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One of the World’s most beautiful Treks: Everest Advance Camp Trekking.

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Trekking route from Everest base camp tent area to advanced base camp

High-altitude trekking route map of the advance camp of Mount Everest Base Camp

Trekking from Everest Base Camp to Everest Advance Camp covers a distance of 15 kilometres, with a total travel distance of approximately 28 kilometres. This route offers the opportunity to witness the stunning Rongbuk Glacier, considered the most beautiful glacier in China. Along the way, there are two camps: C1, situated 5500 meters from the East Rongbuk Glacier, and C2, located 6100 meters from the bifurcation of Zhangzifeng. One advantage of this route is its ability to minimize daily physical exertion, aiding hikers in adapting to the journey.

Highlights of Mount Everest Base Camp High Altitude Hiking

Everest base camp advance camp high altitude trek along the Rongbuk Glacier

Rongbuk Glacier is the main hiking attraction from Everest Base Camp to Qianjin Camp. It was named one of China’s six most beautiful glaciers by “China National Geographic” magazine. Its notable feature is the undulating snow peaks, white, holy, sharp, and breathtaking. The glacier displays a striking azure blue colour, and the distant snow-capped mountains now exhibit a vibrant green hue in the spring, radiating with vitality. However, the low temperature prevents the complete melting of the ice and snow.

Everest Base Camp High Altitude Trekking is suitable for the crowd

Physical strength is sufficient, there are no steep inclines, and individuals with hiking experience can tackle this climbing route.

Everest Base Camp High Altitude Trekking Mileage and Itinerary

Epic Trekking Adventure: Journey from Everest Base Camp to Advanced Camp

Embarking on a trek from Everest Base Camp to the Advanced Camp is a thrilling and challenging expedition that promises breathtaking views and an extraordinary sense of accomplishment. This comprehensive guide takes you through each day of your journey, offering detailed insights, travel distances, and altitude changes to help you prepare for this high-altitude adventure.

Day 1: The Ascent Begins Altitude: 5,200 meters to 5,500 meters

  • Starting Point: Mount Everest Base Camp tent camp
  • Distance: 5 kilometers
  • Duration: 5-7 hours

Your trek commences at Mount Everest Base Camp, located at 5,200 meters. The first leg takes you to the East Rongbuk Glacier C1 camp, situated at an altitude of 5,500 meters. Expect stunning glacial vistas and a challenging ascent on this 5-kilometer stretch, which typically requires 5 to 7 hours to complete.

Day 2: Navigating Rugged Terrain Altitude: 5,500 meters to 5,800 meters

  • Starting Point: East Rongbuk Glacier C1 camp
  • Distance: 6 kilometers
  • Duration: 6-7 hours

On Day 2, you’ll journey from C1 camp to the intermediate camp, located at an altitude of 5,800 meters. This 6-kilometer stretch is characterized by rugged terrain and offers unparalleled mountain vistas. It’s a challenging day of trekking, taking approximately 6 to 7 hours to cover this distance.

Day 3: Discovering the Rongbuk Glacier Altitude: 5,800 meters to 6,100 meters

  • Starting Point: Intermediate camp
  • Distance: 5 kilometers
  • Duration: 6 hours

Your adventure continues with a trek from the intermediate camp to the C2 camp at an altitude of 6,100 meters. This 5-kilometer stretch unfolds alongside the magnificent Rongbuk Glacier. As you progress, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of the glacial landscape. This segment typically takes about 6 hours to complete.

Day 4: The Ascent to Advanced Camp Altitude: 6,100 meters to 6,400 meters

  • Starting Point: C2 camp
  • Distance: 5 kilometers
  • Duration: Approximately 6 hours

On Day 4, you’ll ascend to the Advanced Camp, perched at an awe-inspiring altitude of 6,400 meters. This is the apex of your trek. The 5-kilometre climb is challenging but incredibly rewarding as you gain elevation. Once you reach the Advanced Camp, take time to acclimatize to the high altitude before your return to C2 camp.

Day 5: Completing the Journey

  • Starting Point: Advanced Camp
  • Distance: Return to C2 camp
  • Duration: Varied

Day 5 marks your descent from the Advanced Camp. The exact duration for this return journey to C2 camp may vary depending on your individual pace and how well you’ve acclimatized. This day offers an opportunity to appreciate the surroundings you’ve conquered before heading back to the tent area of Mount Everest Base Camp.

This Everest Base Camp to Advanced Camp trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that requires physical fitness and mental resilience. Proper acclimatization and trekking gear are essential for a safe and successful journey. Experience the exhilaration of conquering high-altitude terrain and witnessing the majesty of Everest up close.

Equipment needed for high-altitude trekking at Everest Base Camp

From base camp to advancing camp, all walk on gravel slopes formed by glacier traces. Most of the road sections are smooth. There are steep slopes with a height difference of several tens of meters, with little fluctuations. On the way, before 5800 meters, there will be some small glacier meltwater. During the spring and summer climbing seasons, the glacier melt water will increase over time. After 5800 meters, you can see the beautiful ice tower forest. No technical equipment such as mountain boots, crampons, and ice axes are needed throughout the journey.

