Only a few people are aware of trekking in Kharta Valley and the Kangshung face, the Eastern face of the Mt. Everest. This isolated region along with Mt. Everest contains the jagged Himalayan range of Makalu, to the North & East lies the arid Tibetan Plateau. The region is famous for its pristine wilderness, beautiful lakes and superb views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Karma Changri (6289m) along with the enormous Kangshung glacier hanging from the East face of the Mt. Everest. The trek passes through several verdant tiny valleys and beautiful lakes along the way.
The starting point of this trek is Kharta valley which is situated 140 kilometer south-east from Xegar. Xegar is situated on friendship highway and it is one of the gateways to the Everest region. From Kharta valley we trek ahead to Kangshung face via Kama valley. Kamma valley offers views of such giants as Makalu, Chomo Lonzo, Pethangtse, Lhotse and Mt. Everest itself. This is approaching the highest trekking territory on earth, with passes getting up to 6000 meters.
The Kharta valley and Kangshung face trek can be commenced from Zhang-Mu (Tibetan border town) which is a 4 and half hours drive from Kathmandu. Also, we can start our journey from Lhasa itself. So, those travelers who are traveling in Tibet via mainland China can join this trek too. Due to its isolation, the trek should be organized on a fully camping basis. We have to bring all necessary logistics (foods, camping and kitchen equipment and necessary crew) with us from Kathmandu OR from Lhasa. The best time for trekking to Kharta valley and Kangshung face is between May and September. A trek to Kharta valley can be combined with Lhasa tour, and as per your convenient this trek can be organized any time.
Day 01: Flight to Lhasa and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing tour including Potala Palace, Norbulinkha & Barkhor Square
Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing tour including Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery etc
Day 04: Jeep tour: Lhasa to Gyantse (3900 m)
Day 05: Jeep tour: Gyantse to Shigatse (3950 m)
Day 06: Jeep tour: Shigatse to Xegar (4300 m)
Day 07: Jeep tour: Xegar to Kharta valley, overnight camping
Day 08: Trekking - Kharta valley to Yueba, overnight camping
Day 09: Trekking - Yueba to Base of Langma-La, overnight camping
Day 10: Trekking - Langma La to Cave, overnight camping
Day 11: Trekking - Cave to Pethang, overnight camping
Day 12: Trekking - Pethang to Pethang Ringmo, overnight camping
Day 13: Trekking - Pethang Ringmo to Sharlung, overnight camping
Day 14: Trekking - Sharlung to Sharo, overnight camping
Day 15: Trekking - Sharo to Yueba, overnight camping
Day 16: Trekking - Yueba to Kharta, overnight camping
Day 17: Jeep tour: Kharta valley to Xegar (4300 m), overnight camping
Day 18: Jeep tour: Xegar to Nyalam (3750 m), overnight camping
Day 19: Jeep tour: Nyalam to Zhangmu then drive back to Kathmandu
Mt. Kailash, also known as Tise, Kailasa or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows)is the center of the physical and metaphysical universe and sacred to the Hindus, the Buddhists, the Jains, and the Bonpos.