Mt. Everest Tour
9 reasons for you to go to Mt. Everest
- No matter whether you visit either side of Mt. Everest, you can appreciate the variety of cultures by going to Tibet, Nepal, Butan, India, etc.
- Look and enjoy the rare kinds of animals and plants. there are 353 kinds of rare animals there
- Challenge the highest mountains. you can see a few mountains among the highest in the world, such as Everest, Makalu, Choyo, etc.
- Enjoy the most beautiful snow-capped mountains, especially in the sunrise or sunset. see the beautiful pictures of Mt. Everest
- Satisfy your challenge soul.
- It is a chance to get exercise or body built.
- Get to know the different religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Bonism, and about how religious the local people are, the types of their practicing the religions etc.
- Trekking to the nature.
- Go to the place which is the closest to the sky or the sun.
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Meals and Accommodation: The only hotel available would be Rongbuk Guesthouse around Mt. Everest Base Camp, with RMB 60 per person per bed. It’s very convenient for you to enjoy the stunning scenery of Mt. Everest all day long there. Next to Rongbuk Guesthouse, a local Tibetan owned restaurant, Piled with empty beer bottle at the threshold, would be a fantastic choice for food. Food there is expensive in price yet plain in flavor, however, you could bargain and order with English, although the price would be understandable considering the fact that it’s transported from Shigatse.
In fact Everest Base Camp is still 8 km away from Rongbuk Monastery, so if you bring your own camping equipment, you could stay in Mt. Everest Base Camp, you could also rent tents there. Thus you have to bring your own cookers or rent them from locals for lunches and dinners. In mountaineering season, Tibet Mountaineering association will be stationed in Base Camp, at that time you could buy limited amount of food and beverage from the liaison with 3 times of the price in Lhasa, e.g. RMB 10 for a can of beer.
The very last hotel with better conditions would be Tringri Zhufeng Hotel before you heading for Mt. Everest. With shower enclosure and bathroom, it would cost you RMB 330 per room per night. But behind the main building, sits lots of economic hotel rooms, clean enough but without private bathroom, RMB 30 per person per night, however, you could seal the deal with RMB 20.
Entrance fee: RMB 65 is charged as the Entrance fee of Mt. Everest Natural Preservation for tourist with / without Chinese nationality.
Tips: Checking point is not far from Mt. Everest, after the confirmation of related documents, you will be officially allowed into Mt. Everest Natural preservation Zone. Walking for almost 40 km, you will reach a small village named Zhaxizong, where you could find a few small restaurants, although vegetables are almost improbable there, you could gorge yourself whatsoever. For another 30 miles away, crossing Cuola pass, you will see 4 snow mountains with the altitude of more than 8000 meters lining together. No words can describe the spectacularity of it. 20 km ahead of you, there locates the world famous Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Transportation: Mt. Everest is approximately 100 km away from China – Nepal Highway in the southern side. Though it’s not very difficult for you to find vehicles from Cities like Shigatse / Lhatse to Shegar, for the rest 100 km to Everest Camp, the shot of hitchhiking will be highly unlikely, which is why we would advise you to hire a vehicle in Lhasa. Comparably speaking, it’s the best option to ensure the whole trip.
We will proceed with Everest Entrance Permit at a hotel in Shegar before we leave; The Road construction fee that you have to pay is based on the numbers of the wheels of your travelling vehicle, which is RMB 100 per wheel. Additionally, Tourist must pay RMB 65 for the mountains entrance fee. Driving along the China – Nepal Highway for about 11 km, turning left at the sign of Mt. Everest Natural Preservation Zone, you could wave goodbye to asphalt road. Be prepared for the bumpiness ahead of you.
The Off-Season: The cold, dark winter season at Everest starts in late November and stretches to the end of February. Temperatures hover between 0 and 4 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and get much colder at night. Besides temperature, wind is a major consideration; its speed fluctuates from eight to 12 mph at base camp during the winter, with hurricane-force winds spiraling around the summit during the same season. The temperature and wind combine to create a wind chill temperature of below -148 degrees at the summit, making it impossible to climb during the autumn and winter seasons. Everest's base camp, with its milder wind and temperatures, is still accessible, but it is the end of the road for even the bravest winter trekkers.
Spring Climbing Season: From the beginning of March until early May, temperatures start to climb from 10 up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and the wind declines to around five or six mph. As in the wintertime, humidity remains low, but climbers still don't set out for the summit due to the windy, unpredictable conditions at the top of Everest. Instead, hikers and trekkers make their way around base camp and the Khumbu Valley, led by Sherpas or Western guides. By the end of May, a summit climbing window opens that lasts roughly from May 20 to June 6. Temperatures at base camp are in the low 20s Fahrenheit, and conditions at the summit finally become calm enough for serious expeditions.
Summer: Although temperatures from June until the end of September remain stable at around 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, summer is not a good time to travel to Everest. Base camp experiences its own version of the Nepalese summer monsoon, with humidity nearing 100 percent daily, causing almost constant snowfall or rainfall. Although the summit it generally dry during this season, climbers wait until the short autumn climbing window to make trips to the summit.
Autumn Climbing Season: The other main climbing and trekking season occurs from early October until late November. At 10 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, Everest's base camp is balmy, with winds hovering between five and seven mph. Humidity returns to the winter lows of about 20 percent, keeping trekkers mostly dry in the valley and on expeditions to the summit. The summit climbing season is a window roughly from October 1 to 20, and a visit to base camp around this time provides introductions to the brave souls determined to reach the peak.
- Mental preparation: please keep optimism, psychological burden will increase altitude sickness, and slow down the altitude acclimazation.
- Physical preparation: Make sure to get a good sleep the night before enter to Tibet. Severe hypertension and cardiopath should not go to Tibet.
- Belongings: the plateau has high elevation with the fierceness sunlight and the big temperature difference between day and night, it need to prepare seasonal clothing, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, lip balm, cold medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, aspirin and diazepam, etc.
- It could enhance the altitude acclimazation if you drink some butter tea, eat some dairy products, beef and mutton.
- There's nothing better for you than plenty of water, fruit and sleep in the early days when arriving in Tibet, try to avoid drinking, smoking, running and strenuous exercise.
- Eat wisely, don’t eat or drink too much.
- Get along with other group members, respect for Tibetan culture and religious beliefs.
- Prepare more high-calorie foods, such as chocolate, beef jerky, cookies and other snacks.
- You could visit some Tibetan families on the journey, you could bring some little presents for the kids if you would like to, such as stationeries, sweets, etc.
- Prepare for oxygen tanks if needed (we could prepare oxygen tanks for you, please inform our staffs in advance if you need.)
- If you wish you could do some trekking or hiking from Rongbuk to Everest Base Camp.
- If you don’t want to backtrack to Lhasa, you could continue to Kathmandu, Nepal from Shegar, then move forward to next stop.