Internet access on the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal?
February 15, 2013 4:22 PM Subscribe
Handling bidness at high altitude.
posted by letahl to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
I am a small business owner and I want to do the trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp to leave in a month. When I spent a summer in Italy, I was able to get a card for my computer that allowed internet access if I plugged it in -- I think to the USB port. Being away from my business for a month is going to be difficult, but it would be easier if I had internet access in the evenings to monitor everything. (Yes, I know, in an ideal world I could take a month off of work, but it's not an ideal world.) My question is two-fold:
(1) Is there anyway to supply my own internet while trekking through the Khumbu valley? If so, is this something I would arrange in Kathmandu or ahead of time? Can I arrange for my iPhone 5 to have internet there such that I could turn on the hotspot? I tried to Google about this but I don't know what the little internet card is called.
(2) In terms of wifi, how often will the teahouses between Jiri and Everest Base Camp have wifi? Will it always cost to use it or can I find it complimentary if I stay there?
In either case, the cost is not too much of an issue, but what would it cost?
I have a MacBook Air, if it matters.
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