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Advanced Everest Base Camp Trek in Tibet

Advanced Everest Base Camp Trek in Tibet
Overview
Trips Details

activity
Activity : Trekking tour
trip length
Total Days : 18 Days
difficulty
Difficulty : Moderate
start end
Start - End : Lahsa- Kathmandu, Nepal
hightest altitude
Highest Altitude : 6,340m/20,800ft
season
Season : April to October

Experience the beautiful mountainous land of Tibet, the ‘Roof of the World’ which embarks on a world-class trek to Everest’s most stunning and isolated north face on our Advanced Everest Base Camp trek in Tibet. Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek in Tibet is one of the world’s utmost journeys that associates Tibetan awesome culture with the highest trekking route, so close to the summit of Mt. Everest that can be reached without the need for ice axes, crampons or any other mountaineering skills. 

Our Advanced Everest Base Camp Trek in Tibet begins in Lhasa. After a stunning flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, we will visit Potala and Norbulingka Palaces along with other innovations of the city. Then, we will drive to Shigatse and finally to Lotingri s where the actual trek begins. Also, in between, we will visit a couple of Tibetan landmarks like the impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery, Phalkot Monastery, Khumbum Stupa,Barkor Square, Jokhang Temple and few other historical sites  which show the rich culture and history of the people of Tibet. Upon reaching the Advance Base Camp, Everest guarantees a wide view of the majestic mountain and is sure a strange yet nice experience for any adventure enthusiast. Our journey to Base Camp includes stops in the border towns of Gyantse and Shigatse and then turns off on the rough 4WD jeep road that leads to the Rongbuk Valley. On the north side of Everest at an altitude of 17,000 feet sits the modern day base camp.This is an only opportunity for you to get over the 6,000-meter mark in just your hiking boots.

Don’t delay. Advanced base camp trek in Tibet is for all who are in good shape, one who enjoys hiking and traveling and don’t have any health issues that might be worsened by spending nights at high altitudes. Give us a call right now and rely on us. We will take care of all our facilities. 

Advanced Everest Base Camp Trek in Tibet Itinerary Outline: 

Day 01: Arrival Day in Lhasa (3650m)

Day 02: Lhasa Tour

Day 03: Another day of sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 04: Drive Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m)

Day 05: Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m)

Day 06: Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (New Tingri: 4050m)

Day 07: Drive to Ronbuk (5,000m)

Day 08/09: Acclimatization Day

Day 10: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m)

Day 11: Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)

Day 12: Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)

Day 13: Trek to Camp II (5970m)

Day 14: Trek to Camp III (6340m) and return to Camp II

Day 15: Return to Base Camp

Day 16 Drive to Nyalam

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu 

 

Important Note : 

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Recreation. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival Day in Lhasa (3650m)
On the first day of Everest Advance Base Camp Tour, you will come across Lhasa. 70 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa will take you through Trans-Himalaya which is considered one of the most beautiful routes in the world. The flight offers magnificent views of Everest (8,848 m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. You will be received at the airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities, you will be driven to your hotel in Lhasa (3650 meters). It takes about 45 minutes to reach the old city. You can spend the day taking rest and acclimatizing in the high altitude of Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa Tour  
This day, you will explore the sites in Lhasa. You will visit Monastery of Shera, Norbulinka palace- the summer house of Dalai Lama and Jokhang Temple- a spiritual center of Tibetan Village. You will then follow the pilgrimage circuit around the ancient streets of the old city near the Barkhor market and return to a hotel.

Day 03: Another day of sightseeing in Lhasa
Early in the morning of the third day, you will explore the Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The 17th century Potala Palace offers a breathtaking view of the city and also has private rooms for the Dalai Lama, many large state rooms, and chapels. Later, you will visit Drepung -one of the largest monasteries in Tibet.

Day 04: Drive Lhasa-Gyantse (3950m)
Today we drive from Lhasa to Gyantse along the Friendship Highway, through the breathtaking views of glaciers to a few hundred meters from the road, high-altitude lakes, high passes, beautiful villages and outstanding Tibetan colors of the hills of Tibet. Our overnight accommodation is at Hotel Gyantse.

Day 05: Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m)
Before leaving Gyantse we will visit Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Afterward, we will drive to Shigatse-the second largest city in Tibet which is about 90 kilometers from Lhasa. Here we will visit the largest operating monastery in Tibet- the Tashilhunpo Monastery and explore the local market. Our accommodation will be either at Hotel Shigatse or Shandong Mansion.

Day 06: Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (New Tingri: 4050m)
Today you will drive down the road of friendship to Shigatse. We will drive through the highest pass in Tibet, La Gyamtso (5220m) to the stunningly beautiful but barren landscape of Tibet and continue on to the camps of nomadic herders before finally arriving at Shegar.

