Kangshung Valley Trekking

17 Days
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Tibet Shambhala Adventure operates unique and custom-made Tibet trekking and Kangshung valley trek is one of the most beautiful and absolutely unique Tibet trekking in the Kangshung valley. Kangshung valley Tibet trekking takes in one of Tibet's most beautiful and off the beaten trekking areas. The Kangshung valley known as Kangshung face or Kartha which is the home of Tenzin Norgye who is the first Everest climber in Tibet.
The Kangshung valley trekking shows you the most magnificent and close scenery of Mount Everest (8844m) with it's lovely glaciers from Pethang Ringmo, and the closest views of Lhotse (7790m), Makalu (8475m) as well as forested landscapes with many small lakes, pastureland, and Tibetan nomad camps.
The Kangshung valley trekking has been rated as one of the world's most beautiful treks by hundreds of Tibet Shambhala Adventure's previous trekking clients so we highly recommend this most beautiful Tibet trekking for our beloved travelers who are not only physically fit in their body but also somebody who really likes the nature, great Himalayan snow peaks,beautiful glaciers of Everest east face and the north base camp of the Mount Everest from Tibet side.

During your Tibet trekking of Kangshung valley, on clear days the view to the south is outstanding. Makalu is the impressive peak to the southwest dwarfing all of the other summits from this angle, including Everest. Jomo Lhotse is the closer, north peak of Makalu. Pethang Ringmo is the lone bullet-shaped summit a little farther to the right and the big trio at the far west end of the Kangshung valley, from left to right, are Lhotse Shar, Lhotse and Mount Everest and it's huge east glacier.
Days Trip Outline Daily Activity Accommodation Guide & Driver Meal
1 Arrival in Lhasa Airport and then downtown to Lhasa Hotel in Lhasa Local English BB
2 Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace, Jokang, Bharkor Hotel in Lhasa Local English BB
3 Lhasa Sightseeing Drepung & Sera monasteries Hotel in Lhasa Local English BB
4 Lhasa-Gyantse Yamdrok lake-Karola glacier-Palchoe Hotel in Gyantse Local English BB
5 Gyantse-Shiagtse-Sakya Tashi Lhunpo & Sakya Hotel in Shigatse Local English BB
6 Sakya-Kartha-Yulok Mountain pass & Himalayan view Camp Local English BLD
7 Trek Yulok-Dhampu Farmers, Tenzin Norgye village Camp Local English BLD
8 Trek Shaotso-Metok Sechen Shao pass-Makalu view-Shao lake Camp Local English BLD
9 Trek Zoksham-Tsonak-Thangsum Nomad camp-Lhotse-Makalu view Camp Local English BLD
10 Trek Thangsum-Pethang Closer view of Lhotse-Makalu-Everest Camp Local English BLD
11 Trek Pethang Ringmo East Everest Base Camp glacier Camp Local English BLD
12 Explore Everest Base Camp glacierEverest Base Camp glacier Everest Base Camp glacier Camp Local English BLD
13 Trek Tso Shurima Khartapuri mountain view Camp Local English BLD
14 Trek Langma la-Shomaling-Rongbuk Langma pass-Lhotse-Makalu view Camp Local English BLD
15 Rongbuk-Everest Base Camp-Lhatse Rongbuk monastery-EBC Guest house Local English BLD
16 Drive-Lhatse-Lhasa Tsola pass-Shitse-Yarlung river Hotel in Lhasa Local English Local English
17 Drive to Gongkar airport Yarlung river-Gonagkar village End the Tibet trek

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing basis,
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits,
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide,
  • Transportation by good conditioned mini van
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries,
  • BB inside the hotel and full board during the camp,
  • All camping equipments except sleeping bags,
  • All camping fees,
  • Cook and asistant with all utensils,
  • Different kinds of snack like biscuit, cheese, dried and fresh fruit during the camp,
  • Pack Yak and Yak men for the trek
  • Oxygen in the vehicle and during the trek incase needed.

Exclusive

  • Travel insurance including trip cancellation and emergency evacuation
  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);
  • International and domestic flight/train tickets.
  • Lunch and Dinner in the hotels,
  • Sleeping bags,
  • Tips for the guide and driver,
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides or any other personal nature expenses that are not mentioned above
  • (Note: We can help you to book your flight or train tickets, especially domestic ones);
  • Day 1 Fly to Lhasa and transfer to hotel

    You will be warmly welcomed by our Tibetan travel guide and driver and accompany to the holy city of Lhasa through the Yarlung Tsangpo river, known as Bharmaputra river and Kyichu river. Both of these two rivers flow through the eastern part of Tibet and finally it empties into the bay of Bengal in India.

  • Day 2-3 sightseeing in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor, Drepung & Sera monasteries. Hotel on BB

    Visit Potala Palace which was the winter Palace of the successive Dalai Lamas and a sacred temple from the Tibetan Buddhist site. Jokang temple which is the most sacred and oldest temple of Tibet, built in the 7th century by the 33rd great Dharma king called Songtsen Gampo and today it is shrined to the most sacred image of Budha Shakyamuni, brought to Tibet from Nepal. Visit two largest monasteries of Drepung and Sera in the central Tibet and see the most interesting monks philosophical dabate.

  • Day 4 Drive to Gyantse, 3950mts,260Km. Hotel in Gyantse.

