Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

Everest Advanced Base Camp Trekking takes you to the most stunning and unexplored northern face of the Himalayas. It can be the best trekking experience of your life going through the amazing peaks of the Himalayas giving you a wonderful view from the top. Trekking to Everest Base Camps takes you to the altitude of 6340 m. where the camp is located. It is the highest point that a normal trekker can take with no special permit.

At the start of the trip, we visit some of the most beautiful heritage sites of Tibet including Norbulingka and Potala palaces.

As you move closer to the start of trekking, you get the chance to explore some most amazing landscapes and wonderful sites.

We would visit a lot of places in between such as monasteries, temples, and markets that give you the real feel of the culture and traditions of Tibet.

It is challenging trekking but equally rewarding for someone who wants to experience the best.

Trip Highlights

Trip Overview

  • Exploring the ancient monasteries such as Rongbuk and Sakya on the way to the way to the Everest Base Camp
  • A unique opportunity to reach the highest base camp as a normal
    trekker. We move further to Camp 1, Camp 2, and Camp 3 at higher
    altitudes from the Everest Base Camp, reaching a maximum height of
    6500 m.
  • A wonderful trip that lets you explore the world heritage sites in Bhutan such as the Norbulingka and Potala palace.
  • A chance to get in touch with the culture, art, traditions, and
    people of Bhutan as we go through the small towns, markets, and villages.
  • Most importantly, at the triplets, you experience the stunning view of
    the mountain peaks covered with snow. The view of the valleys and
    landscapes from the top is a memorable experience.

TOUR MAP

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Lhasa.

Our team of guides will greet you at the airport and you will be transferred to Lhasa. If you arrive early, you can take a walk to explore the beautiful city of Lhasa. You will be resting in the hotel overnight at Lhasa.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

On the next day, we will take you to the best locations of the wonderful city of Lhasa. The sightseeing will include the popular Potala Palace, the home to several Dalai Lamas. In the afternoon, we will be visiting one of the most ancient temples in the world, the Johkang Temple. After an exhausting day, you will be resting in the hotel overnight.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa (Continues).

The sightseeing continues on the third day where we will be exploring Barkhor Street, the lifeline of Lhasa. The main attraction will be the Barkhor market where you can shop for the traditional religious implements, Tibetan artifacts, books, Tibetian clothes, musical instruments, and antiques. It will be followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Explore Yamdrok-Tso and Kumbhum Monastery.

Gear for a long and exciting day packed with amazing destinations and sightseeing. Leaving early in the morning, we will first travel to Yamdrok-Tso and Gyantse Kumbhum monastery traveling from the top of Mt.Gangbala. On our way to the next destination, you will have a memorable view of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. We will visit Gyantse and Kubum monastery before taking an overnight rest at Gyantse.

Day 05: Travel to Sakya and visit Sakya and TashiLhunpo monastery.

In the morning, we would leave for the Sakya Monastery followed by the TashiLhunpo monastery. In the evening, you will have plenty of time to explore the Tibetan market. We will be resting at Lhatse overnight.

Day 06: Travel from Sakya (4500m) to Rongpuk (5000m) 256km.

After spending some time in Sakya Monastery, we will head straight towards the Mount Everest base camp crossing over the Gyalpo-la pass. You will be thrilled with the sight of the amazing Himalayan peaks from the top. We will be taking an overnight stay at Rongpuk.

Day 07: Warm up trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Trekking experience starts today with a small trekking from Rongbuk Monastery to EBC of about 8 km. During this small trekking experience of about 3-4 hours, you will get a clear sight of the Rongbuk Glacier, the largest among the glaciers situated around the Mt. Everest.

Day 08: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1.

Today, we would be trekking to the first base camp from the Everest Base Camp. It will be a memorable experience trekking through the Rongpuk Glacier in 5-7 hours of trekking to reach Camp 1 at the height of 5460 m.

Day 09: Trek from Camp 1to Interim Camp.

Today, we will head towards an interim camp located at the height of 5760 m. It will be a 6-7 hours of trekking between the ice pinnacles.

Day 10: Trek from Interim Camp to Camp 2.

The trekking experience would get better as we move to Camp 2 at the height of 5970 m. It would be a 6 hour trekking through the Changste glacier.

Day 11: Trek from Interim Camp to Camp 2.

Today we would be trekking to the highest point of our trip to Camp 3. It is located at the height of 6500 m in the middle of the glaciers. You can spend the night at Camp 3 or return to Camp 2 for an overnight stay.

Day 12: Return to EBC.

We now return to the EBC, trekking down about 16 km to spend the night at Rongpuk guest house.

Day 13: Rongpuk – Shigatse 350km.

We continue to retreat, taking an overnight stay at Shiagtse.

Day 14: Drive Shigatse to Lhasa 280km.

Reach the final destination, Lhasa.

Day 15: Leave Lhasa by air or by train.

We would arrange for a transfer to the airport or railways station for your departure