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Time:20-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour


Mt. Everest

Recently, the local authorities have denied the claim that the base camp of Mt. Everest was “permanently closed due to heavy pollution”, which went viral online few days ago.

According to the nature reserve's administration, Because of the pollution, ordinary tourists are banned from areas above Rongpo Monastery, which is around 5,000 meters above sea level. A new tent camp will be set up nearly two kilometers away from the original one. It won't affect tourists who have a climbing permit to appreciate the mountain and mountaineering activities approved by the regional forestry department.

This year, the clean-up will continue, and the remains of mountaineering victims above 8,000 meters will be collected and handled properly for the first time. Meanwhile, the number of people who stay at the base camp will be kept under 300. Currently, there are 85 wildlife protectors in the reserve, and 1,000 herders have part-time jobs patrolling and cleaning up garbage.

Mt. Everest is the treasure of nature for all the people, and its ability to clean the environment by itself is difficult, so it’s our duty to protect the environment.

  1. Take your garbage away :
    We suggest tourists use environmentally-friendly and degradable products. Do not leave your garbage when you take outdoor activities.
  2. Protect wild animals and plants :
    Mt. Everest Natural Reserve is also the home for some endangered animals and plants. Try our best to protect the them.
  3. Photograph legally :
    Most of the temples in Tibet are not allowed phtography and videos inside; Some ancient buildings are not photographed for free; Photograph private or religious activities with permission in advance; No photos during celestial burial in Tibet, etc.

     

  4. Prepare relevant Permissions in advance
    In addition to religious areas, border areas, military bases, nature reserves, snow mountains, etc., relevant permissions should be processed before visiting. Don't rush into unpermitted areas.

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Ms. Pa*** from: Can I apply for the Chinese Group Visa if I travel only by myself alone?
October 16, 2019 12:26

I want to take the train from Lanzhou to Lhasa on the 12th of Nov. 2019 and need a permit for Tibet. I want to spend 5-6 days in Lhasa. I need to book a train ticket and accommodation I am a U.S. citizen and a solo traveler. My 4th time to China.

Please help!! I have had no success with other tour agencies.

Answered by Nancy
October 17, 2019 02:03

Dear Ms. Pa***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. From your travel time, here we recommend one 6 days Exploration of Legendary Ancient Cities group tour to you, and we currently have one departure date on 14th of November. Taking train from Lanzhou to Lhasa will cost you about 24 hours, and we are happy to help you book train ticket. Please kindly note that there is no "permit-only" or "accommodation-only" service, foreign tourists are not allowed to travel Tibet alone, you have to book a pre-organized tour including guide, car, and hotel as well. As you are only one person, joining a group tour is the most economical way. We will prepare guide, car, accommodation, Tibet permit for you. Applying for Tibet Permit requires copy of your passport and Chinese visa, and it usually takes about 15-20 days, if you want to join our tour, please send copy of your passport and visa to us quickly. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Best regards.

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