Tibet Kharta Valley Trek
Tibet Kharta valley trekking is popular trekking destination in Tibet. Kharta valley trekking leads you to the rarely visited eastern face of Mount Everest (also known as Khangsung face). Tibet Kharta valley trek include Tibet Khangsung valley trekking too. A visit to the famous North base camp of Everest is another highlight of this trip. Kharta valley trek requires some stamina but it is amazing what it is worth. The valleys and ridges below the snowline are richly covered with grasses and thick vegetation nurtured by the monsoon rains that manage to sneak behind this mountains. The valley of Khangsung is a place to allure the trekkers with its grassland and an enchanting bosom of flowers. The Khangsung Valley trek is lead through the Langma La Pass at an altitude of 5320m—the highest pass on the way. Kharta valley trekking trail passes through alpine meadows, forests filled with wildflowers, glaciated valleys, high mountain passes, traditional Tibetan villages, ancient monasteries, rich barley fields, picturesque yak pastures, Tibetan nomadic land, emerald green lakes and so many other captivating sights, beautiful Himalayan scenery Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse Mt. Shishapangma, Mt.Cho Oyu, Mt. Kanchenjunga Pethangtse, Menlungtse, Gauri Shankar etc.
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 and 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 monk’s 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.
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. 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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