- Tingri to Everest Base Camp provides a heady mix of solitude, wildlife sighting and physical challenge.
- You will accomplish 70 km trekking in 4 days and the route of Tibet trekking is on the plateau with altitudes ranging from 4400m to 5200m.
- On the way to Everest Base Camp you will have enough time to explore the valleys and glaciers below the massive north-face of Mt. Everest and view the most magnificent scenery on the world's highest mountain.
- Difficulty: 1
Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa by Train or by Flight
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing – Potala Palace/Tibet Museum/Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Street
Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing – Drepung Monastery/Sera Monastery
Day 4 Lhasa/Yamdrok-tso Lake/Gyantse (3950meters)
Day 5 Gyangtse/Shigatse/Old Tingri
Day 6 Trek to Lungchang(4510 m) (5 hours/12km/150m up)
Day 7 Trek to Nam-La (5150 m) (8 hours/21km/200m up)
Day 8 Trek to Zommug (4790m)(8hours/22km/360m down)
Day 9 Trek to Rongbuk (5100m) and EBC (5200m)(15km/6hours/290m up)
Day 10 Rongpuk/Shegar/Lhtase/Sakya
Day 11 Sakya to Lhasa
Day 12 Departure from Lhasa
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa by Train or by Flight
Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will pick you up at the airport or railway station and escort you to your hotel in Lhasa. The rest of the day is up to you – it is a good idea to take some time to rest and to adapt yourself to the high altitude of Lhasa.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing – Potala Palace/Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Street
In the morning, a you have the choice to visit the famous Potala Palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, and you will experience its audience halls, and appreciate the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, Thangkas, combinations of mandala, etc. In the afternoon, you may pay a visit to the holiest temple in Tibet, i.e. the Johkang Temple built during Songtsen Gonpo’s reign by princess Wencheng of Tang Dynasty, 647 A.D, and Barkor Kora, an equally important street surrounding the Johkang Temple. At night, you will have the opportunity to watch the Wencheng Princess show.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing – Drepung Monastery/Sera Monastery
Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. Drepung monastery is situated at the foot of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. It used to be the home to 10000 monks and Ganden podrang in Drepung was renowned for its role as the centre of government during the fifth Dalai Lama and later relocated to the famous potala palace during the fifth Dalai Lama. After finishing lunch, you may go to Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The highlights of Sera Monastery is its Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard mostly around 4:00 – 5:00 in the afternoon.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa/Yamdrok-tso lake/Gyantse (3950meters)
By using the Friendship Highway , we will make our way to Gyantse, and reach Kambala pass which is at an altitude of 4794m high. Overlooking deep turquoise Yamdro-tso Lake from the top of the pass Kangpa-la which is 4700m above the sea level, you can see the fabulous shade of Yamdro-tso Lake that resembles a coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Then we will head for Gyangtse, and visit the famous stupa – Gyangtse Kumpum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet.
Stay overnight in Gyantse
Day 5: Gyangtse/Shigatse/Old Tingri
We will have an early start in the morning and drive to Shigatse that is 90km from Gyangtse and visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas in Shigatse. Then we drive along Friendship Highway to Old Tingri via Lhatse and Shegar.
Stay overnight in local guest house or dorm bed
Day 6: Trek to Lungchang(4510 m) (5 hours/12km/150m up)
Our trekking begins from Old Tingri all the way to the Tingri plain. The Trekking route will pass part of the Ra-chu Valley, we will see the beautiful valley scenery with extensive meadows and packs of sheep and goats. The rest of the day we can visit a small Monastery in Choelun. This region is home only to herders and barley harvesters.
Stay in camp in Lungchang
Day 7: Trek to Nam-La (5150 m) (8 hours/21km/200m up)
The challenging trek really starts today as we go up into the mountains. There will be a lot of uphill walking as we climb towards the top of Nam- La. And we would camp down the top of this pass.
Camping at Nam-la valley
Day 8: Trek to Zommug (4790m)(8hours/22km/360m down)
In the morning the trek will allow us to meet the yak herders and their families. Our camp will be pitched in the small village of Zommug. Trekkers are about to view the amazing sunset in this barren village.
Day 9: Trek to Rongbuk (5100m) and EBC (5200m)(15km/6hours/290m up)
On our last day of trekking we will wind our way to the final destination, i.e.Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp. Along the way we can also visit the Dza Rongbuk monastery. There remains historical sites to visit and see.
Stay at Tent guesthouse
Day 10: Rongpuk/Shegar/Lhtase/Sakya
We will have a short ride from Rongpuk to Lhatse, then follow the Friendship Highway back to Sakya. You may relax by enjoying the Xiqian hot spring near Lhatse.
Stay at Sakya Hotel
Day 11: Sakya to Lhasa
The last itinerary for this trip is to visit the famous Sakya Monastery. The Sakya tradition inside Sakya Monastery is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was from here that the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings of historic importance to be seen here. (The largest book in the world is in Sakya’s great library, written with gold)
Stay in the hotel in Lhasa.
Day 12: Departure from Lhasa
Our guide will accompany tourists to the airport or railway station to say our goodbyes. With that wraps up the entire tour.