Tibet – Kharta Valley Trek 2024

  • Duration 15
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation
  • Max. Altitude 5332m
  • Activity Trekking,hikking and climbing
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Be at the highest spot on the trek, the majestic Langma La at 5332m.
  • The hike is done at the high altitude; Khangsung face hike requires the stamina.
  • Surround yourself with the spectacular sights of the majestic peaks like the Lhotse, Makalu, Everest and Lhotse Shar.
  • Incredible trip to the Lhasa
  • Visit the ancient monasteries like the Ganden Monastery.

Tibet – Kharta Valley Trek 2024 Overview

Kharta Valley is isolated region along with Mt. Everest which consists of the Himalayan ranges of Everest region and the arid Tibetan plateau. The Kharta Valley trek starts from Kharta valley 140 km south-east from Shegar taking us to pristine wilderness, beautiful Alpine Lakes and beautiful mountain views. The beautiful valleys like Karma Valley, Khangseung valley and Khangseung Glacier make you feel different than other trekking in Tibet. On the way we can view Mt. Makalu , Mt. Everest, Pethangtse, Lhotse and others.We spend several days in a spectacular high-altitude meadow, exploring, relaxing and snapping pictures.

14 Nights/ 15 Days Fly in / Drive Out Full Board Camping

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival you will be met by our Tibetan agent and transferred to the Hotel

Day 02-03: Sightseeing tours in Lhasa (Potala palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple and Bakhor Street, Drepung Monastery)

Day 04: Drive to Shigatse following the Lhasa River. In the Afternoon visit to the Tashilumpo Monastery. Overnight at Shigatse Hotel

Day 05: Drive to Kharta, you leave the highway and drive close to Kharta where your trekking crews will set the first camp. The magnificent views of Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Everest is expected from the camp

Day 06: Trekking towards the mountain ranges. You will see the magnificent views of Makalu and Everest, overnight camp

Day 07: Trek to Tangmoche-4350m

Day 08: Trek to Sagar- approximately 4800m

Day 09:Trek to Pola Valley- 4500m via Doya Ri-

Day 10: Trek for about 3 hour and drive to Everest base camp. Overnight on camp

Day 11: Excursion to the Rongbuk glacier for the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, return to BC for overnight camp

Day 12: Drive about 150 km to the Cho Oyu base camp, overnight camp at Driver’s camp

Day 13: Excursion to Cho Oyu base camp

Day 14: Trekking back to Driver Camp and drive to Zhangmu, overnight at hotel

Day 15: Return Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Tibet – Kharta Valley Trek

The cost of the Tibet – Kharta Valley Trek can vary depending on several factors, including the tour operator you choose, the duration of the trek, the level of service and amenities included, and any additional services or activities you .

The Tibet – Kharta Valley Trekking  is a challenging and remote trek that typically takes around 14 to 20 days to complete. It involves camping, high-altitude trekking, and offers stunning views of the Himalayas and Mt. Everest.

The cost of the trek usually includes permits, transportation to and from the starting point, accommodation (camping or basic lodges), meals, support staff (guide, porters, and cooks), and sometimes equipment such as tents and sleeping bags.

On average, the cost of the Tibet – Kharta Valley Trekking can range from $1,600 to $3500 per person. This estimate may vary significantly depending on the factors mentioned earlier. Keep in mind that these figures are approximate and can change based on current market conditions and the specific arrangements made with the tour operator.

It’s always recommended to research and compare different tour operators, read reviews, and inquire about the specific details and inclusions of the trek before making a final decision. Additionally, consider checking with local travel agencies or contacting tour operators directly to get the most up-to-date and accurate information on the current cost of the Tibet – Kharta Valley Trek.

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfers
  • Twin sharing accommodations in tourist standard hotels including breakfast
  • Travel permits and visa fee
  • Monastery entrance fee
  • Meals 3 times a day during the trek
  • Accommodation in 2 men tent and porters during the trekking period
  • Transportation by Land cruiser and supporting truck.
Cost Excludes
  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Lunch and dinner except trekking period
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency rescue
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Photography charges
  • Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage hiring extra porters, extra transport cost
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee

 

Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

When embarking on the Tibet-Kharta Valley Trek, it’s important to pack the right equipment to ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment during the journey. Here’s a comprehensive equipment list to consider:

