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

This expedition includes the highlights of our ‘High Road to Lhasa' journey, including time in Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse, with a 9 day trek in the Kharta valley to the spectacular Kangshung Face of Everest. After a few days sightseeing in Lhasa, we will drive across the Tibetan plateau with ample opportunities to absorb the traditional culture of Tibet, before arriving in Kharta, a bustling Tibetan village nestled in the shadow of Everest. Our trek to the east face of Everest offers extraordinary views of the world's highest mountain. After the trek we drive to the Rongphu Valley to appreciate the huge dimensions of the north face of Everest before heading back to Lhasa for our flight across the Himalaya to Kathmandu.

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
DAY 7 In Gyantse and drive to Shigatse
DAY 8 In Shigatse, visit the Tashilhumpo, drive to Shegar
DAY 9 Drive to Kharta Valley
DAYS 10/15 Trek via Kharta Valley to Kangshung Face Base Camp (5050 m)
DAYS 16/17 Trek via Langma La (5330m) to trailhead
DAYS 18/19 Drive to Rongphu, view North Face of Everest
DAY 20 Drive to Lhasa
DAY 21 Fly to Kathmandu
DAY 22 In Kathmandu
DAY 23 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

This tour/trek was modified at short notice to allow for the closure of the highway back to Kathmandu - in these circumstances the WE people in Nepal and Tibet did great work to allow the trip to continue and provide participants all the highlights of the original itinerary.

Greg Heilbron NSW, Australia

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Trip Code: KAN
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  23 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  23 June 2017
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price: £3,590.00 GBP

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