Everest advanced base camp trek

Trekking to Everest advanced base camp is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and no doubt, everyone has dreamed of standing below Mount Everest and staring up at the world's highest mountain towering above you.  This trek is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas with the perfect blend of trekking at the base camp of top of the world along with exploring the ancient cities of nomadic country of Tibet.  This is an adventure journey that associates Tibetan culture with the highest trekking route, so closed to the Summit of Mount Everest that can be reached without the need of Ice axes, crampons or any other mountaineering skills.

  • Everest advanced base camp trek
  • Everest advanced base camp trek

Everest advanced base camp trek in Tibet is an opportunity to climb up to 7000m on Mt. Everest, the top of the world. This trek can be started from Kathmandu or Lhasa and we have designed the itinerary to give you enough time for your body to adjust to the lack of Oxygen at this altitude. After taking a flight or train to the beautiful Lhasa city we spend three to four days in the city to help you get fully acclimatized before driving across the vast Tibet Plateau to Everest base camp. We spend a few more days at Base Camp and then start the adventure trek to advanced base camp followed by the climb to the North Col.

Upon reaching the Advance Base Camp, Everest guarantees wide view of the majestic mountain and is sure a strange yet nice experience for any adventure enthusiast.

Trip Itinerary

Everest advanced base camp trek – short itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu or mainland china to Lhasa

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.

Day 03:  Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse

Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse

Day 06: Drive from Shigatse to Shegar (New Tingri)

Day 07: Drive from Shegar to Rongbuk

Day 08 & 09: Trek to Base Camp & Acclimatization

Day 10: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m)

Day 11: Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)

Day 12: Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)

Day 13: Trek to Camp II (5970m)

Day 14: Trek to ABC (6340m) and return to Camp II

Day 15: Return to Base Camp

Day 16: Trek to Rongbuk and Drive to Nyalam or Shigatse

Day 17: Drive from Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu or Shigatse to Lhasa.

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu or in Lhasa

Day 19: Transfer to Airport for home departure.

Tour Cost: Please contact us and let us know the number of members in your group, the category of hotels you would like to stay with and any other special desires and requirements of yours. We will be glad to quote you the price as per your requirements.

Note: Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is starts and ends at Rongbuk Monastery, Tibet side. It is also possible to do the Everest Base Camp Trek from Nepal side, in fact, much better views and easy travel process from Nepal side... read more

Tour Guides:

We can provide the equipment and infrastructure along with the dedicated, multilingual leaders, guides, and drivers needed to make your trek, pilgrimage, or cultural tour of Tibet a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!  Alpine Eco Trek is the pioneer in Tibet tours and treks. Its dedicated team has gained long experience in tourism and hospitality specializing in Tibet tours, Treks and mountain overland tours. During your time in Tibet you will be accompanied by an English speaking Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide a valuable insight into the Tibetan culture and way of life.

Hotel and Accommodations:

Now, Lhasa has many five stars hotels; there are so many nice and standard hotels in Lhasa, Gyatnse and Shigatse. We can organize any kinds of hotels and guest houses as per your requirements. Please be noted that the facilities and services along Friendship highway, especially Lhatse, Tingri, Roungbok base camp and Nyalam. Read more


Lhasa, Tibet is now connected with the Railways network with mainland China. From any parts of mainland china you can take the amazing train journey to Lhasa which takes about two days to reach the capital. Roads and highways in Tibet are pretty much in condition now! Normally we use 4WD jeep, Van or minibus to carry tourists and trucks for kitchen logistics and equipments.


While you are in cities you can get verities of good meals but while you are on a trek or along the highways there are less varieties and not so good food so it is advised to bring some dry food of your own all the time. Due to the high altitude you may feel not so hungry or lose your appetite which is common symptom of altitude, no worry and try to eat as much as you can. You need more energy while you are in the high altitude areas. Many travelers suffer from diarrhea in Tibet, so please be careful with the varieties of food and try to have some light meals with more soups and tea.  Please avoid eating raw food like vegetable salads, etc… always try to eat well cooked meals and drink only boiled or sealed packed mineral water.

