Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

10 Days

Tibet Everest base camp trekking is one of the popular destinations in Tibet. Mt. Everest (8,848 m) popularly known as Chomolungma, the literal meaning is the goddess mother of the universe in the Tibetan language. The Everest base camp from the Tibet side is one of the most visited and it is the frequently followed route to the summit of the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest. If you are wishing to reach the lap of the world´s highest peak, there are mainly two options one from the Nepal side from Solukhumbu and another from Tibet.

Tibet Everest base camp trekking from Tibet has been popular and has been an ultimate destination ever since Tibet was first opened for outsiders in the 1980s. Another reason why the Tibet Everest base camp tour has been popular is that because, it is combined with a cultural, historic, and geographical tour in Tibet whereby you will make exploration of cultural diversity in Chengdu or Beijing, beautiful monasteries in Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse, detour around Highlands to Rongphu monastery bellow Mt. Everest and explore around Rongphu valley, enjoy superb views of the north face of Mt. Everest and other mountains lying in the areas. This is one of the most loved and demanded trekking trips primarily for exploring the mysterious land and also enjoying the diverse culture, century-old civilization, beautiful monasteries, unique landscapes, and no doubt reaching the top of Mt. Chumulungma and panoramic views beaming from the north face of Mt. Everest. 

Tibet Everest base camp tour begins with a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and after landing in the capital city of Tibet, you will make a trip around Lhasa and then continue a trip along Gyantse, Xinatse, Sakya and finally reach Rongbuk valley, located bellow Mt. Everest or Chomolungma base camp and explore around the Rongbuk monastery and return back to Zhangmu and after making trips all around, finally you will return back by the road along the friendship highway via Khasa, Nepal Tibet border and subsequently return back to Kathmandu by road.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3660m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa
  • Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa
  • Day 04: This day is for you to spend it as you wish.
  • Day 05: Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km
  • Day 06: Sightseeing in Gyantse & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km
  • Day 07: Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km.
  • Day 08: Drive to Rongbuk (5000m) 68km Explore Everest base camp
  • Day 09: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 181km
  • Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 123km

Cost Includes

  • Tibet alien travel permits
  • Monasteries entrance fees and English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All necessary land transportation by Japanese made Land cruiser
  • Sightseeing tours as per the program
  • Visa fee
  • Air ticket (Lhasa-Kathmandu) or Kathamndu Lhasa.

Cost Excludes

  • Urgent visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Airport taxes
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrive Lhasa (3660m) You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa (3650 meters). It takes around 45 minutes to reach the old city. After checking in at your hotel, you are advised to take a rest and take it easy. Drink plenty of fluids and let your body get used to Lhasa’s high altitude.
    Note: There is no fixed program arranged for today.
  • Day 02 :Sightseeing in Lhasa After breakfast, you will be briefed on the day’s program. An experienced guide will take you on a tour to Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, and Barkhor Square. At the famous Sera Monastery, you will get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. You pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. Completed in 1956, the handsome building is ornately decorated with Tibetan carvings and paintings. Jokhang temple provides yet another glimpse of the rich Tibetan cultural heritage. You will also get the chance to stroll around the busy Barkhor Square, the nerve center of Lhasa. After the day’s tour, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
  • Day 03 :Sightseeing in Lhasa After an early breakfast, you will be escorted by your guide to the majestic Potala Palace. The imposing structure of the palace dominates the landscape of Lhasa. As you are guided through the ancient chambers of the palace, you get to see Tibetan art at its best. The Potala Palace has a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. You will also get to view the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. Later in the day, you will visit the beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery where you can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After the day’s tour is over, you are escorted back to your hotel for a well-earned rest.
    Note: Since only a limited number of visitors are allowed inside the Potala palace every day, the order of sightseeing places will be decided upon by your guide.
  • Day 04 :This day is for you to spend it as you wish. Explore and soak in the sights and sounds of the old city, revisit a favorite monastery, go for souvenir hunting in the busy local market at Barkhor Square, or simply sit in a café and watch pilgrims as they circumambulate the Jokhang.

    There is also the option of an additional tour to places such as the Tibetan Medical Centre, Ganden Monastery, and Tsurphu Monastery. But this additional tour will incur an extra cost.
  • Day 05 :Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km Moving along the Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La, at 4794 meters, with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok Tso Lake and Nazin Kang SA, standing at 7252m. On turning westwards, you come across another pass, Karo La at 5045m. If you look at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down. After driving 261 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyantse.
  • Day 06 :Sightseeing in Gyantse & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong, a 14th-century historical fort, overlooks the entire Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse, you take a 90 km drive and arrive at Shigatse,(3900m) the second largest Tibetan city. Tashilhunpo Monastery, being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is the major attraction of Shigatse.
  • Day 07 :Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km. Today you will traverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past the small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Shegar. At Shegar, you will be accommodated at ‘Everest Resort’.
  • Day 08 :Drive to Rongbuk (5000m) 68km Explore Everest base camp Away from Shegar, you will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m. Along the drive, you can bask in the splendor of majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma. After driving for 68 km, you eventually reach Rongbuk at 5000m. You can then view the spectacular sight of Mount Everest. You have the opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp (5150m.) The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for it. It truly is an awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you.

    Overnight accommodation at guest house.
  • Day 09 :Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 181km You will drive past Tingri crossing Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shug La passing at 5200m. Savoring the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse, and Gauri Shankar, you descend from the arid Tibetan Plateau to verdant Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. After driving for 181 km, you find yourself amidst the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meters.
  • Day 10 :Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 123km Bhote Koshi River brings you to the Immigration Control in Kodari. Here, you will part with your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet your Nepalese escort who will drive you to Kathmandu. After driving 5 hours for 123 km, you finally arrive in Kathmandu.

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