- MTADV202Trip Code:
- 13 DaysDuration:
- ModerateTrip Level:
- 5200 MMax Altitude:
- KathmanduStarts at:
- KathmanduEnds at:
- Kathmandu-Kerung-Shegar-Rongbuk Monastery-Everest Base Camp-Larze-Shigatse-Gyantse -Lhasa-kathmanduTrip Route:
- March -November.Best Season:
- Everest Base Camp via Road
- Potala Palace and Rongbuk Monastery
- Lhasa Tour
- Jokhan Sanctuary
- Unique Culture
- Himalayan Plateau
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is the magical and luxurious way to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. Reaching the base camp from Nepalese side can be very tiring and daunting as trekkers have to walk for weeks. It is challenging and requires immense amount of physical fitness and endurance. Therefore, lots of people who wish to at least leave their footprints on the base camp of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest choose the Tibetan side from this very course offered by Mantra Adventure.
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is a mystical mix that mixes the entire touring visit in Lhasa with a drive to the compatibility of each enterprise searcher – Everest Base Camp. It contains the best agenda that incorporates the real attractions of Lhasa like Potala castle, Norbulingka royal residence, Drepung cloister, Sera religious community, Jokhang sanctuary and some more. It additionally incorporates drive to the Everest Base Camp to respect the excellence that lies in the rough pinnacles of the transcending mountains. As you remain on the base camp, your eyes will meander starting with one pinnacle then onto the next to submerge in the dreamlike taste of the wild and engaging mountains. The nearby perspectives of Karo ice sheet alongside Mt. Everest starting here is simply magical.
Tibet Everest Base Camp tour isn’t just about mountains and religious communities. The magnificence that lies in the high elevation lakes like Lake Yamdrok Tso is intriguing. The peacefulness and quietness that it has is past any expressions of depiction. You will discover the impact of Buddhism all through your trip in Tibet and it will signify your insight into Buddhism. It can be a chance to learn and get bits of knowledge about the Buddhist culture and its lessons. It might even enable you to discover peace inside yourself.
- DAY - 1Arrival in Kathmandu( Tribhuwan International Airport)
- DAY - 2Touring around kathmandu valley and obtaining Chinese Visa
- DAY - 3Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m): 7 hours
- DAY - 4Drive to Kerung Boarder (2890m) : 4 hours
- DAY - 5Drive to Shegar or New Tingri (4, 350 m )– 06 hrs
- DAY - 6Drive to Rongbuk Monastery 4,950 m and to Everest Base Camp
- DAY - 7Visit Everest Base Camp and drive to Larze 4,160 m – 06hrs.
- DAY - 8Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m – 04 hrs afternoon visit Tashilumpo Monastery.
- DAY - 9Drive to Gyantse 3,950 m visit Phalkor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa -03 hrs.
- DAY - 10Drive to Lhasa 3,650 m via Yamdrok Tsho Lake – 05 hrs.
- DAY - 11In Lhasa with sightseeing tour at places of great interest.
- DAY - 12Drive to Lhasa / Gongor Airport and fly to Kathmandu – 01 hr: 15 mins flights.
- DAY - 13Final Takeoff
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- DAY - 1
Arrival in Kathmandu( Tribhuwan International Airport)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed by a delegate from Mantra Adventure who will drop you off at your lodging. At night an appreciated supper will be facilitated by Mantra Adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
- DAY - 2
Touring around kathmandu valley and obtaining Chinese Visa
After breakfast we start our voyage through four stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These incorporate the structurally rich Durbar Square, the holy Hindu sanctuary of Pashupati Nath, the intriguing 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Bauddha Nath Stupa which is one of the biggest stupas on the planet. Subsequent to finishing our visit late toward the evening, we drive to hotel. Today you would be also Obtaining the Chinese Visa as well. Over night at hotel
- DAY - 3
Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m): 7 hours
Starting our marvelous journey with an overland drive towards North West of Kathmandu past farm villages and towns with grand views of snowcapped peaks and then reaching at cooler areas within Langtang Himal in Dhunche 1,900 m high, a main and headquarter town of Rasuwa district around Langtang area, populated by Tamang people the hill tribe of Nepal.
