Everest Base Camp Trek (Hiking from Jiri, not flying)
The Hike: EBC
The Route: Jiri to EBC via Gokyo Lakes
Days: Approx. 20-25 days
I plan to arrive November 3rd to Kathmandu (Flight it’s booked already). Have everything arranged on the 4th and on the 5th take off to Jiri. I’m not flying to Lukla (95% flies to Lukla, only 5% do the classic route)!
The reasons I want to start the trek from Jiri are:
– It’s the classic route
– It’s cheaper
– It helps you acclimatize better
The plan is to take 5 days to arrive from Jiri to Lukla. Then, 15 days from Lukla to Base Camp via Goyko Lakes and back to Lukla. From there we can either hike back to Jiri or take the airplane to Kathmandu!
I plan to keep costs to a minimum because I plan to do the Annapurna Circuit back-to-back after the EBC trek!
I have experience hiking independently the W and O Circuits in Patagonia (4 times), Inca trail to Machu Picchu via Salcantay mountain independently, Fitz Roy hike in Patagonia, hiked across the Grand Canyon, Half Dome of Yosemite, etc!
You need to be in shape to do this hike!!!!Reply