Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek FAQ - Trekking in Nepal, Tour in Nepal, Climbing In Nepal

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek FAQPublished On: January 31st, 2018

Way to EBC

▶️How difficult is the Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?
⏸️Jiri to EBC is not an easy trek. Most of the trek involves long rocky paths that go uphill and downhill and altitude sickness is main issue. People with weak legs and asthma should take caution. Your guide is the Man follow him.


▶️How fit do I need to be for Trek to Jiri to EBC?
⏸️Fitness is required for trekking to Jiri to Everest Base Camp, not be on pain make sure you have enough walking experience to enjoy the trek. Most of the days include 4-7 hours walking. Altitude is the biggest problem than fitness on the way to base camp. Going slowly is important to avoid sickness. Do read about useful info about trekking in Himalayas.


▶️What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?
⏸️No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.


▶️When should I go to Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?
⏸️Feb to May and Sep to Nov. For more information Click here Trekking seasons.


▶️What kind of trekking gear do I need for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek?
⏸️Essential Items: -Warm Jacket -Waterproof jacket or poncho -Mid-weight fleece or sweater -2-3 Hiking shirts -1-2 pair Hiking pants -2-3 Non-hiking shirts -1 Long-sleeve shirt -1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts -2-3 Pairs warm socks -Warm hat -Sun hat -Long underwear (for high altitude) -Gloves (for high altitude) -Towel (preferably quick dry) -Day pack -Hiking shoes -Sandals -Sunglasses -Water bladder or bottle -Headlamp or flashlight -Sun screen -Lip balm -Personal medications -Camera Non-Essential Items: -Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu) -Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu) -Rain pants. For more information Contact us.


▶️Do I need to purchase my own travel insurance for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking?
⏸️To join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. It is your responsibility to ensure that your insurance provides sufficient coverage appropriate for the activities included in the trip. We advice that your insurance covers the following: Medical expenses Helicopter rescue Trip cancellation Travel delays and missed departures Loss and damage of baggage Please print a copy of your insurance information and policy and bring it with you to Nepal.


▶️Will I get altitude sickness on the Trek?
⏸️It is possible. It is hard to tell you now, how you will be affected by the altitude. It is usually only above 3000 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information.


▶️Will I have access to the internet?
⏸️Yes, some of the place you will be able to use Internet if there in not any technical probem. eg; Lukla, Namche Bazzar, Pheriche and Gorakshep.


▶️Can I charge my camera batteries on the trek?
⏸️Yes you can charge batteries but you’ll be charged by the hour and you’ll have to bring your own charger. Charges vary between 100 and 300 rupees per hour.


▶️Will my mobile phone work on the EBC Trek?
⏸️Cell phones work at most of the places on Jiri to EBC trek, depending on your mobile provider. There are also phone services almost everywhere we go if you need to reach home.


▶️What is the accommodation like on the trek?
⏸️During the treks, we will be staying in local tea houses and they are nice and clean include big dining hall with big western menu. Some of the place you will get inside bathroom and most of the places is common bathroom.


▶️Is the water and food safe?
⏸️Drinking water for Nepali people from the tap is generally not safe to drink for tourists. Possible to buy Bottled water but we suggest to all clients to purify Tap water to drink or use boiled water to save money and environment. Tea and coffee are okay to drink. Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious!


▶️What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?
⏸️Basically our guide will sort out the things what to do. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter. This is another reason to be sure you are covered with adequate travel insurance!


▶️Who are the guides?
⏸️Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our About Us page for more information on our guides.


▶️Will I have to carry all of my own stuff on the Trek?
⏸️No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you dont find your answer in the section please feel free to Contact us.


▶️More Information?
⏸️Please contact us at : info@mountainworldtreks.com