Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek From Tibet
|Travel Style: Active|
Service Level: Basic
Max. Altitude: 6340 m
Everest Base Camp Trek from Tibet is built mainly around Tibet. The trek starts from Lhasa and ends in Kathmandu. However, the trekkers don’t get to walk on Nepal’s Everest region. Their travel in Nepal is only limited to drive on the road. The journey is quite strenuous in comparison to other Everest Base Camp Trek, firstly because the trekkers need to walk for a longer duration, and secondly, because the trekkers need to go as high as 6340 m. This tour is definitely not meant for everyone.
What makes the trek tough, also makes it quite exciting. It’s quite an accomplishment to finish the trek. It features one of the best settlements in Tibet, and the trekkers get to know about the people and the culture, which is quite unique.
Details Of Everest Base Camp Trek from Tibet
The tour starts from Lhasa, where tourists take multiple days sightseeing and acclimatizing. Then, they take a drive to Langkor Monastery. It is only from this place that the official trek starts.
The trekkers walk for around 10 days till they reach the Advanced Base Camp Everest, which is at an altitude of 6340 m. There is another base camp, known simply as Everest Base Camp, which is at an altitude of 5250 m. The trek ends at Lotingri, from where they drive all the way up to Kathmandu.
So, if we were to compare Everest Base Camp Tibet vs Nepal trek, it’s quite clear that the Tibet’s version of the tour is quite strenuous. Everest Base Camp Trek from Tibet is meant only for the advanced level trekkers, as it takes you through extreme terrain and really high altitude.
In the context of attractions, there is really no comparison as both Tibet and Nepal feature amazing settlement areas for the tourists to explore. They have their own unique qualities, so declaring that one’s better than the other wouldn’t be fair.
The trekkers who aren’t quite comfortable going on such high altitude, and walking up to the advanced base camp, have the option of trekking only up to Everest Base Camp (5250 m) and follow the same path back to Tibet. Of course, the tour wouldn’t be as much fun as it would have been if the entire route was covered. But still, the tourists would be able to experience the goodness of Tibet, and even for moments, they would get to have the feeling of standing in such close proximity to Mt. Everest.
It goes without saying that this trek is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s an advanced level trek, and definitely not meant for the first-timers. So, only the individuals who’ve had prior experience walking in high altitude places, and extreme terrain, should go for this trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek From Tibet Itinerary
The following is the itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek From Tibet. Depending on the comfort and interest of the trekker, modifications could be made to the package, i.e. destination could be added or removed, without compromising with the quality of the journey.
Day 1 – Arrival In Kathmandu
Day 2 – Fly To Lhasa
Day 3 – Lhasa (3650 m) to Gyantse (3977 m) to Shigatse (3900 m)
Day 5 – Langkor Monastery to Cho Oyu Base Camp (5100 m)
Day 6 – Cho Oyu Base Camp to Lamna La Pass (4750 m)
Day 7 – Lamna La Pass to Dzakarchu River to Rongbuk Monastery (5000 m)
Day 8 – Rongbuk Monastery to Everest Base Camp (5250 m)
Day 9 – Rest Day at Everest Base Camp
Day 10 – Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp (5460 m)
Day 11 – Japanese Camp to Interim Camp (5800 m)
Day 12 – Interim Base Camp to Changtse Base Camp (5950 m)
Day 13 – Changtse Base Camp to Everest Advanced Base Camp (6340 m) to Changtse Base Camp
Day 14 – Changtse Base Camp to Everest Base Camp to Lotingri (4348 m)
Day 15 – Lotingri to Kerung (2800 m)
Day 16 – Kerung to Kathmandu (1400 m)
Day 17 – Deperture from Kathmandu
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√ Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles
√ Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)
√ Basic tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking
√ Tibet Visa
√ All Ground Transportation
√ Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )
√ Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare
√ Full board meals during trekking period as mentioned in the itinerary
√ Basic tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking
√ All government and local taxes
√ TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area
√ Basic First Aid Kit
√ All company service charges and necessary paperwork
√ Rescue arrangement
× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
× Travel insurance for trekking
× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge
× Tips for Guide and porter (20% of your total spent is normally expect as a tip by a guide and porter )
× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost
× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )
× Personal shopping
× Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section
√ Company T-shirt
√ Trekking map
√ Certificate of success
√ Typical Farewell Dinner with Live Cultural Show
Frequently Asked Question about Cho La Pass Trek
Why Join Trek With Us?
How to book or confirm a trip?
It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.
What kind of food we get during trek?
You can get all kind of food. You have different choices but personally, I would like to say to eat that local food or our designated food because it prevents you from high altitude sickness.
Do we get high altitudes sickness? And what happens if we got altitude sickest?
It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.
How Difficult Everest Base Camp Trek From Tibet is?
Mainly you have to be fit physically and mentally for this trek. I have mentioned below about physical conditions. Normally you have to walk 4-6 hrs per day so you have to prepare your body and mind that you can walk 4-6 hrs per days. Besides this, you have to care what kind of guide and which company you are following because your guide is a doctor in Mountain and company is a hospital.
What are the physical conditions? Do we need to be supper fit for Everest Base Camp Trek From Tibet?
In my experience, I would like to say you need to have an average level of fitness, but no means need to be an athlete. It is a completely different world being that high up and everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. Good training before you go.