A superb Tibetan trek through the Kharta and Karma valleys to the seldom-visited Kangshung Face of Everest.
This trek will show you one of the most unusual, interesting and least trekked approaches to Everest. The trip begins with a fascinating road journey from Kathmandu across the Himalaya onto the Tibetan Plateau. We have time to acclimatise in Nyalam, from where we can walk towards Shishapangma south base camp for great views of the Jugal Himal. From New Tingri we leave the Friendship Highway and cross the Pang La for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. We will begin trekking at Kharta, a small village on the Arun River close up against the great barrier of the Himalaya. Crossing the Shao La into the densely forested Karma Valley we trek to the base camp at Pethang Ringmo. From here we have stunning views of the magnificent Kangshung Face of Everest. This incredibly steep east face of Everest is rarely seen by trekkers and even more rarely climbed. It is the most difficult and dangerous route to the top of the world. We return to Kharta across the Langma La, with breathtaking views of Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Everest. Following the trek we will drive to Rongbuk Monastery, from where we can trek to the north base camp for the definitive views of Everest’s north face.