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Mountain of waste: tourists no longer welcome in Chinese base camp on Mount Everest
China closes its base camp on Mount Everest for tourists without klimvergunning. The large majority is until further notice so no more welcome. The authorities have decided to unusual measure to do something about the huge problem of waste on the spot.

Although most of the tourists to the famous mountain from the south side in Nepal visit, the number of visitors along the Chinese side in the last few years has steadily increased. That base camp, located in Tibet, is even becoming more and more popular. After all, it is accessible to cars, while to the Nepalese camp to achieve a trek of almost two weeks. In 2015 (the most recent annual figures, ed.) visited sure 40,000 people in the Chinese camp.

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But many tourists go hand in hand with filth. A lot of filth. As supplied the three major opkuisoperaties in the area this past spring, just 8 tons of debris. Cans, shoes, tents, lots of harnesses are available, human waste, ...

And so it is for tourists now forbidden to even above the Rongbuk monastery, which is slightly lower under the base camp, at 5.200 meters altitude.

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