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Lhasa Everest Base Camp

Trip Introduction

 

Everest Base Camp Lhasa Culture Tour

This trip allows you to mix Tibet culture with trekking to Everest Base Camp. It takes you from the historical sites of Tibet to the northern side of Everest at Everest Base camp at an altitude of 5200m. It is truly a journey of a lifetime to the base of the highest mountain of the world. This trip provides you with an amazing adventure as well as sightseeing and the Himalayan views with Mt. Everest. Your Tibet Culture with Everest Base Camp travel begins when you arrive into Kathmandu. The first day is sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

 

Kathmandu durbar square, Swayambhu, Boudhanath area. Then you will have one 1hr 15 min flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and there you will visit Potala Palace, Norbulingka palace, several monasteries, Tibet museums, etc and further drive to Gyantse, Shigatse and trek to Everest Base camp. The main highlight of this trip is experiencing Tibet and “Land of Gods” with its thousand years old historical sites, high passes and stunning vistas of Mountains peaks, Tibetan villages, remote areas, culture, traditions and lifestyle of Tibet. Spring and Autumn will be best season for this trek.

 

Facts Of Trip

Trip Destination: Lhasa to Everest Base CampTour

Total Duration: 12 Days, Including four nights in Kathmandu

Difficulty : Moderate

Best Season: Apr/ May/ June/July/August/ Sep/ Oct

Max. Altitude : 5,050m

Transportation: Jeep for private tour or Mini bus for group joining basis, necessary transportation depends on

Route : Kathmandu– Lhasa –Everest Base Camp and Zangmu - Kathmandu

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive into Kathmandu. You will be met by a member of Top of the World Treks and after a 45 minute bus journey to the heart of the city and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!

 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country. The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!

 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650M)

Top of the world treks representative will be waiting for your flight,so in duration and over the majestic himalaya mountains, to land and welcome you to Lhasa. Lhasa is situated on the north bank of kyi – chu River and in the Tibetan language means “ Place of the gods”. You will then be transferred to your hotel and assisted in the check – in process as well. Rest is important today as your acclimatize to the rarefiedatmosphere of this high altitude city. Over night at hotel.

 

Day 04: Lhasa sightseeing (3650 M)

Today sightdeeing in the great Potala palace, Ramoche Monastery and norbulinka. The Potala palace, home of the Dalai Lama, was build in 637 AD atop a single hill by the Tibetain king, Songtsen Gampo.  And Norbulinka, the erstwhile summer palace of Dalai Lama meaning ‘Jewel park’, It is a World Heritage Site and covers an area of around  3,60,000 sq mt. making it the largest man – made garden in Tibet. Over night at hotel in Lhasa.

 

Day 05: Cultural and Historical tour at Lhasa

Today will be another busy day for you as you will be taken to some of the historical sites at Tibet. First visit will be at Ganden monastery situated at the top of Wangbur Mountain (3800 M) and explore its arts, sculptures and Murals. Then visit  Drayerpa Cave in down valley. There are several silent caves, more than 25, where Dalai Lama used to Meditate. Visit Sera Monastery (Second Largest Monastery in Tibet), Jokhang Monastery  and Drepung  Monastery- the largest  monastery in Tibet built in 14th century. Lastly we will drive to Barkhor Bazaar which is the nerve center of Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel  In Lhasa.

 

Day 06: Tibet Trek: - Lhasa to Gyantse (3950 M)

Today will be our  first  day full trek to Gyantse. Our drive gets adventurous as we pass through Kamba La pass (4794 M) and Karo La (5010 M) with spectacular scenery of Yamdrok Tso Lake. You will Rest at Guest house in Gyantse.

 

Day 07: Gyantse to Shigatse (3800M)

Gyantse lies 264 Km southwest of Lhasa which lies on the northern bank of Nyang-Chu River and bear historical importance. During 15th century it used to be a capital of small kingdom and yet retains deep Tibetan character. The principle structures consist of a castle on a ridge overlooking the town and a walled monastic complex. Today will be our quite busy day as you visit Gyantse Monastery (Pekhor Chode Monastery) and Stupa followed by 5 hours trek to Shigatse. Overnight Guest house at  Shigatse.

