The Tibetan Side of Everest

The international border between Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal runs across the summit of the highest mountain on earth “Mount Everest”.

Known as Chomolungma in Tibet the highest mountain of the earth Mount Everest stands tall at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Then known as Peak XV, Everest attracts many highly experienced mountaineers and adventurers from around the world.

The Northen Base Camp

The Tibetan side of the Mountain, North Base Camp is at at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) above the Sea Level. The base camps are makeshifts campsites that are used by mountain climbers for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness.

The North Base camp is accessible by vehicles through a 100 km road branching to the South from the Friendship Highway.

As of 2010, a visit to the North Base Camp required a permit from the Chinese government & a permit required to visit Tibet.

Base Camp for tourist is located near to Rongbuk Monastery; which claims to be the highest monastery of the world, whereas the actual tibetan base camp is located in the foot of Rongbuk glacier 8 km south to the monastery.

Kangshung Face

The Kangshung Face is the East Face of Mount Everest. Relatively unknown to the outside world till the 20th Century, the eastern side of the Everest owns complex and isolated terrain of Tibet. It is 3,350 metres (11,000 ft) from its base on the Kangshung Glacier to the summit.

The Kangshung Glacier is one of the three main glaciers of Mount Everest, the others being the Khumbu Glacier South Face” and Rongbuk Glacier North Face“.

The east side of Mount Everest is the least accessible and developed side of the mountain.

The Kangshung Glacier can only be reached following 6 to 7 days march from Khata, which includes crossing  the Shao La or Langma La passes into the Kama valley.


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