Mount Everest or Mount Qumulangma as it is popularly known in the Tibetan language is the highest point on the surface of earth & a paradise for adventure travelers across the world. Considering this, numerous tours & trips are organized to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest offering both a physically & psychologically challenging experience.
The panoramic & unparalleled views of the Himalayas attract many a tourists from far & wide seeking to enjoy a memorable mountain vacation. The Tibetan tour guides ensure just that by offering a detailed insight into the unique Himalayan culture & environment. Popular stops while on tour to Mt. Everest from Tibet side include The Rongbuk Monastery & the Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Rongbuk Monastery : Located at a distance of only about 25km from the Everest at an altitude of 5,100m, the monastery is the highest in the world & offers unmatched views of Mt. Everest. Another interesting fact about the monastery is that, it is one of the very few monasteries housing nuns & lamas in the same place.
Mt. Everest Base Camp : Another popular destination while on tour from Tibet, especially for the mountaineers is the Everest Base Camp. Located at an altitude of 5,180m & about 8.8m from the Rongbuk Monastery, the Everest Base camp is considered to be the starting point for mountaineers & the end point for tourists on leisure tour. Tourists who wish to make a stay at the Base camp are required to carry their own cooking & camping stuffs.
Owing to the high altitude location of both these spots, it is very essential for you to be physically & psychologically fit in order to avoid acute mountain sickness.