DRIVE TO EVEREST BASE
CAMP OVERLAND TIBET BY JEEP- 8 to 10 days custom tours.
Mt. Everest Base Camp Tibet with Rongphu Monastery, highest inhabited place on
earth (5468m/18,000 feet) in the foreground.
NOTICE! The road
between Tibet and Nepal via the Friendship Highway via Zhangmu, is closed due to the
from the earth quake last April, and will likely never open again. A new road is being proposed to the west of
Kathmandu. Because it's winter now, construction has yet to commence. Flying
overland back to Lhasa is the only option till a road is established.
We can still accommodate
people with the option of flying in and out of Lhasa.
|The Tibet with Mount Everest
Base Camp Tour is a very comprehensive tour of Tibet with visits to the
cultural, historic and natural attractions of Tibet. The tour includes all the
important places of interest in central & south Tibet including a visit to
Rongphu Monastery and Mt. Everest Base Camp. After flying in to Lhasa from
Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing, explore the cultural and historic sites of Lhasa,
Shigatse and Gyantse. Afterwards drive overland, in 4-WD jeeps, across the
Tibetan highlands and high passes to the fabled Rongphu Monastery and Mt.
Everest Base Camp from where the view of the great North face of Mount Everest
is the most spectacular of all. From Rongphu drive across along the Friendship
Highway through the Himalayas to Kathmandu, Nepal.
should arrive Kathmandu at least 2 days in advance for permit processing.
to Lhasa are also available from Chengdu,
Shanghai, and Beijing in China.
tours available on request.
Fly Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing to Lhasa in Tibet. Transfer to hotel
in Lhasa. Afternoon free
for rest and acclimatize. Hotel.
In Lhasa visit Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Drepung & Sera
monasteries, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar. Hotel.
||LHASA - GYANTSE
Drive to Gyantse passing the Yamdrok Tsho (Turquoise Lake) and crossing
the Karo La pass. Visit The Khumbhum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery.
||GYANTSE - SHALU -
Drive Gyantse to Shigatse. Enroute visti Shalu Monastery. Hotel.
||SHIGATSE - SHAKYA - XEGAR
After visiting the Tashilungpo
Monastery drive across Tsoula and Gyatsola pass to Xhegar. Enroute
visit Sakya Monastery. Hotel.
||XEGAR - RONGPHU MONASTERY
Drive over Pangla pass to Rongphu Monastery situated below the giant
North Face of Mt. Everest. Rongphu Monastery Guest House.
||Mt. EVEREST BASE CAMP
Day hike to North Mount Everest Base Camp and Rongphu Glacier
(8 kms each way). Rongphu Monastery Guest House.
||RONGPHU - NYALAM or
over the Himalayas and down to Tibet-Nepal border town of Nyalam or
Zangmu. Enroute visit Milerapa Cave. Hotel.
Cross the Friendship Bridge into Nepal and drive to Kathmandu.
End of Lhasa, Everest basecamp to Kathmandu Tour
Camping and Hotel based
- twin share accommodation in
respective hotels; single supplement $200US
- tours and transfers with
English speaking guide;
- all land transport in
4-wheel drive jeeps;
- 3 meals a day
- China Visa fees;
- drinks, bottled drinks,
postage, laundry, tips and all other items of a personal nature
- photography charges at
- Nepal re-entry Visa ($40US)
- Any services in
Kathmandu/Nepal (hotels, transport, etc.)
USD All inclusive from Kathmandu, based on twin sharing.
The Kathmandu, Lhasa,
Everest Base Camp tour involves five to six hours driving per day, but
comparatively little walking (indeed, walking is not mandatory). However, it is
all at very high altitude which will take a physical toll. There are no special
physical requirement, but high altitude experience is a bonus.
between Beijing and Chengdu and Lhasa is now running full swing.
sleeper- bottom berth
sleeper- bottom berth
||389 yuan (US$49)
||813 yuan (US102)
||331 yuan (US$41)
||712 yuan (US89)
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