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Everest Base Camp Tibet - 10 Days
Tour code: EBCTTS-BT-003
 
Everest Base Camp Tour Tibet SideMount Everest, in Tibetan CHOMOLONGMA, was first recognized as the worlds tallest in 184, the stunning scenery in Everest region has been acclaimed since the first British expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s. With the advent of the tourism and trekking in China during the early 1980s, Dza Rongbuck Monastery and the nearby base camp quickly became Tibet's most popular trekking destination.

The best time for tour & trekking to Mount Everest is generally between May to October. We offer 10 Days Tibet Overland with EBC “drive-in & fly-out” program for people who want to realize the aspiration for tour & trekking around world’s highest peak CHOMOLONGMA. This trip starts early morning at 05:30 am from ADVENTURE SILK ROAD INC office at Thamel opposite KC’s restaurant & before Hotel Excelsior.

The distance from Kathmandu to the Friendship Bridge, Kodari (Nepal/Tibet Border) is 116km and takes a 05hrs on drive. After completing immigration formalities on the Nepal side we continue drive / walk to Zhangmu Immigration, which is 09km away. At Zhangmu, our representative from Tibet will meet you and transfers you to the hotel. He will then take care of your entire tour arrangements till your departure from Lhasa to Kathmandu or abroad. The detailed itinerary is as below.
 
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DAY 01: KATHMANDU – ZHANGMU (2300 m)
Departing at 0530 am from Adventure Silk Road Inc. office, approx. 05 hrs drive along the Arniko Highway, will take us to Kodari (China / Nepal Border). We cross the Friendship Bridge at the border & drive to Zhangmu by jeep (or truck) where after completion of immigration formalities, we will enter to the Chinese Autonomous Region & start the first night in the Tibetan plateau. We will be staying at the hotel/guest house nearby Zhangmu. Overnight at Zhangmu.

DAY 02: ZHANGMU – XEGAR (4050 m)
From Zhangmu, we drive to Lhatse, following the Bhote Koshi River valley with the plenty of waterfalls on our eyes. This route is the most adventurous route among the others as it offers the panoramic views of the high mountains including the highest peak Everest (8848m) with Langtang (7367m), Xixapangma (8012m), Makalu (8464m) Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8153m). We get chance to pass by the high passes like Nyalam Pass (3750 m), Tong-La (5120m) La Lung-la (5124m) & Gyatso-la (5220 m). We continue our drive passing Tingri (4390 m) & stay at Xegar (also known as New Tingri,). Overnight at Xegar.

DAY 03: XEGAR / RONGBUK (4980 m)
From Shegar The Everest access road turns off the Friendship Highway around five km west of Shegar check point shortly after km market 494, from which point it winds and climbs its way 63 km to Rongbuk Monastery and on to base camp.  Although there were probably monastic settlements in the area for several hundred years, Rongbuk Monastery is fairly recent. It was established in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama. Perhaps not of great antiquity, it can at least lay claim to being the highest monastery in Tibet and thus the world, at 4980 meters. There were once 500 monks and nums living here but local reports that the number is now only 16. Accommodation and very basic food are available at the monastery. The rooms are comfortable, heated with stoves. Overnight at Rongbuk.

DAY 04: RONGBUK – EVEEREST BASE CAMP – XEGAR (4200 m)
Drive to Everest Base Camp from Rongbuk Monastery. The base camp is a dry, barren place, but the views of Everest more than make up for this.  Have a photo taken a the base camp marker which disappointingly does not even mention the world “Everest” It reads Mt Qomolangma Base Camp and the Chinese below in indicates 5200 metres above the sea level. On a small hill to the left of the base camp marker are a couple of prayer poles. Clamber up for great views of the world’s highest peak. After visit to Everest Base Camp drive to Xegar. Overnight at Xegar.

DAY 05: XEGAR – XIGATSE (3900 m)
From Xegar, we continue our drive to Xigatse, Tibet's second-largest city, lying near the union of the Nyang Chu and the Tsang Po, on the main route between Gyantse and West Tibet. It is the place of famous Tashilumpo Monastery. Overnight at Xigatse.

DAY 06: XIGATSE – GYANTSE (3950 m)
In Xigatse, we visit Tashilumpo Monastery, one of the four great Gelug monasteries renowned as the seat of the Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. After visiting Tashilunpo Monastery in the morning including the Bazaar of Xigatse, We drive to the capital of the small kingdom in 15th century. Gyantse. Visit Gyantse Kumbum (the highest Chorten in Tibet) & Pelkor Chode Monastery founded in 1418. Overnight at Gyantse.

DAY 07: GYANTSE – LHASA (3607 m)
Drive to Lhasa, crossing the Karo-la Pass (5045m), we pass by the Yamdrok Tso, the turquoise lake & one of the four holy lakes in Tibet. Then after passing the Kamba-la Pass (4794m), we find ourselves close to the Lhasa Valley. After crossing the Brahmaputra River, we reach Lhasa, our final destination. Lhasa lies in the Kyichu river valley at 3,595m and is dominated by the magnificent Potala Palace, built in the 17th century by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. Overnight at Lhasa.

DAY 08 & 09: LHASA SIGHTSEEING TOUR
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursion of the Potala Palace (A great museum with its proportions and priceless treasures) Jokhang Temple (the holiest of Tibetan shrines, houses two images of the Buddha brought as dowry by Songtsen Gampo's Nepali and Chinese queens) along the bustling street of Barkhor Market. In Lhasa you will also visit Norbu Lingka (the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas), Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight at Lhasa.

DAY 10: LHASA – KATHMANDU (1300 m)
Transfer to Gongkar airport for the onward breathtaking trans-Himalayan flight to Kathmandu. The one hour & ten minutes flight departing Lhasa at 10 am CST & arriving Kathmandu at 09 am NST offers provides you the chances to see Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdrok, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest.  (Weather Permitting).An option of flying out to other other popular destinations like Chengdu, Xian, Beijing or to Hongkong is also possible. Or those who wish to explore more the "forbidden city" can stroll the city on their own too.
 
A Reservation of the above trip, where you start your journey by taking the flight to Lhasa and end your trip by driving back to Kathmandu also could be organized as the non-scheduled departures.

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Tour Cost Includes:
Accommodation on twin sharing basis on Bed & Breakfast basis as per the package tour taken, all necessary sightseeing tour as per the program, all necessary monastery entrance fees, English speaking guide, private ground transfers, Tibet travel permit
 
Tour cost does not include:
Hard & Soft drinks, all expenses of personal nature, Nepal re-entry visa fee, Airport Tax, Charge for photography, Travel Insurance, Emergency evacuation, Visa fee, Urgent Visa Fee & Airfare.
 
 
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