Tibet Everest base camp tour – Tibet Everest base camp tour information

Tibet Everest base camp tour                        Tibet Everest base camp tour is popular tour in Tibet. Tibet overland tour offer Tibetan Himalayas by way of the incredible Highway between Lhasa and Kathmandu that connects Nepal with Tibet. With enjoy Fabulous mountain scenery en route, visit mystical Buddhist monasteries of Tashilumpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse, and drive past the beautiful Turquoise lake and crossing high desert and driving through over three 5000+meter passes and at the same time visiting Millarepa's cave. with Clear view of Mt. Everest is visible from a distance. The mystical Tibetan capital of Lhasa takes you to the palaces of the Dalai Lama, and the finest monasteries and temples. A breathtaking mountain fiesta flight over the eastern Himalayan range will take you past, Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Makalu (8478 m), Mt. Kanchejunga (8585 m) and a host of other mighty Himalayan peaks finally reaching Kathmandu. Apex Nepal Adventure Trekking and expedition arrange the Tibet overland tour from both way either flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa than drive out or Kathmandu Tibet border kodari drive in then fly out from Lhasa with group join basis or private group with unforgettable experience in Tibet Himalayas.

Option I. Tibet Everest base camp tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Apex Nepal Adventure Treks & Expedition airport representative will transfer to hotel, Tibet overland tour briefing with officially arrangements .overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: After breakfast , HJT representative will take your original passport for issue the Tibet Visa at Chinese Embassy Kathmandu and our tour guide will take to you historical monuments sightseeing around kathmandu valley including Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu Dubar square , Sywambhunath ( Monkey temple) and prepare for Tibet tour. Overnight at Kathmandu..
Day 03: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street
The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark- PotalaPalace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels
In the afternoon, we will drop a visit of the JokhangTemple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then we will visit Barkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet
Day 04: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastey
About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung, once world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains.
Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous.
Day 05: Lhasa-Gyantse
Today you will drive about 300KM to Gyangtse. Take a look at YamzhogYumco Lake on the way and overlook Kalais Kora Glacier. YamdrokLake is a coiling, many-armed body of water shaped like a scorpion. It doubles back on itself on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet. And the home of wrathful deities. The lake lies several hundred metres below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang (7191m).
In the afternoon, you will arrive in Gyangtse and go for the tour of Palkhor Temple, built in the 15th century, is situated in the west of GyantseTown with mountains enclosing form three sides of the east, west and north. Its uniqueness is that its three sects of Buddism-Shaja, Ningma and Guolu stayed harmoniously under one roof.
Day 06: Gyantse-Shigatse
Drive about 90KM to Shigatse which is the second largest city in Tibet. It’s also the home town of Banchen Lama. In the afternoon, you will drop a visit of Tashilumpo monastery. Tashilumpo, sprawls on the slops of Mt.Niser, southwest of Shigatse. It covers an area of about 300,000 square meters. There are many valuable and rare historical articles in the monastery
En route, visit Shalu monastery, which the construction was started in 1027. Its architecture is of typical combination of the Tibetan and Chinese styles with archways, carved pillars, tilled roofs and the Song and Yuan style murals.
Day 07: Shigatse-Shega
Today we drive to Shegar and overnight here. En route visit Sakya monastery, which is divided into the south and north two parts. It is of typical Yuan Dynasty style of resembling castles. There are a lot of historical articles in the monastery, among them are found a lot of the imperial certificates, gold signets, crowns, costumes bestowed by the Yuan Dynasty emperors. It has over 10,000 volumes of Tibetan books on astronomy, medicine, calligraphy, and history. So the Sakya monastery enjoys the title ‘the second DunHuangCave.’
Day 08: Shegar-Rongbuk Monastery-Mt.Everest
Although it's just 100km from Shegar to Base Camp(5200m), it takes about 4 hours since the cracked winding roads demand much caution. But the views are stupendous on a clear day, and feature a huge sweep of the Himalaya range including peaks over 8000, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. When you finally get to Base Camp, the first sight of the mighty Everestsimply leaves you speechless. All the hardship you bear along the way makes sense at this while.
The best moments to watchMt. Everest's are early morning and late evening when Everest is shining like a goddess in the sunglow.
Day 09: Mt. Everest-Tingri-Zhangmu
Take about 5 hours on bumpy road to Tingri, then may forward another 5 hours to Zhangmu. Zhangmu town is located in the border with Nepal is a very different place from the other ones you see on the way. All year round it is green with rains most of the time. You will think it is out of Tibet if not mentioning you but you’re behind China Customs, as there are Sherpa people and Nepalese speaking a different language here.
Day 10: Zhangmu-Kathmandu
Drive to Friendship Bridge at the border, our tour guide will see you off here, and you need cross the border by yourself. Apex Nepal Adventure reprensentative will pick up you from Kodari (Tibet border), transfer to hotel. Over night at Kathmandu.
Day 11: After breakfast, relaxing or shopping or join for other adventures activities program in Nepal if not Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.

