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Journey to Everest North Face Base Camp (Fly-In/Fly-Out)

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09 days
Availability : All year round
Lhasa, Tibet
Everest North Face Base Camp
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 18
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Are you ready to embark on a journey that will take you to the very roof of the world? Join us on an awe-inspiring adventure to the Everest North Face Base Camp, a destination shrouded in mystique and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Over 8 nights and 9 days, immerse yourself in Tibet’s rich culture and witness Mount Everest’s grandeur like never before.

A brief itinerary;

Day 01: Lhasa Arrival [3650m]

  • Arrive in Lhasa and acclimate to the altitude.

Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing.

  • Explore Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing

  • Visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries.

Day 04: Lhasa to Gyantse [280Km, 3980m].

  • Journey to Gyantse, visit Yamdrok-to Lake, Karo-la Glacier, and Pelkor Chode Monastery.

Day 05: Gyantse to Sakya [250Km, 4320m]

  • Explore Shalu and Sakya Monasteries.

Day 06: Sakya to Everest North Face at Rongbuk [230 km, 5000m].

  • Eco-bus to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (when access is allowed).

Day 07: Rongbuk to Shigatse [334Km, 3840m]

  • Explore Rongbuk Monastery and travel to Shigatse.

Day 08: Shigatse to Lhasa [272Km, 3650m]

  • Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery and return to Lhasa.

Day 09: Tibet Departure.

  • Bid farewell to Tibet.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions.

How to arrive in Lhasa?

To join the “Embark on an Awe-Inspiring Journey to Everest North Face Base Camp – 8 Nights / 9 Days” tour, you can typically travel to Lhasa, the tour’s starting point, by air or train. Here are the common travel options:

By Air:

  • Fly to Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA), the main airport serving Lhasa.
  • Several major cities have direct flights to Lhasa, including Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, and Kathmandu.
  • Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our local tour agent and transferred to your accommodation in Lhasa.

By Train:

  • Take a train to Lhasa from various major cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi’an, and more.
  • The Qinghai-Tibet Railway offers a scenic journey, and the train ride provides a gradual acclimatization to the high altitude.
  • Arrive at Lhasa Railway Station, and the tour operators will arrange your hotel transfer.

Travel Considerations:

  • Ensure you obtain the necessary permits for travelling to Tibet.
  • Acclimatize yourself gradually to the high altitude to prevent altitude sickness.
  • Check the current travel restrictions and regulations for entering Tibet, as they can change.

It’s recommended to contact us at sales@nepalhiking.com in advance to confirm the meeting point and details of the tour. Additionally, be sure to plan your travel well in advance, considering factors like weather conditions, permit requirements, and the overall duration of the journey.

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Lhasa, Tibet

Departure Time

Between 7 – 9 am

Price Includes

  • Travel permits, entrance fees, and environmental fees.
  • Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Experienced English-speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Transportation in Tibet with group pick-up/drop-off.
  • Driver and guide's food and accommodation.
  • Vehicle fuel, tools, and repairs.
  • Oxygen tank & bottled mineral water in the group vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner.

Price Excludes

  • China Visa
  • Plane or train tickets in/out of Tibet.
  • Meals, drinks, and personal expenses.
  • Extra expenses due to unexpected natural events.
  • Tips to guide and driver.
  • Flight Fare
  • Anything not specified in the "included" section.


  • T-Shirt
  • Welcome dinner

Day 1Lhasa Arrival [3650m]

Arrive in the mystical city of Lhasa, the cultural heart of Tibet. Transfer to the Shambhala Palace Heritage Hotel, a Tibetan-style boutique hotel in the Barkhor Old Quarter. Begin your acclimatization process to the high altitude.

Day 2Lhasa Sightseeing - Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

Explore the iconic Potala Palace, an architectural marvel and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through the sacred halls and rooms that hold centuries of Tibetan history. Visit the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual centre adorned with vibrant prayer flags and bustling with pilgrims.

