Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
Activity
Jeep Tours
Destination
Tibet
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5420 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 People 
  • Meals
    Breakfast 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guest Houses 
  • Best Time
    April - November 
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All Inclusive Price: $1,950USD

Trip Overview

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.

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
  • 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 including 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

Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

I was doing

LachlanAustralia

I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!