Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition

GOVT REGD NO: 114523/070/071

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Everest Base Camp tour 8 nights 9 days

Trip Overview

Trekking to Everest base camp is amazing package for your adventurous trekking life. The trekking will take you from the modern Tibetan capital of Lhasa to pristine high altitude lakes, rivers, glaciers, farming valleys and through the Himalaya’s to Everest Base Camp Region at Rongphu Monastery at an altitude of nearly 5100 meters/17,000 feet. You will also get opportunity to visit the Buddhist holy city of Lhasa, where you can visit wonderful place of lhasa that is Potala Palace as well as the massive monasteries of Sera and Drepung.

Scenic beauty is attained directly from Lhasa. For the immense excitement of the alluring views of the Himalayas throughout the world lies in Nepal. The earnest peak ever found in the world, the Mt. Everest has its own significance for the climbers from all over the world. We drive from Lhasa to Rongbuk, Everest Base Camp. Our real trekking begins right from here. We explore the Everest Advance Base Camp from Rongbuk Everest Base Camp for six days. The immense beauty of the massive peaks can be viewed close to the eyes on the way. This is in fact highly rich trekking for each climber. A good initial preparation is required to conquer the climbing through highly acclaimed glaciers. A climber should have challenging experience at such high altitude. It is like a few inches below the summit.

This is standard package we have make, however, we can customize it based on your time availability so For more information, please send an email to: nepalhighpoint@gmail.com

Overview Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lhasa 3,660 m and drive to your hotel.

Day 03-04: In Lhasa with sightseeing tour at places of great interest.

Day 5: Drive from Lhasa to Gyangtse (3990 m), 350 kms

Day 6: Drive from Gyangtse to Shalu-Shigatse (3860 m), 90 kms

Day 7: Drive Shigatse through Sakya to Shegar/Dingri(4350 m)

Day 8: Trek to EBC

Day 9: Trek firm Lungjhang to Lamna La

Day 10: Trek to Zommug (15700ft)

Day 11: Trek to Rongbuk

Day 12: Trek Everest Base Camp

Day 13: Drive EBC to Tingri:

Day 14: Drive Tingri to Kerung

Day 15: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu

Day 16: In Kathmandu Rest day or shopping day

Day 17: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Itenerary

Early in the morning we start scenic drive to Kerung Border, which is Nepal-Tibet Border through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & jeep (normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House in Kerung.

Day drive to the highest plateau of the world with typical landscape offering the sheer feeling of being on the roof of the world crossing over the 5,050 meters LALUNGA pass, from where you can view the breathtaking mountain range from Mt.Cho Oyu (8,201m) Mt.Xishapagma ( 8,012m) dwarfed by the vastness of Tibetan plateau (if weather permits). One can also take a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) from Tingri/ Lhatse. Overnight in Guest house.

 

Early morning, after breakfast drive to RONBUK, which is about 100 km from Tingri and afternoon excursion in Everest base camp. If you wish to ride horse to EBC it cost 100Yuyan per person.

Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilumpu Monastery. Drive through the Tibet’s biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Full day picturesque drive along the turquoise lake Yamadrok, crossing over Kampala Pass (4794M) and the Brahma Putra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). Stay overnight in hotel.

Guided tour in Lhasa of JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTATLA PALACE, DEPRUNG AND SERA MONASTERIES. At Lhasa with an interesting tour of important sites around its historical and religious places, beginning with short drive west of Lhasa towards a hilltop with a tour of old Drepung Monastery, in the early day home of all high priest and Dalia Lamas before Potala Palace was built. Here visit the main prayer halls with monks on deep prayers where Drepung means a heap of rice with its whitewashed buildings as it looks from a distance views, after a great interesting visit drive to Shera Monastery where you can witness young monks on the exciting debate, which deepens their knowledge of all types to reach their priesthood. Shera monastery located north of Lhasa after an interesting time with a lunch break in local Tibetan / Chinese restaurants, afternoon tour of magnificent Potala Palace known as ' Heavenly Realm' with 1,000 rooms where visitors can tour only the main important interior of 8 to 10 rooms of great significance. Potala Palace stands in the hub of Lhasa city a beautiful Landmark of Tibet, where main-superior priest Dalai Lama residence till 14 the last Dalai Lama, at present turn into a museum. After an impressive tour back to busy colorful Barkhor Market Square with time to visit Jharkhand Temple, the oldest religious sites of Tibet. As the day ends in Lhasa, with time for individual activities around Lhasa before dinner time on last day in Lhasa.

Depending upon flight time for Kathmandu, our Tibetan guide transfer you to Gondor Airport international airport about an hour drive from Lhasa for flight back to Kathmandu, as per your time board into Air China for scenic sweeping air journey of an hour with amazing panorama of Himalayan chain of peaks with Everest at close distance as plane lands at Kathmandu airport. From Kathmandu airport transfer back to your hotel with the afternoon free for individual activities.

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What is Included?

    • All airport pick-up and drop-off transport services by private vehicles.
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card (permit).
    • Well Trained English speaking Trekking guide.
    • Porter  - 2 guest = 1 porter who carries 20-25 kg of your luggage.
    • Accommodation in  Hotel / Lodge during the trek.
    • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
    • Food and accommodation as well as Insurance and equipment for guide and porters.

What is Excluded?

    • Your travel insurance and Personal nature expenses.
    • Drinks (tea/coffee, beer, cokes, mineral water), beverages and hot shower.
    • Tips for trekking staff.
    • Entrance fees while sightseeing.
    • Meals &  accommodation while you are in Kathmandu.

Equipment Checklist

Equiment Checklist
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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