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  • 16 Days/15 Nights
  • Hard
  • 18200 ft./5547 m
  • 10 Participants
  • April-May/October-November
  • Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal is one of the most coveted treks. An adventurous journey takes you to the base of the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest where you can marvel at the breathtaking landscapes and majestic grandeur of towering mountains. Offering an array of landscapes, the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek in Nepal features on the bucket list of every trekking enthusiast. It is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for many. Cosy tea houses, well-maintained trails, splendour of the big mountains, and a classic trekking experience brand Everest Base Camp trek as a must-do trek. 

Grandeur of the world’s highest mountains

During this trek, you’ll encounter Mount Everest, the world’s highest, along with three of the world’s 14 highest mountains. Although the EBC Trek is every adventure lover’s dream, only a select few embark on this challenging yet picturesque trail of Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Ri, leading you above the clouds at 18,000 ft.

Everest Base Camp Trek is the ultimate adventure destination for passionate outdoor enthusiasts. The legendary tales of climbs in Sagarmatha National Park come to life as you witness the majestic Greater Himalayan range in all its glory. 

EBC via Gokyo Ri for a thrilling adventure

The conventional route to Everest Base Camp is often crowded. Though this is a shorter route, preferred by many, you miss the thrill of experiencing this classic trek via Gokyo Ri. With 100-200 trekkers an average day, the trail deprives you of solitude. To escape the hustle and experience the adrenaline rush of climbing to the high-altitude passes, OWLS organizes the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Ri. This alternative route is for adventure seekers as it combines the conventional Everest highway with off-trail sections. You navigate on a less-travelled path to witness the beauty of Gokyo Ri. 

The 16-day-long trek offers the most breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountain. Unknown to many, the Everest base camp Trek via Gokyo Ri thrills you with four of the 14 highest peaks in the world. The spectacular sight of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu compensates for the arduous journey.

Suitable for seasoned trekkers 

As exciting as it may sound, the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Ri is taxing as you ascend to 17,000 ft thrice in 16 days. First, at the summit of Gokyo Ri while crossing Cho La and the Everest base camp. Add one more adventurous ascend to the trail as you will surpass the altitude of EBC when you climb to Kala Patthar at 18,900 ft. to witness the grandeur of Everest from a vantage point.  

Being at the base camp of the world’s highest mountain is a thrilling and adventurous experience. It is a once-in-a-lifetime escapade. The Everest basecamp trek via Gokyo Ri adds to this excitement with equally riveting experiences. 

Be prepared for an adrenaline high as EBC  Trek guides you through a high altitude pass of Cho La, enchanting turquoise shades of Gokyo lakes and takes you on top of the world at Kala Patthar(18000 ft.) Experience the Everest base camp trek for a bag full of thrilling and unforgettable discoveries that will last a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp trek brochure

  • Meals 
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners (Day 1 Dinner to Day 16 Breakfast)
  • Accommodation 
    • Tents, Homestays/Dorms
    • Cloakroom Charges 
  • Highly Experienced Leaders and Guides 
    • Trained and Qualified Guides
    • Certified Outdoor Leaders
  • Permits
    • National Parks and Sanctuaries
    • Forest Permits and Entry fees 
  • Camping Equipment
    • Kitchen Tent
    •  Toilet Tent
    • Dome Tents 
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Mattresses
  • Technical Equipment
    • Wilderness Medical Kit
    • Climbing Rope 
    • Climbing Accessories
    • Ice Axe
    • Microspikes
    • Oxygen Cylinder
    • BP Meter
    •  Oximeter, Thermometer etc.

Exclusions 

  • Domestic/International Airfare charges to and from Lukla.
  • Meals during transit to and from Lukla.
  • Trek Insurance for Helicopter rescue. OWLS team will help you to get the best trek insurance available in the market.
  • Personal expenses 
  • Offloading charges 
  • Cost incurred due to change in the itinerary 
  • Additional services  (including mules, assistance, health-related support etc.)
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions list. 
  • Buffer Day Cost 

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1 : Kathmandu (4593 ft.) to Lukla (9,300 ft.)

On Day 1, Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and meet the OWLS team at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla, a small town in Khumbu is the gateway to the world’s highest mountain. This lively town of Lukla is bustling with climbers from across the world. This busy town is also the starting point of your EBC Trek Via Three Passes Route. Kathmandu to Lukla is around 138 km, and the duration of the flight is around 30 minutes. 

 

Things to remember while booking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 

  • There are daily flights in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flights into Lukla are highly weather-dependent. A cloud covering a mountain ridge can shut down the entire airport! This is why you must book the first flight out of Kathmandu and factor in buffer days in the itinerary.
  • In case a flight from Kathmandu to Luka isn’t working out, your other option to Lukla will be to take a flight from Manthali Airport, which is close to Ramechhap. Taking a regular shared cab or bus from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, cost NPR 500 which is more comfortable than a bus, and leaves every hour. The duration of the drive is between 5-7 hours. These modes of transport are almost always available in trekking season.

Day 2 : Lukla (9,300 ft.) to Phakding (8,600 ft.)

Your first step towards the base camp of the world’s highest mountain starts today. As you start climbing through a gradual descent, the trail passes through beautiful Nepalese villages. The day is comfortable and you will reach Phakding in the afternoon, and stay in a tea house.

Day 3 : Phakding (8,600 ft.) to Namche Bazaar (11,290 ft.)

The trail from Phakding to Namche bazaar starts with a comfortable gradual walk. The distance of around 10 km is covered in 7 to 8 hrs while you walk on a mix of undulated trails and some steep climbs.

Day 4 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (11,290 ft.)

Before trekking ahead, it is required to acclimatise at Namche Bazaar to get your body used to the high-altitude region.

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar (11,290 ft.) to Dole (13,074 ft.)

You will gain almost 2000 ft. on Day 5 of the trek. It’s quite an ascent before the actual trail starts. When you step on this trail, you will witness the first sight of Ama Dablam.. The walk is gradual on an undulated ground, and then there is a steep ascent.

We halt in a village called Phortse for lunch and start for our destination Dole. From Phortse you will enter the forest, and reach an open grassland. Dole is a small place with very few people and tea houses.

Day 6 : Dole (13,000 ft.) to Machhermo (14,600 ft.)

As you leave Dole, you will pass through a river bed, and after walking for an hour, you will see the first sight of Cho-Oyu right in front of you. Cho-Oyu remains with you throughout the trail.

After walking on the steep ascent and gradual descent for around 5 to 6 hours, we reach Macchermo for hot lunch. Macchermo has a few bakeries where you can give in to your cravings for sweets. As you have climbed to 14000 ft., we will take a short walk to acclimatize. Macchermo is a small and quaint village with a few tea houses.

Day 7 : Macchermo (14,600 ft.) to Gokyo (15,744 ft.) and Excursion to Cho-Oyu basecamp

You will start from Macchermo in the morning for Gokyo. We leave early in the morning from Machermo. The trail is a mix of level walking, and gradual ascent. There will be rocky patches on the way.

The trail is long and you will be walking for around 7-8 hours and pass small and beautiful hamlets along the trail. The climb to the first lake, or Gokyo 1 is through a steep ascent. The beauty of the lakes multi-folds as you discover two more alpine glacial lakes of Gokyo 2 and Gokyo 3 glowing in shades of turquoise. You reach the tea house in the afternoon and enjoy authentic Nepalese food. After lunch, the team will head to the base camp of Mt. Cho-Oyu. It is a gradual walk of around 3- 4 hrs to and from Gokyo.

Day 8 : Climb to Gokyo Ri (17,575 ft.) and come back to Gokyo (15,744 ft.)

Today is the acclimatization day and we will be staying in Gokyo for one more night. You will climb to Gokyo Ri depending on the weather and come back to the tea house in Gokyo.

Gokyo is one of the most amazing parts of the trail, and we spend two days in the tea house here. Once you climb to the summit of Gokyo Ri, you will witness a majestic view of Cho-Oyu standing right in front of you. The summit offers an exclusive bird’s eye view of Gokyo Lakes and the Ngozumpu glaciers.

Day 9 : Gokyo (15,744 ft.) to Thangna (15,580 ft.) via Ngozumpu glacier

We will head to Thangna village located at the base of Cho La. While heading towards the next destination at Thangna, you will cross the Ngozumpu glacier, the longest Himalayan glacier. It is a difficult walk and you need to be alert while you traverse on the huge spread of ice, as the place is also known for rock fall.

Today you will be walking for around 7-8 hrs to reach Thangna.

Day 10 : Thangna (15,580 ft.) to Dzong La (15,900 ft.) via Cho La (17,600 ft.)

The day is long today as we will be crossing two passes, so you need to start early from Thangna.

We leave Thangna around 4 am in the morning. After walking for around 5 to 6 hours we reach Cho La. The last 2 hours of the climb to Cho La is tricky and challenging and you will be treading your way on boulders. From here you will see the front side of Ama Dablam.

By the time we reach Dzongla, it is late evening. You will be trekking for around 8-9 hours today.

Day 11 : Dzongla (15,900 ft.) to Lobuche (16,200 ft.)

After an hour you will come to a beautiful Cho Lhotse Lake fed by Cho Lhotse on your way to Lobuche.

While going to Lobuche, you will be back on the conventional Everest Highway again and you will witness the route bustling with climbers, Everest aspirants, and locals.

Lobuche is a big village, and you will find it bustling with trekkers from all across the world. You will reach Lobuche for a hot lunch.

Day 12 : Lobuche (16,200 ft.) to Gorakshep (16,900 ft.) and Excursion to EBC (17,400 ft.)

Gorakshep is the last village on the EBC trail. It is a small settlement with few tea houses. The Khumbu glacier is on the right side of the trail. It appears as a big river of ice. We have lunch at Gorakshep

Post lunch, we go for an excursion to the basecamp of Everest. The moment you reach the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, you swell with a sense of pride. The experience to be at the base camp of the world’s highest mountain make you feel exclusive. The sense of achievement brings a smile of contentment to every trekker’s face. The base camp is covered in colorful tents of the Everest climbers. After spending some time in the base camp we come back to Gorakshep.

Day 13 : Gorakshep (16,900 ft.) to Pheriche (14,070 ft.) via Kala Patthar (18,200 ft.)

We leave early in the morning to witness the dreamlike sunrise. The sun appears from behind Everest creating a hollow. The weather is cold and windy. You will be climbing to the highest point of your trek to Kala Patthar which takes around 2-3 hours. From Kala Patthar you will see the perfect view of Everest. It is very windy at the top of Kala Patthar.

The summit offers you a great view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, the Khumbu glacier and icefall, and the entire Everest Base Camp.

After enjoying the view, you will descend down to Gorakshep and have breakfast. After breakfast, you will head for Pheriche. Pheriche is around 5-6 hours from Gorakshep. It is a gradual but long walk to Pheriche.

Day 14 : Pheriche (14,070 ft.) to Namche Bazaar (11,290 ft.)

The trail to Namche bazaar is a continuous descent on a crowded coventional highway of Everest.

On your descent to Namche Bazar, you will reach Tangboche. The village has a big monastery. Our team visits the monastery which is thronged by trekkers on this route.

Namche is a big village with small markets. The trekkers collect souvenirs from here. The market is bustling with climbers heading toward Everest and also the ones descending from the trek.

Day 15 : Namche Bazaar (11,290 ft.) to Lukla (9,300 ft.)

Buffer day is kept to account for any bad weather, rains, etc. which might hinder the trek. If buffer day is used, our Outdoor Leader will collect INR 4000 from each trekker.

Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu (4593 ft.)

For your return journey, you can again fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Or you could fly via Ramechhap.

For all your travel plans we advise you to include a buffer day for this experience to accommodate bad weather in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

We always recommend booking your return flight/train tickets considering the same.

How to reach the basecamp of Everest Base Camp trek?

When planning your Everest Base Camp Trek, pay attention to arranging your air travel. We advise trekkers to secure their flight reservations well in advance, preferably at least two months prior. Opting for a round-trip ticket tends to be more cost-effective.

For the Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll need to fly into Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Once you land in Kathmandu, you will continue your journey to Lukla, a getaway to the Everest Basecamp trek.  

How to reach Kathmandu?

The most convenient and efficient way to travel to Kathmandu is by air. You might be surprised to know that the distance between the capitals of India and Nepal can be covered in just one and a half hours by air. If you plan your trip well in advance, you can book a flight from Delhi to Kathmandu between INR 12-15K. Major airlines such as Indigo, Air India, and Vistara provide direct flights from Delhi to Kathmandu.

Here is the current cost of flights from major Indian cities to Kathmandu for April. The fare surges further if you postpone your booking.

Flying from Delhi is the cheapest option to reach Kathmandu. 

Only Delhi and Mumbai have direct flights to Nepal’s capital.  Other cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata have connecting flights to Kathmandu. 

Where to stay in Kathmandu? 

The capital city of the Himalayan country is also a tourist hub frequented by explorers from across the world. After you land in Kathmandu, take a room in Thamel, a buzzing, visitor-friendly area and a commercial neighbourhood located in Kathmandu. Thamel is well connected to other parts of Nepal.

There is an array of options for staying in Kathmandu. You can settle for a night in a hostel or book a room in a hotel. 

If you are looking for hostels in the Thamel region, visit Hostelworld’s website to check the availability.

Kathmandu to Lukla 

Lukla is the base camp for the Everest Base Camp trek. The airport sits atop the mountains at an altitude of 2,860 meters. To reach Lukla, you can either book your flights yourself or take OWLS help to coordinate the travel from Kathmandu. The OWLS team will guide you to book your tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla, or you can request OWL to book your Lukla flight. 

Please note the cost of the Kathmandu to Lukla flights has to be borne by the participants.

There are two ways to reach Lukla. 

1) Fly from Katmandhu to Lukla 

This is the most preferred mode of travel to reach Lukla getaway to the Everest Base Camp Trek. 

There are daily flights in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flights into Lukla are highly weather-dependent. A cloud covering a mountain ridge can shut down the entire airport! This is why you must book the first flight out of Kathmandu and factor in buffer days in the itinerary. 

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla opens for booking a month in advance. The minimum airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport starts at approximately Rs 12000. This fare increases and goes up to Rs 25000. We recommend our trekkers to book a round trip to save some bucks on airfare. 

It takes 30 -40 minutes to cover the distance between Kathmandu and Lukla. 

Kathmandu to Lukla flights take off early morning, between 6:30 am to 12.15 pm.  Tara Air,  Yeti Airlines, Sita Air, Buddha Air and Summit Air are the most popular domestic airlines offering Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights.

2) Cab to Manthali and flight from Ramechhap airport

In case a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla isn’t working out, your other option to Lukla will be to take a flight from Manthali Airport, which is close to Ramechhap. 

Ramechhap is approximately 132 kilometres away from Kathmandu. To catch a flight to Lukla, drive for about 5 hours to reach Manthali Airport in Ramechhap.  If your flight to Lukla is from Ramechap, you need to leave as early as 2 am from Kathmandu. Another option is to travel a day before and stay overnight at a hotel in Ramechhap.

The distance between Ramechap and Lukla is covered in  20 minutes.

NOTE:  Keep extra buffer days at the end of your trek. Extra days allow flexibility with your trekking itinerary in case of delays due to unpredictable weather. 

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Everest Base Camp Trek FAQ

How long is Everest Base Camp Trek?

The total distance of the Everest Basecamp trek is around 130 km. The average distance you will cover is 8 – 10  km per day. You will walk for a minimum of 5 – 8 hours every day. The longest day is day 10 of the trek. Your journey from Thangna to Dzongla via Cho La Pass takes 10 hrs. 

Is Everest Base Camp Trek suitable for beginners?

The Everest Base Camp trek is quite challenging and suitable for trekkers with prior exposure to high altitudes and excellent physical fitness. 

How difficult is Eversest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Basecamp is categorized as a difficult trek. The trek is 15 days long and traverses some tricky ascents and descents. On this trek, the highest is at an elevation of 18,550 ft. when you reach Kalapathar. It requires trekkers to be in good physical condition to trek comfortably to Everest Basecamp. 

What will be the temperature in Everest Base Camp Trek?

The temperature on the Everest Base Camp Trek is usually low as you are at a higher elevation from sea level. Everest Base Camp Trek temperature ranges between 10°C in the daytime to min – 5°C at night and early mornings in spring seasons when the trail begins after the harsh winter. 

Find out more about Everest Base Camp Trek monthly temperatures and the weather guide of the EBC trek

What is the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best time to visit Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March) and autumn (September- November) seasons. The trek will offer contrasting landscapes in different seasons. 

Read more about the best time to visit the EBC trek here. 

Will there be snow on the trek?

If you trek to EBC in spring from March to April, there are chances to find remains of winter snow at higher elevations. There will be no fresh snowfall on the trek. However, if you are lucky, you might witness fresh snowfall at higher altitudes in early March. 

What is the cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The EBC via Gokyo Ri trek cost at OWLS is Rs 65,999 and covers your accommodation, meals, guide fees, and permit fees to and from the starting point of the trek, i.e. Lukla. 

The trek cost covers your experience from basecamp to basecamp. The trek cost covers your accommodation, meals at the base camp and during the trek. 

What permits are required for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

For the EBC trek, you need  Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit. The permit will cost around Rs 2,000 per person for the first four weeks. You will get this permit after arriving in Lukla. You will have to get your documents checked and get the permit. The other permit you need is the Sagarmatha National Park Permit. The permit costs around Rs 1000 plus taxes for SAARC nationals and around Rs 3000 for foreigners. The permit can be collected from either Monzo or Namche Bazaar. 

Average Daily Budget: You need to hire a guide for the Everest Basecamp Trek. The guide fee starts at around Rs 1600 per day. The average daily budget to cover your accommodation meals should be a minimum of Rs 1500-2000.

What is the altitude of the Everest Base Camp trek?

The trek is at an altitude of 18,200ft. EBC starts at an altitude of 9,300 ft from Lukla. 

What is the duration of the Everest Base CampTrek?

It takes 15 days to complete the Everest Basecamp trek, including travel to and from the base camp. 

 

Where is Everest Base Camp Trek located? 

Everest Base Camp Trek is located in Western Nepal and inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The trek starts from Lukla. 

Where is the base camp of the Everest Base Camp trek?

Lukla is the basecamp of Everest Basecamp trek. 

Can we do the Everest Base Camp Trek on our own?

The trek is an arduous one and the trail passes through secluded forests. Trekking in Nepal comes with the comfort of tea houses, making trekking on your own a feasible option. However, the trek requires experienced local guides to help you navigate tricky terrains. 

Hiring a guide is mandatory for entering conservation areas in Nepal. Nepal Tourism Board recently passed new guidelines for foreign trekkers. As per the new guidelines, foreign trekkers are restricted from entering Nepal’s national parks and conservation areas without a guide or a porter for the entire journey.

Hiring a guide helps obtain trekking permits to enter the conservation area without hassle. 

FAQ

How should I prepare to avoid AMS?

The most important thing to do on a trek to avoid AMS is to drink water, more than your daily intake. Water is an excellent way to avoid AMS. Along with this, you should also have all the nutritious meals we provide on the trek. If you still are sceptical about getting AMS, we would advise you to carry Diamox tablets with you. However, according to the situation your Outdoor leader will advise whether or not you should take it.

I have a medical condition. Can I join the trek?

We encourage everyone to trek, even if or not they have a medical condition. We have an in-house doctor at OWLS with whom you can discuss your medical condition and accordingly, we can help you better prepare you for the trek.

What document do I need to carry?

Please keep the following documents ready before filling out this form

  1. ID proof
  2. Health form (for all participants of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh treks) and (for all participants <15 and > 60 years of age)
  3. RTPCR for children <15 years/Vaccination certificate for adults (for Nepal treks)

Should I bring snacks to eat on the trek?

Although we provide filling breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with morning tea and evening snacks, you can carry some light snacks for munching on the trail. You can carry protein bars, dry fruits, and homemade snacks like Shakkarpara to help you give that extra energy on the trek. 

Who will be leading my trek?

All our Outdoor Leaders are trained and experienced leaders. They have completed basic Mountaineering Course, and are equipped with basic first-aid knowledge. Our leaders are certified Wilderness First Responder course

Do I need to get my medical kit for the trek?

You don’t need to carry your medical kit. If you have your prescribed medications, you need to carry them on the trek

What kind of arrangement is available for accommodation on the trek?

When trekking in Nepal, OWLS trekkers are provided with comfortable accommodations in tea houses. These tea houses are independently owned and offer a unique stay experience on the Everest Base Camp trek. The tea houses come in different sizes, some are big and spacious, while others are small and can only accommodate a few trekkers. As you climb towards the higher Khumbu region, the tea houses become smaller. However, all of them offer basic facilities and breathtaking mountain views from their verandahs.

During the EBC trek, two participants will share a bedroom in the tea houses. Most of the bedrooms have only two beds and provide basic amenities such as mattresses, sheets, pillows, and blankets.

Toilet and Shower Facilities in the Tea Houses

Tea houses have Western-style toilet facilities, but as you ascend, you may encounter Indian-style commodes instead of flush toilets. It’s important to note that flush toilets are unavailable in the higher regions. However, basic toilet facilities will still be provided and trekkers have to use buckets to pour water.

Don’t forget to carry your own roll of toilet paper. 

Shower in Tea Houses?

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can use the shower facilities provided by tea houses at an additional cost. The charges for hot water can vary between INR 300 and 600. Please note that shower facilities may not be available at higher altitudes. Therefore, if you wish to take a shower at higher elevations, you can buy a bucket of hot water and clean yourself. 

 

Is there any arrangement for offloading on the trek?

Yes. Communicate your requirement to the trek leaders beforehand, as it will be difficult to arrange to offload at the last minute. The offloading charges will be Rs 900 per bag, and your bag should not weigh more than 9 kg. 

Note: At OWLs, we suggest our participants carry their backpacks and avoid offloading. However, in case of pressing circumstances, you can opt for offloading.

Is there any option to keep our luggage at the base camp?

Yes, you can leave the extra luggage at the base camp. However, do not leave valuables like laptops, jewellery, or any other expensive items in the base camp. 

What will be the toilet facilities on the trek?

You will have regular concrete toilets as you will be accommodated in tea houses. Trekking in Nepal offers flush toilets at lower altitudes. As you climb higher the facilities are limited and the toilets will be in the outhouses. 

What will be the food arrangement on the trek?

Tea houses on the EBC trek offer Thakali Thali, a staple in Nepali cuisine. This local thali is a combination of Daal (lentils), Bhaat (rice), and Tarkari (vegetable curry) with a  side of green veggies, pickles, and some local delicacies. 

You will eat Thakali Thali for lunch and dinner on most days. Breakfast will have options of bread, eggs, porridge etc. 

If you wish to order anything outside this staple meal, Teahouses offer a variety of options. Right from Pizza to Pasta.  However, this will come at an additional cost. 

 

What will be the status of the mobile network on the trek?

There will be a scanty mobile network on the EBC trail. You can buy an N-cell SIM card in Kathmandu to access the mobile network on the EBC trek. Electricity is limited to overhead lamps. Tea houses on the EBC trail rely on solar power, hence there are limited charging points. 

Charging points for mobile and Wi-Fi are available at some teahouses at an additional cost. The facilities are available in the lower regions. The charges for wifi start at around Rs 200 and go up to Rs 600. The charges become expensive as you go higher up. 

Do not expect a high-speed WIFI connection on the trek. These facilities become scarcer as you climb higher up in the mountains.