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"
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)"
From Pangboche, the normal schedule would be a rest day with climb to Ama Dablam base camp. I’d definitely recommend this as it’s beautiful country. This is what you are here for! We decided instead to push on to Dingboche which was a short way further up the valley. By far, the easiest day of …Continue reading "Day 10 – Pangboche – Dingboche"
Big day today. Prepare to meet with more trekkers of a wide range of fitness levels and goals, and prepare for a long slog uphill on the way to Namche. The trek from Jiri is for real trekkers, travelers who want a real taste of Nepal culture outside the comforts of well-established Inns. And travelers …Continue reading "Day 7 – Khaurikharka – Namche (EBC trek from Jiri)"
The goal for the day out of Deurali Pass should be to get as high up Lamjura Pass as you can. There are multiple stopping points on Lamjura Pass so you can literally climb until you drop. It’s actually quite a ways to the first lodge once you cross the pass and weather will be …Continue reading "Deurali – Chimbu – Day 2 of EBC trek from Jiri"
Trek date: April 29, 2017 Day 1 out of Jiri is all about testing your soul The first night of the trek and I’m glad I brought my ear plugs. There was a chorus of yappy dogs just outside the lodge and when I put my plugs in, I swear they thought, “Good, a challenge.” …Continue reading "Jiri – Deurali – Day 1"