Everest Base Camp / TBT – 05
Everest Base Camp tour, needless to say, is an indispensable of a Tibet tour for tens of thousands of tourists travelling to Tibet. It takes two days to drive one-way about 700 km from Lhasa to the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest with an elevation of 8,000 meters. It seems to be a long journey, but it is not boring at all for you will be accompanied by beautiful landscapes and famous temples all the way, such as the beautiful Yamdrok Lake that is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and just like an emerald on the plateau, the Karuola Glaciers lying on the roadside, just before your eyes, the Phalkor Chode Monastery with unique style taking in several factions of Tibetan Buddhism, the famed Tashilhunpo known as the Panchen Lama's seat, the Sakya Monastery reputed as the "Second Dunhuang" for its magic murals, and the world's highest monastery, 5,000 meters Rongbuk Monastery. Of course, the Himalayas stretching thousands of miles will never be kicked out of your Everest Base Camp tour. We usually recommend Everest Base Camp tour from Lhasa to the Mount Everest.
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Brief Itinerary
Day

Activities

01 Fly to Lhasa (3660 m).
02 Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market.
03 Visit Drepung, Sera Monastery & Norbulingka.
04 Morning drive to Gyantse (3950 m) via Yamdrok Lake.
05 Visit Phalkor Monastery & Kumbum Stupa. Drive to Xigatse (3900 m). Visit Tashilunpo Monastery.
06 Drive to Tingri (4,300 m approx.).
07 Drive to Rongbuk. (4920 m, 4 hours approx.)
08 Rest day or optional day hike to Everest Base Camp.
09 Drive to Nyalam (3750 m).
10 Drive to Kodari (2515 m) and then to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Fly to Lhasa (3660 m).
Fly to Lhasa, about 1 hour flight offer panoramic Himalayan views including Mt. Everest. And other mountains ranges. Pick up from
Gonggar airport, after finished immigration formalities it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa. It is
advisable to rest in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Market.
Today, you will visit the important places of Lhasa. The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. As the symbol of Tibet, the Palace
was built in 641 AD and the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibet’s pope. Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha
statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit. Later, you will visit the age-old Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center
of Tibet, and walk the special circular pilgrim route as local followers always do at the Barkhor Street.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Visit Drepung, Sera Monastery & Norbulingka.
After breakfast, you will tour the charming Norbulingka Park, which is known as "the Summer Palace of Tibet", and then come to Drepung
Monastery, an ancient temple once housed 10,000 monks in its heyday. You tour ends at Sera Monastery. Built in 1419, the monastery is
one of the three largest monasteries in Tibet and famous for its Buddhism Scriptures Debates.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Morning drive to Gyantse (3950 m) via Yamdrok Lake.
Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Tso. In the morning, your guide and driver will accompany you to Gyantse (250 km, 5 hours approx.), a town
lying to the south of Lhasa City. On the way there, you will visit one of the holiest lakes in Tibet, a pilgrimage site, The Yamdrok Yumtso
Lake, which is compared as “the fairyland in heaven” by Tibetans. You will also have view of the Karola Snow Mountain. On reaching,
transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Visit Phalkor Monastery & Kumbum Stupa. Drive to Xigatse (3900 m). Visit Tashilunpo Monastery.
In the morning, visit Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Chode Monastery. The Phalkor Monastery, the only monastery that houses monks from
different rders (Gelupa, Sakyapa and Kahdampa) in harmony. Phalkor also features its Bodhi Stupa or Kumbum Stupa, which consists of
hundreds of chapels in layers, housing about a hundred thousand images of Buddha, so it is called Myriad Buddha’s Stupa as well. The
Gyantse Town is located 100km southeast of Shigatse. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Gyantse to Shigatse. Before checking in to the
hotel, visit Tashilunpo Monastery. It is the seat of Panchen Lama. Each year, there is a display of a gigantic thangkas of Buddha will on its
Thangka Wall. Beside the trove of thangkas, its murals and other religious and artistics treasures certainly will impose an indelible
impression upon visitors. You will also pay a visit to the New Palace of Panchen.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Drive to Tingri (4,300 m approx.).
Tingri is a town in southern Tibet which is situated 250 km far from Lhasa. About 5 hours long drive, you will reach to Tingri. It is in Tingri
County, Shigatse Prefecture with a population of around 523. It is often used as a base by mountain climbers preparing to ascend Mount
Everest or Cho Oyu.
Overnight at Guest House.
Day 07: Drive to Rongbuk. (4920 m, 4 hours approx.)
Drive to Rongbuk in the morning. You reach Mt. Everest Base Camp today. Rongbuk is the home of the highest Monastery in the world,
which is located 8 kms from Everest Base Camp. There are magnificent views up the valley of Mount Everest and Cho-Oyu which can be
seen from the guest house.
Overnight at Guest House.
Day 08: Rest day or optional day hike to Everest Base Camp.
Today is a free day and you may hike to Everest Base Camp as optional tour.
Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09: Drive to Nyalam (3750 m).
Drive to Nyalam by over crossing the Lalung La Pass (5,050 m); enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt.
Sishapagma (8,212 m). The distance between Rongbuk and Nyalam is 300 km and it takes 8 hours by drive.
Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10: Drive to Kodari (2515 m) and then to Kathmandu.
Drive to Kodari in the morning. Start 35 Kilometers downhill from Nyalam to Zanghmu, the altitude dramatically decreases by 1300 meters
in approximately 1.5 hour. Since Zhangmu is the exit point, we will follow the custom clearance, immigration & check post clearance
formalities both on Tibet and Nepal border. Continue drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle. After immigration formalities at the Nepal /
China border, we drive to Kathmandu which is 144 km far and takes about 5 hours of drive. On reaching, end of our arrangements.
 

Note: Airfare, taxes and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Cost Include
- All necessary airport transfers
- Twin sharing accommodation on breakfast basis in hotels
- All sightseeing with English speaking local Tibertan guide
- All activities & excursions as per itinerary
- Monument Entrance fee.
- All Applicable surface transfer by private non AC vehicle
- All applicable permits in Tibet
Cost Exclude
- Any international airfare and airport taxes
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Tibet/China visa feed
- Meals (Lunch/Dinner) except during trekking
- Insurance and Tips
- Bottled drinks
- Emergency/Rescue in any form
- Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
- Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above cost include section
Trip Destinations
- Discover Lhasa
- Central Tibet I
- Lhasa & Overland to Nepal
- Tibet Encounter
- Everest Base Camp
- Namtso Trek
- Highest Trek In The Planet
- Shaulu – Natang Trek
- Ganden – Samye Trek
 
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