Internet at Everest Base Camp

by alberts on November 9, 2010

Way to Everest Base Camp

Internet and 3G mobile phone coverage at Everest Base Camp

Mobile communications are now available to the mountain climbers in the highest mountain of the world Mount Everest and in Everest Base Camp – it is possible to make video calls and browse the internet on the mobile phones, a Nepalese telecommunication company called Ncell announced Friday, October 29, 2010. → click to continue

High Altitude Sickness

by alberts on October 29, 2010

High Altitude Sickness

What is High Altitude Sickness
Forms of High Altitude Sickness
High Altitude Sickness Symptoms
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) Symptoms
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) Symptoms
Information about treating HACE
Dexamethasone Use and Dosage
Altitude Oxygen
Hyperbaric Chamber (Gamow Bag)

No matter how fantastic trekking in Nepal is, I consider it to be my duty to tell you more about high altitude sickness, because only by knowing your enemy can you protect yourself from it. → click to continue

Trekking Lodges

by alberts on October 23, 2010

Trekking lodge on Everest base camp trek

Trekking Lodges on popular Treks in Nepal Himalaya

It is a bit pretentious to call some village establishments hotels, but the most common word in Nepali for restaurant or eating place is hotel. Since the word hotel has, therefore, been pre-empted, Nepalis use the word lodge for a sleeping place or inn. Thus in the hills of Nepal a hotel has food, but may not provide a place to sleep, while a lodge always offers accommodation. Many innkeepers specify the services they provide by calling their establishments Hotel & Lodge. In reality you can almost always find food and some kind of accommodation at any trailside establishment. → click to continue

What kind of Trekking in Nepal?

by alberts on October 21, 2010

On Everest Base Camp trek

What kind of Trekking in Nepal do you prefer?

There are numerous ways to structure a trek because of two major factors. Firstly, you can almost always find supplies and accommodation locally because there are people living in even the most remote trekking areas. Secondly, there is inexpensive professional and nonprofessional labour available to carry loads and to work as guides and camp staff. The traditional trekking approach of a light backpack, stove, freeze-dried food and a tent is not appropriate in Nepal. → click to continue

Organized Treks in Nepal Himalaya

by alberts on October 21, 2010

Everest Base camp

Organized treks in Nepal

When Jimmy Roberts organized the first trek in Nepal, independent trekking was a logistical nightmare – no lodges, email, fax or direct-dial telephones. Most trekkers, therefore, joined group camping treks organized by adventure travel companies abroad, a tradition that has carried over to the present day. Many trekkers still travel on group treks organized abroad, but it’s also possible to arrange an organized trek directly with a company once you arrive in Kathmandu or Pokhara. An organized trek can be either a lodge trek or a camping trek. The group size may be as large as 20 or as small as one. → click to continue

How Long to Trek in Nepal?

by alberts on October 21, 2010

Thamserku Mountain Everest Base Camp trek

Trekking in Nepal Himalaya involves many days of walking. To experience the hill country, you should allow yourself at least two weeks. Unless you have a month or more at your disposal, you’ll probably manage only one trek during your visit. In any event, you’ll want to spend a few days in Kathmandu and possibly visit Pokhara and a jungle lodge in Chitwan while you are in Nepal. The real trek in Nepal lasts three weeks at least. It is my heartiest opinion. → click to continue

When to Trek in Nepal?

by alberts on October 21, 2010

Phakding on Everest trek

Which is the best season for trekking in Nepal Himalaya?

Treks can last from two days to a month or more, and the first consideration will be to choose a trek that fits into your available time.

You’ll also need to strike a balance between the period of best weather for the area you wish to trek and the crowds the good weather attracts. The traditional trekking season in Nepal Himalaya is October to May, with October and November recognised as having the best weather for trekking. This is also the high tourist season in Nepal. At this time flights and hotels are fully or almost fully booked, and trails in the hills can be horrendously busy. → click to continue

What is a Trek in Nepal?

by alberts on October 21, 2010

Trekking to Everest Base Camp

What is a trek?

A trek in Nepal is different from most other mountain walks or climbs. Few treks in Nepal offer a wilderness experience. Instead, you’ll be walking up and down steep hills through remote villages where farmers raise crops and herd their livestock. Even in the high Himalayan regions you’ll find herders’ huts and villages that are inhabited during the summer. Though most district headquarters, towns and many communities on important trekking routes have basic infrastructure, most villages in Nepal do not have electricity, telephones, airports or hospitals. They do have a school, a rudimentary post office and some sort of facility providing food and lodging for trekkers. → click to continue

Everest trekking starts in Lukla

by alberts on October 12, 2010

Starbucks Coffee in Lukla

Lukla – most important place in Nepal for trekkers

As the starting point for one of Nepal’s most popular trekking routes, the Everest Base Camp trek, for trekkers Lukla is one of the most important places in Nepal.

Other trekking routes in Khumbu region also begin in Lukla (2860 m). Khumbu is home to the Sherpas – one of the peoples who only inhabit this region of Nepal. The Khumbu region spans the locale of the eight-thousanders: Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu. Lukla is the starting point of trekking routes to the Everest Base Camp, to Gokyo Ri, to the trekking summits of Island Peak, Lobuche, Mera Peak, Kongma Ri, Kwande Ri and for the three mountain passes route: Renjo La Pass – Cho La Pass – Kongma La Pass. → click to continue