Everest Base Camp Trek from Tibet?
Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is a sensational journey to the northern face of the mighty Mt. Everest which is also commonly referred to as the roof of the world. Set out for this amazing journey and appreciate the pinnacles of wild mountains because the feeling of being on the top of the world; amidst the Tibetan plateaus and high mountains is beyond any mere imagination. Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek doesn’t require any kind of physical exhilaration as required while trekking to Everest Base Camp from Nepal therefore walking long distance through difficult paths is not a problem. An overland drive will take you to the base Camp. The main difficulty one can face while opting for Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is fighting with the rising elevation.
How to Explore the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek?
Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is not just a trekking journey but a tour that lets you admire the beautiful places in Lhasa city. Lhasa city is a beautiful city decorated with artistic monasteries, palaces, temples and many other attractions. In Lhasa, you can visit Potala palace which is a beautiful palace on the top of the hill. As soon as you enter Lhasa city, the palace dominates your vision as it is grand and lies on the top of a hill. Besides, Potala palace, you can visit Norbulingka palace, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, Jokhang temple, etc.
Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek starts with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu which is followed by an awesome flight to Lhasa. Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you can enjoy sightseeing to some magnificent temples, monasteries and palaces in Lhasa city. The fine art and architecture in these palaces and monasteries are fabulous. The sightseeing tour in Lhasa is followed by a wonderful overland drive to Shigatse. The drive is accompanied by awesome views of Tibetan plateaus, mountains, high passes, lakes, dzongs and many others. You can also visit Natang and Sakya monastery on your way to Rongbuk. From, Rongbuk, you can trek to base camp and then to high camp. The high camp offers some impressive views of Himalayan peaks along with the Rongbuk glacier. Your journey ends with a return journey back to Kathmandu via Nyalam from base camp.
- Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Obtain Chinese visa and Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
- Day 03: Fly to Lhasa
- Day 04: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
- Day 05: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa
- Day 06: Drive to Shigatse
- Day 07: Drive to Tingri/ visit Natang and Sakya Monastery
- Day 08: Drive to Rongbuk
- Day 09 & 10: Trek to Base Camp
- Day 11: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp I
- Day 12: Trek to Interim Camp
- Day 13: Rest day at Interim Camp
- Day 14: Trek to Camp II
- Day 15: Trek to ABC and return to Camp II
- Day 16: Return to Base Camp
- Day 17: Drive to Nyalam
- Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu
- Day 19: Leisure Day
- Day 20: Farewell
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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.
We will arrange for your Chinese Visa.
Meanwhile,Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.
We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus. At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.
We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.
Fly to Lhasa! The flight above the towering Himalayas is an amazing experience that will give you a bird’s eye view of the mountains. Rise above the Himalayas and observe the beauty that lies in snow clad mountains. Upon your arrival at Gonggar airport, you will be welcomed by our Chinese crew who will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel in Lhasa for check in. Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa (Breakfast included)
You will explore the magnificence of Lhasa city accompanied by your guide and an interpreter. Lhasa is culturally very rich and has many monasteries. The artistic works in the monasteries of the Lhasa is mind blowing. Amongst them is a well-preserved Sera Monastery. It looks spectacular with its white walls and golden roofs. You can see several hundred monks who study and live in this monastery. Next on list is Norbulingka, the palace of the Dalai Lama that is so grand and artistically phenomenon. Exploring the palace, we head to Jokhang Temple. It is the most sacred temple Tibet. The temple is surrounded by Barkor, the central market of Lhasa. The narrow pebbled streets in the Bakor makes you feel like it is a maze. Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa (Breakfast included)
Today is a delightful day when you’ll visit the Potala Palace. Yes! Potala palace is the same palace that dominates the whole Lhasa city. It can be the first thing that you may have noticed in the city. The palace is astonishingly magnificent. It was constructed in the 17th century and features the Dalai Lama’s quarters and many vital chapels. Collecting the wonders of Potala palace, we head towards Drepung Monastery. Once, it used to be the largest monastery with around eleven thousand monks. Though the number has decreased to hundreds, the monastery still preserves its cultural importance and artistic magnificence. Overnight at a hotel in Lhasa (Breakfast included)
