Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

Challenging high-altitude journey with stunning Himalayan views

Duration Duration 18 Days
Meals Meals
  • 17 Breakfast
  • 11 Lunch
  • 12 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-star hotel in Lhasa and Shigatse
  • Teahouse/Camping during the trek
  • 4-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
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Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
Minimum 2
Transportation Transportation
Private Vehicle
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 Hours Trek

Overview of Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

The Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is not for the faint of heart. It’s a journey that pushes physical and mental boundaries, taking you to the edge of the world and face-to-face with the majestic Mount Everest. This 18-day adventure delves deep into the heart of the Himalayas, offering breathtaking scenery, cultural immersion, and a chance to test your limits in the most awe-inspiring setting imaginable.

A Cultural Prelude in Lhasa

Your Everest odyssey begins in Lhasa, the spiritual and cultural capital of Tibet. Here, you’ll spend two days soaking in the rich tapestry of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore the iconic Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama’s former winter residence, and lose yourself in the serene beauty of Norbulingka Palace, the summer palace. Immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom of Sera and Drepung monasteries and witness the vibrant energy of Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, a bustling center of pilgrimage and trade.

Highlights for the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

  • Gaze upon the crown of the world: Stand humbled at Everest Base Camp, dwarfed by the majestic peak that pierces the clouds.
  • Immerse yourself in Tibetan tapestry: Unravel the vibrant threads of ancient traditions in Lhasa’s bustling markets and serene monasteries.
  • Conquer the mountain trails: Trek through rugged landscapes, feeling your strength grow as you scale glacial valleys and conquer challenging passes.
  • Seek solace in sacred realms: Find peace within the echoing halls of ancient monasteries, where centuries-old wisdom whispers in the wind.
  • Witness the Himalayas’ symphony: From the towering peaks of Cho Oyu to the mesmerizing dance of the Khumbu Icefall, let the mountain’s grandeur leave you breathless.

Stepping into the Land of Giants

As you leave Lhasa, the landscape transforms into a dramatic panorama of snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys. Your journey takes you through Gyantse and Shigatse, two important Tibetan towns steeped in history and culture. On Day 6, the trek truly begins at Langkor Monastery, where you’ll embark on a challenging yet rewarding climb to Cho Oyu Base Camp, offering stunning views of the world’s sixth-highest peak.

Reaching the Foot of Everest

In the following days, you traverse rugged terrain, crossing the Lamna La Pass and descending towards the Rongbuk Monastery, nestled at the foot of the majestic Mount Everest. Finally, on Day 9, you arrive at Everest Base Camp, a surreal moonscape where the world’s highest mountain dominates the horizon. Spend a day acclimatizing and soaking in the awe-inspiring presence of Everest before pushing further towards your ultimate goal.

Conquering New Heights: The Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

Days 11 to 14 mark the pinnacle of your adventure. You’ll ascend towards the Everest Advanced Base Camp, trekking through a glacial moraine and navigating steep inclines. This challenging yet rewarding section offers unparalleled views of the Khumbu Icefall and the North Face of Everest, a sight that will leave you breathless.

Returning to the Earthly Realm

As you slowly descend back to base camp and begin your journey back to Lhasa, take time to reflect on the incredible feat you’ve accomplished. You’ve challenged yourself physically and mentally, embraced the beauty of the Himalayas, and touched the foot of the world’s highest peak. The Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is not merely a test of physical endurance; it’s an enduring transformative adventure that will leave a lasting impression on your life.

This is just a glimpse of what awaits you on the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek. For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome to Lhasa, the Roof of the World!

    Our Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek begins in Lhasa, the magical capital of Tibet. You have two options to reach this enchanting city:

    Flying high through the Himalayas: Take a breathtaking hour-long Trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu, soaring over Mount Everest (the world’s highest peak!), Kanchenjunga (the third highest!), and other snow-capped giants. Imagine gazing down at glaciers sparkling like diamonds and feeling the thrill of flying above the clouds.

    Riding the rails on the world’s highest train: If you prefer a land adventure, embark on the iconic train journey from mainland China. This route winds through mesmerizing landscapes, climbing ever higher until you reach Lhasa on the “Roof of the World.”

    No matter how you arrive, a friendly representative from Peregrine Treks will greet you at the airport or train station. They’ll whisk you away on a comfortable hour-long drive to your hotel in Lhasa.

    Remember, you’re now at a high altitude, so take it easy for the rest of the day. Relax in your cozy hotel room, sip some herbal tea, and let your body adjust to the thin air. This will help you acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness, so you’re ready to explore the wonders of Lhasa tomorrow!

    Get ready to dive into Tibetan culture, witness breathtaking mountain views, and embark on an unforgettable adventure. Buckle up; your Everest journey starts now!

  • Day 2: Dive into Lhasa's Treasures: Palaces, Gardens, and Tibetan Medicine

    After a delicious breakfast fueling you up, get ready to explore the heart of Lhasa! Today’s adventure takes you through stunning palaces, serene gardens, and the fascinating world of Tibetan medicine.

    First stop: Potala Palace, the Jewel of Lhasa

    Imagine a majestic palace perched atop a hill, overlooking the entire city like a crown. That’s the Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a dazzling symbol of Tibetan culture. This building was the winter residence of the Dalai Lama, featuring large halls, chapels, and private quarters. As you climb the steps, prepare to be awestruck by the intricate golden roofs, colorful murals, and panoramic views of Lhasa unfolding beneath you.

    Potala Palace

    Next, escape to the Norbulingka’s Summery Charm.

    Time to trade grand halls for tranquil gardens! The Norbulingka Palace, meaning “Jewel Park,” was the Dalai Lama’s summer retreat. Step into a haven of greenery, with a vast artificial lake reflecting the clear blue sky. Wander through peaceful gardens, spot playful squirrels scampering around, and soak in the serenity of this hidden oasis.

