Mt Qomolangma, also known as Mt Everest, is the world's highest peak at 8,850m.
Flora and fauna
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.
There are two treking routes as well as an access road for Land Cruisers (which can be arranged in Lhasa or Shigatse).
Permits cost 元65 per person and 元405 per vehicle and are purchased at Shelkar, Tingri or Chay Village.
Staying at private houses is the most common practice. At Rongbuk Monastery, lodging is available but bring your own food.