The Tibet tour to Everest Base Camp is probably one of the most famous trekking journeys in the world, and one that every trekker should consider doing at some time in their lives. It is without a doubt one of the most challenging treks, but the joy, thrill, and sense of achievement you experience as you begin to see the Base Camp and you know you will achieve is hard to equal.
The Tibet tour to the Everest Base Camp usually begins in Nepal’s vibrant capital Kathmandu and takes you via plane to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. From here you will continue your trekking into the heart of the Nepal Himalaya, among the way you will see some spectacular scenery and beautiful landscapes.
The unforgettable highlight on your journey will be the stunning snow-capped peaks, the steep-sided valleys, and the stunning, jaw-dropping views that await you at almost every turn you make. Very little feelings can be compared to looking up at the world’s highest peak.
Here are 5 things you should know about Tibet tour to the Everest Base Camp
It doesn’t matter how much you read about the trekking to the Everest before going, there are still some things no one tells you about.
It is not that much expensive as you may think
I am sure most of you who are planning to go on this journey have already heard that it gets more expensive, the higher you are in the altitude. It is true because with no proper infrastructure everything needs to be transported up from lower elevations by humans itself or in other cases if the business owner can afford a helicoptered from Kathmandu. You can expect to pay as much as $10 USD for a slice of cake, from the highest bakery in the world at 4950 meters in Lobuche.
So you should pack well to not pay that high prices, and you will find plenty of articles to buy cheap from Thamel.
So in order for your trip not to be so much expensive you should consider renting your down jackets and sleeping bags since you are only going to the mountains for only two weeks. Also please do not bring 10 rolls of toilet paper with you on the trek, as many Tibet tour agencies advise.
There is plenty of it to buy for cheap in case you run out. Save some space in your bag for other, more important things that are more expensive in the heights, like wet wipes that can be very expensive.
You can buy wifi everywhere
Wifi can be found at almost every teahouse along the trek. Of course, it comes with a price, but it was not as expensive as you think it would be even in some places, it will be pretty fast. And the guesthouses that don’t offer wifi, you can buy a card from Everest Link and use that for a quick look at social media channels and share a photo to show your friends you are well.
On the internet you can rarely find valuable information, you will learn this only from the Tibet tour guides
Although I would recommend buying a local SIM card with a data plan before your trek. As there is reception up to around 3500 meters and sometimes even in Base Camp.
You don’t have to be fit to hike to Mount Everest Base Camp
Many of you will be scared to go as you are made to believe that you need to be a marathon runner to go on a Tibet tour to the Everest camp. The truth is, you simply don’t need to be in
perfect shape. If you are already walking 3 to 6 hours a day, around the office at work or you already do cardio for 30 minutes in the gum you will not have a problem to hike to the base camp at all. The hardest part will be carrying a backpack all the way up! If you are going with a Tibet tour group, don’t worry the porters will carry the loads for you and all there is left for you to worry about is your how much water, snacks, and cameras you are going to bring.
Also, your biggest concern is acclimating to a higher altitude and this has not been proven to have anything to with how fit you are. In fact, the slower you go, the bigger your chances of getting up there to the roof of the world. So, it doesn’t matter if you are training or not you will still manage to get to 5364 meters above sea level with 10 kg or more in my backpack.
You should consider going on the tour through a China travel agency
China travel agencies that provide Tibet Tours have experience and connections, that gives them a leverage to get you a Tibet visa faster and 100% sure since there are high chances for you to get rejected while applying for visa if you mention some things that China’s government doesn’t want to hear at all for example if you mention Dalai Lama not that you will not get a visa you may also end up in prison.
Also, you cannot travel as an individual to Tibet so considering going with a Tibet tour should be your first option.
You should pack only the most important things in your backpack
Take this advice and do not pack more than 10 kg in your personal backpack. Practice to pack your bag before you go, and also weigh it with at least three liters of water in it.
Packing is one of the most important things, and you should be making smart decisions on what to bring and what to leave. Trust me, many people make the same mistake and pack at the last minute and end up having to carry too much unnecessary stuff that will not use even once.
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