    Norbulingka: Summer Palace of Dalai Lamas, Lhasa; Tibet
    Norbulingka: Summer Palace of Dalai Lamas, Lhasa; Tibet

    Unravel the Secrets of Tibetan Medicine

    Explore the intriguing realm of Tibetan medicine, a traditional healing system that has flourished for hundreds of years. Visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital, a center for treatment, training, research, and even production of traditional Tibetan remedies. Learn about the use of herbs, acupuncture, and other holistic methods to achieve balance and well-being. You might even discover some natural remedies to take home!

    Rest and Reflect in Lhasa’s Heart

    After a day filled with cultural immersion, return to your comfortable hotel in Lhasa. Take some time to rest and reflect on the day’s discoveries. Imagine the Dalai Lama pacing through the Potala’s halls, picture yourself strolling through the Norbulingka’s gardens, and ponder the wisdom of Tibetan medicine. This is just the beginning of your fantastic adventure in the Roof of the World!

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3: Unraveling Lhasa's Spiritual Gems: Monasteries, Temples, and a Buzzing Bazaar

    Get ready to delve deeper into Lhasa’s vibrant soul! After a delicious breakfast, buckle up for a day filled with ancient monasteries, sacred temples, and the bustling energy of a traditional market.

    First, ascend to the Hilltop Haven of Drepung Monastery.

    Imagine climbing a hill and discovering a massive monastery complex sprawling before you. That’s Drepung Monastery, once home to a staggering 10,000 monks! Built-in the 14th century, it’s a treasure trove of Tibetan history, culture, and religion. Explore grand halls adorned with colorful murals, peek into peaceful courtyards, and witness the chanting and drumming rituals that echo through the walls. Even though the number of monks has decreased, the spirit of Drepung remains vibrant, whispering tales of ancient wisdom and Buddhist traditions.

    Drepung Monastery Tibet
    Drepung Monastery Tibet

    Next, Step into the Serene Beauty of Sera Monastery

    Picture rows of gleaming whitewashed walls topped with shimmering golden roofs. That’s Sera Monastery, another gem of Lhasa’s architecture. Wander through peaceful courtyards and tranquil halls and soak in the serene atmosphere. Keep an eye out for the famous “Sera debating monks,” young novices practicing lively philosophical debates in their courtyards. Their energetic exchanges are a fascinating glimpse into Tibetan Buddhist learning.

    Monks - Sera Monastery
    Monks – Sera Monastery

    Unravel the Mysteries of Jokhang Temple

    Now, prepare to enter the heart of Lhasa’s spiritual life. Jokhang Temple, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as the most sacred site in Tibetan Buddhism. Step inside and feel the weight of centuries of devotion. Admire the towering golden statue of Jowo Shakyamuni, said to be brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng in the 7th century. Breathe in the fragrant incense smoke and observe the colorful rituals performed by pilgrims from all over Tibet. This sacred space exudes a powerful aura of peace and devotion.

    Golden dharma wheel and deer sculptures at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
    Golden dharma wheel and deer sculptures at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

    Finally, Immerse Yourself in the Bustle of Barkhor Bazaar

    After the serenity of the temples, prepare for a burst of vibrant energy! Barkhor Bazaar is the beating heart of Lhasa, a labyrinthine maze of open-air stalls, shops, and pilgrims seeking blessings. Wander through the bustling crowds, bargain for unique Tibetan souvenirs, and soak in the sights and sounds of this iconic marketplace. Sample local delicacies like yak butter tea or momos (steamed dumplings), and watch Tibetan artisans create intricate handicrafts. Barkhor Bazaar is a sensory overload in the best way possible, offering a glimpse into the everyday life and culture of Lhasa.

    Barkhor Bazaar
    Barkhor Bazaar

    Rest and Reflect on Lhasa’s Embrace

    As the day draws to a close, return to your cozy hotel in Lhasa. Let the day’s discoveries sink in, from the grandeur of Drepung to the serenity of Sera, the mysteries of Jokhang to the energy of Barkhor. These experiences will stay with you long after your journey ends, a reminder of the rich tapestry of Lhasa’s spiritual and cultural life.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4: Road Trip through Breathtaking Mountains: Lhasa to Shigatse

    After a yummy breakfast, buckle up for a scenic drive that will leave you speechless! Today, we journey from Lhasa to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, with a detour through the charming town of Gyantse.


    Our adventure begins with a winding road that climbs up Khamba La Pass (4,794 meters). Brace yourself for breathtaking views! Gaze down at the shimmering surface of Yamdrok-Tso, a turquoise lake considered sacred by Tibetans. In the distance, spot the soaring peak of Mt. Nazin Kang Sa (7,252 meters) piercing the sky. As you continue, Karo La Pass (5,045 meters) offers another jaw-dropping panorama of majestic glaciers glistening in the sun.

    Karo La Pass Tibet
    Karo La Pass Tibet

    But the journey isn’t just about the views! In Gyantse, we’ll step back in time with a visit to the towering Khumbum Stupa, a golden monument adorned with intricate murals. Explore the Phalkot Monastery, perched on a hillside with commanding views. And don’t miss Gyantse Dzong, a massive fortress that’s one of the best preserved in Tibet. Witness the impressive stone walls and marvel at its rich history.

    Inside Phalkot Monastery
    Inside Phalkot Monastery

    Finally, with eyes full of wonder and hearts full of excitement, we’ll arrive in Shigatse. Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of this thriving city, set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas.

    Shigatse City Tibet
    Shigatse City Tibet

    Throughout the day, the landscape will transform from barren plains to towering mountains, from turquoise lakes to ancient monasteries. Prepare to be mesmerized by the beauty of Tibet and the captivating history that unfolds at every turn.

    As the sun sets over Shigatse, find your cozy hotel and rest your weary legs. But don’t sleep too soundly – tomorrow’s adventures promise even more wonder!

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5: Chasing Everest's Shadow: Shigatse to Langkor Monastery

    Get ready for a day filled with mountain giants, charming villages, and a first glimpse of the mighty Everest! After breakfast in Shigatse, we’ll hop in our trusty vehicle and start climbing!

