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Everest Base Camp Overland Tour

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Trip Duration

12 Days.

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Trip Budget

USD 3720

Everest Base Camp Overland Tour

Flight over beautifully snow-covered mountains including Mt. Everest, Kanchanjungha, Mt. Makalu, and many other Tibetan peaks takes you to Lhasa.

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  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Tibet
  • Destination: Lhasa & Potala Palace, Everest Base Camp.
  • Max. Altitude:5220 Meters.
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  • Trip Code: ATAH-EOLT
  • Group size: Any size, But we offer huge discount for any large group
  • Activities : 11 day overland tour and one day trek, 3 nights in Kathmandu with one full day city tour.


Flight over beautifully snow-covered mountains including Mt. Everest, Kanchanjungha, Mt. Makalu, and many other Tibetan peaks takes you to Lhasa. An old city Lhasa enables you to explore old heritage, palaces, temples and Potala including, Jokhang Temple, Potala palace of King and Dalai Lamas. The numerous chapels along with the roof top views of the holy city.

Travelling with exploring towns of Gyantse and Shigatse, visit traditional monasteries and Buddhist Cultural. Along the highway, you travel throughout some amazing landscapes on earth. We cross-nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide parched plains and astonishing mountains views, tiny Tibetan settlements. The trip covers equally cultural activities and there is ample of opportunity to explore both in Lhasa and side of Tibet. Finally with passes other towns through on our trip and back to Kathmandu.


Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

    You will be welcomed our airport representative at Tribhuwan International Airport, and with warm greet, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Short meeting before sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley.

    After breakfast, we will organize a meeting at the hotel lobby and introduce your tour and trek leader. In the meeting, we will finalize and prepare for the trip. In the meeting you have to bring; passport, 3 copies of PP size photos, travel insurance copy.
    Once we finished the meeting your day tour will be started around 9 AM, private car, driver, and guide will have at your disposal. During the tour you will visit Bouddhanatha Stupa, a biggest Buddhist shrine of the world, we will be attracted by the music and monks praying activities in the monasteries. Next is Pashupatinath Temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the world, millions of the pilgrim visit is a year. It is located on the bank of holy river Bagmati. And the last one is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, it was built in a couple of centuries ago by Malla dynasty.
    In the last hour of the day, you will have short time have last minute shopping in Thamel.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 03
    Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,660m)

    Today we started the trip from Kathmandu, early morning boarding at Tribhuwan International Airport for Lhasa, the stunning flight of China Southwest takes us right across the Himalaya with providing the magnificent views of Himalaya. Once you landed at Gongar Airport our Tibetan Guide receives you and drive toward Lhasa that takes about 2hrs.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 04
    Guided sightseeing in Lhasa

    Today we will have sightseeing in Lhasa, Sera monastery, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka etc. Sera Monastery is a best-preserved monastery that is the whitewashed wall and golden roofs. Several monks study at the monastery. Next is Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. And Jokhang Temple, this temple is possibly the most sacred shrine in Tibet and there is always a procession of devout Tibetans through the complex.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 05
    Second day of guided sightseeing in Lhasa

    The second day of Lhasa visit; we visit Potala Palace the main attraction of the Tibet. The palace is an ancient building which containing private quarters of Dalai Lama, and other important chapels. It was built in the 5-6th century but renovated in the 17th century. And next one is Drepung Monastery that was built in the 14th century, the largest monastery in the world, in the monastery more than 10,000 monks are studying.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 06
    Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m) - 261 km

    Today we leave to Shigatse via Gyantse, following the friendship highway. Traveling on this highway is very impressive. Crossing Khamba La (4794m), from the point we can see the stunning view of the waters of Yamdrok-Tso Lake and continue to another pass Karo La 5045m, from where we can see the huge glacier, crossing the beautiful Tibetan village and valleys then we reach Shigaste.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 07
    Drive to Rongbuk via Shegar- 244 km

    Today we are heading off to Rongbuk by crossing the highest pass Gyamtso La (5220m) via Laste a small town. Travelling in desert plateau gives and incredible entertainment. The land quickly inclines to plans after Gyatmso La pass; traveling thru the pains we will see many nomadic herders, quiet countryside, and monasteries. From Shegar we turn off Friendship Highway and heads to south part there is the Himalayan range, from where we can see Makalu to Sishapangma from Pang La (5150m), below the pass we turn in the Rongbuk valley.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 08
    Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,150m) and back to Rongbuk (5,000m) and drive back to Shigatse (4,390m) - 65 km