High Altitude Sickness in Tibet

What is High Altitude Sickness?
High altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), or altitude illness, is a pathological condition at high altitude which is caused by the combination of reduced air pressure and lack of oxygen. An altitude above 3000 meters is usually defined as high altitude, and most places in Tibet are higher than this level. Therefore, AMS is one of the biggest challenges when travelling in Tibet. Read more

Detail Itinerary

Everest advanced base camp trek – detailed itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu or mainland china to Lhasa
Upon your arrival at Lhasa airport or the train station our Tibetan guide will greets you and transfer you to Lhasa which is further 2 hours' drive from airport and 1 hour from train station. Upon reaching Lhasa, check in to hotel, and the rest of the day will rest and relax. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
After breakfast, we start an amazing day visiting historic monasteries in Lhasa. Today we will visit Sera monastery; which is the best-preserved monasteries in Tibet. Within its whitewashed walls and golden roofs, several hundred monks live and study here. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang temple and Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03:  Sightseeing in Lhasa
Today, we will start our day with a visit to Potala Palace which dictates the city of Lhasa. It's a remarkable building that contains private quarters of the Dalai Lama as well as numerous grand state rooms and many significant chapels. The Palace existed here since the 5th or 6th century, but the present Palace was constructed in the 17th century in replacement of the old one. After visit the Potala Palace we will visit to Derapung Monastery, which was found in the 14th century and was once the largest monastery in the world with a population of around 10,000 monks. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse
Another amazing day begins with our overland journey towards Gyantse via beautiful Yamdruk Tso Lake . We follow the Friendship Highway by jeep and cross the Khamba La at an elevation of 4794meters from where we can see the stunning views across the waters of Yamdrok-tso Lake to the snowy summit of Nazin Kang SA (7252m). As we head toward the west over another high pass the Karo La 5045meters, we can view the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. Then we arrive to Gyantse passing the beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages after few hours of drive. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse
Today is going to be an exciting day as we are going to explore the fort of Gyantse Dzong. This fort dates back to the 14th century and offers some of the most amazing views of Gyantse and surrounding valleys. Before leaving we will also visit the famous Gyantse Kumbum. This magnificent structure is the largest Stupa in Tibet. If the exquisite gold dome is not enough, this Stupa is packed with Tibetan sculptures and paintings. Thereby, we continue our trip to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. This city is only 90 km far away from Gyantse Kumbum which takes about an hour and half drive to Shigatse, a city that offers great opportunity for both relaxation and exploration. After exploring the local market we will make a historic visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, which one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Drive from Shigatse to Shegar (New Tingri)
After breakfast at hotel, we embark on a pleasant drive to Shegar. The views of the vast Tibetan plateau offer astonishing entertainment as we drive along the Friendship Highway. Passing through the small town of Lhatse we will cross Gyamtso La elevation of 5220m, the highest pass on our EABC Trek. The drive then quickly descends to plains after Gyatmso La. We will see many nomadic herders, quiet countryside, and famous monasteries while travelling through the plains. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Drive from Shegar to Rongbuk
After breakfast, we begin our day with turning off the Friendship Highway and head south over the Pang La 5150 meters towards the main Himalayan range that give magnificent view stretching from Makalu to Shisapangma. Below the pass, as we turn the corner into the Rongbuk Valley, we will spend the time enjoying the barren yet awe-inspiring surroundings of the Everest Base Camp. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08 & 09: Trek to Base Camp & Acclimatization
In order to have safe trip, we will acclimatize for two days at the base camp and explore surroundings. We can spend as much time here according to your wish. We advise you to hike higher and sleep lower.  Overnight at fixed tent accommodation.

