Everest Base Camp Overland Tour gives you a lifetime memory and it is one of the best way to see most fascinating view of Mount Everest in Tibet. Everest base camp overland tour is one of the most exciting and easy tours to see and feel the mountain environment. The first four days of our journey will be spent in the old city of Lhasa with the excellent sightseeing and proper acclimatization. This overland tour is also called Nepal Tibet cross-country or cross border tour.
The awe-inspiring Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple will be some of the main sites we see while in Lhasa. This incredible journey throughout the entire Tibet’s mainland covers various challenging passes above 5000m, nomad cultural villages, other interesting towns, shrine lakes, spectacular views of Himalayan peaks and superb landscapes. This Tour in Tibet will get the opportunity of the most breathtaking scenery in this side of heaven. Together this Everest Base Camp Overland Tour in Tibet also includes cultural heartland visit to major highlighted monuments in Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse.
Along this journey we will pass through spectacular mountain views, numerous Tibetan settlements, and more ancient monasteries. We will have plenty of opportunities to explore Tibetan culture, people and places. The highlight of this Everest base camp overland tour is the visit to the base camp of Mt. Everest. Come join us in this exciting Tibet overland tour in the roof of the world!
Note: Every effort will be made to keep to the above Everest Base Camp Overland tour in Tibet, itinerary but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Everest Base Camp Overland Tour in Tibet can be customized as per the clients timetable and Interest!
One and half hr scenic flight over the Himalayas will take you from Katmandu, Nepal to the Tibetan ancient city Lhasa airport that is called Gonkar airport or you can start your journey from Beijing or Shanghai or Chengdu by train or plane. Up on arrival train station or airport our official Tibetan guide will warm welcome you and transfer to Lhasa city. This is one of the excited days of Everest Base Camp Overland Tour in Tibet, transfer to hotel, refresh and rest. Overnight at hotel.
Today is another great starting day of your Everest Base Camp Overland Tour, after Breakfast sightseeing Tour to Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung monastery in Lhasa. You will visit most beautiful historical and cultural religious sites, which offer you to explore real cultural heart of Tibet. The impressive Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Drepung monastery have preserved several typical artifacts of Tibetan Buddhism. You will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkhor Bazaar, the central market of Lhasa. Overnight Hotel in Lhasa.
A trip to Everest Base Camp Overland Tour in Tibet would not be complete without visiting the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. It has been a palace since the fifth to sixth century in between and was once home to the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon you will visit Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well-preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are practiced 3-4pm quite regularly every day, so remind the guide not to miss it. Overnight Hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast commences the overland tour; you will travel to another ancient city of Tibet. Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m, 261 km), along the way you will cross the breathtaking view of Khamba La Pass, Yamdrok Lake. visit the one of the Popular Monastery - Kumbum monastery in Gyantse then drive to Shigatse. In Shigatse visit Tahilhumpo Monastery (3900m). Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and was able to escape through the Cultural Revolution nearly unscathed. Overnight at Hotel in Shigatse.
After breakfast commences the overland tour, you will see and experience abundant of Tibetan cultural heritage. Once more we will drive along the Friendship Highway and immerse ourselves in the wondrous views of the Tibetan plateau. Along the way we will cross our highest pass of the journey, Gyamtso La, (5,248 m) as well as numerous nomadic herders. The views of this desert plateau provide wondrous entertainment as you travel along the Friendship Highway. This stretch is some of the most spectacular landscape in Tibet. Overnight Hotel/guest house.
Today is the most exciting day of this Everest Base Camp Overland Tour through the Friendship Highway passing by main Himalayan range while passing over Pang La (5.205m). One can enjoy the stunning view from Pang La.The view from the top is truly awe-inspiring as nearly the entire Himalayas are laid out before you. This may be your first real glimpse of Mount Everest. Along the way you will be enjoying the barren yet awe-inspiring surroundings of the Everest Base Camp. It is a life changing experience to stare up into the world's largest mountain. From Rongbuk we continue our visit to Everest Base Camp after exploring around you will back to Rongbuk. Overnight at guesthouse in Rongbuk.
Continuing along the Friendship Highway you will leave Tingri and cross the Lalung La and the Shung La, two more incredible passes. The views from these passes are breathtaking once again. While standing on these passes one is surrounded by grandiose mountains such as Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Gauri Shankar, and many more. In the afternoon you begin descending from the arid Tibetan plateau to a small town of Kerung. Kerung is much lower in elevation and as a result is much more lush and green than what you have experienced so far. Overnight at hotel in Kerung.
Today is the last day of this Everest Base Camp Overland tour. You will leave Zhangmu in the morning and head to the Nepal Tibet border. The Friendship Bridge lies at the Border of China and Nepal and is only a few kilometers from Kerung. It spans the impressive Bhote Koshi River. Sadly you must say goodbye to your Tibetan guide and driver at this point. Our Nepalese staff will meet you at the immigration control in Kerung and help with all the re-entry formalities. The city of Kathmandu, our end destination, lies only five hours to the south. You can extend further tour in Nepal or fly back home. Overnght at hotel.
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