- Max Elevation: 5,150m
- Duration: 11 Days
- Grade: Moderate
- Accommodation: $Hotel/Lodges
Do you want to avoid all those tiring walks all the way to Everest? If yes, then Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour is the only tour that takes you to the roof of the world through an overland drive. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Tibetan terrain, mountains, lakes, passes and Tibetan villages as you embark your way to the Everest Advanced Base Camp, often referred to as the roof of the world. The base camp guarantees some authentic close up views of the mighty Mt. Everest. Moreover, the secluded mountainous terrain that showcases the alluring beauty of towering mountains, it’s surely a surreal experience. Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour is more than just a natural tour. There is a slight touch of Buddhism and Tibetan history associated with this tour. the tour starts from the city of Lhasa which is indeed a city of classic beauty. The magnificent palaces, monasteries and temples that this city holds are quite impressive. Also, some ancient and artistic monasteries that we pass during our drive to Everest Advanced Base Camp, it makes our tour more insightful and delightful.
What are the features that make Lhasa and EBC Tour a wonderful experience?
Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour is a fascinating journey full of cultural richness and natural ecstasy. What makes this tour so special is the sightseeing tour around the Lhasa city, you can get some authentic and in depth knowledge on Tibetan history and Buddhism culture. It’s a way to immerse into Tibetan lifestyle and get some insights on their unique culture, religion and lifestyle. Similarly, the tour takes you to the roof of the world i.e. Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5150 meters which is a matter of pride and a lifetime achievement. Moreover, the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Tibetan plateaus and mountainous terrain that will pass through during our tour is fabulous, it’s something surreal; out of world experience.
What’s the challenging part of Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour?
You don’t have to worry about your capacity to walk all the way up to the base camp. The only challenge that you have to tackle with during this tour is altitudinal change. As you drive to high elevation region, the altitudinal change occurs very fast therefore, your body may not be able to cope with such a drastic altitudinal change. Otherwise, the tour is full of fantastic views with no obstacle to stop you.
What is the best time to opt for Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour?
The perfect time for this Tour is anytime from April to June and September to November. Book your trip as per your convenience.
- It starts with a scenic flight above Himalayas to Lhasa
- You will spend two full days sightseeing around the Lhasa city.
- In Lhasa city, you visit places like Potala palace, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Norbulingka palace, Jokhang temple Bakor street, etc.
- You drive on a four wheeler land cruiser to the northern base camp of Everest
- The highest point of the trek is the base camp at an altitude of 5150 meters.
- The northern base camp of Everest is often regarded as the “roof of the world”
- Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
- Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Day 3 Fly to Lhasa
- Day 4 Sightseeing in Lhasa
- Day 5 Sightseeing in Lhasa
- Day 6 Drive to Shigatse
- Day 7 Drive to Shegar
- Day 8 Drive to Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp and return back to Shegar
- Day 9 Drive to Kerung
- Day 10 Drive back to Kathmandu
- Day 11 Departure
- Airport pick up/ drop
- All ground transportations
- Accommodation in 3 stared hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast
- Accommodation in 2-star hotel in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse in twin sharing basis. Accommodation in basic guesthouses in other places in Tibet on twin sharing basis.
- All the standard meals during your journey in Tibet
- Flight to Lhasa
- A professional guide approved by Tibet Tourism Bureau
- Tibet entry permit fees, Chinese visa and other entry fees
- Entry fees to heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Permit to Advanced Everest Base Camp.
Cost does not Include
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc
- Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc
- Tips for support crew members
- International airfare, Nepal visa fees and travel insurance
- Personal trekking equipments
- Travel insurance
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
Our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the airport. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Check in the hotel and relax. Rest of the time is on your own. Enjoy your time at the hotel. In the evening, your guide will meet you at the hotel and brief you about the plans ahead. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Your day starts with a breakfast at the hotel. Then your guide will pick you up and take you for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Today, you will be taken to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. At first, we shall visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a beautiful palace in the center of Kathmandu. Built in medieval period during Malla reign, it is a huge complex that comprises of palace turned into museum, courtyards and temples. It is a fine piece of wooden crafts, metal crafts and stone crafts. After exploring this complex, we head towards Swayambhunath, a stupa placed in a hill top. The stupa is followed by a visit to an old temple of Lord Shiva – Pashupatinath temple. This temple holds high significance amongst Hindu pilgrims. Finally, the sightseeing tour ends with a visit to Boudhanath stupa, a large stupa placed upon three layered mandela. You will be dropped at the hotel for the night.
Day 3 Fly to Lhasa
You will be escorted to Kathmandu airport to catch a scenic flight over the Himalayas to Lhasa. At Lhasa, our Chinese crew will pick you up and transfer to hotel in Lhasa.
Day 4 Sightseeing in Lhasa
You will be picked up from your hotel for a sightseeing tour around Lhasa city. Today, we visit places like Sera monastery, Norbulingka palace, Jokhang temple and Bakor Street. In the evening, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Tonight at Lhasa
Day 5 Sightseeing in Lhasa
It’s another day of sightseeing tour around Lhasa city. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the places like Potala palace and Depung monastery. You can enjoy your time exploring the beauty and glory of these places. In the evening, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Tonight at Lhasa
Day 6 Drive to Shigatse
Today, we hop into a land cruiser and drive to Gyantse. We follow Tsangpo River and drive up to Khampa La. We cross the pass with outstanding views of Yamdrok Lake and Ningdzingzonka peak on sight. We also pass Kora La and drive towards west to reach Gyantse. Here, we visit Pelkor monastery and drive to Shigatse. Tonight at Shigatse
Day 7 Drive to Shegar
Leaving Shigatse, we drive along the Friendship highway enjoying the stunning views of picturesque landscape. We pass village of Lhatse and drive towards Gyamtso La pass. After crossing the pass, we drive along flat plain and pass different monasteries and camp of yak herders to Shegar. Tonight at Shegar
Day 8 Drive to Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp and return back to Shegar
From Shegar, we drive towards Rongbuk today. From Rongbuk, we drive to Everest Base Camp on a local bus. The route to the base camp offers some splendid views of towering mountains like Cho Oyu, Shisapangma and Mt. Everest. The Tibet side of Mt. Everest is also known as Mt. Chomolongma. Upon arrival, you will be rewarded with some stunning views of Mt. Everest. The base camp is dry and barren but the captivating views of mountains is empowering. After spending some quality time in base camp, we drive along the scenic landscapes back to Shegar. Tonight at Shegar
Day 9 Drive to Kerung
Today, we cross two high passes namely Lalung La and Shung La. As we cross the pass, we will be showered with some astonishing views of Mt. Shishapangma, Mt. Cho-oyu, Menlungtse and Mt. Gaurishankar. Beholding the beauty of those mountains, we drive towards Kerung near Nepalese border. Tonight at Kerung
Day 10 Drive back to Kathmandu
Leaving Kerung, we drive towards the friendship bridge. We cross the bridge over the Bhotekoshi river that marks the boundary line of China Nepal border. After entering into Nepalese border, we bid goodbye to our Chinese crew members and join Nepalese crew. We finish all the immigration procedure and drive along the lush landscape along the Bhotekoshi River to Kathmandu. On the way to Kathmandu, we pass the bungee jumping spot at Bhotekoshi. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight at Kathmandu
Day 11 Departure
Finally, after a successful accomplishment of Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour, you will be driven to Tribhuwan International airport to catch a return flight back to your home destination.