Everest base camp is one route in Nepal and another route is in Tibet. Everest Base camp Trek from the Tibetan side can be combined with Lhasa tour. Trekking to Everest base camp through Tibetan route starts from Kathmandu with a spectacular flight over the stunning world highest and other above 8000m mountains such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m), and Mt. Makalu (8463m). After visit Lhasa city and surrounding monasteries we will drive to Gyantse, Shigatse and Old Tingri Our real trekking towards Everest base camp of Tibetan side begins from old Tingri. Where we will reach to the Everest Base Camp.or Rongbuk Monastery . Relax enjoying the stunning view or stop by one of the local support tents for a cup of tea. We will return from Everest Base Camp and drive to Lhatse. From Lhatse we Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 01: FLIGHT KATHMANDU – LHASA, Transfer to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on China Southwest Airlines. This one hour trans-Himalayan Flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks (weather permitting). Arrival at Gonggar airport around 13.30 hrs. local time. After clearing immigration and customs it will be a two-hour drive to cover the 93 km. to Lhasa which is situated at an altitude of 3650 meters (13,000ft). Upon arrival, we check in at the Snowland hotel, right in the heart of the old city.
Day 02/03/04: SIGHTSEEING, During these three days in Lhasa, we visit the Potala palace, Drepung and Sera monasteries, the Norbulinka and of course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.
Day 05: LHASA – GYANTSE, You begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse. Along the way you cross the Kamba la (4794m) and the Karo la pass (5010m), both grant spectacular views. After the Kamba la you come to Yamdrok Tso, also known as the Turquoise lake. You’ll want to have your camera ready. Altitude 3900 m.
Day 06: GYANTSE – SHIGATSE, This will be a busy day. In the morning visit Gyantse stupa and monastery followed by a two-hour drive to Shigatse. Here see the giant Buddha in the famous Tashilumpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lama. Altitude 3800 m.
Day 07: SHIGATSE – LHATSE, The journey today brings you over two high passes with fine views. For lunch, we stop in the small town of Lhatse. Depending on how much time we spend during the morning in Shigatse we might stay overnight in Lhatse. Altitude 4350 m. / 4000m.*
Day 08: LHATSE – ROMBUK, Begins with the Tsho La (4500m) and ends with the spectacular view of Mt. Everest from Rombuk monastery. Relax tonight and stroll around the monastery. Altitude 5050m., hotel *
Day 09: ROMBUK – LAO TINGRI, Get up early and start the 2-3 hour leisurely walk (one way) to the base camp (5200m) itself. You should return early afternoon to head to Lao Tingri. Lao Tingri is a small Tibetan town that offers the best view even from a toilet that you’re unable to experience from anywhere in the world. Altitude 4200 m., hotel *
Day 10: LAO TINGRI – ZHANG MU – KATHMANDU, Make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic view of the Himalayan range as you cross the Lalung la pass (5050m). In the evening relax in Kathmandu.
- All land transportation
- Twin sharing accommodation with attached bathroom
- Places marked with a * have common bathroom
- Sightseeing with local English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Transfers to and from airport
- All necessary permits
- Flight ticket
- Personal expenses / insurance
- Nepal re-entry visa
- China visa fee
- All meals
Duration: 10 Days
Transportation: Fly in/ Fly out (Option Land)
Trip Level: Moderate
Trip Outline: Kathmandu, EBC, Lhasa, Tibet