used by expeditions attempting the east face of Everest.
Retrace our steps down the valley along the Khangshung Glacier, across the
rockslide opposite the Chomolonzo glacier, and past Pethang to a stream crossing
at the Raabka Chu. The camp (13,500') on the grassy meadow across the river is a
very pleasant place to spend the afternoon. (4 hours 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 (16,200'), then descends steeply to the lake. (6-7 hours
Raabka Chu To Tso
Hike steadily uphill, steeply at first for an hour to a shelf above the river,
then another hour across relatively flat ground to a small meadow called
Pangboche, where we have lunch. 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 (17,500'). The views of Makalu and Everest are great from here! Camp at Tsho
Tshurigma (16,000'). (4 hours hiking.)
Tsho Tshirgima To
Troshay Meadow Camp
Climb steeply over rocky ground to reach the Langma La (17,500') in just over
two hours. En route we pass another lake, and the views of Makalu become more
impressive as we climb upwards, while Everest and all the other attendant peaks
are visible all the way to the pass. From Langma La we bid farewell to the
Khangshung Valley and the impressive panorama of some of the world's highest
mountains, then descend steeply four hours over rocky moraines and glaciated
valleys. Camp is on a grassy meadow beside a clear stream at Troshay (14,000').
(6 hours hiking.)
Troshay To Kharta
We follow the stream from camp down the Kharta Tsangpo valley along a well
defined trail. We'll hike across grassy hillsides used for grazing animals and
past villages with barley and potato fields ringed by willows and birch. After
two hours we reach the fork of the trail where we climbed to Shao La at the
beginning of the trek. Cross the river below Yulba village and reach our
riverside campsite where we started the trek.
Monastery / Everest Base Camp
Drive five to six hours to Rongbuk monastery (16,400'), the highest monastery in
the world and a shrine dedicated to Everest, is the last sign of habitation
before commencing the trek to Everest via the north face.
Monastery / EBC
Hike along the Dza Rongphu Glacier, the main glacier flowing from the northern
flanks of Everest, or just relax and take in the marvelous views from camp.
Drive six hours to the Tingri plains. O/N Nylam.
Drive to Zhangmu, a town near the Tibet/Nepal border, where we will go through
customs and immigration before continuing on to Kathmandu. (5-6 hours driving.)
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