A Vietnamese caravan set off on a trip of a lifetime heading towards Tibet and Mount Everest base camp on July 3.

The caravan includes 23 members driving nine cars and pickups. They are expected to become the third team from the Southeast Asia region to conquer the base camp, which is situated at over 5,000m above sea level, following in the footsteps of teams from Malaysia and Thailand.

The one-month trip will cover a long and strenuous 15,000km starting from Ho Chi Minh City . It's being led by a Mercedes-Benz GLK 300 4MATIC which has been modified to cope with the tough terrain.-VNA