Everest Base Camp Tibet
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Moderate 
  • Destination: Nepal and Tibet
  • Best Time: Apr-May | Sep-Oct
  • Activity: Tour and Sightseeing
  • Max. Altitude: 4348m


  • Admiring Mt. Everest's north face.
  • Palace and Monasteries
  • Tashilumpo Monastery, a walled structure the size of a hamlet, houses a 26-meter gilded Buddha.
  • Climb to the top of the magnificent Gyantse Kumbum, 
  • A massive Chorten with mural-filled chapels.
  • The turquoise waters of Yamdrok-Tso
  • Join the shuffling, mumbling pilgrims

There is no more interesting or adventurous way to enter Tibet than by traveling overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa. The 8-day trek takes you through the highest peak in the Great Himalayas, past stunning alpine lakes, glaciers, Buddhist monuments, and more, all the way to Lhasa, Tibet's spiritual heart.

We extended the initial 7-day overland travel to the present 8-day tour in 2018 to provide a safer and more pleasant journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa. By doing so, you will be able to stay one day in Gyirong Town (2700m), greatly reducing the risk of acute mountain sickness while going from Kathmandu (1400m) to old Tingri (4300m).

From Kathmandu, our Tibetan and Nepali personnel will assist you in obtaining a Tibet Permit (for free) and a China Group Visa for Tibet admission. You can also take advantage of a safe and convenient transfer service from your Kathmandu hotel to your hotel in Gyirong, Tibet. If you want to continue your journey from Lhasa to other interior Chinese cities such as Chengdu, Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai, or other places in China, we can assist you with booking Tibet train or Aeroplan tickets as well as a selection of guided excursions to other regions of China.


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Yolo Hike airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu as denoted in the itinerary. All the trip plans will be discussed. You will be given the permits and necessary documents which we will prepare before your arrival. The welcome dinner is organized and guides are introduced. Overnight at Hotel

  • Altitude2380m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

We'll subsequently travel to the Sino-Nepal border area, which is near Tibet. You can view deep canyons and snow-capped mountains while traveling near Mt.Himalayas. We'll also take a drive through Langtang National Park.

  • Altitude2800m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

We'll drive 15 kilometers to the Chinese border after breakfast. On the Chinese side, you will meet our guide. Then it's an hour's journey to Kyirong (2800m), which is surrounded by steep snow-capped mountains and deep forests. Afternoon stroll to Paba Temple (2850m), a Gelugpa temple established by Tibetan King Songtsan Gambo in response to his bride Nepali princess Bhrikuti's proposal. Only a few minutes walk from your hotel is a Nepali-style temple with lovely artwork.

  • Altitude4348m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast

We'll start our journey today by driving through Peikutso Lake and Grassland. Then we continue to Everest Base Camp, where we will visit the Rongbuk Monastery, the world's highest monastery. The magnificent panoramic Himalayan Mountain Range may be seen along the route at Gawu La Pass (5198m). We'll drive to Tingri after touring Everest Base Camp. Spend the night in a hotel in Tingri.

  • Altitude3800m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

We'll travel from Tingri to Shigatse today. You'll stop at the 5000m G318 National Highway milestone at Lhatse along the way. After arriving in Shigatse in the early afternoon, you will visit Tashilunpo Monastery, one of Tibet's most important monasteries. Stay in a Shigatse hotel for the night.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

We'll travel to Lhasa via Gyantse today. Many Tibetan farmer settlements can be seen along the journey. You will see Heritage town Gyantse old street and Perklor Monastery, as well as Kumbum stupa, after arriving in Gyantse. On your route to Lhasa, you'll also stop by Manak Dam Lake, Korola Glacier, and Yamdrok Lake. Spend the night in Lhasa.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Potala Palace will be the first stop on today's tour. The 33rd great ruler of Tibet has been using it since the 7th century. The golden burial stupas and the meditation cave are among Potala Palace's most significant items.

