Tibet Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour

Tour itinerary:

Tibet Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: to begin Tibet Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour Drive to Nylam 3,640 m via Zangmu 2,300 m – 08 hrs.
Day 02: Drive to Old Tingri 4,230 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Drive to Rongbuk 4,950 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: In Rongbuk for hike to Everest Base Camp – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Drive to Larze town 4,230 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m – 04 hrs, tour of Tashilumpo monastery.
Day 07: Drive to Gyantse 3,990 m – 03 hrs, visit Kumbum stupa and Dzong
Day 08: Drive to Lhasa 3,660 m via scenic Khamba-la – 05 hrs.
Day 09: In Lhasa tour of Potala palace and Sera monastery.
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu/next destination, end of Everest Vacation trip.

Trip Details of Tibet Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour

Day 01: Drive to Nylam 3,640 m via Zangmu 2,300 m – 08 hrs.
An overland  adventure to Tibet Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour. Beginning with a morning drive on the classic Nepal / Tibet, China Friendship Road. Also known by Arniko (first Nepali artist, sculptor and architecture to visit Tibet and China during Kubla Khan regime by this route). Driving past Dhulikhel following the Bhote Kosi upstream to the frontier town at Zhangmu for necessary passport and visa formalities. At border our Tibetan guide and driver will receive, from here heading towards Nylam from Zhangmu. Drive leads through narrow gorge following Bhote Kosi River for some time with beautiful forest of rhododendron, pines and fir trees and cascading high water falls. After leaving the river with a climb to reach at Nylam town for first overnight stop in Tibet.

Day 02: Drive to Old Tingri 4,230 m – 05 hrs.
From Nylam town overland drive leads over Laylung-la pass at 5,050 meters the first pass of this great journey with fabulous scenery of snow mountains which straddles the border between Tibet and Nepal, overlooking at world 14th highest Mt. Shishapangma 8,013 meters, including Dorji  Lakpa, Langtang. Numbur and Gaurishankar, after a great time here, journey continues on the high Tibetan plateau, from here drive is gradual on the newly built road and then reaching at Old Tingri for overnight halt with great views of Mt. Everest (Chomolungma in Tibetan) and world’s 6th highest Cho-Oyu both mountains joins Nepal border.

Old Tingri located on the windswept valley on route Lhasa and Everest base camp, the lodge and accommodation are basic, however our guide will check in the best available guest house / hotels, afternoon at ease for acclimatization at this high altitude.

Day 03: Drive to Rongbuk 4,950 m – 04 hrs.
There are two direction to reach Rongbuk and Everest base camp, the shortest from Old Tingri and the other further from Shegar ( New Tingri). Taking the drive from Old Tingri on the old route to Everest Base Camp, the drive leads past remote villages of Rachu and Lunja and then over few passes on this vast valley reaching Rongbuk River and to Rongbuk monastery for overnight stop with view of stunning Mt. Everest North Face. Afternoon at leisure for acclimatization and short visit to Rongbuk monastery.

Day 04: In Rongbuk for hike to Everest Base Camp – 04 hrs.
After a nice break and stop at Rongbuk, morning a short hike to Everest Base Camp.  options here for horse cart or motor bikes ( local taxi), as vehicles are not allowed from Rongbuk beyond to base camp area. whatever the choice walk is for about 2 hours the most, at base camp the highest spot at 5,200 meters overlooking grandeur view of majestic North West Face Mt. Everest “Chomolungma” ( in Tibetan)  after a wonderful time head back to Rongbuk for overnight stop.

Day 05: Drive to Larze town 4,230 m – 06 hrs.
From Rongbuk with great views of Mt. Everest heading towards Lhasa via interesting towns and cities of Tibet, morning drive leads over beautiful and scenic Pang-la at 5,200 m with awesome panorama of world’s highest peaks from Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Cho-Oyu to Shishapangma with other smaller adjoining peaks, from here reaching the main Nepal / Tibet Friendship highway and over to highest point of the is trip at Gyatso-la 5,220 meters pass and then driving down to Larze town located on route South West Tibet to Mt. Kailash area and to Shigatse and Lhasa after more than five hours drive with overnight at Larze.

Day 06: Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m – 04 hrs, tour of Tashilumpo monastery.
After Larze today a short drive of 3-4 hours to reach Tibet’s 2nd largest city of Shigatse, drive leads through farm villages and towns and then reaching at Shigatse for overnight stop, afternoon visit the famous golden roofed Tashilumpo monastery seat of many Panchen lama, which ranks 2nd high after Dalai lama an interesting area visiting several golden tombs of late Panchen Lama and other high priest and visiting room of high bronze statue of future Buddha (Matriya) rest of the afternoon at leisure for short walk.

Day 07: Drive to Gyantse 3,990 m – 03 hrs visit Kumbum stupa and Dzong
A short drive in the morning heading east to Gyantse after 2-3 hours of pleasant drive, overnight stop at Gyantse afternoon visit the famous Kumbum Stupa and the Dzong (fort), afternoon visit the local market at leisure.

Day 08: Drive to Lhasa 3,660 m via scenic Khamba-la – 05 hrs.
Today drive to Lhasa on the most scenic highway towards several high pass the first pass of Karo-la 5,050 m with stunning views of Nzongkhansa peak with its glacier just next to the road, from here drive follows reaching Narkatse town and by the side of picturesque Yamdrok Tsho lake, drive continues towards the last pass of this trip at Khamba-la 4,800 meters with fabulous views of Tibetan high landscapes with snow capped peaks and then heading to Lhasa, on reaching Lhasa overnight hotel in the hub of Lhasa city at eastern area where the old life and Tibetan culture, tradition exists, afternoon walk around the colorful bazaar at Barkor Square.

Day 09: In Lhasa tour of Potala palace and Sera monastery.
Morning our Tibetan guide will take you on a tour of majestic and magnificent Potala palace resident of many past Dalai Lama, here visiting some of the main rooms with super views of Lhasa city from the terrace top, afternoon an interesting visit to Shera monastery visit the main prayer hall and observe the young monks on debate around the courtyard. From here retire back to hotel ending this nice trip in the comfort of nice hotels around the old section of Lhasa.

Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu or your next destination – end Tibet Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour
Morning an hour drive to Gongor airport for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu with super panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance, after a pleasant flight of one hour, our staff will receive with a transport to respective hotels after a wonderful trip to Tibet with great Everest Vacation service.

cost includes Tibet Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour.

–Guide, Hotels with breakfast, land transport, Entry fees.

cost excludes Tibet Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour.

International flights, Lunch and dinners.

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