Everest Base camp ( 14 Days / 13 Nights )
 

In recent years, the Chinese have expanded their highway system to reach the Rongbuk Monastery at the foot of Mt. Everest at 4890 meters doing away with the need to trek in and out of the Dzakar Chu valley and camping along the way. Depending on the season (and the mood of the guards at the Monastery) it is also possible to visit the North Base camp 8 kilometers south of the Monastery. From Rongbuk Monastery, there are dramatic views of the north face of Mount Everest, and one of the first British explorers to see it, John Noel, described it: "Some colossal architect, who built with peaks and valleys, seemed here to have wrought a dramatic prodigy—a hall of grandeur that led to the mountain”.
Your fascinating journey to Rongbuk Monastery (the highest monastery in theworld) and the North Base Camp of Mt. Everest will begin with a drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu, Nyalam and New Tingri. From New Tingri, it is two hour drive to the Rongbuk Monastery which has been a haven for meditation and learning since 1902 when it was founded. You will then continue overland to Xigatse and Lhasa sightseeing at this important Tibetan cities before flying out to Kathmandu or continuing on to Chengdu or points beyond.

 
LEVEL: Strenuous
For healthy and fit adults. May involve travel over difficult terrain and / or travel in altitudes in excess of 4500 m. and may involve crossing multiple high altitude passes.
 
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Itinerary
Day 01 Your passport will be collected from you by our representative to process your special Chinese visa for Tibet. Depending on the arrival time of your flight sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Day 02 In Kathmandu to make final preparations for your trip to Tibet. If you feel that you are sufficiently prepared then sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath.
Day 03 Early morning 114 km drive to Zhangmu, on the Tibet side of the border
Day 04 Drive to Nyalam (3780 meter), 33 km from Zhangmu.
Day 05 Cross the Lalung Leh with some beautiful views of Mt. Everest, and continue to Tingri.
Day 06 Drive will take you to Rongbuk Monastery (5030 m), and hike to the Base Camp at 5178 meters before returning part of the way and then driving to Xegar.
Day 07 Drive from Xegar to Xigatse a distance of 232 km via the 5220 m. Jia Tsuo La and the 4200 Tsuo La (La=pass).

 

Day 08 Sightseeing in Xigatse including the Tashilunpo Monstary
Day 09 Drive the 338 km. to Lhasa (3361 m.)
Day 10 Sightseeing in Lhasa including the Potala Palace and the Norbulinkha.
Day 11 Sightseeing of Lhasa including the Drepung monastery the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Bazaar
Day 12 Transfer to Gongar Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 13 In Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur..
Day 14 At an appointed time, transfer to the airport for your departure from Nepal