Lhasa Everest base camp trek begins with a scenic flight to Lhasa with spectacular mountain views and Tibetan landscape. We spend three nights in Lhasa, a Buddhist Capital visiting the beautiful and famous Potala Palace, the Jokhang, and great monasteries and walking through the bustling Barkor Bazaar before taking a drive towards Old Tingri.
At Lhasa Everest base camp trek, we drive through central Tibet via Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), to the historic towns of Gyantse and Shigatse. From Old Tingri, we start our adventure trekking to Everest base camp. Trekking through Tibetan villages and crossing numerous stunning passes we reach Everest base camp from where the majestic view of Mt. Everest is breathtaking. After exploring the world’s highest Base camp, we drive back to Lhasa to fly to Kathmandu or Chengdu/Beijing.
Keep in mind that you are traveling overland to the highest plateau in the world; the drive goes constantly above 5000m during your journey except for Lhasa (3,650m). Driving fast at such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50 percent less oxygen compared to the sea level in high-altitude places like Tibet. The higher the altitude the less oxygen in the air. Your body needs a few days to acclimatize to this less oxygen environment. Although we provide enough information regarding AMS precaution matters, if you get AMS, we do not have other options to treat it other than medication. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite, or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.