Mount Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest Base Camp Shigatse Tibet
Located 5,200 meters above sea level on the Rongbuk Glacier, the Mount Everest Base Camp is where adventurers depart or attempt to replenish their items during the ascent of the north-eastern slope of the highest peak in the world.

Base Camp

With a 5200 meter-altitude, 200 meters above Rongbu Monastery, the base camp of Mount Everest is really fantastic destination. This village with about 700 tents is the camp where the first British expedition party to climb the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. The base camp is actually divided into two parts. There is the camp only accessible to people who want to climb the mountain. Another part is reserved for visitors who wish to explore the place of departure of shipments. It is a complex of twenty tents that are converted into restaurants and shops.

Mount Everest

Rising to 8,848 meters above sea level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Main peak of the Himalayas, it forms the border between Tibet and Nepal. Qomolongma called in Tibetan would be the Mother Goddess of the World. The Himalayan chain contains six of the 14 highest mountains in the world, exceeding the altitude of 8000 meters. So these giant mountains offer a splendid view. The summit of Mount Everest is often lost in a plume of white clouds, making it charming and mysteries. When the west wind blows, it is possible to observe the famous Drapeu clouds.

Better time to visit

Contrary to what you may imagine, summer is not the best time to venture into the foot of Everest. Winter is of course out of the question, most of the roads are blocked by snow. But in summer, the area is very wet and many landslides can occur. Spring or fall may be better seasons to venture into the Himalayas.

Post Office

More symbolic than anything else is a China Post Office opened in the base camp. Thus, visitors can send their postcards, which can serve as proof of their visit to this mythical place.

Panorama from Best Local Hotel

The best hotel in the area is located in the village of Shelkar, also called New Dingri. The road that must be taken to get there is through a pass of 5,220 meters above the sea level. The vast panorama of this giant snowy space is unforgettable.

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    5 200M Altitude Mount Everest Base Camp
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