Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition

 
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Trip facts

Duration: 20 Days

Country: Nepal

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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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International airport our Accent Himalaya team will welcome you and then they will take you to the respective hotel. In the evening the company will be giving you a welcome dinner in fine Nepali authentic restaurants which serve the typical Nepali cuisine with the short cultural dance program. We will be spending our night at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Rest day and Pre-climb training in Kathmandu

Today we will be preparing as well as do some climbing training as our climbing expert will make you clear all about the use of the climbing equipment and how to use the ropes and some technique in scaling the peak. Training is very important as it will be easy for summiting the peak enjoy fully without any stress so, we the team of the company always prepare and trained the people before summiting any peak. We will be spending our night at the hotel of Kathmandu.

  Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,800m/12,467ft): 153 km, 5 - 6 hours

After having our breakfast we will be drive through the friendship highway to the Tibetan border. On the way, we will be passing through the cascading waterfalls, hillside villages, and several rivers. We will be having our lunch at the Tibetan border. After crossing the friendship bridge we will reach Tibet. Then we will drive to Kodari to Zhangmu which will take almost 30 minutes and then we will be crossing a further immigration checkpoint and from Zhangmu to Nyalam. We will be spending our night at Nyalam.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Acclimatization in Nyalam

Today we will be acclimatizing at Nyalam as the health experts’ advice that instead of staying idle we will be hiking over hill or we can even explore the town by visiting the local stalls or get familiar with the local people and the lifestyles of the local people. We will be spending our night at Nyalam.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.

 

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Nyalam to Lotingri (4,050m/13,284 ft): 150 Km, 3 hours

Early morning we will wander around Nyalam which will be perfect for the acclimatization. After having our lunch we will be heading to Longing and on the way, we will be stopping to visit Milarepa cave and we will relish the hot spring at Chanda hot spring. On the way, we will come across two impressive passes which are Lalung la pass at 5082 meters and Thong la pass at 5050 meters including with the two passes we will also get to view the highest mountain Everest which is at the height of 8848 meters and Shispangma at 8031 meters. We will be spending our night at Lotingri.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Acclimatization in Lotingri

Today we will be acclimatizing but instead of taking plenty of rest we will be hiking up hills close to Lotingri and then we will take rest and get acquainted with the Tibetan culture.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Drive to Everest Base Camp (North face) (5,200 m/1,7000ft)

We will be driving to the Everest base camp which is the main highlight of the trip.  Reaching the base camp we will get to capture the amazing view of the Himalayas and you will also get the view of the mighty mountain- Everest in close. We will be spending our night at Everest base camp.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08-10: Acclimatization and Exploration at Everest Base Camp

For the two days, we will be spending our night at Everest base camp for the proper acclimatization or we can hike to the hilly area and enjoy the great view of the Himalayas.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp (5,460m/17,913ft): 3 - 4 hours

Today we will be trekking from the Everest base camp to Japanese camp. We will be trekking along the Rongbuk glacier which is one of the imposing frozen oceans. After an hour of trekking, we will be heading to the left path that steeply links to the Japanese base camp. Reaching the Japanese base camp we will get to enjoy the view of Pumori Himalayas. We will be spending our night at Japanese camp.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Japanese Camp to Interim Camp (5,800m/19,028): 4 - 5 hours

The interim camp lies nearby the glacier. Along the way, on your trek, we will be enjoying the vast ice pinnacle. Since we move forward to the dusty valve and then we will get the view of the East side of the Rongbuk Glacier and high Pumori Mountain which is at 7,161m and 23,494ft and Nuptse at 7,861m and 25,791ft. Though we will undergo the high altitude but technically the path is fairly easy. We will be spending our night at interim camp.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Changtse Base Camp (5,950m/19,520ft): 3 - 4 hours

Change is situated nearby to the north of Everest thus the name Change which in the Tibetan language means north- peak. Today we will be leaving the Japanese Base Camp and trek to Changtse Base Camp which provides possibly the most excellent panoramic sight of Mount Everest. This few hours of the trek will also help in acclimatizing.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Trek to Everest Advance Base camp (6,340m/20,800ft): 3- 4 hours

Like we will be continuing our trek and then we will be following the east-side of the Rongbuk Glacier where we will get the closer view of the Everest and the Lhakpa Ri which is at 7045m and 23114 ft. Trekking alongside the moraine debris we will be arriving at our destination Advanced Base Camp of Everest which is located close to the Changtse Glacier. We will be spending our night at Everest Advanced Base Camp.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15-16: Rest and Acclimatization in Advance Base Camp

Before moving to the higher attitude it is essential that we get appropriately acclimatizes to the altitude. Hence, we will be spending three days in Advance base camp for the proper acclimatization. We will be also enjoying a panoramic view of the Himalayas with its magnificent glaciers and peak and we will be trekking nearby to Everest Advanced Base Camp for the appropriate acclimatization. We will be spending our night at Everest Advanced Base Camp.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Move to Halfway camp (6,500m/21,325)

Today we will be leaving the Advance base camp and head to the halfway camp which is en route to Lhakpa Ri summit. We will be spending our night at halfway camp.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18: Summit Day on Lhakpa Ri (7045m) and move back to Advance Base Camp

Today early morning we will wake up early morning for summiting the Lhakpa Ri and reaching the top of the summit we will get the remarkable view of Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu and many other several snow-capped peaks. After spending some time there and taking the best pictures of the peaks we will descend down to the advanced base camp.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19: Contingency Day

This extra day is kept for such situation that if we are not able to summit the peak due to harsh weather we have to summit the next day so, this extra day is kept for the unforeseen situation.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20: Move back to Everest Base Camp (North face)

Today we will be retracing back to Everest base camp north face.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 21: Everest Base Camp (North face) to Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft)

Today we will leave the Everest base camp and move towards the Zhangmu and on the way, we will be crossing several passes the Lalung la pass which is at 5124 meters, Chung la pass at 5200 meters and Nyalam pass at 3800 meters and from here we get the enchanting view of the Himalayas. We will be spending our night at Zhangmu. After that, we will drive down to the Tibetan plateau through the lush and fertile vegetation of Zhangmu on the Nepal side of the border.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 22: Zhangmu to Kathmandu: 153km, 4-5 hours

After a few kilometers drive from Zhangmu to Friendship we will reach at Immigration control in Kodari and do the custom formalities and after that we will be departing from our Tibetan guide and then we will cross the river and our Nepali team will be waiting for us and four hours of drive through the valley we will finally reach Kathmandu.

  Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 23: Final Departure

Your adventure journey finally comes to an end and our team will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule so, we will hope to see you soon for your next adventurous journey.

  Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • 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

Trip Note

 

 

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.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

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.

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