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Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking (Lhasa-EBC-Kathmandu)

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking (Lhasa-EBC-Kathmandu)

Lhasa & Everest Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating and most adventurous tour and trekking program. Explore the ancient capital of Lhasa and trek into the base camp of Mt. Everest. Flight into the city of Lhasa is spectacular witnessing the world’s highest mountain series. The following days will be spent with guided city tour around Lhasa visiting the important landmarks like Potala palace, Sera & Drepung monasteries, Jokhang temple, Barkhor market. Afterwards, drive towards Gyantse passing through the turquoise lake ‘Yamdroke’ then follows driving along the Tibetan countryside to Shigatse where visit Tashilhumpu Monastery. Next comes the town of Tingri crossing over Gyatchula pass (5200m) and to Rongbuk Monastery, the world’s highest monastery from where Everest Base Camp is just 4 km away reached either walking or rent a horse cart. The trek is quiet challenging with exploring around the base camp and returning back to Rongbuk. The tour ends with driving towards the border town of Tibet and Nepal ‘Zhangmu’ and eventually trace the route to the city of Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Witness panoramic view of the world’s highest mountains series onboard flight to Lhasa.
  • Enjoy guided city tour of Lhasa.
  • Explore Potala palace, Sera & Drepung monasteries, Jokhang Temple.
  • Explore ancient monasteries and shrines.
  • Hike to the Everest Base Camp from the Tibetan side.
  • Witness majestic view of Mt. Everest and rest of the other Himalayan giants.
  • Explore Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Lhasa

Day 02 : Lhasa-Gyantse (3990m) 350 kms

Day 03 : Gyantse-Shalu-Shigatse (3860m) 90 kms

Day 04 : Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Tingri (4350 m)

Day 05 : Trek from Tingri to EBC

Day 06 : Trek to Lamna La

Day 07 : Trek to Zommug

Day 08 : Trek to Rongbuk

Day 09 : Trek to Everest Base Camp

Day 10 : Dza Rongbuk - Tingri

Day 11 : Tingri-Zhangmu

Day 12 : Zhangmu-Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Accommodation on Hotel/Guest House and tent Camp as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation by 4WD Land crusier. 
  • All Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the itinerary.
  • All Necessary Travel and Trekking Permit.
  • All trekking Equipment in including mattress and tent.
  • One Small Supporting Truck to bring logistic support + foods. (Above 03 Pax)
  • Yak and Yak man during the Trek to bring Luggage and food.
  • Daily Breakfast during stay in Hotel and full board (B/L/D) Basis during stay in Tent Camp.
  • Necessary Government taxes and Service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Hotel/Guest House.
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket (Good Quality thick one)
  • Laundry,Telephone call and hot water Bottle
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips for Guide, Driver and Sherpa Staffs.
  • Travel expenses.
  • Gyammow Bag (Pressure Bag)
  • Medical fee if in case of emergency.
  • Hiring porter or Horse.
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any Additional cost due to Natural calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.

Day 01 : Arrive Lhasa

Fly past the world’s tallest mountains series towards the Goggar airport. Upon arrival you will be met by our representatives and drive to Lhasa and check-in hotel. The drive is about an hour to Lhasa from the airport. The first day in Lhasa is to rest at the hotel to get better acclimatize to Lhasa’s high altitude and to be prepare for the upcoming tour and trek. You are suggested to drink lots of fluids and rest today. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Lhasa-Gyantse (3990m) 350 kms

After breakfast, drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok, the turquoise lake crossing along Kampa la pass (5050m) and Karo la pass (5045m). In Gyantse, visit the Kubum Stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery. Kubum Stupa is a multi-storied combination of Buddhist shrines whereas Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse. Overnight Hotel.

Day 03 : Gyantse-Shalu-Shigatse (3860m) 90 kms

Today drive from Gyantse to Shigatse, en-route visit the Shalu Monastery. The monastery was founded ion 1040 by Chetseun Sherab Jungnay and renowned as a centre for scholarly learning and psychic training. The mural paintings here are considered to be the most anicient and beautiful in Tibet. Then visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama, the 2nd in Buddhist religious hierarchy and later on stroll around Shigatse Market. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Tingri (4350 m)

Drive towards Tingri, the windblown settlement and also the gateway to Mt. Everest. En-route Sakya Monastery located 25 km southeast of a bridge 127 km west of Shigatse on the road to Tingri in Tibet. As the seat of the Sakya (or Sakyapa) school of Tibetan Buddhism , it was founded in 1073, by Konchok Gyelpo (1034–1102),  Overnight Camp.

Day 05 : Trek from Tingri to EBC

The trek starts from Tingri plains for 5 days that proceeds all the way upto Dza Rongbuk Monastery to Everest Base Camp. The trek begins along Ra Chhu stream beyond Chholling crossing the village of Lungjhang. Overnight Camp.