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing - Drepung and Sera Monasteries

Delve into Tibetan Buddhist culture at Drepung Monastery, one of the largest monastic institutions in the world. Witness the lively debates among monks at Sera Monastery, an enlightening experience that provides insight into Tibetan religious traditions.

Days 04Lhasa to Gyantse [280Km, 3980m]

Embark on a scenic drive to Gyantse, with stops at the stunning Yamdrok-tso lake, the awe-inspiring Karo-la glacier, and Pelkor Chode Monastery. Check into Yutuo Hotel 3* or a similar accommodation, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Day 5Gyantse to Sakya [250Km, 4320m]

Explore the ancient Shalu and Sakya Monasteries, each offering a unique glimpse into Tibetan history. Continue the journey to Sakya and check into Yuan Mansion Hotel 3* for a comfortable stay.

Day 6Sakya to Everest North Face at Rongbuk [230Km, 5000m]

Experience the thrill of approaching the Everest North Face. Take an eco-bus to Rongbuk Monastery and, if permitted, continue to Everest Base Camp. Witness the sheer majesty of the world’s highest peak up close. Stay overnight at Mt. Everest Tourist Camp Dormitory Tent or Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse.

Day 7Rongbuk to Shigatse [334Km, 3840m]

Explore the spiritual ambience of Rongbuk Monastery, set against the backdrop of Everest. Journey to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, and check into the prestigious Gesar Hotel 4* in the VIP building.

Day 8Shigatse to Lhasa [272Km, 3650m]

Visit the historical Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, home to the Panchen Lama. Return to Lhasa; the journey allows you to reflect on your remarkable experiences. Spend the night at the Shambhala Palace Heritage Hotel.

Day 9Tibet Departure

Bid farewell to Tibet, leaving with cherished memories of the Everest North Face Base Camp. Depart with a sense of accomplishment, having touched the world’s roof.

Tour Highlights

The “Embark on an Awe-Inspiring Journey to Everest North Face Base Camp – 8 Nights / 9 Days” tour is a captivating exploration of Tibet, offering a blend of cultural immersion and unparalleled natural beauty. 

Some of the major highlights of this tour include:

Lhasa – The Cultural Heart of Tibet:

  • Potala Palace: Explore the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former winter residence of the Dalai Lama.
  • Jokhang Temple: Visit the Jokhang Temple, a sacred pilgrimage site and a hub of religious activities.

Drepung and Sera Monasteries:

  • Delve into Tibetan Buddhism at Drepung Monastery, one of the largest monastic institutions.
  • Witness lively monk debates at Sera Monastery, offering insight into Tibetan religious traditions.

Yamdrok-Tso Lake and Karo-la Glacier:

  • Scenic drive to Gyantse with stops at Yamdrok-to Lake, renowned for its turquoise waters, and the majestic Karo-la glacier.

Pelkor Chode Monastery:

  • Explore the historic Pelkor Chode Monastery in Gyantse, known for its unique architectural style.

Shalu and Sakya Monasteries:

  • Visit Shalu Monastery, with its beautiful murals, and Sakya Monastery, an ancient seat of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Everest North Face at Rongbuk:

  • Reach the Everest North Face, taking an eco-bus to Rongbuk Monastery and, if accessible, to the base camp of Mt. Everest.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak.

Rongbuk Monastery:

  • Explore the spiritual ambience of Rongbuk Monastery, set against the backdrop of Everest.

Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse:

  • Visit the historic Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, in Shigatse.

Cultural Accommodations:

  • Stay in culturally rich accommodations like the Shambhala Palace Heritage Hotel and traditional Tibetan-style guesthouses.

Local Cuisine and Welcome Dinner:

  • Experience Tibetan cuisine and enjoy a welcome dinner, providing a taste of the local flavours.

Breathtaking Landscapes:

  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Tibet, including high-altitude plateaus, pristine lakes, and snow-capped peaks.

Cultural Interaction:

  • Engage with the local Tibetan culture through guided tours and interactions with experienced Tibetan guides.

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