Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas

Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri - Luna Thang - Zommug - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp - Kyirong - Kathmandu
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas
Duration 13 Days
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas
Accomodation Hotel BB
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas
Start Lhasa
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas
End Kathmandu
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas
Transportation Flight & Private Vehicle
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas
Max Altitude 5,220 M
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas
Best Season April to May, Oct to Nov
Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek: An unforgettable trekking adventure through majestic Himalayan vistas
Group Size 1 - 15
Grade Moderate

Trip Overview

Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that includes a scenic drive, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, walking through different terrains with incredible vistas, and sleeping in a tent. The Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp are stunning destinations with cultural diversity and breathtaking natural beauty that will mesmerize visitors once these locations are on a single itinerary.

Once you set foot on this trek, prepare yourself for breathtaking scenery, historic monasteries, and the kind welcome of the Tibetan people. Experience Mount Everest’s majesty up close and engage yourself with Sherpa communities while passing through the different cities. Admire the breathtaking scenery from Mount Everest North Face surrounding the Everest Base Camp, with deep valleys, towering peaks, and glaciers like Rongbuk Glacier. Also, you will learn more about the Nepalese communities while returning from the tour, as your tour ends in Kathmandu.

We at Tashi Delek have organized the itinerary so that you can quickly enjoy the tour of famous and historical places.

Contact our expert directly to learn more about the packages and customization of itineraries.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the breathtaking journey along the traditional path that links the Everest Base Camp North Face with Lhasa.
  • Discover the vibrant art, culture, and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Explore Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Witnessing the breathtaking views of the Lhasa city and snow-capped mountains from Drepung Monastery.
  • Experience breathtaking drives via high mountain passes
  • Discover Tibetan culture up close by taking a stroll down Barkhor Street. The Street has numerous shops offering traditional and cultural items.
  • Witness the debate of monks in Sera Monastery.
  • See Tashi Lhunpo Monastery’s enormous golden statue of Maitreya Buddha.
  • Enjoy Samye Monastery, the earliest monastery in Tibet, with its marvelous circular structure.
  • Experience the warmth and friendliness of the Tibetan people and gain insight into their unique way of life.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of Yamdrok Lake and towering passes.
  • Reach the world’s highest monastery, Rongbuk Monastery.
  • Witness the unhindered views of Mount Everest from top-to-bottom.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 01

Fly to Gonggar airport then drive to Lhasa O/N Hotel (BB)

Upon reaching the airport, our amiable Tibetan guide will extend cordial greetings and present you with a Hada, the customary Tibetan ceremonial scarf. Then our guide will transport you to your hotel. You can see the Lhasa River and the Yarlung Tsangpo River on the way.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 02

Lhasa - Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market O/N Hotel (BB)

Today is the first day of your tour, during which you will visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Potala Palace is the Dalai Lama’s winter residence and the local Tibetan government’s administrative hub. You can have a bird’ s-eye view of Lhasa’s old town from the top of the palace. Also, one can witness the meditation cave and priceless collection of Dalai Lama burial stupas.

Later, we will visit the Jokhang Temple, which was sacred and constructed in the 7th century to promote Buddhism. Once you get inside, you can witness the Buddha Sakyamuni’s statue of age 12, gifted by the Tibetan King Songsten Gompo’s Chinese wife, Queen Wen Chen.

In the evening, we will visit Barkhor Market, which encircles the Jokhang Temple and is one of Lasha’s most significant marketplaces.  You can blend in with the crowd by purchasing some Buddha relics.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 03

Lhasa - Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery O/N Hotel (BB)

In the early morning, you will eat a decent breakfast at your hotel; later, our guide will pick you up and take you to two of the three great Gelug monasteries in Tibet, Drepung and Sera Monastery.

Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery are regarded as one of the “Three Great Monasteries.” This monastery is the biggest in the world. It was constructed in the 14th century and used to house 10,000 monks at one point, but there were just a few hundred left.