From here downhill for two hours with overnight at Syabrubesi, the door to Langtang, Ganesh and into Tamang Heritage Trail and as well to Tibet border
- DAY - 4
Drive to Kerung Boarder (2890m) : 4 hours
From Syabrubesi morning drive on newly built road linking Nepal / Tibet border to Rasuwagadhi (1800m / 15 km / 1 hr min from Syabrubesi), here received by our Tibetan counterpart guide and drivers, after completing immigration & custom formalities on both side of the frontier Nepal / Tibet at Rasuwagadhi, continue drive further to Kerung county with first overnight stop in Tibet accommodation at local guest-house.
At Kerung afternoon with time to relax and enjoy views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal that borders Nepal and Tibet. Kerung is also a famous religious and historical place, home of 11th Centaury great saint and Guru Milarepa known for his tantric wisdom as well a poet and folk singer, his song are still remembered by local herdsman and villagers.
- DAY - 5
Drive to Shegar or New Tingri (4, 350 m )– 06 hrs
From Kerung onward where Tibetan high plateau begins as morning drive leads past Tibetan farm villages to reach on top of Lalung-la Pass (5,050m) with views of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m highest within Tibet).
After Lalung-la drive leads on vast Tibetan plateau with high and dry terrain to Old Tingri with first glimpse of Everest and Cho-Oyo peaks, from here few hour drive to Shegar also known as New Tingri and then transfer to your hotel or lodge for overnight stop.
- DAY - 6
Drive to Rongbuk Monastery 4,950 m and to Everest Base Camp
From New Tingri and Shegar (Xegar) our route diverts away from main highway towards North Everest base camp and Rongbuk area.
As drive leads over scenic Pang-la pass at 5,200 m high offering super panorama of world highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and adjoining peaks, from here descend to Tashi Dzong village to reach Rongbuk Monastery and its many smaller hermitage caves.
This holy and remote sacred spot first introduced to the world in 1920’s by 1st British expedition teams of George and Irving Mallory as well a famous novel by James Hilton ‘Lost Horizon’.
At present most of retreat cells are abandoned with only few small shrines scattered at end of the valley. According to Rimpoche (high priest) of Rongbuk, this monastery was first built as a religious place past 250 to 350 years ago.
- DAY - 7
Visit Everest Base Camp and drive to Larze 4,160 m – 06hrs.
After a time in Rongbuk with overnight stop, take a local taxi or horse cart to reach at Everest North Base Camp, or one can walk taking 3-4 hours both ways.
To save time better on horse cart or motorbikes serving as local taxi takes about 45 mins to an hour to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,200 m high, rewards you with super full views of Mt. Everest with other adjoining peaks and Rongbuk glaciers.
Everest in Tibet known by the name Chomolungma means ‘Great Mother’ after a wonderful time at base camp return back to Rongbuk Monastery, and then continue drive on the same route to Shegar.
From Shegar drive leads over highest pass of the journey at Gyatchu-La at 5,220 m high festooned with thousand of Buddhist prayer flags and religious offering, with time here heading downhill on winding road to reach at Larze town for overnight stop.
Larze a growing town located on Nepal-Tibet / China Friendship Highway as well on the road to holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarover towards Tibet’s Far South West, which is near to Sakya Monastery and towards our destination at Shigatse.
- DAY - 8
Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m – 04 hrs afternoon visit Tashilumpo Monastery.
From Larze town, morning drive is short of few hours on good road to reach at Tibet’s second largest city in Shigatse drive continues past rural farm villages and well tended fields of barley-wheat and yellow mustard.
After an enjoyable ride reaching at Shigatse where hotels are much better than past few night stops, in Shigatse transfer to excellent hotels with modern facilities of Wi Fi and money change at its exchange counters.
