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12 Days Beijing Lhasa Kathmandu Group Tour with High-Speed Train and Tibet Train Experience

Tour Route: Beijing - Lhasa - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong - Kathmandu

Trip Overview:

This 12-day China Tibet Nepal tour encompasses 9 UNESCO sites from Beijing to Lhasa and Kathmandu, including the Mount Everest vista and Tibet Train experience in one comprehensive journey.

Starting from Beijing, you'll explore the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall, immersing yourself in the capital's historical and modern allure. Then, hop aboard a high-speed train to Xining, where you'll transfer to the renowned Qinghai-Tibet train, marveling at the breathtaking scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Upon arrival in Lhasa, delve into the city's ancient wonders before venturing westward to Mount Everest, Girong Border, and finally, Kathmandu. Unforgettable highlights include visits to the Potala Palace, Yamdrok Lake, and other Tibetan treasures as you traverse the plateau overland.

  • Tour Code: CTSG012

  • Trip Level : Easy for All Ages


    Can I join this tour?

    • This Lhasa city tour is suitable for all levels of fitness, families with kids, and senior groups. As long as you're in good health, you can confidently join our tour. However, to ensure your health and safety, we recommend consulting a professional doctor before your departure.
  • Tour Type: Small Group (Max 12) i


    Our Small Group Tour Features

    • Guaranteed Departures: With our fixed tour dates, we guarantee every departure.
    • Flexible Scheduling: Should you not find a suitable travel date, worry not. Share your preferred timing, and we'll tailor a personalized itinerary, inviting fellow travelers to join.
    • Non-shopping Journey: Enjoy a commerce-free expedition with us. Our commitment to top-notch tours ensures an authentic and immersive exploration of Tibet.
  • Time to Visit : Available All Year Around


    Time to Visit Guide:

    • Lhasa stands out as a premier destination in Tibet for travel throughout the year.
    • The peak seasons are July, August, and from October 1st to 8th, coinciding with major holiday seasons.
    • The off-season, during the winter months from November to March, presents an ideal window for budget travelers to explore Lhasa. During this time, flights and accommodations offer significant discounts, while certain top attractions offer free admission.


  • Discover Beijing's UNESCO treasures, from the majestic Forbidden City to the awe-inspiring Great Wall, blending ancient Chinese heritage with modern political significance.

  • Indulge in a culinary adventure, savoring Beijing's famed roast duck, Tibetan yak meat hotpot, authentic Tibetan farmhouse cuisine, and Nepali hand-held rice.

  • Take the famed Tibet train to Lhasa and appreciate the breathtaking views of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

  • Explore the most beautiful lakeside village in Tibet and savor a traditional lunch at a villager's home.

  • Admire the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, from different viewpoints.

  • Stay at Everest Base Camp, witnessing its sunrise, sunset, and marveling at the starry sky at night.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! Upon arrival, our local travel guide will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your downtown hotel. After checking in, feel free to rest or explore the surroundings at your leisure.

Options for Today:
With your free time today, we suggest exploring Beijing's historic Hutongs on your own. Take a leisurely stroll through these traditional alleys in downtown areas. Popular Hutongs to visit include Nanluoguxiang, Yandaixiejie, Mao’er Hutong, Bada Hutong, and more.

Travel Tips:
Beijing boasts two international airports: Beijing Capital International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport. Make sure to confirm which airport you'll be arriving at before your journey.


Overnight in Beijing

Day 2: Beijing Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square (B,L)

Today is your guided tour to the must-see places in Beijing. After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and head to Tiananmen Square, the first site of the day. It is the world’s largest city square.

Next, you will enter the awe-inspiring Forbidden City, boasting over 500 years of history as the residence of 24 emperors. With its staggering 9,000 rooms, though only a fraction are accessible to the public, you'll get an image of how the ancient Chinese emperors managed the country and what their daily life was like.

You'll also have the opportunity to visit Jingshan Park, situated behind the Forbidden City. Ascend to the hilltop within the park for a breathtaking panoramic view overlooking the entirety of the Forbidden City.

For lunch, indulge in the renowned Beijing Roast Duck. Accompanied by thin pancakes, spring onions, and sweet bean sauce, this traditional dish promises a delightful fusion of flavors and textures.

