We are so pleased to introduce a safer Tibet Everest Base Camp tour!
We have been working with one of our favorite Tibetan-owned agencies in Lhasa to develop Tibet travel that allow you to ascend more slowly and therefore more safely from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp’s (EBC) very high altitude. So we love their 10-Day Easier Acclimatizing EBC Small Group Tour.
The new trip avoids the normal tourist rush to Everest Base Camp. While your body is adjusting to high altitude at a more reasonable pace, you have the awesome advantage of having more time to explore one of the most amazing overland routes in all of Asia. For anyone who wants to do all they can to avoid altitude sickness, this is a great new opportunity, especially if you stop in Xining a couple of days, and take the train to Lhasa rather than fly in. (Ask your travel agent for this, in addition to the trip described below.)
Since no independent travel is allowed to Tibet and you must work with a travel agency, you want to be sure to choose a Tibetan-owned agency, which hires Tibetan guides only. The simplest way to do this is ask us to connect you to a reliable Tibetan-owned travel agent to plan a great, safe trip for you that also supports the local Tibetan economy and culture.
Summary of the Ten-Day Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
|1||Arrive Lhasa |
|Pick up from flight or train, transfer to hotel, rest and begin to acclimate.||Tashi Takgye Hotel|
|2||Sightseeing in Lhasa||Bakhor street, Johkang Temple, Potala Palace||Tashi Takgye Hotel|
|3||Sightseeing in Lhasa||Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery||Tashi Takgye Hotel|
|4||Lhasa – Yamdrok – Gyantse |
(3977m/13,050ft) 6 hrs driving
|Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Kumbum Stupa||Gyantse Yeti Hotel|
|5||Gyantse – Shigatse |
(3836m/12,585ft) 2hrs driving
|Tashi Lhunpo Monastery||Shigatse Gesar Hotel|
|6||Shigatse – Sakya – Shegar |
(4300m/14,107ft) 6 hrs driving
|Sakya monastery, Shegar Fort||Local Shegar hotel|
|7||Shegar – Rongbuk – EBC |
(5200m/17,060ft) 2 hrs driving
|Viewing Everest, weather permitting, from Everest Base Camp||EBC yak-wool tent guesthouse|
|8||EBC – Shigatse |
|Beginning your return trip, with an evening in Shigatse||Shigatse Gesar Hotel|
|9||Shigatse – Lhasa|
6 hrs driving
|Yarlung Tsangpo River||Tashi Takgye Hotel|
|10||Depart from Lhasa||Transfer to the airport/train station|
Details of the Journey
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Best Times to Travel to the Everest Region of Tibet
How much does the Trip Cost?
Check this page with sample costs of common Tibet tour packages here.
Are you interested in finding out more about this trip?
Because this Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour is in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, you will need a Tibetan travel agency to arrange it for you. A little shockingly, most agencies don’t really know much about altitude sickness, and do very little to help you prevent it. But the agency that offers this trip is one of the few that is working hard to develop safer itineraries. You can request us to connect you with them by filling out this short form here >>
Last updated: February 10, 2019 at 15:28 pm