Things to do in Mount Everest

Mount Everest is one of the most popular destinations in Tibet. Each year, thousands of tourists come to take this once in a lifetime trip from all around the world. Don't take it granted that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world and nothing else special. Mount Everest will surprise you with its extraordinary landscape and brilliant influence in the world.

Besides the stunning landscape of Mount Everest itself, there are two great highlights on the Mount Everest - Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk Monastery is a Buddhist temple which is believed to be the highest temple in the world. While the Everest Base Camp is the biggest base camp for mountaineers who want to conquer the highest peak in the world.

Popular Tour Packages including Mount Everest

- 8 Days Classic Mount Everest Tour from Lhasa

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- 8 Days Tibet Classic Tour from Kathmandu

- 8 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour via EBC

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Mount Everest

No. 1: Mount Everest

Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks

Recommended visiting: 1 day

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8844.43 meters. Thousands of people make their expedition from far away to explore the splendid looks of “The Third Pole”. Mount Everest is located on the border of China and Nepal. The southern side is located in Nepal, very steep and difficult for regular tourists to visit. While, the northern side is located in Tibet, and goes up gradually to the Everest Base Camp locating at the altitude of 5,200m. The infrastructure in the northern Mount Everest is much better than the southern side. Travelers can take vehicle to the Everest Base Camp to get bigger views of Mount Everest. Besides, travelers are able to use electric power at EBC.

Rongbuk Monastery

No. 2: Rongbuk Monastery

Type: Religious Sites, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks

Recommended visiting: 1 hour

Rongbuk Monastery, located at the altitude of 5,154m, is the highest monastery in the world. It was originally built in 1899 by a lama of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It consists of two sites: old monastery and new monastery. The new site was built in 1902. Though small, but Rongbuk Monastery is an influential monastery which has 8 small affiliated monasteries, including a nunnery.

Statues of Sakyamuni Buddha and Padma Sambhava are enshrined and worshiped here. Rongbuk Monastery is the perfect place to view the giant Mount Everest.

Sakya Monastery

No. 3: Everest Base Camp

Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

Recommended visiting: 2 hours

Everest Base Camp (EBC) is about 8km upwards from Rongbuk Monastery. Travelers usually take eco-bus to EBC. If you are energetic, you can hike up to the Base. The road gradually goes higher.

The EBC is the most important base for mountaineers who want to climb further the Mount Everest. Mountaineers usually stay here for supply and take good rest before climbing upper. From April to May is the best time to climb the Mount Everest when you can see many colorful tents encamped around the EBC.

How to Plan Your Tibet Adventure to Mount Everest

To visit Mount Everest, you can get to Lhasa in Tibet, or Kathmandu in Nepal first, then transfer to Mount Everest (North Pole) by car. It is about 605km's driving from Lhasa to Mount Everest on a well-paved road. Instead of driving directly head to Mount Everest, travelers usually travel for two days to Mount Everest at a leisure pace, via Gyantse and Shigase, and visit many famous attractions on route, such as Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Palcho Monastery, Tashilunpo Monastery, etc. After leaving Mount Everest, you can go back to Lhasa, or travel overlanding for 2 days to Kathmandu. You can also travel from Kathmandu to Mount Everest. Transfer about 160km from Kathmandu City to Gyirong Port at Nepal Tibet border, check in China Customs, then drive 25km to Gyirong Town for accommodation. On the next day, you will drive about 325km to Mount Everest. After the Mount Everest, you can extend your trip to Lhasa, and visit Shigatse, Gyantse and Yamdrok Lake on route.

Popular Tour Packages including Mount Everest

- 8 Days Classic Mount Everest Tour from Lhasa

- 10 Days Chengdu Lhasa Everest Overland Tour

- 8 Days Tibet Classic Tour from Kathmandu

- 8 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour via EBC

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