We wake up early and continue our journey in a comfortable Land cruiser. With the stunning landscape on view, we follow Tsangpo river and ascend up to Khampa La (4794m). We enjoy the beautiful views of Yamdok Tso Lake and snow-capped peak of Nazin Kang Sa (7252m) from the pass. We further drive westwards over the Karo La (5045m) with the awesome view of a tremendous glacier. We pass colourful valleys and villages to Gyantse. In Gyantse, we visit Gyantse Kumbum and Gyantse Dzong. The Kumbum is a massive stupa and the Dzong is a fort that was founded in the 14th century. After exploring the kumbum and dzong, we drive for around an hour and half to Shigatse. Overnight at a hotel in Shigatse (Breakfast included)
We traverse along the Friendship Highway admiring the desert like high altitude landscape of Tibet. On the way we cross Gyamtso La (5220m), the highest pass on our travel that lies beyond Lhatse. Descending down to the plains, we passing monasteries and the camps of the herders and drive to Shegar. On the way, we visit two popular monasteries namely Natang monastery and Sakya monastery. Overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast included)
Leaving Friendship Highway behind, we move towards the Himalayas. We move towards southand pass the Pang La (5150m). The views of mountains that spread from Makalu to Shishapangma is fascinating. At this point, we do not get the view of Everest, however, we get the sight of Everest once we turn to Rongbuk valley. Upon our arrival in Rongbuk, we visit Rongbuk monastery that was built in 1902 by a Lama and possesses small huts for monks to meditate. Overnight at a guesthouse in Rongbuk valley (Breakfast included)
As we move to high altitude regions, acclimatization becomes a must. Therefore, we have set two days aside for acclimatization in Base Camp. You can either sit back and relax or wander around the place admiring the views of almighty Everest. Overnight under the blue sky in the tented camps (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Experience an impressive view of arrays of Himalayan peaks and Rongbuk Glacier in its most alluring attire. A trial on the east side of the glacier is used by the travelers who would like to climb up to Everest. We travel along the moraine hills and yellow granite cliffs to Camp I of Everest Base Camp. Overnight at a tented camp appreciating the beauty of Rongbuk glacier (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we climb up and descend over the gravel hills to Interim Camp (5760m) that lies just above the west edge of the Rongbuk glacier. The view of pinnacles of snow clad mountains that rises above to touch the sky from this camp is magnificent. Overnight at a tented camp at Interim camp (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
As Interim Camp is the best place for acclimatization, we have separated a rest day at this place. Just explore around the camp to get the views of mountains and glaciers. Overnight at a tented camp at Interim camp (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
There is a point where perplexity of ice occurs at the junction of Changtse glacier and this is the point where Camp II of Advanced Everest Base Camp lies. The Changtse glacier lies just below a huge cliff and the views of unbreakable chain of mountains and the glaciers from Camp II is incredible. Overnight at a tented camp in Camp II (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)
Early in the morning, we start moving forward to advanced base camp at Everest. The Advanced Everest Base Camp lies beside a glacier within a smooth gravel upland. The views sky dominating snowy peaks and the panoramic rock of the Northeast Ridge from the base camp is the best view of mountains one can ever have. More awesome is the chain of mountain peaks that spreads above the pinnacles to the southwest. At this point, we are very close to the Everest. Endeavour the beauty of so called heaven and descend down to Camp II. Overnight in a tented camp in Camp II (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)
Today, we start descending down to lower altitude. We leave camp II and descend down to the Base Camp. Overnight in a tented camp in Base Camp (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)
We join the road that takes us to the Nepal- china border and drive towards Tingri. Moving forward from Tingri, we cross two high passes namely Lalung La (5124m) and Shung La (5200m). From the pass, we will be rewarded with spectacular views of the mountain peaks like Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. Leaving the pass, we descend down to Nyalam. Overnight at a guesthouse in Nyalam (Breakfast included)
Leaving Nyalam, we drive towards the Friendship Bridge. We cross Bhote Koshi River i.e. the Chinese – Nepalese border. We bid our Tibetan crew a goodbye and walk towards Nepalese Immigration Control in Kodari. We meet our Nepalese staff there and complete the re-entry formalities. Then we continue our drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu (Breakfast included)
Spend this day at your leisure in or around Kathmandu. You can take one of our optional day trips, relax or roam around Kathmandu city. Perhaps go for a massage – you deserve it – or do some last-minute shopping. Take a leisurely lunch in one of the many tea gardens or dine on one of the rooftop terraces. Overnight stay at the hotel (breakfast included).
