Hailed as the best highlight for Tibet travel, Everest Base Camp tour brings you to the foot of the Mt. Everest(8844.43m) at EBC (5200m) and unveils the grandeur of mighty Himalaya and Tibetan culture in an exhilarating adventure.
The most classic itinerary is the 8-day Lhasa to EBC tour. It can be visited all year round. As the award-winning EBC tour operator, we offer you the expertly-crafted EBC small group tours and private tours. Pick your favorite EBC tour below and join us to have your bucket list tick off now.
Our Most Classic Small Group Everest Base Camp Tours
Explore Everest Base Camp together with other 10 or less like-minded English-speaking travelers from all over the world, sharing one professional Tibetan local tour guide and comfortable sightseeing bus. SAVE UP TO more than 40%! Click for more Tibet small group tours.
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Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa
Almost all the itineraries covering Everest Base Camp originate from this classic itinerary. The travel route to EBC involves all the awe-inspiring attractions, religious sites and magnificent natural wonder.
From USD 817 p.pView Details
7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Small Group TourView Details
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu
This tour combines the classic itinerary of visiting Tibetan cultural and natural beauty with a stopover in EBC. Tourists will finally end up in Kathmandu via Gyirong.
From USD 816 p.p
15 Days Kailash and Manasarova Small Group Tour: A pilgrim’s final fantasy and the greatest overland trip in Tibet.View Details
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - E.B.C - Lake Manasarova - Kailash Trek - Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa
This is truly a journey to feel, magnificent temples, mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, nomad camps, pilgrims of Tibet. Start the trip from exploring the heart of central Tibet.
From USD 1598 p.p
10 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Small Group TourView Details
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Namtso - Lhasa
The travel route to EBC & Namtso Lake involves all the awe-inspiring attractions, religious sites and magnificent natural wonder in Tibet.
From USD 1012 p.p
13 Day Lhasa, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar and Kathmandu Adventure TourView Details
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Mt. Kailash - Lake Mansarovar - Kyirong - Kathmandu
This 13-day adventure tour covers the highest peak - Mount Everest, the holy Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, which will lead you to appreciate the epic Himalayas, enjoy the sacred Kailash Kora, and drive to Nepal via Gyirong Port.
From USD 1598 p.p
8 Days Driving Across Himalaya Overland Adventure from Kathmandu to LhasaView Details
Tour Route: Kathmandu - Kyirong - Everest Base Camp - Tingri - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
This 8 days Kathmandu to Lhasa tour involves all the amazing natural landscape and historical cultural sites with an epic road trip, including the Everest Base Camp, Yamdrok Lake, Tashilhunpo Monastery etc.
From USD 901 p.p
17 Days Kailash Manasarovar Full Moon Tour & Guge Kingdom ExplorationView Details
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Saga - Darchen - Kailash Kora (3 days) - Guge Kingdom - Manasarovar - Saga - Sakya - Shigatse - Lhasa
This tour allows tourists to enjoy the divine experience and ultimate religious and natural attractions across Tibet,esp. in Ngari Prefecture on full moon date.
From USD 1862 p.p
Private Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour Packages
Visit EBC in exactly the way you want. Our private EBC tours offer you a great chance to bring your inspiration into full play. You can control over the tour pace, budget, and what’s included by taking a private tailor-made tour, discovering the Tibetan culture, religion, people and lifestyle in a deeper way with personal tour guide and vehicle. All at a reasonable price!
4 Days Private Tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa
This 4-day classic Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour is customized for the tourists who are eager to visit the world’s highest mountain - Mount Everest with an extremely tight schedule.
7 Days Private Tour from Lhasa to Everest and Kathmandu
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong - Kathmandu
This 7-day classic Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour brings you to travel from Tibet to Nepal via Gyirong Port and takes in all the stunning tourist attractions along Sino-Nepal Highway.
8 Days Private Tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa
This 8-day classic Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour takes you to get a close-up view of the world’s summit - Mount Everest at your preferred departure date and travel style.
8 Days Private Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour with EBC
Tour Route:Kathmandu - Kyirong - EBC - Tingri - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
This 8-day Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour takes you to travel from the gorgeous Kathmandu Valley to holy Lhasa City via Gyirong Port.
