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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 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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