Everest Kangshung Face Trek Overview
Everest Kangshung Face Trek is considered the best way to get near the majestic summit of Mount Everest.
Designed for those non-seasoned climbers, the trek route offers captivating terrain with varieties of flora throughout the trek. We will also be able to experience the firsthand culture of the Sherpas. Hiking through alpine forests, crossing glacial lakes and lush farmlands, we make our way to the hidden face of Mount Everest, christened Kanshung. Contrary to popular trekking routes, we begin our trek from Lhasa (3700 m).
We will also visit versatile remote villages with vibrant culture and color. The journey to Kangshung Face Trek is designed to help hikers acclimatize gradually to the elevation gain and follow the winding, safe ridges and trails in a bid to garner some of the most fantastic views that the region has to offer.
Although the trek isn’t too long, it is still rated at a moderate difficulty in grade due to the high passes and campsites we encounter. The highest point we reach is the Langma La Pass (5320 m) and the trek on mountain scree to reach Pethang Ringmo is one of the most adventurous parts of our trek.
We encounter the villages of Shigatse, Shegar and the scenic Pang La Pass, along the way and experience firsthand the culture and heritage of the local population.
Major Highlights of Tibetan Khangshung Face
- One of the most dramatic, beautiful but least explored regions in the world.
- Explore Landmarks cities like Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Rongbuk, and Zhangmu.
- Visit the vibrant city of Kathmandu.
- Panoramic and lifetime memorable view of Everest.
- Traditional and unique Tibetan villages, cultures and hospitality
- The dramatic panoramic view comprises distant Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Chomo Lonzo and Everest itself.