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Mount Everest

Mount Everest

  • Location: Tingri county, Shigatse city, at the border of China and Nepal
  • Altitude: 8848.86 meters
  • Opening Hours: All day long
  • Admission Fee: CNY 180
  • How to Get There: 1) Take a car or tourist vehicle from Lhasa to Mount Everest via Shigatse; 2) Travel overland from Kathmandu to Mount Everest via Gyirong border.
  • Best Time to Visit: The weather is relatively mild and steady with less rain or snow from early March to late May, and again so from early September to late October. These are the two best seasons for tourists and mountain climbers. The mountain is virtually inaccessible in summer due to the monsoon season which generally brings mist to the area.

Mount Everest - Highest Place in the World

At an elevation of 8,848.86 meters, Mount Everest, or Mount Qomolangma is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world's No. 1 peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal. It's northern slope lies in the Tingri County of Tibet. Commanding reverence from fellow giant peaks nearby, Mount Everest is shaped just like a majestic pyramid propping up the sky for the Earth.


Surrounding Mt. Everest, 4 (Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Shishapangma) of the world's 14 peaks above 8,000 meters stand guard within a sphere of 200 square kilometers. They are escorted by another 38 peaks above 7,000 meters of see level. Together they form one of the world's most grandiose landscapes.


At the top of Mt. Everest, there always hangs a wisp of cloud. It flies eastward in the fast western wind just like a flapping flag. This is the unique phenomenon of the area - the “Cloud Flag of Mt. Everest”. At times, the cloud will change from surging waves into a thin cooking smoke, or from galloping steeds into the mysterious veil of a goddess. Gazing at Mt. Everest, one will immerse in a solemn ethereal mood.


For international travelers, Everest Base Camp has become one of the most popular destinations in Tibet, offering the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world's highest peak - Mount Everest.


Rongbuk Monastery is also seen as the best place to admire Mt. Everest. Sitting at the foot of the mountain's northern slope, the monastery is the world's highest religious architecture, offering rooms for tourists, climbers and explorers for overnight stay.

Recommended Tour Itineraries Including Mount Everest

Located in Shigatse Prefecture, Mount Everest attracts a lot of tourists to visit every year. Besides, Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet characterized Tibetan culture. Tibet Vista provides classic tour packages including these tourist attractions in Shigatse Prefecture at the best price.
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Restaurant and accommodation around Mt. Everest
The guesthouses of Rongbuk Monastery and the tents of Everest Base Camp offer butter tea, instant noodles and other simple food. The catering condition is very hard and you can prepare some solid food by yourself.

The accommodation only owns the word ‘basic’. Each bed costs you CNY25 in the guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery. You’d better bring a sleeping bag. Or you can choose to stay overnight in Rongbuk Everest Hotel, and the price is 260 RMB per night per room(double room without toilet).

Also notice that the tents at EBC will be removed during winter season. If you come at that time, you can choose the guesthouse of Rongbuk Monastery.
Shooting locations of Mount Everest
1) The old Tingri Mount Qomolangma Observatory: You can drive directly to the observatory to shoot the distant view of sunrise and sunset of the Mount Everest. Use telephoto lens and balow lens to take a close-up shot.

2) Gawula Pass: This is the perfect place to shoot four mountains 8000 meters above sea level. They are Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Everest and Mount Cho Oyu. You can overlook Mount Everest from there and use 300mm lens to zoom in the distant scenery. The wind is very strong at the pass and you should reinforce the tripod.

3) The hill next to Rongbuk Monastery: This place has long been recognized as the perfect shooting angle of Mount Everest. The scenery of sunset can better express the beauty of sunshine. You can take the white tower of Rongbuk Monastery as the foreground to give stronger sense of humanity.

4) Everest Base Camp: This is the nearest place to enjoy a close view of the Everest. You can take some unique photos with different angles. For example, take photos of the campsite, prayer flags and other scenery as foreground.
Photography Plan of Mount Everest
Generally you can start from Lhasa, and this route costs you at least four days.

Day 1: From Lhasa to Shigatse. Along the way, you can shoot Yamdrok Lake, Palcho Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery and so on. Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 2: From Shigatse to Rongbuk Monastery via Tingri. You can shoot four mountains 8000 meters above sea level at Gawula Pass, which is the perfect place to appreciate the magnificent Mount Everest. If the weather is good at night, you can appreciate magic night scenery with shining stars. Stay overnight in Rongbuk Monastery.

Day 3: Continue to stay in Rongbuk Monastery to shoot the sunrise. Then charter a car to Everest Base Camp. Stay overnight in old Tingri.

Day 4: Return to Lhasa via National Highway 318.
Travel tips of Mount Everest
1) If you want to stay overnight in Everest Base Camp, you need to prepare warm clothes, enough food and sleeping bags. It’s really cold out.

2) Be aware of the altitude sickness even if you don’t have one when in Lhasa.

3) There is a hospital in Tingri County. If you don’t feel good, please check your body condition ASAP.

4) There is a post office at EBC, opening from Apr. to Oct.

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