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Ninchin Kangsa (Noijin Kangsang) 29-day Mountaineering Expedition in Tibet

Join a GuideSource IFMGA-certified guide on this unique expedition to the top of Ninchin Kangsa (7206m) in Tibet and discover amazing cultural highlights.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration29 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Discover the spectacular Tibetan plains and climb to the top of Ninchin Kangsa

  • Explore the cultural highliths of the magical capital city of Lhasa

  • Visit the vibrant and caothic Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal

Description

Ninchin Kangsa (7206m) is a majestic mountain in Tibet, and the closest major Himalayan peak to the capital city of Lhasa. It lies between the Himalayas mountain range to the south, the Yamdrok Lake to the east and the Yarlun Tsangpo River to the north.

Join us on this 29-day climbing expedition to Ninchin Kangsa summit -also spelled Noijin Kangsang– and enjoy an unforgettable journey with many cultural highlights in this amazing land.

We will meet in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and on the third day we will arrive to Tibet. Before heading to Ninchin Kangsa base camp, we will visit the interesting  and historical cities of Gyantse and Lhasa. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

The beauty of the large and sacred Yamdrock Lake and the immensity of Tibet’s plains are absolutely overwhelming. More than half of Tibet’s consists of inhospitable highlands. Neither stocks of trees nor agriculture is possible here, due to the meager rains and heavy storms .

Yaks will carry our material to the base camp and we will enjoy a moderate ascent over a broad ridge. We will also have time to visit some ancient temples and monasteries, where the Lama monks live as mystics. The everyday life of Tibetan people is also strongly determined by the religious devotion, even outside of these sacred places.

Tibet was also an area of martial people who resisted the conquest of powerful neighbors for centuries. The convulsioned Tibetan history developed a duality, as it became both a fortress and a place of pilgrimage at the same time.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity and book your trip. Send us a request and join us on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition in amazing Tibet! You could also check-out our 47-day mountaineering expedition in Tibet.

Accommodation

We will stay in hotel while in the cities, and we will camp during the rest of the expedition.

Meeting point

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu-Equipment Check-Typical Nepali dinner

Breakfast at hotel and preparation for the  expedition, checking climbing equipment and briefing at hotel. Evening Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.

Day 3: Travel to Tibet

Early breakfast at the hotel. Today we arrive at Tibet. Lunch at the border, on the Nepali side. We continue our drive to Nyalam.  Overnight at a hotel, our first overnight in China. (2,300 m / 127 km)

Day 4: Drive to Lhatse (4350 m) 244 km

Day 5: We drive to Sigatse (3900 m.) 244 km

Day 6: Drive to Gyantse (3950 m) 90 Km

Day 7: Drive to Lhasa

After breakfast we drive to Lhasa (3650 m) 280 km.

Day 8: Lhasa

After breakfast we are going to visit the Potala and Norbulinka Palace, Deprung and Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaa.

Day 9: Yamdrok Lake-Kampu Monastery

Today we drive to Yamdrock Tso Lake (3950 m) and visit Kampu Monastery (4870 m).

Day 10: Base Camp (5320m)

From Kampu Monastery (4870 m) we head towards Base Camp (5320 m).

Day 11: Ninchin Kangsa base camp (5320 m)

Kampu Monastery trek to Ninchin Kangsa base camp (5320 m).

Day 12 to 23: Climbing Period- Ninchin Kangsa summit (7206 m)

Day 24: Base Camp-Gyantse

Advanced Base Camp (5300m) trek to Base Camp (4700 m).  From base camp  we drive to  Gyantse (4070 m).

Day 25: Tingri-Gyantse

We drive to Tingri (4350m). It has an area of 3859 km2 and about 60.000 inhabitants (2003). Its administrative headquarters, the parish of Gyantse, is the third largest city of Tibet. It lies 4070 m above sea level at the “Friendship Highway”. In the center of Gyantse there was originally a mountain fortress. In the 14th Century it was rebuilt and expanded. The most famous monastery in Tibet is Kumbum, the largest stupa in Tibet. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 26: Kodari-Kathmandu

We drive to Kodari and cross the border. Drive to Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 27: Kathmandu

Recommend tour in Kathmandu. After breakfast, visit to Swayambunath(Monkey Temple) enjoying the beautiful views of the Kathmandu Valley. The stupa is the largest sanctuary of the Newari and Buddhists, perched on a panoramic hill over the Kathmandu valley. In the evening, we go for a farewell dinner with the expedition crew.

Day 28: Extra shopping day in Kathmandu if needed

Day 29: Departure to your Destination


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