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To preserve the environment around Mt. Everest, no hotel is allowed to open close to the mountain foot.
January 10, 2019 Update:
In January 2019, Everest base Camp has been relocated to a site near Rongbuk Monastery.
You have two choices: staying at Everest Base Camp (in your own tent or a tent hostel) or Rongbuk Monastery. Do not expect too much of the accommodation.
Although the two places are very close now, it is not suggested to wait until you get there to decide where to stay, as pre-booking is required, especially in peak seasons. Read on for more about Rongbuk Guesthouse and EBC tents to help you decide where to stay.
Everest Base Camp (EBC) is a real camp site with flat ground, where you can see Mount Everest from afar on clear days. From April to November, tent hotels are put up for travelers. They are taken down in winter because of the bad weather.
Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world.
When Mt. Everest was found to be the highest mountain and with the development of Tibetan tourism, Rongbuk Monastery now provides rooms for travelers. You can see Mt. Everest through a valley between mountains.
Medicine: Most experience altitude sickness at EBC, and the nearest hospital is in Tingri, 6 hours away. So bring your own oxygen and medicine to fight altitude sickness.
Where to stay: If you don't want to sleep in tents with more than 8 people, consider staying in the Monastery Guesthouse.
To travel Everest Base Camp, an Aliens' Travel Permit is required, as well as the other mandatory requirements for foreigner entry to Tibet. We can help you arrange this once you arrive in Tibet.
If you are planning a Tibet tour with Mt. Everest Base Camp, please see our popular tour below for inspiration:
Or you can contact us to tailor make a unique tour for you according to your interests.