Everest Base Camp and Kangsung Valley Trek – 20 days

Everest Base Camp and Kangsung Valley Trek – 20 days

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5150 meter





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  1. Kangshung Valley Scenery: The Kangshung Valley is renowned for its breathtaking beauty. As you trek through this valley, you’ll be surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, vast glaciers, lush meadows, and pristine alpine landscapes.
  2. Close-Up Views of Everest: The trek takes you close to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. The views of Everest’s stunning north face and its neighboring peaks are awe-inspiring and offer a rare perspective of this iconic mountain.
  3. Everest Base Camp: Reaching Everest Base Camp on the Tibet side is a remarkable achievement. Standing at the base of Everest’s northern face, you’ll be immersed in the mountaineering history and the grandeur of the Himalayas.
  4. Kangshung Glacier: The Kangshung Glacier is one of the main glaciers in the Kangshung Valley. Its immense size and the blue hues of the ice create a mesmerizing sight that showcases the power of nature.
  5. Highland Wilderness: The trek takes you through remote and pristine wilderness, offering a sense of adventure and a feeling of being far away from civilization. The rugged terrain and vast landscapes provide a true backcountry experience.
  6. Tibetan Culture: Along the way, you’ll likely encounter local Tibetan communities and nomadic herders. Interactions with the people and learning about their unique culture and way of life can be a meaningful part of the journey.
  7. Varied Landscapes: The trek showcases a range of landscapes, from arid highland plateaus to lush meadows, from icy glaciers to rocky moraines. This diversity adds to the allure of the journey.
  8. Gyabla Pass: Crossing the Gyabla Pass, which stands at an altitude of over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet), offers a challenging but rewarding experience. The panoramic views from the pass are truly unforgettable.
  9. Photography Opportunities: The trek provides ample opportunities for capturing breathtaking photographs of the landscapes, wildlife, and cultural aspects of the journey.
  10. Sense of Accomplishment: Completing the trek to Everest Base Camp and exploring the Kangshung Valley instills a profound sense of accomplishment. Standing in the midst of such natural beauty and challenging conditions can be transformative.
  11. Connection with Nature: The trek offers a chance to disconnect from the modern world and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.
  12. Unique Itinerary: The Kangshung Valley and Everest Base Camp trek on the Tibet side offers a less crowded and more remote alternative to the more popular routes in Nepal. This can provide a more authentic and serene experience.

The Everest Base Camp and Kangsung Face Trek is a challenging but rewarding journey to one of the most spectacular places in the world. The trek begins in Lhasa, Tibet, and takes you through the Kangsung Valley, which is home to stunning mountain scenery, ancient monasteries, and friendly people.

From the Kangsung Valley, you will trek to Everest Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). The views from Everest Base Camp are simply breathtaking, and you will be able to see Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, among other peaks.

The Everest Base Camp and Kangsung Face Trek is a physically demanding trek, but it is also an incredibly rewarding one. You will get to experience the beauty of the Himalayas, meet new people, and challenge yourself physically and mentally.

Detail Itinerary

Transfer to airport to connect Kathmandu to Lhasa flight. Upon arrival you will be met by our Tibet representative & transfer 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 Sera Monastery.

Drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierachy & Shigatse Market. O/N Shigatse Hotel.

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.)

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 hiking.)

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 hiking.)

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.)

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.)

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.

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.

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.

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Tibet permit, entrance fees
  • Twin sharing accommodation in hotels on BB Plan
  • Full service camping by Sherpa staffs from Nepal
  • Yaks & yak herders
  • Transportation by Toyota jeep + support truck for food & equipment
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) + oxygen
  • What is Excluded
  • Airfare & airport taxes
  • Insurance & emergency rescue charges
  • Tibet visa fee
  • Personal clothing & accessories including sleeping bags
  • Extra porter/transport charges in the event of landslides
  • Others not specified in above cost inclusions list
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