Trekking the tallest mountain in the world is not an easy task, but it’s truly an astonishing one. Mt. Everest is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, and you can visit the Everest Base Camp from either side.
Both Tibet and Nepal are extremely popular with tourists. During the peak seasons, you’ll see thousands of tourists going on adventurous journeys to Mt. Everest. Each trek offers different itineraries and views and deciding which route to take simply depends on your preferences.
Here we’ll discuss what comprises each route so that you can choose the one perfect for your needs:
Nepal is located on the south side of Mount Everest. One of the most popular trekking routes is through the Sagarmatha National Park using the Everest Base Camp Trail.
The trek from Nepal to the EBC has a more intense increase in altitude than from Tibet. Because of this significant increase in altitude, this trek requires two separate periods of acclimatization at two different points. Even though people of all ages have been known to successfully trek to Nepal’s EBC, it’s wise to train and prepare beforehand. This is not your average hike.
The Everest Base Camp tour from Nepal is usually very affordable. Just make sure to plan your budget ahead of time and include everything from breakfast to transport.
A tour to the Everest Base Camp from Tibet is quite a different story. The north side of Mt. Everest, otherwise known as Chomolungma by locals, is located in Tibet and offers quite a different view.
Your trek can start in Lhasa, where you should take about 3 days to get acclimatized and visit different palaces and monasteries.
The Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side is located at a slightly lower altitude, and since Tibet itself is already at a higher altitude, the elevation difference is much smaller than in Nepal.
If you choose to hike to Everest Base Camp along the Tibetan route, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the beautiful culture of this land. The friendly people of Tibet are devoted to their religion, and while they’re predominantly Buddhist, there’s a variety of other religions represented in this area.
On your tour, you’ll be able to visit many holy cultural landmarks. With the U-shaped valley of Mt. Everest on the Tibetan side, the sunset makes for a mesmerizing view.
The roads in Tibet are in great shape, so the journey is more comfortable, and the trek is much easier to handle. It’s also easier to plan out your budget in Tibet since you’ll need to travel there through a Tibet travel agency. Therefore, your tour operator will handle the costs of your hotels, food, and the travel inside Tibet.
Both Nepal and Tibet provide for a unique experience, and the journey from either of them is exciting and memorable. Book your tour to the remarkable Everest Base Camp today with Budget Tibet Tours!
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I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards
Dear Ms. Pa***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.
There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.
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