Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek
- Itinerary Day by Day
- Cost Info
Lhasa Tibet Everest base camp trekking is the entire range trekking destination in Tibet. Most of Tibet's territory being from high mountains above 4,000 meters, the region has rightly earned the nickname of "The Roof of the World." Tibet Lhasa Everest base camp trek offers superb Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest 8848m, beautiful landscape and Tibetan monasteries as Lhasa Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery etc. The Everest Base Camp Trekking from Tibet is a journey of the lifetime to explore and experience the Tibetan amazing culture, brown rolling hills, wrecked forts, artistic monasteries and centuries-old caravan trails. Exploration of Everest base camp from Lhasa is the uncovering of the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom Tibet that remained long closed to foreigners.
Everest base camp trekking via Tibet trip starts with the scenic flight to Lhasa offering magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. Also, we will spend two days exploring the Lhasa city. We will visit Lhasa's many monasteries and sites, such as the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Tibet EBC camp tour continues through the valleys of Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya, Shegar and Dingri to Everest base camp. On the way, we will cross the highest passes as Khamba La, Karo La and Gyatmso La that proves to be the adventurous hiking. We will visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. We pass High Mountain passes, beautiful Tibetan villages and colorful slopes of the Tibetan hills.
Next five days of Everest Base Camp trek from Tibet is trekking to the Base Camp. Trek along Ra Chu stream to beyond Chholling and past the village of Lungjhang. We climb over Lamna La with Gyachung Kang and Cho Oyu off to the south; and descend to Zommug, the highest permanent settlement in the Everest region. On the path, we are rewarded with uninterrupted views stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma, with clear views of Everest as we turn into the Rongbuk Valley. Arriving at Everest Base Camp and we will face-to-face with 'Chomolungma' north face (the Tibetan name for Everest) is the best and breathtaking moment of this trek. Then we return our path to Zhangmu for the journey back to Kathmandu valley.
Lhasa Everest base camp trekking in Tibet is for those who are in good health, enjoy hiking and traveling and don't have any underlying health issues that might be worsened by spending nights at high altitudes. A trip to significant places of interest in Tibet comprises cultural, historic and natural attractions of Tibet and outstanding Everest base camp trek which is full of astonishing possessions.
Day 1: Welcome at Kathmandu Airport
We will be present there at airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. As you become comfortable and freshen up after your long journey, you will be asked to pay your visit at our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: Arrive in Lhasa (3650m)
The Starting day of the Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour, you arrive at Lhasa via Nepal or mainland China. Early morning transfer to the international airport for the hour-long flight to Lhasa that takes us right across the main Himalayan range and provides us with magnificent mountain views. The flight provides you the magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. Upon arrival at Gonggar airport you will be met by our representative and taken to hotel. You are suggested to take rest and drink lots of fluids, which will help you to get acclimatized in the Tibetan Altitude.
Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
We will visit Lhasa's many monasteries and sites, such as the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. At Sera Monastery, you will get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. You pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. Completed in 1956, the handsome building is ornately decorated with Tibetan carvings and paintings. See the wonderful collection of ancient murals and statues as well as scriptures written in gold powder, wonderful scroll paintings, tapestries and Thangka. Visit the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibetan people built during songtsen Gompo’s reign by princess Wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The inner circuit is also situated inside the temple and is lined with prayer-wheel and murals outlined in gold on red background, which depict the thousand Buddha, interspersed with Stupas and relief-images. The temple is surrounded by the Barkhor market, where you will stroll through the busy lanes that seem to have resisted all invasions of the modern world and return back to hotel for overnight.
Day 4: Another Lhasa Sightseeing Tour day
Today you will visit the spectacular Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. It is the most striking landmark in Lhasa and an architectural wonder. Potala palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. Elegantly decorated with hundreds of Thangka paintings, frescos and images created hundreds of years ago the Potala palace is a perfect example of how ancient monuments should be preserved. We also visit Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century and was once the largest in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery; evening free for Shopping. After the day’s tour is over, you are escorted back to your hotel for a well- earned rest.
