Tour of 3 Base Camps of the high mountains over 8000 meter and Lhasa Everest Base camp, Cho Oyu Base camp and Shisapangma base camp in Tibet
We will fly to Lhasa and explore Lhasa. In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet’s world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. There is also Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959.
Shoppers mustn’t miss the Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa which is right on the pilgrim’s circumambulating route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of Tibet.
In Tibet 3 Base Camp Tour offer you the most amazing natural beauty of the Tibetan Plateau. Some of the people can just imagine going to the foot – hills surrounded by the Giant Pinnacles. This is probably the best way to witness the world’s highest mountains without trekking or with much effort. It is also a exciting off road 4-wheel drive experience in the highest plateau on Earth, which requires physical fitness of some point can be very tiring on this highest Tibetan Plateau and bumpy ride.
The tour offers spectacular view of all the major nine (9) highest mountains over 8000 mtr. and several other smaller peaks. Short hikes in base camps gives you to an opportunity to test the enjoyment of trekking and camping in highest elevation. Several wild animal and bird such as Antelopes, wild horses, Yak can be seen during this tour while driving off road into the base camps. You will also see Tibetan nomad with hundreds sheep and yak moving around this incredible colorful landscape.
This adventure begins and ends with two days in Kathmandu, with plenty of time for discovering the city’s many attractions.
Our representative of Earthbound Expeditions will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he will be displaying an Earthbound Expeditions signboard. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast, your tour commences with an excursion of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites situated in the Kathmandu valley. Hop in the comfy a/c bus, and we begin our trip. We head to the sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Patan Durbar Square. It should be Monday, Wednesday or Friday before we pick the visa.
We head to the capital of the ‘Roof of the World’ via air. The scenic flight gives a bird\'s eye view of the Himalayas and the land below it. The epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism, ‘Lhasa\' is home to numerous sites that are bound to be a traveler\'s paradise. If time permits, we head towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jokhang temple which is often dubbed as the spiritual center of Tibet. The temple was made in the 7th century, and since then it has gone through several reconstructions, and it contains a life-sized statue of Shakyamuni and exquisite Murals
Lhasa has so many tourist sites that a single day is not sufficient to visit each one. The famous landmark of Tibet is the mighty Potala Palace which was built in 637 AD, and it contains over 1000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. Visit the immaculate Norbulingka or Summer Palace which is often referred to as the ‘Park of Treasure\' and was abode to the Dalai Lama. Depending on the time we will take you to different monasteries around Lhasa. Some of which are the Sera and Derphung monasteries. After touring, we will head towards the bustling bazaar of Barkhor which provides ample opportunity to shop for souvenirs.
Your trip takes you to the town of Gyantse. The tour lasts for approximately 5 hours and takes you through the Karo La Pass and Kamba La Pass. The scenic drive through these passes is home to one of the best biking routes in the world. The road cuts through the landscape and provides mesmerizing views of the barren landscape, and fog covered snowy peaks and the gleaming Yamdrok Tso Lake.
After you drive for about 2 hours, you’ll reach Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet and its main attraction is the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This city beams with life, and it sprawls with life. Wander at the Potala-duplicate ShigatseDzong, perched high on top of the hilltop and the glorious view from the top is something that will ignite your imagination. Navigate inside the Tashilhunpo, which was the seat of the Panchen Lama.
The final stop on the path to Everest is Shegar, located about 12 km before the turn-off to Everest.
The Rongphu monastery is the main Buddhist attraction in the valley, and history dictates that it was built in the 8th century. This monastery is claimed to be the highest in the world. The large chortens along with the superb Mount Everest at the background, make a perfect photograph. Here, you’ll see the statue of the Guru Rinpoche.
Today, you’ll head towards the Everest Base Camp. It takes about 2 hours to cover, and the distance is 8 km from Rongphu to EBC. The route is slightly tricky, and you’ll have to navigate through its ups and down carefully. Hike to the base of the highest mountain in the world, ‘Mount Everest.’ This towering peak is surrounded by numerous ice giants like Nuptse, Pumori, and Lhotse.
Today you’ll arrive at the Cho Oyu Basecamp. The scenic drive from Everest Base Camp holds many secrets that are worth exploring. Cho Oyu is the sixth largest mountain in the world, and it lies 20 km west of Mount Everest between the border of Nepal and Tibet. The base gives view to the enormous mountain in front, and the mysterious fog shrouds its tip. The rugged terrain resembles an entirely different world, and everywhere you look, there is nothing but ice.
From the Cho Oyu base camp to LhoTingri, it is a quiet drive while admiring the beautiful scenery of the countryside of Tibet.
The Shishapangma is the only peak in Tibet that crosses over 8000 meters, and lies in Tibet.
We make our way towards Nyalam(3700m), from the Shisapangma base camp.
Drive from Nyalam and head towards Kathmandu on an airplane. Before your final departure, enjoy a delicious dinner and cultural show.
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport, and from there, you’ll head home.