In the afternoon, you will go to visit the Temple of Heaven, located 6 kilometers from the Forbidden City. This sacred site served as a place where ancient Chinese emperors worshipped the sky, offering prayers for rain, prosperity, and peace for the country and its people.


Overnight in Beijing


Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3: Beijing Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall; Take a High-speed Train to Xining (B)

The Great Wall was listed as one of the world's eight wonders. Mutianyu Great Wall, known for its "graceful" appearance, offers the best quality among all sections of the Wall. Located 80km northeast of Beijing, it features 22 ancient watchtowers, approximately one every kilometer. You will hike along the ancient walls and enjoy the stunning view of the surroundings.

After the tour, you will be dropped off at the train station to board the overnight high-speed train to Xining. The high-speed train journey from Beijing to Xining lasts approximately 10 hours. During the trip, you'll enjoy the modern sleeping cabins aboard China's high-tech bullet train.


Overnight on the Bullet Train



Day 4: Train to Xining and Transfer to Lhasa via Tibet Train (L)

Upon your arrival in Xining, your local guide will greet you at the railway station and escort you to a local restaurant for lunch, where you can savor traditional Beef Noodles.

Then, you will go to visit the Ta’er Monastery, also named Kumbum Monastery, lies on 25 km to the northeast of Xining. It is the birthplace of Tsongkhapa, well-known Tibetan Buddhist master.

After the tour in Xining, you will be transferred to Xining Railway Station for your overnight train to Lhasa. Please be sure to arrive in train station at least 1 hour before the train departure. You need present your passport and Tibet Travel Permit to board the train.

Tibet Permit Notice:
1. When you book your trip with us, we'll take care of getting your Tibet Travel Permit.
2. It's best to book and send us the required documents at least 20 days before your trip.
3. Your travel permit will be sent to you before your train departs. Make sure to keep it safe.

Tibet Train Travel Tips:
1. Your package includes a soft sleeper train ticket from Xining to Lhasa.
2. There is a dining car on board the train to Tibet, offering simple Chinese dishes. Feel free to bring some snacks and instant noodles with you.
3. All trains to Tibet are equipped with oxygen supply systems, so there's no need to worry about altitude sickness on board.


Overnight on the Tibet Train



Day 5: Scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and Arrive in Lhasa

Today, you are going to witness the most beautiful scenery of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Along the way to Nagchu, you will see Tanggula Pass come and go, almost indistinguishable from the rest of the highland. You may notice villagers gazing at the passing train and yaks darting off the tracks. Up here, every few minutes, another range of snow-capped peaks with glaciers streaming down their sides appears on the horizon.

Upon arrival in Lhasa, you will be greeted by local guide at the train station and then be transferred to your hotel in downtown Lhasa. Along the way, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lhasa River, and the typical Tibetan villages.

After arriving at the hotel, take some time to rest and acclimate to the high altitude. It's helpful to take it easy for the first few days and remember to stay hydrated by drinking water.

Later in the afternoon or evening, your guide will welcome you with traditional Tibetan gifts, provide travel guidance, and introduce you to the other members of your group.

Warm Tips:
If you require any assistance or have specific needs, please don't hesitate to visit our service center located at Gangjian Hotel.


Overnight in Lhasa

Day 6: Lhasa Day Tour: Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B, D)

Today, you will first visit the Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet that once housed over ten thousand monks. Here, you'll explore the Coqen Hall, where your guide will provide a detailed explanation of the Tibetan Buddhist worldview and narrate the stories of renowned figures in Tibetan Buddhist history.

Additionally, you'll tour the Loseling College (or an equivalent) within Drepung Monastery to understand monks' practices and studies. Exploring their dormitories will offer insight into their daily routines and living conditions.

In the afternoon, the tour proceeds to Sera Monastery, established in 1419 and long regarded as a significant Buddhist seminary. Here, you'll observe the renowned monk debates, a highlight of Sera Monastery. Your guide will provide a comprehensive explanation of how these debates aid monks in acquiring knowledge and advancing through academic degrees.

After today's sightseeing, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow group members.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.


Overnight in Lhasa


Breakfast | Welcome Dinner

Day 7: Lhasa Day Tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street (B)

After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to visit the magnificent Potala Palace, where you'll stand atop its heights and gaze down upon the city of Lhasa. Your guide will narrate the life and tales of the successive Dalai Lamas within the Potala Palace and meticulously introduce the various halls and treasures housed within its walls.

