Everest Base Camp Trek

Hi there!

I am planning to do EBC in April (probably starting somewhere around the second week of April) and am looking for a partner or (small) group to join forces with! My only restriction is that I have to be finishing up the trek by late April as I need to be in Malaysia on or before May 2nd– otherwise, my dates are flexible. I plan to arrive in Nepal sometime around April 5th or 6th, and am looking to start after a couple days of prep in Kathmandu.

I am open to pretty much any variation of the EBC trek that fits within my time frame, at a slowish to moderate pace (let’s enjoy those views instead of blasting through it!), and I would love to have someone to split costs for a guide and/or porter and possibly rooms along the way. I found an itinerary including Gokyo Lakes that I quite like (https://www.twowanderingsoles.com/blog/perfect-everest-base-camp-trekking-itinerary) but as I said, I am open to pretty much anything.

Let me know if you are interested, and we will have a chat to see if we might be compatible trekking buddies! 🙂

Happy travels,





13 replies
  1. Hi there! I’m also planning to do the EBC hike in April. I’m from the US, but based in Laos until April, so I’m in the region and my dates are flexible.

    I haven’t done a hike like this before, so I’m planning to hire a porter. Would be great to have someone to split the cost with (and to have company on the hike).

    Hope to hear from you!

  2. HI Payton (and Ben)

    I am also looking to do a starting around April 7th and EBC is high on my list. The Itinerary looks good!

    I’ve done a shortish trek in Nepal before, just myself and a guide, but would love to do another with more company and less expense 🙂

    Hope to hear from you!



  3. Hey Leah and Ben!

    I found someone already that I think I will be trekking with, but perhaps we could form a group of four and share one guide and two porters? It could be fun to go in a small group, and of course cutting costs would be a plus 🙂 I am planning to head to Nepal (from India) on April 2nd, and would like at least a few days (or even a week) to prep before starting the trek. If you are open to this idea let me know… I will ask the other girl what she thinks as well!

    Happy travels,

  4. Hey Payton (and Leah and Ben),

    A friend and I (both from the UK) are also travelling from India to Nepal on April 2nd and we’re planning on taking a week to prep and get permits before doing the EBC trek.

    We’re making our own arrangements in terms of a porter, but thought we’d mention that we’ll be there at a similar time as would be cool to bump into you guys!

    Becca and Sarah

  5. Hi again! I’m in Laos through the first week of April, so the earliest I could get to Nepal would probably be April 7th. I have all of my gear already, but I still think I’d need at least another day or two before I could get to Lukla and start trekking. Not sure if that will work timing-wise with your plans. If it does, keep me posted because I’d definitely be interested in joining.

    • Hey Ben! Unfortunately, I think we will probably end up starting a bit earlier than that (sometime around the 6th) since we both arrive on the 3rd and my partner is planning to fit in another long trek after EBC while she is in Nepal. But if something changes I will let you know! 🙂

    • Thanks for keeping me in the loop. Maybe we’ll still cross paths – me on the way up and you on the way down!

  6. Hello, Payton & all,

    Do you finalise the plan? I would like to join your trip. May I have more information?

  7. Hi There,

    I have the same timeline as you. I am arriving on the 2nd and plan on starting to trek around the 6th. With a hard stop out of the country on May 3rd because I have to make my way to a wedding in Mexico. A little about myself – I’m from the US and live in SF and this will be my last stop on a 5 month asia tour. Let me know if you are still looking for a parter, or if there is space in your small group.

    Al the best,

    • Hey! I am arriving in Kathmandu on the 4th and would like to do the EBC as well. I just need a day to get my stuff.
      Have you found some to split the cost with otherwise I will be glad to have some to share it with? 🙂

    • And also to have a person to do the trek with of course!

  8. Hi All,
    I am from San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA, reaching Kathmandu on April 8 and planning to start the EBC and Gokyo trekking on April 9, 2018. I have already lined up a Porter cum Guide from Lukla for 15 to 16 days to go by myself instead of joining an organized group from trekking agency.

    I am looking for a partner or a small group to share the experience and split the cost , also it would be nice to have someone to chat with and help each other in case of emergency. Let me know if your schedule work and like to team up.

  9. Hi!!!
    I am just landing in Nepal and am wanting to get out to base camp as soon as possible! Is there still room in your group? I would love to come along. I’m an avid hiker from the US and would definitely do Goyko Lakes as well. Thanks so so much, let me know!!