Kharta Valley is isolated region along with Mt. Everest which consists of the Himalayan ranges of Everest region and the arid Tibetan plateau. The Kharta Valley trek starts from Kharta valley 140 km south-east from Shegar taking us to pristine wilderness, beautiful Alpine Lakes and beautiful mountain views. The beautiful valleys like Karma Valley, Khangseung valley and Khangseung Glacier make you feel different than other trekking in Tibet. On the way we can view Mt. Makalu , Mt. Everest, Pethangtse, Lhotse and others
We spend several days in a spectacular high-altitude meadow, exploring, relaxing and snapping pictures.
Day 01: (Tue/ Sat): Arrival Lhasa and acclimatization:
Drive to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. This one hour trans- Himalayan flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks. Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be transferred to the hotel. This day would be kept for your acclimatization. It is advisable to drink plenty of water and have a good sleep for next day’s program.
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing:
Visit Potala Palace and Jokang Monastery, then walk on the Barkhor Street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing:
Visit Drepung Monastery for the whole morning, later after lunch, visit Sera monastery. We do the Sera Kora walk for about 1 hr and then attend the famous debate session (if the debate session is in process) of the monks before returning back to Lhasa
Drive to Shigatse (approximately 4-5 hours) following the Lhasa River. Afternoon we visit the Tashilumpo Monastery. Overnight at Shigatse Hotel.
Drive to Kharta, you leave the highway and drive close to Kharta where your trekking crew will set the first camp. The magnificent views of Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Everest are expected from the camp.
Trekking (4-5 hr) towards the mountain ranges. You will see the magnificent views of Makalu and Everest, overnight at camp.
Trek to Tangmoche-4350m (4-5 hr)
Trek to Sagar- approximately 4800m (4-5 hr)
Trek to Pola Valley- 4500m via Doya Ri- 5300m (7-8 hr)
Trek for about 3 hour and drive to Everest base camp-5150m, overnight at camp
Excursion to the Rongbuk glacier for the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, return to BC for overnight at camp.
Drive about 150 km to the Cho Oyu base camp, overnight camp at Driver's camp-4900m
Excursion to Cho Oyu base camp (approx. 5 hr)
Trekking back to Driver Camp and drive to Zhangmu, overnight at hotel
After clearing the Chinese & Nepalese Immigration formalities, we travel down to the Friendship Bridge where you re-enter Nepal and catch the transport to Kathmandu (4-5 hr) overnight at hotel.
Service Includes :
Airport transfers, transport to Lhasa by air and return to Kathmandu by road; Sightseeing as per itinerary, all meals on trek, services of a professional Sherpa team, and all equipment including sleeping/dining/toilet tents, sleeping bags (with inner sheets) and foam mattresses; trek staff insurance. Hotel accommodation on sharing basis with breakfast.
English speaking guide in Tibet and all land transportation inside Tibet, trek permit & entrance fees etc.
Service Excludes :
All arrangements in Kathmandu; Nepali and Tibet entry permit, Chinese visa; personal insurance; personal tips; unexpected expenses in the event of emergency evacuation and price rises beyond our control.
THIS ITINERARY IS MEANT ONLY AS A GUIDELINE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO SUIT LOCAL CONDITIONS.