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Tingri to Everest Base Camp 9 Days Trekking Tour

Price from USD 1580 p/p

May to October Best Time
12 Group Size
5200 Max Altitude
Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest base camp, Tibet villages

This route is for travelers who have limited time but still want to experience the epic trekking route in Tibet. Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most classic trekking routes in Tibet. It provides a heady mix of solitude, wildlife sighting and physical challenge. We will trek about 70km within 4 days and the altitude change ranges from 4400m to 5200m. Before the trekking, we will have 1 day in Lhasa city so you can get used to the highland well and do the sightseeing before

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing
Day 3: Lhasa-New Tingri (350km)
Day 4: Drive from New Tingri to Old Tingri. Trek to Lungchang(4510 m) (5 hours/12km/150m up)
Day 5: Trek to Nam-La (5150 m) (8 hours/21km/200m up)
Day 6: Trek to Zommug (4790m)(8hours/22km/360m down)
Day 7: Trek to Rongbuk (5100m) and EBC (5200m)(15km/6hours/290m up)
Day 8: EBC-Shigatse
Day 9: Shigatse-Lhasa Airport
Itinerary Details

Day 1: Lhasa arrival

Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for you at the airport/train station and welcome you and take you back to Lhasa city for check-in. You will see the Yarlung Tsangpo River and Lhasa River on the way back. After you arrive the hotel, the rest day is for you to rest and get acclimatized. If you feel well, it's OK to walk around or nearby but it's suggested to take good rest so you can be prepared for the sightseeing next day.

Day 2: Lhasa city tour

Today we will visit the famous Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.

Drepung Monastery is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. It was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet. And then you also can visit the biggest monastery kitchen in the monastery and enjoy Buddhist sculpture carving workshop near Drepung.

Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery

Sera Monastery is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. We will watch the Monks Debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour  the Tibetan religious scripture printing house and see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha inside the Monastery.

Sera Monastery Sera Monastery

Optional: If you want to, we can arrange the Wencheng Pincess Show at night. Price starting from 60 USD.

Day 3: Lhasa-New Tingri (350km)

Today we will drive from Lhasa to New Tingri via Gyatsola Pass.

Day 4: Drive from New Tingri to Old Tingri. Trek to Lungchang(4510 m) (5 hours/12km/150m up)

Today we will trek about 12km for around 5 hours. Our trekking begins from Old Tingri all the way to the Tingri plain. We will pass part of the Ra-chu Valley and 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. This is the first day of our trekking, we need to take it easy and be prepared for the harder parts later on.

Everest Trekking Camping

Day 5: Trek to Nam-La (5150 m) (8 hours/21km/200m up)

Today we will trek about 8 hours for around 21km. The challenging trekking really starts from today as we go up into the mountains and involves much uphill walking towards the top of Nam- La. 

Trek to Nam-La Trek in Mountain Area

Day 6: Trek to Zommug (4790m)(8hours/22km/360m down)

Today we will trek about 8 hours for around 22km. We will start the trekking in the morning and camp at the Zommug Village at night.If weather permitting, we can have amazing view of sunset in this barren village. Because today we are mostly trekking down, it's relatively easier than yesterday.

Trekking to Everest Sunset View on the Way

Day 7: Trek to Rongbuk (5100m) and EBC (5200m)(15km/6hours/290m up)

Today we will trek about 15km for around 6 hours. Today is our last day trekking towards Everest and we will stay the night at Rongbuk Tenthouse. We will visit Rongbuk Monastery and the highlight of our tour-Everest Base Camp. Weather permitting, we can have wonderful view of sunset at Everest.

Everest Base Camp Rongbuk Monastery

Day 8: EBC-Shigatse

Getting up early if you want to see the sunrise of Everest. In the morning, we will drive back to Shigatse via Yalong River.

Sunrise of Everest Base Camp Rongbuk Monastery

Day 9: Shigatse-Lhasa Airport

With 4 hours’ drive, you will reach Lhasa airport. Please make sure your flight is leaving after 14:30pm

Price Guide

Service Inclusion
1. Tourist vehicle depending on the group size
2. Pick-up/drop-off service
3. Supportive truck during the trekking
4. Accommodation
    Lhasa: 2 nights
    Shigatse: 1 night
    Tingri: 1 night
    Trekking: 4 nights camping or guesthouse
5. Tent or tenthouse provided during the trekking
6. Professional Tibetan English speaking guide
7. 1 assistant during the trekking to lead the group
8. Entrance tickets of the sites mentioned above
9. Tibet Travel Permit + Alien’s Travel Permit
10. 2 bottles water per pax/day
11. Oxygen suppler when needed
12. Service fee
13. Government tax
14. Travel Accident Insurance

Service Exclusion
1. Tips to tour guide and driver.
2. Meals not specified in the itineraray (25 USD/pax/day during the 4 trekking days)
3. International/domestic train/flight ticket to and leave Tibet

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