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Everest Base Camp Tour

Travel map to Everest base camp from Lhasa or Kathmandu

World-known Mount Everest has a Tibetan name -- “ Chomolungma”, which means “the Goddess of the universe”. It’s the main peak of the Himalayas and proved to be the highest mountain on earth by the official record of 8,848m (29,029 feet). With snow and ice covering all year round, it appears like a silver pyramid from a distance. For centuries, it has been standing firmly and watching the world quietly.

People want to conquer Mt. Everest as it’s the nearest place to heaven. However due to the extremely adverse natural conditions, this dream was achieved until May 29, 1953, when New Zealander Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay finally made the first successful attempt at the summit. Thousands of adventurers have been inspired and come to challenge themselves. Thus, Mt. Everest turns into a trekking or mountaineering destination for all adventure lovers.

Nowadays, a series of backup facilities have been built in the Everest Base Camp, which means this holy mountain has become more and more touchable for normal travelers. People in good body condition can easily go for a trip to Everest Base Camp, to make their dreams of reaching the sky come true. You can either have an Everest Base Camp trek or take a car to have a glimpse of this sacred mountain. If you go there, you will see an idyllic land with peaceful Sherpa villages, starry sky, glacial mountains and foothills. Are there any other reasons to say no to Everest?

Tips: The best time for the Everest tour are from late April to early June, and early September to late October, as the weather is ideal to enjoy Mt. Everest clearly and oxygen content is competitively sufficient to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa
Visit major tourist spots in Tibet, followed by holy lakes, glaciers and majestic snowy mountains on the way to EBC.
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Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Lhasa
This excurse highlighted Mt.Everest - the world’s highest peak and holy Namtso Lake - heavenly lake in Tibetan.
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Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Nepal Border
Take you from the mysterious Tibetan plateau to Kathmandu by crossing the Himalayans, full of dreamlike landscapes.
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Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lake Namtso - Lhasa
Explore Highlights of Lhasa, gaze on the world’s highest peak - Everest and have a fabulous sightseeing trip to Namtso.
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Enjoy the scenery&culture from Lhasa to EBC and admire the magnificent view of Everest and the beauty of Sakya Temple.
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Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
The EBC trip is designed for seniors. Standing on the roof of the world is the moment to be captured in the memories!
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Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
Escorted by our experienced guide, you can view Tibetan monasteries and the highest peak in the world with a wheelchair.
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Lhasa- Shigatse- Old Tingri to EBC Trek- Shigatse- Lhasa
Looking for adventure? You may love trekking on the roof of the world to explore the magnificent scenery of Mt.Everest.
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Kathmandu - Gyirong - Tingri - Shigatse - Lhasa
From Kathmandu, you'll cross the Himalayans, stop at EBC, and appreciate alpine lakes, glaciers, Buddhist sites, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go to Everest Base Camp directly?

We suggest you stay 1~2 days in Lhasa to acclimatize the altitude. The altitude of Lhasa city is 3680m. Starting from Lhasa city, your elevation will gradually rise to 5100m till Everest Base Camp. The arrangement of all our itineraries is based on your acclimation. If you go directly to Everest, it will increase the risk of having high altitude sickness.

Everest base camp in Tibet is a scenic spot that can be visited all year round. The best time to visit Mount Everest should be considered according to different conditions.

Actually, from April to October is the best time to travel Tibet. For the Everest Tour, from late April to early June, and from September to late October is the best time to get a clear view of the golden peak of Mt.Everest as the weather is not too cold and the visibility is high. 

From later June to August are not only the peak tourist seasons but also the monsoon season with some rainfall. So, Mt.Everest may get hidden by the clouds. But the temperature, oxygen content, and air humidity are good to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp, at an altitude of 5,200 meters.

From November to February, it's a good time for budget travelers as the cost is the lowest. During the winter low season, tourists are relatively a few, and all kinds of consumption such as airfare, hotel, vehicle, entrance tickets, etc. are the cheapest in the year.

