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Mt. Qomolangma

Located in bordering areas with Nepal in Tingri County, it is 8,848.13 meters high, the tallest mountain in the world. In the area of 5,000 square kilometers around the mountain, there are four peaks being more than 8,000 meters high and 38 peaks being more than 7,000 meters high.

At the foot of Mt. Qomulangma or 40 kilometers away stands the Rongpu Monastery, with the highest elevation in the world. The monastery has become a camp of mountaineers from northern slope to Mt. Qomolangma. On the northern slope of the peak there are 217 glaciers with the Rongpu Glacier being the largest.

(It can be reached by taking a bus in Lhasa to pass through Gyangze, Xigaze. Lhaze and New Tingri before reaching the northern foot of Mt. Qomolangma. The charge for each bus is 400 yuan and 65 yuan per person.)

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