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Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Mountain Guide Trek has been organizing Tibet Everest Base camp Tour is memorable trip starts with a drive from Kathmandu through the friendship bridge. After getting our immigration formalities Zhangmu we will drive to Nyalam and spend our first night there. Following day we will drive to old Tingri to Rongbuk crossing the Langma La pass. Continuing our trip to Trek to Everest Base Camp we will have more than enough time to explore the Rongbuk glacier below the majestic North Face of Mt Everest. After treating our self with the magnificent vista of the world highest mountain we will fly back to Kathmandu.

Our whole trek will be accompanied by expert Nepalese team who are known for their climbing capabilities. Our professional chef will prepare a tasty as well as healthy food and our other field staff will take care of camping and transport to supply for will we will use Yaks and truck.

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour / 10 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Flight Kathmandu to Lhasa 3,600m.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.

Day 03: This day also Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.

Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) - 262 km.

Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3900m) - 90 km.

Day 06: Drive to Shegar. New Tingri (4050m) - 247 km.

Day 07: Drive to Ronguk (5000m) - 67Km.

Day 08: Trek Everest Base Camp (5150m) & drive back to Tingri (4390m) - 63 km.

Day 09: Drive to Zhangmu (2330m) - 182 km.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu.

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour / 10 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Flight Kathmandu to Lhasa (3600m).
Transfers 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 panoramic view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks.After landing at Gongar Airport and meeting our Tibetan guide, it is a additional 2-hour drive by Land cruiser to Lhasa. (Overnight at 4 star category hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Today visiting several of Lhasa's many monasteries. One of these is the Sera Monastery, one of the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet, within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study. After lunch we'll visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, as well as the Jokhang Temple. This temple is possibly the most sacred shrine in Tibet and there is always a procession of devout Tibetans through the complex. Surrounding the Jokhang is the Barkor - a maze of thin paved streets that is the central market of Lhasa. (Overnight at 4 star category hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: This day also Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
Early in the morning, we visit Potala Palace which dominates the city of Lhasa it trades a spectacular building, containing private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many vital chapels. There has been a Palace on this site since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century. After short break, we visit the 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. These days that figure is down to several hundred, but there is still much here of interest as it was left relatively unscathed during the Cultural Revolution. (Overnight at 4 star category hotel on BB basis)

Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) - 262 km.
The day begins with our overland journey towards Rongbuk valley. We follow the Friendship Highway by jeep, we cross the Khamba La at elevation of 4794meters from which there are stunning views across the waters of Yamdrok-Tso Lake to the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa 7252meters. As we continue our journey to westwards over another high pass the Karo La 5045meters, we can view the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. After few hours, we arrive to Gyantse passing the beautiful valleys and colourful Tibetan villages. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3900m) - 90 km.
This morning we visit the Gyantse Dzong. This fort dates back to the fourteenth century and offers some of the most wonderful views of Gyantse and surrounding valleys. Before leaving we also visit the famed Gyantse Kumbum. This magnificent tiered structure is the largest Stupa in all of Tibet. If the exquisite gold dome is not enough, this Stupa is packed with Tibetan sculptures and paintings.
Thereby, we continue the trip to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. It is only about a 90 km drive taking us to Shigatse which is a laid back city that provides excellent opportunity for both relaxation and exploration. Thereafter, exploring the local market we will make a detailed visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 06: Drive to Shegar New Tingri (4050m) - 247 Km.
Views of this desert plateau provide wondrous entertainment as we travel along the Friendship Highway. This stretch is the most spectacular landscape in Tibet. After passing through the small town of Lhatse we will cross Gyatmso La elevation of 5220meters, the highest pass on our journey. The land quickly descends to plains after Gyatmso La. While travelling through the plains we will see many nomadic herders, quiet countryside, and secluded monasteries. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 07: Drive to Ronguk (5000m) - 67Km.
As we leave Shigatse, we turn off the Friendship Highway and head south over the Pang La 5150 meters towards the main Himalayan range that give magnificent view stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma. Below the pass, as we turn the corner into the Rongbuk Valley, we can watch the charming view of Everest than ever. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5150m) and back to Rongbuk (5000meters) and drive back to Tingri (4390m) - 63 km.
A highlight of the journey for everyone today as you have, the opportunity to explore Everest Base camp. The views of Everest are so close making the mountain seem even more impressive than before. It is a truly breath taking experience to stare up at the sheer North face of this highest mountain in the world, with Mount Everest towering above you in a looming yet magical way.
After short break, we get back on Friendship highway and continue our wonderful journey. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 09: Drive to Zhangmu (2330m)- 182 km.
After we leave Tingri, crossing two high passes, Lalung La at altitude of 5,050 meters and the Shung La 5200meters. On the way, we are rewarded by the magnificent landscapes of the surrounding peaks including Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. Then our journey heads towards the arid Tibetan Plateau to Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. As we leave Tibet, it appears an incredibly lush and green. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu.
Leaving Zhangmu behind, we join the Friendship Bridge passing the Bhote Koshi River and mark the Chinese - Nepalese border. After that short drive, we say good-bye to our Tibetan guide. Then we drive and walk to Nepalese Immigration Control in Kodari, there we have our Nepalese staff, completing the re-entry formalities we'll drive towards Kathmandu, which may take 5 hours, it depends on road & weather conditions. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on BB basis)

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3 star category hotel in BB plan)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle inclusive of all entrance fees
  • Kathmandu-Lhasa airfare
  • Tibet entry travel permit and Chinese visa
  • All monasteries entry fees
  • Accommodation during Tibet tour on twin sharing basis inclusive of breakfast
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all Tibetan staff
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved Tibetan guide
  • Tibet border to Kathmandu (Friendship Bridge) pick up by tourist bus or jeep
  • All government taxes and official expense

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips for guide and driver

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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