Everest Base Camp

With a height of 8,848 m, Everest is the main peak of the Himalayan range and the highest peak in the world. Lying on the border between Tibet and Nepal, Everest dominates the others with its gaze and resembles a gigantic pyramid that stings the sky. Its base camp is located at an altitude of 5,200 meters at the foot of the Rongbuk glacier.

Travelers can reach the village of Rongbuk, “the highest village in the world”, by taking a spectacular road. This village is located at 5000 m and is home to Rongbuk Monastery, the highest religious site in the world. The monastery blends in perfectly with the scenery created by the Himalayan range and Mount Everest. As the sacred place for many pilgrims, the monks in Rongbuk Monastery do their best to preserve this unique site. It is also one of the best places to admire the imposing Everest. Currently, there are about twenty monks and nuns still living there, but far fewer than at its peak (we are talking about 500 monks). It is possible to stay on-site in a modern and modest hotel located opposite the monastery.

You can reach Everest Base Camp to get closer to Everest before 2019. This camp is located 8 km from the village of Rongbuk and accessible by car. The view of Everest is then splendid when the weather is clear. For environmental protection, China no longer opened the base camp to tourists from 16 January 2019.

Useful information

Chinese Name: 珠峰大本营
Location: Located on the western slope of Everest
Opening hours: It opens no more to the tourists, but they can see the Everest from the Rongbuk Monastery
Ticket: 60 RMB/person, shuttle 25 RMB/person
Duration of visit: One day

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