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China Says No More Tourists On Mount Everest Base Camp

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Tens of thousands of tourists flock every year to the Mount Everest base camp located in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to catch an awe-inspiring glimpse of the world’s tallest peak. But China is reportedly putting a stop to this human deluge, limiting annual access to the popular site to just a few hundred mountaineers and researchers. A growing garbage problem on the mountain has been pinpointed as impetus for the change. Local authorities in Tibet’s Dingri County have reportedly been posting notices in the region informing tourists that they will no longer be able to access the “core area of Mount Qomolongma National Nature Reserve” (“Qomolangma” is Everest’s Tibetan name).

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