Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek - Tibet

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Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek - Tibet

Full Service Cost: $9,850, £8,150, €9,350 (fixed in USD)

Dates: 7 April to 29 April 2024. 23 Days in Tibet & Nepal

Trek advanced base camp on "Golden Highway". High altitude trekking on good, snow-free trails. The views of Everest from the Tibet Base Camp trek are the best in the world

Recent News: Please click here to view news of our expedition. We only have a few places left in the team for next season. Please contact us now to book: info@summitclimb.com .

Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek Tibet, Best Views of Everest Overview

Our trek to the base of the highest mountain in the world allows you to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Tibetan Plateau, and walk to a very high altitude on good, snow-free trails providing the best views of Everest from either the Tibet or Nepal side.

This trek allows you a rare opportunity to walk the "Golden Highway" to advanced basecamp (ABC). At 6400 meters/21,000 feet, ABC might be the highest "walkable" point in the world. We schedule this trek in the spring to coincide with the main climbing season for Everest. You will have a chance to sample expedition life and check out the basecamps of teams from around the world.

This easy, peaceful, and interesting trek to Everest maximizes many years of accumulated wisdom in the Himalaya and a long and proven record of safe and fun trekking through Tibet, Nepal, China, Africa, and many other fascinating mountain destinations around the world. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading treks throughout Tibet. They have an intimate knowledge of the terrain, people, customs, temples and shrines in each picturesque village you pass through.


Everest ABC Tibet Trek Cost

Our full-service expedition includes:

What is not included?

  • International flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Nepalese and Tibetan visas
  • Cost of jeep transportation if leaving early
Everest ABC Tibet Trek Itinerary

1) Arrive in Kathmandu, (1350 meters/4,429 feet). Stay at hotel.
2) Go to Chinese embassy for China Visa and Tibet Entry Permit, team orientation meeting, purchasing, packing, visit temples, city tour, shopping. Stay at hotel.
3) Exploring around Kathmandu, light hiking in local hills for good exercise. Stay at hotel.
4) Kathmandu – Exploring around Kathmandu, light hiking in local hills for good exercise. Stay at hotel. Receive passport with China Visa and Tibet Entry Permit.
5) Early morning drive to Rusuwaghadi at 2557 meters (8,389 feet). Stay at hotel.
6) Enter Tibet, drive to Gyirong at 2700 meters (8,858 feet).Stay at hotel.
7) Rest & acclimatization in Gyirong. Walk around the local hills. Stay at Hotel.
8) Drive to Tingri (4300 meters/14,107 feet). Stay at hotel.
9) Rest and acclimatization in Tingri. Stay at hotel.
10) Drive to Chinese basecamp (5200 meters/17,060 feet). Camp.
11) Rest and acclimatization in Chinese base. Chance to hike to the Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world. Meet the Lama and participate in a Puja ceremony. Camp.
12) Rest and acclimatization in Chinese base.
13) Rest and acclimatization in Chinese base.
14) Walk with the yaks halfway to advanced base to interim camp (5800 meters/19,000 feet). Camp.
15) Rest and acclimatization in interim camp.
16) Rest and acclimatization in interim camp.
17) Walk with the yaks to advanced base (ABC) at 6400 meters/20,997 feet. Camp.
18) Rest and acclimatization in advanced base.
19) Walk to Chinese Base Camp.
20) Drive to Gyirong. Stay at hotel.
21) Drive to Kathmandu.
22) Explore Kathmandu. Final packing, celebration, saying goodbye to new friends.
23) Fly home.

Everest ABC Tibet Trek Leadership and Staff
Leadership: During your full-service expedition, you will benefit from the leadership provided by David O'brien. David has climbed in the Indian and Nepalese Himalayas as well as in the Alps. He has led expeditions in the high arctic island of Spitsbergen and has a liking for the cold and remote, having crossed Greenland by ski. He has organized and led overland trips in Asia and North Africa.

David has been climbing and working with Summit Climb since 2006 and is a thoughtful, considerate leader. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and lives in London with his partner and child.

