Trip Length: 14 Days
Activity: Cultural Spiritual Experience
Season: All Year Around
Trip Level: Moderate
Transportation: Jeep/Van/ Flight
Lhasa Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most adventurous and exciting tour package. In Lhasa Everest Base Camp trekyou will explore the land of myths and mysteries along with the trek to the Base camp of the world highest Peak Mt. Everest (8,848m.). Climbing the world's highest mountain has become dream to millions of the people in the world. Lhasa Everest Base Trek will fulfill your dream of approach to Everest and exploring the mystic Tibet and its historical city at a time.
Lhasa Everest Base Camp trek starts with a wonderful Himalayan flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu. Within this one hour flight you will get an opportunity to view spectacular Himalayan view. On your arrival at the airport in Lhasa you will be transferred to hotel where you will get to be acclimatized to that altitude of around (3,500m.). On the second and third of your tour you will be visiting places like Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries. On the fourth day you will leave to Gyantse from Lhasa on the way of which you will pass through Yamadroke Lake and very high passes at 5,000m. On the 5th day of the tour you will go for sightseeing in Gyantse after which you will drive to Xigatze in the evening through the typical Tibetan countryside. In Xigatse you will visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery in morning and drive to Tingri crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) in the evening ending up today's journey. On the 7th day you will leave Tingri to Ronbuk driving through beautiful country road. In Ronbuk you get a chance to visit the highest monastery in the world. Today you will also visit The Everest Base Camp which is not more than 4 Km away from the town of Ronbuk. Here, you can rent a horse cart to travel to the Base camp or you can walk. The 8th day of tour is quiet challenging and exciting on which you will visit and explore the Everest BC and come back to Ronbuk to end your day and rest. On the 9th day you will return back from Ronbuk to Nyalam or Zhangmu. On the way back from Tingri to Nyalam you will enjoy viewing the extraordinary view of Mt. Xishapagma & Mt. Cho Oyo and passing by several beautiful waterfalls.
Day 1: Kathmandu-Lhasa (3650 m), 90 kms
Transfer to airport to connect SZ 408 KTM-LXA flight. Upon arrival you will be met by our Tibet representative and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Lhasa
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.
Day 3: Lhasa
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.
Day 4: Lhasa-Gyangtse (3990 m), 350 kms
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.
Day 5: Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse (3860 m), 90 kms
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.
Day 6: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Dingri(4350 m)
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.
Day 7: Trek to EBC
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.
Day 8: We continue our trek and pass through a small goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna La (15,600 ft).
Day 9: 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.
Day 10: Rongbuk
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.
Day 11: Everest Base Camp
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.
Day 12: 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..
Day 13: Dingri-Zhangmu
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.
Day 14: Zhangmu-Kathmandu
Across Friendship Bridge where our representative will meet you and drive you to Kathmandu