Everest Kangshung Face Trek
- Trek to Kangshung Base Camp
- Visit North Base Camp
- Tour palaces, monasteries, a temple and an outdoor bazaar.
- Trek through forests and meadows on the east face of Mt. Everest
- Gain spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain range
The Everest Kangshung Face Trek is uniquely surreal because of its beauty and desolation. This trek to Kangshung base camp follows the road less traveled. Before the trek begins, an introductory tour is given in Lhasa, and continues to Zhangmu. The tour covers rich and historical sites such as the Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, a traditional hospital, an outdoor bazaar, Sera, and Drepung Monasteries, and Jokhang Temple.
The Everest Kangshung Face Trek begins when the tour reaches Kharta. From Kharta, the trail follows the Kharta River and provides amazing views of local villages and terraced fields. After a while the trail turns into rhododendron, and conifer forests. Soon though the forests give way to moraines and the trail continues to Jorpokhari Lake. The next day of the trek provides mesmerizing views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu and others. The trail continues to bob in and out of forests and until it reaches Kangshun Base Camp. The trail wraps around, passing yak camps, alpine meadows, and rocky outcrops till it reaches North Base Camp. As the trek comes to an end, the tour begins again with a tour to Ronbuk Monastery then back to Lhasa.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa
Day 02: Visit Potala, and Norbulingka Palace, and a traditional hospital. -06 hrs, 3,650 m / 11,972 ft
Day 03: Visit Sera, and Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. -06 hrs
Day 04: Travel to Gyantse. -05 hrs, 3,950 m / 12,956 ft
Day 05: Travel to Shigatse. 2 hrs, 3,900 m / 12,795 ft
Day 06: Travel to Kharta. -01 hr, 3,750m/12,300ft
Day 07: Trek to Landrubling. -05 hrs, 4,800 m / 15,700 ft
Day 08: Trek to Jorpokhari for acclimatization. -04 hrs, 4,268 m / 14,000 ft