The ultimate tour of Everest by land, air and on foot. Whilst thousands toil to the southern (Nepalese) side of Everest, it is from the Tibetan side that Everest reveals her true majesty. We begin our expedition with a flight across the Himalayas to the ‘forbidden’ city of Lhasa. After two days of sightseeing and acclimatisation we drive across the Tibetan plateau – the world’s highest country – to the village of Kharta. The approach to the Kangshung Face is close to the northern end of the Arun river gorge. This beautiful valley lies east-west across a 4900m pass set in subtropical forest with Makalu, the world’s 5th highest mountain, as a backdrop. We then spend twelve days trekking up the Kangshung Valley. On our return to the vehicles we drive around to the famous Rongbuk Monastery and the stupendous North Face of Mount Everest. Then overland towards Friendship Bridge and Kathmandu. Finally – the piece de resistance – a mountain flight around the South West face of Everest. This is a 24-day Grade 4 (strenuous) expedition.