Mount Everest is also known as Qomolangma in Tibetan but Sagarmatha in Nepali. It is the world's highest peak at 8,848 meters. To see this world's highest peak with your own eyes is probably the dream of all mountaineers and adventurers. But for general travelers, climbing Mount Everest is a very difficult task, which requires a lot of mountaineering practice and experience accumulation, and the cost of climbing Mount Everest is not low, so if you are not a professional mountaineer, go to the Everest Base Camp (referred to as EBC) to appreciate the Mountain Everest is a very good choice.
Visitors who want to visit the EBC on the north part of Mt.Everest can get to Tibet by air or rod and then join a tour. It is said that the train between Tibet and Nepal will open within five years, which is bound to provide more choices for passengers.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, then drive to EBC
- There are direct flights between Kathmandu and Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, which lasts for 2 hours. There are two flights every day in peak season and one flight every other day in the low season. The price is 350 ~ 500 US dollars.
The road from Lhasa to the north base map of Mt.Everest is well paved and broad so you will have a nice driving experience. Usually, it takes 3 days. Alternatively, you can also drive from Lhasa to Old Tingri and then trek to EBC.