Trekking and Walking

Everest North Base Camp Trek

Nepal Tibet

Everest North Base Camp Trek

Durtation: 19 Days

Price: US 5,111 All Inclusive

The mighty Everest has two base camps: the Southern Base Camp in Nepal at an elevation of 5,364 m and in Tibet at 5,150 m. Everest base camp north side, also referred as the Advanced Base Camp (ABC) at 6,340 meters is the highest elevation base camp which takes you as close to the Everest summit for non-climbers.

The trip begins with half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu and continues in Lhasa where you will visit the top attractions like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Norbulingka Palace.

During the trip from Lhasa to Advanced Base Camp, you will be stopping to few other Tibetan landmarks like Yamdrok Lake, Gyangtse, Xigatse, Sakya Monastery, and Rongbuk Monastery, which flaunts the uniqueness of rich Tibetan culture and history.

The trekking route from Tibet side is the easiest section of the overwhelming journey up to the mighty Mount Everest. However, the unique and thrilling experience from this trip will certainly provide you with lifetime memories.

Join us on this fantastic trek to explore the true grandeur of the glorious Mount Everest. Feel free to leave us a mail if you have any queries.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan will greet you and assist you to the designated hotel. 

Overnight at hotel. 

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing & trip to Tibet preparation

5-6 hrs

1,350 m

After a warm breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked-up by the guide for the sightseeing in some of the significant places like Pashupatinath Temple  (one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal), and Boudhanatha Stupa (the largest stupa in Nepal). 

Later, you be will preparing for the trip to Tibet which starts tomorrow. 

Overnight at hotel. 

BB

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3

Scenic flight to Lhasa

1 hour+ flight & 1/2 hour drive

3,660 m

Early morning breakfast and transfer to the airport for a flight to Gangar Airport in Lhasa. Once you are in Lhasa, our Tibetan representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel. 

Free to explore the markets on your own.

Overnight at hotel. 

BB

3 star hotel

Day 4

Full-day Lhasa sightseeing

5-6 hrs

3,660 m

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

Then, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists.

After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Overnight at hotel. 

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3 star hotel

Day 5

Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery

5-6 hrs

3,660 m

Today, your full-day Lhasa sightseeing begins after a nice breakfast. 

We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. This Palace has a huge garden covering 360,000 square meters, making it the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It has got 374 rooms.

The second site is Drepung Monastery, made by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century.Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions.

Overnight.

BB

3 star hotel

Day 6

Drive to Gyantse

7-8 hrs

3,950 m

We will make an early morning visit to the Tashilumpo Monastery, and the market.

We will drive further to Gyantse. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Once in Gyantse, check-in at the hotel and relax. 

Overnight. 

BB

Hotel/guest house/ local lodges

Day 7

Drive to Shigatse

2-3 hrs

3,900 m

The day starts with a visit to Khumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery. After completing the sightseeing of the Gyantse we will drive towards Shigatse, 90 Km from Gyantse.

In Xigatse, check-in at the hotel. After a brief rest, we will visit the free Tibetan Market and the Tashilumpo Monastery.

Overnight.  

BB

Hotel/guest house/ local lodges

Day 8

Drive to Xegar / Tingri

8-9 hrs

4,040 m

Today, we have a long drive of 245 Km today from Xigatse to Xegar/ Tingri. The drive will be long but scenic as you will encounter small settlements, monasteries, mountains, glacial lakes throughout the way,

 Check-in and relax, once in Xegar.Tingri.

Overnight at hotel. 

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Hotel

Day 9

Drive to Dza Rongbuk

3-4 hrs

4,920 m

Early morning breakfast and we will start driving towards Dza Rongphu village which is 60 Km away from Xegar/Tingri.

Once in Rongbuk, we will prepare for the excursion to the highlight of the trip, Everest base camp on the Tibetan side.

Overnight.

