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A few FAQs about Everest Base Camp Trek
Some every now and again made inquiries responded in due order regarding further insights about Everest Base Camp trekking.
1. How fit do I should be?
Everest Base Camp is a modestly troublesome trek. Any sensibly fit individual can do this. Indeed, even beginners, individuals with no past experience, have finished the trek. EBC trek is difficult yet it is certainly feasible for the vast majority.
2. How is the nourishment in Everest Base Camp trek?
Nourishment choices are bounty and heavenly. You can attempt diverse national and neighborhood dishes like dal bhat, momo, porridge, tsampa, roti, vegetable curries, meat things, pressed noodles, chow mein and so forth. You can discover western nourishment things like sandwiches, pizza, pie, bread and spread/stick/nectar, pasta and the sky is the limit from there. Eggs and potatoes arranged in various courses are in the menus too.
In drinks, there is hot chocolate, hot lemon, hot seasoned beverages, tea, espresso and so on. They offer neighborhood and imported alcohols as well yet liquor is bad for AMS. You could appreciate it after Everest Base Camp, on your arrival trip.
3. How is the settlement in Everest?
There are numerous great teahouses/holds up in Everest. They offer little however flawless little rooms. Ordinary rooms have two beds. They have apartments as well, with 4-5 beds. This will be less expensive on the off chance that you are going in gathering.
Toilets and washrooms are generally partitioned, normal and outside. En suite rooms are accessible in a few places yet they cost somewhat more.
There are featured lodgings also. They are costly. They offer more agreeable beds, en suite office, hot shower and warmer however.
4. Shouldn’t something be said about hot shower office in typical cabins in Everest?
Indeed. In spite of the fact that the rooms are not warmed, hot shower office is accessible in most teahouse lodges. You should pay at them and the costs begin from $2.
5. Would i be able to charge my battery while in transit to Everest Base Camp?
Truly. You can charge battery in many teahouses however for a sum (beginning at $1 every hour)
6. Are there ATMs in Everest locale?
Truly. There are banks and ATMs in Lukla and Namche Bazzar.
7. Is there web in Everest locale? Would i be able to utilize cell phones?
Truly, there are web bistros from where you can get to web. You can utilize 3g and 4g in your cell phones too.
Truly. You can utilize cell phones to call each different as versatile correspondence is very much created in Everest.
8. What amount would it be advisable for me to tip aides and watchmen?
There is no set standard for tipping as tipping is not by any stretch of the imagination a Nepali culture. Be that as it may, trekkers have fancied 15% of the aggregate pay. Like, if $10 every day is the doormen pay for 10 days, at that point 15% of the aggregate $100, that is $15, is the tip sum.
Nepal trekking plan has prepared the list of required items that supposed to bring for your trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. This is a general idea of the personal items but can be varied according to your needs, choice, interests, duration of the trip, weather condition and so on. The most important fact that is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. Most of the heavy items are carried by porters or yak in a package treks but you should carry your day pack with your personal belongings of daily use like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. So you are supposed to pack your belongings in two different bags. The hotels in Kathmandu are safe to keep your non-trek items which can be collected after the trek. You can easily hire or buy these gears in Kathmandu. The varieties of gears are found here as some are locally manufactured and comparatively cheaper and some are manufactured in China with better quality. You can also find very high quality branded gears in famous stores in Kathmandu. Our policy is to provide 1 porter for two trekkers to carry your luggage and should have weight limitation of approximately 25 kg from two people. So we always suggest you to travel light. Here are the list of some essential things for your trekking in Nepal.
Anti bacterial hand wash:- Hand wash is needed in every places before your lunch, breakfast, dinner ans if you are taking some snacks, chocolate bar, nuts and so on in the trekking trails. It is a very quick & easy way to be safe from bacteria and prevent you from health problem.
Basic First Aid Kit:- Please click our FIRST-AID CHECKLIST bottom for more information.
Binoculars:- This is optional for trekking but it is recommended for jungle safari and bird watching. You can notice various wild animals and different species of birds clearly and closely with binoculars. In trekking also it is useful for the close views of Himalayas, glaciers, lakes and scenic mountain views.
Camp Shoes or Sandals:- Camp shoes or sandals are useful after a long day hiking when you rest at your camp or teahouses to make feel your feet with cool Himalayan air. You feet will enjoy the mountain air after a day long hike.
Diary and Pen:- Some of the people have habit to note what they see, what they eat, who they meet and so on. So that it is good idea to carry these things with you which is not easily available in the mountains. You can prepare a wonderful travel stories if you note your travel experience for future memory. Writing travel note might be the best way to kill your time when you will be waiting food in tha warm dinning hall of your teahouse/guesthouses.
