What’s that old adage again: if you don’t Instagram it, it didn’t happen? Or any other social medias youngsters use nowadays. Anyway, you won’t have to worry next time you go to Everest Base Camp in Tibet, because since April 2018, the majority nomad tent hotels at Everest Base Camp in Tibet have achieved wireless network coverage, allowing travellers to enjoy a convenient online experience at an altitude of 5,150 meters. Cool huh?
Everest Base Camp is located in the Qomolangma (Everest) National Park in Tingri County, Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is 5,150 meters above sea leave and is the closest travellers can get to view Mt Everest (8844m). Each year from April to October, nomad tent hotels run by local farmers and herdsmen are open for business. Currently, 30 of the 59 nomad tent hotels have wifi available.
The tent hotel owners pay 129 yuan per month to purchase a portable Wifi terminal and enjoy unlimited data packages; each terminal can accommodate up to 10 devices at the same time.
On 15 February 2018, Nepal’s official announced that they will provide free wireless signals to Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak, in June or July this year.
Earlier it was reported that the wireless network signals on both sides of the Himalayas, north in Tibet and south in Nepal, can only cover about 5,200 meters above sea level. The wireless signal sent by the Everest Base Camp at 5200 meters above sea level is the highest wireless network signal, but it cannot be covered the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest (8844m), yet.
This article is written by Andy, Tibet travel specialist of Tibet4Fun