From Kathmandu, we crossed the Nepal/China border at Zhangmu Port and stayed in Zhangmu for the night. Zhangmu was once the biggest land port between the two regions. However, it was closed after the devastating earthquake on April 24, 2015, due to infrastructure damage and severe casualties. From Zhangmu, we drove to Nyalam and spent the night at the Snow Land Hotel. To prepare for the altitude, we did an acclimatization hike there. Then we drove to Tingri for another acclimatization hike and overnight stay before driving to Everest base camp. Our truck broke down several times on the remote roads.
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