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Day 9 (19.11.2007)


We left Shegar very early in the morning towards the Himalaya mountains. The Himalaya is the highest mountain range in the world. It was winter and so it was still dark at this time and I admired the driver how he managed it to find the way. After a few hours we reached our aim - the Base Camp of the Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. The Mount Everest is 8848 m high and it is located in the Himalaya mountains. The base camp is situated on an altitude of 5200 m. Thanks to the good weather I had a great view of the Mount Everest and its summit. It is a unique experience to admire the highest mountain on our planet by oneself. In the base camp it was cold, but I did not know how cold. My tour guide told me that the temperature was between -25 and -30 degrees Celsius. Beyond that it was very windy. Finally we left the Base Camp of the Mount Everest, but we took a different route back and not the same we came. We passed by the Rongphu Monastery and then we crossed the Gaywu-la Pass, which is about 5200 m high. From the Gaywu-la Pass one has got a breathtaking panorama view of the Himalaya. Out of the 14 eight-thousanders in the world I saw four, from the Gaywu-la Pass: Mount Everest (highest mountain in the world: 8848 m), Lhotse (fourth highest mountain in the world: 8516 m), Makalu (fifth highest mountain in the world: 8463 m), Cho Oyu (sixth highest mountain in the world: 8201 m). All 14 eight-thousanders are located in the mountain ranges Himalaya and Karakorum. Afterwards we drove back to Shigatse and we stayed there overnight. On the next day (20.11.2007) we went back to Lhasa. On the following day (21.11.2007) my Tibet Tour has finished. I flew from Lhasa to Chengdu and my Sichuan Yunnan Tour began.

View of the Mount Everest (8848 m) from the Base Camp (5200 m)
View of the Mount Everest (8848 m) from the Base Camp (5200 m)

View of the Himalaya from the Gaywu-la Pass (5200 m)
View of the Himalaya from the Gaywu-la Pass (5200 m)


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