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13 Days Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

Duration: 13 Days

Max Altitude: 5200m

Tour Pace: Adventure(mild)

Departure Date: Apr. to Oct.(best)

Highlights: Potala Palalce, Jokhang Temple, Bakhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Yamdro-tso Lake, Gyantse Kumpum, Sakya Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp

Itinerary Details Includes & Excludes Tour FAQs
After sightseeing in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, you will be transferred to Old tingri to star to trek. In this trek you traverse along the centuries old nomadic territories, fortified villages, alpine valleys, nomadic settlements, barley fields Everest Base Camp and succession of glaciated mountain passes. South Tibet unveils its rugged beauty in all its glory as you proceed from Tingri to the Everest base Camp at 5200 meters. This trek requires tourists with experience of trekking before.

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa [3650m]
Take flight/train into Tibet. Upon your arrival, local guide will meet you to transfer to Lhasa. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet). Later you can either rest for acclimatization, or walk around on your own.

Day 2 Tour of Lhasa [B]
Today's sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark-Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. In the afternoon, we will drop a visit to Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. Then we will visit Barkhor, the oldest and traditional street in Tibet.

Day 3 Tour of Lhasa [B]
About 8km west of central Lhasa is Drepung Monastery, once the world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains. After lunch, continue to visit Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is its Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard mostly around 3 to 4 in the afternoon.

Day 4 Lhasa / Gyantse[4040m] / Shigatse [3860m], 360km, 6-7hrs
Follow the Friendship Highway to Gyantse, a famous historical city in Tibet, along the Kyichu River. From the top of the pass Kangpa-la at 4700m in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise Yamdro-tso Lake that is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in color. Then drive along the mountain down to Gyangtse, visit the famous stupa-Gyangtse Kumpum, the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. After late lunch in Gyantse, continue driving to Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet.

Day 5 Shigatse / Old Tingri [4410m], 250km, 5-6hrs
In the morning drive to Old Tingri over Tso-La [4500m] and Gyatso-La [5252m]. Having a detour to Sakya Monastery [4280m] on the way, it is well famed with its long history, large-scale construction complex and great influence in Tibet history. Later drive to Old Tingri, meet trek guide and crew, get ready for the next trekking.

Day 6 Trek to Lungthang [4510m], 12km, 5hrs
The trekking begins from Old Tingri, goes through the Tingri plain. Along the Ra-chu Valley, you will find the beautiful valley scenery with extensive meadows and groups of sheep and goats. The rest of the day can visit a small gompa in Chholun. Camping at Lunthang.

Day 7 Trek to Lamna La [5150m], 21km, 8hrs
As you ascend to Lamna La pass at 5150m, you may find the trail quite strenuous. But as soon as your eyes bask in the splendor of majestic vistas of surrounding mountain peaks, you will realize that this trek has indeed been very self-rewarding and worthwhile. Camp at Lamna la pass.

Day 8 Trek to Zommug [4790m], 21km, 8hrs
Further away from Langma la pass, you will take steep descent through verdant vegetation, when you will  encounter yak herders (Since lands being infertile are unable to yield agricultural crops, local villages are largely dependent on animal husbandry for livelihood). The trail continues towards the whitewashed walls and barren fields of Zommug village. Camp at Zommug, where truly amazing views can be seen as the sun sets in this barren town.

Day 9 Trek to Rongbuk [4980m], 34km, 13hrs
As the morning seeps in, march towards Rongbuk. Within few hours along Rongbuk Glacier, North Face of Everest becomes visible flaunting its unparalleled beauty. Rongbuk is regarded as a gateway to Mount Everest, and Rongbuk Monastery is also the one with highest altitude in the world. From this outstanding location you get breathtaking views of the magnificent Mount Everest. 

Day 10 Trek to EBC [5200m], 8km, 3hrs
A 8km walk along dirt road, you will reach Mt. Everest Base Camp. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensates for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you. 

Day 11 Rongbuk / Shigatse, 360km, 8hrs
After the morning view of the Mt. Everest, drive back to Shigaste. Relax on the vehicle with wonderful views along the road.

Day 12 Shigaste / Lhasa, 300km, 6hrs
Drive back to Lhasa through another way, enjoy the plateau scenery and Yarlung Zangbo river along, after arriving Lhasa, the rest time is free at your own disposal.

Day 13 Say goodbye to Lhasa
Departure transfer to airport or train station, services end.

(Advise us to go to Nepal after visiting Everest Base Camp)

 

What's included in this price?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
Free Lhasa airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation in Tibet
Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary
All necessary Tibet permits
Government tax
What's excluded in this price?
Chinese Visa fee
Tips for the guide and driver
Flight or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Meals not included in the itinerary: Lunch and Dinner
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc

What is a Private Tour?
A Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private guide, driver, and vehicle for your own disposal. You don't have to share the vehicle with others even if you are a single traveler. You would have full attention of your guide and driver. Our professional guide would love to share local culture, knowledge and stories.

Your private guide would also help you make an easier, comfortable, flexible and enjoyable tour. You can stop on the road to get a rest or take pictures during the drive. You have the flexibility of changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time at some tourist sites.

When traveling with your family or friends, a private tour would be your first choice.

Arrival Pick-up / Departure See-off
We will arrange the private airport or train station pick-up and see-off for you. Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you can find our guide waiting at the pick-up area, holding a name sign, welcome you with a warm smile. You will be transferred to hotel. Drink more water, get enough rest, take some time to acclimatize to the high altitude on the first day of your arrival.

Accommodation Choices
For private tour, we can arrange hotels according to your requirements. There are options of budget guesthouse, 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel, high-end luxury hotel or bouquet heritage hotel. If you have your own preferred hotel, just let us know, we will help you with the booking, everything would be arranged as per your interests.

Meal Choices
Our tour packages generally include breakfasts. Meanwhile, lunches and dinners are optional to be arranged either by yourself or by us.

It’s easy to find nice restaurants in Lhasa, and you could also ask for suggestions from your guide. They always know where you can find something tasty.

The price would be different according to different food:

1.      If you choose noodles, around RMB 10-15 per person.

2.      If you like some fast food like KFC, around RMB 20-35 per person. 

3.      If you prefer some food at a decent restaurant, around RMB 50-70 per person.  

4.      The local Tibetan hotpot, around RMB 80-100 per person. That is a really good one too!