Start your journey to Tibet with a spectacular flight over the snow capped Himalayan mountains from Kathmandu, past Mt. Everest, Malaku and Kanchenjunga.

In Lhasa we will provide you with a guided tour of the Potala, the famous palace of the Dalai Lama, Norbulinkha, the great Drepung Monastery and the holy Jokhang Temple where you can stroll through the crowded Tibetan market. We will then drive past the beautiful Turquoise Lake on the way to the historic town of Gyantse with its unique multi-storied Kumbum Stupa. At Shigatse we will walk through the massive Tashilhunpo monastery and visit the memorial ‘Chorten’ of the late Panchen Lama.

We’ll drive you to Rongbuk Monastery from where you will hike up to the North Everest Base Camp and explore the Rongbuk glacier set directly below the massive north-face of Mount Everest before ascending to Camp 2. After being in such close proximity to the world’s highest mountain you’ll return to Nyalam before returning to Kathmandu in Nepal.

The trek portion of this experience will be supported by a Tibetan or Nepali Sherpa team, including a camp cook who will prepare all meals. All camping equipment will be provided. While trekking, clients carry only a small day-pack and trek at an easy pace, as this trek is designed for a more relaxed pace. All equipment and luggage will be carried by yaks or truck or jeep.

Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

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  • Total Duration: 22 Days
  • Max Elevation: 6,400 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Strenuous
  • Best Months: May to September
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Hotels, basic guest houses, and tented camps as specified in the itinerary.

Trek Highlights

  • World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley
  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Visit the Lhasa, the holiest city
  • True Tibetan culture and lifestyle

Dates & Prices

Dates: Although this trip is currently unscheduled, contact us about organizing this destination for you or your group. The best months are between May to September.

Prices: Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

Outline Itinerary

Tour Days

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: Explore the best of Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Trek briefing and preparations

Leave Nepal

  • Day 04: Fly to Lhasa, explore and ease at leisure (3,700m), overnight in a hotel
  • Day 05: Guided sightseeing to Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, kora around Barkor Street
    with Tibetan pilgrims, overnight in a hotel
  • Day 06: Guided tour to the greatest monastery in Lhasa-Drepung; summer
    Palace-Norbulinkha and Sera Monastery, overnight in a hotel
  • Day 07: Drive to Gyantse (3,950m), overnight in a hotel
  • Day 08: Drive to Shigatse (3,900m/12,792ft), stay overnight in a hotel
  • Day 09: Morning sightseeing, afternoon drive to Xegar (New Tingri) (4,350m), stay
    overnight in a guesthouse

Trek Days

  • Day 10: Drive to Rongbuk (5,000m), stay overnight in tents
  • Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,200m), stay overnight in tents
  • Day 12: Acclimatize at Everest Base Camp
  • Day 13: Trek to Camp (I) (5,460m), stay overnight in tents
  • Day 14: Trek to Interim Camp (5,760m), stay overnight in tents
  • Day 15: Rest day at Interim Camp
  • Day 16: Trek to Camp (II) {5,970m}, stay overnight in tents
  • Day 17: Trek to Everest Advance Base Camp (Camp (III) {6,400m} and return to Camp (II), stay overnight in tents
  • Day 18: Trek to Base Camp (5,200m), stay overnight in tents
  • Day 19: Drive to Nyalam (215km), stay in a basic guesthouse

Return to Kathmandu

  • Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 21: A reserve day for contingency
  • Day 22: Final departure

Trip Extensions

Do you wish to extend your trip to include more time, additional destinations, or both? Let us know and we’ll help you plan it out.

(These trips can also be extended or modified to fit your schedule.)

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