Everest Kangshung Face Tibet Trek 21 Days

Trip Facts

  • Destination Nepal


  • Sightseeing in Lhasa, visiting old historical places like the Potala palace, Norbulingka palace, and Gelung monasteries among others.
  • Up Close and full frontal view of the rarely seen Everest Kangshung Face or the East Face along with splendid views of eight thousanders like Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m),  Mt. Makalu ( 8,481m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m).
  •  Stepping foot at the Everest Base Camp on Tibet’s Side.
  • Incredible high Himalayan landscape with alpine lakes and alpine meadows.

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.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • All accommodations as per the itinerary (8 nights in hotel and 12 nights in camps/tents)
  • Breakfast in Lhasa, Gyantse , Shigatse , Zhangmu and Kathmandu
  • All meals during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in Nepal
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Private vehicles (van or Hiace or bus) for transportation
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced guide(s)
  • All camping services and equipments
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes when necessary
  • Fees for yak and porters for carrying luggage(s)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation and meals in mainland China
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in Nepal
  • Chinese visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse , Shegar and Zhangmu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips for guide(s), cook(s) and porter(s)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if the trip is extended to Nepal or China
  • Nepalese visa
  • Train ticket from China to Lhasa or Lhasa to China
  • International flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa and China to Lhasa
  • Personal clothing and accessories including sleeping bags
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) + oxygen
  • Anything that is not specified in the ‘what is included’ section

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