Himalayan Mentor offers trekking package in Tibet’s Kharta Valley region to explore one of the most highlighted natural heritage of Tibetan forbidden land in 3 weeks. Together our trekking program is also combined with main sightseeing spots that ever renowned among travelers. Guided sightseeing tours in Lhasa visiting-Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street market, Drepung Monastery and many other attraction of around are the main attractions of this trip.
From Kathmandu you will depart for Lhasa by flight. The scenic flight from Kathmandu offers great views of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, third highest mountain, Kangchenjunga and more. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Hotel in the Lhasa for three nights stay which will help you to acclimatize for your grand tour to this inaccessible land as well sightseeing tour in Lhasa. For the trekking we will take you’re the nomadic zone in Tibet called “Kharta valley”. This is the remote trekking in Tibet, where you can feel the unexplored beauty of this land. We will trek through Tangmoche, Shegar, Pola Valleyand finally ends the trip after crossing Rongbuk, Everest base camp * Cho Oyu base camp. Then we will take you to Tibet border. After immigration stuffs we will drive back to Kathmandu.
Kharta trekking trip highlights
Trip Duration: 21 Days
Mode of Trip: Fly to Lhasa & drive out after end the trek
Trekking Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging trek
Trip starts in: Lhasa fly in
Trip ends in: Kathmandu- Tibet boarder
Group size: Minimum 2 & Maximum 10-12
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge and tented camp
Transportation: Private vehicle
Maximum altitude: Doya Ri- 5300m
Best of the Trip: Visiting Potala Palace, 2 days guided sightseeing to explore main attraction of around and trekking to Kharta valley in nomad land of Tibet
Kharta valley trek itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa.
Upon arrival at Lhasa meet our Tibetan agent’s official representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02-03: Guided sightseeing tours in Lhasa
Visit-Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Bakhor Street market, Drepung Monastery and many other attraction of around
Day 04: Drive to Shigatse via Gyantse - 06 hrs.
The road connection follows the Lhasa River bank, up on arrival transfer to hotel and rest. Afternoon sightseeing to the Tashilumpo Monastery and explore around/overnight at Shigatse Hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Shegar 4,350m - 05 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Shigatse, our drive continues to Shegar, crossing two high passes, one at 4,500m and 5,200m. Arriving at Hotel in Shegar or Xegar it is the only one in Shegar and in fact the only hotel within a 200 km radius.
Day 06: Drive to Kharta 3,700 m -06 hrs.
A very scenic drive through the great high pass of Pang-la 5,200m offering one of the worlds most panoramic views of the central / eastern high Himalayan range of mountains and then reaching our point of Trekking at Kharta.
Day 07: Trek to Yuerba - 3,900m -05 hrs.
Our adventure begins from Kharta, heading westwards, following the Kharta Chu, a tributary of the great Arun River which flows towards Nepal, the route passes a number of small settlement and Yak dwellers and leading between terraces beside the river near to the village of Yeurba for the first overnight camp in the wilderness.
Day 08: Trek to Lhatse 4, 8900 m - 05 hrs.
Kangshung face crosses the Langma 5,320 meter today, passing through villages; our path follows the ridge, through scrubby juniper and rhododendron, and finally coming to a rocky gorge, to emerge at the flat grassy area known as Lhatse for the overnight camp.
Day 09: Trek over Langma La 5,320m overnight camp at 4,890m - 05 hrs.
From this wonderful campsite today walk lead to the high pass of Langma of over 5,320m.
The walk leads to a steep winding path on the grassy slopes hill for over two hour till Langma is reached where you can hear the string of prayer flags fluttering on the wind. This top offers grand views of Makalu and as far as to Everest and other surrounding peaks, after a great moment here trek down towards the campsite on the grassy meadow near the drokpa or nomads camps.
Day 10: Trek to Drogpa - 4,340 m - 05 hrs.
The path leads on the gradual winding path most of the way with marvelous scenery of the landscapes and snow capped high mountains most of the way till Drogpa is reached for the overnight stop. Here depending upon the season meet the Shepard’s / nomads camp in Tibetan is known as Drogpa or Drokpa.
Day 11: Trek to Pethang Ringmo 5,026m - 06 hrs.
From Drogpa the walk leads to Pethanf Ringmo heading down the valley from the cave to a long narrow trail 300m from the bottom of the Karma Valley, after crossing the Karma Valley, the path leads to Karma chu to Pethang.
Day 12: Rest day for local exploration.
Rest day with time to marvel the surrounding beauty and its landscapes with short hike and explore the unexplored area of this hidden areas of Kharte valley.
Day 13: Trek to Ridge Top 5,284m - 05 hrs.
The walk leads to the high top walking slowly on this beautiful path overlooking grand views of the surrounding high peaks and beautiful landscapes of the valleys and high hills.
Day 14: Trek to Parthang 4,730 m -05 hrs.
The walk gets easier as our trip ends to lower region on this Kharta valley passing through several yak pastures and nomads till Parthang is reached for the overnight stop.
Day 15: Trek to Sharlung 4,629m - 04 hrs.
Our walk leads to the long valley most of the way overlooking giant peaks on this summer pasture fields carpets of small beautiful flowers can be seen along the trail.
Day 16: Trek to Sharo 4,173 m - 05 hrs.
From Sharlung our route heads back towards Yuerba as the walk approaches to lower region of the valley and passing through several farm villages and agriculture lands till Sharo is reached for the overnight stop.
Day 17: Trek to Yuerba - 06 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Yuerba with beautiful views of snow capped peaks and following the trail of earlier camps within Yak herders and Drokpa (nomads) camps.
Day 18: Trek to Kharta - 05 hrs.
Our final and last day walk of this marvelous Kharta Valley treks ends today with pleasant walk downhill most of the way to Kharata town and village.
Day 19: Drive to Phadruchi 4,850 - 05 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Kharta region today we head towards Everest region with a drive of 4-5 hrs to Phadrunchi for the overnight stop, just outside this small village.
Day 20: Drive to Kyirung 2,700 m -06 hrs.
After a great time around Kharta Valley Trekking today with last overnight stop in Tibet, as our morning drive leads to join the main Lhasa-Kathmandu (Friendship Highway) highway at Old Tingri, from Tingri views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu peaks, and then continue drive for another three hours to reach at Kyirung town with views of Mt. Shisapangma, Dorji Lakpa, Gaurishanker and Langtang mountain range. On reaching Kyirung overnight camp just before or after Kyirung or check into the local guest house / lodge, Kyirung a small growing town.
Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu – 07 hrs.
Drive leads back to the lush green vegetation and tree lines on the winding downhill road on reaching Kerong / Rasuwagadi a border town, going through the immigration and custom formalities at Rasuwgadi, continue a short drive to the Friendship Bridge. From here a few minute walk leads to the Nepal Border at Timure. Here again with the Immigration formalities 6 hours of good scenic drive brings you back at Kathmandu.