Everest Advance Base Camp Trek


Region - Route - Country: East-Rongbuk-Nepal and Tibet
Days of Completion: 15 days
Max. Altitude of Trial: 6,340m (20,800 ft.)
Accommodation Type: Hotel and Camping
Package Type: Fly In - Drive Out

Potala Palace: Built at an altitude of 3,700 m (12,100ft.), Potala Palace is named after Mount Potalaka.

The present Potala Palace was built mainly in the 5th Dalai Lama’s reign between 1645-1693 and remained the center of political and religious for the Dalai Lamas containing the living quarters of Dalai lamas while they lived, and the magnificent golden tombs when they died.

This architectural wonder – a spectacular edifice whose gold roofs soar high above the town and rise more than 300 meters above the valley floor can be seen from all directions for miles around.

Today the Potala is a state museum with 35 caretakers monks, but to many thousands of Tibetan pilgrims it remains a beloved shrine.

Rongbuk Monastery: Built by a local lama in about 1899, altitude is 5, 000 m. (16, 404.2 ft.) more or less, which is the highest among all the temples in the world, is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.

Walking forward from Rongbuk Monastery, you will see the famous Rongbuk Glacier Zone, which is the largest among all the hundreds of glaciers formed around the Mt. Everest. The three glaciers north of the Mt. Everest flow south and congregate at a river traversing the foot of the monastery. This is called 'Rongbuk River', and the water there is extremely cold.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly to Kathmandu: Transfer to hotel
              Process Tibet Permits and Chinese Visa
Day 02: Fly to Lhasa - 3,490m (11,450 ft.)
Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa
            Potala Palace : Norbulingka : Tibet Museum (max. altitude 3,700m)
Day 04: Lhasha To Shigatse - 3,900m (12,795 ft.) : 367 km : 8-9 hours
Day 05: Shigatse to Sakya – 4,100m (13,451 ft.) : 150 km : 3-4 hours
Day 06: Sakya to Rongbuk – 5,000m (16,400 ft.) : 205 km : 3-4 hours
Day 07: Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp – 5,250m (17,220 ft.) : 2-3 hours
Day 08: Climb and Explore at ECB
Day 09: Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp – 5,460 (17,913 ft.) : 3-4 hours
Day 10: Japanese Camp to Interim Camp – 5,800m (19,028 ft.) : 4-5 hours
Day 11: Trek to Everest Advance Base Camp – 6,340m (20,800 ft.) : 4-5 hours
Day 12: Rest day around Everest Advance Base Camp – 4-5 hours
Day 13: Return to Base Camp – 8-9 hours
Day 14: Everest Base Camp to Zhangmu – 23,00m (7,544 ft.) : 245km : 4-5 hours
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu