How to plan a Mount Everest base camp tour?

Mount Everest (8844.43 meters) is not only the highest mountain in the world but also is the most coveted peak in the eyes of adventure...

You can see the most beautiful sunrise of Mount Everest.

Mount Everest (8844.43 meters) is not only the highest mountain in the world but also is the most coveted peak in the eyes of adventure travelers. Ordinary travelers have a good opportunity to explore Mount Everest base camp and Rongbuk Monastery and closely see the charming scenery on the peak of the Mt. Everest. Mount Everest base camp tour is much easier than 12-days trekking to Mount Everest base camp package, but you will certainly see the most stunning of Mount Everest and the panoramic view of Himalaya Mountains ranges.

About Mount Everest base camp

Mount Everest base camp Elevation: 5200 meters above sea level

Mount Everest base camp Monastery: Rongbuk Monastery (5154 meters, 8 kilometers north to EBC) is the highest monastery in the world.

Mount Everest hotels:

First of all, Tibet hotels are quite different from mainland China hotels. In fact, the hotel facilities in big cities like Lhasa, Shigatse are as good as those in Mainland China, but when you leave Lhasa to the remote areas, the hotel facilities may be a little worse.

1)    ABC's local tents, with basic comfortable bed and many blankets; about 80-100 CNY / person

2)    Rongbuk Monastery, 8km away from EBC; about 80-100 CNY / person

3)    Tingri County, 100km away from EBC, has the best facilities in these three places, about 300 CNY/ person

Distance between summit of Mount Everest and Mount Everest base camp: 19 km (linear distance)

At mount Everest base camp, you also can see stunning of Mount Everest.

How long does it take to visit Mount Everest base camp?

Usually, Everest base camp tour takes you about 8 or 11 days. As the Mount Everest base camp (5200 meters) is a high altitude area, we recommend that you first stay at least 2-3 days in Lhasa (3680m) to get acclimatized to high altitude and alleviate the jet lag. We also recommend you can spend at least one day to explore EBC itself. Many travelers stay overnight at EBC or stay at the EBC hotel so that they can get up early to see the breathtaking sunrise of Mount Everest on the second day morning.
 There are many yaks you will see along the the Mount Everest base camp.

Daily Itinerary of 8 days Everest Base camp group tour

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Your guide will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway and then transfer you to the hotel. 

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4

Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing

Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4

Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

Attractions: Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Simila Mountain Pass, Pelkor Chöde Monastery, Far view of Gyangtse Fortress

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3/4

Day 5 Shigatse - Tingri – EBC (5200m), 350km, 7hrs

Attractions: Rongbuk Monastery, Sunset of Golden Everest Peak

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed) or Rongbuk guesthouse

Day 6 EBC - Shigatse, 350km, approx 6hrs

Attractions: Sunrise of Golden Everest Peak, Everest Base Camp

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3/4

Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa, 300km, approx 5hrs

Attractions: Tashilhunpo Monastery

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4

Day 8 Depart from Lhasa

Your 8-days EBC your ends today and you will be sent to the airport or railway station to your next destination.

You can go for a trip to Mount Everest base camp with your friends, it must be a great memory of you.

Restaurants on the way to Mount Everest base camp

It is best to communicate with your tour guide which food do you like to eat and then tour guide to take you to the restaurant. Some restaurants in Lhasa are very diverse. There are traditional Tibet restaurants, Western restaurants, Mainland China restaurants, such as Sichuan cuisine. The cost of food outside Lhasa is less than 40-60 RMB, and the food is simple.

 You can spend one night at Everest base camp tent, it will be a unforgotten memory.

The cost of 8 days Mount Everest base camp group tour


As the 8-days Everest base camp tour is a group tour, that means you can share the guide fee, transportation fee with other travelers in this group. So the cost of this tour is about 850 USD/person, which include the Breakfasts, accommodation, Tibet Permits fees, Travel Agency Liability insurance, Oxygen tank for emergency use and two bottles of mineral water per person per day. The cost of Peak season is much higher but not over the 1000 USD/person.

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