About Everest Advanced Base Camp Trekking

Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek (EBC) is an extended trip in Tibet along with the cultural sightseeing. It offers the exclusive views of the Himalayan sceneries along with the experience of adventure tour and trek. This Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek leads you to the highest point of the Everest base camp north face with full of adventure experience.High Camp Adventure arranges all the required trip management and offers you a memorable trip in Tibet.  

The Everest Advanced Base Camp Trekking trip begins with a Lhasa sightseeing tour. The two days guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa offers the wonderful sights of the Potala Palace, the famous palace of theDalai Lama, Norbulinkha, the great Drepung Monastery, and the holy Jokhang Temple. The next part of the tour takes you to the Everest Base Camp via Khamba La, Karo La, and Gyatso La. The Tibetan desert terrain and the nomadic lifestyle of the ethnic communities with cultural heritages stretch throughout this spiritual highland. The Everest Advanced Base Camp journey begins from the north Everest base camp exploring the stunning Rongbuk valley. The Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Shishapangmaand the surrounding panoramas. The route goes through Camp I, Camp II and  Camp III that leads you to the rocky summit. The outstanding views of the shiny white peaks, glacier and the challenging pinnacles offer you the real adventurous experience. Descending to the base camp, you drive all the way to Nyalam and drive further to Kathmandu. For the outstanding trip arrangement, please, feel free to contact us. 

Please Note: We regret to inform you all that Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek from Tibet is currently closed due to the China Government policy. We will keep update you once it is re-open again. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience occurred. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu (1,350m) – Lhasa (3,650m) or Arrival in Lhasa from China. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Full Day Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa, such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Museum etc. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3Full day Sightseeing tour to Lhasa. Visit famous sites such as Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 4Drive 325km for 5-6hours from Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m) via Karo La Pass and Yamdrok Tso Lake. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 5Drive 95km from Gyantse to Shigatse (3,900m) via Shalu Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 6Drive 274 km from Shigatse to Tingri (4,150m) via Natang and Sakya Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 7Drive 68 km from Tingri to Rongbuk (5,000m). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 8Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp(5,220m). Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 9Everest Base Camp to Camp I (5,460m). Overnight t tented camp.
  • Day 10Camp I to Interim Camp (5,760m). Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 11Rest day for acclimatization at Interim Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 12Interim Camp to Camp II (5,970m). Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 13Camp II to ABC (6,340m)and retreat to Camp II. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 14Return from Camp II to Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 15Drive from the Everest Base Camp to Nyalam (3,750m). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 16Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu (1,350m). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 17Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • There nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary (including airfare).
  • Guesthouse and camping lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport, insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal. Kathmandu - Lhasa is included.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks,and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness, and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements. 

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Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Tibet is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Tibetan food as well as continental, Italian and Indian. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek days.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is a technically challenging trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7-8 hours of walking as well. Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Some time mental aspects also play a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better. Having technical skill is required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy the good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Flights

Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra two days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.