Option II. Tibet Everest base camp tour (Drive in fly out)

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Apex Nepal Adventure Treks & Expedition airport representative will transfer to hotel, Tibet Everest base camp tour briefing with officially arrangements .overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: After breakfast , HJT representative will take your original passport for issue the Tibet Visa at Chinese Embassy Kathmandu and our tour guide will take to you historical monuments sightseeing around kathmandu valley including Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu Dubar square , Sywambhunath ( Monkey temple) and prepare for Tibet tour. Overnight at Kathmandu..
Day 03: Kathmandu - Zhangmu – Tingri
Crossing the friendship bridge by road from Kathmandu side, you enter Tibet into Zhangmu city .HJT guide will be waiting for you at the Zhangmu terminal. You will be taken to your hotel, check in for the overnight stay. Our attendants will always be there to help you in case you feel any initial discomfort, which is possibly due to atmospheric pressure. In the evening time, you can go for a quiet walk in the Zhangmu city which is breathtakingly beautiful.
Day 04: Tingri - Everest Base Camp – Tingri
Today, the day is going to be quite strenuous so get yourself ready physically and mentally. We start by visiting the Everest Base Camp, which very well could be the most anticipated moment of your tour to Tibet. From there trek to the foot of the highest mountain in the world and stand in awe under this giant that seems to have no end. In fact the best time to come here is at sunrise or at sunset as the different hues of the sky gives Everest a mesmerizing look. Return to Tingri where overnight stay is arranged in a comfortable hotel.
Day 05: Tingri – Xigatse
After a sumptuous breakfast consisting of buttered tea and Amdo dough strips, embark on a journey to Xigatse where you will be directly taken to Shigatse hotel for check in. En-route, visit the Lhatse city and the famous Sakya Monastery which are definitely worth the time you will spend discovering their magnificence. The rest of the day is for your leisure. After having ample of rest, move out into the Xigatse city and explore it at your pace. The city is really a great place for hanging out and shopping. Shop for Silver ornaments and locally made handicrafts, the favorite among the travelers that makes an excellent best memorabilia back home. Night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 06: Xigatse Sightseeing
Wake up looking at the rising sun and get ready for another scintillating day of sightseeing. We start with one of the six biggest monasteries of Yellow Hat Sect, Tashilhunpo Monastery. This has been the seat of Panchen Lama for hundreds of Year. Get a close look at the biggest statue of sitting Maitreya Buddha. It takes around 2-3 hrs to cover the entire monastery. Then we will move to another important landmark, Palkhor Monastery. Famous for the Saka Dawa festival, the monastery will leave you spell bound with its extensive and exquisite collection of murals. The end of the day is at the hotel where you can relax in your private space, in the pleasant cool evening winds of Tibet.
Day 07: Xigatse – Lhasa
After your breakfast having the best of Tibetan delicacies, we will head towards Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The distance between the two cities is more than 200 km and it takes more than 6-hrs drive to cover the distance. It is not possible to continue the journey at one stretch itself, so there will be one or two minor halts in between. As you reach Lhasa, you will be taken to one of the finest hotels in the town, Lhasa Hotel. After checking in, it is time for rest. For the evening a special cultural show is organized, there will be dance and music program performed by the local Tibetan folklore. If you please, take a look around in the city and mingle with the locales to learn more about their customs. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa Sightseeing ( Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street)
Lhasa is the most important city in Tibet and holds lot of places of interest. So it's better to start the trip as early as possible. We will first visit the famous Potala Palace. As grand as one could imagine, Potala Palace is the best example of architectural skills present in Tibet. The external appearance itself will bewitch you to no extent, and the interiors are even better. It takes around 4-5 hrs to cover all the halls and rooms of the palace.
From there, you will be taken to Jokhang Temple which is around 3 km to the east of the palace. The Jokhang Temple is famous for statue of Sakyamuni. After completely relishing the beauty of the temple, step out into the Barkhor Street which is the busiest market place in Tibet. Spend some valuable time shopping, as you will get almost everything you require and wish for, on a single street itself. The paintings, especially the Thangka paintings and specially made knives have become the most sold items. In the evening, come back to the hotel for dinner and a good night's sleep.
 Day 09: Lhasa Sightseeing( Includes Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka)
This day as well is set apart for touring inside the Lhasa city. The day begins with your visit to Sera Monastery which is considered to be the representative monastery of the Gelugpa of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit the various halls dedicated to different deities like the Hall of Goddess of Music and Hall of Goddess of Mercy. Then we move on to Drepung Monastery which lies to the west. The best time to see this monastery is when the sun is at its peak, the white walls of the monastery shining like a diamond under the sunlight is a view not to be missed.
Last but not the least we move towards Norbulingka palace which was once used as the summer palace by Dalai Lamas. Roam around the park, which has lot of palaces, built by different Dalai Lamas. It is an apt place to hang out and relax along side the locales that come here regularly. As the evening starts giving way to darkness, we return to our soothing home away from home. The hotel will cater you the best Tibetan dinner with number of delicacies like Zanba, Tu Pa and the favorite Highland Barley wine to pamper your stomach and tongue. Head to your room for the last night in Tibet.
Day 10: Lhasa
In the morning after a sumptious Tibetan breakfast you bid adieu to hotel staff and to Tibet. We take you to Lhasa airport in an air conditioned coach from where you will depart for your onward journey.

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