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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.

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp map

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 Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  

Questions:

1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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