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Mount Qomolangma base camp received 113,000 tourists in 2016
By:Xinhua
update:March 13,2017
March 6, 2017 -- The base camp of Mount Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, received more than 113,000 tourists from home and abroad last year, with a year on year increase of 91 percent, the local tourist administration said on Saturday.
 
Among them were more than 5,100 foreign visitors, according to the tourism administration of Tingri County.
 
The county government has been making efforts to offer a better travel experience to visitors in recent years. The government has repaired roads from the county to the base camp and ensured the power supply for the camp.
 
The base camp, which sits at an altitude of 5,200 meters, is suitable for year-round travel.
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