Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour–12 Days

 Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour–12 Days

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is one of the best tour which begins and ends in capital of Nepal- Kathmandu.
Nepal, Nestled amongst the peaks of the great Himalayan Mountains, Nepal is a country blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and colorful history. Without any strenuous activities, this tour lets you discover ancient city streets and architecture and see some of Nepal’s most famous UNESCO World Heritages Sites.

Tibet, this tour will take us from the capital city to the popular monasteries, pristine lakes, glaciers, rivers, farming valleys and breathtaking scenic mountain views. Ultimately, passing through the fascinating Himalayas, we will drive to Everest Base Camp, the floor of the highest mountain in the world, and the main highlight of our trip. The spectacular view of the glorious Mt. Everest is such a sight to see and feels as if it was one of the greatest achievements of our life.

This Lhasa to EBC tour covers the beautiful Tibetan cities and historical towns of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Rongbuk. While there, we will visit the most popular landmarks like the Potala and Norbulingka palaces, the Tibet Traditional Hospital, Barkhor bazaar and Gyantse Dzong. We will also cross several passes and visit the beautiful turquoise-colored Yamdrok Tso Lake. Impressive Tibetan monasteries like Sera, Drepung, Jokhang temple, Khumbum stupa, Tashi Lhumpo, Sakya and Rongbuk are ours to admire. The Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour, a distance covering around 800 km, offers you a complete tour and merges Tibet’s most famous and sacred sites into an ideal package.

At a Glance of Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Day Program Place Altitude
01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel Kathmandu 1360m
02 In Kathmandu- Visit  Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath and Patan City Kathmandu 1360m
03 In Kathmandu -Visit Pashupati, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur City Kathmandu 1360m
04 Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa Lhasa 3650m
05 In Lhasa- Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street Lhasa 3650m
06 In Lhasa- Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery Lhasa 3650m
07 Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse 360 km(B) Shigatse 3800
08 Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp EBC 5200m
09 EBC (5200m) and return to Shigatse Shigatse 3800m
10 Shigatse to Lhasa -350km Lhasa 3650m
11 Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu Kathmandu 1360m
12 Depart Kathmandu

Day-By-Day Detailed Itinerary

Day 01-Arrive Kathmandu (1360m)

Arrive Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. Please look for signage of with your Name once you come out of Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your luggage. You will be escorted by our representative to the hotel. Welcome to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Kathmandu has the air of a medieval city with a maze of narrow streets, wooden temples and beautifully decorated palaces.  Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be provided welcome drinks along with the room key

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 02-In Kathmandu (1360m) 
This morning we have arranged a walking tour visiting the bazaar and the Durbar Square area, the centre of old Kathmandu. Much of the day to day life of Kathmandu takes place in the bazaar: a fascinating mixture of people selling fruit, vegetables and spices; potters spinning their wheels to produce small household bowls and containers for temple offerings; devotees visiting their favourite gods at temples and small shrines dotted along the sides of alleyways; rickshaw wallahs honking their horns and the ever present sacred cow wandering amongst it all.

Next you will drive to Patan, a beautiful city in its own right which rivalled Kathmandu in terms of the splendor of its temples and squares and is now better preserved, less polluted and less crowded. You cross a bridge over the Bagmati River that links Kathmandu with the city of Patan, its neighbour to the south.

After lunch we will visit Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple) The world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas built 2000 years ago situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of the Kathmandu valley. Visitors will also have a grand view of the valley from this spot.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03-In Kathmandu (1360m) 
Morning Visiting Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati river flowing beside the temple. Cremation of the dead body Hindus/Buddhist takes place at the bank of Bagmati River at Pashupatinath.

Then, you will be driven to Bhaktapur for sightseeing tour of one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visiting Bhaktapur means “the city of devotees” in Nepali language. It is also known as Bhadgaon and was founded in 889 AD by King Anand Dev. Today it covers an area of four square miles and is flanked by Khasa Khusung and Hanumante Rivers. The palace complex in the middle of the city portrays the prosperity of the Malla years and the details at which the crafts people then worked. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows stands in the square, which was also home to many kings of Bhaktapur. The kings of Bhaktapur ruled over Kathmandu and Patan from the 12th century to the 14th century.

Then you will be driven to Boudha to explore one of the largest stupas in South Asia and it is also known as a Little Tibet

Visiting Bouddhanath Stupa is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many of them decided to live around Bouddhanath. They established many gompas, and the “Little Tibet” of Nepal was born.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 04-Arrival in Lhasa (3650m)
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 05- Lhasa Tour – Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 06- Lhasa Tour – Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung Monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 07-Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse 360 km
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse,  we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer). Overnight in Shigatse
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 08- Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200)
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.
Overnight at Rongbuk Monastery Guest House.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 09-EBC (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)
In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together and later trek from lodging place to EBC (4kms, or take Eco bus). You can visit the Everest Base Camp and take the close-up shot of Mt. Everest. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10- Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3650m)350km
Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Included Meals: Breakfast

 Day 11- Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu
The guide will transfer you to the airport for flight back to Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
Free time for your own activities
Overnight at the hotel
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12- Depart Kathmandu 
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us and we expect that you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal again.  Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, a representative from Natraj Trekking will transfer you to the airport.
Included Meals: Breakfast

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