Day 07: Drive to Ronbuk (5,000 meters)
Early in the morning, we will begin our journey from Shegar and pursue the journey to Pang La. After taking brief rest at Pang La to have a view of the amazing Himalayas, you will follow the trail to Ronbuk and eventually to Everest Base Camp.

Day 08/09: Acclimatization Day
After a perilous journey which has consumed all your energy, it will take two days to rejuvenate yourself. You will spend day 8 and 9 acclimatizing to the high altitude and the changing conditions. On these two days, you will also explore the region while also taking rest.

Day 10: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m)
On the 10th day of the journey, you will trek to Everest Base Camp 1 from Everest Base Camp. On the way, you will pass through the Ronbuk glacier for about 2 hours. Everest Base Camp1 lies in the midst of hills in the granite cliffs. The glacier snout- East Rongbuk which lies 20 minutes walking distance far from camp1 is a must visit site while in Everest Base Camp 1.

Day 11: Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)
You will continue the journey from Base Camp 1 and follow the track through piles of gravel and mud to a rocky moraine until you finally make your interim camp at 5760m altitude.

Day 12: Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)
12th day will be a day for rest from the continuous climbing. You will grab this opportunity to make your body at ease, prevent yourself from High altitude sickness and prepare for further climbing. If you like, you can explore the region. Overnight stay in a tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Camp II (5970m)
It takes about 3 hours of tough climbing through the southern side of the glacier at the eastern end of the Changtse Glacier junction positioned below huge cliff to finally arrive at the site where you will prepare Camp II.

Day 14: Trek to Camp III (6340m) and return to Camp II
On the 14th day, you will move along the moraine to the glacier and then to the eastern flanks of Changtse and then climb some hills. The pinnacles lie at an altitude of about 1480m, in a straight line from the third camp. The northeast ridge has remained far from most of the climbers due to their complexity. North Col at 7066 meters is located in the west to connect the Northeast Ridge of Everest and Changste. Beyond Camp III, there are barren gravel hills just beside glaciers. After spending some quality time around Camp III, you will return to Camp II which will take about 2 hours of lowering down of the hill. You will spend the night in Camp II.

Day 15: Return to Base Camp
This day, you will descend the hill further to Base Camp which must not take more than a day to complete.

Day 16: Drive to Nyalam
Driving the total length of 215km from Base camp will lead you to Nyalam. On the way, you will pass through the Pang La pass. After having lunch at Tingri, you will head for Lalung (5124m). You will take brief rest at Lalung to enjoy the scenic beauties and then head towards the town of Nyalam where you will spend the night.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu
Taking early breakfast, you will drive through the winding road down the hill. Few miles far from Zhangmu lies Friendship Bridge over the River Bhotekoshi which separates Tibet from Nepal. You will drive for five hours to reach Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
On the last day of the itinerary, you will board a flight back to your country from the International Airport in Kathmandu. We hope to see you again and have a pleasant journey!! 

Include/Exclude
  • All necessary Tibet Travel Permit(s)
  • Assistance in acquiring the Chinese visa (if travelling to Tibet via Nepal)
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in towns with breakfast
  • Tented accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Tibetan guide for tours in the cities
  • English-speaking trained and experienced Sherpa team for the trek
  • Fees for yak and porters for carrying luggage(s)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All camping services and equipment for trekking
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Medical kit with medical oxygen (carried by your trek leader)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges  

What Is Not Included

  • Accommodation and meals in China
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu outside the itinerary
  • Chinese visa fee 
  • Lunch and dinner in cities Lhasa, Shigatse, Lotingri, Kerung and Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses, e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips for guides, drivers, cook and porters
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if the trip is extended to  Nepal(outside the itinerary) or China
  • Nepalese visa
  • Train ticket from China to Lhasa or Lhasa to China
  • International flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa and from China to Lhasa
  • Personal clothing and  accessories including sleeping bags
  • Personal use of oxygen 
Equipment List

Equipment & Packing List

The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment(s) to a minimum.

Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Necessary visas and permits
  • Medical insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Passport size photographs (minimum 4)

Note: Make copies of your passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule, and travelers’ checks. Please leave a copy with someone at home and put another copy in a separate place in your luggage.

CLOTHING

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  •  Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet|:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Waterproof hiking boots with spare laces
  • Gaiters
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body:

  • Light T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover (Wind-Stopper products are very versatile)
  • Waterproof (breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (highly recommended for Tibet trips)
  • Light- and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket 

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof outer shell (seasonal)

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to -30 to -40 degree Celsius 
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
  • Basic First-Aid Kit (Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment, aspirin, Band-Aids/bandages, blister treatment, insect repellent and multi-vitamin tablets)
  • Large plastic bags for keeping items inside your trek bag dry
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles 
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (small wash towel, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Ear plugs (as some people in your group may be prone to snore)

Toiletries:

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand washes

Extras/Luxuries:

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game(s) like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Modest swimsuit (for Kathmandu)
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