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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. Pa*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

Hi,

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

Pa***

Answered by Nancy

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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