• Day19

    Going to mount Everest base camp

    October 3, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Today we don't cycle but go to the mount Everest base camp by bus. It would be possible to cycle, but it already takes 4 hours by car. All in all it would probably take 3 days to go up, see the mountain and go down again.

    You need a special permit to be allowed to go to the base camp. And it was already checked twice now. And there is at least one more checkpoint. They check the permit, the passport and your visa...

    The Chinese are taking loads of pictures in front of the main gate, standing on their land cruisers.

    And then the road begins winding upwards, 54 turns to the top. At about 5200 m a last turn and then you have an amazing view!
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