Blog Posts about the Everest Region in the Nepal Himalayas.
Dear Mountain Lovers, A lot has been said about the Helicopter Rescue Scam in Nepal. Hundreds of media coverage, thousands of pages of reports, allegations, counter-allegations, you name it, we have all seen it. We needn’t concern ourselves with that. The only thing we are going to concern ourselves with today are simple steps a […]Read More
Due to runway maintenance in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, all flights to/from Lukla is being rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap from April 1, 2019, to July 30, 2019. A formal statement to that effect has already been circulated by the airlines. The date and tentative time of the flights will remain the […]Read More
However, in November 2018 the people of Everest realized that they needn’t put up with this corrupt practice. If they simply came together and started charging room prices just like everywhere else in the world, this practice would just stop. It was as simple as that. And it isn’t exactly expensive either. For Lobuche and Gorakshep the room prices are set at NPR 700 (~USD 6.3) and for lodges below that the price is set at NPR 500 (~USD 4.5). This charge is collected by the Lodge Management Committee and not the lodges to ensure that it isn’t possible for trekking companies to play the lodges against each other anymore.Read More
Hands down, flying to Lukla is the shortest and most popular route taken by the trekkers on their trek to Everest Base Camp. However, considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Lukla airport sees several flight disruptions every season due to bad weather. Hence, a lot of people inquire about the alternative […]Read More
Also, please note that for a trek like Everest Base Camp Trek, side trips are more than just cute good-to-have additions to the main trek. They are the excursions that will make sure that you are acclimatized well enough to fully enjoy the main trek. Basically, due to the altitude gain in the trek, there are two acclimatization breaks during a trek to Everest Base Camp: one at Namche and another at Pheriche/Dingboche. During these breaks you stay two nights at the same spot to give your body the chance to get used to the rarefied atomosphere. And the best way to increase your acclimatization is by going high during the day and coming back to sleep at a lower altitude. And the worst thing you can do is to stay at the same spot lazily throughout the day, or worse doze off. For one of the things that happens during acclimatization is that your blood thickens which increases the chance of internal blood clots especially if you are inactive.Read More
Your guide to the right information, lodge/flight booking to trek independently to the Everest Base Camp.Read More
If you are someone with an adrenaline addiction, waiting to experience the Everest region in a daring way, the Everest Three Passes Trek is perfect for you. That’s right! Only a few determined trekkers choose to take up this adventurous way to do the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek this way. This trek encompasses the three high passes of Everest Region: Renjo La (5,388 m), Cho La (5,380 m) and the highest Kongma La (5,535 m). Talking about the perks of this trail, it takes you down to the Dudhkoshi valley ornamented with the beautiful turquoise glacial lakes, Gokyo Ri, the highland monasteries, the outlying Nangpa La Valley, Sherpa village, colorful trails through the woody and lush rhododendron forests and above all, an experience of a lifetime!Read More