Drive Everest Base Camp - 12 Days

To drive Everest Base Camp is to reach the highest mountain of the world. But before this, you spend 3 nights in Lhasa. And spending 3 nights in Lhasa means visiting its interesting places, like Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, and chapels. The rooftops of the chapels offer the spectacular view of Lhasa, as well as, of Potala Palace. Lhasa is the holiest city of the world, while Potala Palace is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the world.

As you drive in a SUV to the corners of Tibet, you come across amazing countryside, and you stay in the best traditional hotels. You will also explore Gyantse and Shigatse towns, you will also visit traditional monasteries, and you will also know the Tibetan Buddhist Culture from its root. As you are on the Friendship Highway, you will see the small Tibetan settlements, the nomadic herdsmen, and you will also come across the wide, arid, and beautiful, plains of untouched Tibet that will make you to praise their beauty in the highest adjectives. Awesome view of 8000 m mountains come to your sight and draw your attention in a full swing. You also visit Natang Monastery, as well as, Sakya Monastery. In this monastery, you will see the largest golden book of the world.

A drive to Shegar introduces you to the picturesque landscape. Later, you drive from Shegar to the south of Tibet, and you cross the Pang La Pass (5150 m). Here, you find the road off type, despite this, you will enjoy watching awe – inspiring view of Makalu and Shishapangma, two 8000 m peaks. After driving 85 km further, you reach Rongbuk, which offers a spectacular view of Mt. Everest. The Friendship highway also leads you to the path, which the hermits used in the olden days, and it is lined with hundreds of carved stones. These stones bear the inscriptions of the sacred syllables and prayer “mantras.” In the first light of the day, you will see the light touching the summit of Everest. Not only, you find this magnificent, but also the north face of the Everest, soaring just above you, impressing both your eyes and mind, and cherishing your travelling mind that want to see Everest that want to travel in SUV up to the base camp.

Day 1

Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1345 m). Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 2

Preparation and Visa Collection Day. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 3

Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3, 660 m). Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 4

Guided sightseeing in Lhasa. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 5

Second day guided sightseeing in Lhasa. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 6

Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3, 950 m). Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 7

Drive to Shigatse (3, 900 m). Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 8

Drive to Shegar or New Tingri (4, 050 m) via Sakya. Stay overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 9

Drive to Rongbuk (5,000 m), North Everest Base Camp (5, 050 m) and back to Ronguk . Stay overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10

Drive from Rongbuk to Zhangmu (2, 300 m). Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 11

Cross the Border and Drive to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 12

Transfer to the airport for departure.

Trip Highlights

  • The most beautiful air route in the world: from Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • Visit to Everest Base Camp and base of the Everest North Face via Rongbuk Valley
  • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the roof of the world
  • Sightseeing tour in Lhasa
  • Scenic drives Nepal/China Friendship Bridge to Kathmandu
  • Sera Monastery
  • Gyantse Dzong
  • Drive to Shegar( picturesque landscape)
  • Enchanting views of mountains, such as Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shanker.
  • Tso Lake, a deep blue body of water renowned for its beauty
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    The representative of Ace Holidays receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You see the representative displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle of Ace Holidays. Before the tour, there is a meeting. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non – liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. It is also in this meeting that Ace Holidays gives you gifts, such as a Duffel Bag and a Cap. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Note: If you arrive late in the evening, you will be briefed about the trip by your guide at the hotel lobby.

  • Day 2Preparation and Visa Collection Day

    Today is a preparation day; you will check what you have missed in regards to items. A visa to Tibet will be issued to you and is collected, so that we are prepared for our final destination. Stay overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,660 m)

    The adventure begins in Lhasa. The flight from Nepal to Lhasa is considered one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, as it provides sweeping views of Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. While traveling via mainland China, there are a wide variety of flights in addition to the world’s highest train route. Upon arrival, you will be received by your Tibetan guide at the airport/train station. After approximately 1.5 hours of driving, you will reach Lhasa. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude. Stay overnight at hotel in Lhasa.(Breakfast Included)NOTE: Please let us know if you wish to arrive Lhasa via mainland China. We will arrange and send the flight and travelling permit for you.

