Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Tibet
Tibet, for having an average altitude in excess of 3500m, lying to the north of the great Himalayan range which separates it from its neighbours India, Nepal and Bhutan, much of the country is high-altitude desert. With its spectacular mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture, Tibet is a remarkable place to visit.
Tibet's Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is one of the world's greatest journeys that combines Tibetan awesome culture with the highest trekking route on earth, so close to the summit of Mt. Everest that can be reached with out the need for crampons, ice axes or any mountaineering skills. This Everest Advance Base Camp trip takes you to the highest point on Everest than a non climber can go, all the way to camp 3 at 6340m, known as Everest Advanced Base Camp.
The Tibet's Everest Advance Base Camp trip allows us to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Tibetan Plateau, and walk to a very high altitude on good snow-free trails providing the best views of Everest from either the Tibet or Nepal side. The Everest Advance Base Camp tour brings you through the base camp of Everest and allows you a rare opportunity to walk the "Golden Highway" to advanced base camp (EBC), which at 6400 metres/21,000 feet might be the highest "walk able" point in the world you can reach with only your trekking boots, hiking on good paths. The suitable season to have this Everest Advance Base Camp tour is undoubtly the spring, the main climbing season for Everest.
Itinerary in Details
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 02: Obtain Chinese Visa and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple.Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660 meters)
Early morning transfer to the international airport for the hour-long flight to Lhasa. This stunning flight, on a China Southwest Airlines Boeing 757, takes us right across the main Himalayan range and provides us with magnificent mountain views. After landing at Gongar Airport and meeting our Tibetan guide, it is a further 2 hrs drive by Land cruiser to Lhasa. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
We spend today visiting many monasteries in Lhasa one of this is Sera Monastery which is the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet, within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study. After lunch we'll visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, as well as the Jokhang Temple.Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 05: Second day sightseeing in Lhasa
In the morning, we visit Potala Palace which dominates the city of Lhasa it’s a spectacular building, containing private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many important chapels. There has been a Palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century. We also visit Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century and was once the largest in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 05: Drive Lhasa to Gyangtse (3950meters) - 261 k.m
The day begins with our overland journey towards Rongbuk valley. We follow the Friendship Highway by jeep, we cross the Khamba La at elevation of 4794meters from which there are stunning views across the waters of Yamdrok-tso Lake to the snowy summit of Nazin Kang SA 7252meters. As we continue our journey to westwards over another high pass the Karo La 5045meters, we can view the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. After few hours, we arrive to Gyangtse passing the beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages.Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast
Day 07: Drive to Shigatse (3900meter) - 90 k.m.
This morning we visit the Gyangtse Dzong. This fort dates back to the fourteenth century and offers some of the most amazing views of Gyangtse and surrounding valleys. Before leaving we also visit the famed Gyangtse Kumbum. This magnificent tiered structure is the largest stupa in all of Tibet. If the exquisite gold dome is not enough, this stupa is packed with Tibetan sculptures and paintings. Thereby, we continue the trip to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. It is only about a 90 km drive taking us to Shigatse which is a laid back city that provides excellent opportunity for both relaxation and exploration. Thereafter, exploring the local market we will make a detailed visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 08: Drive to Shegar (New Tingri) (4050meters) - 244 k.m
The views of this desert plateau provide wondrous entertainment as we travel along the Friendship Highway. This stretch is the most spectacular landscape in Tibet. After passing through the small town of Lhatse we will cross Gyamtso La elevation of 5220meters, the highest pass on our journey. The land quickly descends to plains after Gyatmso La. While travelling through the plains we will see many nomadic herders, quiet countryside, and secluded monasteries. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast
Day 09: Drive to Rongbuk (5000meters) - 68 K.m
We turn off the Friendship Highway and head south over the Pang La 5150 meters towards the main Himalayan range that give magnificent view stretching from Makalu to Shisapangma. Below the pass, as we turn the corner into the Rongbuk Valley, and charming view of Everest than ever. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast
Day 10 & 11: Trek to Base Camp & Acclimatization
Two days at base camp to acclimatize and explore around. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meals
Day 12: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m)
Trekking the surreally sculpted Rongbuk Glacier you walk away from Everest Base Camp to Camp I for two and half hours or more. Camp I lies amidst moraine hills under picturesque yellow-orange granite cliffs. In the beginning the trekking route skirts the east side of the Rongbuk Glacier and opens into a flat area at 5270m. On the Southwest, Pumori at 7145 m. After arriving at Camp I, you may wish to explore snout of the East Rongbuk Glacier lying just 20 minutes away from the camp. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meals
Day 13: Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)
The trail overlooks glacier-topped mountain as it roll from gravel mounds, mud plain to rocky moraine. Lying directly across from Far East Rongbuk glacier, Interim Camp can prove very beneficial for further acclimatization and supper vantage point prior to trekking up to Camp II. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meals
Day 14: Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)
A rest day for preparation to climb higher up or you may wish to explore around. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meals
Day 15: Trek to Camp II (5970m)
It is about three and half hours or more to ascend from Interim Camp to Camp II. You will approach Camp II at 5970 meter as you near the south side of the glacier at the eastern end of the Changtse Glacier junction lying below huge cliff. Along the trail to Camp II you get to capture huge seracs rising up to 50 feet above the surface of the glacier and endless array of mountain scenery. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meals
Day 16: Trek to ABC (6340m) and return to Camp II
As you march towards ABC; you trek along moraine following the glacier to the right around the eastern flank of Changtse. Further ahead, you ascend a succession of hills as the glacier softens into smooth snowy ice fields carpeting the approaching ridges. En route you may spot several tent sites and discarded oxygen bottles. 1480 meter straight up from Camp III lies the Pinnacles challenging trekkers to explore its mystiques.
