This package combines the famed trek to Everest Base Camp with its magnificent views of mountains and Mount Everest itself, with sightseeing in Kathmandu. The base camp trek portion of the package will originate in Tibet and provide the thrill and adventure of transferring high-altitude Mountains and valleys with captivating Himalayan scenery. During the Kathmandu sightseeing portion, you will visit such places as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath temple (“monkey temple”), Boudhanath (the largest stupa in the world), Pashupatinath (a sprawling temple complex) and Bhaktapur Durbar square.
For the Everest Base Camp trek, we will start from the Tibet side of Mount Everest. First, we will fly to the historical city of Lhasa, which you will have the opportunity to tour. You will see such places as the joking temple, the antique Bharkor Bazar, the leading monasteries in Tibet, the second leading city in Tibet, Shigatse, stunning Yamdrok lake, Karola glacier, Palchoe monastery, and splendid glimpse of Gyangtse city. We will then continue our journey by road to Rongbuk at 4900 m and spend a few days and acclimatizing to the altitude. The real trekking then begins at about 5150 m, and we will stay and sleep as high as 6340 m. There are many stony, rough icy, and windy areas on this trek surrounded by magnificent mountains. You will really get great insight into what Everest climbing expeditions are all about. This trek is harder than the trek from the Nepal side, which is probably more appropriate for a first-time vist to Nepal. So, Nepal trek is far suitable for a first time visit to Everest. During the trek you will have wonderful views of north Everest as well as Lakpa Ri peak and countless other mountains.
The second main attraction in this package is sightseeing in Kathmandu in contrast to your high-mountain Himalayan experience. You will be led on a tour and have the chance to visit and explore the fascinating and deep cultural heritage of Nepal, visiting such places as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath temple (“monkey temple”), Boudhanath (the largest stupa in the world), Pashupatinath (a sprawling temple complex) and Bhaktapur Durbar square.
Trip Itinerary of Tibet EBC with KTM Sightseeing Tour
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu/ Nepal/ transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple Pashupatinath & the biggest Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath. Also visit ancient Monkey Temples, Basantapur Durbar Square.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3650Mts/ 60Km): You will be warmly welcome by our Tibetan guide and driver and accompany you to the holy city of Lhasa along with the view of Brahmaputra, known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan and a giant stone carved Buddha with more than a thousand years history.
Day 04-05: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar, Drepung and Sera monasteries Hotel on B.B
Day 06: Lhasa to Gyangtse (3950Mts/ 280Km): You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyangtse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, and Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with its most beautiful glaciers; beautiful Yamdrok Lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass.
Day 07: Gyangtse to Shigatse (3900mts/ 90Km): You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Palchoe monastery for a few minutes. Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. After the sightseeing, you will have your lunch and then continue your journey to Shigatse by passing one of the biggest farming lands in Tibet where people grow barley, wheat, different kinds of vegetables. Pm visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and old market of Shigatse
Day 08: Shigatse to new Dingri via Sakya Monastery (4050Mts/ 290KM): You will start your tour at around 8.30Am from your hotel and drive through two big mountain passes, Tsola 4500Mts/ Gyatso la 5220Mts and some beautiful villages and the first view of Mount Everest from the foot of Gyatso la pass.
Day 09: Shegar to Rongbuk Monastery (5000Mts/ 100Km): You will start your tour at 9Am and drive through Pangla pass 5000Mts from which you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu respectively which are over 8000Mts. After your lunch in Rongbuk monastery, you will visit the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk. When the sun sets, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest in the red colored sun shade.
Day 10: Rongbuk to Everest Base camp Excursion (5200Mts/ 8Km): You will start your trek from Rongbuk monastery at around 10Am and it will take you to two hrs to get there. On the way you can visit a miraculous cave of Mila Repa. After two hrs trek, you get to the Everest base camp. It is the best point of enjoying the world's highest mountain and taking photos of it. You can have a basic lunch at Everest Base camp since there are many local tented tea houses where they sell instant noodles or bread etc.
Day 11: Rongbuk to Dram, the Nepal Tibet border. (2300Km / 255Km): You will start your tour at 8.30 Am and drive through a rough road for 65Km until you get to the friendship high way where Old Dingri is located. Old Dingri is one of the popular places to stop a night in order to view Mount Everest for tourists especially for those who are unable to go to Mount Everest because of altitude problem. You will drive through Lalung la pass and Thongla pass which are over 5000Mts. From the top of those places, you will say final good bye to the beautiful Himalayan range including Shisha Bangma mountain which is also over 8000Mts and popular to the mountain climbers.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu (1300Mts/ 122Km): Walk across Friendship Bridge, meet by our representative from Nepal, clear immigration procedure and obtain your Nepali visa & transfer to Kathmandu. Driving up and down in the forested mountain with beautiful villages on the slops of the both side mountains
Day 13: Kathmandu: Breakfast at hotel / After B/F Visit to Bhkatapur Durbar square, and visit Patan Durbar Square, fine city of fine arts. After visit the Durbar square rest of the day free for shopping and individual activities /overnight at Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure on your Next Destination: Breakfast at the hotel, afternoon free for the last minute shopping & free on your own. Depart for the airport.
All travel permits for Tibet
English speaking Tibetan tour guide
All transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary
Pick up and drop off by airport bus
All administrative fees
All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
Breakfast each morning
Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
One time welcome meal for the group
One box of mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car.
Transportation costs to and from Tibet
Chinese visa fees and passport fees
Lunch and dinner
Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
Tips to the driver and guide
Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station: As for Lhasa Gongar airport is 70km from the downtown, it is hard for us to arrange free shuttle service at any given time. So, our travel agency can only offer free shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gongga airport twice a day at a designated time. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a longtime beyond our designated time.
The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins: Pick up tourists around 12:20 pm ( for flights arrival at airport before 12:20pm) Please join on this time.
The free airport drop time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes: Pick up tourists from hotel around 11:00am (for flights which depart after 13:30pm)
All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists’ arrival and departure would be free.
Exception If tourists want shuttle service not included in the designated time frame or they prefer not to wait for the free shuttle service, they are required to pay extra 50USDollar/airport for airport shuttle bus service, which needs a report to travel consultant when booking the tour. If any clients need private vehicle pick up or drop off. It is 2USDollar per kilometer and its 140kms.