Everest advance base camp trek is an 18 day long advanced tour package that will take you to the very foot of the mighty Everest. Everest advance base camp trek tour will take you to the 3rd base camp of the summit and this as near as one can get to the mighty Everest if he/she doesn’t intend to climb to the top.
Along with the Everest Base Camp trek, we will be visiting Lasha city, Gyantse, Shigatse and other places on the way.
Anyone who wants to be part of the tour must be physically and mentally strong. The climate at high altitude is a bit harsh and the thin air with less amount of oxygen can cause fatigue pretty fast.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Everest Advance Base Camp Trek
Day 01 : Arrive Lhasa (3660 m)
Day 02, 03, 04 : Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 05 : Drive Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m)
Day 06 : Sightseeing & Drive Gyantse – Shigatse (3900m)
Day 07 : Sightseeing & Drive Shigatse – Shegar (New Tingri: 4050m)
Day 08 : Drive Shegar – Rongbuk (5000m)
Day 09/10 : At Base Camp
Day 11 : Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m)
Day 12 : Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)
Day 13 : Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)
Day 14 : Trek to Camp II (5970m)
Day 15 : Trek to Camp III (6340m) and return to Camp II
Day 16 : Return to Base Camp
Day 17 : Drive Base Camp to Nyalam (215 km)
Day 18 : Drive Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu
- Enjoy guided sightseeing around Lhasa City
- Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market
- Explore around Everest Base Camp from the Tibetan side
- Hike up to Camp III (6,340m) of Mt. Everest
- Experience Everest at closer proximity
- Drive through the Worlds Highest Tibetan Plateau
Today we will fly from Kathmandu, TIA to Lhasa, Goggar Airport over the beautiful mountain range. It will take about an hour to drive from the airport to the old city and to your hotel. There are no programs today. You are suggested to take rest and drink lots of fluids, which will help you to get acclimatized in the Tibetan Altitude.
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing of Potala Palace, and & Norbulinka. Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. Norbulingka meaning ‘Treasure Park’ covers an area of around 360000 sq. m. and is considered to be the biggest man made garden in Tibet. After sightseeing you will be transferred to hotel for your Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery, 5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa’s prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, it houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Barkhor Market place, which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. After Sightseeing you will be transferred to hotel for your Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast, visit Tibetan Medical Institute. Afternoon free for shopping or other activities on your own. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Today we will drive from Lhasa to Gyantse on the friendship highway, through the stunning views of the glaciers just few hundred meters away from the road, lakes at very high altitude, High Mountain passes, beautiful Tibetan villages and colorful slopes of the Tibetan hills. Our overnight accommodation is at the Gyantse Hotel.
Today before leaving gyantse we will visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong is a 14th century Tibetan fort from where we can observe the stunning view of the Gyantse town. Gyantse Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses, several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse we will drive to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet which is about 90 Km away from Lhasa. Here we will visit the largest operating monastery in Tibet- the Tashilhunpo Monastery and explore the local market. Our overnight accommodation will be either at Shigatse Hotel or Shandong Mansion.
Today we will drive along the friendship highway to Shegar from Shigatse. We will drive through the highest pass in Tibet, the Gyamtso La, at the altitude of 5220m, the barren yet stunningly beautiful landscape of Tibet and we will come across the camps of nomadic herders in our way to Shegar.
This day we will drive from Shegar to Ronbuk valley which is just a 4 Km away from the Everest Base camp. On the way we will have to pass Pang La, and from here we get see the incredible Himalayas. The view of mountains stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma is awe-spinning. Reaching Rongbuk, we will stay overnight at the Gompa Guest House.
Two days at base camp to acclimatize and explore around.
Two days at base camp to acclimatize and explore around.
This day we will trek from Everest base camp to camp 1. We will have to walk along the Rongbuk Glacier for about 2 and half hours. Camp 1 lies amidst hills under stunningly beautiful and flamboyant granite cliffs. After arriving at camp 1 you might want to visit snout of the East Rongbuk Glacier which lies at the distance of 20 minute walk from camp 1.
This day we will trek from camp 1 to the interim camp through gravel mounds, mud plain to rocky moraine. Interim camp will prove to be very helpful to get your body acclimatized to the high altitude and your body needs to get adapted to the altitude and climate of that place in order to trek from the camp to the camp 2.
A rest day for preparation to climb higher up or you may wish to explore around.
Its will take around 3 and half hours to climb up to campIIfrom the interim camp. You will approach Camp II at 5970 meter as you near the south side of the glacier at the eastern end of the Changtse Glacier junction lying below huge cliff. From the camp II you can capture sceneries of the huge seracs rising to 50 feet and more off the surfaces of the glacier along with the ranges of white and shiny mountains like you’ve never seen before.
This is the day you will march to the camp III of the Everest advanced base camp trek. You will have to move along moraine following the glacier to the right around the eastern flanks of Changtse. Bit further you will have to ascend some hills which will lead you to the place where the glacier softens in to smooth and open ice carpet. On the way can see many tents and discarded oxygen bottles used by the mountaineers and trekkers. About 1480 m straight up from the camp III lies the Pinnacles, always challenging the adventurous trekkers to explore its charisma. The northeast ridge has kept itself away from most of the climbers because of its intricacy. North Col lies at 7066 meter in the West connecting Everest’s Northeast Ridge and Changste. From here, with a help of a binocular you can see the real Everest standing about 800 feet i.e. 2400m higher than the Camp III. Beyond the Camp three there are barren gravel hills just beside the glaciers. You might take an hour’s stroll if you are fully acclimatized with the altitude and climate. Finally you will have to conclude your trek today and return back to Camp II which will take you around 2 hours climbing of downhill. Here at Camp II you will call it a day and rest for the night.
Today you will trek to the comfortable lower altitude to the Base Camp. It’s a day long downhill trek.
Today is the day you will have to drive about 215 Km from the Base Camp to the Nyalam city along the friendship highway. En route you will go through the Pang La pass. We will halt our driving for a quick lunch at Tingri and drive on. On the way we will stop at the Lalung La pass located at the height of 5124m, which offers fantastic view of Cho Oyu and other mountain peaks like Shishapangma, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. As you leave the Tibetan plateaus you will progress towards the Nyalam city where you will spend the night at a cozy warm hotel.
Today after the morning breakfast you will drive from Nyalam to Zhangmu, through the winding downhill road offering you fantastic views of beautiful waterfalls. This drive will take around an hour. A few kilometers drive from Zhangmu will take you to the friendship bridge on the Bhotekoshi River, which separates Tibet from Nepal. You will drive through the lush greenery of Nepalese countryside for five hours to reach Kathmandu to enjoy its evening markets and bustling beauty. En route you can stop for quick fish snack at Chehere and Dolalghat.
What is Included
- Accommodation on Hotel/Guest House and tent Camp. As per the above itinerary.
- Transportation by 4WD Land crusier.
- All Sightseen 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.
- Nepal Re-entry visa fee.
- 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.
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.
We operate Everest Advance Base Camp Trek with your personal guide and can be organised as per the desired traveling dates.
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.
The trek duration is 17 nights/18 days.
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.