WiFi internet Facilities in Everest Trek | Does WiFi Work in Everest?

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on Jun 21, 2024

Table of Contents

While certain tourists travel in order to skip their daily routine, get some break for themselves, and take some time off of their hectic schedule, to some tourists it’s equally important to keep in touch with the things going around them and to stay connected with their family and close ones. The good news is with the ongoing facility of internet, wifi, and telecommunication it’s easier than ever for tourists who wish to travel without missing out on anything.

Even in a place like Mount Everest SOS calls, online maps, area guides, crisis and clinical calls, and so forth are entirely made available using phone towers and 3G availability. There also are various choices for connecting to the internet in Everest Region: ISP for Everest Region, Everest Link, as well as telecommunication service provider Ncell, and NTC.

Overview of WIFI and internet fasilities in Everest region 

There are numerous choices for accessing the internet in the Everest Region: ISP for Everest Region, Everest Link, as well as Ncell, and NTC are the best internet service provider for the region. However, it is fundamental to understand that the best way to stay connected to the internet is using the Everest link due to the availability and accessibility of its bandwidth along with its affordability. The analysis of different ways through which we can access the internet is given below:

Mobile Connectivity (Ncell & NTC): The least demanding and most familiar approach to interfacing with the internet is by utilizing your cell phone. In recent days Telia Sonera a Swedish company also has introduced numerous base stations in stops along the trip, beginning in Lukla and going as far as possible up to Gorakshep. This gives a network to the whole Everest Base Camp Trek as well as far as possible up the mountain to the peak of Everest. The portable mobile connections are efficient and quick enough to make international calls or even browse different websites, which makes it an extraordinary option in contrast to expensive satellite & telephones that were utilized previously. The signal is never 100 percent ensured similarly as with any place on the planet, so there will be sure dull spots along the journey where the connection might drop. And due to the frequent change in weather, mobile connectivity is even less reliable. Therefore, climbers endeavoring to the highest point Everest will generally rely on satellite phones or wifi connectivity as it might be necessary for emergency purposes.

Wifi Connectivity (Everest Link): Everest Link is a fixed wireless Internet access supplier that keeps up with its own remote network to give the availability of the network in the whole Everest area. The organization itself has laid out many towers and hubs at high places along the Khumbu Valley to give its users unlimited access to the internet. Everest Link gives Wi-Fi Hotspot and Fixed Wireless Internet Service. Wi-Fi Hotspots are accessible in regions like Lukla, Phakding, Monju, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, Kala Patthar, Pheriche, Kyanjuma, Everest Base Camp, Dole, Phortse, Macchermo, Gokyo as well as Thangna. For a Wi-Fi Hotspot, you need to enter your username and password/key from your Wi-Fi card to use it. 10 or 20 GB Everest link internet packages valid for 30 days are available to buy from their sales station Lukla, Namche, Dingboche, and Gokyo. Package cards are also available from local lodges. It cost 2000 and 3000 Nepali rupees. Their services are also available in the Mera peak region, Langtang, and Upper Mustang region.

Everest Link works together with neighborhood establishments and the Department of National Park to convey excellent data and correspondence administrations to local people, government workplaces, schools, travelers, and emergency clinics all through the Himalayan region. The endeavors made by Everest Link have totally transformed the way the internet is provided to its users. Everest Link has additionally fostered a help called "Hi, Doctor," which offers free clinical interviews to anyone in Khumbu. This also makes Everest link the finest choice for tourists to access the internet throughout the Everest region. Compared to using wifi net buying from local loges are much more expensive and less reliable than Everest link.  

Sample of Everest Link internet card 

Conclusion of WIFI and internet facility in Everest tregion 

Due to the low reliability & frequent change in weather in the Everest Region, mobile connectivity isn’t recommended, many users can’t access data at the same time and even if they do, speed is found to be significantly slower. Using internet service from local lodges is also in an expensive way. For this exact same reason, our team at Nepal Highland Trek encourages all the tourists to rely on the wifi available there. Wifi connections are usually accessible on trips but there are only two places that offer free connections. Starbucks in Lukla and the bread shop in Namche Bazar are the only places offering free wifi while the other places usually charge for it. A large number of hotspots found in the Everest region are updated, affordable and trustworthy. Hence it is ideal for people to rely on the Everest link. Over time, the connectivity in Everest is found to be continually improved. Make certain to determine the status of hotspots available in the area to guarantee you are picking the most ideal choice that will give you the best incentive for your cash.

Places to buy Everest link internet service

  • From your trekking agencies in Kathmandu or their sales station in Kathmandu
  • From their sales station at Lukla, Namche, Dingboche, and in Gokyo
  • From local lodges during your trekking in the Everest region.
Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki is team leader of Nepal Highland Trekking and travel company. 

Call us on WhatsApp+977 9851040871OrChat with us