Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp is located around 7km from the Rongbuk Monastery area. There is a bus which takes you all the way there from the monastery, which allows an hour stay at the base camp. If you are feeling more energetic there is the option of driving half way and trekking the last few km to the site of the Mount Qomolangma Base Camp sign, a majestic walk which takes around an hour. The views from Base Camp are truly staggering. There is accommodation available at the Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse, or in the summer months you can stay overnight in the nomad tents at Base Camp itself. Conditions in both are very basic, but this is the only way you can be at the mountain in time to catch the unforgettable sunrise. 

Please note this area is at very high altitude (5,200m above sea level) and should only be visited by those who are fit and healthy, and fully acclimatised to the thin air.

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