Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour 11 Days

Tibet Everest Base Camp tour is an extremely scenic one; we spend 3 days in Lhasa for sightseeing, which at the same time gives us enough time to acclimatize. On the forth day we set off for a four days drive to our destination, the Tibet Everest Base Camp (Rongbuk). The first day is particularly scenic as we follow the Banks of the Yarlung River. After crossing the river, we climb up to the high pass of Khamba-La. Here we are rewarded with the magnificent view of Yamdruk Tso (Turquoise Lake). The Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Tibet and appears almost serene with the Tibetan Plateau stretching into the distance. After lunch, we continue the ride over another high pass (Karo-La) before our descent to Gyantse. This village, where we will arrive by evening, is a famous ancient trading hub in Tibet. The following morning we visit the major sites before commencing a short drive to Shigatse(overnight).

We continue our journey to Lhatse, which became more of a transport town over the years and really is of little interest. However it is necessary to stop here for the night.

After an early morning start, crossing the Gyatso La pass, it takes about 4 hours to reach Xegar (New Tingri). Here we leave the highway behind and travel south to Rongbuk, home of the highest Monastery in the World (overnight). The trek to Base Camp is along a gentle valley and takes us between 2 and 3 hours, meanwhile the north face of Everest looming ever larger. It is not possible to go directly to the Everest Base Camp as there is a Chinese check post. This check post only allows authorized climbing groups to enter. After a while, soaking up the atmosphere, we return to Rongbuk. Here we spend the night before heading on to Nyalam. The last day is a 2 hour drive to the border, after completing formalities, we travel back to our hotel in Kathmandu.

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour itinerary: 

Fly in / Drive Out 

Mode of Transport : Land Cruiser 

Maximum Elevation : 5100 m.

Day 1 

Day 2 

Day 3 

Day 4 

Day 5 

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 

Day 9 

Day 10

Day 11

Transfer Airport 

fly Gonggar (Tibet) - transfer hotel (3650 m.)  


Guided sightseeing - Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Bazaar.  


Guided sightseeing - Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace.  

Lhasa at leisure  

Free day for independent activities.  

Lhasa/Gyantse (3950 m.) 

After crossing the Yarlung (Brahmaputra) River, the road climbs steeply to the Kamba - La with its magnificent views of the turquoise waters of Yamdruk Tso. Continue to Gyantse with its fascinating Kumbum, Palkor Chode Monastery and fort. 

Gyantse/Shigatse (3900 m.) 

A short drive from Gyantse, visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama and one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. 

Shigatse/Lhatse (3950 m.) 

We continue across the vast Tibetan plain, crossing the Yalung - La before making a side tour to Shakya Monastery.  

Lhatse/Rongbuk (Everest Base Camp - 5000 m.) 

Near Xegar, leave the main highway....head towards Rongbuk Monastery, the highest Monastery in the world. The views up the valley towards Mt Everest are simply stunning.

Rongbuk / Tingri (4342 m.) 

A morning excursion at Rongbuk, we then drive onwards to the small Tibetan town of Tingri.magnificent views of Mt. Everest and Cho - Oyu can be seen from the Hotel.  

Tingri / Nyalam (3750 m.) 

One last spectacular day of our journey across the Tibetan plateau. On the way we stop for a while at Loblung-La (5050m) from where a breathtaking vista of Mt. Shisapangma and Langtang can be seen. The journey continues towards Nyalam.  

Nyalam / Zhangmu/Kathmandu  

The road then descends to the border town, Zhangmu, today's last destination inTibet after immigration we proceed to our hotel in Kathmandu.