Explore Tibet’s ancient palaces and monasteries, drive through pristine lakes and glaciers, visit historic towns and villages, and 4-Day trek to the ‘Roof of the World’ are the top highlights of this amazing Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek.
Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek– 13 Nights 14 is Tibet’s most adventurous and exciting tour trekking package. During the Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek, you will discover the land of myths and secrets along with the trek to the Base camp of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848.86m). This trail from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is 459 Kilometers, but you will only trek for a few kilometers from Tingri to Rongbuk. By completing the Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek, you will achieve your vision of an approach to Everest and explore the spiritual Tibet and its historical city at a time.
Tibet Everest Base Camp trek – one of the most popular tours and trekking packages in Tibet starts from Lhasa, exploring ancient sights and monasteries, driving through the tranquil Yamdrotso, exploring Shigatse – the second largest city of Tibet, and following the trail to Tingri crossing breathtaking high passes and ends at Everest Base Camp after four days of challenging trek in the high altitude.
Our 4-Day EBC trek starts from Old Tingri to Tingri Plains to Lungthag, passing Ra-Chu Valley. You will see the beautiful scenery of Ra-Chu valley with extensive meadows and packs of sheep and goats. The next day we trek from Lungthang to Lamna La, where we will camp above the top of this Lamna La Pass (15600ft). On the third day, we climb over Lamna La and decent to Zommug (15700ft). Our fourth and final day is the trek to Rongbuk (16,434ft), the final destination of this Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek. The next day early morning, we hike to Everest Base Camp (16732ft) to complete our ultimate goal, return to the Kyirong border, and finally, exit from Tibet to enter Nepal.
You will be staying at hotels and guesthouses except for three nights. During the trek, you will be staying at our Tented Camps. Our Sherpa crew will fix the tents and prepare the meals for you. Regarding the luggage, you can bring only the required items for the trek; the unnecessary items can be kept in the car and received from Rongbuk after the tour. If you can not carry your stuff, you can also use Yak and Yak men to carry your bags.
You can drive up to the Everest Base Camp north without having a multi-day trek. However, trekking for a few days to reach the base camp is a lifetime experience. At the same time, the tour is challenging as you will be hiking at a high elevation with very thin oxygen; travelers from overland may not be well-adjusted to the altitude. So it is advised to consider this trek as tricky as you do it from the South col (Nepal side).
Mount Everest (8,848 m) has two popular Base Camps; called Everest South Face Base Camp (South Col) and Everest North Face Base Camp (North Col); these two base camps locate in different countries of Nepal & Tibet (China). The EBC South Face Base Camp in Nepal lies at an altitude of 5364m (17598 ft), whereas the North Face Base Camp in Tibet lies at an altitude of 5150m (16900 ft).
These two base camps are used as campsites to summit Mount Everest. Thousands of trekkers have made their way up to Everest Base Camps as an Everest Base Camp Trek from both countries. Adventure trekkers mostly use the South col as an Everest Base Camp trekking -14 Days and one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas where you will require 7-8 days to walk into the base camp and more 3-4 more days to be back in a total of 62 Kilometers whereas; to reach North ridge of EBC; you will only trek for 4-5 days. Alternatively, the Lhasa Everest Base camp tour (8 Days) could be an ideal option who want to drive up to the base camp of Mount Everest.
Arrival Lhasa. You can reach Lhasa either taking a flight from Kathmandu or taking a flight/train from Mainland China. Upon arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be met by our Tibet representative and transferred to the Hotel.
Please read: If you are flying from Kathmandu, arrive in Kathmandu at least 3 working days before to process Tibet Group Visa (TGV). Your original passport is a MUST to process the visa.
Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet and Nechung Monastery, the temple of the State oracle of Tibet.
Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Medical Center, and Norbulinka Palace.
Drive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la pass 5050 m and Karo la (5045 m) passes. Visit Kubum stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery.
Drive to Shigatse. En-route visit Shalu Monastery. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierarchy, and Shigatse Market.
Today we arrive at Dingri, a windblown settlement and the gateway to Mt. Everest where we meet our Sherpa staff. En-route visit Sakya Monastery.
The next 5 days we trek from the Dingri plains (14,400 ft) all the way up to Dza Rongbuk Monastery (16,350 ft) and Everest Base Camp at 16,900 ft. We begin our trek along Ra Chhu stream to beyond Chholling and past the village of Lungjhang (14,900 ft).
We continue our trek and pass through a small goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna La (15,600 ft).
We climb over Lamna La (16,900 ft) with Gyachung Kang and Cho Oyu off to the south; and descend to Zommug, at 15,700 ft the highest permanent settlement in the Everest region. Zommug is a center for animal husbandry and a supply center for yaks used on Everest expeditions.
To the south of Zommug is the famed Dza Rongbuk Monastery reached by either a spectacular high route or an easier low path. Once a flourishing retreat center, it is built by Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in early 1901-02. The majestic Everest stands towering high above in full glare.
Everest Base Camp (16,900 ft) and the Rongbuk Glacier are approximately 2-3 hrs above the monastery. The route passes retreat caves, the ruins of the nunnery of Sherab Chholing, and the fast-flowing Dzaka Chu. Just before the terminus of the Rongbuk Glacier is Everest Base Camp. Across a creek, is the ocean of ice that composes the Rongbuk Glacier, with views of the Himalayan range that are among the most spectacular ever.
Leaving Dza Rongbuk, we drive through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi, over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or Arun River, and into Dingri.
From the Dingri plain, we drive across the high Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Kyirong, the border town.
Across Bridge where our representative from Kathmandu will meet you and drive you to Kathmandu
Note: Since the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the tours are being run from the Kerung border as Kodari/Zamngu border is temporarily closed.
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Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
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