Overland tour via Everest Base Camp
This Lhasa Everest Base Camp trek is a 10 days fly in/drive out tour package that includes a visit to the Everest Base Camp. Millions of people in the world dream to climb the highest peak in the world. But it’s neither cheap to climb the Everest nor easy, and hence many people do not live up their dream. But getting to the Everest base camp, the very foot of the peak is neither to expensive nor too difficult. Lhasa Everest Base Camp trek package can take you to the nearest point of the third pole you can be if you don’t intent to climb the peak. And along with the Everest thrill you can visit loads of beautiful places in Tibet.
The tour starts with a Himalayan flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu. This one hour flight is like a free mountain ride to you. You get to travel and you’ll have opportunity to observe the world’s greatest mountains. Upon arrival in Lhasa you will get time to acclimatized and refresh in your hotel. The second and third day of the tour is Lhasa special. In these two days you will be visiting places like Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries. Don’t forget to buy a souvenir to take back home in the Lhasa Streets. On the fourth day you will drive to Gyantse from Lhasa via Yamadroke Lake and very high passes that are around 5,000m. 5th day of the tour includes sightseeing in Gyantse including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries which is followed by 1.5 hours drive to Xigatze in the evening through the typical Tibetan countryside. Morning in the Xigatse passes by as you visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. In the afternoon you will drive to Tingri crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) to end the day’s journey. On the 7th day you will drive from Tingri to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan country side. In Ronbuk you get a chance to visit the highest monastery in the world. The Everest Base Camp is mere 4 Km away from the town of Ronbuk. You can rent a horse cart here to ride to the Base camp or you can walk if you like. Dedicate the 8th day of tour to Visit and explore the Everest BC and come back to Ronbuk to end your day and rest. The 9th day is the returning journey from Ronbuk to Nyalam or Zhangmu. You will drive back to Tingri and further to Nyalam enjoying the extraordinary view of Mt. Xishapagma & Mt. Cho Oyo. You can call it a day at Nyalam or you can drive down the winding road to Zhangmu passing hundreds of waterfalls. The 10th day is a drive from Nyalam/Zhangmu to Kathmandu watching all the panoramic view of Nepalese country side. If you are interested in fresh fish from the cold river you can stop at places like Dolalght or Chehere on the way.
Day 01 Kathmandu (1,300m) – Lhasa (3,650m):
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) 250 Km to Shigatse (3900m) 90 Km
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 – Hotel.
Day 05 Xigatse – Shakye Monastery-Xegar (4,100m): 270km
AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then Drive to Xegar via Shakya Monastery crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) – O/N at Guest House
Day 06 Xegar – Ronbuk (4,980m): Aprox 90km
Scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – O/N at Guest House.
Day 07 Ronbuk – Everest BC – Nyalam (3700m) 315km
Rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest BC and explore around – back to Ronbuk – and further to Nyalam Via over-crossing the high pass of lulang La (5,050m) from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Xishapagma (8,212m) & Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and have overnight at Nyalam Guest House
Day 08 Nyalam/Zhangmu – Kathmandu: 155km/123km
after necessary border formalities continue scenic drive to Kathmandu through the green lush countryside- transfer to your Hotel. End of tour.
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