11 Days Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

11 Days Mt. Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour
11 DaysDays
TightTour Pace
5200mMax Altitude
Physical Demands
Lhasa-Old Tingri-Everest Base Camp-Lhasa (or Kathmandu)Visit
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 DETAILS
D1: Arrival at Lhasa
D2-3: Lhasa Sightseeing
D4-5: Lhasa / Shigatse / Old Tingri
D6: Tingri to Lungchang
D7: Lungchang to Drokpa
D8: Drokpa to Draka Chu
D9: Draka Chu to Rongbuk
D10: Rongbuk / Zhangmu
D11: Zhangmu / Kathmandu
Itinerary Details
Includes & Excludes
Tour FAQs
Itinerary Details

 Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,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]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,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. 

 

Day 03 Lhasa Sightseeing [B]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung Monastery, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. 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. Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera Monastery. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous. Overnight in Lhasa.  

 

Day 04 Lhasa / Gyantse / Shigatse [B]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,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.

 

Day 05 Shigatse / Old Tingri [B]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,In the morning drive to Old Tingri (4.350 m; 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 (4.280 m). 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. The outside walls of the monastery were painted with red, white and gray, symbolizing Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani. In the afternoon arrive in Old Tingri, meet trek guide and crew.

 

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

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Start trek along Ra Chhu stream to beyond Chholling and Lungchang villages (4350 m).

Camping.

 

 

Day 07 Trek from Lungchang to Drokpa [B+L+D]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Continue trek to Drokpa (4860 m) encampment below Lamna La.

Camping.

 

 

Day 08 Trek from Drokpa to Draka Chu [B+L+D]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Cross over Lamna La (5075 m) to Draka Chu River (4730 m).

Camping.

 

 

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

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Trek up Drakaa Chhu River to Rongbuk Monastery (5030 m). 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. 

 

Day 10 Rongbuk / Zhangmu [B]

tibet tours, lhasa sightseeing, travel to Tibet, gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, drepung monastery, yamdrok lake,Drive 6 hours covering 260km to get to Zhangmu, the border town between Nepal and China. You have a view of Mt. Everest at the foot before and now you could look at it in distance.

 

Day 11 Zhangmu/Kathmandu [B]    

Go through the formalities of China Customs and over to the other side of Friendship Bridge. There are 120 km paved road but the speed is not fast since it is always zigzag road. It will take another 5 hours to get to the destination. If you need, we could arrange our partner in Nepal side to pick you up at the border and transfer you to the hostel, tour services end.

 

 

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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Client Feedback

From Ms. Dao Thu Hien From Ms. Dao Thu Hien
GTT-G-2781, 16-05-2018

This is the best trip ever. Tibet is just wonderful. We travelled with Go To Tibet in early 2018 and joined the EBC group tour, I am surprised by the wonderful service provided by them, this tour totally exceeded my expectations and could not have been better. 

From Mr. Rupert Smith From Mr. Rupert Smith
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Greetings Violet, Just to say that I had a very enjoyable and enriching visit to Tibet and that the guide was excellent. Thank you for your thoroughly professional help with arranging this. Best regards, Ru