Mount Everest base camp, lying at an altitude of 5200 meters high from Sea level & is a dream destination for the tourist visitors all around the world. The root top of the highest peak on the planet, the base camp offers superb views of snow bathed Himalayan peaks, beautiful landscape and an insight into the Tibetan Sherpa culture. Despite being challenged by the unpredictable weather conditions, tough landscape, rocky mountain trails and slippery paths covered with snow, thousands of tourists all round the world come to the Everest Base Camp every year and take back the unforgettable memories of their lifetime. Northern base camp on the Tibet side, which is more popular than the southern side, is usually crowded with the tents of the trekker & visitor. Rombuk settlement is below Everest and it is finding lodge & hotel.
Day 01：Arrival in Lhasa
We offer free pick-up service from Lhasa Airport. If it does not fit with your schedule, or you are taking train to Lhasa, we also offer individual Airport & Railway Station pick-up service with extra charge. See detailed in the INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS.
From Lhasa Airport to Lhasa city, usually takes about 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station to Lhasa city, about 20mins.
After transfer to hotel, try to rest & drink as much water as you can to better acclimatize the high altitude.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa City (B)
Highlights: Potola Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street
This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.
Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.
The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 03: Lhasa Suburb (B) <3★ No Vehicle; 4★ Vehicle>
Highlights: AM-- Subject to change! one of these three: Drepung Monastery,Drak Yerpa, Ganden Monastery
PM-- Sera Monastery
AM: Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters.
Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves.
Ganden Monastery is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain, Tagtse County, 36 kilometers ENE from the Potala Palace in Lhasa, at an altitude of 4,300m.
PM: Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (B)
Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Karo-la Glacier, Pelkhor Monastery
It takes you about 1.5 hrs to drive from Lhasa to Kambala Pass[4794m high], visit Yamdrok Lake there, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.
Mt Nojin Kangsang stands tall with an elevation of 7,191 m (23,592 ft) between Gyantze County and Nagarzê County, with several snow-capped mountains over 6,000 m (19,685 ft) surrounding it. Mount Nojin Kangsang is the most accessible glacier site on the Tibetan Plateau. The famous Kharola Glacier (elevation 5,560 m or 18,241 ft) is below the south ridge of Nojin Kangsang.
Palkhor Monastery lies about 230 kilometers south of Lhasa and 100 kilometers east of the Shigatse Prefecture, at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.
Overnight in Shigatse.
Day 05: Shigatse – Tingri – Rongbuk/EBC (B)
Highlights: Tashilump Monastery
Optional: Rongbuk Monastery
Visit Tashilunpo Monastery in the morning. It is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. The main structures found in the monastery are Maitreya Chapel, Panchen Lama's Palace and Kelsang Temple. Tashilhunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.
Drive to Rongbuk Monastery in the afternoon. It’s bumpy road with stone paved from Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery which takes abt 3 hrs’ drive. After your arrival, rest for acclimatization at the guesthouse of Rongbuk monastery, explore around and visit the highest monastery in the world on your own expense or enjoy the stunning sunset if the weather is good.
Overnight in Guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery or nomad tent in EBC.
Day 06: Rongbuk/EBC - Saga
Highlights: Everest Base Camp
Get up early, you can enjoy the stunning sunrise at the top of the world. Then drive to Mt. Everest Base Camp [5200m] and touch the roof of the world. Drive to Saga in the afternoon.
Overnight in Saga
Day 07: Saga-Manasarovar
Overnight in Manasarovar.
Day 08: Manasarovar-Darchen
Highlights: Lake Manasarovar
Lake Manasarovar is the most venerated of all Tibet's many sacred lakes. It is especially sacred to Hindus, who have been walking round it for approaching 2,000 years. Buddhists associate the lake with Maya, Buddha's mother.
Hindu and Buddhist cosmology had it that nearby Mt. Kailash is the centre of the world and that Manasarovar is the source of four of Asia's great rivers.
Pilgrims come here to perform the kora, the sacred clockwise walk around the lake, and Hindus ritually bathe in it. You meet groups of Indians, huddled and suffering in the cold, thin air, and tough, wind-burned Tibetans in their heavy fleece coats, trudging remorselessly around the lake, oblivious to things of this world such as startling natural beauty. Although dirt poor, they will have struggled their way for thousands of kilometres to get to this desolate place.
Overnight in Darchen.
Day 09: Trek from Darchen-Dirapuk Monatery(abt 5hrs) Hightlights: Mt Kailash
Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage toward Kailash following a tradition going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions believe thatcircumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. The peregrination is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain and Bonpo religions circumambulate the mountain in a counterclockwise direction. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 mi) long.
Camping near Dirapuk Monastery
Day 10:Trek from Dirapuk Monastery-Zutulpuk Monastery(abt 5hrs) Camping near Zutulpuk Monastery
Day 11:Trek from Zutulpuk Monastery-Darchen
Drive from Darchen - Payang
Overnight in Payang.
Day 12: Payang-Zhangmu
Overnight in Zhangmu.
Day 13: Zhangmu- Friendship Bridge – Lhasa
After breakfast, drive to China-Neapl Border, Friendship Bridge, to drop off some travellers here who ll heading to Nepal. The rest of the group who’ll end your tour in Lhasa, will continue your journey with us to Lhasa today.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 14: Lhatse –Lhasa (B)
Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 15: Lhasa-Airport/ Train Station(B)
Your tour ends today. We offer free Airport Drop-off Service. If it doesn’t fit with your schedule, or you departs by train, we also offer individual Airport & Railway Station Drop-off Service with extra charge. See detailed in the INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS.End of tour!
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”