Xegar is a small town at the base of Mount Everest in Tibet. The town acts as the starting point for many climbing expeditions to the highest mountain in the world, along with other mountains in the Himalayan region, including Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu.
The town was built at the foot of the ruins of the impressive Xegar Dzong (fortress). Xegar was once the capital of the Tingri region and used to be an important trading post where Sherpas from Nepal exchanged rice, grain and iron for Tibetan wool and salt.
Today it is a busy hub for hikers from around the world.