Central Tibet with Everest Base Camp Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
Moderate 9 Days Guest House Apr – Nov SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Visit Central Tibet with Everest Base Camp Trip

Central Tibet with Everest Base Camp Trip : Enticing capital city, Lhasa, is on the roof of the world. Its awe-inspiring splendor of the great Potala Palace truly justifies its remarkable reputation. Busting with pilgrim’s circling the scared Jokhang Temple is outstanding feast for the senses which cannot be under-estimated.

Additionally, the scenery looks incredible across the spectacular Khamba-la (pass) with the turquoise waters of scared lake, Yamdrok-tso, prayer flags, glaciers and great mountains swathed by the snow.

Gyantse is located at the junction of trade routes from India maintaining its aroma. The Tibetan towns retain its feel and illustrate the history of peace, treasures and evidence of past glory with the fort and well-protected monasteries of Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya.

Qomolangma (Mt Everest) standing alone at the top of the valley looks magnificent from Rhongphu, the tiny monastery. It comes even closer as we walk or drive to the Base Camp.

Royal Mountain trekking offers several packages for Mount Everest Region Makalu Base camp Trek, Mount Everest View Trek, Everest Gokyo Ri Lake Trek, Central Tibet with Everest Base Camp Trek

Short Itinerary

DayActivityDestinationAlttudeTime
1FlyFly KTM-Lhasa3658m1 hr
DriveDrive Lhasa2 hrs
2DriveLhasa
3DriveLhasa
4DriveGyantse3950m8 hrs
5DriveShigatse3900m2 hrs
6DriveSakya
DriveShegar 4050m5 hrs
7DriveEverest Base Camp 5200m
DriveShegar4050m8 hrs
8DriveLhasa3658m8 hrs
9FlyKathmandu1300m1 hr

Trip Information for Central Tibet with Everest Base Camp Trip

Trekking part:
Accommodation – Twin share with breakfast

All applicable transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary

All Sightseeing entry fee, permit charges & royalties as per the itinerary

English speaking Tibetan Guide

Airfare Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu (both ways)

Chinese/Tibet visa fee

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

American national has to pay USD100 extra top of above price for Chinese/Tibet visa fee

Lunch and dinner in Tibet

Price for  Central Tibet with  Everest Base Camp trip:

  • The given price is in US dollars.

Visa Information for Central Tibet with Everest Base Camp trip:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance for  Central Tibet with Everest Base Camp trip:

Guide / Porters : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

KATHMANDU – GONGGAR AIRPORT – LHASA (Drive 100Kms (3658m, 2 hrs)

A flight from Kathmandu to Gonggar Airport offers one of the most beautiful flights sightseeing in the world. Therefore, it is Worthless trying to express the pleasure of felling the panoramic views and beautiful flight to Gonggar Airport (Lhasa).Your Lhasa tour starts from the airport with a warm welcome from our Tibetan Guide and a driver and experience the Tibetan hospitality accompanied by sweet smile. You will, then, be checked into the booked hotel to relax and acclimatize with the high altitude.
Note: Rest day at hotel
Day 2

SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA

The sightseeing at Lasa will start after a refreshing breakfast. A whole day program will be briefed and an your tour will be guided by experienced guide to Sera Monastery offering an insight to the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square. Norbulingka is the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama where you pay a visit. The building was ready in 1956 with richly decorated by Tibetan carvings and paintings. The Tibetan cultural glimpse can also be seen in the Jokhang temple. We can spend some time walking around the busy Barkhor Square and escort back for the hotel.
Day 3

SIGHTSEEING IN LHASA

Today, we visit the majestic Potala Palace, the imposing structure, for sightseeing. You will be guided through the structure of Potala Palace which dominates the landscape of Lasha. You can experience best Tibetan art as we continue through the ancient chambers. The palace has the vast array of intricate Tibetan murals and beautiful statues along with the tombs of the eight Dalai Lamas.
Further, you will be guided to visit beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery and observe nuns and monks chanting mantra and performing religious discourses. Finally, we will escort you back to hotel for pleasant rest.

Note: The sightseeing of the places will be decided as per the order decided by the Guide since only limited numbers of visitors are allowed to visit the Potala Palace.

Day 4

LHASA – GYANGTSE (3950m, 261KMS, 8hrs)

We start driving from Lasa to khampa la pass (4730 meters), on a private land cruiser along with a guide via friendship highway. We spend some time to enjoy the breath taking views of major peaks covered with snow in the eastern region of Himalaya, to the south and the young Norjing Gang Sang spiritual snow mountain range to the west across the turquoise colored waving waters of Yamdrok Lake.
Further, we descend and drive across the local nomadic and farming villages to arrive at the western edge of Yamdrok Lake. We stop here for our picnic lunch at a nice meadow next to the lake.
The trail continues to Karola la pass (5050 meters) and we have our first high altitude adventure experience of Nogjing Gang Sang Glacier Peak and a good time with local yaks and their herders.
Finally, we end our day, late afternoon, at Gyangese (3850 meters) and check in a hotel for pleasant shower and dinner. We stay at hotel today
Day 5

GYANGTSE – SHIGATSE (3900m, 95KMS, 2 hrs)

Today, we have different historical and cultural centers to visit. After breakfast we leave for Palkhor Chode monastery including the Kumbum stupa (the only survival with such distinctive structure and the thousands of art works) and the local ancient Gyangtse fort. We continue our day trip to Shigatse via rich agricultural Nying Chu valley of central Tibet. We stay at hotel and rest.
Day 6

SHIGATSE – SAKYA – SHEGAR (4050m, 280km/s, 5hrs)

Tashilunpo monastery (the main seat of Panchen Lama) and traditional local market is the major spot for today’s visit. We start our visit after breakfast and drive out from Shigatse town at afternoon. On the way to Shegar we also visit Sakya Monastery, having big collection of sutra books, of Sakya sect. Sakya was once a political and religious centre of Tibet. We continue our drive to south west on friendship highway and rest at hotel.
Day 7

SHEGAR – EVEREST BASE CAMP (5200m) – SHEGAR (180 km/s, 8 hrs)

Off the Friendship Highway we have spectacular drive through Qomolangma National Park and reach the tiny Rhongphu Gompa at 5000m. Here, the view is absolutely stunning. We can trek or drive 7kms to Everest Base Camp (5200m) and return back to Shegar for rest.
Day 8

SHEGAR – LHASA (3658m, 560 km/s, 8 hrs)

We leave for Lhasa after breakfast continuing our trip to north east on the friendship high way.
Day 9

LHASA – GONGGAR AIRPORT – KATHMANDU (1300m, 1hr)

The last day of out memorable trip we fly back to Kathmandu via Gonggar airport. The flight from Gonggar airport over the Himalayan range offers one of the most spectacular aerial views of Himalayan range.
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