Mount Everest (8,848 m) has two popular Base Camps; called Everest South Base Camp (South Col) and Everest North Base Camp (North Col); these two base camps locate in different countries of Nepal & Tibet (China). The South Base Camp in Nepal lies at an altitude of 5364m (17598 ft) whereas the North Base Camp in Tibet lies at the altitude of 5150m (16900 ft). These two base camps are used as campsites to summit Everest and thousands of travelers make their way up to Base Camps as an Everest Base Camp Trek/Tour on each country. The South ridge is mostly used by adventure trekkers as an Everest Base Camp trekking -14 Days and one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas where you will require 7-8 days to walk in to the base camp and more 3-4 days to be back in total of 62 Kilometers whereas; to reach North ridge of EBC; you will only trek for 4-5 days. Alternatively, Lhasa Everest Base camp tour (8 Days) can be an option who can’t walk for multiple days…
Lhasa Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most adventurous and exciting tour packages in Tibet. In Lhasa Everest Base Camp trek; you will discover the land of myths and secretes along with the trek to the Base camp of the world highest Peak Mt. Everest (8,848m.) This trail from Lhasa to EBC is 459 Kilometers but you will only trek for few kilometers from Tingri to EBC. Climbing the world’s highest mountain has become fantasy to millions of the people in the world. Lhasa Everest Base Trek – 13 Nights 14 Days will achieve your vision of approach to Everest and exploring the spiritual Tibet and its historical city at a time.
Transfer to airport to connect SZ 408 KTM-LXA flight. Upon arrival you will be met by our Tibet representative and transfer to Hotel.
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet and Nechung Monastery, temple of the State oracle of Tibet.
Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Medical Center and Norbulinka Palace. Hotel.
Drive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la pass 5050 m and Karo la (5045 m) passes. Visit Kubum stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery. O/N Hotel.
Drive to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierarchy and Shigatse Market. O/N Hotel.
Today we arrive at Dingri, a windblown settlement and the gateway to Mt. Everest where we meet our Nepali Sherpa staffs. En route visit Sakya Monastery. Camp.
The next 5 days we trek from the Dingri plains (14,400 ft) to all the way upto Dza Rongbu Monastery (16,350 ft) and Everest Base Camp at 16,900 ft. We begin our trek along Ra Chhu stream to beyond Chholling and past the village of Lungjhang (14,900 ft). Overnight Camp.
We continue our trek and pass through a small goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna La (15,600 ft).
We climb over Lamna La (16,900 ft) with Gyachung Kang and Cho Oyu off to the south; and descend to Zommug, at 15,700 ft the highest permanent settlement in the Everest region. Zommug is a center for animal husbandry and a supply center for yaks used on Everest expeditions. Overnight Camp.
To the south of Zommug is the famed Dza Rongbuk Monastery reached by either a spectacular high route or an easier low path. Once a flourishing retreat center, it is built by Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in early 1901-02. The majestic Everest stands towering high above in full glare.
Everest Base Camp (16,900 ft) and the Rongbuk Glacier are approximately 2-3 hrs above the monastery. The route passes retreat caves, the ruins of the nunnery of Sherab Chholing and the fast flowing Dzaka Chu. Just before the terminus of the Rongbuk Glacier is Everest Base Camp. Across a creek, is the ocean of ice that composes the Rongbuk Glacier, with views of the Himalayan range that are among the most spectacular ever. O/N Camp.
Leaving Dza Rongbuk, we drive through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi, over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or Arun River, and into Dingri. O/N Camp/Guest House..
From the Dingri plain we drive across the high Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Nylam and onto Zhangmu, the border town. En route visit Milarepa Cave where Tibet’s greatest yogi of the 11th century Milarepa meditated. O/N Hotel.
Across Friendship Bridge where our representative will meet you and drive you to Kathmandu
Note: Since the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the tours are being run To and From Lhasa, so that you will be exiting via Lhasa instead of Kodari Border.
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