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 Tingri Base Camp Trek

Tingri Base Camp Trek

The hike team will be there at the elevated plain to guide you along your path to North Everest Base camp. You will be taken to the famous journey way starting from Old Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery passing the Langma La pass. The clients will be able to see the sharp gap of lush lower hills to the barren landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. After the pass, clients will be taken to the North Everest Base Camp and travel around Rongbuk glacier which is under the enormous north-face of Mount Everest.

 Later, when you are done with watching the tremendous view of the world’s top mountain and other great mountains from Rongbuk which is one of the most ancient sites of all time, you drive by path of the startling Himalayas Highway to Lhasa. Just after the drive, camp and trek in Tibet elevation flanked by 4390m and 5150m. The journey starts from Kathmandu to Lhasa through airways along with 6 days of hiking package In the North Mt. Everest Base Camp Area. The team will be guided by a Nepali Sherpa troop which comprises a camp chef who arranges food and also they will be offered all the camping gear along with different papers and magazines about the place. All the tools are carried by Yaks or trucks and the clients will walk in a normal speed as this hike is planned for a calm pace.

The duration of this cultural trek or tour arranged by Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks is 17 days long. The trekkers will be staying in a guesthouse or tents depending on what kind of interest do they have. These places are usually swarming in the months of April and it goes on like that till December.

 Tingri Base Camp Trek - Outline Itinerary

Day 01 ] Welcome to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel, Free for Your Own Activities
Day 02 ] Kathmandu - Tour of Swayambhunath/Pashupatinath/Bouddhanath
Day 03 ] Drive to Border, Cross the Border And Drive to Nyalam
Day 04 ] Rest Day in Nyalam For Acclimatization, Overnight at Guest House
Day 05 ] Drive to Tingri, Overnight at Guest House
Day 06 ] Trek to Lungthang (4510m), Overnight at Trekkers' Lodge
Day 07 ] Trek to Lamna La (5150 m), Overnight at Trekkers' Lodge
Day 08 ] Trek to Zommug (4790 m), Overnight at Trekkers' Lodge
Day 09 ] Trek to Rongbuk, Overnight at Guest House
Day 10 ] Exploraion of Rongbuk Glacier
Day 11 ] Drive to Shegar, Overnight at Hotel
Day 12 ] Drive to Xigatse, Overnight at Hotel
Day 13 ] Singtseeing & Drive to Gyantse, Overnight at Hotel
Day 14 ] Drive to Lhasa, Overnight at Hotel
Day 15 ] Lhasa, Tour of Sera Monastery/Jokhang Temple/Norbulinka
Day 16 ] Lhasa, Tour of Potala Palace/Drepung Monastery
Day 17 ] Departure for Your Destination

SERVICE INCLUDED

NEPAL

1)  2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with good Breakfast
2)  All ground Transportation by Private Toyota Car with driver, all fuel and car parking fee
3)  English speaking expert Tour guide along the Tour
4)  All sightseeing Entrance fees
5)  All accommodation Twin sharing basis

TIBET

1)    Tibetan English speaking trekking/tour guide
2)    Accommodations in Good Hotels, Guest House or Camp 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

Cost Excludes

Tibet group visa, USD175 for US citizen, USD85 for other nationalities
Nepal visa, $25 for a 15 days multiple entry tourist visa
Personal Natural expense like Laundry, IDD calls, etc
Bank Telex wire transfer processing fee
Tips for your guide and driver
Porter at Border if used
Tipping 
Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
Insurance & emergency rescue charges, cancel or shortening down the trek/tour by the bad weather, altitude sickness, or any political reasons refund won’t be entertain and all not mentioned above etc..

Tingri Base Camp Trek - Detailed Itinerary 

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)
After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will transfer you to hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is all yours and overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu
The second day starts with a sightseeing trip to Swayambhunath Stupa. You will see a lot of monkeys and a view of the whole Kathmandu valley. The old stupa is also entitled as Monkey Temple. Later, you will be taken to Bouddhanath Stupa which is the second largest Stupa in the world and Pashupatinath temple which is one of the most eminent Hindu temples. You will prepare for trekking in the afternoon. O/N at a hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Border, Cross the Border and Drive to Nyalam (3750m.)
After you leave Kathmandu, you will start your day with a short trip through attractive Nepalese country side. Reaching the border will be quick. As soon as you get there, you need to fill different paper work. After all the things, you will head to Nyalam with a string of vertical switchbacks. You will be surrounded by the gorgeous cascading waterfalls and mossy gullies in your path.

Day 4: Rest Day in Nyalam for Acclimatization
The third day will be the time to relax and enjoy in Nyalam. You will first adjust everything before moving on to the next stage. You can also roam around the historic sites and small temples.

Day 5: Drive to Tingri (4050m.)
You drive and on the way, you see the sharp gap of lush lower hills to the infertile scenery of the Tibetan plateau. You will also get a chance to view the world’s top mountains and other Himalayan ranges. After the long drive, your night will be spent in the little town of Tingri.

Day 6: Trek to Lung Thang (4510m.)
It is our first day of trekking as you create your way via Tingri Plain. You will be visiting a little Gompa in Chholun. Your night will be spent in a calm campsite in Lung Thang.  The drab area is home only to barley harvesters and herders.

Day 7: Trek to Lamna La (5150 m.)
Today, the hard hiking starts as you head to the mountains. You will be climbing towards the top of Lamna La and we walk up the hill right after that. We will be making camps near the tops.

Day 8: Trek to Zommug (4790 m.)
 You
go down sharply into lush vegetation in the morning today. Other people you will find are yak herders and their families. You will be making the camp in the little village of Zommug. Perfect sunsets could be seen in this barren land.

Day 9: Trek to Rongbuk (5000m.)
It is your final day of hiking and you will head to the ending destination of Rongbuk Everest Base Camp. On the way, you can see the Dza Rongbuk monastery and Gompas which is one of the most famous ancient sites of all time. Tonight you will be camping at Everest Base Camp which will just be perfect.

Day 10: Exploration at Rongbuk Glacier
You will be spending your time enjoying the inspiring environment of the Everest Base Camp. It feels different when staring at the world’s highest mountain.

Day 11: Drive to Shegar (4050m.) 
After you leave the perfect sight of Everest behind, you will be driving a small distance to Shegar. On the way, you pass the Pang La Pass, with different sights of Himalayas. Your night will be spent in the Luxury Hotel called Qomolangma.

Day 12: Drive to Xigatse (3900m.)  
Today, you will be spending our day down the Friendship Highway after you pass the top bypass of your journey, Gyamtso La, and move through Lhatse. You will be continuing with a small drive to Shigatse which is the second biggest city in Tibet.

Day 13: Sightseeing & Drive to Gyantse (3950m.)
In the morning, you will be visiting the Local monasteries and markets. Both ancient and modern sights are there around the town. After that, you will be heading to Gyantse in a short drive. There, you will experience amazing Tibetan cultures as yousee the Khumbum and Gyantse Dzong. The khumbu is more than a stupa because several ancient murals and little chapel house surround it. Even if you are not an art expert, you will have fun staring at the ancient architectures and wall paintings.

Day 14: Drive to Lhasa (3680m.)
Today,  you drive towards Lhasa. Different passes, like Kharo La and Khambo La provides you the amazing view to the different Himalayan range. A massive glacier rises nearly above from the road as we cross Kharo La. The drive is not scary as you cross through different stunning Tibetan valleys and quiet Villages. After all the stopovers, you will be heading to your final destination that is a first rate hotel in Lhasa.

Day 15: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Today, you start your day exploring beautifully conserved Sera Monastery which you see in the ancient pictures. After the visit to the Sera Monastery, you will be walking around the Jokhang Temple and Norbulinka. Norbulinka was once the summer palace of Dalai Lama. The Barkor, which is the central market of Lhasa, surrounds the Jokhang Temple. These places reflect more Tibetan culture than any other city in Tibet.

Day 16: Sightseeing in Lhasa
In the morning, you will be visiting the Potala palace which is the ancient quarters of Dalai Lama. This palace has been there since earlier than 17th century. For more knowledge for culture and history, you will also be visiting Drepung Monastery which is the home for more than 10000 Monks. It is a beautiful place to gaze around. Unbelievably, it was one of the sights that escaped the Cultural Revolution with no damage.

Day 17: Departure
17th day is the end of the trip as you depart to the airport or the train station.

Trip Duration: 17 Days
Country: China (Tibet)
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Lhasa
Trip Grade: Moderate
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 6 hrs
Activities: (Historical, Cultural, Religious and Natural) Tour and Trekking
Maximum High Altitude: 5150m Lamna La
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: Kathmandu- Nyalam- Tingri- Lungthang- Lamna La- Zommung- Rongbuk- Shegar- Xigaste- Gyantse- Lhasa

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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