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Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek – The highest trek in the world

Our Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek takes you from Lhasa in Tibet to the Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp on the Tibetan side and finishes in Kathmandu, Nepal.

In Lhasa, you can enjoy a couple of days sightseeing, immerse yourself in the Tibetan culture and feast your eyes on all the heritage around you. Then, you will journey from Lhasa to the Everest Base Camp region for 4 days while enjoying the landscape and cultural attractions along the way.

Once arrived, we start our 8-day trek from Rongbuk (5,000 m) all the way up to the Advanced Base Camp (ABC) and back down. Here, we reach the highest point of the trek at 6,340 m which lies only 2,500 m from the top of the world!

Finally, we say goodbye to the Tibetan plains and Himalayan sights and make our way to the Nepalese border and onto Kathmandu.

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Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Itinerary – Example

The following itinerary outlines a possible itinerary for your Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek.

Day 1 – Arrive at Lhasa (3680m.)

Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan guide will welcome you either in airport or train station depending on you. After around an hour drive you will arrive to the Lhasa city and check into the Tibetan style hotel. You will have a free afternoon for resting and relaxing. Overnight at Hotel.

Includes: Airport-Pick Up, Accommodation

Day 2 – Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

Today, in the morning, we will take an effortless visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most valued shrine in Tibet and is always packed with religious worshippers. Also, we will go around the Barkhor Bazaar, the mid market of Lhasa having many numbers of people. As we drive little miles north of Lhasa, in the afternoon, we will arrive at Sera Monastery belonging to fifteenth century which has whitewashed walls and is covered with golden roofs. It is also home to numerous monks. The prominent debating activities go on frequently every day.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide

Day 3 – Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

Today as well, you will make a tour to Lhasa and we will visit the Potala Palace, the most significant set to perceive in Lhasa. This fortress is Lhasa’s fundamental milestone and has a wonderful eastern architecture. Since the 5th or 6th century it has been a fort and was formerly residence to the Dalai Lama. This really astonishing day will conclude with the visit to Drepung Monastery which was some time ago the world’s biggest monastery where 10,000 monks accommodate. It lies veiled in rocky ridges just beyond the city.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Guide

Day 4 – Lhasa – Gyantse (3950m.)

We have a challenging but rewarding day today. We will cross two high pass above 5000m Kharo La and Khambo La and one stunning Lake – Yamdrok Tso which also lets you observe astounding views of the Himalayan range. A huge glacier goes up almost straight up as we go by Kharo La. Also, we pass all the way through several stunning Tibetan valleys and silent villages. When we arrive at Gyantse, we will explore Tibetan culture and we observe the Khumbum and Gyantse Dzong. Open scenery of the valley will be visible from the antique Dzong fort. The Khumbum is surrounded by several amazing Tibetan frescos and minute chapel houses. Overnight at Hotel in Gyantse.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 5 – Gyantse (3950m.)- Shigatse (3900m.) 90Km

After the trip in Gyantse we will go on for further one and half hour drive to reach at Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet. It is very fascinating to see how prehistoric Tibetan culture differs from the modern day culture. There are infinite amounts of places to visit, both modern and olden which you can see around this town. Overnight at one of the reputed hotel.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 6 – Shigatse – Shegar (4300m.) (New Tingri)

From Shigatse, we will drive all along the Friendship Highway and engross ourselves in the incredible scenes of the Tibetan highland. En route we will come cross our uppermost pass of the trip, Gyamtso La, plus several nomadic herders too will be seen. Overnight at Hotel

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 7 – Shegar (4050m.) – Rongbuk (5000m.)

We will depart Shegar early in the morning and go across the Pang La pass. The beautiful sight from the top is mesmerizing since the entire Himalayan ranges seem to be emerging before you. And the first real glance of Everest is the best part of the trek today. Overnight at Rongbuk.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 8 – Rongbuk – Everest Base Camp (5100m.)

Today, we will enjoying the desolate yet breathtaking settings on this first day of trek to Everest Advanced Base Camp (ABC). It is a life-time experience to look intently into the world’s highest peak. And we will slowly start to acclimatize. We will sleep at Everest Base Camp (EBC).

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 9 – Everest Base Camp

Today, we have a rest day at Everest base Camp to be safe and properly acclimatize at high altitude in Rongbuk. You can rest during the day and travel around the region further. Overnight at Everest base Camp.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 10 – Trek from Everest Camp to Camp I (5460m.)

Today, we have the tough trek and we set our camp at Base Camp 1. On the way we can travel around the Rongbuk Glacier and nearby areas. The views in the region of this huge glacier are some of the most excellent in the world. We will acquire a track that goes up to the east side and head to the peak of mighty Mt. Everest. The hike is rather short, but the high elevation might be difficult so rest for today and enjoy travelling around this wonderful area.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 11 – Trek to Internal Camp (5760m.)

Our trekking track today will proceed above gravel hills to the west area of the glacier. This is another picturesque day and we stay at the interim camp tonight. Ice peak encircle us in all directions.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 12 – Rest Day in Internal Camp

Today we have another rest day for proper acclimatization. We now reach at high altitudes, and are required to take all essential safety measures. We can walk around the area and wonderful pictures surround us which will be one of the unforgettable experience.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 13 – Trek to Camp II (5970m.)

Today, we go up further into the difficult muddle of ice as we get together with the Changste glacier. It is an unforgettable experience to trek on the almighty mountain. Today our camp is set at more beautiful settings than the Camp I. We are enclosed on all directions by hanging ice and different glaciers and we spend our night at Camp II.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 14 – Trek to ABC (6340m.) And Return to Camp II

Today, you might move further to base Camp III (Advanced Base Camp) and spend the night there or just trek there during the daytime and go back to Base Camp 2. Camp 3 is situated at the center of compressed gravel heaps next to the glacier. Today we can view many of the difficult peaks, edges and even the rock peak of Everest. Camp 3 lies only 2400 m from the top.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 15 – Return to Base Camp

Today we have a long day walk as we travel downhill returning towards the Base Camp I. Magnificent sights surrounds us again and then we leave this astonishing peak.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 16 – Drive Rongbuk – Nyalam (3750m.)

We retrace through the Friendship Highway today and experience one more wonderful drive all the way through Tibet. And, once more we will traverse two high passes with breathtaking Himalayan sights. To the end of the trek today we will move down from the Tibetan flat terrain and arrive in Nyalam. It is a big relief for several to return back in this verdant town with beds and showers.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Transport

Day 17 – Nyalam – Kathmandu (1300m.)

Today is the last day of our trekking. In the early morning we will traverse the Friendship Bridge and move ahead to return back to Nepal. We must bid a farewell to our guide and go all the way through the required border paperwork. Our Nepalese employees will meet you on the next side and you will be driving for around 5 hours to reach Kathmandu Hotel. And you stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Transport

Custom Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

Customised treks which differ from this itinerary are always possible to organise. You could for example do a shorter trek than the proposed one or extend your stay in Lhasa or Kathmandu and perhaps even explore more of Nepal after this trek.

Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss your preferences, wants and needs. We are flexible and your personal preferences (and those of your group’s members) matter most to us when organising your Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek.

Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Cost

Included costs

Our Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Package covers the following costs:

  • Tibetan English speaking trekking/tour guide
  • Accommodations in Good Hotels and Guest House or Camp as available
  • Private vehicle for all transfer per the itinerary in Tibet
  • Private driver
  • All necessary Travel permit
  • Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary
  • Petrol for the tour vehicle
  • Everest Region protection fee
  • Car entry fee for Everest. B.C region

Excluded costs

The following costs are excluded and not covered by our Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Package:

  • Tibet group visa, USD175 for US citizen, USD85 for other nationalities
  • Personal Nature expense like Laundry, IDD calls, etc
  • Bank Telex wire transfer processing fee
  • Tips for your guide and driver
  • Tipping
  • Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
  • Insurance & emergency rescue charges, cancel or shortening down the tour/trek by the bad weather, altitude sickness, or any political reasons refund won’t be entertain and all not mentioned above etc.

Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek – Trip Facts

Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Altitude

The Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek reaches a maximum altitude of approximately 6,340 m.

Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Best Time of Year

The best season to enjoy a Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is from May to October.

Minimum Required Group Size

The minimum group size is 2 persons.

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