Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour Overview
The Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour is one of the most exclusive Everest Base Camp journeys without having to engage in a strenuous hiking trip. It offers you the immense beauty of the vast topography, high mountain peaks, ancient tradition, and unique culture of Tibet along with the excitement of visiting EBC.
The 10-day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp itinerary departs from Lhasa which is renowned for its ancient religion, immaculate culture, incredible works of art, temples with golden roofs, and exquisitely designed monasteries. Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, etc. are some of the major attractions of Lhasa you will visit in this Lhasa EBC Journey.
As we make out the way from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, you will be greeted by a sense of enchantment and mystery as well as stunning vistas of the Himalayas which was once "the forbidden region" and is the "roof of the world”. The Everest Base Camp Tour from Lhasa allows you to experience the centuries-old spiritual wealth before bringing you to the base camp at the foot of the world's highest peak; Gyantse Stupa, Sakya Monastery, The Pelkor Chode Monastery with the unique style of taking in several factions of Tibetan Buddhism, the famed Tashilhunpo known as the Panchen Lama’s seat, and the world’s highest situated Rongbuk Monastery are just a few of them.
This Everest Base Camp Tour not only allows you to be on the lap of the world’s tallest mountain, visit the historic cities, and explore the significant monasteries but also discover the typical Tibetan rural villages and travel past many high Himalayan mountain passes such as Khampa La, Karo La, and Pang La with the turquoise Yamdrok Lake all within picturesque settings surrounded by views of tall snow-capped peaks.
This amazing trip package from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is specially designed for those looking to witness the mighty Mount Everest and at the same time get some insights into Tibetan Buddhism.
If you are interested in exploring “Tibet: Roof of the World” full of panoramic mountain views, ancient monasteries, splendid palaces, magical lakes, and scenic drives, this itinerary is perfect for you. Please feel free to message us for more information.
Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour Highlights
- A tour of the world’s highest capital city, Lhasa which is also known as the “roof of the world”
- Explore the popular Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Norbulingka which are also the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Pay a visit to the most beautiful Sera Monastery and grand Drepung Monastery
- Walk around the famous Barkhor Street gives the Tibetan culture authenticity
- Discover the stunning turquoise blue lake of Yamdrok Tso which is also one of the three sacred lakes of Tibet
- Chances to experience the grandness of the many important monasteries such as Tashilhunpo Monastery and Sakya Monastery
- Experience the travel to many high mountain passes in one journey including Karo La Pass, Khamba La Pass, and Pang La Pass
- Take a tour of the world’s highest situated monastery, Rongbuk Monastery with amazing views of the backdrop
- A driving journey to the classic north Everest Base Camp at 5050 meters above sea level
- Observe the sunrise from the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain
Best Time to do the Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour
The north Everest Base Camp Tour is possible anytime between spring and early winter. But, the months from April through June and September through November are considered the best and busiest time for the Lhasa EBC tour.
Once the spring begins in Tibet, the weather gradually warms up, the temperature climbs, the days begin to lengthen, and the nights won't be as chilly as they would be in the winter. The grasslands once again become rich and vibrant, vegetation and flowers begin to bloom and roads become drier. Hence, the spring month of April and May with June is acknowledged as the ideal time for the tour to Everest Base Camp. It is also the best time for the Mount Everest Climbing Expedition.
The autumn season starts in September and lasts till November and these months are also another best time for Tibet EBC trips. The days are dominated by consistent bright sunshine, pleasant temperatures, and cozy fresh air, and the Everest mountain top is cloud-free and is once again fully visible after the annual monsoon season subsides. In addition, the path from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp also becomes the most vibrantly colored as a variety of trees and plants start turning yellow or golden giving you a great vista to take in.
The summer monsoon kicks in fully in July and August with the increased temperature and an ideal amount of humidity. Though the rain pours almost every day in monsoon, it is not something travelers need to be too concerned about because it lasts for a short time which is not intense or heavy, and occurs mostly during the night. And, there is always brightness following the rain. The top of Everest could be hidden in a thin cloud layer adding more mystery and a breathtaking panorama to be captured. So, if you want to plan Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour in the monsoon, you need to head there while fully prepared with the proper gear.
Winter is not advised for this Lhasa EBC tour, especially in January and February because Tibet receives the most snowfall and the temperature is at its lowest during these months. The roads will also be blocked with snow making it not possible for the journey.
Permits to do the Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour
Travelers are required to obtain the following permits to do the Lhasa EBC Tour.
1. Chinese Group Visa/China Visa
Chinese Group Visa and China Visa are two different visas. You need to obtain a Chinese Group Visa if you are entering Tibet from Nepal whereas you need China Tourist Visa if you are traveling to Tibet from mainland China. Your Chinese Group Visa which is also called Paper Visa will be obtained in 3-4 business days from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal. And for the China Tourist Visa, you need to obtain it from the Chinese Embassy in your country.
2. Tibet Travel Permit
Tibet Travel Permit is mandatory for all travelers entering Tibet. Once you confirm the trip with us or your travel agency, your scanned passports and required documents are submitted to the Tibet Travel Bureau (TTB) in Lhasa and after 9-10 working days your travel agency will obtain the Permit and give it to you once you arrive Tibet.
3. Alien’s Travel Permit
Alien’s Travel Permit is required to explore the restricted areas including Everest Base Camp. It will also be obtained by your travel agency on your behalf.