    The main highlights of the tour, reaching Everest Base Camp North, explore the base camp. Worlds highest mountain Mt. Everest is in the close eye that is very impressive than before. Once we have Lunch we get back on Friendship highway and continue our wonderful voyage get to Shigatse.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 09
    Leave Shigatse and drive to Lhasa

    Today we travel back to Lhasa from Shigatse.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 10
    Fly back to Kathmandu (1,345m)

    Today finally Tibet Trips ends and back to Kathmandu.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 11
    Leisure day in Kathmandu

    Today is the spare day in Kathmandu. If you want to do some short trip such as jungle safari, rafting, bungee, mountain flight etc. you can do.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 12
    Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure

    The trip ends. The guide will drop off at Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Overnight at a hotel


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Trip Includes

  1. Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a tourist vehicle
  2. Twin sharing accommodation in a three- or four-star hotel in Kathmandu. (4 nights)
  3. Tibetan-standard two-star hotel accommodation in Lhasa with basic hotel accommodation for the Tibet tour.
  4. Kathmandu - Lhasa- Kathmandu airfare.
  5. Ground transportation to and from Kathmandu. SUVs and a support truck during the Tibet tour.
  6. Guided city tour in Kathmandu on a private vehicle.
  7. Government-licensed English-speaking Tibetan tour guide.
  8. The required number of ground staff for the tour.
  9. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our ground staff.
  10. A down jacket and a sleeping bag provided Apex the Asia Holidays (to be returned after the trek).
  11. Tibet entry permission, Chinese visa and monastery entry fees.
  12. All government taxes and official expenses.

Trip Exclude

  1. International airfare and airport departure tax.
  2. Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip; should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person).
  3. Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry 30-day tourist visa can be obtained for USD 40 or equivalent. Similarly, a multiple-entry 90-day tourist visa costs USD 100. Please have 2 passport size photos and the amount in cash USD/Euro handy.
  4. Internet and telephone calls.
  5. Lunch and dinner – about USD 20 per person per day.
  6. Sightseeing/monument entrance fees in Kathmandu (on Day 02).
  7. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks. Items of personal nature such as laundry.
  8. Personal trekking and/or climbing equipment.
  9. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  10. Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Lake trip. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in the day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  4. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  5. A baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  6. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
  7. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  8. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in the mountain, which affects our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
  9. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in the mountain where not plenty of electricity is. Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.


  1. A pair of linear synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
  3. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  5. A medium to heavyweight expedition down parka w/hood.
  6. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Three pairs nylon hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pairs lightweight long underwear
  4. Pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferably
  5. Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  6. Pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
  7. A pair cotton pants
  8. Especially for the women a full-length skirt.


  1. At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. Three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks
  3. A pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  4. A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  5. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
  6. Sandals are optional for the trek.

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness


Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.

Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc


  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for the downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relaxing during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras.
  5. Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to avoid that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travelers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start to adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves a severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will every day advise you about your health conditions, requirements, and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also, we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.

  1. Need more sleep than normal sleep time
  2. Occasional loss of hunger.
  3. Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  4. Periodic breathing.
  5. A runny nose.
  6. Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign).
  7. Dizziness.

    Minor symptoms

The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  1. Hard to breathe.
  2. Dizziness.
  3. A runny nose.
  4. Loss of hunger.
  5. Weakness.
  6. Nausea.
  7. Mild headache

What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  1. If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  2. If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  3. If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descending for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.

Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately.

  1. A severe headache.
  2. Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  3. Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk).
  4. Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  5. Hallucinations.
  6. Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  7. Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  8. Difficulty breathing.
  9. Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  10. Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign).
  11. Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  12. Marked blueness of face and lips.
  13. High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute).
  14. Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

Dangerous cases of AMS

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy, and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, the patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen, and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

The condition, that builds up the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heartbeat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, the bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if the patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be used to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 liters per day.
4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

1. Bandage for sprains
2. Plasters/Band-Aids
3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
8. Oral rehydration salts
9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
10.Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
12.Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
13.Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
14.Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
15.Gel hand cleaner.

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Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu City tour
  • Stunning flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
  • Visit to Everest Base Camp and base of the Everest North Face via Rongbuk Valley.
  • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the roof of the world.
  • Sightseeing tour in Lhasa.
  • Scenic drives Nepal/China Friendship Bridge to Kathmandu.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
Victoria Australia
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