Get Ready for Your Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour in 2018

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2017 is nearly past, are you going to plan your Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour in 2018?

Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, with an official record of 8844.43 meters (29,018 feet), it has been standing on the earth proudly for centuries. Like a silent witness, Mt. Everest keeps watching the world changes. It used to be an untouchable holy place in people’s opinion, but up to nowadays, it’s not only a dream to get close to Mt. Everest for lay people due to the efforts made by those heroes. (Check the related post: The Historic Moments of Climbing Mt. Everest)

 

The silent Mt. Everest

 

The Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour is a classical route for most of the travelers who plan to visit Mt. Everest from Tibet. So, when is the best time to do this tour? How to reach the Everest Base Camp? And what can I expect during this trip except for Mt. Everest itself? Let us figure out all the answers one by one.

 

When is the best time to do a Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour?

 

Here we need to clarify two concepts. One is to visit Everest Base Camp, the other is to do an Everest Base Camp trekking tour. Actually, it’s available to visit Everest Base Camp all year round except for March when Tibet is closed for foreign travelers due to the Tibetan New Year. From April to October is the best time to visit Mt. Everest, as the weather is good, and the view is clear. It’s a little bit cold to visit Everest from November to February. But, of course, it has the distinctive charming. You are in a whole world of snow white, which shows you a different beauty and brings you an inner peace. Besides, it’s the off-season from November to February, which means the cost of the tour is lower than other time, and you don’t need to watch people’s heads in the tourist sites.

The best time to do an Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour is from April to May and September to October. Because the monsoon of Everest is usually from June to August. It’s not easy to trek when rainy days.

 

 

The Grand Mt. Everest

 

How to reach the Everest Base Camp?

 

Most of the travelers will take the tour vehicle to the Everest Base Camp by following the classic tour route – 4 Days Driving from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp.

 

Day 1: Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx. 6hrs.

Stay overnight at Shigatse.

Attractions along the way: Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Simila Mountain Pass, Pelkor Chöde Monastery, Far view of Gyangtse Fortress

 

Day 2: Shigatse – Tingri – EBC(5200m), 350km, approx. 7hrs.

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent (Dorm Bed) at Everest Base Camp or the guesthouse in Rongbuk Monastery.

Attractions: Rongbuk Monastery, Gorgeous sunset of Everest

 

Day 3: EBC – Shigatse, 350km, approx. 6hrs.

Stay overnight at Shigatse.

Attractions: Sunrise of Everest

 

Day 4: Shigatse – Lhasa, 300km, approx. 5hrs.

Attractions: Tashilhunpo Monastery

 

The amazing sunset of Everest

 

A few travelers who have a tight schedule will choose to take a train, which can make this Lhasa- Everest Base Camp tour within two days.

 

Day 1: Lhasa – Shigatse by train, 253km, approx. 3hrs.

Shigatse – Mt. Everest Base Camp by car, 343km, approx. 6hrs.

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent (Dorm Bed) at Everest Base Camp or the guesthouse in Rongbuk Monastery.

Attractions: Tashilhunpo Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery

 

Day2: Everest Base Camp – Shigatse by car, 345km, approx. 6hrs.

Shigatse – Lhasa by train, 253km, approx. 3hrs.

Attractions: Amazing sunrise of Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery

 

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