Tibet Tour » Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour

Everest north view from RombokEverest Base Camp Lhasa Tour is one of popular trekking route in Tibet. The Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is a very comprehensive tour of Tibet with visits to the cultural, historic and natural attractions of Tibet. The tour includes all the important places of interest in central & south Tibet including a visit to Ronbok Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp.

From Kathmandu drive across along the Friendship Highway and 4-WD jeeps, across the Tibetan highlands and high passes to the fabled Rongbok Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp from where the view of the great North face of Mount Everest is the most spectacular of Mt. Everest.

After Everest Base Camp drive to Lhasa via Shigatse. Shigatse is the second biggest town in Tibet. Shigatse means in Tibetan "The Estate that fulfills one's Wishes ". Tashilhunpo Monastery is its major historic attraction.

Lhasa is the spiritual and political capital of Tibet. Lhasa means in Tibetan “The land of gods". There are numerous scenic spots and historical attractions, among which Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple being the most famous. Visiting Lhasa then flight back to Kathmandu or Train to Beijing.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Kathmandu valley, pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath Stupa, Soyambunath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Day 03: sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square.

Day 04: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)-123Kms.
The trip starts with an early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kodari. After immigration and custom formalities are completed we continue up to the Tibetan border town of Zhangmu. Your Tibetan guide will meet the group on arrival at the check post and then the road climbs further to Nyalam (3700m) where we'll spend the night. Along today's route are some fantastic views of deep valleys with overflowing waterfalls.

Day 05: Nyalam to Tingri (4390m) -147 Kms.
Today's drive to Tingri takes around five to six hours, crossing two spectacular passes along the way; Nyalam pass (3800m) and Lalung La pass (5082m). Today there are some spectacular views of the Himalayas to be had, including Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m) and, of course, the mighty Everest (8850m).

Day 06: Tingri (4390m) to Rongbuk (5100m) – 105 Km.
After breakfast it's just a short, easy drive to Rongbuk - the home of the highest monastery in Tibet – leaving plenty of time to explore this historic treasure. Once again, there are some stunning views to be had of the Himalayas.

Day 07: Everest Base Camp Excursion (5100m.)

A two hour trek from Rongbuk will take you to the base of the highest peak on earth; the north face of Mount Everest (8850m). Explore the Base Camp where countless expeditions have set off and see the Rongphu glacier. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this; having the highest mountain in the world towering over you is an experience you'll never forget.

Day 08: Rongbuk to Shigatse (3900m) - 304 Kms.
Today your Land Cruisers will cover some rocky terrain, covering the eight to ten hour drive to the city of Shigatse. Shigatse is the home of the famous Tashilunpo Monastery; the historical seat of the Panchen Lama lineage and well known for its huge Thangka wall.

Day 09: Shigatse to Gyantse (3950m)-90kms.
In the morning we'll visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Xigaste. After lunch it's just a pleasant two hours drive to Gyantse, which has the Khumbum Stupa and the Phalkot Monastery.

Day 10: Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m)-259kms.
The drive to the final enticing destination of Lhasa takes eight hours, crossing two passes - The Karo La pass (5010m) and Kamba La pass (4794m) – as well as the dazzling lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). We'll also cross the wide Yarlung Tsangpo River and catch our first views of the legendary Potala Palace.

Day 11: Guided tour to Jokhang Temple & shera Monastery:
Visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. We will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon we will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. It is famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every day.

Day 12: Guided tour Potala Palace & Drepung monastery:
Today is very special day, because Tibet trip would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundred of years.

Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu or train to Beijing.