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

Gavin LavelleUK

My father and I booked the Annapurna base camp trek with Nepal Hiking Team and we cannot commend them enough for everything they did for us. From landing in Kathmandu to leaving Nepal, NHT accommodated our every need going above and beyond to ensure

Charles LazaroUSA

This trip was amazing, from the planning stage to the trip itself! Ganga was very responsive to my questions leading up to the trip and helped me prepare properly. Bihm was our guide and from the moment I landed had everything well in hand. He and our

Alistair CUnited Kingdom

My wife and I did a private Everest Base Camp + Gokyo Lakes trek in April 2022. We were recommended Nepal Hiking Team by a friend and they were incredibly helpful from start to finish. They were very responsive when ever we had any questions before our

SamanthaUSA

The whole experience was very good, Bhim is an excellent guide and I would really recommend him to anyone who is looking for guide in the hiking trail and trekking journey. He is efficient, and he has a vast amount of knowledge regarding the journey,

Caine and HannaUSA

We did a 14 day Annapurna Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team 28 Apr - 12 May 2022. Communication leading up to the trip was fantastic, and we felt we had all the information we needed for this big adventure, one we'd never done the likes of