Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour - 9 Days

Overview

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is a tour package in which you do two days of sightseeing in Lhasa and then taken by private vehicle over a two day period to Everest Base Camp and back on the Tibetan side to cultural places along the way and then to climax at Everest Base Camp and returned back to Lhasa finally, all in a period of nine days.

The Autonomous Region of Tibet, where you undertake this Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is a plateau of the cold desert kind, in which people of the semi-nomadic kind have made this vast table land their home. In the bargain have erected monasteries, temples, and palaces when found necessary over the period of ages keeping in line with their Buddhist faith enshrined in them, taking art, architecture and religious culture and tradition to a vastly different limit as seen on the tour. The Everest Base Camp Tour in Tibet allows one to be a part of these cultural activities which stems from it, combined with a visit not only to the Base Camp of Everest in Tibet but also to allow them to see Everest from a different angle of the southern view. Along the way from Lhasa, which you return back to, you stop off at two culturally important places – this makes the Base Camp Tour all the more enchanting. Much more enchanting is the semi-arid landscape that you also become of part of and the sparse vegetation you see while touring to and from, gives you interesting facts. The flora and fauna changes over time as you drive along the way to your destination, which is Everest Base Camp in Tibet. After having done the tour, you return with the nostalgic memories lingering in your mind of a world which is a part of it, but different from any that you might have seen elsewhere.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Fly to Lhasa (3,650m)
Day 2 and 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse (3,800m) via Gyantse (3,950m)
Day 5: Shigatse to Shegar (3,900m)
Day 6: Shegar-Rongbuk Monastery- E.B.C.
Day 7: Rongbuk- Shegar- Shigatse
Day 8: Shigaste – Lhasa
Day 9: Destination Outwards

Trip Highlights

  • Discover ancient Tibetan culture, tradition & history.
  • Visit world’s highest monastery & Everest Base Camp.
  • Explore Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Barkhor Market.
  • Enjoy Cultural & Spiritual Experience.
  • Witness spectacular Himalayan views including Mt. Everest.
  • Enjoy guided Lhasa Sightseeing.

Highlights

This Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour highlights much to the mind where pleasure is got not of the cultural sightseeing which you do in Lhasa for two day, but that you wander into a landscape which is a cold, eerie land with vastness of loneliness in all direction and magically seem to come alive with some form of life of animal species from that normally seen. Then comes some monastery clinging to the cliff of the nearby hills and the shrubs and plants all in their stunted forms or some temple, shrine. The tour to Base Camp of Everest from the Tibetan side begins in Lhasa with you visiting the Potala Palace, the home of the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhist Faith. Initially build as Dzong Fortress in the 1649 Konchog Chopel (initiated the process). Then there is the Sera Monastery, meaning monastery of wild roses – that has a history of subjugation and a vast complex of an assemble hall as the core and three colleges of different spiritual learning besides others. Then the Jokhang Temple in the centre of Lhasa which invites all form of Buddhist learning and built in the architectural form using a combination of Indian Vihars, Tibetan and Nepalese styles in them. This temple was founded during the reigns of King Songsten Gompo. Then the drive to Everest Base Camp stopping at two towns before getting there. The first being Shigatse which has the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, which was founded by the first Dalia Lama in 1447, and now the home to the Panchen Lama. The second is Rongbuk Monastery which was founded in 1902 and just South of Everest Base Camp. Then comes the climax of Everest Base Camp from the Tibetan side where you get to see Everest from the South view, giving a different form of the World’s tallest mountain.

Where do we stay while on the driving part of the tour?
While you are out on the drive to Everest Base Camp, you will stop at the towns mentioned at stay at hotels there. It is the same when you are in Lhasa. All three meals are provided and when touring to different destinations, you will be taken in a private vehicle and a guide accompanies you to explain details of the place and what you see.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Lhasa (3,650m)

Today you will be received at the airport near Lhasa by the staff of your tour. Then, you will be taken to your hotel to relax and get acclimatized to the altitude.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Lhasa

In the two days that you now have in Lhasa, you will be taken to various cultural and iconic destinations of religious value in a private vehicle and with a guide. The places of note are the Potala Palace, Dzong atop a hill, now used as the palace of the Dalia Lama, Jokhang Temple, Bakhar Street Market, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Norbulinka Palace, the summer palace of the Dalia Lama, and other cultural sights worthy of value. Each evening after returning, you will stay at a hotel.

