Kharta Valley Trek

Kharta Valley Trek

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

24 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Langma La (5320m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive with flight

Best Season:

May - October.

The Khatra Valley Trek is one of the challenging yet exciting treks through the glacial valleys, high passes, and traditional villages in the mysterious and secluded part of Tibet.

This 24-day trip to the mystical land is a combination of exotic trek and guided sightseeing tours in the largest city of Tibet, Lhasa, and the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu.

The sightseeing tour in Lhasa provides you insights about the Tibetan culture and history as you will visit the popular and important landmarks like Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Sera Monastery, Deprung Monastery, and Jokhang Temple. The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu offers you the unique artistic and architectural pieces.

Our trekking trail to Khatra Valley passes through several alpine meadows, picturesque pastures of yak, nomadic lands, and crystal clear icy lakes with great views of the Himalayas on the backdrop.

We, Himalayan Trekkers are always ready to help you. So, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or problems

Starting Price

USD 4589 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will welcome you and escort you to the designated hotel.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation

Meals included: BB

You will spend the whole day by exploring some of the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, and preparing for the trip to the Khatra Valley. 

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs sightseeing

Day 3

Scenic drive to Syabru Besi (1600m)

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will have a scenic and amazing off-road drive to Syabru Besi for overnight stay by enjoying the amazing views of rivers, hills, mountains, small settlements, and terraced fields. 

Syabru Besi is in the northern part of Nepal in the Langtang region which is 20 km far from the Nepal-China border. 

Once you reach the town, you can explore around and interact with local people of that area.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 4

Drive to Tingri (4050m) via Kayrong

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will continue our drive to the border area, complete the immigration procedure, and enter Tibet. Our representative on that side will be there to welcome and assist you.

Furthur drives to Tingri for an overnight stay. 

(Note: You can also spend one more night at Kayrong to get proper acclimatization).

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 5

Drive to Kharta

Meals included: BB

After a warm breakfast, we will enjoy a scenic drive to Kharta valley by catching the east road from the midpoint which grants two roads; one for Kharta valley and another for Rongbuk valley. 

Kharta is the administrative headquarters of the region.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 6

Trek to meadow camp (4160m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will begin our trek by following the jeep track along with the Kharta river and cross the bridge which leads towards Shao La.

 We will stay an overnight in a meadow (4160m) above the Dambuk Chu (river valley) which drains from the Shao La.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Kaamo Tsangpo valley (4000m) via Shao La (4790m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we will start our trek very early as we have to cross the Shao La (4790m). From that pass, you can get mesmerizing views of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8475m), and Lhotse (8501m).

Then, we will further descend to some yak pasture and also cross the amazing lakes before reaching your campsite. The team members of Himalayan trekkers will already be there at campsite with good food and camp where you will stay overnight.

Overnight just above the Kaamo Tsangpo valley.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Shalung Tsho (4420m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will cross the Kaamo Tsangpo Valley and climb up the hill following the forest with juniper, rhododendron. On the way, we will observe the view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse.

After a good walk, we will reach the campsite area nearby Shalung Tsho (4420m) where we will spend the night. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Pethang Ringmo (4820m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With a good breakfast, we will move forward by observing the amazing view of Lhotse Shar (8383m). After an hour's walk, we will meet the trail from Langma La.

We then descend downwards and reach our campsite in Pethang Ringmo via rhododendron forest, and small settlement of Bathang. 

From our campsite, we can enjoy the views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Kangshung Base camp (5090m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today's walk will be shorter as we will be trekking above 5000m from sea level. So, we will trek slowly by enjoying the scenic beauty.

After reaching the Kangshung Base Camp (5090m), you can either relax or explore to the west of the camp, following the crest of a long murrain for about 45 minutes to its end at 5200m. 

If we have enough energy we can climb another 2 hours to the crest of the main ridge for even more incredible views.

Overnight at Base camp.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs

Day 11

Explore base camp & return to Pethang Ringmo

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you can explore to the north side from a camp where you will get stunning views of triangular peaks and also Makalu behind Jomolonzo.

