Best Trek in Tibet 2018

 

They are many popular treks in Tibet. One of the most popular trek during the 2000-2006 was the trek from Old Tingri to Mount Everest base camp. I have done this trek with 3 German students around mid-2005

It was a great trekking adventure of 60km in 3 and a half days. At that time this trek was known as one of the best treks in Tibet with fewer vehicles on the way but now in the year 2018, we have another best trek in Tibet. 

Tibet Travelers Ranking of Treks in Tibet

  1. Kharta Chutang Kangshung valley East face of Mount Everest Trek 
  2. Ganden monastery to Samye monastery trek 
  3. Tsurphu monastery to Yangpachen Trek 
  4. Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trek
  5. Mount Kailash Trek 
  6. Trek from Damxung to Namtso Lake

Now in the year 2018, the best trek that Tibet Travelers would like to recommend all the Travelers is the Kharta Chutang Gama Kangshung valley East face of Mount Everest base camp Trek is the number one trek in Tibet.

They are a few reasons:

Almost all the tourist sites in Tibet, they are many Travelers and tourist vehicles. In this trek, after Tibet Travelers Manager Tenzin Dhondup's hometown Tashizom village, they are very few Travelers and tourist vehicles for around 80-90km, sometimes there is no any tourist vehicle, not even a local Tibetan vehicle so this makes this route special.

Another special thing about this trek is the length of the trek which is around 8-12 days without electricity, no shopping malls and no busy tourist attractions but only nature with Mountains, glacier, rivers, and lake.

Around a decade and a half before, even looking from the google map, I have seen so many stunning mountains so these places are stunning if we get closer towards it and I am happy to say that this is one of the only places to see the true beauties of Tibet.

22. Few facts about the Kharta trek 

  1. The shortest duration of the trek is 6 days. 
  2. The mid duration of the trek is 9 days.
  3. The longest duration of the trek is 11 days including the isolate meditation cave of Maha Guru Rinpoche.
  4. In the summer from July to September, it's best to choose the 11 days trek because of foggy weather. 
  5. In the winter from October to beginning its okay to choose the 6 days trek since the weather is very clear. 
  6. Travelers wanting to visit the east face of Mount Everest must choose the 9 or 11 days Trek.  
  7. The highest pass of the trek is Langmala pass with 5300 meters.
  8. The beauties of the view of four mountains above 8000 meters. Mount Chomo Lanzom,  Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse and Mount Everest.
  9. Beauties of Juniper tree on the second day of the trek. 
  10. The beautiful smell of incense from the trees during the second and third day of the trek. 
  11. The beauties of flowers during June and July.
  12. The beauties of 4 -5 Lakes during the trek. Shao Tso Lake, Tsechu Lake near the meditation cave of Maha Guru Rinpoche. Three Lakes with same location namely Tso Shorema Lake. 
  13. Beauties of the authentic local Tibetan Nomads.
  14. The beauties of Glaciers almost every day from the second day of the trek.
  15. The snow falls from the mountains almost every day from the second day of the trek. 
  16. The beauties of the mountains every day during the clear weather from the second day of the trek.
  17. The beauties of stars in the night during the camping. 
  18. Fewer foreigner Trekkers. 
  19. Camping at the altitude of 5000 meters during the summer. 
  20. Tso Shorema Lake is the best camping spot of the trek to witness the beauties of the mountain. 
  21. Stunning view of 4 mountains above 8000 meters from Tso Shorema Lake camping spot. 
  22. Tso Shorema Lake at the altitude of 5000 meters. 

The itinerary of best ways to witness the hidden beauties of Tibet is in 9 days Trek 

Day1. Kharta to Shao Tso Lake ( 5 -6 hours trek )

Day2. Shao Tso Lake to Zogsham  ( 7-8 hours trek )

Day3. Zogsham to Tangsum  ( 5-6 hours trek )

Day4. Tangsum to Rakpachu or Pethang ( 4 hours trek )

Day5. Rakpachu to Pethang Ringmo ( 7 hours ) 

Day6. Pethang Ringmo - East face of Mount Everest - Pethang Ringmo ( 7 hours ) 

Day7. Pethang Ringmo to Rakpachu or Pethang ( 3-4 hours trek )

Day8.  Rakpachu or Pethang to Tso Shorema Lake ( 5-6 hours trek )

Day9. Tso Shorema to Kharta ( 6 hours trek )

The shortest 6 days Trek highlight

  1. View of 4 mountains above 8000 meters.
  2. Travelers can't get to the Everest east face base camp.
  3. View of Mountains and Lake from the Tso Shorema Lake.
  4. Beauties of stars in the night.

The shortest 6 days Trek itinerary

Day1. Kharta to Shao Tso Lake ( 5 -6 hours trek )

Day2. Shao Tso Lake to Zogsham  ( 7-8 hours trek )

Day3. Zogsham to Tangsum  ( 5-6 hours trek )

Day4. Tangsum to Rakpachu or Pethang ( 4 hours trek )

Day5. Rakpachu to Tso Shorema Lake ( 5-6 hours trek )

Day6. Tso Shorema to Kharta ( 6 hours trek )

Tibet Travelers Recent Group Trek to Kharta Chutang Kangshung Valley East Face of Mount Everest Trek 

At the beginning of 2018, they were 3 different group of Travelers asking for this special trek, two couple from America, 1 single Traveler from Europe, and a family from England and Scotland. 

After exchanging many Emails, we have successfully arranged this trek for the family of 4 from England and Scotland. It was a great meeting them in Lhasa on July 29th, we had a great farewell good luck dinner at the 6th floor Rooftop Restaurant yesterday.

They are living in Scotland where they also love nature while enjoying the treks on the green mountain and raft in the clean flowing rivers. They have shown us photos and Scotland is indeed a stunning country. 

Photo: Beauties of Kharta Chutang Gama Kangshung Valley East face of Mount Everest base camp Trek

Tibet Travelers arranged Tibetan Driver Sonam with a 10 people seat bus for the family so we have enough space for the food and kitchen stuff with trekking equipment.

Our Tibetan Tour Guide is Gelek from the Tashizom village, around 80-90km from the trek site. It is best to arrange a local people near the trek route so he or she can show the place deeply to the Travelers.

Our Tibetan Cook for the trek was Kalden from Tingri, he had done this trek many times so he also has a great trekking experience, also he speaks English to make it convenient for our Travelers.

The group left today morning and we wish them a great journey, we will be seeing again after 2 weeks time. 

Conclusion 

The best ways to see the true beauties of Tibet is Trek and Bike Tours. The reason is they are fewer Travelers and also you will be camping to see the stars in the night, sunset, sunrise on time.

There is so much flexibility in the tours arranges by Tibet Travelers.

Travelers can stop along the way where ever it's beautiful so Tibet Travelers highly recommend Travelers to choose Trekking or Bike tour in Tibet. 

Thank you for reading Tibet Travelers article on the best trek in Tibet 2018, Travelers can send us Email regarding trek or bike tours in Tibet. info@tibettravelers.com 

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