Mount Everest, known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is World Highest Peak above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas . The international border between China and Nepal runs across its summit point.
The current official elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft), recognised by China and Nepal, was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975.In 2005, China remeasured the rock height of the mountain, with a result of 8844.43 m. There followed an argument between China and Nepal as to whether the official height should be the rock height (8,844 m., China) or the snow height (8,848 m., Nepal). In 2010, an agreement was reached by both sides that the height of Everest is 8,848 m, and Nepal recognises China's claim that the rock height of Everest is 8,844 m.
In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by theRoyal Geographical Society, upon a recommendation by Andrew Wauge , the BritishSurveyor General of India. As there appeared to be several different local names, Waugh chose to name the mountain after his predecessor in the post,Sir George Everest , despite George Everest's objections.
8 Nights/ 9 Days Everest Base Camp Tour
Day01: Kathmandu- Lhasa
Transfer to airport for the flight to Lhasa upon arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, transfer to hotel. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high altitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water. Overnight at Hotel.
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. The crowds of pilgrims, innumerable magnificent murals, Buddhist statues, scriptures and rare treasures altogether create a dense religious and art atmosphere that impresses every visitor. 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 everyday. 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. Overnight at Hotel.
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. Overnight at Hotel.
Day04: Lhasa – Gyantse
In the morning drive to Gyantse along the Kyichu River. On the Kamba La (4.796 m) have a fantastic view of the holy lake of Yamdrok Yumtso (4441 m), one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. Pass by the 5.010 m high Karo La and the Simi La to Gyantse (approx. 3.900 m). In the afternoon visit Pelkor Chode Monastery as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby, both of them built in the15th century and situated in the northwestern edge of Gyantse This typical Tibetan Buddhist monastery is the only one large building complex in Tibet that old monastery and stupas are completely preserved and characterized as a monument. It is recorded14,000 kilograms of copper was used to make the 8-meter-high sitting statue of Sakyamuni Buddha housed in the grand hall of the temple. The 8-storey stupa is 42m high and 62m in diameters contains a total of 76 chapels with wonderful murals revered by art scholars around the world. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Gyantse - Shigatse
Morning drive about 90 kilometers to Shigatse (3880m), the second largest city with 40,000 inhabitants in Tibet and the traditional capital of the Tsang. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Shigatse – Shegar
In the morning visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama built in 1447 and one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in China, and a tomb of the 4th Panchen Lama containing masses of jewels and gold. In Tibet Buddhism, Panchen Lama is just the reincarnation of Maitreya Buddha. Today 600 monks live in the monastery. Then drive to Shegar (new Tingri; 4.350 m; approx. 245 km). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Shegar – Rongbuk
In the morning drive to Rongbuk. With an altitude of 5,030 meters it is the highest temple in the world. It was said the Rongbuk Monastery had been built as early as the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Mount Everest, which stands 8,848 meters above sea level, is often referred to as 'the third pole on earth'. Being the world's highest peak, its legendary status holds a fascination to many trekkers and mountaineers. We walk 7 km to the Base Camp and do some sightseeing there. Walking or drive by local shuttle bus to Rongbuk. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Rongbuk – Zhangmu
In the morning walking and sightseeing around Rongbuk Monastery. Then drive over pass Lalung La (5,050 m) and Thong La (5120 m)to Chinese border Zhangmu (2350 m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Zhangmu – Kodari - Kathmandu
Cross the border between Tibet and Nepal to Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. The city lies in the southern foot of the Himalaya Range. The geographic location and the people here are quite different from those of Tibetan cities. Overnight at Hotel.
Classification of our Tour package:
Deluxe: Deluxe hotels (4 - 5 star), best available private transport with A/C car and coach, Tourist guide during sight seeing, tour escort for entire the tour etc.
Standard: Standard hotels (3 - 4 Star), best available private transport with A/C or non A/C Car and Coaches, Tourist guide during sight seeing, Tour escort for entire the tour / trek etc.
Budget: Includes Tourist standard hotels (1 - 2 stars), choice of available transport, private or tourist bus – transfer, Tourist guide during sight seeing, etc.
Cost of the Tour
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Tour cost Includes:
• Rooms on twin sharing basis with breakfasts,
• Hotel accomodation as specified for Lhasa and the best available hotel outside Lhasa,
• Sightseeing Tours with English speaking guide and transfers according to the program,
• Monument entrance fees and airfare where specified.
• Tibet Visa,.
Tour cost Excludes :
• Nepal re-entry visa,
• Airport taxes, excess baggage charges,
• other costs incuring due to cancellations,
• accidents, illness emergency rescue.
• Lunch / dinners.