Everest Base Camp Tibet Tour

EBC Cho Oyu Shishapangma

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Moderate 
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Best Time: Apr-May | Sep-Oct
  • Activity: Tour
  • Max. Altitude: 5200m


  • Tibet's holiest city
  • Old Barkhor circuit
  • Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous sanctuary
  • Century-old Potala palace and Great Sera Monastery
  • Massive hilltop military fort and the Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Sunrise over Namtso Lake and Peiku Lake,
  • Ancient pilgrim circuit with hundreds of Tibetan worshippers
  • Tibetan monastery with a fortress-like aspect
  • Rongphu Monastery, the world's highest monastery at 5000 meters
  • Cross Mt. Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest peak
  • Snow-capped Mt. Shisha Pangma
  • Pilgrimage circuit surrounding Tashi Lhunpo monastery.

The holy city of Lhasa will be the first stop on our expedition. You'll visit the city's most important Buddhist landmarks, including the Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery, and Potala Palace. You'll also have the opportunity to tour Lhasa's Old Town and rub elbows with some of the thousands of pilgrims that visit each day. You will spend three nights in Lhasa in total. The magnificent trip to Shigatse will then take you by Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier, and the Gyantse Kumbum Stupa. You will next drive from Shigatse to Mt. Everest's North Face Base Camp, where you will be delighted with a close-up view of the world's highest mountain! You'll return to Lhasa via Shigatse after climbing Everest. You will be taken to the Lhasa airport or railway station on the eighth day's morning. This will be an incredible excursion that will allow you to explore several of Tibet's most beautiful sights.

Lhasa, Tibet's holiest city, with pilgrims across the Tibetan Plateau to worship at one of the city's many temples. Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous temple. Religious pilgrims prostrate. Explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor circuit. Tibetan pilgrims prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter while exploring the Barkhor circle. Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet a 13-story building with almost 1000 rooms that was built in 637 and Sera monastery, where daily monk disputes take place.

Mt. Everest Base Camp is located at the base of Mt. Everest. You'll pass via the Pang La pass, which rises to nearly 5200 meters and provides a panoramic view of the Himalaya Mountains. Rongphu Monastery, the world's highest monastery at 5000 meters, is located eight kilometers before Everest Base Camp. You'll continue on to Mt. Everest Base Camp, which is located at 5200 meters, after Rongphu. The small town of Old Tingri, at an elevation of 4335 meters, is located in the Everest region. You'll cross Mt. Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest peak, along the journey. Other lower Himalayan peaks will be visible as well passing through the tiny villages. Peiku on the other hand is a Himalayan Lake. On the picturesque banks of Peiku Lake, Mt. Shisha Pangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world at 8013 meters, lies at an elevation of 4585 meters, surrounded by snow-capped Himalaya Mountains. You'll get a close look at this massive mountain, as well as a number of others that reach above 6000 meters.


  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Greetings from Lhasa! Upon your arrival, you will be met by your guide and driver at the railway station or airport and transferred to your hotel.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Lhasa, at an elevation of 3650 meters, is Tibet's holiest city, with pilgrims arriving daily from all across the Tibetan Plateau to worship at one of the city's many temples. You'll have three full days to explore the city. The first day will be spent seeing the Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous temple. Religious visitors prostrate in front of the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery, which can be seen from the rooftop. Following that, you'll tour the historic Barkhor circuit's unending maze of markets and eateries. You'll encounter Tibetan pilgrims prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter while exploring the Barkhor circle.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

The Potala Palace, Tibet's most recognized structure, will be visited first thing in the morning. The Potala Palace is a 13-story building with almost 1000 rooms that was built in 637. In the afternoon, you'll go to Sera's famous monastery, where daily monk arguments take place. If you enjoy trekking, there is a pilgrimage circuit that takes about an hour to complete around the monastery.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On this day, you'll visit Drepung Monastery. Drepung was once the world's largest monastery and is currently one of Tibet's three most important monasteries. Nechung Monastery, the former site of Tibet's state oracle, is located below Drepung. In the afternoon, we'll go to the Tibetan Quarter to see Ramoche Temple and a tiny nunnery.

