Everest Base Camp Tour by drive: Nepal Tibet EBC Tour

11 Days
  • Trip Code: T-NT-10
  • Destination: Nepal Tibet
  • Season: From March to November
  • Max Altitude: 5200 meters/ 17060 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/ Lhasa
  • Transportation: Car/ Bus
  • Accomodation: Hotel & Guest House/ Tent
  • Trip Grade: Scenic Tour
  • Trip Attraction: Culture, Himalayas & Wildlife, Wieieieieieies

Trip Overview


Everest Base Camp Tour drive is getting more popular nowadays. Because it’s an easy way to be at Everest Base Camp by road transport and it does not need long days of trekking and hiking. This tour also grants an opportunity to explore Tibetan plateau, high valleys and major cities of Tibet.

This tour begins from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It takes you to visit Everest Base Camp of the northern side of Mount Everest which is in Tibet part.

Before heading towards Tibet you will be offered cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu and one night stay at Nagarkot, hill station east of Kathmandu famed for sunrise and Himalayan panorama.

On the fourth day, you follow the road to Kerung border (newly opened border of Nepal and China) and enter into Tibetan territory.

It’s a scenic high altitude overland drive in Tibetan plateau. From Kerung you drive towards Everest base camp via Tingri and Rongbuk. From Everest base camp it will certainly be a great experience to come face-to-face with Mount Everest the tallest mountain on earth.

After the visit of EBC, you continue to drive to Lhasa via Shigatse and Gyantse. En route you also visit worth seeing monuments and monasteries like Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Palcho Monastery, Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse. Visit of Yamdrok Lake on the way from Gyantse to Lhasa makes this trip more exciting.

In Lhasa, you visit Potala Palace (The Winter Palace of Dalai Lamas), Jokhang Temple (The most sacred temple in Tibet), Barkhor Market (Ancient Tibetan market), Norbulingka (The summer palace of Dalai Lama) and two influential monasteries: Sera and Drepung Monastery.

This exciting journey ends after the sightseeing of Lhasa. On the final day, our guide assists you to transfer Lhasa airport for the departure of your onward journey.

Note of Everest Base Camp Tour Drive:

Everest Base Camp Tour by the drive is a lifetime journey to be at the base camp of World’s tallest mountain. For any any further information and the price of this wonderful trip, please feel free to contact us.

Itinerary


Driving distance: 6 km. Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport/ Pick up & transfer to hotel/ Tour Briefing/ Stroll in Thamel, tourist market of Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Driving distance: 32 km. Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Visit of Boudhanath Stupa (the largest Buddha temple in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet), Pashupatinath Temple (one of the sacred Shiva temples in the earth, here to see many Shiva temples, meet many Hindu Sages with their unique dress and styles), Bhaktapur (the oldest city of Kathmandu valley here to visit palace, various temples were built centuries ago)/ Sun set view from Nagarkot (hill station 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2195 meter/ 7201 feet above sea level is famous for Himalayan panorama and sun rise & set view).

Overnight in Nagarkot

Driving distance: 32 km. Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Sun rise view with Himalayan range/ Visit of Patan (the city of fine arts is famous of its old Royal palace, Krishna temple, Golden temple, the temple of millions of Buddha’s and different monastery)/ Free time of shopping/ Culture Show and dinner with Nepali Cuisine.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Driving distance: 175 km. Driving time: 5 to 6 hr. Elevation: 2900 meter/ 9514 feet

Highlight: In the morning you drive to Rasuwa Gadhi (newly opened border of Nepal and China). It’s a mountain drive passing through paddy fields, several villages and river. After Immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China) drive to Kerung, small town of China.

Overnight in Kerung

Driving distance 250 km. Driving time: 5 hour. Elevation: 4,300 meter/ 14108 feet

Highlight: The journey starts with an adventure drive into the dry and arid landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. You pass through Pelkhu Tso Lake (4600 meter, a cobalt blue lake. En route you can enjoy great panorama of Himalaya including Mount Shishapangma, Langtang, Gaurishanker and Annapurna. From Old Tingri you could see Mount Everest. The sunset view is also very awesome if the weather is good.

Overnight in Old Tingri

Driving distance: 70 km. Driving time: 2 hour 30 minutes. Elevation: 5200 meter/ 17060 feet

Highlight: Today drive is adventurous as the roads are coarse and bumpy. Before arriving at the Everest Base Camp you will first visit Rongbuk, the world’s highest monastery. From Everest Base Camp (5250 meter) you can enjoy great views of high mountains like Cho Oyu (8201 meter), Shisapangma (8013 meter), Everest (8848 meter) and others. It will certainly be a great experience to come face-to-face with the greatest mountain on earth. Then drive back to Rongbuk for night halt.

Overnight in Rongbuk

Driving distance: 350 km. Driving time: 6 hour. Elevation: 3836 meter/ 12585 feet

Highlight: Wake up early in the morning to see the Sunrise over Mount Everest. Then you drive to Shigatse. Today you drive passing by lonely monasteries and camps of nomadic herders. In Shigatse visit of Tashilhunpo monastery is the seat of successive Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet like the Dalai Lama. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447 has more than 57 halls and 3600 rooms.

Overnight in Shigatse

Driving distance: 360 km. Driving time: 7 hour. Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Firstly scenic drive to Gyantse, another historical city of Tibet where you will visit Kumpa Stupa (the largest stupa in Tibet) just next to the Stupa is the Pelcho Monastery. Then you continue drive to Lhasa crossing the Karo La (5,010 m) and Kamba La (4794 m) passes. The road also follows the bank of Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three largest sacred lakes of Tibet, also believed to be the transformation of a Tibetan goddess. Furthermore you cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) River to reach in Lhasa.

Overnight in Lhasa

Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Visit of Potala Palace (The landmark of Lhasa used to be the winter palace for the Dalai Lamas was built as the center of Tibetan government by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. This Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks), Jokhang Temple (Located in central Lhasa this temple is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet with four storeys with a golden top. It attracts crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists every day) and Barkhor Market (It is a very ancient round street market surrounding the Jokhang Temple. It shows the original outlook of Lhasa with varied shops stand on both sides of street).

Overnight in Lhasa

Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Visit of Drepung Monastery (The largest and most influential monastery of Gelupa sect (Yellow Hat) of Tibetan Buddhism is located at the foot of Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 km west from Lhasa city. Built in 1416 this monastery is famous for the high standards of its Buddhist academic study) and Sera Monastery (One of three famous monasteries of Lhasa 3 km north from the city is also dedicated to Gelugpa Sect. Built in 1419 this magnificent monastery has Scriptures written in gold powder, fine statues, scent cloth and unparalleled murals. Here every day debates are conducted by the lamas on Buddhist doctrines).

Overnight in Lhasa

Driving distance: 63.8 km. Driving time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Highlight: Our guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight. You can either fly back to Kathmandu or fly to any city of mainland China to go back to your home.

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