Everest Base Camp
In the year 1924, British Everest expedition built the first Everest Base Camp. The site has a couple of permanent structures and a small army base. After you have climbed up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, you can take a photo of yourself at the base camp marker. At this time, you might be disappointed that it does not even mention the word ‘Everest’. Instead, it reads ‘Mt Qomolangma Base Camp’, with the Chinese below indicates that it is 5200m above sea level. Just to the left of this market, there is a spring.
For the last few kilometers, you have to walk to the camp, since the dirt road is closed to traffic. But the walking is quite enjoyable. The up way is gentle. The altitude gain is less than 200m. For majority, the walk takes less than an hour. Along the way, you will pass scree slopes, jagged ridges, and broad glacial valleys, with muddy water flowing. If you have problem with the high altitude, to hire a horse and cart at the tent camp is a good and pleasant choice. The ride includes an hour stay at Base Camp.
One last thing to remind you is that you can get mobile phone reception at Tent Camp and Base Camp. You can sall a friend there, and possibly they’ll be thrilled.
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