  • Altitude3950m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

From Lhasa, you'll go to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's most sacred and scenic lakes. At 4450 meters, Yamdrok Lake is a stunning turquoise color. Mt. Nojin Kangtsang, at 7191 meters, may be seen in the distance. You'll drive to Gyantse, a mid-sized town, after exploring the lake. Gyantse, at 3950 meters above sea level, is known for its large hilltop military fort and the Pelkor Chode Monastery, which houses Tibet's tallest Tibetan Buddhist stupa. 260 kilometers, 5.5 hours

  • Altitude3800m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will leave Gyantse in the morning for Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city. The Tashilhunpo Monastery is located in Shigatse, at an elevation of 3840 meters. You can travel the old pilgrim route with hundreds of Tibetan devotees in addition to exploring the monastery.

  • Altitude4330m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will leave Shigatse and travel to Sakya Monastery on this day. Sakya Monastery, at an elevation of 4310 meters, was founded in 1268. It is the only Tibetan monastery with a fortress-like aspect. You'll drive from Sakya to Shegar, commonly known as New Tingri, a little town. You may visit the Shegar Monastery and trek up to the ruins of the old Shegar Dzong at Shegar, which is located at an elevation of 4330 meters.

  • Altitude5200m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will depart from Shegar for Mt. Everest Base Camp. You'll pass via the Pang La pass, which reaches about 5200 meters. The Himalaya Mountains may be seen from the pass. Rongphu Monastery, the world's highest monastery at 5000 meters, is located eight kilometers before Everest Base Camp. Ensuing to visiting Rongphu, you will forge ahead to Mt. Everest Base Camp, which lies at 5200m.

  • Altitude4335m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On this day, you will leave the Everest region for the small village of Old Tingri, which is located at an elevation of 4335 meters. You'll cross Mt. Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest peak, along the journey. Other lower Himalayan peaks will be visible as well. This path also passes through a few tiny villages where you can explore and stop.

  • Altitude4585m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

We'll depart from Old Tingri in the morning for a day's journey to Peiku, a lonely Himalayan lake. This breathtaking lake is encircled by the snow-capped Himalaya Mountains and is located at an elevation of 4585 meters. You will travel towards Mt. Shisha Pangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world at 8013 meters, after spending time on the scenic shoreline of Peiku Lake. You will get an up-close look at this huge peak as well as numerous other peaks that rise over 6000 meters. After this, we will return to Old Tingri for the night.

  • Altitude3800m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Today it's the day of your travel back to Lhasa. You'll arrive in Shigatse with enough time to stroll along the promenade street and walk the lovely pilgrimage circuit surrounding Tashi Lhunpo monastery.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Before your time in Tibet comes to an end, you'll conclude the trek back to Lhasa and arrive with plenty of time to roam around the Old City part a couple more times.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

You have successfully conquered your journey, we’ll drop you at Lhasa airport or railway station, Safe Journey.

What's Included
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • All necessary permits and all entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • All ground transportation by private Vehicle
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Tourist Standard Hotel Accommodations
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Twin sharing accommodation, if you are a solo traveler you must share the room with another traveler, if you prefer a single supplement the cost will be additional depending on the high or low season in Tibet 
  • Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Tibet Handy Map
  • Enough Drinking water
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
What's Excluded
  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. 
  • Lunch and Dinner, Normally cost about 3-15 USD per meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver. 
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone calls, snacks, soft drinks (Alcoholic drinks are not recommended during Tibet Tour because of High Altitude)
  • Everything that's not included

Additional Info


Yolo Hike provides you with the best possible stay available for your entire Journey. The lodging along the way is based on a Twin-to-Twin sharing basis and also a Three basis in some of the places due to the condition of Tibet’s standard. On the other hand, we supply the best hotels and guesthouses along the route but if you want more of the services you always have an option to upgrade package or pay extra cash.

Meals and Minerals

This package provides you with Breakfast for your meals, Throughout the tour. You will consume your breakfast in hotels where available which are specified for Health and Better Taste and have to pay on your own for Lunch and Dinner. If you need extra service than available you always have a choice to upgrade your package.

Cost & Estimation

The cost of a Tibet trip is largely determined by the different Tibet travel seasons, just as it is elsewhere. Tibet travel is more expensive during the high season, which runs from April to October, than during the offseason, which runs from late October to early February. (Find out when is the best time to visit Tibet.)

The monsoon season in Tibet runs from mid-June to early September, which coincides with China's summer vacation. Summer is the most expensive period to visit Tibet because of the enormous influx of both Chinese and international tourists.


