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Kharta Valley Trek

This 20 day adventure takes you on a spectacular walk to Kangshung Everest Base Camp, amongst some of the grandest Himalayan scenery to be found, followed by a visit to Everest North Face Base Camp and exploring the holy city of Lhasa.

This is a spectacular walk along steep-sided alpine valleys, past glacial lakes of stunning turquoise and gaining views of some of the most spectacular Himalayan scenery to be found. In the summer, flowers are in bloom in the remote Kangshung Valley, also known as the Valley of Flowers.

This trek requires some stamina but it is truly amazing and well worth the effort. The highest point on our trek is Langma La at 5320 metres. From the pass (La) on a clear day, the outstanding view south features Makalu dwarfing all the other peaks, including Everest. Complementing the incredible mountain views, the valleys and ridges below the snowline are richly covered with vegetation nurtured by the monsoon rains that manage to sneak behind this immense range.

After finishing our trek spend a few days on the road to Lhasa, visiting Everest Base Camp to see the stunning north face of the world’s highest mountain and stopping overnight in Lhatse and Gyantse on the way. Lhasa, once the Forbidden City, is seen as the heart and soul of Tibet, a place of devout pilgrimage and it is still truly a city of wonders. The medieval feel of the city, with its ancient architecture, stalls hawking everything from prayer flags and turquoise to yak skulls, and pilgrims completing prostrations at each step of their devotional kora – this is an exotic brew that few people can resist.
DAY 01 : Drive from Kathmandu [1300m] to Nyalam [3750m]
We leave Kathmandu after an early breakfast and drive northwards through Nepal’s beautiful terraced hillsides, river valleys and forests and catching glimpses of the Himlayas. We reach Kodari on the Nepal - Tibet border and must complete the border formalities at both the Nepalese and Chinese immigration posts. Once in Tibet we follow a series of incredibly steep switchbacks climbing up a mossy gully with cascading waterfalls to Nyalam where we stay the night..
DAY 02 : Acclimatisation day
With Tibet’s average altitude being over 3500m above sea level we take altitude sickness very seriously, so we spend today resting in Nyalam in order to acclimatise before heading up higher.

We take the opportunity to go a short way out of town to visit a small temple, Nyalam Pelgye Ling, associated with eleventh- and twelfth-century poet-lama and saint Milarepa, credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet.
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Trip Facts

22 Days(s)
Max. Altitude
3500 meters
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