Due to the mounting waste problem, the tented camp for tourist has been closed

But it IS still possible to visit the Everest Base Camp region in Tibet. The ban means tourists can go as far as the Rongbuk Monastery, which is 4km from Everest Base Camp.

Mount Everest is in very clear sight from Rongbuk and is absolutely impressive. You will be staying at Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse instead of the tented camp. The guesthouse is clean but basic.