• Lhasa Kharta Valley-EBC treks

    Lhasa Kharta Valley-EBC treks

    Duration: 20 Days

    Lhasa Kharta Valley-EBC treks

Overview

This trek is designed for adventurous travelers looking to get the most out of their trip to the Himalayas combining intense trekking through natural beauty with the culture and mystery of Nepal and Tibet. We will spend a few days learning about the timeless traditions of the Tibetan people in Lhasa before following in the footsteps of famous mountaineers to climb so of the toughest regions in the Himalayas including Everest Base Camp. This intensive trip is only for those interested in more intense trekking and requires a good level of physical fitness.

Trip Facts

  • Destnation: Tibet
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Duration: 14 - 21 Days
  • Region: Lhasa
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Itinerary


Day 1 Kathmandu to Lhasa

We will take a scenic mountain flight to Lhasa to meet our native Tibetan guide while taking time to explore the ancient and well-preserved capital city of Tibet. Lhasa is situated at the base of Mount Gephel and remained secluded from the world for centuries serving as the traditional home to the Dalai Lama.

Day 2 Lhasa

Today we will visit the scenic hilltop Potala Palace before traveling to the spiritual Ramoche Monastery to see the daily life of the Tibetan Monks. We will spend the afternoon unlocking the mysteries of the Norbulingkga Palace before a free evening to continue your immersion into the Tibetan way of life. We will spend the evening exploring the traditional market square having a meal of traditional Tibetan food while enjoying cultural music and dances that have been passed down for centuries.

Day 3 Lhasa

After an early breakfast, we will visit the traditional Sera Monastery known for its unmatched beauty historically serving as the home to over 5,000 monks. We will continue to the 1,400-year-old Jokhang temple regarded as the holiest site in Lhasa viewing the Kora temple nestled along the stream of humanity. After viewing the legendary golden Buddha we will return to the city for a celebratory dinner and while taking the evening to explore the timeless streets and absorb the traditional culture.

Day 4 Lhasa to Shigatse

We will take a scenic drive to the second largest city in Tibet located roughly 90 kilometers from Lhasa. The city of Sigatse is home to the largest monastery in Tibet known as Tashilhump and is home to hundreds of monks practicing the traditional form of Tibetan Buddhism. After exploring the monastery, we will wander the local market to learn more about the daily life of the local Tibetans before returning to the hotel for the night.

Day 5 Shigatse to Dingiri via Dakya

After breakfast at the hotel we will visit the traditional Sakya Monastery known for its outstanding architecture and cultural preservation. We then continue over the barren and scenic Gyamtso La Pass to admire the views of the landscape before continuing to the windy town of Dingri, which serves as the entry point to the Everest Base Camp to rest for the evening.

Day 6 Dingri to Kharta

We will take a scenic 5 hour morning drive to Kharta stopping to admire several vantage points and monasteries along the way. We will cross the highest pass in Tibet known as Gyamtso La famous for its views of the barren Tibetan landscape and intimidating mountains. Upon arrival in Kharta, we will take time to explore the village and catch a stunning sunset.

Day 7 Trek to Kharta Valley

We will begin our trek in the morning traveling along an uphill path through a series of traditional Tibetan villages offering views of the scenic Shao La Pass. We then continue along a ridge offering excellent views of the valley and the small villages spread throughout the lower altitudes. We then continue along a peaceful river through a meadow before making camp for the night.

Day 8 Shao La Pass

We will continue over a rocky trail for 2 hours before reaching the Shao La pass, which offers panoramic views of Makalu, Everest and Lhotse towering above the regional landscapre. We will then continue down to the valley through a diverse path allowing you to hike through everything from dense forests to desert like plateaus. Upon arrival in Joksum, we will have a traditional meal with locals before resting for tomorrow’s hike.

Day 9 Joksum to Kama River

We will continue through a juniper and rhododendron encrusted forest to reach the traditional grazing grounds near the Kama River. We continue along a series of high rivers offering views of Lhotse, Everest and numerous glaciers from a relaxed viewpoint. We continue through the land of traditional yak herders, peaceful lakes and rivers before settling in the grazing land of the Khangshung Valley

Day 10 Kama River to Penthang

We will ascend along a scenic ridge, which is home to several vantage points offering views of Everest, Lhotse, Tshertse, Chomolonzo and Makalu. After enjoying the views, we will descend back to the Kama River before continuing through a dense forest to the Pethang meadow where we will enjoy a mountain view sunset during the evening.

