Two early twenty year olds hiking Everest Base Camp- beginning of March- join us!

Dana (23 year old American) and Kathleen (20 year old Australian) are planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trek starting end of February/beginning of March. We are bringing to 2-person tent to save money on accommodation but we might want to hire a porter for local knowledge.

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  1. Hi Dana and Kathleen,

    How flexible is your time frame? As i am looking at being in Nepal from the 14.03.14 to 06.04.14 and will be attempting to hike the three passes which takes you from:

    Lukla to Phakding / Namche Bazaar
    Phakding / Namche Bazaar. Rest/ acclimatization
    Namche Bazaar / Tengboche
    Tengboche /Chukhung. Rest/ acclimatization
    Chhukung – Kongma La/Lobuche
    Lobuche – Gorak Shep
    Gorak Shep – EBC and back to Gorak Shep
    Gorak Shep/ Kala Patthar and head to Dzongla
    Dzongla/ ChoLa/ Gokyo Rest/ acclimatization
    Gokyo – Gokyo Ri
    Gokyo – Renjo La/ Thame
    Thame/ Namche Bazaar
    Namche Bazaar /Lukla

    Please have a look at the link that i sent you and let me know what you think. Its 45min video with the most amazing imagery: http://vimeo.com/38584181

    Kind Regards

    Dipesh

  2. Hey there!!!

    Happy New Year.

    Have you zeroed in on the specific dates for the trek. I have checked the video which Dipesh (we have connected earlier for this trek) has posted and its wonderful specially the routes he has shared. Also, it would be ideal to have a 4-5 ppl diverse group for the journey to be memorable.

    Since the ticket prices are soaring up, if we can finalize the dates it would be great. Also my research says only fixed costs are your flight to Lukla, TIMS, and permit. Everything else should be negotiable. We can hire potters from Lukla rather than Kath to save costs and spend more while on trek.

    Beginning march would be ideal for trek due to good weather and less traffic.

    Hoping that we come to a consensus and fix the dates.

    Regards,
    Awadhesh

  3. Hey Dana, Kath & Dipesh,

    Pls check this link and share if you are interested in this trek (similar to what Dipesh has send): http://www.ecotrek.com.np/nepal/trekking-in-nepal/everest-trekking/cho-la-pass-everest-base-camp-trek.html

    PPl lets try to freeze in the dates. Awaiting your response.

    Regards,
    Awadhesh

  4. Hi Awadhesh,

    I am still looking at flying from the UK on 14.03.14, arriving in KTM on 15.03.14. By the time i register my trek in order to obtain the Tims card and get my jet-lag it may already be Sunday. So I may most likely fly into Lukla on 17.03,14

    King Regards

    Dipesh

  5. Hi,

    I am very much interested in ebc trek preferably taking the jiri route although I can opt for lukla route also. As of now I am alone and looking for a trekking partner as solo trekking is not allowed there in many parks. I have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and also been trekking around the Himalayan region of India. If you really want to explore and enjoy the culture of Nepal then jiri route would be good following the footprints of sir Edmund Hillary. I ll be staying in tea houses but won’t mind to share the cost of porter if charges would be reasonable.
    Anticipating your response if you are interested.

    Cheers!

  6. Hello,
    I am planning on trekking to Everest base camp and I am looking for a group to go with. My dates are very flexible but I am generally aiming for the first week of march. I would like to use my tent and possibly hire a local guide or porter in Kathmandu. Please message me if you are interested in considering trekking together.

  7. i m thinking do annapurna, but still open mind to ebc… would you share here about the general ittinary?

  8. Hi Ariel,

    Sorry, for the delay in not responding to your email sooner. I’m in Bulgaria for the week on a snowboarding holiday and the place that I’m staying at doesn’t have wifi.

    My girlfriend and I will be arriving in KTM on the 14th March from London and plan to fly to Lukla on the 16th March, returning to KTM on the 1st April. Presently 1 person from India has confirmed that he will be joining and another 2 people, 1 from Spain and the other from Australia may also join with his girlfriend

    The trek itself will take us over the three passes which is considered to be one of the best top 10 treks and i have attached a 45min video of the trek with the most amazing imagery: http://vimeo.com/38584181

    The video does not however, include the hike to Nangkartshang Peak. As the intention is to hike over 5000m on 8 occasions. The trek has been planned to include an extra 3 acclimatization days.

    The itinerary is as follows:

    1: Lukla to Monjo
    2: Monjo to Namche Bazaar
    3: Namche Bazaar. Acclimatization day visit (Namche Khumjung, Khunde)
    4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
    5: Tengboche to Dingnoche
    6: Dingnoche Acclimatization day visit Nangkartshang Peak
    7: Dingnoche to Chukhung and visit Imja Peak basecamp
    8: Chukhung. Acclimatization day visit (Chukhung Ri/Tse and visit Imja Peak basecamp )
    9: Chhukung /Kongma La to Lobuche
    10: Lobuche – Gorak Shep – EBC
    11: Gorak Shep/ Kala Patthar and head to Dzongla
    12: Dzongla/ ChoLa Pass to Gokyo
    13: Gokyo. Acclimatization day visit Gokyo Ri Gyazumba Tsho
    14: Gokyo – Renjo La/ Thame
    15: Thame/ Namche Bazaar
    16: Namche Bazaar /Lukla
    17: Lukla to KTM

    Kind Regards,

    Dipesh

  9. Hello,
    even i am planing for Everest base camp trek in march or april this year, Even a friend of mine have went 2 times to EBC ..and he is helping me for futher arrangement, so if anyone want to join me u can.. my friend can organize our trip.

  10. Hi all, Kathleen and I aren’t able to lock in dates yet because we’re still not sure how long we will be volunteering. Feel free to plan a trek if you need to move forward.

  11. Hey.. have y´all considered staying in the teahouses? If you folks are considering leaving anytime between march 1 and march 4-5, I´m down to go. I´m currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and am ready to book a flight on short notice, dependent on any trekking partners feedback.