Fascinating Tibetan historical and cultural sites with the absolute splendor of Everest Base Camp (EBC), Explore Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, Potala Palace, Norbulingka and Yambulakhang Palaces, Tibet Museum, Barkhor Bazaar, Gyantse Dzong and Sera, Drepung, Samye, Phalkot, Shalu, Tashilhunpo, Sakya, and Ganden Monasteries.
This tour is full of panoramic mountain views, scenic drives, ancient monasteries, colourful lakes, magnificent palaces, and vibrant Tibetan culture. The rugged Tibetan landscape, sprinkled with distinctive nomadic tents and yak herds, will surely take your breath away.
Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour in Tibet is an adventurous journey of a lifetime. This overland tour to Everest Base Camp offers plenty of opportunities to experience the rich Tibetan culture, amazing landscape of roof of the world, magnificent Himalayan panorama, colorful and artistic ancient monasteries and typical Tibetan lifestyle. This overland tour is the most popular trip among many packages we organize within Tibet which includes an adventurous high altitude trek from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp. High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition Company organizes Lhasa to Everest Base camp Tour throughout the year according to our clients preferences.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 13 Days
Price: $1750 USD
Destination: Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Everest Base Camp
Accommodation: Tea House
Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day
Min. Group Size: 2
Best Season: March, April, May,September, October, November
Max. Altitude: 5,350m
Starting Point: kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Min. Altitude: 1,350m
Geography: Countryside, Glaciers, Mid hills, Mountains, Towns, cold places, cultural city, unique culture, villages, valleys
Program Type: Guided Cultural Tour
Special Interest: Culture, Environmental education, Ethnic People, Family travel, History, Lifestyle, Luxury Tourism, Photography, Spirituality, Tradition, adventure, architecture, ethnic people, exploration, senior tours, single tour, research
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Day 1 :Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2 :Visa Preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3 :Flight to Lhasa airport Picking up and leisure time. Overnight in Lhasa (3,650m)
Day 4 :Lhasa sightseeing day 1. Overnight in Lhasa.
Potola Palace, Johkang temple, and Barkor Market
Day 5 :Lhasa sightseeing day 2. Overnight in Lhasa
Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day 6 :Drive to Gyantse (3,950m) 261 km along the Friendship Highway
You drive past Khamba La, at 4794 meter, with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa, standing at 7252m. On turning westwards, you come across anoth, you drive past Khamba La, at 4794 meter, with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa, standing at 7252m.
Day 7 :Sightseeing in Gyantse and drive to Shigatse (3,900m) 90km
Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong, a 14th century historical fort, overlooks the entire Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley.
Day 8 :Sightseeing and drive to Shegar (4,050m) 244km
Today you will traverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driv. ng past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of n
Day 9 :Drive to Rongbuk (5,000m) 68km - Explore Everest base camp: Away from Shegar, you will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m. Along the drive you can bask in the splendor of majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma. Afte
Explore Everest base camp: Away from Shegar, you will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m. Along the drive you can bask in the splendor of majestic views of snow-capped peaks from Makalu to Shishapangma.
Day 10 :Drive from Rongbuk to Shigatse (3,900m). Overnight at hotel
Day 11 :Drive back to Lhasa. Overnight at hotel
Day 12 :Fight back to Kathmandu
Day 13 :Final departure to the Airport and Farewell
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. We recommend going during March, April, May,September, October, November. However, going during 13 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|21 August 201821.08.2018||02 September 201802.09.2018||$1750 USD $1488 USD||Book|
|31 August 201831.08.2018||12 September 201812.09.2018||$1750 USD $1488 USD||Book|
|03 September 201803.09.2018||15 September 201815.09.2018||$1750 USD||Book|
|13 September 201813.09.2018||25 September 201825.09.2018||$1750 USD||Book|
|23 September 201823.09.2018||05 October 201805.10.2018||$1750 USD||Book|
|26 September 201826.09.2018||08 October 201808.10.2018||$1750 USD||Book|
|06 October 201806.10.2018||18 October 201818.10.2018||$1750 USD||Book|
|09 October 201809.10.2018||21 October 201821.10.2018||$1750 USD||Book|
A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:
Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.
However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
General Trekking Equipment
The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu
I have known Hari since 2007 and have spent many enjoyable hours in his company in and around Kathmandu over the years. In 2012 he organised a wonderful journey through Tibet for a group of Australians including myself. We flew from Kathmandu to Lhasa and after a few days in Lhasa set off on an an incredible trip from Lhasa back to Nepal by bus. The scenery was unbelievable, including a view of Mount Everest from the Chinese side. It was not easy to organise, as the border was opening and closing on an almost daily basis, but Hari managed to get us there.
With warm regards,