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The best season to visit is May to October, but the peak is often covered in clouds from July to August. Snow can be found on the Tingri Route areound October.
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The best season to visit is May to October, but the peak is often covered in clouds from July to August. Snow can be found on the Tingri Route around October.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:51, 15 January 2012

See Khumbu for the Nepalese side of the mountain.

Qomolangma National Nature Reserve (Chinese: 珠穆朗玛峰国家级自然保护区) is in Tibet, China and covers the Tibetan or Chinese side of Mount Everest.

Contents

Understand

Mt Qomolangma is the world's highest peak at 8,850m.

History

Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

The best season to visit is May to October, but the peak is often covered in clouds from July to August. Snow can be found on the Tingri Route around October.

Get in

There are two treking routes as well as an access road for Land Cruisers (which can be arranged in Lhasa or Shigatse).

  • Peruche Route - Shelkar - Checkpoint on Friendship Hwy - 200m after 5145m Marker on Friendship Hwy - Chay Village - Pang La Pass - Peruche Village - Paksum village - Choesang Village - Rongbuk Monastery - Jomolangma (Everest) Base Camp (this route mainly follows the roadway to Base Camp from the Friendship Hwy)
  • Tingri Route - Tingri - Lungjang Village - Lamma La Pass - Zommug Village - Rongbuk Monastery - Jomolangma (Everest) Base Camp (recommend a guide for this trek)

Fees/Permits

Permits cost ¥65 per person and ¥405 per vehicle and can be purchased at Shelkar, Tingri or Chay Village.

Get around

See

  • Rongbuk Monastery (Dzarongpu Gompa) - located at the foot of the glaciers on north face of Mt Jomolangma, highest monastery in the world.
  • Jomolangma (Everest) Base Camp - start location for climbers up the north side of Mt. Jomolangma.

Do

Buy

Eat

Food is available at Benba Guesthouse in Tashidzom and the Snowman Hotel in Pasum.

Drink

Sleep

Lodging

Staying at private houses is the most common practice. At Rongbuk Monastery, lodging is available but bring your own food.

Camping

Lodging in tents is available at Jomolangma (Everest) Base Camp. Picking a good tent can sometimes be an issue. There is no problem when there is no snowfall. Some tents are not maintained well and get leaks when the snow melts.

Backcountry

Stay safe

Get out

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