Kharta Valley Trekking-21 Days

Trip Facts:

Trip Name : Kharta Valley Trek
Trip Duration : 20 Nights 21 days trek
Max. Altitude : 5,320m
Best Season : April to October
Meal : Breakfast at hotel, self lunch and dinner

Trip Highlights:

  • A high Himalayan sensational journey in one of the most isolated corner of Tibet
  • From cultural tour at the captivating cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse
  • And in the lush green vegetation to the arctic terrain, a complete views of the snow capped peaks
  • Traditional villages and warm locals and trekking right into the heart of the massif High Himalayan Mountain range


Kharta Valley Trekking goes in is a quite isolated region. Kharta valley trekking is famous for its pristine wilderness, amazing, incredible views of Mt. Makalu 8480m, beautiful lakes and breathtaking view of Mt. Karma changri 6295m along with the massive of Khangsung glacier. Kharta valley trek offers panoramic view of Shishapangma, Makalu, Everest, Cho oyu, Menlungtse, Gauri Shankar and the Kanchenjunga massif. Trek leads past several meadows and icy lakes to reach the highest point at Lang ma La 5,320 m pass with spectacular views of Mt. Makalu and Everest North East Face. The trail passes through alpine meadows, forests filled with wildflowers, glaciated valleys, high mountain passes, traditional Tibetan villages, ancient monasteries, rich barley fields, picturesque yak pastures, Tibetan nomadic land and many more alluring sights.

What to Expect?

Kharta Valley Trekking offers panoramic view of Shishapangma, Makalu, Everest, Choyu, Menlungtse, Gauri Shankar and the Kanchenjunga massif. Trek leads past several meadows and icy lakes to reach the highest point at Lang ma La 5,320 m pass with spectacular views of Mt. Makalu and Everest North East Face.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650)

Kharta Valley Trekking begins after arrival in Lhasa where you meet our representative who drives you at the hotel in Lhasa. Acclimatize at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Today we observe the famous place of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace and Tibet Museum. The Potala Palace situated in the Red Hill by the side of the Lhasa River is a treasure house where you can see precious arts and learn Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. Norbulingka Palace located on the west of Lhasa is a short distance to the southwest of Potala Palace. It is regarded as the summer palace of Dalai Lama and it’s well preserved murals, superb mandalas and frescoes are fascinating sights not to be missed. It is the largest garden, with the best scenery and the most historical sites in Tibet. Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of Norbulingka and covers an area of 23,508 square meters. The museum building is a pioneering institution in the history of the region. The complex is a wonderful combination of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Excursion in Lhasa

Enjoying Kharta Valley Trekking after breakfast we continue our tour at Lhasa visiting Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera and Drepung Monasteries. The Jokhang temple is located in Central Lhasa and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. It is four-storey timber complex with a golden top. The Jokhang Temple is surrounded by the Barkhor Street which comprises a series of circular streets that encompass numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. The Sera Monastery is situated 5 km north to Lhasa. The magnificent monastery covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). Its main buildings are the Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). The Drepung Monastery lies 8 kilometers west of Lhasa and is largest Monastery in the Tibet that occupies over 10,000 of Monks. The ground of Monastery is organized on the caves and temples for Jamyang Qoigyi, together with two magnificent white pagodas. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Lhasa- Gyantse (3950m) – Shigatse (3900m)

Today at the beginning we drive for Gyantse (3,950m) which is 325 km from Lhasa and might take about 5-6 hours. We take the route via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Lake. The scenery between Yamdrok Lake and the glacier is truly spectacular. We also pay visit to beautiful Pholkar and Kumbum Monastery. Then drive for Shigatse (3,900m) which is 95 km from Gyantse and might take about 2 to 3 hours through the typical Tibetan countryside. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Shigatse to Shegar (4,350m)

On the fifth day of Kharta Valley Trekking, we continue our drive to Shegar (4,350m) from Shigatse. Shegar is a small town approximately 60 km north-west of Mount Everest and provides the spectacular views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Cho Oyu which comprise four of the six highest mountains of the world. In the way we pass through the wonderful Sakya Monastery which is fames as the “Second Dunhuang” due to its colossal collection of numerous Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, murals and thangkas. Monastery also treasures some historical relics, such as seals, Buddhist figures, porcelain wares and embroidery from the Song and Yuan Dynasties. Overnight at hotel in Shegar.