Note: The ice towers along the route are stunning, but shooting while moving can disrupt the rhythm and impact performance. Consider taking more shots when descending.


Prices and Services

What’s included in this price?

  • Travel Documents: Includes all necessary Tibet travel and approval documents.
  • Attraction Tickets: All itinerary attraction tickets are covered.
  • Guide and Driver: Experienced English-speaking Tibetan guide and driver.
  • Accommodation: Standard rooms in three-star hotels, upgrades available.
  • Transport: Local travel and airport/train station transfers included.
  • Meals: Hotel-provided buffet breakfasts.
  • Insurance: Travel accident insurance for the trip.
  • Driver & Guide Expenses: Their meals, accommodation, and travel costs.

What’s excluded in this price?

  • Single Room Fee: Additional cost for single room occupants.
  • Visa Costs: For Chinese visa or group visa from Kathmandu.
  • Major Transport: Flights and trains to/from Tibet (booking service available).
  • Other Meals: Meals beyond the provided breakfasts.
  • Tips: Optional for guides and drivers.
  • Unforeseen Expenses: Costs from force majeure events or personal reasons.
  • Personal Spending: Anything not listed in the included fees.

Tibet Entry Letter Processing

  • Who Needs to Apply:  Foreign tourists, Taiwan
  • Required Documents: Passport, Chinese visa, Home Return Card for Taiwanese.
  • Application Fee: Free for group participants.
  • Processing Time: 7-14 working days. Submit applications at least 1 month in advance.

Altitude and Altitude Sickness

  • Elevations: Lhasa (3,600m), Shigatse (3,800m), Everest (5,200m), Namtso (4,900m)
  • Health Considerations: Assess your health, especially if you have mobility issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or asthma.
  • Adaptation: Usually takes 1-3 days. Inform your guide in case of severe discomfort.

Elevation of Major Cities in Tibet

Tibetan Toilets

  • Urban Hotels: Western-style toilets, clean and hygienic.
  • Scenic Areas: Mostly flush squat toilets; some non-flush dry toilets.
  • Remote Areas: Squat toilets in towns and hotels; find natural cover in uninhabited areas.

Tibet Weather and Clothing

  • Climate: Variable weather with significant day-night temperature differences. Rainy in summer, sunny in other seasons.
  • Dressing Method: Layered clothing is recommended. Adjust layers according to the season and weather.

Transportation to Tibet

  • Train: Qinghai-Tibet Railway; limited sleepers, difficult to book in peak season.
  • Flight: Direct flights to Lhasa or Nyingchi; altitude sickness similar to train travel. Off-season airfare discounts were available.

Tibetan Food

  • Variety: Chinese, Western, Tibetan, and Nepalese options available in cities.
  • Tibetan Cuisine: Distinct flavour, different from mainland Chinese food.
  • Vegetarian Options: Available in cities and during travel.
  • Meals: Only hotel breakfast is included in the tour fee. Other meals are at your discretion.

Value for Money

A Journey Worth Every Penny

The journey you embark on with us is more than just a trip; it’s an experience of a lifetime. While we believe that such an adventure is beyond any price tag, we also understand the importance of value for those planning their dream tour.

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  1. Customized Itineraries: Tailor-made tours are our speciality. Craft a unique itinerary that matches your interests, pace, and travel dates. Explore Tibet your way, whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or an adventure seeker.
  2. Local Insights: Our travel consultants, with their deep local knowledge, can provide insights and suggestions to help you create the perfect journey.
  3. Flexibility: Choose when and where to start, where to go, and how long to stay at each destination. Flexibility is your best friend on a tailor-made tour.
  4. Private Guides: Enjoy the luxury of a personal guide who tailors the experience to your preferences. Dive deep into Tibetan culture and history with your dedicated expert.

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  1. Exclusive Experiences: Tailor-made tours offer exclusive opportunities, from private audiences with monks to family dinners with locals. You’re not confined to a group schedule.
  2. Travel at Your Pace: Experience Tibet on your terms. Spend more time exploring a particular monastery, enjoying the serene beauty of a lake, or simply relaxing in a scenic spot.
  3. Local Cuisine: Tailor-made tours allow you to savour the authentic flavours of Tibet. Indulge in local cuisine at traditional restaurants, tailored to your taste.
  4. Avoid the Crowds: Smaller, tailor-made groups offer the advantage of experiencing Tibet’s treasures with fewer tourists around.


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Can I Arrange My Tibet Tour on My Own? Is It Easier and Cheaper?

Arranging a Tibet tour independently is not possible due to the need for a Tibet Travel Permit. This permit is mandatory and must be obtained through a local travel agency authorized by the Tibet Tourist Bureau.

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Do I Have to Travel on Certain Dates?

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