I am planning a 18-20 day trekking excursion….independent and budget. Departure from Lukla…anytime from March 27 – April 15 2018. Have been to Gokyo before…would like to add EBC now! Guides…don’t message me.

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  1. Hi Louise,
    I am from San Francisco Bay area, California, USA. Planning the EBC and Gokyo tracking staring on April 12 or 13, 2018 and looking for partner. I am leaning toward hiring a Guide/porter instead of joining an organized tracking company, if you are interested please let me know, we can discuss further.

  2. Ujal Shah from INDIA

  3. Hello,

    I am also planning to do EBC in April. Is your trek details finalized. I am looking to join a group or ok with joining a someone on EBC trek. Please let me know

  4. Hi,
    Planning on doing one of the variations of EBC, probably on the same time frame you’ve mentioned. If possible i’d also be looking on trying climbing Only Peak mountain. If interested, do leave a message.


  5. Hi,
    I am based out of Michigan, I am planning to be in KTM around April 13-14 and will stay till May 5th. I have added couple of days of buffer just to factor changing weather. Few of my friends who did the trek regretted not adding couple of days to schedule.

    I am planning to do EBC via Gokyo . I have started talking to few India and Nepal based agencies for Guide and Porter. Pl let me know if you guys are interested , would love to join someone who also wants to strike this adventure of their bucket list 🙂

  6. Hi,

    i am planning to do the same trek independently. My dates are flexible, April-May works. Looking for trekking partners.
    Female, Canada.

  7. Hi Sara, since we have couple of months for the trip can you share if you have contacted any trekking agencies either in nepal or here please.

    • Hi Hari,
      i am Zara.
      Yes, i have. Agencies here offer overpriced treks with Nepali guides. There are lots of local agencies in Kathmandu with prices from 1000US to 2300US and up for pretty much same treks and itineraries.
      At the end, an independent flexible trekking looks the best to me. It can be done with or without a guide/porters. A friend, who has been to Nepal recommended a reliable agency; the agency – arranging a guide. How it works: you choose own route and itinerary, agree on it with an agency, they provide a guide, you pay his daily rate for a duration of the trek. Then you have flexibility to go at your own pace, stay where and eat what you choose, etc… If there is a need to stay somewhere for couple extra days to acclimatize better – it’s ok with flexible trekking vs organized groups with strict daily itinerary. Plus, there is a possibility to do side hikes like Ama Dablam base camp, etc… During the trek you pay your own accommodation and food. Guide’s accommodation, food and insurance included in his daily rate. Guide’s daily rate is 25-40US.
      It’s possible to do a trek without guide and/or porter – lots of ppl do, even solo travelers. Still, it’s good to have an experienced guide and share costs with one-two people.

  8. Sorry for the typo zara

  9. lol saw it just now. Its OK, hari lol

    • Hi zara i found a India based agency who do frequent treks to nepal and surrounding region they are asking about 1150 USD for guide lodging and Food 3 meal per day for 18 to 19 days. Not sure how to share contact info on this website.

  10. Hi Zara ,

    Have you finalized your plans? I am trekking with 2 other people in April 1st if you want to join us

  11. Hi there! 🙂 I’m Payton, from California. I am planning to head to Nepal sometime around early April, and would like to start EBC a few days to a week after I get there, around the same time frame as you. My only restriction is that I have to be in Malaysia by May 2nd, so I would just need to be finished trekking by late April.

    I am interested in doing pretty much any variation of the EBC trek, either independently or sharing a guide and/or porter. I like the idea of giving someone a job and I have heard stories of people’s awesome experiences with their guides, but it is not in my budget to pay for one alone. It would also be nice to have someone to share rooms with at the tea houses!

    I would love to go either with a partner or a small group. Please let me know if you are interested in chatting a bit about potentially joining forces!

  12. hi this is my plan .. let me know if anyone wants to join the trail route : this wil be changed since data collected by online.
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    April 9 21: 40 : Arrive in Kathmandu
    April 10: Exploring the capital city of Nepal and bus book to jiri / Shivalaya and travel documents and last min shopping
    April 11: Depart at 5: 30 AM to jiri
    April 12 : Jiri to Deurali
    April 13 : Deurali – Sete
    April 14 : Sete -Junbesi
    April 15 : Junbesi – Nuntala:
    April 16 : Nuntala – Kharikhola or Bupsa
    April 17 : Kharikhola or Bupsa – Puiyan or Cheplung
    April 18 : Puiyan or Cheplung – Monjo or Phakding:
    April 19 : Monjo or Phakding – Namche Bazaar
    April 20: Acclimatization day in Namche
    April 21: Namche – Tengboche – 5.9 km
    April 22: Tengboche – Dingboche – 9.1 km
    April 23: Acclimatization hike to Chukhung
    April 24: Dingboche – Dughla & Acclimatization hike to Lobuche
    April 26 & 27 : Loboche – Gorak Shep & Kala Patthar & Everest Base Camp
    April 28: Gorak Shep – Dzhongla
    April 29: Dzhongla – Gokyo
    April 30: Gokyo Lakes – Gokyo Ri – back to Gokyo
    May1: Gokyo – Namche Bazaar
    May2: Namche – Monjo
    May3: Monjo – Lukla
    May4 : Buffer day
    May 5: Katmandu morning 8 AM – Delhi – Hyderabad