LHASA TO EVEREST BASE CAMP TOUR IN TIBET
11 days: Sightseeing in Lhasa and Kathmandu - Travel to the North Base Camp of Mount Everest - Scenic flights over the Himalayas - Visit Gyantse, Shigatse and the famous Rongbuk Monastery
This is the classic touring itinerary in Tibet from Lhasa to the north base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Beginning with the dramatic flight from Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu, we begin our high altitude adventure on the Tibetan Plateau at 11,450 feet (3,490 meters) in the famous city of Lhasa. As one of the highest cities in the world, Lhasa has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the mid-17th century and is home to many of the most culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Lhasa literally means "place of the gods".
After sightseeing and acclimatization in and around Lhasa, we board our private transportation and travel southwest across the Tibetan Plateau, amongst its incredible natural beauty to the sacred turquoise lake of Yamdrok Tso. Further ahead we will travel over no less than five high mountain passes en route to the Rongbuk Valley and monastery, the gateway to the north base camp of Mount Everest.
This is an active cultural tour at high altitudes. Although it is not a physically active trip you will want to be in good fitness to be able to enjoy our ambitious itinerary. Our trip will take advantage of the daily flights between Kathmandu and Lhasa. As of October 2016, the road border crossings between Nepal and Tibet are closed to tourist traffic. Once these border crossings open (expected in early 2017), we will be offering a complete overland journey to include the drive back to Kathmandu from the Everest north side base camp.
2017 TRIP DEPARTURE DATES:
The Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour (Lodging Trip) is part of our Himalayan Classic Trek Series! Our Classic Treks are led by an experienced, English-speaking Nepali Guide and full support crew. We are able to arrange this incredible, high altitude cultural adventure starting on any day of the week during the months of April through early October for groups of 1 to 10 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
2017 LAND ONLY PER PERSON TRIP PRICE:
1 Person: $5670.00
2 to 3 People: $4055.00
4 to 6 People: $3465.00
7 to 10 People: $3235.00
Single tent and hotel room supplement: $525.00 per person
Hotels: 10 nights in hotels and basic guesthouses
Trek Grade: 9 days of STRENUOUS high altitude touring & sightseeing
Max. altitude: 17,060 feet / 5,200 meters on the Gyatsho La Pass
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to group hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lhasa. Hotel.
Day 4: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Hotel.
Day 5: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Hotel.
Day 6: Drive to Gyantse and Shigatse. Hotel.
Day 7: Drive to the frontier town of Shegar. Hotel.
Day 8: Continue to the Rongbuk Valley and visit Everest Base Camp. Guesthouse at Rongbuk.
Day 9: Drive to Lhasa. Hotel.
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon for independent activities. Hotel.
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu.