Climbing Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world can be the dream for all. Very few people can fulfill their dream scaling this successfully and some of us are hopeless. The reason behind it, is either it is difficult or it is not affordable. The solution to live up your dream in easy and cheaper way is to step on the very foot of the Mt. Everest and behold the miracle around it.
This tour package is the combination of hiking to Everest Base Camp along with the cultural experience, grandeur mountain scenery, high Tibetan Passes, sheltering valleys, glistening Lakes, and indescribable landscape features.
The tour starts from Kathmandu to Lhasa by an hour scenic Trans-Himalayan flight. After your arrival in Gonggar Airport, you will be transfer to the hotel. You will have guided tour to the historic-cultural places like Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square, Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. You drive from Lhasa to Gyatse through Yamadrok ake and high passes at an elevation of 5,000 m make you feel astonished. The typical countryside and the Tashilunpo Monastery are worth visiting. Then driving to Tingri after crossing Gyatchula Pass at an elevation of 5,200 m is fabulous. Journey from Tingri to Ronbuk has different charm viewing Tibetan rustic life.
Everest Base Camp from Ronbuk is just 4 km far away and one can rent a horse cart to reach to Everest Base Camp. This is how you experience great view of Everest from Tibetside and come back to Nepal following the friendship Highway, known as the Araniko Highway, an important artery of commerce and popular tourist route to/from Tibet. The road was built in mid 1960.
Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu (1,350 m) to Lhasa (3,650 m). O/N at Hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing at Jokhang Temple,Potala Palace, and Barkhor Square. O/N at Hotel
Day 03:Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. O/N at Hotel
Day 04:Drive from Lhasa to Gyatse (3,950 m),250 km then to Shigatse (3,900 m), 90 km. O/N at Hotel
Day 05:Shigatse – Shakye Monastery – Xegar (4,100 m), 270 km. O/N at Guest House
Day 06:Drive from Xegar to Ronbuk (4980 m), about 90 km. O/N at Guest House
Day 07:Ronbuk – Everest Base Camp – Nyalam (3,700 m), 315 km. O/N at Guest House
Day 08:Nyalam- Zhang Mu, 155 km – Kathmandu, 123 km. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu