Advanced Base Camp with Lhasa Tour. Tibet is cautiously opening up to the western world offering travel seekers a fulfilling authentic experience, which can be adventurous and unpredictable due to the lack of infrastructure which is poor to non-existent, making a simple road trip a complete adventure.
After centuries of virtual isolation local monasteries are striving to find a place in a country that’s crashing into the twentieth century. Tibet is the perfect destination to try exotic foods while embarking on a spiritual journey, leaving you feeling internally rejuvenated whilst stepping back in time. For the culture lover’s witness displays of people so optimistic yet so proud of their religion and beliefs, remaining much the same as they did one hundred years ago.
The majority of this land rests above 4000 meters (13,000 feet), housing many secrets which present the perfect opportunity to explore the highest Himalayas in the world giving you ultimate thrill of climbing, trekking and other challenging adventurous activities.
North East Ridge Advance Base Camp
The northeast ridge route begins from the north side of Everest in Tibet. Expeditions trek to the Rongbuk Glacier, setting up Base Camp at 5,180 m (17,000 ft) on a gravel plain just below the glacier. To reach Camp II, climbers ascend the medial moraine of the east Rongbuk Glacier up to the base of Changtse at around 6,100 m (20,000 ft). Camp III (ABC – Advanced Base Camp) is situated below the North Col at 6,500 m (21,300 ft).
China is paving a 108-km (66-mile) dirt road from Tingri County to its Base Camp in order to accommodate growing numbers of climbers on their side of the mountain. It will become the highest asphalt-paved road in the world. Construction began on June 18, 2007, at a cost of 150 million yuan (US$19.7 million). China also plans on routing the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay over Everest, going up the South Col route and back down the North Col route, on the way to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.