We will then return back to Pethang Ringmo where we stayed overnight earlier too.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs

Day 12

Trek to the base of Langma La (4800m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With some descents from the campsite after breakfast, we will meet the trail to Langma La which will be followed by us.  We continue through the afternoon with great views of Makalu to our camp at the base of the Langma La.

Be prepared, take well rest as we will be at the highest point and the last pass of the trip!

Overnight.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 13

Trek down to Shomale via Langma La Pass (5320m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning, we will climb up from our campsite by crossing the glacial lake and reach the Langma La Pass (5320m). From here we have a truly spectacular view, seeing Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

We then descend towards Shomale via the Kharta Tsangpo valley by observing the majestic Kanchenjunga.

Overnight at Shomale. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 14

Trek back to Kharta

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will return back to Kharta by crossing the terraced barley fields, stone fences, bridge of Kharta river, following the river to the campsite.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 15

Drive to Rongbuk Monastery

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will bid farewell to the amazing Kharta valley and enjoy a scenic drive to Rongbuk Monastery.

Rongbuk monastery, a very popular pilgrimage/heritage site for Buddhists. Rongbuk Monastery is situated at the foot of Mt. Everest and claims that the highest Buddhist Shrine on the earth at an altitude of 5100 m.

It is also regarded as the gateway to the Everest as the climbers who want to attempt the Mt. Everest via north face must pass through this magnificent Monastery. 

You can interact with locals, explore the monastery area, and also learn some books related to the history, and culture of the area.

Overnight.

 

 

Accommodation: lodges/ monastery/tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 16

Short drive to Everest Base Camp & drive to New Tingri /Shegar

Meals included: BB

From Rongbuk, we will have a short drive to Everest base camp (northern side), take some pictures and enjoy the scenic drive towards New Tingri/ Shegar/ Lhatse.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive

Day 17

Scenic drive to Shigatse (3900m)

Meals included: BB

Today, we drive to Shigatse, the second major town of Tibet.

In Shigste we can see the renowned monastery called Tashilhunpo. It was discovered by the first Dalai Lama known as Gendun Drup in 1447. It is equally important from both prospectuses either culturally or historically.

Overnight stay at Shigatse.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 18

Scenic drive to Lhasa (3660m) via Gyantse

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will continue our drive to Lhasa via Gyantse.

En route, we will explore the amazing glacial lakes named Yamdork lake, Manak Dam Lake, Perklor Monastery, Kumbum stupa and amazing mountains too. 

After reaching Lhasa, we will explore the market and overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 19

Lhasa sightseeing including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, & Barkhor Street

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the former winter palace of the Dalai Lamas. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

After a short break, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 20

Full day Lhasa sightseeing covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, & Sera Monastery

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will start the sightseeing from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas,

The second site is Drepung Monastery, built by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions. 

Lastly, we will pay a visit to Sera Monastery, one of the most beautiful monastery compounds in the country. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 21

Scenic flight to Kathmandu & free day

Meals included: BB

Today, you depart from Lhasa with a scenic flight to Kathmandu after breakfast.

After reaching Nepal; free to explore on your own.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 22

Kathmandu Sightseeing & drive to Nagarkot

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, you will be guided to some popular landmarks of Kathmandu valley including Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Then, we drive to Nagarkot hillstation for an overnight stay.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive

Day 23

Hike in Nagarkot, for sunrise view & return back to Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

Early morning, hike to a hill station for sunrise view. After breakfast, return back to Kathmandu. 

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: An hour hike & 2 hrs drive.

Day 24

Final departure

Meals included: BB

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will assist and transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Hope you enjoyed this trip with us and please do remember us for other exciting and amazing trips in the Himalayas.

Have a safe journey!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Syabrubesi, Lhasa, Sighatse etc., we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome/Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel with your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Airport Transfers 
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Hotel accommodation in cities with breakfast
  • Available accommodation during the trek with full board meal 
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary
  • All required entrance fees
  • Guide Fees
  • All required transportation in private vehicle 
  • All the applicable taxes and surcharges 
  • Farewell Dinner 

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Travel and personal Insurance
  • Any extra cost occurring due to unfavorable circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities 
  • International flight fares
  • Anything not included in the includes section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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