Having lunch getting refreshed a short drive in the hub of Shigatse for marvelous tour of famous Tashilumpo Monastery complex adorned with Golden Roofs here visit the monastery interior of great interest with tomb stupa of several late and past Panchen Lama.
Panchen Lama the 2nd biggest priest and holiness after Dalai Lama (present XIV Dali Lama who is exile in India)
With enjoyable tour of the monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama visit the local colorful Tibetan market and return back to hotel.
- DAY - 9
Drive to Gyantse 3,950 m visit Phalkor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa -03 hrs.
Morning getting refreshed with breakfast, continue drive towards eastward for few hours to reach at Gyantse another large city of Tibet, where in early 19th and 20th century was a flourishing place where trade between Nepal-Bhutan and Sikkim used to take place.
On reaching at Gyantse transfer to another nice hotels or guest house with afternoon tour of old Phalkor Monastery and great terracotta Stupa of Kumbum, famous historical monuments located within great surrounding walls of this holy complex.
- DAY - 10
Drive to Lhasa 3,650 m via Yamdrok Tsho Lake – 05 hrs.
Morning our drive leads to our next highlight of the journey heading towards the fabled city Lhasa, drive leads past Simi-La pass within great Tibetan plateau where you can watch Yaks and other cattle grazing on huge green meadows.
As the ride progress heading towards a scenic Karo-La pass of above 5,050 m with close views of Nzongkhangsa peaks at 7,100 m high where ice falls and glaciers flows near to the road head.
Here enjoy the views as well observe the traditional life of Drokpa (Nomads) and Yak herder then reaching Nagarktse town and beyond towards beautiful turquoise Lake of Yamdrok Tsho then on high hills to reach another scenic Khamba-La pass at 4,800 m high.
Khamba-La offers super panorama of Tibetan tableland and landscapes with distant views of snowcapped peaks and of Yamdrok Tsho Lake.
From here after marveling the scenery heading downhill to come across a bridge over Yarlung Tsangpo / Brahmaputra River, slowly our overland journey reaches in the heart of Lhasa city in the backdrop of magnificent Potala Palace.
At Lhasa our hotels located on the old part of Lhasa within east areas near colorful and exciting Barkhor Square and its markets.
- DAY - 11
In Lhasa with sightseeing tour at places of great interest.
These two days engrossed with ever exciting tour around Lhasa important places of immense interest within its historical and religious sites, beginning with short drive west of Lhasa towards a hill top with tour of old Drefung Monastery, in the early day home of all high priest and Dalia Lamas before Potala Palace was built.
Here visit the main prayer halls with monks on deep prayers where Drefung means a heap of rice with its white washed buildings as it looks from distance views, after a great interesting visit drive to Shera Monastery where you can witness young monks on exciting debate, which deepens their knowledge of all types to reach their priesthood.
Shera monastery located north of Lhasa after an interesting time with lunch break in local Tibetan / Chinese restaurants, afternoon tour of magnificent Potala Palace known as ‘Heavenly Realm’ with 1,000 rooms where visitors can tour only the main important interior of 8 to 10 rooms of great significant.
Potala Palace stands as Landmark of Tibet situated in the hub of the city, where high and superior priests Dalai Lama lived till the last 14th Dalai Lama, at present turn into a museum.
After a grand tour head back into busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square with time to visit Jhorkhang Temple, the oldest religious sites of Tibet.
As the day end in Lhasa, with time for individual activities around Lhasa before dinner time on last day in Lhasa.
- DAY - 12
Drive to Lhasa / Gongor Airport and fly to Kathmandu – 01 hr: 15 mins flights.
Morning as per the given time by our Tibetan guide, depart from the hotel for an hour drive which leads outskirt of Lhasa city area and then on nice newly built highway entering few wonderful tunnels to reach at Gongar airport.
Here bidding farewell to our Tibetan guides and ever smiling friendly drivers entering the terminal for visa and passport formalities with custom check.
- DAY - 13
Our tour to Tibet and Nepal concludes here, A Mantra Adventure's delegate will drop you off at the Tribhuawn International Airport 2/3 hours before planned flight .