We got news from State Grid Corporation of China that the 10KV Electric Power to Everest Project completed on 15th, April. This could be the most inspiring news for the Everest tourism. And the important gathering base for travelers – Everest Base Camp is able to use electricity now.
The project director Ba Dunzhu said the whole electric project took 2 years to complete, which will also bring electricity to about 1011 families of 21 villages along the project. As you know, many rural places in Tibet are unable to construct the electric wires due to the poor transportation and high altitude.
This project also brings electricity to Rongbuk Monastery, the highest-altitude monastery in the world (5,100m). Jiabu, an officer in Rongbuk Monastery said: “Our monks have been waited for the electricity for long time. Now lightening is no problem, and we can listen to the radios and watch television now”.