May 08 - 27
September 04 - 21
Price: US$ 5100 (CAD$ 5300)
US$ 300 (CAD$ 350)
Our Three Base Camp-Trek in Tibet brings you to the Base Camps of three of the 14 highest mountains of the world: Mount Everest (8'848m), Cho Oyo (8'201m), and Shishapangma (8'013m). Along the way we stop and visit several active monasteries. From Cho Oyo Base Camp we start heading east towards the world's most famous Base Camp - Everest - situated in the Rongbuk Valley. From the Rongbuk monastery, there are numerous day hikes that can take us well above the valley floor for excellent views of Everest's North Face. Due to our close contact with the monks at the Rongbuk monastery, we will spend time discovering some of the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism, partaking in a puja, or religious ceremony and enjoying a meal with one of the world's most dramatic views as a backdrop.
Day 1: Kathmandu. Transfer day, briefing and welcome dinner in Katmandu. We will be staying near Thamel, the main tourist section of town in order to allow you to shop without having to take a taxi.
Day 2: Kathmandu. Sightseeing for half a day, visiting Swayanbhunath, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath, Buddhist and Hindu temples. Visiting these temples early in the morning is a magical experience as the faithful from both religions make offerings and perform religious ceremonies. Beware of the monkeys though, as they tend to like to be at the center of the action!
Day 3: Kathmandu/Lhasa. Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, which will give you spectacular views of the Himalaya Range. Transfer to our hotel in Lhasa, free time.
Days 4-5: Lhasa. Two days of sightseeing and free time in Lhasa, to allow your body to acclimatize. Visit of the Pothala and Jokhang Temple
Day 6: Gyantse. Travel by jeep to Gyantse, a small Tibetan town. On the way we have time to see Yamdrok-Tso Lake. Visit of the town and Gyantse Monastery, relaxing to allow acclimatizing slowly.
Day 7: Shigatse. Travel by jeep to Shigatse, visit of Tashilunpo Monastery and the market. Ample free time to explore the village.
Day 8: Cho Oyo Base Camp. Today we will reach Cho Oyo Base Camp, where we will camp overnight. This is the starting point of our trek to Everest Base Camp.
Days 9-12: Cho Oyo BC to Everest North BC. Trek from Cho Oyo Base Camp to Everest Base Camp: Stunning views of the highest mountains on earth, arriving at Everest BC on foot is one of the amazing experiences during this trip.
Day 13: Everest North BC. Relax at base camp, taking in the views, or explore the site from where Mallory and Irvine started their fatal ascent of Everest. We will of course visit the famous Rongbuk Monastery.
Day 14: Everest North BC/Tingri. We pack up camp and take the jeep to Old Tingri. Free time to explore Tingri.
Day 15: Tingri/Shishapangma BC. Today we will reach Shishapangma Base Camp, where we will set up camp.
Day 16: Shishapangma BC. Day-hike at Shishapangma Base Camp
Day 17: Shishapangma BC/Zangmu. Our time in Tibet is nearly over, we will start heading back to Nepal and Kathmandu by road. Overnight stay in the border town of Zangmu
Day 18: Zangmu/Kathmandu. The jeep will bring us back to Kathmandu today. Free time in the afternoon, and a well deserved dinner at Kilroy’s after some hard days trekking/traveling.
Day 19: Kathmandu. Rest day in Kathmandu to do some final shopping, relaxing and sightseeing. Good-buy dinner in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure day. Transfer of all guests to Tribhuvan International Airport for flights home.
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