Everest Base Camp Tour—“Travelling on the summit of the Earth”
Standing at 8844.43 meters above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, and also the main peak of Himalayas. The summit is situated on the border between china and Nepal, and its south side belongs to Nepal, while north side belongs to Tibet Autonomous Region of china. The shape of the mountain is just like a huge pyramid, which is the most fascinating destination for tourists all over the world. Moreover, traveling at the foot of Mount Everest symbolizes the limit of self-challenge as Mount Everest enjoys the reputation of the roof of the world with more than 40 high peaks in 7000 meters above sea level nearby.
What to see
You can visit Lhasa, the political and religious center of the Holy Land in Tibet and enjoy world-renowned Potala Palace; Jokhang temple, built in 1300 years ago; some significant monasteries of Gelug sect, such as drepung monastery and Sera monastery; Namtso lake and Yamdrok Lake of three holy lakes; the cradle of Tibetan civilization—Shannan; and Shigatse. Of course the highlight of this tour is Mount Everest, the highest peak on the summit of the Earth.
The highly recommended travel seasons of Mount Everest are from April to June, and September to December. A bit cold as it is in winter, the weather is fairly ideal for travel since it is the dry season in Tibet. Thus, you can enjoy Mt. Everest in clear weather. On the other hand, the traditional high season of tourism -- July and August are not a good choice to appreciate Mt. Everest, as it is the rainy season and the mountain is shrouded in cloud and mist.
This 16 days tour includes almost all the best in central and western Tibet, the sites you will visit are all famous and impressive, they are Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp, Mt.Kailash, Lake Manasarova, Mt.Kailash, Guge Kingdom
First go to Tsedang to visit Tibet's first temple - Samye, then drive towards Everest Base Camp via Gyantse. On the way, you can enjoy stunning scenery, explore Tibetan culture by visiting the monasteries En route. At last, drive to Lhasa for two days
This tour will show you the stunning landscape of Tibet, snow mountain surrounded Namtso Lake, turquoise Yamdrok Lake, grand glaciers, magnificent Mount Everest, breathtaking Yarlung Zangpo Valley, vast grassland, colorful prayer flags and blue sky.
Different from other Everest Base Camp Tours, this tour is much longer and covers more classic tourist sites between Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, drive less everyday and see more, you do not need travel in a rush.
This trip will first take you to visit Kathmandu, then to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, later to explore mysterious Tibetan culture and fabulous landscape of Tibet while driving from Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse, last to visit Lhasa.
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