Mt Everest Base camp from the Tibetan side was used exclusively by the British Everest expedition teams in 1924 AD. The Mt. Everest Base Camp site in Tibet still has a couple of permanent structures and an army base. Ascend the small hill full of prayer flags and small shrines for the view of the star attraction.
Similarly, at the Base camp, get a sign showing Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp at an elevation of 5200 meters above sea level. From the base camp, you can observe the Majestic Mt. Everest in its northern glory. Tibetans called Everest as Mt. Qomolangma. One can’t drive to the Base camp. So, they must stop at a tent camp a few kilometers from Rongbuk Monastery.
Rongbuk Monastery at an elevation of 5,009 m is one of the world’s highest-elevation monasteries. In 1902, this Rongbuk Monastery was founded. In the vicinity, there reside monks and nuns. There is also a chorten with prayer flags. The best place to get a glimpse of the world’s highest Northern face of Everest.
Visitors can start the trek from Rongbuk Monastery as the elevation gain is only about 200 meters. At about 1 km mark, reach Guru Rinpoche meditation cave. The monks here allow you to a tiny chapel inside the cave.
Most of the people are recently trying to conquer the Everest. As grueling and unforgiving the ascend is as beautiful as the scenery around Everest. Right from the Northern base camp, you can also view four other peaks above 8000 meters. The whole range looks like heaven and to the horizon, you can see the snow-capped mountains.
Majestic Mount Everest
Chorten in Rongbuk
Chapel inside a cave
Guru Rinpoche meditation cave