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Tibet Advance Everest Base Camp Trek

Tibet Advance Everest Base Camp Trek

21 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Challenging

    Obviously we hope to fulfill our objectives but realistically we can only guarantee start and finish times with these treks. The treks are limited to those with an excellent level of personal experience and fitness and a sense of humor, with high tolerance levels. During the trek you may have to cross snow-covered passes in very remote areas and/or climb up to 6,000m in altitude. All our peak climbing and expeditions fall under this section.


  • Trip Code: ATH361
  • Best Season: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Country Visited: Nepal, Tibet
  • Trip Start: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trip Route: Kathmandu–Lhasa–Everest North Base Camp-Interim Camp– Camp 2–Advanced Base Camp– Zhangmu–Kathmandu
  • Trip Style: Guided Tour and Trekking
  • Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking, Overland Tour
  • Max. Altitude:
    6340 m /20795.2 ft
  • Group Size: Min. 2 pax pax
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-8 hrs walking per day
  • Trip Highlight

    • Exploring the temples, shrines, bazaars of Kathmandu.
    • Spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
    • Sightseeing tour in LHASA.
    • The eighth wonder Potala Palace to the drive along the Friendship highway to trekking up to the 6380m ABC (sometimes called Camp 3), rubbing noses with Everest.
    • Step inside and experience life as the “Tibetan people” live, in the roof of the world.
    • Scenic drives Nepal/China Friendship Bridge to Kathmandu.

Nowhere else on this planet can you hike on trails to such altitude without the need for crampons, ice axe or mountaineering skills. The trek up to 6340meters - highest trek in the world, Everest advance base camp start once we take scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. We'll pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Equally as fascinating is the wealth of cultural interest and we will have plenty of opportunity to explore this side of Tibet, both in Lhasa and the other towns we pass through on our journey to Kathmandu.

We spend 3 nights in Lhasa, staying right in the centre of the old city. This will allow both plenty of time for acclimatization and easy access to the city's main attractions - the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple. Leaving Lhasa in our Toyota Land cruiser 4 wheel drive, we'll travel through this amazing country, staying in the best traditional hotels Tibet has to offer. In the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse we explore further monasteries and fully immerse ourselves in the Buddhist culture.

Without doubt, a highlight of this trip is the visit to Everest Base Camp, and the trek to camp 3 at 6400meters., where the sheer grandeur of Everest's north face you have to see to believe. This trek takes you as close to the summit of Everest as any non-climber can go. This adventure, the highest trek in the world, is an incredible journey to camp 3 and the base of the North Col via the East Rongbuk Glacier.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03- Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04 & 05- Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 06- Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3950 m)- 305 km/6 hrs. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 07- Drive to Shigatse (3900 m)- 95 km/2 hrs. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 08- Drive to Shegar or New Tingri (4050 m) via Sakya-m290 km/ 5 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 09- Drive to Ronguk(5000 m) to North Everest Base Camp (5050 m)- 115 km/4 hrs. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 10, 11 & 12- Acclimatization prior to trekking to Interim Camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 13- Trek to Interim Camp, 6 to 8 hrs. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 14- Camp II, 5 to 7 hrs. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 15- Trek to Advance Base Camp, 6 to 8 hrs. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 16-  Spare day stay at Advance Base camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 17- Trek down to Bace Camp, 7 to 9 hrs. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 18- Dive to Zhangmu(2300 m) via Nyalam- 255 km/5 hrs. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 19- Cross the Border and Drive to Kathmandu- 125 km/4 to 5 hrs. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 20- Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 21- Transfer for your final flight departure.

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Private Departure available on any day all year round.

On adventure trips of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Important Note
If you happen to return back earlier due to high altitude sickness or any other reasons. You have to pay for all extra expenses like transport, group visa splitting charge, accomodation charge and medical expenses that occour while returning. There wont be any refund or adjustment from our comapny as the chinese government doesnt consider any refund or adjustment to us.

What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website