Mt. Everest, a holy place that standing on the planet for centuries, an untouchable destination that you would never think about in the old times, is becoming a dream that could come true nowadays. Since May 29, 1953, Zelanian mountaineer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay made the first successful summit of Everest, more and more explorers followed their footprint to conquer the highest mountain on earth. After decades of development and improvement, Mt. Everest Tour is definitely a hot travel route for tourists from all over the world. So, what should we notice on a trip to Everest?
How to reach Everest?
It’s well known that Mt. Everest is located on the border of Nepal and China, thus, you can get to it from the both countries. From Nepal, is the south col route, while from China, is to enter Tibet Autonomous Region and climb from Shigatse Prefecture. If you are interested in Tibet, this mysterious destination, then, we suggest you start from Tibet as you can visit some other fantastic scenic spots as well. For example, you can join the classic 8-day Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Mt. Everest Tour. At first, you will have three days of essential Lhasa sightseeing tour. You can visit the famous attractions, such as the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the Sera Monastery, etc. And you can explore the old market – Barkhor Street, searching for some distinct Tibetan handicraft or doing pilgrimages with locals and devotees from all corners of the world. Apart from the sightseeing, these three days are also important to acclimatize the high altitude. You will start rushing to Everest on the fourth day. When driving to Shigatse, you will pass Gyantse where you can see the holy Yamdroktso Lake, famous Karola Glacier. You will finally arrive at Everest on the fifth day and spend one night at the Everest Base Camp. The gorgeous sunset and sunrise on Everest will impress you and you will not regret to make this trip even your body may be suffering. Or if you prefer to stay in the guesthouse, you can also choose to sleep in Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery on this planet. It’s the best Viewing Deck of Mt. Everest in Tibet, same as Nagarkot in Nepal. The night sky above Rongbuk Monastery is stunning enough to be remembered for a lifetime. But it’s pretty cold in this area, please bring more winter clothes to protect yourself. You will start to go back on the sixth day, Yungdrungling Monastery is the last attractions in this itinerary. But if you would like to see more, you can also add Namtso – one of the top three holy lakes in Tibet in your itinerary. This “lake from the heaven” will not let you down either.
Well, if you want to touch Everest from Nepal, our guide will pick you up in Zhangmu after you across the border. Then you will go to Everest directly and have a close contact with the holy mountain. Afterward, you can go for a tour in Tibet, via Gyantse, Shigatse, and to Lhasa.
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