The North Slope Base Camp of Mount Everest in Tibet (hereinafter referred to as the Mount Everest Base Camp) is the most convenient location in the world to watch the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. The valley here is wide and the field of view is wide, and Mount Everest is not easily blocked by the mountains. It is easier to watch and photograph the whole view of Mount Everest from here. Almost all tourists who travel to Tibet will not miss the itinerary of the Everest Base Camp and fulfill their dream of seeing the world’s highest mountain. Generally, the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is from April to June and September to October.
Where is Mount Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp is either one of two base camps on either side of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is located in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364m and North Base Camp is at 5,5150m in Tibet. To go to the Everest Base Camp, you can start from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, or from Lhasa, the city center of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It takes at least 2 days for both places to reach the Everest Base Camp in Tibet.
Distance from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp
Arriving in Lhasa, it is still far away from the Mount Everest base camp. The straight-line distance from Lhasa to the Everest Base Camp is about 450 kilometers, the driving distance is about 700 kilometers, and the driving time is about 14 hours. Therefore, it usually takes 2 days to reach the Everest Base Camp from Lhasa.
The Lhasa-Xigaze section has already been opened by train. The journey takes only 7 hours to reach by train. It can be reached directly by train in 3 hours, and it is possible to go back and forth between Lhasa and Xigaze in one day. However, after arriving in Shigatse, you still need to take a car to reach the Everest Base Camp, so the general tour group from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp will not recommend this type of transportation for guests. If your itinerary is only for sightseeing in Shigatse, you can choose to visit by train. To get to the Everest Base Camp, road transportation is still the best choice.