12-Day Tour of Tibet via Everest Base Camp

12-Day Tour of Tibet via Everest Base Camp

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What You'll Do
  • See the majestic Himalayan ranges including the tallest mountain on earth, Mt. Everest
  • Take in breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains
  • Tour Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama
  • Visit the Barkhor markets with its handcrafted, local goods
  • Travel over high meadows filled with yaks and pass through some of the highest roads on earth
  • Wander through emerald colored lakes and exquisite villages
Overview
Discover all of Tibet, its culture, and history on this 12-day tour via Everest base camp. Visit some of the world's oldest monasteries and see spectacular views of the Himalayas. Enjoy unprecedented sunrises and sunsets set against glorious peaks.
What to Expect
Explore all of Tibet on this 12-day tour from the Everest Base camp. Take a look at the highest mountains in the world while being wraped in the endless vistas of the Tietan plateau. Visit some of the world's oldest monasteries and take in breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft) (Meals: D)
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city.

Day 2: Drive to Zhangmu (2250m/7382ft) (Meals: B)
Begin driving north from Kathmandu to Tibet through the breathtaking vistas early in the morning. Approaching Nepal's northern border, begin the ascent to the high altitude Tibetan plateau to Kodari on the Nepal Tibet border. Continue uphill on foot for 1.5-hours (with porters) to reach the border town of Zhangmu. Here we formally clear Chinese immigration and then spend the night in a Chinese hotel at Zhangmu.

Day 3: Drive to Shegar (4250m/13944ft) (Meals: B)
Today’s drive goes from the lush, green lower hills into the dry, arid landscape of the Tibetan plateau. Cross several high passes including the Lalung La (5050m) from which (if weather permits) there is an amazing panorama of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest – a fitting backdrop to the vastness of the Tibetan plateau.

Day 4: Drive to Mt. Everest Base Camp (5150m/16897ft) (Meals: B)
Early in the morning head from Shigar to EBC. Enjoy a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or more, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8201m), and Mt. Makalu (8463m). Then arrive at Rombuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world.

Day 5: Drive to Shigatse (3840m/12599ft) via Lhatse (Meals: B)
Eake up early in the morning to see the stunning sunrise at the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, and walk a little bit in front of it to take some pictures of its true face. Then drive to Shigatse and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau. Visit Sakya Monastery on the way.

Day 6: Drive to Lhasa (3650m/11976ft) via Gyantse and Yamdrotso Lake (Meals: B)
Visit Tashilumpo Monastery which was built in 1447 and then drive to Gyangtse to visit Palkor Monastery and Palchoi Pagoda. On the way, stop off and visit Maracaju la glacier. Next, drive to Lhasa City along Lhasa River.

Day 7: Sightseeing in Lhasa (Meals: B)
Begin at Sera Monastery and then head toward Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Visit the Barkhor Markets and roam around the city savoring every tiny detail. Eventually, the tour for the day concludes and you return to the comfort of your hotel.

Day 8: Sightseeing in Lhasa (Meals: B)
Take more time to explore the sites during visits to Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery.

Day 9: Drive Tsedang (Meals: B)
In the morning, depart from Lhasa to Tsedang, a small city in the Yarlung Valley considered the cradle of Tibetan culture. On the way to Tsedang, cross the Yarlung Tsampo River and explore Tibet's earliest monastery, Samye monastery.

Day 10: Tsedang (Meals: B)
A full day of exploring in Tsedang introduces you to the old earth tombs of former kings, the Thandruk Monastery, and Tibet's oldest building, Yambu Lakang, a fort perched high in the mountains overlooking the vast plain.

Day 11: Fly back Kathmandu (Meals: B, D)
Take a last memorable look at the Potala Palace before being transported to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu and to your hotel. The day can be utilized buying gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. Enjoy one final farewell party.

Day 12: Fly back home or extend your holidays (Meals: B)
If you prefer to stay longer, you can consult us for short tours such as a game drive at national parks, rafting, mountain biking, India, Bhutan tours, etc.
What's Included
  • All domestic flights and hotel/airport transfer by private vehicles
  • Hotel Encounter in Kathmandu or similar standard hotel with breakfast as per itinerary
  • Welcome & farewell dinner
  • English-speaking guides
  • Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, cultural, and historical spots
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all tour staff
  • All accommodation during Tibet
  • Kodari border (Friendship Bridge) transfers and pick up by private vehicle
  • Tibet entry permission, Chinese visa, and monasteries entry fee
  • All applicable taxes
What's Not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Travel insurance including evacuation
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except welcome and farewell meals
  • All optional additional tours or activities in your extended holidays
  • Tips for local staffs, guides, and porters
  • All other expenses that are not mentioned in price
Meeting Point

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check-in to the hotel. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details to review a couple of days prior to travel.

Single travelers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip

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