Start your journey to Tibet with a spectacular flight over the snow capped Himalayan mountains, from Kathmandu, past Mt. Everest, Malaku and Kanchanjunga.

In Lhasa we will provide you with a guided tour of the Potala, the famous palace of the Dalai Lama, Norbulinkha, the great Drepung Monastery and the holy Jokhang Temple where you can stroll through the crowded Tibetan market. We will then drive past the beautiful Turquoise Lake on our way to the historic town of Gyantse with its unique multi-storied Kumbum Stupa. At Shigatse we will walk through the massive Tashilungpo monastery and visit the memorial ‘Chorten’ of the late Panchen Lama.

After the cultural aspect of your visit to Tibet you will trek through the little visited Khangsung Valley to the east of Everest Base Camp, situated below the awesome Khangsung (East) Face of Mt. Everest. Enjoy trekking up the beautiful valley, amongst rich vegetation and flowers, before ascending the high passes to Phetang Ringmo ,situated in an alpine valley below the East Face of Mount Everest. You will visit the Rongbuk Monastery and hike to North Everest Base Camp. The tour ends with the spectacular trans-Himalayan drive along the Friendship Highway from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. Few adventure seekers have trekked up the Khangsung Valley to East Everest Base camp.

Everest Khangsung Face Trek


  • Total Duration: 24 Days
  • Max Elevation: 5,318 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Strenuous to Challenging
  • Best Months: May to October
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Hotels, basic guest houses, and tented camps as specified in the itinerary.

Trek Highlights

  • World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple of Lhasa
  • Mount Everest Basecamp
  • True Tibetan culture and lifestyle

Dates & Prices

Dates: Although this trip is currently unscheduled, contact us about organizing this destination for you or your group. The best months are between May to October.

Prices: Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: Explore the best of Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Trek briefing and preparation

Leave Nepal / Tibet Tour Days

  • Day 04: Fly to Lhasa, explore and time to acclimatize (3,650m)
  • Day 05: Explore Sera monastery and Jokhang Temple
  • Day 06: Visit Potala Palace and Norbulika (the summer Palace of the Dalai Lama)
  • Day 07: Drive to Gyantse (3,950m), a bustling city famous for its wool carpets
  • Day 08: Morning explore Khumbum Chorten, afternoon drive to Shigatse (3,900m), visit the largest and the most magnificent Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, overnight in hotel

Trek Days

  • Day 09: Drive towards the main Himalayan chain, Shegar via Sakya, overnight in hotel
  • Day 10: Drive to Kharta (3,703m), overnight in camp
  • Day 11: Trek to Landrubling (3,990m), overnight in camp
  • Day 12: Trek to Kaamo Tsangpo valley (4,560m crossing Shao La (4,970m) with
    grand views of Makalu and Chomologma, overnight in camp
  • Day 13: Trek to Khangsung valley (4,300m), overnight in camp
  • Day 14: Trek to Pethang Ringmo (4,550m), overnight in camp
  • Day 15: Trek to Hoppo, overnight in camp
  • Day 16: Trek to Kangshung Base Camp and retrace to Hoppo, overnight in camp
  • Day 17: Trek to base of Langma La (5,318m), overnight in camp at Shurim Tso (4,890m)
  • Day 18: Trek to Landrubling, overnight in camp
  • Day 19: Drive to Rongbuk, overnight in camp
  • Day 20: Hike to Everest’s north side Base Camp (5,000m), overnight in camp
  • Day 21: Drive to Nyalam (3,700m) with spectacular Himalayan views, overnight in a

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 23: A reserve day for contingency
  • Day 24: Final departure

Trip Extensions

Do you wish to extend your trip to include more time, additional destinations, or both? Let us know and we’ll help you plan it out.

(These trips can also be extended or modified to fit your schedule.)

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