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      Lhakpa Ri Everest Advance Base Camp and Lhakpa Ri Trek

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      • Brief Itinerary
      • Detailed Itinerary
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      Tour Type: Tibet trekking adventures & expeditions

      Duration: 18 to 26days

      Land Cost inside Tibet: For 18 days - 4-5 Pax: US$ 2250 Per Person ~ 6-9 Pax: US$ 2000 Per Person ~ Single Supplement US$ 200.

      For 26 days - 4-5 Pax: US$ 4250 Per Person 6-9 Pax: US$ 4000 Per Person Single Supplement US$ 200

       

      5 fixed departures in 2010:

      17 April-04 May,  06-23 May,  03-20 June

      02-19  September,   07-24 October

      ITINERARY Option 1

      Day 01 Fly into Lhasa [3660m](From China side or Nepal side)

      Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

      Day 03 Sightseeing in Lhasa

      Day 04 Free day in Lhasa

      Day 05 Drive Lhasa - Gyantse [3950m] 261 km

      Day 06 Sightseeing & drive Gyantse - Shigatse [3900m] 90km

      Day 07 Sightseeing & drive Shigatse - Shegar [NewTingri: 4050m] 244km

      Day 08 Drive Shegar - Rongbuk [5000m] 68km

      Day 09 Rest day at Base Camp

      Day 10 Rest day at Base Camp

      Day 11 Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 [5460m]

      Day 12 Trek to interim camp [5760m]

      Day 13 Rest day at interim camp

      Day 14 Trek to Camp 2 [5970m]

      Day 15 Trek to Camp 3 [6340m] and return to Camp 2

      Day 16 Return to Base Camp

      Day 17 Drive Base Camp - Nyalam 215km

      Day 18 Drive Nyalam - Kathmandu [1400m] 153km

       

      PRICE Option 1

      4-5 Pax: US$ 2250 Per Person

      6-9 Pax: US$ 2000 Per Person

      Single Supplement US$ 150

       

      5 fixed departures in 2010:

      17 April-04 May,  06-23 May,  03-20 June

      02-19  September,   07-24 October

       

      Costs includes: Option 1: Hotels on BB basis - tourist standard in Lhasa and where possible en route guest houses in Rongbuk, Tingri and Nyalam, Full board trek services supported by Nepalese sherpa crews, Transportation by 4WD land cruisers, Tibetan guide, Entry fees, Travel permits, Transfers to/from airports and border.

       

      Cost does not include: Option 1: Tibet Group Visa (US114 for none US passport holders and US198 for US PP holders), flight into Lhasa, Lunch and evening meals during hotel stays, Rescue and medical expenses, Personal expenses, Personal travel insurance, Hotels in Kathmandu, Expenses not mentioned above.

       

      Itinerary Option 2

      Day 01 Fly Kathmandu - Lhasa

      Day 02 Sightseeing in Lhasa

      Day 03 Sightseeing in Lhasa

      Day 04 Free day in Lhasa

      Day 05 Drive Lhasa - Gyantse

      Day 06 Drive Gyantse - Shigatse

      Day 07 Drive Shigatse - Tingri

      Day 08 Trek to Lung Thang

      Day 09 Trek to Lamna La

      Day 10 Trek to Zommug

      Day 11 Trek to Rongbuk

      Day 12 Rest day at Base Camp

      Day 13 Trek from Everest BC to Camp 1

      Day 14 Trek to interim camp

      Day 15 Rest day at interim camp

      Day 16 Trek to Camp 2

      Day 17 Trek to Camp ABC (Camp III)

      Day 18 Exploration around ABC (Camp III).

      Day 19 Exploration around ABC (Camp III).

      Day 20 Prepare for the Ascent of Lhakpa Ri.

      Day 21 Ascent of Lhakpa Ri and return to BC.

      Day 22 Spare day for Climbing.

      Day 23 Spare day for Climbing.

      Day 24 Return to Base Camp

      Day 25 Drive Base Camp - Nyalam

      Day 26 Drive Nyalam - Kathmandu

       

      PRICE Option 2

      4-5 Pax: US$ 4250 Per Person

      6-9 Pax: US$ 4000 Per Person

      Single Supplement US$ 200

      Note: we can actually shorten the days for this trip into 20 days for those clients who might not have such a long time.

