Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

Jokhang-Temple in Bhutan

Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most exciting tour packages. The trip starts with a scenic Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. If you aspire to approach the towering giant-the mighty Everest simultaneously exploring the mystic Tibet and its historical cities, nothings compares to the Lhasa and Everest Base Camp trek. In Lhasa, we head for a sightseeing tour, visiting some of the most renowned landmarks such as the Jokhang Temple, Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, and also the splendid Potala Palace, which used to the main residence of Dalai Lama. The very next day, we start our journey to the Everest Base Camp. On the way we head to Gyantse, go for drive to Shigatse where we visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. We continue advancing towards our destination passing through the places like Shegar, Tingri and Rongbuk where we get ample opportunities to witness the Tibetan villages and the culture and life patterns of the Tibetan people. lifestyle. In Rongbuk we indulge ourself in the spectacular view of Mt. Everest. After the completion of the trek, we have a scenic drive to back from Zhangmu to Kathmandu.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3650m/1 hour)

Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 05: Another Sightseeing day in Lhasa

Day 06: Drive to Gyantse (3950m/5 hours)

Day 07: Drive to Shigatse(3900m/3 - 4 hours)

Day 08: Drive to Shegar (4050m/4 - 5 hours)

Day 09: Drive to Rongbuk (5050m/5 - 6 hours)

Day 10: Trek  to Tingri (4390m/4 hours)

Day 11: Drive to Zhangmu (2250m/7 - 8 hours)

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m/9 -10 hours)

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 14: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. A short briefing will be given to you about your trip and trekking itineraries. Rest of the time, you can stroll around the nearby places. Dinner and overnight in Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing  in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal has always been so rich in culture and a major attraction for the tourists from all over the world. Today we go for a day- tour along with our guide. We will be visiting the world heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Hindu shrine- Pashupati Nath Temple, the largest Buddhist stupa- Boudhanath. After the visit we get back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Lhasa CityDay 03: Fly to Lhasa (3650m/1 hour)
We take about an hour’s flight to Tibet. While onboard, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and others. After the landing at the Gonggar Airport, we drive for another half an hour to reach Lhasa. After arrival, check in to the hotel and take your time to relax. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa
We have our breakfast and proceed to visit Jokhang Temple which is surrounded by Barkhor Street in the center of Lhasa. Our next visit will be to the Sera monastery which is situated north of the city. Here in this monastery, we can attend the debate session which is held from 15.30 hrs to 16.30 hrs every day, except Saturday and Sunday. All these sights represent the history, culture and life of the Tibetan people. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Another Sightseeing day in LhasaDrepung Monastery
We have another sightseeing day in Lhasa. Today our Tibetan guide will take you to Drepung Monastery, which is the largest monastery in Tibet. The unveiling ceremony of the giant Thangka of Buddha is held in this monastery. After lunch, we proceed to visit the Potala Palace, which was the main residence of Dalai Lama. Today, this palace is a museum. Finally we are back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse (3950m/5 hours)
Today you will have a scenic drive of 8 hours to Gyantse through Yamadroke Lake . You will be crossing over two high passes Khamba La (4794m) and Karo La (5045m). Slowly as we get closer and closer to our destination we can view beautiful Tibetan Villages. Overnight in Gyantse.
Day 07: Drive to Shigatse(3900m/3 - 4 hours)
We travel almost 90kms to Shigatse. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. In the afternoon, we visit Tashilumpo monastery which is also a major attraction of Shigatse. The Monastery itself covers an area of approx. 300,000 sq. meters. Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.
Day 08: Drive to Shegar (4050m/4 - 5 hours)
Drive further from Shigatse crossing a small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La Pass at 5220m. As the route is plain, we get to see many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Shegar. Overnight in hotel.
Rongbuk Day 09: Shegar to Rongbuk (5050m/5 - 6 hours)
We go for a drive towards the south. Along the drive we can enjoy the spectacular view of snow-capped peaks- Shishapangma and Makalu. Driving further for 85kms gets us to Rongbuk. You can visit the Ronbuk Monastery, a Buddhist Pilgrimage which is not as well maintained as compared to other monasteries in Tibet because of its remote location and limited resources. You can go up the hill and indulge yourself in the spectacular view of Mt. Everest. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10: Trek to Tingri (4390m/4 hours)
We begin our trek from Rongbuk towards Tingri. Beyond Rongbuk, no vehicles are allowed. All the private vehicles are only allowed upto the Rongbuk Monastery which is 8kms away from the Everest Base camp. You can attain this distance either on foot or by taking a horse cart as an alternative. From the base camp, move towards Friendship highway which is fairly good but the road from Rongbuk to Tingri is terrible. Overnight at hotel in Tingri.
Day 11: Drive to Zhangmu (2250m/7- 8 hours)
This day we leave Tingri for Zhangmu which will be about 6-7 hours’ drive. Our drive crosses Lalung La Pass at 5124m and Shung La Pass at 5200m. On the way we can enjoy the view of many peaks like Cho Oyu, Menlungtse, Gauri Shankar. Slowly we descend to Zhangmu. Zhangmu is the main route for foreign tourists to go in and out of China from Tibet. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m/9-10 hours)
After necessary formalities at Zhangmu are completed, we will have the scenic drive from Zhangmu to Friendship Bridge. From here, we walk across the bridge to meet our Nepalese escort and then drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu
You can explore the heritage sites of the valley or hangout in the nearby places. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Final Departure Depart from Kathmandu.
Our representative will escort you to the airport for your final departure.

During Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Trek we opt you accommodate in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star),  Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar in Kathmandu City.
While you are in Tibet, we arrange 3-4 star Standard Hotel as per your requirement. Along the trekking route, you will be placed in the best available tea-house or campsite.
We ensure that the food served during the trek is healthy. Generally, we opt for fresh local community food of Tibet such as Tsampa(staple food of Tibet), Buttered tea, Meat and other Tibetian food. This gives you a real sense of the culture and life patterns of the local people, simultaneously providing you the opportunity to boost the sales of the local products. Other than that a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisine like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads etc are also available for your retreat.
Best Season
The time frame between April-May and late Sept-Oct- Nov is considered to be the best for Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Trek.
Our Guides:
Guides play the most significant role in trekking. Marron Treks has literate, experienced and helpful trekking guides who are multilingual speakers and are very well versed to the culture, language, location and every single detail pertaining to Tibet. Hence your trek becomes informative as well as entertaining.
Travel Insurance:
It is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure that your insurance covers you for both medical as well as evacuation costs. Having a travel insurance with you makes you trip safe and hassle free.
To Enter Tibet
There are two common routes for entering Tibet. They are as follows:
1. Kathmandu to Lhasa by flight
2. Kathmandu to Kodari by road.
Obtaining Visa
It is mandatory for all the foreigners to have a valid Chinese visa along with the three different permits viz. Tibet Tourism Bereau (TTB) Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit which is issued by the Police Security Bereau(PSB) , and the Military Permit. These permits give you hassle free access to the unopened areas of Tibet. We do not want you to get into the rigmaroles of obtaining these all by yourself. So, after the confirmation of your tour, you need to send us your passport details (Name, Date of Birth, Sex, Nationality, Passport Number and Occupation). We will commence the documentation for your visa and permits processing instantly. Upon your arrival to Nepal, you will be granted the visa as well as the permits.


  Cost Includes
  • All permits and entry fees
  • All hotel accommodation on BB basis
  • English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing & transfers by Hiace van/bus as per the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • China visa fee $ 150.00 for US Citizens and $130.00 for other nationals,
  • Airfares- one-way $ 420.00 and round trip $ 771.00 ( subject to change)
  • Hard/Cold Drinks
  • Entrance Fee
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tip to Guide and Porter
  • Any other expense not mentioned in the 'cost includes' section.

Since we are not trekking to soaring altitudes, we do not actually have to travel with a cartload of gears. Traveling light is the best way to travel, but yes we need to make sure that we don't miss out the necessary items. Here's a suggestive list for you, but you needn't be so strict about it and can always have your own checklist.
A neck warmer (for winters)
Fleece jacket
Hiking shorts
Pants/Hiking trousers
Undergarments (avoid cotton)
Full sleeved shirts
Rain suit(hooded)
Light wool glooves
Hiking shoes/Running shoes
Light wool socks
Sandals/ Flip-flops
Day pack
Map and Guide Book
Water and Water purifying tablets
Water bottle(s)
Processed foods / Chocolate bars / Crisps
First-aid kit
Sun Cap/Hat
Detergent bar
Toilet paper
Hand sanitizers
Air freshener & Insect repellents
Moisturizers and antiseptic creams
Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trip
Camera, memory card and battery charger
GPS unit Altimeters
Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women
Books and magazines

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