Lhasa & Everest Base Camp Tour

Lhasa city and Tibet Everest base camp tour -10 days

Lhasa & Everest base camp tour provides an opportunity to visit northern Mt. Everest Base Camp (5200m) with an experience across the Tibetan Plateau. The entire trip starts with the breathtaking trans-Himalaya flight Nepal to Lhasa. Up on arrival in Lhasa you will be greet by our official representative and transfer to hotel. In Lhasa we have arranged few days comprehensive tour program which allow you to visit main historical monument and all the other major attraction of around as well rest for acclimatization to get fit with high altitude before heading further tour. The sightseeing there includes visiting Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, the Barkhor Square, Drepung Monastery and popular Potala Palace.

After few days of fantastic tour in Lhasa city you will be briefed about further tour program of entire Everest Base Camp. The Tibet EBC tour will be day by day overland journey and stay at hotels & lodges of various town. Travelers can enjoy various types of nomadic landscapes, wonderful stunning peaks and ancient historical sites. Together typical Tibetan hospitality and warm cultural respects will add to your tour an unforgettable holiday in life. In this tour program you also have one day special exploration day at Everest Base Camp to see spectaculars of world’s highest area. Finally tour program will ends at boarder land and will be transfer to Kathmandu. This is the only one overland trip for Everest where you don’t need to walking stamina like Nepal side EBC trekking.

At the moment this itinerary is not applicable as border between Tibet and Nepal is closed since devastating earthquake of 2015 April. So we want to suggest you Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour.

Tibet Everest base camp tour itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3650 m) Gonggar Airport
Up on arrival at Gonggar Airport meet our Tibet tour official representative, complete the custom and immigration formalities and drive to Lhasa city (3650m). It takes around 45 minutes to reach the main city center. Checking in your hotel, be refresh, rest for acclimatization to get fit with Lhasa’s high altitude. (Hotel BB Basis)

Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa
Early morning after breakfast brief on the day’s program by your guide and proceed tour to Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square. The famous Sera Monastery allows you to get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.  Drive to visit to Norbulingka palace which is summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. The palace building construction completed in 1956 and it is elaborately decorated with Tibetan wood carvings and paintings. After visiting this historic monument head to Jokhang Temple and explore rich Tibetan cultural heritage of this site as well visit city center of Barkhor market and after visiting of the day back to hotel. (Hotel BB Basis)

Day 03: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa
After breakfast meet your guide transfer to visit Potala Palace. This is the main attraction of Tibet forever and it is an impressive structure of Tibetan architecture. The Potala Palace has various types of Tibetan arts and crafts collection which are some many centuries of old. After visiting this outstanding Dalai Lama’s palace transfer to visit popular Drepung Monastery where you can observe nuns and monks are chanting and performing religious discourses together and back to hotel. (Hotel BB Basis)

Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) - the first day of overland journey 261 km
Pick up from the hotel and join for overland day, the journey continue through the main highway via Khamba La Pass (4795m). Enjoy splendid views of Yamdrok-Tso Lake and Nazing Kang Sa (7252m) peak. After this pass the road turns the westwards and come across another Karo La Pass (5045m), and after driving long day finally you will arrive at Gyantse town. Up on arrival transfer to hotel be refresh, rest and enjoy exploring wonderful landscaped Tibetan villages and cultural activities. (Hotel BB Basis)

Day 05: Exploration sightseeing and drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km
After breakfast join for overland day, you will be at Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum on the way and explore 14th century old historical fort at Gyantse and golden stupa of Kumbum. These two places have also huge collection of traditional arts and crafts of Tibetan culture. After visiting again continues the journey and finally you will be in Shigatse city, it is second largest one in Tibet. Visit the oldest Tashilhunpo Monastery of Tibet and other Tibetan monuments there. (Hotel BB Basis)

Day 06: Exploration sightseeing & drive Shigatse (3900m) to Xegar (4050m) 244km
After visiting this nomadic city your overland journey continue again passing through the picturesque landscape via small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La Pass 5220m. Today all the way of driving crosses about 224Km distance and finally arrive at Xegar. This Tibetan town has beautiful stupas and monastery as well. Explore around see major attractions and stay at hotel. (Hotel BB Basis)

Day 07: Exploration sightseeing & drive Xegar (4050m) to Rongbuk (5000m) 68 km
Today after breakfast again join the tour and drive towards southern direction of Rongbuk (5000m), first you will be crossing Pang La Pass 5150m and on the way enjoy spectacular views of beautiful mountains. The panoramic view of along the journey offers Mt Makalu to far corner of Shishapangma which is located north of Langtang Himalayan range. Finally arrive at Rongbuk and overnight at lodge. (Hotel BB Basis)

Day 08: Exploration day trip to Everest Base Camp (5200m) Tibet side
Early morning go for exploring northern Everest Base Camp, you will be walking through nomadic dry barren and enjoy splendid views of Mt Everest and other surrounding snow clad peaks. It truly is an awe-inspiring place with the absolute north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above the cloud. After visiting this world’s highest remote area back to guest house and rest. (Hotel BB Basis)

 Day 09: Drive Rongbuk (5000m) to Zhangmu (2300m) 180km
After having breakfast join for the day journey, today you will be crossing Shung La Pass 5200m along the way of 180 km drive. On the way of drive you can enjoy panoramic views of several snow clad mountain of surrounding areas- Gauri Shankar, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, and Menlungtse and finally arrive at Zhangmu 2300m colossal borderland town. (Hotel BB Basis)

Day 10: Drive Zhangmu (2300m) to Kathmandu (1400m) 123km
Today after few kilometers drive away from Zhangmu you will be at border line Friendship Bridge. Here you have to work out for custom clearance and immigration formalities as well then meet with Himalayan Mentor’s official representative and catch the coach to drive Kathmandu. It will be about 5-6 hrs drive to reach in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Last Updated: 2014-06-05 by
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Tibet EBC tour trip highlights

Trip Duration: 10 days

Mode of Tour: Fly in Lhasa & drive out until end the tour

Trip starts: Lhasa fly in

Trip ends: Kathmandu- Tibet boarder

Group size: Minimum 2 & Maximum 10-12

Accommodation: Hotel and lodge stay BB Basis

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck

Best of the Trip: Exploring Everest Base Camp, visiting Potala Palace, guided sightseeing to explore main attraction of around and excellent overland journey with amazing views and beautiful cultural experience of nomad land.

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Trip Cost: Please contact us for cost details

Cost includes the following services

  • Travel alien permit fee of Tibet
  • Guided tour as per program
  • All Monastery entrance fee
  • Standard hotel in Lhasa with breakfast
  • Accommodation in BB Basis
  • Transportation by Toyota Land cruiser 4500 and supporting truck in case need
  • Group visa fee for Tibet
  • Oxygen incase needed

Cost does not include

  • Lunch and dinner along the trip
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lhasa) and airport taxes
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost
  • Other personal expenses tips, donation, laundry, call and bottle drinks
  • Photography charges
  • Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage & additional transportation cost.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance
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