The journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is one that you will cherish all your life. The tour starts at Lhasa to help you acquaint yourself to the higher altitude and to let you see some of the most popular attractions in Tibet.
Once you’re finally set, you proceed on an adventure unlike any other, a trip to the Everest Base Camp. All along the way, you are treated to spectacular sceneries, magnificent views and breathtaking vistas. The base camp offers some of the best views of the fabled Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on the planet, and simply making the trip gives you bragging rights back home. Bookmundi offers an incredibly special adventure, the 8 Day Lhasa to Mt. Everest Tour for all those wanting to make this once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Everest Base Camp
The mighty Mount Everest is so high that even a trek to the Everest Base Camp, located at a height of 17590 feet, feels like you’re just scratching the surface. And an 8-day exploratory tour is perhaps the best way of building up all that excitement and anticipation. After all, the life-changing Mount Everest views that the base camp has on offer is second to none. Along the way, you also get to explore the local culture, visit historic villages, discover mountain scenery and see remote monasteries. Sure, the sunrise and sunset views of Mount Everest will always be the highlights of your journey, but the road to Everest Base Camp isn’t any less exciting.
Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, was once home to the Dalai Lama, but is now famous as a major tourist center and the perfect place to get acclimatized before embarking on your trip to the Everest Base Camp. The city is home to a number of Tibetan gems and it always promises a spectacular adventure. What makes it feel so special and unique is its friendly locals, mouthwatering Tibetan cuisine, gorgeous vistas and traditional lifestyle. The Bookmundi trek gives you 3 full nights in Lhasa to ensure that you acclimatize to the higher altitude and are physically and mentally ready for the next leg of your journey, the road to Everest Base Camp. And while you’re in Tibet, we keep you entertained by scheduling trips to places such as the Drepung and Sera Monasteries, two of the greatest Gelug monasteries in Tibet; the Jokhang Temple, an ancient temple founded in the 7th century by the 33rd king of Tibet; and the Potala Palace, a splendid palace that was once home to the Dalai Lama, and is now full of historic treasures from the region. We also let you enjoy the Monks’ debate that takes place between 3 and 5 in the afternoon.
Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, may not be as popular as Lhasa, but it is every bit as beautiful, perhaps more so. The city is also famous for its delicious cuisine and some of the best dishes found here include the Tibetan sausage, yak butter, tongue of yak, tsampa, shapu and barley wine. On your way to Shigatse, we introduce you to other superstars of the region such as the Gampala Pass, the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Yamdrok-tso and the Pelkor Monastery. It is at Shigatse you realize just how compelling a trip to Mount Everest really is. It inspires you for the next leg of your journey and drives you to challenge your being to its limits. After all, simply visiting Everest Base Camp would put you in the company of a select few. Climbing all the way to Mount Everest? Well, that’s a story for another day!
Permits and Restrictions
Those wanting to visit Mt. Everest need two permits – the Tibet Entry Permit and the Aliens’ Travel Permit. Travelers are not allowed to explore Tibet without a guide and neither can they apply for permits by themselves. This is why you always need a reliable tour operator when planning a trip to Mt. Everest.
When to Visit
The best time to visit Mt. Everest is between the months of April to June and October to November as the temperature is usually above freezing point and there is little or no rainfall or snow. Avoid visiting Mt. Everest during the winter season as it tends to get very cold, and Tibet is usually closed between February and March.
Is There Any Hiking Involved
Hikers would rather visit Everest Base Camp from Nepal, as that’s where most of the action takes place. The Tibetan side of Everest Base Camp doesn’t require any hiking and you can simply drive all the way to the camp.
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