Tour in Tibet » Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour

Everest North Site. photo by Suriya TamangEverest Base Camp Lhasa Tour from Tibet is one of popular trekking route. 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 Kathmandu to Lhasa tour includes all the important places of interest in central & south Tibet including a visit to Ronbok Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp.

Kathmandu Everest Base Camp Tour 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: KATHMANDU (1300M) – NYALAM (3750M), 123KM/156KM, APPROX 06-08 HRS
DRIVE: Early morning scenic drive through the typically beautiful Nepalese country side to Kodari (Nepal – Tibet border), on arrival at Kodari clients has to go through the immigration formalities in Nepal Immigration and check into the Chinese side just other side of the river to the Chinese immigration, after immigration formalities drive to Nyalam. Over night at Guest House.

DAY 02: NYALAM – TINGRI (4300M) 225KM APPROX DRIVE 06- HRS: - Day drive to the highest plateau of the world with typical landscape offering the sheer feeling of being on the roof of the world crossing over the 5,050 meters LALUNGA pass, from where you can view the breathtaking mountain range from Mt.Cho Oyu (8,201m) Mt.Xishapagma ( 8,012m) dwarfed by the vastness of Tibetan plateau (if weather permits). One can also take a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) from Tingri/ Lhatse. Overnight in Guest house.

DAY 03: TINGRI- RONBUK:- After breakfast drive to RONBUK about 100km from Tingri and afternoon excursion in Everest base camp.

Day 04: Explore Everest BC (5,150 m) 8 km:- Drive to Everest BC and explore BC with the highest peak right in front of you as if communicating with you have been able make it to the base camp of the Mt. Everest - Camp. O/N Rongbuk Monastery Guest House.

DAY 05: RONBUK -SIGATSE (3,900M), 344KM, APPROX 09 HRS DRIVE:- Scenic drive through the highest point, Gyatchu La pass (5,220m) en route. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 06: XIGATSE – GYANTSE (3,950M), 90KM, APPROX 2 HRS DRIVE:- Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilumpu Monastery. Drive through the Tibet's biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery. Over night in Hotel.

DAY 07: GYANTSE – LHASA (3650M):261 KM: - Full day picturesque drive along the turquoise lake Yamadrok, crossing over Kampala Pass (4794M) and the Brahma Putra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). Over night in hotel.

DAY 08: IN LHASA:- sight seeing tour to Lhasa including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTATLA PALACE. Over night in Hotel.

DAY 09: IN LHASA: - sight seeing tour to DERAPUNG AND SERA MONASTERIES. Over night in Hotel.

DAY 10: LHASA- ONWARD DESTINATION: - Early morning drive to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination