For info on costs and other tips to prepare for your trek, see our Everest Base Camp Itinerary Page. Katmandu After your touchdown in Katmandu, it is wise to limit your time in Thamel. Hopefully you’ve prepared your body (See Physical Preparation) and your gear (See Gear List) for the epic trek to come! Grab …Continue reading "Three Passes / EBC trek from Jiri – Summary / Launch Page"
Why the Everest Base Camp trek? “Because it is there.” – George Mallory, when asked why he wanted to climb Everest. There is only one highest place on the planet Earth, and it is in Nepal at the end of the Everest Base Camp trek. The journey to see Everest from the top …Continue reading "Jiri – Three Passes – Everest Base Camp Itinerary, Tips, Info"
If you are embarking on a journey such as the Three Passes trek in from Jiri, shouldn’t you prepare yourself so you will enjoy it more? Here are some tips for preparing your body for the grueling but epic adventure. Walk with a backpack Nothing is better to prepare you for your trek than putting …Continue reading "EBC trek from Jiri – Physical Preperation"
With EBC and the Three Passes accomplished, the time you spend around Namche and Lukla is time you don’t have to spend in Kathmandu, which in my book, is a good idea. The only consideration is when you get on the waitlist for a plane as weather could strand you for several nights, though …Continue reading "Day 19 & 20 – Flight out of Lukla"
If you’ve held it together this far, the Renjo La won’t seem like much of a big deal. Up and over a pass and a swim into the thicker air of lower altitude. Be sure to look around at the scenery though as it is varied and the trail sweeps through a valley of pastures …Continue reading "Day 18 – Renjo La"
With Acclimation no longer an issue, it would certainly be possible to breeze on through Gokyo and do the 3rd and final pass the next day, but Gokyo is too beautiful to pass up, an attraction on its own. Even two days would be recommended. Gokyo Ri, an easily accessible summit standing straight above Gokyo …Continue reading "Day 17 – Gokyo"
In case you didn’t know, “La” means “Pass.” That’s why I don’t say Cho La Pass as others are apt to do. The hike out of Zonghla and up the Cho La will not be the hardest day, but will be a tough one. By now, you should be well acclimated, and the going will …Continue reading "Day 16 – The Cho La"
For Kala Patthar day, you have two options. The first is to stay in Gorek Shep for another night. The second, and I believe better choice, is to ascend early and then leave for Lobuche or further. Depending on your fitness level, Kala Patthar itself is not a hard climb and can be knocked out …Continue reading "Day 15 – Kala Patthar (Three Passes, EBC trek from Jiri)"
This is the day! A suggested itinerary from Lobuche is a hike to Gorek Shep and then approach Everest Base Camp in the afternoon. It can be a leisurely day depending how far into EBC you wish to go. If the weather is good and you feel fit, you can make a hike up Kala …Continue reading "Day 14 – Everest Base Camp (Three Passes, EBC trek from Jiri)"
There are days that will live with you the rest of your life. If this is your first high mountain pass, this will be one of those days. The Kongma La out of Chukhung is more than a 3,000 foot climb topping out at over 18,000 feet. Once Ama Dablam disappears behind the ridges that …Continue reading "Day 13 – Kongma La (Three Passes, EBC trek from Jiri)"