Day 06: Shegar to Kharta (3,700m)

A very scenic drive through the great high pass of Pang-la 5,200m offering one of the world most panoramic views of the central and eastern high Himalayan range of mountains and then reaching our point of Trekking at Kharta. Overnight at Kharta.

Day 07: Trek Kharta to Yuerba (3,900m)

Our adventure begins from Kharta, heading westwards, following the Kharta Chu, a tributary of the great Arun River which flows towards Nepal, the route passes a number of small settlement and Yak dwellers and leads between terraces beside the river near to the village of Yeurba. Overnight at Camp.

Day 08: Trek Yuerba to Lhatse (4,890m)

On the eighth day of Kharta Valley Trekking, we cross the Langma La (5,320m) passing through villages our path follows the ridge, through scrubby juniper and rhododendron, and finally arrives to a rocky gorge, to emerge at Lhatse, a flat grassy area. Overnight at Camp.

Day 09: Trek over Langma La 5,320m

Today’s walk leads to a steep winding path on the grassy slopes hill for over two hour till Langma is reached where you can hear the string of prayer flags fluttering on the wind. This top offers grand views of Makalu and as far as to Everest and other surrounding peaks, later we trek down towards the campsite on the grassy meadow near the drokpa or nomads camps.

Day 10: Trek to Drogpa (4,340m)

Today’s path leads on the gradual winding path with the spectacular sights of the landscapes and snow capped high mountains then finally terminates at the Drogpa. Overnight at Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Pethang Ringmo (5,026m)

From Drogpa the walk leads to Pethanf Ringmo heading down the valley from the cave to a long narrow trail 300m from the bottom of the Karma Valley, after crossing the Karma Valley, the path leads to Karma chu to Pethang. Overnight at Camp.

Day 12: Rest day for local exploration

Rest day with time to marvel the surrounding beauty and its landscapes with short hike and explore the unexplored area of this hidden areas of Kharte valley. Overnight at camp.

Day 13: Trek to Ridge Top (5,284m)

The walk leads to the high top, we ascend slowly on this beautiful path viewing the majestic sights of the surrounding, high peaks and beautiful landscapes of the valleys and high hills. Overnight at Camp.

Day 14: Trek to Parthang (4,730m)

The walk gets easier as our trip ends to lower region on this Kharta valley passing through several yak pastures and nomads till Parthang. Overnight at Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Sharlung (4,629m)

Our walk leads to the long valley with the picturesque view of giant peaks and also encounters the summer pasture field carpets of small beautiful flowers along the trail. Overnigt at Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Sharo (4,173m)

Enjoying Kharta Valley Trekking today we heads back towards Yuerba as the walk approaches to lower region of the valley and passing through several farm villages and agriculture lands till Sharo. Overnight at Sharo.

Day 17: Trek to Yuerba

Retrace the journey back to Yuerba with beautiful views of snow capped peaks and following the trail of earlier camps within Yak herders and Drokpa (nomads) camps.

Day 18: Trek to Kharta

Our final and last day walk of this marvelous Kharta Valley treks ends today with pleasant walk downhill most of the way to Kharata town and village.

Day 19: Drive to Rongbuk (4,980m)

Drive five to six hours to Rongbuk monastery, the highest monastery in the world and a shrine dedicated to Everest. We spend a night here; this is a good place to read a book: just how often do you get a chance to sit and read at 5000m and with the stunning view of Everest’s north face.

Day 20: Drive to Kerung (2,300m)

Today we ride 257km for 5-6hours from Rongbuk to Kerung (2,300m) via Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu

Your Kharta Valley Trekking terminates today so after breakfast drive for Kathmandu. The distance from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Bridge of Gyirong (Kerung) Port, the China-Nepal border, is about 160 km and will take about 6 hours. We enjoy the striking drive viewing the landscapes of both Tibet and Nepal till reaching the Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation as per the group size
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
  • Daily breakfast
  • Everest base camp entry permit
  • All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
  • Tibet travel permit

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Train or Air fare of any sectors
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.

Trip Note

During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factor, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!