Tibet Tour, Everest Base Camp

Willing to go to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world? Heard about Everest Base Camp? Don’t worry, even if you are not a great fan of trekking in the high altitude, you can still make it to the Everest base camp from Tibet. This incredible journey to Tibet takes you to the Breathtaking Everest Base Camp by road after a few days of Lhasa tour. Flying into the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, you will have time of two days to explore Lhasa city and her attractions. Then you will drive on the Tibetan mountain highway from where you can enjoy spectacular mountain views and Tibetan landscape passing through amazing places. Bring your dream of travelling to the base of the highest mountain in the world come true by being on this fascinating journey.

Day 01: Arrival Lhasa – 3650m.

You will be picked up by our representative on your arrival at Lhasa airport. If you fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Nepal, the flight should bring you some of the spectacular sights of the Himalayan ranges as you fly over and past those mighty snow-capped peaks. You will be driven to hotel in Lhasa city on the bank of River Kyichu. Check into the hotel and you will have a free after noon to relax and prepare for the amazing tours to come. You will need this day rest to adjust yourself with the elevation gain so take it easy today.

Day 02: Lhasa Exploration. (1st Day)

We will go for sightseeing tour today after breakfast. The tour will take us to visit and explore the grandeur of Potala Palace. The residence of the Dalai Lama will leave us stunned with the magnificence in architecture and spiritual aura it spreads around. We will then visit Norbulinka, the Treasure Park, which is the biggest man made park in Tibet. After spending some amazing moments in the park, we will return back to hotel.

Day 03: Lhasa Exploration. (2nd Day)

The tour today is a spiritual tour as we will be visiting different historic and grand monasteries in Lhasa. We will visit some of the most beautiful and important monasteries in Lhasa today which includes the Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple. Sera Monastery lies about 5 kilometers north to the Lhasa city which once was the residence of more than 5,000 monks. Another important monastery, Jokhang Temple, lies in Old Lhasa. This is a historically important monastery where the most important religious treasures in Tibet are kept. The monastery also has a golden statue of Shakyamuni Buddha.

After visiting these two important monasteries, we will go to explore and experience local social life of Barkhor Market. After the sightseeing, we return back to hotel and relax.

Day 04: Lhasa – Gyantse – 3950 m.

We will drive to Gyantse today which is 261 kilometers far from Lhasa. The beautiful high highway drive will take us past two high mountain passes of Kora La – 5010m and Kamba La – 4794m. Breathtaking view of Lake Yamadroke also makes our trip of the day exciting. Reach Gyantse and explore a bit.

Day 05: Gyantse – Xigatse – 3900 m.

The first half of the day today is allocated for the sightseeing tour of Gyantse. The sightseeing tour includes the visit to the monasteries of Pholkor and Kumbum. After the exploration of beautiful Gyantse, we will have our lunch and start driving to Xigatse, 90 kilometers away from Gyantse. The highway to Xigatse passes through beautiful country road. Check into a hotel and relax in Xigatse.

Day 06: Xigatse – Shegar – 4050m.

We will drive to Shegar today via Gyatso La pass-5220m. The drive today will brings us some of the most spectacular views of the Tibetan landscape. The stretch of 244 kilometers leads us past various attractive places, monasteries, herders, and rural Tibetan setting to reach Shegar. Once you reach Shegar, check into hotel and relax.

Day 07: Shegar – Rongbuk 4920m.

We will leave Shegar after breakfast. We will drive towards Rongbuk valley via Pang La pass. Breathtaking views of the Himalayan range will welcome us when we reach Pang La pass. A descend will take us to the Rongbuk valley from where we will have the first glimpse of the spectacular Mt. Everest. Overnight stay in Rongbuk.

Day 08: Rongbuk – Everest Base Camp 5250m - Zhangmu 2300m

We will get ready for our hike to the epic Everest base camp early in the morning. The highlight of our trip is coming true today when we will be at the base of the 8848 meters high mountain, Mt. Everest. The magnificent Everest is known as Mt. Chomolongma in Tibet. After experiencing some incredible moments at the Everest base camp with breathtaking views of the Everest and other mountains in the Himalayas, we will start our drive to Zhangmu today. Zhangmu is a beautiful town in the southern Tibet which is reached after driving past the high Himalayan passes of Lalung La, Shung La and Nyalam. Stay overnight in Zhangmu.

Day 09: Zhangmu – Kathmandu, Nepal 1400m.

We drive to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal today. We cross the friendship bridge at the Nepal Tibet border at Tatopani to the east of Kathmandu. We reach the border after a short drive from Zhangmu. We will have to go through some border custom formalities and  we are ready to enter Nepal. The drive today will bring us the Tibetan and Nepali landscapes to our view and experience. Reach Kathmandu after about four hours of drive from the border; check into the hotel and relax.

Day 10: Departure Day

We will drive you to airport for your departure flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, twin sharing in 3 star category hotels with breakfast.
  • Accommodation as per program in Tibet on guest house
  • All food in Tibet.
  • Fly ticket of Kathmandu – Lhasa
  • Tibet Visa and Permit.
  • Private transportation pick up you from Nepal Tibet boarder to Kathmandu
  • An English speaking government license holder Tibetan guide
  • Emergency evacuation management
  • All service charge and government tax 

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Air fares from Home to Kathmandu to Home.
  • Airport tax
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Rescue and emergency cost
  • Additional jeep driving
  • Bar bills
  • Personal yak and horse riding
  • Personal equipment, Insurance, Medical expenses, Emergency evacuation and Tipping
  • Tips and gratitude to staff and driver
What to bring
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. Those equipment can be bought and hire easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu. 
 
Documents:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly:
  1. Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Dairy for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  2. Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Books etc.
  3. Airline/Railway tickets/Vouchers.
  4. Any other document for personal purpose

General

  1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  3. Daypack 
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required). 
  5. Flish liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand wash liquids.
  9. Lip guard. 
  10. Sun block cream. 
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
     
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  1. Cap and ears covering hat.  
  2. Glacier glasses
  3. Head torch. 
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional) 
 
Hand
  1. Hand gloves (1 light pair and 1 warm pair)
Core Body
 
  1. T-shirts.
  2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top.
  3. Light jacket and vest.
  4. Wind and rain jacket.
  5. Shirts and warm shirts.
Lower Body – Legs
  1. Long and short hiking pants.
  2. Lightweight and warm long underwear.
  3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers.
Feet
Thin and thick socks.
Trekking boots, light shoes and sandal. 
Trekking Gaiters.
 
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).
  1. Headache and fever medicine.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Burnt cream.
  4. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  6. Antibiotics.
  7. Blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plasts Band-Aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. 
Miscellaneous
  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  2. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.
  3. Pocket knife.
  4. Bandanas.
  5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weights 
  7. Binoculars.
  8. Camera.
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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