North Everest Base Camp Lhasa Tour - 11 Days

Tour Overview

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11 Days

Trip Grade

Very Easy

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Best Time

March - May or September - November

Tour Description


Tibet North Everest Base Camp and Lhasa Tour is an exceptional opportunity to explore the wonders of Tibet. This tour comprises several fascinating elements, including mountains, pristine lakes, glaciers, monasteries, palaces, Buddhism, religion, and Tibetan people. In this article, we'll give you an overview of this outstanding tour that will undoubtedly give you a memorable trip of a lifetime.

Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa: Discover the Enchanting City

The North Everest Base Camp and Lhasa Tour starts with a fascinating flight over the Himalayas to Lhasa city. Lhasa is an administrative center located in the autonomous region of Tibet. The city is known for its rich heritage sites, artistic monasteries, and palaces that provide an authentic cultural touch to the natural magnificence of the place.

During the sightseeing tour, we'll explore various amazing places such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Baker Street, Norbulingka Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, and many more delightful places. Each of these places has its own unique charm and history that will surely captivate your heart and soul.

A Rewarding Overland Trip to Advanced Everest Base Camp

After the sightseeing tour, the journey continues with an overland drive on a luxurious vehicle to the Advanced Everest Base Camp. On the way, we'll pass through fascinating cities like Shigatse and Shegar, which offer striking views of mountains, plateaus, and Tibetan terrain. We'll also pass by a few lakes and glaciated areas that will leave you spellbound.

At Rongbuk, we'll stop to visit an old monastery before continuing with our drive to the Advanced North Everest Base Camp. It's an incredible experience to stand right in front of the mighty Everest, the highest mountain in the world. From the base camp, we'll be blessed with some seductive views of mountains such as Mt. Xixapangma, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Langtang, and many more.

The Journey of a Lifetime

The North Everest Base Camp and Lhasa Tour is undoubtedly an experience of a lifetime. Unlike the route of Everest Base Camp from the Nepal side, we can reach the base camp on the Tibet side through an overland drive. While walking is not a challenge, sustaining the rapid rise in altitude can be a real obstacle. However, the tour is worth it. The stunning views of mountains, glaciers, plateaus, lakes and mountainous terrain in Tibet are nothing like elsewhere in the entire world.

In Conclusion If you're an adventure seeker and want to explore Tibet's natural magnificence and cultural authenticity, then the North Everest Base Camp and Lhasa Tour is an exceptional opportunity you shouldn't miss. It's a journey of a lifetime that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Contact Heaven Himalaya now and get ready to embark on this intriguing trip to Advanced Everest Base Camp.

Lhasa: The Heart of Tibet

The journey begins in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet and the center of Tibetan Buddhism. Lhasa is home to some of the most iconic landmarks of Tibet, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. The Potala Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was once the residence of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet and attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Barkhor Street is a bustling marketplace filled with shops selling traditional Tibetan handicrafts, clothing, and food.

North Everest Base Camp: The Roof of the World

After exploring Lhasa, the tour heads north towards the North Everest Base Camp. The journey takes you through some of the most rugged and stunning terrain on the planet, with views of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau that are truly awe-inspiring.

The North Everest Base Camp is located at an altitude of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) and offers panoramic views of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. The base camp is surrounded by towering peaks, glaciers, and a rugged landscape that is home to a variety of wildlife, including yaks and Tibetan antelopes.

Trekking to Advanced Base Camp

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, there is the option to trek to the Advanced Base Camp, located at an altitude of 6,500 meters (21,325 feet). This trek takes you through some of the most remote and rugged terrains on the planet, with stunning views of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau. The trek is challenging and requires a good level of fitness, but the rewards are well worth it.

Tibetan Culture and History

Throughout the tour, you will have the opportunity to learn about the rich history and culture of Tibet. From the ancient traditions of Tibetan Buddhism to the nomadic lifestyle of the Tibetan people, there is much to explore and discover. You will have the chance to meet locals, visit monasteries and temples, and learn about the art, music, and literature of Tibet.

Tour Highlights

  1. An exceptional flight across the Himalayas to Lhasa.

  2. Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, including visits to Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace.

  3. A tour around Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Drepung Monastery.

  4. Scenic overland drives through the stunning Tibetan terrain.

  5. An opportunity to experience authentic Tibetan culture.

  6. A chance to visit the advanced Everest Base Camp.

  7. Unforgettable views of mountains such as Xixapangma, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Langtang, and more.

  8. A visit to Rongbuk Monastery.

  9. The chance to explore fascinating Tibetan cities like Shegar, Shigatse, and more.

  10. A visit to the Nepal-Tibet Friendship Bridge.

Tour Includes

  • Airport transportation to Lhasa

  • Airport transfers – pick up and drop

  • All ground transportation (Private)

  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Shigatse

  • Your accommodation in the best guesthouses available at other locations during the tour

  • All paper works

  • All necessary Tibet visas and Tibet travel permits

  • Entrance fees to heritage sites in Kathmandu, Lhasa, and other cities

  • A licensed, English-speaking, experienced, and professional guide.

  • All the costs of the guide (Food, Accommodation, and accidental insurance)

  • Travel completion certificate

  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.

  • First aid kit

Tour Excludes

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu

  • Lunch and dinner during the tour

  • International airfare

  • Nepal visa fees

  • Travel Insurance

  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.

  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges, etc.

  • Tips for guides and porters.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, a staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check in.

