Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most adventurous and exciting tour packages. Lhasa Everest Base Camp trek explores the land of myths and mysteries along with the trek to the Base camp of the world highest Peak Mt. Everest (8,848m) along with the popular world heritage sites like Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Jokhang Temple. The Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Tibet museum are also the eye catching sites of the Lhasa. The trip begins at Lhasa then follows the popular old cities like Gyantse, Shigatse, Shegar, Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp and follows back the same route and terminates at Zhangmu and finally Kathmandu. 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.
What to Expect?
Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking explores the land of myths and mysteries along with the trek to the Base camp of the world highest Peak Mt. Everest (8,848m) along with the popular world heritage sites like Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Jokhang Temple. The Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Tibet museum are also the eye catching sites of the Lhasa.
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3,650)
Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking begins after arrival in Lhasa where you meet our representative who drives you at the hotel in Lhasa. Acclimatize at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Today we observe the famous place of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace and Tibet Museum. The Potala Palace situated in the Red Hill by the side of the Lhasa River is a treasure house where you can see precious arts and learn Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. Norbulingka Palace located on the west of Lhasa is a short distance to the southwest of Potala Palace. It is regarded as the summer palace of Dalai Lama and it’s well preserved murals, superb mandalas and frescoes are fascinating sights not to be missed. It is the largest garden, with the best scenery and the most historical sites in Tibet. Tibet Museum is located in the southeast corner of Norbulingka and covers an area of 23,508 square meters. The museum building is a pioneering institution in the history of the region. The complex is a wonderful combination of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Excursion in Lhasa
Enjoying Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking today after breakfast we continue our tour at Lhasa visiting Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera and Drepung Monasteries. The Jokhang temple is located in Central Lhasa and is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims. It is four-storey timber complex with a golden top. The Jokhang Temple is surrounded by the Barkhor Street which comprises a series of circular streets that encompass numerous merchants and vendors offering a wide variety of local Tibetan arts, crafts and tasty cuisines. The Sera Monastery is situated 5 km north to Lhasa. The magnificent monastery covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). Its main buildings are the Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). The Drepung Monastery lies 8 kilometers west of Lhasa and is largest Monastery in the Tibet that occupies over 10,000 of Monks. The ground of Monastery is organized on the caves and temples for Jamyang Qoigyi, together with two magnificent white pagodas. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m)
Today we drive for Gyantse (3,950m) which is 325 km from Lhasa and might take about 5 to 6 hours. We take the route via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Lake. The scenery between Yamdrok Lake and the glacier is truly spectacular. As you go around the lakeshore to stop in Nangartse, you see snow peaked mountains contrasted with blue sky and turquoise waters, yaks and Tibetans. Overnight at Hotel in Gyantse.
Day 05: Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m)
After breakfast we head for Shigatse (3,900m) which is 95 km from Gynatse and might take about 2 to 3 hours. We encounter the beautiful Shalu Monastery on the way to Shigatse. The monastery is very popular for its murals and paintings that you can find inside the chapels and assembly hall and this is the only monastery that consist both Tibetan and Han arts inside the monastery. Overnight at the hotel in Shigatse.
Day 06: Shigatse to Tingri(Shegar) (4050m)
Enjoying Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking, today we continue our drive to Tingri (4,050m) from Shigatse. Tingri is a small town approximately 60 km north-west of Mount Everest and provides the spectacular views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Cho Oyu which comprise four of the six highest mountains of the world. In the way we pass through the wonderful Sakya Monastery which is fames as the “Second Dunhuang” due to its colossal collection of numerous Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, murals and thangkas. Monastery also treasures some historical relics, such as seals, Buddhist figures, porcelain wares and embroidery from the Song and Yuan Dynasties. Overnight at hotel in Tingri.
Day 07: 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 08: Trek to Lamna La (15,600ft)
We continue our trek and pass through a small goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna La (15,600 ft).
Day 09: Trek to Zommug (15,700 ft)
On the ninth day of Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking, 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: Zommug to 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 the spectacular view of the Himalayan Range. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Everest Base Camp to Tingri
Leaving Dza Rongbuk, we drive through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi, over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or Arun River, and into Tingri. Overnight at Camp or Guest House.
Day 13: Tringri to Kerung (2,700m)
Today we ride a comparatively long but an exotic drive from Tringri to Kerung enjoying the dramatic landscapes and the scenic beauty. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Kerung to Kathmandu (1,300m)
Your Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trekking terminates today so drive towards Kathmandu. The distance from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Bridge of Gyirong (Kerung) Port, the China-Nepal border, is about 160 km and will take about 6 hours. We enjoy the striking drive viewing the landscapes of both Tibet and Nepal till reaching the Kathmandu.
- Private transportation as per the group size
- English speaking Tibetan Guide
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
- Daily breakfast
- Everest base camp entry permit
- All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
- Tibet travel permit
- Lunch & Dinner
- Train or Air fare of any sectors
- Insurance of any kind
- Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factor, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!