Everest Advance Base Camp trekking in Tibet located to the north of the huge mountain range is designed for those who are interested in footing at the Mt. Everest (8848m.) and other several largest peaks. Everest Advance Base Camp Trek arranged by Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks is a once in a lifetime chance to make your reverie come true and experience the majestic scenery of Nepal.
Stunning views of Mt. Everest (8848m.) appears into sight from the base camps. You will be trekking to the highest points in the world without taking the aid of ice picks, crampons, mountaineering skills and all the necessary technical equipments. Our journey will start with some magnificent sightseeing tour in the prehistoric town of Lhasa (3680m.). You will be visiting Jokhang Temple which is regarded as the most holy spot in Tibet. Also, visit the Potala Palace, the most significant set to perceive in Lhasa. Drepung Monastery which was once upon a time renowned as the world's biggest monastery has 10,000 monks accommodating there. And, driving down to the Friendship highway, you will cross small Tibetan communities, where you can also observe wandering herdsmen across the large dry plains, amidst a background of breathtaking mountains.
On the way to Everest Advance Base Camp trek, we will also get to see Buddhist culture in the amazing towns of Shigatse and Gyantse. Visiting the Everest Base Camp, and trekking to Camp III at an elevation of 6340m is the major highlight of the trek where the steep splendor of Mt Everest's north face will be visible. Likewise, this adventurous Everest Advance Base Camp Trek, the highest trek in the world, is an unbelievable trip to Camp III and the foot of the North Col through the Rongbuk Glacier.
Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks provides the well qualified guide and arrange this 17 days Everest Advance Base Camp Trek so that you can have unforgettable experience. Let yourself not miss it!
Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan guide will welcome you either in airport or train station depending on you. After around an hour drive you will arrive to the Lhasa city and check into the Tibetan style hotel. You will have a free afternoon for resting and relaxing. Overnight at Hotel.
Today, in the morning, you will take an effortless visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most valued shrine in Tibet and is always packed with religious worshippers. Also, you will go around the Barkhor Bazaar, the mid market of Lhasa having many numbers of people. As you drive little miles north of Lhasa, in the afternoon, you will arrive at Sera Monastery belonging to fifteenth century which has whitewashed walls and is covered with golden roofs. It is also home to numerous monks. The prominent debating activities go on frequently every day.
Today as well, you will make a tour to Lhasa and we will visit the Potala Palace, the most significant set to perceive in Lhasa. This fortress is Lhasa's fundamental milestone and has a wonderful eastern architecture. Since the 5th or 6th century it has been a fort and was formerly residence to the Dalai Lama. This really astonishing day will conclude with the visit to Drepung Monastery which was some time ago the world's biggest monastery where 10,000 monks accommodate. It lies veiled in rocky ridges just beyond the city.
You have a challenging but rewarding day today. You will cross two high pass above 5000m Kharo La and Khambo La and one stunning Lake - Yamdrok Tso which also lets you observe astounding views of the Himalayan range. A huge glacier goes up almost straight up as you go by Kharo La. Also, you pass all the way through several stunning Tibetan valleys and silent villages. When you arrive at Gyantse, you will explore Tibetan culture and you observe the Khumbum and Gyantse Dzong. Open scenery of the valley will be visible from the antique Dzong fort. The Khumbum is surrounded by several amazing Tibetan frescos and minute chapel houses. Overnight at Hotel in Gyantse.
After the trip in Gyantse you will go on for further one and half hour drive to reach at Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet. It is very fascinating to see how prehistoric Tibetan culture differs from the modern day culture. There are infinite amounts of places to visit, both modern and olden which you can see around this town. Overnight at one of the reputed hotel.
From Shigatse, you will drive all along the Friendship Highway and engross yourselves in the incredible scenes of the Tibetan highland. En route you will come cross our uppermost pass of the trip, Gyamtso La, plus several nomadic herders too will be seen. Overnight at Hotel
You will depart Shegar early in the morning and go across the Pang La pass. The beautiful sight from the top is mesmerizing since the entire Himalayan ranges seem to be emerging before you. And the first real glance of Everest is the best part of the trek today. Overnight at Rongbuk.
Today, you will trek enjoying the desolate yet breathtaking settings of the Everest Base Camp. It is a life-time experience to look intently into the world's highest peak. And you will slowly start to acclimatize.
Today, you have a rest day at Everest base Camp to be safe and properly acclimatize at high altitude in Rongbuk. You can rest during the day and travel around the region further. Overnight at Everest base Camp.
Today, you have the tough trek and you set your camp at Base Camp 1. On the way you can travel around the Rongbuk Glacier and nearby areas. The views in the region of this huge glacier are some of the most excellent in the world. You will acquire a track that goes up to the east side and head to the peak of mighty Mt. Everest. The hike is rather short, but the high elevation might be difficult so rest for today and enjoy travelling around this wonderful area.
Your trekking track today will proceed above gravel hills to the west area of the glacier. This is another picturesque day and you stay at the interim camp tonight. Ice peak encircle you in all directions.
Today you have another rest day for proper acclimatization. You now reach at high altitudes, and are required to take all essential safety measures. You can walk around the area and wonderful pictures surround us which will be one of the unforgettable experience.
Today, you go up further into the difficult muddle of ice as we get together with the Changste glacier. It is an unforgettable experience to trek on the almighty mountain. Today your camp is set at more beautiful settings than the Camp I. You are enclosed on all directions by hanging ice and different glaciers and you spend our night at Camp II.
Today, you might move further to base Camp III and spend the night there or just trek there during the daytime and go back to Base Camp 2. Camp 3 is situated at the center of compressed gravel heaps next to the glacier. Today you can view many of the difficult peaks, edges and even the rock peak of Everest. Camp 3 lies only 2400 m from the top.
Today you have a long day walk as you travel downhill returning towards the Base Camp I. Magnificent sights surrounds you again and then you leave this astonishing peak.
You retrace through the Friendship Highway today and experience one more wonderful drive all the way through Tibet. And, once more you will traverse two high passes with breathtaking Himalayan sights. To the end of the trek today you will move down from the Tibetan flat terrain and arrive in Nyalam. It is a big relief for several to return back in this verdant town with beds and showers.
Today is the last day of our trekking. In the early morning you will traverse the Friendship Bridge and move ahead to return back to Nepal. You must bid a farewell to your guide and go all the way through the required border paperwork. Our Nepalese employees will meet you on the next side and you will be driving for around 5 hours to reach Kathmandu Hotel. And you stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph