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Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Tibet Everest Base Camp tour follows the route from Lhasa, up on arrival there you will be transfer to hotel for rest and from second day your entire tour will begin. During the two days this tour will allow you to experience and explore most highlighted spots of this historic city of Lhasa. In Lhasa you will visit all the popular historical and religious sites including famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and other cultural hubs. The popular Potala Palace and other cultural heritage sites will offer you to know about real Tibetan Buddhism tradition.

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour starts from Kathmandu to Lhasa taking a flight or taking a Train from the city of China- Chengdu or Shanghai or Beijing or taking a flight from any Chinese city. Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour can start by overland from Kathmandu as well. Historic and cultural sites of largest cities in Tibet such as Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse build this trip even a more beautiful one.


After visiting this world heritage city of Tibet, the tour will take you up the historic expedition route from Old Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery crossing over the Langma La pass (16,900 ft). From there you will drive/hike up to the North Everest Base Camp and explore the Rongbuk glacier lies directly below the massive north face of Mount Everest. Rongbuk Monastery is the top Monastery on Earth with an elevation of 5100 meters (16728 feet) 

After exploring and enjoying world’s highest mountain sceneries from Rongbuk you will join again continue overland journey to Kathmandu, Nepal. The Friendship Highway follows crossing via some of the highest passes en route. You will see beautiful traditional Tibetan hamlets and their cultural activities as well great panoramic views of nomad landscape. Dominating views can be seen on the way all-there surroundings an awe-inspiring. This long day of tour finally drop you in borderland town Kyrong by late afternoon then next day continue drive to Kathmandu to end the Everest Base Camp tour.

The duration of Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is about 8 days where you will be accommodated with different standared Hotels and Guesthouses.

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour - Outline Itinerary

[Day 01 ] Arrival in Lhasa(3650m), meet our representative and transfer to hotel, Overnight in Hotel
[Day 02 ] Lhasa Tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery
[Day 03 ] Lhasa Tour of Potala Palace/Sera Monastery, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 04 ] Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse and then to Shigatse, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 05 ] Drive Shigatse  to Rongbuk and hike to Everest Base Camp then back to Rongbuk
[Day 06 ] Drive Rongbuk to Shigatse, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 07 ] Drive Shigatse to Lhasa, Overnight at Hotel
[Day 08 ] Flight or drive by train to onward journey

Note: Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour can be customize as per the situation in Tibet, China Government policy to entry and exit, we make it Lhasa entry Lhasa out and other option as well.

SERVICE INCLUDED

1)  Tibetan English speaking tour guide
2)  Accommodations in Good Hotels or Guest House as available
3)  Private vehicle for all transfer per the itinerary in Tibet
4)  Private driver
5)  All necessary Travel permit
6)  Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary
7)  Petrol for the tour vehicle
8)  Everest Region protection fee
9)  Car entry fee for Everest. B.C region

Cost Excludes

Lunch & dinner, drinks, snacks (You can easily explore on your own, 1-10 US$ per meal) 
Tibet group visa, USD175 for US citizen, USD85 for other nationalities
Nepal visa, $25 for a 15 days multiple entry tourist visa
Personal Nature expense like Laundry, IDD calls, etc
Bank Telex wire transfer processing fee
Tips for your guide and driver
Tipping 
Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
Insurance & emergency rescue charges, cancel or shortening down the tour by the bad weather, altitude sickness, or any political reasons refund won’t be entertain and all not mentioned above etc..

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour - Detailed Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3680m.)
The Flight can be taken from Kathmandu to the Tibetan antique city Lhasa’s Airport entitled as Gonkar Airport. The alternative way can be started from Beijing or Chengdu or Shanghai by airways or trains. After arrival in the Airport or train station, the Tibetan guide will greet us and you will drive to the stunning Lhasa city. After the transfer, you will rest at the hotel.

Day 02: Lhasa
The Tibet EBC tour starts from today. After breakfast, you will be leaving for Jokhang temple which is the most famous Temple in Tibet and the Barkhor Street. Not only this, you will also be visiting the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. After the long day, you will be staying at a Hotel tonight.

Day 03: Lhasa
The trip to Tibet EBC wouldn’t be all without experiencing the imperative Potala Palace.  The Palace is a wonder of Eastern structural design and Lhasa’s prime Landmark. It is there since the fifth or sixth century which was once home to Dalai Lama. After Potala Palace, you will be visiting the great Sera Monastery. O/n at a Hotel.

Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse (3950m.) – Shigatse (3900m.)
 Today is the day as you leave to another antique City of Tibet which will start with a drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m.). On the way, you could see the great Khamba la pass and Yamdrok Lake. You will also be visiting Gyantse Khumbum and Tashilunpo Monastery (3900m.) .After the stressful day; you will spend your night in a Hotel.

Day 05:  Shigatse - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp (5100m.) - Rongbuk (5000m.)
This day is the most electrifying day to watch the extravagant sight of Mount Everest from your eye level.  After that, you will be driving from Shegar to Rongbuk and the people who are interested to hike can walk from Rongbuk or you can even take a bus ride from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp. After all the riding and driving, you will be back to Rongbuk over again and stay a night there in a Guesthouse.

Day 06: Rongbuk - Shigatse (3900m.)
From Rongbuk, you will drive towards the Shigatse (about 5-6 hrs drive). Overnight Hotel in Shigatse.

Day 07: Shigatse – Lhasa (3680m.)
Drive back to Lhasa. Overnight Hotel.

Day 08: Departure
After Breakfast transfer to Airport or train station for onward journey.

Trip Duration: 8 Days
Country: China (Tibet)
Trip Start from: Lhasa
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Easy
Activities: Historical, Cultural, Religious and Natural Tour
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels, Guest House, Lodge or Camping in Trekking
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/tourist bus
Trip Route: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse- Shegar- Rongbuk- Everest Base Camp- Zhangmu- Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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