Day 3
Lhasa to Shigatse (3,800m) via Gyantse (3,950m)

Completing breakfast, we drive to Gyantse which first beings by crossing the Khampala Pass at 4,794 metres and the lovely Nazin Kangsang Glacier and the Yamdrok Tso meaning Turquoise Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then we drive over the next pass called Karola at 5,045 metres, getting to witness large glaciers rolling down before your eyes. Then it is Gyantse. Here we pay a visit to the Khumbum Stupa, Phalkot Monastery and the Gyantse Dzong. We stay the night at a hotel here.

Day 4
Shigatse to Shegar (3,900m)

From Shigatse, we drive onto Shegar better known as New Tingri. The rive crosses two high passes at Tropla and Gyatsola. When we arrive at Shegar, we pay a visit to the now historic Shegar Dzong which was once the capital of the Tingri Region. We stay the night at a hot

Day 5
Shegar-Rongbuk Monastery- E.B.C.

Early morning, we drive to Rongbu over the Lhatse Crossing passing through the Gyatsola and Pangla Passes to a spectacular sights of the Himalayan Mountains. At Rongpo Monastery, we stop and pay a visit and view Mount Everest from there. Then, we start a Hike from Rongpo to Everest Base Camp at 5,250 metres which takes two hours to reach. Later, we return to Rongpu. We stay the night at a hotel.

Day 6
Rongbuk- Shegar- Shigatse

If luck gives us the opportunity, we might see the sun rising over at Everest Base Camp. Afterwards, we drive back to Shigatse. We stay the night at a hotel.

Day 7
Shigaste - Lhasa

Completing breakfast, we drive back to Lhasa, which should take us seven hours to reach. We stay the night at a hotel.

Day 8
Destination Outwards

Now that we have completed the tour, we will be taken to the airport for our outbound flight to our next destination after being bid farewell.
At Breakfree Adventures, we hope that you had a fabulous tour where, we as a tour operator, take your security and comfort of high importance.

Cost

What is Included

  • Private transportation as per the group size.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Everest base camp entry permit.
  • All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary.
  • Tibet travel permit.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch & Dinner.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.
Where is Tibet located in china?

Tibet located in china is in the south-west of China bordering India, Nepal, Myanmar (Burma) and Bhutan. Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 5,000 m. It covers much of the Tibetan Plateau covering about 2.5 million km2. Tibet is under China’s occupation and known as Tibet Autonomous Region or TAR.

How to enter in Tibet?

To enter Tibet is either overland or by flight. You can enter Tibet by driving overland from Kathmandu and drive to Lhasa crossing over the Kerung Nepal Tibet border or you can take the train from mainland China ing and go to Lhasa. This train service goes around the highest point on earth through the vast Tibetan plateau. By air, you can fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa where there’s a daily flight.

What is Tibet Everest base camp tour?

Tibet Everest base camp tour is a journey into the ancient city of Lhasa then visit the Everest Base Camp located at the Tibetan side in China. It’s a cultural and scenic tour with sightseeing in Lhasa and attending the base camp of Mt. Everest plus witnessing some of the world’s tallest mountains.

Is Tibet Everest base camp tour and Tibet Everest base camp trek the same?

No, Tibet Everest base camp tour and Tibet Everest base camp trek isn’t the same program in which for tour you drive to the base camp of Mt. Everest whereas in trek you trek for about 4 days till the base camp staring from Old Tingri.

Is travel insurance required for Tibet mount Everest base camp tour?

It’s good to have travel insurance required for Tibet mount Everest base camp tour since you visit Everest Base Camp at 5,250 meters and also Tibet is located in the higher altitude with an average of 3,000 m to 4,000 meters. So, it’ safe to have medical insurance where altitude sickness can occur.

What is the best time for Tibet Everest base camp?

The best time for Tibet Everest base camp is from May to October. It will be summer during this time when sunshine melts the snow and high passes are opened up. Visiting on spring will give you green vegetation and in spring beautiful wildflower carpet. June to August is the monsoon season so quite not a good time to travel.

What is Tibet Everest base camp altitude?

Tibet Everest base camp altitude is at 5,250 meters which is the base camp of Mt. Everest from the Tibetan side and also the highest point on this tour.

How is Tibet Everest base camp weather?

Tibet Everest base camp weather has a mountain plateau climate which can be cold throughout the year. The average temperature is -17 degrees Celsius, which is considered the coldest during the year mostly from mid-December to January.

