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Duration: 7 Nights/8 Days
Max. Altitude: 5210M
Destination: Tibet
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Activity: Overland Tours
Theme: Lodge & Tea House Family Holidays

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Everest Base Camp Tour

Mount Everest (8848m) is the highest mountain the world towering above 8848 meters from sea level. Mount Everest also the most awaiting peaks in the world that people dream to conquer it. Obviously, there is no other place in the world more spectacular than Mount Everest. Mount Everest is lies between Tibet and Nepal and there are two base camps of Everest-one is from Nepal and another is Tibet side. From Nepal side, you’ll need about 7-days trek to reach base camp but you can drive directly base camp of Tibet. Trekking Experts designed this exclusive Everest Base Camp Tour to bring you closer to the world highest peak Mount Everest from Tibet side.

 

Everest Base Camp Tour from Trekking Experts begins flying to Lhasa. Everest Base Camp Tour is the most popular tour which covers most of highlighted parts of central Tibet and Everest Base Camp from north side (Rongbuk BC). This tour sightseeing in Lhasa includes the amazing Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Ancient Bharkor market, Drepung monastery-the largest monastery in Tibet and Sera monastery. On the way to Everest Base camp will cross many spectacular passes such as Khamba La, Karo La,  beautiful Yamdrok lake, historical monasteries like Tashilumpo monastery Gyantse Dzong, Sakya Monastery , Palkor Chode temple and Kumbum Chorten. While heading up to Ronbuk Base camp you will get a fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu respectively which are over 8000 meter and then you will visit the base camp of the roof of the world-Mount Everest, Known as Qomolangma in Tibetan and then will continue drive to Kathmandu by Arniko highway.

Trip Highlights

Scenic flight to Lhasa over Mount Everest
Visit the business hub of central Tibet-Lhasa city
Visit amazing Potala Palace, biggest Buddhist monastery on earth-Drepung, Jokhang, Sera etc
Visit historical monastery, Tashilumpo in Shigatse
Cross spectacular passes such as Karo La, Khamba La, Shung La etc
Visit beautiful Yamdrok Lake
Explore the base camp of world heritage site Mount Everest
Fantastic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu respectively which are over 8000 meter
Travel through the beautiful Tibetan landscape

Itinerary

You will be warmly welcomed by our Tibetan guide and driver and accompany you to the holy city of Lhasa along with the view of Bharmaputra, known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan and a giant stone carved Buddha with more than a thousand years history.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 3650 meter

After breakfast, start your tour; take a short walk to Potala Palace which will take you from your hotel. Potala Palace is considered one of the great wonders of the world. It is held sacred by Tibetans as the former residence of successive Dalai Lamas, and is one of Tibet's most holy pilgrimage sites. A palace was originally built in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo, and was believed to have been nine stories high, but around the 9 th century it is believed to have been destroyed by a big fire. The present Potala Palace was constructed by the great fifth Dalai Lama in the 17 th century after he became ruler of Tibet. The Potala Palace is divided into two sections, the White Palace (completed in 1653) and Red palace (completed 1694). It has more than one thousand rooms and is thirteen stories high. The White Palace was secular in nature and mainly used for government administration, whilst the Red palace was mainly used for religious functions and still has numerous chapels, including those containing reliquary stupas of the successive Dalai Lamas which are richly decorated in gold, silver and semi-precious stones. Afternoon, you’ll visit Jokhang temple and Bharkor. Jokhang temple is Tibet’s most sacred temple, the main point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. Located at the heart of the ancient town of Lhasa, it was built in the 7 th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s queen Bhrikuti on a site identified by Queen Wencheng according to her geomantic calculation. The temple is 3 stories high and it is constructed with enormous chapels including the most sacred statue of Budhha Shakyamuni, enshrined. It has around 70 monks nowadays. Ancient Barkhor Street is the most sacred pilgrimage site in Lhasa and it is full of pilgrims from down till dusk. There are four huge prayer flags situated in Bhakor street which surrounds the Jokang, known respectively as Gadhen Dharchen in the northeast, Juyak Dharchen in the west, Kelsang Dharchen in the southwest and SharKyaring Dharchen in the southeast. The Bharkor street is the most active market in all Tibet and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat and vegetable.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 3650 meter

