15 Day Everest Advance Camp Trek

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15 Day Mount Everest Advance base camp North col trek is the highest treks in our world.

The Journey includes Mount Everest North Col, where 15M Serek Glaciers and the route of climbers are located.

I have done this treks before with some Travelers and I would like to call these routes as one of the special trekking routes in Tibet.

All the Travelers can travel until the sign of Mount Qomolangma Base Camp and that is the actual 1st Base Camp of Mount Everest North Col, and North Face with an altitude of 5200M

From the 1st Base Camp, they are two routes to trek towards Mount Everest North Col, and North Face.

The Journey also includes Lhasa monasteries, Yamdrok Lake, Palkor chode monastery and Kumbum stupa in Gyantse, Tashilhunpo monastery in Shigatse, Sakya monastery, Rongbuk monastery via ending the tour at border town Kyirong towards Nepal or travel back to Lhasa.

More information on Mount Everest North Col and North Face.



Tour Type: 15-Days Trek Tour

Group Size: Depend On Travelers

Tour Duration: 15 Days

Price: Depend On Season

    • All travel permits for Tibet
    • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
    • Pick up and drop off by airport bus
    • All transportation in Tibet per itinerary, a vehicle for the trip outside of Lhasa, taxis inside Lhasa
    • Vehicle tolls and Vehicle repairs(if necessary)
    • All administrative fees
    • All meals and accommodations for your guide
    • All lodging listed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
    • One time welcome meal for the group
    • One box of mineral water plus shared 
    • Oxygen tank in the car
    • Camping Equipment (1tent shared 2 people ) 1 Mattress and 1 Sleeping bag per person 
    • Cook for the trek
    • Food in the trek
    • 2 Yak per person
    • Transportation costs to and from Tibet
    • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
    • Tips to the driver and guide

Day1. Pick Up From Airport Or Train Station And Transfer To Hotel


Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide, from the airport to Lhasa city is 60km, around an hour drive will take you to the holy city Lhasa. Driving along the Brahmaputra river and Lhasa river. If you take the train to Lhasa, normally you will arrive in the late afternoon or evening, 20 minutes drive will take you to your hotel in Lhasa city. Check into the hotel, have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude.

Overnight at 3-star Dhood Gu hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa old city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple 

Day2. Lhasa City Sightseeing, Visit Jokhang Temple And Sera Monastery(B)


After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalaya. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400-year-old temple. After lunch, you will visit the 600-year-old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own.

Overnight at 3-star Dhood Gu hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa old city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple 

(B)=breakfast

Day3. Lhasa City Sightseeing, Visit Drepung Monastery, Potala Palace (B)


Today you will be arranged to visit Drepung, Potala Palace. Drepung monastery was once the world largest monastery in the history with 10,000 monks hailed from different monasteries all over Tibet. It is located on a small mountain so we can see the view of Lhasa city below.  After Drepung visiting the massive 1000 room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site. After lunch, you will explore another one of Tibet’s important monasteries.

Overnight at 3-star Dhood Gu hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa old city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple 

(B)=breakfast

Day4. Lhasa / Yamdrok Lake [4,441m] / Gyantse [3,980m] / Shigatse [3,840m], 360KM, 7hrs (B)


Morning drive up to Kampala pass [4794m], you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo la pass is wonders of the day. Then along the Friendship southern Hwy drive to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse.Overnight at Shigatse.

Overnight at 4 star Gesar Hotel

(B)=breakfast

Day5. Shigatse / Sakya [4,280m] / Pelber [3,950m], 200KM, 4hrs (B)


In the morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery after driving to Sakya and visit Sakya monastery on the way then drive to Pelber across Tsou-la Pass (4500m) and Gyatso-la Pass (5220m), with good weather you can see your first views of Mount Everest. At the end of the day’s 230km journey, we arrive in the evening at Pelber (New Tingri) (4300m).

Overnight in 2-star Roof of the world hotel in Pelber

(B)=breakfast

Day6. Pelber/New Tingri/ Geu La [5,200m] / Everest Base Camp [5,200m], 100KM, 4hrs (B)


This day will take you to the Geu La, offers a panoramic view of the glacier-covered Himalaya. From here, you can see 4 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest. From the Geu La, you will then go to Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters in elevation.

The iconic view of Everest from here will be a high point of your journey! You will then continue on to the Tent Hotels, which operate from mid-April through mid-October. The Tent Hotels are the closest that travelers can stay to Mt. Everest and are located 2 kilometers from base camp. If you are traveling outside of this time frame, you will stay at the Rongphu Monastery Guesthouse.

