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Lhakpa Ri Expedition

Lhakpa Ri ExpeditionLhakpa Ri Expedition in Tibet is just the right distance from Everest as one is allowed magnificent views and experiences of the world’s highest mountain while not being too close for comfort. This stunning peak divides the upper East Rongbuk Glacier and upper Kharta Glacier. After many failed attempts Bill Tilman first ascended Lhakpa Ri during the Everest renaissance of 1936. It was later tackled in 1988 and 1991. All those who have successfully reached the peak have gone both physically and mentally prepared. However, in the end you are left with an experience that will last the rest of your life. It is not a technically challenging mountain and can be ascended by any who is fit, acclimatized, and motivated.

In our trek we will use the same route as previous ascents. Along the way to the summit there will be many chances to practice basic snow and ice travel. All safety precautions will be taken as you climb the exposed yet simple peak. Once you reach the top you will be provided views, which rival any of the world’s tallest mountains. Mountains ranging from Everest to the little known peaks of Shartse and Pethangtse come into perfect view. It is hard to even grasp the immensity of the Tibetan Plateau as you stare into hundreds of miles of some of the world’s most majestic scenery. Come experience this once in a


Trip day to day itinerary

DAY 01 - ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, welcome and great you in Kathmandu International airport. Transfer to Hotel.

DAY 02 - KATHMANDU Relax and take in the many attractions to be found in Kathmandu while your guides sort out all the expedition paper work. Visit Hindus temples, Buddhist Stupa. This is the day of Tibetan Visa arrangement

DAY 03 - LHASA The stunning one-hour flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa allows for views of nearly the entire Himalayan range. Relax and take in your first sites of the mighty Everest and surrounding peaks. Once in Lhasa we will stay in any 3 star hotels with good facility.

DAY 4-5 LHASA Haven't you always dreamed of visiting the ancient Tibetan monasteries? Our knowledgeable English-speaking guide will show you everything there is to see in some of these renowned sights. First off we will explore the beautifully preserved Sera Monastery. Many of the pictures you see of Tibet are of these buildings with their white washed walls and golden roofs. To this day several hundred monks live and study in this architecture. The afternoon will be spent exploring the Jokhang temple and Norbulingka. The Norbunglinka is another astounding piece of architecture and was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans, as hundreds visit this sacred shrine each day. The central market of Lhasa, the Barkor, surrounds the Jokhang Temple. In these cobbled streets you can experience more Tibetan culture and even purchase some amazing crafts.

DAY 06 - GYANTSE In the morning we will depart from Lhasa and travel in chartered buses along the Friendship highway. Numerous passes, such as Khambo La and Kharo La, provide wondrous views of the Himalayan range. A colossal glacier rises nearly straight up from the road as we pas Kharo La. The drive is no daunting task as we pass through many more beautiful Tibetan valleys and quiet villages along the way. Our final destination is another first class hotel in Gyantse. We will even get a chance to see the renowned kumbun stupa in Gyantse.

DAY 7-GYANTSE TO SHIGATSE We continue on with a short drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Not a minute is wasted as we have a full afternoon of exploring the local markets and monasteries. It is very intriguing to see how ancient Tibetan culture compares to the modern day culture we will experience. There are endless amounts of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. Another nice yet simpler hotel will be our accommodation for the night.

DAY 08 - XEGAR Prepare for a long day as we travel from Shigatse to Xegar. Along the way we see the historic Sakya monastery, which was once housed the rulers of Tibet from 1200 to 1350 AD. Two more high passes will also be experienced along the way. Unfortunately, we will stay in a somewhat trashy hotel for the night. We have no choice, as it is the only hotel within 200 km.

DAY 09 - EVEREST BASE CAMP During our tenth day we leave the buses and enter somewhat rugged trucks. Through the Rongbuk valley we travel to Everest base camp. We get our first real views of Everest and other majestic peaks as we cross the Pand La pass.

DAYS 10 TO 13 BASE CAMP Four days will be spent resting at the Everest base camp and properly acclimatizing. It is important we take every safety precaution necessary before beginning our ascent. However, numerous day trips will be taken. One day we will hike six hours to get great views of the North face of Everest. Another day trip can also be made to the nearby Rongbuk Monastery.

DAY 14 - CAMP I On our fifteenth day we will load the yaks and depart from the first base camp. Our night will be spent at an attractive campsite. It is our last night before moving on the ice, people also call it Camp I.

DAY 15 CAMP II With the assistance of the yaks we will move on to Base camp 2. En route we will walk along the so-called "Miracle Highway". This narrow band of moraine goes through the middle of the east Rongbuk glacier. We will be surrounded by towering ice on both sides. This "Miracle Highway" leads us right to access to the very heart of Everest. Base camp 2 is an uncomfortable yet beautiful spot as it is nestled under the confluence of two towering glaciers.

DAY 16 CAMP III Once more we will travel with yaks as we finally move to base camp 3. Once we get close our yaks will leave us as we move on with only a daypack. Do not try to overload yourself at this point, as it is very hard to travel on with heavy weight. It is very important to bring only what you need.

DAY 17 - 22 ACCLIMATIZATION & ASCEND LHAKPARI The next six days will be spent both acclimatizing and trekking on to a height of 6,400 meters. The trip will then be divided into three groups based on skill level. There will be numerous opportunities for participants of all skill levels. Those who take fewer risks can still trek to high and remote passes, which provide stunning views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. The majority of the group will move on to summit Lhakpa Ri. It is very flexible, but we hope participants will summit Lhakpa Ri on two or three at this base camp. It is a six-hour trip to reach the summit and return. Food, fuel, a tent, and possibly a sherpa will stay at the camp the entire time. If necessary it is possible to travel back to base camp one in a single day.

DAY 23- BASE CAMP After our mission we will descend back to Base Camp

DAY 24 - BASE CAMP Today will be spent packing and preparing for our return journey.

DAY 25 - TINGRI After an early start we will drive back over the Pang La pass and end in the old town of Tingri. This ancient Tibetan town provides both history and wondrous views. Camp will be set up just outside of town.

DAY 26 - KATHMANDU Another very early start will be necessary as we drive across much of the Tibetan Plateau. We will cross our last pass of Lalung La and then travel back down through the Nepalese border. Our Nepalese bus will return us to Kathmandu for the end of our journey.

DAY 27 - DEPARTURE End Your Trip.


Service Included:

  1. Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast at standard Hotel..
  2. Expert professional Nepalese expedition crews like Cook, Kitchen boy, ABC guide and mountaineering gears till to the ABC are provided; and our crews get all expedition facilities from our office itself.
  3. Tibet visa & Travel Permit for the expedition crew
  4. Full board hotel in route to Tibet side Zhangmu, Nyalam & Tingri ( breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
  5. Dining tent, Table, Chairs, toilet tent, Mess tent & Kitchen tent
  6. Kathmandu – Zhangmu – Base Camp – Zhangmu (vice versa) are provided the Mini bus/Jeep for the members & Truck to carry the equipment.
  7. Peak permit
  8. Tibet Visa & Travel permit
  9. Nepalese crew’ insurance
  10. Oxygen for Emergency but you must pay for its use.
  11. Satellite phone (Pay call).

Service not Included:

  1. Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
  2. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  3. Laundry, postage, telephone calls, and all other items of personal nature.
  4. Entry visa and Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  5. Personal Expenses.
  6. Medical and rescue insurance.
  7. Personal Climbing equipment.
  8. Bar bills & Beverage.
  9. Medicine and first aid expenses
  10. Willkie-Talkie.
  11. Extra yak, Per Yak’s USD 150.00 will be charge upto to 40 KG load.