Everest Advance Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts

Price: USD

Duration: 12 days

This trip encompasses an adventurous trek to the Everest Advance Base Camp, coupled with an exploratory journey across the Tibetan highlands .It has been designed for the traveler with the wanderlust, someone who is forever in the lookout for fresh challenges and high adventure.

Tibet, with an average altitude in excess of 3500 meters, is the highest plateau in the world. Lying to the north of the great Himalayan range, Tibet is more or less an untamed land of nomads (drokpas), monasteries and high altitude desert that seem to stretch endlessly.

In Lhasa you get ample time to acclimatize and to absorb the exoticism of Tibetan cultural heritage. As you are guided around the most significant and ancient monasteries of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, an expert Tibetan guide will instruct you on the intricacies and mysticism of Tibetan Buddhism. Driving down the Friendship highway, you pass through small Tibetan settlements, where you see nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains, amidst a backdrop of awe-inspiring mountain peaks.

The special highlight of this trip is the trek to the Everest Advance Base Camp. Your trek begins from Rongbuk. En route you traverse past the Rongbuk Glacier and ascend a succession of hills and ridges. As you climb up amidst spectacular mountain views, you get to test your endurance and stamina. Once you reach Camp III at 6400 meters, you know you have accomplished a major feat. Savor your special moment in the shadow of the world's highest peak, Everest (Chomolungma for the Tibetans), while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

As you are driven from Zhangmu and across the Friendship Bridge, there's a refreshing change in scenery. The green and verdant hills of Nepal greet your sight. Your trip comes to an end once you arrive in Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1:Warm welcome with Nepalese Cultural way at Airport by Himalaya Thunder Team.

Day 2:Drive Lhasa (3660 m)

Day 3:Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 4:Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 5:Free day in Lhasa for acclimatization

Day 6:Drive Lhasa - Gyantse (3950m)

Day 7:Sightseeing & Drive Gyantse - Shigatse (3900m)

Day 8:Sightseeing & Drive Shigatse - Shegar (New Tingri: 4050m)

Day 9:Drive Shegar - Rongbuk (5000m)

Day 10:At Base Camp

Day 11:At Base Camp

Day 12:Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m)

Day 13:Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)

Day 14:Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)

Day 15:Trek to Camp II (5970m)

Day 16:Trek to Camp III (6340m) and return to Camp II

Day 17:Return to Base Camp

Day 18:Drive Base Camp to Nyalam (215 km)

Day 19:Drive Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu

Day 20:Memorable Nepal Day concludes sunrise View at Nagarkot, sightseeing at Bhaktapur and Nepalese dinner in typical Nepalese cultural setting.

Day 21:Farewell

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