Everest Trekking FAQs

What is the popular route to reach the Everest region?

There is a different route to enter the Everest region which lies in Sagarmatha 'Nepali name of Mt Everest' Conservation Area. Most of the journey starts with 30 minutes of domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport which is known as the most adventurous and dangerous airport in the world. After that, we need to trek to Phakding then our initial trekking starts in the Everest region.

What are the chances of flight cancellation at Lukla Airport?

Weather in Everest is unpredictable so there is high chances of delayed as well as cancellation of a scheduled flight. The rate of flight delay and cancellation in high at Lukla. During your journey, if flight cancellation happens you have to spend the extra night at Lukla/Ktm (if you are coming back to Kathmandu or going to Lukla). So, we request to spare a couple of days if you are planning to trek in the Everest region so that you will not miss your international flight. Helicopter rescue can also an option but it cost you more.

What to expect during the trek to the Everest Region?

The trek in Everest region includes mostly the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is the most dangerous airport in the world which give you short adventures journey in a start. You will cross different ancient civilization of Sherpa's and Tamang villages, walking in narrow high uphill's and downhill's trails. You will trek through Sherpa farmlands, through colorful small villages set against soaring, jagged pinnacles; and through sparkling blue rivers and glacial pools. You can find different Sherpa's monasteries and shrines on your way. The warm welcoming gesture of Sherpa people pleased you more and you will forget the tiredness of your trek. The mouthwatering local foods and drinks make you stay more in the Everest region. Nevertheless, the breathtaking views of world tallest mountains like Mt. Everest itself and many snowcapped mountains are the main attraction of Everest region.

How hard is the Everest Region Trekking?

Trekking in Everest region is considered moderate in difficulty level, but still, a good level of fitness is required to complete the trek. As long as you are physically fit and possess sound health, you can go on this trek. We have a flexible route with enough acclimatization and rest days before heading towards higher elevation. 

How long is the Everest Region Trek?

Trekking period in Everest Region depends on the trail you choose to go on. It can be 7 days short as well as more than 21 days long. The most popular 7 days trek goes by Short Everest panoramic view treks which offer a stunning sunrise view as well as panoramic view of the mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt Choyu, Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, Khodgde Ri and many more. We offer different days packages to trek around the Everest region. Go to Link: https://www.indexadventure.com/everest-region.html

What are the most popular trekking routes in the Everest region?

There are different routes in the Everest region to trek, some of the popular trekking routes are:

How are the Tea Houses and Lodge along the route to Everest?

Trekkers and mountaineers are increased rapidly in the route of Everest, which has brought enormous improvement in lodging and accommodation in Everest Region. There are many nice, cozy and well-furnished rooms available with the delicious food menu and great hospitality in the tea houses and lodges as well as hotels. According to your route and choose a destination, we suggest carrying a sleeping bag and highly warm clothes because the temperature in the Everest region is freezing cold in the morning and evening.

When is the best time to go?

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons to go on a trek in the Everest Region. The sky is clear at this time, and you will get to see panoramic views of Everest Massifs.

Is there are any risk of getting altitude sickness?

Yes, there are risks of getting altitude sickness, as you will be trekking above 3000 m. It depends on the person, how he/she is going to react to altitude regardless of their fitness and experience. Therefore, it is recommended that you should know about altitude sickness and its symptoms beforehand. You can consult with doctors on high altitude sickness before leaving for the trek.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

Since you will be in the mountainous region, Wi-Fi might not work everywhere or for many days. However, most of the guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for free or for a little charge. It is better not to rely on the internet and enjoy your trip.

I have not done any trekking before, can I trek in the Everest region?

If you had not done trekking before then, Short Everest Panoramic View Trekhttps://www.indexadventure.com/short-everest-panorama-view-trek.htmll will be best for the startups which is a moderate level of trekking in Everest Region.

Is there an age limit for Everest Region trekking?

No, there is no age limit for Everest region trekking. However, you need to have a good physical health and a positive attitude. We highly recommend you to consult with your doctor and have the necessary permissions and medications before the excursion at high altitude. 

What kind of arrangement will be provided during the Everest Region trekking?

During the Everest region trekking, you will have a teahouse arrangement. You can stay at local lodges with comfortable bed and have delicious food throughout your journey. This will help you carry less baggage, and you can enjoy stunning views of snow-capped mountains freely.

Are there toilet facilities at the tea houses? What opportunities will I have for a shower during trekking?

Generally, there is a squat toilet facility on the Everest trail but lately built lodges have a western toilet including flush toilets as well. Bucket with tap filled with hot water is the most basic way of having a shower here. Hot shower facilities are also available. Attached bathrooms and toilets are only available if you go for luxury lodge during your Everest Region Trek.