Once you've explored the grandeur of the Potala Palace, your next stop will be Longwangtan Park nestled at its base. This tranquil spot offers a unique vantage point to admire the majestic Potala Palace and partake in traditional Tibetan cultural experiences.

In the afternoon, you'll head to the sacred Jokhang Temple—the heart of Tibetan faith and life. Within the temple resides the rare and revered 12-year-old statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, an image so lifelike that it resembles seeing the Buddha in person. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, where you can take a clockwise kora, witnessing how local Tibetans practice their Buddhist beliefs.

Following this, your guide will take you to the liveliest indoor Tibetan tea house in Lhasa, where you can enjoy Tibetan sweet tea with locals. Your guide will join everyone, sharing insights into the social relations and daily leisure life of Tibetans.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.


Overnight in Lhasa



Day 8: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse (B, L)

After exploring Lhasa, you'll travel overland to Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city. Along the way, immerse yourself in Tibet's splendid scenery and discover the leisurely lives of local villagers.

The first stop will be at Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. This stunning lake unveils its beauty from the Gambala Mountain Pass (4790m), curving like a blue ribbon, while the towering Mt. Noijin Kangsang (7191m) can be seen in the distance. As you descend to the lakeshore, explore various viewpoints offering intimate encounters with the lake's shoreline. Towards the lake's end, you'll have the opportunity to visit a welcoming local family in the village and have lunch with them.

Next, you'll pass by the Karola Glacier (5100m). Positioned right by the roadside, it resembles a serene maiden grooming herself while gazing from afar at the majestic snow-capped mountains.

Continuing your journey towards Gyantse, you'll make a stop at Simila Mountain Pass. Here, you can hang prayer flags, offering prayers for global peace and the well-being of your loved ones.

Upon arrival in Gyantse, seize the opportunity to capture memorable photos of the ancient city. En route from Gyantse to Shigatse, you will witness vast stretches of lush green barley fields (in summer) and golden fields (in autumn), alongside numerous farms.

Finally, upon reaching Shigatse and checking into the hotel, take a moment to relax and prepare for the upcoming trip to Mount Everest the following day.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.


Overnight in Shigatse


Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp (B)

In the morning, you will set off towards Mount Everest after breakfast. Beginning with the Gyatsola Pass (5280m), the viewpoint offers your first glimpse of Mount Everest. Veiled within the mountain range, Everest resembles a budding lotus flower, a captivating sight along the roadside.

Continuing into Mount Everest National Nature Reserve, the Gawula Pass (5198m) presents a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Here, you will see the breathtaking lineup of the five world's highest peaks in the Himalayan range, all towering above 8000 meters. This is your second glimpse of Mount Everest.

Then traverse the new winding road toward Everest Base Camp (5200m), each turn reveals a closer perspective of the majestic Everest, gradually unfolding before you. This marks your third view of the Everest.

Upon arrival at Everest Base Camp, the huge white pyramid peak stands tall before you. As dusk approaches, the setting sun casts warm golden hues upon Everest's northern face—your fourth view.

As night descends, the glistening Milky Way alongside the snow-white peak of Mount Everest offers your fifth and final encounter with the majestic peak.

Stay overnight at Everest Base Camp or in the nearby village if the EBC tent hotels close during the winter season.

Warm Tips:
1. Everest Base Camp sits at an altitude of 5200 meters, and it's common to experience headaches and difficulty sleeping at night due to altitude. This is a normal occurrence, so there's no need to panic. Continue to take it slow, relax, and savor the beauty of Everest. The symptoms will gradually ease.

2. The visibility of Mount Everest depends on weather conditions and cannot be assured.

3. From November to March, the tent hotels at Everest Base Camp usually close. Hence, if you're traveling during this period, your accommodation choices are restricted to the nearby village near EBC.


Overnight in EBC Tent Hotel



Day 10: Everest Base Camp to Gyirong Border

Today, you will travel from Everest Base Camp to the Sino-Nepal border at Gyirong Port, and marvel at the incredible landscape along the way.

Before departing from EBC, you'll enjoy the graceful sunrise of Mount Everest, and hike to the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk Monastery (5154 meters). This Tibetan Nyingma monastery sits in close proximity to Mount Everest and is a place where nuns and monks reside together.

