Nepal trek Everest EBC/Gokyo/Jiri from May 17-June 18

Hello. Looking for fellow travelers that might be looking to trek in Nepal from around middle of May to middle of June, or thereabouts.

I am arriving into Kathmandu on May 16, and looking to trek to the EBC. I have four weeks available to me, and ideally, I would like to fly into Lukla, trek to EBC by way of Tengboche, Pangboche, and Periche. Trekking back, I would like to take the Cho La pass, if it is currently passable, hiring local assistance to find the safe route over the glacier, in order to hike back down to the Namche/Lukla by way of the Gokyo trek. Given the amount of time i have, I might consider trekking back from Lukla to Jiri, which would also provide an opportunity to stop at Bhaktapur. Besides passing Cho La, I was hoping to make the trek without guides or porters, and was thinking of using teahouses for lodging since I wasn’t planning on traveling with a tent. I need to be back in Kathmandu for a rendezvous by June 20th at the latest.

All of that being said, I prefer to not make such a trek on my own, and am open and flexible to alternatives, both in route, and in hiring a guide/porter. I am a 33-year-old male, married, from New York but have spent the past few years living in the Bay Area and Indiana. I jog, swim, and do yoga regularly, and hike from time to time.

If there are fellow travelers out there interested in partnering up for this trek, or some variant of this, please send me a message either here or at my email: jthoward@indiana.edu.

All best. Safe and happy travels.
JT

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  1. Hello,

    I’m not sure if you have seen my other post on the other thread?
    I am also looking to do the EBC and gokyo lakes, unfortunately I have to be back in Kathmandu for the 10th to fly out on the 14th with a friend, but that still leaves plenty of time to do the main trek, just not back via Jiri.

    I am currently in KTM so ready to go whenever.

    My email address is penty12345@gmail.com

    Thanks,

    George

  2. Hi George,

    Just sent you an email. Here is what I’ve been looking at for an itinerary:

    May 16. Arrive in Kathmandu.
    May 17/18. Fly to Lukla.
    May 19. Lukla to Phakding.
    May 20. Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
    May 21. Acclimatisation in Namche.
    May 22. Namche to Tengboche.
    May 23. Acclimatisation in Tengboche.
    May 24. Tengboche to Pheriche/Dingboche.
    May 25. Acclimatisation in Periche/Dingboche.
    May 26. Periche/Dingboche to Dughla.
    May 27. Dugla to Lobuche.
    May 28. Lobuche to Gorak Shep.
    May 29. Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (EBC), and return.
    May 30. Gorak Shep to Kala Pattar. Gorak Shep to Lobuche.
    May 31. Lobuche to Dzonglha or Tagnag – the Cho La pass.
    June 1. Dzonglha/Tagnag to Gokyo.
    June 2. Gokyo.
    June 3. Gokyo.
    June 4. Gokyo to Marulung/Lungden.
    June 5. Marulung/Lungden to Thame.
    June 6. Thame to Namche Bazaar.
    June 7. Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
    June 8. Lukla to Bupsa.
    June 9. Bumpsa to Trakshindu La.
    June 10. Trakshindu La to Bhanjyang.
    June 11. Bhanjyang to Kinja.
    June 12. Kinja to Shivalaya.

    That should be able to get you from Lukla to Kathmandu in time for your rendezvous. Again, looking to do this without guides, though, it has been recommended to me that local help be hired for the Cho La pass. Either that, or trying to travel along with a guided group making the pass. Otherwise, if the pass isn’t passable, there is a southernly route that adds an additional day or two of travel to get to Gokyo.

    All best,
    JT

  3. H JT
    I am looking at slightly later dates 22/23 May although I have not officially booked any flights from the UK, But I am in contact with an agent highly reccomended in Kathmandu who for a small fee organises passes, lukla flght b4 arrival. I have not hired a porter/guide yet through him but will discuss my options with him when I arrive. He has got me great hotel deals and for the price will do airport pick up n2@vianet.com.np. Just google that email it will come up with his links. I am happy to have a trekking partner for a few days to see how things go and to share my guide/porter (I may be too slow) and if things work out chip in at the end or however long we decide to trek together , but as i say my dates are not concrete (pulled my back at the moment). Any way I am 46yrs married male having a mid life crisis and be honest nervous about trekking solo although that is always the case untill I get started (softened with Age)I activly hike 15 – 25 miles per week and do light cardio but knees and back seem to hassle me lately but nothing I cannot handle. Highest altitude trekked solo 3200mtr. Anyway if your dates change or mine keep in touch.
    Regards
    Patrick

    Regards
    Patrick

  4. For anyone who may be interested, I will be flying into Kathmandu on May 18th and then flying to Lukla for EBC for 2-3 weeks on May 21st. Currently there is only two of us and we are not planning on getting a guide.