Day 5: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) Drive
Today after having breakfast, we will drive from Lhasa to Gyantse on the friendship highway. Drive towards Yamdrok-tso and Gyantse Kumbum monastery running through a black asphalt highway. We cross the Khamba La (4794m) and continue westwards over another high pass the Karo La (5045m) with incredible glacial views. We pass High Mountain passes, beautiful Tibetan villages and colorful slopes of the Tibetan hills. After few hours, we arrive to Gyangtse passing the beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 6: Sightseeing of Gyantse and drive to Shigatse (3900m)
Today we will have short visit of Gyantse valley. We will visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong fort dates back to the fourteenth century and offers some of the most amazing views of Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Gyantse Kumbum has a large gold-domed Stupa and houses, several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. We head off on a short 90km drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery, being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is the major attraction of Shigatse. Then in evening you can visit the famous Tibetan market below the Shigatse Zong. Our overnight accommodation will be either at Shigatse Hotel or Shandong Mansion.
Day 7: Shigatse-Sakya- Shegar / Dingri (4350m)
Today we will drive along the friendship highway to Dingri from Shigatse. We will drive through the highest pass in Tibet, the Gyatmso La, at the altitude of 5220m, the barren yet stunningly beautiful landscape of Tibet. En route we visit Sakya Monastery. The land quickly descends to plains after Gyatmso La. While traveling through the plains we will see many nomadic herders, quiet countryside, and secluded monasteries to Shegar and to Dingri.
Day 8: Trekking to EBC (Everest Base Camp)
The next 5 days we trek to Everest Base camp. The elevation of Tsojan Village is 4500m and 4–6 hours of trekking is needed. We trek along Ra Chhu stream to beyond Chholling and past the village of Lungjhang (14,900 ft). Spend your night inLungjhang village in tented camp.
Day 9: Continue trekking
We continue our trek and pass through a small goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna La (15,600 ft).
Day 10: Trek to Lamna La Pass (5100m)
The elevation of Lama La Pass is 5100m and you will need 4-6 hours for trekking. As you continue up the valley Everest disappears behind the mountains and as the trail turns to the southeast and begins to climb to the pass.We climb over Lamna La 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.
Day 11: Back to Rongbuk
To the south of Zommug is the famed Dza Rongbuk Monastery reached by either a spectacular high route or an easier low path. We are rewarded with uninterrupted views stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma, with clear views of Everest as we turn into the Rongbuk Valley. The Rongbuk Glacier is an impressive frozen ocean of ice waves; the views of the glacier and the Himalayan peaks are some of the most dramatic in Tibet. The majestic Everest stands towering high above in full glare.
Day 12: Everest Base Camp
In the beginning the trekking route skirts the east side of the Rongbuk Glacier and opens into a flat area at 5270m.The views around this massive glacier are of the best in the world. We will take a trail that rises to the east side of this ice cap and heads toward the peak of Mt. Everest. 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. We will arrive at Everest Base Camp and be face-to-face with 'Chomolungma' (the Tibetan name for Everest.)
Day 13: Leaving back to Dingri
You will return from Everest Base Camp and rejoin your local vehicle for the return drive.Leaving Dza Rongbuk, we drive through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi, over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or Arun River, and into Dingri.
Day 14: Dingri-Zhangmu
Standing on two incredible passes surrounded by grandiose mountains such as Shishpangma, Cho Oyu, Gauri Shankar, and more is very amazing. In the afternoon, drive downhill to Nyalam. Begin descending from the arid Tibetan plateau to the small town of Zhangmu. Heading away from Nyalam, drive for one hour to the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meter. En route visit Milarepa Cave where Tibet's greatest yogi of the 11th century 'Milarepa' meditated.