    Tsola Pass
    Tsola Pass

    Our journey winds through two magnificent mountain passes: Tso La (4,500 meters) and Gyatso La (5,220 meters). Inhale the fresh mountain breeze and gaze upon stunning, expansive views. As you reach the foot of Gyatso La, hold your breath – a sight awaits that will send shivers down your spine. Your first glimpse of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, looms majestically on the horizon, a snow-capped giant piercing the clouds.

    Gyatsola Pass
    Gyatsola Pass

    Next, we’ll delve into the history and culture of Tibet, arriving at the charming town of Lao Tingri, once a bustling trading post. Imagine Sherpas from Nepal bartering rice, grain, and iron for Tibetan wool, livestock, and salt – a vibrant snapshot of life on the Silk Road.

    Shamba Langkor Monastery
    Shamba Langkor Monastery

    Finally, our journey culminates at the Langkor Monastery, a hidden gem nestled amidst the mountains. This sacred gompa (temple) was built in Padampa Sange’s meditation cave and became the heart of the Dampapa School of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore the tranquil halls, admire the colorful murals, and soak in the serene atmosphere.

    As the sun sets over Langkor, find your cozy room and rest your legs. Today, you’ve conquered mountain passes, met history head-on, and peeked at the crown of the world. Tomorrow, your Everest adventure continues!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 6: Face-to-Face with a Giant: Trekking to Cho Oyu Base Camp

    Hold onto your hiking poles, adventurers! Today, we embark on a breathtaking trek to the base camp of Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest mountain and a snow-capped titan towering at 8,188 meters. Get ready for a day filled with jaw-dropping vistas and adventure!

    Our trail winds beneath the watchful gaze of Cho Oyu, its magnificent peak glistening in the sun. Feel the thrill of walking within inches of one of the most famous climbing challenges in the world – imagine the courage and skill it takes to reach the summit! As you trek, the landscape unfolds around you like a painted canvas. Rugged mountains stand shoulder-to-shoulder, glaciers glint under the sky, and the crisp mountain air invigorates your spirit.

    Mt. Cho Oyu advanced base camp
    Mt. Cho Oyu – Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

    Reaching Cho Oyu Base Camp feels like a victory in itself. You’ll be rewarded with a campsite nestled in the heart of this majestic landscape, surrounded by panoramic views of Cho Oyu and the enchanting Nangpa La Pass. As the sun dips below the horizon, the mountains paint themselves in fiery hues of orange and gold, creating a spectacle you’ll never forget.

    Picture yourself gathered around a flickering campfire, exchanging tales with other explorers beneath a blanket of stars. This night spent at base camp promises to be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your journey. Tomorrow, we’ll delve deeper into the Himalayas, but for now, savor the magic of this moment amidst the giants.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 7: Leaving Cho Oyu Behind: Trekking towards Lamna La Pass

    Fuel up on a hearty breakfast with the majestic Cho Oyu and Nangpa La still painting the morning sky. Today, we set off from the base camp, leaving the awe-inspiring presence of the world’s sixth-highest peak behind and venturing further into the Himalayas.

    Our next destination is the foot of Lamna La Pass, a gateway to even more breathtaking landscapes—our trail winds through the scenic Lungjang Valley, leading us toward the upper part of the village. Keep your eyes peeled – you might spot some fascinating wildlife like blue sheep, foxes, or even elusive wolves.

    As we trek, imagine stumbling upon a beautiful nomad camp nestled at the foot of Lamna La. Here, you can share stories and life experiences with Tibetan nomads, watching them skillfully graze their flocks of sheep, yaks, and other animals. Immerse yourself in their simple yet resilient way of life, exchanging smiles and learning about their unique culture.

    Kyerak Chu valley to Lamna La Pass
    Kyerak Chu valley to Lamna La Pass

    Finally, you’ll reach your campsite at the foot of the pass, ready to rest your legs and reflect on the day’s journey. You’ve come face-to-face with a mountain giant, crossed paths with wild creatures, and glimpsed the nomadic life in the Himalayas – experiences that will stay with you long after the trek ends.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 8: Climbing towards Everest: Lamna La to Rongbuk Monastery

    Get ready for a day that will leave you breathless (both literally and figuratively)! Today, we tackle the climb towards Lamna La Pass, a towering gateway to the crown jewel of the Himalayas – Mount Everest.

    Our boots crunch on the trail as we ascend, lungs burning from the thin air but eyes feasting on the stunning panorama. Cho Oyu’s icy peak stands guard, Lungjang Valley unfolds like a green carpet below, and Nangpa La paints the horizon with white streaks. After 3 hours of uphill sweat, we reach the pass summit, greeted by a 360-degree spectacle of snow-capped giants.

    Nangpa La
    Nangpa La

    But the journey isn’t over! We now plummet down a steep trail, navigating a marshy valley until we reach the Dzakarchu River after another 2 hours. But the effort feels insignificant as we finally catch a glimpse of our ultimate goal – Everest! Her majestic peak peeks into view, growing closer with every step, a sense of accomplishment building in our chest.

    Today, it aims to reach Rongbuk Monastery, a tranquil retreat located at the foothills of the world’s highest peak. As we arrive, exhaustion gives way to awe. Witnessing Everest, unadulterated by high-altitude obstacles, is a moment that will forever etch itself in your memory.

    Sunset View of Mount Everest from Rongbuk Monastery
    Sunset View of Mount Everest from Rongbuk Monastery

    As the sun lowers behind the mountains, turning the sky into a vibrant tapestry of fiery colors, Rongbuk Monastery serves as the perfect setting to view Everest cloaked in a radiant golden light. This spectacular sunset, with the crown of the world as the backdrop, is the cherry on top of an already unforgettable day.