  • Day 4 Guided sightseeing in Lhasa (3650 m)

    The journey begins with a visit to Sera Monastery, accompanied by an experienced tour guide (who is also a translator). Sera is an exceptional space; its white-washed walls and golden roofs speak of Tibetan Buddhism’s ancient wisdom and tranquility. Equally breathtaking are the gardens and sacred spaces of the Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer residence. You will also visit the Jokhang Temple followed by Barkhor Markets – a bustling road lined with vendors where you can sample the smells and sounds of Tibet, or browse through the Thankas, masks, prayer beads and countless other treasures inherent to Tibetan custom and tradition. Stay overnight at a hotel.(Breakfast Included)

  • Day 5 Second day of guided sightseeing in Lhasa

    The highlight of the day is the visit to Potala palace – a UNESCO World Heritage celebrated for its priceless treasury of Buddhist artifacts and bejeweled tombs of past Dalai Lamas. The Potala was also the tallest building in the world for 200 years following its construction in 1645. You will then move to Drepung Monastery, which was built in 14th century and was home to over 10,000 monks. Drepung was also the educational center for the lineage of Dalai Lamas, and is famed for attracting tens of thousands of pilgrims for its Thanka festival. Drepung has a poignant presence in the spiritual life of Tibetans, and is the most cherished of all Tibet’s monasteries.In the afternoon, you visit Tibet Museum, officially inaugurated in October of 1999, the museum houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics, including ornate Buddha statues in different postures, imperial jade seals, gifts granted by emperors, colorful Thankas, and various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures. It is also possible to see variety of folk art such as handicrafts, costumes, jewelry, and pottery. Beyond the collections, the museum building itself is a work of art with its ornamented beams, pillars, lintels, banners and wall hangings in the traditional Tibetan style. Overnight at a hotel.(Breakfast Included)

  • Day 6 Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950 m)

    The group will travel along the Friendship Highway, passing Khamba La (4794 m), where there will be the opportunity to appreciate majestic views of Yamdrok?Tso Lake, a deep blue body of water renowned for its unique beauty. The group will also see Nazin Kang Sang glacier standing proud at 7252m. Ahead to the west, you will come across another Karo La pass at 5045m. Following a 261 km drive, you will enter the town of Gyantse, a stunning example of a traditional Tibetan village filled with beautiful stone farmhouses. Overnight at a hotel. (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 7 Drive to Shigatse (3,900 m)

    Gyantse Dzong and the Kumbum are the jewels of Gyantse. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century, and overlooks Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum rises 35km above the town, and is crowned by a golden dome. The grounds boast a chorten (stupa), several chapels and a stunning collection of Tibetan Buddhist murals, which inspired the name of the complex. The word ‘Kubum’ means 100,000 images in Tibetan. After exploring Gyantse, we will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. The group will stop at Shalu monastery along the way; the structure embodies the Han, Tibetan and Indian styles of architecture. Following a brief look at Shalu, the journey continues in Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery is the highlight of Shigatse, as it is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. Overnight at hotel in Shigatse. Overnight at a hotel.(Breakfast Included)

  • Day 8 Drive to Shegar or New Tingri (4,150 m) via Sakya

    The drive to Shegar is defined by the picturesque landscape – you will pass the small towns of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. You will have the opportunity to see Natang Monastery (12 kms from Xigatse), then Sakya Monastery, where you can see the largest book in the world in the great library. The book is written entirely in gold. In the evening, you reach in Shegar. As the landscape opens into vast plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible in the distance. Overnight at a basic Guesthouse. (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 9Drive to Ronguk (5,000 m), North Everest Base Camp(5050 m)

    From Shegar, drive to the south crossing of Pang La pass at 5150m/16890. The trail after leaving highway will be off road. Along the drive, you will bask in the splendor of Makalu and Shishapangma. After driving for 85 km, we will reach Rongbuk, where Mt. Everest is visible. The day will be filled by an exploration of Everest Base Camp. It is now being feasible to drive upto EBC from Rongbuk, you easily reach base camp by Jeep. The group will also visit Rongbuk Monastery, a Buddhist pilgrimage site founded in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama. The cluster of meditation huts has been used by monks and hermits for over 400 years. In addition to the huts, hermits retreated to the many caves that dot the cliff walls around the monastery and valley below. You will walk the very paths used by hermits – ancient trails lined with hundreds of carved stones that embody sacred syllables and prayers. Overnight at a Basic Guesthouse.(Breakfast Included)

  • Day 10 Drive from Rongbuk to Zhangmu (2300 m)

    At first light, you will explore Base Camp and watch sunrise on Mt. Everest. It is a truly awe-inspiring place – the absolute north face of the highest mountain in the world soaring above you. The tour will continue on to Zhangmu through off road & rocky trail upto Lo-Tingri. Driving past Tingri, you will cross Lalung La pass at (5124 m/ 16068 ft) and Shung La pass at (5200 m/ 17056 ft), Nalyam Pass (3800m/12464 ft) which offer enchanting views of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shanker. You then descend gradually from the dry Tibetan Plateau. After several hours, you will find yourself amidst the verdant and fertile vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meter in the Nepalese border. Overnight at a Basic Guesthouse.(Breakfast Included)

