A more convenient and easy option to visit Everest Base Camp is the Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour.
You will witness the marvelous landscapes of the northern Base Camp of Mt. Everest. In addition to a mesmerizing and exceptional journey to Tibet and Nepal.
This fascinating journey takes you through majestic snow clad Himalayas of Tibet. You will enjoy the serenity of the ancient monasteries
You will journey to Everest Base Camp via the world’s highest and largest plateau in Tibet.
This marvelous journey starts from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu.
You have two different options available for Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour.
Option 1: Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour with sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Option 2: Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour without sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Apply for Tibet Visa Permit
Day 03: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city
Day 04: Nagarkot & Full day guided sightseeing around ancient Patan to Bhaktapur city-
Day 05: Kathmandu-Kerung Border,145km
Day 06: Kerung-Tingri (4300m)/Lhatse (4350m),225km/ 244km
Day 07: Tingri/Lhaste-Xigatse (Shigatse) (3900m), 244km
Day 08: Xigatse-Gyantse (3950m),90km
Day 09: Gyantse-Lhasa (3650m),261km
Day 10 and 11: Sightseeing in Lhasa
Day 12: Fly Lhasa-Kathmandu.
Day 13: Transfer to airport for International departure
Note: You can use this 13 days Tibet Everest Base Camp tour as a guideline to create your own itinerary. You can increase or decrease the number of days on your itinerary for Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour.
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour Costs
The average cost of a 13 day Everest Base Camp Tour can begin from US$ 1,500 per person to US$ 2650 and more. This wide variation in the cost of the tour is due to the inclusion and exclusion of factors such as:
- Airport / Hotel pick up & transfer by car / Van
- Type of Accommodation (3-star to 5-star hotels)
- Entry permits (for all the places you visit during the tour)
- Tibet Visa and Entry Permit
- Nepal Visa
- A local English speaking guide
- Meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Mode of transportation used from Kathmandu to Lhasa
- Transportation within the country: Nepal, Tibet
- Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue)
Must Visit Places on the Tour
The capital city of Nepal is also known as the city of temples. You can find the city rich and diverse in culture.
You can witness this through your visits to some of the most popular historical and religious destinations in Kathmandu. This can include the Historical Durbar Square area, Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa.
On the way to these, you can visit many small shrines, local temples, and chaityas.
This is a fantastic hill station with one of the most famous views of the sunrise.
This city is popular for its handmade clay goods. Along with these, you can visit the famous Nyatapola Pagoda, Changu Narayan temple, Bhaktapur square.
You can witness the city’s unique peacock windows and medieval town area.
Patan is home to the famous Patan Durbar Square, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Kumbeshwar Temple.
Along with these places, Nepal is also known for its exciting and magnificent mountain treks. Also, you can enjoy white river rafting, jungle safaris and many more.
Lhasa was once the proud capital city of Tibet. This place is quite popular for its history and religious significance.
Some of the must-see places here are:
- Sera Monastery: Provides insight into some of the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism
- Norbulingka Palace: Before, this was the summer home of the Dalai Lama. This palace is elaborately decorated with Tibetan wood carvings and paintings.
- Jokhang Temple:
- Barkhor Market:
- Potala Palace: This impressive structure was once the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. This marvel of Tibetan architecture is home to ancient and various types of Tibetan arts and crafts collection.
- Drepung Monastery:
Gyantse Dzong(3950m): This is a 14th-century historical fort. It has a huge collection of traditional arts and crafts of Tibetan culture.
Shigatse: This is the second largest city in Tibet. Make sure to visit the oldest monastery of Tibet, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery while you are here.
Gyatso La Pass 5220m
Transportation Used to Travel to and From Nepal-Tibet
Flights to and from Lhasa-Kathmandu is the most convenient and fastest way. This air route is also considered as one of the most beautiful ones in the world.
On clear days, you can see some of the tallest mountain peaks in the world on this air route. This includes Mt. Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mount Lhotse. This is a 95-minute flight.
You can also travel to and from Lhasa-Kathmandu via overland driving. This takes about two days.
You can enjoy sightseeing tours on the way to and from Lhasa-Kathmandu. Some of the popular spots to visit are Kyirong, Gyantse, and Shigatse. You can also enjoy the stunning natural landscape as well as ancient Buddhist monasteries.
