Lhasa Everest Base Camp

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    5220 Meters
  • Group Size
    02 Pax Minimum
  • Best Time
    Mar-Jun & Sept-Nov

Trip Overview

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour is one of the fantastic tours to the northern Everest Base Camp in Tibet. It presents extensive cultural sightseeing experience and the glory of nature as well as reaching to the base of the highest peak on the earth. Specifically, you will be rewarded with the cultural, historical, and natural fascinations of Tibet.

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour begins as you depart from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa (3660m) where the views of the massive peaks including Kanchenjunga (8536m), Everest (8848m) etc will completely spellbind you. In Lhasa, we will make a trip to ancient Sera monastery and the attractive Norbulingka palace built in the 17th century which embraces the largest garden made by man in Tibet. We will also explore Jokhang Temple, one of the holy places in Tibet. Visiting Potala Palace which was reconstructed in the 17th century is another highlight of the trip. We will also visit the Drepung Monastery the largest monastery on the earth.

Driving to Shigatse following the Tsangpo River, traversing Khampa La (15,700-ft) and the views of Yamdrok Lake as well as the eye-catching peak of Ningdzingzonka will truly enthrall you. In Gyantse, we can explore Pelkor Monastery. And, on the way to Tingri, we will traverse Gyamtso La, visit Natang Monastery and Sakya Monastery. Before reaching Everest Base Camp, we will drive and traverse the Pang La 5150 m which presents a wonderful sight of Himalayas as well as visit Rongbuk Monastery. Then finally, we will hike to the Everest Base Camp (5250m) to discern the alluring north face of the highest peak and other splendid views.

Nepal Hiking Team perfectly arranges Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour that lets you savor the major lures of Tibet including an unforgettable experience of reaching the stunning Everest Base Camp. Apart from enjoying the beauty of the country, you may also partake in Buddhist practiced in monasteries, meet local Tibetans and more.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

You will arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and our airport representative will greet and welcome you. S/he will briefly explain the tour. On this day we don’t have any activities. You will just check into the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tours

On this day, you will experience sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will explore the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. Particularly, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will notice a number of temples with beautiful arts and Hanuman Dhoka palace. You will also visit Swayambhunath Temple, known as Monkey Temple that flaunts the view of Kathmandu city from the top. Then, you will make a trip to one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world- Boudhanath Stupa and then drive to Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu temple. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.

Day 03 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa

This is your third day in Nepal, and on this day you will depart from Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa (3660m) which is the famous air routes on the earth for presenting magnificent views. The astonishing views of the highest peaks including Kanchenjunga (8536m), Everest (8848m) etc will completely hypnotize you. As you reach the Gongar Airport, you will drive to Lhasa which takes around 2 hours. Remaining time of the day, we can just rest. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 04 - Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

We will experience sightseeing tour in Lhasa on this day. We will make a trip to Sera monastery which has been preserved from long time. We will also visit the beautiful Norbulingka palace built in the 17th century and it is Dalai Lama’s summer palace. The palace embraces the largest garden made by man in Tibet. We further visit Jokhang Temple, the major holy place in Tibet visited by a lot of devotees from different parts of Tibet. Also, we will get to walk around Barkor – a jumble of narrow streets and is the essential market of Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 05 - Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa

We will experience sightseeing tour in Lhasa on this day too. We will visit Potala Palace which has magnificent construction with Dalai Lama’s private quarter. The palace also holds many impressive rooms which was reconstructed in the 17th century. On this day, we will also visit the Drepung Monastery built in the 14th century which is the largest monastery on the earth with around 10,000 monks. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 06 - Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m/12792ft) 350 Km, 7 hrs

From Lhasa, we will drive to Shigatse which lies 350km away and it takes around 7 hours to reach Shigatse. On the way we will follow the Tsangpo River and make way up to Khampa La (15,700-ft). We will also be rewarded by the views of Yamdrok Lake below as well as the stunning peak of Ningdzingzonka. Heading to west direction along the lake, we will drive to Gyantse where we can explore around Pelkor Monastery. The monastery also comprises Gyantse Kumbum, the largest among 3 Kumbums in Tibet which has nine floors and each step has exceptional chapels. Then, finally we will reach Shigatse after around 2 hours drive. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 07 - Shigatse to Tingri (4150m/13612ft) visit Natang and Sakya Monastery, 274 Km, 6 hrs

We will drive to Tingri lying 4150m high from Shigatse. We will drive crosswise all along the Friendship Highway where the charming backdrop comes into view. We will also drive along a small town named- Lhatse and also traverse Gyamtso La pass located at the elevation of 5220m. En-route, we will also get the opportunity to visit Natang Monastery which is set 12 km far from Shigaste. Also, we will drive to Sakya Monastery. After driving for around 6 hours on this day, we will finally reach Tingri. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast included.

Day 08 - Tingri to Rongbuk (5000m/16400ft) 68 Km, 2 hrs

Driving for approximately 2 hours, on this day we will reach Rongbuk from Tingri. We will drive to south direction traversing the Pang La 5150 m which rewards with a wonderful sight of Himalaya ranges extending to Shishapangma from Makalu. Going across the pass, we will enter the Rongbuk Valley where the charismatic view of Everest comes into sight. We will also visit popular Rongbuk Monastery, a holy Buddhist site established by Nyingmapa Lama in 1902 where we can also see meditation huts used by monks and solitary person for more than 400 years. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast included.

Day 09 - Explore Everest Base Camp (5250m/17220ft) and then Shigatse, 340 Km, 7-8 hrs

This is the most amazing day of the entire trip. We will wake up early in the morning to witness the incredible sunrise view over the crown of Mt. Everest, the highest peak on the earth. Then, we will hike to the Everest Base Camp (5250m) to discover the charisma of the north face of highest peak and other splendid views. Then, we will drive back to Shigatse via same route after experiencing awe-inspiring part of the trip. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 10 - Shigatse to Lhasa

Taking around 5 hours we will drive to Lhasa from Shigatse. On the way, we will visit Tashilumo Monastery put up by the first Dalai Lama in 1448 and is seated by Panchen Lama, devout individual in Tibet like Dalai Lama. The monastery holds the highest figure of Buddha in Tibet. Then, we will drive back to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 11 - Fly back to Kathmandu

We will on this day fly back to Kathmandu after finishing the awesome trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12 - Farewell

Before around 3 hours of the scheduled flight, an airport representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will drop you to the airport.

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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