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Trip Fact

Trip Duration 14 Days
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Tour
Max. Altitude 6,400m.
Accomodation Hotel + Tea-house Lodges
Transportation Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
Meals Breakfast
Starts in Kathmandu – Lhasa
Ends in Kyirong – Kathmandu
Group size Maximum 12
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From Tibet side is definitely more hardcore, suitable for altitude-experienced trekkers who want to extend themselves. Everest Base Camp tour is traveling for the first part, beginning with a flight to Lhasa to spend time in this historical city, then on to the second biggest city in Tibet, Shigatse. Our continue Land cruisers drive to Rongbuk at 4,900m. and spend a few days acclimatizing here and at base camp. Then the real trekking begins, a total of 6 days trekking on a, starting from 5,150m. Hiking and sleeping as high as 6,340m. It is a rough, stony and windy area surrounded by amazing mountains and ice fins you can literally touch, and the hiking is all over very rough ground, mostly loose rock on ice. You really do get very high and get a real sense of what the Everest expeditions are all about. On the balance we suggest that the Nepal trek is far more suitable for a first time visitor to the Himalaya. During the trip you will have super views of North Col Everest views as well as Lakpa Ri peak and other mountains including the Lhasa tours.

Trip Highlights

  • Inspiring landscapes, superb mountain views, rich Buddhist history, culture and Tibetan Nomads.
  • 3 nights in Lhasa, staying near the city's main attractions - the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple
  • Adventurous drive by best 4WD land cruiser across the ‘roof of the world’ with English speaking best local Tibetan guide.
  • Hotels/lodges with Tibetan character wherever possible.
  • Complete hassle free Chinese (Tibet) travel documentation.
  • Spectacular flight to Lhasa passing right over Mount Everest and many of the highest peaks in the world (if you join the trip in Kathmandu)

Detail Itinerary

Tour, Trekking Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Land Cruiser, Van, Hiace mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • One full day 4/5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide and temple entry fees and 3-4 hrs.
  • 4 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed and breakfast basis.
  • Best available standard Hotel accommodation in Lhasa and best available en-route on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • All transportation in Tibet by 4 WD Land Cruiser and support truck for the entire trip.
  • 1 English-speaking expert Tibetan guide.
  • Private transportation from Tibet border Kyirong to Kathmandu.
  • Tibet visa, travel permit and all applicable taxes and entrance fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu – Lhasa.
  • PAC bag (Portable Altitude Chamber) and first aid medical Kit.
  •  All official taxes and service charge.

Tour Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu – Nepal and Tibet.
  • Personal clothing, tour and trekking equipments as well as sleeping bags. (required)
  • Personal Nature expenses. (Extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, accidents, road blockage, and other occurrences beyond our control.)
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees and international airport departure taxes. ((It is suggested you apply for a multiple entry visa for Nepal initially saving you the Nepal re-entry fee).
  • Personal travel insurance. (Liability for insurance against sickness, accidents, loss of baggage, loss of life etc.)
  • Tips for support crews.

Spring Itinerary

Detailed Tour Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing: Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan Durbar square. Evening will be briefing for tours to Tibet.

Day 03: Kathmandu–Lhasa Flight: We transfer to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on China Southwest Airlines. This one hour trans Himalayan Flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks (weather permitting). Arrival at Gonggar airport around 13.30 hrs. Local time. After clearing immigration and customs it will be a two hour drive to cover the 93 km. to Lhasa which is situated at a altitude of 3,650 meters (13,000ft). Upon arrival we check in at the Snow land hotel, right in the heart of the old city.

Day 04/05/06 Sightseeing Lhasa: During these three days in Lhasa we visit the Potala palace, Drepung and Sera monasteries, the Norbulinka and of course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.

Day 07: Lhasa – Gyantse: You begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse. Along the way you cross the Kamba la (4,794m.) and the Karo la pass (5,010m.), both grant spectacular views. After the Kamba la you come to Yamdrok tso, also known as the Turquoise Lake. You'll want to have your camera ready. Altitude 3,900m.

