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Special Notes and Reminders at EBC (Internet, Hot water, Electricity, Toilet)

Internet Access

There is no internet access at the Tibetan side of EBC but 3G signal is always available, of which China Telecom and China Mobile have the best signal.

Running Hot Water

It’s possible to get hot water from thermos bottles, but there is unfortunately no running hot water or showers at EBC.

Electricity

Normally, there is stable 24 hours electricity supply at Rongbuk guesthouse and tents near EBC. But it is also may be affected by the unexpectable weather in that region, like sudden snow storm in winter, so we advise you to charge your camera while in Shigatse just in case. A headlight or a flashlight is advised in the evening considering the toilet is out of tent.   

Keeping Warm

Yak dung is burned in stoves to keep warm inside the tent guesthouses. Due to the high altitude of EBC it’s frequently cold and the wind is very strong, especially at night. It’s important to bring enough warm clothes to the Base Camp, and one hat is necessary to keep warm of your head, especially your ears.

Medical Supplies

Take your own medicine and additional oxygen bottles with you to EBC. The tour agency provides one oxygen bottle per person, but if it’s enough you can carry your own bottles just in case. Medicine and the additional oxygen are helpful, because many people experience some symptoms of altitude sickness at EBC.

Toilets:

Two very simple toilets like a container are there next to the tents guesthouses area, it’s smelly of squat pits and do not expect any running water either, even no light for evening use. Try to drink less water that night to avoid going to toilet in the chilly midnight.   

Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Mr. To*** from: What documents are required to travel from Nepal to Tibet?

Hello  I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am  pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. To***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards

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