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Have just heard a talk about trekking to everest base camp which was full of horrror stories about bed bugs and poor hygiene at the teahouses.Does any one have any info on this,and what if anything can you dio about bed bugs .Any tips?

Diana

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Joined: 25/10/2010
Posts: 1

Hi

I did the Everest Basecamp trip maybe 3 years ago. I was part of a group of 7 of different ages. I'm still surprised when I hear people have bedbug problems. We never had any problems. We stayed in standard teahouses but never had any complaints about cleanliness or bugs of any kind. Our meals were exceptional also, and we even had (limited) access to a western toilet and a very hot shower. Luxury after several days trekking!

The rooms were always very tidy and clean. Each room had a window and had so much charm to it. Usually they include a blanket for extra comfort but definitely bring a 3-4 season sleepingbag. Thermals are also a very good idea!

Hope this helps!

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 9

Hi Tristan
That is very reassuring.I've got my sleeping bag and thermals ready!
Many thanks
Diana

Joined: 15/09/2010
Posts: 28

Hey, I did the EBC trek in October and there were no issues with bed bugs. I wasnt even aware there was any previously. You will have your sleeping bag anyway, either brought with you or rented from Kathmandu so you'll be fine.

Some of the toilets are a bit rough and ready but you are in the middle of nowhere. If you want to have a shower you will have to pay a couple of hundred rupees for the pleasure. I got by with a rub down with a few baby wipes.

The food is great although I did manage to get food poisoning one night after a bowl of spagetti. I was fine upto that point on the veg currys and dal bhat. All in all I still had a brilliant time and go back in a heartbeat :-)

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 6

I've trekked in Nepal and without a doubt it was the most amazing, awe inspiring trip ever and I'd go back in a heart beat. Who cares what the acommodation is like when you wake up to those views from your bedroom window :)

Yes it's all pretty basic, but to be honest if you're even thinking about what your room will be like you're missing the point entirely. It's just somewhere to sleep. The scenery, the experience, the people are what makes the trip soooo special.

I wrote a travelblog while I was away, so if you're interested in seeing how I got on try typing 'friedagaric travelblog' in google and you should find it.

Hope you decide to go for it - you won't regret it - Nepal is awesome xxx

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