Tibet Lhakpa Ri Expedition

Trip Overview

Trip facts

  •    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:

Itinerary

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

Day 2: Day 02: Rest day and Pre-climb training in Kathmandu

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

Day 4: Day 04: Acclimatization in Nyalam

Day 5: Day 05: Nyalam to Lotingri (4,050m/13,284 ft): 150 Km, 3 hours

Day 6: Day 06: Acclimatization in Lotingri

Day 7: Day 07: Drive to Everest Base Camp (North face) (5,200 m/1,7000ft)

Day 8: Day 08-10: Acclimatization and Exploration at Everest Base Camp

Day 9: Day 11: Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp (5,460m/17,913ft): 3 - 4 hours

Day 10: Day 12: Japanese Camp to Interim Camp (5,800m/19,028): 4 - 5 hours

Day 11: Day 13: Trek to Changtse Base Camp (5,950m/19,520ft): 3 - 4 hours

Day 12: Day 14: Trek to Everest Advance Base camp (6,340m/20,800ft): 3- 4 hours

Day 13: Day 15-16: Rest and Acclimatization in Advance Base Camp

Day 14: Day 17: Move to Halfway camp (6,500m/21,325)

Day 15: Day 18: Summit Day on Lhakpa Ri (7045m) and move back to Advance Base Camp

Day 16: Day 19: Contingency Day

Day 17: Day 20: Move back to Everest Base Camp (North face)

Day 18: Day 21: Everest Base Camp (North face) to Zhangmu (2,300m/7,544ft)

Day 19: Day 22: Zhangmu to Kathmandu: 153km, 4-5 hours

Day 20: Day 23: Final Departure

Detail 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

 

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: Breakfast


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