The Everest Kangshung Face trek shows you the hidden and probably the most beautiful face of Mt. Everest.
Mount Everest has three faces- the North Face, South Face and the East Face, which is the kangshung face. This trek takes you through a journey in Tibet to see the rarely seen face of Mt. Everest up close.
This 21-day-long journey in Tibet follows pristine valleys like the Kharta valley and Karma Valley. These valleys are full of alpine lakes, grazing pastures, meadows full with wildflowers, and stunning views of some of the tallest mountains in the world; Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu ( 8,481m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m), including Everest Kangshung face, of course!
We start this incredible journey in Lhasa, which is at an altitude of 3,650m. We spend two days in Lhasa sightseeing and acclimatizing. We visit some of Lhasa’s iconic and historical landmarks; Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, and Norbulingka Palace among others.
The actual trekking on foot doesn’t begin until Day 7 as we drive from Lhasa to Gyantse then to Shigatse and to Kharta in the first few days.
And, at this point we’d have already crossed Tso La(5,420m), Gyatso La(5,252m, and Pang La(5,150m).
We follow the Everest Kangshung Face ( The East Face) from Kharti to the Khangsung Valley and beyond, and back to Kharti. We then drive through the Everest Base Camp ( north face) to Rongbuk, crossing high passes while in the vicinity of igh Himalayan peaks and glaciers throughout the journey. The Himalayan village is home to the world’s highest monastery, Rongbuk Monastery. We drive to Zhangmu and finally end our journey in Kathmandu.
The Everest Kangshung Face Trek combines the historical side of Tibet with its high Himalaya, thus making it one of the most surrealistically beautiful treks in the world.
Adventure Club trek has been organizing treks and trips in Tibet since 2008. Apart from Everest Kangshung Face Trek-21 Days, we also offer Tibet - Everest Base Camp Trek-18 Days.
For shorter Everest Base Camp trip in Tibet, our Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour-8 Days or Kathmandu to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp -9 Days are ideal. CLICK HERE for all our Tibet Trips.