Around1-2km far from the Rongbuk Monastery (the highest monastery in the world), all the tent houses have been dismantled recently (finished before 20th Oct 2019).
Snow Road to Everest
There are about 50 tents, which will be dismantled from every Oct to next April, due to the low temperature, most time there will be heavy snow. Until next April people will rebuild the tents there again to provide the accommodations for the tourists there. After dismantling, tourists can stay in Rongbuk guesthouse there which is built of bricks and stones.
More than 50 tent house at Everest Base Camp were opened by villagers from Tashizong village after they obtained the operating qualification through public election. The beds in each tent are arranged in a standard format and priced uniformly. A portion of the profits should be handed in and distributed by the village committee to those Tibetan families who did not get the qualification. This kind of way put an end to the vicious competition between tents-owners, protected the legitimate interest of those villagers who did not run the tents there.
Typically, each tent can accommodate 8-10 people, all of whom are bunk beds. After October, these tents will have to be torn down so that they can't accept tourists. Obviously in 2019 it’s dismantled earlier due to the heavy snow there already.
It's not that the current level of technology doesn't allow permanent construction at Everest base camp, it's that it's not allowed.
The most important reason must be to prevent ecological damage. The ecological environment of Everest base camp is very fragile. Close of the tent houses there in winter will give a break for the environment.
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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***
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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