Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour

Price starts from

USD 2640

Meal

Breakfast

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Transportation

Private transport

Accommodations

Hotel and Lodge

Activity

6-7 hours driving

Max Altitude

5,250m/17,225ft

Distance

912 KM/566 Miles

Trip Grade

Challenging

Best Time

March to June & September to November

Overview

The journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is a breathtaking adventure that takes travelers through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau. Starting in the historic city of Lhasa, with its iconic Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, the route winds its way through high mountain passes, remote villages, and vast, rugged terrain. As adventurers make their way towards Everest Base Camp, they witness the stark beauty of the Himalayan range, including majestic peaks like Cho Oyu and Makalu. The culmination of the journey is the awe-inspiring view of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, at the Base Camp situated at an elevation of over 17,000 feet. This pilgrimage offers not only a physical challenge but also a spiritual and cultural immersion as travelers encounter the unique Tibetan culture and its monastic traditions along the way.

Trek Ways Nepal’s Lhasa to Everest Base Camp trip package offers complete services such as visa, Tibet Travel Permit, Transportations, accommodations, Temple or monastery entrance permits, and a Tibetan local guide. Come and enjoy this lifetime experience with us;

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Lhasa, travelers are typically greeted by the crisp mountain air and panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau. After disembarking, the first order of business is often acclimatization, as Lhasa sits at a high altitude. Visitors are then transferred to their chosen accommodations, ranging from traditional Tibetan guesthouses to modern hotels that cater to various preferences. The journey from the airport to the hotel provides an initial glimpse of Lhasa's unique blend of ancient and modern elements, with glimpses of historic landmarks, colorful prayer flags, and locals engaging in their daily routines. Once at the hotel, guests are encouraged to take it easy, allowing their bodies to adjust to the altitude. Many hotels in Lhasa are strategically located to provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains, offering a serene backdrop for the start of a memorable journey in the heart of Tibet. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
3,650m/11,976ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Hotel 

After breakfast proceed to the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Tibet's most revered landmarks. Nestled atop Marpo Ri Hill, the palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lama and is a stunning architectural marvel with its imposing white and red facade. Visitors explore the intricately decorated rooms, chapels, and the sacred Red Palace, gaining insights into Tibetan history and culture.

Following the Potala Palace, a visit to the Norbulingka Palace, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a contrast with its serene gardens and summer retreat atmosphere. The Norbulingka, meaning "Treasure Park" in Tibetan, was the traditional summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. The palace complex includes various pavilions, gardens, and the Khamsum Zilnon, a beautifully decorated temple.

To round off the day, a stop at the Tibet Traditional Hospital provides a unique perspective on Tibetan healthcare practices. Visitors can learn about traditional Tibetan medicine, herbal remedies, and holistic healing methods. The hospital often conducts informative tours, showcasing the integration of traditional Tibetan medical knowledge with modern practices. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
3,650m/11,976ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Hotel

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

After breakfast proceed to Sera Monastery, one of the three great Gelug University monasteries. Known for its lively debates among monks, the monastery's architecture and serene surroundings contribute to its cultural significance. The debates are a unique spectacle, showcasing the intellectual rigor of Tibetan Buddhist studies.  Then head to Drepung Monastery, once the world's largest monastery and an important center for the Gelug school. Explore the various chapels, assembly halls, and residences that make up this sprawling complex. The atmospheric setting against the backdrop of the surrounding hills adds to the monastery's mystique. After a break for lunch, visit the Jokhang Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the heart of Lhasa, the temple houses the revered Jowo Shakyamuni statue, attracting pilgrims from all over Tibet. The vibrant atmosphere around the temple, especially on Barkhor Street, is a testament to the spiritual vitality of the region.

Conclude the day with a stroll through Barkhor Bazaar, the bustling market surrounding Jokhang Temple. This lively area offers a diverse array of goods, from traditional Tibetan crafts and religious artifacts to local cuisine. It's an excellent place to witness daily Tibetan life, interact with locals, and shop for souvenirs. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
3,650m/11,976ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Hotel 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

The drive from Lhasa to Shigatse is a captivating journey through the stunning landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau. As travelers leave Lhasa, they traverse high mountain passes, winding roads, and vast plains, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas. The approximately 270-kilometer journey takes around 5 to 6 hours, depending on road conditions, and stops along the way.

Upon reaching Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, a visit to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is a highlight. Tashi Lhunpo, founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, is one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery complex is not only architecturally impressive with its golden roofs and white walls but also holds immense spiritual significance.
 

Visitors to Tashi Lhunpo can explore the various chapels, halls, and courtyards adorned with intricate murals and statues. The monastery's highlight is the giant statue of the Future Buddha, known as Maitreya, which stands 85 feet tall and is beautifully decorated with gold, jewels, and silk. The pilgrimage kora (circuit) around the monastery offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the city of Shigatse. Overnight at the lodge in Shigatse.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
3,900m/12,796ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

The drive from Shigatse to Sakya Monastery takes you through vast plains and scenic mountain passes. Sakya Monastery, a 14th-century Tibetan Buddhist monastery, is renowned for its distinctive Mongolian and Tibetan architectural styles. The main hall, the Northern Treasury, houses a vast collection of scriptures, thangkas, and historical artifacts. The monastery's unique appearance with its white and grey walls stands out against the surrounding landscape.

