Khangsung Valley Trek - 21 Days

Khangsung Valley Trek

Khangsung Valley Trek is a fabulous introduction to Tibet offering a mix of challenging trekking amid outstanding scenery, a jeep tour along the Friendship Highway to Lhasa via a detour to Everest Base Camp and to finish, time in Lhasa exploring Tibet’s ancient and fascinating capital.

In Khangsung Valley Trek; hiking through an incredible Himalayan landscape of steep-sided valleys, glacial lakes and high mountain scenery, we will reach the Khangsung Valley, one of the most beautiful but least visited areas of Tibet. Situated close to the eastern side of Everest, the Khangsung Valley is also called ‘the valley of flowers’ due to the thousands of wildflowers that carpet the meadows in spring and summer, setting the valley ablaze with color. The Langma La (pass), situated at 5,320m, is the highest point of the trail and a superb viewpoint from which to gaze out on the breathtaking Himalayan panorama of Makalu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Mount Everest.

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1340m) & transfer to hotel
Day 02Trek preparation
Day 03Drive to Nyalam (3,780m)
Day 04Rest day in Nyalam
Day 05Drive to Thingri
Day 06Acclimatisation day in Tingri
Day 07Drive to Kharta
Day 08Trek ShaoLa (4,970m)
Day 09Trek to Kaamo Tsangpo valley
Day 10Trek to Khangsung valley
Day 11Trek to Pethang Ringmo (4,550m)
Day 12Trek to Hoppo (4,800m)
Day 13Trek to Kangshung base camp & return to Hoppo
Day 14Trek to Base of Langma La
Day 15Cross Langma La (5,330m). Trek to Lundrubling
Day 16Trek to Kharta
Day 17Drive to Rongbuk (5,000m)
Day 18Explore Everest base camp (5,200m). Drive to Shegar
Day 19Drive to Sighatse
Day 20Drive to Lhasa
Day 21Depart Lhasa

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  • Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Tibet travel permit (hyperlink) and necessary fees
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary.
  • Transportation in Tibet in 4WD or Bus (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Staffs and equipment transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees for Nepal and Tibet, English speaking guide, assistant guide, cook and necessary crew members from Nepal
  • Yaks and yak herders for transportation during trek (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Tented/Guest House accommodation with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Transportation to airport from hotel (in Nepal)

What is Excluded

  • International flights including
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu (if travelling by air)
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities including Lhasa
  • Beverages and snacks during trekking
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Expenses incurred due to natural calamities such as bad weather, landslide, snowfall etc. (routes may get altered in such situations)
  • Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’

Clothes Attributes

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuff

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)


  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Noncotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers


  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice ax
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet


  • Personal medications

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

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Khangsung Valley Trek

Trip Facts

  • 21 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 5,330 m
  • Moderate
  • Tea House
  • March to May, June to Aug
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Camps/Lodges
  • Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
  • 12 pax Maximum