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Time: 20-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Mt. Everest
Mt. Everest

Recently, the local authorities have denied the claim that the base camp of Mt. Everest was “permanently closed due to heavy pollution”, which went viral online few days ago.

According to the nature reserve's administration, Because of the pollution, ordinary tourists are banned from areas above Rongpo Monastery, which is around 5,000 meters above sea level. A new tent camp will be set up nearly two kilometers away from the original one. It won't affect tourists who have a climbing permit to appreciate the mountain and mountaineering activities approved by the regional forestry department.

This year, the clean-up will continue, and the remains of mountaineering victims above 8,000 meters will be collected and handled properly for the first time. Meanwhile, the number of people who stay at the base camp will be kept under 300. Currently, there are 85 wildlife protectors in the reserve, and 1,000 herders have part-time jobs patrolling and cleaning up garbage.

Mt. Everest is the treasure of nature for all the people, and its ability to clean the environment by itself is difficult, so it’s our duty to protect the environment.

  1. Take your garbage away:
    We suggest tourists use environmentally-friendly and degradable products. Do not leave your garbage when you take outdoor activities.
  2. Protect wild animals and plants:
    Mt. Everest Natural Reserve is also the home for some endangered animals and plants. Try our best to protect the them.
  3. Photograph legally:
    Most of the temples in Tibet are not allowed phtography and videos inside; Some ancient buildings are not photographed for free; Photograph private or religious activities with permission in advance; No photos during celestial burial in Tibet, etc.

     

  4. Prepare relevant Permissions in advance
    In addition to religious areas, border areas, military bases, nature reserves, snow mountains, etc., relevant permissions should be processed before visiting. Don't rush into unpermitted areas.
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user portrait Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  

Questions:

1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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