Tibet Travel Company Explore Tibet Announces Mt. Lhakpa Himalayan Expedition
(PRWEB) June 10, 2012
Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet travel company that focuses on responsible tourism, now offers a trekking adventure to Mt. Lhakpa Ri in the Himalayan range.
The Himalayas were first opened for British expeditions in 1921. Since that time expedition teams from all over the world have attempted to summit the many 7,000-meter plus mountains in the range. Non-professionals can trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and the surrounding mountains.
This trek goes beyond the base camp to the Advanced Base Camp (ABC), gradually ascending Mt. Lhakpa, or Lhakpa Ri, as it’s known in Tibetan. The mountain offers close-up views of Everest as well as dramatic views of the many 7,000 meter mountains in the range.
Travelers and the Tibet tour operator on this expedition must have mountaineering experience, be physically fit, and take time for proper altitude acclimatization.
The journey begins in Lhasa, and travels overland to southwest Tibet, giving time for sightseeing and acclimatization. The trip passes through the cities of Gyantse and Shigatse, with stops at cultural destinations like the famous Kumbum Stupa and the Tashilhunpo Monastery.
After spending a night at the base of Mt. Everest, the expedition will set off towards the EBC marker. This area has some of the most famous scenery in the world, and the plains around the mountain contain herds of wild goats and other wildlife.
After meeting with a yak team, trekkers will set out through a rocky basin with views of Rongbuk glacier. The multiple-day ascent goes from the first camp at 5,460 meters to the final stop on Lhakpa Ri at 7.045 meters.
Explore Tibet is a Tibetan-run Tibet travel agency focused on responsible tourism and sustainable practice.