Lhakpa Ri (Xang Dong Feng) mountaineering expedition gives you an impeccable mountain climbing experience amidst the richly varied landscape. Lhakpa Ri (Xang Dong Feng), towering over Tibet mountain range at an elevation of 7,045 meters, divides the upper East Rongbuk glacier and upper Kharta glacier. It lies in proximity to mighty Mt Everest boasting mesmerizing sights of Nyonno Ri range in eastern Tibet, the north faces of Chomolonzo, Makalu and Pethangtse, Shartse, Kangshung (east) face of Everest, east face of Lhotse, the north east ridge of Everest, the North Col, Changtse, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma as stunning backdrops.
The ascent up this mountain is regarded as the easiest 7000+ peak ascent. You make the ascent via the Everest Advance Base Camp.
You start your Lhakpa Ri mountaineering expedition with a leisurely stay in Lhasa. During your stay in Lhasa, you will visit the legendary Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Drepung Monastery etc. The journey continues further along Friendship Highway, with an adventure-packed leisurely 4WD drive via Lhasa- Shigatse- Xegar- Rongbuk. En route, you encounter monasteries, several 5000+ meter high mountain passes, nomadic settlements, pristine hamlets and nomadic herdsmen. Throughout this tour, the magnificent backdrop of the mighty Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Shisapangma and many other numerous peaks surround you.
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3660m)
Day 2-3: Sightseeing in Lhasa (3660m)
Day 04: Free in Lhasa (3660m)
Day 05: Drive Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m)
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse (3900m)
Day 07: Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m)
Day 08: Drive Shegar - Rongbuk (5000m)
Day 09-10: At Everest Base Camp (5200m)
Day 11: Trek to Camp 1 (5460m)
Day 12: Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)
Day 13: Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)
Day 14: Trek to Camp 2 (5970m)
Day 15: Trek to Camp 3 (6400m)
Day 16: Rest day at camp 3
Day 17: At camp 3
Day 18: Climb Lhakpa Ri (7045m.), return to ABC
Day 19: Spare day for weather etc
Day 20: Trek to Base Camp
Day 21-22: Drive back to Kathmandu