Everest Base Camp Overland Tour

  • duration 12 days
  • usd 2,850
  • difficulty Medium
  • best season Aug-May
  • activity Overland Tour(Tibet)
  • group size min. 2 pax
  • start from Kathmandu
  • end in Kathmandu

trip overview

Visit the north side of Mount Everest in this awe-inspiring tour to Tibet.

Detail itinerary

  • day 01

    Your arrival will be at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m) from where we will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel and brief you on your tour next day.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley.

    We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.

    We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.

    We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,660m).

    It takes three hours to reach Lhasa by flight. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and is one of the highest cities in the world. From the plane, you will be able to see Mounts Everest, Kanchanjanga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, SIshapangam and other Himalayan peaks.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 04
    Lhasa sightseeing. Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace & Tibet Museum.

    We will visit the architectural marvels of Lhasa this day. We will see the Potala Palace, a World Heritage Site and a museum built some 400 years ago. We then go to another World Heritage Site – the Norbulingka Palace which is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Finally, we head to the Tibet Museum, which has a collection of rare artifacts which shine a light on Tibet’s history and culture.It will take at least six hours to visit these places and thoroughly witness the uniqueness and rich cultural heritage of these places.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 05
    Lhasa sightseeing. Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar.

    We will take you to visit the famous landmarks of Lhasa. We will begin by visiting two of the largest monasteries in Tibet – Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. We then go to Barkhor, a busy marketplace, and visit the Jokhang Temple which lies in the area.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 06
    Drive to Lhasa to Shigatse (3,950m) - 261 k.m.

    It takes five hours to reach Shigatse by bus. We will see Tibetan mountain, lakes, high passes and magnificent glaciers on our way. At Shigatse, we will visit the market and the Tahilhumpo Monastery.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 07
    Drive to Ronguk (3,900m) - 90 k.m.

    It is a short drive to Ronguk. The road takes us along the Himalayas and we have to get across the Pang La pass. Beautiful views of Himalayan peaks will be a treat to our eyes throughout the journey.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 08
    Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,150m) & back to Rongbuk (5,000m) & drive back to Shigatse (4,390m).

    We will ride in a horse carriage till the Everest Base Camp which is about 8km far.  You will get to stand on the foot of the tallest peak in the world and see it from the north. We will have to get back to Rongbuk and drive back to Shigatse.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 09
    Drive to Lhasa.

    We get back to Lhasa the same road we had arrived.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 10
    Fly back to Kathmandu.

    We return to Kathmandu on this day.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 11
    Leisure day. Farewell dinner.

    Spend the day it as you like it. You might want to visit some more heritage sites or wander around happening parts of the city like Thamel. We will have a farewell dinner planned for your last night in Nepal.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • day 12
    Final Departure.

    You will be headed home and recollections of your Himalayan expedition will keep you occupied on your long flight back.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Local support staff to help you.
  • Flights mentioned in the itinerary. All rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and back.
  • Visa fees.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

Accomodation during the Trip

You will stay in a three-star hotel and we assure you that you receive quality service throughout your stay. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.


  • What will a trip with Mountain Kick involve?
    You will travel in a group of international travellers fully assisted by our guides and local support staff. We will take care of your entire trip as soon as you land into Nepal and safely take to your preferred destination and back as per the package you choose. Travel will involve plenty of sightseeing and mixing with local culture.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    You will stay in a three-star hotel and we assure you that you receive quality service throughout your stay.
  • And food?
    Only breakfast is provided for during your travel and you have to purchase all other meals by yourself. You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
  • How much help do I get during the trek?
    Our guides and porters always put your safety and comfort first. We have English-speaking guides who take you to all major attractions throughout the travel and are happy to answer all your queries. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters. We have local support staff in all villages and camps you reach to assist you in any way possible.
  • What happens in case of injuries and emergencies?
    The guides always carry a professional first aid kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customized trip for you.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List

All you need to bring for this tour is simply some comfortable clothes. You don’t need any special gear for touring around Nepal. Just make sure you have clothes according to the season you are arriving.

We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.

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As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.


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