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NEPAL and TIBET with Everest Base Camp – to the roof of the world

Nepal Nepal

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This tour, that combines trekking in Nepal with culture, myths and the high mountains of Tibet, brings you to the base camp of Mt. Everest (5,520 m).

After a sightseeing tour in the capital Kathmandu, the adventure begins with a drive to Syabru Besi, the starting point of the hike in Nepal. The hiking trail leads through rhododendron and bamboo forests with a diverse flora and fauna, with hot springs and majestic waterfalls. Magnificent views of the snow-capped white giants of Langtang Lirung (7,200 m) make this hike unforgettable.

After this exciting trek in Nepal we continue to Tibet, the land of monks, monasteries and high mountains. On this tour we will be guided through the fascinating dry landscape with over 8000 m high mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Shisha Pagma as well as the authentic villages of Tibet.
A special highlight of the trip is the visit to the Everest Base Camp, located 5250 m above sea level on the Tibetan side, from where we are rewarded with breath-taking views of the north side of Mount Everest (8,849 m). The nature and culture of Nepal, the monasteries, temples, the nomadic and Buddhist culture of Tibet are the incomparable impressions that you will tell your family and friends about after the trip.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – Introduction to the trip, equipment check and welcome dinner
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. In the afternoon we will explain the details of the trip with you, and in the evening you are invited to dinner with your guide. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (D).

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for trekking
Today we explore Kathmandu with a local guide. This day can be designed flexibly according to your wishes. The most popular places and most impressive sights include Pashupatinath – a Hindu temple with cremation places, Swayambhunath – also known as the monkey temple -, Boudhanath Stupa, Durbar Square and Thamel – the tourist center of Kathmandu. You should return to the hotel in the late afternoon and pack for the trek the next morning. You can also leave a bag at the hotel with items you won’t need on the tour. The rest of the day can be used as free time. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (B).

Day 3: Drive to Syabru Besi (1,420m) – 6 hours drive
We drive by private jeep along the northwest mountains from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. A nice drive on an adventurous road where we come through many villages and watch locals at work. We take a break for our lunch in Trishuli Bazar and then continue to Dunche. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m) – approx. 6 hours hike
From Syabru Besi we start the trekking tour over a suspension bridge of the Bhote Khola. After crossing another suspension bridge over Langtang Khola, the path leads along the river and through a dense bamboo forest, where you might even see groups of langur monkeys. The red panda also lives there, but as these animals are very shy you will rarely see them. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 5: Trek to Langtang (3,430m) – approx. 6 hours of hiking
After breakfast we continue up the valley through the forest in the Langtang valley. We will be able to take a first look at the snow-covered Himalayan peaks and Langtang Lirung in the north. On the way to Thangshyap we can see an old Buddhist monastery from afar. At Ghora Tabela the valley becomes flatter and wider. At around 3,500 meters above sea level, we reach the tree line. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 6: Thangshyap to Kyangjin Gompa (3,800m) – 4 hours hike
After Thangshyap we pass a series of long mani walls and here there are fascinating views of Naya, Kanga, Dorji Lakpa and Urkinmang. Kyangjin Gompa is surrounded by mountains on all sides and has an almost mystical atmosphere. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 7: Day trip to Chergo Ri (5,000 m) and hike to the Lama Hotel – 7 to 8 hours hike
It is worthwhile to hike up to Chergo Ri at sunrise. There you have a breath-taking view of the mountains and a glacier. Alternatively, you can walk up the valley to the glacier or spend the day relaxing in Kyangjin Gompa. At noon we walk through villages, whose inhabitants belong to the Tamang ethnic group, back to the Lama Hotel. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 8: Hike to Syabru Besi and on to Tibet – transfer to the Kyrung border – 4 hours hike – 40 min drive
After breakfast we hike down to Syabru Besi. Enjoy the easy downhill trail through lush green vegetation. In Syabru Besi, we have our lunch and drive the short distance to the border. There you cross the bridge on foot, complete the visa formalities and meet our Tibetan guide and the vehicle. After a further 40 minutes drive you will reach Kyrung. Overnight at guest house (B|L).

Day 9: Kyrung to Old Tingri (4,410m) – 5 hours drive
We drive uphill to the highest plateau on earth, with a view of the Tibetan landscape and the feeling of being on top of the world. On the way we will also see the Milarepa Cave over a cliff. The famous yogi and philosopher is said to have meditated in this cave. Overnight in the guest house, (B).

Day 10: Drive to Everest Base Camp (5,250m) and on to Xegar (4,500m) – 2 to 3 hours drive
We drive about 60 km on a bumpy road from Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp / Rongpuk. After approx. 30 minutes we can have a wonderful view of the Himalayan mountain range with four 8000m – Lhotse 8,516m, Mt. Everest 8,849m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8,201m and Mt. Makalu 8,463m as well as numerous other ice giants from the vantage point. About 20 minutes before Everest Base Camp take an eco-bus to the base camp. From here we have a gigantic view of the highest mountain on earth. If you want, you can visit the Rongpuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery on earth at 5,000 m and belongs to Nyingma Buddhism. At noon we continue to Xegar. Overnight in the hotel, (B).

Day 11: Xegar – Kyrung (2,700m) – Syabru Besi – 6 to 7 hours drive
After breakfast we drive to the border, take care of the exit formalities and say goodbye to our Tibetan guide and the driver. Then we cross the border, meet our Nepalese driver and continue with a jeep to Syabru Besi. Overnight at the Tea House Lodge, (B).

