Drive from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp, you will pass two mountain passes - Gyatsola [5,200 m] and Pangla pass [5,250 m], there you will have a chance to get out of your car to enjoy the view and take pictures of these majestic wonders. At Pangla pass, you will see the spectacular Himalayan Range and the glorious peaks of Mt. Makalu [8,463 m], Mt. Lotse [8,516 m], Mt. Everest[8,844 m], Mt. Cho Oyu [8,201 m] and Mt. Shishapama [8,020 m] (from left to right in your view at the pass).
Sunset at E.B.C:Most people say that sunset over Everest is more stunning than sunrise, but since one can only go to E.B.C once per ticket, the group can choose to see the sunset or the sunrise. The trekking from the Tent guest house community to E.B.C will take you about 2 hours to hike the 4 km. Or you can take the dedicated minibus. For winter tours, your driver will drive you there as there is no sightseeing bus there.
Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in Tibet and is functioning with both monks and nuns. You can visit and see the workings of the monastery.
Note:It is cold and windy in the valley, so we recommend taking a sleeping bag with you. Also, food options are scarce, so be sure to prepare for providing your own meals at Rongbuk.