In the evening, we will visit the Sera monastery, founded by Tsongkapa in 1419. There is a story behind the name Sera: When it was being built, Wild Roses were on the hill behind, and in Tibetan, Wild Roses mean Sera. If you visit between Monday and Friday, you can witness monks debate in the monastery’s courtyard.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 04

Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, visit Khumbum Stupa and Pelkhor Chode O/N Hotel (BB)

After breakfast, we will follow the Friendship Highway to Gyantse. After crossing Kamba La Pass(4794m), we will witness the tranquil, turquoise-toned Yamdrok-tso Lake. Yamdrok-tso Lake is among Tibet’s three holiest lakes and is believed to be the metamorphosis of the Goddess. The turquoise-toned waters of this lake are what makes the view mesmerizing. This lake is 72km long and encircled by snow-capped mountains.

Later, we will pass through the Karo La Pass(5045m), from which we can view the Karola Glacier, which stands 5560m above sea level. After hours of driving, we will reach Gyantse. Gyantse is the third largest historical city of Tibet, where we will visit the famous Khumbum Stupa and Pelkhor Chode.

Khumbum is a spectacular multi-story Buddhist stupa (chorten) with beautiful carvings and paintings and is home to a massive 35-meter-tall gold-domed stupa. Then we will visit the Pelkhor Chode monastery, situated in the Nyangchu river valley, encircled on three sides by the mountains and a unique blend of stupa and temple.

Overnight at Gyantse.

Day 05

Drive to Shigatse visit Tashilhunpu Monastery & Local Market O/N Hotel (BB)

We will have breakfast and then drive to Shigatse, the second-largest town in Tibet. Once we reach Shigatse, we will visit the Tashilimphu Monastery, built by Gedun Druk, a disciple of the renowned scholar Je Tsongkhapa, in 1447. You can view the enormous statue of Future Buddha, which is 26.2 meters in height and 11.5 meters in width. It is adorned with priceless pearls, turquoise, coral, and amber. It is the most enormous statue of its type on the planet.

Overnight at Shigatse.

Day 06

Drive to Tingri O/N Guest House (BB)

Today, we will drive to Tingri on the lengthy Friendship Highway. Once you reach Tingri, you will acclimate, enjoy the view of Mt. Cho Oyu, and prepare yourself for the trek while we make the required preparations.

Overnight at Tingri.

Day 07

Trek to Lung Thang O/N Tented Camp (BLD)

We will have breakfast early in the morning, and then our trek starts to Lung Thang. On the way, we will pass through a portion of the Ra-Chu Valley, which has lovely valley scenery with vast meadows and herds of sheep and goats.

Later, we will reach a Chholung village, where we will visit the small Gompa and continue our journey. Then, we will get to the last village in Tingri plains, a campsite in Lungthang. Here, livestock herders make up the majority of the inhabitants. We will find a spot to set our tent and lit the fire nearby to keep warm.

Camping at Lung Thang.

Day 08

Trek to Lamna La O/N Tented Camp (BLD)

We will have an early breakfast in the camp and ascend towards Lamna La(5150m). The Himalayan views become greater the higher you go, making for an enriching but challenging trekking day involving a lot of uphill walking. Once we reach the top of the Lamna La pass, we will set our camp there.

Camping at Lamna La.

Day 09

Trek to Zommug O/N Tented Camp (BLD)

Today, we will descend to Zommug, a small settlement where you will witness the stunning sunset view. On the way, we will meet yak herders along with their families. The white colored walls are visible as we approach Zommug. As elevated above the valley, eyes will be filled with unhindered views of Gyachung Kang and Mount Everest.

Once we reach Zommug, we will pitch our tent and watch the sunset.

Camping at Zommug.

Day 10

Trek to Rongbuk O/N Tented Camp (BLD)

Today, we will trek to Rongbuk, where we will visit the world’s highest monastery, Ronbuk Monastery, situated on the foot of the North Face of Mount Everest, which will take your breath away. This monastery was established in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama. You can witness the several caves carved into the cliffs for meditation.