After this wonderful adventure, it’s finally time to bid you a farewell. We will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport for your journey home! We hope with all our hearts that we served you well and look forward to seeing you or your friends again someday.
- All the ground transports including airport transfers
- Accommodation in Kathmandu will be at a three star hotel inclusive of breakfast
- Entry ticket to sightseeing tours with a guide
- Round trip from Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu (overland drive)
- Permit fees to travel to Tibet
- Accommodation in Lhasa and Shigatse will be at a three star hotel which is inclusive of breakfast
- Accommodation at Rongbuk which is inclusive of breakfast
- All entry tickets and fees during sightseeing tour in Lhasa
- Highly experienced guide and porter
- Other application taxes and service charges
- Chinese visa fees
- Flight to or from Lhasa
- Lunch and dinners throughout the journey
- Personal expenses like internet, telephones, laundry, etc
- Nepal entry and exit fees
- Tips to guides of porters though not mandatory
- Meals not included in itinerary
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Best value and Best Service
We visited Nepal in December and had only 7 days, not long enough for multi-day treks yet, as travelers from the US, we wanted to experience as much as possible within that time frame the comprised of visiting the breath-taking mountain sceneries, sport activities, and history. While Nepal Intrepid Treks was started by trekking guides, they have diligently built their business and tourism relationships over the last few years to cater to different tourist needs. As an active planner, i had reached out to a dozen tour companies as opposed to only settling for the top 2-3 on Tripadvisor ratings. What first impressed me about Nepal Intrepid Treks is their responsiveness, flexibility and transparency about planning constraints. Its really the best value and service.
They also offered the best value by a large margin. At no time during my interactions with them did they push any additional services on me, but rather adapted to whatever changes I wished to make. Given the relationships they made in the industry, they also offered some of the best rates relative to other tour companies for the exact same vendors. We did the heli ride to Everest Base Camp, hikes in Nagarkot, paragliding, city tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara and of course the sunrise trips to the neighboring hill stations. What really made the difference is their sense of service on the ground. They were always on time and went the extra mile whenever there were unexpected delays. On one day, our morning flight to Pokhara was delayed for several hours and eventually canceled yet our guide went above and beyond to get us on an afternoon flight so we wouldnt miss out on the activities for the rest of the day. That sense of urgency on our behalf extended through the whole trip. Even though we missed an activity for no fault of theirs, they did their part in making up for it by dining us at a cultural center on their own cost, which wasnt needed at all yet we fully appreciated. We are so much happy for this best value and service.
In summary, I was thoroughly impressed -- a sense of humility, superior service, flexibility, transparency with unmatched value. We know we will definitely return to Nepal for the treks; we will look no further than Nepal Intrepid Treks. A big thank you Nisan, Santa and Lal! Keep it up!
April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC
Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!
You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.
I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.
Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.
This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.
Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.
Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.
Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.
Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.
Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!
Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!
This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.
Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.
Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!
Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.
Patan historic and good adventure
Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.
Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days
Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019
Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.
Perfection EBC trekking
Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.
It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!
Our Visit to Nepal
I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.
Luca & Ludovico