Everest Base Camp in Tibet

Chinese Name:珠峰大本营
English Name: Everest Base Camp
Location: Located in Nepal(尼泊尔)and Tibet, China
Admission fee: 180 RMB
Opening hours: All day
About Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp refers to two base camps located separately on the opposite side of Mount Everest. The north base camp is situated at an altitude of 5200 meters (17,056feet) in Tibet Autonomous Region, China whereas the south one is based in Nepal with an altitude of 5364 meters (17,597feet).

History and Development of Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp in Nepal is situated in Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, north of Nepal, also known as Everest Trek Region. Not only is it the hottest trekking destination in Nepal, but is the starting point where Edmund Hillary and Sherpa porter Tenzing Norgay started to summit Mt. Everest in May 29, 1953 from south Col Route.

Everest Baes Camp in Tibet is located in Qomolangma National Nature Reserve, Shigatse, Tibet, China. (Qomolangma literally means Mt. Everest in Tibetan.) The base camp in Tibet is originally built as a protective zone to shield focal area of Mt. Everest Region from pollution. Now EBC has multiple purposes: scientific observation, Mt. Everest mountaineering headquarters, and Mt. Everest tourist attraction.

Main Attractions- Everest Base Camp

You can have a palpable sense of the biodiversity in Nepal, such as blue pines, firs, birch, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, etc. Meanwhile, you will be enjoying a large number of awe-inspiring mountains, like Mt.Everest(8844.43m),Lhotse(8516m),Makalu(8463m),Cho Oyo(8201m),Nuptse(7879m),Khumbila(5761m) and Ama Dablam(6856m), etc.

Everest Base Camp (5200m) in Tibet is only 19km away from summit of Mount Everest(8844.43m). The base camp consists of a number of rudimentary facilities, such tents, teahouse, post office, etc. On the way from Tingri to EBC, overall you will pass three best places to photograph Mt. Everest, i.e. Gawu La Pass (5198m), Rongbuk Monastery (5154m), and EBC(5200m) itself. Gawu La Pass is widely believed to be the best place to photograph breathtaking panorama of Himalayan Range. Lofty mountains like Makalu(8463m), Lhotse(8516m), Mt. Everest (8844.43m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) and Shishapangma(8012m) stand side by side above the skyline with dense clouds floating above your head.

Attraction Transportation

You can arrive at Shigatse by air and then transfer bus to Tingri County. Shigatse Peace Airport runs round-trip airlines to Chengdu Shuangliu Airport every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And tourists can firstly head to Lhasa by air and then transfer long-distance bus to Shigatse in Lhasa West Bus Station. From Shigatse to Tingri County, Shigatse Long-distance Passenger Station has two buses everyday at the price of 85 RMB. From Tingri County to Rongbuk Monastery, tourists can carpool with others and then transfer eco-friendly car to the Everest Base Camp.

Attraction Travel Tips

1. Traveling Hours: 1 day

2. Traveling Seasons: All year

3.  High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water and some thick clothes, eating more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and so on.