Everest- Advanced Base Camp (Tibet) - 22 Days

Climbing to the Everest – Advanced Base Camp from the north offers a distinctive cultural experience and a beautiful ascent through rough Tibetan mountainous topography. The unobstructed view of this grand massif from the northern side makes the trek very satisfying.

This is the highest trek on earth. It takes you as close to the summit of Everest as it is possible for a non-climber to reach! It is an amazing adventure to Camp 3 (6,400m) and the base of the North Col via the east Rongbuk Glacier.

We will begin our staged ascent to Everest – Advanced Base Camp/Camp 3, hiking to and sleeping at increasingly higher camps. The keys to reaching the 6,400m mark are to pace yourself, stay well hydrated and warm in the cold and dry climate. We take altitude seriously and allow plenty of days for acclimatization, as well as factoring in a spare day to allow for bad weather, health issues etc.

Trekking rough trails to the highest altitude on Everest possible without crampons, ice axes or any mountaineering skills, spectacular views, exploring Lhasa and the vast, haunting Tibetan Plateau, experiencing the feel of base camp during expedition season all combine to make this truly the adventure trip of a lifetime!

DayActivities
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02Kathmandu
Day 03Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,660m)
Day 04Lhasa
Day 05Lhasa
Day 06Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m)
Day 07Drive to Shigatse (3,900)
Day 08Drive to Shegar (4,350m)
Day 09Acclimatization day in Shegar
Day 10Drive to Rongbuk (5,000m)
Day 11Drive/trek to Everest Base Camp (5,200m)
Day 12Everest Base Camp
Day 13Trek to Camp 1 (5,460m)
Day 14Trek to Intermediate Camp (5,760m)
Day 15Rest day at Intermediate Camp (5,760m)
Day 16Trek to Camp 2 (5,970m)
Day 17Trek to Everest Advance Base Camp (Camp 3, 6,400m)
Day 18Rest day at ABC/contingency day for weather
Day 19Trek down to Base Camp
Day 20Drive Nyalam (3,750m)/Zhangmu (2,400m)
Day 21Drive Kathmandu
Day 22Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  • Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Tibet travel permit (hyperlink) and necessary fees
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary.
  • Transportation in Tibet in 4WD or Bus (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Staffs and equipment transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees for Nepal and Tibet, English speaking guide, assistant guide, cook and necessary crew members from Nepal
  • Yaks and yak herders for transportation during trek (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Tented/Guest House accommodation with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek (this might alter as per Tibet rules)
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Transportation to airport from hotel (in Nepal)

What is Excluded

  • International flights including
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu (if travelling by air)
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities including Lhasa
  • Beverages and snacks during trekking
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Expenses incurred due to natural calamities such as bad weather, landslide, snowfall etc. (routes may get altered in such situations)
  • Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’

Clothes Attributes

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

Visa Extension Fee 

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • 22 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 5,970 m
  • Moderate
  • Tea House
  • March to May, June to Aug
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Camps/Lodges
  • Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
  • 2 pax Maximum