If you want to experience every aspect of Tibet in a single trip then Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is the one for you. Enjoy this classical fusion of sightseeing tour to some must-visit places in Lhasa with the dream of every travel lover. Also, you can enjoy an overland drive to the northern face of Mt. Everest. And you can experience the feeling of being on the roof of the world. You don’t even have to walk through those tiring undulating paths. You can just sit back and fight with the thin air in the atmosphere.
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour has the best-designed itinerary that includes the highlights of Lhasa city. Also, the tour of the grand Potala and Norbulingka palace along with the large Sera and Drepung monastery. The old and sacred Jokhang palace in between the Baker street is a must see place. Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is a perfect blend of the cultural and scenic tour to Tibet. It includes all the architecturally manifested sites of Lhasa with the Everest base camp. It is the pursuance of every travel lover and dream seeker.
As you stand upon the base camp, you can see the outstanding pinnacles of towering mountains that dominate the skyline. The raw appeal of the Tibetan plateau will let you taste the surreal form of wild yet alluring nature. The close-up views of Mt. Everest and Karo glacier are simply amazing. The high altitude lake – Yamdrok Tso embedded between the peaks of mountains is fascinating. Hence, it adds a flavor of serenity and tranquility to the wilderness of Tibetan plateau and towering Himalayas.
Finally, as you drive along the route of Tibet, you will find the influence of Buddhism in every aspect of the journey. From the prayer flag to stupas, monasteries, monks and Mani stones, everything is spiritual and peaceful. The journey to Tibet can also be an awesome opportunity to get adhered with the widespread Buddhist culture. So, join Himal Eco Treks for this exciting journey.
Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Himal Eco Trek will pick you up at the airport and escort you to the hotel for check in. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast included.)
We will complete the procedure for obtaining your Chinese visa. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a sightseeing tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. The unique art, architecture and craftwork in Kathmandu Durbar Square will please you. Visit to Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa will enlighten you about the Hindu and Buddhist culture prevalent in Nepal. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast included.)
Fly to Lhasa. The flight above the towering Himalayas is an amazing experience that will give you a bird’s eye view of the mountains. Rise above the Himalayas and observe the beauty that lies in snow clad mountains. Upon your arrival at Gonggar airport, you will be welcomed by our Chinese crew who will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel in Lhasa for check in. Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa. (Breakfast included)
You will explore the magnificence of Lhasa city accompanied by your guide and an interpreter. Lhasa is culturally very rich and has many monasteries. The artistic works in the monasteries of the Lhasa is mind blowing. Amongst them is a well-preserved Sera Monastery. It looks spectacular with its white walls and golden roofs. You can see several hundred monks who study and live in this monastery. Next on list is Norbulingka, the palace of the Dalai Lama that is so grand and artistically phenomenon. Exploring the palace, we head to Jokhang Temple. It is the most sacred temple Tibet. The temple is surrounded by Barkor, the central market of Lhasa. The narrow pebbled streets in the Bakor makes you feel like it is a maze. Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa. (Breakfast included)
A delightful day when you’ll visit the Potala Palace. Yes! Potala palace is the same palace that dominates the whole Lhasa city. It can be the first thing that you may have noticed in the city. The palace is astonishingly magnificent. It was constructed in the 17th century and features the Dalai Lama’s quarters and many vital chapels. Collecting the wonders of Potala palace, we head towards Drepung Monastery. Once, it used to be the largest monastery with around eleven thousand monks. Though the number has decreased to hundreds, the monastery still preserves its cultural importance and artistic magnificence. Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa. (Breakfast included)
We wake up early and continue our journey in a comfortable Land cruiser. With the stunning landscape on view, we follow Tsangpo river and ascend up to Khampa La (4794m). We enjoy the beautiful views of Yamdok Tso Lake and snow-capped peak of Nazin Kang Sa (7252m) from the pass. We further drive westwards over the Karo La (5045m) with the awesome view of a tremendous glacier. We pass colourful valleys and villages to Gyantse. In Gyantse, we visit Gyantse Kumbum and Gyantse Dzong. The Kumbum is a massive stupa and the Dzong is a fort that was founded in the 14th century. After exloring the kumbum and dzong, we drive for around an hour and half to Shigatse. Overnight at a hotel in Shigatse (Breakfast included)
We traverse along the Friendship Highway admiring the desert like high altitude landscape of Tibet. On the way, we cross Gyamtso La (5220m), the highest pass on our travel that lies beyond Lhatse. Descending down to the plains, we passing monasteries and the camps of the herders and drive to Shegar. On the way, we visit two popular monasteries namely Natang monastery and Sakya monastery. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast included)
Leaving Friendship Highway behind, we move towards the Himalayas. We move towards south and pass the Pang La (5150m). The views of mountains that spread from Makalu to Shishapangma is fascinating. At this point, we do not get the view of Everest, however, we get the sight of Everest once we turn to Rongbuk valley. Upon our arrival in Rongbuk, we visit Rongbuk monastery that was built in 1902 by a Lama and possesses small huts for monks to meditate. Overnight at a guesthouse in Rongbuk valley. (Breakfast included)
Today is the most exciting day of our journey as we head towards Everest Base Camp (5250m). We can either walk, take a drive or ride a horse to reach the Base Camp. Once we reach the base camp, we will be showered with the pinnacles of towering mountains that surrounds us in a chain like form. The close of views of almighty Everest is the best that one can ever get. Beholding the beauty of the towering mountains with majestic Mt. Everest, we retrace our journey with a drive back to Nyalam. Overnight at guesthouse in Nyalam. (Breakfast included)
Leaving Nyalam, we drive towards the Friendship Bridge. We cross Bhote Koshi River i.e. the Chinese - Nepalese border. We bid our Tibetan crew a goodbye and walk towards Nepalese Immigration Control in Kodari. We meet our Nepalese staff there and complete the re-entry formalities. Then we continue our drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast included)
Your guide will escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight. Hope you had a good time with us!