Arrive in Lhasa
You will arrive in Lhasa stay in hotel Yabshi or Kiychu and relax after jetlag. Get acclimatized to the altitude of Lhasa which is around 3600 meters.
We will do sightseeing around Lhasa and have an acclimatization day,
We will do sightseeing around Lhasa and have an acclimatization day, it’s very important that everyone gets used to the high altitude.
Lhasa Sightseeing day
We will go to visit the famous Patala Palace and a couple of monasteries where all the monks do their meditation and prayer.
Paddle Tseuphu Chu River
We will head to the river today and test out how we are feel paddling in the highest point in world. It’s a fun whitewater paddle only 1 hour from Lhasa. It is a perfect warm up for paddling in Tibet but it is recommended that you are physically fit and have acclimatized in Lhasa for a few days prior. We will paddle 2 and half hours on the lower section of Tseuphu Chu.
Drive to the Reting Tsangpo River.
This incredible river was first paddled in 2005. We take a gear boat and say good-bye to the road for four days, carrying our supplies along with us. We access the Reting Tsangpo by its north fork, beginning as a small alpine stream with amazing views of the Nyenchen Thanglha range near Namtso. The north fork enters the main river on day 2 and we paddle big water through incredible alpine juniper forests and past nomad camps. In high water, big volume rapids are interspersed by lazy flat sections and awesome surf waves for kayakers. This is the quintessential Tibetan rafting experience. It’s a wonderful mix of mountains, Tibetan nomads, monasteries and the whitewater is bound to make this a classic.
Paddle Reting Chu
We will have an early morning breakfast and drive to the put in point and depending on the time when we arrive will determine if we paddle that day. If we arrive on or before lunch time then we will paddle a couple hours today, if we arrive after lunch we will stay overnight at the put in point, driving is 4 hours.
we will Continue paddle Reting Chu
After a lovely breakfast cooked by our personal cook we will get on the water and paddle for the day and find a nice camp site near the Reting Monastery so we can explore it and surrounding areas.
Less enjoy as much as we can on this lovely river and landscape
Delight in another day of paddling and exploring Tibet and its monasteries and incredible landscape.
Today will be our last on the Reting Chu
This day will be our last full day on the water paddling the spectacular Reting Chu river. Let’s enjoy this as much as we can, as we experience the beautiful views and the way the nomads live their everyday life. Camp and load the van and truck for our next river, the incredible Drigung Chu for the following day.
Drive to Drigung Chu river and Hot springs
After breakfast we will drive to the Drigung Chu River. Arrive at the relaxing Drigung hot springs and set up camp on the river side. Head up to visit the hot springs and then prepare for our next paddling day.
The Drigung Chu is situated in an exquisite alpine valley about 2 hours from Lhasa. Continuous exciting class III rapids are interspersed with incredible granite gorges and challenging class IV rapids. The 2-day trip has jam packed whitewater and also includes a visit to the Tidrum Nunnery and hot springs. This run is quite technical so you will be expected to paddle often. This trip is for those looking for an exciting river adventure in a unique environment. Our guides feel this run is the most beautiful river in Tibet.
Hot spring visit and paddle
After breakfast we will visit the hot springs and nunnery and after lunch we will do kayaking and rafting and camp at the riverside.
Paddle Drigung Chu and drive back to Lhasa
Today we will have a nicely cooked breakfast prepared by our Tibetan cook and then pack up everything onto our truck or van and then get on the water for another wonderful day paddling on the Drigung chu. After we finish paddling we will drive to Lhasa around 3 and half hours.
Paddle Yarlung Tsangpo River (known as The Brahmaputra River)
After a quick breakfast we will drive to the Yarlung Tsangpo River which is the biggest river in Tibet in terms of volume and paddle for two days. Enjoy a couple of hours of amazing whitewater in the afternoon. Find a nice camp spot with a sandy beach and enjoy our night out in the Tibetan river environment.
Today we will paddle the spectacular Yarlung Psangpo river
After breakfast, we will pack up all our gear in to our truck and van. This will be; anything that we are not going use on the water apart from our paddling gear. Paddle for a couple hours until lunch time and then pack up everything for the last time into the truck including all our kayaks and rafts. Sit back relax and enjoy the scenic drive back to Mt Everest Base Camp, top of the world!
Drive to Mt Everest Base Camp is Situated at an altitude of 5200m in Tibet Autonomous Region of China and Rong Chu River which flows through The Rongbuk Glacier
today will continue drive to Mt Everest Base camp and stay overnight in lodge or camping and get ready to explore EBC following day plus paddle one night two days Rong Chu River.
Paddle Rong Chu River.
Visit EBC and Paddle Rong Chu all the rafters can do day hike and explore base camp when Grade 4+ kayaker do paddling Rong Chu river on day 16, As of day seventeen and eighteen 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 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 a your paddling experience before undertaking this expedition.
Paddle Rong Chu River
today we will have to be very flexible because due to the water level if we can’t paddle the Rong Chu we will continue driving to Nepal border and Paddle Lower Bhote Kosi and Balephi.
Paddle Rong Chu River and Drive to Nepal Border
after breakfast will paddle for couple of hours and have lunch and then continue drive to Nepal Border if we have enough day light will cross border today otherwise we will stay night on border and drive back to Kathmandu next days.
Drive to Kathmandu and rest day in Nepal
Today will be ether rest day in Kathmandu or drive day all depend on the day 18 movement we cross border or not, if we we cross border on day 18 then day 19 will be rest day in Kathmandu relaxation and reflection on the whole trip. Write some journal about your amazing experiences as well as explore the Kathmandu valley if you feel like. Get ready for a big celebration dinner and party night which is well deserved!
Fly back home or more adventure
Fly home say good bye to your team member and crew.