Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour 8 days – itinerary
Day 01:- Kathmandu (1,300m) – Lhasa (3,650m) or Arrival in Lhasa from China:
Departure Transport to Tribhuban Airport and Trans – Himalayan flight to Tibet (Gongaar airport) (1hr.) Drive to Lhasa (1hr.) – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at Hotel.
Day 02-03:- In Lhasa: Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa:
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery – O/N at Hotel.
Day 04:-Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m) - Shigatse (3900m):.
Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and high passes: Kora LA (5,010m) & Kamba La (4,794m) – Sight-seeing in Gyantse including Pholkor & Kumbum Monastery. PM: scenic drive to Xigatse(1.5hrs) through the typical Tibetan Countryside – O/N at Hotel.
Day 05:- Shigatse – Rongbuk (4980m) 334km:
AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then Drive to Xegar crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) – Scenic drive to Rongbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Rongbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – O/N at Guest House
Day 06:- Rongbuk – Everest BC (5500m)– Shigatse (3900m):
Hike up to Everest BC and explore around – back to Rongbuk -Drive to Shigatse O/N at Hotel.
Day 07:- Shigatse to Lhasa (3600m) 351km:
Drive back to Lhasa O/N at Hotel.
Day 08:- Lhasa to Kathmandu or China:
Departure to Gonggar airport or Lhasa train station and fly back to Kathmandu or Chengdu or Beijing or train journey to China, etc...
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Tour Cost: Visit our fixed departure dates and find the best offer.
Essential information :
Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen in air. Your body needs few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
Guide and Staffs arrangements
throughout your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.
Time in Tibet
08 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.
Health & Experience Required
Tibet Everest Base Camp tour involves five to six hours driving per day, but comparatively little walking (indeed, walking is not mandatory). However, it is all at very high altitude, which will take a physical toll. There are no special physical requirements, but high altitude experience is a plus.
Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), winter (November & December), spring (April & May) & summer (June & July) are the best seasons for attempting this wonderful Trans Himalayan overland journey. No matter about the group size, Tibet Everest base camp tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request.
Rescue & Evacuation
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.
Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses and emergency repatriation.