9 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp in-depth Travel
Tour Route:Lhasa-Gyantse-Sakya-Everest Base Camp-Shigatse-Lhasa
Tourists will be accompanied by famous Palaces, temples, monasteries, Everest base camp and beautiful landscapes, such as the great Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Drepung monastery, sera monastery in Lhasa.
10 Days Best of Central Tibet and Everest Base Camp
Tour Route:Tsedang - Yamgdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Sakya - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
This adventure tour for Mt. Everest deals with the essence of Tibetan landscapes and ethic folklore, including most of the major sights in Tibet. Lhasa is the main political and economic center of Tibet, while Tsetang serves as the cradle of Tibetan
10 Days Grand Natural Beauty of Tibet
Tour Route: Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
For landscape photographers, no itinerary is more alluring than this one. The ultimate scenery of EBC, sacred lakes and lofty mountainous ranges and tough nomads, glaciers will definitely blow your mind away.
10 Days Himalaya Mountain Expedition Tour
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Cho Oyu Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa
This 10 days Himalaya mountain Expedition tour for those who want to have an off-the-beaten path and explore parts of the Himalaya fewer people can see. Along this journey, you will start by exploring the ancient city of Lhasa and all the amazing mon
11 Days Best of Tibet Tour with EBC
Tour Route:Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - Lhasa - Nyingchi
This tour route almost covers all the well-known tourist sites in Tibet. After flying from Chengdu to Nyingchi, you can explore the forest and lakes in the eastern Tibet, then head west to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and then continue west to Mt. Everest.
9 Days Student Tour to Everest Base Camp
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse - Sakya - Mt.Everest - Shigatse - Lhasa
This tour to Everest Base Camp Tout is tailor-made for students. During this trip, students will visit the world's highest primary school, the world's highest mountain and the world's highest temple, and enjoy fabulous scenery en route.
9 Days Lhasa to EBC Photography Expedition
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa
Lhasa to EBC photography expedition will let you venture into the heart of the Himalayas and capture the beauty of Mt.Everest and Tibetan manasteries with professional Tibetan tour guides.
19 Days Tibet Biking Tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhatse - Shegar - Pang Pass - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp
Cycling from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp via Friendship Highway is tough, arduous but worthwhile. The beautiful scenery and attraction en route would make your Tibet tour unforgettable.
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FAQs about Tibet Everest Base Camp Tours
1. What is the best time to visit EBC in Tibet?
Though Everest Base Camp in Tibet can be visited all year round, to some with a particular goal, the best time for EBC might vary.
Best View of Everest: April, May, Early June, Sept, Oct. Nov. Dec.
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During this time or roughly the dry season of Tibet, the visibility is exceedingly great, with clear blue sky and crisp air. You are more likely to enjoy the entire summit of Mt. Everest, esp. the golden summit at sunset and sunrise, not to mention the epic view of top 5 eight-thousanders along Great Himalaya.
If you travel on a budget, time your visit from Nov to mid-Feb next year, the hotel and flight ticket will be much affordable and plenty of EBC tour promotion activities will bring you many surprises.
Temperatures in spring and autumn can reach around 10-12 degrees during the day but drop to well below freezing at night, mainly due to the high altitude and thinner atmosphere. Because of these moderate temperatures and clearer skies, spring and autumn are the best times to visit.
While July to August is traditionally known as the monsoon season in Tibet. The Mt.Everest might be shrouded in cloud and mist. So, your chance to see entire Mt. Everest at EBC depends on how lucky you are.
2. Is there any age limit for an EBC tour in Tibet?
Well, there is no age limit for visiting EBC. So long as you are healthy and have a sense of adventure, you are the eligible travelers for EBC tour.
So far, some of the oldest clients who traveled with us to EBC are Anne Gentry, an 64-year-old American lady who visited EBC from Lhasa with her 60-year-old daughter in Aug 2016 and 82-year-old Gerhard Raab, a German client, who made it to EBC in Sep 2018 during his 15-day Lhasa to Mt.Kailash tour via EBC.
