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T!bet/Everest Base Camp Trip-Jan 2012

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Hi Expats,

I am looking to form a travel group heading to tour T!bet and make a stop at Everest Base Camp in mid-January 2012 (~14-16 start).

The tour will start in Lhasa (or Kathmandu, Nepal, totally up to you where you want to meet the group) and finish in Kathmandu. I have spoken with a recommended travel company, Eco Trek Nepal and now just waiting to see if others are interested. As more people join in the group, the price will go down. The quote I received is for 2 passengers. If you decide to meet in Lhasa, I would imagine that you wouldn't have to pay for the flight to Kathmandu-Lhasa. Travel to/from Lhasa is not included.

Look over the itinerary and let me know if this is a trip you would be interested in joining! Please send PM to my account.


Itinerary Outline:

Day 01 Arrive in LHASA, transfers to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on Air China. This one hour Trans Himalayan Flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks (weather permitting). Arrive at Gonggar airport around 13.30 hrs local time. After clearing immigration and customs it will be a two hour drive to cover the 93 km. to Lhasa which is situated at an altitude of 3650 meters (13,000ft). Upon arrival we check in at the hotel, right in the heart of the old city.

Day 02/03/04 SIGHTSEEING, during these three days in Lhasa we visit the Potala palace, Drepung and Sera monasteries, the Norbulinka and of course the famous Jokhang temple including the surrounding Barkhor.

Day 05 LHASA – GYANTSE, you begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse. Along the way you cross the Kamba la (4794m) and the Karo la pass (5010m), both grant spectacular views. After the Kamba la you come to Yamdrok tso, also known as the Turquoise Lake. You'll want to have your camera ready. Altitude 3900 m.

Day 06 GYANTSE – SHIGATSE, this will be a busy day. In the morning visit Gyantse stupa and monastery followed by a two hour drive to Shigatse. Here see the giant Buddha in the famous Tashilumpo monastery the seat of the Panchen Lama. Altitude 3800 m.

Day 07 SHIGATSE –LHATSE, the journey today brings you over two high passes with fine views. For lunch we stop in the small town of Lhatse. Depending on how much time we spend during the morning in Shigatse we might stay overnight in Lhatse. Altitude 4350 m. / 4000m.*

Day 08 LHATSE – ROMBUK, begins with the Tsho La (4500m) and ends with the spectacular view of Mt. Everest from Rombuk monastery. Relax tonight and stroll around the monastery. Altitude 5050m., hotel *

Day 09 ROMBUK – LAO TINGRI, gets up early and starts the 2-3 hour leisurely walk (one way) to the base-camp (5200m) itself. You should return early afternoon to head to Lao Tingri. Lao Tingri is a small Tibetan town that offers the best view even from a toilet that you’re unable to experience from anywhere in the world. Altitude 4200 m., hotel *

Day 10 LAO TINGRI – ZHANGMU – KATHMANDU, make sure you have some photos left for the panoramic view of the Himalayan range as you cross the Lalung la pass (5050m). In the evening relax in Kathmandu.





Ø All necessary land transportation on private vehicle

Ø Twin sharing accommodation Lhasa and enroot during the tour on BB plan (Bed & Breakfast) on budget hotel and Guest House

Ø Sightseeing with local English speaking T!betan Guide

Ø All entrance fees and monasteries fees

Ø Sightseeing as per the itinerary

Ø Transfers to and from airport

Ø All necessary T1bet permits

Ø Flight ticket: Kathmandu – Lhasa

Ø Chinese (T!bet) group visa fee


Ø Personal expenses and personal equipments

Ø Nepal re-entry visa fee

Ø Hotel in Kathmandu

Ø Lunch and dinner

Ø Personal accident Insurance

Ø Emergency evacuation,

Ø In case of landslides, blockage of road, war, political unrest and other uneventful events which are beyond our capacity; the extra charge for porters and transportation should be borne by you at the spot.

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