Tips of the Trek:
i) Book Kathmandu to Lukhla flight in Tara Air either in first or second or third slot. After 12 noon, the weather at Lukhla is susceptible and more prone to change. Do NOT ever go for Sita Air.
ii) Take TCell sim. Up above, Tcell has better coverage than Ncell though is bit costly. At EBC, both works that too with 3G. At Dingboche, you may get network at Nagarjuna peak.
iii) Take some energy bars or dry fruits; but don’t add much of weight. Travel as light as possible.
iv) Fix your lunch or dinner menu before leaving Lukhla, otherwise you’ll have to survive on Daal-Bhaat only throughout 11 days. Though there aren’t much options, but talk to your organizer & keep two-three alternatives handy.
v) Make sure hotel rooms are confirmed for Gorakshep well in advance.
vi) The golden rule: Not to sleep in the evening and to do some stretch-out after a day’s trek.
vii) If you’re new to trekking, do the insurance. It’ll cost around 1500 IC(Indian Currency) for 11 days.
viii) Keep enough INR 100 rupees notes with you. INR 500 or 2000 rupee note will be difficult to exchange up there.
ix) If you’re going in April or afterwards, you can skip the sleeping back. There will be enough blankets at tea-houses. This depends on weather also.
x) If you’re thinking of taking porter, take from Lukhla only. At higher the cost is more plus getting a porter is also uncertain.
xi) Take some good quality gloves or make sure it’ll keep you warm in those chilly wind.
xii) Go out once at night at Tengboche or Dingboche and enjoy the night sky. Up ahead i.e. at Lobuche or Gorakshep , it’ll get difficult due to extreme low temperature. Plan the trek keeping in view of moon’s status for better result.
xiii) There is a day-hike from Tengboche to a high spot from where you'll get an excellent view: a bird's eye view of the monestary with the mountains in the background. Apart from Nagarjuna peak, there is another alternative of day-hike to Ama dablam base camp from Dingboche.
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