Day 15: Zhangmu to Kathmandu
A few kilometers drive from Zhangmu will take you to the friendship bridge on the Bhote Koshi River, which separates Tibet from Nepal. After another 5 hours drive through the lush greenery of Nepalese countryside of 123 km, you finally arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. You can also visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.
Day 17: Final Departure Airport
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
What’s included in the Cost:
- All airport Pick up and Drop
- Tibet Travel Permit, entrance fees
- Twin share accommodation in respective hotels
- Tours and transfers with English speaking guide
- All land transport in private vehicle ( mini van, van, hiace depends on group size)
- Breakfast every day.
Extra Cost to Consider:
- China Group Visa fees (for urgent visa fee US$ 85.00 per person)and for USA Nationality(US$ 175 per person)
- Flight Ticket (Kathmandu-Lhasa/Lhasa-Kathmandu)
- Departure Tax at Kathmandu airport (Rs. 1600)
- Lunches & dinners; refreshments, bottled/alcoholic drinks
- Any tips (hotels, restaurants, guide, driver, etc.)
- Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
- Nepal re-entry Visa (multiple entry visas are available)
- Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable
- Any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes, cancellation of flights, deviation in program, delays due to landslides/ road blockage or otherwise
- Any services in Kathmandu/Nepal (hotels, transport, etc.).
Trek Leader and Staffs:
Government certified hiking & trekking Guide
Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation
Daily Meals on the Trek:
Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (meals can be chosen from Menu, Vegetarian options available)
Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour September 10/23 2009:
Excellent!! Puru provides a service that is second to none. No request is to big for Puru to handle. Well done! I will be back to do the Summit! An absolutely fantastic learning experience. Thank you Puru. Appreciable all your help in dealing with our requests and making our tour a magic as it was.
Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour
Just come back from Tibet. We have a great time from Lhasa to Kathmandu including Everest Base Camp. Every thing went perfectly.Very good organization, no hassle at all. Sure we will come back to Nepal through Above The Himalaya Trekking.
Lhasa Everset Base Camp Tour from Tibet
we just got back from Tibet-Nepal trip organize by Puru Timalsena from Above the Himalaya. we had great time, visiting fascinating and amazing places.
Puru Timalseng gave us very good service. from the permits to Tibet trough changes we wanted to make while traveling and recommendation he gave to us about the journey.
we were a group of 4 friends 50+, some of us very spoiled. Puru understood us very well and made a lot of efforts to make our journey the best he could.
Thanks a lot
Facts & Figures
Duration: 17 days
Highest Altitude: 5300 m
Lowest Altitude: 3650m
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal
Location: Tibet Everest base camp trekking
Best time: Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), spring (March & April) & summer (May, June & July)
Guide: Government certified hiking & trekking Guide
Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation private room, on request can provide single room also for single travelers depends on room availability in season time in busy trekking routes. Tented camping will be done during the base camp stay.
Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Tibetan cuisine - vegetarian option usually available)
Extend your Holiday
Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek do not included any services in Kathmandu like hotels, tour and trekking in Nepal, but on your request we can help you to get any level of accommodation, Airport pick up, arrangements of Trekking, Day Hiking, Sightseeing and Cultural Tour , Rafting, Jungle Safari, Flight, Paragliding, Car Rental and more.
Accommodations in Tibet
All accommodation lodgings have been chosen for their standard of hygiene, standard of service, location and food quality. All accommodation is based on twin sharing basis, during your tour we will use Hotel Flora or Snowland in Lhasa, Single supplement will be provided on request it cost US$ 120 Single Supplement Fee.
If clients want to use deluxe and best accommodations available we can upgrade the accommodation on the tour as per your request, in Lhasa can use budget to 5 star hotel available to upgrade the tour please contact us
Meals in the Tour
Every day's breakfast is included in the package. This will be a dish of Tibetan or continental origin cooked by the lodgings you stay at. Lunch, dinner and any extra food are up to you; as a rough guide, budget USD 12 to USD 18 per day
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