Trek To East & North Faces Of Everest

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TREK TO EAST & NORTH FACES OF EVEREST (21 days)

Take the trail to the world's highest trek and experience the ultimate in trekking adventure. This trek is for the high adventurer who likes challenges.

This trek leads you to the rarely visited eastern face of Mount Everest (also known as Khangsung face).A visit to the famous North base camp of Everest is another highlight of this trip. The trail passes through alpine meadows, forests filled with wildflowers, glaciated valleys, high mountain passes, traditional Tibetan villages, ancient monasteries, rich barley fields, picturesque yak pastures, Tibetan nomadic land, emerald green lakes and so many other captivating sights.

Your adventure begins in Lhasa where you get ample time to acclimatize and to absorb the exoticism of Tibetan cultural heritage. As you are guided around the most significant and ancient monasteries of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, an expert Tibetan guide will instruct you on the intricacies and mysticism of Tibetan Buddhism.

Driving along the Friendship Highway you pass through small Tibetan settlements, where you will see nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains. You will meet the trekking support crew at the trail head point at Kharta. Yaks will carry the food supplies and trekking equipment. You camp amidst spectacular mountain scenery. Crossing the 5330 meter high Langma La (pass), the highest point of the trek, on your way to Everest's east base camp gives you an ultimate high altitude experience. Some of the peaks which you get to view on this trek are Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse, Gauri Shankar and the Kanchenjunga massif.

TRIP FACTS
Trip length: 21 Days
Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging trek
Starts in: Lhasa
Ends in: Kathmandu
Group size: Maximum 12
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge and camping
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck
Maximum altitude: 5390m

OUTLINE ITINERARY
DDay 01 - Arrive Lhasa (3660 m)
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 03 - Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 04 - Free day in Lhasa for acclimatization
Day 05 - Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km
Day 06 - Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km
Day 07 - Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km.
Day 08 - Drive to Kharta (3690m)
Day 09 - Rest day in Kharta for further acclimatization
Day 10 - Trek to Lhundrubling (3990m)
Day 11 - Cross Shao La [4970 m] & trek to Kaamo Tsangpo valley
Day 12 - Trek to Khangsung valley (4300 m)
Day 13 - Trek to Pethang Ringmo (4960m)
Day 14 - Pethang Ringmo to Hoppo [4800 metres]
Day 15 - Trek to Kangshung base camp [5090 metres]
Day 16 - Trek to Base of Langma La (4800m)
Day 17 - Cross Langma La [5390m] & trek to Lundrubling (3990m)
Day 18 - Trek to Kharta (3690m)
Day 19 - Drive to Rongbuk (5000m), trek to Everest North face base camp (5150m)
Day 20 - Drive to Nyalam
Day 21 - Drive to Kathmandu

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This article was published on 2010/11/24