Mt. Everest is one of the most popular of all adventure travel destinations. A journey to gain the Rongbuk and Kangshung vantage views of the great mountain starts east of Everest in Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. The 920 kilometre route between Lhasa and Kathmandu is one of the most spectacular in the world. Using 4 wheel-drive landcruisers, a small group of trekkers start out along the Friendship highway stopping at Shigatse and Shegar before turning off the highway and crossing Pang La, a 5000 metre pass that leads down on the other side of the village of Karta. From there the group will spend 12 days hiking up to the base camp area for the views of the Kangshung face of Mt. Everest before returning to the trailhead to drive across to the Rongbuk valley. Camping at 5000 metres, just next to the Rongbuk monastery, offers the same magnificent views that greeted the first climbers who approached Mt. Everest from the north.
This exciting journey through Tibet to visit the Kangshung and Rongbuk approaches to Mt. Everest offers a fascinating cultural experience along with some excellent high altitude trekking into mountain areas rarely visited by foreign visitors.
JOHN MYERS PHOTOGRAPHIC offers you the chance to journey across this remote high plateau land and to follow a group of trekkers exploring both the eastern and northern approaches to Mt. Everest. The views of the high Himalaya that border Tibet and Nepal are just breathtaking. After watching this, you will want to go there to see for yourself.
Running time is approximately 45 minutes.
Tags: China, Asia