Trip Length: 09 Days
Activity: Cultural Spiritual Experience
Season: All Year Around
Trip Level: Moderate
Transportation: Jeep/Van/ Flight
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is a complete tour package that covers the major attractions of Lhasa and Central Tibet and once in a lifetime experience of Everest Base Camp. The tour is designed with Kathmandu – Lhasa fly in and overland drive out to Kathmandu back. Witness Buddhist prayer ceremonies, visit the homes of local Tibetans and observe religious customs to give you and insight into the Tibetan life and religious practices. After visiting the palaces and monasteries of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse overland drive to the famous Rongphu Monastery and day-hike to North Everest Base camp from where the views of the North Face of Mt. Everest is awesome. You will be thrilled by the breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks and Tibetan countryside. Afterwards, we drive back to Kathmandu through overland drive.
Day 01 Kathmandu – Lhasa (3,650m):
Pick you up from Lhasa airport or Train station – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at Hotel.
Day 02-03 in Lhasa: Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In LhasaVisit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery – O/N at Hotel.
Day 04 Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m) 250 Km
Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and high passes: Kora LA (5,010m) & Kamba La (4,794m) – Hotel.
Day 05 Gyantse – Xigatse (3,900m): 90km
AM: Sight-seeing in Gyantse including Pholkor & Kumbum Monastery. PM: scenic drive to Xigatse (1.5hrs) through the typical Tibetan Countryside- Hotel.
Day 06 Xigatse – Xegar (4,100m): 270km
AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then Drive to Xegar via Shakya Monastery crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) – O/N at Guest House.
Day 07 Xegar – Ronbuk (4,980m): Aprox 90km
Scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – O/N at Guest House.
Day 08 Ronbuk – Everest BC – Tingri/Nyalam (3700m)
Rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest BC and explore around – back to Ronbuk – Drive back to Tingri and further to Nyalam by over-crossing the high pass of lulang La (5,050m) from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Xishapagma (8,212m) & Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and have overnight at Nyalam Guest House.
Day 09 Nyalam/Zhangmu – Kathmandu: 155km/123km
after necessary border formalities continue scenic drive to Kathmandu through the green lush countryside- transfer to your Hotel. End of tour.