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Strong snow storm swept Mt. Everest Base Camp areas.

Time: 14-10-2013 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Affected by the super cyclonic storm "Fehling " periphery diffusion cloud system from Bay of Bengal , a very strong snow and train storm took place on the 13th in southwestern Tibet, Shigatse. This morning, the Tibet Autonomous Region Meteorological Bureau released heavy snowfall orange warning signal.

   

Shigatse government said to China News agency that large-scale snowfall occurred around Tingri County and Everest Base Camp, depth is about 70-80 cm, 86 tourists stranded including 13 foreign tourists. Upon the message, Shigatse Prefectural Administrative Office immediately launched the emergency plan for the rescue.

According to Tingri County Deputy Magistrate's introduction, the continuous snowfall caused deep snow near Everest Base Camp, people have to be transferred to Tashi village where the snow is smaller; since the snow has not stopped yet, the rescue work comes with certain difficulties. Meanwhile, Tingri County dispatched dozens of rescue workers and several loaders, local border armies also help clearing snow, trying to rescue and evacuate everybody as soon as possible.

   

We are taking action to rescue the tourists and transfer them to safe place, though under such bad weather. Some officers are sent to the tourists to pacify and comfort them. No casualty report so far.

Jianhua Xu, the senior Meteorologist of Tibetan Observatory, said that, as the storm "Fehling" is in diffusion, there will be moderate snow or heavy snow in Naqu area and the south of Shigatse area. Besides,in south Shigatse area, there will be lasting heave snow or even bizzard, and there will be meteorological-geo damage from Zhangmu to East Asia. Meanwhile, there also will be snowy in the middle and east of Naqu area sice 13:00, 14th, Oct to 13:00, 15th, Oct.

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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.  

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