Everest Base Camp in Tibet: The Himalayan Bangkok?

Everest Base Camp in Tibet: The Himalayan Bangkok? - World Hum, June, 2007
...“Prostitutes and pimps openly propositioned Western mountaineers, and Tibetan pony carts, like colorful, miniature stagecoaches, offered rides to the monastery at nearby Rongbuk. Doctors told me that in addition to the traditional frostbite and altitude sickness, they now treat plenty of venereal diseases and wounds from base-camp brawls.”
Outside magazine just called the base camp on the Nepal side of Everest “the Himalayan version of Burning Man.”
This base camp sounds more like the Himalayan version of Bangkok.

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