Later, we will camp near the Rongbuk monastery.

Camping at Rongbuk.

Day 11

Excursion to Everest Base Camp then back to Rongbuk O/N Tented Camp (BLD)

Today, we will wake up early and trek to Mount Everest’s North Base Camp (5250m). On the way, we will witness the three thousanders: Mount Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), and Shishapangma (8,027m). After reaching the base camp of Mount Everest, the massive white pyramid peak (Mt. Everest) towering in front of us will be an awe-inspiring moment, and we will also watch the Rongbuk Glacier.

We will stay there for a while and then head back to Rongbuk.

Camping at Rongbuk.

Day 12

Drive to Kyirong O/N Hotel (BB)

After breakfast, we will move towards the Kyirong Border. On the way, we will enjoy scenic views of mountains, forests, and streams.

Once you reach the Kyirong border, the guide will complete certain formalities, and then you will be driven to Syabrubesi, where you will rest for the day. In the evening, you can stroll around the streets of Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is also the base point to go for Langtang Trekking.

Overnight at Syabrubesi.

Day 13

Drive back to Kathmandu

You will have a decent breakfast, and then we will drive back to Kathmandu. Within a few hours, we will reach Kathmandu and drop you off at your hotel.

You can rest the remaining time of the day or stroll around markets like Ason and New Road to shop for something beautiful to take back to your home.

Please Note

We have updated our dates and price list, which you can find above. But if you cannot find a perfect date for the trip or want to customize it, then you can Contact Us here.

Also, we are offering a discount for those travelers who come in a group of 3 or more. You may also get a discount if you book the trip earlier. Contact Us for more.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers to hotel.
  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Private and public vehicles used for the trip
  • Any required permits and entry fees during the trip
  • Professional guide, profound in English, and approved by the Tibetan Travel Bureau.
  • All meals that are mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any applicable government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Any International flights and China Visa Fee (not included in the trip)
  • Travel and medical insurance or any evacuation during the trip.
  • Any gratitude or tips in any form to guide, porters, or any other.
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, groceries, liquors, etc.
  • Extra day staying or traveling expenses other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any expenses incurred due to unforeseen events such as illness or a delayed or canceled flight.

We value your well-being and comfort trip

Surely, you may have researched a lot regarding the trip to Mt. Kailash and have gathered much more information. But, with all the information and your confidence in completing the trip will not be enough. We, our team, and guide with years of experience will do anything to make sure that you are safe and you experience a comfortable travel. Also, we have some other value-added services that will assure you had the perfect trip of lifetime.

Trip FAQs

How do I acclimatize to the high altitude during the Central Tibet and Everest base camp?

  • It’s crucial to give your body enough time to adjust. In Lhasa, there is a day for acclimatization.
  • Take your time with things and start slowly.
  • Remain hydrated.
  • do a gradual ascent and think about stopping for a day or two at a lower level.

When’s the best time to visit Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp?

April through October are often the best months to visit because of the consistent weather and ideal hiking conditions.

How physically demanding is the trek to Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp trek?

The Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp trek routes can be physically challenging because of the high altitude and varied terrain. You should hire an experienced and certified local guide and keep doing physicals for 1 month before joining the trek.


Hotels and guest houses are available for lodging on this Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Tour. We will book you a 3-star hotel for this tour, but if you want a more luxurious one, you must mention it earlier, which may cost you extra.

Hospital and medical facilities

Hospitals and medical facilities are entirely available. This tour is leisurely, and you do not have to walk for hours to get somewhere. Our guides are professionals and ready for any emergencies.

Communication facilities

After you reach Tibet, you’ll need a Chinese SIM card. Once specific procedures are completed, Chinese SIM cards can be purchased and recharged while traveling. Lhasa has internet facilities, but you can also use a Chinese SIM card to connect to the internet.

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