Everest BC - Logistics As well as your international expedition Leader, we'll be supported by local English-speaking Sherpa guides; local porters will carry your main personal gear (e.g. sleeping bags, spare footwear) in a duffel bag or rucksack. You'll carry only what you need for each day's trekking in a small rucksack. All food on the trail is provided, and we will eat in the teahouses that we stay in overnight. On the trek, your Leader will carry an expedition first aid kit, a satellite phone and have two-way radio contact with all of our guides at all times. They will also carry a pulse-oximeter to monitor your oxygen levels regularly. In the event of an emergency, helicopter rescue is available and - if your travel insurance covers medical evacuations up to 5,545 meters above sea level - your insurance company should cover your costs.