Tibet Kharta Valley Kongsund Face Trek

kharta valley trekkingThe trek from Kharta to Kangsung, the eastern face of the Everest, is one of the best treks in the high Himalayas in Tibet. Gorgeous valleys of infrequent human presence, Holy lakes and the spectacular scenery offered by the icy mass of Everest which looms over the high land of Tibet are enchanting. The entire region from Kharta to the Kama valley, extending to the Arun valley in Nepal, is a part of the blessed land of Guru Rinpoche. Trekking through beautiful valleys rich in vegetation and flowers and crossing over high passes to Phetang Ringmo situated in an alpine valley below the East face of Mt. Everest enhance the pleasure of hiking for the adventure seekers.


Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Zhangmu. O/n at Zhangmu hotel.

Day 02:
Drive Zhangmu to Kharta (9-hrs). O/n camping

Day 03: It is a rest day for packing and hiring yaks for next few days trekking. O/n camping.

Day 04: Commence trekking hiking up Kharta Tsangpo passing several villages and following a stream. O/n camping.

Day 05: Ascend gradually to Shao La ( 4970m. ) to get magnificent view of Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest. As descend the landscape change dramatically from barren rocky slopes to lush rhododendrons, birch, and willow trees. O/n camping.

Day 06: A day of hiking steeply through juniper and rhododendron forests to reach the high pastures above the Kama River with views of Everest and Lhotse. The high ridges south of the Kama River drip with hanging glaciers. Enjoy great view of Khnagshung Valley. O/n camping.

Day 07: Climbing up a ridge for magnificent sight of Khangshung Valley and spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Tshertse, Petangtse, Chomo lonzo, Makalu. Enters to Khangsung Valley after crossing Kama River, camp at Pethang. O/n camping.

Day 08: Hike steeply up onto a large rockslide. The views of Makalu and the incredible upheaval caused by the Chomolonzo glaciers are amazing. Hiking further up along the lateral moraine provides good views of Everest, Lhotse. O/n camping at Pethang Ringmo ( 4900m. )

Day 09: Exploration day for hiking around the Khangshung Valley and to the base camp of Everest ( 5200m ) which is used for climbing on the east face of Everest.

Day 10: Retrace and descend along the Khangshung Glaciers to arrive Raabka Chu. O/n camping.

Day 11: Hiking gradually up along alpine slopes and arrive at a lake at the base of Langma La ( 5330m. ) from where the views of Everest and Makalu are fascinating. O/n camping.

Day 12: Climbing steeply up to Langma La ( 5330m. ) with great views of Makalu, Everest and other snow capped peaks which make a panorama. Descend along the rocky moraines and glaciated valleys to Troshay. O/n camping.

Day 13: Hike along the grassy hillsides and villages and arrive at the same place where trekking was started in the beginning.

Day 14:
Driving for six hours to reach Rongbuk monastery ( 5000m. ), the highest monastery in the world. stunning Everest's north face is visible from here. Explore to Everest base camp. O/n camping / hotel.

Day 15: Drive along Friendship Highway to Tingri and enjoy the magnificent views of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Melungtse, Gauri Shankar and more while passing Lalung La [5124m] and the Shung La [5200m] to Nyalam. O/n hotel.

Day 16: Drive to the Chinese - Nepalese border, bid farewell to Tibet and drive to Kathmandu.

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