Massive cleaning up Trash from the World’s Highest Mountain Chomo Langma, known as Mount Everest largely, is going to continue doing a large scale up through 2019.
According to the local authorities reports, there were about 60,000 climbers, tourists, guides and logistic teams visit the Southern & Northern Everest Region between Nepal and China Tibet each year.
tourists visited the Mt. Everest nature reserve area only in the year 2018, and Since from the first recorded efforts to reach the summit of the world highest peak, Everest, and subsequent successful ascent of the mountain from British expeditionary team in 1953, the desire to conquer the world highest mountain “Everest” has never been ceased. However, with the increasing no of climbers each year, human activities have had a negative effect in the area in recent decades, resulting over 140 tons of trash including oxygen bottles, canned food, equipment, and 12 tons of human waste is left on the mountain every year due to no toilet at such high altitude of above 5000 meters. This mission will supposedly go as high as 8000 meters on Everest to try to remove bodies of former climbers who died in the so-called Everest Death Zone. We as a local Tibetan is really feeling gratified for this act and especially pay our salute to all climbers striving to return the world a clean and healthy Everest.
Meanwhile, nonelectrical vehicles will be gradually banned from transporting tourists to the base camp from the local authorities and more eco-friendly toilets will be set up along the roadside and near the Everest Base Camp.
Will this post any barriers to travelers to Everest?
One of the most common questions on Tibet Tour, we get asked recently by clients from around the world is “CAN WE STILL BE ABLE TO VISIT NORTH FACE OF EVEREST” due to misinformation or unclear reports on different media, created this like, Everest is not allowed to visit from tourists. The fact is, tourist (non-climbers) in 2019, could proceed as far as Rongphuk Monastery རོང་ཕུག་དགོན།
which is about 5 km from the designated Everest Base Camp for tourist, 2 km from the local tent Guesthouses, as shown in the photo