Useful Information for Everest Base Camp trekking.


Our Everest Base Camp Trek Package includes meals on the trek prepared by the lodges means we do not need to carry foods for all the major trekking routes of Nepal.  Most lodge based treks offer foods prepared in the lodges locally however it's recommended to carry some energy bars and other quick bites as some camps might be longer than the usual waking hours.

1, Is Everest Base Camp the trekking expensive?
Trekking in Nepal is not that expensive. rather than the other country, it is one of the economically luxury treks compare to others. In the city, you can get the accommodation for USD 3 to 5 per night as a budget to USD 1000 per night as a luxury. And the average meal per day USD 10 to USD 50. So in comparison, you can trek luxury by spending a lot or you can travel backpack and spent less. Either you can eat 3 times in USD 6 to USD 10 as a budget. Everest base camp trekking is not expensive but flights a bit expensive. 


2, Do I need special permits for this trek?
For the Everest region trekking, you will not need special permits. But you need to pay Conservation area permits and National park permits. for this trek, you also need local Khumbu permits. Only for climbing, you need special permits.


3, Drinking water:
Drinking water is available all over the lodges and tea houses. many teahouses you can get a mineral water bottle. Either you buy a boiled water mineral water bottle. The cost can be a rise in higher altitudes. They are very safe for a drink. So please bring two water bottles. on for hot water and one for cold water. Or you can fill normal water freely from lodges and use your chlorine drops or pills for purifying.


4, Kinds of food during trekking
Chowmin or fried noodle, Momo, Pasta, Spaghetti, Pizza, Rice, and many foods are available during the trekking. The best dish is Nepali Thali or Dal Bhat set Because you can add more without paying extra or its buffet. The food includes Rice, vegetables, curry, meet, lentil soup and Pickle. In Nepal one proverb "Dal Bhat power 24 hours" It helps you to trek long without hunger. For the breakfast, tea house provides eggs on your style with different kind of tea coffee or hot chocolate, choices of bread like pancake toast Tibetan bread or chapati and many more. So Food is not a major concern in trekking.


5, Internet at Everest Region Trekking:
Without the internet, living is too difficult day by day. face to face connected with friends and family is the wish of adventure seekers. sharing the moments of trekking with your close friend or family is most important. here are some ways to get WiFi and the internet in Everest base camp trekking.
Wifi: 
No matter where you are in the Khumbu region the wifi of EVEREST LINK always keeps you connected. There are different kinds of data available like 10 GB validity for 30 days price rs 1999 and 20 GB validity for 30 days price rs 2999. All the major areas of Everest region Everest link wireless internet is available. Wifi prepaid cards are available in most stores and lodges.
Mobile internet:
The Nepal Telecom and Ncell Mobile data can be work some part of Everest Region Trekking like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and Gorakhshep. But make sure that all parts of the Khumbu region cannot be the signal or poor signal mobile call and internet.


6, Best trekking and Visiting time in Nepal
 Nepal Trekking can be undertaken for the whole of the year. Mostly there are four seasons in Nepal. Each season has its different attraction to offer the tourist. Nepal trekking season is as follows:
Autumn season is defined as the best time for trekking in Nepal, which offers excellent weather and Clears Mountain views with blue sky. Moderate temperatures, clear sky with panoramic views, making it the best time to do any of Nepal trek. Occasional short storms may happen and snow at high altitudes.
Varieties of flowers, especially Rhododendrons make the hillside a paradise during this season. It is a mildly warm season at lower elevations and at the higher elevation, the mountain views are an excellent and similar season like autumn. Hence, this is the best time to visit Nepal.


7, Accommodation and shower
Everest base camp is one of the popular trekking destinations of Nepal. For the accommodation of this trek in the city you can have budget or luxury hotels. but in trekking time most likely you can get either 2 soft twin bedroom. the toilet is outside sharing. some of the tea houses like Lukla, phakding, Namche, Debuche, pangboche, Pheriche, Dingboche, Monjo you can get the room inside the toilet and hot shower. this hot shower sometimes can be out of control because of solar and gas. But the toilet you can use. You can consult with your guide for your best accommodation. You need to pay for a shower. Most likely the shower is solar or from Gas.


8, Are guide and porter necessary for the trek?
Different kinds of trekking routes are available in Nepal. For conservation area and national park, there is no hard and fast rule you must have a guide and porters. But mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you trek with them. Some restricted areas cannot be trek without guides. The guide is helpful Not only negotiate for price in some place but also he helps you in your medical emergency and hospitality in your whole trek. He has a better idea about tea houses and lodges where to stay and where to sleep. Porter just helps you to carry your big bag pack so you can enjoy your trek without a bag pack. For your safety please hire the guide. For saving your cost either you can hire porter guides who play both roles of porter and guide.


9, Can I trek alone To Everest Base Camp?
Conservation Area and National park you can trek solo but a restricted area are not allowed to trek solo. You must have a group by yourself or you can join with another group of the company. With our 2 people, it’s forbidden. Many tourists around the world they trekking in Nepal solo for their benefit and flexibility. Nepal is the best place for alone trekking. But some of the remote parts please you have to care more. We suggest you Not to trek alone.


10, Any risk in trekking?
AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the dead risk associated with trekking. even the trekking is sporty sport there are several kinds of risk in it. Like heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, Avalanche, earthquake, injury, vital flue, and some other natural calamities. The main AMS means when you get the high altitude your body fails to adjust to change the pressure associated with altitude and this can be fatal. 


11, Techniques avoid AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness
Nobody can prepare the body for high altitude But you can take some precautions to avoid it. 
They are as follows:
Eat Fluid and high caloric food
when you walk over 2000meters, reduce walking hours and walk slowly.
plenty of water drink will helpful.
when you need a nest rest. 
High altitude gradually and slowly trekking.
Smoking or drinking alcohol can be harmful.


12, How to diagnose AMS?
The symptoms of AMS are as follows:
Tiredness
Loss of appetite
Headache
 vomiting and Nausea 
Dizziness
Shortness of breath
stomach Upset
Feeling unsteady
Increased heartbeat
difficult in sleeping.
In the case of these symptoms, take immediate precaution like:
Do not climb any higher for the next at least 24 hours
Descend to a lower altitude if possible
Until you feel well take complete rest
Do not exercise a lot
Do not smoke and drink alcohol.
Drink plenty of water and fluids.
take oxygen if you need it.
Anti-sickness medicines like Diamox can take.
Within 24 to 48 hours if you do not see improvement, you will have to back to the city. Please buy an insurance cover Helicopter rescue. It helps you to back in the city immediately.

13, Required experienced and physical condition

According to the categorized of trekking, Everest Base Camp trekking is considered one of the moderate popular trekking in the world. Although this trek is moderate some of the success to complete whole trekking some of them will suffer to complete by high altitude and pain. It is the most popular trekking in the world because of these hundreds of trekkers trekking every day during the high season of trekking.

The trekkers who can afford 6-7 hours walk every day up and downhill they can complete this trek.  Mission Himalaya Treks suggest the trekkers exercise and jogging every day at least 30 days prior to start this trek.EBC trekking is easy for those trekkers who have experienced in trekking high altitude environments. Big technical issues no necessary for this trek. If you have a blood disease, lung, and heart problem please consult with your doctor and inform us before booking this trek. Mission Himalaya treks suggest you bring knee support. Training makes EBC trek much easier than the people who come without training? Altitude is the focus reason for this trek is difficult because above 5000 m will make tourists hard to breathe as well.


14, trekking gear:

Clothing:
Boots and spare laces
Light shoes/trainers
Down jacket
Fleece or sweater
Shirts*3
Socks*3
Trekking trousers (or a long skirt for a woman)
Waterproof jacket /poncho/ umbrella
Overtrousers
Underwear (including thermals)
Gloves
Woolen Hat/ balaclava
Sunhat
Other Essential items
First Aid Kitbag
Trekking Poles
Sleeping bag(4 seasons +)
Sleeping bag liner
Water bottle (min 1-liter capacity) a thermal better choice
Head Torch
Batteries for camera and torch.
Sunglasses
Sun cream (SPF 50) and lip salve
Towel and washing kit
Money belt
Map
Whistle
Toilet paper and lighter
Passport
Small padlock (to secure kitbag and lodge bedroom)
Optional things:
Notebook and pens
Altimeter
Binoculars
Gaiters
Plastic bags
Insulation Mat
Camera and plenty of drives
Personal snacks and other games types of equipment
Note: do not bring too many things because porter can carry a maximum of 25 kilos and airlines not allow to bring more 15 kilos only for Lukla flights.


15, Local Currency:
When you trekking Nepal many parts of trekking will accept US$ but Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you change Local currency. This currency can change either in the airport of Nepal Kathmandu or some money exchange of the city. The exchange rate is lower at high altitude and sometimes they ignore to change too. so we suggest you change in Kathmandu for your convenience and best exchange rates.


16, Medical facilities:
Normally the guide has first aid training. For normal sickness and treatment, he can help you. like Diarrhea, Vomiting, fever, headache, bleeding and some more. But in all the cases they are not doctors so they cannot help. but they can support you to bring the health post or hospital nearby. like Lukla Namche, Pheriche there is Health post. In case if you need extra medical facilities you can go to their office for your treatment. 


17, How to go, Everest, trekking:
After arriving Only one international airport of Kathmandu Nepal(TIA) you will be transferred to the hotel. Either you must fly to Lukla to start Everest Base Camp Trekking. Or you take the bus to Jiri and trekking a long long time to reach Everest Base Camp. For more information please contact Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions PVT LTD.
Note:
Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD tries to give you almost all the useful tips or information that you will be needed before trekking. If you have any other questions regarding the trip Please feel free to email, comment or inbox us. 

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