 

Day 08: Shigatse to Xegar (4300 M) to Rongbuk (5000 M)

We visit the Gyantse Dzongthe Kumbum Stupa, and Tashilhunpo Monastery at Shigatse. Today we will drive through two high passes with great views and after 4-5 hours of drive via Lhatse we arrive at Xegar. Along the way we visit Sakya Monastery, a castle-shaped place in which lots of historic articles exhibited. We’ll have lunch and drive over Pang la (5150 M) towards the main Himalayan region from where mountains like Makalu, Shishapangma, Mt. Everest, etc are viewed. Finally we arrive at Rongbuk alley and overnight stay at guesthouse.

 

Day 09: Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp to Lao Tingri (4350 M)

After breakfast you will visit Rongbuk Monastery and get inspired by its historical as well as spiritual importance. Then we gear up and head for Everest Base Camp. After 3 hours of hike we finally arrive at Everest Base camp form where we will experience northern face of Mount Everest which looks stunning. We’ll take photos and get good memories of here, a bit rest too and after having lunch we head back to Tingri which is a small Tibetan town. Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 10: Tingri to Zhanhmu(3750 M) Today is our Last day of Tibet tour as we move along Lalung La pass (5050 M) and further drive takes  Down to Zhangmu Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 11:  Zhangmu to Kathmandu(1360m)

After immigration procedure at Nepal/China Border at Kodari, then we drive all the way back to Kathmandu. Enjoy several stops and  in Different villages then arrive in Kathmandu. You will have plenty time  to visit tourist District in Thamel.

 

Da y 12: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and a place which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture. A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end of the trek.

 

Important Note

Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal and Tibet  is our number one propriety.  All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns.  This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final.

Cost Includes

This price includes the following:

Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be two nights before trip and two nights after trip.

Airport arrival and departure with Private  tourist vehicle

Chinese visa and permit arrangements

Guide fee and all entrance fee in Kathmandu

Arrival and departure transfer from  airport to Lhasa city and Lhasa city to Airport

Three star standerd hotel in Lhasa /Shigatse/ Gyantse / Tsedang and Sayme

Transportation by 4wd land cruiser and gasoline charges

Sightseeing tours with English speaking local Tibetan guide

All entry fees, Tibed travel permit/Visa

All government taxes 

Cost Not Includes

Single supplement charges (compulsory if no one to share the room with)

Kathmandu Lhasa airfare

Airport tax, personal clothing & equipments

Nepal entry visa (fee and require one photograph)
Any unforeseen expenses like due to landslide, evacuation etc.

An additional tour services which are not mention above

Porter if used near Nepal Tibet border, And tips for guide and driver is expected.

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    Equipment Check – List

    What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.

     

    The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house  treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. 

     

    GENERAL CHECK - LIST

    The following  basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should  always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment  to make your decision.

    -Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

    -Fleece jacket or pullover.

    -fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

    -Waterproof  sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

    -Lightweight thermal gloves.

    -Underwear (4)

    -Shorts (2)

    -Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .

    -Light and expedition  weight thermal bottoms.

    -Sun hat or Scarf.

    -Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

    -T- shirt (2)

    -Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).

    -Sunglasses with UV protection.

    -Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

    -Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

    -Small padlock  to lock trek bag.

    -Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

    -Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

    -Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

    -Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.

    -water bottles.

    -Tolietries.

    -Small wash towel.

    -Footwear appropraite to the trip.

    -Waterproof  shell trousers / pants. (Preferably  berathable fabric)

     

    TREKKING  CHECK LIST

    In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

    -Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel  outer.

    -Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

    -Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

    -Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.

    -Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

    - Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

    -Gaiters (optional).

    -Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)

     

    MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST

    In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

    -Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

    -Mountaineering  Safety harness.

    -Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal  preference).

    -120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking  caravines.

    -Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

    -Prussik loops .

    -Climbing helmet (optional).

    -Jumer (Ascender & Descender).

    -Pocket Knife.

    -Head lamp.

    -Mattress.

    -Rope and Snow bars.

    -Ice crew.

    -High altimeter.

     

    Most if not all of this equipment will be needed  for any  trip that  crosses steep, snow – covered  ground, or which includes sections  of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.

    EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

    In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use  again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper  than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

    -Sleeping bags.

    -Down Jackets.

    -All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

    -Ice hummer.

    -Climbing Harness .

    -2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.

    -12 – point Crampons.

    -Plastic Climbing boots.

    -Helmet.

    FIRST AID MEDICINE

    -Bandage for Sprains.

    -Plaster/ Band- aids.

    -Iodine or Water filter(optional)

    -Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

    -Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

    -Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

    -Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.

    -Oral rehydration salts.

    -Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).

    -Anti  - diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

    -Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).

    -Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

    -Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be  bought in Kathmandu.

    -Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

    - For more details  please see our  staying healthy  topic.

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