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Classic trek from Tingri to EBC

Difficulty: Moderate
Max Altitude: 5200m
Duration: 12 days
Season: Spring, summer & autumn
Accommodation: Hotels and lodges
Walking: 4-8hrs a day
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Highlights

  • The Potala Palace and the Great Monasteries
  • Rongbuk Monastery at the base of the highest Mt. Everest
  • Nepal-Tibet border

Tingri to Everest Base Camp is a classic, outstanding trek that combines the physical challenge in the wilderness of the Himalayas, the warmth of the typical Tibetan people and insights into the local cultural values and significances. Within a few days of trekking, you will complete 70km of the journey with an altitude variation from 3600m to 5200m.

The journey will begin straight from Lhasa city. Explore the magnificent Potala Palace, the beautiful Norbulingka Summer Palace, the holy Johkang temple and the lively Barkhor market. Also, visit the Sera monastery and Drepung Monastery on the way out of the city. We will drive to the Old Tingri via Gyantse and Shigatse to begin our trek. On the way to the Everest Base Camp, explore the valleys and glaciers below the massive North face of Mt. Everest and view the most mind-blowing scenery on the world's highest mountain.

Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek outline itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Lhasa airport

Day 2 Full-day Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and more

Day 3 Full-day Lhasa tour, great monasteries 

Day 4 Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse 3950m

Day 5 Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse and Old Tingri 4350m

Day 6 Trek to Lungchang 4510m 5hrs

Day 7 Trek from Lungchang to Nam-La 5150m 8hrs

Day 8 Trek to Zommug 4790m hrs

Day 9 Trek from Zommug to Rongbuk 5100m and Everest Base Camp 5200m 6hrs

Day 10 Drive to Sakya via Lhatse

Day 11 Drive from Sakya to Lhasa

Day 12 International departure from Lhasa airport

Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek in brief

Day 1 Arrival at Lhasa airport

Day 2 Full-day Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and more

Day 3 Full-day Lhasa tour, great monasteries 

Day 4 Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse 3950m

Day 5 Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse and Old Tingri 4350m

Day 6 Trek to Lungchang 4510m 5hrs

Day 7 Trek from Lungchang to Nam-La 5150m 8hrs

Day 8 Trek to Zommug 4790m hrs

Day 9 Trek from Zommug to Rongbuk 5100m and Everest Base Camp 5200m 6hrs

Day 10 Drive to Sakya via Lhatse

Day 11 Drive from Sakya to Lhasa

Day 12 International departure from Lhasa airport

Classic trek from Tingri to Everest Base Camp cost breakdown

Cost Includes

  • Domestic flight/train tickets, as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private vehicle transfers
  • Chinese visa
  • Tibet trek and tour permits
  • Full sightseeing with all entrance fees
  • Local English-speaking trek and tour guide 
  • Hotels as per the choice with breakfast only
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Medical kit bag
  • Oxygen cylinder in case of emergency
  • Local taxes and VAT

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to the staff
  • Personal expenses of any sorts
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