Duration: 20 Days
Many voyagers nowadays are attracted to summit from the Tibet side as the Lakpa Ri is achievable at the height of 7000 meters located on the opposite side of the north face of Everest. It is also popular as one gets the closest view of the highest mountain Everest. This peak was first scaled by George Mallory and the team in 1921. The name of this mountain means “stormy mountain” and is easy as compared to the Everest.
The top view from Lhakpa Ri offers you sights of the world finest well-known mountains as well as the unknown. The peak is surrounded by the Nyono Ri range on the eastern side, Chomolonzo on the northern side, northern face of Makalu and Pethangatse, Shartse peak and the terrifying Kangshung face mountain, Everest and the splendid east face of Lhotse. Around is an unparalleled sight of the northeast ridge of Everest, the Northern Pass, Changtse, Cho Oyu and Shispangma. Including, you also get an opportunity to grip the hugeness of the Tibetan plateau as you get to perceive hundreds of mile across the outermost landscapes.
Our expedition begins from Kathmandu, where we will get some training for climbing Lakpa Ri using the proper climbing equipment. Then we drive to the Everest Base Camp to the north through striking Tibetan towns, cities and some villages. As reaching the base camp, we are all set for our adventure ascending Lhakpa Ri. We climb alongside the east of Rongbuk glacier - divided into three phases to the Everest ABC (Advanced Base Camp) to North, with transitional camp in between.
Our first trek, alongside the plane glacial land, rapidly leads to the sharp steep northern ridge. At anytime essential, our site will be safeguarded with secure climbing ropes. Subsequently summiting Lhakpa Ri, we lead down to Rongbuk and retrace back and then drive to Kathmandu for the departure. This 23 days expedition is short duration compared with other expedition from Tibet. It has been carefully designed by our climbing experts and the perfect time to this expedition is in spring and autumn. If you are well adapted to colder weather, you can attempt this in winter but the weather will be extremely cold.
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Below we list our detailed itinerary for Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition:
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Rest day and Pre-climb training in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,800m/12,467ft): 153 km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization in Nyalam
Day 05: Nyalam to Lotingri (4,050m/13,284 ft): 150 Km, 3 hours
Day 06: Acclimatization in Lotingri
Day 07: Drive to Everest Base Camp (North face) (5,200 m/1,7000ft)
Day 08-10: Acclimatization and Exploration at Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp (5,460m/17,913ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 12: Japanese Camp to Interim Camp (5,800m/19,028): 4 - 5 hours
Day 13: Trek to Changtse Base Camp (5,950m/19,520ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 14: Trek to Everest Advance Base camp (6,340m/20,800ft): 3- 4 hours
Day 15-16: Rest and Acclimatization in Advance Base Camp
Day 17: Move to Halfway camp (6,500m/21,325)
Day 18: Summit Day on Lhakpa Ri (7045m) and move back to Advance Base Camp
Day 19: Contingency Day
Day 20: Move back to Everest Base Camp (North face)
Day 21: Everest Base Camp (North face) to Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft)
Day 22: Zhangmu to Kathmandu: 153km, 4-5 hours
Day 23: Final Departure
Includes and Excludes
- All airport and hotel transfers
- Twin share accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
- Welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- All transportation in a private vehicle by van or Hiace or bus as per the itinerary
- Twin share accommodation in Nyalam, Tingri, and Zhangmu
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in Tibet
- Tented twin share accommodation from Everest Base Camp (north face)/Chinese Base Camp and back
- Experienced and qualified mountaineering climbing leader and a cook from Nepal
- Liaison officer and local Tibetan staff
- Comfortable tables and chairs and dining tent, foam mattresses, Kitchen, Toilet, Store, Hot Shower Tent
- Accent Himalaya duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
- Yak transport of all equipment from the road to and from advanced base camp
- Expedition Cargo from Kathmandu to and from Border
- All necessary permit fees for Lhakpa Ri and Tibet
- Garbage deposit fee
- Use of group equipment: rope, ice, rock and snow anchor protection: base camp and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high altitude food, walkie-talkie, satellite telephone, base camp medical kit, high altitude medical kit, solar panel etc
- Medical oxygen for emergencies: mask and regulator
- International Air Cargo clearance
- Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
Not Included in the Cost
- International flights
- Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal climbing equipment
- 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
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, etc.)
- Extra Yak if required
- Extra costs incurred due to the changes in the programme like delays due to weather, road or trail conditions, flight delays, government intervention, illness, medical issues hospitalization, evacuation costs (by helicopter or any other means) or any other contingency which Accent Himalaya cannot control are not included.
- Medical, hospitalization and evacuation costs (by any means)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early departure from the expedition
- Optional trips and sightseeing other than the trip
- Services not listed in the 'What's Included' section
Accommodation for Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to spend more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. And we have to stay in a tent during the climbing and camping days.
A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be the good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August.
Luggage/Backpack on Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 23 days package for Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment. We also accept Pay Pal transaction.