Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
Tibet Everest Base Camp trip is one of the famous trips in all over Tibet and which is also one of the most popular spots for holidays. Mount Everest base camp trip is a most broad trip of Tibet along with different historical, cultural and ordinary attraction of Tibet. Actually, Tibet tour is the demanding and astonishing tour in Tibet involving Lhasa to Kathmandu trail. Mount Everest which is also entitled as Mount Qomolangma in Tibetan words is the top mountain on Earth which is both physiological and physical challenge to you. Though it is difficult, it doesn’t leave you with nothing, you will be recompensed with the most supreme and heart touching views of Himalayan peaks and striking reminiscences.
The trip starts after the airway from Kathmandu to Lhasa or taking a Train from the city of China- Chengdu or Shanghai or Beijing. Historic and cultural sites of largest cities in Tibet such as Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse build this trip even a more beautiful one. Tibet Overland Everest Base Camp Trip can be begun with the overland voyage from Nepal to Tibet border passing through the Friendship Highway which halts in Lhasa. After the drive overland, in four wheeler SUVs, across the Tibetan highlands and top bypass to the Mount Everest Base Camp and enchanted Rongphu Monastery from where the sight of the massive Mount Everest is the most extravagant of all. Rongbuk Monastery is the perfect spot for overlooking Mount Everest which is approximately 25 kilometers straightway from the Everest Peak. Rongbuk Monastery is the top Monastery on Earth with an elevation of 5100 meters (16728 feet) and which is the most straight and easiest way to reach Everest Base Camp. Please visit these places and make your holidays worth it!
The duration of this natural and historical trip is about 8 days where you will be accommodated with different Hotels and Guesthouse.
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Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
[Day 01 ] Arrival in Lhasa(3650m), meet our representative and transfer to hotel, Overnight in Hotel
[Day 02 ] Lhasa Tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery
[Day 03 ] Lhasa Tour of Potala Palace/Sera Monastery, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 04 ] Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse and then to Shigatse, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 05 ] Drive Shigatse to Shegar, Overnight at Guest House
[Day 06 ] Drive Shegar to Rongbuk and hike to Everest Base Camp then back to Rongbuk
[Day 07 ] Drive Rongbuk to Kerung, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 08 ] Drive Kerung to Kathmandu, Overnight at Good Hotel
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3680m.)
The Flight can be taken from Kathmandu to the Tibetan antique city Lhasa’s Airport entitled as Gonkar Airport. The alternative way can be started from Beijing or Chengdu or Shanghai by airways or trains. After arrival in the Airport or train station, the Tibetan guide will greet us and you will drive to the stunning Lhasa city. After the transfer, you will rest at the hotel.
Day 02: Lhasa
The Tibet EBC tour starts from today. After breakfast, you will be leaving for Jokhang temple which is the most famous Temple in Tibet and the Barkhor Street. Not only this, you will also be visiting the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. After the long day, you will be staying at a Hotel tonight.
Day 03: Lhasa
The trip to Tibet EBC wouldn’t be all without experiencing the imperative Potala Palace. The Palace is a wonder of Eastern structural design and Lhasa’s prime Landmark. It is there since the fifth or sixth century which was once home to Dalai Lama. After Potala Palace, you will be visiting the great Sera Monastery. O/n at a Hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse (3950m.) – Shigatse (3900m.)
Today is the day as you leave to another antique City of Tibet which will start with a drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m.). On the way, you could see the great Khamba la pass and Yamdrok Lake. You will also be visiting Gyantse Khumbum and Tashilunpo Monastery (3900m.) .After the stressful day; you will spend your night in a Hotel.
Day 05: Shigatse - Shegar (4050m.)
The sight of this wasteland plateau provides phenomenal entertainment as you pass along the Friendship Highway. This stretch is one of the most stunning landscapes in Tibet. After crossing the small city of Lhatse, you will pass Gyamtso La (5220m.) which is the highest pass on our journey. The land rapidly falls down to plains after Gyamtso La. As you pass through the plains, you will see different itinerant herders, isolated Monasteries and calm countryside. O/N at Everest Hotel or similar.
Day 06: Shegar - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp (5100m.) - Rongbuk (5000m.)
This day is the most electrifying day to watch the extravagant sight of Mount Everest from your eye level. After that, you will be driving from Shegar to Rongbuk and the people who are interested to hike can walk from Rongbuk or you can even take a bus ride from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp. After all the riding and driving, you will be back to Rongbuk over again and stay a night there in a Guesthouse.
Day 07: Rongbuk - Kerung (2425m.)
From Rongbuk, you will drive towards the Kerung viewing the wonderful sceneries of the road. You will stay the night at Zhangmu. The total distances between these two palces is 246 Km. the Kerung is situated at the altitude of 2450m above sea level.
Day 08: Kerung – Kathmandu (1350m.)
It is the last day of our thrilling overland Everest Base Camp Tour. After your breakfast, you start a drive from Kerung to Kathmandu. After you reach Kerung, you will be said good-bye by your Tibetan driver and guide and you meet up with our Nepali representative who will assist you with official procedures. You drive back to Kathmandu which is 5 hours drive after that. You will spend your night Hotel in Kathmandu.
Trip Duration: 16 Nights/ 17 Days
Country: China (Tibet)
Trip Start from: Lhasa
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Easy
Activities: Historical, Cultural, Religious and Natural Tour
Meals during Trip: Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels, Guest House, Lodge or Camping in Trekking
Mode of Transportation: Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/tourist bus
Trip Route: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse- Shegar- Rongbuk- Everest Base Camp- Zhangmu- Kathmandu
Clothing and equipments
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. Track shoes
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
4. Shirt and Sweaters
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
8. Sleeping Bag
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
10. Personal First Aid Kit
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
Equipments and Accessories
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph
1) Tibetan English speaking tour guide
2) Accommodations in Good Hotels or Guest House as available
3) Private vehicle for all transfer per the itinerary in Tibet
4) Private driver
5) All necessary Travel permit
6) Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary
7) Petrol for the tour vehicle
8) Everest Region protection fee
9) Car entry fee for Everest. B.C region
SERVICE NOT INCLUDED
Lunch & dinner, drinks, snacks (You can easily explore on your own, 1-10 US$ per meal)
Tibet group visa, USD175 for US citizen, USD85 for other nationalities
Nepal visa, $25 for a 15 days multiple entry tourist visa
Personal Nature expense like Laundry, IDD calls, etc
Bank Telex wire transfer processing fee
Tips for your guide and driver
Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
Insurance & emergency rescue charges, cancel or shortening down the tour by the bad weather, altitude sickness, or any political reasons refund won’t be entertain and all not mentioned above etc..
Price: Contact us
Trip Type:Cultural, Historical and Natural Tour
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