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Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Many reports said the Chinese government has closed its Everest base camp to tourists. The truth is that due to an increasing amount of trash left behind at the site, Tibet-side Everest Base Camp now is limited to open. As usual, the climbers’ camp is still open to mountaineers who have climbing permits - and only 300 climbing permits are issued every year.

As for ordinary tourists, they are allowed to reach the Tourist Base Camp that is nearby the Rongbuk Monastery. Here you have incredible views of Mount Everest. Want to start an EBC trek right now? Follow this article to get details of Tibet Everest Base Camp trek itinerary.

Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Part 1. How to Get to Everest Base Camp in Tibet

Tibet is located at the highest land on earth. For tourists new to the plateau, it takes some time to get used to the environment. So usually, after the arrival at Lhasa, tourists stay there for 2-3 days and visit attractions there while adapting to the new environment. Then the group have to drive to the city of Shigatse to apply for the Alien’ Travel Permit for Mount Everest region visit. And then continue west to the small town of Old Tingri, the start point of Tibet Everest Base Camp trek.

Then you’ll have the wonderful experience to trek in Tibet Plateau. Pass through Ra-chu Valley to Lungthang, Lamna La Pass, Zommug, and finally to Rongbuk Monastery that is the present Everest Base Camp for tourists. The whole 70km Everest Base Camp trekking journey requires about 4-5 days. 

Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary  
Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Part 2. Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary 

You can join the Everest Base Camp Trekking offered by BudgetTibetTour group, a professional and reliable travel agency. And here is the detailed Tibet Everest Base Camp trek route.

Day 1 of EBC Trek Itinerary: Old Tingri - Lungthang 
To finish the 12km trekking from Old Tingri to Lunthang, you need to pass through the Ra-chu Valley. Along the trek trail, you will see beautiful valley scenery with large grassland and might come across packs of sheep and goats.

Day 2 of EBC Trek Itinerary: Lungthang - Lamna La Pass
The 21km trek today proves to be more challenging because you will go up into the mountains. You are supposed to climb towards the top of the Lamna La, which is a perfect point to overlook the Lamna La Valley.

Day 3 of EBC Trek Itinerary: Lamna La Pass - Zommug
You have 22km to trek from Lamna La Pass to Zommug today. You will meet yak herders. If the weather is good, you would witness the stunning sunset in Zommug village.

Day 4 of EBC Trek Itinerary: Zommug - Rongbuk Monastery (EBC)
From Zommug to Rongbuk Monastery that is the highest monastery in the world, you have the final 15km to trek. After that, you will arrive at the tourist base camp around Rongbuk Monastery. There are several ideal spots for tourists to enjoy the amazing and breathtaking views of Mount Everest.

Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Mr. Si*** from: 8 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Himalayan Panoramic Tour


I would be interrested to join a Lhasa to Kathmandu tour in November (26th novembre). Do you have other tourists on this tour and what would be the price of it for one or two person?

Thank you.


Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Si***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. We currently have one departure date on 26th November for Lhasa to Kathmandu group tour, but there is no person joining in at present. If you are two persons together, we are able to open this tour for you. If you are only one person, here we suggest that you can join our 8 days Tibet Mt. Everest group tour, the major scenic spots of this tour are almost the same as the Lhasa to Kathmandu tour, the difference is that you need to get back to Lhasa and fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Best regards.

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