Continuing the journey towards Rongbuk, the road winds through picturesque valleys and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks, including glimpses of Everest in the distance.  Arriving at Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, visitors are treated to awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest. The Rongbuk Monastery sits at the base of Everest, providing a serene and spiritual atmosphere amidst the towering peaks. The monastery, with its simple yet profound architecture, offers an ideal vantage point for admiring the world's highest mountain. Pilgrims and travelers often take time to absorb the majesty of Everest and the surrounding Himalayan range. Overnight at the Guest House.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
5,150m/16,897ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Guest House 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

Start your day right after breakfast drive from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp (EBC), which is situated at an altitude of around 17,000 feet. The road leading to EBC provides unparalleled views of the north face of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. Once at Base Camp, take in the awe-inspiring sight of the world's highest peak, standing majestically before you. Capture the moment with photographs, absorb the serene atmosphere, and reflect on the accomplishment of reaching this iconic destination. While it's not a trekking base camp, the proximity to Everest at the North Face Base Camp offers a unique perspective.


After spending quality time at Everest Base Camp, embark on the drive to Gyantse. The journey takes you through diverse landscapes, from the high-altitude plains near Everest to valleys and picturesque Tibetan villages. En route, you may pass by stunning lakes and nomadic settlements, providing a glimpse into the traditional Tibetan way of life. Overnight at Gyantse.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
5,250m/17,225ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Guest House 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

Spend the morning exploring the historic town of Gyantse. Visit the Gyantse Dzong (Fort) perched high on a hill, offering panoramic views of the town and surrounding landscapes. Delve into the Pelkor Chode Monastery, notable for its Kumbum stupa, a unique structure with multiple levels and chapels containing remarkable murals and religious artifacts. Take time to wander through the charming streets, observing traditional Tibetan architecture and soaking in the town's medieval atmosphere.

In the afternoon, begin your scenic drive back to Lhasa, taking a route that includes a visit to Yamdrok Tso Lake. The journey unfolds through valleys and over mountain passes, with Yamdrok Tso, one of Tibet's sacred lakes, providing a breathtaking backdrop. The turquoise waters of the lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, create a mesmerizing scene. Take a moment to appreciate the serene beauty of the lake and capture the stunning landscapes. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude
5,045m/16,553ft
Loding Level
Accommodation

Hotel 

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

Your Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour ends today. Our representative will escort you to the airport for your onward flight. If you are flying into Kathmandu and need our assistance please do let us know. We will assist you with further Nepal tours if needed.

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast 

Include

    • Airport transfers (Lhasa to Lhasa)
    • Accommodation in Standard Hotels  and lodges on Twin Sharing Basis
    • All breakfast
    • Local Guide & Support Staffs
    • All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers and tours as per itinerary
    • Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese visa

Exclude

    Flight tickets to Lhasa and return (We can help you with you needs)
    Lunch and dinner
    Snacks, drinks, personal equipment, insurance

    Tipping to staff
     

Date & Cost

August,2024

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Useful info

Meals

Only breakfasts are included in this trip. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay for the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). We recommend you budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100 (US$10 to US$16) for lunch and dinner in a single day. We will mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal (lentil soup), bhat (rice), Tsampa porridge, and other simple local foods.

 

Accommodation

We will be staying at the Kyichu Hotel in Lhasa, the Yeti Hotel in Gyantse, the Gesar Hotel in Shigatse, and the Rongbuk Monastery Guest House in Rongbuk. It is also possible to upgrade to a better hotel in Lhasa, but the accommodations in other cities and towns are the best available ones. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional US $ 350.

 

Things to bring
 

  1. Clothing:
    • Layered clothing for varying temperatures.
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket.
    • Insulated and moisture-wicking layers.
    • Hat and gloves for warmth.
    • Comfortable and sturdy walking or trekking shoes.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  2. High-Altitude Essentials:
    • Prescription medications and basic first aid kit.
    • Diamox or other altitude sickness medication (consult with a healthcare professional).
    • Rehydration salts and electrolyte supplements.
  3. Travel Documents:
    • Passport and necessary permits for Tibet.
    • Multiple photocopies of important documents.
  4. Backpack and Daypack:
    • A comfortable and durable backpack for your journey.
    • A smaller daypack for daily excursions.
  5. Sleeping Bag:
    • A lightweight and compact sleeping bag, especially if you plan on staying in basic accommodations.
  6. Personal Hygiene Items:
    • Toiletries, including wet wipes and hand sanitizer.
    • Sunscreen with high SPF.
    • Lip balm with sun protection.
  7. Water and Snacks:
    • Water bottles and a water purification system.
    • High-energy snacks like nuts, energy bars, and dried fruits.
  8. Camera and Binoculars:
    • Capture the stunning landscapes and wildlife.
    • Binoculars for observing distant scenery.
  9. Electronics:
    • Fully charged camera and/or smartphone.
    • Portable power bank.
    • Travel adapter for charging electronic devices.
  10. Cash:
    • Carry enough local currency (Chinese Yuan) for small purchases and tips.
  11. Trekking Poles:
    • Optional but beneficial for stability during hikes.
  12. Flashlight or Headlamp:
    • Useful in areas with limited lighting.
  13. Basic Repair Kit:
    • Duct tape, sewing kit, and other items for quick repairs.

 

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