How difficult is Everest Region?Trekking in the Everest region is quite challenging, there is a lot of up and down trekking and the altitudes can be quite high, average trekking days here are longer than most other trekking areas in Nepal. It is recommended that you have a good level of fitness to fully enjoy your trek in this region.
How much does a trek cost to the Everest Region?Trekking costs depend on a large number of factors, so it is not possible to give any meaningful figures. However we believe our prices are unbeatable in Nepal. Once we know the number of people, the date, the trek itinerary and the requirements, we will be happy to send out a cost estimate or quote without any obligation.
What is the minimum number of people for a trek?Usually a trekking group consists of four or more trekkers, but we are very happy to guide 3, 2 or even just 1 trekker through our beautiful mountains with a reasonable price.
Will I get altitude sickness?On all our treks we allow time for acclimatization and this greatly reduces the risk of altitude sickness. While trekking to this region you will take acclimatization rest days. Should you have any difficulty or if you have signs of altitude sickness we always quickly descend to spend the night at a village or campsite at a lower altitude and we advice you to drink plenty of water. Our guides are also qualified to deal with such situations should they arise.
Can I drink the local water while trekking to Everest Region?We do not recommend drinking from streams or village taps in the mountains. We do recommend bringing along your own water bottle and treating the water with tablets. There are also safe drinking water stations along most trekking routes. If bottled water is not available, we boil any water used for drinking or cooking.
Am I likely to get sick?On camping treks our cook does all the food preparation and he is very well trained in food hygiene. We have never had any cases of sickness due to the food or drink on camping treks. On our treks where we rely on local food and drinks from lodges or teahouses, we occasionally have trekkers with stomach sickness and diarrhea. Usually our guides can supervise food and drink preparation in lodges and teahouses and this greatly improves the level of hygiene. We always carry a comprehensive first aid kit, which includes drugs for most common disease.
How many hours do I need to walk per day while doing Everest Trekking?In Everest, most of the trekking routes needs 7 to 8 hour walking in a one day. For teahouse trekking you need to walk until you reach the teahouse designated in your itinerary. In case of Camping trekking it is up to you how far you want to walk each day as you are not governed by a particular destination. You have all the provisions carried along by our porters and other trekking crews.
What sort of food can I expect during Everest trekking?Most teahouses cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Mostly noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks.
If you are on a camping trek the cook can prepare specially requested food if you advise before leaving Kathmandu. In any case, you will have similar fare to teahouses, except that along the way we may buy some fresh local produce such as fish, chicken or cheese to supplement the supplies. And the cost of all the food we prepare is included in the price of the camping treks – you can eat as much as you like.
Whichever option you choose, you can be assured that the food is fresh, nutritious and tasty.
If you have any special dietary requirements please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.