Tingri to Everest base camp trek –itinerary
Day 01: 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.
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing
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.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing
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.
Day 04: Lhasa – Yamdrok lake – Gyantse – Shigatse
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 (4441 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 (3880m), the second largest city with 40,000 inhabitants in Tibet and the traditional capital of the Tsang.
Day 05: Shigatse – Old Tingri
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 (4500m) and Gyatso-La (5252m). Meet with trek guide and crew. Guest house
Day 06: Trekking Old Tingri – Lungchang
Start trek along Ra Chu stream to beyond Chholling and Lungchang villages (4350 m). Camping
Day07: Trekking Lungchang – Drokpa
Continue trek to Drokpa (4860 m) encampment below Lamna La. Camping
Day 08: Trekking Drokpa – Draka Chu
Cross over Lamna La (5075 m) to Draka Chu river (4730 m). Camping
Day 09: Trekking Draka Chu – Rongbuk
Trek up Drakaa Chhu river to Rongbuk Monastery (5030 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
Day 10: Rongbuk – Everest Base Camp – Rongbuk
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.
Day 11: Rongbuk – Shegar – Shigatse
Leave for Shigatse via Shegar. On the way at Pang La (5150m) 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.
Day 12: Shigatse – Lhasa
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.
Day 13: Leave Tibet
Transfer to the airport fly to Kathmandu or the railway station, leave Tibet.
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.