Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek with Leisure Holidays

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek

The Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek is a unique trek inside Tibet that takes you to the cultural, historical and natural attractions. You will get an opportunity to visit Rongphu Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp. You can explore Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse before and during the trek. You will also get to drive overland in a jeep across Tibetan highlands and passes.

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Outline Itineraries:

Day 01: Kathmandu-Lhasa

Day 02-03: Lhasa

Day 04: Lhasa-Gyangtse

Day 05: Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse

Day 06: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Dingri

Day 07: Trek to EBC

Day 08: Lamna La

Day 09: Zommug

Day 10: Rongbuk

Day 11: Everest Base Camp

Day 12: Leave Dza Rongbuk

Day 13: Dingri-Zhangmu

Day 14: Zhangmu-Kathmandu

Detail Itineraries:

Day 01: Kathmandu-Lhasa
Upon arriving at Lhasa airport, you will be taken to our hotel. Altitude 3650 mts.

Day 02-03: Lhasa
You will get to visit famous places like Potala Durbar, Drepung (the biggest university of Tibet), Nechung Monastery and the temple of the State oracle of Tibet. Also, your tour guide will guide you for a sightseeing to Jokhang (the central cathedral of Tibet), Barkhor (the bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple), Tibetan Medical Center and Norbulinka Palace.

Day 04: Lhasa-Gyangtse
Drive via Yamdrok and the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la (5050 mts.) and Karo la (5045 mts.) passes. Visit Kubum stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery when you are in Gyangtse.

Day 05: Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse
Drive to Shigatse. You will visit Shalu Monastery en route. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama (the 2nd in the Buddhist religious hierarchy) and Shigatse Market.

Day 06: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar/Dingri
Dingri, a windblown settlement and the gateway to Mt. Everest where you will meet Nepali Sherpa staffs. You can visit Sakya Monastery Camp en route.

Day 07: Trek to EBC
The next day you trek from the Dingri plains (14,400 ft) to all the way up to Dza Rongbu Monastery (16,350 ft) and Everest Base Camp at 16,900 ft. The trek begins along with Ra Chhu stream all the way to Chholling and passes the village of Lungjhang (14,900 ft).

Day 08: Lamna La
The trek continues and passes through a small goat or Drokpa encampment and camp below Lamna La (15,600 ft).

Day 09: Zommug
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 that is 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.

Day 10: Rongbuk
To the south of Zommug is the Dza Rongbuk Monastery. Once a flourishing retreat center, it was built by Dzatrul Ngawang Tenzin Norbu in early 1901-02.

Day 11: Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp (16,900 ft) and the Rongbuk Glacier are approximately 2-3 hrs above the Dza rongbuk Monastery. The route passes retreat caves, the ruins of the nunnery of Sherab Chholing and the fast flowing Dzaka Chu. Just before the Rongbuk Glacier is Everest Base Camp.

Day 12: Leave Dza Rongbuk
and drive through the village of Chhosang, Phadrukchi over Pang La, across Phung Chhu or Arun River, and into Dingri.

Day 13: Dingri-Zhangmu
From the Dingri plain you drive across the high Tibetan plateau to the trade post town of Nylam and into Zhangmu, the border town. En route visit Milarepa Cave where Tibet's greatest yogi of the 11th century Milarepa meditated.

Day 14: Zhangmu-Kathmandu
You will be received by our representatives across the Friendship Bridge in China-Nepal border and bring you back to Kathmandu

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

Tibet Trekking :
Lhasa Everest Base Camp Trek

Cost Includes

  • Lodging and fooding during the entire trek.
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees.
  • Transportation
  • Travel and Trekking permits

  • Trekking equipments including mattress and tent
  • All arrangements to carry your luggage

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Nepal re-entry fees
  • Laundry, telephone and bar bills, gratuities
  • Medical fees in case of emergency
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any expenses due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

Upon Arrival

When you arrive at Tribhuban International Airport, our staff will greet you and transport you to your accomodations. After resting, the next day you will have a sightseeing tour of the city's most influential cultural landmarks. Before departing for your trek, we will review your itinerary, introduce you to your guide and help with the final preparations for your journey.

