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Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Overview

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu-Lhasa (3650 m), 90 kms

Transfer to airport to connect  KTM-LXA flight. Upon arrival you will be met by our 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 Tingri. O/N Camp/Guest House.

Day 13: Tingri- Kerung 

From the Tingri plain, we drive across the high Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Tingri, the border town. En route visit Milarepa Cave where Tibet's greatest yogi of the 11th century Milarepa meditated. O/N Hotel.

Day 14: Kerung -Kathmandu

Across Friendship Bridge where our representative will meet you and drive you to Kathmandu

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Useful Info

Visa Information

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler travelling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.

 Passport

All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.

Passport - valid for 6 months

Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)

Group Visa — who entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.

Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if visa is in the passport)

Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.

A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:

Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.

Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Weather Information

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn't all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys much sunshine even in winter. Most of Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

Safety Guidelines

We recommend you to go through our following safety guidelines and stay tune with latest happening.

  • Have at least 2 copies of Tibet Permit.

  • Keep your belongings properly.

  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to your guide promptly.

  • Never rush to visit attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.

  • Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.

  • Take your money and important belongings with you all the time.

  • Spend few days in Lhasa for acclimation and always follow a gradual ascent when travelling to higher places to avoid attitude sickness.

  • Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.

  • Respect the religion, customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.

  • Pay special attention to unique alpine climate (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)

  • Keep necessary medicines at the consult of your doctor.

  • Never travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.

  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small change.

  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.

  • Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or free Tibet.

We also recommend not carrying any guide book to Tibet.

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