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Everest Base Camp Tour from Both Nepal & Tibet

Time: 25-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

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:

Tour from Nepal

Nepal Everest Base Camp (south) Nepal Everest Base Camp (south)

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.

Tour from Tibet

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.

Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (north face) Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (north face)

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!

Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Mr. St*** from: Kailash Circuit ( 18 Days )

ello, we are willing to organized a tour of Kailash from Lhassa for a group of 4 persons (3 french and 1 from Kazakstan) around end of august. Could you provide a private tour for 4 persons ? and for what price ?

Thank you very much

St***

Answered by Helen

Dear St***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I do not know if your friend who hold Kazakstan can apply China visa, as it is quite strict for them to get China visa, and almost the embassy would turn them down. So please tell your friend about it. No offence, and we had Kazakstan clients before but failed to get China visa so cannot come to join in the tour. If there are 3 or 4 of you, and I just wonder whether it will be OK for you to join in a group tour, and we have the group tour on 12th Sept, which I can provide you some discount if all of you would like to join in, and also our group size is 4 to 12 people, so not large group.  I will provide you the private tour quote too with 3 people and 4 people and also you can start it in Aug or Sept any time you want. And 30th Aug. will be Tibet Shoton festival which will last about 1 week in Lhasa, and the highlight will be the first day in Drepung Monastry for Thangka Buddha Show there. Best regards.

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user portrait Ms. jo*** from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour

hi

I am interested in your 10D Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour for the departure date on 20 May. However I may likely book the flight arriving Lhasa on 17 May. is it possible to arrange the Tibet tour permit from 17 May before start of tour?

as my flight will be arriving at around 6pm after the free airport pick up time, can I take the airport shuttle bus by myself to my accommodation without a guide? how do I arrange pick up from my own-arranged hotel to the hotel booked by this tour on day 1 of itinerary?

also I am booking for one pax only and will like to share room. currently only one pax has booked. may I know if there is a minimum group size for the tour to be confirmed? or will it be last minute cancelled if the tour booking does not meet the minimum pax requirement.?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. jo***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry, and we currently have one departure date on 20th of May, you are quite welcome to join us! I was wondering whether you could fly to Lhasa on 20th or not. Well, you can also arrive in Lhasa on 17th, but there is extra fee. When you arrive in Lhasa at 6pm of 17th, you'll miss our free pick up on 20th, please note that you can't take bus or taxi from airport to hotel by yourself, because when you enter Lhasa, you must be escorted with a guide according to the policy (there will be policeman check-point on the way from airport to downtown), so the guide will pick you up at the airport and help you pass the check-point, and there is extra pick up fee. There is one tourist who has booked this tour, but he will stay in a single room. We will try our best to find a roommate for you, but if we fail, I was wondering whether you mind staying in guesthouse (dorm-bed, public bathroom, with breakfast), which can avoid single room supplement fee for you. The minimum group size is two persons, now there is one tourist has booked this tour, if you book this tour, there are two persons together, we won't cancel it. I will send detailed itinerary to you by email, please check it. Warm regards.


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user portrait Mr. Ro*** from: Mount Kailash Tour Cost

Hi ,

Can I get information to do the Inner Kora Darshan of Mount Kailash. I am planning to start my tour from Lhasa. Appreciate if you could provide details//// Tour Operators . Please note I will flying from Canada to Lhasa and I do have a mutiple Chinese Visa.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ro***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Normally people are not allowed to take the Inner Kora unless they finish the 13 circles outside kora, so at present we never managed it successful for the inner Kora tour there. And we only have the 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp tour available every month from April to Oct. Please kindly let me know when you would like to do this tour? So I can recommend you the proper date. Your visa will be No problem for us to apply Tibet permit. I will send you more details by email. Best regards.


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