Everest Base Camp Tour
Everest base camp tour via Tibet is one of the most beautiful place in the world to spend your holiday. This Himalayas travel to Mount Everest is one of the most popular tours in Tibet.
Mount Everest base camp tour is a very comprehensive tour of Tibet where you will visit the cultural, historic and natural attractions of Tibet.
Mt. Everest is called as Mount Qumulangma in Tibetan Language and it is the highest peak of the Earth.
Journey to Mt. Everest Base Camp is a both physical as well as psychological challenge to you, but it will definitely rewards you with the most unparalleled view a panorama of Himalayan peaks and never-forgotten beautiful memories.
Everest base camp tour starts by exploring the cultural and historic sites of Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse. Afterwards drive overland, in 4-WD jeeps, across the Tibetan highlands and high passes to the fabled Rongphu Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp from where the view of the great North face of Mount Everest is the most spectacular of all.
Rongbuk Monastery is a good place for overlooking Mt. Everest. It's only 25 kilometers straightaway from the Everest Peak. Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery on the earth, with an altitude of 5,100 meters (16728 feet).
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- Seppendid Museum
- The Potala Palace
- Jeweled burial Chorten- Statuary, Frescoes and paintings
- Jokhang Temple
- Drepung and Sera Monasteries
- Khumbhum Monastery,Tashilhunpo Monastery, Sakya Monastery
- Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyan (8201m), Mt. Mayalu (8463m)
- Everest Base Camp.
Basic hotels with clean beds & food
for three days
Arrive by flight or train to Lhasa. Upon arrival in the Lhasa Gongar airport or the Lhasa train station, you will be met by your tour guide and driven to Lhasa downtown. have a rest in Lhasa to acclimatize the high altitude.
Overnight in Lhasa
In the morning, you will go to the most sppendid museum, the Potala Palace, and explore the grandest of its myriad chapals. see the jeweled burial chorten of past Dalai Lamas as well as statuary,frescoes and paintings.
Later visit the Jokhang Temple, which is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet, it draws tremendous number of pilgrims from all over Tibet each year for it houses a magnificent image of Sakyamuni at 12 years old.
Then stroll around Barkhor, a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang, it also serves as the biggest bazaar in Lhasa, where you can find some handicrafts, ambers, jewery,tibetan clothes,etc.
Overnight in Lhasa
Today, you will explore Tibet's two greatest monasteries, Drepung and Sera. which once housed about 10,000 monks.
Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. the monastery is divided into two different colleges that is Drepung loselling and Drepung Gomang college. The Ganden podrang is famous among them as it is the government centre during fifth Dalai lama and later moved to the famous Potala palace during fifth Dalai lama. In the afternoon exploring the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The whole monastery is divided into two colleges and there are Sera 'jhe' and Sera 'may' respectively. Among them 'Tsokhang chenmo' where the monks from all the colleges assemble and pray together there. you can also see monks debating there in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon section. Note: if you don't feel tired, you can try for the khora(circumambling around) Drepung and Sera monastery. Your tour guide and driver will drop you back to your hotel.
Overnight in Lhasa
A few kilometers from chushor is famous pass kangpa-la with4700m.From the top of the pass in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep torquoise. Yamdrok-yutso is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Far in the distance is the huge massif of mount Nanchan kangtsang(7191m).Leaving yamdrok-tso is a spectacular as arrriving, since you have to cross the 4960m karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. It was here that Younghusband's british troops clashed with Tibetan forces en route to lhasa.Then reached to your day's final destination Gyantse. Overnight in Gyantse.
Driving Towards Shigatse in the morning after visiting famous Gyantse Kubhum, in Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo monastery where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa(future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas.
Driving towards the Sakya county where you can visit the famous Sakya monastery. The most interesting thing in Sakya sect is that the sect donot believe in reincarnation and the head of sakya sect will wear white cassock and also marry to birth their child for next generation. Then take a good rest in Sakya
Overnight in Sakya County
There is about 5 hours driving from Sakya to Rongpuk, road is under construction. From Tingri to E.B.C with the very rough road, pass the wild grassland, cross the rapids river and high mountains. If it is in clear whether, you can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which is 8000m high or more, such as: Mt. Lhotse(8516m),Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag(8201m),Mt Mayalu(8463m). Enjoy your remaining time at Everest base camp.
Overnight in Ronguk Guest House or Tent
Early in the morning, you can enjoy the beautiful sun rising scene from the top of the Mount Everest and can also explore the nearby natural ecosystem. Then moving back to Shigatse.
Stay a night in Shigatse
Return to Lhasa from Shigatse, have a rest in Lhasa after such a long journey. In this afternoon, you could go to the Barkor or local handicraft Market to buy some souvenirs.
Overnight in Lhasa
Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu or Mainland china.
• Accommodation on BB basis
• All Land transport by private coach
• All sightseeing and entrance fees listed in itinerary
• Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide
• Tibet Entry Permit, Both driver and Guide's salary, accommodation and meals expense
• Lunch and dinners
• Tips to driver and tour guide, Tip as you wish
• Single room supplement
• Personal Insurance
• Personal equipment and gears
• Bar bills etc.