Accommodations

You will be spending four nights at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast and while Everest Base Camp Trek, we provide the best available lodges/guesthouses on a twin-sharing basis. We provide private bathrooms with hot shower whether possible normally at Phakding, Namche and Lukla.

Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible.

Meals and Drinking Water

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. During the Everest Base Camp Trekking; your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

The general travel information that may help your journey to and through Nepal make comfortable and hassle free.

Visa requirement:

Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

International flight accessibility to Nepal:

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal situation in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal.

Flying From Europe: Best connecting to Kathmandu are Silk Air via Singapore, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways via Doha, Thai Airways via Bangkok, Dragon Air via Hongkong. Flying From USA: North West or Cathay Pacific to Hongkong and connect with Nepal Airlines (RA) to Kathmandu.

Flying From Australia: Silk Air and Dragon Air connect directly to Kathmandu or fly by Quantas to Bangkok and connect with Thai Airways to Kathmandu.

Airport tax: Airport tax is not applicable for international flight. NRP 200 per person per sector is payable for domestic flight only.

Customs Formalities

All baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs of the port of entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. The duty on articles brought by the visitor varies according to the volume and value of the goods. A tourist may bring in dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity free of duty. Carrying narcotic, arms, ammunition are strictly prohibited. Tourists are required to fill up disembarkation and embarkation cards upon their arrival and departure.

Green Channel

Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without any dutiable goods can proceed through the Green Channel for quick clearance without a baggage check. If you are carrying dutiable articles, you have to pass through the Red Channel for detailed customs clearance.

Import

Apart from used personal belongings, visitors are allowed to bring to Nepal free of duty cigarettes (200) or cigars (50), distilled liquor (one 1.15 liter bottle), and film (15 rolls). You can also bring in the following articles free of duty on condition that you take them out with you when you leave: binoculars, movie or video camera, still camera, laptop computer, and portable music system.

Export

It is illegal to export objects over 100 years old (sacred images, paintings, manuscripts) that are valued for culture and religious reasons. Visitors are advised not to purchase such items as they are Nepal's cultural heritage and belong here. The Department of Archaeology at Ramshah Path near Singha Durbar has to certify all metal statues, sacred paintings and similar objects before they are allowed to be sent or carried out of the country.

Currency and Foreign Exchange

The unit of the Nepalese Currency is Rupee. 1 Nepal Rupee = 100 paisa. Nepal rupee notes come in Rs. 5, 10, 20, 50, 500, 1000. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the foreign exchange counters at the airport. It is advised to exchange foreign currency only through the banks and authorized forign exchange. Daily foreign rates as determined by Nepal Rastya bank are published on daily newspaper or its official site www.nrb.org.np

Travel Insurance

It is strongly advised to have travel coverage insurance while traveling to Nepal. You should leave a copy of your insurance while you are away on tour.

High Altitude sickness:

Whilst on the trek, one can suffer mild to serious symptoms of high altitude sickness which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Major initial symptoms of high altitude sickness are Nausea, vomiting Loss of appetite, Insomnia/sleeplessness, Persistent headache, Dizziness, light headedness, confusion, Disorientation, drunken gait, Weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs, Slight swelling of hands and face, Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity, Reduced urine output. Symptoms of AMS can appear at altitude above 300 meters. As we ascend in the mountain, air pressure becomes thin and consequently the amount of available oxygen also falls. Adequate acclimatization is always recommended in the mountain. Plenty of daily liquid intake is essential to minimize AMS effect. Our trekking team crews also carry First aid Kit along with them. In case of any difficulty When trekking in the Himalayas, you will be suggested to halt the trek rest at the guesthouse or if the symptoms cause any serious concern, it is necessary to descend to the lower altitude. In case of emergency, you will be immediately airlifted to Kathmandu city for further treatment.

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