Everest Base Camp Tours Packages
Everest Base Camp (EBC) refers to either one of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest. The North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 meters (16,900 ft) while the South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 ft). Here “Visit Tibet” travel service-the largest online Tibet tourism booking platform provides the ultimate Everest base camp adventure solutions. If you have any questions, please send email to us or just place your order in our online tour mall.
Welcome to visit Everest base camp-the north camp in Tibet side
The Mt. Everest North Base Camp has vehicle access. Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness. While ordinary travelers take the 4-6 days round-trip from and to Lhasa. With the road facility improvement these years in Tibet, more and more travelers choose the 4 to 5 days Everest base camp journey in Tibet (this does not include the Lhasa section tour though).
The North Everest Base Camp Adventures-Life Time Journey
Standing at 8844.43 meters above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, and also the main peak of Himalayas. The summit is situated on the border between china and Nepal, and its south side belongs to Nepal, while north side belongs to Tibet Autonomous Region of china. The shape of the mountain is just like a huge pyramid, which is the most fascinating destination for tourists all over the world. Moreover, traveling at the foot of Mount Everest symbolizes the limit of self-challenge as Mount Everest enjoys the reputation of the roof of the world with more than 40 high peaks in 7000 meters above sea level nearby.
You can visit Lhasa, the political and religious center of the Holy Land in Tibet and enjoy world-renowned Potala Palace; Jokhang temple, built in 1300 years ago; some significant monasteries of Gelug sect, such as Drepung monastery and Sera monastery; Namtso lake and Yamdrok Lake of three holy lakes; the cradle of Tibetan civilization—Shannan; and Shigatse. Of course the highlight of this tour is Mount Everest, the highest peak on the summit of the Earth.
The highly recommended travel seasons of Mount Everest are from April to June, and September to December. A bit cold as it is in winter, the weather is fairly ideal for travel since it is the dry season in Tibet. Thus, you can enjoy Mt. Everest in clear weather. On the other hand, the traditional high season of tourism — July and August are not a good choice to appreciate Mt. Everest, as it is the rainy season and the mountain is shrouded in cloud and mist.
Ways to Get to Everest Base Camp
Flying to Shigatse and driving the shorter distance from there is not the only way to get to EBC in Tibet. While it may save time by getting to Shigatse much faster than on a normal tour of Tibet, it also carries with it more risk, and for those that do not want to risk severe altitude sickness, there is another way.
Lhasa to Everest Base Camp by Overland
Most tours to Everest Base Camp start in Lhasa, the Tibetan regional capital. After either flying or taking the Tibet train to the capital city, travelers get a few days to rest and acclimatize, while looking around the amazing sight of this wonderful City of Sunlight. Sights include the awesome Potala Palace, as well as the sacred Jokhang Temple and the famous Barkhor Street.
Once you are acclimatized, the tour route will take you out of the Tibetan capital and along the Friendship Highway to Gyantse, the home of the famous 32-meter-high Kumbum, and Shigatse, where you can visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery. Then it is on to EBC and Rongbuk Monastery, where you can get your amazing photos of the world’s highest mountain.
This amazing overland trip takes around 8 days for a normal tour and takes you to some of the most spectacular landscapes and sights in the region. From the stunning Lake Yamdrok to the southwest of the Tibetan capital to the wonders of the high-altitude mountain passes that the route travels through, giving you wonderful views of many of the world’s highest mountains, this tour across the vast expanse of the Tibetan plateau is one of the most wondrous adventures you can imagine.