Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
Tibet Travel Coop (TTC), a Lhasa-based travel agency, now offers a trek to the Mount Everest north face base camp and surrounding areas. “There is no place on earth quite like the Everest Region in Tibet, and trekking to the base camp combined with authentic cultural experiences is a lifelong dream for many people” TTC said.
Situated at an altitude of 5,208 meters (17,090 feet), the North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge and offers a medium to challenging 3-4 days of trekking. One trekking option is to start at the base camp, hike to the Rombuk Monastery, cross the Ra-chu Valley and finish at the village of Tingri.
The Everest trekking season lasts from May to October but the high elevation (4400-5300 meters) is the biggest challenge for trekkers. Acclimatization and gradual increase in altitude are important for safety, and TTC provides a knowledgeable local guide and ponies to carry packs and tired hikers.
The journey begins in Lhasa, with several days for acclimatization and the opportunity to explore the famous temples and palaces of the city. On the overland drive to Everest base camp, travelers will also visit some of the Tibet’s most popular destinations including Shigatse, Gyantse, Palkhor Choide Chorten, and Sakya Monastery.
Tibet Travel Coop is a collection of local Tibetan travel agencies and guides working together to promote authentic travel experiences while contributing to the sustainability of host communities and their culture.