Mt Everest Base Camp - place at the altitude of 5545m (about 18192 ft) at the foothill of the Mount Everest in the heart of Himalayan Mountains. It is not the trip for everybody, but thanks to this site everyone can feel as being there.
During the few summer months, the North Everest Base Camp is relatively easily accessible by 4-wheel drive cars.
You have to be ready however to leave the comfort of the Friendship Highway (about 6000km long strip of asphalt and concrete linking the city of Shanghai with Zhangmu at the Nepal's border) and go on the dirt and sometimes quite difficult to see tracts crossing the Tibetan wilderness.
But definitely the bumpy path is worth of the “pain”.
It is still one of these “roads less traveled” and as the result it offers “unseen” landscapes and untouched wilderness with as the ultimate reward waiting at the end: Her Majesty Mount Everest.
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The Tent-City of hotel-restaurants warmly opens its doors to visitors.
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Top - The drink-bar presents itself quite well. The best is that the cold beer is served directly from the shelf (kind of eco-fridge)
On the sides: Delicious Tibetan dishes - frankly I can recommend them to everybody.
Approaching the Mt. Everest Base Camp you will pass by the Rongbuk Monastery (Gompa) – claimed to be one of the highest elevation permanently settled buildings. Although the Rongbuk Monastery was founded only about 100 years ago, it encompasses a long history of hermits and pilgrims coming to this sacred place for meditation.
Numerous caves dotting the cliffs around the monastery complex are witnessing more than 400 hundred years of religious past. With so dramatic views of the Himalayas it is easy to understand the religious significance of the Rongbuk Gompa .
Down the dirt road from the Rongbuk Monastery is situated the final destination – the Mt. Everest North Base Camp. In the past the North Base Camp was mostly used by climbers for acclimatization to the high altitude and preparation for the attack on the summit. These days however tourists are largely outnumbering climbers, changing the character of the Mount Everest Base Camp. Now it is a small, seasonal tent-city by and large adapted for the needs of visitors.
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"Shambhala" and "Snow Area Sister" hotels - inside and outside views.
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What a breathtaking background for the Post Office!
Gifts made by all-powerful and skillful nature... Who will resist to not taking home a small part of Himalayas?
Numerous “hotel-restaurants” under tents dot the camp offering decent sleeping conditions and amazingly good food.
For sure these are not 5-stars rooms with bathrooms, showers and TV broadcasting the Super Bowl game. You will find rather modest conditions with bunks along the tent walls serving also as a sitting place during a day, low tables and stove in the middle of the room.
For those wanting to memorize the conquest of the Mt Everest base camp and spread the news among friends and family there is a Chinese Post Office Tent.
Certainly an occasional and rare stamp on the card will be as precious souvenir as the pictures and your memories from the Tibet.
To continue the tour of Mt Everest Base Camp click: next
To gaze at Quomolungma please select the link :
Want to go back to the Friendship Highway? Please select the link:
Himalaya Everest Base Camp Adventure
For those "parachuted" to Mt. Everest Base Camp and wanting to start the epic journey across the Tibetan plateau from Lhasa to Kathmandu, here is the link:
Lhasa-Kathmandu by Friendship Highway
To see Tibetan's wildlife like yaks, wild goats, foxes ... click:
Yaks and Tibetan Wildlife
As a "bonus" - visit to Everest Base Camp during a journey through Tibet. Scenes of Everest, hike to Everest Base Camp and flight past Everest by Thomas and Donna.
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If you want to "jump" to the Nepalese side of Himalayas then click:
To make the tour of the Pokhara Valley, see Phewa Lake, Davis Waterfalls, Peace Pagoda and more, then click:
But if tired of Pokhara, then move to Nagarkot to see beautiful landscapes of Himalayas by clicking:
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