After breakfast, you’ll drive to Drepung monastery which will take you 15 minutes drive from your hotel. Drepung monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet, built in the 15th century by Jamyang Choeje who is one of Tsongkapa’s foremost disciples. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 7 Km from the old section of the city and it is the biggest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has four main colleges with numerous small chapels and house chapels, known as Khangtsen in Tibetan. There are around six hundred monks nowadays. Afternoon, you’ll visit Sera and Norbu Lingka. Sera Monastery was founded in around 15th century by Jamchen Choeje who is another famous disciple of Tsongka pa and it is the second largest monastery of Tibet. There are three big colleges with numerous chapels and house chapels. The most attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which hold from 3-5Pm everyday apart from Sunday. Norbu Lingka is the first summer Palace which was founded by the seventh Dalai Lama in 18 th century and the first Palace Kelsang Podrang was also constructed as the same name as the 7 th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso. The eight Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso (1758-1804) did more initiated work on the Norbulingka, expending the gardens and digging a lake which can be found south of the new summer Palace. The thirteenth Dalai Lama (1876-1933) was responsible for the three Palaces in the North West corner of the park and the fourteen the Dalai Lama built the new summer Palace in 1956. Nowadays there are some monks who are taking care of the Palace.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 3650 meter

You will start your tour at around 8 am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyantse through 3 big mountain passes, Gampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with its most beautiful glaciers; beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Gampala pass. Drive along the beautiful Yamdrok Lake and Karola glaciers. Upon arrival in Gyantse during your lunch time, visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. Continue your journey to Shigatse by passing one of the biggest farming lands in Tibet where people grow barley, wheat, different kinds of vegetables.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 350 kilometers Hours Walk
  • 3900 meter

After breakfast at hotel, you’ll visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery, the seat of the Penchen Lama and the biggest monastery in the Tsang region or in the western part of Tibet. You will finish your sightseeing by around 11Am and then continue your journey towards Rongbuk, driving through two big mountain passes, Gyatso La (5220m), Pang La Pass (5000m), and some beautiful villages and the first view of Mount Everest from the foot of Gyatso La pass.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 340 kilometers Hours Walk
  • 5000 meter

After breakfast you’ll explore Everest Base Camp by taking a conservative bus to the Everest base camp or by walk. If you walk to Everet base camp, it will take you to two hrs to get there. On the way you can visit a miraculous cave of Padmasamvawa. After two hours trek, you get to the Everest base camp. It is the best point of enjoying the world's highest mountain and taking photos of it. Trek back to Rongbuk monastery and have lunch. Afternoon, you’ll drive back to Sakya monastery by taking a loop tour via Drila pass through Tingkye County. From the top of Drila pass, you will have the most beautiful view of Lhotse, Makalu and Everest base camp. Have evening visit to the monastery and monks debating.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 240 kilometers Hours Walk
  • 4050 meter

After breakfast at hotel, you will drive back to Lhasa retracing your steps. You’ll start your tour early in the morning and drive along the Bharmaputra River with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and Rulak Yungdrung ling at the otherside of the river. You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa. You’ll have free afternoon for shopping.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 430 kilometers Hours Walk
  • 3650 meter

After breakfast at hotel, you’ll transfer to Gongar airport depending on your flight and take flight to Kathmandu or your final destination.

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  • Hours Walk
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What’s Included

7 nights at three star-hotel or tourist-class hotel s on twin sharing basis with full board service (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Ground transfer by private van/bus in Tibet as per program

All entry fees to the sites and monasteries Yamdrok lake conservation fee Karola glacier conservation fee Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle Everest base camp conservation fee for all members and guide

1 English speaking experienced Tibetan trekking guide

Comprehensive First Aid Kit Oxygen in the vehicle and during the trek incase needed

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Tibet visa fee All accommodation, meals and flights before and after Tibet Tips for trekking crew

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