       

      5 fixed departures in 2010:

      19 April-06 May,  03-20 May,  03-20 June

      02-19  September,   04-21 October

       

      Costs includes Option 2: Hotels on BB basis - tourist standard in Lhasa and where possible enrooted guest houses in Rongbuk, Shegar and Nyalam, Full board trek services supported by Nepalese sherpa crews, All group climbing equipment, Nepalese Climbing Sirdar, all Transportation, Tibetan guide, Entry fees, Travel permits, Transfers to/from airports and border.

       

      Cost does not include Option 2: Tibet Group Visa (US114 for none US passport holders and US198 for US PP holders), flight into Lhasa, Lunch and dinner during hotel stays, Rescue and medical expenses, Personal expenses, Personal travel insurance, Hotels in Kathmandu, Expenses not mentioned above, Personal climbing gear (Please bring your own Tent & Sleeping bag).

       

      A brief introduction-Climbing the Tibetan Side of the Himalayas

      It is an extremely rare and awe-inspiring experience to be able to climb a Himalayan peak and stand triumphant at the top. It is only in recent years that mountaineers have been able to ascend the numerous Himalayan peaks in Tibet. We will help you fulfill your lifelong dream of exploring the highest mountains in the world! Never again will you be given this opportunity to climb majestic 6000 and 7000 meter peaks like these!

       

       

      Ascent of Lakpa Ri

      Trek to the foot of Everest in Tibet and even ascend Lhakpa Ri if you choose

       

      Lhakpa Ri 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 worlds 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 lifetime sight with us!

       

      *We can start this trip entering from Kathmandu, in Nepal side, as well as from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Canton (Guangzhou), Chongqing, Kuming, Xian, Xilin all these cities for your convenience in China.

       

      one of the Example program of this trip starting from Kathmandu, Nepal is as below:

      Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu [1,520m.]

      Day 02 Kathmandu - At leisure in Kathmandu.

      Day 03 Kathmandu - Free day in Kathmandu.

      Day 04 Lhasa - Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

      Day 05 to 6 Lhasa

      Day 07 Gyantse

      Day 08 Gyantse to Shigatse.

      Day 09 Xegar

      Day 10 Everest Base Camp

      Day 11 to 14 Base Camp

      Day 15 Camp I

      Day 16 Camp II

      Day 17 Camp III

      Day 18 to 23 Acclimatization & Ascend Lhakpari

      Day 24 Base camp

      Day 25 Base camp

      Day 26 Tingri

      Day 27 Kathmandu

      Day 28-29 Kathmandu

      Day 30 Departure

       

       

      Detailed Itinerary

      DAY 01 - ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

      Upon your arrival in Kathmandu our friendly staff will meet you and accompany you to your first rate hotel. There are many sights to see in this ancient Buddhist and Hindu town. It is intriguing to explore how ancient culture has mixed with modern development. You can explore the city on your own or even have a guide accompany you.

       

      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. You can see everything form crowded markets to ancient Buddhist and Hindu sites. The locals and many travelers are extremely friendly.

       

      DAY 03 - KATHMANDU

      Today is another free day in Kathmandu as your Tibetan visas are arranged. You can simply relax, see more of the city, or hire any last minute equipment you may need.

       

      DAY 04 - 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 5-6 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 07 - 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 8-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 09 - 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 10 - 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 11 TO 14 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 15 - 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 16 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 17 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 18 - 23 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 less risks can still trek to high and emote 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 24- BASE CAMP

      After our mission we will descend back to Base Camp

       

      DAY 25 - BASE CAMP

      Today will be spent packing and preparing for our return journey.

       

      DAY 26 - 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 27 - 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 28-29 - KATHMANDU

      Most people spend these two days basking in the first showers and excellent meals they have had in weeks. Relax and enjoy Kathmandu!

       

      DAY 30 - DEPARTURE

      Today we will go to the Kathmandu airport and end our wondrous journey. This is a sad day for many. However, the memories will last for a lifetime.

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