Mount Everest, the main peak of Himalayas, is the highest mountain in the world. It is over the border between China and Nepal. On opposite sides of Mount Everest, there are the North Base Camp and South Base Camp distributed. And the North Base Camp is located in Tibet, China.
In early 2019, rumors say that the Chinese government has closed off its side of the Everest Base Camp. Actually, the Everest Base Camp will continue to be open to tourists with conditions. Ordinary tourists are allowed to visit areas around Rongbuk Monastery at about 5150m. As for travelers who have a climbing permit, they can go to the base camp at an altitude of 5200m.
If you are planning an Everest Base camp trekking in Tibet, you can find useful information in our article. Everything about the Everest Base Camp trek in Tibet is going to be introduced in this article below. Just keep reading.
Everest Base camp trekking in Tibet
Part 1. A Brief Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Part 2. Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
Part 3. The Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trekking
Part 4. Required Documents for Everest Base Camp Trekking
Part 5. What to Pack for Everest Base Camp Trekking
Part 6. Extra Tips for Everest Base Camp Trekking in Tibet
The old Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Tibet. Old Tingri is trekkers’ gateway to Everest Base Camp. Then you need to pass through Ra-chu Valley to Lungthang, Lamna La Pass, Zommug, Rongbuk Monastery. Finally you can arrive at the destination - Everest Base Camp. The whole 70km Everest Base Camp trekking journey requires 4-5 days. Below comes the map of EBC trek.
Tibet Everest Base Camp Trek Map
EBC trek Route: Old Tingri - Lungthang - Lamna La - Zommug - Rongbuk Monastery (EBC)
Duration: 4-5 days
Note: Usually, tourists first take a train or fly to Lhasa and stay there for 2-3 days to visit the Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street, etc. Then hire a vehicle from Lhasa to Shigatse to apply for PSB permit (Alien’ Travel Permit) for Mount Everest and drive to Old Tingri. The 12-day Everest Base Camp trekking tour offered by Budget Tibet Tour group proves to be a nice option.
The Everest Base Camp trek cost here only includes the cost from Old Tingri to EBC.
In Tibet, the tour guide is paid by the day. Most of guides cost about RMB 400-500 per day. The Everest Base Camp trek usually takes 4-5 days, so the cost on guide will be about RMB 2000 totally.
2. Travel permits
Three kinds of permits are needed for your Everest Base Camp trek, Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit and Tibet Border Pass. It takes RMB 50 to apply for the Alien’s Travel Permit. The other two permits are free officially.
3. Entrance fee
Rongbuk Monatery is perfect for photographers to shoot Mount Everest. The entrance fee of Rongbuk Monatery is RMB 35. Everest Base Camp mainly provide tourists with basic accommodation, toilets and tent post office (the highest post office in China). The entrance fee for Everest Base Camp is RMB 180.
Everest Base Camp Tent Guesthouses that are only available from April to November cost about RMB 100 per person. Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse that is 8km away from Everest Base Camp cost about RMB 150 per person.
Very limited food options are offered in EBC area and the price is high. The average food cost at Everest Base Camp is about RMB 100 per day. To save your budget for EBC trek, it is better to bring food and drinks here.
The perfect weather condition for Everest Base Camp trekking requires warm temperature and clear sky, so the warmer half of the year in Tibet is more suitable. July and August are the exception because the two months tend to be rainy. Generally, the best time for EBC trek includes May, June, September and October.
Some necessary documents are required for your Everest Base Camp trekking.
Everest Base Camp Trek in Tibet
Everest Base Camp is in the far southwest of Tibet. The harsh climate and environment require you to pack suitable gear and equipment.
What to Pack for EBC Trek
Trekking at EBC in Tibet
There are several extra tips for your Everest Base Camp trekking in Tibet listed for your reference.
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Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
Dear Mr. To***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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