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Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking - 14 Nights/ 15 Days

If you would like to explore Everest base camp from Tibet side, this trek is designed for you. Beside overland journey to Mount Everest base camp, this adventure trekking gives you an opportunity to hike around the 5000 m for few days to explore hidden areas of Everest base camp in Tibet.Tingri to Everest base camp is amazing trek offers yet another Tibet trekking adventures through the soul of Tibet. While transverse along culturally stimulating nomadic territories, fortified villages, alpine valleys, nomadic settlements, barley field and succession of glaciated mountain passes, you cannot help get awe-struck by the incomparable beauty of nature and snow-capped peaks. South Tibet unveils its mysteries and charms as you proceed from Tingri to Everest base Camp at 5200 meters.

As you near Rongbuk at 5000 meter, Everest base camp trek gets more adventurous. A mere thought of Everest Base Camp nestled few kilometers away from you at Rongbuk is sufficient enough to heighten your adventure spirit. Amidst the picturesque surreally sculpted Rongbuk glaciers, you trek up to Everest Base Camp. A seemingly infinite series of broad ridge-top paths and alpine meadows leads to Lamna La pass at 5,150 meters overlooking splendid panorama. You can explore rarely-visited areas amid glacier-carved environment.

Before you head off high into wilderness of Tibetan highlands you shall be expertly guided to the exquisite sights of around Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse.

Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking - Day to Day itinerary

Day 01.
Arrive in Lhasa (3660 m)
Day 02.
Lhasa Sightseeing
Day 03.
Lhasa Sightseeing
Day 04.
Free day in Lhasa for acclimatization
Day 05.
Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km, sightseeing
Day 06.
drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km and Sightseeing
Day 07.
drive to Tingri (4390m) 304 km and Sightseeing
Day 08.
Day free for acclimatization
Day 09.
Trek to Lung Thang [4510m]
Day 10.
Trek to Lamna La [5150 m]
Day 11.
Trek to Zommug
Day 12.
Trek to Rongbuk (5000m)
Day 13.
Trek to Everest base camp (5150m)
Day 14.
Trek back to Rongbuk and drive to Nyalam (215 km)
Day 15.
Drive Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu

Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking - Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Lhasa (3660 m)

You have options to arrive Lhasa, you can join the trip in Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian or any Chinese Cities.

You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3650 meters. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Foremost, your tour begins with a visit to SERA MONASTERY. An experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter escorts you to this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Equally adventurous and exciting tempo builds up while touring NORBULINGKA, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. JOKHANG TEMPLE is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to BARKHOR MARKETS can be quite a change from other visits as you roam around the city savoring every tiny detail from stall hawkers coaxing their clients to purchase their goods to exhibition of Tibetan culture, custom and tradition. Eventually, the tour for the day concludes as you return to the comforts of your hotel.

Day 3 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Like the previous day, you experience invaluable insights during your visits to POTALA PALACE and DREPUNG MONASTERY. This 17th century POTALA PALACE offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans’ respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery.

Day 4 Free day in Lhasa for acclimatization

You get an entire day free for acclimatization. After proper rest, you can either indulge in sightseeing, shop or do whatever you fancy. You also get an option of undertaking an additional tour to places such as the Tibetan Medical Centre, Ganden Monastery and Tsurphu Monastery. But this will incur extra costs.

Day 5 Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km

Following Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La at 4794 meter with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa standing proud at 7252m. On turning westwards, you come across another Karo La pass at 5045m. If you glance at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road. After hours of driving for 261 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyantse.

Day 6 Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km

Gyantse prides on GYANTSE DZONG and KUMBUM. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After you enjoy exploring Gyantse, you will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. Having driven to an altitude of 3900 meter, you find yourself at Shigatse, second largest city of Tibet.

Day 7 Sightseeing & drive to Tingri (4390m) 304 km.

After wandering around TASHILHUNPO MONASTERY, the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and major attraction of Shigatse, you will transverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Tingri where you will meet your trekking crew (cook and trek guide from Nepal)

Day 8 Rest day at Tingri (4390m)

A rest day at Tingri to ensure further acclimatization before you head off high into total wilderness of tough Tibetan highlands. Your camping crew will set up a camp little off the friendship highway. Views of surrounding mountains from a small hillock near your campsite is awesome.

Day 9 Trek to Lung Thang [4510m]

The trail heads away from Tingri plain towards Cho Oyu. As you near the village of Chholung, a small Gompa comes into sight. Further on, barren plains open up. Amazingly, even in these barren fields local villagers yield good harvest of barley. Mostly, you will find herders in this territory. You can select a superb campsite at Lung Thang to spend the night.

Day 10 Trek to Lamna La [5150 m]

As you ascend to Lamna La pass at 5,150m, you may find the trail quite strenuous. But as soon as your eyes bask in the splendor of majestic vistas of surrounding mountain peaks, you will realize that this trek has indeed been very self-rewarding and worthwhile. Camping atop this pass dwarfs other materialistic pleasures.

Day 11 Trek to Zommug

Further away from Langma la pass, you have to take steep descents through verdant vegetation. En route, you encounter yak herders. The trail continues towards the whitewashed walls and barren fields of Zommug village. Amazing vistas of Mount Everest and Gyachung Kang visually rejuvenates you as you enter Zommug. Since lands being infertile are unable to yield agricultural crops, local villages are largely dependent on animal husbandry for livelihood. At a superb location, you will camp for the night.

Day 12 Trek to Rongbuk (5000m)

As the morning seeps in, you march towards Rongbuk. Within few hours along Rongbuk Glacier, North Face of Everest becomes visible flaunting its unparalled beauty. Rongbuk Monastery lies ahead 15 kilometers below Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 4,980 m, at the foot of the Rongbuk Glacier. This monastery was reconstructed into present pristine form in 1960 Cultural Revolution. In a way, Rongbuk is regarded as a gateway to Mount Everest. You will get to set your campsite at an outstanding location with the breathtaking view of Mount Everest as the backdrop.

Day 13 Trek to Everest Base camp (5150m)

It is a 9 km walk along dirt road to the base of Mt. Everest. The base camp itself is dry and barren, but the views of Everest more than compensate for this. It is a truly awe-inspiring place with the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above you

Day 14 Drive Base Camp to Nyalam (215 km)

You have to take a 215 km drive from Base Camp to Nyalam along Friendship Highway transversing past Pang La pass. On the way you can halt at Tingri for lunch. Further away amidst the stunning view of Everest, Cho Oyu and other mountain peaks, you accelerate past Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shung La pass at 5200m. The trail further commands far-reaching views of enchanting Shishapangma, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar enchant as you leave behind arid Tibetan Plateau. The route then progresses towards pristine and fortified town of Nyalam where you can find a suitable accommodation at a hotel.

Day 15 Drive Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu

Heading away from Nyalam, drive for one hour to the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meter. Few kilometers drive follows Friendship Bridge along Bhote Koshi River to Immigration Control in Kodari where you bade goodbye to your Tibetan guide and handle re-entry formalities to return to Kathmandu. After 5 hours of driving for 123 km, you finally arrive in Kathmandu.

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