Published on : Saturday, February 11, 2017
Tourists blessed with a nose for adventure would now be capable of making their treks to Mount Everest even more memorable. This is because now they can share their achievements right from the spot itself, without waiting to return home to share their selfies.
Very soon the Everest Base Camp will be equipped with a free WiFi zone.
This would enable adventurers to broadcast photographs, videos and messages through the different social networking platforms directly from the foot of the tallest mountain of the world.
The Nepal Telecommunications Authority has declared that it would be planning to establish free WiFi facilities at the camp, utilizing fibre optic cables.
If it fails in that initiative, the company would get service to the area using microwave-based technology. Till now, the service has been available only in a small amount of guesthouses on the eight-day trek from Lukla to base camp.
This move would really be very popular among mountaineers who spend up to ten weeks moving between the base camp and the mountain during their acclimatization period.
The long stays in the camp are really lonely.
Many climbers give up on this challenge owing to the tricks that are inevitable while trekking through such tall mountain ranges. Previously, there have been efforts to help the climbers connect to the external world with a 3G connection to the area. However, it did not prove to be very popular with the tourists.
The WiFi would not only make it possible for tourists to stay in touch with their friends and family but it would also be of immense assistance during natural calamities like avalanches and earthquakes.