Everest Advance BC North Trek

  • Everest Advance BC North Trek

Code TH-TB-019 •   16 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
  • Group size: 1-20 Pax
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Departure City: Lhasa
  • Max Altitude: 6500m
  • Activities: Trekking / Sightseeing / Expedition


Trip Information

Everest advance base camp north from Tibetan side crosses the Tibetan highlands to witness the real beuty of Tibetan highland plateau and it is also a ideal choice to have a basic mountaineering training to fit yourself in the high altitude and experience the Everest by touching the soul. It is 6500m high above sea level. it is also the world’s highest Tibet trekking route that takes you as close to the summit of Everest as any non-climber can reach, with basic climbing gears and mountaineering skill. The trekking takes around 4/5 days from Rongbuk monastery and The 22km trekking route starts with Everest Base Camp (5200m) and trekkers move upwards along hills beside the Rongphu Glacier. Tourists are able to appreciate the peculiar shape of glaciers and then reach the Intermediate Camp(5800m) and keep heading upwards by passing the East Rongphu Glacier till the final destination Advanced Base Camp (6500m), located alongside of the East Rongphu Glacier.

Everest advane base camp north trek is one of the real adventure of a life time. It is recommended to have basic experience of alpinism who have experience of trekking above 4000m would be helpful. It is not recommended for children and above 70 years elder. There is not specific fitness required anyone could take part in the trip who have strong will power.


You will be staying at  good reviewed  3 star in Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse if you prefer better hotel there is always option to upgrade the hotel and if you prefer to get booked own prefer hotel we are always ready to book for you. In Everest base camp the Rongbuk Guest house is a local guesthouse with dormitory room and comon bath or camping can be prefered. There will be camping during trekking period. Our camping tents are well maintained two men tents for group members, dining and kitchen tents along with kitchen table and other necessary equipements. In kyirong it is good guesthouse but do not expect fancy.

Altitude Problem and Physical Fitness Required

Trekking to Everest base camp north goes upto 6500m, high physical fitness along with prior experience at trekking in high altitudes required. It will help if you have previous trekking experience preferably in high altitudes at least 5000m. It is also important that you have a positive attitude and a strong determination and will power. We also advise our guest(s) to consult their doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements before taking the trip. Regular exercise, jugging, stretching and medication or yoga may be good idea before taking the trip.


We provide hygenically food prepared by our own experienced cook during trekking. All meals during trekking and only breakfast during the driving or touring sessions are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners in the city in Lhasa on our own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). It is advisable to budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100(USD10 to USD16) for lunch and dinner in a single day. Only basic meal choices like Tibetan bread and tsampa porridge will be available in remote locations. Freshly cooked full board food will be served by trained and experienced cooks on full-board basis during camping.

Recommended Clothing & Accessories

As the tempreture varies greatly between day and night (from Max. 20 degrees celcius to Min. -10 degrees celcius) one should prepare accordingly. Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen sockes, Personal Towel, Light and Warm parka Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun Cream, Torch with extra batteries, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, T-Shirt, Sleeping bag and comfortable walking shoes are recommended for Ganden to Samye Trekking.

Travel Insurance

Full travel insurance coverage for medicine, Helicopter evacuation, if in case of immergency, lost of belongings and trip cancilation is strongly recommended for this trip.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (April to May) and Autumn (September to October) is the best seasons for the Everest Advance Base Camp Norrth Trek.

Trip Start / Dates and Cost

Trip can be started either from Kathmandu or Lhasa. You could even check our fixed group joing trips. Check available trip dates and cost for Everst Advance Base Camp North  or Please contact us for your customized departure date and cost. We are always welcome for customization as per your preference. 


Day 01: Arrive Lhasa and transfer to Hotel.

Our guide will assist you to check in Tibet with your permit at Lhasa airport. After completion of immigration formalities, you will be dropped to your hotel. The distance between airport to Lhasa city where you hotel is located is 65km, 1 hrs drive is required.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: N/A

Day 02: Lhasa full day sightseeing

Full day guided tour in Lhasa. In the morning visit Potala, which was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet? In the afternoon visit Jokhang monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship every day. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 02: Lhasa full day sightseeing

It is another full day sightseeing in Lhasa, In the morning visit Drepung monastery the sacred land of Gelug Sect., which was established in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. Afterwards visit Norbulinka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. In the afternoon visit Sera monastery, which was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called “the court of wild rose”. Today still 200 lamas live in there. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debate" in Sera is very famous.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 4: Drive Lhasa-Gyantse: Yamdrok-tso, Kumbhum Monastery, Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier

We drive towards Yamdrok-tso and Gyantse Kumbhum monastery (300km) and run through a black asphalt highway. It is better to leave early in the morning and in about one and half hour way, from the top of Mt.Gangbala, you can see the fabulous shade of deep torquoise. Yamdrok-yutso is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Leaving yamdrok-tso is a spectacular as arriving, since you have to cross the 4960m karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. then we will reach our day’s final destination Gyantse, and visit Kubum monastery which is 35m-high chorten(stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. you can visit every chambers in the monastery. Stay overnight in Gyantse.

