Tibet - Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek 18 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Destination Tibet
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Flight & Van/Tourist Bus
  • Activity Active Adventures
  • Best Season September- November & April - July
  • Group Size 2-12 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu, Nepal/Lhasa, Tibet (China)
  • Max Altitude 6,340m/20,802ft


  • Visit Potala and Norbulingka palaces in Lhasa
  • Indulge in the rich culture and history of Tibetans.
  • .Walk along the north face of Everest through the trails used by Everest summiteers
  • Soak in the astounding views of the majestic mountains.
  • Everest views of Mt. Everest Mt., Cho Oyu, and Pumori
  • Trekking to Everest Base Camp from Tibet's side
  • Visit historical sites such as Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, Potala Palace, and Norbulingka Palace.
  • The road from Everest Base Camp and Lhasa to Tingri and Kathmandu to

Tibet -Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek  Cost For 2024/25

The Everest Advanced Base Camp (EBC) Trek is a renowned adventure trek to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest, from Tibet. This trek considered the highest in the world, offers stunning close-up panoramic views of Mt. Everest's northern face. While not particularly challenging, it requires special gear and careful preparation. No Technical Climbing gear or Mountaineering skills are necessary.

The trek is meticulously organized to showcase the beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas in Tibet, often called the "Roof of the World." Tibet, with its average altitude of over 3500m, lies north of the great Himalayan range, separating it from India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Much Tibet is a high-altitude desert, offering spectacular mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture.

The journey follows the Friendship Highway, passing through some of the most incredible landscapes on Earth. You'll see small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herders, and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. The trip also provides ample opportunities to explore Tibet's cultural treasures in Lhasa and other towns on the way to Kathmandu.
We spent three nights in Lhasa, in the heart of the old city, which allowed time for acclimatization and visits to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Traveling in a Toyota Landcruiser 4-wheel drive, we journey through Tibet, staying in traditional hotels. In Gyantse and Shigatse, we explore more monasteries and immerse ourselves in Buddhist culture.

A highlight of the trip is visiting Everest Base Camp and trekking to Camp 3 at 6340m, where you can witness the grandeur of Everest's north face. This trek takes you as close to Everest's summit as a non-climber can. This incredible journey to Camp 3 and the base of the North Col via the East Rongbuk Glacier allows you to hike to a high elevation without needing crampons, ice axes, or mountaineering skills.

Adventure Club Trek offers a trek to Everest Base Camp from the Nepal side. The 13-day trek is great for those looking for a shorter trip to Mount Everest's base camp. For those who need more time to adjust to the altitude, we have a 16-day trek. Check out our other Everest treks here.


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Today, you fly to Lhasa via China Air. A representative from Adventure Club Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport with your visit and Tibet permit. The one-and-a-half-hour flight takes you to the world's tallest mountain, Everest, with views of other snow-capped mountains in the Himalayas. Upon your arrival at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA), you will be welcomed by our representative, who will take you to your confirmed accommodation, where you can rest and acclimatize.

  • AccommodationHotel.
  • MealsN/A
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,976ft

After breakfast, our sightseeing tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery. An experienced tour guide, also working as an interpreter, escorts us to this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. An adventurous and exciting tempo builds up as we tour the Norbulingkha, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site that unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Our visit to Barkhor Market can be quite a change from other visits as we roam around the city, taking in every tiny detail from stall hawkers coaxing their clients to purchase their goods, which is an exhibition of Tibetan culture, customs, and traditions. Eventually, the tour for the day concludes as you return to the comforts of your hotel for a well-earned rest. Overnight at a Hotel in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel.
  • MealsBirekfast
  • Max. Altitude3,700m/12,140ft

Today, we will visit Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery are two of the "great three" Gelug University monasteries of Tibet, located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang. Hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups daily and practice their debating skills. As tourists, you can walk around the edge and observe the dynamic and animated monks asking and answering questions. After visiting the monasteries, we head back to your hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel.
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude4,100m/13,452ft

Today, we will drive through Friendship Highway. We will drive past Khamba La at 4794 meters with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-to 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 the road. After hours of driving for 261 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyantse.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude3,900m/12,796ft

After breakfast, we will drive about 310km to our trekking start point – Lao Tingri. We cross several high passes, including the Lalung La [5,050m], which offers the most breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range, including Mt Everest. We will pass through the wind-swept Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. You will be fascinated by the imposing mountain roads and rugged terrain crossing several high passes, including the Lalung La (5,050m). This mountain pass offers the most breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range, including Mt Everest. We’ll hire yaks, yakman, or porters at LaoTingri and continue our drive farther to the Langkor monastery from LaoTingri. On the way, we will visit the Gompa built in the Padampa Sange’s meditation cave, which became the seat of the Dampapa School of Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight in Langkor.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude4,490m/14,732ft

