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How to Go Tibet Everest Base Camp

The straight-line distance from Lhasa to Tibet Everest Base Camp is about 450 kilometers. Up to now, there are no direct flights, trains or public buses from Lhasa to EBC. The most common way to travel from Lhasa to EBC is by vehicles, there are about 600 kilometers overland distance which takes two days regularly. First day you go to Shigatse (the second largest city in Tibet, 280km west of Lhasa) and the second day from Shigatse to the EBC. It’s also possible to travel by train from Lhasa to Shigatse and after that by vehicle to the EBC.

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For international tourists want to visit Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tibet, they must book a Tibet Mt. Everest Tour with a local tour operator who provides vehicle service plus guide, permit, hotel and etc.

Also, tourists can travel to Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp by vehicle from Kathmandu (Nepal) via the Gyirong Port at China-Nepal border. From this direction, tourists have to stay at least Gyirong Town (2900m) for one night and another night at Old Tingri (4200m) to acclimatize them before reaching EBC, because the altitude from Kathmandu to EBC increases very sharply from about 1350 meters to 5200 meters.

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It has to be mentioned that Tingri (Shegar) is the closest town from the EBC with a hospital. It’s about 100km from the Base Camp and in case of an emergency people have to be driven there to get medical care. The road from Tingri to EBC is quite good, but still takes around 3 hours because too many bends on the way.

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user portrait Mr. To*** from: What documents are required to travel from Nepal to Tibet?

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.

Answered by Helen

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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