This Lhasa Everest Base Camp trek is a 10 days fly in/drive out tour package that includes a visit to the Everest Base Camp. The tour starts with a Himalayan flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Lhasa you will get time to acclimatized and refresh in your hotel. The second and third day of the tour is Lhasa special. In these two days you will be visiting places like Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries. On the fourth day you will drive to Gyantse from Lhasa via Yamadroke Lake and very high passes that are around 5,000m. 5th day of the tour includes sightseeing in Gyantse including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries which is followed by 1.5 hours drive to Xigatze in the evening through the typical Tibetan countryside.
Morning in the Xigatse passes by as you visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. In the afternoon you will drive to Tingri crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) to end the day’s journey. On the 7th day you will drive from Tingri to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan country side. In Ronbuk you get a chance to visit the highest monastery in the world. The Everest Base Camp is mere 4 Km away from the town of Ronbuk. You can rent a horse cart here to ride to the Base camp or you can walk if you like. Dedicate the 8th day of tour to Visit and explore the Everest BC and come back to Ronbuk to end your day and rest. The 9th day is the returning journey from Ronbuk to Nyalam or Zhangmu. You will drive back to Tingri and further to Nyalam enjoying the extraordinary view of Mt. Xishapagma & Mt. Cho Oyo. You can call it a day at Nyalam or you can drive down the winding road to Zhangmu passing hundreds of waterfalls. The 10th day is a drive from Nyalam/Zhangmu to Kathmandu watching all the panoramic view of Nepalese country side. If you are interested in fresh fish from the cold river you can stop at places like Dolalght or Chehere on the way.
Day 01 Kathmandu (1,300m) – Lhasa (3,650m):
Fly Trans – Himalayan flight to Tibet (Gongaar airport) (1hr.) Drive to Lhasa (1hr.) – Full rest for a acclimatization – Hotel.
Day 02 In Lhasa:
AM: visit Potala Palace PM: visit Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar – Hotel.
Day 03 In Lhasa:
AM: Visit Drepung Monastery PM: Visit Sera Monastery – Hotel.
Day 04 Lhasa – Gyantse (3,950m); 261km:
Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and high passes: Kora LA (5,010m) & Kamba La (4,794m) – Hotel.
Day 05 Gyantse – Xigatse (3,900m): 90km
AM: Sight-seeing in Gyantse including Pholkor & Kumbum Monasteries, etc. PM: scenic drive to Xigatse(1.5hrs) through the typical Tibetan Countryside – Hotel.
Day 06 Xigarse – Tingri (4,100m): 270km
AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. PM: Drive to Tingri crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) – hotel.
Day 07 Tingri – Ronbuk (4,980m): Aprox 90km
Scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – Guest House.
Day 08 Ronbuk – Everest BC – Ronbuk (4+4 km)
Rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest BC and explore around – back to Ronbuk – Guest house.
Day 09 Ronbuk – Nyalam (3,700m)/ Zhangmu (2,300m): 350km/335km
Drive back to Tingri and further to Nyalam by over-crossing the high pass of lulang La (5,050m) from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Xishapagma (8,212m) & Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and have overnight at Nyalam or continue journey to Zhangmu through the winding mountainous road with hundreds of waterfalls – Guest House in Nayalam/ Hotel in Zhangmu.
Day 10 Nyalam/Zhangmu – Kathmandu: 155km/123km
After necessary border formalities, continue scenic drive to Kathmandu through the green lush countryside- transfer to your hotel. End of tour.
Kathmandu-Lhasa flight fare
Private transportation from Tibetan boarder to Kathmandu.
All necessary Tibet travel permits and visa fee.
An English speaking Tibetan guide.
Accommodation on twin sharing room basis. Except at guest house.
Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
All government taxes and service charge.
Lunch and dinner.
Nepal re-entry visa fee.
Insurance of any kind.
Natural and political disturbance which in beyond of our control.