Meanwhile, around 5,000 trekkers a year take the eight to 10 days to trek to the base, according to figures from Nepal's tourism department. Doolan expects to take about twice as long and will then have to retrace his route back to Lukla.
Zhang Xuan, head of the Chongqing Municipal People's Congress, suggested in her speech that the Party and government officials should receive more judicial training as part of the Central Committee's effort to advance the rule of law. Xi noted her advice and urged that it be implemented.
Along the route there are steps and narrow paths hewed into the valley wall, forcing hikers to clamber over rocks and occasionally trek in snow or mud, all at an altitude where limited oxygen can cause headaches and nausea, and if left untreated a potentially fatal buildup of fluid in the lungs.
Wang is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the 19th CPC Central Committee Political Bureau, chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Vice Premier of the State Council and a member of its Leading Party Members Group.
Scott Doolan, 28, sets out Friday for the base camp, which lies 5,364 meters above sea level and is traditionally only accessible on foot or by helicopter. He is out to prove that it is also accessible to wheelchair users.
China's foreign minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that China would make a necessary response in the event of a trade war with the United States but added that such a war would only harm all sides.
"I jump out of my chair and my mate Matt, he'll grab me and hold my ankles and I basically walk on my hands," he said, explaining a technique that's similar to the wheelbarrow race of Western school sports days.