5 days trekking to the famous North Everest Base Camp.
- Fly over Mt. Everest from Kathmandu to Tibet.
- Explore the cultural highlights of the Tibetan heartland.
- Trek over stunning landscape to North Mt. Everest Base.
- Drive over the Himalayas from Tibet to Nepal.
Start your journey to Tibet with a spectacular flight over
the snow capped Himalayan mountains past Mt. Everest, Malaku
and Kanchanjunga. In Lhasa visit the Potala, the famous palace
of the Dalai Lama, Norbulinkha,
the great Drepung Monastery and the holy Jokhang Temple. Walk
amongst the crowded Tibetan market - the bustling Barkor Bazaar.
Drive past the beautiful Turquoise lake on the way to the
historic town of Gyantse with
its unique multi-storied Kumbum Stupa. At Shigatse walk through
the massive Tashilungpo monastery and visit the memorial 'Chorten'
of the late Panchen Lama.
At the high plains of
Old Tingri meet up with the trek crew and start trekking to
North Everest Base Camp. The trek will take you up the historic
expedition route from Old Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery crossing
La pass (16,900 ft). Later hike up to the North Everest Base
Camp and explore the Rongbuk glacier set directly below the
massive north-face of Mount Everest. After gazing at the worlds
highest mountain scenery from Rongbuk drive by way of the
amazing Himalayas Highway to Kathmandu in Nepal.
Rigorous overland driving,
trekking and camping in Tibet in altitudes between 4390m/14400ft
and 5150m/16,900ft. Overland travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu,
in Nepal, with 6 days of trekking in the North Mt. Everest
Base Camp area. The trek portion will be supported by a Nepali
Sherpa team that includes a camp cook who will prepare all
meals. All camping equipment will be provided and trek will
be led by a Nepali guide. While trekking, clients carry small
day-pack only and walk at easy pace as this trek is designed
for a more relaxed pace. All equipment and luggage will be
carried by yaks and/or truck.
Free in Lhasa to acclimatize.
- Overnight Hotel.
||Sightseeing of POTALA PALACE,
SERA MONASTERY &
- NORBULINGKA PALACE. Overnight TIBET Hotel.
||Sightseeing of DREPUNG &
JOKHANG MONASTERY &
- BARKHOR MARKET. Overnight TIBET Hotel.
||Drive LHASA to GYANTSE via
- (Turquoise Lake). Afternoon sightseeing of PHALKOR
- MONASTERY, KUMBUM STUPA and GYANTSE MARKET.
- Overnight at GYANTSE Hotel.
||Drive GYANTSE to XIGATSE. Afternoon
sightseeing tour of
- TASHILUNGPO MONASTERY and XIGATSE MARKET.
- Overnight at XIGATSE Hotel.
||06 Drive to Old Tingri plains
- Meet Sherpa crew. Camp.
||Start trek along Ra Chhu stream
- Chholling and Lungjhang villages (14,900 ft)
||Continue trek to Drokpa encampment
- Lamna La (15,600 ft).
||Cross over Lamna La (16,900
- Drakaa Chuu river (15,700 ft).
||Trek up Drakaa Chhu river to
- Gompa (16,350 ft). Camp.
| Day 11
||Optional day-hike to Everest
- and Rongbuk Glacier. Camp.
||Drive to Tingri, Guest House/Camp.
||Drive to ZANGMU. Overnight
||Drive ZANGMU to KATHMANDU.