BB

Tea house/ lodges/ guest house/ monastery

Day 10

Hike to Everest Base Camp

3-4 hrs

5,250 m

Today, we will hike from Rongbuk Monastery to reach the northern base camp of the highest peak Mount Everest a.k.a Qomolangma in Tibetan. We will explore the area, take pictures of the highest peak, and visit the Ronghu Glacier.

Overnight at Everest base camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented camp/ tea house

Day 11

Trek to Camp 1

4-5 hrs

5,460 m

This is the start of the challenging part of the trek. We will walk past the Rongbuk Glacier and move along the taken path heading east towards the summit of Everest.

Since the altitude is very high there might be symptoms of Altitude sickness so we will walk slowly and keep resting until we reach camp 1.

Overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 12

Trek to the Interim Camp

5-6 hrs

5,760 m

We will walk towards the west of the glacier over rocky hills. The view of the surrounding peaks including Everest is awesome. Nowhere on the earth can you get such a scenic view of the mountains.

The hike to the Interim camp will be more difficult than an earlier day. we will stay in our tents for overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 13

Acclimatization/rest day at interim camp

3,760 m

As we are in the highest place on earth we need proper acclimatization. We will do short hikes if you are interested and take proper rest to scale camp 2 tomorrow and enjoy this spare day.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 14

Trek to Camp 2

4-5 hrs

5,970 m

We will start walking from Interim camp and in half an hour we will reach the Changste glacier. You can just see ice and glaciers around you. This is a truly amazing and exotic experience, possible nowhere else on earth, walking on the highest peak.

Overnight stay at camp 2.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented camp

Day 15

Trek to advanced base camp (ABC)/camp 3 & hike down to the camp 2

5-6 hrs

6,340 m

Today we will walk to the highest point of our trek, camp 3 also referred to as the advanced base camp (6,340 m). If you wish to spend a night at this altitude you can stay here otherwise we can hike back to Camp 2.

You are nearly at the highest point on earth! Congratulations!!!!!

Overnight at camp 2.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 16

Trek down to the Everest Base Camp

6-7 hrs

5,250 m

We have a long downhill walk today as we approach the Everest base camp for overnight stay. We will bid farewell to Everest as one of the most exciting treks in your life has come to an end.

Overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ guest house/tented camp

Day 17

Scenic drive to Kayrong

9-10 hrs

1,800 m

After breakfast, we will have a long but scenic drive to Kayrong where we will stay overnight.

BB

Hotel

Day 18

Scenic drive to Kathmandu via Nepal-China Border

8-9 hrs

1,350 m

We ahead towards Kathmandu today which is 130 km from here. We will cross 3 high passes Tingri Lalung La passes at (5124 m), Shung La Pass at (5200 m/ 17056 ft), Nyalam Pass (3800m) along the high way that offers a majestic view of some of the highest mountains on earth.

Upon reaching the Nepal-China border (at Kayrong) representative from Himalayan trekkers will drive you to Kathmandu via the famous Langtang national park, Syabru Besi and will experience the highway by enjoying the scenic views of green hills, rivers, and smiling people. Free time for rest in the afternoon.

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight.

Breakfast & Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 19

Final departure

30 mins

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will assist and transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight.

Hope you enjoyed this trip with us and please do remember us for other exciting and amazing trips in the Himalayas.

Have a safe journey!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers makes sure to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferred accommodation.

In general, we arrange a 3 Star Hotel in city. You can always opt for a more budget-friendly or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel on demand.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), but we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses /local lodges/homestays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment list for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the cities must be paid separately. In cities, you are likely to get varied food services, many local menus to different international cuisines. We are always ready to help you find the places to eat to fit your taste. 

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organize Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel with your heart's content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All airport transfers
  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in the cities on BB basis 
  • Available hotels, lodges, teachouses, camping accommodation during the trek 
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek 
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary
  • All necessary entrance fees
  • Guide Fees
  • Local trekking staff (Cooks & Porters) 
  • All required road transfers in private vehicle
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All government taxes and office service charges 

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal flight fare 
  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu 
  • Lunch and Dinner in cities 
  • Any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not indicated in the includes section 

 

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing