Lhasa-Everest Base camp tour formally begins by flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa or drive from Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Tour to Mt. Everest Base camp is most attractive to explore the lifestyle, cultural insight and tradition around Xigar, Xigatse, Gyantse, Tsedang and Lhasa. The cultural heritage of Tibet is widely spread across the open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau. Lhasa-Everest Basecamp tour of Nepal Holiday Trek and Expedition is popular as you will have an opportunity to take the breathtaking mountain views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and Ronbuk glacier.
Day 01: Flight to Gongar airport in Lhasa (3,600m)
As per the flight schedule today morning you'll be transferred to intl. airport for your flight to Lhasa, one of the most beautiful flights in the world takes over Kanchenjunga (8536m) and Everest (8848m). We will be meeting at Gonggar Airport by our Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 2-hours drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3650m. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
On this second day morning we will take a very easy visit to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Jokhang temple, the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques, is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devoted worshippers. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery locates 5 km to the north direction of central Lhasa city. Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Please be aware of the activities always begin in the afternoon except Sundays. After this visit to Sera, we can extend further to Pabonka Monastery which is a one-hour walk from the Sera Monastery return-off and it is well worth the effort.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
After an early breakfast, you will be escorted by your guide to the majestic Potala Palace. The imposing structure of the palace dominates the landscape of Lhasa. As you are guided through the ancient chambers of the palace, you get to see Tibetan art at its best. The Potala Palace has a vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues. You will also get to view the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas. Later in the day you will visit the beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery where you can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses. After the day's tour is over, you are escorted back to your hotel for a well-earned rest.
Day 04: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) 261 kms.
After breakfast today we drive through the friendship highway to Gyantse, a small town known for its giant stupa and fortress. En route we cross high Himalayan passes and visit Lake Yamdrok -Tso, a wonderful turquoise blue lake, the third largest on the Tibetan Plateau (Note: There is two way to get to Gyantse and depends on a season and operating we have reserve the right to make a decision alternative way). The lake is sacred to Tibetan Buddhists and lies like a beautiful giant sapphire set amidst the surrounding mountains, at an elevation of (4400m/14,432ft) above sea level. Reaching at Gyantse we check in to our hotel for the overnight and rest of the time explore the surrounding area.
Day 05: Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90kms
Gyantse prides on GYANTSE DZONG and KUMBUM. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After we enjoy exploring Gyantse, we will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. Having driven to an altitude of 3900 meter, we find ourself at Shigatse, second largest city of Tibet. TASHILHUNPO MONASTERY being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is a major attraction of Shigatse.
Day 06: Shigatse to Shegar (4100m), 244 kms.
Today we will transverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. This morning we visit Tashilumpo Monastery before leaving for Shegar. Tashilumpo is one of Tibet's most influential monasteries, founded in 1477 by Gendun Drukpa, the first Dalai Lama. Inside the monastery, the Maitreya Chapel is the tallest building and houses the world's largest brass statue of Buddha at 26.2 meters (86 feet) high, seated on a 3.8 meter (12 foot) high lotus throne made of gold, brass and precious gems. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Shegar.
Day 07: Shegar to Rongbuk (4800m), 68kms.
This morning after breakfast we drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m. Along the drive we can bask in the splendor of majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma. After driving for 68 km, we eventually reach Rongbuk at 5000m. We can then view spectacular sight of Mount Everest. A guest house is available for overnight accommodation.
Day 08: Exploration day to Ronbuk monastery and Everest base campAfter breakfast this morning we have the opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp, 5150m/19892ft. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. No tour vehicles, apart from expeditions, are allowed beyond Rongbuk so you can walk the 8kms or take a horse cart, take plenty of time to explore the area and back to Rongbuk for overnight. Remaining time think about the amazing memorable scenery and relax at the hotel watch and go by Tibetan lifestyle.
Day 09: Rongbuk to Zhangmu (2,300m), 246 kms.
After breakfast we continue our further journey to Zhangmu crossing Lalung La pass at 5124m/16806ft and Shung La pass at 5200m/17056ft. savoring the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar, you descend from the arid Tibetan Plateau to verdant Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. This place also known as Khasa bazzar, Zangmu sits on a mountainside10km inland from the Friendship Bridge over the Bhote Koshi River. It's a small town built along a winding road that has become a major trading post between Tibet and Nepal that also enjoys a subtropical climate of warm, humid weather and beautiful scenery throughout the year.
Day 10: Zhangmu to Kathmandu (1,300m), 123kms.
This morning few kilometers drive away from Zhangmu to Friendship Bridge across Bhote Koshi River brings you closer to Immigration Control in Kodari where we will say good bye to your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet Nepalese escort to drive to Kathmandu. After 4- 5 hours of driving you finally arrive in Kathmandu, remaining time rest and relax at the hotel.
Note: The Conditions stated in mentioned itinerary are applicable only for those visitors who choose the complete package. At the same time we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We provide options on service and itinerary as per your requirements and interest.
Trip Duration: 10 days.
Activities: Cultural Tour and sightseeing.
Starts In: Lhasa
Ends In: Kathmandu
Max Elevation: 5,250m Everest Base camp.
Meals: Breakfast only.
Transportation: private vehicle/ 4WD/Flight.
Best Month: March April – October.
Group Size: Minimum 2 people.
The price includes
- Accommodation on Hotel/Guest House and tent Camp. As per the above itinerary.
- Transportation by 4WD Land cruiser.
- All Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the itinerary.
- All Necessary Travel and Trekking Permit.
- All trekking Equipment- including mattress and tent.
- Supporting Truck to bring logistic support + foods. (Above 03 Pax)
- Yak and Yak man During the Trek to bring Luggage and food.
- Nepali Supporting Staff (Sherpa, Cook and helper) from Kathmandu.
- Meal Plan: Full board (B/L/D) Basis.
- Necessary Government taxes and Service charge.
The price does not include
- Nepal re entry visa fee.
- Sleeping bag and Down jacket
- Laundry, Telephone call and hot water Bottle
- Personal expenses
- Tips for Guide, Driver and Sherpa Staffs
- Travel expenses
- Medical fee if in case of emergency
- Hiring porter or Horse.(Pony)
- Rescue and Evacuation Service
- Any Additional cost due to Natural calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.