Balung Ri

Balung Ri

If you are an experienced trekker and in good physical condition, the mountains of Tibet are a fascinating place to explore, and a perfect match for your skills.

If you are an experienced trekker and in good physical condition, the mountains of Tibet are a fascinating place to explore, and a perfect match for your skills. While climbing the Balung Ri you will be rewarded with fantastic views towards Cho Oyu 8,000m. There are frigid alpine temperatures and base camps that could bring altitude sickness, but the effort is worth it to experience this area of the world. From Lhasa via Shigatse and Shegar we travel to Kharta. In the early days of the trek, we cross the 5,200m high Doya La. Those in great physical condition can climb up to 6,000m or even above. The Balung Ri is said to be an “easy” 7,000m high mountain but the air is thin, the winds are icy, so carelessness can be fatal. Nearby, beside the Nagpa La lays the beautiful Tschobo Raptsang, snow and ice covered. This mountain offers more challenge than its height suggests.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu, free day, hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa, transfer to hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa, Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Barkhor, hotel.
Day 05: Lhasa, Sightseeing: Sera, Drepurng, Jokhang monastery, hotel.
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse 3,900m, visit Tashilumpo monastery, hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Shegar 4,250m, hotel.
Day 08: Trek to Kharta 3,750m, camp.
Day 09: Trek start and camp at camp. Tangmoche, 4,330m.
Day 10: Trek to Saga, 4750m, camp.
Day 11: Climbing of the Doya Ri 5,330m, and camp at the river Revi, 4,650m, camp.
Day 12: Trek to Rongbuk, 5,040m, camp.
Day 13: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,200m, camp.
Day 14: Trek to driver Base Camp of Cho Oyu, 4,900m, camp.
Day 15: Trek to Bhalung Ri Base Camp, Camp at Gyablung 5370m, camp.
Day 16: Climbing of the Bhalung Ri and back to Base Camp.
Day 17: Drive to Tingri, 4,380m, lodge/camp.
Day 18: Drive to Zhangmu, hotel.
Day 19: Cross the border and continue drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 20: Final departure, transfer to airport.

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