Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 13 Days   |   PhotosDownload

Trekking from Tingri to Everest Base Camp is truly an adventure and thrilling journey and only succeeds with your understanding, patience and flexibility for the possible delays and program changes and imponderables situations. This trek requires the trekkers to possess of community and cooperative spirits and be ready to face the simple conditions. Despite careful planning, the program might be changed sometimes at short notice, which may result in possible program modifications and loss of sightseeing.

This adventure trek provides a heady mix of solitude, wildlife sighting and physical challenge, anger and gazelle throve around the trail, and you might even get lucky and see a Tibetan brown bear rambling in the pastures. You will accomplish 70 km in 4 whole days on foot; the route of trekking is in a high-elevation region with altitudes ranging between 4400m and 5250m, on the way to Everest Base Camp you will have enough time to explore the valleys and glaciers below the massive north face of Mt. Everest and view the most magnificent world's highest mountain scenery.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa:

Arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, transfer to hotel. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high altitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lhasa

Full day guided tour in Lhasa. In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet? In the afternoon visit Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship every day. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lhasa

In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect., which was established in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. Afterwards visit Norbulinka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debate" in Sera is very famous. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lhasa

In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake Yamdrok (4,441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. On one of the peninsulas of the spear-shaped lake lies the holy Mt. Donang Sangwari (5,340m), and the snow peaks of Nojin Gangzang (7,191m) and Jangzang Lhomo rise in the distance. Afterwards Pass by the 5,010 m high Karo La and the Simi La to Gyantse (approx. 3,950 m). In the afternoon visit Pelkor Monastery as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby, both of them built in the15th century and situated in the northwestern edge of Gyantse. Drive to Shigatse (3,880m), the second largest city with 40,000 inhabitants in Tibet and the traditional capital of the Tsang. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Shigatse
  • Maximum Altitude:3880m

In the morning visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. PM drive to Old Tingri (4,350 m; approx. 300 km) over Tso-La (4,500m) and Gyatso-La (5,252m). Meet with trek guide and crew. Guest house

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Old Tingri
  • Maximum Altitude:4350m

Start trek along Ra Chu stream to beyond Chholling and Lungchang villages (4,350 m). Camping.

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lungchang
  • Maximum Altitude:4350m

Continue trek to Drokpa (4,860 m) encampment below Lamna La. Camping.

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Drokpa
  • Maximum Altitude:4860m

Cross over Lamna La (5,075 m) to Draka Chu river (4,730 m). Camping.

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Draka Chu
  • Maximum Altitude:4730m

Trek up Drakaa Chhu river to Rongbuk Monastery (5,030 m). With an altitude of 5,030 meters it is the highest temple in the world. It was said the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Mount Everest, which stands 8,848 meters (29,021 ft) above sea level, is often referred to as 'the third pole on earth'. Being the world's highest peak, its legendary status holds a fascination to many trekkers and mountaineers. Camping

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Rongbuk
  • Maximum Altitude:5030m

In the morning we walk 7 km to the Everest Base Camp and do some sightseeing there. Walking or drive by horse vehicle to Rongbuk. In the afternoon on trek back to Rongbuk. Guest house.

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Everest Base Camp

Leave for Shigatse via Shegar. On the way at Pang La (5,150m) we can get a nice view to snowy peaks of akalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse and Cho Oyu one by one from left to right. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Shegar

Check out and drive back Lhasa. On arrival, we will visit the nunnery Ani Sangkhung on the holy Barkhor Circuit in the old town of Lhasa. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Lhasa

Transfer to the Airport fly to Kathmandu or the railway station, leave Tibet.

    Inclusion

    • Accommodation on twin sharing BB basis during tour as per guest house plan.
    • Two men a tent with foam & thermal mattress, dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, expert Cook & Sherpa during camping.
    • Freshly cooked vegetarian full board meals, continental: - any meals Chinese, Tibetan, and western style.
    • Experienced and friendly English speaking Tibetan guide during tour.
    • Supporting Van and truck,
    • Chinese visa fees, Tibet Travel Permit
    •  Basic first aid Medical kit bag
    • Everest base camp trekking permits.
    • Required number of crew during the trek.
    • Enough Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
    • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while trekking.
    • Lunch and Dinner in cities.
    • Your Travel insurance.
    • All kind of cold drink like alcoholic and mineral water, Coke, Fanta, Juice etc...
    • Hot and cold shower during the mountain.
    • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
    • Personal trekking Equipments.
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
       
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    Useful Information

    Food on the trip 

    While staying in cities, every day's breakfast is included in the package. This will be a dish of Tibetan or continental origin cooked by the lodgings you stay at. Lunch, dinner and any extra food are up to you; as a rough guide, budget Yuan 95 to Yuan 150 (US$15 to US$20) per day. 
    During the camping, your cook will provide 3 tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and Western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereal followed by omelets, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta, and traditional bread. After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3-course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, rice, and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and our cooks and kitchen crew maintain exceptional standards of cleanliness and food preparation hygiene. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

    Clothing and Equipment 

    During the day a light shirt or jumper and lightweight pants will be suitable, but a warm fleece or down jacket is recommended for the evenings. Sleeping bags for the trip also highly recommended. A comprehensive list of equipment will be provided by Alpine Eco Trek once you book your trip. 

    Acclimatization

    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 in such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 50% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes places like in Tibet. The higher the altitude the less is the 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 disorder are symptoms of AMS.

    Guide and Staffs arrangements

    Throughout your time in Tibet, you will be accompanied by an experienced English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide valuable insights into the Tibetan way of life. All our Tibet trips are run in cooperation with our Tibetan counterpart, so you can be assured that authentic local touch.

    Rescue and Evacuation

    In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be transferred to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own.

    Insurance 

    Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation.

    Ram Kumar Adhikari
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