Kharta Trekking

17 Days
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Tibet Shambhala Adventure operates custom-made and authentic Tibet trek throughout the country and Kharta trekking is one of the most beautiful and absolutely unique Tibet treks in the Kangshung valley. Kartha trekking takes in one of Tibet's most beautiful and off the beaten trekking areas. The Kartha, known as Kangshung valley or Kangshung face which is the home of Tenzin Norgye who is the first Everest climber in Tibet.
This exotic Tibet trek 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 trek in the 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. After 8 days exotic Kartha trekking, your trip continue to the Everest base camp from north col, next to Rongbuk monastery. Visit Rongpu monastery which is the world's highest monastery and hike to Everest base camp from Tibet and explore around. Continue your Tibet journey back to Lhasa via Gyatsola pass-Lhatse county.


Days Trip Outline Daily Activity Accommodation Guide & Driver Meal
01 Arrival in Lhasa airport and transfer downtown Lhasa (3650m/45km) Barhmaputra-Kyichu valley-Lhasa city Hotel in Lhasa Local Tibetan BB
02 Lhasa sightseeing tour Visit Potala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor Bazzar. Hotel in Lhasa Local Tibetan BB
03 Lhasa sightseeing tour Visit Drepung & Sera monasteries Hotel in Lhasa Local Tibetan BB
04 Lhasa to Gyantse ( 3950m/260km) Yamdrok lake-Karola glacier-Gyantse-Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda Hotel in Gyantse Local Tibetan BB
05 Gyantse-Shiagtse-Sakya ( 4050m/240km) Shigatse-Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery-Sakya Hotel in Sakya Local Tibetan BB
06 Sakya-Kartha-Yulok ( 3690m/ 260Km) Visit Sakya monastery-Kartha-Yulok Camp Local Tibetan BD
07 Trek Yulok-Dhampu (4260m/4 hrs ) Sherpa Tenzin Norgye's village-beautiful green scenery Camp Local Tibetan BLD
08 Trek from Dhampu to Methok Sechen (4750m/5 hrs ) Beautiful view of great Himalayan including Makalu Camp Local Tibetan BLD
09 Trek from Methok Sechen to Thangsum (4400m/6 hrs ) beautiful meadows-Tibetan nomad camp-vie of Lhotse-Makalu-Everest Camp Local Tibetan BLD
10 Trek from Thangsum to Pethang (4310m/3 hrs) Most closer view of Mt Makalu, Lhotse and Everest Camp Local Tibetan BLD
11 Trek from Pethang to Pethang Ringmo (4870m/3 hrs) Eastern base camp of Mount Everest and east glacier Camp Local Tibetan BLD
12 Explore east Everest Base Camp. East Everest base camp and the most beautiful glacier of Everest Camp Local Tibetan BLD
13 Trek from Pethang Ringmo to Tso Shurima ( 4900m/5 Hours ) View of Khartapuri mountain-6600m-Everest-Makalu-Everest Camp Local Tibetan BLD
14 Trek from Tso Shurima to Shomaling ( 4170m/5-6 hrs) Drive to Rongpu monastery ( 5000m/110Km) Langmala pass, 5250mts-Shomaling-Rongpu monastery Monastery guest house Local Tibetan BL
15 Rongbuk to Sakya monastery (94050m/240km) Explore Everest base camp-Sakya monastery Hotel in Sakya Local Tibetan BB
16 Sakya to Shigatse by van (3900m/150km-Shigatse-Lhasa by train ( 3650m/280km) Sakya monastery-Shigatse-Train ride to Lhasa from Shigatse Hotel in Lhasa Local Tibetan BB
17 Drive to Lhasa airport (3600m/45km) Kyichu valley-Lhasa airport

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

  • Both International and domestic flight/train tickets
  • Lunch and Dinner in the hotels
  • Sleeping bags
  • China visa fee
  • service of Nepal and mainland China side
  • Tips for the staff
  • Travel insurance including trip cancellation and emergency evacuation
  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
  • 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 downtown Lhasa ( 3650m/45km)

    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. Same hotel

    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 debate.

  • 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. Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa.

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

    You will continue Tibet 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. continue your journey to Sakya monastery and visit the monastery.

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

    After breakfast, you will start your tour and cross the passes, Drila pass over 5000mts 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 Explore Everest Base Camp and then transfer to Sakya monastery ,4050Mts/ 240Km. hotel on BB

    Explore Everest Base Camp by taking a conservative bus to the Everest base camp or by walk. If you walk to Everet base camp, it will take you to two hrs to get there. On the way you can visit a miraculous cave of Padmasamvawa . After two hrs trek, you get to the Everest base camp. It is the best point of enjoying the world's highest mountain and taking photos of it. You can have a basic lunch at Everest Base camp since there are many local tented tea houses where they sell instant noodles or bread etc. Late afternoon, drive back to Sakya monastery. Have evening visit to the monastery and monks debating.

  • Day 16 Drive from Sakya to Shigatse by van (3900m/150km)-Shigatse-Lhasa by train (3650Mts/ 430KM ) Hotel on B.B

    Morning visit Sakya monastery which dates back to the 12th century and the Buddhism library in Sakya is huge and amazing. Drive back to Shigatse at the distance of 150km and from Shigatse to Lhasa, you will take train 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 .

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

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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

  • Both International and domestic flight/train tickets
  • Lunch and Dinner in the hotels
  • Sleeping bags
  • China visa fee
  • service of Nepal and mainland China side
  • Tips for the staff
  • Travel insurance including trip cancellation and emergency evacuation
  • Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.)
  • 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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