Then, you will traverse the Himalayas, driving towards Gyirong Port (2800 meters). It is a lengthy road with a scenery change from the high plateau to a lower valley. You will pass by the Shishapangma Peak (8027 meters) and the serene Lake Paiku Tso, and be mesmerized by the tranquil and harmonious beauty. As the altitude rapidly descends upon entering the edges of the Himalayas, you'll be captivated by forests, waterfalls, and seemingly bottomless gorges.

Upon reaching Gyirong Valley, you'll behold dense forests with snow-capped peaks rising above. In Gyirong Town, you can deeply inhale the abundant oxygen in the low forests as you bid farewell to Tibet here.

Travel Tip:
Breakfast is not included in the accommodation at Everest Base Camp, so you'll need to cover the cost of breakfast today on your own.


Overnight in Gyirong

Day 11: Gyirong Border - Kathmandu (B)

In the morning, bid farewell to your Tibetan guide and driver. Our staff at the Nepal border checkpoint will welcome you, assist in arranging the handling of your large luggage (additional fee required), help with your Nepalese visa procedures, and ensure your safe transfer in our private car, all the way to your hotel in Kathmandu.

From the border, you'll traverse to the southern foothills of the Himalayas and journey through the Langtang National Forest.

After entering Nepal, you'll encounter numerous snow-capped mountains along the southern Himalayan foothills, such as Gaurishankar Himal (7,134 meters), Ganesh Himal (7,422 meters), Annapurna Range's Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Lamjung W (6,983 meters), Mount Kanguru (6,981 meters), Himchuli West (6,441 meters), Ngadi Chuli (7,871 meters), and Gaurishankar (7,181 meters).

Due to challenging road conditions, we won't make many stops along the way. But you will feast your eyes on the breathtaking landscape along the way, and enjoy the final gift the Himalayas have in store for you.

Finally, you'll complete the 130-kilometer journey and reach your hotel in Kathmandu.

Tips for Nepal Visa Application:
1. Prepare a passport-size ID photo with a white background.

2. The Nepal visa fee is payable at the border. Only cash in US dollars is accepted, credit cards are not.


Overnight in Kathmandu



Day 12: Finish This Unforgettable Tour and Depart from Kathmandu (B)

Today your guide will transfer you to the airport and help you get on board. Please confirm your departure flight details in advance with your guide. The tour ends.



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If you couldn’t find a tour date suitable for your travel schedule in the above form, please contact our travel experts and they will help you plan a delightful vacation to Tibet at the BEST local price.

What's Included?

1. Tibet travel documents such as Tibet Travel Permit (excluding expedited processing fees), and delivery of the permit to your hotel in mainland of China.

2. Standard tourist vehicles based on the number of group members, ensuring one seat one person. Experienced local drivers offer attentive service.

3. Three-star hotels throughout the itinerary (upgrades available for an additional fee; single room supplement required when not sharing; multi-person rooms for EBC Tent Guesthouse).

4. All meals listed in the itinerary. (Meal fees are non-refundable if declined due to personal reasons).

5. Train tickets from Beijing to Xining and the Xining-Lhasa train ticket (the soft sleeper) listed in the itinerary.

6. Excellent local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide (Prices for guides speaking other languages may be subject to separate negotiation).

7. Admission tickets for all tourist attractions listed in Itinerary, fee for environmentally-friendly sightseeing bus.

8. Travel accident insurance.

9. Border transfer service from Gyirong to Kathmandu.

10. Four distinct local specialty lunches or dinners from different locations.

11. Other services: exquisite Tibetan souvenirs, tourist map, portable oxygen, medical oxygen in the vehicle, bottled mineral water, and more.

What's Excluded?

1. Chinese Visa (for any visa assistance services, please contact us for details)

2. Nepal Visa (Payment of US dollars in cash for a 15-day Nepal visa at the Gyirong border)

3. International flight to China and out of Nepal.

4. Single Room Supplement: Hotels are based on double occupancy (twin-bedded rooms) by default. If you prefer a single room or if room sharing isn’t possible, a single room supplement is required (please consult the travel consultant for specific price differences).

5. Some meals not included in the itinerary.

6. Tips to the guide and driver based on your satisfaction with their services. We recommend paying a total of $7 per person per day for both the guide and driver.