    Tonight, you’ll rest your weary legs within the monastery walls, lulled by the chants of monks and the whisper of the wind through the Himalayas. Remember, tomorrow, you’ll stand even closer to Everest – a dream for most, a reality you’re about to experience.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Tea House

  • Day 9: Everest Awaits: Triumphant Trek to Base Camp

    Prepare for the peak of your adventure! Today, we conquer the ultimate challenge – reaching the Everest Base Camp, the footstool of the world’s highest mountain. This incredible accomplishment will be etched in your memory forever.

    Our boots crunch on the rugged trail, each step a victory against the thin air. The thrill of anticipation builds as we get closer to our goal. Capture this feeling with your camera, snapping photos that will freeze this once-in-a-lifetime moment. Short treks along the way help us acclimatize to the high altitude, preparing us for the final push.

    Sunset View of Mount Everest from Rongbuk Monastery
    Everest Base Camp – Tibet

    And then, it appears – Everest Base Camp! A sea of colorful tents nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, with the crown jewel herself, Mount Everest, piercing the clouds above. The feeling of achievement washes over you – you’ve reached the base of the world’s tallest peak!

    Take a moment to soak in the awe-inspiring vista. Let the immensity of the Himalayas, the raw power of Everest, and the sheer audacity of human perseverance sink in. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow adventurers who share this incredible experience.

    At Everest Base Camp, the sky sparkles with a million stars, and the silence is broken only by the whispers of the wind. Tonight, nestled in your tent, sleep will come quickly, fueled by the triumph of the day. Tomorrow, we bid farewell to this magical place, but the memories of reaching Everest Base Camp will stay with you forever.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Tea House/Camping

  • Day 10: Conquering Thin Air: Acclimatization at Everest Base Camp

    Welcome to a day as extraordinary as the place itself! Today, we spend a total of 24 hours at Everest Base Camp, not just to soak in the majesty but also to help our bodies adjust to the high altitude. Think of it as training for a superhero challenge – conquering thin air!

    Imagine waking up surrounded by a sea of colorful tents, with the world’s highest peak towering right above you. Breathe in the crisp Himalayan air, crisp and sharp with its thinness. It’s a feeling unlike anything else!

    Everest North Rongbuk glacier + ABC
    Everest North Rongbuk Glacier + ABC

    Here’s the magic of acclimatization day: we get to explore! Climb nearby hills – not mountains, mind you, but challenging enough to get your heart pumping and lungs working. Feel the thrill of scaling these mini-challenges with Everest as your watchful witness.

    Remember to look around! Jaw-dropping panoramas unfold in every direction. Jagged peaks pierce the clouds, glaciers shimmer like diamonds, and the vast canvas of the Himalayas paints itself in breathtaking shades. Take pictures and soak it all in; this is what dreams are made of!

    North Everest Base Camp Tibet
    North Everest Base Camp Tibet

    And when you’re not exploring, enjoy the simple pleasures of base camp life. Chat with fellow adventurers from around the world, share stories under the endless starry sky, and maybe even spot a shooting star. Remember, you’re part of a unique club – the Everest Base Camp family!

    Tonight, as you drift off to sleep in your snug tent, feel proud of your accomplishment. You’ve not only reached the foot of the world’s highest mountain, but you’ve also mastered the art of acclimatizing like a champ. Tomorrow, with your body primed and spirit soaring, you’ll take on new adventures in the majestic Himalayas.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Tea House/Camping

  • Day 11: Trading Ice Giants for Rock Towers: Everest Base Camp to Japanese Camp

    Hold onto your hats, adventurers! Today, we leave the awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp behind and embark on a trek that will trade one breathtaking sight for another. Our destination: the iconic Japanese Camp, nestled beneath a towering yellow rock with Pumori Himalaya, a magnificent peak shaped like a woman’s breast, as our backdrop.

    Ascending moraine alongside the Central Rongbuk Glacier
    Ascending moraine alongside the Central Rongbuk Glacier

    Our journey begins alongside the mighty Rongbuk Glacier, a frozen ocean of ice waves stretching as far as the eye can see. Imagine the crunch of gravel beneath your boots as you traverse alongside this icy giant, feeling the cool air sting your cheeks. Soon, we’ll skirt the glacier’s edge, walking along its moraine, a ridge of rocks and debris left behind by its movement.

    After about an hour, keep your eyes peeled for a left turn onto a steeper path. This is your gateway to Japanese Camp! The climb might get your heart pumping, but trust me; the view is worth every bead of sweat.

    At Japanese Camp, pitch your tent under the watchful gaze of the gigantic yellow rock that seems to guard the entrance. Let the fatigue melt away as you soak in the panorama of Pumori Himalaya, its snow-capped peak rising majestically in the distance. Imagine it bathed in the golden hues of sunset, a sight that will stay with you long after the trek ends.

    Here are some additional details you might find interesting:

    • The Rongbuk Glacier is one of the longest glaciers in the Himalayas, stretching for over 19 kilometers.
    • The name “Pumori” means “Daughter of the Mountain” in Tibetan, and it’s considered a sacred peak by the locals.
    • Japanese Camp was initially established by Japanese climbers in the 1970s and is now a popular stopping point for trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp.

    Remember, this trek is all about embracing the challenge and experiencing the beauty of the Himalayas firsthand. So, tie up your boots, seize your camera, and prepare for yet another memorable day in your Everest journey!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 12: Trading Giants for Glaciers: Japanese Camp to Interim Camp

    Get ready for another day of jaw-dropping landscapes and icy giants! Today, we leave the cozy Japanese Camp behind and trade its towering rock guardian for the dazzling dance of ice pinnacles and shimmering glaciers. Our destination: the aptly named Interim Camp, a stepping stone on our Himalayan journey.

    Yaks with loads above Interim Camp
    Yaks with loads above Interim Camp

    The trek begins with a gentle climb, leading us alongside magnificent glaciers that rise like frozen waves against the sky. Imagine the sun glinting off their icy peaks, creating a dazzling spectacle with every turn. Keep your eyes peeled for towering ice pinnacles and majestic sculptures sculpted by wind and time. These icy giants stand sentinel along the path, adding a touch of awe to the landscape.