While the youngest clients we had was a family visit from Switzerland. This Swiss parent took their 2 kids( one is 4, the other is 6) to join our 8-day Lhasa to EBC tour. - Check the video of our brief interview of this Swiss family.
So, please do not hesitate to visit EBC. We will provide all the services for a safe and delightful journey.
3. How many days are needed to visit EBC in Tibet?
The most classic EBC tour takes for 8 days. Your journey begins in Lhasa and gradually heads southwest to Shigatse, the gateway to Mt. Everest (or Qomolangma) nature reserve until arriving at Everest Base Camp. On day 5, you will reach the EBC and after spending an incredible night at EBC we will travel back to Lhasa.
The 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu including EBC is a similar tour, but without the two-day trip back to Lhasa. After touring around Lhasa, you take the same route through Gyantse and Shigatse. After your stop at EBC, you head to the town of Gyirong, close to the Sino-Nepal border. From there, you will transfer to the border crossing and process through immigration. After that, you will need to walk across the Resuo Bridge, which crosses the beautiful Trishuli River Gorge, into Nepal. From there, an arranged car or public bus/van can take you to Kathmandu.
If you travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa by road, on day 3 you will be reaching the EBC. However, it is also more challenging for your heart and soul.
4. Do I need to worry about altitude sickness for EBC tour in Tibet?
Great question! There is no need to worry about altitude sickness. Instead, learning more of what leads to altitude sickness and scientific ways to avoid it helps you beat the anxiety.
To most of the travelers, It’s pretty common to have symptoms like dizziness, rapid pulse, and shortness of breath, headache, etc. when you visit places above 3000m. Drink plenty of water, stay hydrated, keep calm; it’s your body’s natural response to altitude ascent and your discomfort will disappear in a couple of days.
Our expertly-designed itinerary gives your body enough time to get acclimatized to high altitude in Tibet. You will spend 3 days in Lhasa, touring the landmark attractions while adjusting to the new environment. Then we will gradually travel to EBC in 2 days.
Throughout your journey, our seasoned Tibetan guide will closely follow your health condition and check your pulse and oxygen level with pulse oximeter exp. at EBC. And oxygen supply is readily available in our tour vehicle. While at EBC, we even have hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treating acute mountain sickness. Our 24/7 call service and emergency plan and well-trained Tibet guide will ensure you a safe and once-in-a-lifetime EBC journey.
5. What is the road condition from Lhasa to EBC in Tibet?
The road from Lhasa to EBC is actually one of the best in the region, and for most of the journey follows the famous Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway which is now a completely asphalted road.
From Lhasa, it is around 690 kilometers (428 miles) to the base camp itself, and the journey normally takes around two days, with stops in several cities along the way, including Gyantse and Shigatse. The excellent road conditions make it a fast drive between the cities along the route.
The section from Old Tingri, where you turn off the Friendship Highway, to Rongbuk Monastery, is also asphalt now, and there are few gravel or dirt stretches along the entire route. However, from Rongbuk to EBC, the road is a gravel track.
6. Where to stay at EBC in Tibet and how is the accommodation there?
The locally-run EBC tented camp and the guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery are the only places to stay at EBC. Both have very basic and humble facilities.
Furnished in traditional Tibetan style, then tented camp can accommodate 8-12 travelers. In the middle of the tent is a stove for heating and cooking. Beds and blanket and pillow are laid in an orderly fashion. The tent is adorned with Tibetan prayer beads and turquoise or amber necklaces.
There is no running water and showering facilities due to the shortage of water at this high altitude(5200m). Outside, only the pit toilet is available. The tented camp is available to travelers from mid-April to around mid-Oct.
Not far away from the tent is guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery. The small building is simply built. You may have thick beds and electric blanket to beat the cold night. If you can’t stand the filthy sheets, you may bring your own sleeping bag. Again, there is running water and showering facilities. And the concrete pit toilet can be a nightmare to westerners.
Though you may have a rough night at EBC, the stunning view of Mt. Everest at sunrise and lifetime experience will explain why nothing can stop people from visiting EBC and all of your ordeals is worth it. Come on, EBC tour is an adventure tour. No one would come here for luxury hotels and fancy food.