Both Tibet and Nepal are paradises for adventure seekers and enthusiasts. Cycling from or to Lhasa-Kathmandu will offer you an unforgettable experience. A popular cycling route from Lhasa to Kathmandu does exist that presents the perfect landscape of Himalayan Ranges.
This visual treasure of a journey takes about 15 days. It is not for the faint-hearted adventure. It demands a physically fit stature and an amazing endurance.
Most of the hotels and guest houses offer a range of choices in accommodation. In most Tibet Everest Base Camp tours, you will get rooms on a sharing basis. You will also have to use communal bathrooms. The rooms provided are usually clean and hygienic.
During your stay in Nepal, the accommodation choices are wide and varied. On your Tibet Everest Base Camp tour, you will stay at 3-star hotels or guesthouses. These will be on a sharing basis.
Meals and Drinks
While in Tibet, you will not get much variation in choices of meals. Make sure to carry dry food and snacks for added variations. For drinks, you can try local Tibetan tea which is quite unique in its taste and flavor.
In Nepal, the choices for food are wide in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara. As you go to higher altitudes or outside the cities, the choices may decrease.
For drinks, you will get a wide variety of drinks in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While in the villages and small towns, you will have limited choices.
The Customs and Traditions
There is no prohibition for personal use of still and video cameras and tape recorders.
Make sure you do not bring photographs or books related to any of the high Buddhists priests and monks in exile. This includes books and pictures of H.H. The Dalai Lama.
There are no such prohibitions during your travel in Nepal.
The official currency in Tibet is Renminbi Yuan. You can exchange your local currency at the different money exchange stores. You can also exchange at most hotels, yet the rate they offer is lower.
There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or traveler’s checks you bring for travels to Tibet.
The official currency of Nepal is Nepali Rupee (NPR). You can exchange your local currency in one of the many money exchange stores available in Kathmandu.
Change as little in the airport as possible. The exchange rate is quite low in comparisons to the ones outside.
Arranging Visas in Kathmandu
The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu does not issue visas to individual travelers.
You must book a tour and then you will get a paper group visas (not a stamp in your passport). Allow us to do this for you.
- USA citizens: US$ 177 per person
- Canadian citizens: US$ 135 per person
- O.W (Rest of the World): US$ 85 per person for a group visa.
Note: It takes 3 working days to process your Tibet group Visa from Kathmandu. Faster service is available at a premium. You need to submit your actual passport to apply for the visa.
Arranging Visas from your Home Country
For groups: Only paper group visas with a list of names with two copies one for entry and other for the exit.
For individuals: you get visas on your passport after much formalities and extra fees as per your nationality.
Tourist visas are available on arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu. It is also available at all land border crossings that are open to foreigners. You get visas on the basis of your travel duration as follows:
- 15 days: US$ 25
- 30 days: US$ 40
- 90 days: US$ 100
Note: For land crossing, you need to submit a photocopy of your passport.
Clothing and Supplies
Due to the high altitude region of Tibet, it remains cool throughout all year round.
From October till March, you need to bring extra warm layers of clothes like thermal under layers.
From April to September, you need not to bring these. During the day, light clothes are enough. Yet, for the nights and early mornings, have a warm jacket or sweater for extra protection.
These seasons of Spring and Autumn have cool temperatures. You can enjoy your tours in warm and sunny days and cool evenings.
During Winter make sure to bring extra warm layers of clothing during this season. It is cold throughout the country with temperatures dropping to negative degrees.
Summer is also monsoon season in most parts of Nepal. Make sure to bring rain gears like a rain jacket, pant, umbrella, and waterproof shoes.
Other things to include in your luggage are as follows:
- Personal medical first aid kit
- Water purification tablets, gels or steripen (ensures safety against water contamination)
- Tissue papers, face wipes
- Head Torch/ Flashlight
- Comfortable slippers
- Sleeping bag
- Dust mask
- Wide brimmed sun hat
- UV protection sunglasses
- Sunblock cream.
- Sewing kit
- Swiss Army knife
- Personal Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap)
- Female hygiene products
- spare passport size photos
- Spare Passport photocopies
Tibet Everest Base Camp tour is an easy way to travel to the bucket list of almost every traveler. You also have the unique opportunity to visit two of the must-visit countries in the world.
The Tibet Everest Base Camp tour is a dream come true for anyone looking to visit Everest Base Camp without trekking or spending large sums.
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