Some useful information on Everest Base Camp Trek

some useful information on Everest Base Camp Trek
Way to Everest Base Camp
  • Lukla flight allows 15 Kg including your duffel bag and your backpack and that is also the maximum weight that a porter carries for you during the trek.
  • There is electricity in the Everest trekking route generated through micro hydropower and solar panels and phone charging costs you extra.  We suggest to bring Power Bank so that you don’t have to pay for phone charging and usually that too are in the common areas and not in your bedroom.
  • Free wifi is available in your hotel in Kathmandu and some shops in Lukla and Namche. In rest of the areas you will have to pay for wifi and the cost increases as you go higher. So better to buy a sim card of a private telecom company Ncell in Kathmandu and activate data. In the Everest Base Camp Trekking route, the local cell phone reception is quite good in most areas, but still some areas may not have local cell phone reception. [It works at Everest Base Camp]
  • You will need to take Diamox on your Everest Base Camp trek. Diamox is taken as prevention for altitude sickness but not to cure its symptoms. After the symptoms begin to show, the only option you will have is to descend to a lower altitude. Diamox will be available in our first aid bag or you can bring it for yourself.

  • Hydration is crucial for maintaining optimal blood thickness, ensuring efficient oxygen transport throughout your body, including to your brain. Insufficient fluid intake can elevate the risk of altitude sickness, so it’s essential to stay well-hydrated.  To maintain hydration, consume a variety of fluids such as water, tea, hot lemon, drinking chocolate and soups. During trek, you lose body electrolytes such as Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium in the sweat. So we suggest drinking water by using an electrolyte mix, such as Nuun or Skratch Labs. Also that you would enjoy drinking more water if it is flavored. It is advisable to limit coffee intake as caffeine can disrupt your sleep patterns.
  • Good amount of carbohydrate and calorie rich food is equally important as fluids. So we suggest including such items in your packing list. Pack sports gummies and chews, fruit snacks, dried fruit, crackers, chips, gels, bagels, sports drinks with carbs, protein bars, chocolates etc.
  • You will need some cash for meals in Kathmandu not included in itinerary, tipping the trekking guide, porter and staffs and to buy drinks and items of personal nature.
Everest base camp in helicopter

  • In case flight gets cancelled and you would not want to wait and choose to take a shared helicopter to Lukla or back, it will cost somewhere between 460 to 500 US$ per person.  Helicopter costs keep changing every day depending on how busy they are as they may not be readily available.
  • We support sustainable tourism and request our guests to totally avoid plastic water bottles. Bring water bottles with filters or use tablets.
  • Let us imagine the worst and ask “what happens if you are unable to continue?” We try our best to make your dream of stepping on Everest Base Camp a success, so we suggest appropriate training guidelines before starting the trek. This adventure is in the high mountains and there are risks pertaining to health as well as weather conditions. Depending on where you encounter any health or weather issues, our proficient leaders will determine how to respond and what next step to take. If any situation turns out to be really bad and life-threatening, then we will immediately arrange for rescue and evacuation through air ambulance.

  • You can obtain Nepal Visa on arrival at airport in Kathmandu. Please bring photos and the exact cash (to be quick) for visa fee. The tourist visa fee is 15 Days – USD 30, 30 Days – USD 50, 90 Days – USD 125. For more info You will need the name of your hotel in Kathmandu.


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