11 Days Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

11 Days Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour
Apr - OctBest Time
TightTour Pace
5200mMax Altitude
Physical Demands
Lhasa-Old Tingri-Everest Base Camp-Kathmandu
Make the popular 3 or 4 days trek from the Friendship Hwy at Old Tingri is the most satisfying way to get to Everest Base Camp. This fine alpine trekking provides you a heady mix of solitude, wildlife sightseeing and physical challenge.
DAY BY DAY SUMMARY
D1: Arrival at Lhasa
D2-3: Lhasa Sightseeing
D4: Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse
D5: Shigatse / Old Tingri
D6-9: Trekking to EBC
D10: EBC / Gyirong
D11: Gyirong / Kathmandu
Itinerary Details
Includes & Excludes
Tour FAQs
Itinerary Details

Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa

Arrive at the Lhasa Gonggar airport, be greeted and offered a white scarf (called Kada) in a Tibet traditional way which brings you good luck. Then drive to the city proper (3650 m) and transfer to your hotel. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water just and now, be noted the first day’s acclimation is extremely to ensure you a good health status for the following tour, so please make sure you have yourself lie in bed for all the rest time of the day right after check-in of hotel.

Day 02 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark-Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels. In the afternoon, we will drop a visit of the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then we will visit Barkhor Street, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet.

Potala Palace
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple

Day 03 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

Morning, you’ll visit Drepung Monastery, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. In the afternoon, you’ll have a chance to witness the famous 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' session at Sera Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa.

Depung Monastery
Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
Sera Monastery

Day 04 Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse [B]

Drive to Gyantse, the famous historical city in Tibet, along the Kyichu River. On the Ganba La (4,796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m). Upon arrival, have a stop at the Karola Glacier, then the Pelkor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa. Then continue to drive to get to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake
Pelkor Monastery
Pelkor Monastery

Day 05 Shigatse / Old Tingri [B]

In the morning, first have a visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in Shigatse, and do its “kora” which provides a great view of whole Shigatse city. Then drive to Old Tingri (4350m; approx. 300 km) over Tso-La (4500m) and Gyatso-La (5252m). On the way, if the time is permitting, make an excursion to visit the Sakya Monastery (4280m). Sakya, the master monastery of the Striped Sect, is well famed with its long history, large-scale construction complex and great influence in Tibet history. Its North Monastery was built in 1073 and named Sakya (meaning “gray” in Tibetan) as it was situated on a gray mountain. What we see today is the Sakya South Monastery built in 1269 by Phagpa. In the afternoon arrive in Old Tingri, meet trek guide and crew.

Sakya Monastery
Sakya Monastery
Old Tingri County
Old Tingri County

Day 06 Trek from Old Tingri to Lungchang [B+L+D]

Today’s trek begins from Old Tingri, and all the way to the Tingri Plain. You’ll pass through part of the Ra-chu Valley with beautiful scenery along the way during the warmer half of the year, the extensive meadows is home to flocked of sheep and goats. Stay overnight in camp at Lungchang.

View along the way
View along the way
View along the way
View along the way

Day 07 Trek from Lungchang to Lamna-la [B+L+D]

Today, you’ll head up into the mountains and ascend to the top of Lamna-la pass at 5150m. You may find the trail quite strenuous along with much uphill trekking. Immerse yourself in the sensational views of the Himalayan Range and make sure to have a break if you are feeling fatigued. Camping at beyond Lamna-la for overnight.

View along the way
View along the way
View along the way
View along the way

Day 08 Trek from Lamna-la to Zommug [B+L+D]

In the morning, further away from Lamna-la pass, you’ll descend into a field with green vegetation and possibly encounter yak herders en route. Trek towards the small village of Zommug where the tent will be pitched. You’ll have a chance to view the stunning sunset in this barren village.

View along the way
View along the way
View along the way
View along the way

Day 09 Trek from Zommug to Rongbuk [B+L+D]

Today, wind your way to trek up to Rongbuk Monastery (5030m). With an altitude of 5,030 meters it is the highest temple in the world. It was said the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Mount Everest, which stands 8,848 meters (29,021 ft) above sea level, is often referred to as 'the third pole on earth'. Being the world's highest peak, its legendary status holds a fascination to many trekkers and mountaineers. Visit Everest Base Camp and stay at the Rongbuk Monastery or Tent tonight.

Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp

Day 10 Rongbuk / Gyirong [B]

In the morning, if weather is good, you can choose to wake up early to appreciate the stunning sunrise of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, going to visit the Everest Base Camp. Later, we will drive forward to Gyirong Town. You will pass by Peikutso Lake and enjoy the breathtaking views of the snow-capped Shishapangma [8012m]. Overnight at Gyirong Town.

Peikutso Lake
Peikutso Lake
Gyirong Town
Gyirong Town

Day 11 Gyirong Port / Kathmandu [B]

Today, we see you off from the Gyirong Town to the port. Our guide will assist tourists to clear the China Customs and you will cross the border and check in Nepal side on your own. There are about 130km from Gyirong to Kathmandu city which takes about 9 hours by local jeeps at the Nepalese border. All our services in Tibet end at Chinese border of Gyirong.

Includes & Excludes
What’s included in this tour package?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
Free Lhasa airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation in Tibet
Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary
All necessary Tibet permits
Government tax
What’s excluded in this tour package?
Chinese Visa fee
Tips for the guide and driver
Flight or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Meals not included in the itinerary: Lunch and Dinner
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc
Tour FAQs
※What is a Private Tour?
 
A Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private guide, driver, and vehicle for your own disposal. You don't have to share the vehicle with others even if you are a single traveler. You would have full attention of your guide and driver. Our professional guide would love to share local culture, knowledge and stories.
 
Your private guide would also help you make an easier, comfortable, flexible and enjoyable tour. You can stop on the road to get a rest or take pictures during the drive. You have the flexibility of changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time at some tourist sites.
 
When traveling with your family or friends, a private tour would be your first choice.
 
※Arrival Pick-up / Departure See-off
 
We will arrange the private airport or train station pick-up and see-off for you. Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you can find our guide waiting at the pick-up area, holding a name sign, welcome you with a warm smile. You will be transferred to hotel. Drink more water, get enough rest, take some time to acclimatize to the high altitude on the first day of your arrival.
 
※Accommodation Choices
 
For private tour, we can arrange hotels according to your requirements. There are options of budget guesthouse, 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel, high-end luxury hotel or bouquet heritage hotel. If you have your own preferred hotel, just let us know, we will help you with the booking, everything would be arranged as per your interests.
 
※Meal Choices  
 
Our tour packages generally include breakfasts. Meanwhile, lunches and dinners are optional to be arranged either by yourself or by us.
 
It’s easy to find nice restaurants in Lhasa, and you could also ask for suggestions from your guide. They always know where you can find something tasty.
 
The price would be different according to different food:
 
1.      If you choose noodles, around RMB 10-15 per person.
2.      If you like some fast food like KFC, around RMB 20-35 per person. 
3.      If you prefer some food at a decent restaurant, around RMB 50-70 per person.  
4.      The local Tibetan hotpot, around RMB 80-100 per person. That is a really good one too! 
 
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