Day 10: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 (5460m)
Today is the very first day of our adventure expedition to advanced base cap and we will trek to Base Camp 1.  Trekking through the sculpted Rongbuk Glacier we will walk away from Everest Base Camp to Camp I for two and half hours or more.  You will take a trail that rises to the east of the ice cap and heads toward the peak of Mt. Everest. Camp I lies amidst moraine hills under picturesque yellow-orange granite cliffs. First, the trekking route adjoins the east side of the Rongbuk Glacier and opens into a flat area at 5270m and Pumori at 7145 m on the south west. After arriving at Camp 1, you may wish to explore the East Rongbuk Glacier lying just 20 minutes away from the camp. Overnight in tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)
The trail today lead over gravel hills to the west of the glacier. Lying directly across from Far East Rongbuk glacier, Interim Camp can prove very beneficial for further acclimatization and supper vantage point prior to trekking up to Camp II. Frozen environment that surround you in all directions will surely give you the amazing experience. Alpine Eco Trek's crew will set up the camp at a best ridge that provides nice views too. Overnight under tent. 

Day 12: Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)
Today is the day to rest, properly acclimatize and prepare as you are now at extremely high altitudes. You must take all necessary safety precautions to avoid hard moments, however, small excursions and wonderful picture capturing can be enjoyed today. If you feel uneasy or feeling not good then please do not hesitate to let alpine eco trek's crew know we are fully equipped with medical kits, etc… Overnight under tent.

Day 13: Trek to Camp II (5970m)
Today we will climb up towards the Changste glacier encountering the complicated maze of frozen ice. It is about three and half hours or more to ascend from Interim Camp to Camp II. Along the trail to Camp II we get to capture the huge mountains rising up to 50 feet above the surface of the glacier and endless array of mountain scenery.  Overnight under tent.

Day 14: Trek to ABC (6340m) and return to Camp II
Here, we can decide whether to stay night at Base camp 3 or simply incline during day and return to Base Camp 2.  Today, as we climb towards advanced base camp we climb along moraine following the glacier to the right around the eastern flank of Changtse. The walk will be much more pleasant tomorrow if you stay at the base camp 2. However, you can spend the night at an even higher altitude and impressive location if you wish. Camp 3 lies in the center of compressed gravel mounds next to the glacier only 2400 meters from the top where you can observe many of the challenging highpoints, ridges, and even the rock summit of Everest which is very near from the highest point in the world. Overnight under tent.

Day 15: Return to Base Camp
From Camp II we will descend back to Everest Base Camp, a long day trek down to comfortable lower altitude capturing the wonderful sights as we leave this amazing peak. Overnight at monastery guest house.

Day 16: Trek to Rongbuk and Drive to Nyalam or Shigatse
As it is our last day of our expedition, we have to take a 215 km drive from Rongbuk to Nyalam along Friendship Highway traversing past Pang La pass. On the way, lunch break will be at Tingri. After lunch, once again we will cross two high passes with magnificent Himalayan view.  Further away amidst the stunning view of Everest, Cho Oyu and other mountain peaks, you accelerate past Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shung La pass at 5200m. The route then descends from the Tibetan Plateau, the pristine and fortified town of Nyalam, where we will find a suitable accommodation at a hotel. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17: Drive from Nyalam (3750m) to Kathmandu or Shigatse to Lhasa.
Today, we come to end our great and challenging trip. While heading away from Nyalam, we will cross the Friendship Bridge and follows along Bhote Koshi River to Immigration Control in Kodari where we say good bye to our Tibetan crew and go for entry formalities to head to Kathmandu. After a 5 hours drive of 123 km, we are finally in Kathmandu.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu of in Lhasa
Today you can rest or we can do the short trip of the city and do some shopping. In the evening, join farewell dinner with live culture show hosted by Alpine Eco Trek. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 19: Transfer to Airport for home departure.
After breakfast, we will be transferred to Kathmandu international airport for our onward flight.

Cost Includes/Excludes

Trekking service Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
  • Tibet entry travel permit and Chinese visa
  • All monasteries entry fees
  • Special permit for ABC trek,
  • English speaking Tibetan guide during whole trip in Tibet,
  • Yak & yak man for carrying luggage & goods while trek.
  • Supporting truck for staff,
  • One hand land cruiser during the overland tour,
  • All accommodation in Tibet at Hotel/Guesthouses inclusive breakfast during the overland drive up to Rungbuk.
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and all other necessary equipments.
  • Full board meals during the trek Veg/Non Veg with tea coffee prepared by an expert cook
    Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all Tibetan staff
  • Japanese land cruisers 4WD, 4500 model (four people in one jeep)
  • Tibet border to Kathmandu (Friendship Bridge) pick up by tourist bus or jeep
  • All government taxes and official expense

Trekking Price Excludes:

  • Any fares of plane or train
  • Lunch, dinner in the cities (except during the trek)
  • Travel insurance, Nepal entry visa & re entry visa fess,
  • Personal trekking equipments,
  • Tibet Visa fees
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural Calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc
  • Tips for guide and support crew (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Why travel with us?

