Is there Mobile phone reception on Everest base camp trek area
Those who are about to undertake the Everest base camp trek normally make queries regarding mobile phone reception on Everest base camp trek. It is important to know for all travelers that is there Mobile phone reception on Everest base camp trek area Nepal; before start trekking. Because wifi, internet connection and the mobile phone reception is an important means of communicate to update your daily news between family and friends. But, is there a cell phone network enroute to the Everest base camp trek? Yes, there is a cell phone network enroute to the mount Everest base camp trek. The trekkers can use the service of ncell while they are above Lukla on the Everest base camp trek and NTC (Nepal Telecom) provides efficient service in Solu Khumbu, below Tengboche.
Most of the places during Everest base camp trek you will get mobile / cell phone coverage either from Ncell or NTC networks. Purchase sim card before leaving Kathmandu, you can browse other package and information also from wifi everest base camp trek.
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Travelers can save substantial amount of money by way of purchasing a local SIM card in Kathmandu instead of spending for international roaming of their own SIM card. Most of the trekkers buy the local SIM cards from the shops in Thamel, where the shopkeepers converse in English. You can get 2G connectivity along the way to Everest base camp trek but in high mountain area it cannot work regularly. When the weather clears it start to work automatically.
Till to Everest base camp and nearby area you will get the frequent signal, if you would like to go above base camp it is recommended to use satellite phones to make personal calls as well as SMS texts. During expedition period climbers use the satellite phone, portable satellite internet device for internet connection.
Charging the cell phones
Facility to charge the cell phones on the Everest base camp trek is very important for the trekkers. Most of the hotels in Khumbu area provide paid battery recharge facility. In the lower part of Everest trekking region there are electricity facility available in this way you will get free service also. While on their way to EBC, the trekkers have to charge their phones at the front desk only since outlets are not provided in the rooms. In the upper part of Everest base camp trek route hotels use the solar power system. Hotel provides solar chargers for charging the phones is a paid service. The charging will be slow and in order to get 100% charge, one has to leave the charger overnight. When the weather is fine solar charge system work very well. When day is not sunny then difficult to get cell phone recharge service; in this way we suggest all travelers to keep either extra battery, power bank or personal solar charger.
Cell phone coverage on Mount Everest
When we speak about phone coverage on Mount Everest, cell phone reception will be available though not 100% reliable. Another way to ensure mobile phone reception on Everest base camp trek is to purchase sufficient numbers of recharge cards so as to last till the completion of the trek. In order to ensure phone coverage on Mount Everest, the trekkers must carry unlocked Smartphone’s with local SIM cards from NCell. I think now you are clear about Mobile phone reception on Everest base camp trek. Base Camp Excursion runs Everest base camp trek throughout the year with customizable packages being offered. Please contact us for any necessary details on EBC trek. We will be extremely delighted to assist you on the matter.