Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is a thrilling overland adventure to the base camp of Mount Everest’s North Face. You get a close-up view of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain by riding to the foot of the mountain. No strenuous climbing or trekking is required to reach the north side base camp of Mount Everest.
In eight days, you will get to experience the natural as well as cultural highlights of Tibet. An amazing overland drive across the Tibetan plateau will take you to Tibet’s important cities, Buddhist sites, and the world’s highest base camp.
A flight over the Himalayan mountains brings you from Kathmandu to Lhasa. You spend three nights in Lhasa acclimatizing and discovering its cultural landmarks. Explore Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery. Walk around Barkhor Street, the economic hub of Lhasa.
You start your overland journey from Lhasa by taking the Friendship Highway to Shigatse. En route, you stop at the beautiful Yamdrok Tso Lake and Gyantse, a historic town filled with ancient Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and forts. At Shigatse, you explore the sacred Tashilhunpo Monastery and the lively local market.
The road from Shigatse to Shegar or Xegar is filled with fabulous views of mountains. Snow-capped summits of Mount Everest, Shisapangma, and other giants cover the horizon. You drive across the picturesque mountain pass of Gyatchu La before arriving in Xegar.
From Xegar you head to Rongbuk Monastery. Located at an altitude of 5100 meters above sea level, Rongbuk is the highest Buddhist monastery in the world. You explore the Rongbuk Glacier that lies close to the monastery and take a short hike to Everest Base Camp. The rocky summit of Mount Everest’s North Face appears quite close to the base camp.
Driving from Xegar you cross the Nepal-Tibet border at Kerung. Your trip ends with a scenic drive across the Nepalese countryside to Kathmandu.
The best seasons for the Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour are spring, autumn and summer. One needs to be in good physical form to do this trip. If you don’t have any serious health issues then you can easily complete this trip. We advise you to check with your doctor if you have weak heart, lungs, or joints before booking this trip.
Most places in Tibet lie at an elevation of 3000 meters and above. To help your body adapt to the high altitude you spend three nights in Lhasa. If you feel any discomfort our guide will help you get medical attention.
Our Tibetan drivers and guides are experienced, knowledgeable and can communicate in English. We use clean and well maintained private vehicles for the overland tour.
If you have always dreamt of exploring Tibet this trip is for you. Our 8-day itinerary covers all the important Tibetan cultural sites and cities. Staying at hotels and guesthouses run by Tibetan families you will get to learn more about their lifestyle and culture.
This is also a great trip for those who want to get close to Mount Everest without trekking or climbing. Unlike the South Side (Nepal) of EBC, the North Everest Base Camp offers a clear view of Mount Everest’s summit. You will be able to view the entire Mount Everest from the Rongbuk Base Camp.