Nepal & Tibet EBC Tour

Nepal & Tibet EBC Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

15 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Everest Base Camp (Tibet side)(5,200m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Drive & flight

Best Season:

Any

Our 15 days 14 nights Nepal Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is combined with cultural sightseeing in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and cultural and natural exploration in the major tourist spots of Tibet such as Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Xegar, Sakya, and the major highlight Everest Base Camp. 

The tour begins around some great places in Kathmandu with a cultural essence such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Budhanilkantha, Swoyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We spend 2 days in Lhasa to explore some of the major attractions before heading towards the base camp of the highest peak, Mount Everest. The journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is full of great Himalayan views and cultural attractions. Yamdrok Lake appears as an emerald on the plateau, the Karuola Glaciers lying on the roadside, the Pelkor Chode Monastery with the unique style taking in several factions of Tibetan Buddhism, the famed Tashilhunpo known as the Panchen Lama’s seat, all are en route to the EBC in Tibet. The trip ends in Kathmandu as you fly back from Lhasa. 

Starting Price

USD 2819 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. 

The rest of the day is at your own. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full-day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, your guided sightseeing of important and popular landmarks begins from one of the most important hindu shrine, Pashupatinath Temple. Then, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, the biggest Buddhist pilgrim site in Nepal. And, we will drive to Budhanikantha Temple, another famous hindu temple in city. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Kathmandu tour day 2

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit to another 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites inside the valley. Swoyambhunath Stupa is the first sightseeing spot. It is known as Monkey Temple, is an ancient religious architecture located at the hilltop overlooking the valley. 

Afte lunch, we will explore Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is the oldest Durbar Square in the city where Kumari House, Hanuman Dhoka, and the Kastamandap Temple are the major attractions. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Fly to Lhasa

Meals included: Breakfast

On arriving at the Gonggar Airport, our Tibetan representative will recieve you and transfer you to your hotel. 

You are advised to take rest for the rest of the day because of Lhasa's altitude. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 5

Full-day Lhasa sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

You will spend your day visiting the important landmaks in the city. 

After breakfast, you will be guided to Sera Monastery which is one of the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet. 

After breakfast, we will pay a visit to Norbulingka Palace, a summer residence of the Dalai Lamas and Jokhang Temple, the most sacrd shrine for all the Tibetan Buddhism. 

We will also take a walk around the streets of Barkor which surrounds the Jokhang Temple. It is an traditional street and a central market of Lhasa. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 6

Lhasa tour day 2

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace which was a winter palace of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959 dominating the city of Lhasa. The current palace on the site was built in the 17th century. 

Soon after lunch, we will drive to Drepung Monastery that was built in the 14th century. It used to one of the three Gelug Monasteries i.e. one of the largest monasteries in the country which resided more than 9,000 monks. 

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7

Drive to Gyantse (3,950m)

Meals included: Breakfast

Today,  we will drive further to Gyantse for an overnight stay via Kampa La Pass. 

Upon arrival in the city, you will chek-in at the hotel. After a brief rest, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery which includes the Gyntse Kumbum. Considered as the largest of the three Kumbums in Tibet, it has nine floors with inique chapels. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs drive

Day 8

Drive to Shigatse (3,900m)

Meals included: Breakfast

After a warm and delicious breakfast at the hote, we will head towards Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet which is 90 km west of Gyantse. 

After check-in at the hotel and a brief rest, we will visit the free Tibetan Market and Panchen Lama's Tashilumpo Monastery.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive

Day 9

Drive to Xegar (4,040m)

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we drive to Xegar crossing over the Gyatchu La Pass at the elevation of 5,200 meters.

Take rest at your accommodation upon arriving in the city.

Overnight at Guesthouse. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 10

Drive to Dza Rongphu (4,920m)

Meals included: Breakfast

We will start driving towards Dza Rongphu Village today which is 60 Km away from Xegar and prepare for the excursion to the highlight of the trip, Everest base camp on the Tibetan side.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive

Day 11

Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,250m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will hike for around 2 hours from Rongbuk Monastery to reach the northern base camp of the highest peak Mount Everest a.k.a Qomolongma in Tibetan. We will explore the area, take pictures of the highest peak, and visit the Ronghu Glacier and return to Rongphu before sunset.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs trek

Day 12

Drive to Shakya Monastery (3,900m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The sunrise over Everest will wake us up and we will start driving to the Shakya Monastery which was built in the 1073 A.D by Gongjue Jiebu, to spread his esoteric theory of Buddhism in the whole world. This monastery got the name Shakya as it was built on the chalky hill and Shakya means chalky earth in Tibetan.

Overnight at Shakya Monastery.

Accommodation: Monastery Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs drive

Day 13

Drive to Lhasa via Shigatse

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we will follow a different route to travel back to Lhasa. Our long drive goes through Shigatse city where we halt for lunch. 

Once in Shigatse, you can roam around the streets or take rest at the hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 14

Fly back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

We will drive to Gonggar Airport and then board our flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Depending on your flight timing, we can arrange a short/half-day sightseeing trip. In the evening, we will gather for a cultural program in an authentic Nepali restaurant with a typical Nepali dinner.  

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight and 1/2 hour drive

Day 15

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule to your onward destination. 

We wish you a safe journey and hope to see you again soon. 

 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and driver fees 
  • Land cruiser for all the ground transportation
  • A mineral water bottle
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All government/applicable taxes and office service charges

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips to guide and driver, liquor, etc.)
  • Any costs occurred under unavoidable circumstances (flight delay or cancellation, road blockade, etc.) 
  • Anything not mentoined in the INCLUSION section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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