Join a GuideSource IFMGA-certified guide on this unique expedition to the top of Ninchin Kangsa (7206m) in Tibet and discover amazing cultural 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
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.
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We will stay in hotel while in the cities, and we will camp during the rest of the expedition.
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and preparation for the expedition, checking climbing equipment and briefing at hotel. Evening Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
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)
After breakfast we drive to Lhasa (3650 m) 280 km.
After breakfast we are going to visit the Potala and Norbulinka Palace, Deprung and Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaa.
Today we drive to Yamdrock Tso Lake (3950 m) and visit Kampu Monastery (4870 m).
From Kampu Monastery (4870 m) we head towards Base Camp (5320 m).
Kampu Monastery trek to Ninchin Kangsa base camp (5320 m).
Advanced Base Camp (5300m) trek to Base Camp (4700 m). From base camp we drive to Gyantse (4070 m).
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.
We drive to Kodari and cross the border. Drive to Kathmandu (1350m).
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.
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