Why travel with us?

Small Group
A Smaller number of people means more attention and better access to the group leader for a more intimate and personalized experience. The primary goal of our trek to the sacred Mount Kailash is to provide our customers with an eco-friendly, well-equipped and well-instructed crew members. A maximum of 20 or fewer pilgrims will be taken for the holy trek at a time. We ensure that the group formed is sufficient for each one of the trekkers to be well attended, as well as large enough to enjoy the journey along with other pilgrims.

Commitment to Safety
The top priority of our company is to provide our valued customers with a strategically approach to their safety and security. Each year we make equal or more efforts to refine the previous operations and work on improving the already existing safety procedures. We make sure the guides and trainers provided to the customers are experienced and knowledgeable in first aid and emergency management. They are also well-trained for any emergency situations that might occur in the higher altitudes or while trekking. However, we request our customers to take precautions beforehand itself, and make precise and necessary food arrangements and give personal hygiene the most preference. Every necessary equipment such as sleeping bags, warm down jacket etc. required for the holy trek will be provided to you. Our customer's health and safety is our prior concern, therefore we carry first aid kits and Portable Altitude Chambers (Gaymow Bag) for any high altitude sickness emergency.

Stress Free Travel
Even tiny hurdles along the way can ruin the excitement of the journey. Alpine Eco Trek aims to minimize almost every hassle and tedium that is most likely to come in the way while trekking. This not only kills the mood but distracts you from admiring the most beautiful parts of the journey. Hence, starting from your arrival day itself, our team fully devote themselves to your service. Our crew members make sure every aspect of the travel including accommodation, transportation, and the food is taken care of beforehand. We make confirmations with every lodges, hotels, private bus and vans for an efficient and reliable service before we start the trek. Every entrance fees for monasteries, palaces, etc. on the way will be included in the itinerary itself and a deluxe van or a regular van will be on standby, giving us the freedom to explore the area if requested.

Quality Service
Compromising the quality of the services that Alpine Eco Trek offers, is never an option under any circumstances. Every trek we organize is an updated version of the previous treks in which we make the necessary changes and reconsider various aspects. From the equipment provided to the travelers, for example, sleeping bags, quality down jackets to the littlest guidance on the trek, every aspect of the trek is precisely focused and worked on, for the comfortable trip of our customers. The main focus is given to the most basic factors of the tourism activities and that is the availability of transportation, comfortable accommodations, and healthy food. The holy trip to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar requires various equipment which is also taken care by us. We particularly request each of our valued customers to give us their genuine feedbacks on the overall journey to Mount Kailash that helps us monitor our drawbacks and helps design quality operations and adopt approaches useful for a better trek in the future.

Well Trained Staff
We are a firm believer that for every company to run successfully, the internal management and the team must be strong. Hence, we have built a team of professionals who show extreme passion and determination towards their work. We ensure that every customer is accompanied by a well-trained, soft-spoken and an enthusiastic team leader who makes the journey more enjoyable.

Competitive Price
To gain the trust and reliability from any customer, transparency is a must. Therefore, Alpine Eco Trek works on providing the trekkers with an affordable, competitive and transparent cost which remains same for every traveler.

Our Goal
lpine Eco Trek aims to provide the best Himalayan pilgrim travel at the most reasonable price. We believe in building a fine bonding with our customers, keeping quality and reliable services in mind. The mission of our trips is also to offer a wide range of adventure and thrill, covering most the attractions of the region. We take our customers to the most beautiful, worth seeing sites, giving them an insight into the local culture and lifestyle, while also establishing a genuine friendly bond with both, the locals and the crew.

