Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour - Explore EBC Via Lhasa
Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour captures the essence of Tibet in all its spiritual, historical, and natural aspects, leaving us with a treasure trove of memories and an indelible feeling of fulfillment.
Lhasa -Everest Base Camp Tour takes you from Lhasa, a modern and spiritual city, to Everest Base Camp, The base of the highest mountain in the world. This road trip will take you from the bustling city of Lhasa to ancient monasteries and pristine lakes. You'll also see enthralling mountain passes, rivers, frozen glaciers, Tibetan valleys, and North Everest Base Camp. This overland Lhasa tour is a great way to see the magnificent Mt. Everest, one of your greatest achievements.
The Lhasa-EBC road trip starts and ends in Lhasa, the epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism. This tour covers three historical cities in Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. The 8-day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour, which takes you from Lhasa down to the base camp of Everest, is a classic journey that will entice any traveler.
Explore the Barkhor Street old market and Potala Palace, the winter palace of Dalai Lama. You will also visit the Jokhang Temple, founded by the 33rd King of Tibet in the 7th century. A two-day tour in Lhasa will give you a glimpse into Tibetan culture and history. You'll also get to see the stunning highland Tibetan plateau. Although the city is modern, people still adhere to the traditional culture and lifestyle.
This trip includes visiting Drepung Monastery at the foot of Mt. Gephel. This is an important university monastery of Gelugpa Buddhism in Tibet. You'll visit Sera Monastery, located at the base of Tatipu Hill in the north of Lhasa. Sera Monastery's courtyard is a great place to watch the monks debate. They hold debates as part of their studies to better understand Buddhism.
Drive to Shigatse. It is the second-largest town in Tibet. You'll see the beautiful holy Yamdrok Lake along the Friendship Highway. It is one of Tibet's 3 great sacred lakes. You reach Gyantse after a long ride on the highway. You'll see the beautiful Gyantse Kumbum and Pelkor Chode Monastery. Continue to Shigatse and visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. This is another architectural wonder of Tibet. The Panchen Lama is also known to call it home. The dramatic statue of Maitreya Buddha is also known as Future Buddha.
Rongbuk Monastery is located at 5,000m/16.4000ft. On your way to Mt. Everest, you'll pass through several high passes, such as Gyatso La or Geu La (8.844m/29.002ft). You'll also enjoy the stunning scenery of Mt. Makalu (8.463m/27.825ft), Mt. Cho Oyu (8.188m/26.906ft), and Mt. Shishapangma (8.027m/26.289ft), from Geu La Pass.
Rongbuk is the highest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the world, located near the Everest base camp. It is, therefore, also known as the gateway for Mt. Everest, also known as Chomolungma or Chomolungma by Tibetans. This is the perfect place to see the sunrise and sunset over Mt. The monastery has also a round chorten and beautiful statues of Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava. There are also beautiful round chortens and statues of Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava. There are also old mural paintings that depict Tibetan religions and cultures. The next morning, after a great time at Rongbuk Monastery, you will travel early to Everest Base Camp. This is another highlight of the road trip. This North Everest base camp is renowned for its incredible beauty and mountainous landscape.
After exploring the base camp, you will drive to Shigatse. The same road will be followed through the Friendship Highway. You'll then go back to Lhasa via Yalong Valley and enjoy the scenery of the Tibetan plateau. Then, you will continue to your next destination. This eight-day Lhasa Base Camp Tour ends when you reach the end of the tour.
Passport and Visa Process for Tibet Overland Tour
You'll have to get a Chinese Visa and a Tibet Travel Permit to travel to Tibet. Both of these documents can be obtained in Kathmandu with the help of a travel agency. Even if you already have a Chinese tourist visa, you must still get a t travel permit. This rule applies when traveling to Tibet from mainland China too.
You must hire a guide for your entire trip and arrange private transportation in advance if you plan to go outside Lhasa. Additionally, you'll need extra permits for trips beyond Lhasa. The travel company you are using will organize these permits for you.
Important Information for Tibet Overland Tour From Nepal
According to new rules from the Chinese embassy in Nepal, if you want a Tibet group visa, you need at least 5 people in your group. To apply for the visa in Kathmandu, you have to give your real passport, and it might take 4-5 working days to finish the process.
If you want a Tibet group visa, you must go to the China visa application center in person and give your biometric information. Please note that visa regulations and requirements can also change often. Please check with Adventure Club Trek to confirm the latest visa regulations and requirements for Tibet before booking your tour.
The Best Time to Tour Everest Base Camp from Lhasa.
The best time to visit Everest Base Camp via Lhasa is from April to November. This is the best time to visit because it's warm and sunny, with little to no rain. The tour can be done in Winter, such as December, January, and February. However, it will be very cold. Temperatures drop to minus 15 degrees Celsius.
Accommodation at EBC
The accommodations at EBC are pretty basic due to the harsh environment and high altitude (5200m). There are only Tibetan yak tents run by local Tibetans and the Rongbuk guesthouse. The sunrise view from the summit of Mt. Everest will make you forget the challenging times. The lack of water in EBC may make it difficult for Westerners to maintain the cleanliness of their lodging. Consider bringing your sleeping bag.
Food at Everest Base Camp
Rongbuk Guesthouse or the Tibetan yak tents offer basic food such as Instant noodles, Tibetan noodles soup, dried yak, pork soup, egg fried, rice, Tsampa with cabbage, chili potato curry, etc. Before you depart from Tingri or Shigatse, stock up on some light snacks or bread.
Packing list for Everest Base Camp Tour
Remember that the most important things are to stay warm and comfortable and travel light. You should bring a down jacket, thermal underwear, and warm headwear as gear. Sunscreen, sun hats, toiletries, and personal medicines (to ease mountain sickness, cold relief, or diarrhea) are all necessary. Our guide will give you a warm apron that covers your knees.