Lhakpa Ri is one of the most popular climbing peaks owing to easy accessibility as well as its proximity to world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. It is famous as Everest’s easier cousin. Relatively rapid accessibility, easier boarding to the Base Camp, favourable directions and lower gradient give Lhakpa Ri an advantage over other 7000m! During the time of summiting Lhakpa Ri, you will enjoy the magnificent company of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and others.
Our journey begins from Kathmandu city. Then we drive to the Everest Base Camp (North) via beautiful Tibetan towns and villages. Here, you will explore the wide lifestyles, cultures and traditions of the people. From the Base Camp, we set out for our Lhakpa Ri Climbing adventure. We then climb along the east Rongbuk glacier sheared in three stages to the Everest Advanced BaseCamp North, with intermediate camps in between. Our initial trek along the flat glacial terrain soon leads to the steep north ridge. Whenever necessary, our position will be secured with fixed ropes. After summiting Lhakpa Ri, we descent to Rongbuk and drive to Kathmandu for final departure.
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Today, we head for the Everest Base Camp, which is also the ultimate highlight of the whole trip. Reaching the base of the world’s highest mountain is an achievement in its own right. We may capture this accomplishment with our camera while keeping ourselves busy with short treks which will help us in acclimatizing to the high altitude. At the base camp, we also enjoy the amazing Himalayan vista with the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, soaring above us. Overnight at Everest Base Camp.
Spending two full days at Everest Base Camp would not only be a memorable experience in itself, but will also help greatly in acclimatization. Overnight at Everest Base Camp.
From Everest Base Camp, we initially trek alongside the Rongbuk Glacier, an impressive frozen ocean of ice waves. Then, after a short run over gravel terrain, we walk along the lateral moraine of the Rongbuk glacier and skirt the Glacier from its east side. After an hour or so, we take the left path that leads steeply to the Japanese Camp. This camp is situated under a huge yellow rock. At this site, we enjoy the view of the Pumori Himalaya. Overnight at Japanese Camp.
The Interim Camp lies on the end of a nearby glacier. Along this trek, we enjoy the company of huge ice pinnacles. As we move ahead towards a dusty valley, we are welcomed with magnificent views of the East Rongbuk Glacier and high mountains like Pumori (7,161m/ 23,494ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft). Although we might feel the high altitude, technically the route is quite easy. Overnight at Interim Camp.
Changtse is located adjacent to the north of Everest, hence the name Changtse which in Tibetan means north peak. Today, we leave the Japanese Base Camp and trek towards Changtse Base Camp which provides perhaps the best panoramic view of Mount Everest. The short trek will also help us with acclimatization.
As we continue to follow the east side of the Rongbuk Glacier, we get closer to the Everest and the Lhakpa Ri (7045m/23114 ft). Walking along the moraine rubble, we arrive at our destination, the Advanced Base Camp of Everest (ABC) which is situated near the Changtse Glacier. From here, the Everest Top appears so close that one might feel tempted to summit the mountain. In fact, the top of Everest is a little more than 2400 meters away from this camp. The Everest Advance Base Camp is also the closest non-climbers can get to the top of Mt. Everest. Overnight at Everest Advanced Base Camp.
Today we leave advanced base camp after acclimatizing for three days and walk to halfway camp which is en route to Lhakpa Ri summit. In doing so, we will be less tired while actually summiting the Lhakpa Ri. It also gives us more time in case of unforeseen weather events and acclimatization. Overnight at Halfway Camp.
Today we begin earlier than most days as it is the day we summit Lhakpa Ri which is the ultimate goal of our entire trip. Today will be the test of all the preparations that we have been doing so far. The snow slope leads to the north ridge, on the other side of the Kharta Glacier. If the weather permits, we enjoy magnificent views of the 8,000ers including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kangchenjunga, and many more. After successfully summiting the Lhakpa Ri, we descent down to Advance Base Camp.
This is set aside should things don’t work out as planned due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.
On the way to Zhangmu, we cross the Lalung La Pass (5,124m), Shung La Pass (5,200m) and Nyalam Pass (3,800m) which offers enchanting views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. We then drive gradually down from the dry Tibetan Plateau towards the verdant and fertile vegetation of Zhangmu on the Nepalese side of the border. Overnight in Zhangmu.
- Kathmandu Airport-Hotel-Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
- Twin share accommodation in Nyalam, Tingri and Zhangmu
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in Tibet
- Private transportation to from Tibet border.
- Tibet Travel Permit, Expedition Permits & other entrance fees.
- Transportation in Tibet by private land cruiser (1 for every 4 people)
- Support Truck to transport luggage, equipment and expedition logistics.
- Accommodation on lodge, hotel as mentioned (twin sharing, full board)
- Sightseeing tours, entrance fees at monuments, guide.
- North face tents, inner sheet, table, chairs etc.
- Kitchen and Dinning equipment, Eating utensils.
- Yak Porter (40Kg per person's will be carried by Yak) from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp.
- Full staff support up to the Advance BC. Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while staying at Lakpa Ri ABC and lower camps.
- Insurance of support staff - Basic First Aid Supply for support staff.
- Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
- Liaison officer and local Tibetan staff.
- Yak transport of all equipments from the road to and from advanced base camp
- Expedition Private Vehicle from Kathmandu to and from Border.
- All necessary permit fees for Lhakpa Ri and Tibet.
- High altitude medical kit , solar panel etc.
- Medical oxygen for emergencies: mask and regulator.
- Company services and all required government taxes/royalties.
- International flights.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal climbing equipments.
- Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation.
- Nepal Visa Fee.
- Chinese Visa Fee which is US$ 175 for the US nationals and US$ 85 for other nationals (visa fees are subject to change without prior notice)
- Personal Sherpa if required upon request.
- Tips and gratuities to the guide/climbing sherpas/porters.
- Extra Yak if required.
- Medical, hospitalization and evacuation costs (by any means)
- Garbage deposit fee.
Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn’t the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler travelling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.
All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.
Passport – valid for 6 months
Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
Group Visa — who entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if visa is in the passport)
Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-Axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Helmet,Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife.
You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu. All Equipments are available.
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