Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT065
Trip Duration
14 Day(s)
Activities
Trekking, Culture
Start Point
Lhasa
End Point
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
5360m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
April - November
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 3N 3-Star Hotels in Lhasa
  • 2N 2-Star Hotel in Gya/Shigatse
  • 8N Guesthouses/Camps (Trek)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 5 Lunches and 6 Dinners
  • Water (Pay extra on the trek)
Locations Covered

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Tibet’s ancient palaces and monasteries
  • Drive through amazing glaciers and pristine lakes
  • Visit historic towns and villages in Tibet
  • Challenging 4-Day high-altitude Trek from Tingri to Rongbuk
  • Explore the world’s famous Everest Base Camp (5100m) from the North

Overview


Explore Tibet's ancient palaces and monasteries, drive through pristine lakes and glaciers, visit historic towns and villages, and 4-Day trek to the 'Roof of the World' are the top highlights of this amazing Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek. Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek– 13 Nights 14  is Tibet's most adventurous and exciting tour trekking packages. During the course of the 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's highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848.86m). This trail from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is 459 Kilometers but you will only trek for few kilometers from Tingri to Rongbuk.  Completing the Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek, you will achieve your vision of an approach to Everest and exploring the spiritual Tibet and its historical city at a time. Tibet Everest Base Camp trek…

Explore Tibet’s ancient palaces and monasteries, drive through pristine lakes and glaciers, visit historic towns and villages, and 4-Day trek to the ‘Roof of the World’ are the top highlights of this amazing Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek.

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek– 13 Nights 14  is Tibet’s most adventurous and exciting tour trekking packages. During the course of the 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’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848.86m). This trail from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is 459 Kilometers but you will only trek for few kilometers from Tingri to Rongbuk.  Completing the Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek, you will achieve your vision of an approach to Everest and exploring the spiritual Tibet and its historical city at a time.

Tibet Everest Base Camp trek – one of the most popular tours and trekking packages in Tibet starts from Lhasa exploring ancient sights and monasteries, driving through the tranquil Yamdrotso, exploring Shigatse – the second largest city of Tibet, and following the trail to Tingri crossing breathtaking high passes and ends at Everest Base Camp after 4 days of challenging trek in the high altitude.

Our 4-Day EBC trek starts from Old Tingri all the way to Tingri Plains to Lungthag passing Ra-Chu Valley. You will see the beautiful scenery of Ra-Chu valley with extensive meadows and packs of sheep and goats. The next day we trek from Lungthang to Lamna La where we will camp above the top of this Lamna La Pass (15600ft). On the third day, we climb over Lamna La and decent to Zommug (15700ft). Our fourth and final day is the trek to Rongbuk (16,434ft), the final destination of this Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek. The next day early morning, we hike to Everest Base Camp (16732ft) to complete our ultimate destination and return to the Kyirong border, and finally, exit from Tibet to enter Nepal.

Accommodation, Meals, and Luggage  

You will be staying at hotels and guesthouses except for three nights. During the trek, you will be staying at our Tented Camps. Our Sherpa crew will fix the tents and prepare the meals for you. Regarding the luggage, you can bring only the required items for the trek; the unnecessary items can be kept in the car and receive from Rongbuk after the trek. If you can not carry your stuff, you can also Yak and Yak men to carry your bags.

 

You can drive all the way up to the Everest Base Camp north without having a multi-day trek if you wish. However, trekking for a couple of days to reach the base camp is a lifetime experience. At the same time, the trek is challenging as you will be hiking at the high elevation with very thin oxygen, travelers coming from overland may not be well-adjusted to the altitude. So it is advised to consider this trek as difficult as you do it from the South col (Nepal side).


Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek “South Face Vs. North Face”

Mount Everest (8,848 m) has two popular Base Camps; called Everest South Face Base Camp (South Col) and Everest North Face Base Camp (North Col); these two base camps locate in different countries of Nepal & Tibet (China). The EBC South Face Base Camp in Nepal lies at an altitude of 5364m (17598 ft) whereas the North Face Base Camp in Tibet lies at an altitude of 5150m (16900 ft).

These two base camps are used as campsites to summit Mount Everest. Thousands of trekkers have made their way up to Everest Base Camps as an Everest Base Camp Trek from both countries. The South col 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 into the base camp and more 3-4 more days to be back in a total of 62 Kilometers whereas; to reach North ridge of EBC; you will only trek for 4-5 days. Alternatively, the Lhasa Everest Base camp tour (8 Days) could be an ideal option who want to drive up to the base camp of Mount Everest.

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Arrival Lhasa. You can reach Lhasa either taking a flight from Kathmandu or taking a flight/train from Mainland China. Upon arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be met by our Tibet representative and transferred to the Hotel.

Please read: If you are flying from Kathmandu, arrive in Kathmandu at least 3 working days before to process Tibet Group Visa (TGV). Your original passport is a MUST to process the visa.

Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa

Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet and Nechung Monastery, the temple of the State oracle of Tibet.

  • Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa
  • Breakfast Included

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.

  • Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa
  • Breakfast Included

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.

  • Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa
  • Breakfast Included

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.

  • Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa
  • Breakfast Included

Today we arrive at Dingri, a windblown settlement and the gateway to Mt. Everest where we meet our Sherpa staff. En-route visit Sakya Monastery.

  • Overnight at Camp/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included

The next 5 days we trek from the Dingri plains (14,400 ft) all the way up to Dza Rongbuk 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 at Camp/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

We continue our trek and pass through a small goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna La (15,600 ft).

  • Overnight at Camp/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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 at Camp/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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.

  • Overnight at Camp/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

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.

  • Overnight at Camp/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

 

Leaving Dza Rongbuk, we drive through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi, over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or Arun River, and into Dingri.

  • Overnight at Camp/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast

From the Dingri plain, we drive across the high Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Kyirong, the border town.

  • Overnight at Camp/Guesthouse
  • Breakfast

Across Bridge where our representative from Kathmandu will meet you and drive you to Kathmandu

Note: Since the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the tours are being run from the Kerung border as Kodari/Zamngu border is temporarily closed.

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What's Included


  • Accommodation as per the above itinerary (Twin sharing at the hotels)
  • Private Transportation throughout the tour
  • All Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • All Necessary Travel and Trekking Permit
  • All trekking Equipment in including mattress and tent
  • One Small Supporting Truck to bring logistic support + foods (Above 03 Pax)
  • Yak and Yak men to bring logistic support + Food on the trek (Above 03 Pax)
  • Daily Breakfast and Meals provided during the trek (4 Days)
  • Necessary Government taxes and Service charge

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Hotel/Guest House
  • Tibet Group Visa (Traveling from Kathmandu) - US$ 175 for Americans, US$ 155 for Canadian, US$ 85 for others
  • Airfare or train fare
  • Yak and Yak men during the trek (to carry trekkers personal stuff)
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee (US$ 30 for 15 Days)
  • Sleeping bag, walking stick, and Down Jacket (Good Quality thick one)
  • Laundry, Telephone call and hot water Bottle
  • Personal expenses, Tips for Guide, Driver, and Sherpa Staffs
  • Gyammow Bag (Pressure Bag)
  • Medical fee if in case of emergency
  • Hiring porter or Horse
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any additional cost due to Natural calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tibet tour Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated in the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names the… Read More »

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