Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour
Mount Everest, in Tibetan QOMOLANGMA, was first recognized as the world’s tallest in 184, the stunning scenery in Everest region has been acclaimed since the first British expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s. With the advent of the tourism and trekking in China during the early 1980s, Dza Rongbuck Monastery and the nearby base camp quickly became Tibet’s most popular trekking destination. The tour has been famous these days by the name of Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour.
The best time for tour & trekking to Mount Everest is generally between May to October. We offer 10 Days Tibet Overland with EBC “drive-in & fly-out” program for people who want to realize the aspiration for tour & trekking around world’s highest peak QOMOLANGMA.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Departure at 06:30 hr. from your hotel in Kathmandu.
After an approx. 6 hours drive we reach Kodari (China /Nepal Boarder).
Further half hr. drive by truck will bring us to Zhangmu. Zhangmu (2300
metres) is remarkable town that hugs the rim of a seemingly no ending
succession of hairpin bends down the customs area at the border of China.
After the completion of Immigration formalities all check drive to Nyalam.
Nyalam (3750 metres) is a funky little town around 30 km before the Nepal
border. It has been steadily growing in size and facilities have been
improving over the last few years. This no doubt due to burgeoning trade
opportunities with near by Nepal. O/N in ZHANGMU.
From the road follows the Bhote Koshi River in a deep valley with plenty of
waterfalls. After 1.5 hr. drive bring us to Nyalam pass (3800m) with the
Jugal Himal in view. A continued drive via Lalung La (5050m) will bring us
in view of Mt. Langtang (7245m) , Mt. Sisap. Shishapangma (8013m), Mt.
Dorje Lakpa (6980m) , Mt. Makalu (8464m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse
(8516m), & Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). O/N in Xegar.
From Shegar The Everest access road turns off the Friendship Highway around five km west of Shegar check point shortly after km market 494, from which point it winds and climbs its way 63 km to Rongbuk Monastery and on to base camp. Although there were probably monastic settlements in the area for several hundred years, Rongbuk Monastery is fairly recent. It was established in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama. Perhaps not of great antiquity, it can at least lay claim to being the highest monastery in Tibet and thus the world, at 4980 meters. There were once 500 monks and nums living here but local reports that the number is now only 16. Accommodation and very basic food are available at the monastery. The rooms are comfortable, heated with stoves. O/N in Rongbuk.
Drive to Everest Base Camp from Rongbuck Monastery. The base camp is a dry,
barren place, but the views of Everest more than make up for this. Have a
photo taken a the base camp marker which disappointingly does not even
mention the world “Everest” It reads Mt Qomolangma Base Camp and the Chinese
below in indicates 5200 metres above the sea level. On a small hill to the
left of the base camp marker are a couple of prayer poles. Clamber up for
great views of the world’s highest peak. After visit to Everest Base Camp
drive to Xegar. O/N in Xegar.
After breakfast drive to Xigatse. Reach Xigatse, the place of the famous Tashilumpo Monastery the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thanka Wall cleary visible on north side of the road. O/N in Xigatse.
After visiting Tashilunpo Monastery in the morning including the Bazaar of
Xigatse, drive to Gyantse
which is 02 hr. Gyantse is small bustling town steeped in history. It lies
264 km. Southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang Chu River. In the
15th Century it served as the Capital of a small Kingdom. Visit Kumbum
Chorten & Phklkor Monastery which was built around 1400 AD It later became
the main centre for trade with British India. O/N in Gyantse.
08 hr. drive takes you to Lhasa crossing the Karola Pass (5010m) and Kambala Pass (4794m.). The Karola climbs between two lofty mountains, Nozing Khang Sa (7223m) and Ralung (6236m). While driving you will see the Yamdrok Tso (Truquoise Lake) which takes approx. 1 hour to cross around. After passing Kambala, Lhasa Valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra River. Reaching Lhasa and check in hotel. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. O/N in Lhasa.
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple surrounding Barkhor Market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. O/N in Lhasa.
Transfer to airport with our representative. Departure of flight for Kathmandu would be approx. 10 AM China standard time and arriving in Kathmandu at 09 AM Nepal standard time. It takes 1 hr. 10 minutes flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. During the flight you will see the following: Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdrok, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest. (Weather Permitting).