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.

Trip Facts

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

Day 01: Fly to Gongar airport and drive to Lhasa O/N Hotel
Day 02: Visit Potala, Norbulingkha and Jokhang O/N Hotel
Day 03: Visit Depong and Sera Monastery O/N Hotel
Day 04: Drive to Gyantse 4025m via Yamdrok Lake O/N Hotel
Day 05: Drive to Shigatse 3850m O/N Hotel
Day 06: Drive Shegar 4360m O/N Camp
Day 07: Drive to Kharta Qu O/N Camp
Day 08: Trek to Lakes Valley  O/N Camp
Day 09: Explore Lakes Valley  O/N Camp
Day 10: Trek to Dambu 4290m  O/N Camp
Day 11: Trek to Shao Tsho 4650m  O/N Camp
Day 12: Trek over Shao La Pass (4900m) to Jokshum 3980m  O/N Camp
Day 13: Trek to Thangsum 4480m  O/N Camp
Day 14: Trek to Pethang 4240m  O/N Camp
Day 15: Trek to Pethang Ringmo 4960m  O/N Camp
Day 16: Acclimatization Pethang Ringmo 4960m  O/N Camp
Day 17: Trek to Kangshung Base Camp 5090m  O/N Camp
Day 18: Trek to Pethang Ringmo 4960m  O/N Camp
Day 19: Trek to Tsho Shungrima (Langma La Base Camp) 4970m  O/N Camp
Day 20: Trek over Langma La Pass 5390m to Lundrubling 4390m  O/N Camp
Day 21: Trek to Kharta and drive to Tashi Dzong 4110m  O/N Camp
Day 22: Drive to Everest Base Camp Rongphu Monastery  O/N Camp
Day 23: Drive to Kyirong 2750m O/N Guesthouse
Day 24: Cross border to Nepal and drive to Kathmandu

Trip cost includes:

  • All arrival and departure transport
  • All ground transport during tour
  • Twine sharing basis accommodation with breakfast in Tibet
  • All meals and camping equipment during trek
  • Pick up Nepal China border
  • Chinese visa fee
  • Tour guide and all entrance fees


Trip cost excludes:

  • International air ticket and Nepal visa fees
  • Hotel and food in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of client
  • Tips for supporting staff (Tips is expected)

Available departures


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