Today is our first-day trekking, which takes us to the Cho Oyu Base Camp. It is one of the most beautiful walks today as we will walk just in front of the Cho Oyu Snowy Mountains, standing at 8188 m, the sixth tallest mountain in the world. This is one of the most famous snow-capped mountains in the world where mountaineers do expedition to the summit. Getting to the base camp of this marvelous mountain is one of the most memorable adventure camping. Here, we will enjoy the beautiful sunset views of Mt.Cho Oyu and the Nangpa La Pass. Overnight at camp 

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,100m/16,733ft

After breakfast, we started trekking from Cho Oyu base camp to the southeast of Lungjang Valley and walked towards the upper part of the village. While hiking, we enjoy majestic views of Mt. Cho Oyu. On the way, we may encounter wild animals like blue sheep, foxes, and wolves. There is also a beautiful nomad camp at the foot of Lamna La, where we can share life experiences with Tibetan nomads who graze their sheep, yaks, and other livestock. It will be a hard day’s trekking with many uphill climbs, but it will be more rewarding to get the views of the Himalayas from close quarters. Overnight in Lamna La Pass.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,750m/15,585ft

After breakfast, we start our trek ascending a steep trail climbing towards the Lamna La Pass (5250m) while enjoying the astounding views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Lungjang Valley, and the Nangpa La Pass with other snow-capped mountains around. Around 3 hours of uphill walk will take us to the top of the Lamna La, from where we will descend into a marshy side valley that leads us to the Dzakarchu River. Since it is a steep downhill walk, it will take around 2 hours to get to the Dzakarchu River. We will continue our trek in the Dzakarchu valley from where the first views of Mt. Everest start to show up, eventually getting closer and closer in our eyes, bringing a sense of pride in being close to the world’s highest mountain without having any obstacles from high altitude. We then reach the Rongbuk monastery, where we can rest in tented camps and enjoy the beautiful sunset views of Mt. Everest in the evening. Overnight in Rongbuk monastery.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,150m/16,897ft

Our 9th-day trek from Rongbuk will be spent enjoying the barren yet awe-inspiring surroundings of the Everest Base Camp. It is a life-changing experience to stare up at the world's largest mountain. We will slowly begin to acclimatize.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,250m/17,225ft

Today, we trek the last 8 km to Mount Everest Base Camp and enjoy the awesome view of Mt. Everest. The base camp itself is dry and barren. However, the view of Everest is more than compensating for the sheer north face of the highest mountain in the world towering above us.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,250m/17,225ft

From Everest Base Camp, we initially trek alongside the Rongbuk Glacier, an impressive frozen ocean of ice waves. Then, after a short run over gravel terrain, we walk along the lateral moraine of the Rongbuk glacier and skirt the Glacier from its east side. After an hour or so, we take the left path that leads steeply to the Japanese Camp. This camp is situated under a huge yellow rock. At this site, we enjoy the view of the Pumori Himalayas. Overnight at Japanese Camp.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,460m/17,914ft

After Breakfast, we will trek to The Interim Camp, which lies on the end of a nearby glacier. Along this trek, we enjoy the company of huge ice pinnacles. As we move ahead towards a dusty valley, we are welcomed with magnificent views of the East Rongbuk Glacier and high mountains like Pumori (7,161 m/ 23,494 ft) and Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft). Although we might feel the high altitude, the route is technically easy. Overnight at Interim Camp.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,800m/19,030ft

Changtse is located adjacent to the north of Everest; hence, the name Changtse means north peak in Tibetan. Today, we leave the Japanese Base Camp and trek towards Changtse Base Camp, which provides the best panoramic view of Mount Everest. The short trek will also help us with acclimatization.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,950m/19,522ft

As we continue to follow the east side of the Rongbuk Glacier, we get closer to Everest and the Lhakpa Ri (7045 m/23114 ft). Walking along the moraine rubble, we arrive at our destination, the Advanced Base Camp of Everest (ABC), near the Changtse Glacier. From here, the Everest Top appears so close that one might feel tempted to summit the mountain. The top of Everest is more than 2400 meters away from this camp. The Everest Advance Base Camp is also the closest non-climbers can get to the top of Mt. Everest, and we will get back to Changtse Base Camp. Overnight in Changtse Base Camp


  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude6,340m/20,802ft

The return to Base Camp is a downhill trek. Today, we aim to return to the base camp to avoid high-altitude problems slowly. We will enjoy the beautiful mountain landscape Tibet proudly boasts on our way back. After arriving at EBC then, we will drive to  Lotingri. Overnight in  Lotingri.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude4,348m/14,266ft

