August 28, 2017: Internet service is now available at the Everest Base Camp. Everest Link has started providing internet service at the base camp after setting up the facility with an investment of Rs 20 million. The internet service will benefit tourists, hotel entrepreneurs and porters.
The company has been providing internet service in the region through microwave from different places in the Terai. The internet service will be available in Lukla, Chaurikharka, Khumjung, Khunde, Pangboche, Tengboche, Dingboche.
Out of the 250 hotels in the Everest region, the company has included more than 200 hotels as stakeholders in the company. The stakeholders are entitled to receive 40 percent of the profit from generated from the internet service. The company has provided direct employment to 41 people.
Everest Link charges USD 200 for 100mb data and USD 500 for 200mb data. Meanwhile, the company provides a discount of Rs 100 for Nepali tourists on purchase of any data pack.