Accommodation: 3 Star hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 5: Drive Gyantse [3950M] - Sakya [4500M] 230km: Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Sakya monastery

Today’s itinerary covers the unique Tashi Lhunpo monastery(90km), and we will drive through black smooth tar road to Sakya, and visit Sakya Monastery, then to Lhatse Visit the famous Tashilhunpo monastery which is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa. In the evening you can visit the famous Tibetan market below the shigatse Zong. Then drive to Saykya county where the Sakya monastery  is located, and the Sakya tridition is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was from here that the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings of historic importance to be seen here. You can see the largest book in the world in Sakya's great library written in gold. Stay overnight in Lhatse.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 6: Drive Sakya [4500M] – Rongpuk [5000M] 256km: Sakya Monastery, Gyalpo-la pass, Rongbuk

In the morning, you will visit Sakya Monastery, which is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was from here that the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings of historic importance to be seen here. You can see the largest book in the world in Sakya's great library written in gold. After exploring Sakya Monastery, we will drive directly towards the Mount Everest base camp(180km)Rough road upto mount Everest. From the top of the Gyalpo-la pass you can see the beautiful sun raising from the top of great Himalayan mountains. Stay overnight in Rongpuk Tent Guest House.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 7: One day adjust trekking from Rongbuk to EBC, camp at EBC. [5200M,8km, 3-4hours]

Today warm-up trekking from Rongbuk Monastery to EBC, you will see the famous Rongbuk Glacier, which is the largest among all the hundreds of glaciers formed around the Mt. Everest. The glacier water flows south into a river passing by the foot of the monastery. This is called 'Rongbuk River', and the water there is extremely cold. Camping at EBC.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: Trek from Everest Base Camp to Camp 1 [5460M, 5km, 5-7hours]

Your first challenge would be trekking to Base Camp 1(5450m). Going through the Rongpuk Glacier along the way to C1, you many enjoy this massive glacier. We will take a trail that rises to the east side of this ice cap and heads toward the peak of Mt. Everest. The trek is fairly short, but the high altitude may still be hard for many, so relax today and enjoy exploring this amazing area. Stay overnight in Camp 1

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Camp 2 [5970M, 5km, 6hours]

Today we ascend even farther to the intricate maze of ice as we meet up with the Changste glacier. It is such an incredible experience to hike on the world's highest mountain! Today our camp is even more beautiful than past sites. We are surrounded on all sides by varying glaciers and hanging ice. Stay overnight in Camp 2

Note: sometimes in summer season, the river floods, yaks can’t cross it, then today we start from interim camp(5760m) early and reach ABC and return to interim camp(5760m).

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Trek to ABC [6500M] and return to Camp 2 [5970M, 6km, 9 hours]

It is completely up to you today to decide whether you want to spend the night at Base camp 3 or simply hike there during the day and return to Base Camp 2. The walk will be much more enjoyable tomorrow if we stay at the second base camp. However, if you wish we can spend the night at an even higher altitude and impressive location. Camp 3 lies in the center of flattened gravel mounds next to the glacier. Today we can observe many imposing pinnacles, ridges, and even the rock summit of Everest. Camp 3 is only 2400 meters from the top. What a sight it is to finally arrive at nearly the highest point in the world! Stay overnight Camping.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Return to EBC [5200M,16km,10hours],then drive to Tent area or Rongpuk guest house

Today is a long day as we cruise downhill back towards the first base camp. Wonderful sights as we leave this amazing Mountain the worlds highest peak.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Rongbuk to Kyirong (3900m) Drive / 380km / 6-7 hrs

Today we will drive over newly bult road on Tibetan plateu toward border local town Kyirong. Kyirong route is recently opened for tourist after massive earthquake in Nepal which cause the Kodari border closed. It is an alternative route to travel overland from/to Nepal.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 14: Kyirong - Rasuwagadi - Kathmandu (1300m) Drive / 210km / 7 hrs

Today our journey toward Nepal/Tibet border begins early to clear immigration formalities at the border named Rasuwagadi, our representative will help to clear immigration formalities. After that we will drive toward Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 15: Kathmandu free day or sightseeing

Today you have a full day at Kathmandu which you could use on your own program whether you like to visit on your own or get a guided sightseeing of Kathmandu world heritage sites. it is your choice! Evening we will have farewell dinner hosted by the Tibet Holidays.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 16: Final Departure.

Today you have free time until airpot reporting time. Drop to airport final departure toward home.

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • All travel permit and all other necessary permits for this trekking;
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking local tour guide;
  • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to MINI Bus depending on the group size;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary;
  • All meals listed in the above itinerary;
  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car;
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
  • First aid kit; Gamow bag for altitude problem
  • Border to Kathmandu transportation by Jeep/Bus as per group size
  • Border clearance and porterage charge
  • 2 Nights accomodation with daily breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tours & Airport drop in Nepal side

What is not included?

  • Flight or train to and out of Tibet;
  • Domestic flight/train to Tibet not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your trip), optional tour activities, etc.
  • Nepal visa
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items.

USD 3,298

16 days

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