Today, we continue our drive towards Kerung, a small Nepal town located near the Tibetan border. We rest for a full day to refresh and relax. Overnight in Kerung

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude2,700m/8,859ft

Today, we drive towards Kathmandu, enjoying the contrast of changing landscapes, culture, and people. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, we take some time at the hotel for refreshments. Alpine Kailash will organize a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

OurTibet - Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek 18 Days Comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize photos. If time permits, we can shop and go sightseeing within the Kathmandu Valley. A representative from Adventure Club Trek will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsN/A
  • Max. AltitudeN/A

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern while traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary. However, we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline, and illness or injury can occur. To avoid dangerous situations, we may occasionally change the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That being said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle.
  • 1 Local Tibetan English-speaking guide
  • 1 Expert Nepali Sherpa guide with good English Speaking
  • Surface transportation to and from Kathmandu on private vehicle (border pick/drop)
  • Kathmandu - Lhasa airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Guided sightseeing in Lhasa (includes all entrance fees).
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 2-star category hotel in Lhasa
  • Gyantse, Shigatse with basic guesthouse accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Tented accommodation during the trek from and to the base camp of Everest
  • Full board meal prepared by trekking cook while tented camping trekking
  • Boiled and purified drinking water while camping.
  • All camping fees,
  • Cook and cook assistant
  • Yak and Yak men or Porters to carry the equipment from base camp to above and back.
  • Tibet Visa fees, Advanced Everest Base Camp Trekking, and Travel Permit
  • Everest conservation fee for all members, guides, and vehicle
  • Everest advanced base camp conservation fee
  • Yamdrok Lake conservation fee
  • Karola Glacier conservation fee
  • Jow Oyuk base-camp conservation fee for all members, guides, and vehicle
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Price Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Lunch and dinner in cities Kathmandu, Lhasa, Shigatse, Lotingri and Kerung
  • Train ticket, flight tickets from China to Lhasa, and onward destination after completion tour. 
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation or rescue charge
  • Personal nature expenses, including alcoholic beverages, phone calls, bar bills, and extra porters
  • Tips for guides, porters, and driver
  • Oxygen for personal use

Useful Info

When Is The Best Time To Visit Tibet?

Tibet is most famous from May to September, with warm weather and clear skies. Snow/ice melting in April has cleared the roads, making it easier to visit various Tibetan townships. Prices are high because it is peak season.

Tibet is cold, but only a few tourists visit, so you have more options for hotels and vehicles. There are fewer tourists and a colder climate, so there are more choices for hotels and cars. Winter (Dec.-Feb.) is the lowest season for tourists in Tibet. You can still enjoy the sights and attractions even though it is cold. You can save up to half on hotels and transportation.

How To Get To Tibet

From Nepal:

By Air. So far, Air China and Sichuan Airlines have two direct flights from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Flying to Tibet from Nepal offers a stunning view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.

By Road: The most common method of entering Tibet is by road. Many tourists prefer to fly into Kathmandu to enter Tibet by land. This is because there are many direct flights from abroad to Kathmandu. If you're already in Nepal, you can still enter Tibet through the Kerung, Simikot, or Kodari borders. Kodari is temporarily closed due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. The Kerung border, which is 3 hours from Kathmandu, is used instead. The Simikot border, however, is mainly used by tourists who wish to trek/tour Kailash. The Kerung border is a popular destination for cars, vans, and buses.

Passports And Visa Information

A Chinese visa is required to travel to Tibet. This can be obtained through a travel agency in Kathmandu (Tibet via Nepal). The Tibet Travel Permit is different from a valid passport for China. Those with a Chinese visa must apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. The permit is still needed for foreigners traveling from mainland China to Tibet. You must arrange a guide to accompany you throughout your trip and book private transportation for any trips outside of Lhasa. For trips outside of Lhasa, you will also need additional permits that your travel company arranges.

What Is The Drinking Water In Tibet?

It is not a good idea to drink tap water or ice that has been made with tap water. In urban areas like Lhasa, most hotels boil water before serving it hot or cold. When trekking in remote regions, boiling your water or using water purification tablets before drinking is best. You can drink tea without problems, but avoid drinking locally brewed alcohol because it is often made from contaminated water. Most supermarkets sell large 5-liter bottles of water.

You must boil the water for 10 minutes in Tibet because it is "hard water." For long trips, consider purchasing a water purifier (which is often more cost-effective than bottled drinking water). Total filters can remove all bacteria, viruses, and parasites from water, making it safe for drinking. Puritabs and Steritabs (e.g.) are chlorine tablets that kill most pathogens but not amoebic cysts or giardia. Iodine tablets (Potable Aqua, for example) and liquids (Lugol's solution) are more effective at purifying water. Remember to follow the instructions and not use too much iodine

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