World's highest free wi-fi coming to Everest Base Camp
Instagramming the world's highest peak is set to become much easier following Nepal's plans to create a free wi-fi zone at Everest Base Camp.
Although at the moment paid-for wi-fi is available at various hotels and restaurants in the area, at 5,380m (17,600ft) it is expected to be the world's highest free wi-fi zone.
No specific dates have been announced yet about the wi-fi installation but if you are looking to make it to Everest Base Camp before the iconic peak 'explodes' on social media, adventure travel specialist World Expeditions can take you there on one of the following three trips…
The Historic Route To Everest Base Camp - Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar
This trek is designed to fulfil the dream of many adrenaline-seekers to experience the historic route to the base of the world's highest mountain. After a slow ascent through picturesque Sherpa villages, visiting traditional monasteries and enjoying the spectacular scenery, the trip culminates with a fine opportunity to trek to both Everest Base Camp and the nearby peak of Kala Pattar for spectacular views of the mighty Mount Everest.
Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar (17 days) departs September-May, from £1,590 per person; longer, specially adapted itinerary for over-55s also available
Traverse The Entire Everest Region - Everest High Passes
Not sure which Everest trek to do? This high-altitude, three-week traverse of the entire Everest region provides all the highlights you would expect (with a mixture of local villages and Sherpa culture), including crossings of the Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La; ascents of Kala Pattar & Gokyo Ri; and a visit to Everest Base Camp. Nights are spent in a combination of wilderness camps and World Expeditions' exclusive private eco-campsites, as well as handpicked eco-lodges.
Everest High Passes (22 days) departs September-October and March, from £2,050 per person
The Shorter 'Alternative' - Everest Base Camp High Flyer
This innovative itinerary (the shortest Everest Base Camp trip currently available in the market) allows for the typically 17-day route to be completed safely in just two weeks and is especially designed to appeal to adventurers limited for time. To reduce the length of the trip, instead of using dangerous shortcuts or compromising on the acclimatisation phase and the travel experience, it utilises at the end of the trek a helicopter flight as opposed to returning on foot from Lobuche.
Everest Base Camp High Flyer (14 days) departs October-April, from £3,090 per person
For more information and bookings, visit worldexpeditions.co.uk World Expeditions' policy ensures there are no local payments. Prices do not include international flights, however these can be arranged on request.