  • Day 11 Cross the border and drive to Kathmandu

    A few kilometers drive from Zhangmu to the Friendship Bridge over the Bhote Koshi River brings you to Immigration Control in Kodari, where you will depart with your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet Nepalese guide to drive to Kathmandu. After 4 hours of driving through deep valleys, you arrive in Kathmandu. Stay overnight in a hotel.(Breakfast Included)

  • Day 12Transfer to the airport for departureYou will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time(Breakfast Included)
  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially changed. If changes are necessary, the guide will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it cannot be responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport.

Accommodation

Accommodation includes in shared rooms in Two Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lhasa on bed and breakfast. In Zhangmu, Rongbuk, Shigatse, Gyantse, and Shegar the accommodation will be at basic guesthouse in twin sharing and at times even in dormitory, including breakfast

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people and the maximum is 30 people, the average number is normally 10 people. Ace Holidays provides 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 10 or more).

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful guides make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these guides on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions. The trek, tour, and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following training:

-Intensive Wilderness First Aid
-Trekking Guide Training
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language
-Conservation and Biodiversity
-Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

Best Seasons

April to November

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace Holidays also supports the remote villages of Gorkha and other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship programs and various projects.

Donation

Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis, and it also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted in full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program

The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize the teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in the villages of Gorkha district, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the tour. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather.

Ace Holidays will give you a water proof duffel bag as a gift, which you can use on the tour. You can leave your bag with the things that you do not need in your tour in Kathmandu and collect them later after the tour.

Daypack

  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears (only if you are travelling in the cold season i.e January, February and December)
  • Goggles or sunglasses for sunbeam, dust and wind.
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for cold season i.e January, February and December.(optional)
  • 1 pair warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in cold season i.e January, February and December).
  • T-shirts (2).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (preferable if you are travelling in rainy season from June to September.)
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 pair shorts.
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (if you are traveling in winter January, February and December).
  • 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 1 pair light camping shoes or sneakers.
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket Rental

    You can rent a good sleeping bag and a down jacket from Ace Holidays. The price is USD 25 per person for each of these. Total cost is USD 50 per person for both sleeping bag and down jacket for the entire trip.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note your guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, you are recommended to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    Have more questions, and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability, please visit our FAQs or contact us.

  • Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made of Lycra can often be offensive to the locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable to wear then please wear it as a base layer, and please also pack something to wear on top of it.

    Ace Holidays has stated the price per person below. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 4 or more than 4 people. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

    Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

    No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

    Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

    Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their tours to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

    Private Journey

    Tailor made Journey - personalized itinerary will be tailored to your specifications

    You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris(Chitwan National Park or Bardia National Park). You add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti River, the Trisuli River or the Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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    Cost Includes
    • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private tourist vehicle.
    • Twin sharing accommodation in a two star hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Twin sharing accomodation in two star hotel in Lhasa.
    • Kathmandu - Lhasa airfare and airport departure tax.
    • Ground transportation on a private tourist vehicle from Zhangmu to Kathmandu.
    • Government-licensed English-speaking Tibetan tour guide in Tibet.
    • The required number of ground staff for the tour like helpers and drivers.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for our ground staff.
    • Free Ace Holidays' duffel bag and a cap.
    • Tibet entry permission, Chinese visa and monastery entry fees.
    • All government taxes and official expenses.
    Please Note :
    • US$ 850 per person, if you want to upgrade to five star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and best possible accommodation in Tibet.
    Cost Does Not Include
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)
    • Nepal entry visa – you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos). Internet and telephone calls.
    • Lunch and dinner for the entire trip (It costs you roughly USD 15 to 20 per person per day for lunch and dinner).
    • Item of Personal nature like alcohol, cold drinks and laundry.
    • Personal clothing and equipment.
    • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver. (Tipping is expected)
    • Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

    Trip Highlights

    • The most beautiful air route in the world: from Kathmandu to Lhasa
    • Visit to Everest Base Camp and base of the Everest North Face via Rongbuk Valley
    • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the roof of the world
    • Sightseeing tour in Lhasa
    • Scenic drives Nepal/China Friendship Bridge to Kathmandu
    • Sera Monastery
    • Gyantse Dzong
    • Drive to Shegar( picturesque landscape)
    • Enchanting views of mountains, such as Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shanker.
    • Tso Lake, a deep blue body of water renowned for its beauty

    How fit do I need to be for this tour? Is this trip for me?