After lunch, guests visit the Jokhang temple, which was built in the 7th century by Tibet's 33rd great ruler. The statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve can be found inside. Outside, pilgrims can be seen prostrating in front of the Jokhang Temple. Barkhor street is located near the temple, and it is here that you can participate in kora (a religious circuit around a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, as well as explore the old market.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will visit Drepung Monastery in the morning, which is one of Tibet's "big three" Gelug monasteries, founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, one of Tsongkhapa's principal disciples. You may tour the monastery's largest monastic kitchen and participate in a Buddhist sculpture carving class near Drepung.

Tourists will visit Sera Monastery in the afternoon, which is one of Tibet's "big three" Gelug monasteries. The Monks arguing in Sera Monastery's courtyard is a popular attraction. In Sera Monastery, you'll also find vivid Buddha rock paintings and the three sand Mandalas. You will then go to a Tibetan sacred literature printing house.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

Today is the day we officially complete the Lhasa journey; we will transfer you to Lhasa Airport or train station as per your preference.

What's Included
  • Arrival and departure arrangement 
  • Private transportation in the entire trip
  • Accommodation in hotel twin sharing rooms
  • Everest morning breakfast 
  • Tibet entrance permit and visa
  • All sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Everest Base Camp permit
  • Entrance fees in sightseeing 
  • An English speaking Tibetan guide
What's Excluded
  • Lunch and Dinner on the entire trip
  • All kind of Snaks not included
  • Air ticket or train ticket to and from Lhasa
  • Personal expenses, Insurance, and medical expenses
  • Tipping to staffs

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.

Travel Permit

For a Tibet tour, a Tibet Travel Permit is required. Its price is included in the tour price. Send us copies of your passport and China visa 20 days ahead of time, and we'll apply for the permit after you plan a Tibetan tour with us. We will notify you and mail your permit to your hotel in China by express as soon as we receive it from the Tibet Tourism Bureau.

In some rare circumstances, our personnel will deliver it to you at the airport or train station. We can almost ensure that you will acquire your permit during the times when Tibet is open to international visitors, based on our experience.

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


  • Q1. Can I travel to both Everest Base Camp and Tibet with the same package?

    Yolo hike offers a researched and tested itinerary that has provided our clients with a handful of choices and to plan their own itinerary. We have multiple packages where you can find Everest Base Camp and Tibet tour in the same package. If you are not satisfied with the package, be sure to contact us to Plan your Trip yourself. Simply email us at info@yolohike.com

  • In general, the best time to visit Tibet depends on what part of Tibet you are traveling still between April till October can be the best time. Most tourist destinations, however, can be visited at any time of year depending on what people want to see or do. Lhasa, Everest Base Camp (North Face), Shigatse, and other towns, for example, can be visited all year, however, the weather can be harsh during the winter months. Visiting Everest Base Camp in Tibet, however, is best done between April and May or September and October. The sky is clear and brilliant during these months, with exceptional visibility that allows for breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the night sky.

  • While not available to international passengers, there is a vehicle route where personal Jeep and Bus operates directly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, covering the 980-kilometer journey in around 12 hours. Once you've passed Gyirong Town on the G214, the bus will take you to the Friendship Highway. If you are traveling with an agency then we will manage it for you.

  • Conventional Indian sightseers and Indian explorers are the two kinds of Indian guests to Tibet. Conventional Indian sightseers who are not intending to visit Mount Kailash or Lake Manasarovar can acquire a Tibet Visa (Tibet Travel Permit) similarly that other worldwide guests from around the world can apply for visa.

  • Because the Tibet Autonomous Region is a Chinese province, Chinese visas are necessary. Please read the China passport & visa section for requirements and fees. You must also obtain a Tibet travel permit in order to enter Tibet. Joining a tour group is the simplest way to do this.

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  • Best choice I have Ever made for such an adventures trip. Highly Recommend!

    I will definitely recommend Yolo company because of Mr. Anil and his team for making our trip to Nepal and Tibet such a memorable and safe one. Our trip was in 2019 July. I would go for this super-efficient team without a second thought for our next trip.

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