Explore the art, history, and culture of Kathmandu on a sightseeing tour that takes you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your guide will meet you after breakfast to begin the tour, starting at Kathmandu Durbar Square. This complex includes a palace, courtyards, and temples, all beautifully crafted with wood, metal, and stonework. We'll explore the area and visit the museum inside the palace. Next, we'll head to Swayambhunath stupa, a large stupa atop a hill surrounded by Buddha statues and monasteries. After that, we'll visit the oldest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath, which features many ancient temples and statues. Finally, we'll see the impressive Boudhanath stupa, located on a three-layered mandala. You'll have the opportunity to visit all of these incredible heritage sites before returning to your hotel for the evening. Don't miss out on this unique and unforgettable experience in Kathmandu.

Board a flight from Kathmandu airport to the stunning Lhasa city, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas along the way. Upon arrival, our Chinese crew will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel in Lhasa. Once you arrive at the hotel, you can check in and rest for a bit before exploring the nearby streets of Lhasa, which offer an array of cultural experiences and local attractions. Take some time to soak up the unique atmosphere of this remarkable city. Tonight, relax and unwind at your hotel in Lhasa.

Your day in Lhasa begins with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, followed by a sightseeing tour of the city. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the historical and religious significance of each site, and you're welcome to ask any questions you may have. The tour includes a visit to Sera Monastery, one of the three great Gelug university monasteries in Tibet. This vast complex features a large assembly hall and three colleges, with whitewashed walls, red-colored art on the ceiling walls, and a golden-colored roof. The monastery is responsible for around 19 hermitages, including four nunneries in the foothills of Lhasa. Next, we'll visit Norbulingka Palace, the magnificent summer residence of the Dalai Lama surrounded by beautiful parks. This ancient palace boasts the world's highest, largest, and best-preserved artificial horticultural garden, blending Tibetan ethnic group sculptures and arts with its architecture. The complex is divided into five distinct sections, each with a beautiful cluster of artistic buildings, chambers, and gardens. Finally, we'll visit Jokhang Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple located on Bakhor street in Lhasa city. The architectural structure of the temple is a mix of Indian Vihara design, Tibetan, and Nepalese design, and is regarded as the spiritual heart of Lhasa city. After a day of exploration, we'll drop you back at your hotel in Lhasa, where you can relax and enjoy the evening.

Today's itinerary includes another day of sightseeing tour in Lhasa. After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up for the tour. The places included in today's tour are: Potala Palace: This grand palace of Dalai Lama is located at a hilltop and dominates the entire Lhasa city. The palace is famous for its grandness, huge complex architecture, and dramatic location. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drepung Monastery: Located on the Gambo Utse mountain, around 5 kilometers away from Lhasa's western suburb, the Drepung monastery is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries, with over seven thousand monks. At one point, the monastery had ten thousand monks, and it used to be the residence of the Dalai Lama until the grand Potala Palace was built. As you explore these beautiful heritage sites, your guide will provide you with historical and religious insights. After the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Lhasa. Spend the rest of your evening at the hotel.

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our overland journey for the day. We will take a beautiful highway route towards Gyantse. On the way, we will pass by two high mountain passes - Kora La (5010m) and Kamba La (4794m). The mesmerizing beauty of Lake Yamdrok will be a breathtaking sight to behold. In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Kumbum. After exploring the monasteries, we will continue our scenic drive to Shigatse. Tonight, we will spend our night at a guesthouse in Shigatse.

After having breakfast in the morning, we will visit the Panchen Lama Tashilumpu Monastery in Shigatse. Afterwards, we will continue our journey with a scenic drive to Shegar, passing through the Gyatso La pass, which is at an elevation of 5220 meters. Along the way, we will be able to enjoy the stunning Tibetan landscapes, including charming villages, monasteries, pastures, yak herders, and mountains. Once we reach Shegar, we will check into a guesthouse and have some time to relax. Tonight, we will spend our evening at the guesthouse in Shegar.

After having breakfast at the guesthouse in Shegar, we will continue our journey towards Rongbuk. Upon reaching Rongbuk, we will switch to a local bus to proceed toward the Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side. During the journey, we will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of majestic mountains like Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Shisapangma, Mt. Everest, and many other peaks. As we reach the Everest Base Camp, we will disembark from the vehicle and immerse ourselves in the serene beauty of the mountains from a closer distance. We will have plenty of opportunities to capture some stunning pictures and spend some quality time in the base camp. Afterward, we will drive back to Rongbuk. If we have some spare time, we may visit the Rongbuk monastery before driving back to Shegar. We will spend the night at a guesthouse in Shegar.

After having breakfast, we will begin our journey toward Kerung, which is located near the Nepal-Tibet border. During our drive, we will cross Lulang La pass, where we will be able to admire the breathtaking views of mountains such as Mt. Shisapangma and Mt. Cho-Oyu. As we continue along the highway, we will witness some fascinating Tibetan cities and landscapes. Finally, we will arrive at Kerung where we will spend the night at a guesthouse.

Today, after breakfast in Kerung, we drive towards the Nepal-Tibet border. We fulfill all the immigration requirements and formalities and bid goodbye to our Tibetan crew at the Nepal-Tibet Friendship bridge. Our Nepalese crew will escort you to a vehicle that will drive back to Nepal's capital city, i.e., Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

The North Everest Base Camp is a campsite located on the northern side of Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma. It is situated in Tibet, China and is the starting point for climbers who want to summit the mountain from the north side.

To get to the North Everest Base Camp, you need to first travel to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. From there, you can take a scenic drive to the town of Shigatse, and then continue on to the base camp via Tingri and Rongbuk Monastery.

The best time to visit the North Everest Base Camp is during the months of April to June and September to November, as the weather is generally favorable and there are clear skies with less rain and snow.

Yes, you will need a permit to visit the North Everest Base Camp, as it is a restricted area in Tibet. The permit can be obtained through a travel agency or tour operator.

Foreign travelers are required to join a tour group and have a licensed tour guide to travel in Tibet. This is to ensure the safety and comfort of visitors, as well as to comply with local regulations.

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