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Tent hostels at the foot of Mt. Everest

By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2017-06-02

With the increasing of more and more tourists and climbers from all over the world, tourism industry of Mt.Everest gradually becomes the local pillar industry and more and more farmers and herdsmen begin to live on tourism.

At the moment, from March to November every year, a seasonal business center will be formed at the Everest base camp, 5200 meters above sea level. Farmers and herdsmen from Zhaxizom Town will put up tents and run hostels, restaurants, tea houses and souvenir stalls. At first, there are only two or three tents, while now there are more than 50 tents. Tent hostels has become a key industry to lead the local people to get rid of poverty and get rich.


Photo taken on May 19 shows the panorama of tent hostels at the foot of Mt. Everest. [Photo/Xinhua]


Photo taken on May 19 shows the highest post office in the world (above) and postman Tsomo working in the post office (below).[Photo/Xinhua]

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