Visit EBC and paddle Rong Chu all the rafters can do a day hike and explore base camp when Grade 4+ kayaker paddles the Rong Chu river on day 16, As of day seventeen and eighteen the whole group will paddle Rong Chu river.
For many people, the main reason they go to Tibet is to see the amazing view of Everest’s famous North Face. The view of Everest from the Tibet side gives a clear, sweeping view of the mountain.
The view of Everest and the Himalaya from the Geu La Pass is located along the way to base camp. Everest Base Camp (EBC), elevation 5200 meters, is nearly 800 kilometers (500 miles) southwest of Lhasa. We will visit the many amazing sights along the way to EBC such as Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, and Sakya Monastery. Altogether this is a journey going from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and then we continue through to the Nepalese border after our Everest base camp journey.
This is great opportunity for people to visit the top of the world!
On the Tibetan, no hiking is required to reach base camp. We can drive all the way to Everest Base Camp from Lhasa. Without a climbing permit, this is the closest to the mountain where you can spend the night.
We will visit Rongphu Monastery located at Everest Base Camp.
Though EBC sits at nearly 5200 meters, it is relatively rare to see heavy snow on the ground in the area. While snow does fall in the region, the strong rays of the sun quickly melt away the snow.
Rongphu Monastery with Everest in the background
A common question people have-
Can you see Everest from the main road that connects Lhasa to the Nepal border?
Yes, there are a few places that you can see Everest from the main road, but none of the views are very good. You will only get a very small glimpse of the mountain. In order to really get a good view of Everest, you will need to get to the base camp.
Note: You must be a Grade 4 + paddler to paddle the upper section of the Rong Chu River which is just day and day 2 and 3 rest of the crew can join.
After we have done our one night two days paddling on the Yarlung Tsangpo, we then drive through Shigatse to Rongbuk Monastery toward the Everest base camp and Rong Chu river. After exploring around base camp, we put on the Rong Chu at around 5000m (which may be the highest put-in anywhere in the world). We then spend the next 3 days paddling class 3 and 4 whitewater to the village of Kharta. After that the river enters the infamous Arun River Gorges which flows off the edge of the Tibetan plateau down in to Nepal. This partial circumnavigation of Everest by kayak is a truly amazing journey.
**When the rafters do their EBC sightseeing and an exploration day hike then kayaker will paddle the Rong Chu. **
From Georgia’s previous trip is that the Rong Chu is paddleable from Everest base Camp. The first day is the most challenging whitewater, which only grade 4 kayakers will paddle and day 2 and 3 rest of the crew will join.
Note: Please contact Adventure Hub Nepal directly for this trip. You will need to present us with your paddling experience before undertaking this expedition.