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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. Mo*** from: Travelers' Questions Might Help

I'm interested in the 14 day trip from Lhasa to Nepal trip. In in January or February would be great. how much would that be? is there space?

best regards Mo***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Mo***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Sorry we do not have any group tour in Jan or Feb to Kailash as there will be heavy snow and the road will be blocked, and also the area would be closed, and no one do the business there, no hotel, no restaurants there. So from Nov to March we would not send any groups there.
If you would like to do this tour, you must plan it from April to Oct. and at present we have the group tour in next 6th May and 29th May, and we will have more available date in future. if you are interested in joining in this, please kindly let me know. Best regards.

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