Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA

Everest Kangshung Face

A remarkable program that will appeal to the avid trekker who is also seeking an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. Essentially this expedition includes all the highlights of our ‘High Road to Lhasa' journey (including time in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse) with a 9 day trek to the Kangshung Face of Everest - a spectacular trek that is undertaken by only a select number of groups each season. We follow trails through conifer and rhododendron forest, past sacred lakes and across the verdant yak grazing pastures set beneath a backdrop of Lhotse, Makalu and the huge Kangshung Face (east face) of Everest. After the trek we drive to the Rongphu Valley to appreciate the huge dimensions of the north face of Everest before heading back to the Kathmandu Valley.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAY 3 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa
DAYS 4/5 In Lhasa, visit the historic Potala Palace, the Norbulingka and the ancient Jokhang Temple
DAY 6 Drive to Gyantse with its historic fort and Kumbum
DAY 7 Drive to Shigatse
DAY 8 In Shigatse, visit the Tashilhumpo, drive to Shegar
DAY 9 Drive to Kharta Valley
DAYS 10/15 Approach trek via Kharta Valley to Kangshung Face Base Camp (5050 m)
DAYS 16/18 Trek via Langma La (5330m) to trailhead
DAY 19/20 Drive to Rongphu, view North Face of Everest
DAYS 21/22 Drive to Kathmandu
DAY 23 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

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Trip Code: KAN
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  23 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  27 April 2014
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price: $5,890.00 NZD

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