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Everest Base Camp Trek

Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - Everest is at its most spectacular when viewed from the north and this trip allows you not only to stand at the bass of its massive north face, but also to trek into the Base Camp. From Kathmandu you take a flight to Lhasa and after exploring Lhasa city then return to the fabled city Gyantse, Shaigatse & Old Tingri, absorbing the sights and aura of this mystical valley before you head treks.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

TRIP FACTS
Trip length: 16 Days
Grade: Moderate to fairly chalenging
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Trekking & Cultural tour
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge / Camping
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or Bus
Meals Plan: Breakfast Only
Maximum altitude: 5150 m

KATHMANDU
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu. O/N
Day 02: China Visa and Sightseeing - Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square. O/N

INCLUDES ABOVE:
Airport Arrival shuttle by private Vehicle / Hotel accommodation 4 Nights on Bed and Breakfast plan / City Sightseeing. 

TIBET - LHASA : BB Plan.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Lhasa: Fly to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, and transfer provide to Lhasa city. O/N
Day 04: Lhasa: Full Day Sightseeing - Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery and Norbulinka Monastery. O/N
Day 05: Lhasa: Full Day Sightseeing - Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. O/N
Day 06: Lhasa-Yamdroktso-Gyantse-Shigatse - Est. Distance: 350km, visit the famous Kumbum / Pelkar Chorten. O/N
Day 07: Shigtase-Tingri. In the morning, visit Tashilunpo Monastery – Panchen Lama’s seat. In the afternoon, drive to Tingri.
Day 08:Trek to Lung Thang [4510m] - The trail heads away from Tingri plain towards Cho Oyu. As you near the village of Chholung, a small Gompa is visible. Further on, barren plains open up. Amazingly, even in these barren fields local villagers yield good harvest of barley. Mostly, you will find herders in this territory. You can select a superb campsite at Lung Thang to spend the night.
Day 09:Trek to Lamna La [5150 m] - As you ascend to Lamna La pass at 5150m, you may find the trail quite strenuous. But as soon as your eyes bask in the splendor of majestic vistas of surrounding mountain peaks, you will realize that this trek has indeed been very self-rewarding and worthwhile. Camping atop this pass dwarfs other materialistic pleasures.
Day 10: Trek to Zommug - Further away from Langma la pass, you have to take steep descent through verdant vegetation. En route, you encounter yak herders. The trail continues towards the whitewashed walls and barren fields of Zommug village. Amazing vistas of Mount Everest and Gyachung Kang visually rejuvenates you as you enter Zommug. Since lands being infertile are unable to yield agricultural crops, local villages are largely dependent on animal husbandry for livelihood. At a superb location, you will camp for the night.
Day 11: Trek to Rongbuk (5000m) - As the morning seeps in, you march towards Rongbuk. Within few hours along Rongbuk Glacier, North Face of Everest becomes visible flaunting its unparalleled beauty. Rongbuk Monastery lies ahead 15 kilometers below Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 4980 m, at the foot of the Rongbuk Glacier.In a way, Rongbuk is regarded as a gateway to Mount Everest. From this outstanding location you get breathtaking views of the magnificent Mount Everest.
Day 12: Trek to Everest Base camp (5150m) - .It is a 9 km walk along dirt road to the base of Mt. Everest. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensates for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you.
Day 13: Base Camp to Nyalam (215 km) - You take a 215 km drive from Base Camp to Nyalam along Friendship Highway traversing past Pang La pass. On the way you can halt at Tingri for lunch. Further away amidst the stunning views of Everest, Cho Oyu and other mountain peaks, you accelerate past Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shung La pass at 5200m. The trail further commands far-reaching views of enchanting Shishapangma, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar enchant as you leave behind arid Tibetan Plateau. The route then progresses towards pristine and fortified town of Nyalam where you can find a suitable accommodation at a hotel.
Day 14: Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu - Heading away from Nyalam, you drive for one hour to the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meter. Few kilometers drive follows Friendship Bridge along Bhote Koshi River to Immigration Control in Kodari. Here you depart with your Tibetan guide and after completing re-entry formalities, you return to Kathmandu. After 5 hours of driving for 123 km, you finally arrive in Kathmandu.

INCLUDES ABOVE:
Lhasa & Tibet Border Immigration Clearance / 4WD Land Cruiser Jeep / Local Guest House / Local Restaurant Breakfast / Tibet Travel Permit / China Visa / Monument Entrance fee in Tibet / Tibetan Guide etc / Flight Tickets for KTM - LXA..

NEPAL PART
Day 15: Kathmandu - Rest Day
Day 16: Departure transfer to airport for the flight to onward destination. Service End 

INCLUDES ABOVE:
Border Pickup / Hotel Accommodation at Kathmandu / Airport Drop 

Tour Cost:
USD .............. Per Person (As per group size)

TOUR COST EXCLUDES:
Excess baggage charge if any/Travel insurance / Lunch & Dinner / Nepal re-entry visa fee / Expenses of private nature such as Laundry, Telephone calls, Beverages, Tips, etc./ Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as ACCIDENTS, ROAD BLOCKAGE due to landslides, FLIGHT DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS due to weather or technical problems, etc.

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