    Drive Everest Base CampTour is suitable for the average traveler who is moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on this journey. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the tour. Whilst on the tour, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized to high altitudes.

    Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

    Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Ace Holidays sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in the tour?

    Accommodation includes in shared rooms in Two Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lhasa on bed and breakfast. In Zhangmu, Rongbuk, Shigatse, Gyantse, and Shegar the accommodation will be at basic guesthouse in twin sharing and at times even in dormitory.

    What sort of food can I expect in the tour?

    Breakfasts are included in this tour. Your guide will help you find good restaurants with reasonable price. A must are the small Tibetan restaurants which serve authentic Tibetan food. You can try ethnic Tibetan cuisine. Have some momos or gyantok, and wash it down with a cup of salted Tibetan butter tea. Meals will either be in the hotel or at a restaurant of your choice (where available). While on the road, lunch will be at one of the many Chinese tea shops along the way which generally serve a variety of noodle and vegetable dishes and meat where available. Expect to spend around USD 15 to 20 per day for meals.

    What mode of transportation do you use?

    Ace Holidays is all about providing you with local insights, lifestyle as well as adventure. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalayan tours, enhancing the experience! We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups; whereas we use Van or Minibus for the overland drive across the Tibetan highland. These vehicles are extremely sturdy, spacious and reliable and they make the journey as comfortable as possible. For larger groups, we also use supported trucks to carry your luggage.

    What is the best season for this tour?

    The best time for this tour is from April to November.

    What is the weather and the temperature like during the tour?

    The weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. Nights are generally cooler than the daytime. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! Depending on the season the temperature could range from -15°C to 20°C.

    Is Ace Holidays a member of the Tour and Travel Agencies' Association of Nepal?

    Yes. In fact, our company is the active member of Nepal Tour and Travel Agencies Associtaion.

    Does your guide speak good English?

    Yes. Our guides speal English perfectly.

    Are there any volunteer projects that we could visit after the tour?

    Ace Holidays is one of the prime supporters of the social organization called Sambhav Nepal Foundation. There are several on-going projects in a village called Arupokhari (Gorkha district of Nepal) which you are more than welcome to visit or even volunteer at. You will be able to gain a different insight into the lives of the people in the hills and also make a difference!

    Do you handle Tibet visa and travelling permit?

    YES, we do handle all the procedures for Tibet Visa and Travelling Permit.

    Is there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

    Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people and the maximum is 30 people, the average number is normally 10 people. Ace Holidays provides 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 10 or more).

    Does Ace Holidays book international flights to and from Nepal?

    No. Ace Holidays is a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book from Ace Holidays.

    Will it be possible to get any clothes washed/Laundry ?

    Laundry service is easily available at your hotel in Kathmandu and Lhasa. There will be no laundry service available in other towns. Please note that laundry service is not included in the tour price.

    Can I charge my digital camera or other equipments on my trip?

    These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel/guesthouse reception by paying some service charges. Remember to bring multiple adapter.

    Are there any communication facilities during the tour?

    All the hotels we use in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse have international IDD phone and fax services. Phone calls can also be made from public booth in bigger towns. Internet cafes are also available at bigger towns, check with your guide for the best cyber cafes in each town. You can also have a roaming facility added to your mobile phone as mobile phones work fine in Tibet. If you buy a Chinese SIM card at the border, you could stay in touch with your family and friends most of the time. Please ask us for the latest facilities and schemes on Chinese mobile phones.

    Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

    Credit cards can only be used at some hotels. The Bank of China also accepts credit cards. ATM is not widely available. Exchanging your money to Chinese currency will be the best option for you, which can be done at the Bank of China. While changing money at the local money exchange centers, please make sure that you are accompanied by your guide and do consult him as you may easily be duped with counterfeit notes.

    How much should I tip?

    We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide.

    Is the water fine to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?

    In most places, bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink a normal water, you need to use purifying agent.

    What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

    Here are some documents that you will need to carry with you: • Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy. • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy • Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separately • Flight tickets • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

    I would you like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

    Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Please visit the SPECIALS of this website.

    What immunizations will I need?

    Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell us if you are suffering from any disease.

    How much additional money do I need per day?

    It depends on your spending habits. USD 15 to 20 a day will be enough. There are many shops in Nyalam, New Dongba, Mansarovar, Darchen, Parikrama, Zutulphuk, and Dongba that sell traditional Tibetan handicrafts.

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