Day 06 : Trek to Lamna La

Continue the trek passing through small goat or Drokpa campsite then camp below Lamna La at 5150 meters. Overnight Camp.

Day 07 : Trek to Zommug

The trail climbs Lamna La with Gyachung Kang and Cho Oyu off to the south then it descends to Zommug, the highest permanent settlement in the Everest region. It’s also the centre for animal husbandry and a supply centre for yaks which are used for the Everest expeditions. Overnight Camp.

Day 08 : Trek to Rongbuk

The renowned Dza Rongbuk Monastery is to the south of Zommug which can be reached either by a remarkable high route or an easier low path. Once a prosperous retreat center, it is built by Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in early 1901-02. Mt. Everest can be spotted towering high in it’s full glory. Overnight Camp.

Day 09 : Trek to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp (16,900 ft) and the Rongbuk Glacier are approximately 2-3 hrs above the monastery. You will have to pass through retreat caves, the nunnery of Sherab Chholing ruins and the fast flowing Dzaka Chu. Everest Base Camp is just before the terminus of the Rongbuk glacier. Across a creek is the ocean of ice that makes up the Rongbuk glacier and majestic panorama of the snow-capped Himalayas. Overnight Camp.

Day 10 : Dza Rongbuk - Tingri

In the morning, drive leaving Dza Rongbuk passing through the villages of Chhosang, Phadrukchi and crossing over Pang La across Phung Chhu ‘Arun River’ and into the town of Tingri. Overnight at Camp/Guest House.

Day 11 : Tingri-Zhangmu

After breakfast, drive from the plains of Tingri way across the Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Nyalam. Then proceed towards the border town between Tibet and Nepal ‘Zhangmu’. En-route visit the Milarepa Cave where the greatest yogi of Tibet mediated in the 11th century From the Tingri plain we drive across the high Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Nyalam and onto Zhangmu, the border town. En route visit Milarepa Cave where Tibet’s greatest yogi of the 11th century Milarepa meditated. Overnight at the town of Zhangmu. O/N Hotel.

Day 12 : Zhangmu-Kathmandu

After completing the immigration formalities at the border ‘friendship bridge’ drive along the highway of lush green surroundings to the city of Kathmandu.

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking with your personal guide and can be organised as per the desired traveling dates.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people.
 
Tour duration
The trek duration is 13 nights/14 days.

Clothing
The climate of the Tibet fluctuates continuously so it is better to carry warm clothes. If you just want to trek or tour at a lower altitude, fleece jackets and pants are enough. While for a higher altitude trekking, down jackets are necessary.

When is the best time to visit Tibet?
The best time to visit Tibet is from April to November as the weather will be cold from December to February.

Will high altitude be a problem for me?
High altitude sickness is a main issue while traveling to Tibet. Tibet has average altitude of 4000m so people with heart or lung problems are strictly advised to consult their physician before traveling to Tibet. People with normal fitness are also advised to follow the instruction given in the pre-departure briefing.

How to get Tibet Travel Permit?
Travel permit to Tibet is issued by Tibet Tourism Administration. The copy of your passport and Chinese visa, together with other information such as your occupation should be provided in order to apply for the permit. You can take help from your local travel agency.

Can I travel with my kids?
The cities like Lhasa, Shigatse or Gyantse can be traveled with the kids. However traveling to Mt. Kailash or other remote regions with your kids is not advised.

Are there ATM facilities in Tibet?
Yes the major cities in Tibet provide the facilities of ATM.

How to get into Tibet?
There is only one international flight to Tibet which is from Kathmandu (Nepal). Overland tour to Tibet is also possible from Nepal. Domestic flights are available from most cities of China like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kunming, Chongqing and Guangzhou.

Is individual travel possible in Tibet?
Yes it is possible to travel alone, but restrictions are imposed on travel to many areas.

What should I pack for Tibet?
While traveling in Tibet Sunglass, Sunhat, Good walking shoes, sleepers, warm enough clothes are recommended.

What happens if I get Sick?
We advise you to keep basic medicines with you. Our guide will also take basic medicines. If you get altitude sickness during the travel please inform your guide in time so that a timely precaution can be taken. In case of serious condition you will be taken to hospital of Lhasa or Kathmandu.

Can I get laundry facility at hotel?
You get this facility mostly in three star or above hotels. There are few laundry outlets in the cities but not outside the cities

Is communication to home possible while on trek? What about internet?
There are telephone facilities in cities as well as in the villages at many places , from where you can make international calls. Internet facility is available in the cities. You can also use your mobile phone at most part of Tibet .

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Tibet

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Activity: Trekking & Sightseeing

Best Season: All the year round

Accommodation: Hotels/Guest Houses/Camping

Meals: Full-board during trek & breakfast at other times

Transportation: Jeep / Van / Flight

Start/End: Lhasa/Kathmandu

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