    As we move forward, a dusty valley welcomes us with open arms. This seemingly barren terrain offers a different kind of beauty, showcasing the raw power of nature’s forces. But look closer, and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramas. The East Rongbuk Glacier unfolds like a shimmering snake, snaking its way through the mountains. And in the distance, the mighty peaks of Pumori (7,161 meters) and Nuptse (7,861 meters) pierce the clouds, their snow-capped summits glistening like diamonds.

    In an ice gully beyond Interim Camp
    In an ice gully beyond Interim Camp

    Don’t worry if you feel the effects of the high altitude – it’s a natural part of the adventure. But remember, despite the thin air, the route itself is relatively easy. Take your time, relish the scenery, and savor the feeling of conquering each step.

    Finally, as the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across the glaciers, we reach the Interim Camp. This snug retreat will serve as our evening sanctuary, providing much-needed relaxation following a day filled with memorable vistas. Tonight, drift off to sleep under the star-studded sky, dreaming of icy giants and majestic mountains.

    Keep in mind that each stride in this trek is a triumph over the rarefied atmosphere and an opportunity to behold the untamed allure of the Himalayas. So, fasten your boots, take hold of your camera, and dive into the adventure!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 13: Face-to-Face with Everest's Rival: Trekking to Changtse Base Camp

    Get ready to come face-to-face with Everest’s mighty neighbor! Today, we trade the familiar landscape of Interim Camp for the breathtaking panorama of Changtse Base Camp. Imagine standing just a stone’s throw from the North Peak, Mount Everest’s closest companion, the name “Changtse” meaning “north peak” in Tibetan.

    Passing through Changtse Base Camp
    Passing through Changtse Base Camp

    Our short trek, spanning roughly 3-4 hours and 5 kilometers, might feel like a walk in the park compared to our previous challenges. But take into account its importance! This walk is all about acclimatizing, helping our bodies adjust to the thin air even further, and preparing us for the grand finale tomorrow.

    But the scenery on this walk is anything but ordinary. Imagine:

    • Towering giants: On one side, Changtse rises in all its glory, a magnificent snow-capped pyramid that almost rivals Everest in height and beauty. (Here’s a photo to give you a glimpse of its awe-inspiring presence.)
    • Everest’s playground: On the other side, the crown jewel of the Himalayas, Mount Everest, unfolds in its full majesty. Witness the Khumbu Glacier snaking around its base, the Western Cwm shimmering in the sunlight, and the iconic Hillary Step standing proud on its icy flank. (Here’s a photo to capture the breathtaking view.)
    • Glacial wonderland: The trail itself winds through a breathtaking glacial landscape. Sparkling glaciers carve their way through the rugged terrain, ice pinnacles stand like silent sentinels, and meltwater streams create turquoise pools that add a touch of magic to the scene. (Here’s a photo to showcase the glacial beauty.)

    As you walk, breathe in the crisp mountain air, relish the stunning vistas, and feel a sense of accomplishment wash over you. You’re here, standing close to two of the world’s highest peaks, experiencing a landscape few ever get to see.

    Reaching Changtse Base Camp feels like a victory in itself. Pitch your tent amidst the icy giants, soak in the panoramic views, and capture them in your memory forever. Tonight, under a canopy twinkling with stars, with Everest and Changtse as your sentinels, sleep soundly, knowing you are nearer to fulfilling your Himalayan aspiration.

    Crossing a tricky ice section close to Advanced Base Camp
    Crossing a tricky ice section close to Everest Advanced Base Camp

    Remember, even though tomorrow brings the ultimate challenge, savor this moment. The trek to Changtse Base Camp is an experience in itself, a chance to witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas and feel the thrill of being close to Everest’s crown jewel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 14: Everest Awaits: Touching the Clouds at Advanced Base Camp

    Today, we push our limits even further, stepping into the hallowed grounds of Everest’s Advanced Base Camp (ABC)! This challenging trek brings us closer than ever to the crown jewel of the Himalayas, offering a glimpse of its summit that will leave you breathless.

    Everest from Advanced Base Camp
    Everest from Advanced Base Camp

    We’ll continue hugging the eastern side of the mighty Rongbuk Glacier, its icy waves glistening under the sun. Imagine crunching over moraine rubble, a path forged by the glacier’s movement, feeling the raw power of nature at your feet. As we climb, Lhakpa Ri, another impressive peak, rises into view, adding to the already majestic landscape.

    Lhakpa Ri Summit
    Lhakpa Ri Summit

    Finally, after 7-8 hours of exhilarating effort, we arrive at the Everest Advanced Base Camp. This isn’t just any campsite; it’s the closest non-climbers can get to the top of the world! Picture yourself nestled amidst tents used by seasoned climbers preparing for their summit push. Imagine gazing upon the Everest summit, seemingly within reach, a mere 2,400 meters above you.

    From here, the world takes on a different perspective. Everest dominates the horizon, its icy peak piercing the clouds like a giant’s spear. You can almost feel the wind whipping across its summit and hear the silence of the unyielding terrain. This is a moment to savor, to etch in your memory forever.

    Tents of ABC with Khartaphu behind
    Tents of ABC with Khartaphu behind

    But our adventure is still ongoing! We’ll retrace our steps back down to Changtse Base Camp, returning to the familiar embrace of its towering neighbor. Tonight, under the star-studded sky, with the memories of Everest dancing in your head, sleep soundly knowing you’ve touched the clouds at Advanced Base Camp.

    Here are some additional details you might find interesting:

    • Everest Advanced Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 6,400 meters, making it one of the highest campsites in the world.
    • Lhakpa Ri, meaning “West Face Peak” in Tibetan, is a popular challenge for climbers preparing for Everest.
    • The Rongbuk Glacier is one of the longest glaciers in the Himalayas, stretching for over 19 kilometers.

