Although only a few people could reach the 8848-meter-high Mount Everest, 90% of our customers visit the Mount Everest Base Camp and spend 1 night there every year. It is a great feeling to admire the awe-inspiring Mount Everest on the view terrace in the Rongbuk Monastery, which is only 4 kilometers from the Camp. In the morning, almost every tourist will get up early, in the hope of seeing a spectacular sunrise.
You could either drive or trek to the Everest Base Camp. The Tingri Plain is on the trekking route to the Camp. Don’t you think it is amazing to see a plain inlet in a plateau? If this question is appealing to you, do not hesitate to let us make a plan for you!
It depends on your priority. If you visit the Camp in spring or summer (April to October), the weather is good, but there will be lots of tourists to travel with you and the price is higher than winter (November to next March). If you visit the Camp in winter, the temperature is lower, but the price is also lower, and it will be more likely to see a beautiful sunrise, due to the thin cloud in winter.
Tourists could choose to stay in the guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery or a tent in the Everest Base Camp. You may need stay with up to 20 people if you choose to stay in a tent. In the guesthouse, there are 4-people rooms and 8-people rooms. In winter, the tents are not available in winter. So, if you go there in winter, the guesthouse is the only place to stay overnight. There are water and food provided on the Mount Everest, but it is impossible to take a bath there. There is no other place for tourists to stay overnight on Mount Everest.
Thick clothes, climbing boots, thermal jugs, sunglasses, sunscreen and Chinese currency are the basic items for staying in Mount Everest Base Camp. If you do not want to eat the food provided on Everest, you could take your own foods. Chocolate, biscuit, bread and fruit are recommended. Some our customers also take their own sleeping bags. We have prepared oxygen and medicine for emergency use, so you don’t need to worry about this. In a word, you must keep warm. If you catch a cold, you may have to go back to low-altitude area.
Firstly, it is suggested take some medicine, do some physical training and keep healthy before traveling to Mount Everest. We have prepared oxygen on our cars for emergency use. And there is oxygen service in both the Mount Everest Base Camp and Guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery. So you could still stay on the mount if you have light altitude sickness. For tourists who have serious altitude sickness, our tour guide and driver would transfer them to low-altitude area. Our tour guide would also help them see a doctor if needed.
The observation deck of the Mount Everest Base Camp is the best place to admire Mount Everest. The most beautiful sunrise could be seen on this deck. Besides, there are 40 over-7000-meter-high mounts and 5 over-8000-meter-high mounts are visible during a clear day. Most tourist stay in the Camp for 1 night in order to admire sunrise. The environment in the Camp is getting better and better. Our customers told us that the local people would ask tourists to pick up their rubbish if they did not drop it to the right place.
Yes, they can. Age is always not a problem, but please read our suggestions as below first.
For senior tourists, it is suggested to ask a doctor’s advice no matter they have been to Tibet before or not. If possible, they need to go to hospital for a complete physical examination, especially for those who have heart disease.
For kids, if they could express clearly, it is ok. For example, if they have a headache, they could tell our tour guide, and our tour guide will help them lessen the headache. If kids just cry when they are not feeling well, it would be dangerous.
Yes, the road to Mount Everest is very good now. Tourists could drive from Lhasa to the Mount Everest Base Camp on a smooth road.
Initially paved in 1978, a bumpy road between old Tingri town and Everest had been the only road to the Everest Base Camp for almost 20 years. The construction of a new asphalt road was finished in 2017, from then on, tourists could reach the Camp from new Tingri town in only 3 hours. Please note that it is important to use a car or coach and a driver authorized by the government to transfer you to the Camp, otherwise your trip could be dangerous even if the road is good.
Tibet Entry Permit and Border Pass are the required documents for international tourists to visit Mount Everest. In order to get these two documents, international tourists need to join in a tour group organized by local travel agency in Tibet. If you book with us, we could apply for these two documents for you. What you only need to do is sending the photocopies of your passport and visa to us. The expenses of these two documents have been included in our quotation. Currently, international tourists are not allowed to apply for any Tibet travel documents on their own.
Mount Everest is co-owned by China and Nepal. The south part of the mount is located in Nepal, while the north part of mount is located in China. Its summit, with a height of 8848.8 meters, is in China. If you want to admire the summit, the best place is the observation deck in the Everest Base Camp, which is also in China.
The north part is much steeper than the south part. The cold wave from the north is blocked by the north part of the mount, so it can not reach the south part. That’s why the south part is warmer than the north part. Besides, the density of plants of the south part is also higher.