Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek, takes one up the North Face of Everest, to camp III. Heading out over the Tibetan Plateau, with an average altitude in excess of 3500m, Tibet is often described as the roof of the world.
Best: May to October
Tour: 21 Days
|Kathmandu and Chitwan Tour|
|Poon Hill Trek|
|Tamang Cultural Trek|
|Nepal Mountain Bike|
|Annapurna Base Camp|
|Tilicho Lakes Mountain Bike|
|Mera Peak Trek|
|Mera Amphu Lapcha|
|Island Peak 20 Days|
|Island Peak 22 Days|
|Everest Base Camp Trek|
|Everest via Gokyo Lakes|
|Dagala Lakes Trek|
|Paro Tsechu Festival|
|Magical Kingdom Tour|
|Vietnam and Cambodia Delights|
|Laos with Kong Lor Cave|
|Laos with Muang La|
Day-1Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day-2Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
Day-3. Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m)Transfer to the airport for the hour-long flight across the main Himalayan range. Afternoon at rest to acclimatise to Lassa' s high altitude.
Day-4: LhasaWe will visit Lhasa' s many monasteries and sites, such as the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.
Day-5: LhasaWe visit the Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery founded in the 14th century, and once the largest in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. The afternoon, is a time to relax or further explore the area.
Day-6: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m)Travelling by jeep along the Friendship Highway we cross the Khamba La (4794m) and continue westwards over another high pass the Karo La (5045m) with incredible glacial views. We spend the night in a Hotel at Gyantse. [261km]
Day-7: Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m)After an early morning tour of some of the Gyantse Dzong (14th Century fort) and the Kumbum, a large stupa, we head off on a short 90km drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. In the afternoon we will explore the area, local monasteries and market. Overnight at the Hotel. [90km]
Day-8: Shigatse to Shegar (4050m)We continue along the Friendship Highway, marveling once more at the barren yet spectacular landscape of Tibet. Beyond the town of Lhatse we cross the highest pass on our journey, the Gyamtso La [5220m]. From here we descend to the plains en route to Shegar and overnight at Hotel Quomolongma.[244km]
Day-9: Shegar to RongbukOn our travels, we are rewarded with uninterrupted views stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma, with clear views of Everest as we turn into the Rongbuk Valley. Overnight Guest House.(68km)
Day-10: Rongbuk to Everest BaseWe spend a night to acclimatise after the 8km trek to Base Camp. Overnight in tents.
Day-11: Base camp of EverestWe will explore the surroundings of the Rongbuk Everest base on short treks and spend time acclimatising. Overnight in tents.
Day-12: Everest Base to Camp 1We trek alongside the Rongbuk Glacier, an impressive frozen ocean of ice waves. Camp 1 [5460m] is set amongst barren moraine hills and we spend the afternoon acclimatising and doing short treks in the area. (5460m)
Day-13: Intermediate CampWe trek on the west rim of the glacier as we head to intermediate camp at 5760m. We will also look at the nearby ice seracs which rise like white sails from a debris-laden glacier surface.(5760m)
Day-14: AcclimitisationWe spend time acclimatising.
Day-15: Trek to Camp IIWe trek towards the confluence with the Changtse glacier, above which we will find Camp 2 at 5970, set amidst glaciers in the appropriately named Serac Highway. (5970m)
Day-16: Camp II to Advanced Everest Base CampCamp 3 is the advanced base camp for the North Col route up Mount Everest. The top of Everest appears phenomenally close now and is as little as some 2400 meter higher than camp 3. Retrace our steps from Advanced Base to Camp 2.
Day-17: Return to base campThe return to Base is obviously a longer down hill journey from Advanced Base than Camp 2. The decision taken on Day 17 will determine the distance to be covered.
Day-18: Drive Rongbuk to NyalamAfter arriving back at Rongbuk, we begin our drive towards Tingri, cross another two high passes, and begin our descent from the Tibetan Plateau to Nyalam just 30 km before the Nepalese border. [215km]
Day-19: Nyalam to KathmanduWe arrive at the Chinese - Nepalese border, say goodbye to our Tibetan team, pass through customs and join up with our Nepalese staff. We then head back into Kathmandu, a trip which takes about 5 hours, depending on road and weather conditions. [153km]
Day-20: Final departure
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