Guidelines& Considerations
Following are some of the guidelines and considerations to make while picking a travel company for your trip:

01) Make sure that the company takes good care of their own staffs and guides by providing them with the necessary equipment, food, proper clothing, along with a good pay for their work. This shows the work ethics of the company and a respect for their staffs. Secondly, observe and be confident on how focused the itineraries provided to you are on promoting the culture and beauty of Nepal.

02) Make sure the company is a certified company and is registered under the appropriate local travel and trekking associations. Also, make sure that it is operating under the laws of the land(s) in which you will travel.

03) Ensure that the travel company you select is experienced and holds an overall knowledge about the local environmental issues of the site you are traveling to. The company should be considerate and sensitive to the issues and should respect the culture, tradition, and privacy of the inhabitants of the region.

04) Make sure that the company gives importance and consideration to the littlest details of the trip such as toilet arrangements, cooking fuel, rubbish disposal, first aid, etc

05) Make sure the company that you choose has an appropriate travel insurance and it abides by the regulations regarding operations of travel and trekking company.

Alpine Eco Trek follows all the above-mentioned guidelines in order to provide its customers with the most trouble free, eco-friendly and safe journey that they desire.


Tibet Tours and Trekking Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01: What kind of permits do I need to visit Tibet?
Answer: Normally you will need two kinds of permits for travelling in Tibet: the entry permit (TTB permit) and the Alien's travel permit (PSB permit).

A. TTB permit – Tibet travel permit
When you fly from Kathmandu or any city to Lhasa you will need to show TTB permit (Tibet Visa) when you check in at the airport. Even while buying a flight ticket to Lhasa you need to show this permit.

B. PSB permit – Alien's Travel permit
if you like to visit restricted area you will need to buy an Alien's travel permit issued by PSB of Tibet.

Question 02: How to get Tibet travel permits?
Answer: To get the travel permits, you need to send us below details:
01) Full Name:
02) Sex:
03) Date of birth:
04) Passport number:
05) Nationality

The details you provide us must be exactly the same as on your passport and you need to tell us your profession because journalists and people that are involved in political matters could be revoked ( they need a different procedure to get a permit).

We suggest you to apply your permit at least 25 days prior to your entry date. Please note that if you do not book any tour with Alpine Eco Trek, we can't help you get the permits. No one can provide permit only service. Tibet Tourism Corporation will not issue travel permits to individuals and will direct you to a travel agency like Alpine Eco Trek. We can organize a travel permit to almost anywhere in Tibet but only if you book a package tour with us.

Question 03: What are the essential points about Tibet Travel Permit?
A. we can provide Travel permit to all kinds of people except Diplomats, Journalists and Governments officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.

B. After issuing a permit, we could help you to buy your air tickets or train tickets.

C. The permit we provide you is a copy, the original will be with guide, in Tibet you are not allowed to bring permit with you and not even allowed to travel to anywhere you want because except Lhasa you need another permit named as Aliens Permit. Otherwise if you are stopped by the police or army you will be sent out of Tibet or have trouble politically and economically. Tibet is still very sensitive destination in Asia. Moreover, the travel agency which helped to get you the permit will also be in trouble. Therefore seriously not any legitimate travel agency could sell you the Tibet Permit if you do not book a tour with them. We don't think so you would like to be in trouble while you are enjoying your hard earned holiday due to a SOLD Tibet permit after you pay a lot of money for the your trip to Tibet.

D. There is a service charge to get the Tibet Travel Permits. And, it takes time, paper work, transportation fee and delivery fee for us to get a permit for you, so Alpine Eco Trek will charge an extra fee for the permits.

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Further Information:
www.KailashTourTrek.com contains as much information as possible about Tibet tours and Treks. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 19 days

Mode of Trek: Overland drive and expedition to ABC

Trip starts: Lhasa fly in

Trip ends: Kathmandu or Lhasa

Group size: Minimum 2 & Maximum 10 people

Elevation: Nearly 7000m

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or mini buses

Note: The best season to trek Advance base camp is from April to October; please try to travel always with a local and direct agent and small group – private departure dates available. All the travelers except Chinese passport holders trekking Advance base camp must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.

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