After an insightful sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, you will take a flight to Tibet – the Forbidden Land. Tibet, with an average altitude in excess of 3500 meters, is the highest plateau in the world. Lying to the north of the great Himalayan range, Tibet is more or less an untamed land of nomads (drokpas), monasteries and high altitude desert that seem to stretch endlessly. Driving overland past the Tibetan plateau (‘Roof of the world’), you encounter a picturesque mosaic of Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen, ancient monasteries, high Mountain passes, wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain views.

After reaching Rongbuk, you prepare yourself for the world’s highest trek, Advanced Base Camp Trek that takes you as close to the summit of Mount Everest as any non-climber can go without using any technical climbing gears and without mountaineering skill. This is an incredible adventure trek along surreally sculpted Rongbuk Glacier to the Advance Base Camp for the north Col route up Mount Everest (8848m). As there won’t be any expeditions during Autumn, the Base Camp and Advance Base Camp of Mount Everest (North side) will be virtually empty, devoid of the usual climbing crowd. It may be just you and your guides trekking alone on the mountain. So savor this special moment of having the entire mountain to yourself!

19 Days
Difficulty Level: Hard
Best Seasons: Feb - May, Sept - Dec
High Altitude: 6400m
Trip Duration: 19 Days
Group Size: Max 16 pax in a group.
Trip Start: From Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Activity Camping Trek
Accomodation: Hotel and Camping trek.
Transportation: As per the group size.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Fly to Lhasa (3660m).
  • Day 02
    Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
  • Day 03
    Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
  • Day 04
    Drive to Gyantse (3950m/261kms.).
  • Day 05
    Drive to Shigatse (3900m/90kms.).
  • Day 06
    Drive to Shegar (4050m/244kms.).
  • Day 07
    Drive to Rongbuk (5000m/68kms.) - Explore Everest Base Camp (5200m).
  • Day 08
    At Base Camp.
  • Day 09
    At Base Camp.
  • Day 10
    Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m).
  • Day 11
    Trek to Camp II (Interim Camp/5760m).
  • Day 12
    Rest day at Camp II (Interim Camp/5760m).
  • Day 13
    Trek to Camp III (6340m).
  • Day 14
    Excursion to Advance BC (6400m), back to Camp III.
  • Day 15
    Return to Base Camp.
  • Day 16
    Drive to Kerung (2450m/380kms.].
  • Day 17
    Cross Nepal-China border, drive back to Kathmandu (1350m/175kms].
  • Day 18
    Free day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 19
    Final departure.

Includes & Excludes

  • 3 Nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel in Lhasa and best available en route with breakfast on twin sharing.
  • All guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Lhasa, with entry fees.
  • Tibet Travelling permit.
  • Special permit for Everest Advance Base camp.
  • Transportation by Van or coaster with support truck.
  • Fully catered camping trek supported by Chinese crew & Tibetan guide.
  • Required yaks & yak drivers during trek.
  • Transfer Kerung/Kathmandu.
  • Airport transfers in Lhasa.
  • PAC bag (Portable Altitude Chamber) & first aid medical kit.
  • International airfare.
  • Any meals during hotel stay in Tibet.
  • Any cost incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason (usually insurance covers this expense).
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature.

Equipments

Trip Notes

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