14 Days tour of Tibet including
6 days treks to North Everest Base Camp
Departure : Kathmandu/Chengdu/Beijing
: April – October
The trek to the North Face of
Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular
short treks in Tibet. It offers the attraction
of highest mountain in the world and spectacular
views of the Himalaya from stark desert valleys.
And the view of Mt. Everest North Face from
the Rongbuk Monastery is perhaps the most dramatic
of all its sides - Simply Unforgettable !
A view of the great Mt.
We begin our trip by exploring the sights and
sounds of the fabled city of Lhasa and drive
across the Tibetan hinterland to Nepal border
visiting the ancient towns of Gyangtse, Shigatse
In Dingri we meet our Sherpa support
staffs and trek for the next 5 days to the Everest
Base Camp. We are probably one of the few Nepali
outfits that engage our own Sherpa staffs for
all our trek services in the Tibetan Himalayas.
DAY 1: Kathmandu-Lhasa
(3650 m), 90 kms
Transfer to airport to connect SZ 408 KTM-LXA
flight. Upon arrival you will be met by our
Tibet representative and transfered to Hotel.
DAY 2: LHASA
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter
palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung, the biggest
monastic university of Tibet and Nechung Monastery,
temple of the State oracle of Tibet.
DAY 3: LHASA
Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central
cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa
market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan
Medical Center and Norbulinka Palace.
DAY 4: Lhasa-Gyangtse
(3990 m), 350 kms
Drive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse
across Kampa la pass 5050 m and Karo la (5045
m)passes. Visit Kubum stupa and Pelkor Chode
DAY 5: Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse
(3860 m), 90 kms
Drive to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery.
Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen
Lama who is the 2nd in the Buddhist religious
hierachy and Shigatse Market.
DAY 6: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Dingri(4350
Today we arrive at Dingri, a windblown settlement
and the gateway to Mt. Everest where we meet
our Nepali Sherpa staffs. En route visit Sakya
DAY 7: Trek to EBC
The next 5 days we trek from the Dingri plains
(14,400 ft) to all the way upto Dza Rongbu Monastery
(16,350 ft) and Everest Base Camp at 16,900
ft. We begin our trek along Ra Chhu stream to
beyond Chholling and past the village of Lungjhang
(14,900 ft). Overnight Camp.
We continue our trek and pass through a small
goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna
La (15,600 ft).
We climb over Lamna La (16,900 ft) with Gyachung
Kang and Cho Oyu off to the south; and descend
to Zommug, at 15,700 ft the highest permanent
settlement in the Everest region. Zommug is
a center for animal husbandry and a supply center
for yaks used on Everest expeditions. Overnight
DAY 10: Rongbuk
To the south of Zommug is the famed Dza Rongbuk
Monastery reached by either a spectacular high
route or an easier low path. Once a flourishing
retreat center, it is built by Dzatrul Ngawang
Tenzin Norbu in early 1901-02. The majestic
Everest stands towering high above in full glare.
DAY 11: Everest Base
Everest Base Camp (16,900 ft) and the Rongbuk
Glacier are approximately 2-3 hrs above the
monastery. The route passes retreat caves, the
ruins of the nunnery of Sherab Chholing and
the fast flowing Dzaka Chu. Just before the
terminus of the Rongbuk Glacier is Everest Base
Camp. Across a creek, is the ocean of ice that
composes the Rongbuk Glacier, with views of
the Himalayan range that are among the most
spectacular ever. O/N Camp.
DAY 12: Leaving Dza Rongbuk
W e drive through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi,
over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or Arun River,
and into Dingri. O/N Camp/GH.
DAY 13: Dingri-Zhangmu
From the Dingri plain we drive across the high
Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Nylam
and onto Zhangmu, the border town. En route
visit Milarepa Cave where Tibet's greatest yogi
of the 11th century Milarepa meditated. O/N
DAY 14: Zhangmu-Kathmandu
Across Friendship Bridge where our representative
will meet you and drive you to Kathmandu