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Everest Base Camp

Clamber up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, then have your photo taken at the base camp marker.

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Everest Base Camp  was first used by the 1924 British Everest expedition. The site has a couple of permanent structures and a small army base. Clamber up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, then have your photo taken at the base camp marker, which reads “Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp”. The Chinese indicates that it is 5200 meters above sea level.    

It is impossible to drive all the way to Everest Base Camp. All vehicles must stop at the tent camp a few kilometers past Rongpuk Monastery. From here passengers must trek or take a bus to finish the last 4 km. The way up is gentle and the altitude gain is less than 200 m. Along the way you pass scree slopes, jagging ridges, and broad glacier valleys flowing with muddy water. About 1 km uphill from the tent camp, on the left, is a Guru Rinpoche meditation cave. The resident monk will allow you into the cave and tiny chapel.    

The Everest Base Camp is a small flat piece of land in front of the north face of Mount Everest. It is at an altitude of 5200m and many people might experience difficulties with the high altitude. Located at the border between China and Nepal, Mt. Qomolangma, also known as the Mt. Everest, with its north slope belongs to China and the south one to Nepal. The peak has been a dreaming attraction for world' s mountaineers.

Recently more and more mountaineers start off from the Everest Base Camp trying to conquer the world's highest peak while travelers trek to the foot of the peak to enjoy its beauty through their own eyes. Around Mt. Everest, there are four peaks above 8,000 meters high, including Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Shishapangma and other 14 peaks above 8,000 meters, which form a soul-stirring picture of Mt. Qomolangma natural scenery area.

Tips of Everest Base Camp

1. You can get mobile phone reception at tent camp and Base Camp. If you want to scare your friends, just make a call.

2. If you want to spend the night at the tent camp, you can rent one. The owners would offer you simple meals and drinks.

3. You can also stay at the Rongpuk Monastery Guesthouse. It provides reasonable dorms and private rooms.

4. Bring some warm clothes with you. The temperature there is freezing.

5. Be careful of the altitude sickness. Try not to do extremely intense exercises and sports.

Arriving and leaving: driving from the Shigatse to the velvet temple must stop, climbers and tourists to fly or 7 km on foot to the Everest base camp. Now can also drive directly to the base camp.

Attraction type: Other

Best season: April - June and September - October best. At this time for the best time to climb Mount Everest.

Suggested play: 4 days

Tickets: 180 yuan

Opening hours: open all day

Address: Dingtian County, Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region

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