What you should not try to do in Everest Trek?

“Let’s trek in the mountains” when people have this statement in their mind, they ultimately think of some high mountains, and when the high mountain comes to mind it’s definitely Mount Everest (8848 m). But it’s too high,  so they came up with a trek in Everest Base camp, Gokyo Trek High pass trek, or any other kind of Everest Trekking. It’s definitely a magnificent trek, all around the world. Despite being at a high altitude, peoples’ favorite trek is Everest Base Camp. 

If you are willing to trek, Everest, Life Himalaya Trekking offers many types of the trek in Nepal according to your holidays (We are also operating Budget and All-inclusive premium Everest trek). If these Trekking packages don’t suit you, we are here for your tailor-made Itineraries. Visit our Everest Trekking packages such as Short holiday 7 days Everest Base Camp, Nine Days Everest Base Camp, and more. Helicopters are used to return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu, which will save you time for the next adventure. (Flying from Everest Base Camp is also possible but the charge will be added to the mentioned price of the package

However, you must follow some sort of the major rules and regulations during trekking on Everest. We present to you, The topmost things that you should not commit to during Trek in Everest Base Camp. There are various things that you must be aware of but these are the major points.  

Must be aware of these things in Everest Trek: 

1. Trek only with a guide and permit. Take porter and a local agency

If you are here for gaining the lifetime experience of Everest base camp trekking. Then you should hire a guide, porter and local company. Here is why all these are for Everest trekking. 

Firstly, Stop worrying about your trek to Everest, local trekking agency will arrange everything for you. For instance, if you are here and want to trek independently, you might not be able to get accommodation. Every hotel and lodge is already booked by travel agencies. All you have to do is to pay and there is every service you need. 

However, you also need a guide and porter. Usually, once you are linked or booked with a local trekking agency then, the guide will be provided but make sure he is excellent in every aspect that guides must have. The guide will help you in case of emergencies, first aid will be provided by a trained guide (LHT provides well-trained and licensed holder guides only). Some time in the Himalayas some unexpected thing happens. In such a case, the guide will manage your food accommodation for extra days (Usually you need to pay extra, depending on company policy).

Porter are the heroes for achieving your destination for Everest Base Camp. If you are on your own, it’s really hard for you to carry your things and walk at the high altitude of Everest. It’s better for your health, safety and successful trip otherwise your dream might be incomplete. It’s healthier for you to hire a guide and porter as well as you are contributing to some employment.
(Be aware of fraud companies. Read more details here

2. Do not fly a drone or UAV (unmanned Aerial Vehicle).

Flying a drone in the sky of Everest is Strictly prohibited. It is considered a serious crime. You must have permission from the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Civil Aviation Authority Nepal. However, if you are found flying a Drone without due permission shall be considered Illegal, and shall be subjected to punishment in accordance with the prevailing civil aviation rules. Furthermore, If you are a professional photographer, then you must have permission from the mentioned governmental organization or Local authority. Take a permit, Capture your memories, and start writing your stories of the Lifetime experience in Everest.
For the permit please visit: http://caanepal.gov.np/en/drone/ (Fill out the form)

3. Respect culture, sherpa, and other religions during the trek

Nepal is a diverse country in terms of culture and nature and has a plethora of religious activities according to the different ethnic groups. Nepal is a country that has never been in any kind of war due to religion. We respect every culture, tradition, and person from anywhere around the globe. However, some foreigners are trying to promote their religion and are forced to become their followers, such personalities will be punished by the government. For instance, Two Korean people are now behind bars because they walked into every door and asked for joining their religion by promoting and giving some sort of offer. 

Sherpa people are known as the guardians of the Himalayas. They have lots of Mantras written over the large stones termed Manistones and monasteries on the way. Mani stones (Stones covered with Mantras ), Small monasteries, and Buddhist monuments are the best example of them. If you try to disrespect religious things, you’ll get punished by the local authority and might never be allowed to trek in Everest. Respect sherpa people, cause they are the one who is saving the mighty Everest from many aspects. 

4. Do not kill and harm any animals. 

Every Sherpa person follows lord buddha. 100% of the Sherpa people engaged in Buddhist activities. The world’s highest Buddhist monastery is located in Tengboche (3,860 m).In the Buddhist religion killing and harming any kind of animal by a person is termed as a sinner. They do not kill any animal as their food. So, Do not try to kill any kind of living organisms on Everest. If possible, do not eat meat also (Avoiding eating meat is the best way to avoid altitude sickness).  If you are found attending such activities you’ll be subjected to punishment by local authorities. 

In addition, attends the ritual ceremony of the Tengboche monastery. Everyone who trekked to Everest believes that attending this ceremony will give you a positive vibe, purify your soul, and releases tiredness. However, Those who set their journey to Everest top must take part in a ritual ceremony in this monastery otherwise they are not allowed to climb because Everest is considered a god.

5. Keep the Trekking Routes clean and ask before taking a photo

Eco-friendly trekking is the most essential part while in Everest Trekking and for that every trekkers, company, and local communities are responsible. There had been conducting a cleaning program of Everest routes for over a decade. But if you become more conscious about cleaning the routes by yourself then the budget for cleaning can be used in improving the route. 

The environment is everything, let’s put our hands together for a clean, and clear environment on Everest. Please do not drop any kind of trash on the way. In every 100 meters or 50 meters, a Dust bin is kept, where you can dispose of your trash. If possible avoid using plastics. 

Before taking a photo along the way, please ask the guide or local people if they are allowed or not. For example, some monuments, some items, animals, and architecture are strictly prohibited to take photos. 

REMEMBER,  YOU ARE HERE FOR YOUR WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS !!!!!! PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL IT BY NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF NEPAL AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES. In contrast, In every Himalayas of Nepal, these rules and regulations are applied. If you need more assistance in understanding Everest please click any online chatting method you like or mail us. We operate Everest Trekking, Annapurna Trekking, Different tours, and adventure activities as well. 

Additional information:
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