Clothing:
Hiking boots: Sturdy and waterproof, with ankle support
Lightweight hiking shoes or sandals: For wearing in campsites
Hiking socks: Several pairs of moisture-wicking and comfortable socks
Base layers: Thermal tops and bottoms for insulation
T-shirts: Breathable and moisture-wicking
Long-sleeved shirts: Lightweight and sun-protective
Fleece jacket or sweater: Provides warmth in colder temperatures
Insulated jacket: Down or synthetic insulation for chilly weather
Waterproof and breathable jacket: Protects against rain and wind
Waterproof and breathable pants: Keeps you dry during wet conditions
Hiking shorts or convertible pants: For warmer days
Sun hat: Wide-brimmed to shield from the sun
Warm hat: Wool or fleece for colder days
Gloves: Lightweight gloves for moderate temperatures and warm gloves/mittens for colder conditions
Equipment:
Backpack: Large enough to carry all your gear (around 60-80 liters)
Sleeping bag: Rated for cold temperatures (-10°C to -15°C)
Sleeping pad: Provides insulation and cushioning for a good night’s sleep
Trekking poles: Help with stability and reduce strain on your knees
Headlamp: Essential for hands-free lighting in the dark
Water bottles or hydration bladder: Carry at least 2 liters of water capacity
Water purification tablets or filter: Ensure access to clean drinking water
Sunglasses: Polarized with UV protection
Sunscreen: High SPF for sun protection at high altitudes
Lip balm: With SPF to prevent chapping
Personal first aid kit: Including medications, bandages, blister treatment, etc.
Insect repellent: Protection against mosquitoes and other insects
Duffel bag or dry bag: For organizing and protecting your gear during transportation
Plastic bags: Ziplock bags for waterproofing and organizing smaller items
Other Essentials:
Trekking maps and guidebooks
Compass or GPS device
Multi-tool or knife
Whistle: For emergencies and communication
Cash and identification documents
Camera and spare batteries
Portable charger or power bank
Travel adapter: If necessary for charging devices
Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.
Quick-dry towel
Lightweight camp shoes or sandals
Trekking snacks: Energy bars, nuts, dried fruits, etc.
Trekking poles: Help with stability and reduce strain on your knees
Plastic bags: Ziplock bags for waterproofing and organizing smaller items
Remember to check the weather forecast and consult with local guides or experienced trekkers for specific gear recommendations based on the time of year you plan to undertake the trek. Additionally, make sure to pack and dress in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions and the varying altitudes along the route.

 

When it comes to health insurance for the Tibet-Kharta Valley Trek, it is essential to have comprehensive coverage that includes emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation, and repatriation. While I can provide some general guidance, it’s important to consult with insurance providers directly to ensure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Here are a few points to consider:

Research insurance providers: Look for insurance companies that offer international travel or adventure travel insurance. Consider well-known providers that have experience covering trekking or mountaineering expeditions.

Coverage for high-altitude trekking: Verify that the insurance policy specifically covers high-altitude trekking. Many standard travel insurance policies may have altitude restrictions or exclude high-altitude activities, so it’s important to check if the policy you’re considering includes coverage for altitudes encountered during the Tibet-Kharta Valley Trek.

Emergency medical coverage: Ensure that the policy provides coverage for emergency medical expenses, including hospitalization, doctor visits, medication, and emergency evacuation if required. Medical treatment in remote areas or at high altitudes can be costly, so having adequate coverage is crucial.

Medical evacuation and repatriation: Check if the insurance covers medical evacuation by helicopter or other means in case of a severe medical emergency. Additionally, it’s essential to have coverage for repatriation, which includes the cost of transporting you back to your home country in case of a serious illness or injury.

Pre-existing conditions: If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, make sure to disclose them to the insurance provider and confirm if they are covered. Some policies may have limitations or exclusions for pre-existing conditions.

Adventure sports coverage: The Tibet-Kharta Valley Trek involves challenging terrain and physical activity. Confirm that the insurance policy covers adventure sports or hazardous activities to ensure you are adequately protected.

Policy exclusions and limitations: Carefully review the policy documents to understand any exclusions, limitations, deductibles, or maximum coverage amounts. Pay attention to clauses related to altitude sickness or injuries resulting from high-altitude activities.

Remember that each insurance policy may have different terms and conditions, so read the policy details carefully and ask the insurance provider for clarification if needed. It’s recommended to compare multiple insurance options and choose the one that best suits your needs and provides sufficient coverage for the Tibet-Kharta Valley Trek.

FAQs
  • The duration of the trek can vary, but it typically takes around 12-14 days to complete the trek from Kharta Valley to the Everest Base Camp and back.

  • The best time to do this trek is usually in the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) when the weather is clear and the temperatures are moderate.

  • The trek is considered to be moderately challenging. It involves hiking at high altitudes, and some sections of the trail can be steep and rugged. Proper acclimatization and physical fitness are essential.

  • Accommodation during the trek is usually in guesthouses or basic lodges along the route. The facilities are simple but provide a comfortable place to rest.

  • It is essential to pack warm clothing, including a down jacket and thermal layers, as temperatures can drop significantly at high altitudes. Other items to pack include sturdy hiking boots, a good quality backpack, sunglasses, and a sunhat.

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