Day 12: Drive Syabru Besi to Kathmandu about 6 hours
We drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle. A nice drive through many villages and watch the Nepalese rural population in their daily work. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (B).

Day 13: Free day – Optional Bhaktapur sightseeing
Today is at your disposal, which you can spend relaxing, shopping or further sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley, e.g. in Bhaktapur. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (B).

Day 14: Flight back home
Farewell and transfer to the airport for the return flight home, (B).

We reserve the right to make program changes due to special events, force majeure or weather reasons.

F = Breakfast | M = Lunch | A = Dinner

German guided tour
English guided tour

This tour can also be booked for individual travelers at an additional cost or for your individual group at dates other than shown here.

Duration: 14 days
Costs: € 1.690 per person
Group size: min. 3 Persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only three persons)
€ 280 for single room supplement (only for hotel accommodation, for lodge overnight stays during the trek in Nepal, especially during the high season, single accommodation is not available).

What’s included:

  • Airport transfers within Nepal
  • All necessary land transfers by private vehicle
  • Flight Kathmandu to Lhasa incl. 15kg baggage allowance
  • Welcome dinner in Nepal
  • Accommodation and breakfast throughout the tour in Nepal and Tibet
  • Accommodation and full board during trekking in Nepal
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees, English speaking guide, driver and vehicle in Nepal and Tibet
  • Permits, National Park Access / Conservation Fees, Employee Insurance
  • Trekking guide and porter
  • Visa fees Tibet, TTB and Everest Permits
  • Quality service
  • Oxy meter (oximeter)

Not included:

  • International flight from home country
  • Flight Lhasa to Kathmandu (from June to September the return journey from Tibet is by flight)
  • Additional tours and meals not mentioned
  • Cold drinks
  • Personal invoices
  • Visa Nepal (US $ 50)
  • Excess baggage on flights
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency, evacuation and loss, theft of luggage or damage to luggage and personal effects)
  • Tips

Visa
Nepal: The visa is issued on arrival at a counter at Kathmandu Airport. Visa costs upon entry into Kathmandu amount to US $ 50 (for 30 days stay) and US $ 125 (for 90 days). The fees can also be paid in euros, which are converted by the bank at the airport at the current dollar rate. Two passport photos for the visa must be taken with you. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of travel and have at least one blank page. These visa and passport regulations are valid for the EU countries, Switzerland and the USA. Other citizens please inquire at the respective country consulate.

Tibet / China: We will apply for the visa and permit for you.

Insurance
Travel health insurance (with rescue costs) is essential for your own safety and a prerequisite for booking our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains that necessitates a helicopter, the helicopter will not take off until full coverage of the costs has been clarified. We strongly recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. Flights at bargain prices in particular cannot usually be re-booked or canceled free of charge. Complications with the weather, with your health etc. could also arise in Nepal which would force you to abandon your trip.

We asked ERGO (travel insurance) to put together different service packages for you. You can book the right travel health insurance for you at https://www.reiseversicherung.de.

Please note: We recommend ERGO insurance to travelers residing in Germany and Austria. Other citizens are asked to book their travel insurance through an insurance provider in their country.

It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours only recommends that its guests book travel insurance through ERGO and assumes no responsibility for the contractual content between the travel guest and the insurance provider. It is up to each guest to book their travel insurance through ERGO or another provider.

Standard of hotels and accommodations
Hotels and accommodations that are booked by us in Nepal and Tibet are good and correspond to western, medium standard. The sanitary facilities are clean and functional. The kitchens of the hotels are of course also adapted to Western eating habits and their dishes are safe to enjoy. Sometimes there may be power outages or there may be no hot water available for a while. In general, the hotel staff is extremely friendly and always takes care of the well-being of each and every guest.

During the trek and inland, the mills grind a little differently, sometimes simpler sanitary facilities are to be expected. For standard treks and tours you will spend the night in the typical “lodges” (tea houses). Usually there are very small single or double rooms (some without running water and without their own shower / toilet). In general, you can choose your desired menu from the menu map during the trekking tour. At altitudes above 4,000 meters, however, the choice of food on some routes may not be very large. The typical Nepalese, simple cuisine is mostly vegetarian, but very tasty, filling and good. A corresponding adaptability of the traveler is required here.

Flying in Nepal
The domestic flights booked by us are Sita Air, Tara Air, Yeti Air, Summit Air or Buddha Air, Summit Air.

Tour program
The travel program is perfectly coordinated for all of the trips we recommend. However, it can happen that roads are blocked or impassable without prior notice, that waiting times of several hours arise due to traffic jams or fuel shortages, that access to sights can be blocked for various reasons, or other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes , Health of the participants or unfavorable conditions during trekking make it difficult to carry out the travel program or, in the worst case, make it impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will endeavor to achieve all program points to your satisfaction. The inconvenience is usually limited. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this point that, for the reasons mentioned, program changes are possible at any time and are not the responsibility of the organizer. Any costs arising from this are borne by the traveler. We ask for your understanding.


Trip Details

  • Duration: 14 Tage
  • Holiday Type: Lodge / Hotel accomodation
  • Best trekking period: Oct/Nov/Apr/May
  • Difficulty: Gentle
  • Max Altitude: Everest Base Camp 5.250 m
  • Group size: 3 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only three persons)
  • Tour guide: English speaking, trained Nepalese and Tibetan guide
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 1.690,00 
  • Single room supplement: 280,00 €
    only for hotel accommodation, for lodge overnight stays during the trek in Nepal, especially during the high season, single accommodation is not available