Its complexity has kept the northeast Ridge unclimbed for a long time. North Col lies at 7066 meter in the West connecting Everest’s Northeast Ridge and Changtse. Through binocular you can see spectacular sight of striated rock summit of Everest extending above the Pinnacles to the southeast little more than 8000 feet (2400 m) higher than Camp III. Beyond Camp III there are gravel hills beside the glacier and you may trek along this trail for one hour provided that you are fully acclimatized. Finally, you conclude your trek by journeying back to Camp II from ABC for 2 hours. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meals
Day 17: Return to Base Camp
From Camp II you continue trekking back to Base Camp, a long day trek down to comfortable lower altitude. Overnight at tented camp, inclusive of full board meals
Day 18: Trek to Rongbuk and Drive to Nyalam (215 km)
You have to take a 215 km drive from Rongbuk to Nyalam along Friendship Highway traversing past Pang La pass. On the way, you can halt at Tingri for lunch. Further away amidst the stunning view of Everest, Cho Oyu and other mountain peaks, you accelerate past Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shung La pass at 5200m. The trail further commands far-reaching views of enchanting Shisapangma, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar, as you leave behind arid Tibetan Plateau. The route then progresses towards the pristine and fortified town of Nyalam, where you can find a suitable accommodation at a hotel, inclusive of full board meals
Day 19: Drive Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu
Heading away from Nyalam, drive for one hour to the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meter. Few kilometers drive follows Friendship Bridge along Bhote Koshi River to Immigration Control in Kodari where you part with your Tibetan guide and handle the re-entry formalities to return to Kathmandu. After a 5 hours drive of 123 km, you finally arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 21: Transfer to Airport for home departure. “Farewell!”
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
- Four night’s accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle inclusive of all entrance fees
- Kathmandu-Gongar (Lhasa) International airfare
- Tibet entry travel permit and Chinese visa
- All monasteries entry fees
- Special permit for ABC trek,
- English speaking Tibetan guide during whole trip in Tibet,
- Yak & yak man for carrying luggage & goods while trek.
- Supporting truck for staff,
- One hand land cruiser during the overland tour,
- All accommodation in Tibet at Hotel/Guesthouses inclusive breakfast during the overland drive up to Rumbuk.
- Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and all other necessary equipments.
- Full board meals during the trek Veg/Non Veg with tea coffee prepared by an expert Nepalese cook & Nepalese staff (If minimum group size 4 if less the we supply Tibetan staffs)
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all Tibetan staff
- Japanese land cruisers 4WD, 4500 model (four people in one jeep)
- Tibet border to Kathmandu (Friendship Bridge) pick up by tourist bus or jeep
- All government taxes and official expense
OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Lunch, dinner in Kathmandu & Tibet (except during the trek)
- Travel insurance, Nepal entry visa & re entry visa fess,
- Personal trekking equipments,
- International air fare other than Kathmandu-Gongar
- Visa supplement cost for US nationals of $100.00
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural
- Calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc
- Tips for guide and support crew (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
*Trip Cost: US$ 3650.00*
Get USD 250.00 OFF per person
For a booking of six or more people.
Trip Length: 21 days
Activities: Tour + Everest advanced base camp trek
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Max Elevation: 6,340 m/at ABC
Meal: Breakfast during the tour and full board meals on trek
Accommodation: Hotels/guesthouse during the tour and tented camp on trek
Transportation: 4500 model, land cruisers
Best Month: April - November
Group Size: 5 Minimum and 12 Maximum
Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,
Spectacular flight Kathmandu - Lhasa passing over Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Makalu (8463m).
Three nights in Lhasa, sightseeing tour of Potala place, Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Traditional Medicine Hospital and more.
Exciting landscapes, rich Buddhist history and Tibetan cultures
Visiting Natang and Sakya Monastery founded in 1073
Adventurous drive by best 4WD land cruiser across the ‘roof of the world'
Rare opportunity to walk the "Golden Highway" to advanced base camp (ABC), which at 6340 metres might be the highest "walk able" point in the world you can reach with only your trekking boots, hiking on good paths.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and great support during Everest Base Camp Tour Tibet . We found your company is really professional and Migmar, "Our Tibetan Guide" was amazing, his English is fluent and experienced! The Land Cruiser was very comfortable, and well driver, it was wonderful and lifetime an experienced.
Thank you and hope to see you again.
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