Tibet Highland Expedition

Kharta Valley Walking & Trekking

This adventure offers an incredible insight into the beauty and culture of the 'snowland' Tibet. Nowhere in the Himalayas can the immense height of Mount Everest (8848m), the highest point on earth, be appreciated as it can be in Tibet. This challenging trek visits the Kharta Valley, Everest, Cho Oyu Base Camp and Balung Ri as well.

Highlights:

Duration: 22days
Destination: Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Xegar, Shawutso, Langmala, Everest,Tingri, Nyalam, Zhagmu.
Maximum Altitude: 5300m
Best Season: Aprill,May,June,Sept,Oct,
Photo Spot: Kambala Pass,Karola,Gyawula,Shawula,Langmala, EBC,Rongbuk monastery,Lalungla.

Day01:BY TRAIN / FLY TO LHASA
Our Tibetan guide and driver will warmly receive you with white scarf(Kharta) and drive to Lhasa,enroute visit Nyithang stone budhha which is carved in 11th century by the Zomthong Ba,a famouse student of indian master Atisha,O/H Shangbala or Keuchu Hotel

Day02:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Sera Monastery PM: Jokhang Temple & Barkhor street
Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang, one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was built in the 7th century by the 33rd king Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple.

Day03:SIGHTSEEING
AM:Visit Potala Palace PM:Drepung Monastery & Norbulingka Palace
Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.
Drepung monastery; Built in1416 by Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in the west suburb of Lhasa.

Day04:DRIVE TO GYANTSE
Drive to Gyantse 260km(3950) via Yamdraktso Lake and Mt. Nyecheng Gangsang,it is the third biggest Tibetan town in Shigatse area,O/H Wutse Hotel

Day05:DRIVE TOSHIGATSE(3900m)
The home of the Pancheng Lamas and built by the frist Daila Lama who named Gedhun Dhup in 1447,The main statue is future budhha (in Tibetan Gyalwa Champa) and it is the one of the biggest gold or copper statue inside the building on the world, O/H Hotel Manasorvar

Day06:DRIVE TO XEGAR(4500m)
Drive to Xegar 240km far away from Shigatse and 100km from Mount Everest,O/H Everest Hotel

Day07:DRIVE TO KHARTA
Drive to Kharta vellage and set up a time for yaks on next day trek from Yueba O/H camp

Day08:DRIVE TO YUEBA
Drive to Yueba O/H Camp

Day09:TREK
Start trek -Yueba to Shawutso O/H Camp 7hrs

Day10:TREK
Shawutso / Choksam O/H Camp 6hrs

Day11:TREK
Choksam / Thansam O/H Camp 4hrs

Day12:TREK
Thansam-Pathang O/H Camp 4hrs

Day13:TREK
Pathang / Wokpa O/H Camp 3hrs

Day14:TREK
Wokpa / Pathang Ringmo O/H Camp 4hrs

Day15:TREK
Pathang Ringmo / Kunshong Base Camp (The best view of Mt.Everest,Mt.Lhotse O/H Camp 5hrs

Day16:TREK
Kunshong Basecamp / Wokpa O/H Camp 6hrs

Day17:TREK
Wokpa / Shuramtso O/H Camp 6hrs

Day18:TREK
Shuramtso / Kharta Puk O/H Camp 7hrs

Day19:TREK
Kharta Puk / Yueba O/H Camp 6hrs

Day20:DRIVE TO TINGRI
Take the short cut to Tingri O/H Snowleapord Hotel

Day21:DRIVE TO NYALAM
Next morning drive to Nyalam 150km O/H Nyalam GuestHouse

Day22:DRIVE TO FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE
Zhangmu-Kathmandu-transfer-hotel
* Sightseeing tour as per above programs.
* Land Transfer by TOYOTA Landcruiser.
* Supporter Truck.
* Tibet travel permit.
* Tibetan English speaking guide during the tour
* Twin sharing accommodation as per tour program
* Camping gears,two men tent/dining tent /kitchen tent / toilet tent & all kitchen gears.
* Full board meal during the camping section.
* Yak and Yak men,cook, helpers.
* Staff insurance
* Monasteries entrance fees and EBC / Pax and Car.
* Cold drinks alcoholic beverages,
* Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Tibet (besides camping section),
* Nepal visa,
* Nepal Re- entry visa,
* Travel insurance,
* Tips for guide,porters,driver,and yak men.
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