From the Tent Hotels, elevation 5050 meters, you will take a separate bus the remaining 2 kilometers to base camp. If you’d like, you can also hike this last short distance. The driving distance from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp is 350 kilometers with the driving time being 7 hours.

Overnight in Black yak hair tent dormitory or Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse

(No private bathroom, No Shower)

(B)=breakfast

Day 7. Acclimatization And Exploration At Everest Base Camp


Spending one full day at Everest Base Camp would not only be a memorable experience in itself but will also help greatly in acclimatization.

We can climb and explore beautiful hills nearby the base camp and enjoy the company of high Himalayan peaks. 

Camping 

Day 8. Everest Base Camp To 2nd Base Camp (5,460m/17,913ft): 12 Km, 3 - 4 Hours


From Everest Base Camp, we initially trek alongside the Rongbuk Glacier, an impressive frozen ocean of ice waves. Then, after a short run over gravel terrain, we walk along the lateral moraine of the Rongbuk glacier and skirt the Glacier from its east side.

After an hour or so, we take the left path that leads steeply higher to the 2nd Base Camp. This camp is situated under a huge yellow rock. At this site, we enjoy the view of the Pumori Himalaya.

Camping 

Day 9. 2nd Base Camp To Interim Camp (5,800m/19,028): 7 Km, 4 - 5 Hours


The Interim Camp lies on the end of a nearby glacier. Along with this trek, we enjoy the company of huge ice pinnacles. As we move ahead towards a dusty valley, we are welcomed with magnificent views of the East Rongbuk Glacier and high mountains like Pumori (7,161m/ 23,494ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,791ft). Although we might feel the high altitude, technically the route is quite easy. 

The valley is very peaceful and sometimes we will be walking on the dusty glaciers. 

Camping 

Day 10. Trek To Changtse Base Camp (5,950m/19,520ft): 5 Km, 3 - 4 Hours


Changtse is located adjacent to the north of Everest, hence the name Changtse which in Tibetan means north peak. Today, we leave the 2nd Base Camp and trek towards Changtse Base Camp which provides perhaps the best panoramic view of Mount Everest. The short trek will also help us with acclimatization. Changtse Base Camp is surrounded by 15M Glaciers.

Camping 

Day 11. Trek To Everest Advanced Base Camp And Back To Changtse Base Camp (6,340m/20,800ft) : 7 To 8 Hours


As we continue to follow the east side of the Rongbuk Glacier, we get closer to Everest and Lhakpa Ri (7045m). Walking along the moraine rubble, we arrive at our destination, the Advanced Base Camp of Everest (ABC) which is situated near the Changtse Glacier. From here, the Everest Top appears so close that one might feel tempted to summit the mountain.

In fact, the top of Everest is a little more than 2400 meters away from this camp. The Everest Advanced Base Camp is also the closest non-climbers can get to the top of Mt. Everest. From here we descend to Chagtse Base Camp where we will be spending the night. 

Camping 

Day 12. Return To Everest Base Camp (5,200m


The return to Base Camp is a downhill trek.  Today, we aim to get back to the base camp as slowly as possible in order to avoid any kind of high altitude problems. On our way back, we enjoy the beautiful mountain landscape and a stunning view of Mount Everest north face and dusty glacier.

Overnight at Yak hair tea tent dormitory

No private bathroom and no shower

Breakfast

Day 13. Everest Base Camp / Shigatse / Or Everest Base Camp / Kyirong Town


Travel back to Lhasa

Travelers who are planning to travel back to Lhasa, Today Travelers will drive from Mount Everest base camp to Shigatse, which is 340km with a driving duration of around 7-8 hours. 

Overnight at 4-star Gesar hotel

Breakfast

Travel to Nepal 

For Travelers who are planning to travel to Nepal, Today Travelers will drive from Mount Everest base camp to Kyirong town via Old Tingri, Phikutso Lake and view of Mount Cho ou yo and Mount Shishapangma. (8012) The only mountain fully planted in Tibet. 

Overnight at 3-star Kyirong hotel

Breakfast

Day 14. Shigatse / Lhasa Or Kyirong / Cross Nepal Border


Travel back to Lhasa

Travelers who are planning to travel back to Lhasa, Today Travelers will drive from Shigatse to Lhasa through northern friendship highway, which is 280km with a driving duration of 5 hours. 

Overnight at 3-star Dhood Gu hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa old city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple 

Breakfast

Travel to Nepal 

For Travelers who are planning to travel to Nepal, Today Travelers will drive from Kyirong town to Nepal border bridge between Rasuwa town via crossing the border and travel to Kathmandu. 

Day 15. Lhasa Airport / Train Station Dropping Off


Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time comes to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.

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