Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
"Live the Culture and Experience the Majestic Everest"
Tibet Everest Base Camp offers you clear views of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Experience it as it rises majestically into the cold blue sky. Just begin your journey to Tibet with a stunning flight over the snow capped Himalayan mountains – Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu and others. Else start your Tibet Everest Base Camp by flying in to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing or arriving by train to Lhasa. Travel which way, you are sure to have a good and adventurous time there.
The spectacular Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour can be visited by overland and conveniently combined with a day excursion hike. On your way to the camp, you will encounter some of the amazing scenery with snow-capped mountains shimmering on every side. Experience and live the cultural heritage during the trip and be thrilled being a part of that culture for few days that will be remembered by you for the lifetime.
The Everest Base Camp Tour package is designed in such a way so that you can visit all the main attractions of southern central Tibet, a complete guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa city. You will visit Bharkhor Tibetan market and the Potala – the monumental palace of Kings and Dalai Lamas, along with its various chapels. The views of the holy city from the roofs will be cherished in your memories later.
The Everest Base Camp Tour has reserved its place among the most popular journey among visitors in the world. The tour will give you opportunity to experience face-to-face the characteristic local historic, cultural, as well as natural attractions of Himalaya. The adventure trip will include visiting places of interest in southern central Tibet like the breathtaking Rongbuk Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp. On arrival, take rest at the comfortable hotel and start the expedition while enjoying the cultural and historic sites of Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse, Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp, the next day. The trip includes hiking to the Everest Base Camp and exploring the Rongbuk glacier. After enjoying the marvellous view of the world’s highest mountain scenery, come back to Kathmandu taking two days drive through Zhangmu.
Come and experience the exigent high passes, Turquoise Lakes, local culture; visit the Norbulingka Dalai Lama’s retreat palace, Jokhang Temple, colourful streets of Bharkhor market, Khumbum Monastery all combined with the thrilling views of the snow capped Himalayan scenery.
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 to Gongar airport and drive to Lhasa (3660m)
Early morning transfer to the international airport for the hour-long flight to Gongar. This stunning flight, on a China Southwest Airlines, takes us right across the main Himalayan range and provides us with magnificent mountain views. After landing at Gongar Airport and meeting your Tibetan guide, it is a further 2-hour 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 Tour in Lhasa
We spend today visiting several of Lhasa's many monasteries in the company of a guide and interpreter. One of these is the Sera Monastery, one of 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. This temple is possibly the most sacred shrine in Tibet and there is always a procession of devout Tibetans through the complex. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor - a maze of narrow cobbled streets that is the central market of Lhasa. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 05: Second day sightseeing tour 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. After lunch, we visit the 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. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is still much here of interest as it was left relatively unscathed during the Cultural Revolution. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 06: Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) - 261 K.M. 7 hrs
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 Gyantse passing the beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 07: Drive to Shigatse (3900m) - 90 K.M. 2 hrs
This morning we visit the Gyantse Dzong. This fort dates back to the fourteenth century and offers some of the most amazing views of Gyantse and surrounding valleys. Before leaving we also visit the famed Gyantse 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 Tingri (4150m) visit Natang and Sakya Monastery. 274 K.M 6 hrs
Today you will transverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. You will visit Natang Monastery which is 12 Kms far from Xigaste, again you drive to Sakya Monastery, where you can see the largest book in the world in Sakya's great library written in gold. In the evening time we reach in Shegar. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible in route to Shegar. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast
Day 09: Drive to Rongbuk (5000m) - 68 K.M 2 hrs
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 Shishapangma. Below the pass, as we turn the corner into the Rongbuk Valley, and charming view of Everest than ever. You will also visit Rongbuk Monastery, a Buddhist pilgrimage site founded in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama in an area of meditation huts that had been in use by monks and hermits for over 400 years. Hermitage meditation caves dot the cliff walls all around the monastery complex and up and down the valley. Many walls and stones, carved with sacred syllables and prayers, line the paths. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast
Day 10: Explore Everest Base Camp 5250m and Drive to Tingri - 68 K.M 7 hrs
The program today is to explore to Everest Base Camp through the day. Drive to EBC is allowed only for expeditions, so you need to walk 8 km (one way) or take a horse or local bus to reach the Everest Base Camp (5250m) The views of Everest is so close making the mountain seem even more impressive than before. It is a truly breath taking experience to stare up at the sheer North face of this highest mountain in the world, with Mount Everest towering above you in a looming yet magical way. After Lunch we get back on Friendship highway and continue our marvelous journey to Tingri. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast
Day 11: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) - 245 K.M 5 hrs
Crossing two high passes, Lalung La at altitude of 5124meters and the Shung La 5200meters. On the way, we are rewarded by the magnificent landscapes of the surrounding peaks including Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. Then our journey heads towards the arid Tibetan Plateau to Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. As we leave Tibet, it appears an incredibly lush and green. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu (1337m) 123 K.M 5 hrs
Leaving Zhangmu behind, we join the Friendship Bridge passing the Bhote Koshi River and mark the Chinese - Nepalese border. After that short drive, we say good-bye to our Tibetan guide. Then we drive and walk to Nepalese Immigration Control in Kodari, there we have our Nepalese staff, completing the re-entry formalities we'll drive towards Kathmandu, which take 5 hours. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 13: Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. “Farewell”
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
- Three 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 airfare
- Tibet entry travel permit and Chinese visa
- All monasteries entry fees
- Accommodation during Tibet tour on twin sharing basis inclusive of breakfast
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all Tibetan staff
- Japanese land cruisers 4WD, 4500 model (four people in one jeep)
- Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved Tibetan guide
- 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 and dinner in Kathmandu & whist in Tibet
- Travel insurance
- International airfare (except Kathmandu-Gongar airport Tibet)
- Nepal entry & re entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Personal shopping and laundry
- Personal equipments
- Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
*Trip Cost: US$2150.00*
Get USD 150.00 OFF per person
For a booking of three or more people.
Trip Length: 13 days
Activities: Overland tour and hiking
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Max Elevation: 5,250m/at Everest Base Camp
Meal: Breakfast only
Transportation: 4500 model, Land cruisers
Best Month: April - November
Mode of trip: Private Departure
Group Size: 02 People Minimum to Run the trip!
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'
Hiking to Tibet Everest Base Camp from Rongbuk, explore the Rongbuk Glacier and gazing at the world’s highest mountain scenery.
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.
Mariana, Poland Read More
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