What we now know is the the path in Phakding was damaged and is in the process of being repaired. In Chhukung we have word that his area was not badly damaged for those looking to climb Island peak with us. Monjo and Pangboche were badly affected. This update on the Everest trail in Nepal is happening and will be ready for the up coming trekking season.
We have a friend who is out on the EBC trek at the moment and will be back in 6 days. We will speak to him when he gets back. We are also going to call all of our contacts to check out the lodges again and get updated assessments.
We have the following update is from the TAAN Association:
This is to inform all that detailed survey and final assessment of trekking trails in quake-hit areas is currently underway. Trail maintenance works will begin once the assessment report is complete. Maintenance work is expected to be completed by August. This means we can take bookings for the coming season which begins in September.
Hence, I request you to relay this information to your clients/potential tourists and plan your new tourism season accordingly.
The Everest base camp trek is one of our most popular adventure treks in Nepal. The Everest region has never failed to win the hearts and soul of adventure trekkers from around the world. It’s a fantasy destination for most trekkers. Every year, thousands of tourists come to Nepal, with a single purpose of getting face to face with Mt. Everest. Mt Everest has always ranked as Nepal’s main tourist draw and helped to boost the economy of both people and the country. Due to the recent earthquakes, some parts of the trail were damaged and the route was closed down for the visitors. The shutdown period will end in September 2015 and the trail has been re-opened for the trekkers.
Is the Everest Base Camp Trek Safe? The answer is, assuredly, Yes! The Everest Base Trek is as safe as it used to be, before the earthquakes. There was damage to the trail but they have been fixed. You will not have to face any obstructions, while you walk all the way up to the base camp. There are risks on the trail but they existed before the earthquake and you need to be aware of your surroundings while on the trek to Everest base camp.
How about the accommodation and the transportation? Are they safe? If this is on your mind and worried about where you will stay. Here is the answer. 90% of the hotels in Kathmandu are already marked safe and the hotel we use can be declared safe. The lodges in the Everest region are marked safe and are back in operation. In fact, the locals are eagerly awaiting your arrival. Transportation, another big aspect that plays the vital role in the successful completion of any trek are up and running. The early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Both airports Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla are operational. Airlines transporting people to and from Lukla have started moving people into the region, provided the weather conditions are favorable. We can guarantee safety both in terms of accommodation and transportation as of August 2015.
Your visit will directly help the earthquake affected region. Check out our support trek to the village of Goli. Tourism is the major source of income of most of the families in the Everest region. The money that you will be spending on food, accommodation and items will be a good source of income for the whole family to sustain at the time of such crisis. Not just food and accommodation, but you will also be supporting our staff from the village of Goli in the lower Khumbu region who were affected by the recent earthquakes. The money they earn will be an additional income for there families and village. If you are interested in serving in Nepal and helping rebuild destroyed houses and schools in our Sherpa village, we can help you make this happen.
If you are ready to help the people of Nepal. Come and visit Nepal as soon as possible. Let’s help people rebuild their broken homes and help them get back on their feet and back to normal living standards. Your help is needed and so important in making the change needed in the lives of people in Nepal. The decision is all yours to make. Live your Everest dream and help someone live their dream.