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: ''See [[Khumbu]] for the Nepalese side of the mountain''.
 
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'''Qomolangma National Nature Reserve''' ([[Tibetan phrasebook|Tibetan]]: ''Chomolungma'', [[Chinese phrasebook|Chinese]]: 珠穆朗玛 ''Zhūmùlǎngmǎ'') is in [[Tibet]], [[China]] and covers the Chinese side of [[Mount Everest]].
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'''Qomolangma National Nature Reserve''' ([[Chinese phrasebook|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]].
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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===History===
 
===History===
Everest is not in the same category as Kailash when it comes to being a sacred peak. For one thing, the monastery at Everest only dates from the 20th century while those at Kailash date to the 13th century. More importantly, Kailash has always been offlimits to climbers and Tibetans don't flock to Everest since you can't circumambulate around it. But no matter, Everest has always been sacred since the name in Tibetan, Chomolangma, means ''Queen on an Ox'' or more properly '''Mother Goddess of the World'''. Tibetans believe that Miyo Langsangma resides on Everest, her steed is an ox but she sometimes is shown astride a tiger, and is one of the five Tsering Sisters, goddesses who reside in different peaks among the Himalayas.
 
 
Everest Base Camp is unique in that you can drive there, unlike any other base camps used to attempt summit climbs. The rough road used was built in 1960 for Chinese mountaineering attempts.
 
  
 
===Landscape===
 
===Landscape===
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===Climate===
 
===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 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.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
There are two treking routes as well as an access road for Land Cruisers (which can be arranged in Lhasa or Shigatse).
 
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)
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* '''Peruche Route''' - [[Shelkar]] - Checkpoint on Friendship Hwy - 200m after 5145km 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)
 
* '''Tingri Route''' - [[Tingri]] - Lungjang Village - Lamma La Pass - Zommug Village - Rongbuk Monastery - Jomolangma (Everest) Base Camp (recommend a guide for this trek)
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===Camping===
 
===Camping===
Lodging in tents is available at Jomolangma (Everest) Base Camp.
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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===
 
===Backcountry===

Latest revision as of 07:13, 26 September 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.

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Understand[edit]

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

History[edit]

Landscape[edit]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Climate[edit]

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[edit]

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 5145km 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[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • 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[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

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

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Lodging[edit]

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

Camping[edit]

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[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

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