Trek to Everest Advanced Base Camp with Tibet Tour

Mount Everest Advance Base Camp (EABC) not to be confused with Everest Base Camp in Nepal is approached from Tibet and at 6,340m / 20795 ft is the highest that one can go on Everest without a climbing permit. This route covers the first 3 camps used by climbers as they approach the summit of Everest via the Northeast Ridge and is considered the world's highest trek. It's a challenging trek, primarily because of the altitude, up the Rongbuk Valley and alongside the glacier of the same name. The trip starts in the historic city of Lhasa where you will have a few chance to visit the famous palaces and monasteries while you acclimatize for a few days. It's a leisurely three drive across Tibet to reach the base of Everest with our first stop being the historic city of Gyantse which is known for its ancient fort and beautiful wall of '100,000' murals. We continue onward from Gyantse to Shigatse and New Tingri through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. We will leave the Friendship Highway at New Tingri and head directly towards the base camp of Everest. Once reaching Rongbuk we will spend the next 8 days working our way slowly up from Everest Base Camp to the Advanced Base Camp. Its only 22km / 14miles from the lower base camp to the Advance Base Camp but it's over rough terrain and we set up 2 intermediary camps in order to take it slowly and make sure no one has problems with acclimatization.

    What's Included?

  • Private transportation
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
  • Daily breakfast during Tibet Tour
  • All Meals while Trekking
  • Porter Services while Trekking
  • All Trekking and Camping Gear
  • Everest base camp entry permit
  • All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
  • Tibet travel permit
 
Note: Minimum 2 persons

Day 1 - Arrival in Lhasa (3660m)

Fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by our Tibetan side representative and then transfer to the hotel. Free to acclimatize and explore around. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 - Lhasa Sightseeing:

Haven't you always dreamt of visiting the ancient Tibetan monasteries? Our
Knowledgeable English speaking guide will show you everything available there. First of all we will explore the beautifully preserved Sera Monastery. Many of the pictures you have seen of Tibet are of these buildings with its white washed walls and golden roofs. Till this day several hundred monks live and study here. The afternoon will be spent exploring the Jokhang temple and Norbulingka. The Norbunglinka is another astounding piece of architecture and was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple will provide you one of your first sights of devout Tibetans, as hundreds visit this sacred shrine each day. The central market of Lhasa, the Barkor, surrounds the Jokhang Temple. In these cobbled streets you can experience more of the Tibetan culture and even can purchase some amazing crafts.

Day 3 - Lhasa Sightseeing

To explore some of the ancient quarters of the Dalai Lama we will visit Potala Palace in the morning. Be prepared for astonishment as this grand palace has been around there since before the 17th century. To add even more history and culture we will also visit Drepung Monastery. Once home to over 10,000 monks, the Drepung Monastery is still a beautiful sight to see. Miraculously it was one of the few sights to escape the Cultural Revolution without widespread damage.

Day 4 - Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m)

In the morning we will depart from Lhasa and travel in Land cruiser along the Friendship Highway. Numerous passes, such as Khambo La and Kharo La, provide wondrous views of the Himalayan range. A colossal glacier rises nearly straight up from the road as we pas Kharo La. The drive is no daunting task as we pass through many more beautiful Tibetan valleys and quiet villages along the way. Our final destination is the first class Holi-Lake Hotel in Gyantse.

Day 5 - Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m) 90Km

We will be given the opportunity of experiencing more wondrous Tibetan culture as we see the Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Expansive views of the valley can be seen from the ancient Dzong fort. The Kumbum is much more than a stupa, as it is surrounded by numerous Tibetan murals and small chapel houses. Even if you are no art connoisseur you will be amazed by these ancient murals and architecture.We continue on with a short drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Not a minute is wasted as we have a full afternoon of exploring the local markets and monasteries. It is very intriguing to see how ancient Tibetan culture compares to the modern day culture we will experience. There are endless amounts of sights, both modern and ancient, to see around this city. The night will be spent in Tibetan style Wutse or Mansarovar Hotel.

