Mt Lhakpa Ri Expedition is a high altitude trek and most attainable 7,000m peak in the world. And an ideal objective, remarkably positioned just across the glacier from Everest. It shares the historic route up the East Rongbuk Glacier and is climbable by a relatively safe and straightforward route. It is just over the milestone altitude of 7,000m, making it higher than anything outside Asia and is probably the most climbable 7,000m peak in the world.
North Col Everest Chinese Base CampTrek through valleys filled with ripening barley and herds of yaks and goats to Everest Base Camp. And a steady achievable trek through stunning glaciers and peaks to ABC (Advanced Base Camp), and Lhakpa Ri (which must be the worlds most achievable 7000m peak) right there. This expedition reverses the route taken my George Mallory on his 1921 reconnaissance expedition to Mount Everest.
We must trek over several days from Tingri which means you’ll be in good shape to enjoy Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp. 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 into the Kangshung face, at Everest’s rarely seen Fantasy Ridge, and at the northern aspect of Makalu. The mountain is one of several peaks that line the east flank of the East Rongbuk Glacier.
The summit is a prominent three-sided pyramid which drops to the East Rongbuk Glacier to the west.
Day 01 Pick up from Zangmu, border of Nepal, drive to Nyalam, 1hrs, 50km, 4000m & hotel
Day 02 preparation day for trekking & hotel
Day 03 Nyalam to Tingri, 4hrs, 300km, 4200m & Guesthous
Day 04 Tingri to Lhakpa Ri Base camp, 3hrs, 90km, 5250m & hotel
Day 05 Lhakpa Ri base camp to Middle camp, 5hrs, 8km, 5500m Return to base camp & camping
Day 06 Base camp to ABC camp, 4hrs, 5km, 5650m, Return to Middle camp & camping
Day 07 Middle camp to Climbing, 6hrs, 8km, 5700m, Return to ABC & camping
Day 08 ABC camp Return to Lhakpa Ri base camp & camping
Day 09 Lhakpa Ri base camp to Tingri, 3hrs, 90km, 4200m & hotel
Day 10 Tingri to Shigatse, 5hrs, 340km, 3800m & hotel
Day 11 Shigatse to Lhasa, 5hrs, 250km, 3600m & hotel
Day 12 Sightseeing Lhasa, visit potala palace, Jokhang temple & hotel
Day 13 Sightseeing Lhasa, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery & hotel
Day14 Transport to train station