March 20, 2018
Useful tips for Everest Base Camp and Kalapather trek is a really important statement that you should take care before you trek to Everest Region, Which is high area trek of Nepal probably in the world. Trekking to Everest Khumbu Region especially Everest Base Camp and Kalapather trek is one of the eminent Walking and Trekking experience in Nepal. Everest trekking provides an immense Opportunities for Trekkers to meet up with many alternative trekking trails, Culture of Sherpa people, Religious sites, famous Peaks and Roof of the World ( Mt Everest). The trails of Everest base camp begins from Lukla after a short but scenic flight from Kathmandu, however, the trails go through Sagarmatha National park which is located at Monjo Village(2850 m). There are many high Mountains and Eagle Eyes views such as Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, Nupste, Ama Dablam & Mt Everest are the major attractions including renowned tourist place Namche Bazaar, Tengboche & Dingbuche. After your 7 days walk from Lukla, the heavenly Everest trails lead you to Gorakshep, which is last and highest place to sleep in this trip. The Everest base camp and Kalapather two of the create an absolutely different feeling that you never thought once you reach at EBC and Kalapather because the view will be just unbelievable and itself they are heave
In Everest region trek about 90% travelers fly from Lukla to Kathmandu after Everest region trek as it is shorter way than taking Bus which takes many days to complete Everest base camp trek. As it is known that Lukla is a gateway of Everest trek and it is small Airport located in the eastern North Mountain side of Nepal. This Airport was listed as a Dangerous Airport in the World in 2009 because it is just 575 m long Air Airstrip as well as the Weather Fluctuations within a short time. As a trek & tour operator, I would say you should keep some extra day for Everest Base Camp trekking because there is almost no one plane make Flight on time because of the misty sky in Kathmandu and unpredictable weather in Lukla. It is really important to know that flight from Lukla to Kathmandu should be with fixed date otherwise you have to hire Chopper or must leave your International Flight. Just in case if you Fly on time from Lukla to Kathmandu still you can make day City tour around world Heritage sites Religious sites or Recover your body with Local spa & Massage.
Everest Base Camp & Kalapather trek itself Remote Area I would say because there is no Road to supply all goods and daily uses things so except few Settlements in during Everest Base Camp trek you can use only solar system’s charge which is almost impossible to charge especially in High Peak Season ( Sep to Nov & March to June) because there are Hundreds of Trekkers, Guides, Porters and staff of Hotels so we highly recommend you to bring Battery charge with you, Power bank, Cables E (USB) and almost all Electronic essential things with you. If you have small Solar Panel that is the best way to charge your Battery, Mobiles, and Tourist because it is handy you can hook on the top of your Backpack during your Walk than when you reach to your Hotel you have enough Power for that day. It does not mean that you cannot get Charging point in the Lodge, of course, you can get only there are many people, you might lose your things while Charging, and also it is quite Expensive to charge as it is a solar panel and they have limit Power from solar. Plug Sockets generally whole in Nepal are Indian and European style which means two round pin & three round pins respectively.
Travel insurance is one of the most Useful tips for Everest base camp and Kalapather trek As you know , Everest Base Camp and Kalapather trek is highest area trek in Nepal located at 5364 m which is high this is why we Recommend you to bring your fully cover Insurance with you and leave your Copy print at your Local agent from Where you booked your Trip, it is really important just in case if you need Emergency Helicopter service it helps like Miracles. You might be fit and Adventurous Travelers but our Experience says we never know in the Mountain especially after crossing 4000 m in the Himalaya, so you have to be assured yourself that the ultimate highest Destination of your holiday is covered or not from your Insurance double check before you leave your Home.
When you Arrive in Kathmandu Airport you can change any Currency into Nepali Currency that is possible but if you need to exchange quite some money consult with your travel Agency they will take you to the Money exchange place which is Safety and the Rate will be slightly better than Airport Exchange rate. Currency exchange on the Everest Base Camp trail will be low rate than city plus the ATM Machines are not available during this trip except Namche, so it is better to consult with your travel Agency before you leave Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp and Kalapather two of them are the major highlights of this trek as itself is truly Fantastic. After 8 days Walking the Everest Base Camp, trails take you to the heavily Valley at Everest Base Camp and Kala pather. The view in the Morning will be generally so Clear so try to visit KalaPather in the morning if you are curious to see the Everest Massif, Khumbu Glacier, Ice fall and other many Popular Peaks. we Highly suggest you to bring Warm clothes especially for these two place, such as down Jackets, Windproof paint, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Warm Tat, extra battery because in the Morning even if you have full Battery before you leave your Lodge it will be recently very low cause of super cold wind and Temperature so that we Recommend you to bring extra Battery with you.
Altitude Sickness in the case of Everest Region trek is quite common as the survey shows out of 100 travelers about 20 % travelers get Mountain Sickness because the trek takes you over 5000 m within 7 days walk so especially after crossing 4000 m high you have to be extra careful with Foods, and your behavior. Mountain Sickness is a serious case as it might kill you because of small mistake during this trek. As you are trekking with local Guide who will tell you also what to do and what not to do in the Mountain so it is better to consult with your Guide if you have any kind of sign in your body because different trekkers have different Symptoms. Generally, your local travel Agency provides basic Medicines but it is important to bring some Medicine yourself such as Zolamide, Diomax for Altitude Sickness as well as other basic Medicine. Drinking Safe Water, Take Garlic items foods helps you a lot not have Altitude sickness.
In this trek you will be walking in the remote area where everything supply from Kathmandu by Plane than by Porters to each Settlement so in the Mountain area of each trekking Region of Nepal bargain with Locals for Foods & Accommodations will be Prohibited and also you have to Contribute to locals by Buying their Foods, using their Lodge instead of bargain. Mountain people think that if someone bargain means you don’t have Money, you are here to give just kind of pressure to locals etc and also the price is reasonable this is why no need bargain. If you stay at Lodge without bargain that is a really Polite way to respect the Locals.
Useful tips for Everest base camp and Kalapather trek are mainly 7 of the above but still, you have to take care of many small things for your wonderful trip to Everest Base Camp.