    Remember, every step you take is a win over the thin air and a chance to see the Himalayas’ beauty. So, put on your boots, grab your camera, and get ready for the adventure!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 15: Descending Everest: Farewell to Base Camp and Hello Lotingri

    Today, we bid farewell to the awe-inspiring Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek, but not without one last taste of its magic. We’ll embark on a downhill trek, taking our time to savor the stunning mountain vistas and let the memories of our adventures sink in.

    Imagine retracing your steps along the rugged trail, surrounded by the same breathtaking landscapes that took your breath away on the way up. Gaze at the towering peaks kissed by sunlight, watch the glaciers shimmer like diamonds, and listen to the whisper of the wind through the valleys. This is a chance to appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas from a different perspective.

    Leaving Advanced Base Camp
    Leaving Advanced Base Camp

    Reaching Everest Base Camp again feels like closing a chapter in an epic story. Pack your bags, soak in the final views, and say goodbye to your fellow adventurers. Remember, you’ve conquered the challenge, reached the foot of the world’s highest mountain, and created memories that will stay with you forever.

    But our journey is still ongoing! We hop into our trusty vehicle and set off for the charming town of Lotingri, a comfortable 2-hour drive away. Visualize the breeze swirling around your hair as you navigate through valleys and hamlets, feeling a blend of achievement and a hint of melancholy.

    Lotingri awaits with its traditional Tibetan charm, welcoming you with warm smiles and colorful houses. Tonight, rest your weary legs and recount the tales of your Everest adventure under a blanket of stars. Tomorrow, we’ll delve deeper into the cultural treasures of Tibet, leaving the majestic Himalayas behind but carrying their spirit in our hearts.

    Here are some additional details you might find interesting:

    • Descending after acclimatization is more challenging than climbing, so taking it slow is essential.
    • Lotingri, once a bustling trade hub on the Silk Road, is known for its traditional Tibetan architecture and friendly locals.

    Remember, every step on this journey, whether uphill or downhill, is a story worth telling. So, savor the sights, cherish the memories, and embrace the next chapter of your Tibetan adventure!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse

  • Day 16: Bidding Farewell to Tibet: Cruising towards Kerung

    Today, we swap the rugged Tibetan terrain for the familiar embrace of Nepal! After a hearty breakfast in Lotingri, we hop back into our trusty vehicle and set off on a scenic drive towards Kerung, a charming border town nestled at the foot of the Himalayas.

    Picture the wind streaming through your hair as you glide through valleys bathed in the golden glow of the sun. Watch Tibetan villages dot the landscape, their colorful houses like splashes of paint against the snow-capped mountains. Let the memories of your Himalayan adventure play in your mind – the awe-inspiring peaks, the thrilling trails, the camaraderie of fellow travelers.

    The 4-5 hour drive is short, but it’s a welcome dose of rest after days of pushing your limits. As you approach Kerung, the atmosphere shifts. Houses built in the traditional Nepali style replace Tibetan architecture, and the chatter of Nepalis fills the air.

    Reaching Kerung feels like coming home. Stretch out, inhale the fresh mountain breeze, and locate a comfortable guesthouse to rejuvenate and relax. Tonight, savor a delicious Nepali meal, reflecting on your incredible journey through the high Himalayas. You’ve scaled peaks, endured rarefied air, and forged memories that will kindle your spirit for years ahead.

    Tomorrow, we delve deeper into the vibrant culture of Nepal, leaving Tibet with a grateful heart and a camera full of breathtaking pictures. But the spirit of the Himalayas, the thrill of the adventure, and the friendships forged will forever hold a special place in your heart.

    Remember, even a short drive can offer moments of reflection and appreciation. So, unwind, immerse yourself in Nepal’s vistas and melodies, and get ready for the upcoming adventures!

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Teahouse

  • Day 17: From Mountains to City Lights: Kerung to Kathmandu

    Today, we trade the rugged mountains for the vibrant city life of Kathmandu, Nepal! After a quick breakfast in Kerung, we hop back into our vehicle and prepare for a scenic drive that marks the end of our Himalayan adventure. Buckle up; it’s time to say goodbye to Tibet and embrace the new sights and sounds of Kathmandu!

    Imagine the landscape morphing as we journey. Snow-capped peaks fade into rolling hills, traditional Tibetan villages give way to bustling Nepali towns, and the honking of city buses replaces the wind whispering through prayer flags. This drive is a chance to compare and contrast two incredibly different cultures, each unique and captivating in its way.

    Reaching Kathmandu feels like stepping into a whole new world. Narrow streets packed with motorbikes and rickshaws replace the quiet mountain paths. Colorful storefronts and ancient temples burst with life, replacing the stark beauty of the Himalayas. Take a moment to freshen up and soak in the vibrant atmosphere – you’ve traded glaciers for gyoza dumplings!

    Tonight, Peregrine Treks hosts a special farewell dinner in your honor. It’s a time to celebrate the successful completion of your incredible journey. Raise a toast to the mountains you conquered, the friendships you forged, and the memories you’ll carry forever. Exchanging tales and joy with your fellow explorers is the ideal way to conclude this segment of your Himalayan journey.

    As you drift off to sleep in your Kathmandu hotel, let the sights and sounds of the city lull you into a peaceful slumber. You’ve climbed mountains, braved thin air, and discovered a new corner of the world. Tomorrow, you’ll carry the spirit of the Himalayas with you, forever woven into the fabric of your journey.

    Remember, even a farewell can be a new beginning. So, savor the final moments of your Nepali adventure, say goodbye to your newfound friends, and get ready to carry the magic of the Himalayas wherever life takes you next!

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation: Ramada Encore Kathmandu or similar

  • Day 18: Farewell, Majestic Himalayas! Your Everest Adventure Concludes

    Today marks the bittersweet end of your 18-day journey to Everest Advanced Base Camp in Tibet. The memories of conquering icy peaks, breathing thin air, and witnessing breathtaking panoramas will forever be etched in your heart. But as you say goodbye to the Himalayas, a new chapter is about to begin!