High Season:

Jun.26 to Aug.25 normally starts from 1200 USD

Aug.26 to Oct.15 normally starts from 1100 USD

Stand Season:

Apr.1 to Jun.25 normally starts from 1000 USD

Oct.16 to Nov.15 normally starts from 1000 USD

Low Season:

Nov. 16 to Mar.31 normally starts from 900 USD

Bag Packing

We recommend that you pack clothing that can be adapted to changing weather conditions, as temperatures in Tibet can be rather extreme. It's also a good idea to bring some rain gear. We will offer you a duffel bag at a hotel in Kathmandu one day before your departure for the Kailash Yatra, in which you will need to repack vital goods for the journey, and your other suitcase and luggage will be held in the hotel throughout your adventure.

The following are some of the essential items for your Kailash Yatra: Sandals and walking boots (or trainers are OK), a Jacket that is waterproof and windproof. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and at least one thick sweater are all recommended. Trousers/track pants, Shorts/skirts Underwear that keeps you warm, a Bottle for water, Warm socks, especially woolen, are recommended. a torch with a spare set of batteries additional bootlaces, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Medical supplies for personal use, sewing needle and threads, Towels, Pack for the day (for valuable items such as camera, money, passport), Clothing rucksack, Down jackets (in Kathmandu, we may give these on a returnable basis). Please keep in mind that in the event of loss or damage, you will be responsible for the costs.) a warm, sun-protecting cap Gloves

Tibet's intense light – and high UV factor – necessitates the use of sunglasses as well as plenty of sunblocks. Because sunscreen is not readily accessible in Tibet, be sure to bring plenty of your own. For further protection, a brimmed hat is also recommended. If you have never packed your Bag before considering us to help will be easy access for your convenience. You might get an email on the Bag Packing procedure.

Tradition and Culture

This region has been the final aim for pilgrims for thousands of years. For Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Bon, it is the abode of the Gods. Mount Kailash is known in Tibet as Tise (the peak) of Khang Rinpoche, standing at 6714 meters (Jewel of Snows). Mount Kailash is the home of Hindu God Shiva and his wife Devi for Hindus, and Tibetan God Demchong and his consort Dorje Phangmo for Tibetans.

According to mythology, Milarepa, a great Tibetan Yogi, and master of Tantric Buddhism fought Naro-Bonchung, a grandmaster of Bon, to show the superiority of Buddhism. Many competitions were held, but the most important was to see who could reach the summit of Mt Kailash first in the morning. Naro-Bonchung flew towards the mountain on his Damaru (ritual drum), only to be overtaken by Milarepa at the last moment. Naro-Bonching was so taken aback that he let go of his drum, which tumbled down the mountain, leaving a vertical scar on the south slope.

Precautions to follow

Most persons are affected to some extent by a lack of oxygen at high elevations (above 2,500 m). The human body needs time to establish physiological mechanisms to cope with the lower oxygen levels as altitude rises. Acclimatization is the term for this procedure. High altitude sickness necessitates the use of Diamox (Acetazolamide) tablets. Please visit your doctor for a prescription, since these tablets must be started three days prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. This medication must be taken for the duration of the trip. Those who are allergic to sulfa medicines can take Gingko Biloba, a natural supplement that can be purchased online.

During the trip, participants will be taught simple, yet effective, acclimatization techniques. Throughout the tour, the party will be accompanied by a competent doctor who is highly prepared to deal with high altitude sickness and other illnesses that may emerge. All necessary medications and equipment, including life-saving oxygen cylinders and Gamow bags, will be carried by the doctor.

First Aid Kit

You must carry a First Aid Kit during your Kailash Mansarovar journey, Diamox, aspirin, painkillers, Lip balm, Mustard, oil, Vaseline, Plasters, TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats are all items you should have in your first aid kit or personal medical kit (average hiking kit for mild injuries/ our guide will also have).

If you have any other health issues, seek medical advice before changing your medicine for high altitude. there are never sure about the climates and how the weather changes, if you have never accomplished the high-temperature before, altitude sickness can be a major issue for you so, having a First Aid Kit with you can be a partner in necessity. We also have medically trained and tested Guides who have high knowledge about the use of First Aid which helps you in an emergency.

Alternative Evacuation

The Chinese government has a fundamental regulation that everyone must enter and exit together. As a result, everyone should travel in a group. However, if one of the members becomes ill or has another problem while on the journey, he or she should be evacuated promptly because there is no hospital or medical assistance available. In this situation, we will have to organize additional services for which the evacuating passenger will be responsible. Every passenger is required to acquire travel/medical insurance to cover any unexpected expenses. Yolo Hike doesn’t sell any travel insurance so, make sure you have all the insurance, we can suggest you the best as per the experience about our previous clients. If you have further inquiries, feel free to email us at info@yolohike.com

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