Money-Saving Product: Baby wipesHere's a secret: We didn’t shower for the full 16 days on the trek. And while you're in Thamel, purchase more toilet paper than you think you'll need. Tip: Thamel is a also great place to purchase supplies and cold weather gear that you can’t bring from home at reasonable prices. Money Saving Tip: Trekking Independently will save you money. Doing the EBC trek without a Guide, Porter or tour group was a huge cost saver for us.