    A friendly representative from Peregrine Treks will meet you at your Kathmandu hotel, ready to whisk you comfortably to the airport. As you bid farewell to the bustling city, cherish the final glimpses of Nepal’s vibrant streets and majestic mountains.

    Remember, these last few hours are the perfect time to reflect on your incredible adventure. Think back to the thrill of Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek, the camaraderie of your fellow adventurers, and the awe-inspiring sights that took your breath away. Pack these precious memories into your mental suitcase to be taken out and savored whenever you need a dose of Himalayan magic.

    The flight back home might feel like a blink compared to the epic journey you just undertook. But amidst the clouds, remember that within you lies the spirit of a mountain conqueror. You’ve faced challenges, pushed your limits, and emerged stronger. Carry this newfound strength and resilience with you wherever life takes you next.

    So, as you touch down in your home city, think of this as something other than the end. Think of it as a homecoming, where you bring back not just souvenirs and photos but also the courage, perseverance, and wonder you discovered in the heart of the Himalayas. The mountains may fade from sight, but their spirit will forever guide you on your future adventures.


What's included

  • All land transportation as per an itinerary
  • Tour and Trekking Guide and support during the trip
  • Momentum entrance fees, Tibet Travel Permit, and Advance Everest Base Camp Trek Permit
  • Meals as per an itinerary
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Lhasa and Shigatse, guesthouse/tented camping during the trek, and 4-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Applicable Taxes

What is excluded

  • International Airfare and Visa Fee
  • Meals which are not included in the itinerary
  • Personal Expenses like laundry, bar bills, internet, etc
  • Tipping


Wondering where you’ll rest your head after conquering mountains and exploring vibrant cities on your Everest Base Camp journey? Here’s the scoop on our accommodations and meal arrangements!

Hotels & Guest Houses:

  • Basecamp Comfort: In Lhasa, Shigatse, Lotingri, and Kathmandu, you’ll be staying in comfortable hotels like Kyichu Hotel, Gesar Hotel, Snow Leopard Guest House, and Ramada Encore Kathmandu. Think cozy beds, warm showers, and a good dose of local charm.
  • Mountain Magic: At Everest Base Camp (Rongbuk), prepare for a unique experience at the Rongbuk Monastery Guest House. It’s basic but offers a taste of the region’s spiritual atmosphere.
  • Kerung Oasis: In Kerung, a cozy guest house awaits, providing a welcome rest stop as you transition back to Nepal.

Camping Under the Stars:

For the nights spent camping alongside the mighty Himalayas, we’ll set up snug tents equipped with a single mattress for each adventurer. Think of it as cozying up inside your private mountain haven!

Dining Adventures:

  • Fueling your Trek: During your trekking days, all meals are included and cooked fresh by our experienced cook. Expect delicious and nutritious dishes to keep you energized as you conquer the trails.
  • City Feasts: In bustling Lhasa, Shigatse, Lotingri, Kerung, and Kathmandu, you’ll be exploring at your own pace. Lunches and dinners are a chance to discover local flavors on your own! Budget around 60-100 Yuan (USD 10-16) per day for these meals. Think Tibetan delights like bread, lentil soup, rice, and tsampa porridge in remote areas, or dive into the diverse culinary scene of Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast Basics: Your mornings will start with a hearty breakfast served right where you stay, a perfect way to fuel up for the day’s adventures.

Single or Sharing?

Most accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis, meaning you’ll have a comfy roommate for the journey. Do you prefer your own space? A single supplement can be arranged for an additional US$690.

Remember, part of the charm of this adventure lies in experiencing the diverse accommodation options and delving into local flavors. So, embrace the simplicity of mountain life, savor the warmth of city restaurants, and most importantly, enjoy the incredible journey that awaits!

Additional Tips:

  • Pack some snacks and instant noodles for the road, especially if you have specific dietary needs.
  • Download a translation app if you’re venturing into Tibetan areas.
  • Be open to trying new things! Local food might surprise you with its deliciousness.

Bon appétit and sweet dreams on your Himalayan adventure!

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    Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.

    Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.

    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Difficulty

    The Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is an expedition that takes adventurers to an elevation beyond the traditional Everest Base Camp, culminating at approximately 6,400 meters (21,000 feet) at the Advanced Base Camp. Renowned for its demanding character, this trek goes beyond mere physical exertion; it is an expedition that evaluates an individual’s stamina, ability to adapt to high elevations, and mountaineering capabilities. The difficulty level is significantly higher than the standard Base Camp trek due to steeper climbs, more severe weather conditions, and thinner air at higher altitudes. Trekkers must be well-prepared with proper gear, physical conditioning, and, ideally, some experience in high-altitude hiking.

    One of the main challenges of the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is the extreme altitude, which exposes trekkers to the risk of acute mountain sickness and other altitude-related illnesses. Navigation through the rugged terrain, including glacial moraines and potentially unstable weather patterns, adds to the difficulty. Despite these challenges, the trek is an extraordinary adventure for those who undertake it, offering unparalleled views of Mount Everest, along with a profound sense of accomplishment. It’s essential for anyone considering this trek to be in excellent physical condition, possess a strong mental fortitude, and have a comprehensive understanding of the risks involved in high-altitude trekking.

    Best season for the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek

    The best season for the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is generally during the pre-monsoon spring months of April and May or the post-monsoon autumn months of September and October. During these periods, the weather is more stable, and the visibility is often clear, offering trekkers breathtaking views of the Everest massif and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. As spring arrives, the region enjoys milder temperatures and the opportunity to observe the local plant life, especially the vibrant rhododendrons in bloom, which brighten up the scenery. During this season, the paths become more accessible and easier to traverse, offering a noticeable contrast to the slippery routes commonly found during the monsoon period.

    In autumn, after the monsoon rains have cleared the haze, the air is clean and dry, providing excellent conditions for trekking. The temperatures are comfortably cool, making it ideal for long trekking days. Additionally, the autumn season is culturally vibrant, coinciding with several local festivals, offering trekkers a unique cultural experience alongside their adventure. Even during the optimal seasons for the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek, adventurers must be ready for abrupt shifts in weather and chilly conditions, particularly at elevated heights. Trekkers must be adequately prepared with appropriate attire and equipment to tackle these challenges.

