Everest Base Camp in the North China-side, is located about halfway between Rongbuk Monastery; the actual climbers' Base Camp is at the foot of Rongbuk glacier. 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.
If you drive up, note that it’s not possible to go all the way to Everest Base Camp. All vehicles must stop at Everest Tent Camp a few kilometres past Rongphu Monastery. From here passengers must trek or take the bus the last glorious 4km. the way up is gentle and the altitude gain is less than 200m: most people can cover the distance in less than an hour. Along the way you pass scree slopes, jagged ridges, and broad glacier valleys flowing with muddy water. About 1km uphill from the tent canp, on the left, is a Guru Rinpoche medication cave and tiny chapel.
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