Sherpas: We employ some of Nepal, Tibet, and the Karakorum’s best local mountaineers and Sherpas to assist team members in realizing their summit goals. Our friendly and loyal high altitude climbing staff has supported teams to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.
Everest ABC Tibet Trek Personal and Team Equipment

Upper Body:

  • 1 cotton t-shirt
  • 1 cotton long sleeved shirt
  • 1 polypropylene warm but light thermal long shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood
  • Umbrella (optional)


  • 1 pair warm poly thermal gloves, with waterproof wind shell (the latter is optional)


  • 1 cotton sun hat
  • 1 scarf (optional)
  • 1 fleece balaclava or warm hat
  • 1 head torch/headlamp with extra batteries
Lower Body:
  • 2 pair underwear
  • 1 pair walking shorts
  • 1 pair long trousers
  • 1 pair warm but light thermal leggings
  • 1 pair fleece/pile pants
  • 1 pair wind/waterproof pants
  • 2 pair socks
  • 1 pair sandals for use in hotel
  • 2 pair medium weight wool socks
  • 1 pairof sturdy, leather trekking boots ("broken-in" please)
  • 1 pair trainers/lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails
  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F)
  • Closed cell foam kari-mat/sleeping pad (optional).
Rucksack and Travel Bags:
  • Medium backpack (40-60 liters)
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-120 liters)
Personal Hygiene:
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Bar of soap and small towel
  • Female or male hygiene supplies
  • Earplugs
  • Face Mask
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disinfectant wipes

Medical: Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu without a prescription.

  • Small personal first-aid kit: blister repair, first-aid tape, plasters/ Band-Aids, personal medications, etc. The leader will have an extensive first-aid kit.
  • 10 anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium, Loperamide)
  • 10 anti-headache pills (Paracetamol, Tylenol)
  • 10 anti-inflammatory pills (Ibuprofen)
  • 20 cough lozenges, cough sweets, Strepsils, Halls
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide
  • 10 stomach antibiotic pills: (Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin)
  • 6 broad spectrum antibiotic pills: (Azithromycin)
  • Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant
  • Steripen, bottle of water purification tablets, or water filter
  • Small bottle of hand-sanitizer
  • Sunscreen for skin and lips. At least 30SPF

Personal Food:

  • We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food. 2 kilos/4 pounds is a good amount.
  • Bathing suit
  • Trekking poles
  • Glacier glasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • 1 small roll of repair tape
  • Small multi-purpose knife
  • Battery powered alarm clock/watch
  • Camera, extra batteries, charging cords
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary
  • separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance
  • Dollars, Pounds or Euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc
  • Contact lens supplies and an extra set of prescription glasses
Everest ABC Tibet Trek Experience and Training

Extensive experience is not required for trekking to Everest Basecamp. The most important thing is for members to be in adequate walking fitness. You may attempt this trek as a novice and we will teach you what you need to know.

Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales.

Everest ABC Tibet Trek Application Forms

Please fill out an application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit to hold your place on the team.

In addition to your application, we will need the following at least two months before the trip begins:  

  • Completed Payment
  • Oxygen order (if any)
  • Sherpa order (if any)
  • Trip Registration form
  • 1 Passport sized photo
  • A scan of your passport identification pages
  • Complete flight itinerary
  • Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance. We strongly recommend Global Rescue, with at least $50,000 worth of helicopter rescue insurance.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Everest Tibet Trek Review

Here is what Bob says: Thanks for your response and I want to further congratulate you on the quality experience I had with your Summit Climb organization.  I also am impressed with the humanitarian effort you put forth as well.
As I have mentioned to others " it was not ALL about the Mountain but about people as well".  The wonderful opportunity to meet quality professional guides with many experiences to share along with competent and caring support from individuals like your staff at the office and in addition, hard work from other support staff including the Sherpa's made for an exceptional personal experience.  It was another plus to have been a part of a great group of climbers that seemed to bond and were willing to share their personal experiences that really cut to the heart soon after meeting each other and I am confident that many of us will continue keeping in contact with each other in the future.
I am so fortunate to go on this Trek as I grew up on a farm without mountain climbing experience or world travel.
Thanks again!

Here is what Tom says: Overall, the trip was a great experience and I wasn't disappointed.  It was a great overall experience; everything seemed to be organized well and people were helpful.  The timing of two days or so at each end in Nepal was good.
Office, leaders, staff:  Outstanding.  The office staff were great in Kathmandu - very helpful and well-organized.  The leader was a terrific trek leader and if I were to return to Nepal or Tibet for additional trekking, I'd want to go with him.