Trekking the tallest mountain in the world is not an easy task, but it’s truly an astonishing one. Mt. Everest is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, and you can visit the Everest Base Camp from either side.
Both Tibet and Nepal are extremely popular with tourists. During the peak seasons, you’ll see thousands of tourists going on adventurous journeys to Mt. Everest. Each trek offers different itineraries and views and deciding which route to take simply depends on your preferences.
Here we’ll discuss what comprises each route so that you can choose the one perfect for your needs:
Nepal is located on the south side of Mount Everest. One of the most popular trekking routes is through the Sagarmatha National Park using the Everest Base Camp Trail.
The trek from Nepal to the EBC has a more intense increase in altitude than from Tibet. Because of this significant increase in altitude, this trek requires two separate periods of acclimatization at two different points. Even though people of all ages have been known to successfully trek to Nepal’s EBC, it’s wise to train and prepare beforehand. This is not your average hike.
The Everest Base Camp tour from Nepal is usually very affordable. Just make sure to plan your budget ahead of time and include everything from breakfast to transport.
A tour to the Everest Base Camp from Tibet is quite a different story. The north side of Mt. Everest, otherwise known as Chomolungma by locals, is located in Tibet and offers quite a different view.
Your trek can start in Lhasa, where you should take about 3 days to get acclimatized and visit different palaces and monasteries.
The Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side is located at a slightly lower altitude, and since Tibet itself is already at a higher altitude, the elevation difference is much smaller than in Nepal.
If you choose to hike to Everest Base Camp along the Tibetan route, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the beautiful culture of this land. The friendly people of Tibet are devoted to their religion, and while they’re predominantly Buddhist, there’s a variety of other religions represented in this area.
On your tour, you’ll be able to visit many holy cultural landmarks. With the U-shaped valley of Mt. Everest on the Tibetan side, the sunset makes for a mesmerizing view.
The roads in Tibet are in great shape, so the journey is more comfortable, and the trek is much easier to handle. It’s also easier to plan out your budget in Tibet since you’ll need to travel there through a Tibet travel agency. Therefore, your tour operator will handle the costs of your hotels, food, and the travel inside Tibet.
Both Nepal and Tibet provide for a unique experience, and the journey from either of them is exciting and memorable. Book your tour to the remarkable Everest Base Camp today with Budget Tibet Tours!
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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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