    You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyangtse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glaciers.

  • Day 5 Drive-Gyantse-Shigatse-Sakya, 4050mts/290Km. Hotel in Shigatse.

    You will start your tour at around 9 Am from your hotel and then drive towards Palchoe monastery for a few minutes. Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. After the sightseeing, You will have your lunch and then continue your journey to Shigatse by passing one of the biggest farming land in Tibet where people grow barley, wheat, different kinds of vegetables. Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Penchen Lama. After lunch, continue your journey to Sakya monastery.

  • Day 6 Drive Sakya-Kartha-Yulok,3690mts,260Km Camp

    After breakfast, you will start your tour and cross the passes, Gyatso la,5220mts and Pangla,5000mts. From Tashizom village, you will turn left from the main road drive toward Kartha Chu village.

  • Day 7 Trek Yulok-Dhampu,4260mts,4 hrs camp

    Today you will start your trek and walk sloppy way up and the landscape from today is turning into more green. The memorable view of Sherpa Tenzing Norgye’village on the other side of the river who is the first climber of Mt Everest, Qomo Langma in Tibetan.

  • Day 8 Trek Dhampu-Shaotso-Methok Sechen,4750mts,5 hrs Camp

    After breakfast, start your trek and enjoy the beauty of the landscape of snow capped mountain, green grassland. We will have long distant view of Mt Makalu, 8475mts. Trek across the Shaola pass,4890mts and along the Shaotso which is a small beautiful lake.

  • Day 9 Trek Methok Sechen-Zoksham-Tsonak-Thangsum,4400mts/6 hrs Camp

    After breakfast, you will start your trek through the dense forest and beautiful meadows where you can see a group of nomads with their typical Tibetan nomadic tents as well as the most famous densely forested Karma valley. From your campsite, you will have a marvelous view of Makalu ,Everest Lhotse respectively.

  • Day 10 Trek Thangsum-Pethang,4310mts,3 hrs camp

    After breakfast, we will enjoy the most beautiful campsite where we can have the closest fantastic view of Mt Makalu, Lhotse and Everest respectively. After taking photos and enjoying the scenery, we will continuously trek down to Pethang Ringmo.

  • Day 11 Trek pethang-Pethang Ringmo,4870mts,3 hrs Camp

    After breakfast, we will trek close to the giant of Mt Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest and finally get to the east Basecamp of Mt Everest with full of Glaciers.

  • Day 12 Explore the east Everest Base Camp. Camp

    Trek above the Pethang Ringmo and enjoy the full day of exploring the east Everest Base camp and it’s biggest glaciers. Return to the same camp site

  • Day 13 Trek Pethang Ringmo-Tso Shurima,4900mts,5 hrs camp

    Today you will be viewing Khartapuri mountain-6600Mt with beautiful glaciers as well as Everest and Lhotse again. It is a valuable day for you to leisure your afternoon day nearby the lake Shurima

  • Day 14 Trek Tso Shurima-Langmala,5250mts-Shomaling,4170mts,5-6 hrs then route to Rongbuk monastery,110Km drive Camp

    After breakfast, start your trek as usual and cross the highest pass, Langma la,5250mts. From the top of the Langma la pass, you can view your last scenery of Lhotse and Everest. After the pass, you will see a small lake called Da-nyen, meaning Tibetan Bonjo in Tibetan named according to the located shape of the lake. Today's scenery is the villages of Kharta valley and their fields where they can grow barley only. After Yulok, we will be driving all the way to Rongbuk monastery. There are 110Km distance from Yulok to Rongbuk monastery, the highest monastery in the world.

  • Day 15 Trek to Everest Base Camp, 5200m-Rongbuk-Lhatse,4050mts,240km. Farmer hotel BB

    Enjoy the morning sunrise view on the Everest top, have breakfast and then trek to Everest Base Camp which will take you around one hr and forty minutes to get there. After enjoying taking photos and having the most beautiful view of Everest, then we will drive to Lhatse for around 4 hrs drive.

  • Day 16: Lhatse to Lhasa, 3650mts/280Km. Hotel in Lhasa.

    Start your tour early in the morning and drive along the Bharmaputra river with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and Rulak Yungdrung ling at the otherside of the river. You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa . Free afternoon for shopping.

  • Day 17: Drive to Lhasa Gongkar airport.(3600Mts/ 60Km ) End the trip

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Sep 28,2016Oct 14,2016 Available $3799 Book Now

Note: Contact us if the departure dates doesn't suit you. We can also arrange you a personalized trek according to your convenience. For more details, Contact Us

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing basis,
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits,
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide,
  • Transportation by good conditioned mini van
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries,
  • BB inside the hotel and full board during the camp,
  • All camping equipments except sleeping bags,
  • All camping fees,
  • Cook and asistant with all utensils,
  • Different kinds of snack like biscuit, cheese, dried and fresh fruit during the camp,
  • Pack Yak and Yak men for the trek
  • Oxygen in the vehicle and during the trek incase needed.

Exclusive

  • Travel insurance including trip cancellation and emergency evacuation
  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);
  • International and domestic flight/train tickets.
  • Lunch and Dinner in the hotels,
  • Sleeping bags,
  • Tips for the guide and driver,
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides or any other personal nature expenses that are not mentioned above
  • (Note: We can help you to book your flight or train tickets, especially domestic ones);

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