Day 11 Pethang Ringmo

After an early breakfast, we will hike along a large rockslide formed by the Chomolomze glacier. We move around the mountain to reach a vast meadow known as Okpa before continuing along the lateral moraine towards our camp. We will stop at a scenic viewpoint to relax and enjoy the views of Everest, Lhotse and Tserse before hiking to the grassy Pethang Ringmo to camp for the night.

Day 12 Optional trip to Khangshung Valley Base Camp

Today you can either rest in the Pethang Ringmo or hike up the valley along a glacier to visit the local base camp. Although not a popular destination, the Khangshung Valley Base Camp is typically used my expedition teams attempting to summit the eastern face of Everest.

Day 13 Raabka Chu

We return along the previous path along the Khangshung Glacier past Pethang to the peaceful river crossing of Raabka Chu. Today offers a pleasant and easy 4-hour walk through a meadow and is an excellent day to soak in the local mountain scenery and travel at a leisurely pace.

Day 14 Raabka Chu to Tso Tshurigma

After an early breakfast, we will take an uphill hike above the river through the Pangboche meadow before arriving at the peaceful vantage point located at the base of the Langma La Pass. After enjoying the panoramic views of mountain and valley scenery, we will hike 4 hours to Tsho Tshurigma to make camp for the night under the star light sky.

Day 15 Tsho Tshurigma to Troshay Meadow

We will start with a steep climb through a rock trail on the way to the Langma La Pass. We then officially leave the Khangshung Valley and continue downhill to reach the grassy meadow of Troshay to take in a tranquil sunset and taking time to rest and relax during the evening.

Day 16 Troshqy to Yulba

We will follow along a peaceful stream path in the Khatra Tsangpo Valley passing through several quaint Tibetan villages home to traditional farmers and herders. After a relaxed walk, we will arrive in the Yulba village to meet with a few locals to learn more about the local customs and way of life before making camp near the town for the night.

Day 17 Yulba to Rongbuk Monastery

We continue our trek toward Everest and visit the Dza Rongbuk Monastery taking either a challenging path or a gradually descending one depending on your preference. The town of Rongbuk formed in the early 1900’s is a popular retreat center as is nestled in the mountains providing full views of Everest.

Day 18 Trek to Everest Base Camp

We continue on a 2 to 3 hour hike up to Everest Base Camp passing a series of meditative caves, glaciers and a nunnery. We will stop to admire the powerful Rongbuk Glacier offering the best views of Everest and the surrounding regions before continuing to Dza Rongbuk to make camp for the night

Day 19 Tingri Plains

We will take a scenic morning drive from Rongbuk to Nyalam passing through the Tingri Plains while making several stops to get a break from the bubmy ride while enjoying the local scenery. Upon arrival in the town of Nyalam we will celebrate with a traditional Tibetan dinner and take some rest for the night.

Day 20 Return to Kathmandu

We will take a morning drive to Zhangmu passing through a series of spectacular waterfalls as you continue toward the famous friendship bridge. We will then cross the border back into Nepal and continue to Kathmandu passing through traditional villages, powerful rivers and scenic terraced agricultural fields. Upon arrival to Kathmandu, your friendly Good Karma Trekking staff will bid you farewell or arrange any plans for further exploration in Nepal.

Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in three/four star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included ( In Trekking tent where Hotels are not available )
  • 3. Guided city tour by private , Land Cruiser/car / van / bus.
  • A government licensed English speaking Tibetan Guide during the tour.
  • The required number of tour staff during the tour/Trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staff.
  • Flight as per the itinerary
  • Tibet entry permission, Chinese visa, monasteries entry fees etc.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expense.
  • Equipments like sleeping bags, down jacket and Good Karma Trekking T Shirt .

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare to and from Nepal and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa,
  • personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

Madhu Sudhan Subedi
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Cezar D
2 years ago -
Raj Ghimire
a week ago -

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