Everest Base Camp Trekking 12 days

    If you're one of those adventures drawn to the romance of Mt Everest - world's highest peak, now you have the chance to make it happen. But the experience is not romantic at all! The trekking season in the Everest region extends from April to October. This is a difficult high-elevation region with altitudes ranging between 4,400m and 5,200m, and the high point is at the beginning of the trek! Subfreezing temperatures can occur even in summer at higher elevations and, conversely,hot gusty winds in May and June can make walking a sweaty experience. For well-equipped and seasoned trekkers, winter treks to Everest Base Camp are often possible.

    The Trek At A Glance

    Duration: 3-4 days

    Distance: 60km

    Standard: medium to difficult

    Start: Everest Base Camp

    Finish: Tingri

    Highest Point: Nam-la (5,250m)

    Nearest Large Towns: Shigatse

    Accommodation: camping


    Summary: this is a difficult high-elevation trek with altitudes

    ranging between 4,400m and 5, 200m, a trekker's dream as well

    as a serious mental and physical challenge.

    Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa.

    Altitude: 3,658m


    Get transferred to Lhasa city and acclimatize. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing.

    Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Streets. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing.

    Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 04: Lhasa-Yamdroktso-Gyantse-Shigatse.

    Altitude: 3,658m-4,441m-3,900m

    Est. Distance: 350km, about 6.5 hours' driving

    Road Conditions: mostly tar road, winding mountain road to Yamdroktso

    In the morning, drive up the mountain road to visit the holy lake Yamdroktso. In the afternoon, go to the small Tibetan town Gyantse and visit the famous Kumbum there. Proceed to Shigatse city. Overnight in Shigatse

    Day 05: Shigtase-Tingri.

    Altitude: 3,800m-4,300m

    Est. Distance: 250km, about 6 hours' driving

    Road Conditions: bumpy mountain road entering Tingri

    In the morning, visit Tashilunpo Monastery - Panchen Lama's seat. In the afternoon, drive to Tingri. Overnight in Tingri

    Day 06: Tingri-Base Camp.

    Altitude: 4,300m-5,200m-4,980m

    Est. Distance: 100km, about 3 hours' driving

    Road Conditions: bumpy and broken mountain road

    Get up close to Mt Everest. Overnight in Base Camp tent.

    Day 07: Base camp-beyond the Nam-la.

    Trekking 9.5 hours, 27km. Camping

    Day 08: Base of Nam-la-Lungchang.

    Trekking 5-6 hours, 9km. Overnight in Samye guesthouse

    Day 09: Lungchang-Tingri.

    Trekking 3.5 hours,12km. Overnight in Tingri

    Day 10: Tingri-Shigatse.

    Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight in Shigatse

    Day 11: Shigatse-Lhasa.

    Drive back to Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa

    Day 12: Leave.

    Get transferred to the airport / train station and leave.

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