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Trekking to Old Tingri and Mt. Everest Base Camp

This is one of the most popular adventure trekking in the world, crossing the mighty Himalayas and viewing the panorama of the world’s highest peaks.
Upon your arrival to the holy city of Lhasa, the lovely blue sky and impressive glimpses of many monasteries will greet you. We will spend a couple of days in Lhasa, appreciating its prominent historical and religious sites like the breathtaking Potala Palace, magnificent Jokhang Temple, as well as the Drepung and Sera monasteries. These first couple of days will also help many of our visitors recover from jet-lag and get acclimatized to the higher altitude.
Before we embark on our journey into the Himalayan region, we will view the holy Yamdrok Lake, the beautiful Karo-la glacier, the mystical Gyantse Khubum stupa and the Tashi Lhunpo monastery. These sites will continuously astonish you, keeping the trip memorable throughout our eight-day excursion. After seeing the golden sun reflecting off of Mount Everest, we will drive to Nepal by descending steeply into the valley of Mutsang Tsangpo, providing a heady mix of solitude, wildlife sighting and physical challenge, onagers and gazelle thrive around the trail, and you might even get lucky and see a Tibetan brown bear rambling in the pastures. You will accomplish 70 km in four these days on foot; the trekking route is in a high-elevation region, with altitudes ranging between 4400m and 5300m. On the way to the north face of Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC) you will have enough time to explore the valleys and glaciers and view the world’s highest mountain scenery.

Contact Information

107, Beijing East Road Cheng Guan District Lhasa,Tibet China

Zip code 850000

+86 139 890 15156 

+86 139 890 15156 


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Duration: 12 Days

Tour Type: Trekking Tour

Difficulty Level: High-fitness level

Group Size: Max 2-8

Total Fair: $1780 Per Person

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Day 1Arrival and pick up, either, at the Gongkar airport or at the Libu train station in Lhasa

Day 2Lhasa sightseeing: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market and Potala palace.

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing: Drepung and Sera monastery.

Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse. Stopping to visit Tashi Lhunpu monastery.

Day 5:Shigatse to Old Tingri.

Day 6:Trekking from Old Tingri to Lungthang, distance 410km, about eight hours.

Day 7Trekking from old from Lungthang to Nam La, distance of 21km, about five to six hours.

Day 8: Trekking from Nam La to Zommug, distance of 16km, four to five hours.

Day 9: Trekking from Zommug to Rongbuk, distance of 11km, about three hours.

Day 10:Trekking from Rongbuk to Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC), distance 7km. Drive back to Shigatse.

Day 11Shigatse to Gyantse. Stopping at Yamdrok Lake, Karola, before arriving in Lhasa.

Day 12End of tour. Your tour guide will arrange transportation to either the Gongkar airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa.



Day 1:Your tour guide will welcome you, either at the airport or at the train station. The distance from the airport to Lhasa is about 70km, approximately 1:30 hrs. drive. The distance from the train station is only 25km, about 30 minutes’ drive. After that, he will provide you with some necessary instructions about your tour arrangements in Lhasa.
We will accommodate you at the Three Starts hotel or you own choice of hotel.

Day 2Today is your first day on the high plateau and some of you may have a headache. This is very common for all travelers because of the high altitude, so drink enough water and avoid strenuous activity during this first few days to help you adjust to it.
In the morning our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a visit to the Jokhang Temple which is the center of the holy city of Lhasa. Jokhang temple is one of the most sacred temples in Tibet and has always been bustled with earnest local pilgrims. After that, you will have time to walk around the Bakhor Street, one of the most devotional circuit as well as the most crowded central market in Lhasa. In the old days, it was the most famous local market but nowadays it has evolved into a very touristic gift shopping center. You will be impressed by the crowds of local pilgrims doing prostration in front of the temple, especially during the winter months.
In the afternoon you will visit the Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. It was built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and, later in the 17th century, rebuilt by the 5th Dalai Lama. Since then, it served as the home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Walking though the long steps is quite challenging, but it is worthwhile to leave your footprints in the spiritual palace on God’s compassion, listed in the world heritage.
We will accommodate you at the Three Starts hotel or your own choice of hotel.

Day 3:This morning we will visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries Deprung monastery is one of the world’s largest monasteries, housing more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lama prior to moving to the Potala Palace. Destruction has taken place at different times, but you can still fully enjoy it. You can walk through numbers of narrow and twisted lanes of monks’ apartments, which are more like a typical village.
This amazing day will end with a visit to the Sera Monastery. It was built in the 15th century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who was a disciple of Tsongka pa. The monastic colleges in Sera house several hundred monks from different parts of Tibet. The famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks takes place every afternoon except on Sundays. Continue acclimatizing to the new altitude and alleviating your jet lag the rest of the day.
We will accommodate you at the Three Starts hotel or another hotel of your choice.

