Kharta Valley Trek
Kharta Valley Trek is known as Kangshung Face Trek or Kangshung East Face. On the south of Tibet and north of Nepal’s border Himalaya there is the beautiful hidden land Kharta Valley. Kharta Valley Trek provides most spectacular views of snow peaks and sublime Tibetan panoramas, flowering high-altitude pastures, glaciers tumbling down from 8000 meters and traditional Tibetan villages. The remote, eastern face of Mount Everest “Kangshung face” is placed between long glaciers and soaring Himalayan peaks, rising almost 500 kilometers above the Rongphu Base Camp. Mallory’s 1921 Everest Reconnaissance Expedition discovered the route up Everest via the Kharta Valley.
Kharta Valley Trek “Kangshung Face” begins in Kharta, from where we first spend two days exploring the Valley of Lakes to the south east of the traditional Kharta Valley route. The Kharta Valley is a region of alpine lakes, soaring peaks and grassy meadows, a semi-nomadic region, which turns shades of pinks and purples with the spring flowers. Waking to reflections of Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,463 meters, and its sister peak Jomolonzo, we cross the relatively simple Shau La Pass to get into the higher reaches of the Kharta Valley.
Our journey begins in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, where we explore the historic Potala and numerous monasteries and en-route to Kharta. After the Kharta valley trek, we drive back to Kyirong or Zangmu border and continue to Kathmandu. On optional we drive back to Lhasa and fly out in case border is close.
- Best Season: May to September
- Destination: Kharta Valley Trek
- Activity: Tour and Trek
- Max. Altitude: 5330m.
- Group Size: 2 pax+
- Activity per day: Approx 5-7 hrs