Day 6 - Shigatse to Shegar (New Tingri) (4050m)

Once more we will drive along the Friendship Highway and immerse ourselves in the wondrous views of the Tibetan plateau. Along the way we will cross our highest pass of the journey, Gyamtso La, as well as numerous nomadic herders. The night will be spent in the comfortable Hotel Quomolongma

Day 7 - Shegar to Rongbuk

We will leave Shegar in the morning and cross the Pang La pass. The view from the top is truly awe-inspiring as nearly the entire Himalayas are laid out before you. This may be your first real glimpse of Everest.

Day 8 - Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp

Our eighth day will be spent enjoying the barren yet awe-inspiring surroundings of the Everest Base Camp. It is a life changing experience to stare up into the world's largest mountain. We will slowly begin to acclimatize.

Day 9 - Everest Base Camp

To be safe, another day must be spent properly acclimatizing in Rongbuk. You can relax during the day and explore the area even further.

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

Our first challenging trek will be made to Base Camp 1. Along the way we can explore the Rongbuk Glacier and surrounding areas. The views around this massive glacier are some of the best in the world. We will take a trail that rises to the east side of this ice cap and heads toward the peak of Mt. Everest. The hike is fairly short, but the high altitude may still be hard for many so relax today and enjoy exploring this amazing area.

Day 11 - Trek to Internal Camp (5760m)

Our trekking trail today will meander over gravel hills to the west of the glacier. Another scenic day awaits us as we spend the night at the interim camp. Ice pinnacles surround us in all directions. What an amazing experience!

Day 12 - Rest Day in Internal Camp

Today is another day to rest and properly acclimatize. We are now at extremely high altitudes, and must take all necessary safety precautions! Small excursions can be taken today and wonderful pictures abound.

Day 13 - Trek to Camp 2 (5970m)

Today we ascend even farther into the intricate maze of ice as we meet up with the Changste glacier. It is such an incredible experience to be hiking on the world's highest mountain! Today our camp is even more beautiful than past sites. We are surrounded on all sides by varying glaciers and hanging ice. The Serac Highway protrudes a gravel point into the center of these amazing ice formations.

Day 14 - Trek to ABC (6340m) and Return to Camp 2

It is completely up to you today whether you want to spend the night at Base camp 3 or simply hike there during the day and return to Base Camp 2. The walk will be much more enjoyable tomorrow if we stay at the second base camp. However, if you wish we can spend the night at an even higher altitude and impressive location. Camp 3 lies in the center of flattened gravel mounds next to the glacier. Today we can observe many of the challenging pinnacles, ridges, and even the rock summit of Everest. Camp 3 is only 2400 meters from the top. What a sight it is to finally arrive at nearly the highest point in the world!

Day 15 - Return to Base Camp

Today is a long day as we cruise downhill back towards the first base camp. Wonderful sights abound as we leave this amazing peak.

Day 16 - Rongbuk to Nyalam

On our second to last day we will rejoin the Friendship Highway and experience another amazing drive through Tibet. Once again we will cross two high passes with magnificent Himalayan views. Towards the end of the day we will descend from the Tibetan plateau and arrive in Nyalam. It is a huge relief for many to arrive back in this lush town with showers and beds.

Day 17 - Nyalam to Kathmandu

Today is a sad day for most as we end our journey. In the morning we will cross the Friendship Bridge and head back into Nepal. We must bid a fond farewell to our Tibetan guide and go through all the necessary border paperwork. Our Nepalese staff will meet you on the other side and take you your last five hours into Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.

    Exclusions

  • Lunch & Dinner during Tibet Tour
  • Train or Air fare of any sectors
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control...
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.


    Cancellation Policy

  • Prior to 90 days: full refund (minus deposit)
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  • 60-30 days: 50% refund
  • 30-15 days: 25% refund
  • We’re sorry, but trips cancelled within the last 15 days before your arrival are non-refundable.
  • Deposits are non refundable
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