7. Additional expenses resulting from force majeure events (such as natural disasters, traffic controls, loss of valuables, visa delays, flight delays or cancellations, etc.).

8. Personal expenses and any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion list.

Trip Notes:

  • 1. When is the deadline to book this 8-day Everest Base Camp Small Group Tour?

    To ensure a seamless trip, it is recommended to book your Tibet tour at least 15-20 days before the departure date.

    Certainly, booking your tour 1-2 months or earlier in advance will assist us in arranging your Tibet Travel Permit and other necessary documents, as well as securing accommodations. Additionally, early bookings may qualify for early-bird discounts. This arrangement facilitates better preparation and a more relaxed journey.

  • 2. What travel documents are required for a trip to Tibet Everest Base Camp?

    For traveling to Tibet Everest Base Camp, various tourists require specific travel documents:

    1) Foreign tourists: Passport, Chinese Visa, Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit
    2) Tourists from Hong Kong and Macau: Home Return Permit, Frontier Pass
    3) Tourists from Taiwan: Mainland Travel Permit (MTP), Tibet Travel Permit, etc.

  • 3. How to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit? How long does It take, and when can I get the permit?

    For foreign tourists applying for the Tibet Travel Permit, photos or photocopies of a valid passport and Chinese Visa are needed. Holders of a working visa need to additionally provide a work certificate, while student visa holders require student certification.

    However, Taiwanese tourists only need to provide photos or photocopies of Mainland Travel Permit for the Tibet Travel Permit application.

    Generally, processing the Tibet Travel Permit takes 7-14 working days. Once the permit is successfully issued, we'll mail it to your address in mainland of China 3-5 days before your departure date, ensuring you have it in hand for your train or flight to Tibet.

  • 4. What is the altitude of Everest Base Camp? What should I do If altitude sickness occurs?

    Everest Base Camp in Tibetan side is situated at an altitude of 5200 meters, making it one of the highest points on this journey. Visitors who are new to high-altitude areas may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness such as dizziness and headaches.

    Our thoughtfully planned 8-day itinerary from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp allows for 2-3 days of acclimatization in Lhasa, situated at an altitude of 3650 meters, before proceeding to higher altitudes like Shigatse and Everest Base Camp. This gradual ascent minimizes the chances of severe altitude reactions.

    If severe symptoms occur, such as intense headaches or breathing difficulties, promptly use oxygen, inform your guide, and seek medical attention as soon as possible. If necessary, immediate descent to lower altitudes like Shigatse Town or Tingri County may be arranged.

  • 5. When is the best time to visit Mount Everest in Tibet?

    The best season to visit Tibet Everest Base Camp is spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). During these periods, the weather tends to be stable and clear, providing favorable conditions for observing Mount Everest.

    Additionally, in the summer months (July-August), although Tibet experiences its rainy season, most rainfall occurs at night, and daytime skies remain mostly clear with comfortable temperatures, making it a viable option.

    During winter (November to March of the following year), temperatures are lower, yet days are often clear, allowing for a better appreciation of Mount Everest's starry skies and the Milky Way. Winter marks the off-season for tourism in Tibet, offering lower tour prices for visits to Mount Everest, making it a more cost-effective choice.

  • 6. Are there instances when mount Everest might not be visible? What should I do If that happens?

    Due to factors like high altitude and ever-changing weather, there might be times when Mount Everest isn't visible during the visit. However, this isn't a common occurrence.

    To increase the likelihood of seeing Mount Everest, it's best to plan your visit to Everest Base Camp during the stable weather seasons of spring and autumn. Even if there's rain, showers around Mount Everest tend to pass quickly. Of course, you can always reach out to our experienced travel advisors before your trip to get insights into Mount Everest's weather conditions. To maximize your chance of spotting Mount Everest, our itinerary provides four opportunities to witness its beauty; at least one should offer a clear view.

    Furthermore, before heading to Mount Everest, keeping a positive mindset and appreciating the diverse beauty of Tibet, not solely focused on Mount Everest, is important. Even if you miss seeing Mount Everest, the surrounding breathtaking natural scenery and unique plateau landscapes will still captivate you. Missing a sunset may lead to a stunning sunrise. The journey to Mount Everest is about more than just the mountain itself; it's an adventure embracing natural marvels and the mesmerizing plateau scenery.

