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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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I'm interested in the 14 day trip from Lhasa to Nepal trip. In in January or February would be great. how much would that be? is there space?

best regards Mo***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Mo***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Sorry we do not have any group tour in Jan or Feb to Kailash as there will be heavy snow and the road will be blocked, and also the area would be closed, and no one do the business there, no hotel, no restaurants there. So from Nov to March we would not send any groups there.
If you would like to do this tour, you must plan it from April to Oct. and at present we have the group tour in next 6th May and 29th May, and we will have more available date in future. if you are interested in joining in this, please kindly let me know. Best regards.

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