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Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp in Tibet is known as the North (China-side) Base Camp and as opposed to the Souh Base Camp in Nepal, it can be directly accessed by car. Situated at a height of about 5,200 metres, it's the highest Plateau on earth. After reaching, travellers also get the opportunity to visit the Rongbuk Monastery, situated just below the "Base Camp". Built in 1902, it is the highest monastery in the world. The monastery commands exhilarating views of Mt. Everest, absolutely unhindered by any of the neighbouring hills. Originally called Dzarongpu Monastery, it belongs to Ngyigmpa tradition and was destroyed during the cultural revolution. The monastery was renovated again and is home to some monks and nuns. Ruins of ancient sky burial sites occupy one section of Monastery.

Everest Base Camp area is a restricted area and a part of Everest conservation area. It offers one of the world's best trekking experiences in remote and pristine wilderness. Tibetan believe that Khembalung (Shangri-La) exists in this region, where their great master Padmasambhawa once meditated. Kharta Trek takes 4 to 6 days and the extended version of Kharta and Khangsung Valley trek takes 17 days. It takes you to inner isolated areas offering amazing views of East of Mt. Everest, 8848m Makalu, and 8485m Mt. Karma Changri, 6,289m. One gets the rare opportunity to possibly spot highland wildlife such as the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, jackals, hyenas and musk deer. The trek also takes you to the Khangsung glacier.

Village Tour

This is an incredibly memorable experience, wherein visitors are taken to a village located east of Lhasa. There are about 150 families in the village and most of them are occupied in farming. The village has many government-built nomad shelters, where the nomads live with their herds during winter and in summers they head out searching for green pastures and trading their herds. A pristine river flows by the village and largely sustains it. The village also has a nunnery, which was moved here from the high mountain cliff destroyed by an earthquake. The beauty of this village attracts many local families for a day picnic.

During the tour, one will enjoy the warm hospitality of the local village folks. It's a chance to visit their homes and see their way of life up-close. Guests will also sample refreshing Tibetan Yak Butter Tea and Tsampa (Roasted Barley). A delicious picnic lunch will be cooked by a Tibetan chef. A major highlights of the tour is the hike around the holy mountain here, Overall, this tour is a fabulous expereince and one will also learn Tibetan cooking and Sabru dance (Step Dance).



A Word of Warning

Tibet is one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. It offers fabulous monastery sights, taxing high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world's highest mountains and fabled pilgrimage routes. The stunning scenery, friendly hospitality and experience of the their religion are the ingredients for a unique and rewarding adventure. However, with the sometimes-frustrating nature of the country, you will need to exercise patience and approach things with a sense of humor. If you expect everything to run as planned, if you want a predictable and consistent quality in your accommodation and transport - DO NOT travel to Tibet! If you love adventure and want a completely unique travel experience, we guarantee your journey will be a rewarding and memorable experience.




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