    Packing List

    When preparing for the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek, packing efficiently and effectively is crucial to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. The following list includes essential items to consider:


    • Base Layers: Thermal tops and bottoms that are moisture-wicking.
    • Insulating Layers: Fleece or down jacket for warmth.
    • Outer Layer: Water and windproof jacket and trousers.
    • Trekking Pants and Shorts: For varying temperatures.
    • Hats: A sun hat and a warm beanie.
    • Gloves: Lightweight and insulated pairs.
    • Trekking Socks: Wool or synthetic, along with a few changes.


    • Hiking Boots: Durable, waterproof, and broken-in.
    • Camp Shoes or Sandals: For evenings at the campsite.

    Backpack and Bags:

    • Trekking Backpack: 65-70L with comfortable straps.
    • Day Pack: For carrying essentials on shorter excursions.
    • Duffel Bag: If using porters or yaks to carry your gear.
    • Waterproof Covers or Bags: To keep gear dry.

    Sleeping Gear:

    • Sleeping Bag: Rated for temperatures below freezing.
    • Sleeping Bag Liner: Adds extra warmth and hygiene.

    Health and Hygiene:

    • First Aid Kit: Including blister plasters, medications, and altitude sickness remedies.
    • Personal Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.
    • Sun Protection: High SPF sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglasses.
    • Water Treatment: Water purification tablets or filters.
    • Hand Sanitizer and Wet Wipes.

    Navigation and Tools:

    • Maps and Compass or GPS: For route navigation.
    • Headlamp: With extra batteries.
    • Multi-tool or Knife: For general use and emergencies.


    • Snacks: High-energy bars, nuts, or dried fruit.
    • Meal Supplements: In case of any dietary restrictions.

    Passport and Permits: Ensure all are up-to-date and accessible.
    Insurance: Ensure you have trekking or travel insurance covering high-altitude trekking.


    • Camera: With extra batteries or charging options.
    • Notebook and Pen: For personal reflections or notes.
    • Trekking Poles: To assist with challenging terrains.
    • Energy Source: Solar charger or power bank.

    Remember, while packing for the Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek, it’s essential to balance between preparedness and carrying too much. Every extra pound can feel heavier at high altitudes. It’s also crucial to check the specific gear requirements and recommendations from your trekking company or guides, as they might have additional or specific requirements based on the season and duration of your trek.

    Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel Permit

    For travelers planning to visit Tibet, understanding the requirements for both the Chinese Visa and the Tibet Travel Permit is essential. As a self-governing region under China, Tibet possesses distinct entry protocols that vary from those in other Chinese regions.

    Chinese Visa:
    Prior to applying for the Tibet Travel Permit, it is essential first to secure a Chinese Visa. This visa must be arranged from your home country or a country outside of Tibet. When applying, it’s crucial to request a tourist visa (L Visa) and refrain from specifying the intention to travel to Tibet, as this can potentially complicate the visa acquisition process. Once you have your Chinese Visa, you can then proceed to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. Ensure your passport has a validity of at least six months with at least two blank pages before applying for the visa.

    Tibet Travel Permit:
    The Tibet Travel Permit is an essential document required for all foreign travelers wishing to enter Tibet. This permit is sometimes referred to as a Tibet Visa and is different from the Chinese Visa. Peregrine Treks and Expedition will arrange the Tibet Travel Permit for you, and the cost of this is included in the overall tour package. To obtain this permit, you’ll need to provide details such as a scanned copy of your passport and Chinese Visa, along with specific travel dates and itineraries in Tibet. It is vital to understand that the permit is exclusively obtainable via a licensed travel agency based in Tibet and typically requires around 15-20 days to be processed.

    Travelers should be aware that there are additional permits required for visiting certain areas within Tibet, such as the Aliens’ Travel Permit for certain restricted areas and the Military Permit for sensitive border regions. These will also be arranged by Peregrine Treks as needed based on your itinerary.

    When planning your trip, it’s crucial to start the visa and permit application process well in advance to ensure all paperwork is in order before your departure. Bear in mind that rules and stipulations are subject to modification, so it’s recommended to verify current details or reach out to Peregrine Treks for the most recent and accurate guidance. By understanding and arranging these essential documents ahead of time, you can look forward to a smooth and memorable journey to Tibet.

    Guide and Support Staff

    For a well-organized and safe trekking experience in Tibet, having the right support staff is crucial. The package includes one English-speaking Tibetan trekking guide and yaks with support staff, ensuring that all aspects of the trek are handled professionally.

    Trekking Guide:
    The English-speaking Tibetan trekking guide is an invaluable asset to your journey. Not only are they fluent in English, but as locals, they possess an in-depth knowledge of the region’s culture, geography, and history. The guide is responsible for leading the way, providing insights into the local way of life, ensuring safety, and assisting with communication with local inhabitants. Their expertise is significant when navigating remote trails, understanding local customs, and handling any unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the trek.

    Yaks and Support Staff:
    Yaks are the traditional beasts of burden in Tibet and are well-suited to the rugged terrain and high altitudes. They will carry the bulk of your luggage, camping gear, and supplies, making the trek less strenuous for you. Accompanying the yaks are the support staff, typically comprising yak herders and additional helpers who manage the logistics of the trek. They are responsible for setting up camps, preparing meals, and ensuring that all equipment is transported safely and efficiently. Their diligent efforts and proficiency enable you to concentrate on the trek and appreciate the breathtaking scenery unencumbered by heavy luggage.

    Having both a knowledgeable guide and a robust support team of yaks and staff ensures a smoother and more enjoyable trekking experience. They not only enhance the safety and comfort of your journey but also provide a deeper connection to the local culture and environment. With such preparations made, you can commence your journey assuredly, aware that you have comprehensive support throughout your adventure.


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