7. What to eat at EBC in Tibet?
Accommodation at EBC is very basic, so is the food available here. Mostly, egg fried rice, yat meat stew, and noodles, vegetable soup, sweet tea, etc. served in the Rongbuk monastery restaurant or tented camps. However, imagine yourself dining at the Rongbuk restaurant while enjoying the epic vista of Mt.Everst. It’s definitely a lifetime experience to be remembered. A great suggestion is to stock up on some canned beef, bread, and biscuit and instant noodles prior to your visit to EBC.
8. What to pack for EBC tour in Tibet?
Traveling light is always preferred. Basically, you need to bring warm clothes, warm headwear and sun protection gears, comfy hiking shoes.
For head to toe:
Beanie, scarf, sunglasses, lip balm, facial moisturizer
These stuff will shield you from the powerful UV light and head-numbing biting wind at EBC and keep your skin comfortable in such an arid region.
Thermal underwear, down jacket, wind-proof jacket, pullover, gloves, thermal pants, jeans, T-shirts,
A good quality warm jacket is needed all year round, to protect you from the chill, especially once the sun goes down. The best way to keep out the cold is with layers, which trap body heat better, so plenty of layers of clothes are essential. You can add or remove layers as you wish, depending on the temperature.
Due to the high altitude and dramatic temperature between day and night, it is always a good idea to have some warmer clothes, or plenty of layers, with you, even in the warmest of summers. In winter, you will need warmer clothing layers, as it can get very cold.
Pair of shorts, thick woolen socks, hiking boots
Good strong hiking boots are a necessity around the base camp, even if you are not hiking, as the ground is rough and rocky, and thick woolen socks will help to keep your feet warm.
Sleeping bags, toiletries, medicines for cold, and altitude sickness, etc.
Because of the shortage of water at EBC, the bed sheet or quilt might not be that clean as opposed to the facilities of hotels in Lhasa. We offer the rental service for sleeping bags if you need one. Please feel to tell us your needs.
9. How about the night sky at EBC in Tibet and its sunset or sunrise?
For stargazers, the stunning galaxy seen at EBC would make your jaw drop. To photograph the starry night, you may time your visit in May, late Sept, and Oct. These are the most ideal time for photographing the night sky at EBC. Standing at EBC (5200m), you will be able to capture the surreal milky way hanging up on the vast starry night.
Arm to teeth with your warm clothes; bring your ultra-wide-angle lens, DSLR, and stable tripods and wireless trigger, and multiple batteries; the dramatic show is staging before your eyes.
While the golden summit of Mt.Everest at sunrise and sunset is the most iconic scenery for EBC tour. 7:00 - 8:00 am is the best timing for photo shooting as the glowing sun casts the golden light over the peaks of Mt.Everest. Be ready to battle for the best position for the shot.
If your tour group arrive late for the sunset at EBC, you may have an early rise tomorrow for the epic sunrise at EBC or hit the road back to Gawu La Pass for the amazing view of Mt. Everest with other giants along the mighty Himalayas.
10. Where are the best spots to shot the Mount Everest?
Photographing Mount Everest is normally done from EBC itself, or the small hill closer to the mountain, though this is not the only good spot from which to get a great view of the mountain.
Tingri Town - A great place to view the mountain for those not actually visiting it, the watching point in Tingri Town is mainly for those traveling from Kathmandu, as the route from Lhasa requires a side trip to get there. However, the view of the mountain’s summit is magnificent, and should not be missed if you can make it.
Gawula Mountain Pass - Lying on the road from Lhasa to EBC, the pass has one of the most stunning vistas of the Himalayas in Tibet. Located around 30km from Tingri, on the road from Shigatse, this amazing location gives you a panoramic view of Mount Everest, as well as several of the other highest mountains in the world.
Rongbuk Monastery - A short distance from the base camp, Rongbuk has one of the best views of the mountain in the world, and there is no better view than watching the sun rise or set on the side of the mountain from Rongbuk Monastery. You will have to climb the small hill behind the monastery to get the best view, but it is worth it.
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