The classic trip takes 8 days starting from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp. Stay 2 days in Lhasa for sightseeing and acclimatization first, and then set off to Everest Base Camp and get there on the fifth day. After an unforgettable night at Everest base camp, you would return back the way you've come. If your travel destination is only Everest base camp, you can also reduce the time staying in Lhasa and go to Everest Base Camp directly. From Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, it takes at least four days for a round-way trip covering 1,400km.

If you get to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu, Nepal by road, you will arrive here on the 2nd day. After enjoying the natural view and staying one night, you would set off to the holy city Lhasa via Shigatse.

Altitude sickness is not a disease, but a natural physiological response to elevation. Since it is a physiological reaction, there will be individual differences. Not everyone will have altitude sickness, even if someone people have, it varies in degree. Tourists don't need to worry overly about the troubles caused by altitude sickness symptoms. The Everest base camp is 5,200 meters above sea level, so it's likely to have some symptoms of altitude sickness for most travelers. To avoid altitude sickness, please walk slowly, adjust the breathing rhythm, drink more water, and keep warm to adapt slowly. Our guide will also provide you considerate service throughout the tour at Everest base camp by offering oxygen tank and timely medical assistance. As long as you need it, you can contact the guide at any time. Our priority is the safety and comfort of your touring experience.

Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Permits. If you go to Mt.Everest, you also need the Alien's Travel Permit.

For the foreign Travelers, we will help you obtain your Tibet Travel Permit as well as the Alien's Travel Permit after you book the tour with us.

For the Chinese traveler including the mainland Chinese citizens, Hong Kong citizens and Macau citizens. You can apply for border pass in advance at your local Public Security Bureau for free. The border Pass can also be applied in Lhasa but it's not free there.

There is virtually no age limit for ordinary Tours to Everest Base Camp. As long as you are in good health and free from serious diseases(such as cardiovascular or respiratory disease), you can challenge yourself at any age, to go sightseeing and even stay overnight at the base camp of Everest at an altitude of 5,200 meters. On our 8 days EBC trip, visitors only stayed at Everest base camp for about 12 hours. Previously, our oldest client who came from the US and even made it to Everest Base Camp is at the age of 81 with his 76-year-old wife. The younger ones include a lively 4-year-old who has just entered the school and can play happily at Everest base camp. They all had a safe and healthy trip in Tibet and enjoyed the whole plateau journey. If you want to go to Everest base camp in Tibet for sightseeing, no matter what age you are, if you are in good health, you can go to Tibet and visit the Everest base camp.

With the development of tourism in Tibet, local transportation conditions have been greatly improved. The road from Lhasa to Everest base camp is now standard asphalt, which is smooth, open, and less likely to get affected by rain and snow. The route from Lhasa to Everest base camp is 700 kilometers long and it takes two days to complete, with stops in cities and tourist spots. There're many winding mountain roads with speed limits so we can't drive fast. And tourists can also enjoy the rural villages, river valley, high mountains along the way. Your riding experience would be comfortable and relaxed.

Luggage should be lightweight, but the several types of items are necessary, whether you carry from home or purchase after your arrival of Lhasa.

Stuff to keeping you warm. It's the most important point for a trip to Everest base camp, where the altitude is high, and the temperature is low. Even in the hottest summer, it can be frigid. In addition to the common coldproof clothes and trousers, scarves, gloves, hats, etc. are necessities. It's quite windy at Everest Base Camp all year round, so it's good to take some measures to prevent wind and keep the maximum degree of warmth.

Stuff for UV protection. In addition to low temperatures, there's high-intensity UV in Tibet, especially at Everest Base Camp. So it's better to prepare some sun protections before heading to Everest base camp. If the skin is exposed under ultraviolet rays for a long time, it's easy to get sunburned, instead of tanned. Common sun protection stuff is sunblock, sunglasses, sunshades, etc.

Stuff to keep you comfortable. You can also bring more articles, such as anti-retrograde medicine, clean sheets, warm sleeping bags, etc. Anything compact and functional to make your trip more comfortable can be carried, but pay attention to luggage weight and space.


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