Down Jacket:- We strongly recommend to have your own Down Jacket but Nepal trekking plan also supply complimentary down jacket which supposed to be returned after completion of your trek. You can easily hire or buy Down Jackets in Nepal. Various quality starting from local made to branded one is available in different stores in Kathmandu, Pokhara, even in Namchebazzar(shortly).
Face and Body Moisturizer :- These items are needed to make your skin always in good condition weather you are trekking in the Himalayas or walking in the dense forest of the terai region.
Feminine Hygiene Products:- Feminine hygiene products are not easily found in the himalayas. We recommend to carry the products which is familiar to you body. Some of the local products might have side effect to you so we always suggest to bring or buy such products which is well-known to you.
Fleece Jacket or Pullover / Thermal :- Fleece jacket or pullover is needed to keep your body warm. It is normally used at night while you will be sleeping. It can be used as inner wear in early morning hiking, day hiking in winter season, high mountain passes and evening time which is comparatively more cold period.
Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket:- Wind stopper is required in early morning hike and evening hike for sunrise and sun-set view. Morning and evening time is more windy in the mountains. It is recommended to carry it in your day pack with you as certain wind might blow in the mountains even in day time.
Gaiters :- Gaiters are useful in high mountain passes to make your legs warm from snow and protect from leeches in the monsoon season.
Headlamp :- Headlamp is strongly recommended in the Himalayas trekking. The bathroom is out of you room in the mountains so headlamp is very useful to find the place in the time of loadshedding (power cut). Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures.
Hiking Boots: – We always recommend to buy good quality waterproof hiking boots to suit for your trek. It is hard to get a good one in rent. Make sure that your hiking boot is good fitting with layered socks to avoid the blisters.
Hiking Pants / Shorts :- Please note that cotton is not recommended. Some pair of nylon hiking shorts which is quickly dried . Preferably two pair of trekking paints with zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts. One pair of shell peanuts, which is Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. It is easy if zip from the top and bottom to put on over boots without getting undressed. Put your clothing in waterproof stuff or large puncture resistance plastic bag.
Hiking Socks :- we recommend to bring some pair of liner socks, some pair of heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks and at least a pair of weight sock which is good option for warmer parts of the trail.
Puncture Resistance Plastic Bags:- to put your clothing and avoid any problems from rain.
Lip balm / Sunscreen:- A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it. Put sunscreen in the outer layer of your day pack.
Monkey Cap or Woolem Hat:- To put your head warm enough in the cold.
Mosquito Repellent Gel:- Mosquitoes are expected in the low mountain hiking in and around Kathmandu and the southern part of Nepal known as terai. Anti- Mosquito creams are very essential in that areas.
Multipurpose Soap: – A soap can be used to wash your hand, body and clothes if required.
Musical Instruments :- Optional items to carry. Music helps you to forget your fatigue in the trails and pass your time in the evening.
Reading Book :- Optional items to carry. You have plenty of time in the evening before dinner if you have a habit of reading or enjoy it. Some books related Himalayan journey might be good option.
Sleeping Bag :- Your own 4 season’ sleeping bag is strongly recommended, but Nepal trekking plan also supply complimentary sleeping bags which supposed to be returned after the completion of your trek.
Small Mirror:- Optional item to carry if you wish.
Sun Hat:- To avoid sunburn.
Sunglasses:- 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
T-Shirts:- Some pair of comfortable t-shirt.
Tissue / Toilet Roll / Toiletries :- Very essential items never forget it.. Put these items in your day pack which is carried by yourself.
Tooth Brush / Paste :- Very essential items never forget it.
Travel Game:- Optional items to carry to pass your time on a long bus ride , airplane and evening free time.
Trekking Bag / Duffle Bag :- Nepal trekking plan provides a duffle to be shared by two trekkers in fully supported trek. This is carried by our porters.
Trekking / Hiking Ploes :- This is helpful foe keeping your balance and protecting the knees on descents. It can be bought in Kathmandu as well if you don’t wish to carry. There are various brands and different price. Select which suits your requirement.
Trip Map :- Optional items as you will be looked after by your guide but of course more helpful to know in details.
Water Bottle :- Mineral water in available in every guesthouses . But purifying your own either by boiling and filtering or by using purification tablets is cheaper and doesn’t produce plastic waste. You can also purify water by using the pocket-seized Steropen, which uses UV light but requires a battery.
Water proof Jacket :- One pair of water proof jacket is highly recommended in trekking or even in touring in Kathmandu or other cities.
Wet wipes:- Put this item in your day pack as it might be required anytime