Everest Base Camp Tour most adventurous trip to experience the beauty of the ‘Himalayas’ from the ‘earlier forbidden land’ of Tibet cannot get better. The Everest base camp tour kicks off with a spectacular fly over the snow-capped peaks Himalayan peaks including Kanchenjunga (8586m), Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8463 m) just to name a few. Besides from the great mountain views and awe-inspiring landscapes, the tour also lets you capture the memories of some of the largest monastic institutions of the world. During the tour, we will walk through the well-preserved monasteries of Sera, Drepung and Tashilungpo, which adds a great spice of Tibetan culture and art to our tour.
After enjoying the beauty of the Turqoise Lake and a walk through to some of the most artistic monasteries and stupas, we head towards the North of Everest base camp. Here we get to explore the beautiful Rongbuk glacier set directly below the massive north-face of Mt. Everest.
August 22nd 2016 / Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel
August 23rd 2016 / Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square
August 24th 2016 / Day 03: Kathmandu (1,300m) flight to Lhasa (3,650m):
Departure Transport to Tribhuban Airport and Trans – Himalayan flight to Tibet (Gongaar airport) (1hr.) Drive to Lhasa (1 and half hr.) – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at Hotel.
August 25th-26th 2016 / Day 04-05: In Lhasa: Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery – O/N at Hotel.
August 27th 2016 / Day 06:-Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m) 250 Km to Shigatse (3900m) 90 Km
Drive to Gyantse via Yamadroke Lake and high passes: Kora LA (5,010m) & Kamba La (4,794m) – Sight-seeing in Gyantse including Pholkor & Kumbum Monastery. PM: scenic drive to Xigatse(1.5hrs) through the typical Tibetan Countryside – Hotel.
August 28th 2016 / Day 07: Xigatse – Shakye Monastery-Xegar (4,100m): 270km AM: Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Then Drive to Xegar via Shakya Monastery crossing over Gyatchula (a pass of 5,200m) – O/N at Guest House
August 29th 2016 / Day 08: Xegar – Ronbuk (4,980m): Aprox 90km Scenic drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful Tibetan countryside. Explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world) – O/N at Guest House.
August 30th 2016 / Day 09: Ronbuk – Everest BC – Nyalam (3700m) 315km Rent a horse cart or walk to the Everest BC and explore around – back to Ronbuk – and further to Nyalam Via over-crossing the high pass of lulang La (5,050m) from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Xishapagma (8,212m) & Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and have overnight at Nyalam Guest House
August 31st 2016 / Day 10: Nyalam/Zhangmu – Kathmandu: 155km/123km after necessary border formalities continue scenic drive to Kathmandu through the green lush countryside- transfer to your Hotel. End of tour.
September 01st 2016 / Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping
September 02nd 2016 / Day 12: Final Departure to the Airport
For the second time i use the services of Skyline treks and expeditions and collaborate with Madhav to discover the city of Kathmandu with a group of friends (13 of us) and then spend a week in Tibet (6 of us) and i can rate the whole experience as excellent!