Tibet Everest Advance Base Camp (6340m/20800ft) is the highest trek of the world where you will get to experience the beautiful landscape of the Tibet also known as The Roof of the World. Your trip starts at Lhasa staying 3 nights there for acclimatization. We will explore Lhasa city including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palaces along with other main city’s attraction. On the next day, we will drive to Gyantse- Shigatse-Ronbuk (via Xegar/Tingri) from Lhasa. We will also visit Tibetan Monasteries: Khumbum Stupa, Palkhor Monastery, Panchen Lama’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in between travel to Ronbuk. We will trek to Advance Base Camp following the route used by the Everest Summiteers taking you as close to the Everest without any climbing permits.
This route is typically used by climbers attempting to summit who continue on past Advanced Base Camp and follow the North Col and then the Northeast Ridge to the summit. The trek to Camp 3 and the base of the North Col via the East Rongbuk Glacier is an incredible journey.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour and Preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lhasa (3660m/12007ft)
Day 4: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 5: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 6: Drive to Gyantse (3950m/260 km, 6Hrs)
Day 7: Sightseeing in Gyantse & drive to Shigatse (3900m/90km, 3Hrs)
Day 8: Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m/244 km, 6Hrs)
Day 9: Drive to Rongbuk (5000m/68km, 2Hrs) – Explore Everest Base Camp
Day 10: Acclimatization in Everest Base Camp
Day 11: Trek to Camp I (5,460m/17,913ft): 12 Km, 3 - 4 hours
Day 12: Trek to Interim Camp (5,800m/19,028): 7 Km, 4 - 5 hours
Day 13: Acclimatization in Interim Camp
Day 14: Trek to Camp II (5,950m/19,520ft): 5 Km, 3 - 4 hours
Day 15: Trek to EABC (6,340m/20,800ft): 7 to 8 hours and return back to Camp II
Day 16: Return back to EBC and drive to Lotingri (4,348m/14,268ft): 5 -6 hours trek/ 2 hour drive
Day 17: Drive from Lotingri to Kerung (2800m/9186ft): 4-5 hours
Day 18: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu (3499m/177km, 8Hrs)
Day 19: Final departure
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. You will have a brief explanation about the travel itinerary. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
This day we will issue the Chinese visa for the clients in the Chinese embassy at Kathmandu and all the official works will do by our office representative. We will go for full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City consists of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur City (Bhadgaun). Rest of the day free time for last minute shopping. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast you board your flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongar Airport, your Tibetan guide will escort you towards Lhasa after accomplishing your immigration formalities. It takes around 45-50 minutes to reach the old city. You should drink plenty of fluids and let yourself get comfortable with high altitude. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.
Full day sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Visit famous sites such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.
Full day Sightseeing tour of Lhasa. Visit famous sites such as Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.
We will depart from Lhasa in the morning following along the Friendship Highway, enjoying wondrous views of the Himalayan range passing through numerous passes, such as Khambo La, Kharo La and Yamdrok Tso Lake. The drive is makes worthy as we will pass through many more beautiful Tibetan valleys and quiet villages along the way. Our final destination is the first class Holi-Lake Hotel in Gyantse. Stay overnight at Hotel in Gyantse.
Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum Gyantse are major prides of Gyantse. A 14th century historical castle looks over the entire Gyantse and the near surrounding valley of Nyang Chu. After exploring Gyantse, we will have a 90 km drive towards Shigatse (3900m/12795ft), which is second largest Tibetan city via Shalu Monastery. We will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery as one of the major attractions of Shigatse and largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. Stay overnight at Hotel in Shigatse.
Today we drive to Shegar. En route, visit Sakya Monastery which is divided into the south and north two parts by Trum River. It is of typical Mongol style of resembling castles with thick walls and watchtowers and was built in mid-13th century by Phagpa. The elaborately decorated hall has rich brocades statues, and butter lamps and holds thousands of religious texts (sutras). It has over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan books on astronomy, medicine, calligraphy, and history. Stay overnight at Hotel in Shegar.
We will drive towards Rongbuk crossing Pang La pass at (5150m/16896ft). We will view majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma after a drive of 68 km. We will reach Rongbuk (5000m) from where you will get the spectacular sight of Mount Everest from Tibet part. The Everest Base camp is itself barren landscape, but the views are very clear and natural. This is a truly inspiring place in the world towering just above you. Stay overnight at Hotel in Rongbuk.
Acclimatization is required to make your body adapt according to the surrounding. We will relax and explore the area.
On this day we will trek to Base Camp 1 exploring the Rongbuk Glacier and surrounding areas on the way. We will follow the trail that and heads toward the peak of Mt. Everest. Though the hike is short, the height of the hike makes it difficult. So, we will rest and explore the amazing area. Stay overnight at tented camp.
On this day we will trek over the gravel hills to the west of the glacier. We will spend the night at the interim camp. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Due to extremely high altitude, it is a must to take all necessary safety precautions. Small excursions and rest is on this day. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Today we will ascend even farther as we meet up with the Changste glacier. The night will be awesome than before as our site is surrounded by varying glaciers and hanging ice on all sides. Stay overnight at tented camp.
We will get closer to Everest and Lhakpa Ri (7045m/23113ft) as we continue to follow the east side of the Rongbuk Glacier. We will arrive at the Advanced Base Camp of Everest (ABC) situated near the Changtse Glacier. The top of Everest is more than 2400 meters away from this camp while the non-climbers can get to the top of Mt. Everest. Then we will descend to Chagtse Base Camp (Base Camp II). Stay overnight at tented camp.
On this day we will descend slowly so as to avoid high altitude problems. During return to base camp we will enjoy the beautiful mountain landscape that Tibet so proudly boasts. After reaching the Everest Base Camp we will drive to Lotingri. Stay overnight at Hotel in Lotingri.
After breakfast we will begin our drive to Kerung from Lotingri. It is a small town in Nepal borders with Tibet. As the distance from Lotingri to Kerung is short, we will get plenty of time for rest. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kerung.
We will say good bye to Tibet and set out for Kathmandu (3499m/177km, 8Hrs). Upon arrival you will be given time for refreshment followed by farewell dinner with Nepali cultural show as the last day of your trip. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.