  • 7. How about the accommodation and dining along the route from Lhasa to Mount Everest?

    In cities like Lhasa and Shigatse, there's a range of accommodation options available, from luxurious hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. You can choose based on your budget and preferences.

    However, at Everest Base Camp, the only lodging option is the tent guesthouse, which provides basic accommodation with relatively simple facilities, often consisting of several beds in one tent. During winter, the tent guesthouses at Everest Base Camp might close, necessitating accommodation in places like Tashi Dzom Town or Basong Village.

    Regarding dining, along the route to Mount Everest Base Camp, towns and scenic areas offer a variety of dining choices. Tibetan restaurants and Sichuan cuisine eateries are common. Regardless of your culinary preferences, these places usually cater to various tastes. Even vegetarians can find suitable options along the way.

  • 8. How far is It from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, and is It a long journey by overland?

    The direct distance from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is approximately 450 kilometers, but due to winding mountain roads, the actual driving distance is around 700 kilometers. Typically, it takes about 14 hours of driving time to reach Everest Base Camp smoothly.

    To ensure a comfortable and safe journey, it's generally recommended to allocate 2 days for the trip from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp. This schedule not only allows better acclimatization to the high-altitude environment but also provides opportunities to enjoy the scenery along the way, enhancing the overall travel experience.

  • 9. What to pack for traveling to Mount Everest in Tibet?

    1) Clothing: Upper garments can include thick underwear (or thermal underwear), a sweater/fleece, and a thick down jacket (thick winter jacket). Lower wear can consist of windproof pants and warm thermal leggings. Footwear can be non-slip sports shoes or hiking boots. Additionally, scarves, gloves, and hats are essential. Layering clothing is advisable for adjusting to temperature changes.

    2) Personal items: Skincare products like facial cleanser, moisturizer, facial masks, body lotion, lip balm, and sunscreen. Personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, and towels. Shampoo and shower products can be selectively packed based on personal needs. Sunglasses are a must due to Tibet's strong sunlight. Given the long distances between Tibetan attractions, carrying a U-shaped pillow for comfort during long journeys is recommended. Also, prepare a thermal flask to ensure access to hot water anytime.

    3) Common medications: Adhesive bandages, motion sickness medicine, cold medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, anti-inflammatory drugs, eye drops, altitude sickness medication, and other commonly used medications should be carried for emergencies. (Always follow medical advice and avoid misuse of medication.)

    4) Electronic devices: Bring chargers, power banks, cameras, earphones, or other electronic devices as per personal requirements.

    5) Small amounts of cash and bank cards: Although mobile payment methods are becoming more common in Tibet, there might still be instances in remote areas where cash is needed. It's advisable to carry a small amount of cash and at least one bank card.

  • 10. How is the Communication and Network at Everest Base Camp? Is WiFi Accessible?

    Everest Base Camp currently has 5G signal coverage but does not provide WiFi service. Therefore, mobile networks are available for communication. However, due to the high altitude, there might be times of slower network speeds or unstable signals. It's recommended to download essential apps beforehand. Additionally, informing family and friends about potential delays in responding to messages during specific periods can help prevent unnecessary concerns.

  • 11. What are the highlights not to miss at Everest Base Camp? Why is a visit to Tibet a must?

    At Everest Base Camp, you're not only privileged to witness the world's tallest peak - Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters) in all its grandeur but also immerse yourself in its magnificent splendor. You can witness the sunrise and sunset over Everest, bask in the beauty of stars twinkling in the night sky, and marvel at the flowing Milky Way. Additionally, nestled here is Rongbuk Monastery, perched at the highest altitude (5,154 meters), housing precious relics like the statues of Guru Rinpoche and Shakyamuni Buddha.

    For ordinary tourists, the significance of visiting Everest Base Camp extends beyond glimpsing Mount Everest and exploring Rongbuk Monastery. It's about relishing the magnificent landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau along the journey, gradually ascending towards the top of the world, and understanding the profound essence of an expedition to Everest.

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    Really enjoyed visiting the monasteries and Everest base camp. Our tour guide Keldor was very good with arranging everything for us in the trip. Our experience wouldn’t be as great as it is without Keldor.More reviews

    May 2024 Nathan N

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