Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth with 8845 meters. It is located on the border between China and Nepal. For the ascent, there are therefore both the northern route on the Chinese side as well as the southern route on the Nepali side.
The northern base of Mount Everest is also called Chomolungma Base Camp and is about 90 kilometers off the Friendship Highway in Tibet at an altitude of 5,170 meters.
Near the Everest Base Camp is the Rongbuk Monastery, also Rongpu, at an elevation of 4980 meters, making it the highest monastery in the world. The Rongbuk Monastery was destroyed in the so-called Cultural Revolution in 1974 and left behind in ruins, but since 1983 restoration works have taken place.