Day 4:  Today we’ll begin our drive 280 km, about six hrs., from Lhasa to Shigatse using the Friendship highway. Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet. Feel free to ask your guide to stop on the way to take pictures of the beautiful scenery and stretch your legs. In the afternoon we will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the oldest and largest Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet and the seat of Panchen Lama. Admire the beautiful frescoes, statues and sculptures. Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers. We can also visit to a Tibetan market to experience the distinctive local life.  The rest of the day is for the preparations for the trekking.
Overnight stay in Shigatse

Day 5:Today we will drive, along the Friendship highway, from Shigatse to old Tingri, with a distance of 410km, passing by the towns of Lhatse and Shegar.  The rest of the day is for the preparations for the trekking.
Overnight camping or guesthouse at old Tingri

Day 6:Our trekking will begin from old Tingri to Lungthang, with a distance of 12km that might take four hours. We’ll trek through the Tingri plain, along the Ra-chu Valley, where we will see the beautiful valley scenery with extensive meadows and groups of sheep and goats. The rest of the day we will visit a small gompa in Chholun. This bleak region is home only to herders and barley harvesters.
Overnight camping in Lungthang

Day 7:Our trekking will continue from Lungthang to Nam La,  21km which might take five to six hours. It will be a challenging trekking because you’ll climb uphill towards the top to the Lamna La. Be sure to take breaks and rest if you are feeling fatigued.
Overnight camping at Lamna La.

Day 8:Our trekking to be continued from Nam La to Zommug 16km which might take four to five hours. In the morning we will descend steeply into lush vegetation. We will encounter yak herders and their families and truly amazing sunset views.
Overnight camping in Zonmug.

Day 9:Today will be the last day of trekking to the Rongbuk Everest Base Camp. Along the way you will also visit the Rongbuk monastery and gompas,truly ancient sites and exuding a religious aura. Rongbuk monastery is the highest monastery in the world.
Overnight camping at Mt. Everest Base Camp

Day 10:Today, we will drive back to Shigatse.
Overnight stay in a hotel in Shigatse


Day 11: We will drive from Shigatse to Lhasa. On the way we will visit in Gyangtse the Pelchu monastery, also Karo-la Glacier (5045m), and the holy Yamdok Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in Tibet. The highlight of the Pelchu monastery is the Kubum Stup, which has a 35m-high with white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome.
Overnight stay in Lhas

Day 12:End of tour. Your tour guide will arrange transportation to either the Gongkar airport or the Libu train station in Lhasa.


To protect the Potala Palace, a limited number of tourists can go inside. The palace is made of clay and wood, and has become very fragile over the years, thus it is very easy to damage it if too many tourists enter at the same time. Visiting time inside the Palace is restricted to no more than two hours. Due to crowding conditions, tickets are very limited, especially during the summer high season. Sightseeing may also be changed from morning to afternoon, or switched from one day to another according to the situation or the space available.

Please be flexible to this possibility.


 1Please bring your passport

 2Tickets should be booked one day in advance

 3: The visit cannot be scheduled ahead of time, the ticketing officer will let your tour guide know when there is availability

 4:You should be at the first security checkpoint one hour ahead of the scheduled time of visit, if you are late then you will not be allowed to re-book a ticket for one week


The following 15 services are included:

 1Payment for Tibet travel permit and all other necessaries permits     to Tibet

 2All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary

 3: Meals as specified in the itinerary.

 4Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable tourist vehicle to accommodate Group Size.

 5Professional English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide

 6Comfortable hotel accommodations

 7: About your hotel accommodation: you will need to share a room with another member but if you prefer to be by yourself, you will need to pay a single room supplement.

 8Breakfast in hotels

 9Arrangements including planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

 10Welcome Group dinner at a local restaurant in Lhasa.

 11: Transportation between Lhasa Gongkar airport or train station and your hotel.

 12Welcome dinner is only possible in Group tours after your arrival in Tibet.

 13:Tibet Handy Map.

 14Drinking water at the tour bus during travel.

 15: Shared oxygen tank inside the tour bus.

The following 6 points are excluded:

 1International flight in and out of China

 2Domestic flight/train in and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the  domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact our travel experts for further details)

 3: Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself. Usually it costs about $3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

 4Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibetan trip), optional tour activities, etc

 5Tip to tour guide and driver

 6Travel insurance covers trips cancellation cost in emergency evacuations, due to bad weather condition, avalanche, or natural disasters


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