Duration: 22 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 5,330 m
Trek Type: Tea House
Best Season: March to May; June to Aug
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
This trip is a fabulous introduction to Tibet offering a mix of challenging trekking amid outstanding scenery, a jeep tour along the Friendship Highway to Lhasa via a detour to Everest Base Camp and to finish, time in Lhasa exploring Tibet’s ancient and fascinating capital.
Hiking through an incredible Himalayan landscape of steep-sided valleys, glacial lakes and high mountain scenery, we will reach the Khangsung Valley, one of the most beautiful but least visited areas of Tibet. Situated close to the eastern side of Everest, the Khangsung Valley is also called ‘the valley of flowers’ due to the thousands of wildflowers that carpet the meadows in spring and summer, setting the valley ablaze with color. The Langma La (pass), situated at 5,320m, is the highest point of the trail and a superb viewpoint from which to gaze out on the breathtaking Himalayan panorama of Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Mount Everest.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1340m) & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Nyalam (3,780m)
Day 04: Rest day in Nyalam
Day 05: Drive to Thingri
Day 06: Acclimatisation day in Tingri
Day 08: Drive to Kharta
Day 09: Trek ShaoLa (4,970m)
Day 10: Trek to Kaamo Tsangpo valley
Day 11: Trek to Khangsung valley
Day 12: Trek to Pethang Ringmo (4,550m)
Day 13: Trek to Hoppo (4,800m)
Day 14: Trek to Kangshung base camp & return to Hoppo
Day 15: Trek to Base of Langma La
Day 16: Cross Langma La (5,330m). Trek to Lundrubling
Day 17: Trek to Kharta
Day 18: Drive to Rongbuk (5,000m)
Day 19: Explore Everest base camp (5,200m). Drive to Shegar
Day 20: Drive to Sighatse
Day 21: Drive to Lhasa
Day 22: Depart Lhasa
First confirm your itinerary and authorize Expedition Himalaya to obtain the travel permit on your behalf. You will also be required to email a clear scanned copy of your passport. This has to be done at least 15 working days prior to your arrival in Nepal.
Reach Kathmandu at least 2 working days in advance of your travel itinerary and deposit your passport in our office along with necessary payment required to obtain the travel permit.
Except Indian nationals, all visitors require a visa to enter Nepal (http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html)
We will inform you as soon as the travel permit for Tibet gets issued.