Everest Base Camp Tours
You have many options to make a trip from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, 3 days short tour, 4 days trip including visit Gyantse and Shigatse on the way, 5 days in-deep tour.
Sample Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Tour from Lhasa.
Day 1 Lhasa to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake, Karo Glacier, and Gyantse
The first stop on the tour, Mt. Kambala passes. View of Yandrok-Tso Lake. The snowcapped mountains in the back are the Mt. Nojin Kangtsang. You can jump on the tourist Yak at the road side and take a picture for 5Yuan. This is the first time you will closely see a Yak.
On the way to Mt.Kambala pass, at 4,990m above sea level, you can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and many prayer flag mountain.
Town of Gyantse was known as the third largest city in Tibet. The first thing you will see on your way to this beautiful traditional Tibetan town is this mountain fort called Dzong. You can arrange a visit here, as the regular EBC tour does not go here.
The Pelkhor Chode Monastery is the main attraction in Gyantse. It costs an additional 40Y and 10-20Y to take pictures in the main chapel.
After leaving Gyantse, you will arrive at Shigatse and spend the night there. You will get to choose where you would like to stay. Cheapest is the guesthouse dormitory style (4oY/bed), and the more expensive hotel will be above 120Y.
Day 2 Shigatse to Shegar via Lhaste
You wouldn’t miss a trip to the Tashilhunpo Monestery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. You can also walk around the monastery for a good view as well.
Leaving Shigatse around noon, you will be on route to Lhatse. The road you take is often under construction, so a detour is most likely inevitable. You can get your driver to stop to take pictures of the passing-by breathtaking scenery.
You will arrive here around 2-3pm and will have to wait until 7pm to leave since the Gyantso-La Pass does not open until that time. Do not worry, there is an internet cafe in town and a lot of restaurants.
Leaving Lhatse and head to the Gyantso-La Pass. It is one of the highest areas of the trip, at 5,220m above sea level. Some will experience light headedness, and possible a headache. The key is to relax, breathe, and enjoy the scenery.
You will arrive in Shegar at night. You can buy Oxygen here for 40Y. Stock up on water and food in Shegar as the prices at EBC are inflated.
Day 3 Shegar to Everest Base Camp
Arriving at the entrance of the Mt.Everest Base camp. The 4x4's cannot go any further. You can choose to 1) hike to the base camp (approx. 2-3hrs), 2) take a horse carriage there (20mins to camp), or 3) Stay at the Rongphu monastery.
From Ronghu Monestary, you can trek towards the base camp by two routes, 1) the horse carriage route, not as scenic but an hour faster or 2)cut through the middle (3hrs).
In a fine weather, you can see the clouds clearing up and the peak is visible. This is the pivotal moment you have been waiting for.
It is very cold at night, even in the summer. You will stay here overnight.
Day 4 Leave Everest Base Camp
In the morning, you can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest.
Then you can choose to drive back to Lhasa or extend your trip to Kathmandu, Nepal.
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