Lhakpa Ri Expedition

Lhakpa Ri Expedition Tibet

In the footsteps of George Mallory
Surely the only way to experience the Tibetan side of Everest! Fly into Lhasa where you’re ‘forced’ to take it easy for a few days and soak up the culture. Trek through valleys filled with ripening barley and herds of yaks and goats to Everest Base Camp. The trip is a steady trek through stunning glaciers and peaks to ABC (Advanced Base Camp), and Lhakpa Ri (which must be the world’s most achievable 7000m peak). This expedition reverses the route taken by Sir George Mallory on his 1921 reconnaissance expedition to Sagarmatha – Mount Everest.

The itinerary
En route there are yak herders’ camps and grain farms, moors and meadows and unimagined green. We weave through the ice pinnacles and cross the Rongbuk glacier to Rabu La where you can peer over to the Kangshung face, Everest’s rarely seen Fantasy Ridge and the northern aspect of Makalu. There is the opportunity for what might be the highest-ever avalanche rescue training day. And of course we climb to the summit of Lhakpa Ri (7045m) where the views stretch all around, bestowing a well-earned rest while basking in the splendor of the Himalaya. Where do I sign!?

Our style
We have now topped off three successful treks to Everest Advanced Base Camp in Tibet with climbs of Lhakpa Ri! Our approach is to apply our good local knowledge and expedition expertise to deliver a carefully planned itinerary that you will love. We use good quality hotels in towns and individual tents on the trek and pay special attention to the quality of food and your well being. Our well trained and knowledgeable crew will keep you safe and happy. Himalaya Guides’ whole ethos revolves around giving people excellent mountain experiences that will have them wanting more.

Is this trip suitable for you?
This trip is aimed at trekkers and those without (or with a little) climbing experience; trekking experience will be an advantage, as parts of the trail are quite rough. The trekking is moderate to hard and the climbing is strenuous but not technically challenging. The environment is alien to most – but then that’s the whole point! A good level of fitness is the main pre-requisite.

In brief
Lhasa, trek to the Rongbuk Everest Base Camp, Lhakpa Ri 7045m
Duration: 5 weeks (August – September) or 29 days (April – May & July – September) ex-Kathmandu
Price: Contact Us
Level: introductory level trek and climb, moderate to hard but non-technical
Included in price
All airport transfers in Nepal, all accommodation in Nepal, breakfast in Kathmandu, sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, trekking permits, peak fees and National Park entry, porters, Sherpas and guides, all meals on trek and climb, local staff insurance. Group climbing gear such as ropes, snow stakes, protection. Group equipment such as stoves, tents, mats, kitchen gear, medical kit, medical oxygen, Gammov bag, satellite phone.
Excluded in price
International airfares, visas, transfer fees, departure taxes, excess baggage, tips to trek staff, hotels etc., personal travel insurance, lunch and dinner in KTM, personal expenses such as gifts, phone calls, laundry and alcohol, personal equipment.
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