Day 08: Gyantse – Shigatse: This will be a busy day. In the morning visit Gyantse stupa and monastery followed by a two hour drive to Shigatse. Here see the giant Buddha in the famous Tashilumpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lama. Altitude 3,800m.

Day 09: Shigatse – Lhatse: The journey today brings you over two high passes with fine views. For lunch we stop in the small town of Lhatse. Depending on how much time we spend during the morning in Shigatse we might stay overnight in Lhatse. Altitude 4,350m. – 4,000m.

Day 10: Lhasa – Rongbuk:  We begin with the Tsho La (4,500m.) and ends with the spectacular view of Mt. Everest from Rombuk monastery. Free tonight and stroll around the monastery. Altitude 5,050m. Hotel.

Day 11: Rongbuk – Lao Tingri: This day get up early and start the 2-3 hour leisurely walk (one way) to the base-camp (5,200m.) itself. You should return early afternoon to head to Lao Tingri. Lao Tingri is a small Tibetan town that offers the best view even from a toilet that you’re unable to experience from anywhere in the world. Altitude 4,200m. Hotel.

Day 12: Lao Tingri – Kyirong Border – Kathmandu: It is make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic view of the Himalayan range as you cross the Lalung-La pass (5,050m.). In the evening  in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Kathmandu free and leisure.

Day 14: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Detailed Tour Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing: Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan Durbar square. Evening will be briefing for tours to Tibet.

Day 03: Kathmandu–Lhasa Flight: We transfer to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on China Southwest Airlines. This one hour trans Himalayan Flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks (weather permitting). Arrival at Gonggar airport around 13.30 hrs. Local time. After clearing immigration and customs it will be a two hour drive to cover the 93 km. to Lhasa which is situated at a altitude of 3,650 meters (13,000ft). Upon arrival we check in at the Snow land hotel, right in the heart of the old city.

Day 04/05/06 Sightseeing Lhasa: During these three days in Lhasa we visit the Potala palace, Drepung and Sera monasteries, the Norbulinka and of course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.

Day 07: Lhasa – Gyantse: You begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse. Along the way you cross the Kamba la (4,794m.) and the Karo la pass (5,010m.), both grant spectacular views. After the Kamba la you come to Yamdrok tso, also known as the Turquoise Lake. You'll want to have your camera ready. Altitude 3,900m.

Day 08: Gyantse – Shigatse: This will be a busy day. In the morning visit Gyantse stupa and monastery followed by a two hour drive to Shigatse. Here see the giant Buddha in the famous Tashilumpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lama. Altitude 3,800m.

Day 09: Shigatse – Lhatse: The journey today brings you over two high passes with fine views. For lunch we stop in the small town of Lhatse. Depending on how much time we spend during the morning in Shigatse we might stay overnight in Lhatse. Altitude 4,350m. – 4,000m.

Day 10: Lhasa – Rongbuk:  We begin with the Tsho La (4,500m.) and ends with the spectacular view of Mt. Everest from Rombuk monastery. Free tonight and stroll around the monastery. Altitude 5,050m. Hotel.

Day 11: Rongbuk – Lao Tingri: This day get up early and start the 2-3 hour leisurely walk (one way) to the base-camp (5,200m.) itself. You should return early afternoon to head to Lao Tingri. Lao Tingri is a small Tibetan town that offers the best view even from a toilet that you’re unable to experience from anywhere in the world. Altitude 4,200m. Hotel.

Day 12: Lao Tingri – Kyirong Border – Kathmandu: It is make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic view of the Himalayan range as you cross the Lalung-La pass (5,050m.). In the evening  in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Kathmandu free and leisure.

Day 14: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Trip length: Nepal 4 – Tibet 9 Days
    Grade: Gentle plus Moderate
    Starts in: Kathmandu – Lhasa
    Ends in: Kyirong – Kathmandu
    Group size: Maximum 12
    Accommodation: Guest house and camping
    Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck
    Maximum altitude: 6,400m.

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