Tingri Everest Base Camp Trek 2024

  • Duration 11
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation
  • Max. Altitude 4348
  • Activity Trekking,hikking and climbing
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season April to June and September to October

Tingri Everest Base Camp Trek 2024 Overview

Tingri Everest Base Camp Trek will take you up the historic expedition route from Old Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery crossing the Langma La pass (16,900 ft). Later, we hike up to the North Everest Base Camp and explore the Rongbuk glacier set directly below the massive north-face of Mount Everest. Then, from Rongbuk we drive back to Kathmandu through the amazing Himalayas Highway to Kathmandu in Nepal.

Tingri Everest Base Camp Trek 2024

10 nights / 11 days fly in/ drive out Full board camping


Day to Day Itinerary
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DAY 1 Kathmandu to flight Lhasa Airport (elevation 3,650 m / 12,000 ft)
Your private guide and driver will pick you up at Lhasa’s airport or train station and accompany you to your hotel.

DAY 2 Lhasa | The Holy City and Its People
Step up to the Potala Palace. Prepare to enjoy the resplendent chambers, exquisite wall paintings, and the stories about the kings of the Tubo Kingdom and Dalai Lamas.

View the palace from four selected angles, which will allow you to fully enjoy the beauties of the palace.

Have an easy walking tour in the afternoon. Visit Jokhang Temple and explore Barkhor Street. Discover the history and the lifestyle of Lhasa in a local market, in a famous traditional Tibetan courtyard, and in a cup of sweet tea inside Ani Tsangkhung Nunnery.

DAY 3 Lhasa to Shigtse | Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier, Palcho Monastery
Leave for Shigatse via Gyantse. First, you will stop at Lake Yamdrok. The charming blue of the lake water is uniquely owned by Tibet’s plateau lakes.

Along the way, you will view the fabulous scenery of the Karola Glacier, one of the top three continental glaciers (ice fields) in Tibet.

When you stop at Gyantse, visit the town’s top attraction: Palcho Monastery. The huge white pagoda is very impressive. You’ll also visit a local Tibetan house and help the locals with their farming work.

DAY 4 Shigatse to Tingri | Tashilunpo Monastery
Visit Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse. There you will listen to stories about the Panchen Lamas and get to know the relationship between panchen and dalai.

Then take the drive to the old town of Tingri. The stunning views along the way may keep you on the edge of your seat. Have a good night’s sleep to be ready for the trekking beginning on day 5.

DAY 5 Tingri to Lungchang | 12-Km (7-Mile) Trek
Star your trek with a hike on the Tingri Plain and Ra-chu Valley. The sheep and yaks might be wandering on the huge meadow. The rolling mountains are in the distance. The vast plateau gives a feeling of freedom.

Camp on a meadow near a village at night.

DAY 6 Lungchang to Nam-La | 21-Km (13-Mile) Trek
The second day’s trek is harder: you will climb up to Nam-La Pass. The views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains are breathtaking.

Camp in the valley below the pass at night.

DAY 7 Nam-La to Zommug | 21-Km (13-Mile) Trek
On the third day, you will hike from Nam-La to a small village called Zommug. Most of the local people make their living by raising yaks. Say hello to the friendly Tibetan nomads on the way, or even help them herding the sheep or yaks. They will be happy to answer any questions if you are curious about their life.

Camp near Zommug at night.

DAY 8 Zommug to Rongbuk Monastery | 11-Km (7-Mile) Trek
After the last 9 miles of the trek, you will get to Rongbuk Monastery, the closest habitation to Everest Base Camp. It is the highest monastery in the world. You’ll see Mt. Everest right there in front of you (weather permitting).

See the hard life of the monks and nuns there. You will have a chance to talk with a monk. He will be happy to answer your questions about his life and study. Present a hada (Tibetan silk scarf) to him to express your respects.

After visiting the monastery, you will catch a memorable view of the world’s roof at sunset.

Stay overnight at the guesthouse at Rongbuk Monastery.

DAY 9 Rongbuk to Shigatse | “Most Mysterious” Sakya Monastery
Drive back to Shigatse after enjoying a beautiful sunrise.

You will visit the most mysterious monastery on the way. It is also the main monastery of Tibetan Buddhism’s Sakya sect. The courtyard with the beautiful murals, the woman ghost statue tied by chain, and the mysterious sutra wall are the highlights you should not miss.

DAY 10 Shigatse to Lhasa | Experience Tibetan Incense Making
Drive along the Yarlung Zangbo Canyon to Lhasa. Enjoy the marvelous scenery on the way. See plateau lakes, rivers, snowy mountains, and traditional Tibetan villages. Stop at a small village that is famous for Tibetan incense making, and experience producing hand-made Tibetan incense.

DAY 11 Lhasa Departure
Your guide and driver will take you to Lhasa’s airport or train station on time for your departure.

Altitude Chart

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfers
  • Twin sharing accommodations in tourist standard hotels including breakfast
  • Travel permits and visa fee
  • Monastery entrance fee
  • Meals 3 times a day during the trek
  • Accommodation in 2 men tent and porters during the trekking period
  • Transportation by Land cruiser and supporting truck.
Cost Excludes
  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Lunch and dinner except trekking period
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency rescue
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Photography charges
  • Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage hiring extra porters, extra transport cost
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
  • The duration of the trek can vary, but it typically takes around 10-12 days to complete the trek from Tingri to Everest Base Camp and back.

  • The best time to do this trek is usually in the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is clear and the temperatures are mild.

  • The trek is considered to be moderately challenging. The altitude and rugged terrain can make it tough, but with proper acclimatization and fitness, most trekkers can complete it successfully.

  • Trekkers will need to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit, the Alien’s Travel Permit, and the Everest Base Camp Permit to do this trek. These permits are typically arranged by trekking agencies.

  • The trek offers stunning views of Everest and other Himalayan peaks, visits to traditional Tibetan villages, and the opportunity to explore the unique culture of the region.

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