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  • Fly to: Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Internal Transfer: Landcruiser to Friendship Bridge (Nepal/Tibet Border) then approx 10hrs to Old Tingri

  • Visa required: Yes if British plus an Aliens' Travel Permit

  • Currency:Chinese Renminbi (RMB)

  • Time Zone:+8hrs GMT

  • 5 Quick Facts:Click here

  • Journal:No journal for this trip

Rongbuk & Everest, Tibet - 5 Quick Facts

1. Mt Everest was originally known as Peak XV and was formally named by Andrew Waugh after his predecessor George Everest (the Surveyor General of India)

2. At a height of 8,844m Mt Everest is known locally in Tibet as Qomolangma - "Saint/Holy Mother"

3. Mt Everest is the source of the Rongbuk Glacier & East Rongbuk Glacier

4. The Englishman George Mallory first explored the Rongbuk valley & its glaciers while searching for possible routes to the summit of Mt Everest during their first reconnaissance of the Everest region by Westerners in 1921

5. Climbers must pass through Rongbuk in order to reach the World's highest peak via its North Face