Highlight of Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour –
- Tour to Everest, exploring the fascinating views of Mt. Everest along with many other famous mountain ranges. Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour provides you amazing floras and faunas of Everest region during the trail.
- Visit heartland of Tibetan people, you can explore the Buddhist culture. Tibetan culture of this region with their unique traditions and living style.
Tibet is a traditional homeland of Tibetan people. It is also known as “Roof of the World”. Tibet is the highest elevation on earth with an average elevation of 4900 meters (1600ft). With its long and rich cultural history Tibetans have been able to safeguard their culture despite the existence of Chinese culture. Moreover People follow Buddhism and major of the Buddhist religion is originated from here. Buddhism is further divided into different branches like Hinayan, Mahayana and Bajrayan. Tibet is very important for and they mostly come here to visit the sacred lake Mansarovar Kailash.
Overall Tibetan history is tumultuous, Tibet has spent some periods functioning as an independent entity and others ruled by powerful Mongolian and Chinese dynasties.
Similarly, in 1950 China enforced thousands of troops to claim the region. After that some regions became Tibetan Autonomous Region and some were incorporated into neighboring Chinese provinces.
In 1959, anti-Chinese uprising failed and the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India as exile. Thus, Tibet’s monasteries were mostly destroyed during China’s Cultural Revolution in 1960s and 4970s. Thousands of Tibetans are believed to lose their life during the period of repression and martial law.
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check-in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city.
Begin driving north from Kathmandu to Tibet through the breathtaking vistas early in the morning. Approaching Nepal’s northern border, begin the ascent to the high altitude Tibetan plateau to Kodari on the Nepal Tibet border. Continue uphill on foot for 1.5-hours (with porters) to reach the border town of Zhangmu. Here we formally clear Chinese immigration and then spend the night in a Chinese hotel at Zhangmu.
Today’s drive goes from the lush, green lower hills into the dry, arid landscape of the Tibetan plateau. Cross several high passes including the Lalung La (5050m) from which (if weather permits) there is an amazing panorama of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest – a fitting backdrop to the vastness of the Tibetan plateau.
Early in the morning head from Shigar to EBC. Enjoy a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or more, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Cho Oyo (8201m), and Mt. Makalu (8463m). Then arrive at Rombuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world.
Eake up early in the morning to see the stunning sunrise at the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, and walk a little bit in front of it to take some pictures of its true face. Then drive to Shigatse and be wrapped again in the endless vistas of the Tibetan plateau. Visit Sakya Monastery on the way.
Visit Tashilumpo Monastery which was built in 1447 and then drive to Gyangtse to visit Palkor Monastery and Palchoi Pagoda. On the way, stop off and visit Maracaju la glacier. Next, drive to Lhasa City along Lhasa River.
Begin at Sera Monastery and then head toward Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Visit the Barkhor Markets and roam around the city savoring every tiny detail. Eventually, the tour for the day concludes and you return to the comfort of your hotel.
Take more time to explore the sites during visits to Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery.
In the morning, depart from Lhasa to Tsedang, a small city in the Yarlung Valley considered the cradle of Tibetan culture. On the way to Tsedang, cross the Yarlung Tsampo River and explore Tibet’s earliest monastery, Samye monastery.
A full day of exploring in Tsedang introduces you to the old earth tombs of former kings, the Thandruk Monastery, and Tibet’s oldest building, Yambu Lakang, a fort perched high in the mountains overlooking the vast plain.
Take a last memorable look at the Potala Palace before being transported to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu and to your hotel. The day can be utilized buying gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. Enjoy one final farewell party.
If you prefer to stay longer, you can consult us for short tours such as a game drive at national parks, rafting, mountain biking, India, Bhutan tours, etc.
1. How difficult is trek to Everest Panorama and how can we prepare?
Trekking to Everest Panorama is an easy trek as compared to others. And our company also provides well skilled guides and potters to help you during the trek. People with weak ankles, lungs, hearts problems may suffer more difficulty on trekking. Well preparation is needed for every trek.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Everest Panorama trek?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during trek?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Everest Panorama trek?
Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hour should I walk per day and what happened if I am slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.
8. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?
Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to uncertainty of Lukla weather, we are not sure about untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this you have to pay additionally.
9. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?
You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg hand bag and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in the office in Kathmandu.