Can I take Everest base camp trek from Tibet?

Yes, you can do Everest base camp trek from Tibet inside of driving to the base camp which starts from Old Tingri and trek to Rongbuk base camp and to the Everest base camp which takes 4 days of hiki

How is Everest base camp trek Tibet side?

Everest base camp trek Tibet side is at somewhat lower altitude at 5,200 m where the base camp at Nepal side is at 5,364 meters and the trek is about 4 days whereas Everest Base Camp trek requires 12 days but still the trek from Tibetan side is still enjoyable and with different mountain views.

Is Tibet tour with Everest base camp worth it?

Tibet tour with Everest base camp is definitely worth it if you wish witness culture and tradition of Tibet including visit the base camp of Mt. Everest that too via overland whereas Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal needs to be done by walking since there are no motorable roads to the base Camp from Nepalese side.

Can you travel from Nepal to Tibet? Is there flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa?

Yes, you can travel from Nepal to Tibet where you can either fly or drive to Tibet from Kathmandu. There is flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa where there’s a daily flight in between Tibet’s capital Lhasa and Kathmandu. By overland, you need to cross the Kerung border from Kathmandu and drive to Lhasa passing along small towns like Gyantse, Sygatse etc. The overland journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa takes 5 days overland drive.

Do I need a separate visa for Tibet?

Yes, you will need a separate visa for Tibet which is called Tibet Travel Permit is required on top of a Chinese visa. Both can be obtained in Kathmandu via a travel agent. A valid visa for China is not the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese tourist visa will still need to apply for a Tibet travel permit.

Can I apply for the Tibet visa myself?

Unfortunately, you can’t and as per the Chinese government’s strict policy, one can’t get visas by themselves and travel individually.

How long does it take to get Tibet Visa?

It can take about a week and in urgent cases, it will take three days but you need to pay extra to process the permit urgently.

Will I still need a Tibet permit if I am entering Tibet via China?

Yes, you will still need Tibet permit entering via China and we can process that. Just let us know your exact travel date a week before your tour departure and we shall process with the Tibet travel permit.

How to apply for Tibet travel permit?

You need to send a copy of your passport details then we shall apply for Tibet travel permit. You need to arrive Kathmandu at least 2 or 3 days before your travel date during when your original passport and passport photos are required to issue the Tibet travel permit from the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.

Can you travel alone in Tibet?

No, you must use an authorized travel company to take care of your visa and permit including arranging the entire tour.

How are hotels in Lhasa Tibet china?

There some good hotels in Lhasa Tibet china from standard and tourist classes. You can find luxury hotels in the city of Lhasa too but outside Lhasa, it will be basic standard accommodations but with good rooms and better facilities.

Are there luxury hotels in Tibet?

Yes, there are choices of luxury hotels in Tibet up to 5-star category which is located at the Lhasa City only.

What currency do they use in Tibet?

The currency they use in Tibet is Chinese Remimbian Yuan. US$1 is equivalent to 6 to 8 Yuan which can differ slightly as per daily rates. Credit cards can also be used in many big stores, hotels or you can take out local currency through ATM located in cities and towns.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Tibet?

Tibet is located at a higher altitude so altitude sickness Tibet travel can occur; if not you can also feel a slight headache due to high altitude. By overland drive, you slowly drive from low to high altitude adapting with the altitude gained. If you are directly flying to Lhasa then you are suggested to rest at your hotel on your arrival day and start the tour the next day. Altitude sickness depends upon individuals so it’s not also confirmed that everyone will get it. Just drink enough water and rest.

Are there any special tips for travel to Tibet?

You need to respect the culture and traditions while traveling in Buddhist countries like when you are making a ‘kora’- circulating a temple, please walk in a clockwise direction. Take off your shoes, sunglass or hat while entering a monastery. Some monasteries are forbidden to enter and ask for permission before taking a photo of locals.

Trip Information

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 Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour 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 tour duration is 08 nights/09 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.

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Trip Facts

  • Tibet
  • 09 Day(s)
  • All year round
  • Jeep / Van / Flight
  • Rongbuk Monastery (4,980m)
  • Moderate
  • Lhasa
  • Lhasa
  • Cultural Spiritual Experience
  • Potala palace, Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery, Norbulinka, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Market
  • Lodges/Hotels

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