Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
Activity
Overland Tours
Destination
Tibet
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5420 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 People 
  • Best Time
    April - November 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,950USD

Trip Overview

Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet is a city of wonders! Its cultural richness and absolutely beguiling location and topography are beyond any words of description. Lhasa is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining and, at an altitude of 3,490 meters (11,450 ft.), Lhasa is one of the highest located cities in the world. The city has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the mid-17th century. Containing many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites, Lhasa lies in the centre of the Tibetan Plateau with the surrounding mountains rising to 5,500 meters. The views of the mountains like Xixapangma, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Langtang from this place are spectacular. The Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour offers art, architecture and craftworks manifested in the monasteries of the city. It takes us back in time and lets us endeavor the peace that the Buddhist culture preaches about. The Lhasa River, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo River (Brahmaputra River), also runs through the southern part of the city. This river, known to local Tibetans as the “merry blue waves”, flows through the snow-covered peaks and gullies of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, extending 315 km and empties into the Yarlung Zangbo River at Qüxü. The area of this natural topography forms an acreage of great scenic beauty.  

The literal meaning of Lhasa is “the Place of Gods”. The place is considered holy as it has many places of cultural significance like the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the Norbulingka Palace, the Sera Monastery and the Drepung Monastery. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulingka are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Placed upon the Red Hill, Potala Palace is an impressive palace that dominates the entire Lhasa city! This large palace is divided into two parts – the red palace and the white. The White palace, which was once the house of local Tibetan government, is now a living quarter of the Dalai Lama. It was constructed in the 17th century and features the Dalai Lama’s quarters and many vital chapels.

Jokhang Temple on the other hand, is the oldest temple in Lhasa and is well decorated with many Tibetan features. The temple is surrounded by the Bakhor Street. A visit to the Jokhang temple helps you get the unique taste of Tibetan culture. The Drepung Monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet and the Sera monastery has been able to preserve the Tibetan culture very well. The Norbulingka Palace is a palace of the Dalai Lama that is grand and artistically phenomenal.

The Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour takes you to these highlighted places and lets you experience the sites in close proximity. You would be encountering many local people and will be subjected to experience Tibet’s beautiful sites and historical and cultural destinations to their fullest extent.

Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Day 03: Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Day 04: Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m/12792ft) 350 Km, 7 hrs

Day 05: Shigatse to Xegar (4200m) 240 Km, 6 hrs

Day 06: Xegar - Rongbuk (4980m) – Everest Base Camp, 9-10 Hrs

Day 07: Xegar to Kerung (3700m) 315 km, 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Kerung to Kathmandu: 200 Km, 11-12 hrs

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lhasa in economic class.
  • Three star category hotels with breakfast in Lhasa and Shigatse as per itinerary.
  • Best available Guest House with breakfast at Xegar, Rongbuk and Kerung.
  • Tibet Travel permits and Chinese group visa.
  • Highly experienced English speaking guide including his salary, foods, accommodation, insurance etc.
  • Local bus transport from Rumbuk - EBC – Rumbuk
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as per itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Foods and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunches and dinners during the tours
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare other than Kathmandu to Lhasa.
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa
  • Personal shopping, laundry, WiFi internet, unless hotels provide free.
  • Tips for guide and driver

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.

Reviews

Nicky N Prasad, Australia I had always wanted to do the Everest Trek, and when I finally had the opportunity, I was delighted with enthusiasm! I think I am also fortunate to have been in the company of Nepal Hiking Team because they gave me no reason whatsoever to companion about anything at all. Every service I received was top-notch, and I was always provided the best available services, from the food and guesthouses to the porter and guiding services. My guide was Paban, and he was very proficient at his work. He made sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. The trip was terrific, and I am so glad I was with NHT! Their prompt responses, their kind gestures, and the best organization of the trip had me convinced that I was with the professionals from the very beginning. My recommendation goes to Nepal Hiking Team for being one of Nepal's most reliant tour agencies!  
Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)